Using Folding for COVID using Trisquel

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t3g
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Beko
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I too was wondering this after seeing a Linus Tech Tips video on the topic, then I realised that a Core 2 Duo from 2008 and no GPU is gonna make no difference.

BTW Trisquel 8 is based on 16.04 not 18.04, you're thinking of 9. Also sweet 16-core rig you have there :)

t3g
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Oops, I had a mind lapse for a second there regarding the versioning. They should hurry up as Ubuntu 20.04 comes out next month!

As for the CPU, I built a new dev machine with a Ryzen 3700X back in July.

Beko
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Does that CPU also not suffer from the same fate as Intel ME (except the AMD version I don't know it's name)?

Beko
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I too was wondering this after seeing a Linus Tech Tips video on the topic, then I realised that a Core 2 Duo from 2008 and no GPU is gonna make no difference.

BTW Trisquel 8 is based on 16.04 not 18.04, you're thinking of 9. Also sweet 16-core rig you have there :)

Malsasa
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Thank you, I am glad to see scientific stuffs related to Trisquel. And
your Reddit thread is great!

nadebula.1984
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Thank you very much for sharing such "scientific stuff", though we cannot access it from China.

calher

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On 3/26/20 12:47 PM, name at domain wrote:
> Had to share:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/Folding/comments/fpdy3o/fold_with_100_free_software/
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> :-)

I thought Folding@Home was proprietary.

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t3g
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Caleb, thanks for pointing that out: https://foldingathome.org/faqs/project-details/dont-post-source-code/

"Most of the critical parts of FAH are publicly available. The Tinker and Gromacs source codes can be downloaded and run. Unlike many computer projects, the paramount concern is not functionality, but the scientific integrity, and posting the source code in a way that would allow people to reverse engineer the code to produce bogus scientific results would make the whole project pointless. However, we stress that the vast majority of our code is already open source. We have an Open Source FAQ with more details."

So even if the software was GPLv3, he still wouldn't want people looking at the code and potentially improving it. Interesting.

calher

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On 3/27/20 8:19 AM, name at domain wrote:
> Caleb, thanks for pointing that out:
> https://foldingathome.org/faqs/project-details/dont-post-source-code/

You're welcome. I used Folding@Home on m PS3 when I was eleven, and I
wanted to use it on my computers when I was idle, but I was disappointed
to find out it was proprietary.

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"posting the source code in a way that would allow people to reverse engineer the code to produce bogus scientific results would make the whole project pointless."
https://foldingathome.org/faqs/project-details/dont-post-source-code/

Have these people not heard of BitCoin? There are definitely ways to verify the results coming into their system and if they're not using them, they're a bit naive. Not publishing the source code under a free license doesn't do a single thing to prevent Bad Actors from reverse engineering their software and feeding them bogus results. Classic security-by-obscurity.

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I think their concern is scientific integrity, which is understandable. Plus, academic institutions have gotten in trouble before over falsified research.

Magic Banana

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https://foldingathome.org/faqs/project-details/dont-post-source-code/ says:
Posting the source code in a way that would allow people to reverse engineer the code to produce bogus scientific results would make the whole project pointless.

That makes no sense to me. Scientific integrity implies free software.

https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/opensource/ gives another reason, which has nothing to do with scientic integrity and does not make any more sense to me:
We have not outsourced the client for several reasons, relating to client reliability and other issues.