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Folding@home team?
« on: April 12, 2020, 04:26:58 AM »
I mentioned in another post that I've spun up my Folding@home hardware to take on some COVID-19 related work units. While I am very well into FAH on the DSLReports.com Team Helix team, I'm curious if folks here would be interested in joining a Landzdown.com team?

Folding@home is a distributed computing project. Folks voluntarily donate hardware (computer processor and/or graphics card processor) to taking on parts of projects related to particular protein studies. These project pieces, called Work Units, are what are handed out to volunteers. For example, I have three graphics cards and two CPUs working on Work Units right now. When these WUs are done, the results are uploaded back to Folding@home, and my hardware waits for new WU assignments. If you're curious, I have two GTX 960s, one GTX 970, an Intel i7-6700K, and an Intel i7-5960X running this right now. Yes, they really warm up the place.

I wouldn't recommend running this on laptops - working on WUs generally means running your hardware at 100%, and laptops won't adequately cool under a continuous full workload. You also don't have to run this 100% of the time - you can set it to only work on things while your computer would typically be idle, and when you come back and start using it again the work will pause until things are idle again.

There's info about the project at https://foldingathome.org/. I'm happy to answer questions about Folding@home, and if there's interest from folks here to jump in on the project, I can set up a team so we can see how we're contributing. Again, I've been with the DSLReports.com Team Helix team for many years, so I won't be moving away from there, but I'm happy to set up a team for here and help out.

Use the poll over the next 14 days to let me know if you'd be interested. If there's a good showing, I'll work to make this happen.

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 05:02:11 AM »
I was/am already running on another team 37053. I am now the only one folding after all these years. Accrued points so far 3732805 WUs 8050 (not sure of end date). I have now another handle on that team. So far 20865 Points and WUs 42 since end of March till today 12 April. I am sure you can pick up both handles on that team.

I would be willing to switch over.  ;) ;)
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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 05:23:52 AM »
I've scrapped the poll and set up the team. I also changed my mind and moved my setup to fold for the LandzDown.com team.

Folding@home team ID 261265

https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/261265

Here we go!!

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 06:04:19 AM »
Switched over 3 PCs to 261265.   :) :) :) :)
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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 06:34:32 AM »
Awesome! If I could click to like your post, I would.

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 02:45:38 PM »
Thank you Aaron and Pierre75!  I wish I could participate but I have enough trouble keeping my 2008 devices with their old hardware running as it is. 


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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2020, 02:37:44 AM »
Gotcha - yeah, it's possible to limit the number of cores and things, but it does give the hardware a workout.

How about others? Our team's currently ranked 12,216 of 250,485 - would be excited to have you join!

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2020, 05:57:48 PM »
For those interested but not sure how to get started, I found this guide:  Configuration guide – Folding@home from Folding@Home.org. 


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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 02:04:56 AM »
Now at 9,184 of 250,964.

What questions can I answer that would help you decide whether to join or not?

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 03:39:42 PM »


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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 04:14:14 PM »
Thank you  :)

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 07:11:51 PM »
How about that -- my post resulted in xrobwx71 (Rob) joining both the team and LzD!  His intro topic is here:  Hello to All!.


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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2020, 11:10:54 PM »
Welcome to the forum and to the F@H team xrobwx71! With the 3 of us plugging away, our team is now 8,378 out of 251,165 :)

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2020, 01:25:27 PM »
I only wish I could have brought my 19Mil units with me but, I'll catch up. My home computer has 16 CPU cores and 2 GPU's working on it. +4 computers at work with various hardware configs.

All on Team https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/261265

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Re: Folding@home team?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2020, 04:30:54 PM »
Another Sysnative member joined the team!  He is a Sysnative Forum Moderator, BSOD Kernel Dump Expert and BSOD Academy Instructor Thanks, axe0! 


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