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Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:35 pm

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Be smug if you want to

Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:37 pm

drfish wrote:What the heck? You don't like my smug look? Too bad! Just for that, I'm going to be extra smug for the rest of the day! :P


We're not saying we don't like your smug look - exactly. You have good reason to be smug, drfish. We just want to wipe it off your face 8) and be smug ourselves.

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Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:39 pm

Having been run over by arpstorm in the last couple of days like I was Wile E. Coyote being flattened by an asphalt paver driven by the Roadrunner, I can't say I'm rooting for you to beat drfish, exactly.

I'm not really bitter, but my wounds still sting a bit. Ouch.

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Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:52 pm

Ragnar Dan wrote:Having been run over by arpstorm in the last couple of days like I was Wile E. Coyote being flattened by an asphalt paver driven by the Roadrunner, I can't say I'm rooting for you to beat drfish, exactly.

I'm not really bitter, but my wounds still sting a bit. Ouch.

:wink:


Aye laddy. I suppose that we should have pulled alongside and shared a toast of some Andorian Brandy before returning to the hunt. Sorry to be so rude :(

Today was a good day to Fold too. arpstorm has pulled ahead of noble Leor and the generous idchafee in our average daily output, at least for a little while. No doubt we are experience quantum fluctuations in subspace that are perturbating our relative positions in the Top 20 Producers list in a random statistical matter.

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Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:22 pm

Perturbations and random statistical manner matters aside :wink:, I just wish my Intel machines wouldn't keep getting Tinkers, since they are horrible at them.

And, though I should probably start a new thread about this, one thing I seem to have discovered is that my Barton machine's overclocking causes problems in Tinkers if I don't keep it below a certain level. I'm presently attributing that to my mixing memory brands in it, something that I'm not inclined to end too soon since it's an obsolete platform.

I've never run into any other software, including memtest86 and prime95, that gave errors on it, except (perhaps) my video card also seemed to have problems in one game (which I found an invaluable fix for: clockgen lets me lower the speed to play the game and restore it after the game is over), but Tinkers seem to decide to throw an exception every once in a while. I can recover them by hard resetting and lowering the overclock speed, but so far I've not had any similar problems on Gromacs core WUs.

If not for that and some submitted-but-disappeared WUs, I'd have held you off at least a little while longer.
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FPU

Postposted on Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:49 am

One thing we know is that each of these cores runs a Folding simulation. They are floating point intense but not at all written in a threaded manner. Each core probably hammers away at your FPU with different intensity. Given you've overclocked your machine, the FPU may be overheating and locking up.

Just shooting into the darkness here. But if this is right, then perhaps it would be worse in hyperthreaded systems runing two FAH clients. The system has only has one FPU to share among both CPUs, and that would really hammer the FPU.

Thoughts?

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Postposted on Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:38 pm

Ahem.................................Arpy!

Notice who's ahead of you today? :o
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Ya mon

Postposted on Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:44 am

jeffry55 wrote:Ahem.................................Arpy!

Notice who's ahead of you today? :o


Eh. We lost the use of the lab machines recently. We used them as long as we could. Doggone it.

But one of my buddies promised to add five machines at his house to the Folding effort. We're not giving up yet 8)
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Re: Ya mon

Postposted on Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:32 am

arpstorm wrote:
jeffry55 wrote:Ahem.................................Arpy!

Notice who's ahead of you today? :o


Eh. We lost the use of the lab machines recently. We used them as long as we could. Doggone it.

But one of my buddies promised to add five machines at his house to the Folding effort. We're not giving up yet 8)


5 machines is a good start. Now get out there and recruit some more PCs to the effort. Go sweet talk some sorority sisters into doing some research. It could be rewarding. :wink:
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Re: Ya mon

Postposted on Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:40 am

jeffry55 wrote:Go sweet talk some sorority sisters into doing some research. It could be rewarding. :wink:


mmmm, sorority sisters . . .
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Re: Ya mon

Postposted on Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:49 pm

leor wrote:mmmm, sorority sisters . . .


