XGrid for running Folding@Home?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by MacFan26, May 20, 2004.

  1. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone tried using XGrid for folding? I'm not that familiar with it, and even though I've read the instructions, I can't seem to get it going. Is this something that should be done with XGrid Blast?
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    We had another thread about it her somewhere and our conclusion is that it wouldn't work. One proce has to do one WU. With FAH you can't hack the WU in little pieces and distribute it to different processors. The outcoming from one piece of the WU affects the next.
     
  3. Nanuq macrumors newbie

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  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He didn't mention that he returned it to Stanford, that the results were correct, and got credit for it.

    If the results aren't correct, why bother wasting the processing power?

    Stanford has done some research on it, but they also need a solution that runs everywhere--XGrid doesn't.
     
  5. MacFan26 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh well, I guess I'll just stick to one processor for now :)
    Hopefully they'll come out with something that easily works for it in the future.
     
  6. jane doe macrumors 6502

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    Thats how the Apple team got such a high rating i bet.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    What high rating? If you're talking about the Apple folding@home team, they've constantly been at the bottom of the Mac teams. Have they changed recently?
     
  8. NoahJ macrumors newbie

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    I think she was talking about us... And if so, no that is not how. ;)
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You have to wonder where people get these ideas, lacking all the details. :eek: :confused:
     

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