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#27 Aug 28 2007 at 7:11 AM Rating: Default
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I'm in. I'll run it on my laptop at work for a few days. If nothing breaks and I don't see any weird traffic, I'll throw it on the secondary servers here at work.
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#28 Aug 28 2007 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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StubsOnAsura wrote:
I'm in. I'll run it on my laptop at work for a few days. If nothing breaks and I don't see any weird traffic, I'll throw it on the secondary servers here at work.


Sweets.

@Sing: Oh, well, ok.
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#29 Aug 28 2007 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
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StubsOnAsura wrote:
I'm in. I'll run it on my laptop at work for a few days. If nothing breaks and I don't see any weird traffic, I'll throw it on the secondary servers here at work.


the more people that help the better. the folding team has already helped in several cures since it started.

hmm at maximum performance i have 5 comps at home running and then the 2 school comps. currently i am down to only 2 comps at the house running due to old bad failing hardware.

my laptop runs 24/7 and is the slowest of my computers, my workstation (coming to you from here now) runs about 80% of the time. the only time i stop folding on this rig is to do my video editing so about 2 times per month and if i want to play any game other then WoW that i have like CNC3 or Overlord.

both the school comps run folding with the Intel vs running 24/7 and the G5 only running with the screen saver so it has cut back a lot now that i am using it to double as a TV for my window display to attract more students from the local area.
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#30 Aug 28 2007 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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Singdall wrote:
sorry to say, but i am running Linux here. there is NO F@H icon to click on like there is in windows. i run the command line interface (CLI) vs on Linux. now at the schools with the MACs i should be able to join the team, but not from the house.


RTFM Noob.

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First time You run FAH client it will ask You a couple of configuration parameters:

User name [Anonymous]?
Team Number[0]?
Ask before fetching/sending work [no]?
Use proxy [no]?
Allow receipt of work assignments and return of work results greater than
5MB in size (such work units may have large memory demands) (no/yes) [no]?
Change advanced options [no] (yes/no)?

Note: To change the configuration later, You must run the client with -config (or -configonly) switch:

cd /folding
./FAH502-Linux.exe -config
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#31 Aug 28 2007 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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My roommate runs that on the PS3 non-stop(unless he's playing it). It eats up a **** of a lot of bandwidth when it uploads data and has gotten me killed in WoW on multiple occasions due to lag spikes.
#32 Aug 28 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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Like that other program from SETI (?) but only for diseases! OK, I'll put this on my laptop. I think my employer would have issues if I did this at work.
#33 Aug 28 2007 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Iamadam the Shady wrote:
Singdall wrote:
sorry to say, but i am running Linux here. there is NO F@H icon to click on like there is in windows. i run the command line interface (CLI) vs on Linux. now at the schools with the MACs i should be able to join the team, but not from the house.


RTFM Noob.

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First time You run FAH client it will ask You a couple of configuration parameters:

User name [Anonymous]?
Team Number[0]?
Ask before fetching/sending work [no]?
Use proxy [no]?
Allow receipt of work assignments and return of work results greater than
5MB in size (such work units may have large memory demands) (no/yes) [no]?
Change advanced options [no] (yes/no)?

Note: To change the configuration later, You must run the client with -config (or -configonly) switch:

cd /folding
./FAH502-Linux.exe -config


sweet just changed it.
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#34 Aug 28 2007 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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Not so fast. Wait thirty years or so till my generation is ready to retire. All that cancer and dementia is going to create tons of jobs as baby-boomers' bodies break down under the scourge of old age. Curing cancer and/or Alzheimer's now could mean the destruction of our society.
#35 Aug 28 2007 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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You're all heart BT. Smiley: lol
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#36 Aug 28 2007 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I know, right?

Actually, I just joined. I am so gonna kick you guys' asses this season.
#37 Aug 28 2007 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
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kaelesh, change your folding team link in your sig to the team stat page?
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#38 Aug 28 2007 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Done and done.

Thanks for joining BT.
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Updated the Team Page with an Alla logo!
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#40 Aug 28 2007 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
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My WU end is December 10th Smiley: confused

Is it supposed to take that long per whatever thingamajig?
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#41 Aug 28 2007 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Hehe, twice now I've set up F@H only to forget about it many weeks down the road. Hopefully I'll manage to remember to keep it running this time around. Smiley: tongue
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#42 Aug 28 2007 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Kaain the Irrelevant wrote:
My WU end is December 10th Smiley: confused

Is it supposed to take that long per whatever thingamajig?


It tends to go quite a bit faster when you leave your computer unattended and just let it hog all of the resources.
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Kaain the Irrelevant wrote:
My WU end is December 10th Smiley: confused

Is it supposed to take that long per whatever thingamajig?


No, Shouldn't take more then a week or so to complete one. Atleast, that's what mine says. Check your configuration.
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#44 Aug 28 2007 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Mine's giving me a date of October ninth, but of course I've got four channels of streaming **** plus this website open and I'm three-boxing on Vanguard.
#45 Aug 28 2007 at 7:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Kaain the Irrelevant wrote:
My WU end is December 10th Smiley: confused

Is it supposed to take that long per whatever thingamajig?


depends on a lot of things. like the size of the packet you are working on and the power of your computer, plus how much time (CPU/GPU) you give it to run uninterupted.


