Greetings from your new neighbours

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by CowArt, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. CowArt macrumors newbie

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    Today we passed The Knights Who Say Ni! in the overall Team Stats of Folding@Home, which means we will be your new neighbours for the time being.

    A friendly hello from all the Cows! [​IMG]

    Oh, and by the way... we will be overtaking you in approximately 17 days...
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    GRRRRRRRRR :mad:
    Now where did I leave that supercluster of G5's....
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I swear--these Dutch are everywhere. ;)

    Good luck and moooove along! :)
     
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Indeed they are, even here on MacRumors and folding for them as well! LOL :D
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe we should surprise them, turn all of our computers off suddenly, and see if they do the same.

    Then, after they are dumbfounded, we turn everything back on and get a few minutes more breathing room or maybe they forget to turn their computers on again. :D
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    If the possibility is true then why delay the inevitable. :eek: Something needs to be done to encourage more of our members to assist us in this project. This type of notice should be a call to arms.
     
  7. CowArt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :confused:

    And we thought that the Knights Who Say Ni! had some weird tactics.

    Al least they brought out the CowTapult, but your strategy is to turn of your computers, hoping we will do the same?

    We will never turn of our computers. We are trying to get as far ahead of Sir Fart and his Looney Friends as possible. :)
     
  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    bousozoku, we tried that tactic with the Tin cans, who can't say a normal word. And it didn't worked. They overtook us for a short while. But they where surprised when we turned on all of our computers again and overtook them again :D That where the days...

    Now, for those Dutch, we need some other tactic. I'm one, so I should know. Some weird virus, BSE or something...Here in Holland all the cows where being destroyed when that virus broke lose.

    CowArt, you are quite right to get those loony Tin cans as far behind as possible! But somehow, they always stick and you never get rid of them.
     
  9. vannote macrumors member

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    Those will be the days again in about 45. They are catching up again... :eek:
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's just like the movie Top Gun where Maverick hits the brakes and the Russians just fly past him. ;)
     
  11. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    joined today

    Keep looking behind you Cows, JDar joined the MR team today. Folding is keeping the iMac G5 warm while running in Terminal.

    Why, the fans are barely noticeable (but I do love turbine engines.) Any others here user Hardware Monitor or Temp Monitor? I see an occasional post elsewhere about what reading people's machines are experiencing.
     
  12. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Welcome aboard, also have added a pc yesterday, now those cows will never catch us!
     
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  14. CowArt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]

    The good news is that you pushed the Looneys back to 235 days :eek:

    The bad news is that you will be trampled in 7 days [​IMG]
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sure my current situation will tremendously change the outcome. :D :D

    My G3/800 drive died so it's out of commission for several days. On the other hand, my new 1.33 GHz PowerBook is running. I'm sure that should mooooove the cows back at least 300 days or so. :D
     
  16. RugoseCone macrumors 6502

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    The Looneys are now 1472 days back! Yeehaw! That powerbook of bousozoku's really is working!
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You said it! :D

    I found this power management option. Why it's not set to full when plugged into the house current, I don't know. My P874 went from 1 hour 18 minutes per percent to 42 minutes--slightly better. :eek:
     
  18. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Is someone in charge of advertising? If not we should get a small group of people doing this. Hey maybe i should look in to getting my school to join. Yes they are dell but hey 75 machines would help.
     
  19. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    What if we emailed them a virus for their Windows machines? :rolleyes:

    Can we have a front page story on this to get more people to fold?
     
  20. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is awesome MrMacman. That should be our slogan. :D
     
  21. lordmac macrumors regular

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    Ba i find this whole thing be rather confusing. I don't know much about all this folding stuff but I thought it was about helping with scientific research not a competition. But perhaps i am wrong the folding site i went wasn't very clear at all. With more clarification i would be happy to help but id rather not do it with my powerbook ass I heard folding really eats up resources and i don't have much to spare of that on my powerbook. Also my battery discharges fast enough for me but perhaps i can do a bit of this with my pc. :)
     
  22. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm only using my PB to fill my gap. It'll be a quick fix only. I'm not sure why you're talking about your battery--don't you have electricity where you live? ;) I suppose when I have mine in my backpack on Saturday, it won't be contributing much. Of course, by then, it might finish its current work unit. :)
     
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  24. CowArt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The beauty of distributed computing is that you can do scientific research and competition at the same time :)

    The goal of the project itself of course is to do as much research as possible. You don't have to bother with the statistics and the competition if you don't want to.

    The Dutch Power Cows however battle everything in sight, other teams as well as their fellow DPC-members and subteams, hence the daily stats-updates in our forums.

    I think the competition is a good and important part of distributed computing. For us, because we have lots of fun competing, and for the projects, because they get what they want: as much CPU-power on their projects as possible. :)
     

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