Folding@Home

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  1. Mike

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    So does anyone on the site use Folding@Home? In case you do not know, Folding@Home is a way to use your extra CPU/GPU cycles to help solve protein folding to cure diseases. Now that the human genome has been mapped, scientists are trying to figure out how and why proteins fold - and misfold, in order to cure diseases. This software runs on your computer in the background. If you are like me and leave your computer on 24/7, it may be worthwhile to check it out.

    If enough people use it or are interested, we could create a Windows7Forums group.

    For more info on Folding@Home, please see:

    Folding@home - Main
     
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    I usually run SETI but I guess I could swap over to folding.. I'd be interested in the group certainly..
     
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    A man after my own taste. I used to run SETI for years.
     
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    It's a pretty good stability test too.. If your machine can run SETI without crashing then you know you've got a stable system, it's almost as good as Prime95 for that.

    I'm a little unclear on how we would operate as a group though or is it the case that we set up an account and all use the same passwords ect when sending results in?
     
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    You create an acct. first and then we would eventually add a group.
     
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    Are you running it all the time or just when your screensaver kicks in?
     
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    Not sure man as I haven't looked at it yet.. If it's anything like SETI then the settings are somewhere.. Check on the website as they should have an FAQ or something..
     
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    I'll check it out later.. :)
     
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    Seti...

    I'm now running both... I'm BACK.

    Computers belonging to mike f.
     

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