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Offline Jim

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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2008, 06:52:14 AM »
I'm in on the folding project, it works pretty smoothly on windows and get a cool molecule folding screen saver.
I find the easiest way to get feedback is to right click on the litle icon in the system tray, this seems much better feedback than the website.
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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2008, 07:09:47 AM »
ALRIGHT! First work unit complete! 1760 points. (Whatever that indicates) YES! I RULE! BIOLOGY IS MINE!
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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2008, 07:39:52 AM »
Looks like the SETI@Home team is working now too.  We've got three members, so it looks like people can join.
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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2008, 09:56:27 AM »
If you're running SETI@home you can download Crunch3r's CPU optimized apps here, there's also BOINC clients with added features like CPU Affinity. By running optimized apps you should be able to get higher benchmark results and therefore more credits.
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2008, 05:57:55 PM »
cool, just joined.  The other app I consistently run is Einstein@Home, so I should probably setup a team for that too

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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2008, 06:00:06 PM »
Einstein@Home team:

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/team_display.php?teamid=8911


And the other program I run, to help CERN: LHA@HOME

http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/create_account_form.php?teamid=3493

Just added one for Rosetta@Home too, I find BoincStats actually makes this a bit easier.  Just search for "Skeptic" and you'll find the teams.

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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2008, 10:03:07 PM »
cool, I'm in the SGU team on bionic. I was looking though some of the other teams. Right now the church of satan is kicking our ass.  But I was impressed that there are about 10,000 teams on it.

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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2008, 10:30:11 PM »
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I win Folding@Home.  First unit is complete.

I noticed that, you fargin bastage!

OK, I'm not so magnanimous as to give up CPU cycles to this silliness; but I do love a Johnny Dangerously reference. Fargin iceholes!

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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2008, 11:16:04 PM »
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OK, I'm not so magnanimous as to give up CPU cycles to this silliness; but I do love a Johnny Dangerously reference. Fargin iceholes!


Okay, so I'm in bioinformatics and I'm biased, but I don't think this stuff is silliness.  There are actually lots of biological questions that are difficult or impossible to study in "reality" and simulation is an important tool.

For a more detailed explanation of why simulation is important, this biotech podcast has an interview with some folding@home researchers.
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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2008, 12:04:30 AM »
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OK, I'm not so magnanimous as to give up CPU cycles to this silliness; but I do love a Johnny Dangerously reference. Fargin iceholes!


Newsflash!  Stop the presses!  Skidoo and I disagree on something!  :P  
In other news, hell continues to be hot and John Edward is still a douche!

  I could see how seti could, from a certain perspective, be considered silly (though i wouldn't agree), but folding@home is good science that couldn't be carried out any other way.
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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2008, 12:36:08 AM »
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OK, I'm not so magnanimous as to give up CPU cycles to this silliness; but I do love a Johnny Dangerously reference. Fargin iceholes!

Newsflash!  Stop the presses!  Skidoo and I disagree on something!  :P  
In other news, hell continues to be hot and John Edward is still a douche!

  I could see how seti could, from a certain perspective, be considered silly (though i wouldn't agree), but folding@home is good science that couldn't be carried out any other way.

OK, fine: It's not exactly silly. But I do love a Johnny Dangerously reference.

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« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2008, 09:14:17 AM »
Cool I have the podcast to listen to tonight on the way home, I see our team is jumping up the rankings, seeing as I'm out a lot of the weekend, I've cranked the thing up to max :-)
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« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2008, 03:37:43 PM »
Just a reminder to some people who may not be aware of it, but the PS3 has a Folding@Home client, and they are a friggen workhorse.

If you are a lucky PS3 owner, maybe fire it up now and then. :)

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« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2008, 04:07:53 PM »
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Just a reminder to some people who may not be aware of it, but the PS3 has a Folding@Home client, and they are a friggen workhorse.

If you are a lucky PS3 owner, maybe fire it up now and then. :)


No freakin' way!  How cool is that?

Check out the folding@home PS3 FAQ.  
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Now in 2006, we are looking forward to another major advance in capabilities. This advance utilizes the new Cell processor in Sony’s PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) to achieve performance previously only possible on supercomputers. With this new technology (as well as new advances with GPUs), we will likely be able to attain performance on the 20 gigaflop scale per computer.

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It seems that the PS3 is more than 10X powerful as an average PC.

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How do I get a copy of Folding@home for the PS3?
If you have PS3 system version 1.6 or later, you will see a Folding@Home icon in the Network column of the XMB (PS3 menu). Just click on the icon and that's it. If you don't have 1.6 or later, please perform a system upgrade.

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Can I change the donator name and team number?
Press triangle while in the visual client to change your username and team number.


as a reminder, the SGU team number is 101561
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« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2008, 04:27:11 PM »
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Just a reminder to some people who may not be aware of it, but the PS3 has a Folding@Home client, and they are a friggen workhorse.

If you are a lucky PS3 owner, maybe fire it up now and then. :)
Yeah... but... PS3's suck...  :P
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