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(Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update
http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=36120 ^

Posted on 12/09/2005 6:28:09 PM PST by systematic

FR Team ranking up to number 1782 of 41608


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1 posted on 12/09/2005 6:28:10 PM PST by systematic
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To: systematic

Cool, what protein are you working on?


2 posted on 12/09/2005 6:28:58 PM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: systematic; Glenn; prion; Uriah_lost; martin_fierro; thoughtomator; CarrotAndStick; csvset; ...

Previous thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1528658/posts

FR stats:
http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=36120


3 posted on 12/09/2005 6:30:01 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic

How do I join ?


4 posted on 12/09/2005 6:32:44 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: ChadGore; systematic

Yea, I'm with him. Is it like SETI?


5 posted on 12/09/2005 6:36:52 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: ChadGore

To get started download the software and sign up on the Folding@Home website: http://folding.stanford.edu

FreeRepublic's team number is 36120


6 posted on 12/09/2005 6:36:56 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: A.Hun

Yes, much like SETI@Home (except this is run by Stanford U for a worthy cause :)

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow


7 posted on 12/09/2005 6:41:14 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic

Yea, I hadn't found an alien yet. Might be time to move on.


8 posted on 12/09/2005 6:43:03 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: A.Hun
Free Republic Folders

Date of last work unit 2005-12-09 18:08:51
Active CPUs within 50 days 27
Team Id 36120
Grand Score 103595 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 757 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 1782 of 41608
Home Page http://www.freerepublic.com
Fast Teampage URL http://fah-web.stanford.edu/teamstats/team36120.html


Team members
Rank
(within team)
User Score WU
1 Compaq_Owner 19066 132
2 Dads_AMD3000 18445 64
3 Texas_Booster 16091 132
4 Compaq_Owner3 11841 101
5 T_Admin 6286 50
6 bubba_sales 6041 49
7 Jim 4631 36
8 Tony1 2934 20
9 Uriah 2368 23
10 ENDUSER_Michael 2298 16
11 Brian_Admin 1649 12
12 Steve_Wilson_1 1646 16
13 kenth 1574 16
14 Weasel 1251 12
15 Vern_1 1071 10
16 Kevin_Inspiron 952 6
17 susan 911 8
18 Trax_Admin 848 7
19 dfwddr 845 12
20 Compaq_Owner_David 789 7
21 Big_Bobs_FTW_1 549 3
22 David_Griffith 453 4
23 CPQ_1700 197 2
24 David_G_1 187 3
25 Michael_K 182 1
26 Heil_Dad 171 3
27 BoT 107 1
28 Vladimir_F 106 8
29 xeniast 46 1
30 Becky1 41 1
31 jarod_1 19 1

9 posted on 12/09/2005 6:45:19 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic

OK . . I'm in!


10 posted on 12/09/2005 6:47:34 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: systematic

Ping to look at later


11 posted on 12/09/2005 6:50:58 PM PST by MissyMa
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To: systematic

I just checked it out. Looks good, I just have to decide if I want to leave SETI. I've been doing that for quite a while.

Helping freepers does carry a lot of weight though!

Thanks for calling it to our attention.


12 posted on 12/09/2005 6:56:51 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: A.Hun

See some of the actual results from this project

http://folding.stanford.edu/news.html

scroll down to -> 1/15/2005


13 posted on 12/09/2005 6:59:36 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: A.Hun

Folding seems much more useful than SETI. That said, now that I have to pay heating bills, I had to turn off the six 'puters running 24/7. Saves $30/mo in electricity. I got to >50k points though.


14 posted on 12/09/2005 7:02:17 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Paladin2

Now thats alot. I was more slow and steady. I had 19242 hours with 489 units.

Yes, I have to agree cancer research is more important.

This is timely, SETI is changing its servers or something and I have to upgrade anyway.



