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    Thread: vwVortex Folding@Home Team!

    1. Member wheeltowheel's Avatar
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      03-13-2008 02:08 PM #1
      Quote Originally Posted by folding@home.com
      Folding@home is a computing project designed to perform intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics. Folding@home is the most powerful distributed computing cluster in the world, according to Guinness, and one of the world's largest distributed computing projects. The goal of the project is "to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases."

      Folding@home does not rely on powerful supercomputers for its data processing; instead, the primary contributors to the Folding@home project are many hundreds of thousands of personal computer users who have installed a small client program. The client will, at the user's choice, run in the background, utilizing otherwise unused CPU power, or run as a screensaver only while the user is away. In most modern personal computers, the CPU is rarely used to its full capacity at all times; the Folding@home client takes advantage of this unused processing power.

      The Folding@home client periodically connects to a server to retrieve "work units," which are packets of data upon which to perform calculations. Each completed work unit is then sent back to the server. As data integrity is a major concern for all distributed computing projects, all work units are validated through the use of a 2048 bit digital signature.

      Contributors to Folding@home may have user names used to keep track of their contributions. Each user may be running the client on one or more CPUs; for example, a user with two computers could run the client on both of them. Users may also contribute under one or more team names; many different users may join together to form a team. Contributors are assigned a score indicating the number and difficulty of completed work units. Rankings and other statistics are posted to the Folding@home website.
      tl/dr: run this program to fight cancer and help our team win

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      Team Number: 116349 (Enter number after installing program)

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      Last edited by wheeltowheel; 04-21-2013 at 09:21 PM.

    2. 03-13-2008 02:54 PM #2
      what is this folding you speak of ?

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      03-13-2008 02:59 PM #3
      folding@home is a network of people running the program on their PS3s or computers.

      Quote, originally posted by http://folding.stanford.edu/ »
      Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
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      The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.


    4. 03-13-2008 03:01 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by wheeltowheel »
      Hey guys, I was thinking about creating a vortex folding at home team for all of us PS3 owners. Anyone else interested?


      No need to limit to ps3 owners. Anyone on here can join up.


    5. 03-13-2008 03:01 PM #5
      Oh and here's a link by the way

      http://folding.stanford.edu/


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      03-13-2008 03:05 PM #6

      Quote, originally posted by slugmike »

      No need to limit to ps3 owners. Anyone on here can join up.

      Yep! You are right!

      I just created the team.

      The name is vwvortex.com the team number is116349

      Please join!


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      03-13-2008 03:10 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by wheeltowheel »


      Yep! You are right!

      I just created the team.

      The name is vwvortex.com the team number is116349

      Please join!

      If I don't forget, I'll join when I make it home.

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      03-13-2008 03:24 PM #8
      OMG a Fire Sale in the making!

      i'll join!


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      03-13-2008 03:41 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Import_RaGe »

      If I don't forget, I'll join when I make it home.





      Modified by wheeltowheel at 5:56 PM 2-19-2009

    10. 03-13-2008 10:42 PM #10
      i've got close to 300 work units done and you're asking me to join forces with you guys and give you kudos for it? i literally leave my PS3 on folding everytime its not played since I got it in September.

      i'll think about it though...


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      03-13-2008 11:28 PM #11
      i'll join

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      03-14-2008 08:26 AM #12
      I'll join too.

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      03-14-2008 08:38 AM #13
      i'll join in as well, but its gonna have to wait a few days. my computer is currently checking its current batch of mersenne prime numbers and i dont want to run both at the same time.

      if only folding could be used on the xbox 360.

      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      keep it on topic sir
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      03-14-2008 11:17 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by scud6661 »
      i've got close to 300 work units done and you're asking me to join forces with you guys and give you kudos for it? i literally leave my PS3 on folding everytime its not played since I got it in September.

      i'll think about it though...

      It only counts units that you have made while being a team member.

      You don't have to join. It's just something I thought would be fun for all of us Vortexers.


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      03-14-2008 11:43 AM #15



      Modified by wheeltowheel at 9:25 PM 3-15-2008

    16. 03-14-2008 12:21 PM #16
      Last I checked, my PS3 was at 40 units, work laptop on about 40-50, and home PC had more than work laptop up until it crapped out on me.

