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Title: I use [email protected]
Post by: camerongray on July 24, 2009, 03:40:19 PM
Just to say that I am running [email protected] on my PC. (Username: camerongray)

Not sure how much progress I will make - Look at my specs  :(

Cameron Gray
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: computeruler on July 24, 2009, 03:48:14 PM
Every bit helps!  When you finish your first wu, then you will get the icon
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Aegis on July 24, 2009, 03:48:31 PM
Every bit helps -- truly.
We welcome you aboard.
In my lifetime, there was a time when most of this would've been done by hand, or at best, on mainframe computers.  What we're all doing together (distributed computing) is pretty remarkable.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: camerongray on July 24, 2009, 03:54:13 PM
Wow that was quick.

I wonder how long it will be until I finish my first WU. It says 31 days! And the PC isn't on all the time.

If I get a PS3 I will use that - I wish they did a PS2 version - I have 2 working and one broken (but fixable).

Cameron Gray
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: computeruler on July 24, 2009, 03:56:35 PM
I have a p4 dell that I fold on and it usually takes awhile to do too, and its not on that much.  It always makes it by the deadline though  ;D  Maybe by around 10 days
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Aegis on July 24, 2009, 04:03:04 PM
Your PS3 will rock for this!   ;D
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: computeruler on July 24, 2009, 04:16:47 PM
It sure will!
Quote
e PlayStation 3 uses the Sony, Toshiba, IBM-designed Cell microprocessor as its CPU, which is made up of one 3.2 GHz PowerPC-based "Power Processing Element" (PPE) and eight Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs).[94] The eighth SPE is disabled to improve chip yields.[95][96] Only six of the seven SPEs are accessible to developers as the seventh SPE is reserved by the console's operating system.
-wikipedia
Sounds like it should be able to do pretty good
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Calum on July 25, 2009, 03:24:44 AM
Welcome to the team cameron, thanks for folding.
The PS3 is benchmarked to do around 600 points per day if left folding 24/7, not sure how the deadlines are compared to the other clients.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Mulreay on July 25, 2009, 10:25:03 PM
I used to use my PS3 for folding before I even new about this site. I broke my PS3 though so no longer until I buy a new one. It folds extremely fast compared to a PC/laptop. You will soon rock up those work units.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Quantos on July 25, 2009, 10:54:52 PM
Welcome to the team cameron, thanks for folding.
The PS3 is benchmarked to do around 600 points per day if left folding 24/7, not sure how the deadlines are compared to the other clients.

For the initial outlay of money that is pretty good.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: camerongray on July 31, 2009, 03:40:01 PM
Could anyone tell me how many wu I have done. It says 19 but that seems too high for my PC!

Cameron Gray
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Aegis on July 31, 2009, 03:43:16 PM
I noticed that, too.  19 work units, and zero points.  Not sure what's going on...
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: patio on July 31, 2009, 05:55:25 PM
They may not be finished units...that's all i can guess.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Aegis on August 05, 2009, 10:40:28 PM
Cameron, what kind of work units did you sign up for?  Which client are you running?  You've done a bunch of units, and no points??   ???

I've never seen that.  Maybe Calum knows more. 

(Patio would know more if he started folding something besides paper airplanes... ;))
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: BC_Programmer on August 05, 2009, 10:42:54 PM
hey, don't persecute his folding habits.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: harry 48 on August 06, 2009, 03:56:06 PM
aegis , what do you mean what kind of units did camerongray sign up for
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Aegis on August 06, 2009, 05:04:25 PM
Yes, because he's showing units completed but no points.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: harry 48 on August 06, 2009, 05:33:48 PM
Cameron, what kind of work units did you sign up for?

what i'm asking is what did you mean by the above
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: Ugarte on August 06, 2009, 06:49:10 PM
In the configuration options you can select the size of WU to fold.  You can also request new advanced
 scientific cores and/or work units if available. 

But that's all a moot point, either way it should have been worth some points.  My curiosity got the best of me on Cameron's issue, so I asked on the official [email protected] forum.

"This is most likely due to incomplete WUs (Early Unit Ends). While some WUs terminate 'normally', a large number like this indicates WUs being returned from an unstable or improperly configured machine, perhaps running the GPU client.'

So if Cameron is still here trying to work out these kinks, post your client info and what you did for configuration.
Title: Re: I use [email protected]
Post by: harry 48 on August 07, 2009, 12:40:12 PM
i think this is what you want you can look at my specs , 48harry48

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