MacRumors Team Folding

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by rockandrule, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Well, I joined up guys. But errrmmmm.... now what? I'm just kind of confused on the whole project and what exactly I'm doing for it. But hey, I'm on the team!
     
  2. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    I never understood the point of "folding". So pointless :rolleyes:
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #3
    Did you read the Folding@Home FAQ, including the first link to the Pande group site?
     
  4. rockandrule thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I read both links but still don't really know what's going on haha. All I know is that it is for a good cause, so I'm down. Plus, their not testing on animals so it's a big plus for me.
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I just joined up also, putting all those spare G4 CPU cycles to work....not sure how many I can spare, come to think of it. Now a MBP, that thing could FOLD!
     
  6. rockandrule thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, yeah it could! I'm running my girlfriend's Dual 2.0GHz G5 on it right now. I'd use my PowerBook but it's only hooked up online every once in a while.
     
  7. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    You don't need to be online to Fold. The only time you need to go online is to dl/ul work units. My PB 1.33 runs 24/7 Folding.
     
  8. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    pointless....

    ....sorta like rain forests and polar ice caps. what a waste....

    time to go club a seal or eat lunch. can't decide which.
     
  9. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    #9
    I could say the same about your post.

    I think its a worthwhile endeavor. I happen to do SETI though, not folding. At least till I get 1000 units done on SETI. Thats my goal.
     
  10. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Both offcourse! First club the seal, then you have lunch, a nice seal sandwich! :D
     

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