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  • Free Republic Folding@home Team: Circle the Wagons

    <p>Maybe a veteran Freerepublic.com member who folds can chime in with links and extra information for curious readers.</p> <p>I joined the Free Republic Folders for the Gipper....and because I wanted to help a team that was slipping off of the top 100 page. I wasn't even aware of Freerepublic.com until I noticed the folding team...therefore, staying on the top 100 page is beneficial to this site.</p>
  • F@H - Tale of the Tape!

    06/10/2012 9:00:28 PM PDT · by texas booster · 70 replies
    It has been a while since our last Free Republic Folding@Home update. The team has seen growth in the past couple of years as contributors have added high performance GPUs from NVidia and AMD/ATI, and same consoles such as the PS3. The team started in 2001 with a few volunteers, and grew dramatically in 2005 as we started actually posting regular threads. As we grew from a Top 2000 team to a Top 100 team, we attracted the attention of DU. After a couple of years of name calling, they realized that merely boasting that you can beat the opposition...
  • Folding@Home: New GPU3 (version 6.41) client released

    02/27/2011 9:12:18 AM PST · by texas booster · 53 replies
    Folding@Home Website ^ | 01/26/2011 | Vijay Pande
    The latest GPU3 client is now on our high performance client download page. This new client improves GPU identification and has several other minor improvements. For those who are unfamiliar with the other FAH clients: there are several types of high performance clients. SMP refers to multi-core CPUs. GPU3 refers to the latest generation Folding@home GPU client. Currently, GPU3 is only available for NVIDIA GPUs, but we are working on a GPU3 release for ATI. For NVIDIA GPUs, we recommend GPU3. For ATI, we suggest GPU2 until GPU3 has passed through its QA testing (going on now). Finally, the v7...
  • Folding@Home - FAH results on Influenza

    08/15/2009 8:41:55 AM PDT · by texas booster · 17 replies · 1,236+ views
    Journal of American Chemical Society ^ | July 28, 2009 | Peter M. Kasson, Daniel L. Ensign and Vijay S. Pande
    SUMMARY. The influenza virus infects people and animals by binding to complex sugar molecules on the surface of the respiratory tract. Bird viruses bind most strongly to bird cell-surface sugars and human viruses bind most strongly to human cell-surface sugars. As the recent swine-origin influenza virus has demonstrated, there is considerable overlap between the binding ability of human and pig viruses to cells of the other host. Changes to this binding affinity are one key component for viruses to make a jump between species, and it is difficult to predict the necessary mutations ahead of time. We would like to...
  • Folding@Home and Energy Use

    05/07/2009 3:29:52 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies · 1,223+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 5/7/2009 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Another site I am on is trying to start a small folding team. One "green" activist is trying to make the case that you would be better off sending money directly to cancer researchers rather than wasting energy by folding. His argument is that projects like folding and SETI have been wasting time and energy for years with nothing to show for it and all you are doing is putting money in the pockets of electric company executives. Are there any studies that show how much it costs to run folding 24/7 as opposed to just letting your pc sit...
  • Grid of 100,000 computers heralds new internet dawn

    09/30/2008 7:39:20 AM PDT · by xtinct · 15 replies · 510+ views
    Times Online, UK ^ | 9/29/08 | Murad Ahmed
    A network of 100,000 computers providing the greatest data processing capacity yet unleashed has been created to cope with information pouring from the world’s largest machine. The Grid is the latest evolution of the internet and the world wide web and computer scientists will announce on Friday that it is ready to be connected to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It is designed for schemes where huge quantities of data need crunching, such as large research and engineering projects. The Grid has the kind of power required to download movies in seconds, and the ability to make high-definition video phone...
  • Folding@Home Now I'm At 149

    09/28/2008 3:33:35 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies · 812+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/28/08 | oshkalaboomboom
    I made it into the top 200 on June 14. Since then I've added a third pc so it only took me less than 4 months to move up another 50 places. Personally, if I had my druthers I'd rather see more active members so it was more challenging to everyone. It's kind of sad that a site as big as Freerepublic only has 167 active members on their folding team. You need to get more involved, people, it's easy!
  • Real good deal on Desktop PCs for Folding@Home

