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January 26, 2005 5:57:47 PM

Hello distributed computing fans

<A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com" target="_new">Tom's Hardware Guide Community</A> has a very successfull <A HREF="http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampa..." target="_new">team</A> working in the Folding@home distributed computing project. As we climb through the <A HREF="http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php..." target="_new">ranks</A> we are continually seeking other members to join this team and bring it into the top 100.

Folding@home is a serious scientific project carried out by <A HREF="http://folding.stanford.edu" target="_new">Stanford University</A>

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Our goal: to understand protein folding, protein aggregation, and related diseases

<b>What are proteins and why do they "fold"?</b>
Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, and Parkinson's disease.

<b>What does Folding@Home do?</b>
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.

I sincerely hope you'll join us in helping to cure disease and make both Folding@home and team THGC a success!

<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/myanandtech.html?member=114979" target="_new">My PCs</A> :cool:

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February 6, 2005 6:33:31 PM

Nice! Only 27 views in 12 days and I'm the first one to reply.

Extremely active forum.

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February 8, 2005 12:34:19 PM

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Nice! Only 27 views in 12 days and I'm the first one to reply.

Hello distributed computing fan!
February 9, 2005 4:03:21 PM

In one of the many Folding threads, someone posted a method for benchmarking a users computer. There was a method for users running the console as well as the graphical client.

Would you mind pointing me to that post or recreate it here for me?

Thank you for your help.
February 15, 2005 2:28:44 AM

How can I join your team? I run Folding@Home too. I just started recently and i've completed two WU's
February 15, 2005 5:18:39 PM

These instructions are done from memory. I may have left some information out. Let me know if you succeed of fail with these instructions. (Reply to this post)

Graphical Client:

Right click on the F@H icon in the system tray and click on configuration and enter 40051 as your team number.

Console Client:

Shutdown the F@H client. In the folder where you installed F@H is a file called config.* Use notepad to open the file and where is says team number = xxxxx, change the number to 40051. Save your changes and restart the F@H client.

This forum is not very active. There are very active F@H threads in the CPU, Memory & Graphics forums. You might want to check out those forums as well.

I'm guessing the instructions are similar for linux or any other non-Windows OS.

Welcome to the team!
February 27, 2005 1:16:54 PM

Just joined team 40051!!
I put 3 processors on the job for Tom's team:
1 - AMD Athlon64 3800+
2 - PIII 850mhz (OCed to 876)
3 - Mobile PIII 1.4Ghz
I will add a MAC G4 tomorrow.
Just started last eveing so I have yet to do a WU but I should be adding my contribution by 2/28
This is a great project, I mean so is SETI but this seems to be a bit closer to having a near term positive impact for humanity. Although if we can contact extraterrestrials with advanced technology they may be able to help us fold proteins faster as well. So we need both :smile:
March 15, 2005 3:23:52 AM

The team appreciates your help!

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June 16, 2005 1:46:40 PM

I'm joining up... using my server at work i've got exclusive access too

Intel Xeon 2x 2.5ghz With HT

this should do a decent job

but i'm having problem. it's maxing at 25% of my CPU usage
June 19, 2005 3:12:19 PM

I just joined... Is there anything like SETI Spy out there for FAH? Which CPU's perform best on it?

Scout
700 Mflops in SETI!
June 20, 2005 2:59:37 PM

Try running 4 tasks at once, that's what I do on my P4C 2.8GHz HT (I do SETI@Home, with BOINC client). On multiprocessor systems you should run calculation task for each CPU (CPU with HT counts as 2 CPUs).
June 20, 2005 4:58:12 PM

I finished my first 3 work units over the weekend :D 
November 1, 2005 9:51:44 PM

I stopped folding a little while back when my pc died.

now that ive got a new one, i want to resume folding.

Its a nice X2 dualcore system though.
So does anyone have a link to where i can find out how to run folding@home on a dual core with minimum fuss

cheers
me

<b>For those who are wondering, I am NOT anti-religion. It is just that most religions have more plot holes than your typical Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
Regards,
Mr no integrity coward.</b>
November 4, 2005 4:03:20 PM

Hey! You're back! :) 

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November 5, 2005 8:03:57 AM

yep. and answer my question!


