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Just one question?

What is folding? they have been saying it about the HD2900XT...
ATI cards can be used to do computations. Folding @ Home is a distributed computing program where thousands of computers do the computing in one year it would take one computer thousands of years to do.

It is also the main reason why I went with the HD 2900XT over a similar Nvidia card.

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ATI cards can be used to do computations. Folding @ Home is a distributed computing program where thousands of computers do the computing in one year it would take one computer thousands of years to do.

It is also the main reason why I went with the HD 2900XT over a similar Nvidia card.

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OS Type Current TFLOPS* Active CPUs Total CPUs
Windows 1811906911728987
Mac /PowerPC 911060101430
Mac /Intel 15484015940
Linux 4224592232310
GPU 488193537
PLAYSTATION®3 50427834159524
Total 799259836 2241728
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??? dont understand
Well, which part don't you understand?
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Well, which part don't you understand?
Why is computations and cure for cancer linked *** is folding explain in simple terms and how does it help me if i fold ***???? thats wut i dont understand
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ATI cards can be used to do computations. Folding @ Home is a distributed computing program where thousands of computers do the computing in one year it would take one computer thousands of years to do.
That pretty much answers your questions or maybe you need to re-phrase the question better? They do computations on protein cells that they hope will give them a better understanding of how things work and maybe cure cancer. Still don't get it? A break down of your questions.

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Why is computations and cure for cancer linked
Go here and read that page. CLICK ME -> Folding@Home <- CLICK ME

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*** is folding explain in simple terms and how does it help me if i fold ***???? thats wut i dont understand
Go here and read that page. CLICK ME -> Folding@Home <- CLICK ME

Or if you're lazy just read this
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Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases

What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.

Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.

You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.

Folding@Home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems thousands to millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
Once you've decided to help humanity by sharing some of your GPU's processing power click here -> http://folding.stanford.edu/release/...1beta4-GPU.zip and start folding. OCN's team number is 37726. You'll get one of these below your avatar once you place in the top 1000.
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okay now thats what i mean
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The 2900XT is quite abit faster. But in turn the (cheaper) 8800GTS can match the 2900XT. But you X1900XTX has alot of life left in it. No need to sell it yet =]
AMEN! My x1900xtx ROARS. I wont be selling it for like 6 months! I love this thing.
    
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I have a X1900 Crossfire Edition Connect 3D graphics card (single) and this thing is amazing. I have it overclocked to X1900xtx speeds plus some and I get very good FPS. As soon as the new 8950 cards start coming out is when I will get a new card, until then I am going to sit back and enjoy the games that I can play now.
    
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I have a X1900 Crossfire Edition Connect 3D graphics card (single) and this thing is amazing. I have it overclocked to X1900xtx speeds plus some and I get very good FPS. As soon as the new 8950 cards start coming out is when I will get a new card, until then I am going to sit back and enjoy the games that I can play now.
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