Way again within the yr 2016 we held a pleasant however none the much less
extremely aggressive cutthroat competitors with our colleagues arch rivals over at sister Purch publication Tom’s Hardware. Putting our processor time the place our mouth was (ed: eww), Team AnandTech, our distributed computing crew, took on Tom’s Hardware in a race to see who may rack up essentially the most factors (and do essentially the most good) Folding@Home. Team AnandTech after all gained that competitors, and that was the tip of that.
Or was it?
Since then each groups have been looking forward to a rematch, both to show the primary time was a fluke or to cement their victory all the time. And with a brand new, unsuspecting editor-in-chief on the helm of Tom’s Hardware – John “how bad could this possibly be” Burek – in the end we’re lastly going to make this rematch occur.
Starting March 12th and operating via the 16th, Team AnandTech will as soon as once more be racing the Tom’s Hardware distributed computing crew in Folding@Home. With pleasure, glory, and proteins on the road, Team AnandTech shall be defending their title, all of the whereas seeking to do some good by serving to Stanford University’s analysis efforts. And they need your assist!
For these of you who didn’t participate within the first race and will not be conversant in what’s occurring, Folding@Home is an extended-standing distributed computing challenge organized by Stanford that permits people to contribute computing time to Stanford’s protein analysis. This in flip helps the researchers in combating the sicknesses that emerge on account of proteins not folding appropriately, comparable to Alzheimer’s illness and Huntington’s illness. Folding@Home has now been occurring for over a decade and a half. And together with an extended-standing AnandTech folding crew, we’ve even used it in GPU benchmarks for a number of years now.
Though the analysis is difficult, the foundations for this race are easy. The extra laptop time donated to Folding@Home – the extra protein folding work accomplished – the extra factors a crew will rating. The highest scoring crew will in flip be topped the winner.
Ultimately this race is for enjoyable, however it’s additionally for trigger. Donating computing time to Folding@Home helps Stanford’s researchers to higher perceive folding-associated illnesses as a part of the method of creating more practical remedies.
The full particulars on the competition, together with easy methods to obtain the Folding@Home shopper and be a part of Team AnandTech, our distributed computing crew, might be discovered right here. And you should definitely drop on by our distributed computing discussion board and say good day; it is the most effective place to go to attach with the opposite crew members and to get solutions to any questions.