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Delaware Chapters Folding@Home Contribution To Save Lives
We are trying to do something about it.
Stanford University has fronted a program that allows people at home with computers that lay idle to help process information to help cure the worst disease of all time. And if you want to - YOUR home computer can help a LOT!
PLEASE follow this link, to see what it is all about. YOU CAN HELP TOO!
Wolfie I am up and running, about a quarter of the way thru my first work unit.
User name is DELAWARE_CHAPTER_LEADER_FTE. Go figure.
DE members I urge you all to do this worth while project. We can make a difference.
I have noticed no significant decrease in my computer speed. For the most part unless you are running graphic intensive games or other software, I doubt you will see any difference either. It is a very small program that takes up very little hard drive space.
You may not see your results on that immediately. My experience after sending back a Work Unit is that the credit doesn't show for a few hours, but it will.
You can also print out a certificate for what you have done at any time by clicking on your personal stats. (the number of WU's or Points you have)
This is what one of them looks like:
Below this is a Work Unit certificate. I resized it so that it wouldn't hurt the bandwidth at the site much, but you can see that they are a real certificate from Stanford. They appreciate us very much!
Third computer, a laptop, up and running now. 16 WU's completed to date. Wifey's computer, a home shopping model, is super fast, she has completed 12 of the 16 WUs. BTW its a Dell dude, duo core and blazing fast.
There is a lot of discussion about what does what and why it is under the parent thread in the general forum.
I don't know why some WU's take longer than others, unless it is the size of the molecule involved. I had a 5,000 that took a week to do. The most recent is another 5,000 I started Saturday, and it's at 74% now.
It's kinda like that.
PS: I guess we are kicking diseases butts one molecule at a time!
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