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    Quote Originally Posted by bs_texas View Post
    And, I haven't received my first electric bill yet either.
    That will be what ultimately throttles you, I believe. Since we started averaging over 90 degrees daily, I've shut off all folding on my heavy lifters. I'm down to two boxes now - one is an atom cpu on my netbook, it does the small 600 pt units, but it can do a 2-3 a day. The other chunks out a ~8kish every day or two - but its on a 250W power supply that is no where near maxed.

    Not only does it become a matter of direct cost (kilowatt hours), but heat dissipation causing your A/C to work harder too. It is 15 degrees hotter in the back room if I leave the i7 folding in the summer (add GPUs and it shuts down from overheating) - which sucks when I want to actually use the PC. Once fall hits I'll turn them back on. Can we skip this summer and go straight to winter, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trilarian View Post
    Can we skip this summer and go straight to winter, please?
    Your profile says you're in New Orleans. That's too close to Texas you see.

    In Texas... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer... It's Winter... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer... it's Summer...

    Lots of "It's Summer's" to go before we get to an "It's Winter"!



    My first electric bill was just over $100. I expect a lot more on the next one. I adjusted the A/C output vents upstairs to almost all the way off except in the computer room. I have that A/C set to 74 degrees. Downstairs the A/C is set at 75 degrees.


    Hey... just went over 1.6 million points for May. Let's see, I think I have 4 quad-core computers, 2 laptops (1 dual core), and one PS3 running right now. I have 4 or 5 more computers that are still boxed up.
    Last edited by bs_texas; 06-08-2012 at 03:40 PM.
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    Yea never updated my profile, but moved to DFW area a few months ago for a new job. Weather is very similar, just thankfully it seems humidity is a tad lower here. NOLA was the same though, year round heat with winter usually being a solid week long with sporadic "cold" days.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

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    Interesting. The GPU client had Failed on this computer. I restarted the whole thing. When it came back up I saw this:
    Code:
    00:44:58:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 94420 out of 250000 steps  (37%)
    00:44:59:WU00:FS00:0x15:Tpr hash 00/wudata_01.tpr:  3099159455 3127419197 4218797186 3957657556 1546794494
    00:44:59:WU00:FS00:0x15:GPU device info: vendor=0 device=0 name=<NA> match=0
    00:44:59:WU00:FS00:0x15:Working on Good ROcking Metal Altar for Chronical Sinners
    00:44:59:WU00:FS00:0x15:Client config unavailable.
    00:44:59:WU00:FS00:0x15:Starting GUI Server
    00:45:15:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 95000 out of 250000 steps  (38%)
    00:46:05:WU00:FS00:0x15:Setting checkpoint frequency: 500000
    00:46:05:WU00:FS00:0x15:Completed         3 out of 50000000 steps (0%).
    Edit: Oh, ok. A whimsical (?) take on GROMACS.
    Last edited by bs_texas; 06-06-2012 at 08:53 PM.
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    I laughed, though they need to remove the 'al' on Chronic.

    Had to Google, but seems the proper is: GROningen MAchine for Chemical Simulations.
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    My favorite one is GROMACS: GROwing Monsters And Cloning Shrimp
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    I just passed 2 million points for the month of June.

    I like broadband. 56K sucks.

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    oops...

    Popped the circuit breaker for my computer room!

    Only had 5 quad core computers, 3 atom servers, one cisco switch, 2 dual core laptops, one quad core laptop and then added one more quad core computer... and then the next day... beep beep beep - chaos ensued!

    Gonna hafta rethink my strategy!

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    Speaking of re-thinking my strategy... I have my electric bill being paid automatically from my checking account. Just got around to checking it. Last month's bill was $313. This next one is $347!



    I don't think I'll be fully folding for the rest of the summer. But just enough to keep up with mhanson (techwise).

    And dang it... I was closing in at only a million points back!
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    Holy cow Tex! That's an arsenal. No wonder you are gaining so fast. I was getting ready to concede defeat too.

    I really want to do some upgrades but at this point it's only vanity because I just dont need any upgrades for any reason other than folding. These computers these days are just so dang powerful you don't have to upgrade them every couple years anymore.

    Here's my list of folders:

    Core i5 2500K w/ 2x nVidia GTX550ti
    AMD Athlon 64 3200
    Core i7 L640
    Dual Xeon E5345s at 2.33Ghz
    Dual Xeon E5310s at 1.60Ghz
    Dual Core P4 at 2.4Ghz
    2x Celeron 420 at 1.6Ghz
    Pentium PIII at 1Ghz
    Pentium M at 1.6Ghz
    4x Core i3 530s at 3Ghz
    Dual Core P4 at 3Ghz
    Dual P3 at 750Mhz
    PS3 (not often folding)


    Thats actually 17 machines (Im surprised). I have one more I could fire up but its really noisy so I dont. But you have way more total horsepower.
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    I'm gonna have to switch to GPU's to catch up with you guys, but if bitcoin keeps going up the CPU's are gonna have to do
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    I was wondering what your power bill was going to be...

    I'm down to a single folder and its not even my main box. With temps going past 110F I can barely handle the idle fan exhaust while browsing the Internet. Since rent not own, can't do much but put fans in there which just blows the heat in a circle. I'm pushing $180 and I don't use much energy. A/C set to 75 when home, 80 when not and still it's like 65-70% of the pie chart on the smart-meter (seriously, after A/C and water heater I show like 4% usage sigh). Gah, c'mon October-November.
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    Meep... Meep...

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    Except me. I have noclusters but a quadcore smp at stock 4.2ghz and a media computer OCd to 3.5 on one core.

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    What?
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