Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Good job, here's to 11 million
I probably won't post again until I hit 15 or 20mil or some number of results/runtime, but thanks anyways, 11mil shouldn't be too long
Congratulations on 10 million, Ion!
I'm looking at our members list, and a lot of them seem inactive. I know we can't all have a dedicated cruncher, but even just doing an hour a day would help. Oh well, to each their own!
Added my Lenovo u450P to the team. Not bad on temps at all- sitting @ 46C Obviously it wont be 24/7, but it should get a couple hours at least most days if not more.
I'm not sure how many still do this, but at one point we had over 100 threads crunching for a single member (stanhemi). He got ill and was in critical conditions so we did it sorta of a tribute to him and his dedication to crunching and the team. We haven't heard from him in at least two months now I would say so I don't know what to think no more. I know at that time lots seemed inactive including myself because all our rigs were under his account.
Here's a thread with the list updated as of the last possible update I was able to do based on what was reported, sure the list is a lot smaller now.
A note from stanhemi
I had done a google search to see if I got to it quicker and I found this. Glad it wasn't only at TPU. Shows what the distributed computing community is all about.
To honor a fellow cruncher
Oh wow, that explains a lot! I'll keep him in my prayers for sure.
Thank you, that will mean a lot to me
Thanks bro. I really wish we knew what happened, it's Been a while we don't hear from him
I saw one of his posts yesterday, I thought it was recent, but then realized I was on the first page of the thread
Yeah, I hope he's doing okay.
I had some downtime on the i7 earlier, but it's back up now (I was writing a guide for FAH-SMP and needed WCG suspended)
No problem dude
I forgot that I suspended three tasks yesterday on my main rig, so I don't know how much crunching time I missed out on when I was sleeping. At least I caught it before crunching time is up.
I installed the x86 client on my laptop instead of the x64 client updated and its running fine, didnt even loose the WUs it was working on- phew!
Lucky you, everytime I gotta reinstall I lose them
Nice...my experience is x64 gives about 10% better PPD (but doesn't do WUs any faster, unfortunately)
That's what I thought was the case too which is why I never really update. The last update I did was during the WCG Server Malfunction since I was out of WUs. I was pretty pleased when the WUs resumed on the laptop since they were already about 3hrs in before I realized my error.
I always try to run 64bit software when available. Seems like there is a big lack of 64bit software though. Aside from my OS, BOINC, GIMP and maybe Office, nothing else is 64bit
Don't know if you got lucky or just did something right, but glad it worked out for you.
Yeah, almost all of the programs I have are x86. IMO software creators really need to jump on the x64 ship
I've received the go-ahead to take my i7 to my friend's house where it should be crunching/folding 24/7
Better news I've had all day. Awesome.
The best part...he offered to pay me to keep it there (I've told him he can use it whenever he wants and game on it if he so desires)
I declined that offer, I'm just so excited to have a place where I can fill it full of cards and fold/crunch it's heart out
My parents are probably going to be like then when they figure out that I'm letting my friend using my i7 rig that I've invested $1k+ into, but I don't care. It's purpose was to crunch & fold (srsly), they're trying to get in the way of it, so I'm finding an alternate solution.
And, really, a PhII X4 955 & a GTS250 will be plenty for daily use
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