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Zodiac
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2004-08-30, 14:22

Who here is up to start the applenova folding team? I think its a good idea.

I don't think there is any such thing as a foldong( ) team so I changed it.



I just made Team AppleNova.

The number is 39160.

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2004-08-30, 14:37

MOD EDIT:

If you're looking for the quick and dirty details of how to get started folding, see this thread:

http://forums.applenova.com/showthread.php?t=24213

- FFL

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2004-08-30, 14:58

Actually, i've been folding for a while for Team MacOSX. Great program to use your computer's spare CPU cycles to research a cure for various diseases. Unlike SETI, I actually get the impression from scientists at work that this crap actually makes a difference.

As you can see, I've been folding with them for a while. I like having a Mac OSX based team in the top 20 teams on the list. I think it's a good form of evangalism.

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2004-08-30, 14:59

http://folding.stanford.edu/
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2004-08-30, 15:01

OK then, I'll try to explain it. It is a program that you can download as a screensaver, graphical or console based interface. In the program/internet, you can join and make teams. But what the programs does, is take 3D images of protiens( they're in diseases, solvents, chemicals etc) and folds them into some kind of image that helps scientists that are running this, cure diseases, find properties of chemicals etc. Now, this is getting huge and around 1.5 million people are doing it. And the program takes all your spare processor power and uses it. It doesn't slow your computer down because it ONLY uses spare power. Like, if your using a program that uses 99% of your power, the folding program only uses 1 percent of it.

P.S- folding a protien can take a long time. My emac 1.25GHz takes about 2.5 days to fold one. C'mon! some mod or admin should make a team and make a link to our site on the team page so people know we are helping to cure cancer!

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2004-08-30, 15:02

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Actually, i've been folding for a while for Team MacOSX.
As do I. I think I joined up right around the time you did...though I haven't nearly the firepower. (I'll be breaking 30,000 points tomorrow, though)

So it goes.
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2004-08-30, 15:09

what team number should i use?
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2004-08-30, 15:15

If someone wants to step up and create an Apple Nova team, that would be great. Doesn't really matter who, just whoever wants to do it, and we'll link to it from the site.

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2004-08-30, 16:23

I just made Team AppleNova.

The number is 39160.

Last edited by Brad : 2005-03-10 at 17:17. Reason: emphasized team number ;)
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2004-08-30, 17:54

hell yeah, i've been part of the Mac OS X team for a year or so i think i'm ranked somewhere in the 500's for the team right now. fun stuff.

How do i switch my team to applenova, this is a cool idea.
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2004-08-30, 18:39

Ya info on how to sign up for the team would be great. This sounds like a really good idea.

edit: Also, what kind of bandwidth does it take up? (ie: is it uploading information to the internet at all times or does it wait until it is done a specific task before it uploads?)

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2004-08-30, 18:49

This link should give you access to the client. There are a few different versions. One is a screensaver, which is the normal client. The second link there is a background process only. It runs all of the time, at the lowest priority. It won't use CPU cycles that other programs need, but will use all of the unused cycles.

The Increase.app program there will automatically enter team 1971 as your default folding preference. (since a team member wrote the app. and all)

Otherwise, just enter the team number of team AppleNova and away you go. Either way will work just fine, although I will say that Team MacOSX is in one of the top spots, and shooting for a top 10 overall place.

Although all competition (in fun) aside, it doesn't really matter who you fold for. Folding at all is what helps. The teams and stats are just to pique interest and keep people going, as folding isn't actually all that exciting. Your CPU just sits there and folds proteins in the background. However, unlike SETI, you're doing real work, right now, that will probably have real world results.

One note though, it's probably not a good idea to run it on a laptop at 100%, as it can cause heat problems. Just something to keep in mind.

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2004-08-30, 23:16

I'm in.
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2004-08-30, 23:29

Ditto that.
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2004-08-31, 04:18

Me too.
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2004-09-01, 18:39

Hey, who's really in on this?
Only me and "anonymous" are showing up on the Team stats.
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2004-09-01, 19:16

They probably joined the OS X team, not AN's team.

As for me, I'd be in, but this 12" isn't a big fan of heat to begin with and having the processor running @ 100% 24/7 would be a big negatory. That, and it might melt my nuts

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2004-09-01, 20:18

How big are the downloads??
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2004-09-01, 20:29

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Hey, who's really in on this?
Only me and "anonymous" are showing up on the Team stats.
i think anayanmous would be me. i think. i made the team and i dont even know if im on it!
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2004-09-01, 20:48

the downloads depend on the protein they send you to fold. usually under 6MB.

although you download once, then fold for days, so it's not too noticeable, even on dial-up.

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2004-09-01, 22:29

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As for me, I'd be in, but this 12" isn't a big fan of heat to begin with and having the processor running @ 100% 24/7 would be a big negatory. That, and it might melt my nuts
My 12" iBook seems to handle it fine.

C'mon people! We're #8127! We'll catch Team MacOSX in no time!
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2004-09-01, 22:32

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i think anayanmous would be me. i think. i made the team and i dont even know if im on it!
If you are anon, your performace so far is lacklustre so say the least

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2004-09-01, 22:34

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My 12" iBook seems to handle it fine.

C'mon people! We're #8127! We'll catch Team MacOSX in no time!
Have you done all your folding on the iBook? I am considering my PB, but it already has a few heat issues.

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2004-09-01, 23:53

It's been running for two days straight. The fan comes on once in a while, but that's no big deal.

I'm also using my PeeCee gaming rig - that's doing the bulk of the work, but as soon as the dual 2.5's get in supply, I'll use that and give my iBook a rest.
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2004-09-02, 00:03

it takes a day or two for most machines to turn in units. it's fun once you fold for a bit, see where you're moving in the rankings. anyway, folding is a great way to have your computer do something worthwhile with its extra CPU cycles, and the most Mac users we have, the more the Stanford group will work to write mac specific engines.

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2004-09-02, 09:20

I was anonymous too (changed my name in prefs)...

Here's is the latest on my day or so of progress.

Name: p568_BBA5_N
Download time: August 31 19:27:25
Due time: September 10 19:27:25
Progress: 82% [||||||||__]

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2004-09-02, 11:57

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If you are anon, your performace so far is lacklustre so say the least

I'm Sorry, but my only computer is an emac.
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2004-09-02, 13:25

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Question - does the OSX team keep my stats so far, and I start from zero with the new team? I moved over a few hours ago and am not showing up in the AN team stats yet... maybe they only update a few times a day.
I don't think previous stats transfer from team to team. I have my powerbook, my gaming rig, and my parents P4 laptop running. I just started today(10 minutes ago) though, we'll se where this goes.

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2004-09-02, 14:30

And on to the next protein I go... 11% done with that one already and I've had not much free cycles available today.
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2004-09-02, 18:26

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And on to the next protein I go... 11% done with that one already and I've had not much free cycles available today.
I have purposely stopped working so my machine can fold
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