Skip to comments.FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 85 of all teams with 8.3 Million points
Posted on 07/07/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT by soccer_maniac
Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread.
Our FreeRepublic team of 351 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE).
Currently, the team is in 85th place (with 908 active CPUs - 47,400 completed Work Units and nearly 8.5 million points).
This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see the links posted below (or read one of the previous 19 folding threads)
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 (Folding@home Client Download). 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 Relevant Folding Links
Why Fold - Watch This !!
Other Useful Stuff - Links
Fahmon Third Party Monitoring Software
Past FreeRepublic Folding threads
(I'll be in the FReeper top 100 within the next five days)
|Free Republic Folders - A Tribute to Ronald Reagan|
|Date of last work unit||2006-07-07 17:20:45|
|Active CPUs within 50 days||908|
|Grand Score||8337187 (certificate)|
|Work Unit Count||47413 (certificate)|
|Team Ranking (incl. aggregate)||87 of 44542|
I finally got my old Pentium III 550 MHz machine up and folding in a linux environment two days ago. It should be hatching a few hundred points any hour now.
Thanks for the ping.
(How I manage to almost always be posting a comment on the old thread at the same time you're putting up a new thread is beyond me, but I've sure become an expert at it, LOL.)
FReeper Folding Bump.
Feel free to repost your last post from the other thread
Sounds like fun. Painless install. Doesn't seem to use a lot of system resources, either.
I'm in 36120!
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As of 7/7/06 we are 6 million points ahead of DU.
THANKS for the excellent charts!
DUmmies will never overtake us. What a lousy bunch of losers.
After rereading your final posts on the last thread, it sounds like your still on your fifth on the Seventh.... LOL
Welcome to the team!
Keep in mind, every CPU helps! This is a great cause, it's a fun competition and F@H makes some good use of our unused CPU capacity.
I'm in. My CPU runs nonstop.
Awesome!!! Welcome to the team!
So when I go to bed, this thing has my whole CPU to itself.
As much as I despise academia, whoever thought of distributed computing needs a Nobel.
Our competitors' teams:
Other conservative teams:
|OS Type||Current TFLOPS||Active CPUs||Total CPUs|
|Mac OS X||5||8864||87888|
|Total number of donators = 559484|
|Last updated at Fri, 07 Jul 2006 15:46:57|
|DB date 2006-07-07 16:36:03|
|Active CPUS have returned WUs within 50 days.|
|TFLOPS is actual flops from MD, not the peak values from CPU specs.|
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