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post #1 of 384
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The idea of a Head-Fi team for the Folding@Home project has been thrown around a couple times and now we have our own official Head-Fi Folding@Home team. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project aimed at figuring out the various ways that proteins, the most basic building block of life, assemble themselves and this research can lead to understanding about how many diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are caused and potential how to cure them. An interesting part about the Folding@Home project is that it has a competitive part to it where people will pool together their computing resources and devote them to a team and see which teams can contribute the most to the project as a measure of both computing power and teamwork. So by having a Head-Fi Folding@Home team we can contribute to a worthy project and show others the comradery we have here at Head-Fi.

Our team number for Folding@Home is 35126.



You can visit the team's home page at http://headfifolding.donovansmith.us



Head-Fi'er MuZI will be posting more details in this thread.

Thanks to the following members who have contributed work units as of 0905 GMT on 20041106, listed in order of rank within team based on total score contributed to team:

01 tkam
02 voodoochile
03 bootman
04 thewaka
05 Viviorunitia4
06 petery83
07 AnotherSoul4Sale
08 JiPi
09 skitlets
10 headphile.com
11 ayt999
12 Edwood
13 Mr.Radar
14 carterondrums
15 Ic3Floe
16 bhd812
17 cellophane
18 dfense
19 SunByrne
20 DonovanSmith
21 Dragon_Army_Ender
22 jac486
23 delta025
24 IstariAsuka
25 Salt_Peanuts
26 Chinchy
27 scottder
28 Stephonovich
29 emphatic
30 papertiger
31 Duncan
32 kjliu
33 MuZI
34 Combustible
35 rauer
36 Oddball
37 Strohmie
38 paper_tiger
39 tiberian[head-fi]
40 skiingemt
41 NPoet
42 dakiller
43 Maniac_Smile
44 cupples
45 c_huang
46 Strogg
47 nanahachi
48 uprisingchuns
49 axlifter
50 oneeyedhobbit07
51 kurisu
52 kyr
53 k.ODOMA
54 Czilla9000
55 patman657
56 NightWoundsTime
57 MadMonky
58 Xantuss
59 Tao
60 zum
61 Cam
62 Earwax
63 Coastal
64 Colin
65 Richthofen

Let's make this list even longer and see your name on it
post #2 of 384
What is Folding@Home and what is its purpose you might ask,

“Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. This study of protein folding can help us further understand how proteins fold. Projects like these have helped cure many diseases and in the future will help cure many more diseases such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease.

“Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease.”
– from http://folding.stanford.edu/

How to Download and run this program:
The Program Console or the Screensaver version can be downloaded at http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html. Once the program has been downloaded it can be installed. Be sure to fold for Team Head-Fi (35126).

Please PM donovansmith or me for any further questions on how to fold for Team Head-Fi. For more in depth information, the folding@home website is http://folding.stanford.edu/. The Folding@Home FAQ can be found at http://folding.stanford.edu/faq.html

The Folding@Home project was created by the Chemistry Dept in Stanford University by Vijay S. Pande

Happy Folding
post #3 of 384
I was into SETI@Home once, a few years ago. Did 700 something units, on a PIII 550. Then I got into Folding@Home briefly and did a few, mainly as a test program for the new computer I had built. But, I might as well join... I'm with Muzi; 1.67GHz for Head-Fi! (XP 2000+)

(-:Stephonovich:-)
post #4 of 384
I have two 2.4GHz P4's ready to go.

I've started one of them, but I need to get my heat exhaust system up and running again before I power up the second one 24/7.

-Ed
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I'm starting run my PC at night and today I just bumped the clock speed back up to what I had it running at for a few months, 2.15GHz, up from stock speeds. I can probably do 2.2GHz if I get better cooling and had it running like that for a couple of months during the winter, but it did get a little unstable when warmer weather came with spring. I have an Athlon XP Barton 2500+ with a stock speed of 1.83GHz and runs at 166MHz x 11. Now I'm using 215MHz x 10, so nearly a 100MHz increase in DDR memory speed, plus my memory timings are a bit more aggressive now, 2.5-3-3-11. If things stay stable then I'll stick with these speeds. Hopefully I'll be able to fold a little faster now

Edwood and Stephonovich, thanks for joining
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I really wish I had the mobile 2500+... of course, when we bought these systems, I think the 2400+ was the fastest out there. 2000+ is no slouch, but the mobile 2500+ has such OC'ing capability it's not even funny. The most I can get out of mine without lockups is 12.5/140, which is hardly worth the effort. With an aftermarket cooler I could probably go to 150, but that's still only a couple hundred MHz over stock.

