Join the fight and Fold with the Asus spirit! Team #183368
What is Folding@home?
Folding@home is a distributed computing project by Stanford University that very simply stated, studies protein folding and misfolding. One of our project goals is to simulate protein folding in order to understand how proteins fold so quickly and reliably, and to learn about what happens when this process goes awry.
What are the diseases caused by misfolding?
Diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow disease), an inherited form of emphysema, and even many cancers are believed to result from protein misfolding.
How can you help your team?
Folding@home clients are available on Folding@home website. Simply install the appropriate client on a computer with internet connection.
For high-performance client: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther
What’s the team number?
Our team is ASUS Republic of Gamers: #183368
What operating systems are supported?
Currently support Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, GPU (both nVidia and ATI), and PS3.
What clients are there?
There are basically graphical client and text based console client, both are available for CPU and GPU. Graphical clients are the easier to install and manage. But it will interfere with some games and may affect performance. Text based client runs in a terminal and updates users about the simulation in text format. Text based provides better performance. Lastly, SMP client is suggested for multi-core CPU.
This is a breakdown of which client to use
• Single Cpu: Text based client or GUI client.
• Multi Cpu/Cored Cpu: Text client or Gui client, but recommend using the SMP client
• GPU: Use the standard GPU client either Text or GUI.
Note: more installation instruction can be found here
How can I pick a name?
You can use go here to search if your ideal name has been used. You can also fold anonymously.
What is a WU(work unit)?
a WU is a collection of files created by the client with data about atoms, bonds, temperature.
What are flags?
Flags are settings given to the client at launch
What is in my FAH directory?
Work Folder – Contains files your FAH client is currently working on or waiting to upload.
client.cfg – Contains the configuration information for your client. You can edit this with a text editor. If you delete it and are using the text console, the console will run through the configuration process the next time you launch it.
FAHlog.txt – This is the log file of your clients activity. unitinfo.txt – This gives you the progress your client has made on the current WU.
queue.dat – This dat file is the que of WUs waiting to be turned in plus info on your current WU.
How can I check my score?
You can check you points at Stanford website or Extreme overclocking F@H stats.