What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.
Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.
I leave my computer on most of the time, and I've been wanting to try out Folding At Home. I just downloaded it, and started our own Neoseeker team. The program runs in the background, just using spare CPU cycles. My processor has been hovering around 60 to 100% load while I run it, and its risen 9 degree's C. You can easily change how much percent of your processor it uses (from 0 to 100%).
Current projects: * Alzheimer's Disease * Cancer * Huntington's Disease * Osteogenesis Imperfecta * Parkinson's Disease * Ribosome & antibiotics
To join the team, download and run the program. Right click anywhere in the page, and select Configure. Put the team number in the Team Number blank.
The success of the neoseeker team would not be possible with out the following members (in no order). You can thank them, give them a slap on the rear, or what ever you want.
And of course, those of you running the program right now.
If I left you out (and you should be in the list), then sorry, just let me know and I'll put you up there. I'm positive I left someone out though.
Since its going to be very hard to keep up with who is still running the program, and whose not, I'll just change the list to whats on the F@H website. When you set up the program, please use your full user name, and (pc) or (PS3), or (*processor type*) if you want to.
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Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Nov 12, 13 at 4:39am
meh, maturity is overrated anyway
Nov 12, 13 at 4:23am
I mean all this Homo@home folding. I mean, half of Neoseeker went to some my little pony stuff?... show's our age group here.. Sad. I'm done talking about it. It is a large fail. I guess I am gonna quit the forums like the other 95%. Sorry, neo, there's no leadership here.
Nov 12, 13 at 3:24am
oh we used to be really active, back in the day. hell, we were amongst the top ten. but i suppose for me, after countless computer build threads, it just got stale and repetitive, and i started losing interest in the forum as a whole. still active on the site, just only in the social parts.
Nov 12, 13 at 3:18am
Yeah, it is more about the science, agreed there. I think I'm the only one folding for Neo now, lol. I can't believe how hard it has been over the years to get people to even try it on here. I used to think this site was huge. Member-wise, yes, active-member wise, not so much, lol.
Nov 11, 13 at 2:01pm
aye. i kinda feel bad abandoning it and making my own team, but honestly, i dont have any real regrets. its nice to have been with the neoseeker team for this long, but its even nicer knowing that thanks to me, ive been able to get hundreds of people onto many distributed computing projects, including F@H, and many BOINC projects. lovely little ego booster, and all
sure, the points were nice on neo, but i think its always more important that we see the progress of science first.
Nov 11, 13 at 1:48pm
That's unfortunate. It's too bad. Neoseeker was so big back in 05. Here it is, 2013, and it's shriveled down to just Loungin'. No teamwork spirit.
Nov 09, 13 at 2:50am
looks like the neo team is sadly deserted. i think weve all just moved on
Nov 08, 13 at 6:15pm
This would be nice for folding. Out of all the specs, it mentions :
"this GPU Accelerator is ideal for the most aggressive high-performance computing workloads including climate and weather modeling...biochemistry simulations, and computational finance"
I just thought it was a little funny because of the price, but wow, I wonder if F@H could take advantage of that. I mean, if it was ONLY for folding, or designed in that direction, a nicely coded piece of software should use it to get 40k ppd or more. But, in my dreams. And, not possible at the moment, just pondering out loud.
Anyone else folding? JOIN IN GUYS... even just a few days. It really adds up and brings our team up in rank.
Nov 05, 13 at 8:45am
Am now folding, on and off, with a C2Q and HD7870. I set up my F@H client to use 3 cores for the CPU folding so the GPU can use a whole core (even though it really uses about 35% avg when GPU folding).
Usually shows that I should average 8300 ppd.
I see Covert King, our top folder, is STILL folding. Amazing. So great. Let's all try and get a month's worth of folding in :-) A week? How about just for today? It's not about what each one of us can do, it's what all of us can do. Let's get Neo moving up in the ranks, again!
Jun 15, 13 at 5:18pm
I think I have the wrong GPU for folding. It's great for gaming, imo, but folding... meh... a GTX260 or 250 would probably run circles around me folding, while I would be getting 3-4 times the fps in a game.. Such different architectures.
I didn't get it TO fold though, got it for a cheap gaming upgrade to go with my C2Quaddie. C2D was NOT kicking it anymore because FINALLY games started using more than two cores, and man, you can tell it in those games, too. Crysis 2, Just Cause 2, and about everything else within the last year slightly more.
I'm about to say BUCK IT and quit this. All I'm getting is shitty WU's at the cost of my hardware's life. Quad core wide open along with my GPU wide open.... This is bull. F@H needs to step up to the plate for ATI/AMD.
OVERALL, I get the best PPD just straight up 4 core SMP'ing. Not 3 core SMP + GPU. Not GPU solo. And even then, all combinations = what SAY to be 8k ppd. I'm not even seeing it, yet, but oh well.
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