Added another computer to the Folding effort

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by wrldwzrd89, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I just bought a PC today - a fast Pentium 4 - that I assigned to run Folding@Home when I'm not using it, like my iMac does. My score's going to be increasing faster now.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's great to hear. We need every processor, even fast ones.
     
  3. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Just added my PIII and my Cube (though I'm going to have to keep an eye on the Cube's temperature). Maybe I'll actually finish a WU within a couple of weeks. :eek: :D
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I was getting the issue where Folding@Home was only using 50% of my CPU when I expected it to use 100%. Going into the BIOS and disabling Hyper-threading fixed the problem.
     
  5. Nanuq macrumors newbie

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    It's been said that by running two instances of fah on a HT machine, you'll gain 20-33% in your points production from that machine.

    Just thought I'd let you know.
     
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  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks to all of you for helping.

    Please remember to watch heat-sensitive machines, so you don't end up with a problem.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    It refuses to run two instances of Folding@Home. When I try to start another, it says it can't run and quits. Do I need to download a different client from the website (I've got the graphical client running)?
     
  9. brap macrumors 68000

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    Check it out Here.
     
  10. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Whihoo, my dad just ordered a dual 1.8 G5, that should be folding in about a week!
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is awesome Vlade, that should be a great help to the team. Will you have access to the G5 sometimes to take it for a spin? Will your Dad let you run it 24/7?
     
  12. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    My dads old iMac runs 24/7 most of the time, so this one should be the same, he is always downloading stuff of Carracho or KDX, I would try to get him to stop but I can't pass up over 1000 points per week :). I will have access to the G5 this summer, I can't wait to test that thing out! It will probably convince me to buy a G5 instead of a powerbook :(.
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I checked out the link, but have yet to try it out. I probably won't get around to it until tomorrow (Sunday June 13, 2004).
     
  14. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    just added 25 more machines for a total of 31. hope it helps.
     
  15. britboy macrumors 68030

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    What name do you fold under? I checked out chibianh, but that hasn't finished a WU for over a month.
     
  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He was part of team Tiaguinho. ;)
     
  17. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    i fold under team Tiauguinho.

    bousozoku, u have one hell of a memory ;)
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, and now, if I could just remember where I put it. :D

    By the way, thanks for adding more machines.
     
  19. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    i thought Tiauguinho was a user folding fort Macrumors team.
    link:
    http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=28919
    so is it a group of folders, a sub-team of sorts?
    AND you just added 25 machines?
    wow! that's going to make a huge contribution!
     
  20. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm... I started my P4 2.4 on folding last Monday when I got it and it's done about 22 WU's so far. Dunno if that's good or bad but I suppose it's doing the best it can...

    I tried installing F@H on my machine here at work. I downloaded the Windows binary and double clicked it to install it and it just quits. I can't even get the thing installed. Dunno if they've done something to my computer so I can't install it. It's a Win 2k machine. Oh well. My iBook doesn't fold. It's too busy sleeping (plus I hate running the fan on it all the time).
     
  21. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    I just started my 700MHz iMac folding about 10 minutes ago. It's done a whole lotta almost nothing so far. Guahhahaha! Get to 0.5%! :mad:
     
  22. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    ummmm, what's folding. Sorry to ask, but i want to know.
     
  23. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Hum... it seams my dual 2.0 GHZ G5 went off because my points have dropped tremendously, as well as 3 school eMacs... I went from 2000 a week down to less than 1K (probably even less!), at least I have a dual 1.8 coming in soon to install folding on!
     
  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It was originally one user in Portugal with a couple of machines. Then, sometime last year, a few of them got together as a sub-team.

    Even though, every contribution counts--not just the large ones.
     
  25. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Just we love the bigger contributions more then the smaller ones ;)


    no really, we love all contributions.
     

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