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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by El Fiendo, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

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    You know... it's funny that about a month ago I started crunching for the WCG team and got a little message over there asking if I could maybe dedicate my GPU to the F@H team. Although I'm a bit of a putz at crunching, folding has taken a real grip on me.

    El Fiendo and Buck Nasty... I credit the two of you for making folding for the TPU team such a fun experience. Fido... you with your antics and addicting goals and Buck, you with your dedicated support and not-too-overbearing motivation to fold harder are great assets that are bringing this team to life.

    I just wanted to take a moment to tell both of you "Well done" and I hope you both keep doing what you do.

    Of course... the rest of the team and most notably the dedicated folders on this team shore up Fido and Buck's efforts to make this really fun.

    Yeah yeah... you too HWC lurkers. It won't be as fun when you are so far behind that the competition fizzles away.
     
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  2. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Well, I must say you have risen most admirably to answer the call for the folding team. It is members like yourself that provide inspiration to us all. I must say, your graphic talents have been most instrumental in creating the folding badges. Keep up the great work!
     
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    Not even a tiny slice for me passing 2,250,000?
     
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    NO PIE FOR YOU, ALL MINE!!! MUHAHAHAHA.









































    jk man, give him time lol.
     
  5. El Fiendo

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    Fido? Well that's definitely a new one. Thanks though for recognition. While it is kind of neat seeing the little thanks count on the left hand side go up, (watch me never receive one again, :laugh:) the thing I like seeing the most is when you guys rib me back or chat it up in here. I figure the more places threads we get in the New Post List that showcases the great camaraderie and support of the team the more unwilling techies we can ensnare into running F@H.


    Pie!
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    EnergyFX joins the two other new members in the past month who've matched his achievement we just mentioned. The one difference is both Dhoshaw and hertz9753 have been folding before, and both were actually once on the HWC team. With your guys added help, and everyone showing their true mettle we now have an average trend that looks like this:

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    Not only did we hit another Team Best last night, we bested HWC again and we've shown an amazing amount of force in the last month alone. Now to think bigger, both of our teams have vastly increased our PPD which means we're increasing the work units we're sending to Stanford. In the end our fighting for placement (and our rightful lead over HWC) reaps the most reward for the research. I don't know about you guys, but every stats update I look at on the web I like to imagine I hear cancer screaming in terror at our might. That could also be because I'm pretty sadistic, but I'd rather think of it positively.


    Milestones

    Castiel passes 1,000
    dhoshaw passes 600,000
    GilbertQC passes 900,000
    hertz9753 passes 700,000
    InTeL-InSiDe passes 5,000
    Mindweaver passes 250,000
    NastyHabits passes 300,000
    pepsi71ocean passes 650,000
    tofu_TPU passes 1,000

    Sure is alot of 0s up there. Good work everyone! Especially Mindweaver who hits 1/4 million tonight. Very nice work man.

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    Good work to everyone for keeping me in work with these certificates. The more I post up, the more science we're sciencing. :toast:

    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 30/09/09
    1 msgclb 30/09/09
    2 Oily_17 30/09/09
    3
    4 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    Unfortunately its not a screw up by me (sorry Oily) that Mike isn't up here tonight. Though I doubt we've seen the last of him. I'll save you all the horror of me breaking into a Darkwing Duck quote. Don't know why I was going to quote him either. Didn't even know I remembered enough to quote.

    Back to Mike, I'm going to imagine your name is mine whenever you pop onto the MPA list. Until I've got the CPU horsepower to pull it off, I'm going to have to win vicariously for awhile here. Hope you don't mind.
     
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  6. thebluebumblebee

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    shhhh, don't TELL them it's a trap:D
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I entered my name in the user CP. I can haz badge!!
     
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  8. El Fiendo

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    Big things happened today! Our folding badge system was officially implemented, which most of you have already seen. If by chance you see this first, you can find more info here.


    Pie!
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    Hertz flexes his muscles tonight as he displaces some members for some tasty 5th place pie. But aside from that, not too much changed in the top ten with the coming of the new month. It's almost ominous.

