Newest Folding member

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by SafariX, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. SafariX macrumors member

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    Saw the post on appleinsider, so I decided to throw my neglected 1.3ghz Athlon box into the mix for team #3446. When i get my dual (upgrade the g5's apple!), ill throw that in as well.

    :)
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Welcome to the MR fold ;)

    Glad to have you on the team. Were you folding for a different team before?
     
  3. twiztidn8v macrumors member

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    Welcome to the team Safari! It's nice to know that we got someone from that thread on AppleInsider. I pretty sure we've gotten others, but to my knowledge you're the first to come and post!

    I thought it funny the thread got hijacked from us... but folding in general has benefitted from that thread in general, and MaineRoad was the one who started it!

    Again, welcome aboard, and be sure to post frequently and keep in touch!
     
  4. maineroad macrumors newbie

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    Safari,

    Welcome to the team (or into the "fold"). Thanks for throwing your hardware in with us, we're making real progress. I myself have added 3.3 ghz to the team over the past week and am churning out about 800 points a week.

    If you get a chance Safari, spread the word!

    All the best.
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Indeed, the thread has been hijacked.

    I can't keep responding all bymyself guys, come on.

    SafariX welcome to the team.

    And congrads on the future Dual's.
    :D

    Take back the thread.
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Well I am now officially the newest member of MacRumors Folding.

    Donator Rankings -- Name 'wdlove' -- Team 3446

    I want to publicly than MrMacman, he is a very patient helpful young man. :)
     
  7. Selecter macrumors member

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    I second that - he did a excellent service pointing you to the way of true enlightenment. :D
     
  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Thanks guys...

    I feel the need since I aint a large (or Medium) sized folding member I feel the need to help people out...

    It would have been easier if there was a faster way of communication... haha but it worked overall.
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I second that MrMacman. ;) It is very frustrating when something happens unexpected and you don't have someone to ask. We are very lucky to have someone that is so patient.

    Maybe this is where iChat would be very helpful?
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Indeed iChat/AIM would have been a faster method of communication.

    But thats just me, iChat, Phone... all fast.

    Forums you have to check back later for more...
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    For me personally the phone would be the preferable method! ;)
     
  12. Selecter macrumors member

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    THE LANDLINE!?!?!?!?!

    :D wow.....thats for like.....normal poeple who dont have computers.....;)
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    haha.


    Come on, for people you want to be more personal with?

    Phone is still the method of choice...


    wdlove -- I am worried... you haven't shown up on the rankings yet... :confused:

    If you can post whatever text appears after you type in
    in the terminal...
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The phone doesn't have to be a landline anymore. :D
     
  15. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I really appreciate your concern on my account MrMacman. Hopefully you are able to analyze this. I look forward to your answer.

    Thank you for sticking up for the use the of phone. It is probably due to my age. I really wish there was someone on the forum that could assist me via the phone. ;)

    Last login: Mon Feb 9 14:16:35 on console
    Welcome to Darwin!
    Winston\032Love\213s\032Computer:~ wdlove$ work
    Start of data

    Process 1
    Protein: p1023_FSunf_337_99
    Completed 1200000 out of 2500000 steps (48%)
    Completed 1225000 out of 2500000 steps (49%)
    Completed 1250000 out of 2500000 steps (50%)
    Completed 1275000 out of 2500000 steps (51%)
    Completed 1300000 out of 2500000 steps (52%)
    -rw-r--r-- 1 wdlove wdlove 0 2 Feb 21:43 wudata_01.arc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 wdlove wdlove 229944 10 Feb 14:45 wudata_01CP.arc

    Process 2
    Protein: p1024_FSnat_273_GS
    Completed 1150000 out of 2500000 steps (46%)
    Completed 1175000 out of 2500000 steps (47%)
    Completed 1200000 out of 2500000 steps (48%)
    Completed 1225000 out of 2500000 steps (49%)
    Completed 1250000 out of 2500000 steps (50%)
    -rw-r--r-- 1 wdlove wdlove 0 2 Feb 21:43 wudata_01.arc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 wdlove wdlove 231024 10 Feb 14:46 wudata_01CP.arc

    End of data

    Winston\032Love\213s\032Computer:~ wdlove$
     
  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Wow!

