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warlord Posted: Wed, Aug 6 2008 6:29 PM

Calling all HotHardware Members. HotHardware's Folding Team needs you!!!!!!  If you aren't already ready on the Folding Team now is the time to join the fight.  To say it is for a good cause is an understatement. Team 32407 is going to rise from the ash's and we need your help. Stanfords Folding@Home Projects can use everything from single core proccessors to dual, tri-cores,  quad cores, and now the other clients like the PS3 and GPU2 clients for Nvidia and AMD based gpus. So now noone is left out. Also i thought maybe a friendly (Sorry no prizes other than bragging rights)competition was in order. So How about a race of sorts. Ending September 8,2008

UPDATED  There is some loot up for grabs and some front page action for the winner .  Everyone be sure and thank Davo for chipping in and scoring the winner some swag!!!!!

5 classes

Class 1   Single core users  Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 2  Dual core users Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 3 Quad core users Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 4 GPU2 users Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 5 Total PPD  over 30 Days

 

List of Linkage for everything.

Stanfords Folding@home Mainpage

Stanfords Folding@Home download page

Extreme Overclocking Stats page

Stanfords Stats page

Who knows maybe we can talk em into given you folks a mention on the front page when the dust settles( Can't hurt me to ask.) Also to be far i will exclude my self from the Total PPD over 30 Days  since i do put out near 18,000PPD. Good luck and i will do updates here till the end. Fold On !!!!!

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Been down for a few days but I'm back, If your not in it I think I can take the total PPD over 30 days!

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 where dp you get the PPD's from? alls I see is total WU's which I only have 10 since I got the software a week ago.My computer stays on 24/7 though so I guess my old outdating hardware just ain't cutting it.

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Don't feel bad Nelson. I am in the :Too slow to see it move" bracket. I have about 1.5 WU done over the last week. I do admit I have to close it while gaming, but otherwise it's running.

 

One question. My client says I am folding for team 32407, but I don't see my name in the team stats. Not even the last place. Anyone know why this might be?

 

EDIT: Better watch out Nelson. If your ISP sees that 24/7 folding traffic they might throttle you. (Just in case you are downloading the latest Britney Spears CD)

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 9:27 PM

If you are refering to the stats page with extreme it somes takes as much as a week to get on that list. To the other question the linkage ^ for extrme stats is where you will fine the ppd 3rd cloummn is 24hr ave thats the ppd tab.

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 9:50 PM

Also for those that wouldn't mind. Please post the specs of what you have folding for the team so i can make a log. For example here is my list.

Rig 1 Q6600@ 3.4    SMP  Gtx260 @ 744/1533/1268 GPU2

Rig 2 E6600@ 3.2  SMP 8800gts 745/1566/2016 GPU2

Rig 3 E6400@ 2.7 SMP

Rig 4 X2 3800@ 2.75 SMP

Rig 5 3500+ spec uni

Rig 6 Athlon 2700+ spec uni

Rig 7 P4 2.4B HT spec uni

Rig 8 P4 2.4 spec uni

If you fine folks could be so bothered.

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transam02 replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 10:09 PM

I guess I will fire mine back up since the temps are starting to cool down.

 

Main rig Q6700    8800 GTS

Second rig not runnin yet Q6600    8800GTS

 

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nECrO1967 replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 10:18 PM

warlord:

Also for those that wouldn't mind. Please post the specs of what you have folding for the team so i can make a log. For example here is my list.

My folding rig:

Sempron single core 3000+ @ stock speed, 3 Gb DDR2 667, 8500GT@ stock speed

 

 

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 10:31 PM

Necro are you running the gpu2 client on your 8500Gt ? It would give you a solid 2500ppd jump

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nECrO1967 replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 11:17 PM

No. I admit I haven't spent as much time learning about the Folding project. I'm getting lazy in my old age. :) So many things I want to do and so little time. I'll look for it. I am a bit worried about taxing the GPU though. having read a lot about the issues NVidia is having with this family of chips. I will download and run it though. If I kill it, it's a good excuse to grab a 4850!

