Cancer Research Distributed - Techspot Team

By LNCPapa ยท 125 replies
Aug 22, 2002
  1. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    i've got inet back at home only in march and as it was a new install i forgot about the UD client

    downloading it again now

    kinda silly because my comps are up all the time :mad:

    here i come guys :D
  2. JonTheNiceGuy

    JonTheNiceGuy TS Rookie

    Linux Clients

    Does anyone know if there is likely to be a Linux CLI Client for the cancer research? Reason being - I've got a couple of machines sitting at home doing nothing, and I'd like to give something of some use back...
  3. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Nope. Here's the official answer from the website.....

    Will you support versions for UNIX, Linux, or the Macintosh OS?

    Plans for a release on other operating systems have been postponed to concentrate on our Windows release. This will be revisited based on customer and member demand.
  4. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    Just joined the team ;) . I don't really like this clients interface very much, I much prefer SETI. That is why I have set up a little schedule, on weekends I will be running UD Cancer Research and the rest of the week will be purely SETI :) .
  5. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82 cure cancer or help find intelligent life....? :)
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Well you never know, the intelligent life found might have a cure for cancer ;)
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,276   +461

    Or they could all have cancer and be looking for a cure also - hoping to reach us for a solution to their life-shortening condition :(

    What we should be looking for a cure for is old age. :)
  8. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    hmmmm don't think so papa, there are already way too much old people on earth and even simply too much people . if a cure to old age would mean people would stay young, then maybe, but if it would stop them from dying but not from becoming old, then it's kinda useless to me at least ...
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    could find a cure for old age and then remove all the stupid warning lables we find on things, that way some natural selection would take place.
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,276   +461

    Someone please give me some action in this thread - we've been demoted!
  11. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    they've been able to

    grind the tumors down allowing for t-cell intrusion as an eradicator of the cancerous cells.............i have the link somewhere in my archives........the jist of the article was this actual reversal of fortune in cancer research
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,674   +990

    We should get a boost soon as I prepare the TS Extra section (you know, that non-link item in the menu), with UD Team information, IRC and other promotions like that one of free mag subscriptions.
  13. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Oh nice, that would be cool. I'll look forward to seeing it.
  14. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    OK, I've got two computers running it 24/7. One is a Cely 333 which is very slow, about 60 hours per set. The other is my main computer @ about 8 hours a set. I'm sure my wife will be complaining the next time she sees the electricty bill, but the slow system will still stay running 24/7 but I may only be able to run it on this system when I'm on it.
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,276   +461

    Great to have your cycles working for us Tarkus - In the next couple of weeks I may bring a couple more machines online to assist with this project. Neither my P4 3.0C nor my Dual 2.8 Xeon are doing anything at the moment.
  16. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Sorry for off topic guys... but... I don't really understand all this? What's it about? What can I do?

    My dad died when I was 6 because of cancer, I'd like to help.
  17. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You just need to download the UD agent ( LINK ), create an account then log on to the site ( LINK ) & join the TS team ( LINK).

    & remember, unused CPU cycles are lost cycles. Please do not waste your CPUs.:D
  18. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I wonder how work would feel if I put UD on my work PC? I'll have to give that some serious thought.
  19. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Hey guys, I wanna join the team and run this on my PC which is running Win2k pro. Is there a way for me to run it in the background only using unused CPU cycles like in XP?
  20. Spliffmeister

    Spliffmeister TechSpot Paladin Posts: 508

    If I remember correctly, when you have it running go to the task manager - look at the processes tab and right click on the UD process - you can then reduce the priority of it on your PC....

    But as far as I know when you install it, it is set to the lowest priority by default.

    I hope this is what you are looking for?
  21. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    I'm all joined up. Except, I've got a question. Will this trash my performance in games or what?
  22. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,276   +461

    I've never had it interfere with game performance so I would say probably not. I have it installed on several machines and have yet to experience it slowing anything down. I can't say for sure - but probably not gonna hurt your performance
  23. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Im In... go team TechSpot!
  24. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    43 members now.... I hadn't checked for a while, plus I haven't been running the UD client as the fan on my laptop started sounding a little dodgy. Running it again though :D
  25. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 136

    heh... we rollin 43 deep... not bad.
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