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 Post subject: New to folding+Been silencing for years=Now folding for SPCR
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:02 am 
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I'm new I'm new! Look at me! :lol:

Threw my 'puters into the ring about 10 days ago for SPCR, so far:

(2) PIII-866 folding 24/7
(2) PIII-1000 folding 24/7
(1) P4-2.4 folding 24/7
(2) P4-2.6 folding 24/7
(1) XP1700 folding whenever I remember to

I may be was down the list but at least I'm YELLOW... (come on GREEN)
Pretty happy to have climbed from 160 to 75 in that time, and Mr. Smartepants, I'm coming for you baby :wink:


cos

...I think my folding farm sucks tho... I mean every morning I fold my towel after drying off and how many molecules is that?

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I may be was down the list but at least I'm YELLOW... (come on GREEN)

Yellow is better than green! You mean come on orange!

You gave me whiplash when you passed me in the standings. One day it was "Cosine is a threat", the next day it was "never mind".

Fold on!
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Mellow Yellow.

Yeah, I noticed a couple of days ago you smacked me on the way up.

Good job!!!

I had a feeling you had a couple PCs...

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lol come on ORANGE!!!!!!!!

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You should include the old AOL Welcome sound...

Having worked for them in a past life I always wanted to puke everytime I heard it...

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 Post subject: Folding?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 1:59 pm 
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I'm also new, and confused :?
Can someone please tell me what the heck folding is!?!

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folding is a distributed computing application that creats proteins and sends them to stanford university for analisis (spell check).


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http://folding.stanford.edu

It's a distributed computation thingy like SeTI, does protein folding to solve medical problems, or something.

I'm new to it too - just started a few days ago and whoa are some of those workunites big - took nearly three days. In sETI I used to go through a work unit in about six hours.

More here


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just pray you don't get some p639 it takes me almost a whole day to complete it while others take as little as 3 hours but it is worth 70 points.


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Actually, it was from project 638.
So let me get this straight..
The workunits can come from any number of projects, and then they are assigned to clients at random, right?
The workunits require different amounts of CPU work, and therefore there is this "points" score assigned, which is a function of the complexity/time required?

Interesting.. can't wait to get to my dual CPU boxes at work and boot them into Linux :)


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Sounds about right, DonP, except that points seem to be oddly allocated sometimes (i.e. WUs that take longer that others being worth less points).

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:01 pm 
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The points for each unit, (and the time limit for each as well) are derived by Stanford from a benchmark run on one of their machines.

As far as I know it's still a 500Mhz celeron.

Part of the reason for the oddity of point values is due to the difference in processors. The SSE2, 3Dnow, and ASM features of more modern CPU's effect the processing times in ways that aren't necessarily linear with the increase in Mhz's.

On some units having ASM on will help alot, so it will look like you're getting more points than you should. On others it doesn't help much at all, so you feel like you're being robbed of points, in comparison to the optimize units.

I hope that clears it up, at least alittle. :lol:

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Thanks guys.. one last quick question.. do I just get identified by login name?
There is no concept of emailaddress+password to access user specific features is there?


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nope, no password or anything, so some malicious entity can fold under your name without your permission!


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o the horror!


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