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Comments • 80

  • Nicholas Dubois
    Nicholas Dubois 8 days ago +6976

    I'm downloading folding at home when I get home later, this sounds awesome!

    • tired shinigami
      tired shinigami 14 hours ago

      well im in home quarentine mid nowhere with no land line or reception so like sorry i cant help lol

    • Joseph N
      Joseph N 2 days ago

      @R T You sound quite pessimistic. Why?

    • Bryan
      Bryan 2 days ago

      matrixfull was covid not being a drop down option ever solved?

    • Joshua Long
      Joshua Long 2 days ago

      I have never seen my own cpu run this hard!

    • y2kenh
      y2kenh 2 days ago

      i see the linus1 server online!

  • FeigerNazi
    FeigerNazi 8 minutes ago

    why would I want to give away money for my electricity bill if instead I can just wait until some other idiots did so and simply profit from their results they have generated by their generousity lateron?! Hey, I`m not stupid, why pay for something which I will eventually get for free! EVERYbody should follow my example so we all together would have things just for free! Actually at least I cannot find a flaw in my way of concerns....!?

  • mvp AXEL
    mvp AXEL 22 minutes ago

    Yes ! I m doing for all as LTT team ....
    Its a awsm project to help everyone.

  • Marko Vukovic
    Marko Vukovic Hour ago

    Great initiative. Anybody tried it on Server core?

  • Thenas88
    Thenas88 3 hours ago

    why isn't this hooked up to some sort of crypto mining? bet a whole lot of people would do this if nothing else to earn cash. and everyone would profit of their work and the power they consumed wouldn't just be squandered. it'd be a win win win situation.

  • Don E.
    Don E. 4 hours ago

    Told my Dad about this and he claimed it was a scam. Told him EXACTLY what it did, and he thought they could hack into my computer and steal our information. Absolutely love when people fail to understand what technology can really do

  • Thomas Matzat
    Thomas Matzat 4 hours ago

    Back in the day a company I worked for had all of the screensavers configured for SETI@Home. Hoping some forward thinking IT people do the same with Folding@Home.
    Set up an unused laptop after watching this video. 21115 points to LTT so far. How much of the 143,000,000,000+ points is just from your monster rig, Linus? :-)

  • Onxs MonsiM
    Onxs MonsiM 6 hours ago +1

    Onxs MonsiM joined the game

  • Frank Lowe
    Frank Lowe 7 hours ago

    825,377 go to Team LinusTechTips_Team's

  • Britishpete207
    Britishpete207 8 hours ago

    So I have a question. In another video you covered about GPU were made solely for bitcoin mining. As you can not use this GPU in everyday PC and going to get thrown away.
    If there a way to buy this GPU and have them used for Folding@home? If so I am very interested in buying a couple and set up a monster PC that just Folding@home.

  • Frosty
    Frosty 8 hours ago

    linus: we happen to have a 10GB/s internet connection
    my 100kb/s connection: dont look at me

  • James Collins
    James Collins 9 hours ago

    Old Dell T310 w X3470 running and dedicated.

  • Fleksimir
    Fleksimir 10 hours ago

    "we found a little machine that wasn't really doing anything" -proceeds to hides behind a fridge sized PC

  • Kenneth Rosenstroem
    Kenneth Rosenstroem 10 hours ago

    Your wrong Linus, it's NOT Covid-19, real name is: SARS-CoV-2 = LOOK IT UP

  • Josh Zacharias
    Josh Zacharias 10 hours ago

    Downloaded and folding. Lol should have called this video "why PC is better than consoles"

  • Saeid Poordelir
    Saeid Poordelir 10 hours ago

    I've been donating since 2002 and I am proud for sharing my powerful workstation with FAH from the beginning of this.
    Let's go. If not now, then when?

  • Let't Play Pogotowie Komputerowe Wałcz i Okolice.

    Got my FX-8320/rx470 and PhenomII965/R7, just on board to UNB Team: #247734

  • Eneko Prins
    Eneko Prins 11 hours ago

    Just joined the team! Another 9900k + 1080Ti working... Go Team LTT!!

  • Matthew Pantig
    Matthew Pantig 13 hours ago

    Leaving a comment so the YT algorithm detects activity and recommends this to more people. Ctrl-C Ctrl V this message.

