Well put Eneterprise, and a great message too.
My dad first got me into folding when he built a PC for us back in 1999. Yes, i was 8 and had an interest in biochemistry through distributed computing then
, and he used to leave the beige P3 mechine on 24/7 the same as i leave my Quad + GPU on now. However i have recently started folding again seriously after my great grandad (a WW2 veteran) died of cancer, and when i think of people like Enterprise and the many others like him. As he so well put it, you may even be folding for yourself one day!
Something struck me the other day. The GPU client gets me about 100 more PPD over the SMP alone. However
im sure that my contribution to the cause has increased much more due to the nature of parallel processing. So i'm still very happy with the GPU2 client, and GPU folding in general.
I'm in the process of building a 2nd PC for folding. Thinking of adding an ATI 3xxx series for GPU folding, as it only has a measily 3.4 P4 in there, and my dad is working on a new Quad core rig for him + the business. I'm going to ask him to fold for 37726 and
the casue on it. (also going to overclock it for him
). We also own 3 shops, there are a few recent dual core rigs in there that i can install at least 1 f@h single thread on (won't slow it down too much) each. There are a few laptops that the staff use, i have allready 'hidden' a f@h thread on one as an experiment (only runs when not on battery). yeilds about 300ppd.
Back to the point, i think everyone should fold. I understand that alot or people can't or don't want to fold 24/7 but anything you can contribute will make the difference. Please fold for each other, this is a great idea and this thread has got through to me.
The most shocking fact in this thread is that i learned Enterprise is 19! Please don't take offense to this but i thought you were much older. Maybe it's your post count. This means you made (on average) 1886 posts per year, since you were 0.