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Post by haysdb » Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:20 pm

I have joined the 100K club! Image

tragus will be admitted in just a few days.

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Post by tragus » Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:36 pm

According to EOC, I'll pass 100K on Tax Day.
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Post by aston » Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:34 pm

And I just made it to 10,000. Woo.
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Post by haysdb » Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:20 am

haysdb wrote:mas92264 is going to need until Monday to get around Zhentar to claim #6
As predicted, mas92264 has overtaken Zhentar and is now #6.
dasman is now up to #27 and will be at #25 in a few days (Monday)
Nope, gonna take another day.
Coldflame should slip into the Top 30 in a couple of days
Yup, ColdFlame is now #30.
Equiquay has quietly, without fanfare, increased his output to 500 PPW and climbed all the way up to #96. ... Equiquay isn't going to be at #96 for long. 9 people are in his way in just the next DAY, and #70 looks to be only 1 week away.
He's up to #87 and will be into the 70's by the end of the week.
bcassell continues his romp through the 100's. Now up to #112, the Top 100 should be only 4 days away.
bcassell is up to #104 and will be Top 100 in one more day.
olos and genetomcat are racing each other through the lower ranks, not intending to stay there for long. These two are at #151 and #154 respectively, but both solidly blue and moving upward quickly.
genetomcat is putting some distance between himself and olos.
I am moving Hortalonus from the "beginner page" onto the "movers and shakers page" because in just 2 days his output jumped to over 200 per day, and has remained there for 3 days running, so Hortalonus looks like "the real deal".
Hortalonas has established a 160 PPD average and is up to #198, and should be 160's within a week, and at least into the 110's within a month.

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Post by dasman » Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:58 am

haysdb wrote:
dasman is now up to #27 and will be at #25 in a few days (Monday)
Nope, gonna take another day.
Tinkers and little gros have beat me up pretty good lately...

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Post by tomcat » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:25 am

Until recently i got mainly small gromacs (5 pointt) and some tinkers. Since around easter, i'm getting a steady supply of 25 and 40 point gromacs ... which is helping my score a lot :)

My XP 2500+ is finally silent enough (undervolted to 1.4V), together with a bequiet PSU and a Thermalright SLK-900U i can keep it running 24/7 without noticing it.

I also replaced the case of my main rig with a Yeong-Yang 5601. With a P4 2.8C the load temps went down by 10 Degress C! The side air intake really helps. This one is running when i'm at work ... and speaking of work, using some Dell PowerEdge 1750 there helps to get additional points too :)

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Post by AZBrandon » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:29 am

Hortalonas has established a 160 PPD average and is up to #198, and should be 160's within a week, and at least into the 110's within a month.
Depending on where his output stabilizes at, I may be able to beat him to somewhere around #150 or so. :) Sure, my current output may not suggest that's going to happen, but I've got a few tricks up my sleeve... or rather a few items on order from newegg!
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Post by peteamer » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:35 am

AZBrandon,...inciting other members into a race :shock:

That's dispicable and an action I for one cannot condone :roll: :roll:



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Post by Hortalonus » Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:48 am

Hehehe... beat me if you will! I'm still getting the hang of this folding thing. Part of my instability is from a problem with the core seeming to freeze up and not make any progress for hours at a time. The log file shows:

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[19:09:41] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[19:24:43] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[19:39:45] Timered checkpoint triggered.
All that time wasted! When I restart the machine it will pick up where it left off but there are no errors to indicate why it's not accomplishing anything in the mean time. Any ideas? Anyone else having the same problems?
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Post by mormakil » Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:24 am

That's only 30 minutes not hours :P. Ok, what system do you have?, and which protein are you folding? This could be perfectly normal (Some frames could be last for hours in a big protein and slow machine) and this message just tells you that the actual progress has been writen in harddrive to prevent data lost.

It also could be one of the new DGromacs which seem to don't use CPU at full load and maybe just stop folding or maybe it's your PC fault, but that's only if it's really that is sitting right there doing nothing, not if it's just taking his time to complete a frame.
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Post by haysdb » Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:46 am

Hortalonus wrote:Hehehe... beat me if you will! I'm still getting the hang of this folding thing. Part of my instability is from a problem with the core seeming to freeze up and not make any progress for hours at a time. The log file shows:

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[19:09:41] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[19:24:43] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[19:39:45] Timered checkpoint triggered.
All that time wasted! When I restart the machine it will pick up where it left off but there are no errors to indicate why it's not accomplishing anything in the mean time. Any ideas? Anyone else having the same problems?
Hortalonus,

Are you quoting this section of the log file to show that no progress is being made? In fact, this would indicated progess IS being made. By default, a checkpoint is triggered every 15 minutes so that in the event of a crash, or the client being stopped, that no more than 15 minutes of work will be lost.

How long is it taking to complete a frame? Does Task Manager show FAH getting 100% cpu, or is it getting considerably less than that? Is there more than one instance of FAH running? What protein is being worked?

