Countdown to 1 billion points by MacRumors on FAH

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by twoodcc, May 19, 2013.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    our team currently has 721,525,702 points! i estimate we'll reach 1 billion in 320 days at our current pace!
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is "fah"?:confused:
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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  4. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    feel free to join the team! ;)
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    we are now at 723,184,493 total points. looks like 347 days at 769,968 ppd
     
  6. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    losing ground -- guess we gotta step it up!
     
  7. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    yes we do! :)
     
  8. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    What kind of hardware you guys use for the folding ? I always was wondering if I could install a virtual instance and fold a bit, too. Or search for aliens ... :cool:

    What is the requirement ? Can a virtualized instance of FAH on a Xeon (3.4 GHz) help? How long WU would run ? What is the memory requirement ? FreeBSD ok (Linux I saw) ? :confused:
     
  9. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Just doing my first WU, not yet joined any team as I want first see what my system can do ... Take quite some time.
    Runnung under Ununtu 12.04 on a ESXi server. Two cores, 1GB RAM assigned.

    Ah, and monitoring on Zabbix to see the progress of a WU.

    I love playing around :D
     
  10. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    if you like tinkering you'll enjoy FAH then!

    as long as you have a passkey you'll be getting credit towards the 10 regular work units before you're eligible for bonus (the quick return bonus or QRB that you'll be able to get with your system)

    Louis
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    i think you'll like fah :)

    you can fold in a VM, but you'll get much better results native.

    and you are welcome to join our team at any time ;)
     
  12. ChristianJapan, May 23, 2013
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    ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Actually how ? I added 3446 in config file and restarted the Client (and lost my second 500'k WU).
    Anything else ?

    Update: ok, it just took time; I'm in "3446"; far down the ranks :D
     
  13. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    thanks for joining! let us know if you need any help!
     
  14. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    the third WU was a big one ... 25M ... crunching 40 hours ... :eek:

    chart2.php.png

    I feel stupid to bother my Xeon with that ... after more reading the only way to move something solid seems via GPU. :eek:

    Hope that the new FAH-Core comes soon and allow GPU with Linux. For the time beeing I try to setup a Windows Box to use a AMD (though "only" a 6450).

    Its really a bit addictive ... and I cross already four digits :eek:
    Seven digits or any significant contribution for the 1bn seems far away :rolleyes:

    Right now I play with
    1 Xeon (3.4 GHz, 50% of Cores)
    1 i7 (2.9 GHz, iMac 2010)

    Build-phase:
    1 i7 (2.6 GHz and AMD GPU )

    (and I see myself looking into Amazon for a nicer AMD card :eek:)
     
  15. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    nice Xeon you've got there...

    and everything helps -- thanks for contributing!

    and yes it's completely addictive!

    I hear that you can do GPU and Linux with Ubuntu and the v7 client... check this:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1601608&page=24

    can't vouch for it myself though -- let us know how it works if you decide to try it out...

    Louis
     
  16. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    The AMD 6450 I have don't support OpenCL ... :mad:
    It get identified and even a WU assigned but stay forever on 0%
    Need to find a nicer PCIe 2.0 GPU card for my board (would a PCIe 3.0 card be compatible ?)
     
  17. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    right, the "unsupported card" issue...

    about PCIe 3.0; I'd think so; I'm running a 660ti that is 3.0 and seems to run perfectly...
     
  18. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    we now have 727,535,577 points and will hit 1B in 322 days at 843,786 PPD. let's go!
     
  19. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    we now have 731,240,241 points and will hit 1B in 329 days at 818,046 PPD
     
  20. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Team is now #59; great; keep folding ... 240m PPD to go :)
     
  21. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    everyone's contribution is needed!

    got to keep ahead of these pesky teams yapping at our heels :D
     
  22. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    My systems are sweeting for the 80kPPD;
    I'm sweeting to explain my wife I need a 780 :eek:
     
  23. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    sell the 660 -- the 780 looks about the same :D

    oh yeah, we're all sweating from the heat these things put out!!
     
  24. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    lol. i pulled mine off today while the wife was at work! of course i haven't bought a video card in a couple of years, so it was time (last one was a 460, and several 260s before that)

    but right now our team is as good as it's ever been. we just gotta keep it going!
     

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