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Multi-PC Folding Info

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Last response: in Apps General Discussion
April 6, 2006 5:10:01 PM

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)


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April 6, 2006 6:54:13 PM

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.
April 6, 2006 7:13:27 PM

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

April 11, 2006 9:18:34 PM

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  .
April 11, 2006 10:36:31 PM

Rig 1: Duron @1.1Ghz
Rig 2: Athlon Mobile @1.1Ghz
Rig 3: P3 @500Mhz
Rig 4: P4 @?? (remote)
April 12, 2006 9:56:22 PM

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.
April 13, 2006 9:09:53 AM

nice....i saw you coming up on me, and after about 3 days, ur already (just) passed me.

April 13, 2006 2:32:39 PM

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?
April 14, 2006 4:05:38 AM

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.
April 14, 2006 1:19:30 PM

would you be able to do that with 1.5 gb of ram?

April 14, 2006 6:51:05 PM

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.

April 15, 2006 7:14:59 PM

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)


edit: the 32d13h fixed to 1d, so it's alright
April 16, 2006 5:06:49 AM

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)
April 16, 2006 1:45:19 PM

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)
June 2, 2006 2:35:36 PM

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.

March 23, 2007 2:59:11 AM

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.
September 7, 2007 8:20:33 PM

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!!