    09/02/2008 9:36:34 PM PDT · by papasmurf · 8 replies · 361+ views
    Tech for less website ^ | 92/08 | PAPASMURF
    Mainly to help FReerepublic folders, but anyone can take advantage of this deal. Item number 7387-A11 (Refurbished) Lenovo 3000 J115 - Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2 GHz - RAM 1 GB - HD 250 GB - DVD±RW (+R DL) - Memory card reader - LAN- Fast Gig - Modem - Vista Home Premium. 1 year manuf. warr. incl. Subtotal: 210.00 Sales Tax: 0.00 Shipping: 30.32 Order Total: 240.32 Actually they are $230.00, but if you call the guy below, and ask him for a "folding@home" discount, he'll give you an additional $20.00 off. Tech For Less Cory -719-886-8000 ext....
  • Folding@Home - Turning Up the Speed!

    08/17/2008 9:23:54 AM PDT · by texas booster · 175 replies · 1,995+ views
    With the 6.20 (classic & GPU) and 6.22 (SMP) clients out, we (Dr. Pande and the F@H team) can start looking forward to the next steps in client development. We still have some last bits of work to completely unify the clients, but the hard part is already completed there for the most part. The 6.2x series introduces several new features for donors, but in time, the clients have been getting gradually more and more complex to use. The Win/SMP and multi-gpu setups are examples of very challenging setups. Our primary plans for the future are to make setup much...
  • Stem Cell Ethics

    06/13/2008 8:47:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 117+ views
    American Life League ^ | 06.13.08 | judie brown
    STEM CELL ETHICSBy Judie BrownThe good news out of Australia this week is that stem cells harvested from the noses of Parkinson's patients developed into dopamine-producing brain cells when transplanted into the brain of a lab rat. And while there has been no word about the potential for the human who is suffering from Parkinson's, there should be every reason for optimism. And as this news report makes abundantly clear, "Unlike unethical [human] embryonic stem cells – which have yielded no cures despite the investment of hundreds of millions of research dollars – these stem cells from a patient's nose do...
  • Scientists Say Cure for Parkinson's Disease Right under Their Noses

    06/13/2008 8:39:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 163+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 06.12.08 | Peter J. Smith
    SYDNEY, Australia, June 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New research on stem-cell therapy shows scientists have found that the cure for Parkinson's disease may lie right under one's nose - or rather, in it. Researchers from Griffith University have published a study in the journal Stem Cells that has found adult stem-cells harvested from the noses of Parkinson's patients developed into dopamine-producing brain cells upon being transplanted into the brain of a lab rat. Professor Alan Mackay-Sim said researchers simulated Parkinson's symptoms in rats by creating lesions on one side of the rat's brain to imitate the damage Parkinson's disease wreaks...
  • Folding@Home - The Race For 50 Million!

    05/04/2008 8:43:25 AM PDT · by texas booster · 119 replies · 503+ views
    Folding@Home Forum ^ | 04/22/2008 | Vijay Pande
    In the near future, we will be releasing some new projects which require a very rapid turn-around time. These are peptide fragment simulations which we are interested in simulating for a time-sensitive collaborative project involving protein structure prediction. These WUs will go directly to the classic clients running with -advmethods. Non-classic clients (eg SMP, GPU, PS3) will not be affected, as all of these calculations will be run via the AMBER core and only the classic client supports the AMBER core. To reward users for participating in this exciting project, we will be giving a x1.5 bonus in the points...
  • Folding@home - The PS3 and Post-PetaFLOP

    10/04/2007 9:20:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 78 replies · 2,479+ views
    Folding@home: The Science ^ | 09/18/2007 | PandeGroup
    The PandeGroup has all been very excited about the great turnout of FAH donors over the last few weeks, allowing FAH to go over a petaflop. The PS3's have been cranking out some very useful scientific results due to the new scientific software present in v1.2. The PS3's are so fast, we've been looking at the results sometimes 2x to 3x a day (instead of a couple times a month). If all goes well, we're hoping to write up these results soon (maybe a few weeks) for peer reviewed publication. It's also interesting to think about what we want to...
  • Folding@home - F@H Distributed Supercomputer Hits 1 PetaFLOP!

