Distributed Computing - Making use of your spare computing power

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rico, Nov 22, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi All,

    If your not familar with 'Distributed Computing' please take a few minutes & read the artcle (written permission to post, was obtained from the publisher) you can help cure cancer & other dreaded diseases. For more information & a list of Active distributed computing projects. SEE: www.distributedcomputing.info

    Thank You
    Rico

    http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7172/file0008gv2.th.jpg

    http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/4610/file0009yd3.th.jpg

    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8558/file0010rx5.th.jpg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2006
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    10,632
    great to see a post on Distributed Computing.

    heres an idea: we could start a team for this forum :D :rolleyes:
     
  3. Yannis

    Yannis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Posts:
    56
    Location:
    Athens, GREECE
    My contribution to the science is the participation in this project http://folding.stanford.edu/
    It helps to virtually construct the proteins in 3 dimensions. The so-called "folding". The way they fold is important because it is believed that this is releated to many diseases like Altsheimer, Parkinson, Cancer etc.

    :)
     
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,648
    Location:
    Hawaii
    A VERY worthwhile project. Thanks for calling it to my attention, Rico-san.
     
  5. sosaiso

    sosaiso Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Posts:
    601
    I just did a report on the uses of grid computing for businesses.

    SETI@home [search for extraterrestrial life] is also another interesting project to look at. Not as useful as curing cancer, but some may find it interesting.

    And there's another distributed project to keep an eye on, I do forget the name, but it had to deal with the new particle smasher being built in... Europe I believe. My memory is failing me these days...
     
  6. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
  7. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Posts:
    4,047
    Location:
    France, May 1968
  8. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas

    Attached Files:

    • fah.jpg
      fah.jpg
      File size:
      5.5 KB
      Views:
      260
  9. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    10,632
  10. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi Fuser,

    What do you mean, run it as a service? How do you do that? And Why?

    Take Care
    Rico
     

    Attached Files:

    • fah1.jpg
      fah1.jpg
      File size:
      58.8 KB
      Views:
      251
  11. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    10,632
    i download the console version and when i run the configuration, it lets me install it as a windows service.

    i use the console version because the GUI version caused me problems when playing GunBound. also it performs slightly better or so i read :)
     
  12. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Posts:
    2,331
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, UK
    I used to do the distributed.net stuff, before seti@home etc were popular.
    As my main machine is a laptop, its not really practical for me to consider running such a thing anymore.
     
  13. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
  14. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    10,632
    thats great news
     
  15. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Posts:
    4,047
    Location:
    France, May 1968
    An example
     
  16. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
  17. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi All,

    Check out the Folding community for all the information in the world regarding FAH:

    http://forum.folding-community.org/forums.html

    Note: From there you can choose Forum > Folding Community > General FAH

    Post #2, Mr. Fuser's suggestion for a team, seems like its off to a very slow start. I've posted at the above for information & tips regarding getting a team up & running. Perhaps we should think of a team name, which should meet with the approval of the Red-lettered folks. How about:

    Paul's Protein Folders

    Take Care
    rico
     
  18. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
  19. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
  20. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Posts:
    4,047
    Location:
    France, May 1968
    Yes, today´s GPUs are powerful vector/FP streaming processors.
    With the release of G80, NVIDIA(big promoter of GPGPU ) will have its own Folding client thanks to CUDA and G80´s 128 scalar ALUs
    Before 2010 we´ll have supercomputing(TeraFLOP) performance iin middle to high-end desktops ;)
     
  21. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi Lucas,

    I wondered about nVidia not having a super-duper video card, that could fold so quickly. Maye on my next PC, I'll be able to fold quick like a bunny!

    Lucas do you FAH? If so how many WU's?

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  22. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Posts:
    4,047
    Location:
    France, May 1968
    Geforce 7x00(G7x) have a poor branching performance, don´t have a thread scheduler/dispatcher and don´t like complex math. G70 design is suited to today games(enough fillrate, high texelrate, lots of simple shaders)
    G80 is clearly towards GPGPU, stream computing and future games(lots of complex shaders and math, branching, HDR, etc)
    Not at this moment. Upgrading hardware and testing software occupies my time and CPU cycles :D
    I was on Tech Report team
     
  23. alancabler

    alancabler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Posts:
    2
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Greetings all,
    Best wishes to you and good luck setting up your new Folding@Home team. This great forum should help you recruit many dedicated folders for your team.
    Thanks for the heads up, Rico.

    Catch us if you can!
     
  24. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Location:
    Texas
    Hello Alancabler,

    Welcome to Wilders! Thank you for the encouragement!

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  25. alancabler

    alancabler Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Posts:
    2
    Location:
    Oklahoma
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.