Folding looking good!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by stoid, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    WOW, since folding.exteremoverclocking.com had been down I hadn't been following our stats, but today, the first day it's back up, we've folded 12,000 points by 3:00!!

    Have we been slowly getting higher, or what??
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    All I can say is, damn that's a crazy spike from when they were down and then cashing in all the points at once. That'll skew our graph for a while, but it definitely looks like we're on a nice production increase. :)
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Since the stats have came back up we've exceeded The Knights results every day. Maybe there is a chance we can retake them.

    Then they would have to change there name to the Knights who say ichi ichi............
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It looks as though there are only a few more hours to position # 23.
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its truly weird - but we're also out producing the knights :D

    Maybe if we catch up we'll have to go do a little taunting!

    D
     
  7. Edot macrumors 6502

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    Folding

    I should have a Dual G5 up this weekend. When is Big Mac going to join MacRumors?
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Would that be a good idea after the last time we passed them? It wasn't much more than a few weeks and they passed us again.
     
  9. nw_mike macrumors member

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    What's up with this rivalry with the Knights?

    I see it mentioned every once in a while?

    Just Curious...
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Re: What's up with this rivalry with the Knights?

    Look through the Distributed Computing area. You'll see that the Knights came in swinging.

    They passed us, we passed them, then, they passed again.

    By the way, we're at # 23 now!
     
  11. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Very Good Job Team!

    I wonder when will mc68k put its labs all for our team again! :) We will need that output to pass the Knights. But its great to see that our team is still climbing!
     
  12. FritzTheWonderM macrumors member

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    Added 14 processors

    it seems to be helping. I'll see if I can't intall the client on a few more of our lab machines.
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I've got the PC lab now. mc68k is using the eMacs for the RC5 project.
     
  14. howard macrumors 68020

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    i checkout out the RC5 sight but am a little confused by what it is...

    what is it?
     
  15. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    ive got the library macs, the 2 CUSA stores, frys, and two apple stores pending on further adventures

    ...and of course my own lab
     
  16. nw_mike macrumors member

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    Congrats to bertman!

    For grabbing the top spot of our team!
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's basically a distributed project to hack security. They are generating keys to break the encryption. It may benefit everyone by leading to stronger security in the long run, but I think it's objective is dubious at best.
     
  18. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    it's a contest like any other distributed computing project where you show off how many computers you can control

    macs happen to kick some serious ass at this project

    you can win $1000 for yourself and your team

    the objective of projects is kind of secondary to me...i love the stats and teamwork
     
  19. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    To re-cap:
    Folding -- Curing Diseases
    Plus: Um... curing diseases, and um support MR.
    Minus: Could be faster on the Mac Still...

    RC5 -- Encryption Breaking
    Plus: Macs destroy every other processor.
    Money if you break the encrypyion... and for your team
    Minus: Doesn't Suport MR... (personal view: It doesn't do much really... I mean it says 'we can break the encrpytion'... but it takes a frikken loonngg time)

    Seti -- Alien Searching
    Plus: Also am MR team. Os 9 support
    Minus: Our team bites.
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    Also SETI has been accused of giving out the same unit many times... and the top teams (might) hack the stats.
     
  20. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    i could make an argument that folding repeats itself as well

    a good recap of the pros and cons :)

    -stats only update once a day for rc5 too..thats a con for me
     
  21. FritzTheWonderM macrumors member

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    Look Ma!

    Six more processors! 4 G4s, a G5, and one G5 kindly 'donated' by CompUSA.
     
  22. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Re: Look Ma!

    that's the holiday spirit! way to go fritz :)
     
  23. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: Look Ma!

    Yes, very very nice.
     
  24. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Look Ma!

    Neet! When I go to best buy, can I instal folding on all the PCs/Macs or do they re-image the machines? Also, should i get the high end athlons on pentiums (I don't wanna get caught doing to many)?
     
  25. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: Look Ma!

    are the machines at best buy hooked up to the net? if they're not, then there's not much point
     

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