- Jan 31, 2009
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I'm running it too now. I will keep using it if it won't slow down my games
You should give it a go Raz, we need more people on the team we are almost about to break into the top 600 teams in the world (though the competition is stiff). Pretty good really given there's not many of us folding these days.
Well it is called [email protected], not [email protected]Downside is however I'm going to have to cut back on folding 24/7 as my rig certainly chews through the juice (the elect bill is a tad up this time) and just fold when I'm home from now on (though I've my mac at working folding for me on the sly ) However I'd lay the blame squarely at the feet of my insatiable appetite for DLing American TV shows rather than blame folding.
Everyone involved is contributing towards scientific research to help determine what causes certain diseases on a genetic level (such a Hodgkinsons) by examining the process of protein folding. People install the client, then the client contacts the server, downloads a data file (which are updated regularly) and then their computer/graphics card runs though a simulation, dependant upon the power of which might take a couple of hours or a day. Doing this doesn't really put much of a strain on your PC or graphics card tbh, its effectively a background service. You can play games whilst folding and you'll only notice a bit of frame rate drop (though you can always pause the folding when you are gaming and resume when your finished if it is noticeable).Basically tons of ppl are using their own computer power to...to what? to get a high score on some list? Why? Why wear out your hardware 24/7 and waste energy?
haha yeah.i will do that same, but its texas, so it could be 90s one day and 60s the next.
Same here - we got our first rain of the season today, and my average temps are much lower (my radiator is actually outside).Cooler weather has arrived. My 2nd PC has been down as I'm getting it set for fall. In a day or so I'll have it up and folding 24/7 with 2x 8800GTs.
I'm using the v6.24 SMP beta with Windows Vista.I don't suppose they came out with a new SMP client lately?
Not for a looooong looooooong time.Any cures yet?
My SMP this morning also was not finding new WUs. But that happens sometimes. You can run both GPU and SMP at the same time if you are under Vista or use certain drivers with WinXP (CPU utilization 0% w/GPU client)....started folding on the GPU client. SMP client (the new 6.24 drop in) has been failing miserably to find the work server. I'll let it sit for a few hours to see if it connects before installing a non-beta version.
Looks like the CPU clients say 1 DAY to complete while the SMP says 3 HOURS. So it is shorter time still. You can always look at the PPD which shows a higher rate of points. 300 points per day for the SMP WU and 100 PPD for the WUs on the regular client.2nd edit - firing on all cylinders. What's with the 84 point work unit assigned to the C2D that's apparently going to take longer than higher value work units assigned to 'weaker' CPUs? :bonce:
Heh we are on 29K PPD at present. Hopefully if we keep that pace up we will easily break into the top 500 before the year is out.We are staying about 25k PPD. Lets stay above that as there are a few teams below and above us about 24k PPD which we want to make sure we pass and stay that way.
Came here via your signatureHeh we are on 29K PPD at present. Hopefully if we keep that pace up we will easily break into the top 500 before the year is out.
However more Folders are always appreciated/encouraged.
I'm wondering whether we might run a news report to see if we can garner a few more people to the cause, because alien as the concept is to me, apparently some people (even regulars) don't ever visit the hardware forums (I guess years of using the New Posts button has conditioned me to these things..) :O
Reading from the beginning of the thread (which I suppose really is ancient history in computing terms), I just got the impression that I probably should have been running the Multicore CPU version. That and that you guys can almost sound a little too competitiveThe GPU [email protected] client for ATI cards? That's one of the best ones to install!
If you have Vista or Win7 it should not use 100% CPU and you should be free to install yet another [email protected] client if you want.
Either the regular or SMP (best for quad core or high-clocked dual core CPUs).
Feel free to pause the GPU client when you play games. Usually it goes to idle anyway but sometimes it might get jittery.