Desktop Software Shell Enhancement Folding@home for Windows

Folding@home for Windows 6.23 for Windows

by Vijay Pande and Stanford University

Avg. Rating 4.4 (70 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,812
Publisher Vijay Pande and Stanford University
Homepage Folding@home
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Folding@home works on theory and simulations of how proteins, RNA, and nanoscale synthetic polymers fold. The Pande Group has developed the ensemble dynamics method and its application to protein folding and wrote the client and server code for the Folding@home project. The Pande Group analyzes the resulting data. Similar to the Seti@home project.

Latest Reviews

Someone

Someone reviewed v6.10 Beta 3 on Apr 6, 2008

This information is online so why waste your time using it.

ezh

ezh reviewed v6.10 Beta 3 on Mar 25, 2008

SMP support?

war593122

war593122 reviewed v6.10 Beta 3 on Mar 24, 2008

Beta 3

• Fixed Windows install paths no longer have spaces. (Win32)

• Fixed –gpu flag so that the GPU detection is looking at that GPU as well. (Win32)

• GPU clients default to machineid=2, and cpu to machineid=1. (Win32)

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Mar 24, 2008

I think all these programmes are worthwhile, people that complain about the contribution to global warming should consider their own energy footprint! It also depends on whether the power comes from gas or coal, which are the only two greenhouse emitters, or whether it comes from nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal...

As long as the people behind these programmes are doing it for the benefit of the community and not just to increase company profit distributed computing is a great idea and should be more widely encouraged. I strictly deplore it however in the case where the results aren't in the public domain or for the benefit or knowledge of the community.

DJHasis

DJHasis reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 4, 2007

Point Zero has a point, if you use Folding@Home for 24/7 it uses our precious resources but if you keep your pc on for few hours a day and on that time use Folding@Home then it's not a big deal.

kronix2

kronix2 reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 2, 2007

Everybody, please ignore idiots like Point Zero.

Point Zero

Point Zero reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 2, 2007

This tool is adding a big part on global warming due to higher average electricity-demand, and yet its added value to science over all these years is nihil. Completely worthless.

fatray

fatray reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 2, 2007

It seems BetaNews is behind the times. On Folding@homes web site you can download version 6 BETA that works fine.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v6.00 Beta 1 on Sep 28, 2007

I have used this program as well as SETI and both are excellent examples of people working together for a cause that affects millions. There is no ill effects to your PC and why not do something positive for your world or perhaps be a part of mans quest for Extra Terrestial communication. Hey anythings possible (except of course any versions of Windows being released on schedule)

gadean

gadean reviewed v6.00 Beta 1 on Sep 27, 2007

Here's the changelog taken from http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-v6.html

- support in client and backend infrastructure for passkey
- accept message from server (for example PRFC) and print to unitinfo and
queueinfo (only on units assigned from servers supporting this)
- integration of SMP support into the standard client. Run with the -smp
flag on eligible hardware to receive SMP units.
- detailed detection of CPU type and features
- no benchmark on startup
- We regret that a v6 Windows/SMP client is not yet available.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (70 votes)
Your Rating

Someone reviewed v6.10 Beta 3 on Apr 6, 2008

This information is online so why waste your time using it.

ezh

ezh reviewed v6.10 Beta 3 on Mar 25, 2008

SMP support?

war593122

war593122 reviewed v6.10 Beta 3 on Mar 24, 2008

Beta 3

• Fixed Windows install paths no longer have spaces. (Win32)

• Fixed –gpu flag so that the GPU detection is looking at that GPU as well. (Win32)

• GPU clients default to machineid=2, and cpu to machineid=1. (Win32)

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Mar 24, 2008

I think all these programmes are worthwhile, people that complain about the contribution to global warming should consider their own energy footprint! It also depends on whether the power comes from gas or coal, which are the only two greenhouse emitters, or whether it comes from nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal...

As long as the people behind these programmes are doing it for the benefit of the community and not just to increase company profit distributed computing is a great idea and should be more widely encouraged. I strictly deplore it however in the case where the results aren't in the public domain or for the benefit or knowledge of the community.

DJHasis

DJHasis reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 4, 2007

Point Zero has a point, if you use Folding@Home for 24/7 it uses our precious resources but if you keep your pc on for few hours a day and on that time use Folding@Home then it's not a big deal.

kronix2

kronix2 reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 2, 2007

Everybody, please ignore idiots like Point Zero.

Point Zero

Point Zero reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 2, 2007

This tool is adding a big part on global warming due to higher average electricity-demand, and yet its added value to science over all these years is nihil. Completely worthless.

fatray

fatray reviewed v5.91 Beta 6 on Oct 2, 2007

It seems BetaNews is behind the times. On Folding@homes web site you can download version 6 BETA that works fine.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed v6.00 Beta 1 on Sep 28, 2007

I have used this program as well as SETI and both are excellent examples of people working together for a cause that affects millions. There is no ill effects to your PC and why not do something positive for your world or perhaps be a part of mans quest for Extra Terrestial communication. Hey anythings possible (except of course any versions of Windows being released on schedule)

gadean

gadean reviewed v6.00 Beta 1 on Sep 27, 2007

Here's the changelog taken from http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-v6.html

- support in client and backend infrastructure for passkey
- accept message from server (for example PRFC) and print to unitinfo and
queueinfo (only on units assigned from servers supporting this)
- integration of SMP support into the standard client. Run with the -smp
flag on eligible hardware to receive SMP units.
- detailed detection of CPU type and features
- no benchmark on startup
- We regret that a v6 Windows/SMP client is not yet available.

PRoBiSoNe

PRoBiSoNe reviewed v5.91 Beta 5 on Jul 5, 2007

Your all psycho!

It runs just fine on my 7900 GTX, my 7600 GS, my 9800 Pro, and some other ATI card I have.

That's 4 for 4 cards, 1/2 nVidia, 1/2 ATI.

I'm glad I can do my part in this important distributed computing effort.

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Edit:

NM, I'm psycho, I'm running v.5.03 ...LoL
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Side note: I want a GUI like the PS3! Seen it? Awesome! It's what invited me to Folding... The PC GUI is so bland, might as well just run the DOS client :|

TheQuestor

TheQuestor reviewed v5.91 Beta 5 on Jul 3, 2007

Doesn't work on the HD 2900 XT either. Warns about it only being able to run on the X1800 X1900 or the FireGL card then exits.

Shatylle

Shatylle reviewed v5.91 Beta 4 on Jun 10, 2007

Does not support any of the more modern Nvidia GPU's , so they won't be using my 7900 GTX, they need to find a solution to this. Good project though will continue using the CPU version.

vercinstex

vercinstex reviewed v5.91 Beta 4 on Jun 8, 2007

what?
i run it on my geforce 2

war593122

war593122 reviewed v5.91 Beta 4 on Jun 8, 2007

Still ATI only!!!!

vercinstex, what? Um no! When you try and run it on nvidia card it tells you right from the start you must have an ATI card and then it quits.

And only the 3 newest ATI cards are supported at that. :(

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