Folding featured on Apple.com

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Bob Knob, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Its been up there a while.


    Though its not suprising that Noah Johnson was interviewed and of coarse his site was linked and mentioned several times...

    Though I can dispute this 100%
    I know for a fact thats a load of crap.
    I've seen people who have mostly Mac Os X computers ask what is the best windows client... thats crap.


    Its great there is a place we can find information about folding on apple... but no one even mentions...
    The Apple Computer Folding Team!

    Ahhh!

    My EYES!

    Ahh!
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm glad they finally got some recognition for their efforts.

    As far as a Mac team using Windows clients to gain points: To thine ownself be true.
     
  3. Mustang Mac macrumors regular

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    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Citing a piece of misinformation in a story is not the same as casting the first stone. We've never claimed to be 100% Mac folders - this article, however, seems to make this claim.

    Unclear language aside, it's a good article for Mac folding...
     
  5. Mustang Mac macrumors regular

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    What portion of the story is misinformation? I think 'seems' is your key point. Beauty is all in the eye of the beholder. Is the glass half empty or half full?

    Apple, Microsoft, Dell, etc. are all masters of unclear language. We all know about Steve Jobs and his 'reality distortion field'. Agreed it is an excellent article for the advancement of folding on the Mac platform. Keep on folding on!
     
  6. Sailfish macrumors regular

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    Damm, I'm good!

    Folding Evangelist for Team Mac OS X #1971

    :cool:
     
  7. susato macrumors newbie

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    Sailfish, what are you standing out there taking credit for? :rolleyes: Can't really blame him, the limelight feels grrrreat. :D

    While we're looking forward to a big influx to the MacOS X team, it stands to reason that many Mac users with an existing affiliation will be looking for Folding teams on their favorite sites. This could be a big boost for all of us.

    I hear welcome mats rolling out all over the Apple community... banner announcements unfurling on home pages...

    Get ready, ALL Mac-centric Folding teams - It's SHOW TIME!

    susato
    Good fun, good folding, good people, in a good cause
    Folding@Home at Team MacOS X
     
  8. familyte macrumors member

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    Time to put those G5s to Work,

    Fold on my Mac Friends.
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    When did this become the new Team Mac Os X board?

    :eek:

    What the hell team members, can you frikken post or what? :mad:


    I'm not sure what you are trying to do... recruit our team members or put out the notion that Folding is for Mac... even though we have our own team...

    Uhh...
     
  10. familyte macrumors member

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    Sounds appropriate to the above post.
     
  11. familyte macrumors member

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    You know I find it so I ironic that you seem to follow any and all of my post with a negative comment or two, and I have to ask you WHY?

    We should all be overjoyed that that Apple played up Folding at Home on their website. Hopefully this will bring more people into the fold. And I don't believe that we visit your site to rummage away your teammates, in fact this thread was started by one of your own teammates...

    Cool down, I just felt that enough was enough with comments like this...
    Peace, Spread the word, and Fold on.
     
  12. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Both of you chill out.

    Macman, sometimes you just have to let stuff go and not keep responding.

    ken, moderate your own forum.
     
  13. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    When I look at the Apple's folding site it is mentioning Xgrid and has a link to it. After reading a bit about Xgrid I couldn't help thinking that you could fold with an Xgrid, one WU with more procs. But I thought that this wasn't possible! Does anyone know the latest about this?!
     
  14. familyte macrumors member

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    Unfortunately not with folding. Lets say CPU One is working on the first step of a WU, then CPU Two relies on the that info to work on the second step. Step Two couldn't be work on until step one is completed. A catch 22 of sorts.

    But you just never know what the Pande Group may compile NeXt. :)
     
  15. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    That I knew, that's why I found it strange that Apple posted links to Xgrid to it. Just asking, maybe something had changed!

    Fold on!
     

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