I’m going to take things a little bit different this month. I’ve been having a few problems with the Folding stats so I thought I’d send this out first, and hopefully the stats will be sorted for next week.
And don’t worry, all the stats will be correct as of the 1st of March, Excel wasn’t being a pain whilst I was recording them, I probably just need to re-formulate them… anyway.
Coming this month
We’ll have those all important stats coming up for you to enjoy.
We’ve got that new competition where you can design us a [email protected] mouse mat. The winner will then receive their designed mouse mat, whereas 3 runners up will each receive a set of TheSixthAxis stickers.
Before we go onto RedStarGlow’s info, I’ve put together a new [email protected] forum thread replacing the old one. Hopefully all our current and new folders will find the first page the most useful, leaving the following pages for folding discussions.
So yes, here we have it; our top folder who I’ve been trying to overtake for ages. At times 1st was in my grasp, but no, being back at uni meant less time for my computer to fold and I slipped back to the 2nd most active user. But alas this isn’t about my folding trials and tribulations, it’s about RedStarGlow and his nuclear powered computer, so lets see what makes up his nuclearness.
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Folding Q & A
There are several different reasons why people run [email protected], be it experience with one of the diseases folding aims to cure, just helping out, or just for community status. But why do you run [email protected]?
I started in June of 2008 when I first got my PS3. It was easy enough and it was for a good cause. I got a little more serious about it in Nov 2009 when I finally got a Quad core. To be honest, I am competitive, SilverX scared me for a while as does Jas-n from time to time! I have folded at TSA as RedStarGlow exclusively and have watched the team climb from 1700+ up to 548. My personal rank is 5,100 out of 1.5 million. Kinda cool.
You’ve told us why you fold, but what got you folding for TheSixthAxis’ Team?
I never realized I could fold as part of a team until I saw it on TheSixthAxis. I joined immediately and plodded along. After about 5 work units, I changed my ID, added the client to my PC (in addition to my PS3), and started my climb.
There are several different platforms that [email protected] can be run on (PS3, PC, MAC), what platforms do you use to fold?
My PS3, a Dual core AMD (Vista), an Intel Quad refurb (Win7), and my Nvidia GPU.
Some people get worried about using the PS3 to fold because they’re worried about their PS3 dying on them. As a guide, how long do you fold on your PS3 for, and in which mode?
My original PlayStation 3 runs on average 21 hrs a day, 7 days a week. My PS3 runs in normal mode and the stats say that it has folded 2,211 WU’s.
The [email protected] software on the PS3 has evolved over the past few years, bringing in Music playback and most prominently Life with PlayStation. Is there anything that could be added to improve the experience?
Or is there something that you would like to be removed from Life with PlayStation?
It’s fine the way it is.
There may be some people who might think that their hardware isn’t powerful enough for whichever reason. What Specification are you running [email protected] on?
My main folding PC is a HP Quad Core running at 2.3GHz with 8GB RAM with an nVidia GTX 460. I run the CPU client as a service and the GPU client all the time, at 100%, and I don’t notice it.
There will be people from the TSA community that will read this who don’t currently fold, is there anything you’d like to say to those members?
I am from the US and could fold on any team. I fold here because I like the good information and overall fellowship represented at TSA! Fold or don’t, that is your choice. For those competitive types, how can you sit there and let an American sit at the TOP your folding Chart! Come knock me down! :-)
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We’d like to thank Patrick for the time taken to answer our questions.
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