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    Would anyone explain this to me? i downloaded and apparantly its doiong some bacteria thing, which i dont really understand. What is this for?
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    There is a fairly suitable explanation on their front page, is there not?

    http://folding.stanford.edu/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit
    There is a fairly suitable explanation on their front page, is there not?

    http://folding.stanford.edu/
    yeah i saw that but, i forgot to edit my post.. but isn't this kind of pointless waste of your CPU?

    also why do they need this crazy computing power, are they like.. idk.. like making a nuke, i mean a nuke's got to be easier than this.. i mean this is crazy.. what is there compute to so much..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrafcho001
    yeah i saw that but, i forgot to edit my post.. but isn't this kind of pointless waste of your CPU?
    Yes, because having your high price machine sitting there doing nothing a lot of the time isn't a waste...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrafcho001
    also why do they need this crazy computing power, are they like.. idk.. like making a nuke, i mean a nuke's got to be easier than this.. i mean this is crazy.. what is there compute to so much..
    hrm... I guess you didn't actually read it:
    The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, 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.
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    Bottom line, it's a great thing and one day the work your computer did could contribute to the cure of a deadly disease. Why not help out?

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    We just broke in to the top 600

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    We just broke in to the top 600
    Um...according to the page when I checked this morning, we're still at 604.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrafcho001
    yeah i saw that but, i forgot to edit my post.. but isn't this kind of pointless waste of your CPU?
    If "curing cancer" can be considered a waste, then yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    If "curing cancer" can be considered a waste, then yes.
    i guess that makes some sence.. ill get up my 2.0Ghz up and running and this one also
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    Quote Originally Posted by pianorain
    Um...according to the page when I checked this morning, we're still at 604.
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    Look at the detailed stats link in jv's sig. We were 599 as of about 8:30 AM this morning.

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    That's odd. So 5 teams blew past us?
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    Dunno. I've been waiting to make the top 600 post

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    Look at the detailed stats. I think they're updated more often. We're at 599... have been since early today.

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