Do we have a Folding@Home Team?

By Marnomancer
Mar 30, 2012
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  1. Hey guys.
    I surfing for some Cyber Volunteering work ("Serious Games", SNGX? ;)), and I came across some interesting stuff. Folding@Home, they call it.
    I had, of course, seen it in action on other Community Forums. Which made me think, why don't we have such a Team?
    If we can integrate such a project, it will not only give another sphere to TS, but also, we will be doing some good, for our common future.
    There are many other @Home things out there, but I personally find this one most engaging.

    Long story short, can we start TechSpot's own Folding@Home Team?
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,821   +1,432

    I've spent two years with the project but not longer active. I would have a few tips if such a team was started.
  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    Yeah, I noticed that in your signature.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,478   +292

    Just like I did with the SETI thread that popped up a couple weeks ago in General Discussion. We've done all this before, doubtful anyone is still doing it here.

    Choosing the right project...
    Folding@Home Has discussion on people no longer Folding or running SETI. There was actually another thread with this exact topic, but it didn't add anything, so I didn't include it.
    Does TechSpot have a Folding@Home team?
    Does TechSpot have a Folding@home team? Yes, same title as above, different thread though.

    So, yes, we have a team. Folding came along and somewhat fragmented the SETI group. Utility prices combined with a lot of us growing up and having to pay our own electricity bills (as opposed to parents or the school we were at) caused a lot of us to quit; I guess we all quit. Probably some were just tired of seeing their processor temps maxed out - I mean we get threads pretty often on people complaining their temps are too high (or asking if they are).
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 808   +51

    Hmmm...that is to be considered, too. It would be a good way for overclockers to show off their rigs, though.

    I had searched the forums before posting here, but I didn't see any similar topics then...strange...'cause otherwise I wouldn't have posted this one.
    Still, as you said, I would want neither my temps nor bills shooting through the roof all the time. I'd rather Prime it for stressing purposes.

    Anyway, I'll just stick to the cooling project I have on my hands for now. :haha:
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,478   +292

    Protip :D, I know it wouldn't have helped in this since you did search, but once your (or any) thread is posted, right below the quick reply box is a list of 5 threads that are deemed similar by the board. I got all but one of my links from there.


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