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Old 01-06-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
drf99
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Thumbs up Do you Fold?


Please see the Folding @ Home site at http://folding.stanford.edu/. For further reference look at the Wikipedia article searching from folding at home.

The SuSE Linux Users, team number 35676 could certainly use a few more good CPUs!

In a very short summary, you can join the world's most powerful super computer, which is always a a nice little ice breaker in a social setting. I personally like to have my PC always on & ready for instant computing, which could be called socially irresponsible. However, since I'm donating my spare CPU clock cycles to justifiable science, my conscience is completely clear.

I found it fairly easy to set up and use and the help sites are out there. I did find that my AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ did want a better cooling fan than the AMD supplied one, but that was partially because I wanted to be a bit conservative in CPU temps.

I hope to see you soon!

Cheers,
drf99
 
Old 01-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Not a folder, but used to do SETI until recently. Right now though, with energy costs where they are, I'm into shutting the machine down when not in use...
 
Old 01-07-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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Brian,
Absolutely, each to his own. As I mentioned, I personally like the "instant on". I'm also hoping to educate a bit and get a few more Suse users on the Folding team.

Cheers,
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