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Do we have flair for F@H? I noticed we do for WCG?
Three-four years ago we were ranking around 15 for teams. Our captain was in top 100. Flair? Some have been around folding for 10 years so some knowledge is floating around :)
Edit: got the flair pretty wrong....:ohwell:
 
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Some of us have been folding before WCG was even a thing at TPU. Some of us have been folding before GPU folding was possible... or even multi-threaded CPU folding. Anyone else remember loading up multiple instances of the single-threaded CPU client for a dual core or better processor? And then some "advanced" client came along which allowed us to manually set SMP flags to do the "big" units... :pimp:
 
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Do we have flair for F@H? I noticed we do for WCG?
We used to have a badge just like the one for WCG or the "long service" TPU badge. I think it was activated by adding the folding username in your account preferences, like this:
Screenshot_2020-03-26 Preferences.png


But since even the most "senior" and still active folders here don't seem to have it, I imagine that feature may have been deactivated...? Maybe @W1zzard knows...
 

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I feel the badge may need adjusted. Once upon a time, 25kppd might have been crazy, but it's easy to be batting over a million today...
 
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and fixed, thanks for reporting.

we're pulling stats from folding.extremeoverclocking.com, apparently they changed something in their server setup, i adjusted my scripts accordingly
Thank you for the quick fix! :D

I feel the badge may need adjusted. Once upon a time, 25kppd might have been crazy, but it's easy to be batting over a million today...
Didn't know that FAH badge was dynamic like that...

1 million ppd seems like a good baseline for a "crazy folder"... my two cents.
 

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1 million ppd seems like a good baseline for a "crazy folder"... my two cents.
Updated to 1 million, feel free to have a discussion about the value, I can adjust it easily
 
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To me, "Crazy Folder" means someone who has multiple dedicated mid-range GPU's or more than one top-end GPU. So, if you look at the output of, say, RTX 2070 at 1.2M PPD, and RTX 2080 Ti at 2.6M PPD, "Crazy Folder" should be set, currently, at around 3 million PPD. Thoughts?

For reference:
If you can get one at a decent price, a GTX260 (216SP) is a great folder. It may not be not the most energy efficient, but it is very effective nonetheless. The following list is based on a 384pt Nvidia WU:

GTX280/285 (8000 PPD)
GTX 260 (216sp) (7000 PPD)
9800GTX+ (6200 PPD)
9800GTX (6000 PPD)
8800GTS 512 (5800 PPD)
8800GT/9800GT (4500 PPD)
8800GTS 320/640 (4000 PPD)
8800GS/9600GSO 384(avoid the 512mb or DDR2 versions) (3800 PPD)

*PPD based on highest stable overclocks. Shaders are the primary overclock for F@H.
 
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To me, "Crazy Folder" means someone who has multiple dedicated mid-range GPU's or more than one top-end GPU. So, if you look at the output of, say, GTX 2070 at 1.2M PPD, and GTX 2080 Ti at 2.6M PPD, "Crazy Folder" should be set, currently, at around 3 million PPD. Thoughts?

For reference:
You are right that one full time mid-range GPU is not crazy. The 3 million PPD seems right. You don‘t get three WCG stars crunching with one CPU either.
 
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To me, "Crazy Folder" means someone who has multiple dedicated mid-range GPU's or more than one top-end GPU. So, if you look at the output of, say, GTX 2070 at 1.2M PPD, and GTX 2080 Ti at 2.6M PPD, "Crazy Folder" should be set, currently, at around 3 million PPD. Thoughts?

For reference:
3M PPD looks reasonable to me. Although, maybe I'd raise that to 4M or 5M. We do have new GPU archs coming soon, which will probably raise general performance in these tasks noticeably.
 
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and fixed, thanks for reporting.

we're pulling stats from folding.extremeoverclocking.com, apparently they changed something in their server setup, i adjusted my scripts accordingly
Thanks!

Updated to 1 million, feel free to have a discussion about the value, I can adjust it easily
Just curious when should we expect to see a F@H badge? Im still under 100 WU's but im working on crunching not-stop!
 
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Just curious when should we expect to see a F@H badge? Im still under 100 WU's but im working on crunching not-stop!
Strange. I checked your stats and you have 48 WUs, yet only 80k points. Did you add a passkey to the client?

Passkeys are used to tie your contributions directly to you and to get bonus points for finishing work quickly.

That aside, did you check if your folding username is registered in your account preferences?
 
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Strange. I checked your stats and you have 48 WUs, yet only 80k points. Did you add a passkey to the client?

Passkeys are used to tie your contributions directly to you and to get bonus points for finishing work quickly.

That aside, did you check if your folding username is registered in your account preferences?
I do not have a passkey does that affect my score? Ill set one now. i do have my username filled in within my profile.