    09/16/2007 6:43:18 AM PDT · by texas booster · 73 replies · 1,759+ views
    Stanford University F@H Forums ^ | 09/16/2007 | Vijay Pande
    Folding@home will announce this week that it has offically joined the ranks of PetaFLOP computing! While teasing with the mark before, this appears to be the real deal. A formal announcement should come this week from Stanford University as the numbers are crosschecking for publication. Why does this matter? Because every computer and PS3 that has joined the fight to research Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease puts us that much closer to a CURE for these brain wasting diseases. Imagine if Ronald Reagan was strong for another 10 years in retirement and had been fully able to participate after his...
  • Folding@home - Free Republic Team #36120 Breaks 30,000,000

    09/03/2007 12:38:48 PM PDT · by texas booster · 43 replies · 968+ views
    Time for an update. The Free Republic Folding team #36120 started about 4 years ago, and became popular in December of 2005. We will hit 30,000,000 points this week and congratulations are in order to all folders. Our FreeRepublic team of 475 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...
  • Folding@home - Patients sought for Parkinson's, Alzheimer'sand low-back pain trials

    07/20/2007 9:27:34 PM PDT · by texas booster · 31 replies · 819+ views
    UT Southwestern News ^ | March 31, 2007 | Katherine Morales
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas TX are seeking patients to participate in medical studies for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and low-back pain. All clinical trials are approved by UT Southwestern’s Institutional Review Board, which reviews them for benefits, risks, side effects and informed consent. Parkinson’s UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are enrolling patients with Parkinson’s disease to determine if creatine, normally used as a nutritional supplement, can slow the progression of the disease. Study participants will receive either creatine or a placebo and must not take creatine outside the study during the trial. The investigators will measure...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - Congratulations to the New Leaders!

    06/19/2007 5:26:05 AM PDT · by texas booster · 47 replies · 848+ views
    Time for awards to be passed out for the FReepers who have pushed the team past 25 Million points. For the old timers, you never thought we wuld see the day, huh? We had threads when we topped a million points as a team and threads when we blew the doors off the DUmmies team and silenced their boasting (what ever happened to them?). In this thread if you have seen a huge contribution to the team then please recognize the poster and let us know so we can all shout out to them. Cheering and noisemakers to all!
  • PlayStation 3 Users Significantly Contribute To The Folding@home Program

    04/25/2007 2:40:37 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 654+ views
    GameInfoWire ^ | 25 April 2007 | Unknown
    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that great progress has been made in the one month since PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) computer entertainment systems became part of Stanford University’s Folding@home program, a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and related diseases. Since the program launched in March, participation by the PS3 user community has been phenomenal, providing Folding@home with immense computing power that is helping to fast forward its research. Furthermore, thanks to PS3’s powerful Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.), the Folding@home program has become one of the most powerful distributed computing networks in the world and is...
  • Folding@Home set to break 1000TFLOPs (PFLOP)

    03/24/2007 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Bogey78O · 11 replies · 325+ views
    Stanford ^ | 3-24-2007 | self
    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=osstats Stanford's Folding@Home is set to break into the PFLOP territory. At the current growth (bolstered by the PS3) it should officially break into petFLOPs sometime late Sunday to mid-Monday.
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - Sony Playstation 3 Makes Its Debut!

