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Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby Clive » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi:

I currently am donating CPU time to the World Community Grid but as they do not have a project that uses the GPU, I can do this here. I am also here for a personal reason as I loss a loving relative to Alzheimer Disease.

I joined this site in March and I am wondering if powers that be here have thought about trying to promote this site to the gaming population out there with their high end GPUs in their gaming computers. A Folding@home logo link could be placed on a number of gaming websites to spread the knowledge of the Folding@home website and the projects that are here. Maybe the gamers may have a love one who may be suffering or has passed on from a disease that Folding@home is attempting to find a cure for.

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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby JimboPalmer » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:07 am

Tragically, most of the staff are biochemists, not advertising majors or sociology majors.

You certainly can promote F@H, I would not hold my breath waiting for them to.
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby Clive » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:17 am

Hi:

Thanks for responding. They need to think outside the box. My aim is not to just advertise this website but also to attract more donors along with their high end GPUs.

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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby JimboPalmer » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:31 am

Clive wrote:They need to think outside the box.

I begin to see why you never majored in biochemistry.
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby ComputerGenie » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:38 am

Clive wrote:...My aim is not to just advertise this website but also to attract more donors along with their high end GPUs
You'll find that with F@H, FLDC, and CureCoin alike, keeping the status quo is something they all seem quite "content" with . :?
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby foldy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:30 am

It's all about the sponsors. e.g. World Community Grid is driven by IBM. The FAH mobile phone app is made by Sony.
So advertising FAH on gaming sites - maybe Nvidia could sponsor that.

On the other side it is only a small group of people which really like to run FAH and the others will not - even with big advertising.
Some gaming sites already have a small fah team which advertise fah in the game site forum.
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby ChristianVirtual » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 am

Sony and/or MS to bring back on their consoles might push enough
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby bruce » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:21 pm

The X-Box client had several problems.
1) It was power-hungry and wasn't built to dissipate the heat so folks turned them off when they finished gaminig.
2) A game console isn't designed to share processing resources between a game and other tasks.
3) There was (almost) zero need to upgrade the processing power so the FAH production quickly was outdistanced by other platforms. A bigger HD doesn't help FAH. (Compare that to NVidia/AMD/Intel's constant production of new generation hardware.) New games were designed specifically to fit within the constraints of the hardware.

The Android client has many of the same constraints, though there's a constant pressure to convince you to upgrade. Most upgrades stress improved readability of the screen. They don't try to convincing you that you need a faster CPU or GPU -- because you probably don't.

The "idle = true" is probably essential for the PC gamer but it's not perfect.
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby FAMAS » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:06 pm

does clive know that several advertisement drives were carried out on steam, unreal tournament and CoD networks?
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby foldy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:20 am

Maybe the Xbox Scorpio released next Christmas? It will have 6 tflops and maybe can run OpenCL? Also Playstation 4 pro has 4 tflops now.

But to get big PPD the users cannot run FAH in background while gaming but need to leave it running when they finished gaming.
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby bruce » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:25 pm

foldy wrote:Maybe the Xbox Scorpio released next Christmas? It will have 6 tflops and maybe can run OpenCL? Also Playstation 4 pro has 4 tflops now.

But to get big PPD the users cannot run FAH in background while gaming but need to leave it running when they finished gaming.


Will the hardware have the capabilities (and has the operating system been updated) to run background processes?
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby foldinghomealone » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:17 pm

bruce wrote:Will the hardware have the capabilities (and has the operating system been updated) to run background processes?

Why does it need it? Stop folding once gaming is on and start folding once gaming is over
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Re: Promoting Folding@home on a few gaming sites

Postby rediornot » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:33 pm

i play path of exile and have posted on grinding gear games forum. tom clancy's the division and ghost recon wildlands for ubisoft forums and diablo 3 on blizzard forums but unless someone actually makes a comment they get bumped haven't been able to get it stickied yet so it will stay at the top of the page. in the games you play that is the best way if the forum moderator can get subject sticked. in nvidia forums it is stickied in the lounge so is always at the top of the page. :egeek:
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