Folding@Home Weekly Team News - 3rd March 2006

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Folding@Home Team News - w/e 3rd March 2006


Remember to check out the new Folding@Home Setup Guide and the pimp-tastic super concentrated Quickie Guide
Huge thanks go out to BillytheImpaler, Joe42 and the rest of the team who helped create it all.



Current Team Position: 54th
Current Team Score: 12,310,231
Crunched This Week: 244,009
Change from Last Week: -56,490
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Next on the stomping horizon :cool:

46 AOA Forums - 75 days
48 Free-DC - 60 days
50 Team MacNN - 44 days
53 Slo-Tech - 12 days

Teams stomped this week

none

Ones to keep an eye on :eek:

106 TSC! Russia - 129 days


This Week's Top Dumpers

DarkendViper - 39989
Whitestar (LigerZero) - 29713
sculptor(OcUK) - 27571
hornytoe - 8178
_Berserker_ - 6921
polandro - 6597
BillytheImpaler(OcUK) - 5938
MajorPart - 5827
duggyruss - 5125
vent - 4877
Bigstan - 4656
Steevo38_(OcUK) - 4599
KillBait - 4207
rich99million - 3928
Trick - 3926
Hominid - 3565
ShaunBrewer - 3130
froggy - 3125
kinnison - 3042
Sammael(OcUK) - 2600
aceface57 - 2449
Mattus - 2389
aXeR - 2345
A_N_Other - 2287
piggott - 2286
Dunc - 2208
Ken - 2165
Prescott28 - 2114
Concorde_Rules - 2090
AcidHell2 - 2046
Haly - 2005
diogenese - 1958
dr.who - 1845
Huddy - 1765
the_running_man21 - 1677
Saberu - 1644
BlackAndWhite - 1553
Pilgrim57 - 1515
Napalm - 1498
BigChris - 1419
beatvar - 1322
pmbuzz - 1312
Staffy - 1218
Joe42 - 1167
Walter_Anderson - 1133
Gunda - 1120
nicholas_yiu - 1104
casale - 1094


This Week's Top Stompers

DreederOcUK - 166
Harry_Pringle - 155
Saberu - 144
oceaness - 91
piggott - 49
MaTt - 43
jidh007 - 41
MajorPart - 25
BillytheImpaler(OcUK) - 21
Dunky - 20
Pilgrim57 - 19
J - 13
A_N_Other - 12
aceface57 - 10
the_running_man21 - 10
Andy_113 - 9
BigChris - 8
divine_madness - 8
Jonathan_CTI_Amesbury - 8
Huddy - 7
iraiguana - 7
Napalm - 7
spring85195 - 7
Hominid - 6
hooneeawr - 6
Joe42 - 6
spacelobsters - 4
AcidHell2 - 3
Ricko - 3
Rincin - 3
ZX_MUPPET - 3
Fatiain - 2
Prescott28 - 2


This Week's Tiffy-Kat Winners

sculptor(OcUK) - 700,000
Whitestar (LigerZero) - 650,000
ShaunBrewer - 350,000
kinnison - 180,000
Trick - 120,000
vent - 60,000
sr4470 - 40,000
AcidHell2 - 25,000
BigChris - 20,000
Rincin - 20,000
ZX_MUPPET - 20,000
BillytheImpaler(OcUK) - 15,000
aceface57 - 10,000
Huddy - 10,000
the_running_man21 - 10,000
A_N_Other - 7,500
Joe42 - 7,500
hooneeawr - 5,000
piggott - 2,500
Saberu - 1,000


This Week's New Members

DreederOcUK
Harry_Pringle
martin7330

Welcome to the team!!!

If you haven't done so already then why not check out the Folding@Home Setup Guide and the Quickie Guide for more foldy-tastic tips


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 18:30 February 24th and 17:45 March 3rd
Previous Weeks' News: February 24th, February 17th, February 10th, February 3rd, January 27th, January 20th, January 13th, January 6th, December 30th, December 23rd, December 16th, December 9th, November 25th, November 18th, November 11th, November 4th, October 28th, October 21st, October 14th, October 7th, September 23rd, September 9th, September 2nd, August 26th.
 
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Sorry for the later than normal news guys - been a bit of a mare of a day in chez-99million

Some of you may have heard about the competition between BillytheImpaler and dunc to battle head-to-head with their Xeons - linky
You may also have seen the Battle Names thread which brings me to the matter in hand.

It is my honour to announce the Battle Names for the upcoming Xeon slug-out...


The_Alabama_Slamma vs. The_Ohio_Psycho
edited for underscoreyness

may it be a clean and noble fight and may the best beast reign victorious! :D
 
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Poor week from me this week due to the problems I had with my machines whilst stuck on the rig :(

Never mind, I'm home now (earlier than expected) and everything is back up and running :cool: - just need some decent WUs to get production up to a satisfactory level now (getting the odd 364 pointer but not enough and no double Gromacs)

Bit of a drop in team output which is probably due to the decrease in double Gromacs :(

Woohoo, I won the name competition \o/ which high-production beast do I get the output from then Rich? :D

As usual, many thanks for the news Rich and welcome new folders, have fun and if you need any help, just ask.

