folding god

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Err, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Err macrumors member

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    it would be funny to see everyone on team macrumors fold under the same name, other teams would check our stats and see just one user cranking out 50,000 points a day or some silly number.
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Last year we had someone who accomplished that, we all where just "sidekicks" going with the flow. Unfortunately his own made folding app was spreading somehow like a virus, and he went down under his own succes... :(
     
  3. Err thread starter macrumors member

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    i read the threads about that, interesting to say the least, it is however a shame macrumors got all those points removed :(
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Ya, I can see the humor in that. One person cranking out 50,000+ points a day. :)

    I wish my machine could pump out those numbers. :rolleyes:
     
  5. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    speaking of which, what happened last week? There was some strange HUGE production jump for one day. it looks to me like a lot of our "big" users put in 10x their normal number of points in one day, and then dropped back down to normal. Is that a glitch or something?
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i volunteer to be that guy.
     
  7. Err thread starter macrumors member

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    the jump in points was explained in the "bragging rights" thread near the end.

    basicly, people had some WU they hadent got credit for, stanford gave cedit for all these uncredited WU over a three day period, everything is back to normal.
     
  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    And I just thought I had become the new folding god and all of those points came from me... the truth is too hard! :(
     
  9. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    I am thinking of folding again, how would my 1Ghz emac fair? Also I might run it on my ibook aswell,any heat precautions?
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I would think that it would do okay, especially if you let it fold over night.

    Not so sure about the iBook, I have thought about running folding@home on mine as well, but I am not sure if that would be okay to do so.
     
  11. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    The eMac would be 24/7, my ibook would be over night and during the day when I am not doing something processor intensive, but I dunno if I should let it be at a constant 62C which is the temp my ibook gets to when I am maxing the processor.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I suppose that the iBook G4 would be okay to run like that. It would probably be best if you had one of those laptop coolers to put underneath it.
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It was only right. It's a shame that he joined the team and brought such shame to us.

    Still, the team has continued and we get new people to join and they lose interest quickly when they don't see thousands of points within hours. I'm just glad to see that we've gone above # 35 (# 33 without aggregates) in the last 3 years.
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Hopefully more progress is in the works. If only everyone on MR would sign up for folding@home under our team #. :)
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's quite a fantasy you're having there. "Bartender, I'll have whatever he's having." :)
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, I suppose its good to set one's goals high- that way you always have something to shoot for (but ya, its more of a fantasy ;) ). :)
     
  17. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I am folding with a emac 1 ghz sadly i can't run it over night.....
     
  18. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Every bit helps trainguy77! :)

    I also don't let my Power Mac G5 run 24/7- parents think its a "waste" of electricity. My dad makes a six figure salary and I can't let one computer run over night. :rolleyes: :)
     
  19. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    My dad does not want his machine to run 24/7 I don't even have my own machine. But when i turn 16 i will be getting my own machine for folding.....and for school!:D But since i don't have a huge out put i can always promote folding, and maybe help with coding the widget etc...
     
  20. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I've got a G5 that runs constantly - I guess I could help you all :eek: :). It's a 1.9GHz 512MB 17" iMac G5. Should I bother?

    I also have a 1.42GHz iBook that sits in the closet acting as a server (in sig - picture) and it also has 512MB RAM... it runs continuously and never has processor intensive work going on...

    Hmmmmmm... Maybe I could help MacRumors... :cool:
     
  21. Nermal Moderator

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    I have it running on the office computer, which is an Athlon 2800, and it runs for around 60 hours per week. 149 WUs so far, putting me at #324 on the team. Better than nothing :)
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    One word- Y-E-S!!! :)

    Please do. :)
     
  23. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Putting you right ahead of me at #325. :)

    It is time that I start using more of my computers to fold... :)
     
  24. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes please! If you are intrested::)
    http://calnet.sdsu.edu/mc68k/
    This is a script written in house, it boots folding on boot-up of the machine. You also have to disable sleep because your system does not work when at sleep!
    Our team number is 3446. http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html at the top type in the name you want, to check if its taken. And here is our teams stats: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=3446. There is also a widget thread, for our very own folding widget. So if you intrested we would love to have you.
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Since I am using the GUI version of folding@home- does this mean that only one of my processors is being used?
     

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