Anyway, yeah, I'll be Folding whenever I have spare cycles Being on dial-up, too, I often leave the system running overnight to download a big file, so I can get a lot of work done then. Nothing else running to speak of.

(-:Stephonovich:-)
post #7 of 384
When I get home from work today I'll join and have my machines folding away. They are a p4 2ghz, p4 2.2ghz, athlon 3200 and p4 3.4ghz.
post #8 of 384
Second 2.4GHz P4 is now running during that day at work.

I'll have at least 3 CPU's running during the day hopefully. Two of them will be nearly 24/7 when I get the heat exhaust system running. Otherwise my room gets too hot. I'll post a few pics of it in the "Who Folds@Home" thread for those that haven't seen my somewhat excessive cooling exhaust.

-Ed
post #9 of 384
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Originally Posted by Stephonovich
I really wish I had the mobile 2500+... of course, when we bought these systems, I think the 2400+ was the fastest out there. 2000+ is no slouch, but the mobile 2500+ has such OC'ing capability it's not even funny. The most I can get out of mine without lockups is 12.5/140, which is hardly worth the effort. With an aftermarket cooler I could probably go to 150, but that's still only a couple hundred MHz over stock.

Anyway, yeah, I'll be Folding whenever I have spare cycles Being on dial-up, too, I often leave the system running overnight to download a big file, so I can get a lot of work done then. Nothing else running to speak of.

(-:Stephonovich:-)
Sounds like you have a Pali, i have oen also, cannot get it past 145.
I wish i had a Barton 2500+ ( Week 39 or older), or those mobile chips, but i keep spending all my money on my weight lifting.
post #10 of 384
Yeah, a friend of mine got the Mobile 2500+ for his new computer he built. Also got a Tt Extreme Volcano 12 cooler; which is huge, beautiful, and sounds like a jet engine at full boil. He hasn't tried OC'ing yet, but everywhere I've looked, 2GHz is easily obtainable (from stock 1.8GHz), and 2.5GHz isn't out of the question.

As for my money, the latest chunk is going to go towards modding an Xbox I'm soon to have, and probably some DIY cables. Head-Fi always manages to take a chunk of my money

(-:Stephonovich:-)
post #11 of 384
Woohoo.

Heat exhaust system is up and running. Two 2.4GHz P4's crunching away nonstop. (except for when I reall need CPU time for work or play)

Going to have my workstation at work crunching away in the background when I'm at work.

-Ed
post #12 of 384
Just wanted to verify - to join the team all i need to do is put in the team number in the configuration, correct? If so, you've got an Athlon 1.3 and a Centrino 1.2 chugging away. Also, I completed a few work units before joining the team. Do those transfer over?
post #13 of 384
I'm on the team as Dragon_Army_Ender, my Athlon XP1900+ is cranking approx 65% of it's processor time towards folding... curious, if I want to change my name back to Jasper994 can I do that or does it start me over in the rankings?
post #14 of 384
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AFAIK, if you change your name for F@H already completed units do not carry over to the new user name.

I had to back down to 2.0GHz (200MHz x 10) when my PSU decided to shutdown when the CPU was at 2.15GHz. A 300W PSU shouldn't even be functioning in this computer, but somehow it is. It worked fine during the winter, even with the CPU clocks at 2.2GHz and my All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro clocked at 9800XT speeds, but when the temperatures went up with the season change the PSU just couldn't handle it anymore. I'm going to try leaving my computer on more often. Right now it is only on for around 12 to 16 hours a day overnight, but I might try 24 hour operation soon. I think a new PSU will be ordered soon since I have strained the now 2-year old Antec farther than I should have and I really don't want to find out what happens when a PSU burns out.
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Originally Posted by geek42
Just wanted to verify - to join the team all i need to do is put in the team number in the configuration, correct? If so, you've got an Athlon 1.3 and a Centrino 1.2 chugging away. Also, I completed a few work units before joining the team. Do those transfer over?
Yes this is correct, and thank you for joining Team Head-Fi!
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