[email protected] is a great way to use your extra clock cycles to help out humanity. It's a Stanford project that runs in the background on your computer using spare CPU time to help fold proteins in order to find cures for diseases like cancer. The performance hit is negligible at most. You should definitely be running it on all your computers.

There is now a Davis [email protected] team! (50131)

Note that running it on a UC Davis owned machine may violate the campus computing policy and result in disciplinary actions.

Give us a holla if you are folding for Wiki. So far it's ZacMorris, AndrewChen, MaxMikalonis, JosephBleckman, PhilipNeustrom, ArlenAbraham, DavidReid, JesseSingh, AmyZimmerman, GrahamFreeman, NicholasKnoblauch, and GregoryGai. We also used the new wiki server to crunch for folding until we moved the site over on 2006-05-17.

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/awards/tcert.php?u=50131&.jpg

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2006-04-20 18:20:47   What computing policies would we be violating to use UC Davis owned machines? I've got a 7 linux machine cluster in my lab that I could let loose on this potentially (at least in the middle of the night), but I'm curious what the blowback could be even if my advisor and I approve of the use of it. —EricKlein


2006-04-20 18:50:15   Running a Stanford project that could potentially be making money (perhaps in the future) on UC Davis machines might be a point of contention later on. However, I am not familiar with this program, so I am probably completely off. —TusharRawat


2006-04-20 23:25:49   Yeah because god forbid Stanford get credit for doing something like curing cancer with the help of UC Davis computers! Because the money and the recognition is the important part, not saving people's lives! I'd probably seriously smack someone who gave me "Stanford making money from UC Davis machines" as a reason not to run this on campus computers. In other words, run it Eric and give me a call if theres a problem. I'll put on my slappin' pants. —ZacMorris

  • 2008-11-05 20:36:59   There are all sorts of technicalities when it comes to who can do what with University resources. But to clear things up, the campus computing policy states that if you run programs that greatly impact shared resources then you are encroaching on other's access and use. I'm not the one who came up with it; just putting it out there so you know. And just so we're clear, saving people's lives is extremely important, but people who further cancer research should be rewarded for their efforts as well. —TR

2008-11-05 21:07:25   Does the campus policy say anything about *non*shared resources or personal machines? Surely running something like that on a machine that only you have access to could not violate a campus policy, since it would not affect anyone else's use of the machine! —IDoNotExist


2009-08-08 00:44:19   I just upgraded my computer and i was wondering if can join the team still? e-mail [email protected] Whats the password and team # —Erwin

  • Team number is up top in the entry — 50131. I don't know of any password; I certainly didn't need any. I'll also note that you reminded me that when I upgraded my server late last year, I never set the client back up. Time to remind people to check on their processes. —gnomeEvan 'JabberWokky' Edwards

2009-08-08 12:10:45   Sure, some help with folding, but do they fluff? —robinlaughlin


2009-08-08 14:08:58   Not at home. They only do folding at home. —IDoNotExist