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News Folding@Home in Guinness Book of Records

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Nov 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    bit-tech folding team stats

    How long before people start to question the additional power consumption and the carbon footprint of all that processing?
     
  3. Shadow_101

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    :) dam hippies /hugs petrol
     
  4. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Id do it but i has so many issues with AOL limiting me, somedays I cant get a webpage to load. This would kill my bandwidth or would it?? I havnt read much into the folding lark.
     
  5. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    It doesn't use much bandwidth. The client downloads a small chunk of data and then the processing happens without using the internet.
     
  6. DXR_13KE

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    this could be put into gov and school computers....
     
  7. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    So taxpayers could foot the additional power bill? I don't think so mate
     
  8. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Most school PCs are on 24/7 anyway so there would be a very minimal increase in power consumption.
     
  9. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    in the US, some companies can actually get a tax break if they devote the non primary processing time to folding@home

    the company I'm currently doing part-time design work for actually hooks in the tesla unit it has to folding@home when it isn't needed for its primary job.

    the same thing is done with the single Quadroplex, and all the workstations.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    taxpayers already foot the power bill for stupid things... at least this one is is useful.
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I think a computer idling will use far less power than a computer at 100% load.
     
  12. boiled_elephant

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    Precisely. And with a problem as huge as carbon emissions, it's less PCs in schools and LAN parties that are the problem, and more...y'know...the entire western world.
    Anyone who spouts off at ME about carbon footprints gets a slap with a wet article.
     
  13. steveo_mcg

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    You know what they say, the longest journey an all that.
    I seen a comment on this on /. some one calculated the cost of running this on a ps3 24/7 at something like $400. Multiply that by UK energy costs and by the number of computers at schools and this would be an incredibly expensive proposition, surely the better option would be to just shut down school computers when they are not in use and if people want to donate to the system then that's their business.
     
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