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John Pozadzides
post Aug 22 2006, 06:08 PM
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One month ago I announced the formation of the new Folding@HTMLHelp team (# 51056), in support of the distributed computing program at Stanford University. Researchers at Stanford have devised a unique program which allows individuals to help by running a small application on their PCs at home that runs unobtrusively in the background.

There are nearly 45,000 teams participating in this project with over 1,000,000 PCs processing data. I'm proud to announce that in the past month the Folding@HTMLHelp team has gone from last place to the top 10% of contributing teams.

Here are some links to current projects and progress to date:Please take a few minutes to learn more about Folding@Home and then install the tiny application which will quietly run in the background when you aren't using your machine. There are versions for Windows, Linux and Mac and you can even set the application to run as a screensaver so you can see it at work.

I believe that the HTMLHelp team can make a greater impact towards finding a cure than any other team! And to help us get started we are going to have some custom team T-shirts created.

The first 500 team members to submit 20 Work Units will receive a team T-shirt! The shirts have not yet been designed, but as soon as we have a prototype we'll post photos for all to drool over. (If you want to submit a design for consideration, please do!) In order to claim your shirt you only need to do two things (other than using team #51056 of course):
  • Please make sure that your HTMLHelp Forum user name is the same name you use in the Folding program! If your name is already taken and you choose another name you must reply to this thread to document the user name you've chosen. That will allow us to ensure that someone else doesn't claim your work and also your free shirt!
  • Please enter your mailing address into your profile here on the forums. Don't worry, it is only visible to WDG staff, and we will never sell it, give it away or do anything to betray your trust. We just want to send you a shirt! smile.gif
Thanks for your support! Now lets get Folding!


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post Apr 17 2007, 09:41 AM
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I use Increase on a Mac Mini, which provides me to pause folding temporarily. I just recently changed Mac's, so reinstalled Increase. On my old iMac, I tried things to see what happened, as I'm totally unfamiliar with these terminal-like things. I don't even know what you're talking about when saying "9,000+ points with only 6 work units". biggrin.gif

It's been a while now since I last folded, specially when I run several memoryheavy apps at the same time. But, I'll be back as I find this a very good initiative!


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post Apr 17 2007, 11:45 AM
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QUOTE(Frederiek @ Apr 17 2007, 09:41 AM) *

I don't even know what you're talking about when saying "9,000+ points with only 6 work units". biggrin.gif

Well, just take a look at the team statistics and you'll see that it shows everyone's stats stack ranked. Your stats are way off the chart for some reason.

A work unit is one of the pieces of data that your machine pulls down from the Stanford servers, processes, and then uploads the results. You get a different number of points for each work unit completed based upon the size and complexity of that WU. For example, you might do 3 small Work Units for a total of 500 points, or you might do one medium sized one for the same amount.

If you look at your own numbers, your WU to points ratio is off the chart compared to everyone else! This either means that you have such a fast computer that they are sending you massive WUs to complete, or that your computer is just taking a very long time to complete each WU.

It's possible that you've checked the option in your folding client that says something like "allow receipt of large work units", but I've also got that checked and I haven't see the same results. So, either way it's a mystery. Especially if you're running it on a Mac Mini!

I'm just appreciative that you are participating in this project whenever possible.

Take care,

John


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John Pozadzides   The HTMLHelp Folding@Home Team - 51056   Aug 22 2006, 06:08 PM
John Pozadzides   Folks, Due to the apparant lack of interest from...   Nov 24 2006, 03:53 AM
John Pozadzides   Out of curiosity, does anyone have suggestions for...   Nov 24 2006, 03:59 AM
Darin McGrew   This isn't the first "donate spare CPU cy...   Nov 24 2006, 11:54 AM
Dr Z   Quick question to John: How much internet connect...   Nov 27 2006, 07:50 PM
John Pozadzides   How much internet connection time needed vs CPU ...   Nov 30 2006, 05:45 PM
Dr Z   Thank you John! I will try to download and do...   Dec 1 2006, 12:16 AM
John Pozadzides   I am not being lazy, but would appreciate you lhel...   Dec 28 2006, 11:54 PM
pandy   John, I think dr Z is asking what to enter in the ...   Dec 29 2006, 01:55 AM
Frederiek   John, I think dr Z is asking what to enter in the ...   Dec 29 2006, 05:16 AM
pandy   Nope, afraid not.   Dec 29 2006, 03:02 PM
Dr Z   Thank you John! I just downloaded and install...   Jan 4 2007, 07:39 PM
John Pozadzides   Just as an FYI. The Folding team is up to # 1,404...   Jan 23 2007, 03:55 AM
John Pozadzides   Another update, we're now up to #1186 of 61017...   Apr 16 2007, 11:47 PM
Frederiek   I use Increase on a Mac Mini, which provides me to...   Apr 17 2007, 09:41 AM
John Pozadzides   I don't even know what you're talking abo...   Apr 17 2007, 11:45 AM
Frederiek   I understand what a work unit is and how it works,...   Apr 17 2007, 01:04 PM
Effovex   My stats do not appear to be updating nor counting...   Apr 20 2007, 08:47 PM
Effovex   Okay, it finally updated. Took a while.   Apr 21 2007, 07:33 AM
Frederiek   Welcome to the folding team, Effovex! Glad to ...   Apr 22 2007, 04:02 AM
Frederiek   I get the feeling that the team page of folding@ho...   Apr 23 2007, 11:42 AM
John Pozadzides   Me too! That is awesome! and yes, someti...   Apr 26 2007, 10:42 AM
Frederiek   Personally, I don't care about the points. Thi...   Apr 27 2007, 03:01 AM
Dr Z   Aquick note to John... Recently I bought a laptop...   Jun 5 2007, 05:23 PM


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