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FR Folding@Home Project Update - 2 MILLION points & we're in the Top200
soccer_maniac | 2-21-06 | soccer_maniac

Posted on 02/21/2006 10:13:18 AM PST by soccer_maniac

Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread.

While this folding@home team is not officially sanctioned by Free Republic, it's 250+ 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 204th place, having reached more than 2,000,000 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 8 folding threads)


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1 posted on 02/21/2006 10:13:24 AM PST by soccer_maniac
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To: soccer_maniac

WHOO! Way to go Freeper Folders! Wish I had more Computers I could hook up!


2 posted on 02/21/2006 10:14:27 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: soccer_maniac; 1066AD; A.Hun; Advil; aft_lizard; ahayes; Alexander Rubin; aliquando; ambrose; ...

Folding@Home FAQ for new users:

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 don’t, into their predestined shapes — and may help to explain the origins of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and apparently unrelated diseases. We're fueling research that could end all that.

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 world’s supercomputers, Standford still wouldn’t have as much processing power as they get from the supercluster of people’s 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.


3 posted on 02/21/2006 10:14:39 AM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: MNJohnnie; All
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

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Competition (Not!!) Dummies ..Daily Kos

Dummie Folding Threads #7 #8

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Other Useful Stuff - Links

How much are those work units worth? And what are they?
All Projects Listed
Point Summary for Workunits

Stat Image Generator

Fahmon Third Party Monitoring Software

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Past FreeRepublic Folding threads

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348 posted on 02/19/2006 6:42:19 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)

4 posted on 02/21/2006 10:16:59 AM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: soccer_maniac
My program has been acting weird the past few days. It keeps running, but doesn't tick off any frames.

Yesterday I completely deleted the program and reinstalled it, but still the same thing.

I'm baffled.

5 posted on 02/21/2006 10:23:51 AM PST by uglybiker (If a Liberal said something, and there was no one around to hear. Would it still be stupid?)
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To: soccer_maniac

BTTT


6 posted on 02/21/2006 10:27:40 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: uglybiker

Mine shuts off my PCMCIA slot presumably because the CPU is running too hot. I tried to lower it but it continues. I decided to just live with it.


7 posted on 02/21/2006 10:27:52 AM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: soccer_maniac

Ok, I just installed this on my office computer. . . Still not quite sure what it is all about but it looks pretty cool. Can I download it and put it on the one at home too with the same username?


8 posted on 02/21/2006 10:30:39 AM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: soccer_maniac

All right! This has been fun watching us climb. And its for a good thing...I recommend it to anyone.

Thanks for the thread.


9 posted on 02/21/2006 10:32:39 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: abner
Can I download it and put it on the one at home too with the same username?

You sure can. It's how you build up a stable :). I've got 17, Irenh has 30+ and klutz, well, lots.

10 posted on 02/21/2006 10:34:05 AM PST by Malsua
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To: nutmeg

In case you are interested.

I am running the Folding@Home app on two machines, including a venerable win98/Celeron 400, with no "issues" and no noticable perfomance decrease.

Replies #3 and #4 have a good description of Folding@Home and our "friendly" competition with DU, KOS etc.


11 posted on 02/21/2006 10:39:55 AM PST by evilC ([573]Tag Server Error, Tag not found)
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To: soccer_maniac

[ "Please Join the Team" ... bump ]


12 posted on 02/21/2006 10:40:52 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street)
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To: Malsua

Thanks... I'll put it on the rest of my machines. . . .


13 posted on 02/21/2006 10:41:54 AM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: soccer_maniac

I see I'm falling backwards in ranking within the team.

But I'll be bringing the multi-proc box on line later this week.


14 posted on 02/21/2006 10:43:20 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Malsua

Ok, I just put it on the other office computer. It is running the same project. Is that ok?


15 posted on 02/21/2006 10:48:04 AM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: abner
Ok, I just put it on the other office computer. It is running the same project. Is that ok

Yeah, each project has a bazillion parts so it's quite common.

16 posted on 02/21/2006 10:50:01 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua

Bazillion?

That's a lot.. . :-)


17 posted on 02/21/2006 10:56:10 AM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: soccer_maniac
I'm falling behind in the listings, too. Us one-CPU types just can't keep up.

I put it on my elderly laptop, too, even though I don't use it much each day. I figured it would squeeze out a work unit eventually. The very first task they gave me would take TWELVE DAYS running 24/7 to complete. Sheesh! I'm about a quarter of the way through. Is there a switch I can use in the console version to keep gigantic tasks from hitting that machine?

18 posted on 02/21/2006 11:03:10 AM PST by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: fatboynic

We will add your computing power to the 36120 collective. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.


19 posted on 02/21/2006 11:10:13 AM PST by ahayes
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To: Klutz Dohanger
You seemed to have typoed one of your clients. See #266 in the stats (at the moment anyway). If you don't want it, you can assign it to me.
20 posted on 02/21/2006 11:28:29 AM PST by zeugma (This post made with the 'Xinha Here!' Firefox plugin.)
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To: zeugma

That one's been dead for a while, and already renamed. It was the wife's Laptop upstairs :)


21 posted on 02/21/2006 11:37:32 AM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

Never mind. Looks like you fixed that a long time ago :-(


22 posted on 02/21/2006 11:37:35 AM PST by zeugma (This post made with the 'Xinha Here!' Firefox plugin.)
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To: uglybiker
My program has been acting weird the past few days. It keeps running, but doesn't tick off any frames. Yesterday I completely deleted the program and reinstalled it, but still the same thing.

