600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

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congrats!

Post by cordis » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:09 pm

Hey, now leaping up into the 700k bracket, it's....

NathanBlanchard!!!!!!!

Congrats, it looks like you're up above 3kppd a day, so it'll be less than a month to reach 800k! Keep on rocking!

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:27 pm

Yeah, his iMac i3 is out producing my iMac Core2 Duo and my son's Macbook Core2 Duo put together.
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congrats!

Post by cordis » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:26 am

Hey, and here's another member of the 700k bracket, it's....

Michael_qrt!!!!

Nice job, keep up the good work!

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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:19 pm

Hey, congratulations are in order, in the 800k bracket, it's.....

DaleV!!!!!!

Great work! Less than 2 months to the next bracket, and up and up! Keep on folding!!!

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Post by cordis » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:12 pm

Hey, just up into this bracket, it's....

Corey Moncure!!!!!

Thanks for the effort! Keep it up!!

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Post by cordis » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:19 pm

And edging up into the 800k range, it's.....

NathanBlanchard!!!!!!!

And only a day or two off of my prediction! That's how you do it, steady contributions! Way to go Nathan!

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:49 pm

Yeah, his new machine has been pretty steady. It slogs through those 3300+ pointers at a lower PPD than the smaller units, but it keeps on goin'.
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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:54 pm

Here's another bracket jumper, into the 900k bracket it's.....

DaleV!!!!

Congrats DaleV, not long until 1 million now!! Woohoo!!

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:28 pm

See Dale Fold!!
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Post by cordis » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:36 pm

Hey, right on schedule, it's our new up and comer....

nanoalpha!!!!!

Leaping up from 4k ppd a day to 12+kppd a day! Very nice! Not sure what you're upgrading, but keep it up, you rock!

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Post by cordis » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:40 pm

And coming in new to the bracket, it's....

Myth! !!!!

Hey, congratulations for hitting 600k, keep up the great work! Very nice!

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Post by cordis » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:43 pm

Hey, guess who just jumped up into the 900k range, it's.....

NathanBlanchard!!!!!!!

Looks like an iMac can pump out those WUs! Keep on folding!!!

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Post by cordis » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Hey, leaping up into the 800k range, it's.....

Michael_qrt!!!!!

It looks like we another member of the recent upgrade class too, going from <2k ppd a week to around 40kppd a week! Great work!

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Post by cordis » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:17 pm

Another week, another bracket for the great....

nanoalpha!!!!

Breaking through 700k, less than a week to 800k, just keeps going and going! :D

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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by frenchie » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:47 am

about 100k a week ain't bad :) Aint't bad at all in fact !!
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Post by cordis » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:05 pm

And as predicted, breaking through 800k, it's.....

nanoalpha!!!!

Keep up the great work, catch you next week at 900k!

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Post by cordis » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:03 pm

And hey, looks like someone else takes a new bracket, at 800k it's....

pixel_pimp!!!!!

Good job, just keeping it slow and steady and contributing! Congrats for hitting 800k!

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Post by cordis » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:44 pm

And jumping up to 900k, it's....

Michael_qrt!!!

Congrats on the new bracket, and keep up the great work!!!

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Post by cordis » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:19 pm

And leaping into the 700k bracket, it's....

Myth! !!!!!!!

Congrats, keep up the good work!

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Post by frenchie » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:19 am

Congrats !!!! keep on folding !!!!!
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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:52 am

Jumping up into the 600k bracket, it's....

444555!!!!!!

Congrats on the new bracket, looks like you took the summer off, glad to have you back up and running now!

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Post by cordis » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:49 pm

Hey, another month, another 100k for the magnificent...

Myth! !!!!

Congrats on hitting 800k, keep on folding! Great work!!

