F@H: WAY TO GO!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Don't panic, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

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    hey! now, that 's what I call a spike!
    what's going on? did pixar just join the team or was just a bizarre coincidence due to the end of a tinker storm?
    can we keep it up?

    fold on!
     

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  2. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    It's pbbly because I just put my dual 2GHz G5 into the mix. It cranks on these things 24x7. ;)

    By the way, it eats work units for breakfast. It's SOOO fast.
     
  3. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately Pixar has not joined our team, AFAIK. It's more to do with the modifications to WU values. If you check the points page, you should see that the tinker units are worth a heck of a lot more than they ever used to. Some are going into the 200+ region! My guess is that stanford changed this because so many people have just been deleting tinker units, to get more points with gromacs. Stanford no doubt still need the results from tinker units, so they're offering more of an incentive for people to do them.

    Sadly this isn't going to make much of a change to our performance in relation to other teams. If anything i believe it will push us further down, as macs are less than speedy on the tinker units.
     
  4. Don't panic thread starter macrumors 603

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    ah.
    it was nice for a second.
    I guess will have to wait a few days to see the new strength ratio settle.
    do you know if wu started before the change will have be awarded the new points?
    I have a tinker that has been going on forever. i'm hoping to get the new credit.
     
  5. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Work units downloaded before the switch to the new points system (20th april i believe) will still be awarded points from the 'old' system.

    Edited for correction.
     
  6. Don't panic thread starter macrumors 603

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    Is there a way to dump it and start a new one?
     
  7. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    i wish my high schol would hurry up and make the switch to OS X then i can put folding at home on the school computers i know i would be able to acess at least the 60 in the 2 writing labs i'm in. 40 eMacs and 20 G3 iMacs ought to help.
     
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  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, wait until it finishes. The client will automatically dump it and you'll get a new one. ;)
     
  10. Don't panic thread starter macrumors 603

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    :D
    i know, i know....
    i just hate to lose all those points (I have two of the 70>250 pts tinkers going since before the switch and they're only 50% done)
     
  11. jbeetz macrumors member

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    I think the blip is due to server 143 coming back on line... it was off line for DAYS, and WUs were queued up all over the place.
     
  12. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    It happened to all of the teams.


    Its nothing.


    The point values have changed.


    This will hurt our team a whole lot.
     
  13. jeff.macaddict macrumors regular

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    ?

    I know this probably sounds incredibly stupid, but what is a tinker unit exactly? And gromacs? I dont really know much about folding, but contribute nevertheless....I have heard these terms, and am curious as to what they are.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  14. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Tinker and Gromacs are simply different types of folding core, both aimed at simulating the way proteins fold. The way they analyse the proteins is different, hence different names. Gromacs is a newer, faster and more effective way of analysing proteins, and used to be worth more points for us. Tinkers are what we've all been folding since the start.

    No need to feel stupid, everyone needs to ask questions at some stage ;)
     
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Gromac is the core more optimized for the mac, while the tinker units are slow for the PC and super slow for the mac.


    Yeah so again this is gonna hurt us alot.
     
  16. stoid macrumors 601

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    It should be noted that you should only install folding on machines you own, or if you talk to the systems administrator. That said, do whatever you want, I won't try to stop you ;)
     
  17. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, Eeyore. :rolleyes:

    In case you hadn't noticed, we have just a few PCs folding for the team, and the new DGromacs (Core 79) are pretty hefty - it's a wash, IMO.
     
  18. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, we have a lot of PC's on our team, but we probably have more macs than the average team....


    oh yeah, check out the stats of the #1 folder for Team Mac OS X, it's crazy....
     
  19. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    We just moved up to 18th place!!!

    Yay MacRumors!
     
  20. Dros macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations! Keep folding and moving on up! :)
     
  21. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Grr, I finished 2 WU's but only one has shown up:( Its been a while too:( I hope they get counted. My G3 takes forever so any progress is great for me.
     
  22. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Back in our rightful place.... Audios SpeedGuide!
     
  23. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I'll be throwing my Dual 1.8 G5 with two gigs of RAM into the mix when she gets here on Friday.

    I am so new to folding, I want to learn as much as I can....
     
  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pleased with the speed of the Double Gromacs core. :)

    A few PCs? How about quite a few? :D If it was still just a few, we probably never would have made it above # 33, where we were for so very long.
     
  25. Don't panic thread starter macrumors 603

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    way to go! :) we need all we can get, or we are going to loose three spots in the next two months, according to overclocking stats :mad:
     

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