Skip to comments.FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 150 teams Worldwide! (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)
Posted on 03/20/2006 8:50:19 PM PST by texas booster
OK, new thread for the next week, celebrating the first of many Million point producers – our very own Klutz_Dohanger!
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 1011 processors and 305 user names. We have a number of new users in the team, with over 50 computers from GetLoaded.com, a trucking support website, all contributing while their owners ply our freeways keeping the nation moving.
We now have 57 members who have contributed at least 10,000 points each. Woo-Hoo!
Even more impressive, our team now boasts 225 members who have folded at least 1,000 points. That is more than the entire number of folders for our erstwhile left-wing environazi competitors!
Free Republic Folding@Home Stats Page
On the global front, Free Republic Folders is now listed at # 157. We will be in the Top 150 on Saturday!
As we continue to grow there are a number of milestones coming around the bend:
Top 150 by March 30
Top 100 by the end of the May
We have 3,350,000 points so far and have folded over 20,000 WU. We now fold over a million points per month, each and every month! Fantastic!
Thanks again to all that are helping us advance science and promote the peaceful use of computers.
Extreme Overclockers Stats for Free Republic
Read on and learn more how you to can be a big star in the Folding@Home sky. You start out small, and becomes amazingly addictive to watch your points grow.
All that and an opportunity to tweak the noses of DU!
Way to go, Klutz!
Woo-Hoo Klutz - Way to stick it to the DUmmies, getting to the 1 million mark first! You Rock - I mean, You Fold!!!
I'm glad to be a part of this. And my PC thanks you, too. She thinks it's more fun folding proteins while I sleep than doting on me surfing FR.
Who'da thunk a klutz could hit a million?
Congrats, Klutz - and thanks, keep on a foldin'.
And I'm just 33 points shy of 8,000 with a current WU worth only 41 - OH THE SHAME! I feel so sssllloooooowwww! LOL
(My folders are like me - ancient, haha. hmmm - maybe I should get one of them electronic gizmos, instead of this abacus.)
Hey, Klutz - people are talking about you, heheh.
Congrats and thanks to Klutz D.
For a hoot, look at the DUmmies trend chart. That's about a Triple Diamond downslope.
Go Klutz! Beat DU!
Congratulations on reaching this milestone and thank you for your spirit of sharing.
How does it work?: 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 do I get started 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.
List of Updated Links
Why Fold - Watch This !!
Another Folding Clip
Folding@home Client Download
FreeRepublic.com Folder Stats
Extreme Overclockers Stats for FreeRepublic
Another Stats Page
Competition (Not!!) Dummies ..Daily Kos
Dummie Folding Threads #7 #8 #9
Other Useful Stuff - Links
How much are those work units worth? And what are they?
All Projects Listed
Point Summary for Workunits
Wow! 1 MILLION! Incredible.
Folden 'em over here, boss.
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