Anyone know when we will be done?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by jethroted, Apr 18, 2003.

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    jethroted

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    How close are we to finishing all the folding? Does anyone have a % of how much we have completed? 50%, 80%? Is it never ending? Will there always be folding to do?
     
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    I don't think there's any short-term goal in sight. I think as long as protein folding is not understood completely there will still be a need for F@H.

    Maybe 10-20 years from now...who knows.
     
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    What was the milestone they reached last year?

    Was it that the first of the proteins was completely analysed?
     
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    Oh god. I don't know if I can keep this up for 20 more years. I think we just need to get more done now. I'm gonna have to find some more computers to start folding....:rolleyes:
     
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    hehe, no one expect you to keep the computers aroung can you imagine baby's saying 'look at macrumors team folding, all they have are G4's and 970's, HAHAHAHAHA' :rolleyes: :D


    It all depends on how many different protiens they want analyzed.

    Well we finally maped our genome totally, so I mean there are few things people with computers can't do. But there is no current 'we will be done' by or when ____ is completed.
     

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