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Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Kalns, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Kalns macrumors regular

    Kalns

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    http://folding.stanford.edu/

    Go to that link and take a look. All that's needed to help is an internet connection and your spare processing power. I leave my computer on every night, so it may as well go to good use right?
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Er...Kalns, on that site go to Stats and pull up Team 3446. You'll find nearly 2000 of us already listed :p

    Although if you want to join in, please do. The more the merrier :)
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    though my production is down as of late, i'm still the #6 folder on team 3446.
     
  5. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Folding? Who does that? Seriously.. :rolleyes:


    :eek: :cool: :D ;) :p

    *beams with pride over his 232 WU's*
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Shamefully looks at his 2 completed WUs :eek:
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    no shame! every bit counts.
     
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I've only been doing it since last month but the SMP simulations load you up with 1700+ pts per WU. I've just added my PS3 this week. By the end of next week I should be well within the top 200 on Team Macrumors.

    I can only imagine what kind of damage could be done with a Mac Pro. Until they get around to updating them and I order mine, of course, and then I won't have to imagine anymore. :)
     
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    1700 points per WU!!! :eek: That's more then my weekly production! And I have two C2D and a G5 folding. Not 24/7, but still... It has taken me 5 years to get to the 170.000 points and over 2000 WU to achieve that. That makes you think, 2000 WU X 1700 points = 3.400.000 points! That's about 20 times as high. Those PS3 are seriously kicking some @#$*!!
     
  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    There were only two or three simulations worth 1700 points and they're not PS3 WUs. A C2D can handle one of the big mothers in a little over a day. The PS3 is currenlty chomping on some ~300 pt WUs that take between 6-8 hours to wrap up.
     
  11. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Isent the ps3 the most powerfull one? isent it like 25 time more folding power than a pc? dose any one leave there ps3 all night folding?
     
  12. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    My C2D at work is taking 25 hours for a WU that is only worth 186, this is per core. So the PS3 is way more powerfull, but what do you want with 7 cores, each 3.2 GHZ and working together on one WU.
     

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