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post #11 of 27
Yeah, understanding how proteins fold (that's why it's called folding@home, as well as other projects like fold.it) is a big topic in biochem research.

From the FAQ, here's a nice summary: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What, how, and why?

What is folding? Folding is a worldwide distributed computing effort conducted by Stanford University to understand how proteins assemble themselves. The real world applications of this research includes potential cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, and Parkinson's. Nearly everyone's life has been touched by someone who has had one of these diseases or one of the many other diseases this research is aiming to cure. For more information, please see Stanford's Folding@Home website.
How can I join Overclock.net's team? Simply go here, download the program, and enter team number 37726 to start folding for our team. Post your folding name in this thread to receive the nifty folding icon in your postbit. This icon will appear approximately 24 hours after you have both completed your first work unit and have posted in that thread. Please do not post in this thread until your name appears on Stanford's site in the link above as it will cause potentially significant delays in getting your postbit info.
Why should I fold? What's in it for me? In addition to the knowledge that you're contributing to a very good cause, we offer contests and prizes to our folding team members.
I don't have a high powered folding farm. Can I still win prizes? Absolutely! We offer a team competition that's perfect for non-power folders. The folding power of each four person team is limited so no individual folder is too small to contribute.
What does it cost? The software is free, and there are no fees of any kind for participating in folding. If you fold 24/7 and/or have several computers folding, you will likely notice a small increase in your electric bill.

Here's the FAQ, and here's a thread dedicated to asking "Is folding worth it?"

Give it a thought! smile.gif Any contribution helps, your rig will do great, and it's a good feeling (many of us fold for loved ones who've succumbed to the various diseases Stanford is fighting) thumb.gif
post #12 of 27
and..your epeen gets REALLY big biggrin.gif
     
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post #13 of 27
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well my mom has has lung cancer for awhile (she has been through it 2 times now it keeps coming back ;'[) so i guess i will put the red dawn demon to work! so I will let you know how it goes!
post #14 of 27
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so where is the software for this and how do i set it up?
post #15 of 27
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so where is the software for this and how do i set it up?
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage

There is guide here in Overclockers care> Folding@home. Follow that.

Any problem ask.
post #16 of 27
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http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage
There is guide here in Overclockers care> Folding@home. Follow that.
Any problem ask.

so like this ?
post #17 of 27
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so i typed my name and the team(37726) and it says runing and shows my PPD so where do i have to post my name to get the folding icon by my name? and is this runing my x2 video cards and cpu?
post #18 of 27
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so like this ?

Yeah. More or less. You can also use HFM to monitor some things. To get your points under your name you have to complete 50k points and then edit your profile and insert your folding name.

Rig?
post #19 of 27
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Yeah. More or less. You can also use HFM to monitor some things. To get your points under your name you have to complete 50k points and then edit your profile and insert your folding name.
Rig?


so after i get 50k points i enter my name in folding team on profile? and what is FHM> ? and here do i get that are how do i find it? and does folding hurt my game playing ? like will i lag?
post #20 of 27
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so after i get 50k points i enter my name in folding team on profile? and what is FHM> ? and here do i get that are how do i find it? and does folding hurt my game playing ? like will i lag?



Here.

Its HFM.net. There are many articles by Zodac on these stuffs. Folding might hurt your gaming(lag). You can just turn off folding while gaming and keep it on rest of the time if games lag.
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