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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by [Ion], Oct 22, 2009.

  1. AnnCore

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    For those CEP2 WUs, I made sure I always had at least 1 running. If it was in queue, I'd just suspend the other WUs until I got it running, and then resume the others again. A painless 30 second process.
     
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    I carry the laptop around all day, and I'm confident that one day I would forget that the battery was removed, unplug the thing anyways, and then that would be that. And in case I knock the cord out, I'd rather just have the peace-of-mind.

    And in my old two laptops, the battery functions as a quasi-UPS for them :)
     
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    Speaking of badges, whatever happened to Computing for Clean Water and Help Fight Children's Cancer?

    Are those WUs finished or?
     
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    That is nearly correct. Both of those projects have been moved to "Intermittent" status, which means that all of the initial work has been crunched, and while there may be more later, the scientists don't have anything for us to do ATM. The difference with that vs finished projects (such as Nutritious Rice) is that there is a chance of a few more WUs drizzling in over time.
     
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    I got my silver badge for HCC. Click on my cruncher badge (in my siggy) to see proof.
     
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    Chevalr1c, congratulations on Your first silver! :toast:
     
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    Looks like I got my silver HCC badge just in time:

    [​IMG]

    I've even been running a Pentium II @300MHz for a few days to rack up some run time before HCC ends.
     
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    Even a Pentium II? Nice, man!
    Meanwhile, I hope I will have enough work to get a golden HCC. So close... :)
     
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    A Pentium II? How long does that take for HCC WUs??? That must make my Atom seem like a sweet cruncher :p

    A Pentium II... :eek: :respect:
    You can do it! :D
     
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    LOL, wondering how many ppd would my 3DFX rig do...
     
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    A Pentium II? How much PPD would that give... XD

    BTW, I have sent you a late welcome PM on the climateprediction.net site, because you joined my unofficial TPU team of that project (somewhere last week I did this IIRC).
     
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    A Pentium M gets about .13 PPD per MHz (IIRC, it's been a damn long time since I ran one of those). Assuming that Pentium II is 2/3 as efficient clock-for-clock (plausible) and at 300MHz, we're looking at about 26 PPD. Yeah. 26 PPD.
     
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    That's about right, it's RAC (from Free-DC) is 25 right now, though it hasn't been running quite 24/7.
    It's actually worse than that: it's a Mobile Pentium II. :D
    The computer is a Panasonic Toughbook CF27 with 128MB RAM, running Linux. Everything but HCC uses too much memory, so it'll be retired when those run out.

    It takes maybe ~30 hours per workunit, so it's rather useless for the points. :laugh:
    I didn't think I would get my silver badge in time, so it was useful to build up run time.

    @Chevalr1c: Replied to your CPDN message. Thanks!
     
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    Got my first Golden badge! (+ some more silvers since the last post) :peace:
    Meanwhile, HCC is going painfully slow ever since I ran out of CPU WUs for it. I fear I might not get the golden HCC badge in the end :(

    [​IMG]
     
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    Congratulations on your gold badge! :toast:

    Norton and I were offering to loan out our systems for a bit to help members get HCC badges--you could have asked. I would have thrown a GPU or two on your account ;)
     
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    Thanks!
    Yeah, I know about the offers. I decided not ask out as that would feel like cheating. :)

    I am still strong on GPU work and I got a couple of more CPU WUs for it just now. Faith in the gold restored! ;)
     
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    Ah, well, good for you on sticking to your principles then :toast:

    Good luck on the badge! :toast:
     
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    Hmm you all have intrigue me. Wonder if wcg would run under win 98?. I may have to run win xp on my slot A rig just to see if it could muster 50 ppd.
     
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    According to the download link on the WCG website, Windows 2000/ME and later are supported. Since WinME is basically a f'ed up version of Win98, it might work on 98. I can imagine it being worthwhile to run though :p
     
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    as seen in my sig below, i earned an Emerald for HCC :D :D :D
     
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    :toast:
     
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    Great job! :toast:
     
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    Upgraded the CEP2 badge from Ruby to Emerald....... Finally! :eek:

    [​IMG]

    :toast:
     
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    Congratulations, man! That is a fine feat, indeed! :toast:

    BTW, regarding the CEP2 logo... If You guys remember, there was a discussion of someone thinking it's a butterfly, while I said those are "solar panel leaves" with leaf count marking the phase. I got some solid evidence yesterday [it was right under my nose, heh]. It's here. =]
     
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