Finally got my 7 digits

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    well i finally made it to 7 digits. over 1 million points for folding@home. now we just need more people to get the team striving again
     
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    thanks. when it gets colder here, i'll start doing the bigadv units again. then the points should really add up. if they keep the units going.

    hey, congrats to you for 6 million!!
     
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    thanks! with those bigadv units i almost feel like im cheating!
     
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    yeah i know what you mean. but having 2 towers running full blast in one small apartment room is not good for me right now, so i'm going to wait on the bigadv units for right now
     
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    thanks. like i said, i'll have them coming when it gets colder. but it looks like mc68k will keep them coming

    EDIT: and congrats to you! over 2 million now!
     
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    only at work, i may not fold at home now that bigadv gets enough points

    Congrats on the 2M SciFrog!
     
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    Yup, but actually almost at 4mio with points of my old team combined ;)

    What I am shooting for is the #5 overall spot of the team, maybe by year end...
     
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    oh wow. nice.

    hey it's good to have goals. right now my goal is to get into the top 20. second goal is 2 million points after that, which would put me around 11th or 12th
     
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    congrats to whiterabbit for hitting 1 million!
     
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    What are bigadv units? and how do I run them?

    I am currently running two instances using:
    ./fah6 -local -smp -verbosity 9

    do I just add the flag ' -bigadv ' to my command above?

    PS: I have a 2.53ghz MBP
     
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    bigadv units are a new project that folding@home has started. there is a thread about it here.

    but as already stated, you cannot run these units on iMacs or laptops. you need either an 8-core mac, or a very fast 4-core i7 machine. if you don't have one of these, then your computer will not be able to meet the deadlines
     
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    the command is ./fah6 -bigadv -smp 8 -local replace with 16 for 16 cores

    a MP with 8 cores takes 3+ days out of 6 so it's doubtful a 2.53GHz 2 core would do it by the deadline
     
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    Thanks! I'll try it on my work computer, its a quad.
     
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    you can try it. but really the only quad machines that have been making the deadline is the core i7s. what kind of machine do you have at work?
     
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    yeah unfortunately there's no partial credit, it's either complete before the deadline or no points
     
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    well guys, i might be cutting back even more for right now. heat is becoming an issue. i made a thread about it here. at my current rate, i think i'll have the air on in my apartment in the dead of winter!
     
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    I know what you mean, my small house keeps toasty just from the computers running. The problem is getting the heat moved from the computer room... thus a box fan in the door pushing in cool air at the bottom.
     
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    Thanks, and sorry I just moved past you:D for now anyway...
     
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    yeah i might have to invest in a fan. this is crazy in my place. the air on when it's 45 degrees outside! :eek:

    on no, i'm glad your able to put up those numbers. i would if it wasn't for the heat in this little apartment
     
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    congrats to rwh202 for getting 2 million points!
     
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    congrats to whiterabbit for hitting 2 million!
     

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