Skip to comments.(Vanity) Free Republic Folding@Home Project update - We're in the TOP 850!!!
Posted on 01/02/2006 9:53:26 AM PST by systematic
New thread for this week.
Congrats to all new members who joined this week!
We've made excellent progress so far and have smoked the DUmmies and Kossacks. Let's keep folding!
What is Folding@Home? A Stanford University project to find out how proteins fold.
Why it's important: Proteins folding wrong causes all kinds of diseases, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and forms of cancer. Folding@Home uses novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. Through Folding@home, scientists now have the horsepower to study the mechanics of protein folding. With its ability to share the workload among hundred of thousands of computers economically, Folding@home can help scientists understand how proteins snap, or dont, into their predestined shapes and may help to explain the origins of diseases such as Alzheimers and apparently unrelated diseases. We're fueling research that could end all that.
How it works: You download a safe, tested program (see link below) that is certified by Stanford University. It gets work from Stanford, runs calculations using your spare computer power, and sends the results back to the University.
Is it safe? Yes! Folding@Home rarely effects computer performance in any way and won't compromise your privacy in any way. It only uses the computing power you aren't using so it doesn't slow down other programs.
How to starting folding for Team FreeRepublic: 1.)Download the folding program from Stanford University's folding download page (see link below). 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 team FreeRepublic! 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.
How can my computer help? Even if he were given exclusive access to all of the worlds supercomputers, Standford still wouldnt have as much processing power as they get from the supercluster of peoples desktop systems Folding@home relies on. Modern supercomputers are essentially a cluster of hundreds of processors linked by fast networking. But Stanford needed the power of hundreds of thousands of processors, not just hundreds.
There's no reason to not get involved! It's free, easy, and you can know you're helping every minute without lifting a finger.
Summary - Folding Links of Interest (as compiled by Klutz Dohanger on the previous thread)
1. Where to get the Folding@home client
2. FreeRepublic.com Folder Stats
3. Extreme Overclockers stats for FreeRepublic.com
Only the top 2000 teams are included on Overclockers, and when a team reaches the top 800, individual stats are included.
4. Our Competition:
a. Democratic Underground
b. Daily Kos
5. Another Statistics Page
a. Sortable Team Member Stats
b. Team Production
c. Teams on the Radar Scope
6. Third Party monitoring software
7. DU Folding Thread.
8. How much are those work units worth?
8. Stat Image Generator
Bump for the home team
They aren't competition.
Previous threads (for those who wish to catch up):
(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (#1700)
(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,550)
(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,450)
(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,200!)
(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@HOme Project Update - top 1000
(Vanity) Free Republic Folding@Home Project update - TOP 900!!!
Thanks - we need as many computers as we can get!
Our goal is to be in the Top 100 of all teams!!!!
bump for the goal
Mine have all been 500.
Pls contact your friends/family & ask them to join as well
It means you have a powerful computer. You'll get a lot of points for that WU.
Bump for fun!
Off the top of my head, the largest I recall seeing has been 13,500, but frames were ticking by every 4 seconds or so. Something like that. I've seen a 250 framer that was taking like 25 minutes a frame(on a high end machine).
Whoo-HOO! I'm moving up in the rankings! :-)
[12:22:36] - Ask before connecting: No [12:22:36] - User name: zeugma (Team 36120) [12:22:36] - User ID not found locally [12:22:36] + Requesting User ID from server [12:22:36] + Could not connect to Primary Assignment Server for ID [12:22:36] + Could not connect to Secondary Assignment Server for ID [12:22:36] + Could not get ID from server. Retrying... [12:22:55] + Could not connect to Primary Assignment Server for ID [12:22:55] + Could not connect to Secondary Assignment Server for ID [12:22:55] + Could not get ID from server. Retrying...
Any assistance would be appreciated. I'll be converting from Zeugma to FR team on my other boxes.
Looks like my helpers that made it on the board so far are:
...and me FRpapasmurf.
There are more, just don't know for sure how they posted their names. :)
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