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    is any one intrested in starting a folding@home team if you are vote and i will check with the edugeek staff and see if we can get a edugeek one up and running if there is not one already. what do you think i will put it to the vote.folding@home i am happy to run with it if people want.

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    Re: folding@home

    this?:

    http://folding.stanford.edu/

    Seems interesting, not sure about packets flying around and using my cpu power though, it's regularly maxed out (is old now)

    Chris

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    Re: folding@home

    We are on a bit of a power consumption reduction drive atm :0
    maybe next month when management have forgotten about it.

    Also have you seen http://climateprediction.net/ It may be more relevant to school children than protein folding. It has a 'schools' section with links to KS3/4 maths, science, geography resources and an added advantage that those extra CPU cycles that contribute to Global Warming may actually help prevent it, rather than help line the pockets of a major drug company

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    Re: folding@home

    thats the one i like the way it works as when i am using my cpu it does not seem to. i have never had a problem with it. if you dont use the graphic verson on a older pc i find you dont even notice it.

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    Re: folding@home

    I've been involved with a few of these sorts of projects over the years and they are ok to start with but if you start to run quite a large herd then it can become quite time consuming.

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    Re: folding@home

    Wow! First edu site I've seen blocked by SmartFilter!

    Category: Resource Sharing



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