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Author: jmilum
Team Geekdō is #1 (well 1%) but still needs your help!

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project designed to further the understanding of protein folding and other molecular dynamics related to protein misfolding and the related disorders such as Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and many Cancers. It is currently managed by Stanford University's chemistry department.

The cool thing about this being a distributed project is that anyone anywhere in the world can contribute processor time to help. Doc Robot created Team Geekdō and got our effort started back in August and since then we have had about 124 BGG users join the Team and have managed to rise in the rankings to the top 1% of all Teams in the project!

Image provided by Littlehopeman


But we need your help now. It only took us about 6 weeks to get to 1% (currently that is 1657th) but to get any higher will be much harder! And to help us recruit more people, there will now be an incentive program to reward people that help with GG (i'll detail this below).

So how do you join Team Geekdō? All you need to do is download one of the clients for your appropriate computer. They have clients for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and PS3 available for single processor, multi-processor, and graphics cards. You can find the them on their downloads page. Be sure that when you setup your client that you create a username and that you specify the Team Geekdō team number which is 169927, if you don't then the work you do will not be credited to our team. Also once you have at least one Work Unit (WU), please update the Geekdō Folding@Home Wikipage so that we can match your F@H username to your username here, give you the microbadge and give you the GG from the incentive program and join the Team Geekdō Guild

Their wiki has some good info as well as the Folding@home wikipedia page. I am not going to inline this video, but for those that want some more info on a windows install, check this youtube video out.

So what's this about an incentive program? Here's how that's going to work: on a monthly basis I'm going to tally the individual contributions of each participant (score not WU since our ranking is based on score and WUs are not all created equal). The top contributor will get 10 GG the bottom contributor will get 5 GG everyone else will fall on a curve between those two points. I will not be included in this program. This is all subject to change, but if you have a problem with this scheme, please don't complain in this thread, just geekmail me and we can discuss it. (I will be sending out the August rewards as soon as I have them figured up)

September is not yet over, so if you can complete a WU before the end of the month, you will be at least guaranteed 5 GG

Thanks and keep folding!

Tips:
PinkyMan wrote:
To all those who have trouble uploading, my problem was that Windows Firewall had not allowed Folding@home.

Control Panel- Windows Firewall - Exceptions Tab - Add new program and VOILA! When I restarted F@H it uploaded no probs.
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:14 pm
Author: Leezer
Sweet! cool
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:21 pm
Author: ElAdoranSureshot
I missed this the first time around, but I'll try it now.
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:25 pm
Author: hend
While I don't normally support this Folding@Home program, I do support receiving GG, so I'll help out.
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:37 pm
Author: Stexe
Sounds good. I haven't been using Folding@Home for a while because my PS3 heats up my entire room in a few hours, but now I'll have an excuse to let it run for a few work units. Cool stuff!
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:05 pm
Author: Yargo
I just want to mention again why I like folding@home more than something like SETI@home. Folding proteins is something that will likely have a beneficial effect on humanity's health in the near future. When I do folding, I feel like I'm contributing to something that will see fruition in my life time. Like contributing to world health.
And unlike some other distributed computing projects, it doesn't just benifit a single company (usually monetarily)

SETI will probably only make a differance if someone else is out there. And if they are, do we want to take a chance on them invading if we try to initiate contact?
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:34 pm
Author: Folterknecht
I still don´t know why on earth we call it Team BoardGameGeek. It should be Team GeekDo.
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:45 pm
Author: Rokkr
Yargo wrote:
I just want to mention again why I like folding@home more than something like SETI@home. Folding proteins is something that will likely have a beneficial effect on humanity's health in the near future. When I do folding, I feel like I'm contributing to something that will see fruition in my life time. Like contributing to world health.
And unlike some other distributed computing projects, it doesn't just benifit a single company (usually monetarily)

SETI will probably only make a differance if someone else is out there. And if they are, do we want to take a chance on them invading if we try to initiate contact?

I'm ok with folding proteins as long as we don't use any positive results to help illegal aliens.shake
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:19 am
Author: Mease19
Rokkr wrote:

I'm ok with folding proteins as long as we don't use any positive results to help illegal aliens.shake


Helping aliens, that sounds more like SETI@home stuff.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:02 am
Author: bigtex01
Cranking out my first WU now.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:45 am
Author: ekimmel
Onward to the Top 1000!
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:18 am
Author: Steve777
I lost my mother to Dementia so I will definitely be joining this! It is horrific for the sufferer & very traumatic for family & friends.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:29 am
Author: jmilum
Folterknecht wrote:
It should be Team GeekDo.

and so it is and ever will be
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:57 am
Author: dreadpirate
Jeez...

I *think* it's running. Mac Intel = no viewer.

Since the 'stats' page doesn't update very often, I guess I'll find out if it uploaded properly... in about three hours.

'Folding@home running (auto-start)'

...is all the info I have access too.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:21 am
Author: jmilum
dreadpirate wrote:
...is all the info I have access too.

check the log file in your home directory: ~/Library/Folding@home/FAHLog.txt
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:24 am
Author: dreadpirate
jmilum wrote:
dreadpirate wrote:
...is all the info I have access too.

check the log file in your home directory: ~/Library/Folding@home/FAHLog.txt


Doesn't exist.

Also, there is an app in my applications folder: Folding@home.app

Attempting to run this gives this message:

'You can't open the application 'Folding@home.app' because it is not supported on this architecture.'

I note that the intel Mac package I downloaded from their site is only two days old. And inoperable, it seems.

Pity.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:39 am
Author: Imploded
It's getting cold here in Moscow. I'll appreciate the extra heat my CPU will make.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:43 am
Author: jmilum
dreadpirate wrote:
jmilum wrote:
dreadpirate wrote:
...is all the info I have access too.

check the log file in your home directory: ~/Library/Folding@home/FAHLog.txt


Doesn't exist.

does the directory exist, just not the log file? the directory should be in the Library folder in your home directory, not the system Library folder. if the directory exists, but is empty, then the client has never started. you can check that it is running by looking for some "FahCore_a2.exe" processes in the activity monitor

Quote:
Also, there is an app in my applications folder: Folding@home.app

you are not supposed to be able to run that file directly. you start and stop the app via the system preferences panel

Quote:
I note that the intel Mac package I downloaded from their site is only two days old. And inoperable, it seems.

i've downloaded the same package and it works fine for me, so i don't think its the package, unless it is just reacting oddly with your system. i am at 10.6.1
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:07 am
Author: scotto
Hey guys, Looks like we are doing pretty well. I'm stoked I have made it into the top 20 BGG contributors as well! User name is scottomcgotto.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:43 am
Author: dreadpirate
jmilum wrote:
does the directory exist, just not the log file? the directory should be in the Library folder in your home directory, not the system Library folder. if the directory exists, but is empty, then the client has never started. you can check that it is running by looking for some "FahCore_a2.exe" processes in the activity monitor


Ok. Home folder = users folder. Found it (even though a 'search' of the entire hard drive didn't. Weird.)

Fingers crossed, then.

Thanks for the help.






Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:04 am
Author: jond
WOW - that was 15gg completely out of the blue this morning!
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:13 am
Author: The Iced One
I've been folding for 'some time' now but I don't see my username on the Team Stats page
The icon for F@H says 'Working (204/300)'.
Anyone knows what the problem is?
My username is TheIcedOne and as teamnumber I have 169927.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:29 am
Author: Henneth
My first GeekGold. Woohoo!

(and my first ever post - just to celebrate! ninja )
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:34 am
Author: Rokkr
Yeah, my icon says 150/500. I have no idea what this means. I also don't show up as a team member.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:39 am
Author: caffeinehead
I think you have to finish a work unit before you show up on the list the next time it updates.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:42 am
Author: HilkMAN
The Linux installation is beyond me, I am afraid...
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:33 am
Author: MurrayL
Bravo for giving me enough GG to finally fill up my microbadge bar!
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:42 am
Author: Grimwold
The Iced One wrote:
I've been folding for 'some time' now but I don't see my username on the Team Stats page
The icon for F@H says 'Working (204/300)'.
Anyone knows what the problem is?
My username is TheIcedOne and as teamnumber I have 169927.
The work units can take a long time to complete (days or weeks, depending on the power of the machine and how often it is switched on)... the one you're working on has 300 steps, and you've so far done 204... once the unit is completed, you will show up on the stats list the next time it is automatically updated.

HTH


BTW - if anyone has one of the compatible graphics cards, I urge you to give the GPU client a try.. it can churn through 10000 step WUs in a day or two.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:58 am
Author: Folterknecht
HilkMAN wrote:
The Linux installation is beyond me, I am afraid...

It´s not that hard, actually. You can find help on the internet, for example: http://www.pro-linux.de/work/newbie/installieren.html. Or if you´re using *buntu, you should check if FAH is one of the applications that can be installed via the graphical interface (the Add/Remove thingy).
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:09 pm
Author: ekimmel
The Iced One wrote:
I've been folding for 'some time' now but I don't see my username on the Team Stats page
The icon for F@H says 'Working (204/300)'.
Anyone knows what the problem is?
My username is TheIcedOne and as teamnumber I have 169927.


You won't get added until after you've completed the work unit (you're 204 of 300) and the stats job has run on their servers.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:05 pm
Author: The Iced One
ekimmel wrote:
You won't get added until after you've completed the work unit (you're 204 of 300) and the stats job has run on their servers.

Thanks for the replies guys!
Guess I'l just have to wait...
I've configured it as "core priority: Lowest possible" because my laptop is getting slow (+5 years old). Does anyone have an idea how high I could configure my 'CPU Usage Percent' without slowing down too much but better than 'slowest'?
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:18 pm
Author: ekimmel
The Iced One wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
You won't get added until after you've completed the work unit (you're 204 of 300) and the stats job has run on their servers.

Thanks for the replies guys!
Guess I'l just have to wait...
I've configured it as "core priority: Lowest possible" because my laptop is getting slow (+5 years old). Does anyone have an idea how high I could configure my 'CPU Usage Percent' without slowing down too much but better than 'slowest'?


I'd keep it pretty low on a laptop to keep the heat down.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:23 pm
Author: The Iced One
ekimmel wrote:
I'd keep it pretty low on a laptop to keep the heat down.

Thanks! Heating up is already quite a big problem, so I'll just keep the configuration like it is now.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:38 pm
Author: Howitzer_120mm
When I started, I was at 0/2500. I let it run all night, and now I am on 24/300. I assume this means I completed a work load? But I don't see my name on the BGG page. (Howitzer)
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:30 pm
Author: Chuckila
You should see in the FAHlog.txt (or FAHlog-Prev.txt if it's something older) what actually happened to your WU's.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:51 pm
Author: jmilum
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
But I don't see my name on the BGG page. (Howitzer)

the status page does not update in realtime, if you check it, you'll see that the date of the last WU recorded is 2009-09-27 04:13:11.

also sometimes it may take a while for a completed WU to be transferred to the f@h server.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:53 pm
Author: dreadpirate
[07:24:51] Completed 0 out of 250000 steps (0%)
[07:43:40] Completed 2500 out of 250000 steps (1%)
[08:02:49] Completed 5000 out of 250000 steps (2%)
[08:21:49] Completed 7500 out of 250000 steps (3%)
[08:48:03] Completed 10000 out of 250000 steps (4%)
[09:06:37] Completed 12500 out of 250000 steps (5%)
[15:51:08] Completed 15000 out of 250000 steps (6%)

Whoa. This may take a while.

(At least I know it's working).
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:01 pm
Author: jmilum
dreadpirate wrote:
[09:06:37] Completed 12500 out of 250000 steps (5%)
[15:51:08] Completed 15000 out of 250000 steps (6%)

i think your computer probably went to sleep between these steps. you may want to change your Energy Saver settings to Never go to sleep
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:05 pm
Author: jmilum
I have given out all of the August incentive rewards except to these f@h usernames:

absent_handed
biocompare
kristopherolsen
muffster

those are not valid names here and they are also not listed on the wiki page so i don;t know who to give the to. if you are one of those people (or know one) drop me a geekmail.

also, if you think you were supposed to get some for August and didn't get it, drop me a geekmail.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:47 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
I signed up. Hopefully we can help those running the project to better understand (and then to prevent/treat/cure) Alzheimer's and dementia.

How do I change it to run as low priority on a mac?
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:13 pm
Author: jmilum
EmilyMoby wrote:
How do I change it to run as low priority on a mac?

i haven't used this, but you might give fahlimit a try. you can find it on this page:

http://calxalot.net/downloads/
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:47 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
Cool - thanks

Do you know which file is the right one to download (there are three)?
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:29 pm
Author: jmilum
EmilyMoby wrote:
Do you know which file is the right one to download (there are three)?

on a Mac you want the one labelled "osx binary". that's not going to be a graphical program though, you're going to have to run it from the command line.
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:36 pm
Author: jmilum
Mac users:

you may want to install this dashboard widget:

https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/fhwudget.ht...
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:38 pm
Author: Howitzer_120mm
jmilum wrote:
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
But I don't see my name on the BGG page. (Howitzer)

the status page does not update in realtime, if you check it, you'll see that the date of the last WU recorded is 2009-09-27 04:13:11.

also sometimes it may take a while for a completed WU to be transferred to the f@h server.


