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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:20 am

Well this is my first post in the TR forums. Ive been a long time reader for many years now. I just set up a spare computer that i plan on leaving on all day, so i decided to fold on it. So another folder for team TR! :) Hi everyone...
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:56 am

Wooohoo! Thanks and welcome!
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:48 am

J3SteR82 wrote:Well this is my first post in the TR forums. Ive been a long time reader for many years now. I just set up a spare computer that i plan on leaving on all day, so i decided to fold on it. So another folder for team TR! :) Hi everyone...


Welcome to Team TR J3SteR82! :D We appreciate every new member that joins the fold. :wink: Check out the forum and make some posts.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat May 23, 2009 10:06 pm

Just joined team 2630. I'm running off an MSI Laptop, Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-62 2.00 GHz with an Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT graphics card.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sun May 24, 2009 12:13 am

eternalmatt wrote:Just joined team 2630. I'm running off an MSI Laptop, Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-62 2.00 GHz with an Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT graphics card.

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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sun May 24, 2009 10:25 pm

Welcome to Team TR eternalmatt! :D
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:27 am

jeffry55 wrote:Welcome to Team TR eternalmatt! :D


Hi folding expert around

Since i have a spare Atom330 running for some good reason for 24*7 , can i fold also ? It is using a 945GC which i believe not much of GPU power going to contribute.

Will it be ok ? I'm using a bunle Vista -Basic ..is it ok or enough to go ??

1 more thing to ask , will it occpany my broadband bandwidth ?Since now it already narrowband due to poor ISP ??
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:04 am

mghong wrote:
jeffry55 wrote:Welcome to Team TR eternalmatt! :D


Hi folding expert around

Since i have a spare Atom330 running for some good reason for 24*7 , can i fold also ? It is using a 945GC which i believe not much of GPU power going to contribute.

Will it be ok ? I'm using a bunle Vista -Basic ..is it ok or enough to go ??

1 more thing to ask , will it occpany my broadband bandwidth ?Since now it already narrowband due to poor ISP ??


Hi mghong and thank you for your interest in folding.

The Atom processor and integrated graphics is not an ideal combination for folding. I do not know if you will make any of the deadlines. Give it a try and see what happens. :D It would be a good test case to share with others on Team TR.

The folding program only accesses the internet to get a work unit and then send the work unit when finished. The upload and download times are very short. It will not impact your bandwidth the rest of the time. :D
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:17 am

I'm returning to folding !

with a gtx 280 and a nehalem xeon using the SMP client.

2630's production sure has dropped like a stone in the past months.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:22 am

mph_Ragnarok wrote:I'm returning to folding !

with a gtx 280 and a nehalem xeon using the SMP client.

2630's production sure has dropped like a stone in the past months.


Welcome back mph_Ragnarok! :D Are you also folding with the GTX 280? I think they are good for about 8500 ppd.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:33 am

jeffry55 wrote:
mph_Ragnarok wrote:I'm returning to folding !

with a gtx 280 and a nehalem xeon using the SMP client.

2630's production sure has dropped like a stone in the past months.


Welcome back mph_Ragnarok! :D Are you also folding with the GTX 280? I think they are good for about 8500 ppd.


I definitely am folding with the GTX 280 as well. It is also overclocked around 15%.

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=146167

Take a look. I read that the 280 would get about 8k ppd, but with my quad core ( which has yet to turn in a work unit since I started 2 days ago) the two have only put up between 4k and 5k ppd ?
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:29 pm

mph_Ragnarok wrote:
jeffry55 wrote:
mph_Ragnarok wrote:I'm returning to folding !

with a gtx 280 and a nehalem xeon using the SMP client.

2630's production sure has dropped like a stone in the past months.


Welcome back mph_Ragnarok! :D Are you also folding with the GTX 280? I think they are good for about 8500 ppd.


I definitely am folding with the GTX 280 as well. It is also overclocked around 15%.

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=146167

Take a look. I read that the 280 would get about 8k ppd, but with my quad core ( which has yet to turn in a work unit since I started 2 days ago) the two have only put up between 4k and 5k ppd ?