    03/23/2007 9:31:00 PM PDT · by texas booster · 70 replies · 1,375+ views
    Fox News Technology ^ | 03/23/2007 | LOU KESTEN, Associated Press Writer
    _INTO THE FOLD: Despite all the criticism the PlayStation 3 has received, everyone acknowledges it's a powerful piece of hardware. Scientists at Stanford University want to harness that power while you're not using it to play "Virtual Fighter." The researchers are studying the folding and misfolding of proteins, processes that may lead to diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and many kinds of cancer. It requires a lot of computing power to simulate the processes, so the Folding@home program has set up a global network of computers to handle the calculations. By the end of this month, Internet-connected PS3 owners will...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now # 55 of all teams with 20,000,000 Points

    03/03/2007 3:26:29 PM PST · by texas booster · 101 replies · 1,792+ views
    Time for a new Free Republic Folding@home thread. Our Free Republic team of 428 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 55th place (with 1,025 active CPUs - 106,120 completed Work Units and 20.25 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - More About Protein Folding (20,000,000 Points!)

    02/25/2007 10:01:58 AM PST · by texas booster · 29 replies · 760+ views
    Several folks have asked to learn more about the Folding@Home project. I will provide information here that talks about the science and the math behind F@H. Above all, remember that F@H is about finding a cure to the diseases that take the live and minds of our loved ones. Basic research is generated concerning the causes of Alzheimers, Parkinsons and BSE, among others. F@H is an outgrowth out the Genone@Home project started back in the 90's. That project ended April 14, 2004 and Folding@Home is its offspring. Folding@Home is a combination of Distributed Computing and Serious Math, sent out all...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- The Need for Speed (#56 - 19,000,000 Points)

    02/02/2007 6:22:25 AM PST · by texas booster · 115 replies · 1,577+ views
    OK, new thread for the next week, celebrating 100,000 Work Units! 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 1040 processors and 420 user names. We now have 29 members who have contributed at least 100,000 points each. Woo-Hoo! Even more impressive, our team now boasts 342 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...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now # 57 of all teams with 18,000,000 Points

    01/07/2007 11:28:30 AM PST · by texas booster · 127 replies · 1,662+ views
    Time for a new Free Republic Folding@home thread. Our Free Republic team of 416 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 57th place (with 1,032 active CPUs - 92,150 completed Work Units and 18.0 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - Folding of Proteins in Nanotube Confinement

    01/01/2007 6:38:13 AM PST · by texas booster · 68 replies · 1,094+ views
    Journal of the American Chemical Society ^ | 02/07/2006 | Stanford University
    From a paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society concerning nanotubes: The folding of proteins in confined spaces is a ubiquitous theme in biological and biomaterial applications, including folding in chaperones and pores, nanotube-based drug delivery, and cotranslational folding of nascent peptides in the ribosomal exit tunnel. The role of confinement on peptide conformational equilibrium has thus gained much interest in recent years, and a natural first hypothesis to investigate is the role of confinement alone in protein conformational preferences. ... Still, there exists a growing body of evidence to suggest that molecular water plays a role in...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're Now #57 of all teams with 17,000,000 Points

    12/23/2006 12:24:32 PM PST · by texas booster · 72 replies · 1,028+ views
    Merry Christmas to all of the folders among the ranks of Free Republic! We have reached #57 on the list of teams worldwide, 3 FReepers are in the Top 1,000 of all folders and we are stomping the bejebers out of the DUmmies and Daily Kos. A year ago we were just beginning to expand. Now we have about 170 regular contributors with nearly 1,050 computers using F@H as their screensaver. Folding@Home makes a real difference in basic research into such diseases as Alheimer's, Parkinson's and BSE. All it takes is a little free time to download the core, which...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're Now #58 of all teams with 16,800,000 Points

    12/17/2006 6:29:12 AM PST · by texas booster · 75 replies · 1,537+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 12/17/2006 | Texas Booster
    Happy Birthday to the many folding FReepers who joined our little band last December. While we had been folding as a team for a long time, systematic was instrumental in rekindling interest in the team, and all the growth starts with his efforts. We had just passed into the top 2000 of teams when December started. No Klutz, no lrenh, no malsua. Uriah was our big gainer, having posted over 2000 points in less than a week! BoT was folding that first week and is still folding away for us. The research that we help advance will truly make a...
  • Sony: PlayStation 3 Can Help Cure Cancer

