New FAH'er

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by dspalton, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    Hi team,
    I have been in spired to sign up having seen the post last night about hitting the points.
    So I have now signed up with my iMac, *and soon will be on Mini as well (its going to be a home server).
    Im only using standard configs but if you have any advice to help the team then please let me know

    Dave
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Hello Dave, welcome to team 3446

    Glad to got you on board. Sounds like you have the basic install done and started folding ?

    Make sure to also get a passkey http://folding.stanford.edu/home/faq/faq-passkey/

    This will enable the QRB quick return bonus after 10 successful return assignments. Once eligible for QRB the points getting higher when you finish WU as fast as possible. Means not shutdown the Mac which crunching as WU.
    Keep the passkey for yourself; no need to share with anyone.

    Else if you face issues let us know and share the log file in case.
     
  3. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi there, and thanks for the welcome
    Ive already got the passkey setup and have hit 3 WU (working units??).
    Still new to the terminology sorry

    As soon as i get my Mini ill have that setup running as well, to help too

    Dave
     
  4. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now on 20 WU and a score of over 20,000
    so hope its helping the team

    Dave
     
  5. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    it absolutely is!! thanks for your efforts!
     
  6. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No problem at all.
    Am i likely to be getting the QMB bonus to help as well?

    Ill have it running on a Mini Mack i7 soon

    Dave
     
  7. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    U got a 2012 i7 mini? I've been running about 15,000 PPD on mine with it on light settings. If you run full throttle the machine will get quite hot and the fan will spin up.
     
  8. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will have shortly. (hopefully).
    And it will be running 24/7 as a local media server so lots of spare power

    Dave

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    Rank 703 now :D
     
  9. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    Nice! I really like those machines. I've been running FAH for a little over a year and I'm closing in on 6,000,000 points so they definitely can make a difference. It's nice that they are made with low power components so the energy bill is barely impacted.
     
  10. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Makes my 24,999 look tiny haha
     
  11. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Out of interest I've put my Air to Do some quickly while I'm using it but its not doing much

    Is it not powerful enough to use?
     
  12. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't bother to fold on an Air ... Not sure if the amount of heat could be transported well enough.
    I did it once on a similar spec'ed Windows 8 Tablet, I felt very sorry for the CPU crunching the whole day getting few dozen of points. But hey, once started a WU I finish it. But made sure to never fold again on that tablet :eek:

    Same reason I hardly ever fold on my iMac ... Just getting too hot for my taste with not enough airflow
     
  13. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    I think I might join the fold (as it were) as my usual SETI has run out of work units to process.
    I can't see FAH on BOINC though - does it use another application?
     
  14. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    That would be great if you join the team #3446

    And yes, dedicated software required as it's not part of BOINC; details here

    http://folding.stanford.edu/home/the-software/ ; also make sure to get a passkey early enough for bonus points later (which really boost the stats)

    Current version is 7.4.4 and runs well under Win, Mac OS X and Linux ; No GPU under Mac OS though
     
  15. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    Thanks - joined up with the PC, will do the Macs shortly. No probs with the GPU on Mac - it's an Intel GMA950 on the Mini!
     
  16. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Great start ! Way to go :)
     
  18. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    OK, I'm in, but I can't find a client that will work on my PPC macs, and I'm having trouble with the install for my Raspberry Pi.

    PC and Mac Mini grinding away. Sadly my work firewall blocks the download of work units for my quad i7 PC and quad Mac Pro.
     
  19. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Out of luck in both cases ... No folding work for old PPC client, never anything for a RBPI. And regarding your work environment also not much you could do. Anyway you would need to talk with your manager to be able to run folding at work. (Would be great to have that power on the team though)

    But good to know the other two systems are up and running :)
     
  20. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys
    Right, I've got the mini, sadly it's a 2014 mid model but never mind.
    I've got that running the f@h work.

    But when I go back to my main rig and run the f@h software it will not connect.
    Any ideas why?

    Dave
     
  21. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Could be several reasons. Firewall setting, sandboxing, only one Core configured, ....

    Please copy the actual log file with initial part (system info and config) and the part with error messages.
     
  22. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi mate
    It is odd as it worked before turning the other unit on.
    I just get the connecting message and can't access any menu or anything

    Dave
     
  23. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Connecting from one system to another via FAHControl ? In that case you would need t make sure the remote password is set on both sides or fully disabled. Any screenshot ?
     
  24. dspalton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi there.
    No both systems running themselves that was what I was trying to do

    Dave
     
  25. ingenious macrumors 68000

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    Just joined back up with the team. I looked at my stats, and November 2008 was the last time I completed a WU. Yikes. I think at that time, I was running F@H on an iMac G5 2.0 GHz and several old PCs at my parents' house.

    Needless to say, today's machine (2.4 GHz i7 MacBook Pro) is much faster and makes the 4-5 machines I had running before look like a joke. Looking forward to the day OpenCL folding comes to OS X.

    Looking forward to contributing (again) to team 3446!
     

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