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not sure if correct space, but erhm.... why do people fold? xD


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#37 ccokeman

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

 In the past I did it just to see how productive a system I could build and be up towards the top folders in PPD. Now it is the hope that one day the research could help find a cure for the ills that plague us. Plus I now have a vested interest in folding after my wife had cancer so its a way for me to contribute to a cause with the hope that someone else wont have to go through that. The money spent on parts and electricity are irrelevant at this point to me. If I need to go full bore when gaming or using photoshop I just turn it off for that time period. Other than that its 24/7 365 on mine and my wifes primary rigs.


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#38 My_Inner_Fred

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

I use to fold on a daily basis but as of now I've been holding off on folding due to the heat it creates... It makes my room feel like a god damned oven o.0

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

 

 

 


Hmm I'm doubtful of that. Hope it actually does help and not just waste electricity.

What are you doubtful of?
Basic biology is that form equals function. If the way a protein folds can be determined than the function can be more easily determined also.
I'm not doubtful of biology, I have no idea where you got that idea from. I'm doubtful that folding does much, I'm sure labs have more advanced simulation and models that do a better job. Maybe an article would help to convince me.

The thing is the distributed computing is hundreds of times more efficient for the uni than any advanced lab/computers they could ever get.

 

 

Why have you asked me a question after I was...'convinced' ;)

 

Also leaves room for more errors, right? So do thousands of computers compute the same thing?


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