The best Folding@Home work unit to get

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by wrldwzrd89, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Consider yourself lucky if you get assigned p1111_L939_wt_ext_444K. That work unit has a 25-day preferred deadline, a 37-day final deadline, and is worth 249 points. This means that it'll probably finish faster than its neigbors, p1110_L939_K12M_nat_min1 and p1112_L939_K12M_nat_min1_355K. Both have 50-day preferred and final deadlines, and both are also worth 249 points.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Ditto. ;)

    I thought the point of it all was to help humanity, not to jack up point scores.... :rolleyes:

    On the other hand, higher scores bring other competitive people into the, er, fold, trying to "win", so I suppose it's a good thing.
     
  4. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Well, I believe you are the only one of the the four of us that does it only for humanity. Panda, wrldwzrd and I are loving the competition element that comes with it! That reminds me... Panda, where were you hiding? Haven't seen you on my thread list for a while :D

    BTW, I like the 739 and 678 Tinkers. My G5 really rocks with those!
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    The little 23-point Tinkers are great too. They finish VERY quickly, you get your 23 points, and move on to the next work unit. I once submitted 10 work units in one day because I got 6 of those little Tinkers.
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I've been hiding because my production has been junk... I went down one machine (because I havent' been over to my parents to reinstall F@H after they reformatted it) and even though I changed one machine from a P3 450 to a P4 3ghz my production has gone down significantly... not really sure why. So I haven't really had much to taunt with...

    Me: "Oh look! I have a pointy stick!"
    You: "Yeah... ummm... I'll just press my nuke button."

    So I'm not really sure what's going on... I'm puzzled...

    So now I'm doing it for humanity... :p
     
  7. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    I've been crunching P267_chc13 for 20 days and 9.5 hours. It has a 62 day deadline for 221 points. I'm at 66% complete with about 10 days to go. This is all on an old Summer 2000 400MHz iMac with the CLI version of F@H. :cool:

    BTW, if anyone is using the CLI version of F@H, take a look at
    InFold. It's a great app and it's also free.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I'm crunching 3 WUs right now: p1123_L939_K12M_429K (worth 237 points), p678_L939_K12M_355K (worth 242 points), and p218_c24Murea (worth 186 points). All three are expected to finish tomorrow - meaning that I'll produce 0 points today, and at least 665 points tomorrow, possibly over 700 if I get some small WUs after that (like those 23-point Tinkers).
     
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Don't know why, but I have the same thing. My points also fell this week. It isn't going as fast as it should be. Must be Stanford, bringing out a lot of WU of one kind that they like us to finish, but don't bring in as much points.
     

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