FireGryphon wrote:I've made a few attempts at really pushing my systems to fold, but every time one of my dual core boxes finishes a WU and tried to upload the results and get a new unit, the client crashes. I've been unable to fiddle and get it to work, and I don't have the time to caress it any more.
leor wrote:I never thought I'd be making this post, but due to a lot of factors I'm going to fall out of the race. Rising electricity costs, crazy point totals from buggy clients from stanford, it's just too much to handle and maintain. I liked folding when it was fire and forget, there's way too much babysitting involved now.
I'm not going to shut down completely, but my PPD is going to take a major hit. it was fun ruling the roost (or almost ruling) all these years, and who knows, maybe stanford will get their act together and I'll take my revenge someday . . .
leor wrote:who knows, maybe stanford will get their act together and I'll take my revenge someday . . .
leor wrote:Has anyone else noticed I was the last of the old guard (the 2001-2002 crew) who was still putting up big points? There's a reason they lost the original crew.
Flying Fox wrote:@sluggo: Stanford is a big institution, that 18 billion dollar endowment needs to be spread all over the place. Why do you always seem to be pecking at that? That Folding thing is just a small research team out of all the research/scholarship/teaching/facility effort over there...
sluggo wrote:Watching about 25% of my commitment go to waste made me decide to look elsewhere or at least wait until the current problems with the clients were resolved.
jeffry55 wrote:The Linux SMP client is a stable points producer.
arpstorm wrote:Noble leor
I thought something was amiss when aprstorm pulled in behind you on the top 20 list. The good drfish pointed me to this thread. artstorm is a small diverse group of Folders spread from Richmond BC Canada to Portland Oregon USA . We fold on PS3, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows clients.
Hopefully you'll feel better after a break. Your total points will not be quickly surpassed.
Best wishes to you, Folder!
leor wrote:I just don't see the point anymore, I'm going to stick with the simple CPU client and not worry about points. I could go spend 1,000 dollars on GPUs to put in my client's machines and get like 60,000 more points a day.
that's just silly.
Flying Fox wrote:But you are GPU Folding on your own rig still, right?
dragongoddess wrote:Oh my. Well once on the side line you kinda stay there. Guess it's time for the youngens to take over.
leor wrote:aside from buggy clients that require loads of babysitting, the new point conventions make all the work i put in the past 6 years almost pointless.
leor wrote:why bust my ass for 6 years with over 100 CPUs if i can equal that point total in 6 months with a few GPUs?
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