COVID.SI is a citizen science project to fight against SARS-CoV-2 by distributed computing. SiDock@home is a BOINC-based extension of the project COVID.SI to engage the BOINC community into the drug search.
You can help with your computer. With the help of BOINC, you will download a subset of compounds on your computer, examine the compounds in the context of the studied target and send the results to a server where they are collected for later analysis.
For account creation please use a Crunch_4Science invitation code. It is not needed when registering by BOINC Manager.
Windows application requires the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019.
Note that the project's applications are being tested and updated, and there may be computational errors for various reasons. Nevertheless, the successful results are not wasted. Thank you for understanding!
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We are happy to announce the start of production project! :) :) :)
The project's URL is https://www.sidock.si/sidock.
We have transfered the database, so the credits are not lost. The forum too: you can continue on https://www.sidock.si/sidock/forum_index.php.
A special badge was awarded to everyone who took part in project's testing phase. Let's start the vitaminization!
With best wishes,
Natalia and hoarfrost
17 Dec 2020, 10:27:12 UTC · Discuss
Transition to production project
During the next few days we plan to transform the current test project into production. Today we generate last bunch of workunits and after its completion test project will go to shutdown. Production project will have another URL and we will publish it. Also we plan to move statistics of teams and participants, as well as accounts information from test to production project.
All of you are highly welcome to stay with us on the production project!
10 Dec 2020, 13:42:35 UTC · Discuss
2020-12-04: progress report
Here is an overview of the work done so far.
Firstly, we have docked 48% of the ligands database to the first target, 3CL Pro. 480 million small molecules were tested in silico. This is a great job! Now we move on to cover 100% of the database.
Virtual screening is a complex procedure that includes post-processing of results, some of them redundant. So the next important step will be processing of the results and studying the chemical subspace they represent. It is important to understand how are the docking scores divided in the dataset. Then our team will develop more efficient filtering rules.
Secondly, the next target for docking is being prepared. Overall, there are 59 targets related to SARS-CoV-2 to investigate.
Thirdly, the new docking software CurieMarieDock has been developed as a fork of RxDock. It is optimised and runs faster. Windows, MacOS and Linux versions are released. ARM version is being prepared.
It is fascinating to work with all of you! Thank you for participating! Have a nice weekend.
With best wishes,
4 Dec 2020, 18:18:08 UTC · Discuss
New application: CurieMarieDock
We are glad to announce the new application CurieMarieDock (cmdock). Currently for Windows 64bit and MacOS 64bit, and more platforms will follow. If you observe errors or undesirable effects in it, please report.
With this application, there is no need for installing MS Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio.
CurieMarieDock is a molecular docking application developed as a fork of RxDock by the authors of the basic COVID.SI project: Marko Jukić, Nejc Ilc, Davor Sluga, Črtomir Podlipnik, and Gašper Tomšič.
Thank you everyone for participating.
2 Dec 2020, 14:25:49 UTC · Discuss
App version 12.2 (Linux 64bit)
Hi all! Please note release of a new Linux version 12.2, the tasks of which the BOINC client should now suspend normally.
Technically, there are two fixes:
1) Wrapper now launches docking application directly, without intermediate script.
2) Wrapper now sends SIGSTOP signal instead of SIGTSTP when suspending a task.
27 Nov 2020, 15:24:02 UTC · Discuss
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