How To Join..
What is Folding?
Are you ready to Help Mankind and have a little Friendly Competition to keep it interesting?
1st, you need to download the client program.
Windows users should choose the Graphical Client or the ScreenSaver Client(2K or XP only)
Linux users should choose either of the 2 linux clients depending on the distro you're using (see notes on d/l page)
download here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/f...g/download.html
2nd, install the client, create a username, and put the team#(38444) in the appropriate box
that should be it...
here's the FAQ just in case it's not http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/faq.html
Tips And Tricks For Folding
1. Preparing Your Computer for Folding
a.) Disable Your Screen Saver, System Standby, and Hibernation.
b.) Get rid of spyware!
c.) Destroy all Viruses
2. Optimize Graphical Client Settings
a.) Uncheck "Logos Enabled"
b.) Slide Molecule Draw rate all the way to the left
c.) Select "Folding@Home" for client type.
3. Use flags to control what WUs you get
Locate your shortcut to the folding @ home program or create a new one. Right click it and press "Properties". Unde the "Shortcut" tab, find the "Target:" box. Add -advmethods -forceasm to the end of the target outside of the quotes so that it looks something similar to:
"C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\winFAH.exe" -advmethods -forceasm
AMD processor users, however should not use "-forceasm" and add "forceSSE" like this:
C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\winFAH.exe" -advmethods -forceSSE
The "-forceSSE" flag makes a big differance for AMD's. Watch your temps, though, it does seem to get a little warmer. Make sure the "SSE" part is capitalized.
And Here is A program called Electron Microscope
. It will tell you how long it will take to finish the protien, and how points it is worth.
Folding Will stress your cpu a little if you have it on 100% load you can tell it to use as much as 100% of your cpu or as little as 1% 50% Is good if you like to play games and all you can also pause it while you play games. That is the only problem I have ran into when running FAH is it does make your fps much slower if not paused.
The reason I started folding is because Iof my daughter which has a rare genetic disorder called cri_du_chat. We all have our reason's. If you have any question's feel free to ask them. I will try and answer them.Also I will make a skin for the client for beepingcomputers.com
Here is a screenShot of it in action
Mod Edit: Edit title per membership requests to better reveal what the thread is about. ~ Animal (07-26-2006)
Edited by KoanYorel, 29 February 2008 - 01:42 AM.