Now it's there. Thanks!
(and someone added me to the wiki, so thanks to whoever that was. )
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:26 pm
Author: FlyingArrow
jmilum wrote:
Folterknecht wrote:
It should be Team GeekDo.

and so it is and ever will be


Embrace the re-branding!
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:07 am
Author: dkuznick
Hmmm... I was under the impression I needed to add myse;fto the page manually, which I just did (I did one WU since I started yesterday). Was that bad?
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:23 am
Author: jmilum
FlyingArrow wrote:
Embrace the re-branding!

yeah, it also makes more sense when i post this over on RPGG too.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:24 am
Author: jmilum
dkuznick wrote:
Hmmm... I was under the impression I needed to add myse;fto the page manually, which I just did (I did one WU since I started yesterday). Was that bad?

nope, you did it fine. i just added howitzer because he had mentioned his name in the thread and while i was making some other edits, i put him in there at the same time.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:25 am
Author: Nazhuret
NICE.

I recieved my 18 gg earlier.
I was wondering where that came from. Thanks!

I have to move in a few days. It's only across the parking lot to a larger place. I'll unplug the computer last thing and set it up first thing to keep going, assuming my internet is up and running properly.

I'm going to be pretty irritated if I have to wait too long. I've been running nonstop since I signed up and am in the top ten. I'd hate to lose my place.

hend wrote:
I don't normally support this Folding@Home program




Why? It has to potential to solve a lot of bad, bad medical problems. Why would you not support that if you have the extra processing power?
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:19 am
Author: Sitnaltax
OK, I'm convinced. Signing up.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:52 am
Author: Chuckila
We just broke the 1600 mark.

Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 1599 of 165878

thumbsup
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:05 am
Author: Kodos
Added myself to the list. Hopefully my small processor helps in it's own way.

Scott
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:40 am
Author: Blind Reality
I'm in too. Just signed myself up.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:58 am
Author: Mr Mauve
I'm expecting my first Work Unit to be completed in about 30 hours' time. It's a race against October!

EDIT: I did something slightly naughty. Make that 8.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:45 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Mr Mauve wrote:
I'm expecting my first Work Unit to be completed in about 30 hours' time. It's a race against October!

EDIT: I did something slightly naughty. Make that 8.


Tell us more.

I have 2 WU's running on different machines. On my desktop, it looks like the WU will take of the order of 20 days soblue. On an old laptop, I may make it in 2 -3 days. I hope that merely means that one is more work than the other.whistle
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:39 pm
Author: Spud
jmilum wrote:
Also once you have at least one Work Unit (WU), please update the Geekdõ Folding@Home Wikipage so that we can match your F@H username to your username here,


I'm not sure how to do this part...
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:05 pm
Author: jmilum
Spud wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Also once you have at least one Work Unit (WU), please update the Geekdõ Folding@Home Wikipage so that we can match your F@H username to your username here,

I'm not sure how to do this part...

click that link, then click edit at the top of the resulting page. You can then copy someone else's entry changing their Bgg and folding names. Put the entry in the apprpriate section

if you have problems just geekmail me your folding name and I will add you
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:26 pm
Author: jmilum
Once you windows users have succesfully completed a WU with the normal client, if you have a compatible graphics card, you might want to try one if the GPU clients. I can post some more info on this later when I get back to a computer I'm on an iPhone right now
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:35 pm
Author: Spud
jmilum wrote:
Spud wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Also once you have at least one Work Unit (WU), please update the Geekdõ Folding@Home Wikipage so that we can match your F@H username to your username here,

I'm not sure how to do this part...

click that link, then click edit at the top of the resulting page. You can then copy someone else's entry changing their Bgg and folding names. Put the entry in the apprpriate section

if you have problems just geekmail me your folding name and I will add you


I figured... but then I was afraid to edit it until I was sure that's what I was supposed to do. Thanks. Done.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:47 pm
Author: Mr Mauve
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Mr Mauve wrote:
I'm expecting my first Work Unit to be completed in about 30 hours' time. It's a race against October!

EDIT: I did something slightly naughty. Make that 8.


Tell us more.


Better not. Walls have Google.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:48 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
Should it run automatically when the computer is on? Mine doesn't seem to. Is it simply a case of putting the proggie into the startup items folder?
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:56 pm
Author: Grimwold
Ed_the_Red wrote:
Should it run automatically when the computer is on? Mine doesn't seem to. Is it simply a case of putting the proggie into the startup items folder?
With the ordinary client, I found that it didn't start automatically, so just created a shortcut in the startup folder.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:06 pm
Author: Chuckila
If you don't have it in the Startup section, than you will need to manually start it each time you boot up your machine.

I, for one, put both instances of F@H in the Startup list and don't have to worry anymore that I might forgot to have them started up
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:08 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
jmilum wrote:
Once you windows users have succesfully completed a WU with the normal client, if you have a compatible graphics card, you might want to try one if the GPU clients. I can post some more info on this later when I get back to a computer I'm on an iPhone right now


That would be good. I have just wandered around the site researching this, and it is full of technobabble. But it sounds like my NVidia card (Geforce 5500 is inadequate), so I will not have to worry about that.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:09 pm
Author: jonocop
I've been trying for weeks to get it to work and it won't. No folding is happening. If anyone has any idea, I'd appreciate it.

I'm running a Vista 64-bit Quad Pro system. One of the issues is that whenever I try and display I get viewer.exe has stopped working and the window crashes.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:28 pm
Author: jspoto
I'm up and running.. good stuff.

Incidentally somebody should take a look at the F@H BGG Wiki page. Looks like when JeffK added himself, somehow everyone's BGG user profile link got hosed.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:31 pm
Author: kperryua
I think something's screwy with the Wiki. If you look at the markdown, you can still see all of the correct user names. But for some reason, the wiki is translating all of username=... into username=JeffK, the first one in the list. If you go back in the page's history, you'll see the same problem.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:45 pm
Author: jmilum
That wiki error has occured before, I'll ask Daniel to take a look. He fixed it last time for me.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:56 pm
Author: Arcadious
kperryua wrote:
I think something's screwy with the Wiki. If you look at the markdown, you can still see all of the correct user names. But for some reason, the wiki is translating all of username=... into username=JeffK, the first one in the list. If you go back in the page's history, you'll see the same problem.
I've had the same problem.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:58 pm
Author: Peacefishy
I'm in!! Sounds pretty cool.
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:48 pm
Author: theTak
I hope you folks are all able to get this up and running, it's a great cause, GG or not. Up and running, 12WU done! Go go gadget folding!

Giving my remaining .76GG to the cause, who can I send it to?


EDIT: Hrm looks like this has already happened? I'm confused. Oh well. I'm FOLDING and confused, and that's what counts! *plugs the message*

J you can have the gold anyway because the thread needs a tip, right? Right!
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:39 pm
Author: jmilum
The Incentive Rewards Plan gave out a total of 1344 for August, with an average of 14 per Participant. The minimum was 5 (for people that had a WU recorded but no score) and the max was 20 (which the top contributor received)

The reward for September will be based only on the Score contributed during the month of September (which will also be true for all following months).
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:57 pm
Author: avaia
A good way to get me back into it after 18 months off!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:44 am
Author: ekimmel
I've decided that I'm not happy ranking 71st and have fired up another computer (a Sempron 2600+). We'll see if that helps bump me up a few spots! If it doesn't I'll have to find some unused workstations at work. devil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:14 am
Author: jspoto
Thanks to the organizers, I think this is a terrific way to bring awareness to this effort.

FWIW, my PS3 is beating the pants off of my MacBookPro, in how quickly it can finish WU's... Perhaps because of the GPU/Cell optimizations? I'll have to keep tinkering, but good stuff so far.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:43 am
Author: jmilum
jspoto wrote:
my PS3 is beating the pants off of my MacBookPro, in how quickly it can finish WU's

the PS3 client works on much smaller WUs (total number of steps being less) than the MBP client one which is by default the SMP client that calculates the largest WUs (total number of steps being more)

normally the SMP clients will give you about 1920 score points per WU, i'm not sure what you get from a PS3 WU, but i think it it much less by at least an order of magnitude.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:05 am
Author: jeromier
I joined the team on Friday and started folding on my laptop... but I turned the client off while I was on battery power (using this script: http://www.mbeckler.org/fah_osx.php), and when I started it up again it had abandoned all the progress I made and started a new work unit. Looks like I'm not going to make the September cutoff now. cry

Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening in the future (OS X client)? There are times I just can't fold, since it eats up my battery and makes my fans go crazy. If I can't put the process on hold for a while, I'm not going to be able to contribute anything.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:40 am
Author: jmilum
if you are on windows, and you successfully complete one WU, you may want to try one of the high performance GPU clients if you have a compatible ATI or NVIDIA graphics card.

i suggest getting in one WU with the regular CPU client first just to make sure you have everything else working correctly as the GPU clients are more finicky.

Windows GPU Guide
Download Page

ATI Info
- ATI GPU FAQ
- 2xxx/3xxx/4xxx ATI Video Card, or newer
- ATI Driver v8.1+, v8.3 or newer recommended, up to v9.2 (v9.3 not supported yet) (do not use OEM drivers)
- AGP GPU aperture size in the BIOS must be set to 128 MB or larger Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, with updates recommended Windows operating system, XP or newer
- ATI Catalyst software download link

NVIDIA Info
- NVIDIA Folding FAQ
- a GeForce, Quadro, or Tesla card that supports CUDA (G80 or later for the most part):
- GeForce 8xxx, 9xxx
- Quadro FX 360, 370, 570, 1600, 1700, 3600, 3700, 4600, 5600
- Quadro NVS 130, 135, 140, 290, 320
- Tesla C870*
- MCP77/78*
- NVIDIA GeForce G*
- A CUDA capable driver, version 174.55 is recommended. Or 177.35 for GTX 2xx cards (you can download the driver for Win XP, Win XP 64 bit, Vista, and Vista 64 bit).
- Windows operating system (32 or 64 bit), XP or newer (better Vista and 64-bit support coming soon)
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:54 am
Author: jmilum
jeromier wrote:
Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening in the future (OS X client)?

hmmm, try Increase to manage the program rather than that script
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:56 am
Author: HilkMAN
Folterknecht wrote:
HilkMAN wrote:
The Linux installation is beyond me, I am afraid...

It´s not that hard, actually. You can find help on the internet, for example: http://www.pro-linux.de/work/newbie/installieren.html. Or if you´re using *buntu, you should check if FAH is one of the applications that can be installed via the graphical interface (the Add/Remove thingy).


Thanks for this. I had followed the way described for Linux users on the Folding website, but got stuck somewhere down the road. It worked during my second attempt just now. How do I see whether it is running now?
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:23 am
Author: jmilum
HilkMAN wrote:
How do I see whether it is running now?

run: top

you should see some fah procceses if it is running

edit: i am running the SMP client on linux and i have 4 of these processes running: FahCore_a2.exe

and you should be able to check the FAHLog.txt file in the directory where you installed it to see the how far along you are on your current WU
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:28 am
Author: Ploedminka
Nice idea ! Since I did contribute to the SETI@Home project some time ago and this one is much more useful for society... well, i'll give it a shot !
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:15 pm
Author: Llama Herder
Great idea!

Installed the thing about 20 minutes ago. The F@H icon on my system tray states "CPU - F@H: Working (5/500)" I think I'm chugging along.

This community never ceases to amaze me. Go Geek!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:14 pm
Author: slaqr
Well I signed up under Slaqr, but i'm not so sure anything is happening. I'm on a MacBook and it is running under my Activity Monitor. However, as the stats site is currently down, I have no way of monitoring whether or not I am making any progress. Anyone know anything about this?

Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:21 pm
Author: caffeinehead
slaqr wrote:
Well I signed up under Slaqr, but i'm not so sure anything is happening. I'm on a MacBook and it is running under my Activity Monitor. However, as the stats site is currently down, I have no way of monitoring whether or not I am making any progress. Anyone know anything about this?

You won't show up in the listing until you finish a work order.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:23 pm
Author: slaqr
Right, but how am i supposed to know how far along i am?
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:26 pm
Author: Folterknecht
slaqr wrote:
Right, but how am i supposed to know how far along i am?

Do you see a FAHlog.txt? It should include lines like

[23:50:33] Completed 210000 out of 1500000 steps (14%)
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:36 pm
Author: slaqr
Folterknecht wrote:
slaqr wrote:
Right, but how am i supposed to know how far along i am?

