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Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Nix, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Nix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 26, 2005

    Posts: 19,857

    Hey people,

    Where could you most use some spare idle? :)
     
  2. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,467

    Location: Scotland

    Just find a project that suits you, whether it be medical, mathematical, or the mysterious cosmos !
    Keep an eye out for any future challenges and pitch in :D

    Are you running F@H and/or BONIC ?
     
  3. derk

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,937

    Location: Lancashire

    It would be impossible for me to give an unbiased suggestion.

    ........so here is the biased one - Einstein@home :D
     
  4. Nix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 26, 2005

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    I did F@H a couple of years ago. I've just installed BOINC for the first time and will aim to give that a go.

    Daft question: why isn't F@H part of BOINC?

    EDIT:

    I've joined the team and I'm giving Einstein a go.

    Is there a way in BOINC to reduce or increase computing power allocated to the task like there is in F@H?

    EDIT2:

    Got F@H installed. Client seems a bit more polished now!
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015
  5. derk

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Lancashire

    Daft question: why isn't F@H part of BOINC? No

    Is there a way in BOINC to reduce or increase computing power allocated to the task like there is in F@H? Login to your account and follow the 'Computing preferences' link, there you will find various parameters you can control.

    Got F@H installed. Client seems a bit more polished now![/QUOTE] Damn :p

    Good luck folding.
     
  6. Nix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 26, 2005

    Posts: 19,857

    Bonus of folding: If the room gets a little cold at the moment, I just get my PC to crunch a bit harder and it soon warms up. :p
     
  7. derk

    Mobster

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    Location: Lancashire

    Do you know I was expecting the same thing. A couple of years ago I ran 2 pc's, each with 2 GTX295's and the heat was incredible.
    If I touched the gpu's not only would I get burnt it also marked the skin.
    This time around I find the opposite, everything uses less power, runs a lot cooler - its kind of strange.
    ...........or maybe I'm just not trying hard enough :D
     
  8. Zapp3012

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 5, 2015

    Posts: 53

    Location: Norn Iron

    If you want heat, you gotta go AMD :)
     
  9. Nix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 26, 2005

    Posts: 19,857

    Folding is my central heating. :D