15 posted on 12/09/2005 7:08:08 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: A.Hun

See Apple's reason for their support of the project
http://www.apple.com/science/profiles/proteinfolding/


16 posted on 12/09/2005 7:15:39 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic

Looks interesting... I'm up and running it now.


17 posted on 12/09/2005 7:22:09 PM PST by ken in texas (Can't afford a tagline... please send money.)
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To: systematic

You convinced me. Actually I just installed it and its running.


18 posted on 12/09/2005 7:22:13 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: systematic

Thanks for the head's up!


19 posted on 12/09/2005 7:24:06 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: systematic


Cool, I just put my extra machine in there. It's an AMD4000+ 64 with 2gb of ram. That should help some.


20 posted on 12/09/2005 7:26:16 PM PST by Malsua
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To: A.Hun

Cool.

The first WU (work unit) may take a few hours to complete.


21 posted on 12/09/2005 7:29:28 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic
<start>::=[<apology><selfabasement>,<selfabasement>]
<comma>::=","

<apology>::="I'm sorry I"<apologyverb>"your"<apologynoun>+". "
<apologyverb>::=["dirtied","soiled","ruined","destroyed","mangled","slandered"]
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<selfabasement2>::=(cap)<selfabasement3>+". "
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<wrathobject>::=["me",5<mystuff>]
<withobject>::=" with your"<withobject2>
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<mystuff>::="my"["family","computer",2<petkind>,"descendants","firstborn"["son","daughter","child"]] 
<petkind>::=["dog","cat","goldfish","ferret","llama"]

<nowrath>::=<nowrathverb>"your"<wrathadjectives><wrathtype>
<nowrathverb>::=["turn away","recant","abandon","cool"]
<wrathadjectives>::=["righteous","fearful","well-deserved","hot"]
<wrathtype>::=["wrath","anger","hate","bad attitute"]

<itsnotworthit>::="do not"[<hurtyourself>,<wastetime>]
<hurtyourself>::=<hurtverb>"your"<withobject2>"by"<hurtme>
<hurtverb>::=["harm","bruise","tarnish","damage","dirty"]
<hurtme>::=<hurtmeverb><wrathobject>
<hurtmeverb>::=["smiting","destroying","striking","mangling","killing","revenging yourself on"]
<wastetime>::=<wastetimeverb><hurtme>
<wastetimeverb>::=["waste your time","stoop to","interrupt your busy schedule by","work up a sweat"]

<iamslime>::="I am"[<lowerthan><uglything>,<uglything>]
<lowerthan>::=["smellier","uglier","more unworthy","more insignificant","lower","stupider","nothing more"]"than"
<uglything>::="a"<uglyadjectives><uglynoun>
<uglyadjectives>::=[2<uglyadjective>,<uglyadjective>+<comma>+" "+<uglyadjectives>]
<uglyadjective>::=["smelly","dirty","day-old","century-old","purple","green","rusty","polka-dotted","stinky"]
<uglynoun>::=[<uglynounsingle>,"pile of"<uglynounsingle>+"s"]
<uglynounsingle>::=["sock","rock","sneaker","gnu","beetle","doorknob",2<petkind>]
<start>::=<startrek>
<startrek>::=(eatws)<startrek2>
<startrek2>::=<adjective><particle>[<thingamabob>,<thingamabob><machine>,<machine>,<thingamabob2>]
<adjective>::=["inverse"<adjective3>,19<adjective2>]
<adjective2>::=[5"",<adjective3>]
<adjective3>::=["phased","temporal",<phasic>,"holographic"]
<phasic>::=["inter","multi","hyper"]+"phasic"
<particle>::=["warp","antimatter",18<particleroot>+<particlesuffix>]
<particleroot>::=["decion","baryon","electron","positron","proton","neutron","cordion","tachyon","ion","muon","pion"]
<particlesuffix>::=[2"","ic","al"]
<thingamabob>::=["field","beam","pulse","ray","radiation"]
<machine>::=["generator","emitter","projector","anomaly"]
<thingamabob2>::=["shield","core","container","crystal"]