Do you see a FAHlog.txt? It should include lines like
[23:50:33] Completed 210000 out of 1500000 steps (14%)


Awesome, found it.... 2%
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:37 pm
Author: jmilum
slaqr wrote:
Right, but how am i supposed to know how far along i am?

install this dashboard widget:

https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/fhwudget.ht...

it's very handy
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:47 pm
Author: djcack
Thanks for letting us know about this opportunity! I leave my computer on 24 hours a day anyway, why not use it to help fight diseases?
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:00 pm
Author: ElAdoranSureshot
jmilum wrote:
slaqr wrote:
Right, but how am i supposed to know how far along i am?

install this dashboard widget:

https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/fhwudget.ht...

it's very handy


The InCrease application farther up the page is also very handy.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:00 pm
Author: Frogan
I'm in too, thanks to this thread my PC finally can do something useful... even if it's not the fastest machine.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:16 pm
Author: Rokkr
Ok, I have a finished WU. I went to the wiki page and put my nickname under the finished WU, but no microbadge section.
Today it's gone completely. I have no badge and I'm not on the list anymore. What's up?

edit: I went back in and added myself again. I hope I don't disappear again.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:19 pm
Author: Xelforp
Quote:
Ok, I have a finished WU. I went to the wiki page and put my nickname under the finished WU, but no microbadge section.
Today it's gone completely. I have no badge and I'm not on the list anymore. What's up?

edit: I went back in and added myself again. I hope I don't disappear again.


Hmm. Who said that?
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:43 pm
Author: jmilum
Rokkr wrote:
Today it's gone completely. I have no badge and I'm not on the list anymore. What's up?

if multiple people edit the wiki page at the same time, a previous edit can get overwritten
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:48 pm
Author: Aenea
ekimmel wrote:
I've decided that I'm not happy ranking 71st and have fired up another computer (a Sempron 2600+). We'll see if that helps bump me up a few spots! If it doesn't I'll have to find some unused workstations at work. devil


Damn you! angry
Now I had to add 2 more machines to my effort! devil

I'm in place 64 and am planning to climb further, you are still only at #70, how many you want to bet I will reach a place below 40 before you do??
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:06 pm
Author: Folterknecht
HilkMAN wrote:
Folterknecht wrote:
HilkMAN wrote:
The Linux installation is beyond me, I am afraid...

It´s not that hard, actually. You can find help on the internet, for example: http://www.pro-linux.de/work/newbie/installieren.html. Or if you´re using *buntu, you should check if FAH is one of the applications that can be installed via the graphical interface (the Add/Remove thingy).


Thanks for this. I had followed the way described for Linux users on the Folding website, but got stuck somewhere down the road. It worked during my second attempt just now. How do I see whether it is running now?

When you run ./fah6 -verbosity 9 the aforementioned progress notifications should start showing up in the FAHlog (and on your shell).
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:08 pm
Author: ekimmel
Aenea wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
I've decided that I'm not happy ranking 71st and have fired up another computer (a Sempron 2600+). We'll see if that helps bump me up a few spots! If it doesn't I'll have to find some unused workstations at work. devil


Damn you! angry
Now I had to add 2 more machines to my effort! devil

I'm in place 64 and am planning to climb further, you are still only at #70, how many you want to bet I will reach a place below 40 before you do??


Depends on how many machines at work I can find to install it on.

devil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:11 pm
Author: Aenea
ekimmel wrote:
Aenea wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
I've decided that I'm not happy ranking 71st and have fired up another computer (a Sempron 2600+). We'll see if that helps bump me up a few spots! If it doesn't I'll have to find some unused workstations at work. devil


Damn you! angry
Now I had to add 2 more machines to my effort! devil

I'm in place 64 and am planning to climb further, you are still only at #70, how many you want to bet I will reach a place below 40 before you do??


Depends on how many machines at work I can find to install it on.

devil


Hmmz, now I remember why I install a backdoor in every machine people ask me to take a look at... Time to issue some commands.... devil
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:16 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
So, I was about 92% completed according to the Apple dashboard widget, and I had to restart my computer. When I started it back up, the widget now tells me I am 0% completed.

Is this a problem with the widget? Or is folding@home designed to run non-stop for the large number of hours that each work unit requires?
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:20 pm
Author: jmilum
EmilyMoby wrote:
Or is folding@home designed to run non-stop for the large number of hours that each work unit requires?

it is supposed to start back up, you could check the log file to see what happened.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:22 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
Hmmm....I don't seem to have a FAHlog file (or anything starting with FAH) on my computer.

Also, I don't appear on their stats page at all, and the program has definitely been running since Sunday. Maybe I did something wrong?
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:34 pm
Author: lesulm1
Loaded it up and it seems to be working.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:35 pm
Author: jmilum
EmilyMoby wrote:
Hmmm....I don't seem to have a FAHlog file (or anything starting with FAH) on my computer.

Also, I don't appear on their stats page at all, and the program has definitely been running since Sunday. Maybe I did something wrong?

check the ~/Library/Folding@home/FAHLog.txt file in your user folder (not the system Library folder)
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:38 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
Found it - does this make sense to anyone?

Project: 2672 (Run 0, Clone 124, Gen 152)
[18:02:04] - Error: Could not get length of results file work/wuresults_01.dat
[18:02:04] - Error: Could not read unit 01 file. Removing from queue.
[18:02:04] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[18:02:04] Cleaning up work directory
[18:02:04] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:02:04] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:02:04] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[18:02:04] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home

This is at the point when I started it up again after finishing 92% of the first work unit.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:42 pm
Author: jmilum
EmilyMoby wrote:
Found it - does this make sense to anyone?

Project: 2672 (Run 0, Clone 124, Gen 152)
[18:02:04] - Error: Could not get length of results file work/wuresults_01.dat
[18:02:04] - Error: Could not read unit 01 file. Removing from queue.

it sounds like your checkpoint file got corrupted when you restarted your computer. You may want to use a program like Increase (linked above) to manage the client and shut it down gracefully before restarting your computer.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:50 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
Thank you for all your help.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:53 pm
Author: HavocIsHere
goo
Well... it works...seems to.
Happy protein folding everyone.
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:30 pm
Author: Aenea
ekimmel wrote:
Aenea wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
I've decided that I'm not happy ranking 71st and have fired up another computer (a Sempron 2600+). We'll see if that helps bump me up a few spots! If it doesn't I'll have to find some unused workstations at work. devil


Damn you! angry
Now I had to add 2 more machines to my effort! devil

I'm in place 64 and am planning to climb further, you are still only at #70, how many you want to bet I will reach a place below 40 before you do??


Depends on how many machines at work I can find to install it on.

devil


BTW, I just moved up to #51, better start to use those workstations!
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:04 pm
Author: caffeinehead
(smirk) And here i sit, trying valiantly to remain in the top 200...
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:09 pm
Author: PinkyMan
A worthy cause. And I've just uploaded my first WU! (Finally!)
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:23 pm
Author: Doppelganger89
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:14 am
Author: jmilum
Doppelganger89 wrote:
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?

i don't know. i would say that if possible turn the application off, before restarting your computer. better safe than sorry.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:18 am
Author: Ed_the_Red
jmilum wrote:
Doppelganger89 wrote:
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?

i don't know. i would say that if possible turn the application off, before restarting your computer. better safe than sorry.


But surely if that were his attitude, he wouldn't have a Mac in the first place?

(Ducks, to observe his PC grinding its way through the first WU, having taken about a day to do so - a race to get one in before the end of the month!

Ed
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:22 am
Author: jmilum


my mac mini would do 68 points per hour
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:26 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Doppelganger89 wrote:
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?


It is probably pot luck.

My machine just froze (well, it does use windoze). I had to remove all the power, and restart it. That is about as 'improper' (to use the term in the log file) a termination as can happen. When I restarted, my WU went back to the previous checkpoint, and started up again. Other than it seeming to now be going at half the previous speed (almost exactly), it seems to be OK.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:26 am
Author: EmilyMoby
jmilum wrote:
Doppelganger89 wrote:
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?

i don't know. i would say that if possible turn the application off, before restarting your computer. better safe than sorry.


I don't know if this is the same for PC users (I'm on a mac), but I turned the application off before restarting, and it still lost the file (or it got corrupted). I'm using InCrease now, so hopefully that will fix it, but it might be better to time your restarts to come after you finish a work unit (if you can).
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:50 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
EmilyMoby wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Doppelganger89 wrote:
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?

i don't know. i would say that if possible turn the application off, before restarting your computer. better safe than sorry.


I don't know if this is the same for PC users (I'm on a mac), but I turned the application off before restarting, and it still lost the file (or it got corrupted). I'm using InCrease now, so hopefully that will fix it, but it might be better to time your restarts to come after you finish a work unit (if you can).


One of mine is running (well, limping, perhaps) along at a rate that means it will take 20 day or so to complete, running night and day. I'm not sure I'm prepared to leave the machine running that long.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:56 am
Author: ElAdoranSureshot
EmilyMoby wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Doppelganger89 wrote:
So if I restart my computer the checkpoint file will be corrupted? Or is that only on Macs?

i don't know. i would say that if possible turn the application off, before restarting your computer. better safe than sorry.


I don't know if this is the same for PC users (I'm on a mac), but I turned the application off before restarting, and it still lost the file (or it got corrupted). I'm using InCrease now, so hopefully that will fix it, but it might be better to time your restarts to come after you finish a work unit (if you can).


This happened to my mac too. I recommend InCrease.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:56 am
Author: ekimmel
If you're on Windows you should right-click on the tray icon and select "Quit" before you shut down. I don't know if Mac's have the same capability. Well, you can't right-click on a Mac with stock mouse but you know what I mean.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:59 am
Author: le_cygne
Great cause, guys, thanks so much for bringing it to my (and generally wider) attention.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:08 am
Author: djcack
I'm using my bgg user name as my name on this. If I'm going to have my laptop running as well, should I enter the same user name or should I add a number after it?
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:12 am
Author: Howitzer_120mm
djcack wrote:
I'm using my bgg user name as my name on this. If I'm going to have my laptop running as well, should I enter the same user name or should I add a number after it?


Same username.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:14 am
Author: jmilum
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
djcack wrote:
I'm using my bgg user name as my name on this. If I'm going to have my laptop running as well, should I enter the same user name or should I add a number after it?


Same username.

yeah, if you use the same username on multiple computers then all the points will add to that same username
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:02 am
Author: gtogixxer
Signed up with my BGG username.

GTOgixxer
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:49 am
Author: jmilum
with the last stats update, we have set some new team records:

400+ Active CPUs within 50 days
200+ People with at least 1 completed WU
Team Geekdõ is ranked in the top 1500 teams!

Thanks so much for all your efforts guys, you have really shown what the community here can do.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:05 am
Author: ze_stom
jmilum wrote:
Mac users:

you may want to install this dashboard widget:

https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/fhwudget.ht...


Just installed- very cool. i've done about 6% of a WU in the last few hours. I don't think I'm going to finish one by the end of the month, but I should be on the list in October.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:57 am
Author: HilkMAN
Any more Linux users here? I had the same problem: When I closed the terminal, I went back to 0%. I don't have anything graphical showing up anywhere, I don't even know where to enter "quit" or anything (I am a boardgamegeek, after all, not a computer geek). Is there something like Increase for Linux? Or any other helper?
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:03 am
Author: smileyz
HilkMAN wrote:
Any more Linux users here? I had the same problem: When I closed the terminal, I went back to 0%. I don't have anything graphical showing up anywhere, I don't even know where to enter "quit" or anything (I am a boardgamegeek, after all, not a computer geek). Is there something like Increase for Linux? Or any other helper?


There is a nice guide for Linux version of the client here.

After you download and configure (./fah6 -configonly)
your client you are ready to start it. Nice clean way to start it goes like this:
./fah6 -verbosity 9 < /dev/null > /dev/null 2>&1 &

This way it won't display any messages to console/terminal and it will quietly go to background (this way it won't shut down when you close the terminal). You can track it's progress by looking at FAHlog.txt file (cat FAHlog.txt or tail -f FAHlog.txt).

To stop it you can use kill -15 process_number_of_fah6_program

There are also some GUI tools. If you use KDE there is kfolding
or for Gnome users Folding@Gnome.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:53 am
Author: Ploedminka
GPU computing is awesome, less than 3 hours for one working unit on a 8800GTS. Just imagine one of the newer graphic cards out there cool
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:22 am
Author: Aenea
Hmm, any of you having problems at the moment receiving new WU's and sending in the results of the already done WU's??? It's been trying over and over and over......
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:14 am
Author: djcack
Wow, you weren't kidding about the GPU being much faster than the CPU. I would highly recommend people using it if your GPU supports the program.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:06 pm
Author: Aenea
Snaak wrote:
However, when I completed my first WU my internet connection was down and since it was very early morning my system tried to send the results 18 times (according to my log file) before I was able to reset my router and get back online.