Even if you uninstall, it doesn't get rid of the directory, and the previous work unit, and config files. After you uninstall, completely zot the folding@home directory, and then start from scratch. This should get you past any corrupted files, or cores, and get you a completely different workunit. If it still hangs, then you probably have other issues, that we can deal with

If you're running windows XP, you might want to make sure, that there isn't a rogue copy of Winfah.exe or another core running. Do a ctrl-alt-delete, go to task manager, processes, check the box, (from all users), and look to see if any instances of those programs are running. If there are, zap them.

23 posted on 02/21/2006 11:50:15 AM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger; All
3PM update: 7,099 massive points!
24 posted on 02/21/2006 1:04:45 PM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: soccer_maniac

I'll have a 3rd CPU showing up tonight, and finishing another WU tomorrow afternoon. I'm hoping to make it to 100th place in the team eventually!


25 posted on 02/21/2006 1:04:54 PM PST by ahayes
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To: Klutz Dohanger

It seems we'll end up with more points in February than all points combined before 2/1/06

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=36120


26 posted on 02/21/2006 1:06:07 PM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: soccer_maniac

Our growth has certainly stalled. Those DU-ers will be catching up to us any day now, as soon as they've quintupled their productivity.


27 posted on 02/21/2006 1:37:42 PM PST by ahayes
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To: soccer_maniac; All

Did everyone wave and salute, as we passed "junkteam14042" in the 3pm update?


28 posted on 02/21/2006 1:38:40 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: soccer_maniac

Yeah, and it was a "short" month too.

Right now, we're averaging 45,000 a day, pretty much, which will put us right around 3.3 million, at the end of March, assuming we don't increase our daily point percentage any.

I'd love to see us, at 4million, the end of march, and right up around the 150th place, right behind team
TITS--->(.Y.)<---TITS


29 posted on 02/21/2006 1:44:40 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

We should get a sizeable increase when your 25 stray CPUs kick in :)


30 posted on 02/21/2006 1:52:53 PM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: Klutz Dohanger
I'd love to see us, at 4million, the end of march, and right up around the 150th place, right behind team TITS--->(.Y.)<---TITS

I'd rather be just in front of them, than behind them.

31 posted on 02/21/2006 1:56:10 PM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: dfwddr
Men.....

{rolls eyes} :-)

32 posted on 02/21/2006 2:19:25 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Klutz Dohanger
Did everyone wave and salute, as we passed "junkteam14042" in the 3pm update?

Reminds me of one of those movie stunts where someone jumps from car to car.

33 posted on 02/21/2006 2:31:56 PM PST by Stentor
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To: pbrown
Men..... {rolls eyes} :-)

Ummmm, I mean, strictly from a team standing point of view.

Ya, that sounds good, that's really what I meant....

34 posted on 02/21/2006 2:33:14 PM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: dfwddr
Ummmmm, yeah, right, that's what you really meant...got it. ;-)

What kind of a team would call themselves, TITS? Don't answer, just rhetorical.

35 posted on 02/21/2006 2:44:07 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: pbrown
Don't answer, just rhetorical.

It's a very, very very good thing you added that, because I would have you know.

Alas, you just know it's a bunch of guys on team, not anything like what we would really want them to be {SIGH}

36 posted on 02/21/2006 2:50:55 PM PST by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: Stentor; Fortyfied

irenh needs to find those last couple of systems and get them switched over. They are still producing a couple of WUs per day.


37 posted on 02/21/2006 3:27:34 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120))
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To: texas booster

Hey, Tex

Do you know if anyone has developed a good FR skin for the EM-III (Electron Microscope 3) fah monitor?

I finally got it to work and I think it's configured correctly - (took me all day,lol) - but I'd sure like to have our FR as the team name & an FR logo to put on it.

Thanks for any info.
RT


38 posted on 02/21/2006 3:38:03 PM PST by RebelTex (Help cure diseases: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1548372/posts)
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To: soccer_maniac

Ok... Running on 4 computers... Left the one at work running...


39 posted on 02/21/2006 3:42:33 PM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: DocRock

Tuesday Bookmark


40 posted on 02/21/2006 3:45:23 PM PST by DocRock
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To: abner
Ok... Running on 4 computers... Left the one at work running...

Terrific! We'll see you on the stats page tomorrow.

41 posted on 02/21/2006 4:27:08 PM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: soccer_maniac

For some reason, the laptop one won't get past like Step 2... Any suggestions?


42 posted on 02/21/2006 4:36:39 PM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: pbrown

TITS=Totally in to Science.

The bit in the middle, is just accidental ascii :)


43 posted on 02/21/2006 4:43:30 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: abner

Can you cut and paste the fahlog.txt file? Just the bottom portion, ie, where the workunit started, core download, and then when it starts with the frames/steps.

it's located in your c:\program files\folding@home folder


44 posted on 02/21/2006 4:44:59 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Folding - Help science, as you browse the web. Team#36120)
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To: dfwddr
Alas, you just know it's a bunch of guys on team,

You're probably right. Geekville USA. :-)

45 posted on 02/21/2006 4:54:05 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Klutz Dohanger
TITS=Totally in to Science.

Ahhhhh.

46 posted on 02/21/2006 4:55:36 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Klutz Dohanger

There were 2 txt files. I uninstalled it and am trying again...


47 posted on 02/21/2006 5:16:15 PM PST by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: ahayes

I'm finally a member!!! :)

Does this still work if your cpu is in sleep mode?


48 posted on 02/21/2006 6:18:56 PM PST by fatboynic
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To: soccer_maniac

Can you add me to the ping list?
Thanks!


49 posted on 02/21/2006 6:20:24 PM PST by fatboynic
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To: soccer_maniac
Folding is fun bump


50 posted on 02/21/2006 6:47:17 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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