<b>For those who are wondering, I am NOT anti-religion. It is just that most religions have more plot holes than your typical Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
Regards,
Mr no integrity coward.</b>
November 6, 2005 6:30:13 AM

I started folding about a week ago. I don't have much, but I'm giving it hell. I think I have 5 WU's finished so far.
January 23, 2006 2:46:54 AM

I figure I will try to help out where I can. I am new to this so it may take me a while to get the juice going. My rig should do something (I hope) for what I have put into it. Well, if I run into any problems I will come back here & ask.
March 30, 2006 9:07:26 PM

Hey I didn't know Tom's had a section labeled Distributed Computing. I'm going to see if we can encourage everyone to move discussions over to this forum area.
March 31, 2006 1:55:57 AM

While a couple people have replied to Entity's encouragement to post on this forum with affirmitives I have decided that I should do so. (Bump)

I've been reading the main thread for a long time. I think that we may do better with several threads in this section though. Let's see how many people agree with me.
March 31, 2006 4:53:51 PM

i agree with you (boring voice)

yeah, good idea to come here, hope we can get some tutorials and whatnot.

(other distributed computing projects don't matter (joking))

do you guys know that SETI is asking for donations? it makes me so sad to see such an honest project going bust.

Ara
March 31, 2006 5:47:38 PM

I got 4 jobs started last night on three computers at home. All 3.0 or higher. Hope to see the points for the team add up pretty quick I've got 3 more machines that are sitting around the office doing nothing most of the day anyway. I'll get them online this weekend. I did have a problem with a dual core machine last night. I cleared everything out and started a new Job. Hopefully it will finish this time. It seems like it's going to take 20 hours or so for some of the work units?
March 31, 2006 5:55:35 PM

I shall now annoy people in this section of the forum!!!

My production has gone through the floor, I have no idea what happend a few of my PC's. They are at remote location so there is no way to monitor them, grrr.
March 31, 2006 6:35:01 PM

Acording to this page your production looks okay, you had one day there where not too many machines returned but we all have that. Check out my history. Don't worry too much about it, you still seem to be turning over a good stream of WU's.
March 31, 2006 7:04:57 PM

Super, what'd you finally get your benchmark to? Mine has settled at 9320.
March 31, 2006 8:45:06 PM

Ooh, so close to 7 million. Just a few more days. Go team go! Now to go set up that old Pentium 1.4.

Edit: All right, page 2!
March 31, 2006 10:03:46 PM

8664 but im stuck back at 2750, I need to re-up the voltage and kick it over 2800Mhz. Damn your San Diego Core lol :p 
March 31, 2006 10:26:32 PM

The thing is, I thought about getting the Venice. I thought HARD about getting the Venice. But then I found a post on HardOCP comparing the San Diego and the Venice in overclockability, and had to get the San Diego. Only thing I almost wish, is that I would have gotten the 4000+.

-J
March 31, 2006 10:34:01 PM

*ComputerDude

The only benches I know of for F@H are the ones that are listed in FahMon. What bench are you and SuperFly using?
April 1, 2006 1:14:04 AM

Built in benchmarking in F@H

FAH504-Console.exe -verbosity 9

among the crap that gets spat out is a benchmark score.
April 1, 2006 1:25:18 AM

You can also use the -Verbosity 9 arguement for the F@H Graphical client. Benchmark gets recorded in your fahlog.txt file.

-J
April 1, 2006 1:42:06 AM

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You can also use the -Verbosity 9 arguement for the F@H Graphical client. Benchmark gets recorded in your fahlog.txt file.

-J


Well SOME of us dont run the graphics client lol.
April 1, 2006 7:37:37 AM

True enough, just thought it should be mentioned.

Also, I lied about my benchmarks. I'm up to 9536. Hehe.

-J
April 1, 2006 2:13:02 PM

Oh well that makes me feel better :tongue:
April 1, 2006 2:21:35 PM

Still need to play with my RAM timings some more. If I'd just pull my wallet out and get some dang water cooling, I know I could break 10k on that benchmark...did a little testing and found that my processor will stay stable up to 2.97GHz if my CPU temp stays under 42C. Too bad I can't keep it that cool on air. Oh well.

-J
April 1, 2006 5:07:16 PM

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Still need to play with my RAM timings some more. If I'd just pull my wallet out and get some dang water cooling, I know I could break 10k on that benchmark...did a little testing and found that my processor will stay stable up to 2.97GHz if my CPU temp stays under 42C. Too bad I can't keep it that cool on air. Oh well.

