my folding output will be down for a couple of days, and then back up to full force!

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    twoodcc

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    i hope that title isn't too long.

    anyway, i'm finally getting out of this place and going back to my apartment tomorrow. so right now i have basically no folding output, but will get everything back up when i get back.

    i found out from a friend that my power did go out a day after leaving to come here. i had everything setup and running perfect when i left, and bam! the power flickers and everything went down. i almost wanted to drive 14 hours back!

    but instead i got another i7 system, which gives me 3 total. i should have them up and running hopefully by saturday.

    i should be good for at least 70-75 PPD. i've been having problems with one of my i7 rigs, so only 2 of them will be doing the bigadv units until i have time to work on it.

    but it still should be my best output yet.
     
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    Thanks. I should be there tomorrow night. Looking forward to it!
     
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    well things aren't looking too good. i got here, but the air is broke! it's like 84 degrees in here, at almost midnight! :eek: and i don't have all my systems up either.
     
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    Looks like your production has started again, great. Also Designed is back after a little hiatus, and Lizardking has crunched a bigadv again after a long pause too, and Whiterabbit production is as high as ever. We could be raking in some serious numbers this week :eek:

    If Apple release 12 cores, I might splurge if the team is cranking too!
     
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    Yeah I have my gpu's are up right now, and I have one bigadv rig going, but i lost a unit last night -about 18% was done. Hopefully this one works.

    I got the air fixed, so it's not 85 degrees anymore. I might get to setup my new system here soon.

    Yeah hopefully we have a good week as a team this week. We'll see.

    Now I'd love to see you get a 12 core system!
     
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    Glad you are back home and getting going again! Yes it seems we should get our numbers up again :)
     
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    Thanks! I don't have things exactly like i want, but i will soon. It just may take a week or so
     
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    well it looks like i won't get any bonus for this bigadv unit i'm working on. my computer keeps losing it's connection (in windows, it disables my LAN connection, and i can't re-enable it). so i then have to restart the computer.

    so i guess it's from the heat. i might have to run -smp 7 on the next one
     
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    That's too bad, yeah heat is bad.
     
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    Yeah. I guess it's heat. I have two gtx 260's going and an i7 over clocked to 3.5 ghz. But it was working great 2 months ago
     
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    2 months ago it was zero degrees f outside in Iowa... cooling wasn't so much of a problem then :p

    The 2 systems I moved to the basement seem to be ok and the basement is staying within a tolerable temp range. All of that concrete is keeping the air cool enough for now. I think my folding power bill is higher than I thought it was; like maybe $150-$200 a month. Despite the extra cold winter my heating bill may have been quite low with all of the extra heat from the folding systems. I should have a better idea in a couple of months :eek:
     
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    Kind of makes me appreciate the reasons why a data center would go with more cores per system and multiple virtual servers per system to reduce the electric bill.
     
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    Yeah you do have a point about the heat. It's been folding good lately, so I might get a little bonus on this unit. We'll see
     
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    Looks like we are getting close to our likely max output of 270-280k ppd... Nice. Let's see if Apple wants to release new Mac pros soon now.
     
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    hopefully my output will go up next week.

    yeah, it looks like mac pros aren't coming til wwdc or close to it, but hopefully sooner
     
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    I'm doin' all the ppd I can without spending more money on hardware right now:D I would like to replace 5 machines with a new Mac Pro when they come out (4 really slow and my current Mac Pro). It's h**l waiting for Apple sometimes :eek: Hurry up Apple!! :apple:

    What I want: Mac Pro with 12-16 cores, 24-32 threads, 2-3Ghz, 24 gigs of fast ddr3 ram, same case design outside plus usb 3.0, inside room for 3-4 2.5 inch ssd's in raid 0, 4 3.5 inch sata 2.0 or 3.0 (interchangable) and support for 3 GTX 295/480 cards.

    Price $4-5k I'm not asking too much am I?

    What I really want: Mac Pro with 64 cores, 256 threads, 3-4Ghz, 32 gigs of fast memristor memory ON CHIP, 64 gigs of ddr3 ram, and a few other things in an anodized aluminum case :p
     
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    dang. yeah, not asking for much huh :cool:

    but don't be surprised if you don't get half of that, and it costs $6k.

    this is one of the main things that bothers me about apple. i just don't understand why they wait so long to update the mac pros like this. at least announce something
     
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    I know... but I can always hope :p

    It used to be worse when we had to wait for Motorola/IBM to produce enough chips, there were almost always delays in production because of yield issues or something else.
     
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    yeah that's true, but now what's the excuse? the processors are out now!
     
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    I know!! Last year they had the Mac Pro out before the cpu's were even announced by Intel!
     
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    yeah i know! i don't know what's going on these days. apple is only concerned with iphone and ipad, but developers gotta have systems to build the apps with!

    and not just that, apple has a market for mac pros. but it will only continue to get smaller if they ignore it
     
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    Mate if you think thats bad, I'n holding out for a Mac mini and there has been no rumors for it! Would love to see a intel i5 :D
     
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    yeah i hear ya. an i5 mac mini would be very nice. but again, i doubt it will happen this year, if ever
     
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    well i'm about to leave my apartment tonight again for the next 2 months. this time i'll only be 2 hours away, so i can come back on the weekends if something messes up again. we'll see.

    oh, and i had to restart my VM before i left to take out the -oneunit flag, and guess what, i lost that unit! it was 96% complete!

    i'm so mad right now :mad:
     

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