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View Poll Results: Are you a member of the E-Goat Folding team?

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  • Yes - I have my computer Folding when ever its turned on

    16 29.63%
  • Yes - I only have my computer folding occasionally

    3 5.56%
  • I was, but can't be arsed with it any more

    4 7.41%
  • No - I have no interest in helping others

    3 5.56%
  • I have no idea what you're talking about

    28 51.85%
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  1. #1
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    E-Goat Folding Team - Using their PCs spare capacity to find medical cures

    I don't know if your aware of this project but here is some info.




    Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases

    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.
    You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.

    Folding@Home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems thousands to millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.


    So, I'm going to run this at home and have made up an e-goat team if anyone wants to join me.

    The PS T- shirt piccy is our team logo and the team page can be found here.

    Download the software here.


    Team number = 54234

    After install you just enter the team number and your away.


    NOTE : If you own a Playstation 3 you can also get in on the action. Folding at Home is built into your console so get crunching for a good cause.



    Official Team Page

    Team Stats
    Last edited by wobbly; 15-01-2008 at 21:16.
    Cheers

    Wobbly
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  2. #2
    monobrow Guest
    Downloaded....

    Always on the net here, and unlimited down/upload limits, so anything to help

  3. #3
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    Cheers mate. I'm currently at work and will download it when I get home at 7 ish.
    Cheers

    Wobbly
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  4. #4
    monobrow Guest
    According to the program, it's going to take 3 days to process a WU, with an athlon 3000+, being the avid gamer you are, probably have alot better CPU than me so will work quicker, but it's all for a good cause.

    current CPU usage 98%, but thats all to research when I'm just browsing the net!!! If I set it to normal behavior it doesn't go much higher than 15% but you can set a CPU % limit from 1% to 100%

    (just found the slider!!)
    Last edited by monobrow; 14-03-2007 at 06:37.

  5. #5
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    Normally I would think twice about changing teams when I've stuck with one for so long, but I believe my folding services would be better utilised here. Count me in.
    Apologies go to custompc as I will be leaving them in favour of a site closer to home.

  6. #6
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    I may posssibly being a bit retard here, But WTF are you lot on about. Explain to me in laymans terms, cos that lot may as well be written in Chineese

  7. Quote Originally Posted by wobbly View Post





    The PS T- shirt piccy is our team logo and the team page can be found here.[/FONT]

    Seeing as PS hasnt posted on here yet.....and he is on the Tshirt pic........does that mean Wobbly is PS???????!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #8
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    Hehehe, no mate, I just speak idiot quite nicely, I deal with them on a regular basis.

    Just blame Mad Collie, everyone else does.
    Cheers

    Wobbly
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  9. #9
    monobrow Guest
    I keep getting a problem with the program crashing my computer when it gets re-started..... any one got any ideas??

    Obviously not a cooling issue as I tried it after the pooter was off all night

  10. Quote Originally Posted by monobrow View Post
    I keep getting a problem with the program crashing my computer when it gets re-started..... any one got any ideas??

    Obviously not a cooling issue as I tried it after the pooter was off all night
    Well any of these intensive progs are a good way of testing stability of CPU cooling, Memory and Case cooling....

    I have had it running for the last 3 days constant with no crashes...one of the best i have found not to interfere with day to day use.


    Athlon 3200+ (Overclocked)
    1 Gig ram


    I used to get lockups all the time (always put it down to the BT Homehub) but now i have folding@home to save every 6 mins i get no lockups at all....

    Hope you sort it out.....

    Crack on..............
    We all die eventually, some of us look forward to it more than most.

    The RAF's future is OFFSHORE......BE the best.....Join the rest !!

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