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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-01-06 07:38 PM
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DU Folding@Home Thread #7 - Team DU in the Top 1000 Now!
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Edited on Wed Feb-01-06 07:43 PM by mcscajun
Team DU, You DID It! A great big round of :applause: for everyone!

The DU Folding@Home Team continues its outstanding growth; yesterday we broke the 1000 barrier, and we're rapidly heading for the top 800, when more stats will be available to team members at

We're doing more and more important medical research every week! Imagine catching and passing the freepers, doing medical research and letting your computer do it all for you? How's that for an offer you can't refuse? How? All you need to do is join Team # 48157, Democratic Underground's own Folding@Home Team!

Join the Team here:

Since ny_liberal sounded the first call on December 22, 2005, 154 DUers have donated the spare computing cycles of 228 CPUs to the cause. We started out small; our ranking was around the 17,000 mark out of over 40,000 teams.

Today, we're firmly entrenched in the Top 1000 Teams and going for the top 500!

Date of last work unit:      2006-02-01 16:23:29
Active CPUs within 50 days:      228
Team ID:      48157
Grand Score:      256057
Work Unit Count:      2024
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate):      953 of 42512

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Our DU CPUs are busily simulating the folding of proteins to support medical research into diseases and disorders that kill, cripple, and impair human life. Help the find cures!

Every PC has spare computing cycles to contribute to the effort. The program is small and runs in background, can be paused at any time, or closed entirely if your workload or hobbies require more CPU resources. There's even an interesting graphic to let you watch the simulation in progress. Old PCs, Slow PCs, Spare PCs lying around that can be attached to your home network all help the cause. The race may go to the swift, but slow and steady racks up points, too!

Mac and Linux clients are available, also.

You can have fun catching freepers along the way. It's a great fringe benefit to joining Team DU. :)

The freeper team is about to move into the top 300 -- We need to double or even triple our membership to knock 'em off that pedestal they're sneering down on us from; what do you say, DU?

Join the Team here:

If you've already joined the team, there's still more you can do. Send out the call to your progressive friends and family; get them to join our team!

C'mon, DUers! More CPUs!!!

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