Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
erase everything, make a whole new folder with the .exe in it and go from there
woooh hooo, Where folding like crazy, keep it up guys, and put that wording in your sig so more people will see it.
Wow you're knocking the pants off everyone with those WU's. I'm heading off to bermuda now(random i know), so all my cpu's will be unlimited F@H access for 7 days straight. Looking forward to seeing how I rank next week, haha.. Adios everyone!
Have fun! We will see, i wont have a modem in a little bit so it will be touch and go.
No problem, i have to update the soccer world cup matches anyway
Just noticed theres a lot of teams that seem to have been doing this for a very long time :-O Need to fold hard and long to catch up!
Now thats the Idea.
I got the Internet back so my Farm is back up and Folding.
Got my 160 gb drive for my server, will set it up later tonight
Nice, what are the specs?
Via 1.1 gigapro, 256mb of ram. Nothing special, just very low power consumption and silent.
Found out my problem I posted earlier is firewall related - I can connect when I use DMZ on my router. The problem is I can't work out which ports to forward, I've tried both 80 and 8080 with no success. If no one can help I'm going to have to give up already .
Have you tried asking for help on the folding@home forums? Those people would be more familiar with the progam than we would.
I will post - all the other forums I've looked at with people having my problems never get a result other than the server being down, and I know that's not the problem. Anyway, I'll give it a go, I'd really like to contribute my spare MHz.
What size folding projects do you guys normally get, my first one was 4,000,000 and now my second one is 20,000,000 so big :S. Wonder how a conroe would do in this situation. it certainly makes my prescott chug along pretty good.
Well, as of tomorrow (06/19/2006), it's Goodbye SETI@Home
& Hello Folding@Home!
* It'll be cool joining this team's forums for it, because most folks here have one heck of a powerful system - & that ought to translate out to many results units generated (for a potentially great cause).
Once more - The reason(s) for my delay in joining was simple:
A.) I wanted to see how HIGH of a SETI@Home "RAC" (recent average credit) granted per unit I could get outta this AMD rig, vs. the older Intel P4 3.2ghz 2nd machine I keep here (was my primary unit before this one & is now relegated to server-work only)
B.) To see how far I can get into my teams "top computers" rankings (made it as high as 12 w/ my P4 before, & this time I can't seem to crack the top 25 w/ an undoubtedly superior CPU in my AMD now).
Also, what I am finding is, on these types of projects (because I also view them as a long-term benchmark as well as being decent pursuits):
1.) Intel CPU's do seem to do better, & these types of projects are cpu-cycles dependent (& it seemed that even though the P4 only has 512kb of L2 cache on it, its 800mhz superior clock outweighs L2 cache amounts, because my AMD has 4 times that (2mb shared between the dual cores present), but runs @ 2.4ghz)...
2.) That the compilers out there for software DO tend to favor Intel CPU's, over AMD ones (this is widely known @ SETI@Home) & optimize custom clients for their work better...
Even though AMD cpu's blow AWAY Intel ones in the Fpop (floating point) ALU fpop superiority, & also have more L2 cache by far than a Pentium 4 does, which SHOULD matter here (the built-in seti benchmarks prove this every time)?
Intel cpu's still win out, & it's due to optimized clients being better for them as well as more mhz, because the compilers used apparently are geared more to Intel CPU's. It's GOT to be this, what else could it be?
(E.G.-> The AMD cpu I have here knocks the you-know-what outta my older Intel P4, hands-down on every test there is, including SETI@Home's built-in benchmark, but the results show quite the opposite oddly enough!)
It probably will be the case for FAH as well, but no biggie (because I heard its units aren't as "uniform" in their finish times either as are the SETI ones, which also aren't always "the same" each time they finish either, but tend to not vary as widely as finish times are concerned)...
P.S.=> I do wish, however, that somebody did an "optimized client" for FAH!
