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Old July 11, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Default Am I even contributing to Rosetta@Home?

I use Rosetta@Home over Folding@Home mainly because I can schedule when I want Rosetta@home to run using BOINC and the fact that I run MilkyWay@Home on the GPU, and Rosetta@home on the CPU.

I did the math.

I have a Quad Core Stock Clocked i5 3570K. It takes one core 3 hours to do one Rosetta task. On the weekends, the computer runs from 10:05 PM to 6:00 AM. Doing the math, during those hours, I only do 10 tasks. On the weekdays, It will be doing tasks from 9:05 PM to 2:00 PM the next day, and with that math I will only be doing 21 tasks.

With the above math, am I even contributing to the project?
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I understand that, I meant, for only 21 projects in that amount of time a day, am I helping the matter at all to be valuable?
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Any time you contribute is worthwhile, IMHO. You are helping work on projects that may help cure terminal diseases.
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Old July 12, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Any time you contribute is worthwhile...
I'd second that
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Old July 30, 2012, 01:58 PM
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I can understand your concern, but I would like you to keep in mind that even one task is infinitely more than zero. Any contribution at all is meaningful; each completed task brings the project one step closer to realizing its goals.
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