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I was wondering if linuxforums.org would be interested in starting a folding@home team. As of now 85% of the folding users are running windows, and only 10% for linux. I ...
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    Linux Forums.org needs to start a folding@home team.


    I was wondering if linuxforums.org would be interested in starting a folding@home team. As of now 85% of the folding users are running windows, and only 10% for linux. I just think it would be cool to support the forums, and also get the forum users to put their idle machines to work for a good cause. Thanks..

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    wtf is folding@home?

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    I think it's something similar to SETI @ Home, where you donate your extra clock cycles to a project that's working on gene folding or something to that effect.
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    re: folding@home

    Exactly! folding@home.com for more information

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    That's a mailto link. Are you sure it's not foldingathome.com?

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    It's http://folding.stanford.edu/

    Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.

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    sure, the team number is 44942... put that in your client software to start contributing.

    I'll put up an official info page with more details at the weekend.

    J.

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    Re:

    Thank you, but would you like to put that information on the front page so linux users can start to "take over the world, pinky"

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    i'm still confused. but ill do whatever i can to help.....
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    Running some stuff now...pretty large job. It's disconcerting that the linux executable is an .exe file, but you can't have everything, I guess.
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