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Folding@Home Weekly Team News - 13th January 2006

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by rich99million, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. sagaboy2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 6, 2005

    Posts: 1,436

    Location: Church Fenton

    HEHE 541 pointer :D Acidhell....prepare to give up your cell.
     
  2. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean everybody's not out to get you.

    :eek:
    Any jobs going with you guys? :p

    I'm running both P4s with -advmethods on and getting good WUs, 1 A64 with it on and 1 with it off - doesn't seem to be making much difference (although I've only just got the 3500 running properly*).

    *I've been having problems for some time with the A64s.
    Some of you may remember me complaining that when I set up the 4000 San Diego, it kept killing Wus and I thought I might have some dodgy RAM or other hardware problem.

    When I built the 3500 Venice system, I used some of the RAM from the SD to save some cash (I had 2GB so I took 1GB from the SD), I also switched the OS (installed XP Home on the SD and switched XP64 to the Venice).

    I started having the same problem with the Venice but the SD was cured and I was even more convinced it was the RAM. I tried everything I could think of. I swapped RAM and ran memtest over and over but could find nothing wrong.

    Last night I eventually uninstalled XP64 and installed XP Home - hey presto, it's sorted.

    Before I switched, it would work fine if you left it entirely alone but as soon as you tried to do anything else with it, it killed the WU.
    I would run the Prime95 torture test which would run fine until I tried to close or open a window then it would go ****-up.

    After installing XP Home, I ran Prime and was doing a windows update, playing a video and installing sound drivers at the same time - not a flicker.

    The moral of this story is that (on my set-ups, at least), XP64 and Folding DO NOT MIX :mad:

    Stan :)

    PS: If anybody wants to try XP64, there will be a copy for sale in the Members Market in the next few days :p
     
  3. (BoG) Napalm

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 27, 2005

    Posts: 790

    Location: Rochdale, North West UK

    Hmm, I looked at the EOC stats for Team 10... If you do the "Active Users" thing, we only have around 100 or so?

    I'm 60th if you look at that view :D yay.
     
  4. Trick

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 3,463

    Location: York

    Well my performance has been woeful tihs week, all becuase I haven't had a >100pt Woo for the past 6 days. It's really begin to annoy me now. I've tried putting -advmethods back onto the Winny and Opteron to try and coax a 350pt gromacs into my trap but no joy. Ah well, at least I'm gonna hit 100000 pts today whatever crappy woos I get!
     
  5. WJA96

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2005

    Posts: 14,957

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    Erm.... They didn't really give me one, the machine was what I spent the bonus on. But don't tell anyone OK?
     
  6. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    lol - hence the ;)


    :D

    i'd be lucky to get a £5 gift voucher where I work :mad: :o
     
  7. KillBait

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 13, 2005

    Posts: 214

    Location: Northants, U.K.

    I got a £10 voucher from my company this year :mad:, big whopee, they made record profits for the year.

    Told them where to shove it aswell :p
     
  8. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 9, 2003

    Posts: 20,615

    Location: Cornwall

    dude, I got my 25000 tiffy before 13th Jan 2006, 14:03! surly I should be on the list?
     
  9. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    dagnamit! :o :p


    i was sure i'd posted a couple of news' ago that i wouldn't be listing 25K tiffy's however when i checked back to last week i have indeed awarded a 25K tiffy :rolleyes: (rolleyes at myself there)

    well 25 is a nice number so i'll add that to my official list and edit accordingly - thanks for the nudge, my mind isn't always working too well on a friday afternoon i'm afraid :p

    edit: ok this is the list that i will stick to from now on
    1K 2.5k 5k 7.5k 10k 15k 20k 25k 30k 40k 50k ..... 90k 100k 120k 140k ..... 180k 200k 225k 250k 275k 300k 325k etc
    I will stick to every 100K for those over 1M as that seems to make sense
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2006
  10. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    There you go sagaboy2 you have my cell :(...

    But where now both in the top 100 :D woooootttt..
     
  11. sagaboy2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 6, 2005

    Posts: 1,436

    Location: Church Fenton

    damn you Acidhell Mr 99'er think your all good do you. I HAVE A 689POINTER by 12am 2moro!!

    You will eat my dust:p

    Oh and BlackandWhite....You cell is next on my list :D
     
  12. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,792

    Nice one all :D

    Oh and my Christmas bonus was a DAB radio :p Not bad considering I only work there part time and I'd only been working there 2 days before they gave me it :D
     
  13. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    Nice one :cool:

    My Christmas bonus - I get to keep working in 2006.

    You'd have thought they would have come across with something - especially for those of us who were offshore for Christmas and new year :(

    Stan :)
     
  14. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,792

    Yeah you certainly should have got one for being offshore then :(
     
  15. WJA96

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2005

    Posts: 14,957

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    [Off Topic]Any good?
     
  16. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,792

    I've not used it much, gave it to my parents but it looks pretty good :) Nice clear LCD display for the radio station and you can pre-set 15 different stations I think it is. Looks quite stylish too. Seems good quality sound too.
    Certainly not bad for free :D
     
  17. aceface57

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 25, 2004

    Posts: 2,030

    Location: Aberdeen

    Damn, had a bad week, had to use my computers for other things, hopefully i'll get some better cruching done this week no more exams, can leave them on all the time and hopfully add a 3800 x2 to my account aswell hehe
     
  18. KE1HA

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 3, 2004

    Posts: 866

    Location: Helena, Montana

    That was my bonus too .. I get the privilage of keeping my job for another quarter or until I don't meet my revenue targets !!

    Nice one Haly !!!
    .
     
  19. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 9, 2003

    Posts: 20,615

    Location: Cornwall

    I get to look for more cleints so I get my hairy ass out of cornwall!
     
  20. divine`

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Apr 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,435

    Location: Southampton University

    Just joined my ass up :p