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Post by Hortalonus » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:21 pm

mormakil wrote:That's only 30 minutes not hours :P.
Yes, I realize that... I thought I'd spare you the long list of checkpoints and give just a sample. This happened overnight on my Mobile Athlon 2600+. The logfile shows regular steps being completed with up to 2 checkpoints in between and then suddenly a long list of checkpoints. After I restarted the machine it picked up at the step it was on before all the checkpoints were logged.
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Post by Hortalonus » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:25 pm

haysdb wrote:Hortalonus,

Are you quoting this section of the log file to show that no progress is being made? In fact, this would indicated progess IS being made. By default, a checkpoint is triggered every 15 minutes so that in the event of a crash, or the client being stopped, that no more than 15 minutes of work will be lost.

How long is it taking to complete a frame? Does Task Manager show FAH getting 100% cpu, or is it getting considerably less than that? Is there more than one instance of FAH running? What protein is being worked?

David
It's good to know that the checkpoints are work being saved. I still don't understand how it could be humming along regularly completing frames and then just stall on one frame for 6-8 hours. :?

I'm not home so I can't say what protien it was... I do know it was a Gromac and FAH is getting 98% of the CPU time.
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Post by haysdb » Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:22 pm

Definitely sounds like FAH was "looping". Did it continue on after you restarted, or were you forced to kill the WU?

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Post by Hortalonus » Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:55 pm

haysdb wrote:Definitely sounds like FAH was "looping". Did it continue on after you restarted, or were you forced to kill the WU?

David
Yeah, it continued... but like I said, it sucks to have it happen overnight and waste 6-8 hours of folding time. :(
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Post by ColdFlame » Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:43 pm

haysdb wrote:
Coldflame should slip into the Top 30 in a couple of days
Yup, ColdFlame is now #30.
That's a lie 8) I'm #29.

Unfortunately, there isn't much left to conquer and given the unhuman abilities of my pursuers (Mr. Bayley, Bimmer, etc.) I'm thinking whether I should follow Lockheed's example :shock:
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Post by haysdb » Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:46 pm

dasman's overtake of #25 got "Tinkered," but Hi Ho the Tinkers are Dead, and
dasman is #25

Speaking of Tinkers, I am Tinker-free, and from the looks of things, so are a lot of other people. Team SPCR put up 31,880 points yesterday, following a dismal (relatively speaking) 18,668 on Tuesday. TRC-13 posted 2391 points, wgragg 1952, David_Hays 1836, mas92264 1754, D_Bailey 1404.

bcassell is #100. Welcome to the Top 100! :D
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Post by haysdb » Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:44 pm

ColdFlame wrote:Unfortunately, there isn't much left to conquer and given the unhuman abilities of my pursuers (Mr. Bayley, Bimmer, etc.) I'm thinking whether I should follow Lockheed's example :shock:
You have 5 threats, but only D_Bailey is imminent, and Mr. Bailey is on almost EVERYONE's threats lists. For conquests, CoolGav has only the slimmest of leads (come on, you can catch him), then you have rpc180 in 27 days, Rusty075 in 55, and Wrah in 66 days.

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Post by ColdFlame » Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:02 pm

haysdb wrote:
ColdFlame wrote:Unfortunately, there isn't much left to conquer and given the unhuman abilities of my pursuers (Mr. Bayley, Bimmer, etc.) I'm thinking whether I should follow Lockheed's example :shock:
You have 5 threats, but only D_Bailey is imminent, and Mr. Bailey is on almost EVERYONE's threats lists. For conquests, CoolGav has only the slimmest of leads (come on, you can catch him), then you have rpc180 in 27 days, Rusty075 in 55, and Wrah in 66 days.

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It was a joke but with a bit of truth in it, unfortunately. I guess what I was trying to say is that the frequency of me passing someone is almost at 0 at this point. And that is a huge chunk of fun for me. My hardware is peaked. I won't get anything new for a long time.
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Post by CoolGav » Thu Apr 15, 2004 12:09 am

Well, now I got past, I can't help but slow down a little, so you should be able to get closer and closer. But its pretty much the same for me - there's a finite limit to how much hardware I can throw at F@H, and I'm at the realistic limit already. These 2 month away conquests aren't nearly so much fun as the 2 day ones a few months ago. I guess its the price of sucess :lol:
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Post by CoolGav » Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:43 am

Not forgettting that it looks like my home internet connection is down, and it went down soon after I left this morning. That means unless my father reboots the cable modem and router (unlikely - he just wont use the computer, or wonder why its not working) I can't return completed proteins and get new ones until I'm home again and sort it out. But I wont be going home until late tonight, so that will leave some PCs without anything to do for most of the day :(
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Post by haysdb » Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:36 pm

Hortalonas had a good day yesterday, putting up 401 points and leaping 8 places to #175.

1911user had a second strong day in a row (367 Tues, 296 Wed) and has moved up to #124.

