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13th June 2004, 09:37 PM
Is there already (or would someone be interested in) setting up a folding@home team for fedora forum?

13th June 2004, 10:11 PM
wtf? give a link plz

13th June 2004, 10:26 PM
more info at http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/


13th June 2004, 10:30 PM
I would just go ahead and create the group but out of politeness et al ;) I think the owner of this forum should have the chance to be the team owner first, rather than me whos very new to the forum!

13th June 2004, 10:31 PM
I think tux and ug won't mind, if you create a team. ;)

14th June 2004, 04:33 AM
I would join... 'Been Folding for a while now. :cool:

Much more productive than Seti@Home... After all, the greatest evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence is the fact that they have never tried to contact us.

14th June 2004, 05:02 AM
Will set up and post the team number. (the team registration server is down ATM).

Yep in my humble opinion much better use of CPU than searching for the little green men (though I did do SETI for a while)


27th June 2004, 04:48 AM
New team FedoraFolders with number 37988 has been founded by FedoraFolders.

Enter that number in your client.cfg file.

Sorry admins, but I took the liberty of creating a Fedora Folding team. I'd be happy to hand over the administrative info to a qualified Forum admin. I'll try to post a quick howto for setting up Folding@Home on Fedora.


27th June 2004, 05:26 AM
we dont mind, yeah, it's a good idea actually

27th June 2004, 11:30 AM
Sorry admins, but I took the liberty of creating a Fedora Folding team. No problem, it does seem like a good cause although my CPU has been occupied with Seti@Home as of late.

I finished my Biology A Level yesterday with an Exam on "Microbes and Disease", so protein's are close to my heart. ;) I had been wondering the other day exactly how they get their tertiary and quaternary structures exactly so - despite the peptide and hydrogen bonds.

The other thing which i find interesting about proteins is how drastically their structure can be changed just by one substitution of an amino acid, somewhere in the polypeptide sequence.

(I'm done now)

27th June 2004, 07:44 PM
Our first few work unitss have been returned:


p.s. only mananged top spot cos I was half way through a work unit when I switched teams.


28th June 2004, 01:47 AM
Yeah, I think you probably have the processing advantage :)

I'm running:
AMD AthlonXP 2200+
512Mb DDR
Asus A7V266-e Mobo
120Gb raid-0 array
GF4 Ti4200 128Mb AGP

And a few extra HW goodies - TV Tuner, DVD, DVD+-RW, 3Com 10/100, SB Live, 60Gb removable HD. Also running FC2 with kernel 2.6.6 until the new FastTrak raid driver is released by Promise Technologies. Then I can wipe my system and finally get it set up properly... no more Linux software raid shennanigans.

28th June 2004, 04:56 AM
Just a note for anyone following this thread -- I also posted a brief howto for setting up Folding@Home in the howto forum.

29th June 2004, 07:42 PM
Thats some work unit you got last time round!!

30th June 2004, 08:06 AM
Quite a monster! Took days instead of hours.

8th July 2004, 08:58 AM
This is cool! I fold for amdmb.com, but I just put two processors on this team.

8th July 2004, 09:36 AM
two!! the heat is on

Welcome to the team

8th July 2004, 10:29 AM
Who knows? I could move the whole farm over here. If we get enough members maybe we will some day have our own forum on here!

8th July 2004, 07:13 PM
Team 11314!!! :P


8th July 2004, 07:59 PM
Team 11314!!! :P


Is NOT the FedoraFolders team :(

37988 is the fedora folders team

Happy folding

8th July 2004, 08:00 PM
I know, but folding for the same cause. :)

9th July 2004, 01:40 AM
Yeah, some us were folding for other teams too -- before we created one specifcally for Fedora users. You should join, we need as many people as we can get.

9th July 2004, 12:32 PM
Yeah I will do once I get my DSL sorted out, I am switching cases so I can whack together a 24-7 folding rig in my old one, might have to buy a cheap video card for it though, don't have a spare. Might take me 5 days to sort out, waiting for a few parts to arrive before I make the switch. :)

3rd August 2004, 12:42 PM
Happy Folding everyone. Just wanted to say thanks for all the help in setting up Folding@Home and Fedora, what a great combination. While I am here, I would like to offer some webspace for a FedoraFolders webpage. To get a feel for what can be done with the site please feel free to browse your way to Squarespace.com. This is the service I have used for my site, and I would be happy to share it with FedoraFolders. In the meantime, happy Folding. :)

update: new site up, need comments. Reach the site at Http://www.fedorafolders.squarespace.com

15th October 2004, 06:31 AM
And he breaks into 9th place, the crowd goes wild !!! :D

Now if I only dared get a bunch of machines at my University running for me 24/7. :)