Yeah, those numbers are not looking right. :-? Try running just the GPU client for a few days and see what happens.

Something to check while running just the GPU client, make sure that the "Machine ID numbers" for the two folding clients are not the same. Set the GPU to '1' and the SMP to '2".
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:25 pm

Ahh, if you take a look at the link again, it says I have now churned out about 7k total in the past 24 hours.

I guess the earlier low numbers were just low because it took time for my units to roll in and my average production rate to wind up. Yay !

You know, if I was on UGN, I would be increasing their production like 15%
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:58 am

mph_Ragnarok wrote:Ahh, if you take a look at the link again, it says I have now churned out about 7k total in the past 24 hours.

I guess the earlier low numbers were just low because it took time for my units to roll in and my average production rate to wind up. Yay !

You know, if I was on UGN, I would be increasing their production like 15%


Well, I think you should change your username to UnitedGerbilNation and run an experiment to see if points production does go up by 15%. :wink:
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:56 am

Uhm, hey fellas. *sheepish grin*

I've been a TR "regular" reader since, well, about 2000-2001. I picked up the bug through college and stayed with it after graduation. I was more active about 5-6 years ago than I have been recently (AMD64 heyday, Opteron 1xx cores and all that).

I've since come back to Folding@Home via an unlikely avenue for me - PS3 Folding. It took me until now to finally get a PS3, and what do I do within 48 hours of firing it up? Folding!

So, I've rejoined team 2630, although my previous stay on the team many years ago was short-lived (I folded for a couple of years for the old AMD corporate forums - team 34106).

Now that I'm back and active in Folding@Home, I might distract a couple of my boxen at home to join in. They're currently running S@H, CPDN and Rosetta@Home via the BOINC client.

So, I just thought I'd drop in and give a wave. :)
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:42 pm

Logan[TeamX] wrote:Uhm, hey fellas. *sheepish grin*

I've been a TR "regular" reader since, well, about 2000-2001. I picked up the bug through college and stayed with it after graduation. I was more active about 5-6 years ago than I have been recently (AMD64 heyday, Opteron 1xx cores and all that).

I've since come back to Folding@Home via an unlikely avenue for me - PS3 Folding. It took me until now to finally get a PS3, and what do I do within 48 hours of firing it up? Folding!

So, I've rejoined team 2630, although my previous stay on the team many years ago was short-lived (I folded for a couple of years for the old AMD corporate forums - team 34106).

Now that I'm back and active in Folding@Home, I might distract a couple of my boxen at home to join in. They're currently running S@H, CPDN and Rosetta@Home via the BOINC client.

So, I just thought I'd drop in and give a wave. :)


Big wave back atcha Logan! :D Glad that you have returned to the fold and you still feel the fever to fold. Keep us updated as you build your farm. :P
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:30 am

I'm just about to get my Opteron 170 back into "the fold" *groan*. What's the best way of doing this with both cores these days? Is there a true SMP client now? Or do I need two instances as before, each bound to a separate CPU core?

Also, do I need to track down that neat imagecfg.exe tool that allows you to hard-code which core each process runs on exclusively?

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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:09 am

Logan[TeamX] wrote:I'm just about to get my Opteron 170 back into "the fold" *groan*. What's the best way of doing this with both cores these days? Is there a true SMP client now? Or do I need two instances as before, each bound to a separate CPU core?

Also, do I need to track down that neat imagecfg.exe tool that allows you to hard-code which core each process runs on exclusively?
Wow, that's a long time. Welcome back!

Yes, there is now a "true" SMP client and the points are better than running 2x single core clients. It still pales in comparison to GPU clients though if you have like a Nvidia 9600 and up video card. There is a Linux version of the SMP client and Windows version (slightly PITA to set up because it is ported from the Linux version). The Linux version is known to be more stable and produces more points, so a few of us here are using the magic of virtualization (think VMware, VirtualBox, etc.) to run Linux VMs on our Windows host OS. Whether you are running LinuxSMP or WinSMP, they spawn multiple worker processes that will max out all the cores, so no more affinity hacking tool.

