The W
Views: 97806605
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.7.14 0622
The W - Internet & Computers - Distributed Computing (Page 7)
This thread has 18 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 7.50
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
(507 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (139 total)
Merc
Potato korv








Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

Since last post: 1203 days
Last activity: 1182 days
#121 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.94
    Originally posted by Oliver
    A question: does a computer need to be online throughout the entire work unit while its running? Or is it OK to have it offline for some of the time? Just curious.


The PC only has to be online to submit and accept units.
My home Pc is offline for most of its folding work.
Teppan-Yaki
Pepperoni








Since: 28.6.02

Since last post: 852 days
Last activity: 822 days
#122 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.73
OK -- so... how's the point system figured out? Is it a ratio of frames over a percentage, like Frames/.001 or so?

Would have been happier to have an extra WU or so, but Insight was down for a week.



Zeruel
Thirty Millionth Hit
Moderator








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

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 3 hours
#123 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
From http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-points.html

How do you decide how much credit a work unit is worth? Points are determined by the performance of a given machine relative to a becnhmark machine. Before putting out any new work unit, we benchmark it on a dedicated 2.8GHz Pentium 4 machine with SSE2 disabled (more specifically, as reported by /proc/cpuinfo on linux: vendor_id : GenuineIntel, cpu family : 15, model : 2, model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, stepping : 9, cpu MHz : 2806.438, cache size : 512 KB). This machine runs linux, so all WUs are benchmarked with the linux core.

We plug the results of this into the following formula:

points = 110 * (daysPerWU)

where daysPerWU is the number of days it took to complete the unit. This equation was chosen to match the points for previous Gromacs WUs to the previous point system. The upshot is that Tinker WUs will be worth more than before we set up the new points (i.e. before April 2004).

and:

Why are some projects given significantly more points than others? Certain projects require substantially more donor computer resources than others, either in terms of more disk space, more network transfer, or more RAM used. By default, these work units are given out to clients which opt in to request them. To reward those donors for donating resources beyond the typical client, we currently give bonus points for these larger work units.



How big are bonus points? Currently the bonus points are a 50% increase over the standard benchmark point determination (described above). Please note that this value is subject to change.





"You want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?" --Toby, West Wing

Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#124 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
I'd like to welcome samoflange to the team!

I'm still trying to figure out who DrPepperMD is.

We're on pace to break the top 1000 teams within 30 days and we just passed 200,000 points. There has been a shake-up in the standings as long time #2 contributor thecubsfan has been passed.

I'd say "exciting times" but that's probably overstating it. Still, interesting to me!





Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 4 hours
Last activity: 4 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#125 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
Here's a really dumb question:

Will the Folding program (the console version) work in Windows Safe Mode?

I'm merely curious to know whether it will or not.



Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#126 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
I don't know.

It probably will, but unless you put networking on, I don't think it will be able to send.

You would need to run it though - the service would not start in Safe Mode I don't think.



Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 4 hours
Last activity: 4 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#127 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    I don't know.

    It probably will, but unless you put networking on, I don't think it will be able to send.

    You would need to run it though - the service would not start in Safe Mode I don't think.
My only reason for asking is so that I have a little extra processor power available for the service.



Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.
AWArulz
Knackwurst








Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

Since last post: 9 hours
Last activity: 9 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#128 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.66
Guru didn't mention it, so I will. Our Folding@Home distributed computing group, helping with studies on various illnesses and ailments, has now moved into the top 1000 of all groups (over 40 thousand teams).

You can join, if you want to help out. It just takes a little processor power and you might be part of curing, say Alzheimer's disease. How cool would that be?

Just click on the F@H link in the menu at the top of the page.



We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#129 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Hey I was getting there - it's been a busy weekend :)



Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Big G
Potato korv








Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 51 min.
#130 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Congrats to all team members on making the top 1k, and Guru will break into the top 10k individuals in the next week or so.

A quick question to Guru that may be of interest here, the data that you are using to drive the F@H page here, are you picking up the text files off vspx27 every three hours and processing those, or getting specific team data another way?

I'm interested to perform some statistical analysis and forecasting, but I don't want to download that amount of data every time I want a refresh.