  • Christopher Staples
    Christopher Staples 14 hours ago

    sorry, fahcontrol depends on python-gnome2; however:
    Package python-gnome2 is not available, the package has been obsoleted, they need to upgrade we use Python3 only nowadays ...

  • a
    a 14 hours ago

    how's this compare with boinc?

  • Xehemoth
    Xehemoth 14 hours ago

    Dear god man, dont say you can cure cancer using computers. literally 100% of the people who found the cure to cancer died within days of saying so.

  • 旺旺里德
    旺旺里德 15 hours ago

    Is any free power or can nvida gave cheap discount for new gpu,if they can I will help 🤔

  • David Lewis
    David Lewis 15 hours ago

    Ive downloaded this and im about to setup another PC to do this as well

  • avattz
    avattz 15 hours ago

    Hello Team 37726, my old friend...

  • Alvaro Cardoso
    Alvaro Cardoso 15 hours ago

    Did anything got solved with this folding effort in all these years by people and hardware of all over the planet?

  • Carson Marshall
    Carson Marshall 16 hours ago

    LINUS

  • xinzhaooo
    xinzhaooo 16 hours ago +1

    Great job! We need more people like you to use your platform and spread the word about this! Another reputable program is BOINC - Rosetta@home project.

  • Bezerrando
    Bezerrando 17 hours ago

    OK, THE AD AT THE START OF THE VIDEO REALLY SCARED ME OFF A BIT. clip-share.net/video/lL3OnNaN1-s/video.html

  • Gilberto Torres
    Gilberto Torres 17 hours ago +1

    cmon bois, we've gotta keep this youtube algorithm goiing

  • Classical Rips
    Classical Rips 17 hours ago

    I can't get any folding assignments, but I have 2 CPU's and 2 GPU's ready and waiting for when some are available

  • Anthony Martin
    Anthony Martin 18 hours ago

    I think you can successfully say you are the top folding team now. Even folding faster than default.

  • TP89
    TP89 22 hours ago

    love u guys

  • Eric Long
    Eric Long 22 hours ago

    on your team with a OC 2080Ti and I9-9900K

  • J L
    J L 22 hours ago

    Can I use a Chromebook

  • Multivex
    Multivex 23 hours ago

    How does it decide when my PC is idle? I set it to idle but it seems to always think my PC isnt idle

    • Classical Rips
      Classical Rips 17 hours ago

      It checks every 15 minutes to see if you've touched your mouse or keyboard

  • Jonnathan R
    Jonnathan R Day ago

    Is the audio weird? is it just me?

  • Andynonymous
    Andynonymous Day ago

    Dude can I haz all this titans???? peas?

  • Karthig1987
    Karthig1987 Day ago

    Is boinc still a thing? I remember LTT had 2 teams in the past.

  • Paul Bean
    Paul Bean Day ago

    guys I have a weak ass PC, a dell optiplex 780 w 10 GB of ram and a core 2 duo, no graphics card. I want to use it for emulation but would this be a decent use as well, or is it to weak to provide any help to the cause

  • Big Bro
    Big Bro Day ago

    Folding at home used to be available on playstation 3 as well, i'm not sure if it still is though.

  • Inspirational Goosebumps

    11:06
    What if Linus reflection on the left turns around and stares at him ?

  • tiny rampage
    tiny rampage Day ago

    "we found a LITTLE machine"

  • Patrick Willmann

    Got my weak-ass i7 860 folding for LTT. Awesome video!

  • Raka
    Raka Day ago

    Please, if you do not have a decent dedicated graphics card, DO NOT FOLD right now. There are big wait times for projects because so many people with hodunk put-put computers and laptops are hogging projects, and their systems take several hours to days to complete a project, as opposed to 1-2 hours or less with good GPU's. When there was no wait time previously, it was true that everyone could help, but now those people are slowing down research.

  • Nick C
    Nick C Day ago

    Linus, please STOP pointing at things with that metal tool! It gives me anxiety :)

  • x86
    x86 Day ago

    Nice job, and now the internet provider for this pandemic period should offer 100GB down/up fiber to linus for free. You have my respect .. but please don t show your electric bill after 1 month:).

  • Martin Liu
    Martin Liu Day ago

    I'm folding on a laptop. RIP laptop.