After that the client/server actually went back and confirmed all of the 18 previous attempts as successfully produced WU's. So I now have the ultimately low score of 47 but with 19 completed WU's registered.

So, I was wondering if this is going to happen to you as well once you figure out what the current problem is.


Thanks for your answer, well, my connection is doing fine, everything works, can even ping the F@H server in question, but I just looked at the server status page that this particular one is indeed down for the moment. It needs to be restarted manually, just have to wait I suppose... Shame, since now 3 machines are waiting to send there work and for new assignments for many hours already...

Snaak wrote:

In other news: I couldn't resist tinkering with your avatar to remove the ugly white edges...



Hope you like it. If not, don't worry, it took me only 30 seconds or so.


Hehehe, bedankt daarvoor! But there's a slight problem with it, it now is the forum background colour and white was the user page background colour! Sadly we can't use images with transparant areas which would be even better... Ohh, and I changed the white inside the hexes too...
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:04 pm
Author: Aenea
Snaak wrote:
Geen probleem!

I know, but really, one spends much more time on the forum than on the user page right?

I tried changing the insides of the hexes as well but that resulted in the letters thinning out a bit too much. Apparently you did not experience the same problem. It looks better this way.


Hehe, I still had the original GIMP file with the white background as a seperate layer, just changed that layer colour to the bgg background
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:01 pm
Author: Littlehopeman
HilkMAN wrote:
Any more Linux users here? I had the same problem: When I closed the terminal, I went back to 0%. I don't have anything graphical showing up anywhere, I don't even know where to enter "quit" or anything (I am a boardgamegeek, after all, not a computer geek). Is there something like Increase for Linux? Or any other helper?


I had this same experience on my Linux machine. I later figured out that I had restarted the program in a different directory, and the first WU was still sitting there waiting for me to go finish it.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:25 pm
Author: tibbs2
Ploedminka wrote:
GPU computing is awesome, less than 3 hours for one working unit on a 8800GTS. Just imagine one of the newer graphic cards out there cool


How do I change it from cpu to gpu computing? I don't see a setting in this program to change that.


Edit- NM, found it! http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:36 pm
Author: hairyarsenal
Having lost my mother to cancer, it's nice to know my computer may play some small part in fighting that and other diseases: Working (0/250)
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:45 pm
Author: tibbs2
Wow! Got the NVIDIA GPU app and it's only going to take 2 hours to do a WU. Also the NVIDIA client has a special display that shows your ID, TEAM, Progress, Performance and Time Left. Nifty....
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:47 pm
Author: dtcarson
Tearing up the charts! dtcarson makes his debut at number 200 on the team list! (out of 216, but let's not get picky).

My machine's on almost all the time, it might as well be doing some good, and though I like the concept of SETI@home, this is much more likely to actually benefit mankind. Plus like someone else said, do we really want the BEMs knowing we're here before we know what they're like?

I don't have a great graphics card but I'll try the GPU app next time I'm poking around at the PC.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:55 pm
Author: ekimmel
I added a second computer and I'm DROPPING down to 75! Congrats to all those passing me up.
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:12 pm
Author: djcack
ekimmel wrote:
I added a second computer and I'm DROPPING down to 75! Congrats to all those passing me up.


I'm 115th after less than two days. I'm comin for you. I will be the greatest folder in Minnesota! ninja
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:28 pm
Author: ze_stom
ze_stom wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Mac users:

you may want to install this dashboard widget:

https://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/fhwudget.ht...


Just installed- very cool. i've done about 6% of a WU in the last few hours. I don't think I'm going to finish one by the end of the month, but I should be on the list in October.


I woke up this morning and my computer was sitting there nice and hot having run all night. 1st work unit should be done by about 4AM
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:30 pm
Author: baconcow
I saw this post and started yesterday. I finished around noon, my first Work Unit. Yet, I am unable to upload it.

It kept attempting and has not got anywhere. I have received messages like this all day.

[19:33:43] + Could not connect to Work Server
[19:33:43] - Attempt #15 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[19:38:22] Project: 6302 (Run 669, Clone 1, Gen 35)


Their website shows the server up. It attempted for about 8 hours. I restarted my computer, and yet it still attempts. I posted forum messages about it on their site, no help. I try to do some good and help and it doesn't even work.

[14:52:57] Writing local files
[14:52:57] Completed 500000 out of 500000 steps (100%)
[14:52:58] Writing final coordinates.
[14:52:58] Past main M.D. loop
[14:53:58]
[14:53:58] Finished Work Unit:


1 work unit, not even recognized

:(

Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:20 pm
Author: LoMa
Well, it's been running on my machine since this morning, but I've been to lots of meetings today and I have to lock down my computer when leaving my desk... so not a lot of progress it seems... 1000/2500.

I don't think the WU will be finished when I have to lock down my computer when I leave work - anyone know if it resumes working on the same WU when I wake up my computer in the morning?
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:36 pm
Author: krainer
Hi. Signed up as krainer. Unlikely to have the WU finished by month end, so I am in for October.

Yes it does resume the same WU next bootup.

Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:09 am
Author: Llama Herder
baconcow wrote:

[14:52:57] Writing local files
[14:52:57] Completed 500000 out of 500000 steps (100%)
[14:52:58] Writing final coordinates.
[14:52:58] Past main M.D. loop
[14:53:58]
[14:53:58] Finished Work Unit:





I have had the same problem (failed upload of completed work, no download of new work) for several hours. Anyone else?
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:22 am
Author: Aenea
baconcow wrote:
I saw this post and started yesterday. I finished around noon, my first Work Unit. Yet, I am unable to upload it.

It kept attempting and has not got anywhere. I have received messages like this all day.


Yep, same here, had 3 units done and couldn't upload them... I checked their server status page and the servers it tries to upload them to are currently down. One of the workunits did get thru after a while though so it seems they are working on it...

It is a shame, since now 3 machines (CPUs) have only been trying to upload for most of the day while not doing much folding! If only I could fed them my laundry...
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:24 am
Author: Aenea
LoMa wrote:
Well, it's been running on my machine since this morning, but I've been to lots of meetings today and I have to lock down my computer when leaving my desk... so not a lot of progress it seems... 1000/2500.

I don't think the WU will be finished when I have to lock down my computer when I leave work - anyone know if it resumes working on the same WU when I wake up my computer in the morning?


Normally it should continue at the point where it has been interrupted, so no worries!
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:26 am
Author: Aenea
For the people like me who had problems uploading the complete workunits and receiving new ones, the servers are up again! I restarted the fah client and it uploaded the WU's and they are finally folding again!
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:39 am
Author: Llama Herder
Yep, I'm up and going again! Glad it wasn't only me, as seems to happen far too often in my life.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:50 am
Author: baconcow
Mine is working on a new WU now (45 / 1500). However, if it is not going to give either me or our team credit... it is really not much use. I still have no credit of the first WU.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:52 am
Author: jmilum
baconcow wrote:
I still have no credit of the first WU.

have patience, the stats page does not update in realtime, it takes several hours. if you check, you'll notice that it shows the date of the last posted WU, currently that says: 2009-09-30 16:18:36, so if your WU was accepted after that, then it wouldn't be showing up yet.

i know it can be frustrating since the folding process can sometimes take days to complete and then you have to wait even longer for the stats page to update, but all i can says it wait just a little longer and it will show up
Thu Oct 1, 2009 1:13 am
Author: baconcow
I am just curious on the actual competitive native of this project. How come teams are so competitive to be best or the highest ranking? I understand how this nature benefits the Folding@Home scientists, but I am just trying to find where the intense user motivation comes from (other than it being a good thing to do).
Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:26 am
Author: ludopoly
Awesome, I've only been doing this for a couple of days, but I've already cranked out 9 (or 10) work units. I suppose it helps that I've been running my PC 24/7, and my PS3 as well (who'd have thought it could do more than just play Blu-Ray movies?).

A question: do the rankings restart every month, or are they cumulative? I'm just wondering how to tell who the current leaders are, vs. all-time leaders.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:43 am
Author: Littlehopeman
We're gamers. If someone will give us points, we'll compete for them.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:56 am
Author: derk
baconcow wrote:
I am just curious on the actual competitive native of this project.


I feel rather silly explaining this to a user named 'baconcow,' ( ) but competition or exclusivity is very integral to the human condition. The Folding @ Home team is leveraging that to their own needs (even if those needs are those of humanity). Whenever little girls sell Girl Scout cookies, they're raising money for their respective troops, but they're also competing against one another to see who can sell the most cookies. A bit of competition for a good cause isn't a bad thing, IMHO.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:58 am
Author: GreenDude
Does anyone know if you can run both the GPU client and an SMP client simultaneously on the same machine?
Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:03 am
Author: moldndecay
Im in. Fluff and fold my friends, fluff and fold.

15/500 within 30 minutes. Nice.

meeple
Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:23 am
Author: jmilum
ludopoly wrote:
A question: do the rankings restart every month, or are they cumulative? I'm just wondering how to tell who the current leaders are, vs. all-time leaders.

the rankings on the folding@home page do not reset, but since i will be calculating the monthly deltas for the incentive program, i can post the monthly totals if people are interested.

August 2009
jmilum - 67927 - 60
tarmin8 - 64707 - 45
BangMan - 36289 - 61
KristopherOlsen - 35720 - 128
talzor - 25968 - 27
Nurdok - 25288 - 43
Nazhuret - 19200 - 10
rkalajian - 13273 - 7
snowman882 - 10273 - 23
MurrayL - 9500 - 28
Taxshop - 8818 - 14
tickmanfan - 8451 - 26
BGG_Oeternalis - 7413 - 24
Komodo - 7226 - 15
Wrayman - 6408 - 27
spudz777 - 5308 - 16
AUGG - 4750 - 11
kamchatka - 4699 - 8
maubuchon - 4646 - 7
Evana - 4508 - 11
LRayZor - 4159 - 8
MGBM - 4143 - 11
Erik17 - 4007 - 8
muffster - 3933 - 5
Friendless - 3822 - 16
scottomcgotto - 3372 - 14
awp243 - 3348 - 10
Chahta - 3263 - 13
olav.mueller - 3196 - 10
randomgerbil - 2966 - 3
Valien - 2835 - 9
Mousey_BGG - 2651 - 7
tofuji - 2629 - 10
Ravensson - 2616 - 7
littlehopeman - 2586 - 11
Brund_The_Decrepit - 2404 - 6
tesuji - 2349 - 7
cuzzle - 2324 - 8
onze - 2102 - 6
artakserkso - 2094 - 5
acousticfan - 2092 - 8
Grimwold - 2092 - 7
RoyN - 1880 - 4
LeezerBGG - 1859 - 6
WikingClanBFD - 1729 - 6
Doc_Robot - 1686 - 7
Karmic_Devil - 1677 - 4
jond - 1631 - 4
Schmatzy - 1529 - 4
brinksw - 1523 - 5
Boisse - 1504 - 5
BoardsOfGames - 1468 - 4
eevans24 - 1461 - 7
Reddyredrooster - 1452 - 3
Jern - 1350 - 6
Tycalt - 1310 - 3
jpwoo - 1236 - 5
quatsch7 - 1199 - 4
bushchicken - 1192 - 5
AndrewInSF - 1165 - 3
Servo - 1125 - 6
Rompcat - 1073 - 3
Aristophan - 1004 - 4
Samuraicat - 900 - 4
davek - 863 - 2
LordT - 863 - 3
Wise_Sam - 786 - 3
Schlotto - 753 - 3
Sidewynnder - 753 - 3
Nikku - 749 - 1
absent_handed - 746 - 3
ekimmel - 675 - 3
PunchyKoos - 675 - 3
Tanakor - 675 - 3
Angry_Duck - 623 - 1
WhiteKnight85 - 623 - 1
hugz313 - 561 - 2
Henneth - 511 - 1
biocompare - 450 - 2
Chris_Intres - 450 - 2
Mr_Nuts - 450 - 2
Saintis - 450 - 2
Taurus - 450 - 2
ekted - 225 - 1
garryj99 - 225 - 1
greglios - 225 - 1
jwhyne - 225 - 1
mathieugauthier - 225 - 1
McDrunk - 225 - 1
ordago - 225 - 1
Solitas - 225 - 2
RatMoose - 223 - 1
hend - 0 - 1
yazpah - 0 - 2




Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:24 am
Author: LudesFactor


Right now, I'm 87% on my first WU - will I make it in September?!


Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:30 am
Author: jmilum
LudesFactor wrote:
Right now, I'm 87% on my first WU - will I make it in September?!

probably, i won't be taking the final stats at midnight or anything, it will be late morning tomorrow
Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:34 am
Author: jmilum
GreenDude wrote:
Does anyone know if you can run both the GPU client and an SMP client simultaneously on the same machine?

i don't think so, the GPU FAQ says this:

Quote:
Can I use my CPU to do calculations too?

