Published on 15th June 2009 by
Originally Posted by lirathealExcellent write-up - Very thorough!
I must say, though, the PC clients could do with a bit of visual tweaking - I know it's not the point, but they're so boring to look at when compared to the PS3 client.
Originally Posted by p3nThe UI really is irrelevant, as the point leaderboard types will tell you - misused cycles!
I stopped folding when I went to uni as my room had the hot water pipes running straight through it; i'd never pick it up again until someone works out how to create hydrogen cheaply (and electicity prices are irrelevant).
Originally Posted by D-Cyph3rI still dont get it. I know i'm gonna get alot of hate thrown my way for this, but I just cant see how all these millions of CPU and GPU cores running 24/7, using stupid amounts of electricity is a good thing when, from the outside, it seems most folders are more interested in climbing ranks or showing off their e-peen PPD than actually aiding medical science.
Considering this is the "worlds most powerful supercomputer" i'd expect huge medical advances every year, but has FoH actually cured any diseases yet? And at what cost?
Again, just an outsiders point of view.
Originally Posted by JipaI'm all in for using SPARE computing power for this (well not all in as I'm deffo not doing it), but when people build expensive, dedicated computers, even farms just for all the @Home-stuff, it just goes beyond my understanding. Maybe I'm just a self-centered poor *****, but I can't even remotely justify the money spent on such hobby...
And ofc it's none of my business how and why people spend their money, don't even bother jumping on me about it :)
Originally Posted by MatticusIf you suggest that everyone who folds just donates I think you will find that a very small percentage would actually donate.
Originally Posted by LeMaltorIf it wasn't done for e-peenis i would join in.
Originally Posted by confusis
Oh, and here in New Zealand, a vast majority of the power consumed is renewable (hydro, thermal and wind power). Next rig I build will be multi core, multi gpu to help this cause along. While Im using it for other tasks of course. If i'm not actively using the pc, it gets switched off.
Re: donate the power cost. It's a lot easier for us in foriegn countries to donate cycles than donate money. Im not using the cycles when I am browsing the net or word processing so might as well put them to use.
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