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Offline Variety of Cells

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Folding COVID Proteins (Cross Post)
« on: March 18, 2020, 12:46:30 PM »
Saw some people post this and it got my attention:

https://www.gamesradar.com/nvidias-calling-on-gaming-pc-owners-to-put-their-systems-to-work-fighting-covid-19/

I have a gaming PC so I installed the program, and now my GPU and CPU are folding proteins, which will hopefully help in the effort to find a vaccine.  Or something like that.  It's better than the nothing I was doing before hand other than staying home.  Oh and you don't need a gaming PC to do it, necessarily.  It'll take spare CPU cycles from pretty much any machine.

You can make teams and you get more points the more you fold, so I figured hell, why not make a Rifftrax team?  I named us The Riffers to be a little more generic in case others want to join.  Just go here to download the program https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/ then create a user name, and type in 244058 for the team number.  If you want to put your computing power specifically toward COVID, then leave it as 'any disease' under 'I support research fighting...'.

(Cross posted from the Computer thread because there's a bunch of cross over between the two)


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Re: Folding COVID Proteins (Cross Post)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 04:24:52 PM »
I'll join! I'm IronCurtain, BTW.


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Re: Folding COVID Proteins (Cross Post)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 05:14:38 PM »
I've also joined.


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Re: Folding COVID Proteins (Cross Post)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 09:39:09 PM »
Nice!  Welcome aboard. There’s a lot more discussion over on this thread, including how to get the visualizer to work. http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=35137.0

With two more people, we might crack the top 4000 teams. Maybe even the top 3000.