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Folding time: Encourage people to fold

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This thread is an attempt to get people on OCN to fold.

OCN is about to move up ranks, i know to most people some don't really care, but there are some people that do. I noticed over the time since i've been here that there are several people that don't fold. What ever your reasons may be i'm sure you have them. Now if you're one of those people that leave their computer on all day, i would like to encourage to installing a folding client, to make use of your computer while you are not using it. There is no real harm to you and you are helping the community.

Now there are a lot of new comers who don't really know what folding is so may new comers don't fold.

From the stanford site:
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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.
From Taeric's sticky thread:
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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.
so if you're already folding then Good. If you're not and if you'd like to try pay a visit to:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...need-know.html

and Thanks for your time
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We do need more folders as production has dipped a little in the last couple of days
    
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i got my dad to start folding!

whether he knows it or not haha
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I'm going to configure linux smp this weekend I want to crack the top 10 producers again soon. Too friggin' bad that ATI folding isn't working correctly.
    
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I'm beginning to wonder how they are reporting over there...
It was wacked a few days or so ago and I've still not gotten any reported WUs added to my score!
    
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i got my dad to start folding!

whether he knows it or not haha
lol. Does he pay the electricity bill? If he does you might want to tell him
    
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I'm beginning to wonder how they are reporting over there...
It was wacked a few days or so ago and I've still not gotten any reported WUs added to my score!
The Duke,
I will PM you a client.cfg file that you should be able to download from your linux box and place in your folding directory. I will make sure it is configured to add points to your correctly.
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Thanks Knitelife.. not sure I'll know what to do with it

GET FOLDING PEOPLE!
    
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Thanks Knitelife.. not sure I'll know what to do with it

GET FOLDING PEOPLE!
just stick it in your folding directory and fire up folding as normal
    
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