Shock & Awe

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by lucid, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. lucid macrumors newbie

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    Well, I was idley dreaming this morning with my calulator and a figure I've seen in which a G5 processor can fold a single percentage of a protein in about 5 minutes. Check these figures out.

    Virginia Tech:
    1100 Dual G5's

    Single G5 Stats
    ~2.8 WUs/day
    ~19.6 WUs/week

    2.8 WUs x 2200 processors = 6,160 WUs/day
    19.6 WUs x 2200 processors = 43,120 WUs/week

    Figuring on an average of 30 points per WU, that works out to 1,293,600 points PER WEEK! :eek:

    If only it were so... :D

    -Joel

    [EDIT: Fixed erronious calculation. I used the #'s for what a dual G5 would be outputting overall per day/week and then used it as if it were a single G5. Still impressive though.]
     
  2. maineroad macrumors newbie

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    Good work lucid. That is really amazing.

    Imagine what the new farm of Xserves with 970fx's will do to those figures.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    Damn, if only we could have them fold for us one day a month, it would make a huge difference :D

    That's just nuts!

    D
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

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    if they let u use their machine one day in a month by the years end ud be withint he top 10 hehe if only it were so
     
  5. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

    MacFan25

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    That would be great, but unfortunately I don't think they're going to let us use them.

    BTW, I just started folding today - on an iMac 800 and a 1Ghz PIII. They may not be the fastest, but I'm glad to be a part of the team. :)
     
  6. twiztidn8v macrumors member

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    Welcome to the team MacFan! Any contribution is welcome to both our team and folding in general!
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ah, everything helps.

    Welcome to the team.


    :D
     

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