It's a Race! The Great Chimp Challenge 2012

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May is upon us, and in the Spring a young man’s mind turns to… you guessed it, the Great Chimp Challenge team folding race!

Like every Chimp Challenge, the purpose is not merely to race. We use the race to introduce people to the Folding@Home project. The proteins we study are not easily understood by non-researchers, but everybody understands a rousing race. If you would like to join us in this race (and I hope you do!), here’s what you’ll need to know:

Who: YOU!

What: The Great Chimp Challenge Team Folding Race.

Purpose: To have fun, and expose more people to the Folding@Home distributed computing project.

When: May 15th – May 25th, Noon to Noon, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

How: Download the folding client program for your operating system, and run it, with the following case sensitive information:

Folding name: T32monkeys
Team Number: 32
Passkey: 3311d92fd7ee331bd66dfe6eea01708b

For lots more information, help, and frequent updates on the progress of the race, join us in the Folding team’s forum.

The programs and work units we run come only from Professor Pande’s group, headquarted at Stanford University. Diseases studied vary widely but include Cancer, Alzheimer, Influenza, Huntington’s Disease, and the human variant of Mad Cow Disease (CJD). The research is available to any medical researcher worldwide. Most recently, the data was used to increase the effectiveness of a breast cancer killing drug, while decreasing it’s toxicity.┬áIf you think of our proteins as little locks and keys, it’s easy to understand that if the locks or keys are shaped wrong a disease will be the result. The locks will be jammed, the keys become useless. Either one may become poisonous (Video of a Protein folding).

So come one, come all and join a top Folding @ Home team race for a cure and for a win in the Great Chimp Challenge!

~Adak

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  1. Let's melt those Stanford servers!
    Tbrooks
    Just finished stretching and worked the kinks out of My poo flinging arm. Think I am ready to fight. Lets get this battle rollin

    :rofl:
    tazman171
    Pulling down around 36k/ day and ready to go. :thup: Love the "getting the kinks out of my poo flinging arm" Tbrooks :D

    I don't fling poo often, but when I do I take it seriously.
    EarthDog
    Why do i lose ppd when my monitor shuts off? How do I prevent that?

    You still have a power saving feature being activated. It's either in your OS, or in your BIOS. Most computers nowadays have settings for power savings in both places.
    SHUT THEM OFF!
    Are you on Windows or Linux?
    Adak
    How are your temps on those rigs, Rainman?

    my sig is GPU-52c
    cpu- avg. 56-57c
    The other 2 I just got the cpu's in the other day and just broke both of those boards out of hibernation so I am not sure yet but will repost.
    Adak
    You still have a power saving feature being activated. It's either in your OS, or in your BIOS. Most computers nowadays have settings for power savings in both places.
    SHUT THEM OFF!
    Are you on Windows or Linux?
    windows. Turned monitor to not power offf, no sleep states enabled, but will double check.
    I use:
    Native Linux or Linux in a Virtual Machine (I use VMWare Player 3.0. You have to register for it, but it's free for non-commercial uses).
    Oddly, the points from Linux are now close to being twice what you get on the same folding rig, in Windows -- ChasR just tested this.
    If it's at all possible for our racers to move over to 64 bit desktop Ubuntu (especially 11.10), they should do that, ASAP.
    Folding client: 6.34 console, for either Linux (64 bit), or Windows, available from here:
    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther
    (near the bottom of the page). I don't fold with gpu's so this is perfect.
    In the client set up:
    name: T32monkeys
    team: 32
    passkey: 3311d92fd7ee331bd66dfe6eea01708b
    size of work packet or unit: big
    Advanced parameters: yes
    extra parameters: -smp -verbosity 9
    All the rest are default settings.