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Old 23rd October, 2001, 02:06 PM
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Post Join AOA Folding@home! Newbie guide is here.

Q: What is this Folding@home anyway?
A: Folding@home is a distributed computing project that uses our computers to unravel the mysteries of the protein folding procedures. We are helping scientists at Stanford University to understand why and how proteins 'fold', so it will be easier for them to find cures for diseases like Alzheimers, HIV etc.

Q: This sounds interesting, can I help?
A: YES! You sure can, and it is free too! All you need to do is download a small application, and let it run in the background on your computer. It will make use of the unused clock cycles only (!), so you will never notice that it is running. Once in a while it will connect to the internet to get new info (a new work unit) to process. The folding of a work unit (WU) takes several hours, depending on your computer.

Q: Which version should I choose?
A: If you are on a Windows machine, you can choose from the console client or the graphical cilent (which is also a screensaver). The console version is faster for folding, but does not show fancy graphics. There is a Win NT (screensaver only) version as well as a Linux console version available also.

Q: Great, I've downloaded and installed the application, now what?
A: Now you are ready to join our team and fold, fold, fold! Run the application, and you will be questioned with username, team number etc. Username is up to you, and as team number just enter number 45 and you will automatically join our team, AOA Forums.

Q: I would like some additional info, where should I go?
A: You are always free to ask any questions in this forum topic, or you can PM or e-mail me directly (allan@aoaforums.com). The official Folding@home site is also worth a look, http://folding.stanford.edu/

Q: Any other links?
A: Yes, I've collected some good links for you at the bottom. There are links to statistics and other nice things.

Q: Anything else I should know?
A: Nothing but a big WELCOME to our team, I hope you enjoy folding for us.


LINKS
DOWNLOAD: http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html
Official page: http://folding.stanford.edu/
Official team stats: http://folding.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/searchteamstats
Official AOA stats: http://folding.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/teampage?q=45
AOA Stats Team page: http://home18.inet.tele.dk/langmose/aoa/
Den's AOA Stats: http://users.neosmart.com/hruzaden/f...aoa-stats.html

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Old 23rd October, 2001, 10:07 PM
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Very good post Allan !!!!
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Old 24th October, 2001, 12:21 AM
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wow that default team is really kicking arse!
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Just a note to windows XP users, Folding@Home did not work when i went to run the install program, it would just flash on and off my screen.

First of all i went into properties, and i went to compatibility, then run in compatibility with Windows 200 - didn't work, so i tried it with run in compatibility with (98/me), and hey presto, it installes

just thought i would share this with u lot, as u might have the same issues

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WINDOWS XP USERS
Just a note to windows XP users, Folding@Home did not work when i went to run the install program, it would just flash on and off my screen.

First of all i went into properties, and i went to compatibility, then run in compatibility with Windows 200 - didn't work, so i tried it with run in compatibility with (98/me), and hey presto, it installes

just thought i would share this with u lot, as u might have the same issues

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OR you can use the console version
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Old 10th November, 2001, 01:09 AM
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errr Phiber, i am using the console u berk.
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Just d/led the file and am starting to fold for the first time. I have a T-bird 900 w/ 512MB not doing anything. So i thought that I would give it a try.
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Just d/led the file and am starting to fold for the first time. I have a T-bird 900 w/ 512MB not doing anything. So i thought that I would give it a try.
Woohoo, another folder! You are very welcome on our team dude!
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First post and just dl/ed the software and am folding as we speak on my other computer.
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First post and just dl/ed the software and am folding as we speak on my other computer.
Thats great news, you are very welcome on the team! Fold on!
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Question: I am a administrator for a local private school and the computers are left on all the time. Would it be possible to use all them for folding? they are not connected to the internet yet but in two weeks they will be. There is 16 K62 500's would that be much of any help? They dont pay me but anything i say pretty much goes. They dont want the stuents to be admin anymore so they had my Mom the computer teacher there ask me to be admin.

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then 16 K3s should be good.......
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Woohoo, are they running 24/7? They are no monsters, but they sure count! Get them up and running, and make us happy! LOL

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Question: I am a administrator for a local private school and the computers are left on all the time. Would it be possible to use all them for folding? they are not connected to the internet yet but in two weeks they will be. There is 16 K62 500's would that be much of any help? They dont pay me but anything i say pretty much goes. They dont want the students to be admin anymore so they had my Mom the computer teacher there ask me to be admin.

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I would make sure that you have their explicit permission before installing anything on their computers.
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Already have permission but i am having second thoughts. The computers are take 4 days to do a wu grr is it worth it.
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Already have permission but i am having second thoughts. The computers are take 4 days to do a wu grr is it worth it.
If it takes 4 days, then no. There are deadlines that vary by protein, but for many its 72 hours. If those machines are on 24/7, they could probably do it in about 2 days, which would still count. With 16 machines barely meeting the deadlines, that still a lot of folding power. Maybe give it a shot with 1 or 2 machines to see how it goes for a while..

BTW, I'm assuming everything has been approved officially, of course.
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Actually, you have 96 hours. The last 24 hours are kind of unofficial hours, but WUs sent in within that period are accepted. If you have 16 machines, it's definately worth it.

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Hi all!
Just joined the folding team with one DELL P4 2Ghz (dedicated to folding) and one P3 500mhz..

soon to add another p4 running at least 2.1ghz..

quesition tho.. I dowloaded the console version.. is the client without the GUI really better? and can I just install over it or do I have to uninstall?
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The console version is better, its supposedly faster by a decent margin. As far as intalling the console version over the GUI one, I'm not entirely sure, but I believe you have to unintall the other version first...not sure if you can keep the WU your currently working on, but you might be able to by keeping the WU file and erasing the rest. Again, this is out of my realm of expertise and some other guys would give you a more definite answer.
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