Skip to comments.(Vanity) Folding@Home FReepers - A Tribute to Ronald Reagan
Posted on 01/08/2006 7:41:43 AM PST by texas booster
OK, new thread for the next week.
First, a big shout out to the SETI and BOINC members who have added CPUs to the effort. Remember, its Team 36120, NOT Team 0.
Next, congrats to all for bumping our team up to 384 processors and 192 user names. We have a number of new users in the team, with nearly a dozen folders now from GetLoaded.com all popping onto the hit list this week.
Special mention to Klutz Dohanger, who has quietly volunteered 80 systems to fold. That is 20% of all of the Free Republic Folders systems actively engaged in research. He is on a pace to pop 100,000 points personally before the end of January.
Malsua, uriah, Ken in Texas and Andrewksu are solidly in the top 10. Malsua is continuing to add (fast) systems and is now the number two folder on the team. Andrewksu will be the next member to hit 10,000 points. Great job!
Free Republic Folding@Home Stats Page
On the global front, Free Republic Folders is now listed at # 624. We are poised to overtake (today):
Flowers of Happiness (awww, ain’t that sweet)
Team Redneck Beatdown
and the Rochester Institute of Technology
As we continue to grow there are a number of milestones coming around the bend:
Top 600 by Monday
Top 500 within eight days
Top 400 within three weeks
We have 430,000 points so far. We will reach:
500,000 points by Thursday
750,000 points by Jan 24
1,000,000 points in early February
Thanks again to all that are helping us advance science and promote the peaceful use of computers.
Extreme Overclockers Stats for Free Republic
The more protiens that we fold, the more likely we are to help find a cure for the ailments that cripple and kill us.
Good job everyone!
Laundry bump out to the Folding@Home ping list!
Please FReepmail me if you want on or off the list.
Have a terrific week.
Want to start folding? It's VERY easy.
1.)Download the folding program from Stanford University's folding download page http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html . Type in your desired username. 2) Type in 36120 for the team number. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT - if you get the number wrong, you won't be folding for our FreeRepublic member team! 3) The third question asks, "Launch automatically at machine startup, installing this as a service?" - We recommend you answer YES. Otherwise you will have to manually start the program after every reboot.
Remember: 36120 is our number
I have one more machine that I might be able to use but I'm fighting some network issues right now. Plus, after taking two weeks vacation at the end of December, I'm now back at my day job.
Not quite true... the GUI version sets itself up to start when you log on to Windows (XP, at least). If you stay logged on it keeps running. Plus, if you're going to advise people to run as a service, please at least mention which of the various Windows versions should be downloaded.
I personally find the GUI version to be quite suitable where only one instance is to be run: it's stable and permits one to readily check on the progress. I fear that in the interest of trying to squeeze an extra per-cent or so of progress each day, some people have been talked into running the console version and now find that they are in over their head when trying to find out information about the progress of the Work Unit.
Other's opinions and mileage may vary.
Ya think we'll ever find the mis-folded protein that causes liberalism?
LOL. We'll need quantum computing to handle that problem!!
For people just starting off and have a Windoze box, the NT/2000/XP 5.03 version is the way to go IMHO. http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html
Hey, that's my line!
Got a 400 Frame 241 Pointer that should hit by 02:00EST Monday.
Fold On Bump.
The above computerese is Greek to me. Can anyone explain it in English?
I may be able to add some newer faster computers later on.
What is protein folding?
Each of your cells contains about 2 meters of DNA, all folded into the tiny space inside the nucleus, which is a million times smaller. As you might imagine, these long, thin strands can get tangled very easily in the busy environment of the nucleus. To make things even more complicated, DNA is a double helix, which must be unwound to access the genetic information. If you have ever tried to unravel the individual fibers in a piece of rope, you will understand the knotty problems that this can cause. To help with these problems, your cells build several different enzymes that untangle and relax DNA strands. DNA, RNA and over 50,000 protiens all unfold in the process of keeping you alive every heartbeat.
Check the link out. It doesn't bite.
Regarding our drop in production, I wonder if a lot of folders might not be turning off their computers.
Here's something that's affected my statistics. For some reason, FAH opts to send my not-so-powerful home PC 400-frame workunits. The first one took nearly two weeks--but it finally gave me a burst of 239 pts. [I did turn it off a few times and also lost a night's work when my PC froze for reasons unknown to me.] Now FAH has sent me a new 400-framer, which will cause my PC-processor to have no points for about 10 days. So, it seems like I'm not producing.
On the other hand, FAH sends my G4 laptop 100-frame WU's that are only worth between 50 and 100 pts. that finish faster. I'd have thought my laptop would get the high-pt. value WUs and my PC would get the smaller pt. value. Whatever.
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