Skip to comments.FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now 62 of all teams
Posted on 10/18/2006 6:51:36 PM PDT by texas booster
Time for a new Free Republic folding@home thread.
Our Free Republic team of 391 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 63th place (with 1,039 active CPUs - 74,650 completed Work Units and 13.75 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 20+ folding threads)
TO CLOSE THE LATEST FREEPATHON WITH A BANG!
As of Wednesday evening, FR is less than $3,000 from going over our goal of $70,000.
Nearly 400 FReepers donate unused cycles to the Folding@Home project, dedicated to curing multiple diseases.
How many of us can donate a little cash to keep FR going strong? I am in with my donation tonight.
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Thank You Once again for taking the time to read this Thread
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It's been quiet here lately, with everyone needing to attend to little things like making a living and school.
Here are a few benchmarks that we will soon meet:
75,000 work units
Chris_Primavera passing me to enjoy #5 top folder
Malsua popping 1,000,000 points
Klutz waltzing past 4,000,000 points
and lots of other accomplishments that we will highlight this week.
It would be great if we have any folders who have never donated to a FReepathon popping a small amount into the hopper. Always helps for good community relations!
103 Professional_Engineer 23585 128
#223 bump - All I get are 50,000-unit WU's. They must like me or something.
One PC on all the time, no more heating problems.
Thanks for your help pushing the team up the charts.
Didn't I see that you also contribute systems to a BOINC project or two?
Off the ping list please.
You are off the ping list.
Please keep Folding or BOINC in mind if you ever need a reason to run your systems 24/7 ...
My slow system is hunting ET...
Yikes thought that program had been killed!!!!! ET we got you!
Did we slow down on the way to #1?
Or are the top 70 just that much further ahead of us?
I have a few different machines but I tend to switch the HD's around. I guess that this is not for me.
We are now in a stretch where we have million point jumps between teams.
The first 45,000 teams were easier to pass up, but now we at the front of the marathon where teams have had a two year head start.
I saw your first points show up this week.
Thanks for pumping up the team!
Nah, SETI will be with us for a long, long time. Especially now that they have gone BOINCers.
If only to humor old timers that started on SETI, what, 10 years ago?!
For this project we return to an old project in a more sophisticated way. The simulated system is human aldose reductase, thought to be the cause of many long-term health consequences of diabetes, such as cataracts, renal failure, and peripheral nerve degeneration, which is studied by the Boxer Group here at Stanford. The experiments probe the molecular vibrations of two druglike inhibitors of the protein as a function of mutations in the protein, resulting in data concerning the electric fields of the inhibitor binding site. This has immense potential to teach us about how drugs, inhibitors, and substrates bind to proteins, and hence has potential impact in both medicine (how to treat disease), molecular biology (how biology works, on a molecular level), and traditional biochemistry (how biology works, on a chemical level).
Because of the very large size of the system (aldose reductase is 316 residues, plus a cofactor, plus the inhibitor, plus some 80,000 water atoms) these simulations take up a lot of memory, and so will be restricted to a subset of Folding@home clients, those which allow use of 200 Mb or more (note that this setting was changed from 100 Mb as of 9/22/06).
Points and deadlines:
p2142 - points 476, deadline 65 days"
Eh, I got 80k points to go. Gonna be at least a 20 days.
This thread however will motivate me tomorrow to punch up a couple more machines that I've neglected :)
Just about. It started in 1997 I believe. I logged in in 2001. Ended the Classic program with over 107,000 hours of cpu time.
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