LOL! :lol:
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Re: Ya mon

Postposted on Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:32 pm

jeffry55 wrote:5 machines is a good start. Now get out there and recruit some more PCs to the effort. Go sweet talk some sorority sisters into doing some research. It could be rewarding. :wink:


Sir! Yessir! Right away Sir! 8)
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Checking in a year later!

Postposted on Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:38 am

Arpstorm has made its way to position 25 at last. My spring class at the U just started and perhaps we can get more Folders to join in.
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Re: Checking in a year later!

Postposted on Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:22 am

arpstorm wrote:Arpstorm has made its way to position 25 at last. My spring class at the U just started and perhaps we can get more Folders to join in.

25, pretty impressive.

i hope you do add those extra folders, because with your numbers in green, there are many behind you looking to take a bite!
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Postposted on Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:36 am

Yeah, you can put my name on that list for sure.
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arpstorm is still Folding

Postposted on Tue May 23, 2006 12:15 am

All righty then. It's been a year and we've lost momentum.

The place where I do consulting has 10 shiny new Dell PCs and already 1/2 of them are Folding for arpstorm. Our man in Portland is also getting more Folding boxes. Life is good.

Finally we are back in the top 20 list!

Ownage!

and we're now in slot 26

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Postposted on Tue May 23, 2006 1:31 am

awww snap! he think he hard!

hey dr fish, arpstorm think he gangsta!

fi yous a real gangsta, you can post what u got here and see if it measures up ;-)

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Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 2:54 am

Hail Noble Leor!

Thanks for the reply. What is with the Darth Leor thing? Don't you realize that Darth Vader died? Yeah they burned him on a funeral pyre, the funeral ceremony for all Master Jedi.

Nobody told you? Damn, who can you depend on when even your fellow Folders won't tell you the truth?

Ya, you and Dr. Fish are certainly most Faithful of Folders. Right now I'm hard pressed to keep the arpstorm team in the top 20 list. Recruiting Folders ain't easy 'cuz so many of my pals run Windows boxes and are afraid as hell of the security implications of Folding.

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Re: Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 7:16 am

arpstorm wrote:Thanks for the reply. What is with the Darth Leor thing? Don't you realize that Darth Vader died? Yeah they burned him on a funeral pyre, the funeral ceremony for all Master Jedi.
Well, there should be always a couple of Darth's, so he's just replacing what was lost. :)

arpstorm wrote:Recruiting Folders ain't easy 'cuz so many of my pals run Windows boxes and are afraid as hell of the security implications of Folding.
It's hard to convince them, but this makes no sense. Folding has less security implications than them visiting pr0n sites and clicking yes on everything. 8)
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Re: Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 11:40 am

arpstorm wrote: What is with the Darth Leor thing?

well it turns out that the white whale was a force for good in the galaxy, and slaying him was an inherently evil act.

after getting a taste of evil i was hooked so when the opportunity to destry a bunch of young padawan gerbils came along, i took it, annihilating their entire nation.

i fear i am past redemption at this point, and the only person barely holding me back from conquering the entire team is the unexpected surge from mysterious master juggernaut.

he'll get his though, you ALL WILL!!! MUAHAHAHA!! :evil:
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Re: Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 7:35 pm

arpstorm wrote:Recruiting Folders ain't easy 'cuz so many of my pals run Windows boxes and are afraid as hell of the security implications of Folding.


Flying Fox wrote:It's hard to convince them, but this makes no sense. Folding has less security implications than them visiting pr0n sites and clicking yes on everything. 8)


Aye lad, I know what ye mean. Security is about perception and fear of the unknown. Some dude on the street can say "I heard Folding may open up ports for worms to get into your system" and people will believe that opinion over 100 others who know for a fact its wrong.

Fold on!
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Re: Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 7:43 pm

Oh I just had to ask didn't I? Walked right into that one did I.

