Multi-PC Folding Info

Just wanted to create a place where people can show off the rigs they have folding. Personally, I have the following PCs folding 24/7:

Rig 1: Primary Personal(see sig) - 9530 benchmark
Rig 2: Backup - Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2185 w/1gig - 6316 benchmark
Rig 3: Boss's Workstation - Athlon 64 3500+ - 6988 benchmark
Rig 4: Work PC - Sempron 64 2800+ - 4852 benchmark
Rig 5: Work PC - Athlon XP 2400+ - 5460 benchmark
Rig 6: File Server - Athlon XP 1800+ - 2430 benchmark (stupid Win-doze 2003 server)
Rig 7: Web Server - Dual Xeon 1Gig (remote, unknown benchmark)
Rig 8: DB Server - Dual Xeon 3.2Gig (remote, unknown benchmark)
Rig 9: Neighbor's PC - Celeron 2.66GHz (unknown benchmark)

-J
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  1. Rig 1: 3.0Ghz P4 Northwood
    Rig 2: 2.8Ghz P4 Prescott
    Rig 3: 1.0Ghz AMD Athlon Thunderbird
    Rig 4: 500Mhz P3
    Rig 5: AMD Athlon XP 1700+
    Rig 6: 2.4Ghz P4
    Rig 7: 450Mhz P3
    Rig 8: 2.8Ghz P4 Prescott
    Rig 9: 2.8Ghz P4 Prescott
    Rig 10: 2.6Ghz P4 Northwood
    Rig 11: Dual 3.0Ghz Xeon
    Rig 12: Dual 2.8Ghz Xeon
    Rig 13: 2.4Ghz P4
    Rig 14: 1.2Ghz PentM

    I have a small farm of P3 machines(about 8 ) that are running P2 and P3 procs 400Mhz - 800Mhz. I don't have any benchmarks for them, I should probably get some scores and update this post later.
  2. 1: my gaming: P4 - 630 @ 3.4 Ghz
    2: my brother: P4 - unknown @ 2.8 or 3.0 (can't remember)
    3: my other: P3 - 600mhz
    4: Laptop: P4 @ 2.4
    5: server type thing (shoebox) : K6-2 @ 400mhz

    Fun folding

    Ara
  3. 1: Gaming rig: X2 4400+ @ 2.2Ghz 2 threads
    2: Home: P4 @ 2.0Ghz
    3: Home: P4 @ 1.4Ghz
    4: Home: Pentium M @ 1.73Ghz
    5: Work: P4 @ 3.2Ghz
    6: Work: P4 @ 2.0Ghz
    7: Brother: X2 4400+ @ 2.2Ghz 1 thread
    8: Brother: P4 @ 2.4Ghz
    9: Girlfriend: 3000+ @ 1.8Ghz

    I'll soon be adding a P4 @3.0. Also, when I get the cash I want to start setting up a small farm with some cheap P3's or something from eBay. The first 6 and #8 run 24/7 and the others a little less. Man, if I knew this whole folding thing was going to be so addictive I might have stayed away :D .
  4. Rig 1: Duron @1.1Ghz
    Rig 2: Athlon Mobile @1.1Ghz
    Rig 3: P3 @500Mhz
    Rig 4: P4 @?? (remote)
  5. Gaming rig: D920 @ 3.6. Run X2 when not playing BF2

    Media Center PC: D940 @ 3.6 run it while not watching movies, TV, or kids playing games. Runs X2 the rest of the time

    P4 3.0 File server. Ran 2X mutli threaded at first, then decided to run just one job at a time with HT disabled. Runs 24/7

    XPS2 Laptop. Finished one job then put it away. Got sick of setting it up just to do jobs.
  6. nice....i saw you coming up on me, and after about 3 days, ur already (just) passed me.

    Ara
  7. I'm a little curious to see what the electric bill will come in at. Folding was a good test for the file server. It's always been acting up a bit. After it failed 4 jobs in a row I swapped memory out and it's been chugging along pretty good. I still lose one at random every couple days. I've lost one on each machine by now I'm sure. I think thats fairly normal? The last one I lost had some sort of IO error as it was transmitting the largest job to date....50,000,000 steps. It was like 70 hours of run time. That could have been a couple points. It's cool to be able to maintain stress/work @ 85-95% load on the computers I have built and see them do it well. Fold on TEAM!

