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What is f@h?

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Keep in mind that it's not FREE.  You'll be paying for the electricity your computer consumes. 

 

The software can be configured to only work when you're not actually working at the computer, so it won't interfere with you gaming or doing work on the computer.... but keep in mind that the computer will do computations so it will consume energy and will produce some heat  (which can be a good thing in the winter heating up your room)

 

And... the any system is a bit misleading. Some jobs/projects require that you computer more precisely your processor must have certain instruction sets, like let's say SSE3 or AVX ... some processors may not contain those instructions and therefore won't work with F@H.  

Your processor is relatively modern and should work.

So some users had a f@h badge. What is really Folding@Home?

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Its a program that you can run on your PC that runs calculations to help the scientific community find cures for diseases, similar to bitcoin mining but instead of getting money you help the world.

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3 minutes ago, cottechguy said:

So some users had a f@h badge. What is really Folding@Home?

Very basic: users who have a pc can lend their "spare" computing power to contribute to projects of their choice, like the recent COVID research among one. You can use your cpu or gpu, so universities etc don't have to spend huge amounts on datacenter calculations.

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here's their official website:
https://foldingathome.org/

 

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https://linustechtips.com/topic/207857-for-folding-users-tips-tricks-and-faq-updated-july-2016/

 

TL;DR: by running the Folding at Home program, users share their computer resources for simulations.

These simulations are about the folding of proteins in the human body. Proteins are basically the building blocks of our body and when they misfold, sicknesses can because like Parkinson's, Cancer, Alzheimer and more.

 

Folding at Home works to simulate these proteins, which scientists can use that data to do their research on, to hopefully one day find a cure for these.

 

Last year they also added COVID-19 as a target disease.

 

The Linus Tech Tips team is one of the biggest F@H teams out there, with a whole lot of active users.

Nu running F@H you acquire (meaningless 😉 ) points, which they have assigned certain badges to.

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all answers above this post are correct. It's a program you run where you donate your PC's resources for the betterment of science and in the end mankind as a whole.

if you're interested i highly recommend you join us in the LTT folding team! 😄

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Just now, minibois said:

https://linustechtips.com/topic/207857-for-folding-users-tips-tricks-and-faq-updated-july-2016/

 

TL;DR: by running the Folding at Home program, users share their computer resources for simulations.

These simulations are about the folding of proteins in the human body. Proteins are basically the building blocks of our body and when they misfold, sicknesses can because like Parkinson's, Cancer, Alzheimer and more.

 

Folding at Home works to simulate these proteins, which scientists can use that data to do their research on, to hopefully one day find a cure for these.

 

Last year they also added COVID-19 as a target disease.

 

The Linus Tech Tips team is one of the biggest F@H teams out there, with a whole lot of active users.

Nu running F@H you acquire (meaningless 😉 ) points, which they have assigned certain badges to.

Do i need a really high end system?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, cottechguy said:

Do i need a really high end system?

Any system will do. Theoretically you could assemble a PC out of 10 year old hardware and set it up for folding. In fact that's what many people did.

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1 minute ago, Stahlmann said:

Any system will do. Theoretically you could assemble a PC out of 10 year old hardware and set it up for folding. In fact that's what many people did.

So a 2nd Gen i5 optiplex is good?

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7 minutes ago, cottechguy said:

So a 2nd Gen i5 optiplex is good?

You're literally donating your spare computing power. ANYTHING you can spare is great.

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11 minutes ago, cottechguy said:

Do i need a really high end system?

Certainly not, everything helps!

It's all about the simulating of proteins, which can be done on any system.

Of course a higher end system will be able to acquire the points quicker, but again, meaningless points 🙂 it's a about the scientific advancements!

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Keep in mind that it's not FREE.  You'll be paying for the electricity your computer consumes. 

 

The software can be configured to only work when you're not actually working at the computer, so it won't interfere with you gaming or doing work on the computer.... but keep in mind that the computer will do computations so it will consume energy and will produce some heat  (which can be a good thing in the winter heating up your room)

 

And... the any system is a bit misleading. Some jobs/projects require that you computer more precisely your processor must have certain instruction sets, like let's say SSE3 or AVX ... some processors may not contain those instructions and therefore won't work with F@H.  

Your processor is relatively modern and should work.

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1 minute ago, mariushm said:

 

Your processor is relatively modern and should work.

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9 minutes ago, mariushm said:

Keep in mind that it's not FREE.  You'll be paying for the electricity your computer consumes. 

 

 

Well, F&@#!

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