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2013/04/12 00:30:26 (permalink)
Folding@home newbie lingo guide.
I find it often when folks do things for a long period of time they often forget that when you start tossing acronyms or names of something. new people tend to scratch their heads and wonder if you are speaking an alien language.
 
What I would like to do is put together a list of things and what they mean.
 
 
  • FAH F@H = Folding@home
 Folding@home is a distributed computing project that is ran by the Pande Group at Stanford University's Chemistry Department. Its a world wide community science  project and the results are used to help fight  Alzheimer's, cancer, and infection by viruses.
 For more information about folding please visit http://folding.stanford.edu/ or the FAQ located here http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ
  • V6 = the sixth generation of the FAH software
  • V7 = the seventh generation of the FAH software
  • Passkey = user registration identifier that is required in ordernto get QRB
http://folding.stanford.edu/home/faq/faq-passkey/
  • PPD = Points Per Day
  • PPW = Point per Watt or Points per Week.
  • PPD/W = points per day per watt
  • PPD/$ = points per day per dollar
  • TPF = Time Per Frame
  • WU = work units
  • bigadv = Big Advanced: a type of extreemly large work unit that only the most powerfull multi-core multiple CPU server class machines can handle in a timely manor and are  Linux 64 bit machines.
  • uniprocessor = single processor not multicore
  • SMP = Symmetric multiprocessing  Your multi core processors like duel core, quad core etc.
  • 2P/4P = Multiple multi-core processors - a Multisocketed CPU computer or computers with 2 or 4 processor sockets generally server class machines.
  • CPU = Central Processing Unit. Your computers brain.
  • GPU = Graphic Processin Unit. Your graphic card.
  • Advanced - sometimes you will hear people say run in advanced. This gets a little confusing in that is not looking at the client in advanced mode its actually a client flag you can set.
  • Beta -Beta is flag used to test new work units to insure they work properly. They are often buggy and may not award points correctly. This is used by Beta members who will monitor for errors, bugs or any unusual events then reported back to the F@H team on the Beta forums.
  • Flags = switches that turn on or off options in the folding@home client a list of all flags are available here https://fah-web.stanford.edu/projects/FAHClient/wiki/ClientDifferencesV6ToV7
  • QRB = Quick Return Bonus currently granted for getting CPU work units done quickly. Must be registered and have entered a passkey.
  • QBR : is a common misspelling of QRB
 Please feel free to add any I may have missed, I am still learning too! ;P
 
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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 05:10:59 (permalink)
    Looks good, covers everything I can think of at the moment.
    But then again I'm just having my coffee, so I'm not all here yet. lol
    Thanks Jini...
     
    Looks like BR work to me.
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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 05:28:22 (permalink)
    Agreed, where's AB when you need him  

     



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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 08:15:34 (permalink)
    +1 to the BR bandwagon
     
    I also would suggest adding it to the FAH Help index.
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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 08:48:58 (permalink)
    I was trying to think of a way to maybe put this or something like into my sig
    or a smaller sized reference version we could post at times when we are helping new comers.

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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 09:15:23 (permalink)
    May I suggest somewhere around the top... The following?
     
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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 09:46:02 (permalink)
    TheWolf

    I was trying to think of a way to maybe put this or something like into my sig
    or a smaller sized reference version we could post at times when we are helping new comers.

     
    Something like this ?  Need to scale it down a little yet.
     

     
     
    Scratch that this ones better 
     
     
     
     
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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 10:23:24 (permalink)
    Nice work!
    I would suggest changing or removing PPW=points per watt, because points per watt is not really meaningful since it doesn't include time.  You could instead put
    • PPD/W = points per day per watt
    • PPD/$ = points per day per dollar
     
    You might also add:
    • QBR : common misspelling of QRB


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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 13:38:48 (permalink)
    Very nice work!
    I popped a link in my sig back to here.
    Hopefully that will be enough, if they see it.

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    Re:Folding@home Lingo Dictionary 2013/04/12 16:48:21 (permalink)
    I would mention that a frame for the purposes of TPF is 1% of the WU, change the uniprocessor definition to "one processor with one core", and possibly add that use of the beta flag if you're not a beta team member means no official support.


     
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