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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by Myth! » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:35 am

:wink:

have like 6 older p4 machines.....no cdroms though, whats best system to make em folders. they were thick clients in a past life
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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:59 pm

Hey Myth! Well, old p4s don't make great folders, I think they may eke out 300-400ppd, not sure if it's worth it. But if you want to try it, this page has some prebuilt folding distros:

http://reilly.homeip.net/folding/

A long time I tried the virtual distro, it worked mostly, but it threw a lot of warning messages that bugged me. It really depends on what the systems are like. If they'll boot from a usb key, that's probably the easy way to go. If not, then you'll need an external cd drive or something. If they have hard drives, you may want to just put a linux distro on a usb key, install linux on each machine and follow the standard linux smp directions (http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegrou ... inSMPGuide). For usb key installs, either Damn Small Linux or Puppy Linux would be ok, but even Fedora or Ubuntu probably have usb key installs nowadays. DSL and Puppy are good for systems with constrained resources, like low memory or small hard drives. Oh, and linux smp only runs on 64-bit systems, so you'll have to make sure that your p4s are 64 bit compatible. From what I remember, some of them are and some of them aren't.

I'm not making this sound very hopeful, but hey, give it a shot, post if you have trouble and we'll see if we can help! :)

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Post by Myth! » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:49 pm

hmm, not sure it will boot from USB key, or if the troubles i had was just with trying to get it to spoof a floppy drive. When I first tried getting one up and running I tried a 64bit win7 and upon reboot it said not a valid win32 program ( i think), and am 99% sure they wont support 64 bit software.
USB cdrom (PATA caddy) was causing me issues too, but i think it was the caddy that time. I have another to try, but I dont want to run from CD or from USB. I'd like to run from the HDDs if possible. They DO support PXE boot, but that option on your link seemed to be for a diskless machine that boots PXE everytime, whereas I'd be happier with maybe install via PXE (not relishing this) or via USB or via CD drive in a caddy if I can get my other pata-usb interface working.
Also though, I'm sure I had F@H running SMP on my old P4 hyperthreading.....at 1700 ppd? But maybe this is only available within windows. What do you think would be best ppd for these machines. Pretty low ram though come to think of it. Maybe 256mb per machine, or could do 3 machines with 512.
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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:21 am

Well, check the bios for the systems just in case, in some of those there's a bios switch to activate 64 bit instructions. If you can switch that on, you should be good to go with damn small linux or puppy linux, even in that memory space. Although, not sure how much memory folding needs. Hmm. If they're strictly 32 bit, then you're screwed, windows only for 32 bit. Although xp would work. But don't count on getting the same ppd as you used to, since they put the bonus system in for all smp jobs they readjusted the base system to an i5. With bonuses, systems faster than that got more points, and systems slower than that got fewer points. I was folding on an Atom 330 at the time, and it went from 900ppd to 400ppd, and it would miss deadlines on the slower WUs. Even with the low power usage, there was really no reason to keep it running. If you're looking for more accurate numbers, check colm's posts over on the team blog thread, I think he was folding on a Pentium 4, and after the smp point change he got sick of it (after 10 years of folding!) and gave up.

OK, that sounds kind of down. Alright, bottom line, boot one up, check the bios to see if you can switch 64 bit support on. If not, don't knock yourself out. As much as I want to encourage everyone to fold as much as possible, getting frustrated and burnt out over a small ppd boost is not worth it. Here's a thought, see if you can ebay them, and put whatever money you get toward a fast gpu. They just started selling gtx 560s...... ;)

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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:37 pm

Hey, congrats to the next folder at 600k, it's....

zr1453!!!!

Way to go! Keep on folding, and you'll rack up to the next bracket in no time!

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Post by cordis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:40 pm

And another enters in at 600k, it's...

AubergineAnodyne!!!!!

Congrats on 600k, it looks like you'll be at 700k in no time! Hope things are going ok, you dropped out for a bit there. But you came back strong, so good job on that! :D

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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by Myth! » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:52 am

will they beat me to 1,000,000 though.... ;-)
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Re: 600,000 points up to 999,999 points!

Post by cordis » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:13 pm

Well, according to my favorite stats site graphs...
Myth!, you pass 1 million around Mar. 15 http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=202355
zr1453 passes 1 million around Apr. 12 http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=526065
AubergineAnodyne passes 1 million around Mar. 1 http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=540638

That assumes that everyone stays at roughly the same production... you never know when a machine will crash and need some fixing. :wink:

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