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post #1 of 10
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I was wondering, since my school has upgraded their computers recently, of course they are all pentium D's, maybe if I spoke to the school's admin and we could get the folding program on every computer in my school. 30X3 (Computer Labs) + the 20-30 teachers. If things go even better, every machine in the school district can be folding. Oh, and I haven't counted the school's laptops >.> . I think there are 10-25 of them.

This will be a bit hard,
Please pray for me...
post #2 of 10
never gonna happen - good thought tho
there is so much beaucracy and such that you have a 1 in a million shot
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Good luck , I was going to do it in my school but each student has to log in when they want to use the computer and having the F@H run like 30x8 minutes a day won't be that effective. But i'll see if I can still get it folding. Its still better then nothing
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doesn't it run as a service...?
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the school wouldnt approve of it imo . .. 100 + cpu's running 100%. . rack up them power bills and A/c bills. . my room gets hot with just my dual core opty goin 100%
 
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post #6 of 10
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Good luck , I was going to do it in my school but each student has to log in when they want to use the computer and having the F@H run like 30x8 minutes a day won't be that effective. But i'll see if I can still get it folding. Its still better then nothing
Jack you could have them run as service, invisible and automatically run EVEN IF the computer is not logged on as such it just need to be turned on and in Windows.
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Jack you could have them run as service, invisible and automatically run EVEN IF the computer is not logged on as such it just need to be turned on and in Windows.
That doesnt work if you have log in clients such as Novell.
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the school wouldnt approve of it imo . .. 100 + cpu's running 100%. . rack up them power bills and A/c bills. . my room gets hot with just my dual core opty goin 100%
I think this is the biggest problem. Schools have budgets cut enough as it is. Is it really worth it to sacrifice the limited school budgets to fold? I think the answer would surely be no.
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post #9 of 10
Best of luck with this. Until recently, no school had granted permission for a mass folding on their computers. Within the last few weeks, though, we have our first major school folding farm, which is blowing away every other folder on the site by a factor of two. While it's unlikely any one school will grant permission for folding, it's been proven not to be impossible.
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I'd like whole Stanford folding for us ROFLMAO.
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