1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Willing to donate PPD to Team Members

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. BUCK NASTY

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

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,445 (1.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,518
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL. U.S.A.
    *** This is for existing low ranking and new team members only ***

    The purpose of this thread is to help a new member or members with very low PPD to get noticed. I have been very fortunate to have been able to amass and fold the hardware required to attain 10M points. I currently run 26 clients 24/7. I am nearing my short term goal and want to help our team grow. I am willing to donate PPD to a new member or a very low ranking member. It's tough to begin folding with ambition, only to realize your not happy with your PPD output and begin to fold less and less often or worse, stop folding altogether. Maybe you want to be more competitive, but can't afford the new hardware right now. I want to help in these situations. If your not in the top 40 and have under 3K PPD, I will subsidize your PPD. I will only donate to the point you reach the top 40 or have sufficient PPD of your own. I will also decide the donation amount based on your current PPD. You need to have a F@H user name already and possess the commitment to follow through after the donation period ends. You must also be active in the F@H forum and demonstrate the desire to increase your PPD by your own means. I want to foster future long term folders and not provide PPD for people that are doing this because "it's cool" and want to try it out. So, start posting up if you want to be considered for the donation!
    :toast:

    Currently folding for:


    WhiteLotus - 9600GSO @ 3800 PPD
    PCPraiser100 - 8800GS @ 3800 PPD
    Gam - 9600GSO @ 3800 PPD
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
    phanbuey, Zanga, Gam'ster and 6 others say thanks.
  2. Castiel

    Castiel

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,319 (1.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    310
    Very nice of you Buck!!
  3. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I am low ranking! Sounds perfect. In ur base stealin ur PPD.
  4. KieranD

    KieranD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    8,016 (3.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    nice to give away ppd but it aint a game or a benchmark or a competition its about helping out for some research and science

    i dont see how it could be fun either and for those that can hardly fold like me do it as little or often as you can or want to coz it all helps in the end
  5. WhiteLotus

    WhiteLotus

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,532 (2.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    847
    Consider me if you will buck, although it wont be for long, i will be getting at 48xx to fold within the next month.
  6. driver66

    driver66 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,046 (0.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    111
    Location:
    indiana
    GIEF ME PPD PLOX :laugh: j/k



    Good idea but I think half of the fun of folding is helping out of coarse.

    The other half is accomplishing something with your hardware, no matter how slow or fast it comes.:rockout:

    I'm not sure giving out a free top 40 spot will help or hurt the stability of the team :confused:
    Worth a try :toast:
  7. BUCK NASTY

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

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,445 (1.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,518
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL. U.S.A.
    You are a prime candidate. I will be glad to help starting immediately. Rig 5 GPU-0(9600GSO) folding for "WhiteLotus" @ 3800PPD. First work unit will finish in 28 min
    :toast:

    I'm just offering a short term boost to increase the morale of lower PPD team members. All these points are for TPU. I'm just "spreading the love around".
    :D
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  8. WhiteLotus

    WhiteLotus

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,532 (2.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    847
    sweet, that was quick! Manys thank to you ol' wise one!

    I get paid on friday and i will be getting a new card ~4830/4850
  9. Flyordie

    Flyordie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,870 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    If I could afford it... lolz.
    I avg abour 3,000ppd with just my HD4850.
    GPU Client ONLY
    HD4850-625Mhz- 3,000ppd
    HD4850-725Mhz- 3,400ppd
    HD4850-750Mhz- 3,500ppd
    CPU-3.5Ghz, HD4850-750Mhz-4,215 PPD
    --
    CPU Client ONLY-
    1x Core @ 2.8Ghz- 250-300ppd
    1x Core @ 3.1Ghz- 330-350ppd
    1x Core @ 3.5Ghz- 360-400ppd

    So you don't have to have super high end hardware to get decent PPD.
    Just OC the crappy stuff all you can. ;-)
    Buck, PM me if you have a guy who could use my CPU client.
    Its a Phenom II 920 @ 3.5Ghz if any of you are wondering.
  10. BUCK NASTY

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

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,445 (1.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,518
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL. U.S.A.
    Thanks Flyordie, that's very generous of you. I will be getting with you shortly.
  11. jbunch07

    jbunch07 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,261 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    614
    Location:
    Chattanooga,TN
    I can haz some PPD?

