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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Folding@Home ALP team Reply with quote

A cool thing about having a PS3 is there's Folding@Home app right out of the box. So far I've done around 50 work units in the 3 weeks I've had a PS3. You can also form teams, and work done will be counted together.
We should make an ALP team.

PCs can also run a downloadable program. They even have a special one for high end graphics cards

Who's interested?


Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to accurately simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease. Protein folding can find possible cures for many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The big questions for me are how much bandwidth does it require, and if it takes a lot can I pause and resume it whenever I want?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My PC sucks. I don't have a PS3. Shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go hardcore and get the GPU client, that will use up alot of resources. Or you can choose the regular PC client which acts similar to a screensaver and turns on when the computer is idle. It doesn't use any bandwidth a majority of the time. It usually downloads a work unit thats like 3 mb, does the calculations, then uploads it when done. You don't need a high end PC to run the normal client
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