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by arpstorm
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

The ship's science officer just completed a computer library search of past Leor communications in the history database. He was last heard Thu May 25, 2006 9:40 am boasting proudly (as he was known to do): I've said it before and i'll say it again. no one will ever defeat me, NOT EVER. juggs will ge...
by arpstorm
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

I never thought the day would come when I would gaze upon The Great Derelict of Leor . But there it lies, about three days travel from our current position. Leor was a great Folder in days long gone by. An era when 10,000 PPD was considered insanely good. A time when GPU Folding was unheard of. All ...
by arpstorm
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

Thank you all for your kind words. arpstorm still has a few stragglers to be sure. The chief engineer maintains our ships space worthy, we keep the peace, enjoy the occasional gift exchanges with fellow Folders, maintain good humor, and keep our dilithium crystals dry. The GPU Folding has certainly ...
by arpstorm
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

A belated happy 2014 to those who still monitor this old thread. Arpstorm is still active. We maintain our vanity domain name http://www.arpstorm.com that redirects to our extreme overclocking statistics. As you can see we've crossed the 16,000,000 point threshold. A few of us are now Folding using ...
by arpstorm
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

@BIFF The machine runs Ubuntu 12.04 and the logfiles live in /var/log. I did check them but the system did not panic, it just froze up, and Linux was unable to execute any instructions after that to report. There are no bread crumbs. It's been Folding fine since I got up this morning and restarted t...
by arpstorm
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

@BIF I should set up a little temperature recording system to monitor the room temperature. It's an unheated room in the carport but it's very well insulated and the heat of the Folding farm keeps the room shirt-sleeve comfortable. That little USB-based thermometer sitting in a box will come in hand...
by arpstorm
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

To me VirtualBox is still a step below VMware. I've actually had tremendously good luck with VirtualBox running on an OS X host machine. On the same machine I run VMWare Fusion and Parallels and they are all solid. But under Linux as a host OS I'm not experiencing the same goodness in VirtualBox. I...
by arpstorm
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

@farmpuma The MacPro (Early 2008 model) has dual quad-core 64-bit CPUs clocking at 2.8 Ghz 8) The Intel Q9300 + VirtualBox experiment was a fail. I was using Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit as the guest OS and I have never had such a sluggish virtualization experience. When I started up the SMP Folding client i...
by arpstorm
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

So I've now got my MacPro with the SMP client Folding for TRFrankenbot. That will throw about 18,369 more PPD at the monster 8)
by arpstorm
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

TRFrankenbot just climbed to second place in the top 20 list of the Tech Report. W00t!
by arpstorm
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

@farmpuma Yes indeed, thank you for asking, John is an active member of the arpstorm group of Folders. Indeed he/I is posting this. Speaking of myself in the third person is passing strange :-? The matter of the SMP Folding client freezing my overclocked Q9300 does deserve closer attention because i...
by arpstorm
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

drfish a.k.a. " Doc " at the SereneScreen forums is an avid Folder and a very positive influence. I believe he would be the kind of character to Fold under extreme conditions, including a dusty garage, and brag about it. If the garage is not heated then I'd expect insects to be attracted ...
by arpstorm
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

That's right. Real Folders Fold in carports, crawlspaces, basements, and attics 8)
by arpstorm
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

Noisy systems get even noisier when they're Folding. It's amazing how much extra heat those multi-core CPUs generate when running flat out. It got so bad that the wife motivated me to do something about it. So I did two things (1) I made a mental note to explore options for home-brew computers that ...
by arpstorm
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

@Biff Folding is a distraction all right but it's a good kind of distraction at least. I really do hope that our efforts help Stanford to break new ground in terms of medical discoveries. I don't know Jack about medicine or drugs or biology but I do know who to keep a computer Folding :D @farmpuma I...
by arpstorm
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

I'm still Folding for Frankie.
by arpstorm
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

BIF wrote:
My own folding garden (windowbox?) is also back online...


