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lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003




Remember donating your spare CPU cycles to Stanford's protein folding program? That was the cool thing to do in the early 2000's.

Is anyone still doing it for team SA?

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tiaz
Jul 1, 2004

PICK UP THAT PRESENT.


Yeah, though anyone contributing with a gpu is wildly outperforming me. Go little arm sbc go!

a dmc delorean
Jul 2, 2006

Live the dream


You can "mine" "meme currency" "Banano" with folding @ home so I'm guessing it's had a recent resurgence?

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010




Gun Saliva

i had it installed on some work servers and left them there when i quit

dunno if they're still cranking or not

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004

Every idiot can count to one.


Cancer still exists wtf! :mad:

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

huh, i swear i thought cancer was over. covid is the new thing right?

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010




Gun Saliva

the cubans invented a vaccine that protects vs some lung cancers

main problem with cancer is there's not just one kind it's like 10,000,000 diseases all with the same name

numberoneposter
Feb 19, 2014



my GPU is mining ETH you idiot

GolfHole
Feb 26, 2004



we found aliens and stopped, what tyool are you living in

Bags Fly at Noon
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.







Food $200
Data $150
Rent $800
100 PS3ís running F@H 24/7 since 2006 $25000

Someone good at the economy please help my family is dying

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Nah all the disgusting computer nerds now mine cryptocurrency lmao

tiaz
Jul 1, 2004

PICK UP THAT PRESENT.


Chinatown posted:

huh, i swear i thought cancer was over. covid is the new thing right?

it is and many WUs over the past year have been relevant to covid research

turns out protein is in more things than just cancer. much to think about

Dumb Sex-Parrot
Dec 24, 2020



I used to but my computer started randomly restarting when doing it a few years ago, so I haven't done much lately.

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Official Forums Path of Exile Expert


shouldn't computers have doubled in power like 15x since folding at home started. what happened to moors law, this folding poo poo should be easy to solve on our ultra 5000ghz PCs

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Moore's law hasn't been true for a while now I think lol

Not that it ever was an actual law and not a number of coincidences

lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003




Rutibex posted:

shouldn't computers have doubled in power like 15x since folding at home started. what happened to moors law, this folding poo poo should be easy to solve on our ultra 5000ghz PCs

I'm going to install F@H on my samsung smart fridge

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004

Every idiot can count to one.


I run a diesel generator so I can fold proteins for cancer.

Bags Fly at Noon
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.







Foldeez@Home

SniperWoreConverse
Mar 20, 2010




Gun Saliva

lite_sleepr posted:

I'm going to install F@H on my samsung smart fridge

Honestly if you have to have a smart appliance sideloading something useful to monopolize the bullshit is worth doing

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981





OP i do still fold my laundry

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


no I finished folding it sorry

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Rutibex posted:

shouldn't computers have doubled in power like 15x since folding at home started. what happened to moors law, this folding poo poo should be easy to solve on our ultra 5000ghz PCs

They did all the easy stuff first.

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million.


Wedge Regret

I used Folding@home on my PS3 for years until they shitcanned it.

Its been out for a long time but has anything come out of it yet?

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


Katamari Democracy posted:

I used Folding@home on my PS3 for years until they shitcanned it.

Its been out for a long time but has anything come out of it yet?

popularizing distributed computing could count as a thing...given, y'know, everything.

poverty goat
Feb 15, 2004




Katamari Democracy posted:

I used Folding@home on my PS3 for years until they shitcanned it.

Its been out for a long time but has anything come out of it yet?

Yes, they switched gears to covid research early last year and did a ton of modeling of the spike protein that produced important papers last year. There was a big surge in interest w/ everyone home from work and for a little while last year it was the most powerful supercomputer on earth. I jumped in for a few weeks w/ my 2070 and now I'm beating almost every goon who ever mined for team 150 back in the day.

Hasturtium
May 19, 2020

A VAST WIFE WING CONSPIRACY

I still throw work units to SAís Einstein@Home team, though in the past few months Iíve changed my desktops around and havenít done it as much. Hopefully Iíll get back into the swing of it soon.

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



there's a guy in the costco thread who is running folding@home out of like 30 chest freezers in his basement it's just all protein folding

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beer gas canister
Oct 30, 2007

W E L C O M E T O M Y C U S T O M T I T L E ! ! !


Plaster Town Cop

Yep been crunching numbers for COVID since spring 2020 with Team SA. 12 million points or something now :confuoot:

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