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Old December 25th, 2004 Top | #261

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Stanford says we're at 401. Looking at the teams ahead of us, we fold at a much higher rate on the statsman.info site (where we're at 397.). We'll be at 300 before Easter.

Answering Steevo's question, I have two 24/7 folders at work. I turn off my machine at home when I go to work. I'm hoping to get my stepson's computer folding soon, but it's only a Duron 900mhz.




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Old December 25th, 2004 Top | #262

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makes sense...

I'll be making my 2nd submission today in a few mins (would be sooner but I just received hl2:CE as a prezzie and have been fraggin away)
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Old December 27th, 2004 Top | #263

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Seems I just busted through the 10k barrier. *weeee*

Sig says we're on place 390 now. Damn we're steaming downwards.



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Old December 28th, 2004 Top | #264

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Still missing one of my flock. It musta strayed.
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Old December 28th, 2004 Top | #265

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Well I hope my amd 64 can help out a bit.

I wonder if I can run it on my desktop and XPS dtr at the same time under the same name.
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Old December 28th, 2004 Top | #266

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Originally Posted by Luna
I wonder if I can run it on my desktop and XPS dtr at the same time under the same name.
You can run FAH on several computers under the same name, yes. Most of us do.



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Old December 28th, 2004 Top | #267

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Yep, I currently have 3 machines folding under one name. BTW, I took a week off work and when I got back I noticed someone turned that machine off at some point. <_<
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Old December 29th, 2004 Top | #268

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I was looking at the statsman.info page which maddoctor had told us about and did some calculations over the weekend. I took the teams from 250 to 450. There are two teams that are going to pass us from behind (Cisco Systems already has passed us). The other two are mozillazine and Bulgaria. No disrespect for us for those two. I ignored all other teams behind us.

I then subtracted our total score from those ahead to see how much we had to score to reach them. They, of course, will be scoring each week. I subtracted their weekly score from our last week's score of 16,827 points to get how much we gain on them each week. Dividing the "to go" amount by the weekly gain gave me the number of weeks to catch them. In 14 weeks we will be up to 300. In 26 weeks or half a year, we will only get to 277. It gets much tougher as we get higher (lower?).

All this is based on last week. Hopefully we can continue to get some 16,000 points a week. Even though it's for a good cause, it's fun to see our team get ahead. We need some more folders keep our team gaining.




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Old December 29th, 2004 Top | #269

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Finished 5 WU's so far in the past 3 days. Almost have 1k points.

It's kind of nice to have such fast Procs
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Old December 31st, 2004 Top | #270

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Wanted to say congratulations to several people for hitting milestones in FAH. Steevo1 has hit 100,000 points!!!!!!!!!!!! Only one thing to say: WOW.
ribbed.us (vern) now has 30,000 points. Great!
Zedric hit 10,000 last week.

Congratulations to all of them!

Also, welcome to Luna. I think we're back up to 10 folders (although two seem to be down for the holiday).




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Old December 31st, 2004 Top | #271

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right well i did post saying that i've just started folding
Don't know how much good i'll do.. my computer's not got the most uptime and a WU takes like..over a day?

I'd like to help, but i dunno if it'd be more hinderous



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if I could put f@h on my work machines I would be most happy but doesn't seem like thats going to happen anytime soon... can't install @ work so I'm not going to push my luck

congrats to the big boys on the team who have been folding diligently...

I am back in the fold right now and my last few wu's have been chunkeh in terms of points and hopefully I'll be over 5k soon...
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Originally Posted by Moonwraith
right well i did post saying that i've just started folding
Don't know how much good i'll do.. my computer's not got the most uptime and a WU takes like..over a day?

I'd like to help, but i dunno if it'd be more hinderous
Anything you add would only help... Even if your system can only add some points it would still help. Furthermore, they don't expect complete uptime when working out the deadlines on WUs. My machine's up all the time, though my CPU time is split between SETI and Folding right now. With each project getting about 50% of the CPU time, Folding work units still complete quite a bit before the deadline. With a deadline of about 2 weeks, it was done in about 1.5 days... They account for downtime.

In my case I don't think it would be worth joining any teams however. In about mid-January Predictor@home (very similar to folding as it does deal with proteins, but a bit different also) is opening up to account creation. This project is also on BOINC (folding doesn't look to be migrating over to this platform) and it would be nice to get all these projects down to 1 piece of software. Einstein@Home will also be opening up shortly (they're studying gravity waves), which I'm also thinking of signing up for.

Currently, I've got folding@home set to slightly higher priority level (else BOINC would take all the CPU cycles and folding would never run) and then setting it's CPU utilization back (else it would take them all and leave BOINC none). I set this so they'd get about 50% utilization over time each, as measured by task manager (keeping in mind the OS takes CPU cycles too). If predictor wasn't similar to folding, I would still run with the seperate programs though even though it'd be nice to get it all in one...
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Old January 1st, 2005 Top | #274

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Well i've decided to give it a miss with my dodgy cpu fan anyways heh. The upgrade will be bought/built in less than a month, we'll see how powerful the fx-55 truly is



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My new rig is up and running now (all graphics problems sorted) and folding away nicely at 60C.



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Old January 4th, 2005 Top | #276

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Zedric,

Congratulations on your new computer. I guess it's a matter of time before your catch me. That's good for the team. It will make me look around for another folding option.




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Old January 4th, 2005 Top | #277

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We'll see I guess.

Two of my machines are crunching on 600 point WUs right now. They will take alot of time to finish (especially the one running on the PIII 450!). The memory allocation of 103 MB also hurts a bit! Luckily I have a gig in the new machine.



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Old January 4th, 2005 Top | #278

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Umm, Can someone actually lay down the basics on how i should set up the prog so it'll run as fast as it can? (2 weeks in advance of getting the program this is).



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Old January 4th, 2005 Top | #279

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its not so much how fast it runs... though that helps for sure... its the quality of the work unit... some workunits will just give you more points than others... if you run as fast as possible, you complete more WU's but generally for lower point compilations..

if people could perhaps post some of the better projects to concentrate on... that would help us all in boosting our point totals
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This will be brief. Went to check the SETI forums to see what was up with the scheduler for their BOINC project, and stepped in the midst of a flame war where one religious zealot felt it his duty to forciably convert everyone to his religious views through thread crapping, being downright abusive, and proposing a "peace initiative" which was "do what I say or else I will blah, blah, blah". Enough of that though, and I doubt anyone wants the details, me needs a break

Anyhow, back to the point of this post. For anyone with a faster computer with lots of memory, go to the folding@home properties, and the connection tab.

Check the item :Allow receipt of work assignments and return of results greater then 5 MB in size.

There's notice that such work units might require large amounts of memory. I'm gathering this is the option to get them large work units (which can require upwards to 256 MB RAM) but can also return 100s of points I read about on their site. I checked this...the current work unit is taking about 64 MB of space and is taking about 2-3x longer then the standard work unit to complete. Not sure how many points it will get till it's returned.

Didn't see any units like this until after I checked this and then restarted the program. It also loads a large work unit core or something on starting up now...
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