For now, the GPU2 core uses the CPU a bit in addition to heavy use of the GPU. However, we hope to off load the calculation completely to the GPU in the future.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:35 am
Author: Doc_Adam
Signed up,

Got my first WU

and got my badge!
Thu Oct 1, 2009 4:43 am
Author: EmilyMoby
Do we need to do anything special to add our names to the Team Geekdo page? I finished a work unit and the page has updated since then, but I'm not listed on the page (nor on the site anywhere so far as I can tell). Was I supposed to create a username on the site rather than on my computer in the client itself?
Thu Oct 1, 2009 5:02 am
Author: Howitzer_120mm
EmilyMoby wrote:
Do we need to do anything special to add our names to the Team Geekdo page? I finished a work unit and the page has updated since then, but I'm not listed on the page (nor on the site anywhere so far as I can tell). Was I supposed to create a username on the site rather than on my computer in the client itself?


Did you list the team name when you listed your username?
Thu Oct 1, 2009 5:16 am
Author: lostdog
I've never participated in Folding@Home, however I could use some GG, so I'm going to try installing it on all my home machines. Username lostdog19 on folding@home....
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:37 am
Author: baconcow
Hey jmilum, my WU from September 30th finally showed up. You were definitely right. I am currently 390/1500 for my second one.

;)
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:37 am
Author: meeplemadness
Currently at 945/1500 on my first WU (after 24 hours), so I won't make it in time for September rankings. Regardless, this is a great use of my aging CPU. Thanks for starting a BGG team and getting us all into this, I had no idea it even existed!
Thu Oct 1, 2009 7:11 am
Author: Doc Robot
meeplemadness wrote:
Currently at 945/1500 on my first WU (after 24 hours), so I won't make it in time for September rankings. Regardless, this is a great use of my aging CPU. Thanks for starting a BGG team and getting us all into this, I had no idea it even existed!


You're welcome. Keep up the good work. This thing is becoming more real than I ever thought it would.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 8:25 am
Author: LoMa
I'd been seeing references to GeekDo but couldn;t figure out what the heck it was until this thread, I'm real happy to join in with my computer's cpu to help the cause... what can I say, my mom's got dementia and if this could end up helping folks like my mom, well more power to us all with our combined cpu's...
Thu Oct 1, 2009 9:14 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
The thing that I find so amusing with this competitive thing is that here we are competing away, but I bet most people have very little clue what the 'rules' of this particular game are. Have you read the bumph on the folding at home webpage about points? Did you understand it?

It seemed to me that it had been written by a political speech writer - plenty of words, with some apparent detail but when you look more closely it manages to avoid saying anything useful. So I still have no idea how the points work. Is it based on the actual number of instructions executed, so that someone with a fast set up, even if they are intermittent in their usage, will always beat someone on a slow set up, even if they run 24/7? Is it based on the elapsed time, so the opposite is true? Or on some 'magic formula' that tries to find an equitable middle ground?

As a games player, I would like to know, so I can maximise my results. But I don't think I am quite so sad as to rush out and buy a new graphics card, just to go a bit faster.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 9:31 am
Author: danbc
baconcow wrote:
I am just curious on the actual competitive native of this project. How come teams are so competitive to be best or the highest ranking? I understand how this nature benefits the Folding@Home scientists, but I am just trying to find where the intense user motivation comes from (other than it being a good thing to do).


Some people use FAH as a test of the power of their machine.

Some people like a particular forum, and enjoy being part of a team.

Some people like seeing the numbers creep up, and want to try to get that numer higher. (A bit like thumbs!)
Thu Oct 1, 2009 10:21 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
The thing that I find so amusing with this competitive thing is that here we are competing away, but I bet most people have very little clue what the 'rules' of this particular game are. Have you read the bumph on the folding at home webpage about points? Did you understand it?

It seemed to me that it had been written by a political speech writer - plenty of words, with some apparent detail but when you look more closely it manages to avoid saying anything useful. So I still have no idea how the points work. Is it based on the actual number of instructions executed, so that someone with a fast set up, even if they are intermittent in their usage, will always beat someone on a slow set up, even if they run 24/7? Is it based on the elapsed time, so the opposite is true? Or on some 'magic formula' that tries to find an equitable middle ground?

As a games player, I would like to know, so I can maximise my results. But I don't think I am quite so sad as to rush out and buy a new graphics card, just to go a bit faster.


OK, I have reread the points FAQ, and it is not quite so obscure as I implied above. It does appear to be based on an 'absolute' amount of work done. Everyone gets the same number of points for the same WU. So if you really want to do well in this 'game', then make sure you have a fast set up.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 11:05 am
Author: baconcow
derk wrote:
baconcow wrote:
I am just curious on the actual competitive native of this project.


I feel rather silly explaining this to a user named 'baconcow,' ( ;) ) but competition or exclusivity is very integral to the human condition. The Folding @ Home team is leveraging that to their own needs (even if those needs are those of humanity). Whenever little girls sell Girl Scout cookies, they're raising money for their respective troops, but they're also competing against one another to see who can sell the most cookies. A bit of competition for a good cause isn't a bad thing, IMHO.


Heh, just the answer I was looking for. I just thought I was missing something to make these Folding teams into professional sports players.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 11:28 am
Author: djcack
Sorry if I missed it, it's early in the morning. I looked over the August list and I didn't see my name. I've only been going this over the past 3 days and I'm #89 on the list according to the Folding website. Do you know what happened?
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:08 pm
Author: TheSparky
djcack wrote:
Sorry if I missed it, it's early in the morning. I looked over the August list and I didn't see my name. I've only been going this over the past 3 days and I'm #89 on the list according to the Folding website. Do you know what happened?

Yeah. You weren't folding in August
Thu Oct 1, 2009 12:19 pm
Author: Mr Mauve
I have a laptop with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU. My experience so far is that I can run the Windows CPU and GPU clients alongside each other, and both appear to do very nearly as much work as when they're running alone (based on eyeballing the timestamps in the log files, nothing more scientific than that).

However, it's much harder to do anything else with the computer while the GPU client is running. The CPU client seems to be much more well-behaved in that regard.

So, my advice is to run the CPU client during the day and CPU+GPU at lunch and overnight!
Thu Oct 1, 2009 1:40 pm
Author: djcack
TheSparky wrote:
djcack wrote:
Sorry if I missed it, it's early in the morning. I looked over the August list and I didn't see my name. I've only been going this over the past 3 days and I'm #89 on the list according to the Folding website. Do you know what happened?

Yeah. You weren't folding in August


My brain doesn't work well in the morning blush
Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:24 pm
Author: ekimmel
ekimmel wrote:
Onward to the Top 1000!


We are currently ranked 1396 which means we've moved up 250 spots since this thread started on Saturday.


Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:29 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
EmilyMoby wrote:
Do we need to do anything special to add our names to the Team Geekdo page? I finished a work unit and the page has updated since then, but I'm not listed on the page (nor on the site anywhere so far as I can tell). Was I supposed to create a username on the site rather than on my computer in the client itself?


Did you list the team name when you listed your username?


Yeah - I'm on the website now.

This might help future users, though. When I uploaded my first work unit, I checked the time on the website (the time that the last update had occurred). I checked a few hours later and the site had updated since then, so I figured I should be listed, but no dice. It took longer, even though an update had occurred since my work unit had been uploaded. I'm posting this just in case anyone has a similar question in the future.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 2:52 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
djcack wrote:
TheSparky wrote:
djcack wrote:
Sorry if I missed it, it's early in the morning. I looked over the August list and I didn't see my name. I've only been going this over the past 3 days and I'm #89 on the list according to the Folding website. Do you know what happened?

Yeah. You weren't folding in August


My brain doesn't work well in the morning blush


Good job it's your CPU doing the folding and not your brain then!
Thu Oct 1, 2009 3:36 pm
Author: jspoto
jmilum wrote:
ludopoly wrote:
A question: do the rankings restart every month, or are they cumulative? I'm just wondering how to tell who the current leaders are, vs. all-time leaders.

the rankings on the folding@home page do not reset, but since i will be calculating the monthly deltas for the incentive program, i can post the monthly totals if people are interested.


I was wondering the same thing, thanks for clarifying that...

If you're going to be calculating per-month contributions (based on the differences) perhaps putting that data into a spreadsheet might make things easier?

Personally, I'm very keen on Google Docs, as they are free, easy to use, and can be shared with the world. The document could be linked straight away from the BGG Folding@Home Wiki page. Google Spreadsheets has completely changed my idea of what web apps can do...
Thu Oct 1, 2009 4:36 pm
Author: SybotCB
I'm having a lot of fun putting a small piece of ice on top of my aluminum imac and timing how long it takes to melt. (About 6 seconds)
Thu Oct 1, 2009 5:02 pm
Author: jmilum
jspoto wrote:
If you're going to be calculating per-month contributions (based on the differences) perhaps putting that data into a spreadsheet might make things easier?

yep, i am using a spreadsheet to do the calculations and strangley enough it is google docs but i do not plan to make my spreadsheets publicly viewable.

perhaps someone might make a webpage that provides a monthly contribution view of the f@h site. i was thinking of doing that if i got time as a google app engine project.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 5:16 pm
Author: jmilum
SybotCB wrote:
I'm having a lot of fun putting a small piece of ice on top of my aluminum imac and timing how long it takes to melt. (About 6 seconds)

you can install smcfancontrol to up the RPMs on the fans to cool it off more than the default cooling algorithm allows
Thu Oct 1, 2009 5:18 pm
Author: ekimmel
Alternately you could reduce your CPU load to a safer level. Cutting it by 10% will greatly reduce heat and won't significantly change your contribution.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 5:49 pm
Author: brotherjo
Hmmm. Been folding nonstop since I caught this post yesterday at about 5pm. I guess I haven't completed a WU yet. Shame.

*edit* I guess I haven't completed one. I can't seem to find my username on a donor or team search.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:00 pm
Author: hatchetface
Weird how I'm so bad at folding, but my computers are so good at it. Loaded the Linux client on both my servers, and the Windows client on my gaming machine. Now I wait with bated breath to see when my first WU will be done. This helps lessen the guilt I have of running 3 computers constantly...
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:03 pm
Author: SybotCB
jmilum wrote:
SybotCB wrote:
I'm having a lot of fun putting a small piece of ice on top of my aluminum imac and timing how long it takes to melt. (About 6 seconds)

you can install smcfancontrol to up the RPMs on the fans to cool it off more than the default cooling algorithm allows


Well, that's not as fun.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:21 pm
Author: PinkyMan
I've got my first badge! Thanks

To all those who have trouble uploading, my problem was that Windows Firewall had not allowed Folding@home.

Control Panel- Windows Firewall - Exceptions Tab - Add new program and VOILA! When I restarted F@H it uploaded no probs.

I'll probably go down the ranking list, but it's a worthy cause.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:22 pm
Author: The Iced One
Finished my first Wu Yesterday! Working on a second one right now.
It's nice knowing that while I'm wasting my time here on BGG I am in fact still begin usefull cool
Thu Oct 1, 2009 6:30 pm
Author: jmilum
Ugh. My Internet connection is down so I cannot finish the stats to give out the geekgold yet. Sorry about that.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 7:55 pm
Author: Leezer
ekimmel wrote:
Alternately you could reduce your CPU load to a safer level. Cutting it by 10% will greatly reduce heat and won't significantly change your contribution.

How do you do that?
Thu Oct 1, 2009 8:22 pm
Author: Littlehopeman
Leezer wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
Alternately you could reduce your CPU load to a safer level. Cutting it by 10% will greatly reduce heat and won't significantly change your contribution.

How do you do that?


In Windows, there is a "CPU Usage Percent:" slider in the Advanced tab of the configuration window. I'm sure Linux and OSX have similar controls.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 8:50 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
PinkyMan wrote:
I've got my first badge! Thanks

To all those who have trouble uploading, my problem was that Windows Firewall had not allowed Folding@home.

Control Panel- Windows Firewall - Exceptions Tab - Add new program and VOILA! When I restarted F@H it uploaded no probs.

I'll probably go down the ranking list, but it's a worthy cause.


Could this tip be placed in the initial instructions? It worked for me, and people may be more likely to read it in the first post than page 8.

Kudos to Pinky
Thu Oct 1, 2009 9:29 pm
Author: smileyz
Littlehopeman wrote:
Leezer wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
Alternately you could reduce your CPU load to a safer level. Cutting it by 10% will greatly reduce heat and won't significantly change your contribution.

How do you do that?


In Windows, there is a "CPU Usage Percent:" slider in the Advanced tab of the configuration window. I'm sure Linux and OSX have similar controls.


Unfortunately CPU Usage Percent (cpuusage=xx) is Windows only feature.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 9:29 pm
Author: jmilum
Amazing job guys!!

