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A journalist reporting on F@H

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:00 am
by jmanier
Hi,

I'm doing a Chicago Tribune story on distributed computing, including F@H, and would like to talk with someone who has put the program on a computer at home. (I spoke today with Vijay Pande, who said it would OK for me to post here... if you have to move my post to a better location please do.)

My interest is mainly in non-scientists, though any F@H user would be a great help. If you'd like to chat please send me an email at jmanier@tribune.com, or call me at the Tribune, at 312-222-4830.

Thanks very much,
Jeremy Manier
Science and Medical Reporter
Chicago Tribune

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:05 am
by toTOW
I'd be happy to help you if you need the point of view of a French folder ;)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:43 am
by v00d00
Yes i can give you the lowdown as well. I currently run the client on Windows and Linux, both SMP and UniProc.

As far as the chat goes, it might be as well to use the FAH room at freenode, unless you want to do it via email, pm, or on here.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:15 am
by jmanier
I'm not familiar with freenode... but if you give me directions I could find you there. Otherwise people can just eail me at jmanier@tribune.com

Oh, and I'm also interested in people running this on the PS3, since Vijay said that's accounting for a lot of the processing these days.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:00 am
by bruce
You might want put the phone call on the Tribune's bill since the two responses that you've gotten are from France and from UK. (v00c00 and toTOW: You might send jmanier a PM with your phone number and a suggested time for him to call. Then he can decide.)

There are lots of folks here state-side, too. Perhaps some folks in the Chicago timezone might be easier to reach but it's up to them to volunteer. (Central Standard Time = GMT -6 hours)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:08 am
by ICE_9
I will drop a line on our teams forums. Hopefully some of them may reply.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:49 am
by v00d00
bruce wrote:You might want put the phone call on the Tribune's bill since the two responses that you've gotten are from France and from UK. (v00c00 and toTOW: You might send jmanier a PM with your phone number and a suggested time for him to call. Then he can decide.)


Hence why i suggested using irc on freenode. Its easier to deal with a transcript, than to deal with a tape recording (unless the OP is really old school). Alternatively maybe Ventrillo or Skype if voice is really required (IP is cheaper than a standard phone call).

But i second Bruce's suggestion to find someone stateside. If not, either toTOW or myself will sort it out for you.

Whats your deadline?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:02 pm
by Jmarks
I am from NJ. I am disabled so I only have a 2 to 3 hour window when I am able to talk without my medication kicking in. So I will need to call 8:00 am Eastern time.

I will call the phone listed today if I do not talk to you, you will need to reply to this post to tell me what day you want me to call if at all.

Jon

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:12 am
by anko1
I'm in CA, if you want to talk to a real novice, non-compute savvy user. :wink: Let me know and I'll email you my phone number.

Re: A journalist reporting on F@H

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:29 am
by Ultra Nexus
jmanier wrote:.......would like to talk with someone who has put the program on a computer at home....


jmanier wrote:Oh, and I'm also interested in people running this on the PS3, since Vijay said that's accounting for a lot of the processing these days.


Remember that on a PS3, there isnt any "installing" to do, like on a PC.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:59 pm
by alancabler
Chicagoland folding donors are especially encouraged to contact Jeremy Manier right away! jmanier@tribune.com

Re: A journalist reporting on F@H

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:05 pm
by MoneyGuyBK
jmanier wrote:Hi,

I'm doing a Chicago Tribune story on distributed computing, including F@H, and would like to talk with someone who has put the program on a computer at home. (I spoke today with Vijay Pande, who said it would OK for me to post here... if you have to move my post to a better location please do.)

My interest is mainly in non-scientists, though any F@H user would be a great help. If you'd like to chat please send me an email at jmanier@tribune.com, or call me at the Tribune, at 312-222-4830.

Thanks very much,
Jeremy Manier
Science and Medical Reporter
Chicago Tribune


JManier;
There are a lot of people on [my team] that would be delighted to talk to you about Folding@Home project.
Our Boards are on the following two sites:
http://forums.rampantspeculation.com/index.php
http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportfor ... h_Talk_XPS

I would suggest you use the first one and post your topic there, there are also a couple of people on our team that do fold on PS3

Mostly we do SMP_Clients on Linux and Windows.

Our team started in July 2007, and we have since moved into the Top-200, we should be in the Top_100 by Spring 2008.

I am sure we could help you.

Peace

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:36 pm
by 7im
Easy does it on the team promotion stuff. That info could just have easily been sent by email or PM or phone.

This is a team-agnostic forum, so let's keep it that way! Thanks.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:13 am
by MoneyGuyBK
7im wrote:Easy does it on the team promotion stuff. That info could just have easily been sent by email or PM or phone.

This is a team-agnostic forum, so let's keep it that way! Thanks.



Thanx 7im
I was not aware that I could not name my team, I will watch this henceforth.

Peace

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:29 am
by d-con
Bruce is the right person to talk to.

-David