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Old 02-01-2008, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join TEAM SOLSTICE, at Folding@home

Some of you nerds probably already know about distributed computing programs. I have decided to start a Solstice Team at Folding@home.

Folding@home - Main

Stanford has a distributed computing program called folding@home that you download and install on your computer. It takes your unused processor cycles and uses them to work on protein folding problems, then sends the results in via the internet.

When your body's proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), "there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes."

Basically, you are donating your electricity to help do research on a number of medical issues. The processing power they have harnessed with this approach makes you part of the most powerful computer on earth. There is also a new program for the Play Station III, if you have one, which leverages the super-parallel processor in it to perform many times faster than a regular PC. I have been running it on 2 computers for several days now, and have noticed no slowdown. You can also set it to only run when your screensaver is on.

Now for the fun part.

When you setup the program, you name your computer, and punch in a 'Team Number' if you want to have your processing credited to a team.

Our team number is )107615.

Our website is teamsolstice

Our team statistics page is Team Solstice Stats

You can see I only have one work unit done so far. Depending on the random size of the work unit the program downloads, it could take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete one. I hope you will consider joining the over 250,000 people running this program, and let your computer do something good for all of us.

The biggest car based team is mustangworld.com, with over 300 people contributing, some of them with some serious hardware.

I'm going to post this on the Sky Forum and see if the Sky brethren wish to compete with us, or maybe start a new team Kappa. Hope to see your computers on the team stats page soon! (you'll show up after you complete one work unit)
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wait a minute...

Will this program get in a system fight with my SETI program???
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wait a minute...

Will this program get in a system fight with my SETI program???


I ran that damn seti program on a work computer one time, and it burned in the monitor so freaking bad..

A screen saver should never be a screen killer..
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm in. Just set up my computers.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys!
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Okay, I'm in. I've set it up on a couple of my computers. MARVINPC and SUPERSEVEN, I'll keep MARVINPC on all the time. The other one, I'll turn on, when I'm home.
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I setup a couple and they are both call the same Teamsolstice_LV.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! My best guess between here and other boards is we're up to about a dozen pc's.

Keep em coming!
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now I have been folding for a while now(my ps3 is actually folding right now at home), is there a way for me to be added to the team?

I have about 100 units folded, but not sure if I can join a team now. If so, can you let me know what I have to do???

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now I have been folding for a while now(my ps3 is actually folding right now at home), is there a way for me to be added to the team?

I have about 100 units folded, but not sure if I can join a team now. If so, can you let me know what I have to do???

Thanks

The team may not get your previous completed workunits, but I'd be thrilled to get a PS3 on the team.

I don't know how the ps3 software menu is set up but there should be somewhere to plug in a team number. Ours is 107615.

Found this on a ps3 website, means nothing to me but might help you. Triangle > Identity > Join Existing Team > 107615
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The team may not get your previous completed workunits, but I'd be thrilled to get a PS3 on the team.

I don't know how the ps3 software menu is set up but there should be somewhere to plug in a team number. Ours is 107615.

Found this on a ps3 website, means nothing to me but might help you. Triangle > Identity > Join Existing Team > 107615

perfect. I will add myself to the team.
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23629 of 102641 and moving up. I should be able to add three more this week. Interesting feed back on my PCs. Got of what I expected, but wider variance then I thought I would see. Cheers is back from the recall and I'm top-down

23436 of 102732 7 Feb
18975 of 103485 10 Feb
15907 of 103905 12 Feb
12039 of 105212 18 Feb
10152 of 105679 20 Feb
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That ps3 really kicks! Great to have you, heeseop!
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That ps3 really kicks! Great to have you, heeseop!
Sure does!

More PS3's! More PS3's!
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