[H]orde Basics: Q: What is the [H]orde? A: The [H]orde is our Distributed Computing team. We use our spare CPU cycles to help Research Organizations attempt to find solutions to some of today’s major illnesses. Q: Where can I find information about the [H]orde? A: Our offical website is hardfolding.com. You can also visit us in the DC Subforum. Q: What projects do you participate in? A: Currently we have one officially supported project: Folding@Home, which is a project from Stanford University to research about proteins folding. The goal is to understand proteins folding and misfolding effects on diseases like Alzheimer, Huntingdon and other diseases. You can find more informations about the project here. The official [H] team ID is 33 that you can enter during the client configuration. We also welcome other projects and the biggest one we also participate is World Community Grid where many of our members is participating. WCG is a distributed computing grid created to offer the possibility for the various public or profit-free organisations to tap into the grid power to conduct research related to health. There are some teams related to [H] but the biggest we use is team ID 1411. Q: Why do you do this? A: We all have our own seperate reasons. Read about Why We DC for lots of inspirationnal contents. Q: Ok, so how can I get involved? A: The first thing you should do is find out what project best suits you. You can find all the guides in the [H]orde Guides to install one of the available clients. If you need help about any aspect of DC, make a new thread and our knowledgeable teammates will answer your questions. Q: What if I have arguments against running a DC project ? A: There is always something against running a DC project like power usage, bandwidth, etc... There is a great thread to debunk those myths : Answers for reasons to not run F@H (it can also be applied to others projects). [H]ordeisms: Q: I keep seeing words like borg and boxen, what does that mean? A: Q: I want to install the client on my work/family members/friends machines, is that ok? A: There is a good thread about permissions and consequences. It's essential to have permissions (preferably in writing) if you want to avoid the same unwanted fate as woods (page 6 and up) or Party2go9820. Q: I keep seeing these littles badges in peoples post with their points, how do I get mine? A: You can read a very simple [H]orde badge guide with pictures by Wheresatom or The [H] Badge FAQ. You can test the badge insertion or to check the colors in the test your Badge thread. Q: Is there a reward to fold for the [H]orde? A: Yes, we have a rewards program which offer a free subscription to General Mayhem. The details about the program can be found in the [H]orde Rewards Program. Q: I don't have much money to upgrade so can I contribute in a different way? A: Sure, we have a [H]ardFolding community boxen program that you can either donate parts to build a new boxen or to foster them in your house to fold. Some of our glorious members also donate free GPU cards to those who have free PCI-E slots so watch for those threads. Q: I see a few members with a special [H]ard|DCer of the Month title, what is this? A: We have a [H]ard|DCer [H]all of fame and FAQ to answer questions and remember our glorious past winners. Q: Do we have random interviews with the average [H]orde members? A: Alan2308 is kind enough to do the interview of the normal people in the [H]orde for some interesting stories. A index of the interviews can be found here. Advanced Tips and Tricks: Q: I would like to get into SMP folding, can you help? A: There are great guides for Windows and Linux SMP in the [H]orde Guides. Q: Is there a compilation of F@H tools and useful links? A: Yes, Tobit is nice to build the compilation which can be found at Useful Tools for DC Projects. Q: What about WCG installation infos? A: We also have a great guide in the [H]orde Guides as well. You can also find more informations in this discussion thread. Q: I would like to start folding on my PS3. Do you have a setup guide? A: We have a great PS3 folding guide by alan2308 you can read to find all the informations. Q: I heard I can fold on my ATI or NVIDIA Video Cards. Can you help? A: We also have guides for the GPU folding as well in the [H]orde Guides. Aren't we great? Q: How can I monitor my points progress on my machine/network? How can I calculate the points per day/hour? A: FahSpy and FahMon are two excellent applications for monitoring several aspects of your Folding machines including points per day/hour and work unit progress. Q: Is there a way for me to Benchmark WUs on my CPU? A: Tech Report Forums has a thread dealing with this subject. Notfred created a program to do exactly that as part of their folding CD generator. Check it out! Q: How can I check the details of each work unit I'm folding? A: You can see the full listing of the current projects in the Projects summary with the associated informations like the points value, deadlines and more. Q: I want to make my Folding box do backflips. How can I accomplish this? A: Notfred has tons of goodies right here. [H]orde Deals, donations and trades: This section is designed to help our folders get the additional components they need to get more boxen up and running for the cause. Q: I found a great deal on the web, where can I post it? A: Post yer' Deals**. Q: I've got some parts to donate to the cause, how can I do it? A: Just make a new thread about your wish to donate something to the cause. If you are not sure about the criterias or how to do it, you can always ask Xilikon for some guidance**. Q: I've got parts I'd like to sell for DCing at a good price, how can I do it? A: Use the DC For Sale/For Trade subforum**. **Disclaimer: Any parts or deals that you pursue through these threads are not sanctioned by [H]ardforums, [H]ardOCP, KB Networks or the staff of the aforementioned entities. Please do not contact any members of these groups, as participating in these threads is at your own risk. Please read the The FS/FT Rules before posting. [H]orde Activities: If you have hit a Stanford F@H milestone, please share your accomplishments! If WCG is your thing, come share your milestones with us! Help us fight breast cancer or save the world a few clicks at a time. In the never ending quest to retain our top spot, we are constantly tallying our borgs. Come countdown the clients or GPUs with us. We Love Our Boxen! Come and show off yours. Need some material to help spread the word of the [H]orde? Check out Our Posters. Take a look at our Wallpapers to help you pimp out your desktop. Has the DCing bug bit you? How Bad Have You Got it? Got mowed by someone and you are proud of it ? Come join the [H]ard|MowedOver Club. Suggestions and Comments: If you have any comments or suggestions related to the [H]orde or the DC forum, make a new thread on the forum or PM Xilikon. He will answer all the PM or foward to Kyle_Bennett if necessary. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding hardfolding.com, please PM or Email our webmaster, King_N. Since we want to have this thread up to date, if there is something you need to add, update or remove, please post this in the [H]orde|Central update thread and it will get updated ASAP. We wanted to thank our teammates like Xilikon, alan2308, aldamon, nomad8u, current and past [H]orde members and the [H]ardForum staff for the updates, guides and comments. [H]orde guides Welcome to the [H]orde guides page. You will find the guides you need to setup a Windows SMP (both MPICH and DEINO versions), linux SMP or Windows GPU, including a multi-GPU guide. This is 99% identical to the official guides which can be found on the Folding@Home official site at http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Guide. If even after following the guides, you have questions or clarification to ask, make a new thread and we will be glad to help. Guides index : Windows SMP (MPICH) Windows SMP (DEINO) Windows GPU2 Windows multi-GPU setup Linux unified (classic/SMP) Windows uniprocessor (classic) WCG setup guide Client Web Status Guide using FahMon Model of waiver agreement Setting up notfred in VMWare Player Note: I have permission to copy the contents of the official guides here since I'm the author of most of them. I also have permissions for the parts I'm not the original author. I have a agreement with Vijay Pande so if you have a problem with this fact, you should contact him via email or thru the FCF.