What a difference 9 months makes....

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Stelliform, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Stelliform macrumors 68000

    Stelliform

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    I have taken a folding sabbatical for the last 6 months, and I am blown away by the new blood and effort that you guys have been making....

    Here is a quote of something I said in the middle of march this year...

    Boy have things changed!!!

    Keep up the unbelievable folding!
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I know what you mean. I was producing around 16 points per day with two machines and three processors. Recently, it was over 100 points per day.

    It's great how efficient the new core code is. :)
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yes when I get my comp back from the Reaper (see sig) Folding is kicking Big.

    Yep, the core is great, much, much improved.
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    My Dual/1.42 has produced by its self 160 point days with this new core.

    I think the Macs are fighting back. I wonder how well in comparison to a PC a Mac does now with the new cores. We use to be a long ways behind but I don't think so anymore.
     
  5. Selecter macrumors member

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    I'm on my little tiny backup machine, everything else is tore down.

    My 1.8 Dual G5 is just a shade slower using the 3.25 client than my homemade AMD 3000+ @ 2.17 Ghz.....when I say a shade slower, I mean like the PC will do a step at 4 minutes, 35 secs Vs the G5 @ 4 minutes and 50 secs. I measured that on a p853 dimer WU.

    but the G5 does it X2. :D
     
  6. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    We are seriously interested in buying a XServer G5 to be our main server. If we get it, it will be another folding beast 24/7 for our Team! :) Still, when can we make a GUI app based on mc68k script? It would be awsome to have a easy to use and manage(Start/Stop CPU 0 or CPU1) little app to control Dual CPU's machines. Any developers out there?
     
  7. Plutronics macrumors member

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  8. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!! Will install it on my Duals! Will post a review very soon! Excelent app! Can we make one like that but make it "Macrumors Folding Team"?
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

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    And now!

    2 straight days with 21,000+ production!!

    Have we warned the Knights that we will pass them without bringing the any shrubberies or cutting down large trees with herrings? Rather, we shall pass by repeatedly saying the word 'it' to them!

    IT

    IT

    IT

    IT!!
     
  10. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    What do you need a GUI for the script for? What are you scared of the terminal?:p
     
  11. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    and see your progress/keeps your stats/WU you have done, etc!
     
  12. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    hmmm...doesn't a GUI app on an xserve kind of defeat the whole headless rack idea? you can't remotely control GUI apps besides opening and killing them.
     
  13. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    what are you guys talking about?

    what is folding, how do i measure it, what does it mean, and why do you compare it?
    thanks
    Andreas
     
  14. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Andreas, read the second forum of distibuted computing:
    Sticky: Folding@Home FAQ

    Briefly explained:
    Folding@home is a small app that uses your idle computer time to simulate proteins. A lot of people have it running on their computer. For more info read the post mentioned above and check out the site of Stanford that is mentioned in the forum above for more info! After that start folding for team 3446!!
     
  15. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a

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    The GUI app isnt for a Xserve, but for new users that want to join and want a easy way to control folding@home, specially for Dual processor machines. I used your script a lot, but now im back to the client GUI and only using one CPU currently.
     
  16. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I don't see why you would go back to GUI, it sucks up some CPU and uses some more RAM...

    eh?


    Tho a GUI controler for the scrip would be nice...
    Click a button tells you how complete it is...
    Click a button to pause folding/resume
    Start/stop...
    ect.
     
  17. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Did anyone notice that we are going faster and faster, especially the last couple of days (todays date 17 January 2004). Wath gives? I know, better source code, G5's, and more members. But this is since a couple of months. The increase is just too much, did someone installed F@H on a couple of computerlabs, is BigMac @ VirginiaTech helping us out? Or did I just do all the extra effort with my G3 B&W (don't think so!!)? BTW, with this speed, we can overtake the Knights on the rumored dates that the release of the new G5 and 20th anniversary Mac!! ;) Go Team 3446!
     
  18. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I don't know what the reason is for our speed increase. A month ago I would have said it was the new folding client but there is apparently a new one out and it's caused me to get insanely slow small work units. My production has dropped to a third of what it is because of this. So whoever is doing all the work good job.
     
  19. Stelliform thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ahhh, this makes sense, they are adding xServes to it... ;) Go Team! I have been crunching a little with two servers I am setting up for a client, but they only add up to 200 pts a day.... Our gain has been much higher!
     
  20. aldo macrumors regular

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    We are nearly going to be red, only 5,000 points a day more...

    I've just added 3ghz of CPU power to the team myself and persuaded my friend with 5ghz of CPU power to add all of his computers.

    We should be around 15th place by April too...
     
  21. jbeetz macrumors member

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    more users = more computers = more production. Did'ja notice how many new folders have been added?

    Welcome, and fold on. The knights need some serious taunting...
     
  22. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Indeed.

    Folding is good.

    Problem with taunting, if they could pull all of their members off SETI for 3 days and totally cremate us.

    :rolleyes:
     
  23. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Riiiight, Macman. What's up with the negativity?

    Their active users on both projects is about equal to ours on F@H. Cremate indeed...
     
  24. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    So I was looking at our new member list and it seems that we're getting dozens a day. So I have a question.

    Who wrote the PC virus that takes over the computer and makes it fold for us?

    Whoever it is good job on writing the first useful virus.
     
  25. aldo macrumors regular

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    Oh yes, lets go and poke some fun at PC users.

    If it was windows users I could understand but my linux boxen are providing most of my processing crunch - so don't group windows and linux users into the same boat ;).
     

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