    BTW....what's this benchmarking thing about? How do I do that?
  8. Awesome tip! Thanks. I was wondering how I would determine what tweaks I might try would yield better results. There wasn't much in the way of directions, but I had it figured out enough to be dangerous in just a few minutes. Thanks again.
  9. would you be able to do that with 1.5 gb of ram?

    Ara
  10. You sure would, as long as you're not doing any other demanding tasks on your PC at the time. 2GB is optimal for that combination of options, though.

    -J
  11. thanks for the info.... i enabled it and just got one which seems to need "32d13h" i think it's just a bug, but to these large ones take that long...

    PS: i don't think i actually got a large one (i'm on modem, i would have noticed the time taken)

    Ara

    edit: the 32d13h fixed to 1d, so it's alright
  12. Quote:
    Providing you have 2GB of RAM, you can use the parameter -advmethod togather with >5MB WU to obtain QMD WUs.
    Those give you the highest PPD.


    Well I am totaly new to folding but i am curious as to what all that means and how it is done.

    Btw I have one folding rig at this point. (however i am going to try to get my brothers amd-3000 and my old dell with a 1.8ghz p4)

    Amd 3700 (2.2ghz)
    2gig patriot DDR400 2-3-2-5
    XFX 7800gt
    unknown benchmark (dont know how)
  13. some nice setups you guys have!

    PC1: Dual opteron 242 (runs while im at work & sleeping)
    PC2: Dual xeon 1.8ghz (runs 24/7 most of the time)
  14. my rig is a 3800+
    1gb ram
    currently trying to oc,got to 2.7ghz
    i thought that amd's cant do a qmd work unit
    http://folding.stanford.edu/QMD.html see parts 12 and 13
  15. AFAIK, this is still accurate. Only Intel machines are processing QMD work units. That being said, there are no new QMD work units floating around out there. The results from the last batch of QMDs are still being processed and analyzed. Hopefully, they'll get that bug worked out before the next batch of QMDs is released.

    -J
  16. I've got three computers going on FAH for now. I hope to add a fourth when money is available.

    1. PD820 w/2GB (HTPC for now, to become office PC when better HTPC parts come)
    2. Core Duo@1.66GHz w/1GB (girlfriend's laptop)
    3. Pentium-M@1.3GHz w/1GB (own laptop)

    I run the 64-bit linux SMP client on the PD820, and I've been getting about 800ppd on it. Recently I switched the Core Duo to the Windows SMP, and it'll be interesting to see how well that performs. The old Pentium-M gets about 40-50 ppd.
  17. Rig 1: Main PC - Pentium D 805 @ 3.5GHz
    Rig 2: Media Center - Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton @ 3200+
    Rig 3: 24/7 - Pentium 4 541 @ 3.6GHz
    Rig 4: 24/7 - Celeron D 326 @ 3.8GHz
    Rig 5: 24/7 - Pentium 4 641 @ 3.2GHz
    Rig 6: 24/7 - Athlon XP 1700+
    Rig 7: Brother's Computer - Pentium 4 520 @ 3.73GHz
    Rig 8: Mom's Computer - Pentium 4 2.5GHz
    Rig 9: Friend's Rig - Q6600 @ 3.0GHz
    Rig 10: Friend's Rig - Pentium 4 2.66GHz
    Rig 11: Uncle's Rig - Pentium III 1GHz
    Rig 12: Friend's Rig - Celeron D 340 @ 2.93GHz
    Rig 13: Friend's Laptop - Athlon XP-M 1500+
    Rig 14: G/F's Rig - Celeron D @ 2.8GHz
    Rig 15: G/F's Laptop - Pentium M @ 1.5GHz
    Rig 16: Work - Athlon 1.2GHz
    Rig 17: Work - Pentium III 633MHz


    Have more, will have to look at what else I have - not home ATM
    Have 55+ GHz Folding Power!!
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