    12/05/2006 10:01:59 AM PST · by sportutegrl · 36 replies · 1,159+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Assoicated Press
    TOKYO — The new PlayStation 3 isn't all about entertainment. That's the message Sony Corp. (SNE) is trying to convey in announcing that the new game consoles — as powerful as supercomputers — can help Stanford University researchers analyze complex human protein structures and perhaps find cures for cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other ailments.
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now # 60 of all teams with 15,400,000 Points

    11/19/2006 8:46:45 AM PST · by texas booster · 58 replies · 890+ views
    Stanford University ^ | November 19, 2006 | Texas Booster
    Time for a new Free Republic folding@home thread. Our Free Republic team of 402 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 60th place (with 1,052 active CPUs - 82,250 completed Work Units and 15.4 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • Comprehensive model is first to map protein folding at atomic level

    11/14/2006 8:40:50 PM PST · by annie laurie · 9 replies · 407+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | November 06, 2006 | Harvard University
    Scientists at Harvard University have developed a computer model that, for the first time, can fully map and predict how small proteins fold into three-dimensional, biologically active shapes. The work could help researchers better understand the abnormal protein aggregation underlying some devastating diseases, as well as how natural proteins evolved and how proteins recognize correct biochemical partners within living cells. The technique, which can track protein folding for some 10 microseconds -- about as long as some proteins take to assume their biologically stable configuration, and at least a thousand times longer than previous methods -- is described this week...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now 62 of all teams woth 14,700,000 Points

    11/06/2006 9:41:27 PM PST · by texas booster · 57 replies · 1,286+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 11/06/2006 | Stanford University
    Time for a new Free Republic folding@home thread. Our Free Republic team of 396 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 62th place (with 1,030 active CPUs - 79,000 completed Work Units and 14.71 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now 62 of all teams

    10/18/2006 6:51:36 PM PDT · by texas booster · 65 replies · 1,348+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 10/18/2006 | 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...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 65 of all teams with 12.75 Million points

    09/28/2006 11:45:29 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 81 replies · 1,716+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 09-29-2006 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 358 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 75th place (with 1,020 active CPUs - 70,500 completed Work Units and 12.75 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 75 of all teams with 9.75 Million points

    08/02/2006 5:16:19 PM PDT · by texas booster · 390 replies · 8,387+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 358 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 75th place (with 1009 active CPUs - 55,700 completed Work Units and 9.75 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 85 of all teams with 8.3 Million points

    07/07/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 282 replies · 4,575+ views
    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,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 100 of all teams with 7 Million points

    06/08/2006 11:17:52 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 327 replies · 4,646+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 342 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 99th place (with 985 active CPUs - 39,500 completed Work Units and nearly 7 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top105 of all teams with 6.4 Million points

    05/26/2006 9:12:44 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 119 replies · 2,104+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 337 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 103th place (with 988 active CPUs - 36,400 completed Work Units and more than 6,4 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 110 of all teams with 6 Million points

    05/17/2006 6:57:16 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 100 replies · 1,782+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 325+ 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 108th place (with 991 active CPUs - 34,150 completed Work Units and more than 6,000,000 points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 120 teams with 5 Million points

    04/25/2006 6:37:14 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 207 replies · 4,416+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 300+ 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 117th place (with 1,038 active CPUs - 29,000 completed Work Units and more than 5,000,000 points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 145 teams (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    04/03/2006 11:04:01 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 268 replies · 4,145+ views
    soccer_maniac ^ | 4-3-06 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 300+ 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 144th place (with 1,045 CPUs - 24,200 completed Work Units and nearly 4,000,000 points) This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 150 teams Worldwide! (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    03/20/2006 8:50:19 PM PST · by texas booster · 250 replies · 3,974+ views
    Stanford University Mathematics Department ^ | 03/20/2006 | Many Volunteers
    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...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 165 teams (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    03/13/2006 8:55:21 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 217 replies · 3,061+ views
    Folding@Home Official Stats ^ | 3-13-2006 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 300+ 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 164th place (with 992 CPUs - nearly 19,000 completed Work Units and 2,982,241 points) This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see...
  • Alpha-Synuclein and Parkinson's Disease - Folding@Home Success

