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Distributed Computing, what do you want me to do !

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Conanius, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. RobOC

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    Reason number 56: BOINC sounds funnier than FOLDING. :D
     
  2. NickK

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  3. RobOC

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    On a serious note, what is the status of the folding boinc client? Then boinc could BE folding.
     
  4. BillytheImpaler

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  5. VeNT

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    FOLDING FOLDING FOLDING
     
  6. malfunkshun

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    "Fancy a spot of BOINCing?" has a nice ring to it, as where "fancy some folding?" sounds like laundry duty. I rest my case
     
  7. rich99million

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    you are all quite mad


    i on the other hand am totally sane and also totally unbiased when it comes to projects - honest ;)
     
  8. Mattus

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    Ah but if you fold, you can say that you are 'in the fold' and have 'returned to the fold' if you've been slacking.

    Which is totally the coolest play on words ever.
     
  9. (BoG) Napalm

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    *cough* fold *cough*

    *sends subliminal messages about F@H*
     
  10. malfunkshun

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    sounds like BBW dating to me tbh :eek: :p
     
  11. Biggles 266

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    I think it is a pity that OcUK as a team are no longer focused on a single project. It means that we're not going to get number one spots. Back in the day, everybody ran SETI and we got an excellent rank. We're losing that on BOINC and we're not big enough to compete with the best on F@H. We can't have high ranks on both.

    I also don't understand what the folding obsession is. I'd much rather run Rosetta@Home.

    Has there been any thoughts or discussion with regards to picking a new main project for the team? Something fairly young so there are no mountains to climb, but something everybody would get behind.

    Just something I thought of.
     
  12. Biffa

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    Thats the same for all the teams surely? :)

    We are still #2 in seti@boinc, but DC is bigger as a whole and attracts more players, we are in the end quite a small team, and without MoS and our other older big hitters not really as competetive as we were in the old days.
     
  13. Conanius

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    well, dare I risk saying it, why dont we all agree on doing 1 project and really owning it up :D

    if you take a look at my progress, starting to do quite nicely :)
     
  14. Gojira

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    You must be kidding!

    There's more chance of me and Fox agreeing on which old repmobile to buy :D

    Alan Woodford
     
  15. Mattus

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    To me, Rosetta is just another boring BOINC project, with an uninspiring credit system and no real community here to keep the interest levels up. Whilst I enjoy supporting the science I mainly crunch for the enjoyment, the stats and the team spirit. That's where I feel BOINC is a let-down.
     
  16. Trick

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    Agreed with Mattus, Folding definately has a certain 'feeling' to it and the sense of comaradarie amongst Team10 is nice to be a part of. Most importantly for me though is the work which all our Folding Woos go towards, particularly cancer research.
     
  17. Conanius

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    folding @ home is cancer research? ill be changing all the machines to that from boinc s@h tonight.
     
  18. rich99million

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    it's not all Cancer Research - however it has recently been getting more into that field

    for more information check the links in my sig - plenty of info on the main Folding@Home site which should answer most questions far better than i could hope to do
     
  19. Nutster

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    Hello! Long time overclockers buyer, 1st time forum user.

    I've never really seen the point of SETI. I mean even if we did discover some alien signal, the planet would be dead by the time a signal we sent back would get there.

    I'm a united devices cancer cruncher for Oxford Uni. A much more worthwhile use of clock cycles imo.
     
  20. BillytheImpaler

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    Welcome to the forum, chappie.