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Fold4Jesus is a place for members of folding team Fold4Jesus (200386) to interact and support each other. Our mission is to spread Christ’s name by climbing as high in the team rankings list as possible.

What is Folding?

Folding@home is a distributed computing project — people from throughout the world download and run software, banding together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved. The real world applications of this research includes potential cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and Parkinson’s. Nearly everyone’s life has been touched by someone who has had one of these diseases or one of the many other diseases this research is aiming to cure. You can find more detailed answers to any questions you may have here FAH – FAQ.

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    • Richard W Seyfert Jr on April 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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    Good afternoon.

    Mind if I join your group? I have just the one machine, but would be happy to lend my GPU cycles, to His glory.

    Take care, God bless and be safe.

    Rich Seyfert

    1. Absolutely! Welcome to the team Richard 🙂

    • Rich Seyfert on August 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm
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    We’re coming up on 75.

    • Richard Seyfert on November 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm
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    Good afternoon.

    I’m shutting down for the holiday, but wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Rich

      • admin on November 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm
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      Thanks Rich! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    • Richard Seyfert on December 22, 2013 at 7:33 am
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    Good morning.

    I hope you all have a Merry Christmas. I’ll see you after the holiday.

    Rich

    • Richard Seyfert on February 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm
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    Hold on to your hats. We’re about to cross 100M. See you on the other side.

    • Richard Seyfert on September 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm
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    Good evening. I just identified an issue and made a correction.

    Lately I’ve had some issues keeping the machine up and running, as it was crashing twice per day. One thing I had done was an update of the latest drivers for the GTX 590 cards (NVidia version 340.52). It turns out that was a BIG mistake and cut 20% of the performance of the cards. I wound up moving back to NVidia driver version 327.23. It seems that the newer drivers are tuned for the newer cards. If you are running GPU cards before GTX 760, you may want to consider doing the same at least to see if it improves things for you.

    Since I do not use the rig for game play, it was an easy choice for me. YMMD. You can always move back to the newest, depending upon your need.

    One note is that you should do a custom “clean install” in order to go backwards.

    Take care, God bless and be safe.

    Rich Seyfert

    1. Good call Rich! I know I haven’t touched my drivers in more than a year… I should probably look into new cards.

        • Richard Seyfert on October 2, 2014 at 3:17 am
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        I’ll let you know when I make the next GPU jump. We might be able to work a deal. 300K/day would be a nice place to be for the team. Rich

    • RIch Seyfert on December 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
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    Good morning.

    I will be shutting down for the holiday; however, I hope God will bless you all this Christmas and all my best for your New Year. See you when I get back and keep folding in His name.

    Rich Seyfert

    • Rich Seyfert on June 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm
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    Good evening.

    Well it has been great folding with you all and in achieving 164M with the team. However based upon the last couple of months, I think it is time to move on.

    All the best in your current and future endeavors, God bless and keep the faith.

    Yours in Christ,

    Rich Seyfert

    • Andrew Steitz on January 19, 2017 at 10:00 am
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    Greetings! Since we are trying to bring Glory to God I am guessing that you won’t mind that I joined the team without asking permission. Just wanted to say “Hi and glad to be on board”.

    I currently only run FAH on my work laptop (Surface Book) which I actually use all day long and can’t have FAH killing me productivity so it is set to “Medium” and the GPU slot only runs “On idle” so I won’t be cranking out huge numbers but will install the client on the 3 laptops we have at home to add some more. We have lots of kids (5 biological and 1 adopted, plus 2 more adoptions soon) so we don’t completely retire old computers so they can play games and/or watch Netflix. Our second oldest used to be a gamer on Twitch so he has a somewhat beefy rig but he is off at college and doesn’t use it that much anymore since he can get everything done for school on his iPad. I will get him to install the client on it and put in my creds.

    A little about me (besides being crazy about kids!), I am a software developer at CafePress in Louisville, KY. I am the Army Brat son of two immigrants, Dad from Hungary who got drafted, stationed in Germany and met Mom. I spent most of my child hood in Munich, Germany. My wife is a Nurse Practitioner, native of Louisville whom I met when I was stationed at Ft Knox for a few weeks. Since I have no other family in the USA, when I got out of the Army we moved to Louisville. Been here 1994. It is the kind of city where companies tell employees “We need you to go to the Louisville office for a few years” and the employee says “WHERE?” Then, a few years later when the company says “OK, we need you to move to a different city/office” the employee says “No, thanks. I want to stay here.”

    OK, so that was more than “a little”. LOL

    Glad to be here.
    Andrew

    • admin on January 22, 2017 at 11:45 am
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    Welcome Andrew! Happy to have you onboard, and that was a great read. I’m trying to get my rig back up but working through issues with the GPU and FAH_Core21. With all these new faces I think we can make some progress!

    • Ben on February 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm
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    New member here! I’ve added my personal laptop this week, and will soon add my work laptop. I’m also putting the word out on fb to see if I can get some others to pitch in. These are great causes – representing Jesus and helping the medical community make new discoveries.

    So if one was to build a rig, what would it look like? Would an older motherboard with a bunch of higher end video cards do the trick?

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