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What is this folding I keep hearing about.. Ive check a fewq pages here but cannot seem to catch on.. what exactally is it?
post #2 of 14
Folding, takes idle cpu time to process information.
In case of SETI , the cpu processes the sound from the radars.
In case of folding@home , it think it processes molecules , but i'm not sure.
I bet Taeric will show up in this thread
post #3 of 14
Basically, your CPU (or\\and GPU if you have an x1900 series) fold protein strands to help scientists understand what causes illneses and helps them develop drugs to combat this.
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well its a program which folds protein chains and then sends the results back to the people who do the F@H thingy (stanford uni i think) to help cure diseases

for us its a very good way of using empty clock cycles and also allows us to compete with others globally

someone surely can add a little more to this...
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So..... if im understanding correctly.. I would download the prog.. and connect to lets say stanford and basically let them use my PC along with however many others out there to process their reseach faster correct?
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Yes.
let them use my PC
they can't control your pc , but you're borrowing cpu time yes
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So..... if im understanding correctly.. I would download the prog.. and connect to lets say stanford and basically let them use my PC along with however many others out there to process their reseach faster correct?
well sorta, however they dont use your pc, you just run the program and it folds using any empty clock cycles. you then send the results of this to stanford (prog does it itself) and you can set it so you are in a team. you put the oc.net team number in and your stats get added to ours and we compete globally against other teams
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You run their program.

It uses whatever cpu time you aren't using (Say your listening to some music, on FF, and on AIM....4% - it'll use 96%. When your needs go up, it'll lay back and let you take it.) to fold proteins. Helps scientists and such with diseases.

Simple as I could explain it.
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Ok so what is...Folding Team Rank: 241 that in your avatar?
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whats the team ###
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