  • doctoramg
    doctoramg Day ago

    Who is going to pay for this

  • cstrikes0urce
    cstrikes0urce Day ago

    you've become rather annoying this year, take a chill pill on the content and wait for tech to be announced

  • 29110sc
    29110sc Day ago

    is the 2060 that's a TU-104 (rtx 2080 but cut down) that is faster in blender, also faster for folding than a normal 2060?

  • Jean-Francois Gagnier

    How are you doing on the project of helping folding at home by using your Bandwith? I need to fold!! lol

  • sukirai valencia

    Good work, looking forward to the next video to help cure covid-19

  • Swift Bow
    Swift Bow Day ago

    So much for social distancing for you guys in this video.

  • el solo
    el solo Day ago

    Can I have that cpu when you're done with it?

  • CrafterJunkie
    CrafterJunkie Day ago

    I joined! Im folding for LTT now!

  • BixbyConsequence

    Hadn't run Rosetta@home in 6 years, but it only took a couple of minutes and they still remembered my stats. Most of the tasks seem COVID-19 related.

  • Bush Master Flash

    Now if you could get this to run on cell phones as well..............

  • damysticalone87
    damysticalone87 Day ago +1

    More importantly and the most important 4sure right here:
    Check that out, sort by "Newest first":
    clip-share.net/user/damysticalone87discussion

  • damysticalone87
    damysticalone87 Day ago +1

    Watching at your great build, I see 3 improvements, which would improve the performance by 40-70% (at least by 20% 4sure). But those 3 improvements I would try first of all for myself, if I had the money.

  • Max Bainrot
    Max Bainrot Day ago

    I have my old gaming pc running it now :) and working on trying to get my problem child AMD card working in another PC too, Wish there was a way of having stuff power up when there are work units available, I have a proliant G3 that's setup for hypervising so happy to stand up even moar compute **edit** but it's noisy AF so I don't want it running if there aren't any workloads available

  • IamCoalfoot
    IamCoalfoot Day ago

    My landlord is kinda sticky about power usage, or else I'd probably be doing this. Still cool to see so many people joining in, even if I can't.

  • TTV_misT_ thirsT

    So I was wondering if I can have that perfect cure to covid 19 please stay

  • Tea Burn
    Tea Burn Day ago

    LTT is 100% an essential service in the fight to end the CCP Virus.

  • Peter Teehan
    Peter Teehan Day ago

    Im going to talk to my Sever Admin to see if we can run this with our company infrastructure. We sit idle between 1am and 7am MST. 6 solid hours that we Fold for a cure! Ty Linus!

  • Goodwiil
    Goodwiil Day ago

    But can it run CRYSIS?

  • Coluurs
    Coluurs Day ago

    Anyone else get random crashes when using FAH?

  • Esergy
    Esergy Day ago

    Tobias Kratzmann

  • Esergy
    Esergy Day ago

    Added to it guys

  • Raaampage
    Raaampage Day ago

    I know @home projects for a long time, just tried to use it back again, but I can't set it on full power my cpu's temperature goes crazy like 75°C I'm pretty sure it'd have gone much higher if I didn't stop it :/

  • Jason Sousa
    Jason Sousa Day ago

    $3000 USD FOR EACH Titan V!!!!!! :o

  • SamJigga
    SamJigga Day ago +1

    No, thanks. They're not gonna pay my electricity bill when I'll be unemployed and they'll make billions selling the cure.

  • Saul Toro
    Saul Toro Day ago

    Linus, i think you can single handedley provide more than enough computers for something like this. Look at your warehouse, put them ALL to work. You literally have thousands of parts lying around that can do more than most of us dream of doing. Get on it! Chop chop!

  • JaayOnPC
    JaayOnPC 2 days ago

    Linus getting biceps

  • Simon Westman
    Simon Westman 2 days ago

    My computer pushes 550W from 1 card and 1 CPU under full load.. Yet 40W on idle... 👌

  • As Sh
    As Sh 2 days ago

    A comment.

  • Chandralal.R.Kurup Ramachandrakurup

    Hey stupid, idiot

  • Chandralal.R.Kurup Ramachandrakurup

    Hey stupid, idiot

  • Me The Gorgeous
    Me The Gorgeous 2 days ago

    Guys you rock! it's really cool to know that you've joined the cause =)
    i'd joined your team, but started folding like 10 days earlier and now i'm folding for team Ukraine =)

  • Skymint525
    Skymint525 2 days ago

    Got 3 workstation setup for this.