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What about a TPU F@H/WCG-BOINC joint effort?

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, May 4, 2009.

  1. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Paulieg has come up with a very promising idea. He is asking the F@H team to crunch their CPU's for the WCG/BOINC team in exchange for the WCG/BOINC team folding their GPU's for the F@H team. Personally, I think it's a great idea and adds synergy to both our teams. We all know that our CPU's are more productive crunching than folding. So, what do you guy's think about this?

    Edit: We already have 4 GPU's pledged to the F@H team from the WCG/BOINC team.
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    I'm already doing this :)
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    does WCG work in idle as the F@H app does? or is it somewhat demanding and something that needs turned off during gaming?
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    I can play all my games fine with WCG running. It only uses free resources, so if you're playing a game and it's using 90% of all your cores, it will use the other 10%.
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    It runs in the background just like f@h. Shouldn't affect normal use.
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    I really think that this could be a great partnership. I'm looking forward to folding my gtx260, 9600gso and 8800gts 320.
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    This would be great on quads, as most games don't use all them cores anyway.:p
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    I'm doing this also, started crunching on the CPUs about a week and a half ago or so. I'm leaving the GPU's folding though, I figure best of both worlds, donating to more good causes, definately a good way to go.

    :toast:
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Exactly. :)
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    then sign me up :), i'll download the app and whatnot in a few
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    I'll put my 9800GTX+ to work, also, my 8800GT and my 4870...should give a nice boost to F@H.


    Here's a quote from the WCG section for the people wondering if it will effect anything:

    :)
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    downloading, now instead of having 2 separate F@H and WCG threads, we should make 1 for both with instructions to both and links to join both in the same thread.

    EDIT: lol, my F@H app never used a lot of my cpu at idle, but WCG isn't shy haha my CPU usage keeps fluctuating from 50-100% usage. and i no longer have the idle temps of 38 but of 48-52 haha. interesting program like a 24/7 mini stress test :laugh:
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    Huh:eek: what's going on here:confused:

    So basically fold with your GPU and crunch with your CPU:confused:

    Hmmnnn, not a bad idea there...oh wait a minute I've been doing that already:banghead::D

    Fold and crunch on folks:rockout:
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    Just joined in :D

    Starting with my E8400. Wanna see how it goes...

    If I like it and... If I see F@H is getting new members, will join in with my X6800 and E6850 :toast:
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Converted my E8400 over. Will do the other 4 CPU's tomorrow.
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    now can i run the F@H app and WCG on my CPU? as i have a 7800GTX and it can't fold, but i want to continue folding.
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    :eek::shadedshu SOOOOOO, my invitation/taunting to you wasn't good enough eh:wtf:

    So basically you only heed Buck's advise:confused: I see how it is:D
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    Ohhhh I like this idea. Now i just need to fix my damn rigs! :(
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    When I get my GTX 285, Ill fold on it and crunch with CPU. :toast:
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    Doing this already got 5 gpu folding and 5 cpu crunching, COLDING!!! I can game fine on all my rigs with both of these running, and it seems ,maybe my imagination that my 4850 doesnt reset as much with cruncing going.
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    You are completely right!!

    Hail Buck :respect:
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    Got this going on my rigs...and ordered another 260 just to make up the difference for my Folding :)
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    Folding with my 9800GTX currently.
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    will F@H run just as good as before with WCG running on my CPU as well?
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    My 8600GT will get suffocated by folding though:(it's already idles at 55 degrees:cry:

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