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Posted: 11/9/2008 6:38:46 AM
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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 throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved. "

Our team stats page, click here.
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Install Guide:

Download client, click here:

upon install:
  1. enter in team 40965
  2. Enter your arfcom nick name.
  3. Program will finish install.
  4. On your desktop the program is called FAHControl. Run this.
  5. It will download a "work unit" and the start processing it, you will notice your PC fans kick on.
  6. its all automatic from here, just let it run as long as you can. If you need to pause there is a control button on the taskbar, looks like multicolored blobs. Right click to show controls.
another install guide is here.
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Some things to know:
  • This will make use of 100% of your processor and GPU. You may experience a higher electrical bill, and wear and tear on your PC due to heat, so make sure your fans are clean and working.
  • How many PPD (points per day) can I expect from my PC with what GPU? est. (you can also double or triple these numbers with SLI or Crossfire)(ATI cards show low numbers, they are not optimized for folding and use more power)
    • 800 ppd, ATI 4650
    • 2000 ppd, Nvidia GT220
    • 5,000 ppd, Nvidia 8800GT
    • 5,000 ppd, Nvidia 9800GT
    • 6000 ppd, ATI 5870m laptop
    • 7800 ppd, Nvidia GTS 450
    • 8000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 285
    • 9000 ppd, ATI 7970
    • 12,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 450
    • 12,500 ppd, Nvidia GTX 560
    • 15,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 295
    • 18,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 570
    • 20,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 580
    • 27,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 590
    • 28,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 660
    • 37,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 660Ti
    • 37,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 670
    • 44,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 680
    • ??,000 ppd, Nvidia GTX 690
    • ??,000 ppd, Nvidia Titan
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Posted: 12/18/2008 10:15:02 AM
Joined we need more folders.
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OOPS! Double tap. Getting more coffee to compensate.

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Originally Posted By StewartTR:
Joined we need more folders.


More info please. I have two desktops sitting idle.
One fairly decent box. One old horse and buggy PIII. Both running W2K

Assigned two desktops to it. One pretty good Dell and one ancient HP.

ZM

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Posted: 12/18/2008 12:31:56 PM
crap, already joined Ubuntu fah group...

I also stopped my program from running...using alot of cpu on a P4...not sure how much P4s can take. I dont want this one going down.

Anyone care to share info on how much processors can take?
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Posted: 12/18/2008 12:34:11 PM
I'm already there.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 12:36:37 PM
Originally Posted By Headlice:
crap, already joined Ubuntu fah group...

I also stopped my program from running...using alot of cpu on a P4...not sure how much P4s can take. I dont want this one going down.

Anyone care to share info on how much processors can take?


they can go 24-7, actually its beneficial to them to remain at a constant temperature. Less constricting and expanding.

But a P4 will eat your electric bill up pretty quickly.

If you have a newer Nvidia graphics card you can run folding on it and it blows CPUs and PS3's out of the water.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 12:37:23 PM
In.

Crunching with my Nvidia 280GTX.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 12:45:28 PM
Joined on one of my work machines. I could probably get another 30 servers running over the holidays, but then I'd have to clean them up before we come back January. But I'll see what I can do.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 1:30:58 PM
on on my ps3.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 2:12:37 PM
I assume I will show up on the team page when my PC starts turning in WU's?
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Posted: 12/18/2008 2:17:20 PM
The CPU client runs at a very low priority. Even though you cpu usage shows near 100% you won't notice much slow down as the client gives up it's time for higher priority programs.

The GPU client is the most productive if you have a newer kick but video card you should look into it.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 2:18:04 PM
Originally Posted By schizrade:
I assume I will show up on the team page when my PC starts turning in WU's?


Yes I could be a while before you turn in a work unit depending on how fast your PC is.

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Posted: 12/18/2008 2:40:30 PM
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Originally Posted By StewartTR:
Originally Posted By schizrade:
I assume I will show up on the team page when my PC starts turning in WU's?


Yes I could be a while before you turn in a work unit depending on how fast your PC is.



Already dropped one, Time to check.

Hmmm, noting yet, they probably recalculate every day.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 7:33:14 PM
Sweet, 3 done.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 8:20:06 PM
Good work guys!

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Downloaded and Joined, processing now.
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Posted: 12/18/2008 9:13:52 PM
Originally Posted By SplatSTi:
Ok im a tard, what do I download?


http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download
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Originally Posted By gaspain:
Originally Posted By SplatSTi:
Ok im a tard, what do I download?


http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download


I might as well put this dual core to work, I should load it up on a few more machines too.
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Posted: 12/19/2008 6:59:31 AM
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Yes! I have one machine running 2 GPU clients, 1 CPU client and 1 SMP client.

My other machine is running 1 GPU client, 1 CPU client and 1 SMP client. I have also put it on a couple machines at work.

I'm thinking about adding a nother 4850 to my secnd machine and running two GPU clients on it as well.
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Posted: 12/19/2008 12:33:19 PM
Wow, this GPU client is fast on my 280GTX. I am cranking out 1 WU every 1.5-2 hours.
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Posted: 12/19/2008 12:51:27 PM

My Dell, 2.2ghz Celeron, 1GB RAM W2K, will be finished at about noon Saturday.

The ancient HP, 1ghz PIII, 256mb RAM W2K, will be finished on Dec 31. This isn't the fastest computer on the block, but it's stable and reliable.
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Posted: 12/19/2008 4:03:01 PM
This may sound like a dumb question... but is the folding at home project producing measurable results?

If not, do they know what kind of time-frame to expect some results?

Or does it not work like that?
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Posted: 12/19/2008 4:05:57 PM
It has already returned results. I will try to dig up some links and post them.
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