    I'm averaging around 2500 atm. But im climbing in rank...I'm @ 226 atm witch is pretty low : /
  12. BUCK NASTY

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

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,445 (1.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,518
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL. U.S.A.
    Let's get the other core running tonight and then we will see where your avg ends up at.;)
    jbunch07 says thanks.
  13. jbunch07

    jbunch07 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,261 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    614
    Location:
    Chattanooga,TN
    ahh yes good deal! :toast:
  14. Flyordie

    Flyordie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,870 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Yeah, I am a folder from Team 64 just trying to help the masses. Already got 300K pts under my belt since November08. Its not gonna hurt me to supply 300-400ppd to another folder. Also, this is on my personal gaming rig, so ppd may fluctuate... however, when its not in use... it folds.
  15. kid41212003

    kid41212003

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,584 (1.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    533
    Location:
    California
    I kinda want to see how long and far can I come, alone :D.
    But that's really generous of you BUCK!

    My cpu alone chunk out 3.3k ppd, and I still can play games while the SMP is running (not with the GPU client though :laugh:), Core i7 is freaking awesome!
    BUCK NASTY says thanks.
  16. Zanga New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    77 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Great idea Buck, i kind of know the low ppd story leading you to the dark side of not folding. I almost quit, because of the smp client and vista x64. For a full week i lost the 1k ppd machine :shadedshu (core 2 duo 2.33 ghz). The second machine (3 Ghz p4 with HT) was forever doomed. I occasionally fold with my 4850 wich melts my pc case :laugh:, and i can't make my q6600 to 100% :ohwell: just 50 % and makes the GPU client decrease speed. I know i need to dedicate a core to GPU and the remaining 3 to smp...but i couldn't figure out how to do it. Beside all of this i managed to go up to rank 43 (now 45) in just a few months.
  17. kiriakost

    kiriakost New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,054 (0.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Location:
    Volos, Greece
    Save the planet ... do not fold .. :ohwell:
  18. phanbuey

    phanbuey

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,203 (2.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    973
    Location:
    Miami
    How is not folding gonna save the planet?

    New power sources are gonna save the planet... but then again the planet tends to self-destruct on its own every once in a while by releasing noxious gasses from the core into the atmosphere en masse.

    The planet is gonna go one way or another might as well fold.
  19. Zanga New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    77 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Folding does use a lot of electricity but I have a work computer by it's nature which has to run 24/7, so it it wold be a real waste to run a screen saver and some minor apps. Also browsing the net with a quad core machine it's a total waste.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  20. 3870x2

    3870x2

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,875 (2.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    689
    Location:
    Joplin, Mo
    would a 9800gx2 fold well at all? I plan to start soon.
    also, driving to work in your car would do more damage to the earth than 1 year of folding. Maybe we should stop going to work?¿?¿
  21. kiriakost

    kiriakost New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,054 (0.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Location:
    Volos, Greece
    Your country have non ... do you want my ... i do not have any too.

    So were is it ? .... all that i see is a nuclear rector next of your home , that kills everything around it.
  22. Gam'ster

    Gam'ster New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    980 (0.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    113
    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Wow thats really cool, i used to fold but had to sell my 3870 for cash :(, Ill get bk into it very soon.
    congratz on the 10m buck :) But id appreciate some ppd :D untill i get bk in the game.
    BUCK NASTY says thanks.
  23. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,429 (1.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,486
    Folding@Home FTW.... Im gonna start the folding process soon...i stopped because my crappy comp broke and didnt have one for several months..I hope to get up and running soon and will join the TPU team
    BUCK NASTY says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  24. phanbuey

    phanbuey

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,203 (2.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    973
    Location:
    Miami
    OFF TOPIC:
    so what's your solution?

    how about this FOLDING = mass cloud computing, if more researchers adopt this model instead of using OLD, inefficient CPU-based supercomputers then we will have a more energy efficient research platform. Which we can then use for whatever we want (power research?)

    See if it wasnt us using our 0-2 year old GFX cards, then stanford would be using its 5 - 10 year old supercomputer (if they even have one) which is alot less "green" in perofrmance/power than a CUDA-based videocard.

    What is your choice?

    ON TOPIC:

    sorry don't mean to feed the trolls... This is a great idea Buck! More people folding is always better.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  25. BUCK NASTY

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

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,445 (1.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,518
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL. U.S.A.
    Yes, it would fold very well. PM me if you want to set up dual clients to fold both cores.

    Don't troll this thread please.

    Everyone, let's get this thread back on topic!

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page