-J


2970? I must hurt you for that.... lol

Edit: How'd you get it that high?
April 2, 2006 6:38:48 AM

I see we jumped to 89!

My machines finished 3 WU today but my stats only show 2? I guess it's not all about the credit I get, but the team sure could use it.

I singed up for the heavy cores...is it normal to get them with 20 million steps? Jeez that takes a while.
April 2, 2006 7:02:00 AM

I just ran my HTT base clock up to 270, and loosened my RAM timings a smidge. It was stable until it got hot...lol. Water cooling here I come.

On a separate note, just got back from an America's Army tournament...and I won a lowly Pentium D 805. New OC target...lol. And the great thing is, if I blow it up, I'm out $35 (my total cost for the tourney).

-J
April 2, 2006 12:34:20 PM

how about just keep that machine (with slight OC or not) on double folding and use it as a water heater.

Ara
April 2, 2006 12:48:42 PM

ooooooooooooh YEAH! over the next 3 weeks we'll be climbing at least 5 positions, unhindered by "the other people" who are gonna overtake us in........

4.3 and 9.2 months

would that be the highest position we've ever been?

Ara
April 2, 2006 4:03:04 PM

YOu are such a punk... I can't even get past 2750 if my RAM is on a DDR333 Divider and now you have another proc to OC. DAMN, lol. Good job man and congrats, but becareful water is abitch. Mine is acctually leaking slowly atm which is why im headed to get some sealent again. My advice, stay away from plastic splitters and tubing that is not compatible with compression fittings (which is use lol). It was an interesting "mod" to get the tubing to work.
April 3, 2006 8:28:35 PM

SuperFly, I had the same problem until I dropped my cmd rate to 2T. Try that and see if you can go farther. Good luck on your OC.

-J
April 3, 2006 10:09:36 PM

Fix your sig. :) 
April 4, 2006 12:28:14 AM

I must be blind, but I don't see anything wrong. Those are the timings and speeds I run on a day-to-day basis.

-J
April 4, 2006 12:46:05 AM

Congrats everyone on breaking the 7 million mark. Keep up the folding.
April 4, 2006 5:47:43 AM

I seemed to have lost one WU from each of my computers last week.

My athlon 900 has yet to turn one in. It dropped a unit at 390/400.
My P4 dropped a unit as well.

Does this happen very often?
April 4, 2006 1:16:36 PM

doesn't happen unless you end the "fahcore_x" in the task manager or something goes wrong (not sure exactly what really), but under normal circumstances, it shouldn't happen, My P4 has dropped 2 WU's which it has re-done, i'm just glad it wasn't one of the big 20,000 framers.

Ara

BTW, guys, is there a 64bit version of F@H? would it benefit speed?
April 4, 2006 3:51:32 PM

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doesn't happen unless you end the "fahcore_x" in the task manager or something goes wrong (not sure exactly what really), but under normal circumstances, it shouldn't happen, My P4 has dropped 2 WU's which it has re-done, i'm just glad it wasn't one of the big 20,000 framers.

Ara

BTW, guys, is there a 64bit version of F@H? would it benefit speed?



I had 4 "check sum" errors on one of my 3 PCs. Pulled out the "OCZ Gold High performance memory" and replaced it with Kingston Value RAM. Not a single error since. If you are getting errors, you might want to run memtest or some other program to test for memory errors. The fact that you are bombing out is a indicator to me that you have at least on bad memory module. I swapped to the cheap RAM and OC'd 10% more on top of it. It's completed 2 WU error free since the change.

20,000 frame unit? I have been getting 20,000,000 frame units.



On another note: with this "donating" anyone ever looked at a tax write off? Think of the PC ou could build....game for 4 hours, fold for 20 per day.....write off 83% of the cost of your computer?
April 4, 2006 4:38:44 PM

first time was my fault, second time i was having stability problems because i was playing with clock speeds, so those are both accounted for, i haven't had any others so far...

i'm just glad i was on one of the shorter WU's. The RAM you find in this country isn't great, it's all generic. And the biggest brand name i've seen (which i have 2 out of 4 modules in my computer) is kingmax (not kingston) and i don't think this brand is something great, but so far they have overclocked well. i just need cooling to pump up my processor voltage.

Ara
April 4, 2006 8:43:03 PM

How long does it usually take to complete a single frame. My 4000+@ 2.6 takes 1 minute and 2 seconds to render a frame. Is that slow or normal?
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