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Folding For a Day

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by DaMulta, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Would it not be fantastic if we had something like folding for a day nation wide. Where all supercomputers, companies, schools and people across the world would fold for just for one day. If people could get the word out just like Earth Day is where everyone turned off the lights. I think it would have a huge impact like nothing before.

    Of course there would have to be a a date, and maybe spreading the word across the net in mass emails like a chain letter. I think it could work, and I think people would do it no matter the cost of the electric bill seeing that it is just one day. However you know that a ton would stay on board after they were on.



    Thoughts on this idea???
     
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  2. bogmali

    bogmali Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear about your situation bro and hoping that you land that job:(

    Great idea! I'm curious as hell as how much PPD the whole TPU community can amass if everybody folded for 24 hours:cool:
     
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    Such a thing would be great if it ever happened, but I doubt it will.
     
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  4. i would like to see this also, just think how much research would happen if OEM's were pre-installed with BOINC and F@H. as if people who are doin much with thier lives on YouTube and Facebook/MySpace
     
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    Good idea - but. Think of the investment in infrastructure that Stanford would have to make to support an entire nation of folders.

    (Sorry for being a wet-blanket)
     
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    Great Idea! Probably hard to schedule/plan but might start by checking in with the F@H forums and seeing if there is already such a day.

    If anything TPU could gather 10-30 contestants to gather as much folding hardware possible and then be given 24 hours to fold. Highest PPD folder gets a prize!
     
  7. AthlonX2

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    thats the worst idea ever,you know how many people would be pissed off when theircomputers start crawling from running bionc and folding :banghead:
     
  8. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    They'll just need to get faster one's then :p
     
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    No they just need Dell/Best Buy to tell them they need more ram. "Now this model has 72GB of ram, it will speed up your system."
     
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    u know, I applaud everyone that folds and crunch. I'll even sell cheap hoping it goes to you guys. if you add me to the list of people to contact, i'll start it up for a day. One day won't kill my electric bill.
     
  11. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Well I wonder what would be a good date to set for this. I'm thinking about in the middle of September. School is going on, and more people will be on the net than right now.

    I think it would be great if someone could make some banners for the occasion, and of course we would have to have information about how to setup teams, join teams, and or just run your work anonymous into the system.

    F.F.A.D.
     
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    Who knows maybe those crazy scientists are using all that power to play Crisys :D.
     
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    Why not start locally and establish a TPU Fold for a Day event. I'll join :)
     
  14. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    That would work, but I imagine that a lot of us have a good mass email list that we could send out. I would like to see us reach out past TPU/.XS and the others we normally are in contact with.

    I think I'll make a youtube video over it(I have about 190 people that follow me), and ask a few other people I know with big youtube followings to do the same. If everyone agrees on a certain date to set it on.
     
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    So what's the difference when they ship them with 900 start up programs and Norton Internet Security packages?

    Might as well at least be useful for something. :p
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Or just to download more RAM :laugh:
    IMO, October would be better, it's not so hot here then
     
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