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  1. #676
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    I'm building a Core i7 machine. It has HyperThreading. My system tells me I have 8 CPUs!!

    I hope to have it folding by the weekend.




    I have the Air Conditioner in my room on FULL BLAST! The temperature stays between 75 and 78 degrees! (I have 9 computers running!)

    I need to re-evaluate my whole setup. I'm not getting nearly the scores I should be. I think the problem is using the -smp switch on my core 2 machines.
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  2. #677
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    I just checked the team statistics. I haven't been folding for over a year (been using crappy computers) but I'm still in the top half! That's sort of pitiful, guys!

    Nevertheless, I've finally got a computer that doesn't suck, and I'm back online!

  3. #678
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbelt_jones
    I just checked the team statistics. I haven't been folding for over a year (been using crappy computers) but I'm still in the top half! That's sort of pitiful, guys!
    Most of the people below you (and many above) are not folding at all anymore - so it's a stagnant ranking until you get to the top 20. I noticed that because I only started folding for JL a few months ago. As I was climbing the ranks I noticed I was the only one completing units around my ranking.

    I'm now somewhere around 26 and think I've only passed 2 or 3 people that were still contributing. It would be nice if they colored people who haven't contributed in a set amount of time (say 30 to 90 days) in a different color so you could see who you are really competing with. *shrug*
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    -Mark Twain

  4. #679
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    I hit a million points a few weeks ago. Woohoo!


  5. #680
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    Cybertron... Cool bench mark. I passed 900,000 recently.

    And dang it, my first -smp 'job' on my Core i7 machine was 10,000,000 steps... it processed through it like a knife through warm butter... then wham! I was foiled by my stupid, crappy, sucky, dagnabit freakin' dumba$$ stupid, crappy 56K dial-up connection and I can't upload the 14MB .dat file it produced.

    Fortunately, the second job was smaller, 5,000,000 steps, and did upload and I hope the third will upload and continue to be successful from there.

    I had to turn off my 4 oldest computers for now... I was roastng at my desk! Time to re-evaluate, re-organzie, and re-arrange.
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  6. #681
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    Quote Originally Posted by bs_texas
    I was foiled by my stupid, crappy, sucky, dagnabit freakin' dumba$$ stupid, crappy 56K dial-up connection and I can't upload the 14MB .dat file it produced.
    Cant you split that file into smaller pieces and sent the pieces to one of us, we could join it back together and upload it for you. No?

    Happy new year.

    Mike
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    microsoft: nothing appropriate

  7. #682
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    Here's where I am now with this:

    http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=7658


    I don't know anything about splitting a .dat file. If taking the advice in the other forum doesn't work, then I might look in to that.

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  8. #683
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    Well, if the size of the completed work unit is an issue because of limited bandwidth, then splitting it into smaller files should certainly solve that problem. If its related to the FAH server I have no advice.

    Splitting and rejoining is cake: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...assemble_files

    I could give you an account on a linux server to send the split files to, then you could rejoin them and use a FAH client on the remote machine to send them to FAH servers.

    Just an idea. It is better to fold than not to fold after all.

    Cheers

    Mike
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    microsoft: nothing appropriate

  9. #684
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    Woo. Totally started folding last night. No idea how to join the team though.

    Anyone who wants to walk me through that, go ahead. Otherwise, I'm happy to be folding for humanity in general.

    This is cool.

  10. #685
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    Run your folding client with the -config or -configonly option to have it ask you the setup questions again. When it asks you for a team enter 36480 which is the justlinux_regulars team id.

    And welcome to the team!

  11. #686
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    Right, I'm joined up. Also installed F@H on my family's 3ghz dual core box. Windows.

    Both folding for the team.

  12. #687
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    Does any of this mean anything significant?

    Average load imbalance: 0.1 %
    Part of the total run time spent waiting due to load imbalance: 0.1 %
    Steps where the load balancing was limited by -rdd, -rcon and/or -dds: Z 0 %

    Parallel run - timing based on wallclock.
    NODE(s) Real (s) (%)
    Time: 38767.000 38767.000 100.0
    1 0h46:07

    (Mnbf/s) (GFlops) (ns/day) (hour/ns)
    Performance: 91.708 14.081 1.114 21.537

    P.S. I should hit 3,000,000 points before the weekend is over. :-)
    Last edited by techwise; 01-30-2009 at 02:47 PM.
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  13. #688
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    You're good
    Need help in realtime? Visit us at #linuxnewbie on irc.libera.chat

    Few of us will do as much for our fellow man as he has done.
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  14. #689
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    Made it!

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  15. #690
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    Cool!!

    Too bad our trend line is steadily declining.

    But we -are- still producing.



    HEY!!! I just noticed that I have passed a million points!!

    Woo Hoo...



    (uh... so what do I win???)
    Last edited by bs_texas; 02-12-2009 at 12:19 AM.
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