Skip to comments.FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're Now # 55 of all teams with 20,000,000 Points
Posted on 03/03/2007 3:26:29 PM PST by texas booster
Time for a new Free Republic Folding@home thread.
Our Free Republic team of 428 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE).
Currently, the team is in 55th place (with 1,025 active CPUs - 106,120 completed Work Units and 20.25 million points).
This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see the links posted below (or read one of the previous 30+ folding threads)
EOC and other stats sites get their numbers from a comma delimited text file that Stanford puts out several times a day.
Sometimes the stats on Stanford's site will be accurate, but the script they use to produce the text file won't update. I used to do private stats for another team (don't ask me, it is a lot of work and EOC is better) and there could be days where there were no updates.
Here's the FR team's text file link...
your article has no topics assigned
Strange. We can't post an article without Topics, and when I tried to add one it came back unknown.
Probably a bad DB link in John's world.
it pretty much makes the article invisible here on FR, without an explicit search for it. Oh well! We don't exist. :)
Really maybe you should just repost this one
Yeah, still can't add topics. Bummer.
We will pass another team in 10 days, so I will start that countdown early.
Finally made it to the top 4000 of all folders.
Would have pinged Dave Maher but don't know his freeper name.
Slipping past dave, and slowly gaining on you texas.
Just got rid of two of my machines, but replaced them with another. One of my fast systems has been down for the better part of a week and won't be up until this weekend (assuming it's not too serious).
I should be adding another at the very end of this month (but it will probably replace two others), so probably not much if any of a gain.
Bump back to you and happy ides of March.
I'm getting a pop-up authentication/password request from a "udrive4us" site? Anyone got an idea what that is?
i just got same thing. Very odd. Only when displaying this particular page, never anywhere else.
My apologies for the pop up. My webhost decided to change the authentication process for my site and ftp. I'm in the process of correcting the resulting mess.
I'm really very sorry for the inconvience.
Not needed...We are all in the same boat. WE THANK YOU for folding and bringing others in to fold with us. Fold on.
Better not risk the beta on my tricky system.
Please let me know when it's debugged.
Thanks TB for the ping. I've been considering learning Linux to make use of one of these moldy old PC's in this effort. How has the team ranking been? Stable, gaining ground, losing ground, fluctuating...
Here is the link to the Pande group's "SMP for Windows" forum. All the links to the SMP beta that you will need are there, plus lots of threads about getting the clients running smoothly.
I spent a few moments dorking around and found that FR doesn't seem to recognize many of the listed topics. Tried to add "vanity; culture; misc" and got an error stating that vanity and culture were unknown topics. This despite the fact that they're listed as valid topics here:
I did finally get misc to work, so we've advanced from nonexistence to miscellaneous; an improvement of degree if not actual substance.
I went from rank 100+ to 60 since upgrading to dual core on my one machine.
I'm going to have to kick the plug a month and a half though
Nah, these systems don't generate THAT much heat!
I see, now, how the whole "Add Topic" function works; if your thread isn't posted in a forum that contains a specific topic, you cannot add that topic to the thread. Being in General/Chat, the topics available are listed here:
But that list isn't the same as the topic list available for News/Activism threads:
Look at both pages and compare the items under "General Interest". "Vanity" is listed as a News/Activism topic, but not a "General/Chat" topic, so it cannot be added to this thread. OTOH, I was able to add "Miscellaneous" because it appears in both lists.
Maybe what's most confusing about this is that the "Topics" link on the FR homepage doesn't navigate to a "master list" of topics, but links to the "News/Activism" topics list, instead, which are only applicable to threads poted in "News/Activism".
BKM (sorry for the corporatespeak) is to navigate to the "Forums" page, and pick the "topics" link displayed to the right of the forum in which the thread is posted to which you want topics added. Then, all of the topics on the displayed list will be valid for the thread you're targeting.
Yes, it depends on which master list you're under.
Browse by Forum
Bloggers & Personal
RLC Liberty Caucus
I have my forum page set to 'All of the above' so I get to see everything. If you pick one then hit the "Post Article" link at the top, you can then see which topics that thread will list by hitting the button next to "Topics". You have to select one to four for the News forum; not sure that you have to in the others.
