Mining the solutions received by the server
|Opened on:||Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 00:34|
|Last modified:||Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 02:39|
I think each Foldit client automatically sends its latest solutions to the Foldit server every few minutes. Does this continue after a puzzle ends? Do the scientists use solutions received after a puzzle ends when they analyze the results for that puzzle?
I've also heard that when the Foldit team analyzes solutions for a puzzle, they only use the best solo and evo solution for each player plus the latest 5 solutions that player has shared with scientists. Is this correct? If a solution is shared with scientists after a puzzle has ended, is the solution used in the analysis for that puzzle?
When I play Foldit, I often use multiple clients for the same puzzle. Often after a puzzle ends, I need to take a break and end up letting the clients keep running whatever recipes they were running. This often generates better solutions than I get credit/rank/points for, but these solutions could be useful to the scientists when they analyze the results for the puzzle. Also, each client is often working on a unique solution, and the ones that score the best might not be the most useful to the scientists. Why throw away all these solutions just because they were made by the same player?
Is it possible to include in the analysis for each puzzle more of the solutions that are automatically sent to the server?