The optimized custom client build types that optimize for various instruction sets (floating point processing stuff usually, via MMX, 3dNow, SSE/SSE2/SSE3) DO run massively faster & are JUST AS ACCURATE, @ least in SETI@home + far faster & just more efficient...apk
I hate to relay you to another forum that i was banned from, i hate to do it, put becuase it is such a great Soruce of Information about F@H here it is: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/30105-opinion-complete-folding-guide-getting-most.html#post313828
I hate that place because the moderaters are a bunch of soul less people and they banned me becuase of some one's else actions, anyways thats a good guid. And the person that wrote it is cool so i decided to post it.
Hey, thanks man... I appreciate it, as it will save me time in having to "manually experiment/learn" on my own.
Ah, don't worry about it: It's happened to me before too & it makes me laugh!
(I.E.-> If forums mods have to resort to that? They didn't win a thing, & odds are you were getting the better of THEM, not the reverse! And, in order for dolts of THAT "calibre" to save their face? They "ban" you... about as effective as a wet paper towel as a barrier, to anyone that knows what they're doing IP-wise)
* Sometimes & I am certain you may agree here on this note? It's deserved, but it's best to watch them nuke themselves in the end & they ALWAYS do...
P.S.=> Edited: I was "p.o.'d" today (hey, it happens, we all do it) when I wrote it (Bad day, you don't want to know, & I do NOT want to get into it, lol!)... apk
Well Said, i agree. Im glade that helps.
I have to agree with you 100% there they banned me and a bunch of my closest friends (about 10 members of their forum) for starting our own forum. Then they had their members spam our forum. Overclock.net treated me like shit and I will never, ever go there again. I had over 3000 posts there, and they wasted a lot of my time. They didnt even warn me. They are the strictest site I have ever been on, and they have a warning system, where if you get 20 points you get banned. Spelling errors get you 1 point. Isnt that silly? Sorry for my rant.
I just noticed that TPU still hasn't recognized my 1 completed WU that finished on sunday afternnon. How long does it normally take to show up?
From what I have read/understood from BRIEFLY looking about on the SETI@Home forums (they discuss other BOINC projects as well & this one as well)?
The finish times on this one tend to "fluctuate" a LOT more than SETI@Home ones do... more variation in finish time & just not as "consistent"...
P.S.=> Now, I could be wrong, because I am operating on "hearsay" here, but that is what I got out of my brief readings about it online from other forums etc.... apk
It will, hopefully!
And, anything to aid in my finding (hopefully) an AMD & Intel optimized set of recompiles for THIS project... as I will be contributing to this forum's teams SHORTLY!
(Most of this week, I am trying to break into the Microsoft Team top 20 (been there before on my Intel rig, score was 453 iirc, & now I am @ 367 "rac" on my AMD rig... have to run it the rest of this week to break into TEAM Microsoft TOP 20 list once more, or, see if I can with my AMD rig here))
I have a AMD SETI@Home SSE2/3 instruction optimized client, but typically & I think I mentioned it here earlier?
AMD cpu's, though superior in L2 cache bearing over my P4 3.2ghz & also having better Floating Point capabilities, for SOME reason, don't do as well as Intel ones do (I went into why I think so earlier here iirc i.e.-> mhz less on AMD, & also compilers used tended to favor Intel chips).
Well, it upset me to see others being treated that way as well!
Like I said above - I know what it's like (and, you don't seem like an offensive dork either, but a decent person imo), & especially when you DAMN WELL KNOW you are not "in the wrong"...
The funniest part is? It is VERY SIMPLE to skirt most forums bans... or, worse. IMO, it's more of an effort NOT to "retaliate"...
P.S.=> What works best is, find another & better forums! It's the safest & best thing to do... There are PLENTY of good forums out there! Whoever banned you must think they are "the only show in town"... lol! apk
Now Every one lets get those CPUs folding, start telling other ppl in the froums, and by the way this is the best forum and i plane to contribute for a long time.
So whats the deal about getting a section for Folding@Home on the main threads page? W2hCYK Did you ask Wizz yeat??
If I remember correctly I asked w1zz about a TPU folding team a few months back and he wasnt for it. Not sure, but thats what I recall. So I wouldnt count on anything official.
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