      I'll join this


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      03-14-2008 12:28 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by CuCo33 »
      Last I checked, my PS3 was at 40 units, work laptop on about 40-50, and home PC had more than work laptop up until it crapped out on me.

      I'll join this

      Have you noticed any issues with your ps3 for leaving it on all the time? Louder fan, slower performance etc?

      Also, power usage???


    18. 03-14-2008 12:58 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by wheeltowheel »

      Have you noticed any issues with your ps3 for leaving it on all the time? Louder fan, slower performance etc?

      Also, power usage???

      Nope. Still works like a champ. I try to do 1 sim a day and set auto shutdown when the unit is done. I usually forget though so on average maybe 2-4 sims a week or 1-2 per day if I remember. It only really uses the CELL to run the simulations, which it does well.


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      03-14-2008 03:23 PM #19
      I'm down.

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      03-14-2008 03:51 PM #20
      alright so i decided to run folding and the mersenne prime search together. they can share for a few days.

      how does this work exactly? i am folding a project (2621). is anyone else folding that same project or is it only me? meaning is each project split up into portions or 1 person per project?

      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      keep it on topic sir
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      03-14-2008 03:56 PM #21
      Each project is for a single computer.




      Modified by wheeltowheel at 9:28 PM 3-15-2008


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      03-14-2008 04:24 PM #22
      alright i understand now. just noticed i downloaded 5.03 instead of 5.04. is there a big difference?
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      keep it on topic sir
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      03-14-2008 04:41 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by .skully. »
      alright i understand now. just noticed i downloaded 5.03 instead of 5.04. is there a big difference?

      I think 5.03 is the "pretty" version. As long as it works for you, there will be no diff.

    24. 03-14-2008 07:03 PM #24
      I'm in.

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      03-14-2008 09:09 PM #25
      Who here has joined? I am going to start a running list

      To be included in the team "officially" you have to create at least 1 unit while being a team member. And yes, I know that sucks


    26. 03-14-2008 10:11 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by wheeltowheel »


      Also, power usage???

      according to the Folding FAQ, the PS3 uses 200W of power while folding!!! that is nuts and more than what my fridge uses. funny how i don't see it as 200W as my electricity bill hasn't significantly gone up (pushing aside energy becoming more costly )


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      03-14-2008 10:14 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by scud6661 »

      according to the Folding FAQ, the PS3 uses 200W of power while folding!!! that is nuts and more than what my fridge uses. funny how i don't see it as 200W as my electricity bill hasn't significantly gone up (pushing aside energy becoming more costly )

      Did it give the time frame? That is probably per-unit.


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      03-15-2008 04:50 PM #28
      I have joined!! almost done with my first unit.

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      03-15-2008 09:25 PM #29
      Rankings of night of 3/15/07
      1. R&D_Peterson- 3 units
      2. PS3- 3 units
      3. Attack.:Rabbit- 1 unit

      Nice job guys!




      Modified by wheeltowheel at 8:42 PM 3-16-2008


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      03-15-2008 09:51 PM #30
      i dont get it
      so, people download a program that uses yur cpu power so scientists can simulate what protiens do?
      am i missing something here?
      whats so fun about folding?

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      03-15-2008 09:57 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by caddy 2 dope »
      i dont get it
      so, people download a program that uses yur cpu power so scientists can simulate what protiens do?
      am i missing something here?
      whats so fun about folding?

      It's not supposed to be "fun" while actually folding stuff. It lets you donate your computer's or ps3's power to help research unexpected protein mutations.

      The fun part is that it's a little friendly competition between teams as well as individuals within each team.

      There was another thread in the computer forums, but since I crossposted it, they decided to delete the one in the computer forums and leave this one. I have been thinking about requesting for the mods to move this one to the computer forums...


    32. 03-15-2008 10:36 PM #32
      all of the computer systems getting networked together? <runs out to stockpile weapons>



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      03-16-2008 10:17 AM #33
      signed up, my ps3 is constantly on so why not contribute to research that could potentially help me some day.
      DB9 like vroom,vroom,vroom.

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      i started a few hours ago

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      03-16-2008 01:41 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by holyhandgrenade »
      all of the computer systems getting networked together? <runs out to stockpile weapons>


      im with you on this one..


      lol ill download in a bit though.

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