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Folding@Home Weekly Team News - 28th October 2005

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by rich99million, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    Folding@Home Team News - w/e 28th October 2005

    Current Team Position - 60th
    Current Team Score - 7,472,868
    Crunched This Week - 235,263



    Next on the stomping horizon :cool:

    56 Sharky Forums - 27 days
    58 Mississippi State University - 22 days
    59 kcgeek - 4 days

    Teams stomped this week :D

    61 www.overclocking.dk
    62 Team EDBpriser.dk

    Ones to keep an eye on

    176 Team Hack-A-Day - 211 days :eek:


    This Week's Top Dumpers

    Sammael(OcUK) - 80357
    DarkendViper - 18927
    hornytoe - 9308
    _Berserker_ - 8899
    sculptor(OcUK) - 8354
    KE1HA - 6277
    froggy - 6234
    Steevo38_(OcUK) - 5959
    polandro - 5298
    kinnison - 5206
    Walter_Anderson - 4531
    rich99million - 4304
    Sgoaty - 4055
    ShaunBrewer - 4043
    Ken - 3844
    Whitestar (LigerZero) - 3691
    Haly - 3192
    aXeR - 3190
    jamief - 3133
    Bigstan - 2748
    happytechie - 2550
    Trick - 2320
    duggyruss - 2289
    Mattus - 2282
    Staffy - 2139
    NeedleGunner - 1953
    KillBait - 1922
    Kyzia - 1851
    PeterNem - 1769
    sr4470 - 1527
    beatvar - 1353
    theredguy - 1351
    nicholas_yiu - 1286
    dr.who - 1266
    MetalGuru - 1082
    Dean_Vile - 1059
    Wyrdo - 1021
    Acolyte - 1005
    Pixel - 964


    This Week's Top Stompers

    cheets64 - 200
    seo2india - 93
    johannes001 - 86
    Zirax - 73
    chris.morgan01 - 48
    TinkerBell - 25
    madpierre - 24
    jamief - 23
    Sgoaty - 22
    mhalsall - 15
    polandro - 14
    PeterNem - 11
    Staffy - 9
    Whitewater - 7
    KillBait - 5
    Pedrinho - 5
    Rees - 5
    Walter_Anderson - 5
    beatvar - 4
    Ken - 4
    pmbuzz - 4
    theredguy - 4
    WeeRapscallion - 4
    Wyrdo - 4
    chronicfathead - 2
    Dean_Vile - 2
    sr4470 - 2


    This Week's Tiffy-Kat Winners

    Sammael(OcUK) - 680,000
    DarkendViper - 620,000
    froggy 260,000
    hornytoe - 160,000
    Whitestar (LigerZero) - 140,000
    happytechie - 120,000
    Trick - 60,000
    Mattus 50,000
    NeedleGunner - 40,000
    Walter_Anderson - 30,000
    Ken - 30,000
    hilly - 30,000
    polandro - 20,000
    Sgoaty - 10,000
    Staffy - 10,000
    WeeRapscallion - 10,000
    jamief - 5,000
    Rees - 2,500


    This Week's New Members

    cheets64
    johannes001
    seo2india

    A very warm foldy welcome to all of you


    Production was a bit lower this week - back to 33K a day average, still great output from all those who haven't got their borgs turned o** for half term and we're still gaining on KCGeek :D
    Sorry anyone who's not been mentioned - you know what to do now :)


    Stats compiled from Stanford official stats page and EOC stats page
    Stomping and Dumping Stats calculated between 16:50 October 21st and 16:40 October 28th
    Previous Week's News: October 21st, 14th October, October 7th, September 30th, September 23rd, September 16th, September 9th, September 2nd, August 26th.
     
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  2. Sammael

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 28, 2003

    Posts: 398

    Location: Nottingham

    Ye I need to apologise for my output dropping a little. Unfortunately half-term=Rebuilds so all 450+ machines have been re-installed, meaning those machines out of the 450+ that crunch lost their wu's! PLUS the power was o** for 5 hours today in order for the Electricity board to upgrade our local sub-station (we were drawing too much powahhhhhhh!) :( :( :eek:

    Back to full speed now though! :D

    Congrats to those with tiffys', welcome to those newbies, and more congrats to those who got a mention (even though I'm a little sour for not getting one myself after taking the team #1 spot! :p )
     
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  3. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,792

    Ooh nice bit of team stompage there :D
     
  4. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    well you managed 80K since last week's news so that's not bad going really, I feel for Whitestar :o :(

    edit: oooh ya sneaked in on the sly there Haly - yep a nice bit of team stomping after last week - and with production back up next week hopefully we'll br reeling in some more for the week after too :)
     
  5. prescott28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,293

    Location: Scotland

    I have 2 units that have been going since Tuesday and due to dumpt tomorrow. I think about 1000 points between them so should look better next week. I didn't think there were very large ones about.
     
