One Billion work units down and the FLOPs are still rising
Subject: Editorial | July 15, 2011 - 06:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: killer frogs, friday, folding@home, folding frogs, boinc, 1 billion
When visiting our Forums you will be greeted with an ever changing mix of the old and new. Some members will be tracking down manuals from old kit that they inherited from friends, such as an Epox EP-8KDA3J, while others might have the manual but are having a tough time finding drivers for their DFI LanParty NForce2 Ultra B board. Those threads are nestled between another member's indepth look at the brand new Intel Core i7-2600K with GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7, with plenty of pictures and tips on getting the best overclock.
Our podcast, PC Perspective Podcast #162 this week, has inspired one member to stop lurking and ask about a case for a NAS they want to build, while other long term members discuss the merits of SLI. One member is being very mean to their speakers at Audio Corner while in the Storage Forum you can read about the ressurection of Intel SSDs that suddenly become 8MB in size.
Also this week there has been a lot of talk about Bitcoins, both in terms of the best GPUs to use for mining as well as a rough guide on how much your electricity bill will go up thanks to your new habit, but there are other things you can do with your spare cycles. The PC Perspective Folding Frogs are going strong and helping with protein folding, but it is the PC Perspective Killer Frogs BOINC team which has something to cheer about right now. Our combined BOINC project processed workunit total has gone over 1 billion! Congrats to everyone, old members and new, that have contributed to help us pass this milestone.