What happened?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Tower-Union, Sep 18, 2009.

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    Tower-Union

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    I used to fold with Macrumors a few years ago, as I remember it we had a pretty powerful team, seems now things are waning, and this board has cooled off. I suppose I'm guilty of leaving as well (jumped ship for Penny Arcade, great comic BTW), am I just glossing over old memories or have things actually slowed down?
     
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    twoodcc

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    well, i really can't say since i haven't been folding for that long. but i have noticed a lot of teams pass us while i've been on the team.

    i really think the ones that do still fold need to try and get more involved on this forum to get more people to join and stuff.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    We should try to pump up the team with these new bigadv units.
    This team slowed down huge when the GPU client came out, which is Windows only.
     
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    twoodcc

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    we do need to pump up the team, and get more involved on this forum.

    yes the GPU client is windows only, but i've heard that you can run a GPU client in linux. and i don't mean in wine either. but i've heard it's very tricky to get working
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    mc68k

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    anyone with a newer mac pro or xserve can kill in the stats. should be a nice incentive. i am excited about mac folding for the first time in a while
     
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    twoodcc

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    i wonder how the octo 2.26 does
     
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    Tower-Union

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    18k PPD is pretty impressive. . . . if you run it in windows you could use the vid card too, probably pull close to 25k. I would love to see Pande Group put out a GPU client for mac OS X.... I'm getting sick of running windows 90% of the time on my Mac Pro.
     
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    With these new big units no more need for GPU...

    What would be nice is to run OS X and the big units, the GPU with WINE with a couple of fast Nvidia cards...

    We just need one of the smart guys here to do a step by step for us...
     
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    twoodcc

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    see that's not all that impressive to me. you would think 8 real cores, or 16 cores with HT, would beat 4 real cores or 8 with HT. i mean i could buy 3 machines like my i7 for the same price as an octo mac pro 2.26. i'd rather have the mac pro, but i just can't justify it right now. maybe when the i9 comes out

    yeah but you can't run the bigadv units in windows, and i can't get them to run in a VM either.

    yeah we do. i'm not one of those smart guys, and i'm too lazy to try and look up how to get GPU working in linux. i know you can do it though
     
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    Tower-Union

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    Disregard, did a little googling :p
     
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    twoodcc

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    well team macrumors.com has been passed again by another team. we are now ranked #58 for folding teams
     
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    iShater

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    I'll bring my systems back online 24/7. I kinda got tires of the locked up core on my macs so I fold only on my pc laptop during the day.
     
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    twoodcc

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    just do what you can
     
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    trainguy77

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    I recently rejoined. I haven't folded for a very long time but my mac pro is folding again during the days. We need to get this team going again. :D
     
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    twoodcc

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    sounds good! and yes we do!
     
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    folding again

    well, i am going back online after a long hiatus.

    let's see what kind of numbers I can pull. :p

    meeble
     
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    mc68k

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    wow meeble and trainguy! long time no see guys

    welcome back
     
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    trainguy77

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    Thanks. I am back into the top 20 producers. But I thought I was higher up the list when I used to fold. Mind you this Mac Pro isn't getting any faster.... :rolleyes:

    I am under macman64 for those of you who were checking. :)
     
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    mc68k

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    ^ have you tried the bigadv units with your macpro?
     
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    trainguy77

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    No its only a 4 core is it worth it still? I also turn it off at night. So it takes a break 7 hours a day.
     
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    mc68k

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    yeah not worth it. on a 8 core 3GHz each step takes ~45 mins

    45*100=4500
    /60=75
    /24=3.13 days

    preferred is 4 days and a final deadline of 6. even if u ran a 4 core 24/7 i don't think it would complete it
     
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    trainguy77

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    Maybe I will get my brother going under my username though. He has a 8 core.....
     

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