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Help Scientists Cure Cancer with your PC! - Folding @ Home

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Thank you guys for doing this. If anyone is interested in the F@H community here. We have a thread dedicated to folders and also post when we are running events like we are now.

 

Here is the thread for our current Folding Month 2018 event:

 

 

Here is the community board:

 

 

And thank you to @jakkuh_t and the rest of the LMG team for bringing awareness to this!

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Hey everyone! ?

 

I'm here to talk to y'all about Cancer, Alzheimer's, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's. They're are all terrible diseases that have had an affect on nearly everyone in one way or another, and we want to help. Researching these conditions in an attempt to cure them is an incredibly expensive endeavor, but for many people, donating to fund these causes isn't an option. Thankfully, there is still something we all can do: Folding @ Home

 

With your gaming PC, laptop, server, or really any computer, you can donate processing power from your CPU or GPU when you're not using them to help run calculations on a vast number of distributed computation projects. This massive shared computational power can help researchers learn more about these diseases in an effort to better treat them, and it can make a HUGE difference in the fight to conquer them. To achieve this huge collaborative effort, Stanford University started developing the Folding @ Home project, all the way back in the year 2000. It's a simple software you can run on your PC that automagically uses your processing power when idling (or full time if you desire) for the previously mentioned calculations. 

 

In exchange for your valiant processing effort, you can earn points that show off your contribution to find the cures, in the form of a friendly competition. The LinusTechTips community & forum has had a folding team, number 223518, since 2013 and we'd love for you all to join it!

 

You can fold with pretty much anything, your dad's old dell prebuilt, a top tier RTX rig, or presumably even a Raspi. Every little bit helps

 

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To help promote the project we're going to give away a couple awesome prizes! ?

 

#1 - NVIDIA GTX 1080

  • For this GPU, we will be picking someone randomly in the top 100 lifetime folders on the LinusTechTips team. This one will cater a bit to the long time folders.

#2 - Two NVIDIA GTX 1070's

  • For each of these GPUs, we will put up an entry form on November 23rd, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST where you will be able to submit a link to your folding profile as well as a photo of your folding rig and we will select 2 random winners from these submissions. Entries will close on November 30th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST.
  • Entries have closed.

 

Contest Info:

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- Winners will be chosen on December 3rd, and will have 72 hours to reply, otherwise the prizes will be redrawn.

- The contest is International

 

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The goal for the Folding @ Home project this year is to have 1 million concurrent folders, so get on there and start folding! :D

 

Downloading Folding @ Home: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

 

More Information: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/876-foldinghome-install-guide-and-links-linustechtips_team-223518/

Monthly Leaderboard: https://stats.foldingathome.org/teams-monthly

LinusTechTips Folding Team: https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/223518

 

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Also, if you want to sign up for the official LTT Folding month competition, entries close on November 6th, 2018 (this is seperate from the GPU giveaway/contest)

 

Be sure to post photos of your folding rigs, your progress, and any questions below! :D  (We've got a rig running with two 1080s, a 1080 Ti, and a Titan X pascal) 

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8 minutes ago, jakkuh_t said:

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we have been doing this in new zealand for about a year now but with phones. the idea is you leave an app open over night as your phone is charging and they use the processing power to help cancer research.\

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Oh fun, incentive.

 

Time to swear off gaming for a bit :D

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I'd fold but the only competent hardware I have to do so right now is a G4560 lmao. The (GTX) 480 kinda just doesn't. Have fun folding to you all though, and convenient timing too, no need to turn on heating as it gets colder due to the cards heating your rooms :P

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This might actually be an Incentive to upgrade my Computer at some point.
Its completely optimized for an Audio Production workflow,
but for these kind of computing workloads the performance per watt is actually so bad it is probably doing more bad then good keeping it running on load :P

 

8 minutes ago, BoggerBoss said:

we have been doing this in new zealand for about a year now but with phones. the idea is you leave an app open over night as your phone is charging and they use the processing power to help cancer research.\

Actually considering, the performance is minor per phone, but the computing cost compared to power required is probably very efficient on an ARM cpu or similar.
I wonder how that would compare if you scale those numbers up.

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Thank you guys for doing this. If anyone is interested in the F@H community here. We have a thread dedicated to folders and also post when we are running events like we are now.

 

Here is the thread for our current Folding Month 2018 event:

 

 

Here is the community board:

 

 

And thank you to @jakkuh_t and the rest of the LMG team for bringing awareness to this!

Folding Community Board:

Also check out our Official Folding Month event:

 

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18 minutes ago, jakkuh_t said:

Be sure to post photos of your folding rigs, your progress, and any questions below! :D  (We've got a rig running with two 1080s, a 1080 Ti, and a Titan X pascal) 

Is this going under @James or are you guys going to make your own entry into folding month?... don't forget about it.

Folding Community Board:

Also check out our Official Folding Month event:

 

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@jakkuh_t I think there's another deadline on November 6th for the overall competition.

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Done. This is gonna run 24/7! FUCK CANCER!!!!

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Just now, Imbellis said:

@jakkuh_t I think there's another deadline on November 6th for the overall competition.

For Folding Month the deadline to sing up is the 6th. We will close signups at midnight GMT on the 6th.

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Also check out our Official Folding Month event:

 

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Is this global? Know some people from brazil with nice cpus .

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1 minute ago, Thermosman said:

Thing about this is that the people who already have all the fancy hardware to do folding are the people who least need a new graphics card

That's why the 2 1070s are being given at random, you could be folding on a Raspi and end up winning one of them :D

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2 minutes ago, DatOneLefty said:

Folding using 2 GTX 970's that I once used for mining. ~130,000 points/day. And it heats my room that has no heater!

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Try running them without using 1x to 16x adapters. if you can. Folding needs the bandwidth. And with a passkey you should be getting 300k PPD each off of them.

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9 minutes ago, palespartan said:

Is this going under @James or are you guys going to make your own entry into folding month?... don't forget about it.

screw that guy! I signed up under moi. :D

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But there's also lots of people on the LTT Folding Team who are willing to put their old hardware out there to do some good even though it's not as efficient.

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1 minute ago, palespartan said:

Try running them without using 1x to 16x adapters. if you can. Folding needs the bandwidth. And with a passkey you should be getting 300k PPD each off of them.

it only has one PCIe slot, once some new parts arrive ill move one over.

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2 minutes ago, Thermosman said:

Thing about this is that the people who already have all the fancy hardware to do folding are the people who least need a new graphics card

Everyone in the folding community including my self will tell you to fold with whatever you have. Its not a competition to see about PPD and its not mining where your trying to make money back off of it. Its all about working together to help fight disease. Whatever you have now go ahead and fold all you will be doing is helping us all.

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o0o I need a graphics card!

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2 minutes ago, jakkuh_t said:

screw that guy! I signed up under moi. :D

and going to find every gpu in inventory and find a way to get it folding. lol

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