Folding@Home sciforum Team!

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  1. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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  3. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    by thine well cooked fetus hand all is set right
    we sing hymns of glory to thee

    //sneers
     
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  5. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    ha!
    I'm No. 3 now with 3786.0 points and 48 wunits done!
     
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  7. Thwert Registered Member

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    Hello, i think i will join the team for a while

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    got a p4, 2ghz, 512 ram

    -Thwert
     
  8. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Thwert,

    Welcome, hope you can stay on for awhile, help use break the 1000 top best teams mark.
     
  9. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    I threw in my pc as well. Question: I'm going to have to reinstall on it one of these days. It's actually overdue. (XP and I refuse to authenticate.) Will it still save my previous work over the reinstall or will it start from scratch?

    How it seems to work is by frames, right? 400 frames per work unit? So, does it save each frame over the net or just locally? If it's locally, I might just be wasting my time because I doubt if I'll wait that long for the reinstall. I suppose there might be a way to backup the frames completed though, huh?

    Anyone know?
     
  10. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know how it works really, but as long as you do not wip out the partition its safed on then you should be able to reinstall it on a new os and start from were you left off.
     
  11. eM0912 Infectious Microbe Registered Senior Member

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    is that one of the downloadable programs that use excess energy from computers to further scientific research computers? so that research progresses more quickly?
     
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  13. eM0912 Infectious Microbe Registered Senior Member

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    don't you think that while the computer is running like that, someone could get into your computer? i'm not paranoid, but think about it, if you're hooking the power of your computer up to this wired system of other computers, there has to be a transfer of information. i would think that your information would be vulnerable with such a connection.
     
  14. mouse can't sing, can't dance Registered Senior Member

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    eM0912,

    When you are connected to the Internet, which you were while posting and which you are while reading this, you are connected to this wired system of computers and transferring information. That's what the Internet is all about.

    Having said that, downloading and running any application is a potential security risk... however, I think it is safe to assume that the people at Stanford know what they are doing. Look here for their answer on security issues.
     
  15. eM0912 Infectious Microbe Registered Senior Member

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    i know that's what the internet is about, but you have to think about it, at least then you're controlling what/where you are going/doing. when you've got the screensaver on, it's not in your control. also, does your comp have to be connected to the internet to have the screensaver running? that would cost a lot for dialup users
     
  16. mouse can't sing, can't dance Registered Senior Member

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    eM0912,

    No, I do not. Without network sniffing tools, I would have no idea what Windows or any of the other programs that I've installed are doing with my Internet connection.


    There are dozens of background tasks going on in the background of your computer of which you are told nothing regardless if you are working at your computer or if the screen saver is active. This folding@home progam would be just one more.


    No, as far as I understand it, it does not. Take a look at their site, it would answer most of your questions, I reckon. They are at: http://folding.stanford.edu
     
  17. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Woohoo!! 10th place already. Don't know how I got 2 WU. 1 took 3 days. The other must have just taken a few hours.

    Edit: The active CPU's went from 5 to 10, as well. Must have guilted some people into cranking up their folders.

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  18. mouse can't sing, can't dance Registered Senior Member

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    I've sneaked the client on three computers on my company... unfortunately, those machines are not that fast. I wonder how long it will take before employees will start to notice.
     
  19. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    cool sneak

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    pretty soon I guess. the software takes about 80-85% of the cpu

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  20. mouse can't sing, can't dance Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, but luckily the task sets itself on a low priority... Day one passed, and no complaints yet!
     
  21. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Congratulations Team!

    We are now past the top 1000 mark!
    We have completed over 1000 work units!
    We have over 10 CPUs in the last 50 days!

    I want to thank everyone on the team for there contributions, but especially mouse for contributing so many CPUs!
    Thank you mouse!

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  22. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I did a little folding mix some time ago under the influence of some beat rhytm, wine and sleeplesness

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    maybe it's time for it now.
    ---
    Folding Mix
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    an action
    User name: Avatar (Team 13254)
    - User ID = 4C52EF1A7949BD51
    it's three o'clock in the morning
    and action
    - Expanded 406441 -> 2483227 (decompressed 610.9 percent)
    it's three o'clock
    and action
    Core required: FahCore_78.exe
    Core found.
    going up
    + Processing work unit
    processing data
    three and four
    Working on Unit 05
    an action
    Completed 270000 out of 500000 steps (54%)
    + Working ...
    CPU and action
    80% of 1.8GHz
    plus minus
    folding
    and action
    Protein: p558_BBA5_pf
    folding
    Project: 558 (Run 98, Clone 86, Gen 4)
    running, folding
    protein
    an action
    + Shutdown requested by user. Exiting.
    no action
     
  23. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    It really slows down Open Office document open and save times. (I'm working with some 400+ page docs)
    I'm running the console version.
     

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