A total of 2545 will be given out amongst 224 people, with an average of 11.36 per person. Anyone that was listed as having a completed WU in September wil get at least 5.

September 2009 stats
Donor - Points - WUs
jmilum - 158463 - 150
tarmin8 - 96251 - 51
KristopherOlsen - 60452 - 203
snowman882 - 41709 - 135
talzor - 40375 - 58
Nazhuret - 40320 - 21
BangMan - 39775 - 95
Nurdok - 33675 - 65
HiveGod - 32640 - 17
Wrayman - 29025 - 69
LRayZor - 27875 - 81
WikingClanBFD - 27188 - 47
Cylence_XIX - 25227 - 54
Chuckila - 23993 - 64
cray - 21792 - 13
BGG_Oeternalis - 21468 - 44
MurrayL - 18097 - 54
Saintis - 15977 - 35
scottomcgotto - 15945 - 45
rkalajian - 15360 - 8
Brund_The_Decrepit - 14887 - 36
Friendless - 13692 - 50
tickmanfan - 13610 - 25
awp243 - 13181 - 21
Schmatzy - 12790 - 19
Komodo - 11656 - 30
tofuji - 11584 - 41
j9ac9k - 11539 - 29
Doc_Robot - 11349 - 27
AUGG - 11322 - 26
Shijuro - 11312 - 34
Erik17 - 11042 - 22
Valien - 9705 - 30
Henneth - 9585 - 23
maubuchon - 9489 - 36
brumcg - 8689 - 21
littlehopeman - 8581 - 22
jond - 8309 - 18
Chahta - 8066 - 32
Mousey_BGG - 8026 - 20
Grimwold - 7834 - 23
derk - 7680 - 4
ElAdoranSureshot - 7680 - 4
Unholy_Frog - 7680 - 4
kyrasantae - 7666 - 24
RoyN - 7568 - 15
mgaler - 7546 - 22
Aenea - 7218 - 8
cuzzle - 7164 - 30
spudz777 - 7153 - 22
Doctor_X - 7037 - 28
kamchatka - 6929 - 23
Boisse - 6656 - 14
LordT - 6250 - 12
BoardsOfGames - 5854 - 15
deborahjeanne - 5760 - 3
olav.mueller - 5552 - 11
Mr_Nuts - 5279 - 15
Samuraicat - 5125 - 9
bengkohn - 5055 - 19
Karmic_Devil - 5002 - 14
Jern - 4966 - 11
jspoto - 4921 - 13
RatMoose - 4795 - 19
jpwoo - 4713 - 14
theTak - 4511 - 13
djcack - 4338 - 12
steinhauser - 4274 - 13
avaia - 4233 - 7
quatsch7 - 4218 - 8
smileyz - 4216 - 10
oudknoei - 4041 - 18
LeezerBGG - 4004 - 13
dreadpirate - 3840 - 2
madmanw - 3840 - 2
slyreptile - 3840 - 2
SybotCB - 3840 - 2
bushchicken - 3530 - 7
rockusultimus - 3519 - 10
ekimmel - 3308 - 7
Servo - 3241 - 12
MrMauve - 3181 - 6
StarWarsGolfer - 3127 - 12
Evana - 2962 - 7
onze - 2880 - 13
eevans24 - 2873 - 7
randomgerbil - 2790 - 7
acousticfan - 2757 - 5
Stexe - 2757 - 11
garryj99 - 2698 - 3
LtPants - 2665 - 9
Tanakor - 2659 - 6
Binko - 2645 - 10
artakserkso - 2632 - 6
WhiteKnight85 - 2518 - 5
col_w - 2445 - 5
ludopoly - 2376 - 12
Dribbler - 2362 - 2
hend - 2352 - 5
Solitas - 2294 - 4
laiernie - 2264 - 9
EmilyMoby - 1920 - 1
kperryua - 1920 - 1
MisterCranky - 1920 - 1
Mousey - 1920 - 1
ze_stom - 1920 - 1
Valdin - 1888 - 1
Rompcat - 1880 - 8
ogrim - 1859 - 4
gdapkus - 1795 - 9
mrkeldon - 1771 - 7
Aristophan - 1763 - 7
McDrunk - 1722 - 3
bigtex01 - 1569 - 5
Kimo_LeFey - 1546 - 4
Waza987 - 1511 - 3
yardape - 1501 - 2
tesuji - 1433 - 3
Sitnaltax - 1315 - 9
Ploedminka - 1289 - 4
Virnas - 1279 - 3
Nikku - 1246 - 2
Tycalt - 1236 - 5
Wise_Sam - 1236 - 5
stargate-sg1 - 1183 - 7
W0tever - 1169 - 3
brinksw - 1120 - 4
Rokkr - 1093 - 3
keethrax - 1074 - 4
Thundergoat - 1073 - 3
Heavensblade23 - 1011 - 4
Sidewynnder - 1000 - 4
AnnuverScotinExile - 987 - 3
Luddite_Slayer - 967 - 4
CountDice - 959 - 2
neoshmengi - 895 - 2
mildthrill - 863 - 2
pikkusiili2000 - 853 - 4
ltcmdrjim - 847 - 6
cafeine - 833 - 4
HavocIsHere - 826 - 2
bulldog93 - 766 - 64
danweasel - 755 - 1
Jage - 753 - 3
PS3 - 753 - 3
tibbs2 - 753 - 4
Melriken - 752 - 6
Blind_Reality - 749 - 1
Ozludo - 749 - 1
Imploded - 735 - 5
dumwytgi - 729 - 2
dw5k - 729 - 2
TheSparkySparky - 719 - 3
caffeinehead - 698 - 4
Hibikitour - 692 - 4
vlondini - 692 - 4
Zerothi - 672 - 2
greek2me - 655 - 4
tickleyboo - 651 - 2
Beowulf - 638 - 1
CrazyYog - 638 - 9
JoshBot - 638 - 1
Happyabg - 623 - 1
Hirocon - 623 - 1
Jin_No_Michi - 623 - 1
PinkyMan - 623 - 1
TheIcedOne - 623 - 1
IndyRick - 514 - 4
Talloaf - 497 - 4
Spud - 465 - 6
Ian_Andrews_Madsen - 450 - 2
SystemBGG - 384 - 1
ldkoehler - 356 - 3
ajbasel - 336 - 1
baconcow - 336 - 1
czrdup - 336 - 1
EpsilonDelta - 336 - 1
Llama_Herder - 336 - 1
LudesFactor - 336 - 1
Xelforp - 336 - 1
bjlillo - 272 - 2
Frogan - 272 - 2
SeanP - 272 - 2
axeme - 251 - 1
Goldenappel - 251 - 1
Samus - 244 - 1
AndrewInSF - 225 - 1
Anonymous - 225 - 1
Asperamanca - 225 - 1
bgg_lydon - 225 - 1
CellarDoor - 225 - 2
doc_adam - 225 - 1
fletchbm - 225 - 1
HilkMAN - 225 - 1
le_cygne - 225 - 1
mixmaster - 225 - 1
Pip_Count_167 - 225 - 1
SevenSpirits - 225 - 1
Taurus - 225 - 1
dedbawb - 203 - 13
Andrew_Linenberger - 119 - 2
krainer - 119 - 1
Thosw - 119 - 1
greglios - 94 - 2
jbenjimin - 94 - 2
koikessler - 94 - 2
revengeisnotjustice - 94 - 2
uber202 - 94 - 2
abrannan - 84 - 1
dtcarson - 84 - 1
Howitzer - 84 - 1
JeffK - 84 - 1
terranova - 84 - 1
BGG_GreenDude - 47 - 1
dkuznick - 47 - 1
drbsgold - 47 - 1
Kodos44 - 47 - 1
LoMa - 47 - 1
Slaqr - 47 - 2
Snaak - 47 - 19
SoLove - 47 - 1
Stoichi - 47 - 1
_SelenA_ - 0 - 1
KakarisMaelstrom - 0 - 1
Thu Oct 1, 2009 10:07 pm
Author: jmilum
i have most of the sent out except for about 20 people that were not listed on the wiki page. i am about to go to my son's soccer game so i will finish up later tonight.
Thu Oct 1, 2009 11:30 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
Just missed the cut - curse this slow machine!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 12:04 am
Author: brotherjo
Ed_the_Red wrote:
Just missed the cut - curse this slow machine!


I feel your pain. 24 hours wasn't enough. Even for my Mac Pro and my computer at work, apparently.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 12:31 am
Author: m_hamburg
This is a worthy cause, and I certainly want Team Geekdõ to move up in the rankings so I installed the CPU client on three machines and the GPU client on two. Since I'm getting in at the start of October, I'll be interested to see where I rank.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 12:42 am
Author: Peacefishy
Hooray!! My first WU!!!!! I'm on my way for October!!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 1:57 am
Author: neoshmengi
4 WU!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 3:40 am
Author: jmilum
ok, i've sent out all the except to the following people who's f@h usernames are not the same here and they are also not listed on the wiki so i cannot match them up:

andrew_linenberger
dribbler
EpsilonDelta
KristopherOlsen
ps3
vlondini

the 'ps3' one leads me to believe that someone has left the default username on the PS3 client?

also a few of the last batch of micro badges i just sent out got the wrong badge, ummmm, sorry about that blush. the wayard badge is the one with a cat knocking over some games. if you like it, cool if not just delete it. i'll blame my cat jumping on my keyboard for that laugh
Fri Oct 2, 2009 4:35 am
Author: moldndecay
Hmmm. My initial task manager said (xxx/500). Now its reading (2500/2500) but I dont have a FAHlog.txt or anything I can find as a log. Im on a vista system, with the default install of c;/programfiles/f@h/.

Any thoughts?

Found it. Firewall was letting it download WU but not talk back to the mother ship. Did 3 WU today. Woot!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 4:46 am
Author: Erik17
moldndecay wrote:
Hmmm. My initial task manager said (xxx/500). Now its reading (2500/2500) but I dont have a FAHlog.txt or anything I can find as a log. Im on a vista system, with the default install of c;/programfiles/f@h/.

Any thoughts?


Do you have a F@H icon in your tray at the bottom right of your screen? (It's a tangled mess of yellow, red, purple, blue, and turquoise.) If so you can right-click on it and choose Status and then Log File. Otherwise, I don't know enough to be able to help.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 4:52 am
Author: Mousey
jmilum wrote:

also a few of the last batch of micro badges i just sent out got the wrong badge, ummmm, sorry about that blush. the wayard badge is the one with a cat knocking over some games. if you like it, cool if not just delete it. i'll blame my cat jumping on my keyboard for that laugh



I love it!!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 6:37 am
Author: RoyN
Gromacs? Gromacs, what's wrong?

Quote:
[23:36:17] Gromacs cannot continue further.


Why, Gromacs? Are you tired, Gromacs?

Quote:
[06:00:03] Gromacs cannot continue further.
[06:00:04] Going to send back what have done.


Just noticed these kinds of messages these last few days. Fortunately, it seems to send what it can and then starts on another work unit. The F@H client often seems a little strange, I must say.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:34 am
Author: sbszine
I've signed up for this... it makes my computer fan very noisy, though. Is there any way to give it a CPU limit?

Edit: indeed there is, and I have found it.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:46 am
Author: caradoc
I've signed up, my computer has always been noisy, it sounds like an old soviet machine, it should have frayed wires running everywhere and large cogs. Hit it with a spanner as I might, it doesn't stop humming.

In any case - should be fun!

Cheers,

Giles.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 10:19 am
Author: Folterknecht
My current GPU is not compatible with the FAH client. Now I'm thinking about getting a new one, but I don't know whether to buy a Nvidia or ATI card.

Is there a difference between the two, just regarding FAH performance?

I know that each vendor has a huge range of different cards, but maybe Nvidia cards in general are better suited for FAH because of the CUDA technology, or something like that?

Please enlighten me.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 12:55 pm
Author: trenttsd
I joined as soon as I read about this (I turned off SETI@home and joined the group) but I didn't get a work unit turned in quite in time to make the September cutoff. That's okay, I'll get some in for October!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 12:58 pm
Author: cbrua
Download page isn't working?

Can I just use the built-in client for PS3? If so, how do I set it up so that the Geekdo team gets the credit for it? Thanks!

--Chris
Fri Oct 2, 2009 1:06 pm
Author: Folterknecht
jmilum wrote:
Be sure that when you setup your client that you create a username and that you specify the Team Geekdõ team number which is 169927, if you don't then the work you do will not be credited to our team.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 1:45 pm
Author: smileyz
Folterknecht wrote:
My current GPU is not compatible with the FAH client. Now I'm thinking about getting a new one, but I don't know whether to buy a Nvidia or ATI card.

Is there a difference between the two, just regarding FAH performance?

