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Default 05-16-2015, 16:07 | posts: 221 | Location: MI

Well I just stepped into the folding universe on PC for the first time..... I used to do it on my PS3 all the time back in the day.

As it sits I am looking at 964611 points per day as it has projected for me. I would like to know if this is any good? Everything is running CPU at 100% and all four GFX cards anywhere from 65-99% utilization. Temps are of no concern as the cards are no hotter than 34-35c and CPU's hottest core is 62c.

I would like to know if I'm wasting my time on getting some good folding in in a short period of time...... I will try to leave my rig on for a week and see what happens!!

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well you'll be top of the team in terms of production per day that an amazing amount
   
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Default 05-17-2015, 14:28 | posts: 221 | Location: MI

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well you'll be top of the team in terms of production per day that an amazing amount
Very glad to hear that.... I just figured that I never have enough time to get on here and do what I want to do lately, so what better than to lend a helping hand toward a great cause.

Is there anything I should be doing differently regarding my setup? I have been running the Folding@home Client Control 7.4.4.

I have instances 0-4 running. The CPU being 0 and the four GPU's 1-4 are all being taxed to 99-100%, so I assume things are going along smoothly......

All of my temps are within reason. Hottest GPU has hit 37c and the max on my CPU core is 68c.
   
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Default 05-18-2015, 05:45 | posts: 1,716 | Location: uk

so like most are running ok.
that a good gpu temp i would say a bit low are they under water?
   
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Default 02-08-2016, 02:35 | posts: 18

Hi all; looks like this thread is getting older now but still running.

Just some info here to update iancook's original thread; I wonder what he is running for machines to be on top...congrats iancook.

I pretty much knew how to set this up already running on a Win 7 PC and my old GTX580 did work, but it's not too efficient nowadays and puts out a lot of heat. I'm waiting for Pascal for my main PC upgrade.

I had a file server here that I had planned to stick a video card in someday and use it as a media center PC, but didn't have a video card and didn't want to spend much. Then something I did not expect happened. I was the guy who won the Guru3D MSI GTX960 gaming GPU. So, it took me a bit of time to change the hardware around but I ended up installing Linux Mint 17.3 and the F@H Client+Control on the "new" PC.

iancook's original guide says that GPUs are only supported under Windows, but I can confirm that it works fine under Linux. In fact, what I did was to setup the remote access feature on the Linux PC and I use the viewer on my Windows 7 PC. So, as the Linux PC keeps chugging along I keep my regular PC free for other things. It's only a dual core CPU on the file server, but F@H uses one core and that leaves the other core for serving files. I wonder if GPU support on Linux is new however, when I click on the project ID, even their web site says "These are Core18 projects for Windows+NVIDIA only." Well, that's no longer true.

Eventually, come Spring, when the temps heat up outside (and in the house) I'll move the file server into the living room for use as a media center as well. When that happens, I'll likely shut down F@H for the Summer but once the heat goes back on I can resume the project.

It turns out that the 960 is pretty efficient for F@H projects and doesn't use a lot of power. When I checked the "control panel" info, I was running about 61-63C and the fans were a bit over 33%. What works good for gaming also works good for F@H apparently; the 960 and 980 are both highly rated. P.S. A quick edit: Close to 120k PPD. My old GTX580 is ~2.5X slower and uses double the power.

So, thanks again Guru3D and MSI.

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Default 02-08-2016, 23:55 | posts: 18

About 6 hours ago it looks like I rec'd my first Core 21 project; I wasn't sure if this PC would run Core 21 as so far it's been all Core 18's. But, it appears to be worth a little more points or that "QRB" feature has kicked in; up to ~136k PPD now.

EDIT: I think the QRB has started for real now; I'm running pretty much around 160k PPD no matter which core version I'm running (which is 18 most of the time).

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Default 04-21-2016, 22:17 | posts: 18

Congrats to all!

I'm not sure when this happened, but we passed up the Rage3D team at some point between my last message and this one. I know the results of our efforts mean "we all win" no matter who is first, but now we're one place up.

I'm also getting close to the 10,000,000 mark and will give an update once I get there...should be 2-3 days yet.
   
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Default 04-23-2016, 09:19 | posts: 1,716 | Location: uk

hello krusher_r yep 47th will be goo to see on folding Star when you do
   
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Default 04-24-2016, 02:37 | posts: 18

Hi iancook,

It looks like I made my goal of 10 million points and ended up in 44th place after running for 78 days straight. I'm trying to print off a 10 million point certificate for myself but F@H is putting me just under that; I may have to try tomorrow or let it run once more.

For now, I'm on idle for the Summer months here to give my little file server and fanless PSU a break from the heat. And, maybe use that GPU for some games.

Keep up the crunching while I take a break everyone and if there are no other replies here I'll check back again in late Fall when the heat goes back on.
   
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Default 10-03-2016, 16:02 | posts: 120 | Location: Romania,Brasov

Fah just reached 93,5 Petaflops and it is the most powefull "supercomputer" in the world because we surpassed the China's Sunway TaihuLight SuperComputer that has 93 Petaflops.
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...qtype=osstats2
   
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Fah Processing power: 95,226 petaFlops
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...qtype=osstats2
   
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Fah Processing power: 96,250 petaFlops ( up)
We have a little bit and we reach 100petaFlops
   
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Fah Processing power: 97,558 petaFlops ( up) .
Day by day , it's getting higher, maybe because the winter is approaching.
   
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Fah Processing power: 98,119 petaFlops ( up) .
   
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Fah Processing power: 99,488 petaFlops (up) .Almost 100petafFlops
   
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Fah Processing power: 100,036 petaFlops (up) .
This is just incredible. Uau, it seems that we reached the highest value, I expect an announcement from Stanford. Congratulation to us all!
   
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So, if it wasn't enough Fah Processing power up again:101,331 petaFlops.
   
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Fah Processing power:105,215 petaFlops
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As of October 2016, the Folding@home network has over 100 petaFLOPS of total computing power.[33][34] It was the first computing project of any kind to cross the 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 native petaFLOPS milestones. This level of performance is primarily enabled by the cumulative effort of a vast array of powerful GPU and CPU units.
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At such rate I am wainting for some exciting results, don't you?

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Fah Processing power:105,215 petaFlops
From wikipedia regarding Flops
At such rate I am wainting for some exciting results, don't you?
I don't think results come directly from F@H.
Scientist having obviously their own projects and using F@H data as a reference materials. And I am pretty sure there lots of other reference materials other than F@H to help their research, making F@H less obvious, but not less helpful.

Here's some replies to make you feel better if F@H is useful:
https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/...shed_anything/

I am more excited about the point that it's possible to generate that much power using donations. F@H project generates lots of computing power for penies.
btw, here's an article not in favor of F@H:
https://www.gwern.net/Charity%20is%2...bout%20helping


   
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