Longevity Meme Folding@Home Team Hits the Top 100

I'm pleased to note that the volunteer folders-at-home who gather at the Immortality Institute forum have pushed the Longevity Meme Folding@Home team into the top 100 list - it's sitting right at rank 100 as I type this. I'd love to say I helped, but the steady climb through the ranks and increasing donation of computational resources is really all due to the hard work of those who organizated, encouraged, and recruited to grow the team to its present size. Well done all. There is a celebratory discussion thread underway over at the Immortality Institute.

Feel free to set off some fireworks or eat some cake or something to mark the occasion.

When the team hit rank 200 at the start of this year, I donated a small chunk of change to the Methuselah Foundation as an incentive for the folders. The team has sprinted ahead to rank 100 faster than I had anticipated given the competition - and so has caught me without a plan as to what to do to mark the occasion. Since you can't go far wrong by offering money, I think I'll donate a further $2000 to the Methuselah Foundation this year in support of Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence research.

Keep up the good work!

Comments

Awesome! Now we shoot for the top 50? ;)

Posted by: Live Forever at December 17th, 2008 11:53 PM

Awesome! Thanks for your donation, and for your help with the Folding@home team.

If I had a PS3 or a GPU that could handle it, I'd definitely be folding. But since I don't, I prefer to donate my cycles (I have a 8-core Mac Pro and a few other slower PCs) to Rosetta@home because I think they do great science (that can help with anti-aging research) and have a lot less computing power than F@H, so each marginal cycle is worth more.

In any case, I encourage anyone who's reading this and isn't doing distributed computing to join a project and use these idle cycles!

Posted by: Michael G.R. at December 18th, 2008 9:11 PM

Well, I've decided to put some resources on Folding@home, so I put one of my quad cores to run a SMP client, and I joined the LongevityMeme team.

Posted by: Michael G.R. at December 21st, 2008 3:49 PM

Welcome aboard.

Posted by: Reason at December 21st, 2008 4:09 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: Michael G.R. at December 22nd, 2008 1:17 PM

Thanks Reason for the extra $2,000 to the Methuselah Foundation on this occasion.

Thank you Michael G.R. for signing on with The Longevity Meme F@H team.

Posted by: Mike Cooper at December 23rd, 2008 8:16 AM

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