folding god

Err

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it would be funny to see everyone on team macrumors fold under the same name, other teams would check our stats and see just one user cranking out 50,000 points a day or some silly number.
 

Dreadnought

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Jul 22, 2002
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Last year we had someone who accomplished that, we all where just "sidekicks" going with the flow. Unfortunately his own made folding app was spreading somehow like a virus, and he went down under his own succes... :(
 

Err

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Aug 19, 2005
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i read the threads about that, interesting to say the least, it is however a shame macrumors got all those points removed :(
 

dmw007

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Err said:
it would be funny to see everyone on team macrumors fold under the same name, other teams would check our stats and see just one user cranking out 50,000 points a day or some silly number.
Ya, I can see the humor in that. One person cranking out 50,000+ points a day. :)

I wish my machine could pump out those numbers. :rolleyes:
 

benpatient

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Nov 4, 2003
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speaking of which, what happened last week? There was some strange HUGE production jump for one day. it looks to me like a lot of our "big" users put in 10x their normal number of points in one day, and then dropped back down to normal. Is that a glitch or something?
 

Err

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Aug 19, 2005
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the jump in points was explained in the "bragging rights" thread near the end.

basicly, people had some WU they hadent got credit for, stanford gave cedit for all these uncredited WU over a three day period, everything is back to normal.
 

7254278

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Apr 11, 2004
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I am thinking of folding again, how would my 1Ghz emac fair? Also I might run it on my ibook aswell,any heat precautions?
 

dmw007

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Patmian212 said:
I am thinking of folding again, how would my 1Ghz emac fair? Also I might run it on my ibook aswell,any heat precautions?
I would think that it would do okay, especially if you let it fold over night.

Not so sure about the iBook, I have thought about running folding@home on mine as well, but I am not sure if that would be okay to do so.
 

7254278

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Apr 11, 2004
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dmw007 said:
I would think that it would do okay, especially if you let it fold over night.

Not so sure about the iBook, I have thought about running folding@home on mine as well, but I am not sure if that would be okay to do so.
The eMac would be 24/7, my ibook would be over night and during the day when I am not doing something processor intensive, but I dunno if I should let it be at a constant 62C which is the temp my ibook gets to when I am maxing the processor.
 

dmw007

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Patmian212 said:
The eMac would be 24/7, my ibook would be over night and during the day when I am not doing something processor intensive, but I dunno if I should let it be at a constant 62C which is the temp my ibook gets to when I am maxing the processor.
I suppose that the iBook G4 would be okay to run like that. It would probably be best if you had one of those laptop coolers to put underneath it.
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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Err said:
i read the threads about that, interesting to say the least, it is however a shame macrumors got all those points removed :(
It was only right. It's a shame that he joined the team and brought such shame to us.

Still, the team has continued and we get new people to join and they lose interest quickly when they don't see thousands of points within hours. I'm just glad to see that we've gone above # 35 (# 33 without aggregates) in the last 3 years.
 

dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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bousozoku said:
Still, the team has continued and we get new people to join and they lose interest quickly when they don't see thousands of points within hours. I'm just glad to see that we've gone above # 35 (# 33 without aggregates) in the last 3 years.
Hopefully more progress is in the works. If only everyone on MR would sign up for folding@home under our team #. :)
 

dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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bousozoku said:
That's quite a fantasy you're having there. "Bartender, I'll have whatever he's having." :)
Well, I suppose its good to set one's goals high- that way you always have something to shoot for (but ya, its more of a fantasy ;) ). :)
 

dmw007

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trainguy77 said:
I am folding with a emac 1 ghz sadly i can't run it over night.....
Every bit helps trainguy77! :)

I also don't let my Power Mac G5 run 24/7- parents think its a "waste" of electricity. My dad makes a six figure salary and I can't let one computer run over night. :rolleyes: :)
 

trainguy77

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Nov 13, 2003
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My dad does not want his machine to run 24/7 I don't even have my own machine. But when i turn 16 i will be getting my own machine for folding.....and for school!:D But since i don't have a huge out put i can always promote folding, and maybe help with coding the widget etc...
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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May 29, 2005
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I've got a G5 that runs constantly - I guess I could help you all :eek: :). It's a 1.9GHz 512MB 17" iMac G5. Should I bother?

I also have a 1.42GHz iBook that sits in the closet acting as a server (in sig - picture) and it also has 512MB RAM... it runs continuously and never has processor intensive work going on...

Hmmmmmm... Maybe I could help MacRumors... :cool:
 

Nermal

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Dec 7, 2002
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I have it running on the office computer, which is an Athlon 2800, and it runs for around 60 hours per week. 149 WUs so far, putting me at #324 on the team. Better than nothing :)
 

dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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Nermal said:
I have it running on the office computer, which is an Athlon 2800, and it runs for around 60 hours per week. 149 WUs so far, putting me at #324 on the team. Better than nothing :)
Putting you right ahead of me at #325. :)

It is time that I start using more of my computers to fold... :)
 

trainguy77

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Nov 13, 2003
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Yes please! If you are intrested::)
http://calnet.sdsu.edu/mc68k/
This is a script written in house, it boots folding on boot-up of the machine. You also have to disable sleep because your system does not work when at sleep!
Our team number is 3446. http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html at the top type in the name you want, to check if its taken. And here is our teams stats: http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=3446. There is also a widget thread, for our very own folding widget. So if you intrested we would love to have you.
 
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