fending off the Knights!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by meeble, May 17, 2005.

  1. meeble macrumors member

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    heya folders,

    just wanted to let you know i'm making a charge again in the next week or two to keep the Knights from overtaking us. my output may double for the summer if things work out the way i hope.

    lets all make a push, shall we?

    peAce-
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  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Ow no! Not those tin cans again... Although I missed a good taunting, maybe we should let them come closer first. :D
     
  3. meeble thread starter macrumors member

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    oh those taunts will come sooner than you think - I can almost hear them now...
     
  4. 840quadra Moderator

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    Well we appear (well my comptuers) to be in the middle of a Tinker storm, all of my macintosh computers have been hit hard, and take quite a long time to complete them.

    I will try to keep my numbers up, I will leave my work laptop on when I drive home today, so it can fold in my car :D
     
  5. brap macrumors 68000

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    I'm back folding for 3446, finally fixed the PC earlier this week.

    Production's been low because I've been running it at it's bleeding edge for a couple of days. Math errors don't sit too well with the F@H software :eek:

    Hopefully found the sweet spot now, though, so long as it doesn't burst into flames.
     
  6. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    I posted in the Tinker Storm thread

    Listen guys: I want to fold and I want to join the team. I have only a P4 PC to offer, but it will fold 24/7, and no one uses it. It should help, no?

    Also, if you guys can assure and walk me through it, I will GULP, fold with my iMac G5 at home when it just sits there sleeping. I am away from home about ten hours a day, and use it only about 2-4 hours a night.

    I would rather not fold on the iMac... convince me though! The PC at work is ready to go. I also have a Dell tower from 1999 that can fold. Is that one even worth it?

    Please advise.
     
  7. brap macrumors 68000

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    It should indeed... All P4s, even the 'silly willies' have SSE2, which greatly helps with certain work units. If it's a work machine, though, you may encounter firewall issues.
    Don't then. It'll only be loud, hot and annoying - like folding on a laptop. But others may disagree...
    Sure, if it's a Pentium 3 or higher. Anything without SSE isn't going to be worth it; a whole lot of effort for very little reward.
     
  8. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Great!

    How do I get started?
    It works for SETI, correct?
    How di I join this specific team?

    BTW: I work in a small office: the firewall should not be an issue.
     
  9. brap macrumors 68000

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    Well, there's the MR FAQ, which is at the head of the distributed computing forum ;)

    Basically, just download one of the windows clients from folding.stanford.edu, choose a username, make sure team is set to 3446 - it'll ask you upon installation, and you're good to go.

    Just to note.. this is nothing to do with the SETI distributed effort.
     
  10. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

    I will join with PC as soon as I get a chance. We'll give the Knights a fight :D
     
  11. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    Go ahead and fold with it, my powerbook folds almost continuously.
     
  12. meeble thread starter macrumors member

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    I would go for it - it can't hurt - especially if its under warranty. It will burn in the G5 CPU for you - if it runs well for a few days, you're good to go. I folded on my G4 powerbooks for a long time - yeah, they got hotter, but not unbearably - unless you actually put one on your lap. :D

    peAce-
    meeble
     
  13. meeble thread starter macrumors member

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    it may be another 7-10 days, but expect my output to take a jump...
     

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