<start>::=[<hundreds>,<thousands>,<millions>,<billions>,<trillions>]
<comma>::=","
<hundreds>::=[900<threedigit>,90<twodigit>,9<onedigit>]
<onedigit>::=["one","two","three","four","five","six","seven","eight","nine"]
<twodigit>::=[<teens>,8[9<tensdigit>+"-"+<onedigit>,<tensdigit>]]
<teens>::=["ten","eleven","twelve","thirteen","fourteen","fifteen","sixteen","seventeen","eighteen","nineteen"]
<tensdigit>::=["twenty","thirty","forty","fifty","sixty","seventy","eighty","ninety"]
<threedigit>::=<onedigit>"hundred"+[99" "+<twodigit>,""]
<thousands>::=<hundreds>"thousand"+[9<comma><hundreds>,""]
<millions>::=<hundreds>"million"+[90<comma><thousands>,9"",<comma><hundreds>]
<billions>::=<hundreds>"billion"+[90<comma><millions>,9"",<comma><thousands>]
<trillions>::=<hundreds>"trillion"+[90<comma><billions>,9"",<comma><millions>]

22 posted on 12/09/2005 7:32:19 PM PST by Nita Nupress (What the hell is this thread about?)
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To: systematic
The first WU (work unit) may take a few hours to complete.

Mine says 28 minutes for the first one. I figure that's a function of CPU speed.

23 posted on 12/09/2005 7:37:30 PM PST by Malsua
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To: systematic

Well, there is now a hun at Stanford!


24 posted on 12/09/2005 7:38:01 PM PST by A.Hun
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To: Nita Nupress

The project, called Folding@home, is a distributed computing project which was launched on October 1, 2000 by Stanford University

"Distributed computing" allows the computing power of thousands of anonymous users to speed up scientific projects.The Stanford University team makes a list of calculations (mathematical simulations) to be worked out and a server allocates these calculations to different users who have previously downloaded a tiny software. Stanford thus benefits from a huge computing power (equivalent to a few thousand expensive supercomputers), power which is donated freely by the project members.

Users simply download an application that runs protein-folding simulations on their desktop computers when the systems are idle.


25 posted on 12/09/2005 7:39:01 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic
Image hosted by Photobucket.com UP...
26 posted on 12/09/2005 7:42:16 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: systematic

Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks for the explanation. (and for not getting mad at my sarcasm. :-)


27 posted on 12/09/2005 7:48:50 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress; ShadowAce; rdb3; Swordmaker; sionnsar; qam1; MeekOneGOP; ambrose; Cagey; CFC__VRWC; ..

With a little help, Team FreeRepublic can move into the Top 1000 teams.


28 posted on 12/09/2005 8:00:35 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic

I have been using Folding for a while. How do I join? The FAQ says to add the team number on the configuration page, but I don't see any place to enter it.

Will FR get my existing work units?


29 posted on 12/09/2005 8:31:06 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: HangThemHigh



I just added a machine.

It adds an icon to the system tray. I right click it, it comes up with a configure option. That allows you change your name and team. I added 36120 and I'm part of the FR team.


30 posted on 12/09/2005 8:36:20 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua

No tray icon here, only the Google toolbar config choice.


31 posted on 12/09/2005 8:40:46 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: Paladin2

That said, now that I have to pay heating bills, I had to turn off the six 'puters running 24/7. Saves $30/mo in electricity.



The computers are electric heat, if you keep them indoors.


32 posted on 12/09/2005 8:44:19 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: HangThemHigh
Here's an image of what I got.

See the tray Icon and options.

Also realize, I just loaded this on my new computer about an hour ago. heh.

33 posted on 12/09/2005 8:54:50 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua

Maybe I need to download a new compute client, I've had this one a year or two. I have nothing like your screen. Have to wait til morning now.

