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Post by amercuric » Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:01 am

I just joined team 31574. many thanks to spcr on my first build!
[color=navy][size=75]ANTEC P182, E6850, GA-P35-DQ6, OCZ 2GB DDR2-1066, ATI 2600XT fanless, SEAGATE 320GB(x2) SATA2, CORSAIR 520W[/size][/color]

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:33 am

Welcome to SPCR, and thanks for Folding!
Sincerely, Neil
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:16 am

Hello,

Well, this person is not a new member per se, but they are a dark horse who has come out of "nowhere" and moved up to the TOP of the producers list!

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=233222

Welcome bolek!!!
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Post by aristide1 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:26 pm

Bolek! Bolek! Bolek!
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Hi, I'm new!

Post by booq » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:08 pm

Hi, I'm new! That is all.

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Post by Fat_bloater_dave » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:23 pm

Hi Everyone i have just started Folding for SPCR my first real time at folding. I hope i can bring something to the team.

Dave

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New guy on the block

Post by SKeptical Thinker » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:57 am

I think I've optimized my system for FAH. I'm running the uniprocessor client and the GPU client on my ga-ma78gm-s2h with a BE-2350. I tried the SMP client, but the GPU starved with four cores running on two processors.

<http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=340320>

It will take a few days to get some points built up. I've just finished my second WU (the first was pretty wimpy).

I know that I can't compare the computations on the CPU and GPU, but the completion rate is very different. The GPU is doing 1% every 7 minutes and the CPU is doing 1% every 38 minutes. It's clear the GPU is going to do a lot more WUs than the CPU.

I'm pretty happy about that, since I don't game or do anything else that might tax the GPU. At least this way I'm getting something out of all those transistors I paid for.

I did run a WMV HD trailer while folding. I'll have to pause folding if I want to watch HD as it was dropping frames pretty frequently.

Edit:

I have overclocked my GPU to 980MHz (stock is 500) with the F4 BIOS. It is folding stable after upping the NB voltage by 0.3V. 1% times are now 3 minutes 40 seconds:-)

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Post by mexell » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:04 am

I'm back for folding - five machines, all C2D, folding between 10 and 24/7. Now that there's a proper service installation mode for Windows SMP clients...
[size=75][url=http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=49530]My system[/url][/size]

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:36 am

Hi,
mexell wrote:I'm back for folding - five machines, all C2D, folding between 10 and 24/7. Now that there's a proper service installation mode for Windows SMP clients...
Welcome back, and thanks for the heads up on the new version of the Windows SMP client.
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Post by mexell » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:08 am

Well, let's see what the PPD will look like. Strangely, the machines only show between 50 and 70% CPU usage, but the FAH logs look good.
[size=75][url=http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=49530]My system[/url][/size]

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Post by aristide1 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:12 pm

Did anybody welcome this guy?

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=156247

He's only our fastest folder :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

:shock: 8) :shock: 8) :shock: 8) :shock: 8) :shock: 8)

Way to go jhimanka
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Post by monkiman » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:44 pm

Way to go - and welcome!

I've actually jumped up my production - long overdue update from a Barton 2500 to an E8400
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Post by jhimanka » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:49 am

Thanks guys. Actually I've been folding for years but usually at something like 1000 PPD rate. As it's summer and the servers are under-utilized, I decided to step up the tempo for a while. An eight core Xeon 5460 is surprisingly effective. Unfortunately it won't be available for long.

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Post by Nick Geraedts » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:15 am

I've decided to re-join the team for a while. Once I figure out the quirks of the various programs, we'll have the following up and running:

PS3
E2160, 8GB DDR2-800, Windows 2003 x64
Q6600, 4GB DDR2-800, Windows XP Pro
Q6700, 4GB DDR2-800, Windows XP x64
Q6700, 4GB DDR2-800, Fedora9 x86_64

The XP Pro and XP x64 machines will have the GPU clients folding, as long as I can figure out how to get them to work properly as a service. That's my main problem right now, since I'd rather have all of this run in the background without any niggling windows or tray icons.

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Post by frenchie » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:47 am

hey all,
just started folding a minute ago.
installation was a breeze
GO SPCR !!!!!!
I'll look into using Cuda on my GPU (9800GTX+)... looks interesting


Random question (sorry, no time to google this right now) : how do I use 100% of my CPU ? I have an E7200 and only 50% is beeing used... (sorry again for the question)

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:45 am

Hi,

The 50% you are using is one of the cores. The best way to use both cores, is to use the SMP version of Folding@Home. What OS are you using?
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Post by frenchie » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:58 am

windows XP or Ubuntu, depends what mood I'm in
right now, folding on XP

I'm wondering : would my GPU or my CPU be better folders ?
(CPU = E7200 with 2Gb RAM)
(GPU = 9800GTX+ with 512Mb RAM)

I'll look more into folding sometimes this afternoon.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:05 am

Hi,

If your Ubuntu is 64bit (which it probably is) this will be the better choice for Folding@Home. It is much more stable and much faster with the SMP client. There are SMP clients for WinXP, though at the moment, I am having problems getting them to work. If you run the GUI client and the CLI (command line) client in WinXP, that is okay; but it is not as fast/efficient as the SMP client. (You can't run two of the same clients in Windows, at least not easily.)
Sincerely, Neil
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Post by qpegasus » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:39 am

Hey all.

