THIS IS NOT MY PROJECT, AND I'M NOT OWNING ANYTHING OF IT, I'M JUST SHARING, BEACUSE WHY NOT?
You can find them here: http://bronyathome.org/
So, Who are they?
At First, I've heard of them in a Hungarian Brony Podcast, called PoPoPodcast (Pónikról Pofázós Podcast).
So, basically Stanford find a way produce huge mathematical calculations, without buying huge and expensive super-computers (learn more: http://folding.stanford.edu/) by kind people donating some of their pc's free calculation power.
You can contribute anonymusly, or you can receive points for your "work", you can't do anything with your points but collecting them, the more "work" your PC done, the more point you receive. And you can compare your points with others, just for fun.
And that's where Bronies came in, you can create teams, and folding together, And Bronies have their (our) own team, with the enomerous 45th (when I'm writing this) place, And moving further. And YOU can help them (us) to move further and faster. Remember, every little point counts even if it's big, or small (S02E22)
Some of their (us) statistics: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=212997
In my experience...
...the client have 3 level of processing Light Medium and High, My pcs usually running on High, and still totally responsible, no freezes, lags, or long response times, it's like it's not there. when you trying to play some games that requires higher power (eg. Garry's mod), you may have to lower the level, but for me it's fine on medium, when using these. If you want you can set it to run only when your pc is in idle, so it totally won't bother you.
Some of my stats
What I'm folding on:
- My HP 530 Laptop with 1x1.7Ghz Celeron M CPU, and 2GB RAM on 32bit (no compatible GPU) (~120 ppd)
My ASUS Terminator T2 (Deluxe) with 1+1x3Ghz Pentium 4 CPU and 2GB RAM on 32bit (barely compatible GPU, not works) (~200 ppd) My VPS named Fluttershy with 1x1Ghz CPU and 2GB RAM on 64bit (ovibiusly no GPU) (~850 ppd)
- My Brand New Costum Pc With 4x4.2Ghz Core i7-3770 CPU and 8GB RAM on 64bit (~25.000 ppd)
So My Usual ppd is around
1.200 300 25000 *squee*
Full stats over here: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=670277
Let's see, I hope YOU can defeat me, just make sure you contributing for Brony@Home!
And here is my sig-image of course
(I'm using it on some forums, but share it here too)