 

EDIT: I am looking all over the Folding site but I can't find a download link for GPU2. Only the Windows GUI and command line clients. Goy a link?

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 11:35 PM

You bet here ya linkage  As far as 8500gt's failing i have yet to see it happen. Not to say it won't but the defect is really only affecting mobile chips it seems

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http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

Its at the bottom of the page. The Nvidia problems are from the chip warming up and cooling off rapidly so you would have less chance of it braking if it was warm all the time. The GPU2 gets many more points that the cps even dual or quad cores.

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nECrO1967 replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 11:40 PM

LOL. I just found it. Thanks though. Sorry to put you to the trouble. NVidia is SAYINGit is only mobile chips but their is strong evidence that it is ALL of them. We'll see. As I said any reason to get a 4850/4870 is good enough for me. I just have to figure out how to pay for it. :)

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warlord replied on Wed, Aug 6 2008 11:48 PM

Maybe one of us folders can win that rig give away . Be a nice increase in ppd Wink

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That would be cool. They should have one just for folders. That would get everyone folding if only for a month.
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frg1 replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 1:00 AM

sounds like a great cause wish my computer was up to the task to fold

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Anything helps! you should fold man.
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nECrO1967 replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 11:36 AM

frg1:

sounds like a great cause wish my computer was up to the task to fold

Bob is right. Anything helps. If my lowly Sempron 3000+ single core and 8500GT can chug along and fold, so can anyones. :)

 

Warlard, I have the GPU2 client running now. Thanks. I can't start the regular client now though. I noticed my CPU is stilled pinned at 100%. Does the GPU2 client use the CPU as well? Either way, I am folding about 3 times as fast now. Thanks again.

 

Team 32407 FTW!

 

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I run the cpu and the gpu. If you run both you have to set the gpu to higher priority. The gpu does take some cpu cycles it might ping your cpu at 100% but I don't think it would. The gpu is for sure better though.
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warlord replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 2:33 PM

Yes in your case it might be better to turn your cpu off and let the gpu2 client have free rain. Your points will increase since the sempron will have to do everything it can to feed it

Fold On!!!!

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warlord replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 4:26 PM

What socket is your sempron? There are still some x2's to be had on 939's for cheap.

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 Well I have a athlon 64 4000 stock(2.4) and a 7800gt.

Man warlord you have 8 rigs? I would hate to see your electric bill.

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warlord replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 10:05 PM

nelsoncp21:

 Well I have a athlon 64 4000 stock(2.4) and a 7800gt.

Man warlord you have 8 rigs? I would hate to see your electric bill.

Yes Yes you would I hate it to!!!!

 

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nECrO1967 replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 11:52 PM

Thanks for all the help Warlord. I can't run the CPU client while the GPU2 client is running anyway. I was just wondering why my CPU usage was pegged at 100% if only the GPU2 client is running. The GPU2 client reports the hardware as an 8500GT. nothing about the CPU.

 

BTW. I am running a Sempron 3000+ AM2 CPU.

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warlord replied on Thu, Aug 7 2008 11:57 PM

On newegg there are some good x2's for under 75 shipped and would add some leggs to your curent rig. Plus you could net the extra 1000ppd from smp Wink

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Thanks Warlord. My current state of unemployment puts a damper on any type of buying.  :(  Thanks anyway though.

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warlord replied on Fri, Aug 8 2008 6:08 PM

I'm underemployed at the moment myself.

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Aug 8 2008 11:26 PM

warlord:

Calling all HotHardware Members. HotHardware's Folding Team needs you!!!!!!  If you aren't already ready on the Folding Team now is the time to join the fight.  To say it is for a good cause is an understatement. Team 32407 is going to rise from the ash's and we need your help. Stanfords Folding@Home Projects can use everything from single core proccessors to dual, tri-cores,  quad cores, and now the other clients like the PS3 and GPU2 clients for Nvidia and AMD based gpus. So now noone is left out. Also i thought maybe a friendly (Sorry no prizes other than bragging rights)competition was in order. So How about a race of sorts. Ending September 8,2008

5 classes

Class 1   Single core users  Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 2  Dual core users Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 3 Quad core users Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 4 GPU2 users Highest PPD over 30 Days

Class 5 Total PPD  over 30 Days

 

List of Linkage for everything.

