What I love is that they have had nearly 100 published papers from this. :D
Its so awesome to increase the sum of human knowledge with otherwise wasted CPU cycles. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to find aliens too but I suspect protein folding is a LOT more likely to have practical applications and results. Like this:
This came up in Cell Biology this morning! I was all, "Hey, I've heard of that from the gaming forum I hang out on!" (Weird looks abound.)
If this were my own computer I'd totally do this, but seeing as how mine isn't really functional and this one is borrowed, I haven't installed this.
Jude P. .............................
Playing Pokémon X
3DS friend code: 0705-3326-2027
Pokémon available for trade:
Various four-31 IV Honedge (inc. three-31, 0-speed), Espurr, Marill, Snorunt, Kecleon, Mareep, Squirtle (inc. HA), Froakie (inc. HA), Fletchling (inc. HA), Poliwag (inc. HA), Shroomish (inc. HA), and Horsea. I might have a few with five 31s, but not in ideal stats.
Pokérus available on request.
A few friends and I have been doing something similar for a nearby college that does synthetic biology, I'll see if they want to join in on this, though they may not want to, I still will.
Also, getting free bacteria that form into crystallized radios is fun. Even if they don't work most of the time and just transmit a strange hum on a low frequency.
EDIT: My pal mike just saw me making this post, apparently his grandfather has Alzheimer's, so count him in, too.
__________________ Sergeant Scrabble slowly snuck up behind the pants militia...
Commando Avvie by Savannah!
Originally Posted by Viper9090
My weirdest nightmare has just been replaced.
Last edited by TechnoScrabble : 03-01-2012 at 09:35 PM.
Well, I've just joined in. I'm a bit leery about leery about leaving my laptop running at 100% CPU usage, nearly 24/7. On the other hand, I usually leave it on almost 24/7 anyway and, since it's usually peaking at around 20% CPU usage, that's a lot of wasted potential...
This is the thief who likes to hoard,
That loves the bard with the puppet Lord
That admires the fighter with the green-hilted sword,
That employs the Wizard, whose bird is ignored,
That has the gender unexplored
That intrigues the Halfling, usually bored,
That slew a mountain of the goblin horde,
That follows the cleric,
That serves the lich,
That seeks the gate,
That guards the snarl,
That lives in the prison the gods built.
Built a gaming rig for my office last summer and started folding immediately after it got built. Apparently, I've done 179 work units so far, but any future units will be done for the GitP Team as of today. Hooray science! Hooray distributed computing!
Never played a game of D&D in my life, but I still love OotS.
Not sure how recently this happened, but the folding via PS3 has ended.
It's unfortunate, since the PS3 contributions were quite substantial. As far as I can tell, it was because PlaystationHome was shut down, and the FAH platform was attached to it. It's unfortunate that they did not simply port it or redesign it somehow.