I've got a console client running on each core of my e7200@ 3.2Ghz

I read the SMP client was best with quads and that it still has problems... so wasnt sure if I should go with that.

For now I've also got the GPU client (running at higher priority than console so it gets CPU) folding away on my 9600 GT. Not sure if that'll be a permanent fixture, since I'm worried that folding for hours each day might mean a shorter card life. That said, it never goes above 52C.. not bad for a passively cooled card.

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Post by Trav1s » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:17 am

Just installed the folding program on the desktop box:
K45 w / E2200 & 2 gigs of 667DDR2 OC'd to 2.65 running XPPro SP3

New to the folding thing but thought I would donate the processor space while the machine is on but NOT in use.

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Post by aristide1 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:25 pm

Many thanks for you contributions and welcome aboard :!:

:D

Trav1s - No more loud anything!

qpegasus - SMP is pretty stable, especially that Deino version which I haven't figured out how to install. What does happen is occasionally there is a slew of bad work units that all fail and that's just how it goes, but it does scare people into thinking their hardware has gone crazy. It hasn't.

If you can get the free Rivas tuner and try increasing your shader speed. It will make the most difference in your points per day. Don't go crazy though.

Also - don't be shy in looking at the forums over at folding.stanford.edu

Chances you are not the first person who sees a particular bug, and if there's a solution for it, well it's going to be there.

Also 2 - FAH executables expire. There's no formal warning, just keep the data in mind. Afterwards they get an error that doesn't really say expired either. Just be aware for now.

Welcome again.
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Post by aristide1 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:36 pm

frenchie wrote:windows XP or Ubuntu, depends what mood I'm in
right now, folding on XP

I'm wondering : would my GPU or my CPU be better folders ?
(CPU = E7200 with 2Gb RAM)
(GPU = 9800GTX+ with 512Mb RAM)

I'll look more into folding sometimes this afternoon.
frenchie, if you download and install the latest CUDA drivers your CPU usage for the GPU folding will drop to almost zero. You can then leave it like that are you can also start an SMP version as well.

GPU folding currently earns the most points. You could probably push your shader speed up a bit as well.
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Post by Trav1s » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:14 pm

aristide1 wrote:Many thanks for you contributions and welcome aboard :!:

Trav1s - No more loud anything!
Wait? DID I LEAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON?? :lol:

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Post by Trav1s » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:15 pm

Just added the 12" iBook 1.33 with 1.5 gig of RAM to the team. Nothing terribly fast but it is low wattage, cool and quiet. 8)

If I recall, someone here told me no more loud anything is a good thing. :wink:

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Post by aristide1 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:15 pm

Where are our manners? Welcome David Hays, and oh yeah almost forgot,

HOLY COW! Look at him go!
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:31 am

Hello,

We have another fast up and comer: euimin. Congrats on the impressive output!
Sincerely, Neil
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Post by euimin » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:42 am

Thank you. I really appreciate your warm welcome. I will continue to contribute to the team for as long as I can.

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Post by frenchie » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:40 am

aristide1 : thanks for your advice. I just did that but it seems I have a funky work unit for now... my GPU folds for 5 seconds and stops... then starts again after 10secs... Strange...

I also have a regular CPU client installed now :-)
Main/gamming : Antec Solo|X-650|Asus P5Q-E|Intel Q9550@3.4GHz|HR-01 Plus 120mm Nexus @6V|Corsair 2x2Go XMS2 DHX cas 4 @4-4-4-12|Exhaust Nexus 120mm @9V|Intel X25M G2 160Gb|Samsung 1TB in SQD|2xGigabyte GTS450 OC (@900/1900/3800)|GPU fan 120mm Nexus @6V
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Post by aristide1 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:28 am

frenchie wrote:aristide1 : thanks for your advice. I just did that but it seems I have a funky work unit for now... my GPU folds for 5 seconds and stops... then starts again after 10secs... Strange...

I also have a regular CPU client installed now :-)
If you are running GPU and SMP you should lower the priority of SMP, perferrably to the lowest setting. It still runs fine.
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Post by frenchie » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:39 am

AH FINALLY !!!!!
back to full blast folding on the GPU !!!!!!! Dunno what happened before...
and the CPU client is also going. Slower but going !!!
and best of all, I'm only using 50% of my CPU :) :) :) :) :)
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