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PostSubject: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:41 pm


Folding@Home studies protein folding or more specifically protein misfolding, and the related diseases that can occur. Such diseases include Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE) Disease, CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parksinson's, and may other diseases including cancer.

By participating in the F@H program, your computer or PlayStation 3 essentially becomes part of a global super computer. Each additional computer brings the program closer to their goals.

To participate in the BAKA Folding@Home Team, complete the following steps:

1.Download and install the Folding@Home client. The system should automatically refer you to the most appropriate download based on your browser settings, or you can click the links below for direct access.
◦Windows XP, 2003, or Vista; Mac OS X 10.4+; Linux
◦High performance (SMP & GPU) clients - Windows only
◦Sony PlayStation 3

2.For Windows users, all you need to do is run the setup file and enter in your username when it asks for it. For OS X and Linux users when you first run the either client, you will be asked for your user name. Enter in your username that you use on the BAKA Forum. It is case sensitive, so make sure it is correct.
User names should only include alphanumeric characters or an underscore.

3.This only applies for Mac and Linux installations: After entering your user name into the client you will be asked for your team number. The BAKA F@H Team number is 191899. After entering this in, any work units will be returned for Team BAKA.

4.Run F@H whenever you can! If you go out of town, leave your computer on and running F@H. If you go to sleep, leave your computer on and running F@H. If you still have questions, need help getting a client running, or simply want to discuss things feel free to post questions on this thread, and i will reply as soon as possible.


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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:06 pm

Hey, pretty cool, I can get behind this.

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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:11 pm

WOW, that was a fast reply.
Plese do get behind this project, the more people there are, the better.


now, if only we could get all of the univercitys pc's running this too Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:38 pm

Well, my course is cell and molecular biology, of course im going to do it. Though my computer seems a bit slow, its only done 2 of 100. I wonder if I can make it act like a screensaver? That would be pretty cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:44 pm

try using the GPU version, it has a nice visulisation.
the GPU is more effective at folding than the CPU in most cases. and has a 10,000 step process (only takes slightly longer than a cpu)

Also, try right click on the F@H icon, and then click on Display, it will show you the shape of the molecule that you are folding.


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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:31 pm

THIS IS HOW SKYNET HAPPENS
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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:10 pm

that would be an evil way for making SKYNET, saying that its a program that can find a cure cancer.
but kills off the human race instead. (i suppose it would get rid of cancer)
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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:43 pm

lets make things interesting
I will give £10 to the first person to overtake my F@H score (in the next 12 months)


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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:15 am

Raptor wrote:
lets make things interesting
I will give £10 to the first person to overtake my F@H score (in the next 12 months)

Hahahahaha!
Most expensive £10 ever...
I probably couldn't over take you in a year if you stopped now...

...won't stop me trying though... hehehe
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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:29 am

At the rate im going at now, you should be able to overtake me Wink , 5PC's are down and out, the rest are turned off.
I'm still getting a few points from somewhere, I just cant remember where. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:22 pm

Are you saying that your computers are so powerful that they continue processing even when turned off?
You know, the PS3 version sounds pretty cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Make the world better by Folding@Home   Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:40 am

If anyone has a PS3, give it a go.
I would like to know how good they are at this type of thing.

(and it seems that its one of 2 PC's that I "borrowed" and wasn't expecting to still be turned on)
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