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peteyg543
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Corporate Support

Post by peteyg543 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:23 am

I work at a healthcare company that has an enormous surplus of unused CPU cycles across hundreds of computers. Who should I contact about setting up a program that can use these machines to donate the unused cycles (outside of business hours, for example) to F@H?

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Re: Corporate Support

Post by Joe_H » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:22 pm

Welcome to the folding support forum.

It depends on what kind of support you are thinking of. If it is just to run F@h after hours to process WU's, you would not need to contact anyone other than within your company to get the approvals for doing this. The folding client would be installed on the machines and it can be controlled with scripts to start and stop when appropriate.

If you are thinking of something more than this, you might want to get in contact with the Director for the F@h project Greg Bowman. His post on becoming the Director is here on the New page - https://foldingathome.org/2019/02/11/fo ... ry-bowman/. He could bring what is being offered up with other members of the project and determine if they were usable.
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