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    Default Team Bonic!

    I though this would be a really cool thing to get the forums involved in. Basicly, you donate CPU time to institutions that dont have access to super computers to crunch numbers. You can join a number of diffrent projects. Search for extra terestrial life, find a cure to cancer, help explore the realm of quantum particles, ect, ect...

    You can download the Bonic Manager here:
    http://boinc.berkeley.edu/

    I have created a TheBestCaseScenario team for the fallowing projects:

    Setti@Home
    Spinhenge@home
    Rosetta@home

    There are a bunch of other projects to choose from, thies are the ones i have created a team for. You can start your own TBCS team for a diffrent project if you wish.

    Ok modders, lets show thies guys what we can do when we put our brains and our computers together. I have Bonic running on my secondary machine all the time (default is only when idle). I know lots of you have more than one computer and you cant possibly use more than one at a time. So run Bonic on your secondary machine and lets cure cancer together.
    You Dont Spread Democracy Through The Barrel Of A Gun.

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    folding@home is one of the better causes that distributed cokmputing is aimed towards, in my opinion. basically the program takes your "spare" cpu cycles and uses them to fold protiens. the idea is to find protiens that can help with things like curing cancer or diseases. way back before i moved out of my parents house i had a mini folding farm going. now that im living on my own, i have to pay for my own electricty, and DC farms can get expensive cuz your cpus are constantly running at full capacity.

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    Default Re: Team Bonic!

    i like folding@home too. thats because i know whats going on when i look at the nifty screen savers. right now im on a project that looks at a protein called tryptophan. ive had others where the ribosome tunnel is being analyzed for affinities and such. very cool.

    there have been a few published findings so far. i dont really know how important they have been because i dont have access to all the journals and stuff, but its cool to hear about results anyways.

    it has the potential to provide a means to solve quite a few problems, from cancer to parkinsons, so im all for it.


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    Default Re: Team Bonic!

    Yeah, i've seen folding@home before. Personally i like Bonic. It lets me contribute to, up to 18 diffrent programs.

    Biology and Medicine
    World Community Grid
    Rosetta@home
    SIMAP
    Predictor@home
    Tanpaku
    Malariacontrol.net
    Earth Sciences
    Seasonal Attribution Project
    Climateprediction.net
    BBC Climate Change Experiment
    Astronomy/Physics/Chemistry
    SETI@home
    LHC@home
    Spinhenge@home
    Einstein@home
    Quantum Monte Carlo at Home
    Mathematics and strategy games
    Chess960@home
    Rectilinear Crossing Number
    Riesel Sieve
    SZTAKI Desktop Grid

    I think its better to be able to pick your cause's.

    I got a nifty screensaver also. Each program has its own unique screensaver.

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    Seti@home since 1999
    14,712 hours of CPU time (and I still haven't found ET).
    I'm in the top 30% but I'm falling behind because my CPUs are very old.

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    Default Re: Team Bonic!

    Are you in a team cevinzol?

    You can allways contribute to a diffrent program too.
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    Default Re: Team Bonic!

    I was thinking about doing SETI@home, but can you turn it on and off? I don't have any spare computers to use for it, but I may be able to keep my computer on while I'm at school, but I don't want that running while I'm playing games and such.
    RIP Bucko

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    i got a bunch of crappy computers in my garage that i could shove a few cycles onto

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    ill put it on my main one and watch the program... I could put it onto one of my laptops too...
    Coffee is love, coffee is life.

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    wow. This thing gives my CPU high temps (114 so far... Expected high @ 120). But the case is still cold from that high output fan I installed (case is 86, lol).
    Coffee is love, coffee is life.

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