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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Distributed computing team?

    Hi all,

    We all have pretty highly spec'ed PCs, and some of us seem to have more than one! I was wondering if you guys would be willing to start up a HwC team? I'll list some projects to choose from. If anyone has any other ideas, I'll add them to the poll.

    ClimatePrediction - Climateprediction.net is the largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity.

    Folding@Home - 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.


    Seti@Home - SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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    Update 21/02/05:

    We have chosen Folding@Home!

    To join the team, you must do the following:

    1. Go to the Folding at home website and download the Folding@Home application*.
    2. Install the application.
    3. Enter your HwC alias as your user name (you don't need to register)
    4. In team number, type 34878 to join the HardwareCentral team.
    5. Then press enter to set the next few items to the defaults.
    6. You are now Folding!


    *The text-only client is much quicker than the GUI client. I therefore recommend you use the text-only application! To download the Windows version, click here:

    Text-only F@H app

    To view our Team scores (and your own individual scores) click here:

    Team HWC scores
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    Cheers,

    Nick
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    I've added the poll now - It'll close in 5 days (unless we have a clear winner immediately!), then after that, we can start crunching!
    Main PC: A64 3200+ | 1024MB Kingston RAM (Dual Channel) | WD 160GB | Seagate SATA 160GB w/NCQ | Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe | Connect3D ATi X800XL Pci-E | Coolermaster ATC-710 case | Antec NeoPower 480w PSU | Toshiba 27wl46 27" TFT

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    I'll go for Folding@Home
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    Folding at Home here too.

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    I'd say climate, since its so shagged up lately But if folding wins no problemo as well.
    R.I.P Rangeral, To one of HWC's best moderators and a great guy

    By the way, what does BTW stand for?

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    Climate could be interesting too.

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    ol' man is offline workin fingas to the bone
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    We used to have a seti team if I remember right. Even a forum for it too. What makes you think this one will last any longer? I am not giving up any time to help thoses loonies who are worried about the climate or alien signals. The folders have no idea what they are really doing. They are probably coming up with some new way to mutate the human race for all they know.

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    We already have a Folding@Home team too (check my sig )

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    I did seti for a while, maybe from this board? I'm almost positive it was through a forum board that I signed up on, but few years ago, and I suffer from CRS nowadays.

    Folding@home sounds interesting as well.

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    I've done folding before so folding it is. Funky interface aswell. Seti is rather dull.
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    I could dedicate 2 machines (p4 2.53 and P4 3.06@3.46 at anything which doesn't sound like seti. Folding has linux clients so it would be a good choice for me.
    Gilles Lussier

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    Climate! I want accurate beach weather predictions.

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    how fast are computers crunching seti packets these days? the last time i read anything about seti.. we were talking about how much faster the EB version of the P3 was in seti due to the 133mhz fsb
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    I'm up for climate prediction, but I'll have to see how my computer holds up to passive cooling first. I finally bought an Antec Phantom PSU and I'm gonna slap a ThermalTake Sonic Tower on my Athlon XP (I hope it stays at a reasonable temperature!). That's the entire system fanless. I'm gonna cut two holes in the top of the thing to let the convection currents do the work. Lets hope that's enough - wish me luck for tomorrow

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    Cool, we do have a folding team which is ranked about 600ish (out of 42,000)!

    We could resurrect that if you guys want?
    Main PC: A64 3200+ | 1024MB Kingston RAM (Dual Channel) | WD 160GB | Seagate SATA 160GB w/NCQ | Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe | Connect3D ATi X800XL Pci-E | Coolermaster ATC-710 case | Antec NeoPower 480w PSU | Toshiba 27wl46 27" TFT

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