Equiquay has posted 400+ points 4 days in a row and is up to #79. His 397 average is 14th best on the team.

aston continues his steady 150+ PPW and is up to #72.

Congrats to kaid who is blue thanks to a big day (345 points) on Tuesday and is up another rung to #61.

Kemokim has slipped Beyonder in what is the tightest of races. Total points differ by only 160, and the daily averages differ by only 4. This is a race that's likely to seesaw back and forth for awhile.

sthayashi has slipped past NullObject to overtake #45.

ColdFlame has had two good days in a row, putting up 431 and 419 points. This makes his overtake list look good enough to maybe keep his interest up. :D

dasman had another good day yesterday, with 1003 points following up Tuesdays 928.

Lenny continues sneaking up on mike_chin, and now trails #15 by only 374 points. #15 will be his in just 2 or 3 days.

tangled showed life yesterday, putting up 813 points.

Lockheed showed death yesterday, posting 0 points. He had left his brother's machines folding for SPCR, which had been enough to keep him teal, and avoid an embarrassing gray (inactive) folder in our #3 spot.
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Post by AZBrandon » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:02 pm

Yeah nevermind about me catching up to Hortalonas any time soon... 400 points in a day? Yikes. I took one of my folding machines offline today because it's stupendously loud when folding due to extremely aggressive ramp-up of the CPU fan. So I have one machine still chewing on a 160-point Gromac and the other remaining server is running at a mere 1.7Ghz to prevent overheating (it's in my closet now and the closet temp has stabilized at 31C) lazily folding away on a Tinker. So.. um.. yeah. At least I made it to page 2.
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Post by Hortalonus » Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:23 am

AZBrandon wrote:Yeah nevermind about me catching up to Hortalonus any time soon... 400 points in a day? Yikes.
It's all good... I won't be putting out 400/day with any regularity. I turned started turning in the 160's so it kicked me way up there. I've got a few more I'm working on so the points will be up and down in the interim.
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Post by Wrah » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:10 pm

Darn, I missed my 1 year anniversary by a week. First post, first WU, april 10th. Image
Is this anything remotely interesting to anyone? No. But it is fun to see what has happened in 1 year. When I joined we were somewhere around position 200, had about 40 members (yes, the team actually fitted on one page), and we were producing somewhere around 5k-7k ppw if I remember correctly. I think the top folder was Rusty with his rendering farm which he unfortunately had to give up later. Highest position I've ever reached was #7 or #8. Since then the only way for me (and Rusty) has been down. :)
But.. finally after one year, I will catch Rusty in 2 weeks. It's like a race between 2 Image played back in slowmotion :D.

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Post by haysdb » Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:38 pm

I have the utmost respect for those of you that have stuck with it for so long.

As far as I can tell, the team was started on or before March 9, 2003. That's the oldest post I have found anyway. It's too bad that date came and went without notice.

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Post by geordie » Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:43 am

50th place!! :D :D

... at least for a few hours 'til BMWBMW kicks me back down :evil:

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Post by peteamer » Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:13 am

Congrat's geordie 8)

I'm sure you'll get #50 back soon enough. :wink:


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Post by haysdb » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:19 am

Lenny has passed mike_chin to take over #15
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Post by haysdb » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:01 pm

DavidSteiner has come out of nowhere to be teal, and #200 on the charts

shens wasn't spoofing when he said he was going to be a player. Check it out - a high 200's average over the last 5 days, and already up to #184 :D

Hortalonas is averaging 200 PPD and is up to #158

sonofdbn, zuperdee, and Fat Bunny are clustered together, only 8 spots apart in rank, and 20 PPD

shad0 is looking good, averaging 184 PPD and is up to #135

Daddy bill_amer is doing a steady 150 PPD, just BARELY BLUE

olos? You still with us dude?

wumpus is up to #128

1911user is up to #116

genetomcat is up to #113

bcassell continues his steady climb toward the Top 20, now at #87, and climbing at a rate of almost 300 points per day

ogre1384 continues his steady 150 PPD and is up to #78

Equiquay is putting up a nifty 525 PPD and is up to #64

kaid, Kemokim, and Beyonder are #58, #57, and #56 respectively, and all are BLUE. These three have been climbing the ranks together since the beginning of their folding careers.

BMWBMW is now in the Top 50, at #49, and averaging over 400 PPD.

Mynci, a name I don't recall mentioning before, is notable for his consistant contribution over a long period of time, good for a #47 ranking.

Earth to NullObject. I have something of yours!

sthayashi continues his steady climb, now up to #43

At #41 is wussboy, another folder who just keeps folding away, day after day after day.

D_Bailey is up to #32 and will be passing a bunch of "old guys" over the next couple of weeks:
  • PaleMelanesian
  • Metaluna
  • ColdFlame
  • CoolGav
  • rpc180
  • Semm
  • Wrah
  • Rusty075
  • WarpedPlatter
Man if THAT isn't a who's who of SPCR's folding team! You are in good company there Mr Bailey.

dasman is up to #23
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