MetaFilter Folding@Home anniversary. December 11, 2006 1:36 AM   Subscribe

MetaFilter has had a Folding@Home team for one year now. This seems like a good opportunity to promote it, in case people missed the post last year.

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project at Stanford University that is using computers to find the causes and cures for certain diseases. They have software available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, as well as a specific client that can take advantage of the power of ATI graphics cards (which yield some amazing results). See their FAQ for more information.

If you have a computer that spends a lot of time idling and would like to contribute, the MetaFilter team number is 48034.
posted by knave to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 AM (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I just joined your team. I couldn't find the team by the number you gave, but using "metafilter" as the team name in the search worked.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 5:20 AM on December 11, 2006

posted by kudzu at 8:07 AM on December 11, 2006

F@H is really stable under Linux and Windows - just set it up, and forget about it.

Sorry, knave, I'm on another team
posted by QIbHom at 11:18 AM on December 11, 2006

Does it work? Have diseases been cured? Are there success stories posted somewhere?

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:34 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]

TPS, check out their results page.
posted by knave at 1:47 PM on December 11, 2006

Cool! I don't understand anything they're talking about, but it certainly looks impressive. I'll think about joining the MeFi team, if my older laptop would be of any use.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:58 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]

Cool. I'm signed up.
posted by brundlefly at 2:08 PM on December 11, 2006

posted by niles at 2:47 PM on December 11, 2006

1) If I'm already signed up, can I still join the team?
2) I've noticed when bringing up the F@H window, it will crash for no reason. But it seems stable when running in the background. Anyone else seen this?
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 9:20 AM on December 12, 2006

1) Yep, all you need to do is put our team number (48034) into your configuration panel.

2) I haven't seen this, but I hardly ever pull up the window.
posted by knave at 9:56 AM on December 12, 2006

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