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Man! Just found out folding works on our school computers!

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It's my last day in this class and i just found out that folding at home console version works here!

Normaly it doesn't let you download or install anything!

I'm not sure how well it would work though, but i think i could install it to my student folder which is stored on the network, and just have it run everytime i long on.

NExt year in my AP Comp Sci class i'll install it to everyone's folder and have a full room of P4s folding for team 37726 lol!

Not sure how good these are at folding though... it hasn't got a % done yet.
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Till the techs find out
    
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Ha, I thought about informing our tech guys in our computers labs about F@H and see if we could get all the school's computer labs folding all day.
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Till the techs find out
Which they did in my case... restricting me of any use on all the schools computers
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It does a number on the school districts power bill too!
    
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Psh people leave those computers on all the time as it is lol.

And i'm not sure that i could have it fold the entire time, with all the switching of classes that happen, each student having to log in with their own id and PW, and there would be no way to keep folding going throughout user switches.

I'm thinking next year i'll just bring the original console version on a usb drive or stick it in my student folder and fold while i am in the class or something.
And try to leave the computer on while folding lol.
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Psh people leave those computers on all the time as it is lol.

And i'm not sure that i could have it fold the entire time, with all the switching of classes that happen, each student having to log in with their own id and PW, and there would be no way to keep folding going throughout user switches.

I'm thinking next year i'll just bring the original console version on a usb drive or stick it in my student folder and fold while i am in the class or something.
And try to leave the computer on while folding lol.
I was actually thinking that at one point, our school has 300ish P4 2.6ghz dells that never shut off except summer and Christmas holidays. They all run off the servers setup so it wouldn't be hard, you'd just need to set a script to run it whenever a computer logs on, the only problems is, each computer only logs on for a class, and the teachers makes sure their all logged off. At once they log off the computers reset to its default state ... there has to be a way to save and keep folding each logon...
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although the computers stay on all the time they do have sleep and hibernation modes that they go into for power savings. having 300 computers running full load 24/7 eats up power pretty quick
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but think of all the wu's
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Stolen CPU cycles (F@H run without permission is stealing) reflects poorly on the F@H project overall and can land you in hot water

Additionally, BORGing is bad competitive spirit IMHO
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