    03/09/2006 2:46:13 AM PST · by texas booster · 69 replies · 2,256+ views
    The Journal of Neuroscience ^ | M.G. Spillantini et al.
    Brain Briefings Proteins carry out many crucial functions in the body and brain. Researchers, however, are finding out that some have a sinister side. Recent studies indicate that negative influences can turn the protein, alpha-synuclein, into a major contributor of the movement-impairing disorder, Parkinson's disease. The insights may lead to new ways to treat the brain disease as well as other related ailments. A protein inside the brain, dubbed alpha-synuclein, lives a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde existence. Normally, alpha-synuclein (AS) aids brain function, possibly by helping cells communicate with one another. Recent studies, however, show that certain forces negatively...
  • Google Compute, or Freeper Team (vanity)

    03/03/2006 4:47:04 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies · 572+ views
    Google ^ | FreeAtlanta
    Google has a really cool feature as part of their new tool bar, the feature lets you help fight cancer, mad cow, Parkinson's and other ailments. It uses your computer to help scientist unfold proteins. Google ComputeHowever, there is a problem. If you use that feature, you contribute to Team Google Compute while you could be contributing to Free Republic Folders - A Tribute to Ronald Reagan. It is all part of the same distributive computing project through Stanford University.To help our team, you need to download the secure, free and very small distributive software from Stanford Folding@Home, choose a...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 190 teams (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    02/27/2006 6:44:55 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 295 replies · 4,598+ views
    soccer_maniac ^ | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 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 188th place (with 940 CPUs - 15,725 completed Work Units and 2,330,000 points) This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see the...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - 2 MILLION points & we're in the Top200

    02/21/2006 10:13:18 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 266 replies · 3,797+ views
    soccer_maniac | 2-21-06 | 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,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're are in the TOP250 teams and still climbing!!

    02/12/2006 1:46:32 PM PST · by soccer_maniac · 460 replies · 6,240+ views
    soccer_maniac | 2-12-2006 | soccer_maniac
    Welcome to the new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. The previous thread has gotten too large, so we move on to yet another. 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 241st place, having moved up from 1200th...
  • Computer downtime rising up to work on world's problems

    02/11/2006 11:33:02 AM PST · by Drango · 19 replies · 552+ views
    Computer downtime rising up to work on world's problems (San Antonio Express-News (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Feb. 10--AUSTIN -- People donating their spare computing power to the World Community Grid are helping to find solutions to some of the world's most vexing problems, such as discovering new drugs to combat AIDS. More than a quarter of a million PCs worldwide have joined the nonprofit network, letting researchers crunch data faster and more cheaply. "The World Community Grid takes research projects that were unimaginable by researchers before and makes them possible," said Viktors Berstis, 57, a master inventor at IBM...
  • (WooHoo! TOP 250!) Free Republic Folders Search for a Cure for Cancer, Alzheimer's

    02/05/2006 7:51:13 PM PST · by texas booster · 238 replies · 3,660+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 02/05/2006 | Texas Booster
    OK, new thread for the next week, now that Pittsburgh has another Super Bowl ring. 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 714 processors and 271 user names. We have a number of new users in the team, with over a 50 computers now from GetLoaded.com, a trucking support website, all contributing while their owners ply our freeways keeping the nation moving. We now have 22 members who have contributed at least...
  • (WooHoo! TOP 300!) Free Republic Folders Search for a Cure for Cancer, Alzheimer's

    02/01/2006 6:40:24 AM PST · by texas booster · 234 replies · 2,652+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 02/01/2006 | Texas Booster
    A midweek thread celebrating our entry into the Top 300 Folding teams in the world! 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 667 processors and 239 user names. We have a number of new users in the team, with over 50 computers now from GetLoaded.com, a trucking website, all contributing while their owners ply our freeways keeping the nation moving. After over a year of folding, Team 36120, composed of FReepers honoring...