Sapphire ATI HD 7850 & Folding @ Home ?

  Audio~~Chip 12:57 09 Feb 2009
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Hello

Fitting a new PCI Express card and at the start of the intallation it gives you a list of the items to be installed which are Catalyst and [email protected]!

Ok, can someone tell me what Folding at home is all about. I googled it and found it relating to a charity. Can someone please explain what Folding @ Home is all about in not to tech lingo.

Do I really need this ?

  Graphicool1 13:41 09 Feb 2009

It would seem to have something to do with this...

Stanford University's [email protected] program groups hundreds of thousands of home computers together worldwide, studying folding by taking advantage of each computer's processing power to form a distributed supercomputer. Today the program consists of approximately 200,000 computers, using various computer processors.

Getting involved with [email protected]

To get involved with Stanford's University's [email protected] program and take advantage of the accelerated research capabilities of ATI processors, a Radeon X1900 GT, Radeon X1900 XT, Radeon X1900 XTX, Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition, Radeon X1950 XTX, or Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition is necessary along with the new [email protected] (graphics processing unit) GPU client and the ATI Catalyst 6.10 driver from ATI. Both the [email protected] GPU client and ATI Catalyst 6.10 driver are expected to be available Monday, October 2nd. For more information, visit click here or click here.

I found this information at...
click here

  Audio~~Chip 13:47 09 Feb 2009

Take it its not needed and its sort of a spyware plug in. Useless stuff.

  keef66 14:13 09 Feb 2009

Useless to you, but possibly very useful to Stanford's researchers. Depends how public spirited you are.

My ageing pc will barely do what I want it to do, never mind lending it out to Stanford as well!

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