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RT World Community Grid Team -- Help out

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  • blakeCG

    blakeCG CG

    #334598 - 14 years ago

    (This is taken from my latest journal entry.)

    Lately IBM's World Community Grid has been getting a lot of exposure and has really taken off.

    It's a computing grid that uses people's spare computer cycles to help unfold proteins and the like for the sake of medicine. It's very non-intrusive and only works when your computer isn't. You can configure it to only run when your screen saver is on if you like.

    Anyways, I weant ahead and created a Rooster Teeth Users team -- and I need people to help me out and get our team to a decent rank! You can download it and then join our team by following that link or searching for 'Rooster Teeth'. I'm currently the only member so join in and help the spread the word! It's for a good cause.

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    #334600 - 14 years ago

    Journal entry noob.

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    #334601 - 14 years ago

    But seriously, I just downloaded it.

  • blakeCG

    blakeCG CG

    #334604 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Show, #2:

    I'm ironically the biggest newb of all ;).

  • blakeCG

    blakeCG CG

    #334617 - 14 years ago

    In reply to kerbleep, #5:

    I know. And there's SETI@Home etc. But this one is by far my favorite and gaining more public support than others.

  • Fox3

    Fox3

    #334622 - 14 years ago

    In reply to blakeCG, #6:

    uhhh, what does it do?

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    #334624 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Fox3, #7:

    Why don't you read and find out for yourself.

  • blakeCG

    blakeCG CG

    #334625 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Fox3, #7:

    It uses your spare cycles to compute complex tasks like the unfolding of proteins for the sake of medicine. It gets tasks from a server then sends back the results.

  • Fox3

    Fox3

    #334627 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Fox3, #7:

    oh, i see

  • RTDRB

    RTDRB

    #334789 - 14 years ago

    In reply to blakeCG, #1:

    It's government spyware that tracks your movements and categorizes you by your porn fetishes.

    But, it's a good cause. I'll check it out.

  • Jedi_Kez

    Jedi_Kez

    #334798 - 14 years ago

    In reply to RTDRB, #11:

    porn is ALWAYS a good cause! :o)

  • Jedi_Kez

    Jedi_Kez

    #334816 - 14 years ago

    Installed and running on my work computer! I'll get it up and running on my home computer later tonight!
    Added myself to the team (as Jedi_Kez). Hmmm, currently it doesn't show the team members... other than saying there are now 8 of us...

  • BigBen

    BigBen

    #334953 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Jedi_Kez, #13:

    running it

  • 3vil

    3vil

    #335888 - 14 years ago

    alright for first results right now our team statistics are
    Totals:
    Members (Rank) 16 (#178)
    Current Members 16
    Retired Members 0
    Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 0:002:22:46:44 (#2,726)
    Points Generated (Rank) 2,008 (#2,679)
    Results Returned (Rank) 12 (#2,183)
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    spacer Averages:
    Avg. Run Time Per Calendar Day (y:d:h:m:s) 0:001:11:23:22
    Avg. Run Time Per Result (y:d:h:m:s) 0:000:05:53:54
    Avg. Points Per Hour of Run Time 28.37004
    Avg. Points Per Calendar Day 1,004.00000
    Avg. Points Per Result 167.33333
    Avg. Results Per Calendar Day 6.00000
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  • burner2

    burner2

    #336226 - 14 years ago

    In reply to blakeCG, #1:

    Got it

  • RDM

    RDM

    #336322 - 14 years ago

    In reply to blakeCG, #1:

    joined

  • wizardmon5

    wizardmon5

    #337656 - 14 years ago

    I found a point for this topic. List your high-scores here. Y'know, the most points you got for one protein unfolding.

    I got 607 points for an unfolding that took just under 27 hours.

  • Hockeypuck

    Hockeypuck

    #337690 - 14 years ago

    Joined!

  • Jericho941

    Jericho941 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    #337920 - 14 years ago

    Heh... once I get back to school I'll just leave my computer on all the time and have this thing running in the background... wheeha...

    It uses around 90% of my CPU. =O

  • wizardmon5

    wizardmon5

    #337924 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Jericho941, #20:

    Yeah, it uses all of your CPU cycles that aren't being used by something else. I leave it on at night, and I turn it on in the morning and it's using 99% of mine. =P

  • TUNNELRAT

    TUNNELRAT

    #337929 - 14 years ago

    In reply to blakeCG, #1:

    I've already installed SETI@home or else I would have signed up to this.

  • mfox

    mfox

    #338342 - 14 years ago

    In reply to TUNNELRAT, #22:

    I joined also.

  • ygrof

    ygrof

    #338797 - 14 years ago

    In reply to blakeCG, #1:

    I'm joining as soon as I get home. *opens up to do list on cell phone*

  • whorinlauren

    whorinlauren

    #338863 - 14 years ago

    *technologically handicapped*

    whats the deal ...is it bad for your computer? like does it make your computer slower or make it do more work?