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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.
Oh very good point. Fortunately for this particular system everything is saved in serverland somewhere. All the workstation computers do very little except navigate the UI for the database. The only potential work lost is something that was being immediately worked on. But that is very limited in scope, maybe 5-10 minutes of time?

But yea I can definitely see it spiraling out of control. Especially computers running at 100% if they started crashing a lot.

I'm sure they could write the power bills off too as a type of charity.

Unfortunately this daydream shall never come true.
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Running the Unicore client on dual cores would only use up one of the cores... meaning it wouldn't necessarily be under 100% load.

No chance that talking to the guys in charge would allow you to Fold on them?
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I would love to see the day when we can all write off our folding bills as charitable work
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I would love to see the day when we can all write off our folding bills as charitable work
HAHA! Who's gonna be the first to buy a GTX590 and write it off on this year's taxes Hurry, you only got a few weeks to file.
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Please do not Fold on any computers that you do not have permission to Fold on. It is against the ToS of Stanford.
That is what I meant to say
But once your the IT it's fair game.


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Yeah, but then he said this:

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We don't have any IT guys on site and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't notice.
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Haha awesome work.
There's about 50 or so PCs at my collage with i7 930s and gts250s in them that id love to be able to fold on, but sadly the IT guys are always watching
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Haha awesome work.
There's about 50 or so PCs at my collage with i7 930s and gts250s in them that id love to be able to fold on, but sadly the IT guys are always watching
Hmmm you ever talk to the IT guys? They are generally pretty techy too. I bet they know what folding is.

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Running the Unicore client on dual cores would only use up one of the cores... meaning it wouldn't necessarily be under 100% load.

No chance that talking to the guys in charge would allow you to Fold on them?
Not a chance. We are out in Hawaii and the nearest tech center is Cali. Plus we would probably need about 50 people to approve the project. Then the investors would need to get involved. And then they would need to make a public announcement to strut their "giving back."

So entirely possible. But it would take an email from someone important to get the wheels turning I think. Even then it would probably cost too much to investigate the possible side effects.
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