    But as a team tonight we bested HWC again by a healthy 35,000 points. I hadn't realized this until just earlier, but September 29th marked the end of their folding contest, and we're likely seeing the normalizing of the daily PPD as contest participants go their separate ways. Even if we have crested HWC's initial surge, I hope to see a good cushion between us and them before we let up. Those sneaky buggers could be back to get us when we least expect it. Also, I remember seeing their site admin mention that they're looking into another sponsored folding contest in one months time. Besides, we're actively pushing for the Top 50 as well! Having hit an amazing 754,000 on September 30th, we could actually make 17th place overall if we continued with those kinds of numbers. I'd say the Top 50 should be more than achievable.


    Milestones

    BundyR passed 80,000
    Crazybc passed 200,000
    EnergyFX passed 550,000
    hertz9753 passed 750,000
    Mike0409 passed 200
    thoughtdisorder passed 800,000
    [Ion] passed 6,000


    Some guys appear to be getting dangerously close to a Folding Badge upgrade to 1 million points, while some others have just started their long journey for some delicious pie and badges. Wait, can we get Wiz to code the badges to be delicious as well?

    We'll have to post up a thread of all the variations / levels so we can see what we're dealing with here.

    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 01/10/09
    1 msgclb 01/10/09
    2
    3 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    Only a couple made the cut tonight. Seems WCG pie wasn't as friendly to the MPA regulars as it has been in the past. No matter, I'm sure we'll see them back soon enough though. Though it'll likely get rougher for the guys too. Seems the WCG team is next in line for a badge, so there may well be a push in numbers over there. Maybe I'll even man up in WCG and get myself some nice WCG pie one day too. I do have a 2.6 GHz P4 I'm supposed to be getting back from a sibling. Every little bit helps, right?
     
  9. mike047 New Member

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    The first part of every month I do SIMAP

    http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/

    They only run a few days to a week each month.

    So, I'm, down about 30% until they are finished for the month.

    Good project BTW.
     
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  10. El Fiendo

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    Pie!
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    Heh, Mx500, I hate to see you down beneath me under these circumstances. I don't look forward to my continued energy bills, I'm sure they're bound to get worse. I didn't expect to be donating so much time and resources to anything, but then folding snuck up on me.

    And it appears to have ensnared some others here too. We did over 755,000 points which is again pushing our records higher. Meanwhile as we climbed, HWC dropped to beneath 690k. There's not much talk going on in the forums over there so I can't really gauge their reaction. I guess we'll see if they rebound soon enough.


    Milestones

    Castiel passed 2,000
    dhoshaw passed 650,000
    InTeL-InSiDe passed 6,000
    skotosa passed 80,000
    theonedub passed 500,000
    tofu_TPU passed 2,000
    VLC passed 500
    xUndeadTeaseRx passed 25,000
    [Ion] passed 7,000

    Two milestones tonight, one to theonedub who hits the 500k mark and is halfway to a folding badge upgrade and a cool 1 million points. Until then, this milestone will have to do in their place. Good work. :toast:

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    The other goes to xUndeadTeaseRx, whose dangerously close to having me just call him bob for my sake. But Undead crosses 25k tonight and is 1/4 of the way to earning his folding badge. Until then, here's a lovely picture to print off and hang on the wall. Unfortunately it has yet to impress anyone at work, but maybe you'd have better luck. :laugh:

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    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 02/10/09
    1 msgclb 02/10/09
    2 Oily_17 02/10/09
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    4 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    Well, at any rate Oily shoved his way back into the standings tonight. I'm sure when Mike completes his work units, he'll come demanding a MPA as well.










    Until then, here's something we can all enjoy. I believe it accurately shows how we got rid of HWC.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. El Fiendo

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    Pie!
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    Well, as mentioned already in the F@H thread, we no longer have a threat from HWC. Yesterday saw them drop to 653k while we topped 758k. A couple of weeks at this pace and we can ease back our overclocks and save some energy. Of course, with winter coming for most of us, our hardware will be running alot cooler anyways. We still show as being 2 months out from the top 50, though it'll come soon enough. Good effort guys. :rockout:


    Milestones

    bogmali passed 8,500,000
    btarunr passed 25,000
    dark2099 passed 800,000
    EnergyFX passed 600,000
    Happy1 passed 1,000
    hertz9753 passed 800,000
    Homeless passed 500,000
    JayliN passed 40,000
    JrRacinFan passed 10,000
    Solaris17 passed 800,000

    Tonight is almost a copy of yesterday, with only the names changing. Homeless cracks the halfway point to 1 million and a new badge, which leaves the 25000 point milestone to Btarunr. Bta, good luck on the road to 100k and your folding badge. As for you Homeless, you can crash on my couch until you get back on your feet.