Well there's only one thing to do. Next week I am going to bring the other 5 Fedora Core 5 boxes online in our lab and get them bad boys Folding as well.

The dark side will be met with defeat again. My money's on noble TheJuggernaut! Hahahahaaaaaaaa 8) I have already put in an order for some Romulan Ale to celebrate TheJuggernaut reaching 4,000,000 points.
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Re: Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 7:49 pm

arpstorm wrote:Well there's only one thing to do. Next week I am going to bring the other 5 Fedora Core 5 boxes online in our lab and get them bad boys Folding as well.

The dark side will be met with defeat again. My money's on noble TheJuggernaut! Hahahahaaaaaaaa 8) I have already put in an order for some Romulan Ale to celebrate TheJuggernaut reaching 4,000,000 points.

i've said it before and i'll say it again. no one will ever defeat me, NOT EVER.

juggs will get his, i will pass him before the year is out.
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Re: Reality Check

Postposted on Thu May 25, 2006 9:52 pm

leor wrote:i've said it before and i'll say it again. no one will ever defeat me, NOT EVER.

juggs will get his, i will pass him before the year is out.


Oh my, such pent-up hostility, so much pain and anger. Did you have a bad childhood? C'mon Leor, chill out man :wink: Repeat after me .... Oommmmmmmm ... Ommmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm.

There you go, it is all going to be better now.

So tell me, how are we going to get recruits to Fold? I just had a class of 34 students and nobody gave a tinkers damn about the project! Students these days!
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Re: arpstorm?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:17 am

So here it is two years and then some later. The landscape has evolved. It now requires 6000 points/day just to get into the top 20 producers list! Leor is still working away and holding at around 20,000 or so points/day. arpstorm, powered by a Mac Pro and a Vista box with dual 9600GT cards and other friends is doing about 10,000 points/day.

Good luck to us all!
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Re: arpstorm?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:06 am

arpstorm wrote:So here it is two years and then some later. The landscape has evolved. It now requires 6000 points/day just to get into the top 20 producers list! Leor is still working away and holding at around 20,000 or so points/day. arpstorm, powered by a Mac Pro and a Vista box with dual 9600GT cards and other friends is doing about 10,000 points/day.

Good luck to us all!



Welcome back to the forums arpy! 10k is a good contribution to the effort. :D
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Re: arpstorm?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:00 pm

Don't let Jeffry and David try to entice you to join UGN with big hats and cakes, arpstorm.
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Re: arpstorm?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:39 pm

flybywire wrote:Don't let Jeffry and David try to entice you to join UGN with big hats and cakes, arpstorm.

arpstorm has broken the 11,000 points/day barrier today. The team is spread between Vancouver BC and Portland Oregon. My own contribution consists of SMP-based Folding on a PS3 and a Mac Pro, plus a dual-GPU Vista box. I've got an nVidia 8800GT on hand, which I'll install shortly to upgrade that Vista box to 3 GPUs. If that is a stable configuration I'll try installing the SMP Windows client on it too. I'm depending on the generous cooling of my Antec 900 case and the Zalman fan on the Q9300 CPU, and assume that the 750-watt power supply will be ample wattage. I'll be monitoring temperatures with CPUID Hardware Monitor.

BTW I am delighted to see segfault7 got spanked by UnitedGerbilNation at along last. What an upstart! But I'm still waiting to see what Noble Leor does about all this. Sitting at position 6 of 20 cannot sit well with him.
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Re: arpstorm?

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:51 pm

Woot! I'm the 15'th top producer in the group! Sweeeeeet! RogueIP's the name, autographs later.

I will catch up on Spdubord one of these days! He overtook me about a week or so ago. /fists in air
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Re: arpstorm?

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Jon wrote:Woot! I'm the 15'th top producer in the group! Sweeeeeet! RogueIP's the name, autographs later.

I will catch up on Spdubord one of these days! He overtook me about a week or so ago. /fists in air


Way to go Jon!! :P Go get 'em tiger. :D
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