Thanks


34 posted on 12/09/2005 9:00:04 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: HangThemHigh

I got the client from http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html which is linked up thread.

As a note, it spikes your CPU to max. I put a Zalman http://stores.tomshardware.com/rating_getprodrev.php/product_id=5049939/id_type=M//
cooler on my CPU, which is a giant copper brick. heh. Running this client jacks the temp up to 41C which, all things considerd is low, but compared to idle temp of 29c, folks need to make sure their CPU cooler can handle a hot CPU. The latest INTEL machines need a tremendous amount of ooling.


35 posted on 12/09/2005 9:08:04 PM PST by Malsua
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To: systematic

what's the team #


36 posted on 12/09/2005 9:19:55 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: systematic

OK, I downloaded it, now what?


37 posted on 12/09/2005 9:27:44 PM PST by japaneseghost (()
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To: Coleus


36120


38 posted on 12/09/2005 9:32:34 PM PST by Malsua
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To: japaneseghost

refer to my picture above...in the configure section it has team option.

36120


39 posted on 12/09/2005 9:33:18 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua

I haven't seen the 'foldingathome control panel" - how do I find it?


40 posted on 12/09/2005 9:35:57 PM PST by japaneseghost (()
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To: systematic

Sorry to be anal...but is there a security risk to a machine doing this? (I didn't see a FAQ...but I'm pretty dense.)


41 posted on 12/09/2005 9:37:42 PM PST by paulat
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To: japaneseghost

I installed what I showed at that link. It appeared in my system tray. Do you not see it in the system tray? If you do see it, right click it.


42 posted on 12/09/2005 9:39:40 PM PST by Malsua
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To: paulat
Sorry to be anal...but is there a security risk to a machine doing this? (I didn't see a FAQ...but I'm pretty dense.)

While I'm certainly not the definitave authority on this, there probabaly isn't a security issue related to this client. There is a heat issue however. Your CPU will be running at max when idle. This mean that you won't notice any speed problems doing your normal work, but the computer is going to be hammering itself at max. It's not inconceivable that you may hit a thermal problem if you have insufficient cpu cooling. -Mal

43 posted on 12/09/2005 9:44:31 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua; systematic

Does the program need to be open to be "working" or is the icon in the system tray sufficient for it to run?


44 posted on 12/09/2005 10:48:06 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Malsua; systematic

Sorry, "open" as in what's pictured in post #33... ;)


45 posted on 12/09/2005 10:48:53 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk

It doesn't have to be open - it works in the background.


46 posted on 12/09/2005 10:56:22 PM PST by systematic (Folding@Home for Team FreeRepublic (Team# 36120))
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To: systematic

Glad I found this thread.

I started the FR F@H group over a year ago. All of the (old) computers listed are friends of mine that let me maintain their systems.

Uriah has one screaming machine. He has already broken top 10 in only a couple of weeks.


47 posted on 12/09/2005 11:24:11 PM PST by texas booster (Bless the legal immigrants!)
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To: paulat
Sorry to be anal...but is there a security risk to a machine doing this? (I didn't see a FAQ...but I'm pretty dense.)

I have had F@H running for over a year. There is no security breach that I have ever noticed, and I have installed it on about 20 of the systems listed.

Sometimes I'll notice a slow response on a slower system. In that case right-click on the F@H tray icon and click on Configuration. Move the slide bar down to between 50% and 70%.

F@H uses a tight kernal that runs when System Idle is normally high. Some of the systems at work will be slow to respond so I throttle them down to get a better response.

48 posted on 12/09/2005 11:31:22 PM PST by texas booster (Bless the legal immigrants!)
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To: texas booster

Thank you. Very informative.


49 posted on 12/09/2005 11:39:48 PM PST by paulat
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To: systematic

Go go us!!! Install it on work comps if you can get away with it and any friend's spares etc!


50 posted on 12/10/2005 12:29:35 AM PST by Uriah_lost (We aren't pro-war, we're PRO-VICTORY!)
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