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help cure cancer for free

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/download.html

Get a free download program that will help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, and cancer.

All you have to do is run the program in the background while you work or when your PC is idle.

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
How can running a program help? More info needed please :?
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bellabonkers
How can running a program help? More info needed please :?


It's called distributed computing, or Grid computing. Each person's computer receives data, works on it during periods when the user isn't using the computer, and then sends the results back. By combining the processing power of all those individual computers, they are able to process data much more quickly than they ever could with the most powerful of supercomputers.
#3
nightswimmer
It's called distributed computing, or Grid computing. Each person's computer receives data, works on it during periods when the user isn't using the computer, and then sends the results back. By combining the processing power of all those individual computers, they are able to process data much more quickly than they ever could with the most powerful of supercomputers.


Thank you nightswimmer:)
#4
it's not very eco friendly is it ;-)
#5
Hence the program runs in the background. This is already very successful with PS3.
#6
stora
it's not very eco friendly is it ;-)


Haha, actually it is. You don't have to leave your computer on whilst you're not using it or anything. It can use your processor whilst you are still using the computer, so if say you are reading a web page or doing something that doesn't use all of your computer's processing power, it can utilize the spare resources to do it's thing.

It's the computer processing equivalent of car pooling. :thumbsup:
#7
nightswimmer
Haha, actually it is. You don't have to leave your computer on whilst you're not using it or anything. It can use your processor whilst you are still using the computer, so if say you are reading a web page or doing something that doesn't use all of your computer's processing power, it can utilize the spare resources to do it's thing.

It's the computer processing equivalent of car pooling. :thumbsup:



Interesting reading.

Estimated energy consumption

A Playstation 3 has a maximum power rating of 380 Watts. As [email protected] is a CPU intensive application, it causes 100% utilisation. However, according to Stanford's PS3 FAQ, "We expect the PS3 to use about 200W while running [email protected]"[26] Therefore the total power consumption required to produce the processing power required by the project can be estimated based upon the average FLOPS per Watt. As of 2007, according to the Green500 list, the most efficient computer runs at 357.23 MFLOPS/watt.[27] One petaFLOPS equals 1,000,000,000 MFLOPSs. Therefore, the current [email protected] project, if it were theoretically using the most efficient CPUs currently available, would use at least 2.8 MegaWatts of power per petaFLOPS. This is equivalent to the power needed to light approximately [COLOR="Red"]40000 standard house light bulbs[/COLOR] (between 60 and 100 watts each), or just below the peak power output of one modern high-powered diesel-electric railroad locomotive.
#8
its like folding at home.
#9
I already use this on my Playstation 3. A great idea if you ask me!
#10
It's true that it probably uses more electricity because you're CPU usage is higher, but then again, if one of your family members had cancer and had to drive to the hospital once a week and receive pills that have to be produced in factories etc etc etc, i don't think you'd make them stop because of their heightened carbon footprint .

And who knows, if they learn a lot from this, then maybe they will have more efficient ways of dealing with these diseases and save resources that would be needed to treat affected people. There are many possible arguements here, but in my opinion it seems like a good idea to take part in this.
suspended#11
the concern over energy and carbon footprint is a fad - i don't deny that there is a problem but i find it funny how a lot of people have only recently realised, over the past past few years especially, we should save energy and look after the environment - we should be doing this anyway and you don't need a carbon footprint calculator to work that out

this a great use of the ps3's power - anything that helps to find a cure is a good thing and it doesn't has a negative impact
#12
i am going to bump this post just once because it's already so many pages back it'll never get seen.

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