Wow, 51 systems... I guess I'll have to learn something new. Just a guess, the Linux systems are such low overhead they're probably the best choice for this. And it isn't as if I need the machines for anything else.
OK, I'm trying the Windows SMP (also running the Linux SMP on the same box but in VMWare). This will give me an easy transition to Windows if it's faster than Linux (even slowed in a VM), or back to Linux if the Windows client is a dog. Should be interesting to watch Pegasus (Linux in VM, Windows SMP and 2 single folding session to catch between WU time in the SMP clients).
I'm just a sick puppy.
Field notes for the Windows SMP client recommend a four core CPU for the SMP client.
Not 4 clients per CPU ;')
As long as the cores don't spend all their time thrashing between clients, fighting for memory and other resources, you should be good to go.
I know that Stanford likes their WUs back fairly quickly, but lots of guys are running multiple WUs on a single core system (like an Intel P4 HT chip). The WUs do not complete as fast, but the points are slightly elevated.
Let us know how it goes.
Also, the PS3 client will be released after the new 1.6 update is published, probably late Thursday night.
Ought to be a great weekend for Folding!
OK, I don't have enough computing power to run both SMP clients on a single box :(
Will let the Linux SMP client finish its current WU and then shut it down. Let's see how MS folding performs natively (why do I get a feeling I'm going to be disappointed).
It has not happened to me before.
Is there any way to tell what happened?
I am using kubuntu. I used the open office to look at the txt files but couldn't really glean anything from them.
I've had the same happen a time or two as well. I suspect Stanford will notice the error at some point and award us the missing part. Till then we just grin and bear it.
PS3 client is available.
Go to system update and download firmware 1.6 (doing so now)
Go to playstation store and download FAH
Send me questions if things aren't making sense (as if I'll have a clue).
I'm right behind you. It was available at 12:40 AM Pacific time.
Took 10 minutes to DL V1.60 via PS3, 10 minutes to install and
Don't have a PS3, but here is a link to a thread on the download and setup of a PS3:
Some comments from the breathless folders gushing over the PS3:
"10 more minutes to DL F@H 50 Meg program.
"Heads Up" for F@H EULA there is NO Lisence Agreement Accept "X" option on the scroll down page - only a "O" Cancel.
YOU MUST USE LEFT ARROW TO GET TO THE ACCEPTANCE WINDOW.
Use the TRIANGLE to get to the OPTIONS window for SETUP prefs - Name, Team etc.
By 7:30 AM my first WU will be completed in six hours - 0.0439 seconds/frame.
PS 3 right side temp is 100 degrees F, back temp is 120 degrees F after one hour processing."
Wow. Only 100 degrees F?
"I'm in. Press triangle while in the visual client to change your username and team number. Press square to see what the other controls do. It took me a few minutes to figure that out...
It's working on p3128_hisvillin_e2
Running at 0.0787 seconds/frame
It's seems VERY fast and the protein model and globe are awesome. I guess the globe shows where each PS3 is? The yellow dots are hard to see in the US."
takes forever to download the client.
8 hours and 42 minutes :)
Set client and team - confirmed
(remember to click the triangle on your pad to set options)
I'm a happy folder
What happened yesterday that you garnered over 7,000 points?
Were you affected by the points server slowdown, or did your Win-SMP kick in?
Everything hit in one day. Look at the day before, it just sucked. Today will be moderate (hopefully). I could use a lot more days like yesterday if I intend to put you in my rear-view mirror anytime soon :)
A major folder on "The Outcast" who were gaining on us faster than Clinton can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch, seems to have given up??? zim01 http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=201576
has dropped off significantly. Could be a big break for us or it could be a school lab shut down for spring break. Is it spring break anywhere?
Spring break almost everywhere. Both of my boys have the week off :)
Just converted my second box over from Linux-SMP to Windows-SMP, but it's not having any luck grabbing a WU. Have you heard of any complaints about WU distribution (at least on the Win-SMP side)?
Well, I'm having what should be a pretty good day if any points would post :)
Hey everyone --- new thread Here!
Change that tirle to **54th** We just passed Linux!
Yep, time for a new thread. I started one about the adoption of the PlayStation 3 and Folding@home.
Next thread will have us tweaking the nose of the Linux dudes.
Where do you think we will eventually end up?
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