Folding at Home Question & Answers
I realize this thread was made, but the user who made it is no longer active, so I will write a brand new one that hopefully will answer all F@H questions! These questions will all be questions I have gotten in past Private Messages, and will answer them all! Hope this helps.
Q. What does F@H mean?
A. Folding at Home
It is called that for a specif reason, in which I will include in a later question.
Q. What does WU mean?
A. Work Unit.
Q. What's Jiggmin's Team Number?
Type under configuration > Team Number
Q. How do I start Folding?
It's a very simple process you can start anytime!
I will post my own guide here, and a few other guides that are useful for other systems, the following is for Windows XP:
Step 1)Go to http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download
Step 2)Click on this the first download image!
Step 3) Once you download it, look on your desktop. Look at the Folding@home icon. Click it and press "Run". Now follow what is says to finish installing it.
Step 4) Go to the start box in the bottom left corner on your computer. Click it and go to
"All Programming" and notice Folding@Home glimmering in the light! Click it and select the option Folding@home!
If you don't know how to get there here's a picture:
Step 5)Now notice the colorful Folding@Home image in your tray (bottom right corner). Right click and select ?Configure?. For Username fill out the same name as your pr2 name (important). Now for Team number fill out 143016 to be added to Team Jiggmin
.... and here's for a PS3
Thank Mikal for this one!
Guide To Folding@Home Client for the Playstation 3)
*This is a smaller version of the one on Jiggmin's Village that is made by Mikal.
Step 1)Go to Menu > System > System Update
*Internet access required.
Step 2) Menu > Life with Playstation > Download It is F@H, with a different name.
Step 3) Now, go to Menu > Network > Make PS3 Store account. If you have one already, skip down to step ___.
Step 3.1) Enter all the info required, if you are under 18, you have to do all the licensing stuff...
*Now, after all the downloading, Go to Life with Playstation. You should see a weather and news channel (o.o). Hold Square, and you will see that you are in the "Life Channel". Scroll down to the F@H channel (Press and hold Square). Now you will see the Earth.
Now, notice in the right hand corner of the main screen of the F@H channel, It will say:
Donor Name: PS3
We want to change that (unless you don't want to support Jiggmin's team).
Step 4) Hold Triangle > Current Channel > Identity > Change Donor Name.
*Use the same donor name, If you have a F@H account already.
Step 5) Go back and click on Join an Existing Team > Set it to 143016.
You are done and Folding! Also, you only fold while you are in this app, so be careful.
That's for Windows XP, and Playstation 3
Here are some other helpful guides (credit to jiggmin)
Instructions for Windows Vista - click here.
Instructions for Linux Ubuntu 8.04 KDE/KDE4 - click here.
Q. How do I get the "Green Thing" (jiggmins team banner)
A. That "Green Thing" is a cool banner Jiggmin designed with his very own genius ;D Post this:
Here's an example of how it looks:
[team_banner]Place your Folding Name here[/team_banner]
Post it on any post or even in your signature to show the villagers you fold!
Q. How does folding benifit me?
A. It only benifits good.
Exept as I said before folding will slow your computer a tiny bit.
That's nothing compared to the good it does though:
First of all Folding WU's (Work Units), as I said before, adds to your score! When you score hits the following score you will win this in Jiggmin's very own: Platform Racing 2!
1,000 pts: 3 Ranks Up to Your Character
5,000 pts: Your Very Own Crown Hat
100,000: A Super Flying Cowboy Hat! (Wow O
But as e46m3 said, the Platform Racing 2 gifts are just a by-product.
I studied e46m3's old thread for this information, so give him a clap!
This is a simpler version for easy understanding
Our bodies are always folding!
In some rare cases they make a misfold causing a varity of illnesess such as Alzheimer, some types of cancer, and many more.
At a time right before Folding at Home came to be, Standford University (the creaters of F@H) realized that there are MILLIONS of expieriments going on on computer simulations. They created F@H knowing it would spread (because of people like Jiggmin) and F@H pretty much sends your computer assignments (Work Units) that our computer completes. When the Work Unit is complete (it reaches 1,500/1,500 for example) it sends the information to Standford, therefore it combines a lot of computers into one "Super Computer" to help these genorious causes!
Q. Is there a known way to speed the folding process?
A. Yes, although it's known to result in crashes.
Again beware the risks of this method before using.
Start by pressing ctrl, alt, delete.
Next click "Task Manager".
Go to "Processes".
Right click it, and then press "Priority".
Select a high Priority, realtime is the fastest, but most likely to crash.
If your computer is awesome it shouldn't crash.
Please know the risks before "testing" it out.
Folding at Home is a great thing to start! ;D
Any additional questions please post either below, or to me (via PM).
I will add to here if I have the need! Happy Folding!
(Jiggmin will be sure to take over the world and/or cure cancer with your help!)