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Post Posted October 23rd, 2004, 2:58 pm

Me: 6500

Let's make the top 1000 (in a few months). erikl was my brother's mistake. He's now folding for RAF_Moz_work.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2004, 2:59 pm

that means the 2 of us account for 11k points... we 0wn ;)
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2004, 3:02 pm

It's a team effort. All credit goes to vfwlkr.

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Post Posted October 23rd, 2004, 10:43 pm

RAF wrote:It's a team effort. All credit goes to vfwlkr.

Isnt that an oxymoron? (how can one person claim the credit for a team effort)
Credit goes to the everyone in the team. Lets make the top 1000 next month.
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Post Posted October 24th, 2004, 2:45 pm

Jeff, what's keeping you? Can't you buy some faster hardware? :)

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Post Posted October 24th, 2004, 2:56 pm

I am happy to see how many CPUs have been added to this team. If people keep joining, we *will* make it into the top 1000!
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:25 am

johann_p wrote:I am happy to see how many CPUs have been added to this team. If people keep joining, we *will* make it into the top 1000!

About 35000 point to go (Celeron sucks).

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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:29 am

RAF wrote:Jeff, what's keeping you? Can't you buy some faster hardware? :)

I have a 2500 Athlon XP, a Gig of Memory, etc. And yet even if I leave this puter on for a day it does not complete a WU. Argh. 1500/2500 frames done so far....

Though to be honest the time in which this computer can be left on is minimal...
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:35 am

Jeff_pony, don't despair. My first work unit was a monstrosity 2500 frame one and took about a week to complete. Granted, your system is swankier than mine (1800 Athlon XP/512MB), but I also left mine on all/most of the time.

I'm wondering how many points I am going to get for this bad boy about to end in 12 hours or so. It's not taking any longer than the average WU, but the memory usage has shot up from around 14MB to 135MB. Got it by enabling the option for the huge work units.
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:36 am

So how big are these WU's usually?
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:41 am

Agent, go here. You can see the name of the work unit at the beginning of the run in your log file (or in the graphical viewer if you use that). The name of the work unit should be the same.
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:48 am

9 mins 48 secs till my first one ends....
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:48 am

Hey, thanks RAF! 316.00 points for this bad boy.

Jeff_pony, from reading the folding forums, I gather it's rather difficult to actually say how 'big' they are. The term 'frame' seems to be used for a lot of things. As far as how many frames before completion, some go with 100, others with 2500, etc. However, the ones with 100 frames aren't 1/25th the size of the 2500 frame ones.

After that first one of 2500 frames that took a week, I switched over from the GUI to the console client running as a service via firedaemon. I don't know if it is just a coincidence, but all of the work units since then have been divided into 100 frames.

From my very limited observations, it seems that the tinker and amber core WUs tend to get finished quicker than the gromacs core work units. But that could just be a fluke too.
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:49 am

Why did you switch from GUI to console?
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Post Posted October 25th, 2004, 1:56 am

My nephew is staying with me while he attends a local college. Every time I logged off, the GUI stopped. The only way to ensure the WU is being worked on, regardless of who is logged is or even if nobody was logged on, is to use the console client and run it as a service. After a couple of days, I came to realize that even then, it wasn't working when nobody was logged on. That's where firedaemon came in. It is now crunching away as long as the system is powered up.
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