Cheers


edit: spell checker doesn't pick up an 'an' when I meant to say 'and'.

(edited by Big G on 7.7.06 0139)


sigs suck
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#131 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
There is a text file updated at Stanford every three hours. I grab the whole thing, then strip out everyone who isn't on the team.

What are you looking for? I probably already have it.



Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 4 hours
Last activity: 4 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#132 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
Have you figured out who the DrPepperMD is? I'm still stumped by that one.

Oh, and I was going to ask...has anyone tried the F@H on the new Mac computers that run the new Intel processors? You know, those which can run both Mac's OS and WinXP?



Here, look at the monkey! Look at the silly monkey!
Big G
Potato korv








Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 51 min.
#133 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
What I was thinking of doing was messing around with the user data from our team to see whether I could come up with more accurate forecasting model. Many of the stats sites forecasts seem to be based on the the seven day totals, which seems to be a bit choppy for our style of users.

I have bandwidth considerations, so I didn't want to have to pull down the complete text files (which I believe can be quite large) just to strip out our teams stuff. Seeing as you had already done team specific stats, I was hoping that some sort of web service was in use from Stanford, and that I was too stupid to find it

Oh Well - and thanks - you answered my question.



sigs suck
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#134 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Oliver,

I haven't yet taken over tried this on my wife's new MacBook, but it will happen eventually


Big G,

If you had a data set that you wanted (each hour for each person for the team or something) I could probably export it to a text file after I'm done. I don't think that would be very difficult.



Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#135 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
    Originally posted by Oliver
    Have you figured out who the DrPepperMD is? I'm still stumped by that one.

    Oh, and I was going to ask...has anyone tried the F@H on the new Mac computers that run the new Intel processors? You know, those which can run both Mac's OS and WinXP?


The only person I can think that this could be would be Botter, as he said he was going to run the client for us but never showed up in the stats.



Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Big G
Potato korv








Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 51 min.
#136 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
    Originally posted by Guru Zim

    Big G,

    If you had a data set that you wanted (each hour for each person for the team or something) I could probably export it to a text file after I'm done. I don't think that would be very difficult.


Thanks Guru,
What I think I'll do is mess around with the concept some more. I have a copy of daily_user_summary.txt so I know what to expect data wise. I think its better for me to be certain that I can do what I'm trying to do before I start imposing effort on others

My spare time and headspace can be somewhat sporadic at times so it may be a while before I have something tangible and be in a position to regularly pick up a text data file. I'll speak up if/when I get to this point and we can resume the dialog piggy backing data off you guys.

Thanks again.

On an unrelated note, was the user "thecubfan" actually "thecubsfan" who had a typo when setting up a new machine?

Cheers

(edited by Big G on 12.7.06 0115)


sigs suck
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 10 hours
Last activity: 6 hours
#137 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    On an unrelated note, was the user "thecubfan" actually "thecubsfan" who had a typo when setting up a new machine?


Pretty much, yes. I'm wasn't running the screen saver client on that one, so I didn't see the typo until it was sadly too late.



thecubsfan.com - CMLLBlog
Teppan-Yaki
Pepperoni








Since: 28.6.02

Since last post: 852 days
Last activity: 822 days
#138 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.02
FYI... over on Something Awful there was a poster that had a cool F@H sig with his stats and all that; we'd have to break the 2000 plateau to get stats from that site, but the other site, dynasig.com, will let you create a .sig with stats.

Click below if interested -- it's free.

(edited by Teppan-Yaki on 14.7.06 0713)


Signature
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 8 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
#139 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Stanford is doing some work on their servers, so all stats sites are down at this time. It's nothing that we did on our end. Everything will show up eventually - fold on.



Ignorance is bliss for you, hell for me.
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Thread rated: 7.50
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Thread ahead: PocketPC GPS software?
Next thread: AOL Retention Manual
Previous thread: Good free online photo album?
(507 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I found MSN Favorites Export Toolkit which converts the MSN favorites file into an IE favorites file. From there it should be easy to convert to Mozilla.
- FriedEgg, MSN Favorites in Mozilla (2004)
The W - Internet & Computers - Distributed Computing (Page 7)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.195 seconds.