Then my lone box Folding for TRFrankenbot qualifies only as a mere flower pot 8)
by arpstorm
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Frankie 2012
Replies: 97
Views: 34741

Re: Frankie 2012

Hello all you halloweeners Folding for TRFrankenbot. arpstorm here. Thanks to Flying Fox for reminding me about the October TRFrankenbot activity. I've loaded up the Linux 64-bit SMP FAH client on my quad core Q9300 PC overclocked to 3Ghz, and set its eyes upon TRFrankenbot. FAHControl estimates thi...
by arpstorm
Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

Oh yeah, it's October, and according to tradition all those in the mood for Halloween fun reconfigure their Folding farms to TRFrankenbot on team 2630, the same team as arpstorm . OK I'll reconfigure a quad core Linux machine with an Intel Q9300 quad core CPU overclocked from 2.5Ghz to 3.0 Ghz to Fo...
by arpstorm
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

I realize this is an old thread. But, it's October 2012 and arpstorm is still Folding, although our might is reduced, our hearts remain strong. We just made the top 20 list today but OMG it takes a lot more daily points to make the list than in 2005 when we started to Fold. We're going to make the 1...
by arpstorm
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

Thanks for checking in, and for the kind words, farmpuma . We had some rather warm weather here last week and the wife complained about the heat and noise the Folding PC was making. So I got a USB/WiFi adapter and moved the PC out to my shop in the carport. The WiFi connection supports a good solid ...
by arpstorm
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

Our little band at arpstorm has received additional Folders into our midst. One new Folder just cranked up the GPU Folding client, producing a nice spike in our points per day. I think we'll probably continue to enjoy membership in the top 20 producers list. I know we've lost a few prolific Folders ...
by arpstorm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: arpstorm?
Replies: 109
Views: 78654

Re: arpstorm?

Time passes and it's almost Independence Day 2010. We're still Folding as arpstorm and nearing the 6,000,000 point milestone.

farmpuma is just ahead and will get there first. Well done!
by arpstorm
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TRFrankenbot-- Scary for 2009!
Replies: 58
Views: 15435

Re: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008

Hey there, Folders!

Wow, the pale blue dot has completed another revolution around Sol - where has the time gone? So I take it the annual tradition of making frankenbot scary is once again to be witnessed? Bring it on :D

- arpstorm
by arpstorm
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Milestones: 100K and above
Replies: 276
Views: 146870

Re: Milestones: 100K and above

Congrats Gerbils,

Hey do you people have a link so I can read up on your Folding Farm?

Thanks :)

Arpy
by arpstorm
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Milestones: 100K and above
Replies: 276
Views: 146870

Re: Milestones: 100K and above

arpstorm hailing Ls2bO, come in.

Congratulations on making it to 4 megapoints!
We are only a few AUs behind you!
Where can one get some Romulan Ale in this sector?

Fold On!

- arpstorm
by arpstorm
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008
Replies: 155
Views: 22190

Re: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal that was a halloween hoot.
Thanks gang, let's do that again in 2009.
Releasing particle beam .....
by arpstorm
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008
Replies: 155
Views: 22190

Re: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008

arpstorm hailing farmpuma, come in farmpuma,

Arg! You are guilt tripping me. I suppose I should re-calibrate the Playstation 3 to Fold for TRFrankenbot until Halloween. Damn the that frankenbot ship goes fast!
by arpstorm
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008
Replies: 155
Views: 22190

Re: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008

arpstorm has just crossed the 3,000,000 point demarcation zone. The crew is celebrating and otherwise incapacitated. Therefore the ship is on autopilot. We'll hold back some Romulan Ale and beam it over to the USS TRFrankenbot as it passes. You've earned it! Even the power of the USS segfault7 now p...
by arpstorm
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008
Replies: 155
Views: 22190

Re: Make frankenbot scary for halloween - 2008

arpstorm calling the starship TRfrankenbot, come in TRfrankenbot. Sensors indicate you are traveling at extreme warp speed in this sector and coming up fast on our aft side. What kind of engines are you folks running? According to the science computers you're going to overtake the arpstorm in about ...
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