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Hehe, twice now I've set up F@H only to forget about it many weeks down the road. Hopefully I'll manage to remember to keep it running this time around. Smiley: tongue


set it to run in the background or set it to run as your screen saver. you can also set it to run on startup if you are running windows or OSx it is a simple click box.

for the most part i can do 1 - 2 WU per week on my workstation and between 1 - .05 per week on my laptop. the most i have done on my workstation in a week is 4.
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#46 Aug 28 2007 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmmm.. everything seems to be running just fine. I'll just assume it's the POS work PC. I have craploads of background apps running at all times.

Is everyone else working on p3040_supervillin-03 GROMACS core?
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#47 Aug 28 2007 at 7:58 AM Rating: Decent
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most people will be on their own core. neither of my rigs are running that core atm.
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#48 Aug 28 2007 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Singdall wrote:
most people will be on their own core. neither of my rigs are running that core atm.


Ahhh, mkay. I thought maybe a team worked on a core together Smiley: frown

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#49 Aug 28 2007 at 8:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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grins**...


in short it is no different then seti so far as the "blocks" you get. each computer gets what ever block is next on the list. so lets say you have 1,000,000,000,000 blocks to distribute daily but you only have 10,000 computers asking for blocks daily.

so comp 1 gets block 1, but comp 2 may get block 4 or 5 depending on how fast he put in his request after finishing his last block.

at least that is how i understand it to work. the F@H page will have much greater detail, but that is close enough.

as for the team stats they take all of the computers in a team, total up the number of WU completed in a set amount of time, then calculate how much time was spent on each WU to provide a score. that is how the ranking goes.

http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-points.html

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Introduction. Much of what drives distributed computing is the sense of collegiate competition to compute the most for the project as possible. One way to quantitatively assess this is through the points that FAH keeps track of (in our statistics or "stats" pages). Here, we detail the nature of how our points are determined and why that method is used. There are lots of methods one could use, but we've found that over time (and with extensive discussions with Folding@Home donors) that our current method is a reasonable compromise, given all the complexity of awarding points for Folding@Home work units.

How do you decide how much credit a work unit is worth? Points are determined by the performance of a given machine relative to a becnhmark machine. Before putting out any new work unit, we benchmark it on a dedicated 2.8GHz Pentium 4 machine with SSE2 disabled (more specifically, as reported by /proc/cpuinfo on linux: vendor_id : GenuineIntel, cpu family : 15, model : 2, model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, stepping : 9, cpu MHz : 2806.438, cache size : 512 KB). This machine runs linux, so all WUs are benchmarked with the linux core.

We plug the results of this into the following formula:

points = 110 * (daysPerWU)

where daysPerWU is the number of days it took to complete the unit. This equation was chosen to match the points for previous Gromacs WUs to the previous point system. The upshot is that Tinker WUs will be worth more than before we set up the new points (i.e. before April 2004).

Please note that the very concept of a reference machine will mean that some WU benchmarking will vary from the performance on your machine. Even between P4s, there are significant differences in architectures over the years. Moreover, variations between FAH WUs can also lead to differences in benchmarking points.

Our goal is consistency within a given definition of a reference machine setup (described above), but beyond that the natural variation from machine to machine and WU to WU will never allow any point system to perfectly reflect what you get on your machine.



Why are some projects given significantly more points than others? Certain projects require substantially more donor computer resources than others, either in terms of more disk space, more network transfer, or more RAM used. By default, these work units are given out to clients which opt in to request them. To reward those donors for donating resources beyond the typical client, we currently give bonus points for these larger work units.



How big are bonus points? Currently the bonus points are a 50% increase over the standard benchmark point determination (described above). Please note that this value is subject to change.



How do I configure my client to get bonus point WUs? Please see our configuration FAQ for these details.



Is there any risk of taking on bonus point work units? These work units are larger and more experimental: for example, they often involve new cores, such as the QMD core. Thus, they are more experimental. Thus, one should not run big work unit clients on non-dedicated machines. The bonus points are a reward for giving more resources to FAH and so one should not be surprised that these work units are very intrusive and take the complete resources of the machine.



Why can't AMD machines get QMD WUs, which have large points? Please check out the FAQ on the QMD core. We describe in great detail the situation regarding AMD chips and the QMD core. This situation is present only in QMD WUs, which represents a very small part of FAH.


so that is how the points work.
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#50 Aug 28 2007 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Good get Sing, expect an green arrow in the mail.
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#51 Aug 28 2007 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
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smiles** id give ya one for this thread, but still cant rate atm... maybe someday again.

also just an FYI, IIRC they do the team point updates either weekly or monthly. i forgot as i have not looked into that in a long time. just think how many computers we could have access to with say 50% of allakhazam posters participating.
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