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  • SWR Staff - Executive

(Because I know some of you guys don't read the news...)

 

You can do something nice for the holiday. And its free too.. no money required.

 

Donate your idle computer cycles to science. Stanford's Folding@Home project uses your computer to help simulate protein folding.

http://folding.stanford.edu

 

Every good community has a team. So join our SW:Rebellion Network Folding Team - team# 96904

You can install it no matter what operating system (Windows / Linux / even PS3...). Just install a client and let it go.

http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=96904

 

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Looks like we have someone already contributing! YEA!

What kind of scores do you get and what system(s) are you using?

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Try the FAQ

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ

 

Basically just go install the client for whatever OS you are using. If you're using Windows, I recommend the client

Windows 2000/XP/Vista Graphical client

 

And once you install it, just leave the default settings. Set your username to whatever you want, and the team number to 96904

 

Attending Stanford doesn't mean everyone uses it. It's completely voluntary.

You can join any team you want even to it without a team. It's just cool to see a team from SWR work on it. You know all the major computer sites have a team too.

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I'm sure even if you're at your computer, you're not using all your processing power anyway unless your running high-end scientific simulations. You still can donate a few hours to help when you're using it and sucking up energy anyway.
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Nice idea E, but i'm out i'm afraid, given my PC is eight years old, and doesn't have any idle processing power to speak of, and i'm still paying off a credit card before I can replace it. :(
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Whenever you get a new computer, you can easily donate the old one to Folding. There are even disk-less setups so you don't need a hard drive - it will use another computer as a server to save and process work units.

 

Thanxs to everyone who's helped out so far!

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Just make sure you have the proper cooling with the CPU fan and proper airflow in your case. You should be fine, the new Intel CPUs are really much better in terms of power than the Pentium 4 generation.

 

Can I recommend trying out the SMP client? It will really get us a lot of points using the 4 cores.

 

Also, anyone with a PS3 and want to donate?

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What are the specs on your computer?

 

It takes hours.. days for most projects to finish. That's okay. Sometimes you'll get some shorter ones and sometimes you'll get longer ones.

I have 5 computers at home I use for folding. And the SWR server is folding too.

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Well I´ve got an AthlonXP 2000 with 512 MB RAM and WinXP HomeEdition. The Folding Software slowed down my PC and caused problems while surfing the I-Net. I would have been glad to help out but it just doesn´t work that good on my computer, sorry.
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Update for March

 

The SWR Folding@Home Team ranked up pretty fast since I started the new year, now at 8490 of 107943 teams with 214 WU. That's great. Thanxs to EvilleJedi, La_forge, plan3walk3r, Mad78, BMV, AtAt_Controller, and Sevase for their work units.

 

Remember you can donate your idle computer cycles to help out. All dual cores are fine, most of your performance is probably wasted if you're just checking email and surfing the internet.

Anyone running Radeon X1900s, Quad core CPUs, and PS3s are especially encouraged to join our team - team# 96904 - this will massively increase the performance of our team. Here's hoping for a Nvidia G80 client soon, so those with Nvidia 8000 series cards can contribute.

 

If you don't know what Folding@Home is, just check it out here. It's free and easy.

http://folding.stanford.edu/

Install the Windows GUI client and you'll see nice protein folding graphics too.

 

Time to upgrade your computer Eagle? :)

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sorry would love to help out with protein folding but my pc idle time is already been claimed sorry. i have it set up for seti to use with their thingamabob searching for inteligent life in space. hehe has to be inteligent life out there somewhere casue there's bugger all here on earth atm :mrgreen:
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Did you add the team number to the configuration? Also you need to complete your first WU. It may take a while to update, as the statistics are not calculated in real-time.
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Time to upgrade your computer Eagle? :)

I´m on my way now soon:

http://cgi.ebay.de/AMD64-X2-DUAL-CORE-3800-ABIT-NFM2SV-CM-2GB667-GeForce_W0QQitemZ370055072292QQihZ024QQcategoryZ115480QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

That system isn´t the non-plus ultra nor is the graphics card up to date, but it suits me for playing BF1942 and Rebellion. And for those two games it´s even two overdimensioned. :)

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