EDIT: Looks like this could affect my points according to this FAQ?

 
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Just started folding recently.
Anything to get more PPD?
 
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Some of us have been folding before WCG was even a thing at TPU. Some of us have been folding before GPU folding was possible... or even multi-threaded CPU folding. Anyone else remember loading up multiple instances of the single-threaded CPU client for a dual core or better processor? And then some "advanced" client came along which allowed us to manually set SMP flags to do the "big" units... :pimp:
Pepperidge Farm Remembers!

Remember when GPU folding first started and it only worked on ATI cards, and if you ran it on your computer it basically crippled the computer because folding on the GPU made the computer so incredibly slow the computer was basically unusable?

Hell, I've been folding since before folding for TPU was a think. :laugh: I think I started folding back in 2002ish on a P4 based laptop.
 
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Pepperidge Farm Remembers!

Remember when GPU folding first started and it only worked on ATI cards, and if you ran it on your computer it basically crippled the computer because folding on the GPU made the computer so incredibly slow the computer was basically unusable?

Hell, I've been folding since before folding for TPU was a think. :laugh: I think I started folding back in 2002ish on a P4 based laptop.
No... I don't remember that... but now that you mention it I vaguely recall something like that. I never had GPU folding impact my system's performance like that either... but I've never folded on an ATI/AMD card. I don't even remember what card I had when I first got into GPU folding... it might have been my 8600GTS... I briefly had a 9800GT, but I blew it up, and I wound up getting a 9600GSO some time after that. I definitely remember folding on that 9600GSO...
 

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No... I don't remember that... but now that you mention it I vaguely recall something like that. I never had GPU folding impact my system's performance like that either... but I've never folded on an ATI/AMD card. I don't even remember what card I had when I first got into GPU folding... it might have been my 8600GTS... I briefly had a 9800GT, but I blew it up, and I wound up getting a 9600GSO some time after that. I definitely remember folding on that 9600GSO...
It was with my x1950GT IIRC. It made even the mouse laggy. I could only GPU fold at night when I wasn't using the computer. They refined it a lot by the time it made it to nVidia cards.
 

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I do seem to recall browsing the web being laggy... disabling GPU acceleration helped with that, but those days are behind us now... :)
 
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I do not have a passkey does that affect my score? Ill set one now. i do have my username filled in within my profile.


EDIT: Looks like this could affect my points according to this FAQ?

Yes, after you complete 10 WUs with the passkey loaded in the client, the system starts awarding you bonus points for finishing them quickly. The faster you finish them, the more bonus points you get.

Just started folding recently.
Anything to get more PPD?
As said before, set up the F@H client with a passkey if you haven't already.

https://apps.foldingathome.org/getpasskey

After 10 WU completed, you'll start getting bonus points.

Be aware that right now there are a lot more people folding than usual, so these days it's normal to see the client doing nothing and reporting that there are no WUs available. The F@H staff are working on pumping out more work and putting more servers online, but the amount of computing power available to them grew a lot, so they're still catching up.

Aside from the bonus points, the only other way to get more PPD is usually upgrading whatever hardware you're using for the task and/or adding more cores to the task (x86 cores from your CPU or more GPUs). On TPU we recommend using only the GPU for folding, and if you're interested you can use the CPU for WCG (World Community Grid). There is another subforum here on TPU dedicated to WCG if you want to know more about that.
 
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Yes, after you complete 10 WUs with the passkey loaded in the client, the system starts awarding you bonus points for finishing them quickly. The faster you finish them, the more bonus points you get.



As said before, set up the F@H client with a passkey if you haven't already.

https://apps.foldingathome.org/getpasskey

After 10 WU completed, you'll start getting bonus points.

Be aware that right now there are a lot more people folding than usual, so these days it's normal to see the client doing nothing and reporting that there are no WUs available. The F@H staff are working on pumping out more work and putting more servers online, but the amount of computing power available to them grew a lot, so they're still catching up.

Aside from the bonus points, the only other way to get more PPD is usually upgrading whatever hardware you're using for the task and/or adding more cores to the task (x86 cores from your CPU or more GPUs). On TPU we recommend using only the GPU for folding, and if you're interested you can use the CPU for WCG (World Community Grid). There is another subforum here on TPU dedicated to WCG if you want to know more about that.
Thanks for the info!
 
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What ever is decided about what constitutes a "Crazy Folder" should be delayed until there is no more or very little delay in getting WU's.
Hopefully that will be from more servers coming online rather than a drop in F@H participants.

BTW: The days when I had 7 cards spread across three machines are long gone. Smart meters and tiered pricing put that way beyond my budget. :(
 
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