October 22nd, 2002, 03:53 PM
Folding@home reports success
Folding@home Scientists Report First Distributed Computing Success
As you read this sentence, millions of personal computers around the world are working overtime – performing complex computations on their screensavers in the name of science. This growing Internet phenomenon, known as "distributed computing," is being used for everything from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to the design of new therapeutic drugs.
Now, for the first time, a distributed computing experiment has produced significant results that have been published in a scientific journal. Writing in the advanced online edition of Nature magazine, Stanford University scientists Christopher D. Snow and Vijay S. Pande describe how they – with the help of 30,000 personal computers – successfully simulated part of the complex folding process that a typical protein molecule undergoes to achieve its unique, three-dimensional shape. Their findings were confirmed in the laboratory of Houbi Nguyen and Martin Gruebele – scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who co-authored the Nature study.
The first major result for a distributed-computing project - good work guys!
October 22nd, 2002, 04:12 PM
just like water off a duck\'s back... I AM HERE.
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October 22nd, 2002, 05:59 PM
Re: Folding@home reports success
It s nice to do something good for humanity!
You can still join TEAM-ANTIONLINE!
i m gone,thx everyone for so much fun and good info.
cheers and good bye
October 22nd, 2002, 06:05 PM
At least folding@home is for something useful.
IMHO SETI sucks.
This doesn't want to be a flame, but, come on.
It seems Fox Mulder is a lot faster than SETI, so why bother using our spare cpu cycles.
Let's factorize HUGE number instead :P
October 22nd, 2002, 06:47 PM
Re: Re: Folding@home reports success
That's true we have a good team but we would not suffer if we got some more members interested in folding. Even if it seems like Louie are doing a excelent job and should be a rawmodel for us all .
Originally posted here by qwerty_smith
w00t! go team! we could still use more help.
There is no registration or hard process to join Folding@home and Team AntiOnline. Download one of the clients and install it. Second step is to choose a nick-name in the config, if you wanna be sure that your nick is not already occupied go here and do a search. The third step is to add the numbers 11416 as team number and you are set to go.
Originally posted here by kadeng
It s nice to do something good for humanity! You can still join TEAM-ANTIONLINE!
October 22nd, 2002, 07:05 PM
Hrm...considering we can only view a small percentage of the sky at any one time, and only a small percentage of the radio bandwidth, and have only been broadcasting our own existence for less than a hundred years (in a universe that is possibly billions of years old and contains billions of stars that may have planets with life like our own) and the great distances involved......do you expect seti to move quickly?
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October 22nd, 2002, 07:25 PM
Well, i guess i'm in, downloaded the FAH3Console, it asked for a username and team number, then finished downloading it's components, now it says "finished a frame (1) and finished a frame (2)" and it's still blinking in a DOS window...... Went back to the site and it didn't have my username but maybe it waits until it transfers some computations. We'll see. Anyway, it sounds like a mind-boggling project, hope we can help.
All you AO'ers, get on up there and join, we could use some numbers!
October 22nd, 2002, 07:38 PM
There are a nice GUI for the Console client. It can be found here.
Well, i guess i'm in, downloaded the FAH3Console, it asked for a username and team number, then finished downloading it's components, now it says "finished a frame (1) and finished a frame (2)" and it's still blinking in a DOS window......
That's correct.. The username shows up first when you have submitted the first results to f@h.
...... Went back to the site and it didn't have my username but maybe it waits until it transfers some computations.
Many questions have been answered here and here, hopefully we will get some more new users who wants to fold with us other .