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Old Jun 13, 2004, 09:26 PM   #26
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Even under a new name? We've gained about 5,000 points on the team ahead of us today.
Maybe its just new participation.

I had added 1170 points to the project since the 7th, just when we lost 300000 pts. I cannot bring it all back but I am doing what I can to help us catch Sudhian Media.

(the two middle performance machines i use may go very soon so dont expect this kinda production all the time from me)

I saw that LethalWolfe had an entire thread dedicated to him/her and was hoping to have a little friendly competition between a couple new starters but alas I have tore past LethalWolfe and about to enter the top 500 on Macrumors team. About 55 places separate us, so we may still have a little scrap before any one of us establishes dominance over the other.
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Old Jun 13, 2004, 11:47 PM   #27
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Those of you who are inactive, please consider helping too.
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Old Jun 14, 2004, 01:39 AM   #28
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Maybe its just new participation.

I had added 1170 points to the project since the 7th, just when we lost 300000 pts. I cannot bring it all back but I am doing what I can to help us catch Sudhian Media.

(the two middle performance machines i use may go very soon so dont expect this kinda production all the time from me)

I saw that LethalWolfe had an entire thread dedicated to him/her and was hoping to have a little friendly competition between a couple new starters but alas I have tore past LethalWolfe and about to enter the top 500 on Macrumors team. About 55 places separate us, so we may still have a little scrap before any one of us establishes dominance over the other.

I had the wonderful luck of getting a bunch of Tinkers right out of the gate so most of my points have come from one machine. I think I'm Tinker free now (one machine might be crunching a Tinker right now, not sure). The coming week should be a better indication of what I can do while Tinker free. Although I don't think I'll be able to match your current output. But if you lose those two machines...


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Old Jun 15, 2004, 05:45 PM   #29
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hmm.. you may still catch up thats why i said that we never knwo what is in store. I am going to try to keep those two machine running for as long as possible though. I dont see any runnign beyond the 25th.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 05:57 PM   #30
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Anyone care to answer concerns about "longevity" of a PB while doing folding?
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 06:02 PM   #31
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Anyone care to answer concerns about "longevity" of a PB while doing folding?
I don't know, but I know that I'm on frame 119 out of 400 on my first WU

My PB COOKED while folding, but I got a cheap chillpad from Staples for $29 which is doing a remarkably good job of keeping my temp down. I thought "who would use that stupid gadget?" when I first saw one, but now I am a true believer.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 06:08 PM   #32
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I don't know, but I know that I'm on frame 119 out of 400 on my first WU

My PB COOKED while folding, but I got a cheap chillpad from Staples for $29 which is doing a remarkably good job of keeping my temp down. I thought "who would use that stupid gadget?" when I first saw one, but now I am a true believer.
I am using the iCurve for my PB, and I am running in the 120 to 130 degree range.

Just want the most lfe with my PB.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 06:17 PM   #33
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Anyone care to answer concerns about "longevity" of a PB while doing folding?
I'm still concerned about the heat with G4 laptops and Gromacs work units. Without some air circulation or cooling pad, they could be too hot and shut down. As for the long term, we need to find those with PB 550 and 667 MHz machines. I only have desktop machines. While I appreciate anyone wanting to use a laptop computer to help, I caution them about the heat.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 06:17 PM   #34
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I have just started running the text console on my eMac - is it safe? Will folding killit?
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 06:19 PM   #35
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I have just started running the text console on my eMac - is it safe? Will folding killit?
It should do quite well. As always, keep it ventilated well.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 06:23 PM   #36
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well, it's fan at the back is opnly about 2 inches from a wall. is this enough ventalation?
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 04:07 PM   #37
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well, it's fan at the back is opnly about 2 inches from a wall. is this enough ventalation?
That should be sufficient as long as you don't have a pipe carrying heat through that wall. I like more of a safety net, though.
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Old Jun 23, 2004, 03:15 PM   #38
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Stumbling block!

Damn! I should have forseen this! Until October, i will have NO net access on my eMac. It has finished the work it had downloaded previously, and now can't either upload the finished work, or download a new set! Is it OK to wait till October when i regain access?
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 03:47 PM   #39
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no, there is a time limit on those things... I it expires, you won't get a lot of credit for it. You can however email/copy the finished WU to another mac and upload it from there. And get a WU from that mac and upload to your emac. But to burn every time a cd just for folding...
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 05:39 PM   #40
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But to burn every time a cd just for folding...
This is what i was thinking. Maybe i could sneak it on the end of a music CD...
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 05:54 PM   #41
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This is what i was thinking. Maybe i could sneak it on the end of a music CD...
another excellent reason to buy yourself an iPod

iPods for F@H

how cool is that
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 04:41 PM   #42
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Is that tax deductable?!?!?!
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Old Jun 26, 2004, 05:05 PM   #43
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Is that tax deductable?!?!?!
hehe - good point! When the iPod minis hit the UK I may well be in the market for one (the grren one!). When do they hit the UK, anyway? I see adverts in magazines, but no word on Amazon's site (sorry for veering the topic towards iPods )
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 06:59 AM   #44
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This is good valid research, and whilst I can't dedicate my iMac, I may be able to set this up on my MBP. Will it mess things up if I suddenly need to grab my Pro and take it out for work?

Can't find anything in the FAQ about this specifically. If its ok, then I will set it up tonight.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 11:24 AM   #45
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This is good valid research, and whilst I can't dedicate my iMac, I may be able to set this up on my MBP. Will it mess things up if I suddenly need to grab my Pro and take it out for work?

Can't find anything in the FAQ about this specifically. If its ok, then I will set it up tonight.
Hi, I've not tried it, but it should work.

There is a 'pause on battery' option that will do what it says and prevent you draining your battery in 30 minutes.

As long as you connect to power to let it complete and submit results before the deadline (typically 4 days) then you should be OK.

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Old Jan 12, 2012, 12:21 AM   #46
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We could use a boost in our folding@home output.

Many of you have contributed at one time, but have gone inactive because of the demands on your machines. Please consider adding at least one of your machines to do one work unit a month each.

We could use more regular folders, of course, but this would be an extra boost to shore up the team. I know that many of you are happy to devote time to MacRumors and would probably feel that this is not the huge drain that doing folding@home regularly causes.

To lessen the frustration factor--"When is this !@#$ thing gonna finish?"--it would probably be best to ask this of people with 700 MHz or faster machines.

Please consider helping. We need you.
I've been folding 24/7 for about a month and racked up about 200.000 pts. Will continue folding at night only to keep electricity costs down.
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This is good valid research, and whilst I can't dedicate my iMac, I may be able to set this up on my MBP. Will it mess things up if I suddenly need to grab my Pro and take it out for work?

Can't find anything in the FAQ about this specifically. If its ok, then I will set it up tonight.
as someone has already stated, you should be fine. if in doubt, you can always stop folding for when you need to, and start it again when you can.

let us know if you need help. and thanks for joining!

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I've been folding 24/7 for about a month and racked up about 200.000 pts. Will continue folding at night only to keep electricity costs down.
i can't blame you there. sometimes it can have a huge effect on the power bill
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