Originally Posted by Motive
Thanks to you guys for suggesting the cpu and video card. ^^ I was actually looking at the Noctua NH-D14 before I decided to go with the water cooler, mainly because I pulled it off my AMD 1090T, so it was free. As for folding, I'll sign up today, I've always just been wary of heat problems if I let that run when I wasn't home. My room can get warm when I leave my comp on and the door closed.
Awesome thanks Motive I really appreciate you folding, it hurts me a little bit everytime I see uber hardware and know that 99% of the time it is sitting idle. Heat certainly is an issue but just do what you can, that's all anybody can ask. Especially during the winter you should be able to fold most of the time though, which will be great because you do have what is practically a supercomputer, and it would be nice to win this Chimp Competition for OCN but I'm really in it for the long term research and I hope that you will be too.
Originally Posted by Akwrath
What is folding? I have heard of it but dont truly know what it is.
Akwrath folding refers to folding proteins to simulate the types of transformations that proteins go under when they change (this is about as technical as I can get because I'm no expert) like for example when they change during diseases like Alzheimer's or cancer. That is about as in depth as I can get but the big picture is that we are providing the computer power needed for scientists at Stanford and around the world to have the data needed to further research for all kinds of diseases. There is more information available on the Stanford website
, but it's all a little over my head, and some basic info here in the chimp challenge thread
. A big distinction that is sometimes confused is that folding is not the cure for cancer, i.e. there won't be an answer that we find, but it is the information that scientists need to make advancements along the road to cures for diseases such as cancer, and the sooner and more power we dedicate to that cause the sooner mankind as a whole can be rid of it.Edited by juano - 5/9/11 at 2:55pm