    You've been running nearly 8 days straight and you're only half way. Sounds as though you've been using your computer quite a lot or you're turning it off at night.
     
  17. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah...

    You must be doing pretty heavy work while the computer is on and must shut it down right after you are done...


    Well I guess its gonna take some more time then... :eek:
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The only thing that I'm running is Safari, Filemaker Pro, Entourage, & Quicken.
    I only run Quicken every other day, and Entourage in the evening. Safari & FileMaker are the only one's that are running constantly.

    Because of wanting to be helpful to the team I let my G4 do a self sleep during the day. I do put it in sleep mode at night.

    Am I doing something wrong MrMacmac?
     
  19. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Don'tput it to sleep, that will stop folding! Just keep your mac on constantly. Also if you have a G5 put the processor speed on maximum, not automatic. I have my dual 1.8 turned on 24/7 and almost never using it... So it's folding like crazy! Anyway, good luck and keep on folding!
     
  20. wdlove macrumors P6

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    MrMacman have you evaluated my printout from my Terminal. Is my G4 folding properly? When should I see something listed?

    Do you reccomend leaving my G4 on constantly? Does that mean that you just allow self sleep. Will that cause undue wear and tear on an almost 3 1/2 year old machine. Are there advantages to this process, besides folding? I usually keep my machine covered when not in use related to dust. Can I still cover the G4?
     
  21. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    first off you spelled my name incorrect once!
    :gates of hell burst open:
    AHHHHH! :rolleyes:
    : pfft : doesn't matter

    Yes, your G4 is Folding Properly, thought I must say that putting the machine to sleep during the day and at night will only allow you to fold verryy slowwly since folding does not work when Sleep Mode is active (because the processor doesn't run basically).

    It will not harm your machine, its fine. I've left my machine on basically 24/7 no problems.

    Self Sleep? Eh? As I say before any 'type of sleeping does not allow any program to run, Including FOLDING.

    Doubtful.

    Can you cover the G4?

    With what?

    Not the fans... that would cause overheating for sure while the machine is on...
     
  22. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry MrMacman, I didn't misspell your name on purpose, it was an accident.

    I'm sorry, by self sleep I meant that the Cinema Display goes dark. So I can cover the display OK. I use plastic. Is it at the lower back where I need to leave it open?

    When will I be able to see results of my folding stats? The last time I looked, didn't even see my name listed.
     
  23. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I know I'm not MrMacMac :D but I thought I'd mention that there are several maintenance processes which will happen when the machine is constantly on.

    There are daily, weekly, and monthly scripts which will be automatically run to clean out old logs and do various maintenance tasks. The system will also run indexing on your user area regularly.

    You should find that you would have a little more disk space, a more organised system area, and a better tuned system to enjoy while you're awake.
     
  24. wdlove macrumors P6

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    MrMacman is Panther out of the box set to run as it should for continuous folding?

    Today I haven't put it on sleep, but I noticed that it sounds the same. The two lights go up and down in waves. I didn't hear it making noise, normal?

    So by the Mac running 24 hours the maintenance fixes a lot of problems? Is is similar to a Disk Doctor type repair?

    Have you noticed if I'm on the list yet? I also wondering if I'm looking in the correct place.
     
  25. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Letting your Monitor sleep or turn off is a good idea.

    Saves a good deal of power.


    Panther is 'out of the box' set up for folding, no necessary extra data needed.

    As for the noise, are they the fans of the system? Are you sure you system has good ventilation (nothing blocking fans in back of computer)

    Running the Mac during the nighttime allows maintenance to run some type of low level disk repair. Not as through as a 'Disk Doctor' like repair.


    Currently the stats are down so I am unsure if you have turned in a work unit yet.

    What I am going to ask you again is type
    in the terminal and hit enter and copy/paste them into a post.


    --MrMacMan
     

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