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Bahahah. I just had a random idea to start folding at work. I don't have any admin privleges or anything so I wasn't sure it would work.

But it does! Core Duo 3000 getting about 2700-3000 PPD.

But then it makes me sad. Our company has about 7000 employees. That's _7000_ computers that could be folding!! Our stuff isn't CPU intensive at all.

Woe the day I ever become a server admin.

So, we also have a server in the back room with a couple of racks. I have access to the physical room but not to the IP. Can I plug a laptop in or something and start it folding? That would be hilarious.

We don't have any IT guys on site and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't notice.

P.S. I hate my job.
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I will love you if you become the IT/admin person!
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
I will love you if you become the IT/admin person!
LOL 1 million points a day? My dad is the only person in his office that has a Core 2 Quad and a 9500gt. I tried folding with the 9500gt for OCN, but it failed .
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post #4 of 18
My last job I had almost every computer in the office folding... made a million points really quickly

Workstations that has FX4800s and 4core Xeons
post #5 of 18
Please do not Fold on any computers that you do not have permission to Fold on. It is against the ToS of Stanford.
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post #6 of 18
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Quote:
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LOL 1 million points a day? My dad is the only person in his office that has a Core 2 Quad and a 9500gt. I tried folding with the 9500gt for OCN, but it failed .
2,100,000 per day. It really kind of blows my mind. This is just one company out of thousands! Although I suppose not all of them have 7,000 computers.

We contract out our IT to Fidelity Information Systems. Someone should know someone! We can apply a little grease to the wheels.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zodac View Post
Please do not Fold on any computers that you do not have permission to Fold on. It is against the ToS of Stanford.
Oh whoops. :9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zodac View Post
please do not fold on any computers that you do not have permission to fold on. It is against the tos of stanford.
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oh whoops. :9
owned!
post #8 of 18
Wow.. 7,000 computers folding.

Even if it was only unicore so it wouldn't affect peoples' workflow and multitasking.
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post #9 of 18
i fold on my laptop at work through the PUBLIC ACCESS WIFI and it's just on unicore, it's cool!!!!!
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Wow.. 7,000 computers folding.

Even if it was only unicore so it wouldn't affect peoples' workflow and multitasking.
It wouldn't necessarily affect workflow but it would make an impact on the electricity bill for the company. It could also bring to light instabilities in the hardware, and if a work PC crashed and lost critical data due to folding, someone would be in mucho troubles. Hence it's not advisable to do it without permission.
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