Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan
I really dont know why I dont. Dont feel like getting confused setting it up. I guess I dont really have good faith or hope, I mean how many thousands of people fold and what cure or help has come from it? I just dont feel like me folding would really help anyone.
Just a thought. You might want to check out this link.
The Stanford site is posting results. However, as in all research the gains take time and sometimes are small. In addition, even with all the people folding in the world, it's still not enough. There is so much research to do and that's why the gpu folding has come into play. The ATI 1900 series video cards with special drivers written for the folding program, can fold 20-30 times faster than the current batch of cpu cores.
I understand the skepticism and possibly the lack of wanting to allow your rig to run 24/7 and all. But folding will help, in the near future, some folks and that will only get better over the long haul. As to the confusion issue. If you have Windows XP Home or Pro, it's very easy. At the Stanford site, download the 5.04 Graphical version, answer a couple of questions like a name that Stanford can identify you with and most importantly add "37726" in the dialog box for Tean OCN. That's it. The prgram will download, install, run, upload and re-download Work Units (WU's) automatically. If you're on a dial up, the program will try uploading the completed WU's, but if you're not connected it will wait. When you do connect, the program will then upload and download a new WU. Usually it takes about 15 minutes or so, depending on the dial up speed.
That's all it takes...
I hope this helped, :-)