As for downloading, LinuxSMP has been rolled into the single core client and you switch into different "modes" by the -smp switch. For WinSMP you need to click on the "High Performance Windows clients" link on the bottom of the regular download page, and the GPU and WinSMP clients will be listed.

I think the stickies have links to the respective clients and additional install/config instructions. You can also search the forum there may be additional threads discussing the stuff.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:24 am

ive officially joined the TR folding team! ive been reading this great site for about 6 months now, i figured it was time to post in the forum and sign up for the folding team! /waves!
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:24 pm

mslowe7187 wrote:ive officially joined the TR folding team! ive been reading this great site for about 6 months now, i figured it was time to post in the forum and sign up for the folding team! /waves!


Welcome to Team 2630 mslowe7187! :D I hope you find folding with us to be super-duper!! :P
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:23 pm

thanks! i just finished my first folding project this afternoon!
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:18 am

mslowe7187 wrote:thanks! i just finished my first folding project this afternoon!


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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:15 am

Just got my new machine. Looks like I'll be getting about 2500 PPD each from a stock 920 and a 5750.

TR has best comprehensive and unbiased news coverage and articles. So I fold here. We need more attention for this forum, though, to keep up with the big teams.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

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ritsu wrote:Just got my new machine. Looks like I'll be getting about 2500 PPD each from a stock 920 and a 5750.

TR has best comprehensive and unbiased news coverage and articles. So I fold here. We need more attention for this forum, though, to keep up with the big teams.

Welcome to the team! Have you tried the new 6.29 SMP client (with A3 WUs) yet? It may give you more points combined with the 5750. I assume you are talking about either a Phenom II X4 920 or the i7-920? If it is the i7-920, then "-smp 7" with the GPU client should be a monster.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:58 am

SMPv6.29, i7-920. I changed switch from "-smp" to "-smp 7". No difference.

> Work type a1 not eligible for variable processors

I guess this means A1 just goes after 4 threads. I'm only running A1 WU for now.

I tried setting affinity for the 4 worker threads restricting them to even-numbered cores. In task manager this leads to those cores' CPU usage being pinned to 100%. But it doesn't look like it improves the PPD.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:47 pm

ritsu wrote:Just got my new machine. Looks like I'll be getting about 2500 PPD each from a stock 920 and a 5750.

TR has best comprehensive and unbiased news coverage and articles. So I fold here. We need more attention for this forum, though, to keep up with the big teams.


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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:57 pm

ritsu wrote:SMPv6.29, i7-920. I changed switch from "-smp" to "-smp 7". No difference.

> Work type a1 not eligible for variable processors

I guess this means A1 just goes after 4 threads. I'm only running A1 WU for now.

I tried setting affinity for the 4 worker threads restricting them to even-numbered cores. In task manager this leads to those cores' CPU usage being pinned to 100%. But it doesn't look like it improves the PPD.

Thanks for the help.

Normally you shouldn't need to fiddle with affinity. There are 2 things at work here:
- Sometimes you will get A1 WUs, you just have to work through them until they give you the A3's. When you configure the client did you enable 'advmethods' and 'big' size WUs (>10MB)? That may be needed for the A3's. Not 100% sure on this though.
- You will need to complete 10 WUs with the passkey well ahead of time before the bonuses start rolling in. For the A1's they will most likely spawn 4 Fah_A1.exe's in Task Manager to max out your CPU cores. For Fah_A3.exe it should be one process using multiple threads.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:19 pm

Yeah, -advmethods is supposed to be necessary to get A3 workload, according to installation FAQs. Probably gonna wait until the weekend is over to try it.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:54 pm

The main thing is the passkey. Until you register an email address with your username at Stanford and they generate a passkey for you, you can't get A3 core WU's.
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Re: Welcome to team 2630!

Postposted on Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:11 pm

Ragnar Dan wrote:The main thing is the passkey. Until you register an email address with your username at Stanford and they generate a passkey for you, you can't get A3 core WU's.

I thought you just don't get the bonus points without the passkey but you will still get the A3's too? I could be wrong but it doesn't matter, without the bouns the A3's are nothing to write home about anyway.
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