Folding not completing??

Taft

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This post echos comments made by others (including Falleron)...

I was really excited about Folding when I first downloaded it and started it running last Friday night. But now, four days later, I have still not completed any work units.

I find this very puzzling since I'm running it on two different machines. Both machines are G4 400MHz with tons of RAM. I am confirming the fact that I have no work units complete by checking the stats page at http://folding.stanford.edu. There is no user named Taft yet. No stats for him whatsoever.

Should this take as long as four days on both of my machines??? Anyone else experiencing this???

Taft
 

mc68k

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I ran a unit that took FOREVER too. I started it last Fri morning and it didn't complete 'til mid Mon. That's like ~3.5 days running 24/7. Some units on my Yosemite take a long time too.

If you're running the console version, I don't think that there is anything to tell you frame by frame completion, just which WU you're on. Does it still indicates that you're on WU 1?

If it has in fact completed, there is the server delay. The server takes a while to register completed units.

If not, just be patient. It really depends on the WU. Some take ~4min/fame some take ~40. But I have never had a WU not complete, so it should pretty soon. If it took that long, then you'll get mad points.

If you want to see your % completed then use the graphical version.
 

Taft

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You wouldn't happen to have a link to the console Control, would you??

I haven't been able to find it.

Taft
 

buffsldr

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Cmon taft, hang in there bro. There are no easy units, but you will be rewarded with more points for the tougher ones.

"Taft cures Cancer"... I can see the headlines now.
 

Taft

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Originally posted by buffsldr
Cmon taft, hang in there bro. There are no easy units, but you will be rewarded with more points for the tougher ones.

"Taft cures Cancer"... I can see the headlines now.
Heh heh. I'd also like a ticker-tape parade. And a few statues of me with a protien model in one hand and a G4 in the other.

That may be a little too much credit for donating CPU time. Heh.

I guess I'll just be patient. It just seemed to take so long without any feedback. Patience is a virtue, but not one of mine.

Taft
 

Falleron

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I'm with you Taft. It takes me ages to complete a unit! However, when I do finish a unit it gives me 5 points where lots people only get 0.5! It take me about 3/4 days to do these on a dual 1ghz g4. however, it does not run 24/7.

Here is the link for Folding Control

http://macaddict4life.dhs.org/folding_control.php

However, when V.3 of folding comes out we should hopefully get Altivec optimisation to make things quicker!!
 

mmmdreg

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As people have said before, the first unit is harder than others and it takes days to do...these long-taking units give more points...if you get a bunch of one-dayers, they will only give you 0.5 points so it's more use getting these ones that never finish...