Join the Phandroid Folding@home Team! - 56k Warning


  1. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    Our Team # 157829

    Phandroid.com Folding@home Official Team Stats Page

    While I am at it, I’d like to thank everyone who contributes to this team effort by donating their unused processor cycles and as well as posting and helping out in this very thread.

    [​IMG]

    So what's the actual purpose of the folding team? Well it's not about folding laundry! Stanford University runs a distributed computing program called Folding@home and its goal is to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases. That last part, related diseases, is what this is really all about; it's what nearly 3,000,000 processors are doing and that is helping to find cures to various forms of cancer.

    From the Folding@Home home page:

    "Proteins are biology's workhorses- its "nanomachines." Proteins help your body break down food into energy, regulate your moods, and fight disease. Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." While protein folding is critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology much of the process remains a mystery.
    When proteins do not fold correctly (misfolding), there can be serious health consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, AIDS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many cancers.
    If we better understand protein misfolding we can design drugs and therapies to combat these illnesses."

    How does the Phandroid Folding team work? Basically you download a small program or client that once installed will utilize your processor’s ‘unused’ cycles to work on folding. Unused cycles? Simply put, it is the portion of you processor that isn’t doing any work, so if it’s running at 80% while you game, the other 20% goes to folding. It does this on the fly and will not interfere with your gaming or other computer usage. The clients run either in the background or as a screen saver, only folding when the computer is idle.

    [​IMG]

    What are the requirements to run it? Whatever processor you use needs to be able to complete the work units on time which can usually be done on a processor running at 1GHz or faster. Even better are the new generation of graphics cards which support CUDA (Nvidia) or OpenCL (AMD) parallel computing models. The faster your machine is, the better. You will score more points and help our team climb up to the top ranks.

    You can download the client here.

    Advertisement
    :
    sfbloodbrother and johnlgalt like this.
  2. The_Game21x

    The_Game21x Active Member

    Wow, this sounds like a really good cause. It has convinced me to go onto my computer and run the program. Count me in.
    PaulMcCartney likes this.
  3. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Welcome to the team. :)
    champspower likes this.
  4. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Stuck.

    I might well join up once my new GPU arrives and is installed. :)
  5. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    Great! :) We need all the help we can get. I see many people here have very powerful rigs. That would be great to have all of them on the team. :)
  6. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member

    I was trying to help, just installed and when running got this error.

    [​IMG]
  7. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    What are your specs?
  8. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member

    My Specs;

    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]
  9. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

  10. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member


    Just added to previous post
  11. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member

    Got a new error now

    [​IMG]
  12. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

  13. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member

  14. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

  15. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member


    No this really didnt help, now everytime i load a new webpage the screen flickers black
  16. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    That's strange.. Did you restart your computer after the installation?
  17. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    Whoa... I did a Google search and that seems to be a common problem with GeForce 9500 GPUs... :(

    I'll keep searching for a solution. Hold on.
  18. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member

    iv just removed all the new software, uninstalled my gfx card drivers, just re downloading the old driver
  19. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

  20. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Now up and running on my new HD 5850. I've lowered the CPU usage nicely, and once I'm satisfied that it's still stable I may add another client to make use of the Phenom X4.
    PaulMcCartney likes this.
  21. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    Nice! I hear that card will get you nearly 5,000 PPD (points per day)! So far, you are the most powerful member on the team. Welcome aboard. :)
  22. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Hopefully you'll notice them in the team stats soon, although I'm not running 24/7 yet. Still tweaking..... ;)
  23. PaulMcCartney

    PaulMcCartney Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I'm gonna fire up my PS3 and start folding with that as well. :)
Loading...

Share This Page