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Zeruel
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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
I use the graphical version and it appears to have a default of 30 mins a frame as an initial base to estimate frame completion time.

After a few hundred frames om my 20,000 frame WU, it stopped giving me a 366 day completion date and it now expected to finish in five days.

With this WU, it updates every 200 frames, so my best guess it it updates every 1% done. My PC is about six years old, a 1333 AMD home-brew, and it takes a while to crank out WUs, so I expect long completion dates.




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Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

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#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.93
I find my home PC, an Athlon XP 1800 is much, much slower than my work PC.
I've finished 2 WU at work, but I'm not halfway through my second at home.
Still, we're up to almost 3000 th spot, so that's pretty good
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Since: 9.12.01
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#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Make sure that you have permission before running it in a work setting. Some employers get very annoyed. Please put your job before this project!

I had not realized that the graphical gave out estimates, I've been on the command line version for a very long time.



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Since: 1.3.02
From: Worcester, MA

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#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.90
I just joined up. I tried the graphic version but the WU time estimated was October and every time that I tried to get the stats IE crashed.

I switched to the command line and now the estimated time for completion is in June. 0 of 2000000 so far.

If I am doing something wrong, please let me know.





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#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Hmm ok keep an eye on it. It's really not all that complicated - as long as you put in a username and the team number it should count toward our team.

This is of course a secondary goal - the science is more important - but it is kind of nice to see where you stand.



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Since: 1.3.02
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#66 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.90
It is now at 40000 of 2000000 and at 2 percent, so I don't think it will take until June after all. I did put in my username and team number which it took with no problems. I was running multiple applications at the time I signed up, so hopefully a little later tonight and through the weekend when I am not using the PC it will speed up.






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Since: 9.12.01
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#67 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Hey MedallaGuy, your first result showed up. Thanks for joining up.



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Since: 12.1.02
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#68 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.01
Excellent...always happy to lend a hand when possible. I'm running the XP Graphical one and no problems so far, can download and run things without a hitch. Those with the graphical one, you have to give it a couple of hours for the estimate to adjust, at first it will give a real bad estimate, but after it adjust to the net speed, it will give a very accurate estimate.



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Since: 9.12.01
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#69 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
    Originally posted by Keeper
    It is now at 40000 of 2000000 and at 2 percent, so I don't think it will take until June after all. I did put in my username and team number which it took with no problems. I was running multiple applications at the time I signed up, so hopefully a little later tonight and through the weekend when I am not using the PC it will speed up.





Your first result came in last night. We're up to 17 users!



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#70 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.71
I'm back at it: after taking some time to get my computer back and running (after reinstalling Win200Pro)...I've put Folding back on.

Nice to see so many people involved in the project!



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#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Leroy, it looks like your first result came through today. Thanks for signing on.



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Since: 7.2.02
From: Huntington, NY

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#72 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.79
No problem. Am I the only one using linux for this?

A side note, SETI@Home is apparently struggling a bit.

I have kind of a soft spot for SETI, When I worked for a sponsored research program in graduate school (we gave matching funds to research projects), SETI was one of the projects we helped fund. And the people I talked to @ SETI were also really nice folks, which was a rare exprience at that job.

Anyway, they are taking donations:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donate.php



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Plain Dealing, LA

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#73 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
Is anybody else successfully running this on a Windows 98 box? I've been running the Windows 98 specific version for about 3 weeks and have yet to actually finish a unit because I can't keep the program running without crashing my computer, especially during reboots.In this case, I'm fairly certain it's F@H because this is a clean install of Windows 98sp2 on a freshly reformatted hard drive and the only things installed on this computer are the OS and all patches and updates, Microsoft Word, Firefox, and the kid's copy of Sim City 3000.

I'd like to help, especially since that computer's always on and has lots of unused cycles, but I'm not sure I see a point if I can't actually finish a work unit. I can only do hard reboots which wipe my progress on the work unit because every soft reboot I've tried since I installed F@H has hung.

Tim



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Since: 10.12.01
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#74 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Are you closing F@H down before you shut down, or are you allowing shut down to do that?



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Since: 9.12.01
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#75 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Hmmm... I didn't realize you were on 98. I'll look into this a little...

Windows 98 is kind of buggy still- it wasn't until 2000 where things got really solid for Windows.



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Since: 9.12.01
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#76 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
http://forum.folding-community.org/viewtopic.php?t=10099

It looks like you could try the v5 command line client if you wanted to. I would set it to pick up timeless units if you do so. This may be a bit more stable than the screen saver version of v4.



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Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

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#77 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.93
What happens to unfinished units?
I had to reimage my work PC and didn't backup my folding directory. I know I was about halfway through a unit. Is it lost forever or does it get assigned again after the due date passes without it being submitted?
Zeruel
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Since: 2.1.02
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#78 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
My very first unit went unfinished, but I did receive partial credit for it.

I had a weird error with my graphical version. The icon wasn't near the clock, so I assumed it wasn't running. I have XP setup so it doesn't hide the icon. I kept trying to run F@H but it kept saying it was already running.

I ctl-alt-deleted and saw that it was running. I ended the process and tried to run it again. No dice, it kept saying it was already running. I went through this three times, and had three different cores for filenames, until I finally rebooted and it is fine now.

I don't know if I'll receive a "unit ended early" credit because I doubt I even finished one frame, but I have received that credit before.

Edit: The 7am updates came through. I got no credit for the 200 or so out of 500 frames I had lost. Oh well.

(edited by Zeruel on 11.4.06 0737)

Edit: Snip from my log file explains what happened:

[09:14:18] Finished a frame (163)
[09:23:18] Finished a frame (164)
[09:29:17] CoreStatus = 1 (1)
[09:29:17] Client-core communications error: ERROR 0x1
[09:29:17] Deleting current work unit & continuing...
[09:29:28] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[09:29:28] + Attempting to get work packet
[09:29:28] - Connecting to assignment server
[09:29:29] - Successful: assigned to (MY IP WAS HERE).
[09:29:29] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[09:29:29] Loaded queue successfully.
[09:29:30] + Closed connections
[09:29:35]
[09:29:35] + Processing work unit
[09:29:35] Core required: FahCore_7a.exe
[09:29:35] Core not found.
[09:29:35] - Core is not present or corrupted.
[09:29:35] - Attempting to download new core...
[09:29:35] + Downloading new core: FahCore_7a.exe
.
.
.
[09:29:51] Writing local files
[09:29:52] GB activated
[09:29:52] Extra 3DNow boost OK.
[09:29:52] Writing local files
[09:29:52] Completed 0 out of 12500000 steps (0)
[09:30:47] CoreStatus = 1 (1)
[09:30:47] Client-core communications error: ERROR 0x1
[09:30:47] Deleting current work unit & continuing...


(edited by Zeruel on 11.4.06 0750)

(edited by Zeruel on 11.4.06 0752)




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Since: 9.12.01
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#79 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
The unit ended early credit generally is when the unit crashes your system, not when you lose it. So, deletion, a reimage, or something like that - that won't give you any credit.

I'll have to rummage about to find it, but there are files in your F@H directories that show the progress of the current unit. You can always look for the one with the most recent timestamp on it to see if there is a problem (there is only one unless you have installed multiple copies to run on a dual processer/core system)

In the case below, I'm not sure what broke. You may get partial credit for it.



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Since: 9.12.01
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#80 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
    Originally posted by Merc
    What happens to unfinished units?
    I had to reimage my work PC and didn't backup my folding directory. I know I was about halfway through a unit. Is it lost forever or does it get assigned again after the due date passes without it being submitted?


They will send it out to someone else in a while, you didn't derail the project This stuff happens.



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