1. JR A's Avatar
    Hey guys, does CB have an official F@H team?

    For those of you who don't know what f@h is, it's a distributed computing program put together by Stanford University (the Pande group specifically) to help crunch numbers for data research of how proteins fold, or generate/degenerate and operate. The data will be used for reasearch in regards to diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's, Cancer, etc. Basically, the program uses your computer resources (GPU and/or CPU) for calculations which is relayed over the internet back to Stanford. However much of your computer's resources you want to dedicate to the cause is totally up to you. Currently, there are over 200,000 people "folding at home", contributing toward research.

    You can find more here: Folding@home Watch the video for a better description.

    One of the geeky features of doing this is that you earn points. What do the points do? Nothing. Except feed your ego by showing you how efficient your computer system is at crunching numbers You can "fold" for yourself and you can get official certificates from Stanford F@H showing how much you've contributed or you can "fold" for a team, and every team member's points will aggregate toward the team's total. What does the team get? Nothing. This is purely for geeky/nerdly fun.

    This is NOT bitcoin mining nor have any monetary/financial payoff. This is purely for the benefit of others, and generations yet to come.

    If there isn't already a F@H team, I'd like to start an Official CrackBerry team if that's okay with the big guys. I was going to join other forum/online community's F@H team, but I figured that CB was the first tech community I joined and stayed consistent with (and really felt like a real community), so if I'm going to fold for a team, might as well be CB.

    You can view other team stats here: http://folding.stanford.edu/home/teams-stats/
    01-05-14 12:32 PM
  2. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Interesting indeed, Good luck and may the fold be with you.

    Posted via CB10
    JR A likes this.
    01-05-14 12:39 PM
  3. JR A's Avatar

    *Girl scout cookie sales voice* "It's for a good cause..."
    01-05-14 11:10 PM

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