I know that each vendor has a huge range of different cards, but maybe Nvidia cards in general are better suited for FAH because of the CUDA technology, or something like that?


Apparently Nvidia has the edge at the moment. Especially if you believe this guy :)

Fri Oct 2, 2009 1:55 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
For those of you that are underwhelmed with the F@H stats, the Kakao stats are more comprehensive. Our team stats are at: http://kakaostats.com/tsum.php?t=169927.

This page shows all the members, with their performance over the last week or so, with projected rankings : Our team stats are at: http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 2:48 pm
Author: ekimmel
They estimate we will be ranked #765 in 30 days. :-)
Fri Oct 2, 2009 3:17 pm
Author: byronczimmer
LoMa wrote:
Well, it's been running on my machine since this morning, but I've been to lots of meetings today and I have to lock down my computer when leaving my desk... so not a lot of progress it seems... 1000/2500.

I don't think the WU will be finished when I have to lock down my computer when I leave work - anyone know if it resumes working on the same WU when I wake up my computer in the morning?


As a note, be sure your EMPLOYER doesn't have policies against this type of thing.

Doing it on a personally owned machine is another matter.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 3:23 pm
Author: Zerothi
RoyN wrote:
Gromacs? Gromacs, what's wrong?

Quote:
[23:36:17] Gromacs cannot continue further.


Why, Gromacs? Are you tired, Gromacs?

Quote:
[06:00:03] Gromacs cannot continue further.
[06:00:04] Going to send back what have done.


Just noticed these kinds of messages these last few days. Fortunately, it seems to send what it can and then starts on another work unit. The F@H client often seems a little strange, I must say.

Sometimes the Gromacs cannot continue further because the work has been shut down. For instance if you have begun a WU from 2 weeks ago and it is scheduled to shut down today, then if you finish it tomorrow it won't be processed. This is to ensure that no proteins are left out of WU starts that never will be committed.

Although i must say that this sounds fairly unreasonable as the schedule probably is more than two weeks, i am guessing more like a month, perhaps several. I have yet to find the actual schedule of a WU.
Has anyone seen this?
Fri Oct 2, 2009 3:55 pm
Author: Peacefishy
This whole thread is encouraging me to fix my desktop MUCH sooner than my girlfriend would like!! I will be uploading the PS3 version this sunday to try and get ahead in Oct!!!!!devil
Fri Oct 2, 2009 4:52 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Zerothi wrote:


Although i must say that this sounds fairly unreasonable as the schedule probably is more than two weeks, i am guessing more like a month, perhaps several. I have yet to find the actual schedule of a WU.
Has anyone seen this?


The queue information (on the right click menu from the systray on a windows box) gives a deadline date, which seems to give you about 2 months.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 5:05 pm
Author: Stexe
Can someone explain the difference between score and WU count? I don't get why all WUs aren't equal... or whatever.

I've been doing it through my PS3 because my computer is fairly slow, but can you do both at once and have it count as a single contribution or what?
Fri Oct 2, 2009 5:30 pm
Author: Folterknecht
Stexe wrote:
Can someone explain the difference between score and WU count? I don't get why all WUs aren't equal... or whatever.

I've been doing it through my PS3 because my computer is fairly slow, but can you do both at once and have it count as a single contribution or what?

As far as I know, the WUs simply come in different sizes, so it would be unfair to rank contributers by WU-count, so the rankings are based on the actual finished work (the score).

Right?

As for using several machines contributing for the same user: Yes, you can do that.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 5:38 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Stexe wrote:
Can someone explain the difference between score and WU count? I don't get why all WUs aren't equal... or whatever.

I've been doing it through my PS3 because my computer is fairly slow, but can you do both at once and have it count as a single contribution or what?


All WUs are not equal. Some have to do more work than others, which given that every protein is different makes sense. They F@H folks benchmark WUs on a standard machine to see how much resource they consume, and use that as the basis for points.

I have completed a whole 4 WUs. One took less than 2 hours, whilst 2 others on the same machine took just over a day each. On another machine, I have had one running for several days, and it looks like it may take more than 2 weeks.

Yes you can fold on multiple machines at once and score them to the same donor and team. Just make sure you configure both machines to use the same usename.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 5:41 pm
Author: Leezer
ekimmel wrote:
They estimate we will be ranked #765 in 30 days. :-)

Nice. With the recent introduction of the incentive program, one can only imagine that Team Geekdo will be flying up the rankings over the next few months. cool
Fri Oct 2, 2009 5:53 pm
Author: heavydisking
w00t! First Work Unit completed overnight!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 5:55 pm
Author: meeplemadness
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
All WUs are not equal. Some have to do more work than others, which given that every protein is different makes sense.


It makes sense to me that all WUs are not equal, as they have different numbers of steps. I guess that I would also assume that all steps also not created equal...

I have completed 3 WUs now (yay!!): 1500, 2500, 2500. I calculated my speed for each: 91/1500 per hour, 135/2500 per hour, and 357/2500 per hour. They seem to vary pretty wildly (I haven't been using the processor for anything else, just letting the computer run).
Fri Oct 2, 2009 6:20 pm
Author: jond
Another 15gg!

Only 4.75 to go for a Beekbadge! surprise

Edit: 3.75! Woop
Fri Oct 2, 2009 6:32 pm
Author: RoyN
Zerothi wrote:
Sometimes the Gromacs cannot continue further because the work has been shut down. For instance if you have begun a WU from 2 weeks ago and it is scheduled to shut down today, then if you finish it tomorrow it won't be processed. This is to ensure that no proteins are left out of WU starts that never will be committed.

Although i must say that this sounds fairly unreasonable as the schedule probably is more than two weeks, i am guessing more like a month, perhaps several. I have yet to find the actual schedule of a WU.
Has anyone seen this?

Thanks, but I don't think this is the reason as the time frame (that the work was being processed) was more on the order of two days rather than two weeks. While I don't know the deadlines of those two previous work units, I doubt they were shorter than a couple of days!
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:02 pm
Author: keethrax
Anyone using any of the multicore (x86) clients?

I'd like to be able to apply more than 12.5% to this.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:18 pm
Author: lostdog
I tried to install onto my triple core AMD Phenom, but it kept crashing during the config. I guess I'll just stick to the single core version.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:31 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Do they have a 64 bit version for XP? The 86x version seems to work (the GPU crashed my system for some reason), but it'd be great to take advantage of a multicore 64 bit system over night/weekends when I'm not using it.

Hopefully, I'll be on Windows 7 soon (and FaH will have a Windows 7 64 bit version....)

But goodness gracious. My first fold is taking over 24 hours and only half way done on a /1500 protein. All this talk of 3-4 folds a day...

I'm actually paranoid enough to consider that this might be an elaborate scheme by Intel to get me to keep buying faster computers. ninja
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:43 pm
Author: Erik17
kdiddy13 wrote:
Do they have a 64 bit version for XP? The 86x version seems to work (the GPU crashed my system for some reason), but it'd be great to take advantage of a multicore 64 bit system over night/weekends when I'm not using it.

The MPICH version of the SMP client is supposed to work for XP and for 64 bit:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/WinSMPGuideMPICH

but I'm no expert....
Fri Oct 2, 2009 7:58 pm
Author: Littlehopeman
lostdog wrote:
I tried to install onto my triple core AMD Phenom, but it kept crashing during the config. I guess I'll just stick to the single core version.


If you're having trouble with the multicore client, I posted instructions here on how to setup multiple simultaneous instances of the single core client.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 8:13 pm
Author: jmilum
keethrax wrote:
Anyone using any of the multicore (x86) clients?

i'm using it on a quad core linux box
Fri Oct 2, 2009 8:15 pm
Author: hatchetface
First work unit done. Added myself to the wiki page, sure hope I did it in the right place...
Fri Oct 2, 2009 8:45 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Erik17 wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
Do they have a 64 bit version for XP? The 86x version seems to work (the GPU crashed my system for some reason), but it'd be great to take advantage of a multicore 64 bit system over night/weekends when I'm not using it.

The MPICH version of the SMP client is supposed to work for XP and for 64 bit:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/WinSMPGuideMPICH

but I'm no expert....
Sorry, I wasn't clear. The x86 bit version seems to work fine on xp 64bit, but I was wondering if there was a 64 bit version, optimized for 64bit machines that also happens to work on XP 64 bit.

Either way, x86 is working, hopefully I won't need to be on an obscure OS for ever...
Fri Oct 2, 2009 8:50 pm
Author: keethrax
Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Then I'll see about getting the PS3 involved.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 9:42 pm
Author: jond
I'm using the ATI GPU client on a Ati 4850

The GUI version sucks and crashes frequently, so i'd recommend using he console version.

Currently doing one of the extra large WUs in just over 5 hours.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 10:47 pm
Author: ptper
Anyone know how to change the username and group # on the PS3 if your client is already installed? Sounds like a good cause, but not sure how to modify to help our team.
Fri Oct 2, 2009 10:58 pm
Author: cylence
ptper wrote:
Anyone know how to change the username and group # on the PS3 if your client is already installed? Sounds like a good cause, but not sure how to modify to help our team.


I'll have to verify when I'm home, but I think it's under the channel settings for the Folding@Home channel. There were individual menu options for username and team. I do remember it wasn't the easiest thing to track down at first.

Edit: It's under "Current Channel : Identity"
Sat Oct 3, 2009 12:12 am
Author: KakarisMaelstrom
My GPU build kept crashing if I was watching it. Once I stopped opening the graphic bit, it ran fine. Maybe that will help others who are having problems on stuff like multi-core.

BTW, anyone know how I can have completed 2 WU but still be provided 0 score?
Sat Oct 3, 2009 4:06 am
Author: BlondieWan
Right, I'm in! I don't know that my seven-year-old computer can contribute all that much, but every little bit helps, right?

(If nothing else, this provides me with the justification I need to leave my computer on all the time; hopefully it'll keep my apartment a little warmer through the winter...)

Sat Oct 3, 2009 4:32 am
Author: m_hamburg
KakarisMaelstrom wrote:
My GPU build kept crashing if I was watching it. Once I stopped opening the graphic bit, it ran fine. Maybe that will help others who are having problems on stuff like multi-core.

BTW, anyone know how I can have completed 2 WU but still be provided 0 score?


I think that's linked to your GPU crashing- mine did that and scored a workunit for what it was doing when it crashed. But, since it was incomplete, it didn't score any points. At least that's what I think happened.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 4:48 am
Author: Zerothi
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Zerothi wrote:


Although i must say that this sounds fairly unreasonable as the schedule probably is more than two weeks, i am guessing more like a month, perhaps several. I have yet to find the actual schedule of a WU.
Has anyone seen this?


The queue information (on the right click menu from the systray on a windows box) gives a deadline date, which seems to give you about 2 months.

Ok, thanks... I run Unix so havn't seen that..
RoyN wrote:
Zerothi wrote:
Sometimes the Gromacs cannot continue further because the work has been shut down. For instance if you have begun a WU from 2 weeks ago and it is scheduled to shut down today, then if you finish it tomorrow it won't be processed. This is to ensure that no proteins are left out of WU starts that never will be committed.

Although i must say that this sounds fairly unreasonable as the schedule probably is more than two weeks, i am guessing more like a month, perhaps several. I have yet to find the actual schedule of a WU.
Has anyone seen this?

Thanks, but I don't think this is the reason as the time frame (that the work was being processed) was more on the order of two days rather than two weeks. While I don't know the deadlines of those two previous work units, I doubt they were shorter than a couple of days!

As I expected. Then i sadly have no reason for that message you got! Hope it can be found... !
Sat Oct 3, 2009 10:05 am
Author: superbgg
I have downloaded the windows sys tray client. I have Vista, and Norton360 - but I have added F@H as a firewall exception. I am not running as administrator - does that make a difference? This is as far as my log file gets:

[09:25:48] Loaded queue successfully.
[09:25:48] Initialization complete
[09:25:48] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[09:25:48] + Attempting to get work packet
[09:25:48] - Connecting to assignment server
[09:25:49] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[09:25:49] + Could not connect to Assignment Server
[09:25:50] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[09:25:50] + Could not connect to Assignment Server 2
[09:25:50] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[09:25:50] - Attempt #1 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.

Can anyone shed any light on this?
Sat Oct 3, 2009 10:29 am
Author: Mr Mauve
divaboy99 wrote:
I'm in!
It is running way way too hot on my laptop - but my desktop is sitting there in the corner merrily folding!


Someone else said it first, but dialling down the CPU percentage in the "Advanced" settings (if you have the option) seems to make a huuuge difference to laptop temperature.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 4:25 pm
Author: ekimmel
Ok, I'm still falling behind. I went from 70th down to 90th (although part of that was because I forgot to add the Team # to an installation and ran 4 WU's before I realized it). Anyways, I fired up the GPU client on my onboard nVidia 8100 which brings my arsenal up to:

CPU client running single core on an Athlon X2 4200
CPU client running single core on an Intel Core2Duo E6300 (at work)
CPU client running on a Sempron 2600+
GPU client running on the aforementioned nVidia 8100

NOW hopefully I'll start moving up the ranks.

