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Old 09-18-04, 06:13
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Default Folding@Home running commentary thread

I just thought I'd make this thread to replace whats going on in the "Official Folding@Home thread" as that is getting ridiculously long, and some info might be useful and some might not (to other readers) and traversing a great big multi-page thread isn't great fun.

Oh yes, I seem to have 2 100 frame Gromacs running on my Athlons at the moment... and I've recruited a new P4 laptop, (Panasoinc toughbook). To make sure that it doesn't drain his battery I've set it up to only crunch when mains power is turned on, so it probably wont be a great producer, but its a little extra boost
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man this gromac is taking for ever. its 35+ minutes per frame, usually its around 20-25 for me. oh well. i'll be on the boards late tonight i should be able to see it finish around midnight.
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left my machine on overnight, hopefully it got some work done.

We are getting to the high 600's now : 644 and our production rate is still significantl'y higher than most of the people around us
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man this gromac is taking for ever. its 35+ minutes per frame, usually its around 20-25 for me. oh well. i'll be on the boards late tonight i should be able to see it finish around midnight.
I lost the gromac I had thar was taking 50 something minutes a frame when I unplugged the computer by accident, I;m now working on a ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES A FRAME GROMAC on the 1600 AMD and a 50 something minute a frame one on the Linux computer so quit your crying :D:D:D
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Old 09-19-04, 12:10
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,,,And see you on the boards, Glenn
um.. glenn if you can see me on the board i am going to stop coming to this board. : sorry glenn i had to make that joke, we all know what you meant. trying to start out with a laugh. :D :D
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Old 09-20-04, 05:40
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Default Re: Folding@Home running commentary thread

My one hour and 10 minute a frame gromac is now at one hour and fourteen minutes a frame :: The linux machine is still around fifty minutes a frame on it's gromac but the other four will be sending units today.
The last time I checked my stats was last wednesday and I've done 27 since then for about 2150 points
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Old 09-20-04, 22:13
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Well all I end this evening on a sour note,,,in the process of changing out my laptop battery,,,2 charge the secound for tomorrow ,,,,so on AC only at the moment g-d sent a bolt of lightning down on our block ,,needless to say my laptop went dead , no battery backup...
That sucks! Sorry to hear about it. Just to commiserate, I had three different machines all well into their cycles when I lost power due to a flood here in the Pittsburgh area because of the remnants of hurricane Ivan. Lost much folding time due to outage, etc. Tomorrow will be a better day!
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too bad...

my folding contribution has gone down from 3 pc's to 1, which is the AthlonXP 2000+ @ 1,8Ghz cause my router has broken down.
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no can't do, would have to buy a modem and our phones are via cable too, so we don't have any telephone connection.
everything goes through the coax cable, tv, internet, phones...

gotta get a good router this time
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It looks like it's payback time. Since I've started folding, I've always been getting all these little, tiny WU's and so I have not had to wait long for updates to my score to happen. Suddenly, I am working on 3 BIG tinkers with long finish times. This is very weird. This change seems to have coincided with my change to the Windows console version from the Windows GUI version. Any thoughts anyone?
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Now for the windows graphical client on the advanced tab at the bottom,,you can select STANDARD, No Preferance or deadlineless....deadlineless,,,will pull A BIG UNIT,,standard will hopefully pull a gromac and no preferance what ever is in order next to process,,,,but keep in mind that the Folding we do is for STANFORD , and they can send out for processing what at the time is important to them in clinical studies,

Hope that helps for a overview of how and why the projects change and how to best TRY to get the unit type YOU wish to run, Glenn
Actually, I am OK with whatever they send me, as long as it benefits the project. I chose No Preference, by the way. I admit to some small fascination with watching my score grow too... :
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Default Re: Folding@Home running commentary thread

how can i tell what project i am working on...
and would this link give me info on what it is
http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/allprojects#1110
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Default Re: Folding@Home running commentary thread

Just a quick update - we now have over 60 members, 50 of which have over 100 points. THIS IS GREAT!!! :D

We've also broken 600th place
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Old 09-23-04, 14:06
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How does one generate, or get to see, the cool looking team statistics graphs? Is there any way we could see some of those on a daily or weekly basis? Sure would be nice to see a graphic of our team on its upswing.
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Have a look here !!! and bookmark !!! Glenn

http://www.statsman.info/folding2stats/html/12072.html

I lost a week of work,,,POUT
I just checked, and our weekly team point output is 111th place. That's right, there are only 110 teams out there producing points at a faster rate than we are. That means that we're doing great, and climbing fast. But, if we ever REALLY want to make it into the top 100 teams, we'll need to do better. We'll need about a 25% increase in our current weekly production numbers to be climbing at a rate that will be taking us into the top 100. So c'mon, every 4th person needs to add a new machine to the folding frenzy, or recruit another person to help. Just kidding, but let's keep up the good work.
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damn who did that stats page? that is really good and well organized. i salute who ever did that. (we need a smiley for that).
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Cool stats page. Gonna keep that bookmarked!

All I seem to be getting at the moment is stupid little 100 frame Tinkers that take a few hours but drop less than 50 points a time (most are dropping 10-20 points). OK, my units count has gone sky high, but my points count is almost not moving I wanna go back to getting 10000 frame Gromacs that took a couple of days, but gave out 250 points + each time. THAT was good to see each time one of them dropped on the server.

Have added the Majorgeeks team details to my sig on 2 of my chatrooms I go to, so will see if that adds a few more boxes to our count. As said before, even if every fourth member can recruit just one more box, we should get the production rate high enough to hit the top 100 teams!! So I am hoping to get a couple of new bodies into the crunching for the team.
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Default Re: Folding@Home running commentary thread

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Question what version of the software are you running ?,and on what OS Folding at Stanford can be adjusted to select the type of unit for you to DL IE: TINKER OR GROMAC , Glenn

PS thats for the continued promotion on the other boards you frequent !!!

. Its not on boards, I go to chatrooms to speak to real live people!!! (Yes, I really am that sad lmao)

I got Windows XP SP2, and F@H version 5.02

And how do you determine the packets you get??? I got 3 Gromacs this time around, each one a paltry 125 framer. : Would be nice to ask for the 10000 frame Gromacs again. I liked them on my 2 big boxes. The little 100 frame Tinkers are good for my Athlon 1.0Ghz though, that box seems to do quite well on them. But my 2 big boys (XP2700+ and Celeron 2.5Ghz) like the Gromacs better, especially the BIG gromacs :D
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morning glenn, turned in a 100 frame gromac last night to put me over the 1000 point's mark. working on a 400 frame tinker. haha my first tinker!

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