  6. WJA96

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 13, 2005

    Posts: 14,742

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    No, last week was very poor. But I've picked up 4 600 pointers today so I'm looking top 35 for next Friday!
     
  7. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 8,736

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    My first WUs from my newest cruncher should be finishing up this afternoon. It's the dual Xeon beast I described earlier. I haven't fiddled with the fsb quite yet so I'm still running 2x1.6GHz. I've done the proper "wire trick" mods to the cpu sockets but haven't gotten around to the vDIMM yet. I forgot to put -advmethods on the first time I started the services so I've got trash: 2 20xx units and 2 75x units. I'll do better later today. QMDs all around I hope.

    We'll see how the system bus likes being hammered by 4 320MB RAM QMD in simultaneity. :D
     
  8. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

    Posts: 15,431

    Location: West Berkshire

    Good week for me - all crunchers working, and a 'bonus' cruncher for the week. :D
     
  9. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    My production is down a bit at the moment due to my laptop being unwell. It will be for some time as well as it needs a new fan which will have to be ordered from the states (can't source one in the UK at all) :(

    As I am offshore for another two weeks and then going up to Shetland to see my folks after that, it will be a few weeks before I can get it sorted - if at all.

    On a more positive note: As I will be up in Shetland, I will be able to pick up the bits required to get my other P4 back together (since my brother and dad failed miserably). If I have time to get it built before I go back offshore, I should be able to fend off the attack of some of those who are starting to catch up (sorry Haly :p ).

    Stan :)

    PS: My brother has recently bought a new PC so I will be attempting to borg that as compensation for failing to send the P4 bits down - it won't be on all the time but every little helps :D
     
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  10. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,792

    Awww :( :p
     
  11. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

    Posts: 15,431

    Location: West Berkshire

    Someone might be willing to help out while you're offshore if you give some more details. :)
     
  12. (BoG) Napalm

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 27, 2005

    Posts: 790

    Location: Rochdale, North West UK

    Meh I'm getting owned :p The Opteron should be up and running whenever AMD/OCUK send it to me :p :D

    Only 450 machines? Pah :p *wibble*
     
  13. Mattus

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 10,900

    Location: London

    Thanks again Rich. Damn I want an X2 to get my production up, but I know it's a waste of money as all it'll do is fold..!

    Hehe... Berserker (I think it was Berserker?) did some research into this. He found that running 3 QMDs was faster than 4 on dual Xeons. Your mileage may vary!
     
  14. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

    Posts: 15,431

    Location: West Berkshire

    I never got around to verifying this, but I suspect the best bet for Prestonias (and indeed any 533MHz system) is one QMD per CPU.
     
  15. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 8,736

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    I can conduct a scientific experiment to evaluate whether or not the bus can handle it. I can go a step further and do groups of 3 QMDs and groups of 4 QMDs both before and after the 2x overclock to separately evaluate the effect the double fsb had on the RAM bandwidth.

    Shall I? :cool:
     
  16. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

    Posts: 15,431

    Location: West Berkshire

    If you wish. :D

    Suggestion: Download four WUs, run them until they converge, then start the testing. 5-10% for each test should be enough (discard the first and last % and average the rest).

    It's well known that all but the fastest single CPU HT systems are better off with one QMD at a time. My two fast P4s have the memory bandwidth to cope thanks to tight timings, but most don't.
     
  17. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 8,736

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    I'll try and do it as soon as these are all done. If timings have anything to do with it, I'm running 2-2-2-7 with Kingston HyperX dual channel DDR400 DIMMs.

    Gimme a week or two to experiment.
     
  18. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

    Posts: 15,431

    Location: West Berkshire

    Should handle 2x QMD without too much bother. I'm running 2-2-2-5. It's CAS that makes most of the difference here. :)
     
  19. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    The details are HERE if anyone knows where I can lay my hands on one, there's a drink in it :)

    Stan :)
     
  20. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Surrey

    I seem to get the best results (in ppd terms) by running one QMD and one other unit on my HT boxes. It also frees up a bit of memory making the desktop certanly feel more responsive for those 'other' applications that I really should use at work.

    HT