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    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 03/10/09
    1 msgclb 03/10/09
    2 Oily_17 03/10/09
    3
    4 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    Everyone survived the cut. Though seeming how we're hitting a lull in HWC competition, I'll switch my i7 away from VM folding and have it join my other 2 processors in WCG. With any luck, and the right components, I'll be giving some of these guys a run for the money here too.
     
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    Yahoo!
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    What the? My badge went away...
     
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    nope its still there!
     
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    You'll lose it for a few hours every Sunday.
     
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    Still getting 30k a day. Better than i expected. Shame all those gpu sitting there tho.
     
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    Ohh yeah baby!! Just passed 5,000,0000 ....going to celebrate with a party/few beer

    EDIT: Plus 800,000 in WCG, not a bad couple of day's :)
     
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  18. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Yeah baby. You go Oily!!!!
    :toast::rockout::respect:;)
     
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    Cheers Buck!!...we all pale in your shadow...but I am going to party... hell yeah :toast::pimp:
     
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    :)Gratz Oily :toast:
     
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    Ah but, Buck pales in comparison to our collective might. All we have to do is figure out how to form up like Voltron and we'd be able to defeat him.

    Pie!
    [​IMG]

    Everyday we're pushing around 750k now, which I must say is pretty nice indeed. We've also moved up to 53rd and should be sitting at 51st by late this week. I didn't expect HWC to drop off as much as they did from the contest ending, but I am impressed with how well we met the onrush of points and how everyone has done their best to pump out points. Shows just how much dedication this team possesses. That word is freaking insane by the way. Look at all those 's'es.


    Milestones

    TechPowerup! passed 140,000,000
    3dsage passed 200
    btarunr passed 30,000
    BundyR passed 90,000
    dank1983man420 passed 3,500,000
    Danzown passed 150,000
    deathmore passed 450,000
    dhoshaw passed 700,000
    Dustyshiv passed 1,800,000
    El_Fiendo passed 4,500,000
    Happy1 passed 3,000
    heky passed 8,000
    hertz9753 passed 850,000
    msgclb passed 3,500,000
    Oily_17 passed 5,000,000
    thebluebumblebee passed 1,000,000


    Well we've got a couple of early celebrators posting up, so I might as well add the credentials to make it official. Thebluebumblebee and Oily both passed some tremendous numbers tonight, with thebluebumblebee also earning himself a new badge and entrance into the F@H Millionaire club. Oily will still maintain his Crazy Folder badge, but can now boast of how he's now in the top 1200 of the F@H project all together. Congrats to the both of you on your milestones. :toast:

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    As an interesting side note, as a team we've handed in 140 million points worth of WUs. :rockout:

    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 04/10/09
    1 msgclb 04/10/09
    2 Oily_17 04/10/09
    3
    4 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    And again, everyone made the cut. But so far the best idea for usage of these has been:

    And I have no bloody idea how I'd ship that. I mean that seems like something they'd hold up at customs. I have to start talking nice to hardware manufacturer reps and see if I can get some ins on hardware for prizes. Or maybe bribes, that'd probably be quicker.
     
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  22. El Fiendo

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    Pie!
    [​IMG]

    Tonight we have Dustyshiv making a comeback for his first MPA in what seems to be weeks. Not sure if this is a boost in his performance or if he snuck in on the updates, but whatever the reason you've earned some pie.

    We seem to have hit our plateau, and aren't really budging too much. I know a few guys still have upgrades to bring online, but so far I'm pretty happy with this current number. However, HWC saw a sharp increase of 70k points today to leave them sitting at 700k yesterday. We may indeed have more to see from my fellow Canucks. I do know that they've lost some PPD due to NCIX running a folding contest as well, so they may be getting more numbers back after that's up. I haven't seen any indication of what this 70k burst is here. I'll keep an eye out, but I think this is far from over.


