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What do you use to view the forum?

Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by Haywire Haywood, Feb 25, 2019.

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What screen resolution do you to view the forum in?

  1. 1080P (HD)

    18.2%
  2. 1440P (2K)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 2160P (4K)

    9.1%
  4. Phone regardless of resolution

    63.6%
  5. Tablet regardless of resolution

    9.1%
  1. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    I've got World Community Grid and GPU Grid running in the background all the time doing medical research. More threads = more work units finished.
     
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    Works pretty good unless it rains
     
  3. yooper

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    I have to use reading glasses to view the forum. :(
     
  4. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    Looks like most of the folk that responded are using a phone, so I suppose I'll continue with the photos like I have been. They'll be easier to load for those with bad internet (me) and easier on data plans for those on phones.
     
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    Do my viewing via the neighbors WIFI.
     
  7. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    I do several projects... two cancer studies, TB, microbiome immunity studies (gut bacteria), AIDS, Zika. The GPU Grid uses the GPU to simulate proteins folding to see how they can mis-fold and cause disease. Another project like that is called [email protected] but I have problems with their servers for some reason.

    Basically the scientists at universities and other research facilities develop all this data that they need to process and cannot afford to build or rent supercomputers to do it, so they break the data down into manageable chunks and a volunteer grid of personal computers download these "work units" and use a program called BOINC to process the data and then report the findings back to the research group. That way they can weed out the blatant failures and concentrate their efforts on the most promising pieces of the puzzle.
     
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    Very cool! And you're going to shell out for a 16 core CPU for that? Well, cheers! :cheers:

    I was part of something like that years ago where your PC would help sort through "space signals" looking for signs of life.

    I think it was this one: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
     
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    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    [email protected] is also a Berkeley project. Same kinda thing. It's called Distributed Computing. There are a lot of various things that you can do, some of more practical use than others. More info in the link in my sig if anyone is curious about it.
     
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