Stanfords Folding@home Mainpage

Stanfords Folding@Home download page

Extreme Overclocking Stats page

Stanfords Stats page

Who knows maybe we can talk em into given you folks a mention on the front page when the dust settles( Can't hurt me to ask.) Also to be far i will exclude my self from the Total PPD over 30 Days  since i do put out near 18,000PPD. Good luck and i will do updates here till the end. Fold On !!!!!

 

 

Lordy,

You're on!  The top folder from now to the end of this contest (9/8/08) will be mentioned and featured on the main page!  In addition, I'll sweeten the pot by throwing in a little HotHardware schwag love.... who knows, maybe even some HOT hardware! Cool

Who's in now?  Big Smile

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nECrO1967 replied on Fri, Aug 8 2008 11:37 PM

Good luck to all. I have NO chance on my lowly rig but I will chug along to support the team and the worthy cause.

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warlord replied on Sat, Aug 9 2008 2:36 AM

Awesome!!! Well folks there ya go

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Pssss Warlord I need some watercooling for my second rig lol. Just playing cant afford it right now.   

 

Yea come on everybody lets get them fired up.

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transam02 replied on Sat, Aug 9 2008 12:02 PM

Well so much for the other one being up and running I turned it on and nothing no bios post or anything.

 

 

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I've been down the past few days - had to get my OC more stable to be able to run the SMP Client . . . 

Count me in!

Rig 1  Q6600@ 3.6 SMP  GTX 280@ 703/1523/1218 GPU2

  

Q6600@3.6GHz | ASUS X38 MF SE | 4GB OCZ DDR2 800 | eVGA GTX 280 & 8800GT | Silverstone 850W | Vista (32bit)

Water Cooling: DDC-3.2 w/Petra Top > Black Ice GTS240 > D-Tek FuZion > ASUS Fusion NB || OCZ Flex RAM > DD Bay

Opteron 170@2.0GHz | DFI LP Ultra-D | 2GB G.Skill DDR 500 | eVGA GTX 260 | Enermax 500W | Xigmatek S1283 | XP  

 

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transam02 replied on Sat, Aug 9 2008 11:32 PM

Hey Zombie, Are you just running the smp or you running the gpu client as well?

 

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Both - just got the smp to run with gpu2.

  

Q6600@3.6GHz | ASUS X38 MF SE | 4GB OCZ DDR2 800 | eVGA GTX 280 & 8800GT | Silverstone 850W | Vista (32bit)

Water Cooling: DDC-3.2 w/Petra Top > Black Ice GTS240 > D-Tek FuZion > ASUS Fusion NB || OCZ Flex RAM > DD Bay

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I think he runs both because I run SMP on my core2duo and GPU2 on my 8800gts and he crushes me.

Edit: When your setting up GPU2 run advanced settings and tell it to run and the higher cpu priority and both will run fine.

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transam02 replied on Sat, Aug 9 2008 11:55 PM

Also if you dont have it you might want to check on the fahsmpaffinitychanger.  I installed it on mine but I have xp. Not quite sure bout vista. Hey warlord will he need that while running both.

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I think I got the affinities set right, in fahmon the client status and ppd look about right - is there any other way to tell?

Also, do you know if it's better to run the Deino MPI or the MPICH?  - I installed the MPICH beta, but wasn't sure.  

  

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Water Cooling: DDC-3.2 w/Petra Top > Black Ice GTS240 > D-Tek FuZion > ASUS Fusion NB || OCZ Flex RAM > DD Bay

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transam02 replied on Sun, Aug 10 2008 12:10 AM

I installed that one as well. I am not sure of any difference between the two. Maybe someone else can shed light on that subject lol. I know this though all the gtx's in here I am goin to have to go get one and chime in along with ya lol.

 

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