MacRumors @ ClimatePrediction

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by pimentoLoaf, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    #1
    The team didn't exist, so I started it:

    http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/team_display.php?teamid=1088

    It requires the use of BOINC, which when you navigate around on the huge site, is downloadable from them, of which an account must be made.

    When you download the BOINC client, you must get it working by typing in the MacOS X Terminal:

    chmod ug+rx <name of client> (you might want to rename it "boinc" as I did).

    and then:

    ./<name of client>

    at the next Terminal prompt -- and answer the questions.

    Program requires a goodly amount of time, though it "trickles" information back periodically.
     
  2. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I would help out with it but sadely im on an ibook....dont want it overheating ya know?
     
  3. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    I'm using a 17" pb @ 1.33 ghz and it runs fine. Your iBook is last year's pb going a tad slower than mine, so you might like to try it.
     
  4. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    has nothing to do with the speed. I mean this thing overheats when i play starcraft (meaning it heats up to 165F sometimes). I tried folding@home on it for about 4 hours and it ran at a constant 170F.
     
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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  6. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    I hope you are not just laying your laptop on the table -- put a wire dishrack under it to allow for airflow, and use this:

    Fly Fan
     
  7. pimentoLoaf thread starter macrumors 68000

    pimentoLoaf

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    #7
    It tries to predict, based on various input data, the effects of greenhouse gases on the climate of Earth -- or any other planet, for that matter.
     
  8. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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  9. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Holy damn. You resurrected a three year old thread :eek:

    10-09-2004, 09:22 AM :p
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    so there are still people doing this?

    does it work nice with Leopard?
     
  11. yamabushi macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I do that a lot. Why let a perfectly good thread go to waste?
     
  12. yamabushi macrumors 65816

    yamabushi

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    #12
    Yes and yes.
     

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