[email protected] Update: February/March 2012

O-oh… it’s getting warmer, and we all know what that means, we don’t need our PS3’s acting like radiators, so folding reduced. At least our PC’s are more favourable to folding in all weather.

What is [email protected]?

It is an application the makes use of your PC, MAC or PS3’s processing power to solve biological puzzles. These particular puzzles are looking at how protein molecules assemble themselves or ‘fold’. Proteins are exceptionally important molecules and [email protected]’s biomedical research is currently studying diseases like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and cancer as well as working to develop new antibiotics.

Other research aided by [email protected] recently has been the study of the influenza virus looking at how mutations might affect transmission rates of different strains of the virus to help predict and understand future pandemics. It is not only biomedical science that benefits either. In 2009 two of the principal scientists behind [email protected] presented a paper entitled “[email protected]: lessons from eight years of distributed computing” at the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium.

By contributing to [email protected] you are helping advance biology, chemistry and computer science, you get to do your bit for the good of humanity, become part of the most powerful distributed computing cluster in the world, according to Guinness, and join in with TSA’s community. If you often listen to music stored on your PS3′s HDD then your PS3 could be Folding while you listen. So go on, join our team and see how high you can climb in our list of TSA’s top 50 folders.

How do you Join the Team?

If you follow the guides over at Folding.Stanford.edu, they’ll guide you through the appropriate steps for joining the effort on your PC, MAC and/or PS3, when you get to team numbers, enter 78731 which will help merge your efforts with other TSA members. You’ll also appear on our official members list.

Team Information

Over the past two months we’ve folded 5,425 work units, which has earned us 5.3 million points which has helped us climb 12 places.

Project Rank Points Work Units
Old New Old New Old New
328 316 37,142,443 42,487,265 72,333 77,758

Team Radar

In the last two months, we’ve only managed to overtake 3 teams, however beating Team GameFAQ‘s is a massive bonus, shows just how much better our community team is. In addition we’ve also overtaken Team Firefox and 4chan.

I’ve cropped the below list to 20, to try and keep focus on teams we’re folding more than rather than less. It helps us have a positive look on the teams around us.

Project Rank Team Name Points Ahead Overtake in
96 PlayStation.com Forums Team 196,507,153 29.2 Years
154 PS3Forums.com 79,138,423 144.6 Years
155 Penny Arcade 77,726,666 5.1 Years
178 Blu-ray.com 59,641,084 3.2 Years
186 Team PSM 51,150,106 2.5 Years
252 NeoGAF 15,801,863 7.8 Months
255 IGN-PS3 15,036,135 7.5 Months
257 SCEA PDIT Team 13,842,780 6.7 Months
274 Team Kotaku 8,360,518 4.3 Months
313 TheSixthAxis
323 Arab PC World 2,117,543 3.7 Weeks
325 MonkeyHouse 2,372,590 9 Months
337 TBCS Folding Team 4,139,007 2.4 Months
341 AGE 5,143,035 1.9 Months
12,275 Sony Fanatic
42,333,227

Win A TSA Badge & Stickers

I have 10 badges and 2 sticker sets left in the Folding prize pot, so let’s empty it shall we?

To win one of ten badges, simply post the below lyrics in a comment below, I will then pick the winners at random.

To win one of two sticker sets, in addition to the lyrics below, post the song the lyrics are from, first two who guess correctly (and who were selected to receive a badge) get themselves the stickers.

One More Time

I’ll announce the winners in the next Folding post in a couple of weeks, when we reach the top 300 Folding teams.

Top 50 Active

Users who have submitted a WU within the last two months.

Rankings Contributor Points Work Units
Active Team
1 1 RedStarGlow 10,438,314 7,865
2 2 Deathbrin 5,701,869 2,270
3 3 SilverCider 4,803,718 2,343
4 4 Jas-n 2,611,258 2,251
5 5 gclarkey 1,890,458 3,329
6 6 TheDeathAvenger 1,858,161 4,749
7 8 Bunimomike 701,240 2,647
8 9 XTG 661,329 2,317
9 10 SuburbanMe 567,803 1,733
10 11 iiekka 546,978 2,453
11 13 Bonyman 465,401 1,849
12 15 Vandix 645,059 1,355
13 16 sonicsteve 342,755 1,544
14 18 Surjit-UK 318,004 504
15 19 tgjones 294,753 1,479
16 20 tonyyeb 292,848 841
17 21 cam_the_man 284,936 840
18 22 Sciontc1 278,391 375
19 23 markwijnants 277,924 1,095
20 26 Seaninio 248,791 134
21 27 GTOWN 231,824 844
22 28 Elijahfernandes 223,499 221
23 29 cnutard 222,200 217
24 30 Scholes_Goals 214,383 851
25 32 phantom5813 204,260 834
26 33 AdmiringWorm 195,699 687
27 40 KatyNorge 146,420 1,102
28 41 Mike_Da_1_N_0NLY 137,783 549
29 43 Aitrus 132,666 787
30 44 Stueeeee 114,510 457
31 46 3shirts 104,699 517
32 48 TURRICAN-808 103,280 494
33 50 darkaeon 92,288 533
34 51 MugsyBalone 87,630 360
35 55 QPRW12 74,651 339
36 56 nemesisND1derboy 73,078 291
37 58 ShovellyJoe 67,532 261
38 61 rept0n 60,363 121
39 62 Kevatron400 59,199 285
40 64 heedbaw 54,437 209
41 68 halbpro 50,650 148
42 72 Yahavage 44,813 250
43 77 CaddyShack74 39,403 157
44 78 tonycawley 39,149 157
45 82 Boyinastairwell 34,407 138
46 84 CrawFail 32,333 123
47 85 eye8have9you3 32,288 163
48 88 wick15 28,775 50
49 101 Cappadocius 20,885 83
50 102 Symposiumvision 20,688 81

And with that, the penultimate [email protected], and TheSixthAxis post from me draws to an end, I’ll be back to deliver my final post when we, as a team, reach the top 300 teams.

Goodbye for now.

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13 Comments

  1. One More Time
    One More Time by Daft Punk

  2. Thats in my head now thanks to the sub heading

  3. So sorry i had to stop my 24/7 folding as it was costing me far more than i ha thought. I will try to return in some form at a later date.

  4. Cool placed 50, should be getting the pc to fold by now, as its a new OS.

    “One more time”

    Installs [email protected]

  5. Jas-n – I appreciate all that you do! As we head into Summer, I will continue to Fold! and One more time – Thank for leading the team!

    • Thanks, been fun trying to battle you for the lead… was working at one point when you was on holiday :D.

  6. With the Easter holidays this week I wont be moving up for a bit. Next week I shall try to make up for lost time.

    “One More Time” – Daft punk.

  7. I’d “Hit you one more time” Baby.
    Another class update and well done team.

  8. I know we’re gonna hear from you One More Time, but not after that?….:-(

    • Not unless you head over to SonyFanatic.com

  9. “One More Time”

  10. You’re only doing a [email protected] update one more time! Say it ain’t so, you daft punk! :(

    • This is the last proper update one, but the penultimate FAH/TSA one.

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