    Milestones

    3dsage passed 2,000
    btarunr passed 40,000
    hat passed 300,000
    heky passed 9,000
    hertz9753 passed 900,000
    JrRacinFan passed 20,000
    Maikel205 passed 40,000
    sneekypeet passed 1,600,000
    [Ion] passed 8,000

    Tonight is a bit more quiet compared to last night, though we still see many members moving right along. Bta and Maikel come close to passing 50k, and hertz approaches his first TPU million. In actuality hertz9753 is much closer to 3 million than he is to 1 million. :toast:


    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 05/10/09
    1 msgclb 05/10/09
    2 Oily_17 05/10/09
    3 dustyshiv 05/10/09
    4
    5 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    With dusty snapping up F@H pie today, he ensured himself a spot in the MPAs due to the fact that he has amazing WCG power. Oily continues his presence, and Bogmali has set up a clothesline and moved his stuff in.
     
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  23. El Fiendo

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    Pie!
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    Well, tonight's spike up to 800k sure wasn't in part by me, as I lost PPD today. But I imagine some of you guys out there are responsible for this. I mean there's not really that big a group of guys it could be. And to those of you that found an extra few PPD lying around to toss into the pot, :toast:.

    Its a good thing too as HWC has rebounded to 757k, a whole 120k back from where they'd dropped to 2 days ago. Time will tell if we've got the current oomph to lay em down and fend off their advances. I myself am positioning myself to be taking some of the brunt of their advance. My new AMD motherboard has been shipped to me, and all I need now to complete that system is a AM3 CPU and some DDR3. Past that I'll get my second i7 up and running as more of its parts trickle in. On top of that, Buck keeps hinting about something upcoming too. Its too bad time seems to slow down to a crawl when you're waiting to put a build together.

    One things for sure, we've shown them we're no pushovers. It's funny too because I'm sure they thought they had us by the balls.

    Milestones
    3dsage passed 3,000
    btarunr passed 50,000
    Crazybc passed 250,000
    dhoshaw passed 750,000
    EnergyFX passed 650,000
    heky passed 10,000
    iamgary11111 passed 4,000
    JrRacinFan passed 25,000
    Lampmaster passed 550,000
    Nosada passed 50,000
    Peejay passed 200
    Solaris17 passed 850,000
    theonedub passed 550,000
    Vrgn86 passed 5,000
    [Ion] passed 9,000

    Damn! We've got 5 certificates to look at tonight, so I best cut the chatter and get this ball rolling.

    First we have heky passing his first 10k and JrRacinFan passing 25k. While both of them are going to be without a badge for a little while longer, both are at a good pace to earn their stripes soon enough. Whether its coming back after a short hiatus or new for the first time, we thank you for your dedication to TPU. :rockout:

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    Next we have Btarunr and Nosada both blasting past 50k, the pivotal point between badgedom and uh, non-badgedom.

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    And lastly we have CrazyBC capturing his 250000th point, and rather quickly I might add. This could be because he regularly hits the top 20 and is pulling in around 10k PPD, in which case I think we can see why he's advancing quickly.

    [​IMG]

    Good work everyone.


    Winners of the MPA!

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    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Bogmali 06/10/09
    1 msgclb 06/10/09
    2 Oily_17 06/10/09
    3
    4 [/LIST]

    Feel free to check my findings, I sometimes miss people

    And just as quickly Dusty drops back off the list. I suppose the names weren't meant to stabilize to what they were a month ago quite yet, though I have no doubt we haven't seen the last of mx500, dusty and Mike up here. Thankfully you guys aren't hitting all at once and making the MPAs look easy.

    Of course, with how much Bogmali puts out for both teams, he's frequent enough to make the MPAs look like cake all by himself. That's right, I avoided the obvious cliche.
     
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    I suggest we all fold as "Voltron" and see what happens to Buck's big piece of pie...

    Of course Buck would fold as Voltron as well, so we need to make a password on him and send it to everyone but Buck.
     
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  25. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Would say short hiatus, EL Fiendo. Soon I will have a 2nd GTS to add along with it fold. :)
     
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