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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Good job, here's to 11 million :toast:
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  2. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thanks :)
    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 :)
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    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! :toast:
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  4. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Added my Lenovo u450P to the team. Not bad on temps at all- sitting @ 46C :D Obviously it wont be 24/7, but it should get a couple hours at least most days if not more.

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  5. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    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. :respect: :respect:

    To honor a fellow cruncher
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    Oh wow, that explains a lot! I'll keep him in my prayers for sure. :toast:
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  7. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thank you, that will mean a lot to me :)
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  8. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks bro. I really wish we knew what happened, it's Been a while we don't hear from him :(
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yeah :ohwell:

    I saw one of his posts yesterday, I thought it was recent, but then realized I was on the first page of the thread :( :eek: :banghead:
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    Yeah, I hope he's doing okay.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Ughhh frustrating!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Very :(

    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)
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    No problem dude :)
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    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.
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    I installed the x86 client on my laptop instead of the x64 client :laugh: updated and its running fine, didnt even loose the WUs it was working on- phew!
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Lucky you, everytime I gotta reinstall I lose them :(
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Nice...my experience is x64 gives about 10% better PPD (but doesn't do WUs any faster, unfortunately)
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    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 :confused:
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    Don't know if you got lucky or just did something right, but glad it worked out for you. :toast:
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    Yeah, almost all of the programs I have are x86. IMO software creators really need to jump on the x64 ship
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I've received the go-ahead to take my i7 to my friend's house where it should be crunching/folding 24/7 :toast: :rockout:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Better news I've had all day. Awesome. :respect:
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    Thanks :D

    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) :roll:
    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 :D
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    :respect: You're amazing! :D
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    Thanks bro :toast:

    My parents are probably going to be like :wtf: then :confused: 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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