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Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by pEZ, May 13, 2003.

  1. pEZ
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    That's what I like to see - back up to around 4000 points a day. Keep folding, guys! Let's break the 30,000 a week barrier!
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    We got over 4000 yesterday (13th) and are on a good pace so far today. Keep it up folks, it looks like those big pointers are starting to come in. :)

    We were so close to 30k a week before this slow down, we should be able to get back up there as we level out.
     
  3. pEZ
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    My 70 pointer isn't supposed to be done until the 17th - then maybe i'll get something OTHER than a 70 pointer. Takes too long! Boring!
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    I've got my Dual 1.25 back up and running - should help. It would be great to see a 30,000 week.....:D

    D
     
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    Stelliform

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    I have lost serveral machines in the last few weeks. I just got two back on-line yesterday. Anything to help.
     
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    ah, lets work more on this. :D

    Next time at CompUSA... ;)
     
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    ha ha ha!!!! :D
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    ha - but is there any way you can check to see if you get a WU done - did you give it your user name or maybe make it CompUSA as the user but for team MacRumors - that way we know if its working ;)

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  10. pEZ
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    Wow, mc68k. You know when you've reached the competition threshold when this kind of stuff starts to happen.

    In a scary sort of way, it is a good idea.

    Wait, wouldn't it be funnier if we put it on pc's?
     
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    mc68k

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    that is an interesting idea, although the credits would not go to my username. i'll probably check back this weekend.

    i used my SP script and said no for the @reboot part, since i don't know the admin password. i just went in manually with crontab -e and told it
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    @reboot cd ~/F@H1; ./OSX-3.25 -local -advmethods
    putting it on the compusa/apple store machines was not my idea originally.

    pEZ>>
    so true. i plan on doing the library lab at state agian this summer.
     
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    Great idea. I will do this next time I'm at a computer store. I have already put it on lots of computers at school.
     
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    mc68k

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    make sure that folding starts at reboot, as i'm sure the computers restart every day. make sure the computers are hooked up with a network connection-- the two stores here in SD only have one Mac a piece that is hooked up to the Internet...and it's usually in the most visible location.

    just change your editor to pico
    Code:
    setenv EDITOR /usr/bin/pico
    that way when you type in crontab -e you get an easy editor to work with (default is vi).

    you don't have to have folding run at startup, but i bet the next day the machine restarts and it never folds again. just my 2¢
     
  14. pEZ
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    Speaking of 4000+ a day, it looks like we're gonna do it again, and then some. It's 6:47 PM CDT and we're up to 3,600 for today already, and there's still a little over five hours of today left....w00t!
     
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    yeah I think we pass 4k today, keep it up!! :)

    But why the hell is this gromac unit taking so long...? It is supposto be optomized!!! arg!
     
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    Okay so post the complete list of commands in order we need to do this with.

    This is what I have so far.
    Is that everything or is there more. Also do you think there any sort of repurcussions that could come back on us for doing this.
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    MB, this is the exact same stuff I gave you before. Did it not work?
     
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    mc68k

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    you are correct. the @reboot... line is entered after you are in the editor, you quit the editor, and the crontab is saved. this is after you've installed folding of course. if you want to check if folding is running you can type in top and then q to quit top.

    from dling, running the script and typing in the crontab entry it shouldn't be more than a minute (unless you're hiding what u're doing under windows and such). i would practice on a mac first...i wouldn't suggest going into a store and trying it for the first time.

    as for consequences...if you're not comfortable with any part of it then i wouldn't go through with it. the worst that could happen is that your face would be associated with trouble on every subsequent visit to that place of business. i could come up what with a million different situations and possible outcomes, but i feel confident that the average salesperson can be fooled into thinking i'm just another dumb consumer. everyone is painted as a uneducated consumer by salespeople, trust me.

    so if in doubt play it dumb. to inspire confidence in the masses: i've been causing computer trouble since ~96 and haven't got caught yet. be confident in your own abilities.
     
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    What we did before worked. At least I think it did. The settings are changed but I haven't gotten a gromacs unit yet.

    I thought the commands we are dealing with here are commands to automatically reactivate folding after a restart even if you aren't the admin.
     
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    No I don't have a problem with doing it myself and feel confident in typing the commands in a short amount of time. Also with the folding setup script it should all go quite fast.

    I just wanted to be the voice of reason and ask the questions to get the answers to educate the novices before they go do this.
     
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    mc68k

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    to verify you can do a crontab -l

    you are correct. that's the beauty of the @reboot part, it's universally invoked at startup even if it's in a user crontab.
     
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    mc68k

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    yeah we should make a sticky: how to subjugate macs for folding in 1 minute or less. :D ;) :p

    i would also suggest writing down the crontab line and double checking bc if you get one character wrong then it won't start.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    the crontab issue could be put in the FAQ - along with links to the SP and DP scripts - explaining how they work and what they do exactly, that way no one gets overly worried about running them...

    D
     
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    mc68k

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    possibly-- i don't know if that would be too complicated for the casual adopter (the crontab part). rower and i are trying to keep it simple..we could make an in depth one as a seperate sticky but that might clutter things (?)

    it would be fun divulging the nitty-gritty, but that would also make it publicly accesible-- good for the project bad for competition.

    what say ye?
     
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    Make it for contributing members only. That way you have some control over who reads it.
     

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