What is bigadv folding you ask
It's simple. Bigadv folding is folding smp -bigadv WUs (work units) on your PC.
The advantage to folding bigadv WUs is that they net much higher points for the folder and thereby for the folding team. What is needed to fold bigadv WUs
-A cpu with 8 threads (e.g. an i7 with Hyper Threading turned on)
-A minimum cpu overclock of at least 3.6ghz Who should fold bigadv WUs
-Someone who is able to leave their computer on and folding for at least 19 hours a day Bonus Point
Bigadv WUs (without bonus points) net approximately 8-9k points per WU. These WU's take on average 2.5 days to complete (note: time to WU completion depends on your cpu, overclock, etc.).
However, with bonus points a Bigadv WU will net approximately 70k points per WU. In order to qualify for bonus points you need to have folded at least 10 SMP (e.g. CPU) WUs with a passkey that you get from Stanford.
You can obtain a passkey from Stanford here (http://fahweb.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py
for you - 4 cores - no do regular SMP
to get in a bigadv you seriously would have to OC the CPU (and barely get them in)
when you get a bigger system (all folders generally do eventually go to BIGADV )
further reading http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-Configure
<message edited by Xavier Zepherious on Friday, October 14, 2011 1:10 PM>