Stan :)
 
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Bigstan said:
Woohoo, I won the name competition \o/ which high-production beast do I get the output from then Rich? :D
well it's pretty much a Xeon except for the fact it's a single-core single-cpu machine and it's not Intel :p

I'm afraid it's nothing more than an XP1700+ overclocked to 2200MHz but it's running 24/7 and should hopefully chuck out 1200 points during the week :)

geez I really am overdue for an upgrade :eek: :D
 
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rich99million said:
I'm afraid it's nothing more than an XP1700+ overclocked to 2200MHz but it's running 24/7 and should hopefully chuck out 1200 points during the week :)

Every little helps :)
I feel guilty taking your best producer from you (only a little bit though :p ).

I was going to start on the new farm next week but I've got the notion to build the uber gaming machine first (Opty 165/170 overclocked to hell on a DFI NF4 Expert board with 2Gb Mushkin Redline :D ). I know, I'm weak but it will be folding most of the time.

Stan :)
 
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well the good thing about having such a lame machine is that I can afford several other slightly more lame machines, the loft is all boarded out for storage now and the missus has ok'd me to put a machine up there :)

only an XP1900 which I've just got the last couple of bits for (you gotta love the MM for bargainous spares) but as you already said every little helps - plus I'll have the extra incentive to get it sorted out this weekend now :D
 
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Woo, im in the news.. :p and Ive only done one wuu...

Im going to be installing this here thingy on as many PCs as I can get running, ive decided the gas central heating is costing to much so I may as well get the pcs back crunching, it warms my house up much better anyway.

Also just wondering, whats the deal with the "Machine ID" during the installation config thingy? it only goes up to 8? does that mean I can only install it on 8 PC under 1 user account?
 
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DreederOcUK said:
Woo, im in the news.. :p and Ive only done one wuu...

Also just wondering, whats the deal with the "Machine ID" during the installation config thingy? it only goes up to 8? does that mean I can only install it on 8 PC under 1 user account?

Welcome to the team, you're now officially hooked :D

The machine ID thing is for the number of clients on one machine - if you have a dual core processor you would install two clients and call them 1 and 2, if you had a quad dual core Xeon (I wish) you would install 8 clients and number them 1-8 in the machine ID section.

Stan :)
 
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Cheers, that makes sense, Ive currently only got 2 pcs running it an 64bitXP3500 and a XP2000@2ghz, Im waiting for some Crucial RMAs then I should have another 3 or 4 PCs running. Ive got a 2.4GhzP4 laptop but from my Seti experiance thats a pile of poo and isnt worth the bother.
 
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Ahoy chaps. I'm going to bust my butt tomorrow when I get home from work to get the Xeoninator up and crunching again. I've got a bit of something up my sleeve but I don't want to give away too much before it happens. ;)

Thanks for the news as usual, Rich. :D

-The_Ohio_Psycho
 
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Ahoy chaps. I'm going to bust my butt tomorrow when I get home from work to get the Xeoninator up and crunching again. I've got a bit of something up my sleeve but I don't want to give away too much before it happens. ;)

Thanks for the news as usual, Rich. :D

-The_Ohio_Psycho

What time (Eastern) do you think you will be ready to start?

I am ready whenever. Will wait for you :)

Dunc (aka The Alabam Slamma) :p
 
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hmm... next weeks score should be a bit higher for me, ive spent aaaages on these two massive gromacs. The biggest one that has been going for a few days now will finish tomorrow, so next weeks score will hopefully seem higher than this weeks!
 
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DreederOcUK said:
Cheers, that makes sense, Ive currently only got 2 pcs running it an 64bitXP3500 and a XP2000@2ghz, Im waiting for some Crucial RMAs then I should have another 3 or 4 PCs running. Ive got a 2.4GhzP4 laptop but from my Seti experiance thats a pile of poo and isnt worth the bother.

With processing power like that you'll not be long climbing through the ranks.

How much memory does the lappy have?
It may well be worth a go. I have a 2.4Ghz P4 desktop upstairs which does quite well when it gets decent WUs and a P4M laptop which doesn't do too badly (it loves 364 pointers when it can get them :D ).

Good luck getting your other rigs together and we'll see you up in the top rankings soon :)

Stan :)
 
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I've just used ctrl-alt-del to end the fah core process because i was messing around with my cooling, and i found that it destroys the work unit. I have updated my faq to reflect this.
I lost a 683 point unit @ 95% :mad: and a 150something pointer at about 30% i think. :eek:

Whats the easiest way to pause or stop the cli client without loosing the work unit? :confused:

Looks like my production will be very poor for a while.

I'm having a folding break where i won't be producing much while i sort various issues out and try to get my head round the noise problem of my opteron.
I've also had to take my oc off while i troubleshoot some network issues on one machine, and chipset cooling on the other.

I've found a buyer for my cm realpower psu, so i'll be replacing that with a seasonic. Currently finding a good harddisk silencer, as i don't think the ocuk silenmax encluosure will help much. I need something that will reduce airborne noise.
 
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If you end the FAHCore process, the unit will die. It's because the console thinks the core has cocked up so it deletes the work unit and starts again.

If you end the FAH50x-Console process, the core will shut down by itself and the unit will be safe.
 
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unlucky joe :(


but yes as Mattus says if you end the actual console rather than core it shouldn't mess your WU up
alternatively if it's set up as a service you can use the windows services manager to start, stop, or even pause the folding service - that would be my preferred method of stopping the client
 
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rich99million said:
alternatively if it's set up as a service you can use the windows services manager to start, stop, or even pause the folding service - that would be my preferred method of stopping the client

That's true. I'd edit the FAQ to show that that's the most graceful way of stopping the client. Killing the process shouldn't be a problem unless Windows is set to restart the service automatically if it's closed unexpectedly, which could be confusing.
 
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