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Since: 10.12.01
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Close enough - the Stanford stats actually say 806, so I guess fahstats and extreme overclocking ones are skipping some idle teams.

Getting to 800 means Stanford will start to include more detailed individual info on their data feed (I think), and so extremeoverclocking has a team individuals stat page...which won't have much till we're in 800 and below for longer.

Guru: any reason you scaled back?



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I actually started using my home PC more and more. We bought World of Warcraft and someone has been playing it a lot at all hours - if not me, then Lise or Christopher (her brother who is here with us this summer).

So - I don't have as many "spare" cycles. I think also my points per WU is down - some of the machines may not be getting bonus points for large WU at this time.

I've still got it going on most of the machines. One had to come offline in order to free up the extra bedroom for Christopher, though.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Stanford has us at 800 as well - I don't know what's up with the CGI page but if you pull from the other page here: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/teamstats/team49159.html you can see that we are indeed at 800.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
I had a WU not give me credit. I had two WUs finish Sunday/Monday.

I sent my log file to the official forum because there maybe a server hiccup. This happened to many people this weekend.

If it happened to you, check this thread out: http://forum.folding-community.org/viewtopic.php?t=15957



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a question to pose the folding masterminds here:

My new laptop has a 1.6 gig Centrino Duo processor. While running Folding, it seems that I'm only using one of the processors (as my CPU usage wavers between 55 and 60%)...

So...how can I get Folding to use BOTH of the processors?

The challenge is there for those who are interested in taking it up :-)

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#7 Posted on
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Thanks for signing up, Submit2theXFace. Welcome to the team.


Thanks Guru--I only regret that I screwed up and didn't log my name and team id in before the first two WU's I completed...whoops!

But from here on out they should all go to the W's team Thanks for the idea, I've enjoyed it so far, lots of cool stuff to learn about!



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
    Originally posted by Oliver
    a question to pose the folding masterminds here:

    My new laptop has a 1.6 gig Centrino Duo processor. While running Folding, it seems that I'm only using one of the processors (as my CPU usage wavers between 55 and 60%)...

    So...how can I get Folding to use BOTH of the processors?

    The challenge is there for those who are interested in taking it up :-)

    -Oliver


Hi Oliver,
I'm using a Pentium HT and a Pentium D for folding, and this is how I set up for maximum:

I'm using the console version because it supports running multiple instances of F@H which is what you need to do.

I set up two directories, each with copies of the F@H console app - F@H\Console1 and F@H\Console2. Then, when configuring them, under advanced settings is a setting for machine ID. Set Console1 to machine ID 1 and console2 to machine ID 2. Start 'em up and away you go.

I have mine running in windows service mode so I don't have to remember to start 'em.

Also, I think from memory there is some good stuff in the F@H FAQ about this too. Have a squiz there as well.

Let us know how you go.

Cheers

(edited by Big G on 22.8.06 0010)


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    Originally posted by Big G
    Hi Oliver,
    I'm using a Pentium HT and a Pentium D for folding, and this is how I set up for maximum:

    I'm using the console version because it supports running multiple instances of F@H which is what you need to do.

    I set up two directories, each with copies of the F@H console app - F@H\Console1 and F@H\Console2. Then, when configuring them, under advanced settings is a setting for machine ID. Set Console1 to machine ID 1 and console2 to machine ID 2. Start 'em up and away you go.

    I have mine running in windows service mode so I don't have to remember to start 'em.

    Also, I think from memory there is some good stuff in the F@H FAQ about this too. Have a squiz there as well.

    Let us know how you go.

    Cheers
So that'll get both processors running on one work order?

I looked through a number of FAQs and stuff through the Folding forums and their wiki, but they love their techno babble, which is something I don't speak :-)

-Oliver



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A few notes:

You want to make sure that you use the -local switch when you call the fah console. This keeps the one that you are running working within its own folder.

You can't get both processors working on one WU (Why? I don't know - I guess it's not parallell at the level they are giving it to us - makes sense because it is parallell on the grand scale with each CPU doing a serial process and recombining the results) but you can have both of your CPUs engaged on a WU at the same time with very little adverse effect. You get about 25% more points per day (I don't recall where I got this figure) when you run two WU on a Hyperthreaded machine than you do if you just turn of HT and run one WU. It's not double, but it is better than nothing. A Pentium D should show better performance as it is a true second core.

You may run into RAM limitations when doing this, though, so make sure you have a lot of RAM before you start trying to get multiple WU on the same machine. I would think if you have a gig of RAM you would be fine. 512 megs might be questionable.




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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
-local - I knew I forgot something. Thanks Guru.

Both the machines I mentioned have 1GB of RAM and I've had no problems doing multiple WU's. On the Pentium D I don't even turn them off when gaming, although I don't really play cutting edge games, so your mileage may vary.

All in all, been very successful at my end. The only problem has been a assignment server dropping off line and one of my consoles getting in a wait for new work loop.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
One of my main tasks in the near future is to expand my laptop's memory: from 512mb to 1 gig. It's DDR2 memory, if my memory serves me correctly.

After looking into your advice, Guru and G...I'll wait until then. Perhaps, the people at F@H are developing a client for dual processor computers? :-)

-Oliver



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Well, many many people use the command line client for multiple CPUs. It sounds harder than it is. The biggest trick is the config, and it is easy question and answer stuff. I think the total setup is about 2 minutes per processor moving at a slow pace.

There is talk of a BOINC client, which would make it much easier to setup for mutiple CPUs. I haven't looked into it for a while, but there was a beta. You may just want to wait until this is out.




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Interesting Slashdot link on folding. PS3 client? Would you leave a playstation on knowing the issues the PS2 had with its first run?

http://science.slashdot.org/science/06/08/24/129244.shtml






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Would it be possible to change colors on the pie chart on the F@H stats page to something other than all blues? On a 0-10 scale of things you should waste your time doing this is about a 0.1, but if its easy and quick to do a more varied set of colors would be much easier to look at.

I've also just found out a neat little thing about the screensaver mode. If you have a "My Pictures" screensaver also active when the F@H screensaver comes on, they overlap and you get pictures with protein molecules overtop or in the background. I like the effect a lot.



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Remind me again later - I can probably do that.

I've been meaning to update the charts for a while - the pie chart just doesn't work with as many users as we have now (plus I'm becoming a smaller and smaller piece of it! My precious Ego!)




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Hey, it worked!

I did it as the low memory, low visual option, and somehow it put it into my Firefox. I assumed when I couldn't find it in my extensions that I was hooped, but obviously it's working.



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We've now broken the top 700 team mark.





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