HL2.net - Team ID: 96276 [email protected] website [email protected] summary stats from ExtremeOverclocking.com - Team Overtake - Team Users List <-Recommended [email protected] stats from KakaoStats.com Join! Thanks to Sedako for creating the team. [email protected] install guide. What is [email protected]? It is a Stanford University project that aims to better understand proteins and how they change their shape to do their job properly (aka fold). A number of diseases are cause by proteins that have misfolded. "Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes." By running their program we simulate a protein folding and get results to Stanford that help them with their experiments. Why not use super computers instead? It would actually take them a long time to get the results compared to distributing the work load to computers worldwide. Will it slow down my computer running the program? It takes up a little bit of memory. Similar to a web browser. [email protected] runs in IDLE mode by default so it only takes CPU time when no other program is running on the CPU for that cycle. It will not slow down other programs by any noticeable amount. Not even your game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUPLimoTtiY What are the points for? Points are rewarded to encourage participation. Additional points are given for WUs that require extra memory. You can enable large WUs in the client. Stanford does adjust points from time to time based on what they think a platform's value is to the project. Multi-core (SMP) and GPU beta clients give the most points. Do WUs have an expiration date? Yes. Deadlines vary from a few days to a several weeks depending on which client you run. You will get credit for all units that you complete prior to the final deadline. If the client finishes between the preferred and final deadlines you will still get credit although it is too late for them to use the work you did. Which [email protected] version is the one I need? If you have a Nvidia card (8000, 9000 or GTX series) OR ATI card (2000, 3000 or 4000 series) then pick up the GPU2 client here. Guide is here. You can also install two GPU2 clients if you have two of the supported graphic cards installed in the system (SLI/Crossfire must be DISABLED). Guide here. 1500 PPD given to benchmark GPU which is an ATI 3850. Faster cards will get more PPD. If your PC has multiple CPU cores (dual core, quad core, or dual CPU etc) then grab the SMP client. Windows SMP download is here along with Windows SMP MPICH and Windows SMP DEINO guides. Linux SMP client download is here and the guide is here. 1760 PPD is given to the benchmark machine which is a Macintosh Pro w/two 2.33GHz Dual Core Xeon CPUs (two Intel 5140 CPUs w/4MB cache, 5GB FBDIMM 667MHz DDR2, 1.33 GHz bus). Faster systems will get more PPD. Playstation 3 - You can fold on your Playstation 3. Setup info here. 900 PPD for all Playstation 3 systems. If you have a single CPU with just one core then grab the Linux or Windows uniprocessor client. I would recommend downloading the Console client and tell it to install as a Windows service then it will run in the background without a window. Linux guide here. Windows Guide Here. 110 PPD given to benchmark machine which is a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 w/SSE disabled running Linux. Faster CPUs will get more PPD.