is today the day?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Nny, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Nny macrumors regular

    Nny

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    checking out the Folding@Home stats page:

    Speedguide.net 4905581
    Macrumors.com 4892041

    Looks like we will be passing them soon... very soon.

    not that it's a competition... all for a good cause, right? but still.... let's show 'em what we're made of.

    --Nny
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I don't fold currently - I'm trying to decide whether to join the Macrumors.com team. Can you give me a URL to the Folding@Home site?
     
  3. Nny thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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  5. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

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    welcome to the team, wrldwzrd89!
    we certainly can use some fresh cyberblood.

    fold on :)
     
  6. britboy macrumors 68030

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    It is indeed all for a good cause. Our cause it to take the mac to the top of the leaderboard! ;)

    We're not going to be passing speedguide today though. We'll be shooting by them in about 4 days, most likely.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I've downloaded and installed the Folding@home client - I'm waiting for it to configure itself and start folding.
    <edit> I just figured out that it doesn't start until Show Protein is selected. It's folding now.</edit>
     
  8. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

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    we should clinch the # 18 spot in 3 days on 04.22.04, at 10pm (according to this: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_overtake.php?s=&t=3446).
    Unfortunately our fellow Mac folders at Team MacOSX will zoom by us in a couple months, unless we get some serious extra power online.

    So keep folding and get someone else to fold for team 3446!
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Hopefully getting back to our well deserved #18 spot will be the beginning of a strategy to keep us as the #1 Mac Team. If the G5's come out soon we will certainly be well on our way.
     
  10. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but Team Mac OS X will probably still pass us in a few months. But there's no shame in being the #2 Mac Folding Team...or is there? ;)

    Fold on! :)
     
  11. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Of course there is! If we get some front page exposure after we pass the next team I am sure that will really boost our performance, it seams we get about 100 new users and then 50 stay,50 uninstall. We need some members to step up and get more points too, I have something I am working on that has the potential to REALLY boost our points!
     
  12. adamjay macrumors 6502a

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    Heresy!!!

    we will remain the #1 Mac Folding Team period.
    i just added a 4th machine today, a 2.6ghz Pentium 4
    in the next month i'll add another 2.4ghz Pentium 4, and possibly a 733mhz Pentium 3 and/or an Athlon 1ghz.
    sure they are pc's but desperate times call for desperate measures... and the only thing they'll be doing is Folding.

    yea.... that'll hold em off..

    and you better beleive if (heaven forbid) Team Mac OS X does pass us for 1 second, i'll make the last stand with CompUSA's display G5's all set to 3446.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah it seems we get a temporary boost for like 1-2 WU and then they suddendly die down.

    Next time we are mentioned on the front page we really need some links to the programs and to tell them to how and why they should join the team and why to KEEP running the program.

    Really, 1/2 retention (I think its more like 1/3) is horrible -- Horrible.

    We need to do better.
     
  14. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Well I have done 2 WU's we are well on our way now!
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There wasn't when that's where we were, so I can't see it being the worst thing in the world. At least, we're not in any danger from MacNN or MacCentral or MacAddict.
     
  16. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    All of those teams smoked... I don't know, smoked something heavy.

    They had a lot of support but it just fell out.


    MacAddict was running a good competition with Mac Os X a while back... where are they now eh?
     
  17. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    With an attitude like that, maybe we can. ;)

    But what I was trying to say was that when new G5s are released, Team Mac OS X will probably add some to their team, and we probably will too. The release will help us mac teams competing against PC teams, but not really help MacRumors.com competing against the other mac teams, because they, too, will add G5s to their teams as well. Unless, of course everyone at Macrumors decides to get a new G5 when they come out... ;)

    But, I'm confindent that we still have plenty of time to get our daily production higher and remain the #1 Mac Team. :cool:
     
  18. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    i'll be passing 1000 points in a couple of hours...not bad considering:

    1. I started a week and a half ago
    2. i'm using one machine
    3. i've gotten more than a handful of 400 frame tinkers

    actually, i think that i might pass 1100 points today if i don't get another one of those beasts...
     
  19. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations...and thanks for joining the team. :)

    You must be folding with a G5 or fast P4, correct?
     
  20. Dros macrumors 6502

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    Nice work. I don't know if anyone else noticed, but Stanford has re-done how they figure points, and the machine they use for a reference. The bottom line is that Tinkers are now worth more points. They are also using a P4 to calculate points. Athlons do better on Tinkers compared to P4s, so if you are using Athlons, you should not use the -advmethods flag, and instead welcome as many Tinkers as you can get. Tinkers are still a bad deal for G4s and G5s since they lack Altivec optimization.
     
  21. adamjay macrumors 6502a

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    Having problems submitting WU's back to server.

    My Pentium box hasn't been able to submit a completed Tinker WU for the last 2 days.

    the lines read
    - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
    + Could not connect to Work Server (results)
    (171.64.122.143:8080)
    - Error: Could not transmit unit 04 (completed April 20). Keeping unit in queue.

    and then it goes on to continue folding protein: p1006_ppg10_pfold

    so it was able to connect to get the new protein, but can't connect to Work Server to send results on this tinker.

    how can i fix this??

    thanks!
     
  22. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be helping out in the efforts once the new PMs are released. Right now my PIII 700 won't do much as i am maxing it out while we speak.
     
  23. jbeetz macrumors member

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    No worries, 143 is "down" according to Stanford's server page. Patience, it'll come back up and your results will be returned!
     
  24. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Standford really needs to open Google Only Servers.


    Because Google itself makes like 90% of the server load, basically stopping the rest of us for getting and sending work unites!

    :mad:
     
  25. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This protein I'm working on, p638,L939_K12M, is taking a good while to complete. It's spent about 3 days working on it and it's only 50% done. How can I find out how many points I'll get for folding it successfully?
     

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