Weekly Folding update

— 9:25 AM on August 24, 2004

Welcome to week six of our Folding coverage. As we continue to gain ground on our conquests, SAGoons has ramped up production to pull just about dead even with us. We've still got a half million points more than them, but we need to be aware of the continuing threat they represent to our position. Fortunately, our conquests keep getting closer and closer. DSL Reports Team Helix is just over 2 weeks out from us, with PC Perspective.com Folding Team only three or four days beyond that. Hopefully next month we'll be celebrating our return to the Top 10. Our efforts to get Team ArsTechnica on our conquest list have shown progress; they are only about 5,000 points a day ahead of us now, as opposed to the 7,500 points a day last week. Let's keep the efforts up. Another conquest for us would be extremely impressive.

Stanford just updated the 5.0 client to version 5.02. Download and update your boxes as needed. I have been slowly swapping my boxes over to the new client with no major issues so far. Having the service capabilities built in is quite a boon.

Here are the new members, top producers, and links into hot threads in the folding forum. All stats will be gathered noonish Monday from ExtremeOC.

  • New members: heyal256, nigeltsang, Oshani, kHatz, Shadow_Walker, pete424, Tim_G, djinn, bigglesworth, SDragoon, Nebbish, Hotdog, NyteSkyy, Omega1, Pettytheft, schnolis, Lamadou. An improved crop from last week, and we're going to need all we can to keep up our efforts. Keep recruiting friends and family.
  • Top producers: Mike_Sterling, TheBank, LordIcon, TheJuggernaut, Looking_For_Knowledge, drfish, idchafee, emkubed, Leor, Haggis!, pmeysemb, FinalDevelopment, Steel, HowardDrake, Atryus28, Tamale, Nulfire/Druid, Slymaster, PRIME1, Dr_Evil
  • Conquests: DSL Reports Team Helix, 15 Days; PC Perspective.com Folding Team, 19 Days; Team Short-Media, 59 Days; Maximum PC Magazine, 104 days; Team Rage3D, 234 Days
  • Threats: None. Every week I keep enjoying this fact. Keep it up, everyone.
  • Hot threads in DC: Corrado's new farm, New monster WUs, Beer and Folding, The third bot lives
  • Frankenbot progress: The Frankenbot project is a way for all of us at TR who possess hardware odds and ends in our respective parts closets to combine these leftovers into a cohesive juggernaut of Folding power. We now have three bots running. The fourth box isn't quite online, and the fifth is complete and should be going online this week. Efforts have begun on a sixth bot.

    Frankenbot Stats: #221, 1,750 points last week, Total points 8,853, Total WUs 91

    Nice to keep up interest in the project. Remember, if you contributed to a Frankenbot or two, part of those numbers are yours! If you have any leftovers, let people know here or email me at howarddrake@techreport.com. A special thanks to emkubed this week for hosting our first three Frankenbots. If you can host a Frankenbot, please email me. Our bots always need good homes.

Thus ends week six of our continuing Folding coverage. Keep it up, everyone!

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