You guys are making me work hard for this.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 4:37 pm
Author: djcack
Woohoo, top 50! More proof for my wife that spending a stupid amount of money on a gaming computer was a good idea whistle
Sat Oct 3, 2009 5:13 pm
Author: KakarisMaelstrom
The GPU version does use the CPU in this build, if that's relevant.

Well I'm up to 3 WU's now... still zero score though.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 5:43 pm
Author: jspoto
the current mac version doesn't have this in the actual client, like some others.

You'll need to use a helper tool like InCrease (listed previously on this thread) or fahlimit, which is bare bones, but also allows for cpu throttling.

FWIW, I also have the MBPRo. I've been underwhelmed by the performance so far, especially since it's a capable machine. My PS3 simply kills it, for cranking WU's.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 11:04 pm
Author: axeme
Now that its getting colder here I figured that I'd turn on my Folding@Home furnace:

PS3 in advanced mode
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz w\64-bit Ubuntu 9.04
Dual Xeon w\Fedora 8
AMD Turion 64 X2 w\Fedora 8
AMD Athlon XP2400 w\Ubuntu 8.10
AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000 w\ Windows XP 64-bit
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200 w\ Fedora 9.10 beta 64-bit
Mac mini w/OS X 10.5 (squeak squeak - I think I can hear the hamster inside this thing)

Keeps the house nice and warm. I may have to see how many more systems I can pull up out of the basement to distribute heat through the house.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 11:27 pm
Author: lostdog
Between all the machines I have, I have 11 procs working on FAH... I figure this should bring me about 3000-4000 points a day.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 11:39 pm
Author: ekimmel
I was just looking at the team stats on Kakao and noticed that in the last 24 hours Team Geekdo ranked 77th overall. You read that right -- 77th. Simply amazing.
Sat Oct 3, 2009 11:55 pm
Author: BlondieWan
divaboy99 wrote:
jspoto wrote:
FWIW, I also have the MBPRo. I've been underwhelmed by the performance so far, especially since it's a capable machine. My PS3 simply kills it, for cranking WU's.


Underwhelmed here too - have stopped using it for this. My desktop is an Imac (last of the plastic white ones) 24 hours and only 75% complete (and I haven't been using it for anything else)


I'm running it on a Power Mac G4 from 2002. I still love it, but I wish I had a G5 iMac, a MacBook Pro and/or a PS3.

My first WU is currently 21% complete, about 35 hours after I started. At this rate I should be done with it in about six more days. Ah, well...
Sun Oct 4, 2009 2:38 pm
Author: djcack
BlondieWan wrote:
divaboy99 wrote:
jspoto wrote:
FWIW, I also have the MBPRo. I've been underwhelmed by the performance so far, especially since it's a capable machine. My PS3 simply kills it, for cranking WU's.


Underwhelmed here too - have stopped using it for this. My desktop is an Imac (last of the plastic white ones) 24 hours and only 75% complete (and I haven't been using it for anything else)


I'm running it on a Power Mac G4 from 2002. I still love it, but I wish I had a G5 iMac, a MacBook Pro and/or a PS3.

My first WU is currently 21% complete, about 35 hours after I started. At this rate I should be done with it in about six more days. Ah, well...


While it's fun trying to get GG and being competitive, the key is helping with the medical research. Every bit helps.
Sun Oct 4, 2009 4:06 pm
Author: m_hamburg
We're #2!

In terms of new members in the last 14 days:

http://kakaostats.com/index.php?col=11

Awesome- hopefully we can keep getting new folks to join in.

I joined on Friday, I've currently got a small folding farm- six real machines and three virtual ones (to maximize my Core i7); I kind of feel like I'm playing Agricola.
Sun Oct 4, 2009 4:43 pm
Author: BlondieWan
djcack wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
divaboy99 wrote:
jspoto wrote:
FWIW, I also have the MBPRo. I've been underwhelmed by the performance so far, especially since it's a capable machine. My PS3 simply kills it, for cranking WU's.


Underwhelmed here too - have stopped using it for this. My desktop is an Imac (last of the plastic white ones) 24 hours and only 75% complete (and I haven't been using it for anything else)


I'm running it on a Power Mac G4 from 2002. I still love it, but I wish I had a G5 iMac, a MacBook Pro and/or a PS3.

My first WU is currently 21% complete, about 35 hours after I started. At this rate I should be done with it in about six more days. Ah, well...


While it's fun trying to get GG and being competitive, the key is helping with the medical research. Every bit helps.


Yeah, that's what I said in my first post in the thread. I was just responding to the previous posts with a lament about how my own primary machine isn't anywhere nearly as capable as some of the others here, but again every bit does help.

I'm not even considering it a competition as far as my participation goes; I am indeed pleased just to help (though certainly the GG for even the person in last place is additional incentive, if I needed any). I intend to keep participating 24/7 at least through the winter (I try not to keep the computer on for extended periods in the summer, since it really does warm my tiny apartment up quite a bit).
Sun Oct 4, 2009 4:53 pm
Author: ekimmel
m_hamburg wrote:
We're #2!

In terms of new members in the last 14 days:

http://kakaostats.com/index.php?col=11

Awesome- hopefully we can keep getting new folks to join in.

I joined on Friday, I've currently got a small folding farm- six real machines and three virtual ones (to maximize my Core i7); I kind of feel like I'm playing Agricola.


Mmmm.....i7. Bet that thing flies.
Sun Oct 4, 2009 5:07 pm
Author: Zerothi
Zerothi wrote:
I have yet to find the actual schedule of a WU.
Has anyone seen this?

To answer my own question. This information is found in the file: "unitinfo.txt" in the working directory of the "fah6" file. Dooh...
Sun Oct 4, 2009 5:17 pm
Author: superbgg
Newly registered user here - but I can't do anything! Anyone able to interpret my log file:

[18:16:31] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:16:31] Initialization complete
[18:16:31] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[18:16:31] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:16:31] - Autosending finished units... [October 4 18:16:31 UTC]
[18:16:31] Trying to send all finished work units
[18:16:31] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[18:16:31] - Autosend completed
[18:16:31] - Will indicate memory of 2036 MB
[18:16:31] - Detect CPU. Vendor: GenuineIntel, Family: 6, Model: 15, Stepping: 13
[18:16:31] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:16:31] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[18:16:32] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[18:16:32] + Could not connect to Assignment Server
[18:16:32] Connecting to http://assign2.stanford.edu:80/
[18:16:32] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[18:16:32] + Could not connect to Assignment Server 2
[18:16:32] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[18:16:32] - Attempt #1 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.


I get that it can't communicate with the assignment server - but why? When I go the address in my browser I get the OK.

I am running Vista, Norton360 - using windows systray client. I have F@H in my firewall exceptions..... Grateful to any help I can get!
Sun Oct 4, 2009 7:19 pm
Author: lostdog
I had that happen on a couple clients. It fixed itself after a few minutes. I think the folding servers are getting hammered so it may take a few tries.
Sun Oct 4, 2009 7:23 pm
Author: superbgg
lostdog wrote:
I had that happen on a couple clients. It fixed itself after a few minutes. I think the folding servers are getting hammered so it may take a few tries.


Thanks - I've been trying all weekend though!
Sun Oct 4, 2009 7:37 pm
Author: Zerothi
superbgg wrote:
Newly registered user here - but I can't do anything! Anyone able to interpret my log file:

[18:16:31] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:16:31] Initialization complete
[18:16:31] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[18:16:31] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:16:31] - Autosending finished units... [October 4 18:16:31 UTC]
[18:16:31] Trying to send all finished work units
[18:16:31] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[18:16:31] - Autosend completed
[18:16:31] - Will indicate memory of 2036 MB
[18:16:31] - Detect CPU. Vendor: GenuineIntel, Family: 6, Model: 15, Stepping: 13
[18:16:31] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:16:31] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[18:16:32] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[18:16:32] + Could not connect to Assignment Server
[18:16:32] Connecting to http://assign2.stanford.edu:80/
[18:16:32] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[18:16:32] + Could not connect to Assignment Server 2
[18:16:32] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[18:16:32] - Attempt #1 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.


I get that it can't communicate with the assignment server - but why? When I go the address in my browser I get the OK.

I am running Vista, Norton360 - using windows systray client. I have F@H in my firewall exceptions..... Grateful to any help I can get!

Try disabling the Norton360, but remember to turn on the windows firewall. In that way you can tell if it's the Norton program or another problem. And in the end tell whether you have setup your firewall correct. Remember also to enable F@H in the windows firewall. Hope this will narrow the search in...
Sun Oct 4, 2009 7:59 pm
Author: superbgg
Zerothi wrote:

Try disabling the Norton360, but remember to turn on the windows firewall. In that way you can tell if it's the Norton program or another problem. And in the end tell whether you have setup your firewall correct. Remember also to enable F@H in the windows firewall. Hope this will narrow the search in...


OK - thanks for that - I will give it a try tonight. thumbsup
Sun Oct 4, 2009 9:21 pm
Author: m_hamburg
ekimmel wrote:
Mmmm.....i7. Bet that thing flies.

It does, but you have to tweak it. If you just run the systray app, it uses 1 virtual core (out of 8) and is about as productive as my four-year-old P4. But, if you use some virtual machines as described on this site, you can max out the CPU and get some real points. I'm not sure how long I'm going to let it do this, though, it cranks out the heat, too.

If you have a Core i7 or Core 2 Quad, you might want to look at running the VMWare appliance- it's an easy way to use all the cores, and you might get massive gains over other SMP approaches. I need to tweak mine, they're not running quite right, but I wanted to let them finish their current WUs, first. Be aware, though, you need to manually stop the VMs before using a processor-intensive app, otherwise your machine will crawl.

EDIT: I just created a Geek List describing my efforts. Hopefully others will see it and be inspired to join us; I'd love to see us keep moving up in the standings.
Sun Oct 4, 2009 9:54 pm
Author: try_again
Just got the Folding@home badge! Thanks!
I think this is a great idea and as the geekdo comunity has many members let's hope many more will join our effort.

I had a Folding account some years ago but when I exchanged my machine I didn't get around to start folding again, so thanks for starting this team and getting my lazy computer to do something useful.

Our knowledge of many degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Huntington's can greatly increase with projects and efforts such as these and hopefully help scientists develop treatments that will increase the quality of life of people with these terrible diseases that make you lose control of your own life.

Thanks again for the badge (and the geekgold is a great incentive )
Sun Oct 4, 2009 10:29 pm
Author: MajikMouse
Alrighty.... I am in. A four and a half year old machine.. but every little bit helps I suppose.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 1:10 am
Author: try_again
m_hamburg wrote:

EDIT: I just created a Geek List describing my efforts. Hopefully others will see it and be inspired to join us; I'd love to see us keep moving up in the standings.


Thanks for the great geeklist. I also use FahMon to monitor my 3 machines. Not as many as you but a little help is better than none

Linux users should use FahMon if they want more details than the ones given by the command line (it only pools the unitinfo.txt). It even estimates the PPD.

Ubuntu users should check out these wiki pages
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FoldingAtHome
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FoldingAtHome/origami
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FoldingAtHome/FahMon

Installing origami will do all the work for you. It installs th F@H client and runs it as a service in the background.
FahMon is an application that lets you visualize your current F@H stats.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 1:19 am
Author: krainer
MajikMouse wrote:
Alrighty.... I am in. A four and a half year old machine.. but every little bit helps I suppose.


Heh. I am running on a laptop about that old... workign fine. I think I'll hook up my 10 year old machine next!
Mon Oct 5, 2009 1:30 am
Author: lostdog
try_again wrote:

Linux users should use FahMon if they want more details than the one given by the command line (it only pools the unitinfo.txt). It even estimates the PPD.


I user Fahmon on Windows. I like the PPD feature, and that it gives an ETA. The only thing that would make it better is if it was able to monitor clients across the internet instead of just LAN.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 1:52 am
Author: try_again
I have not tried any other but maybe some of the apps in this page may have the feature to monitor through http:

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=52
Mon Oct 5, 2009 2:37 am
Author: cylence
m_hamburg wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
Mmmm.....i7. Bet that thing flies.

It does, but you have to tweak it. If you just run the systray app, it uses 1 virtual core (out of 8) and is about as productive as my four-year-old P4. But, if you use some virtual machines as described on this site, you can max out the CPU and get some real points. I'm not sure how long I'm going to let it do this, though, it cranks out the heat, too.

If you have a Core i7 or Core 2 Quad, you might want to look at running the VMWare appliance- it's an easy way to use all the cores, and you might get massive gains over other SMP approaches. I need to tweak mine, they're not running quite right, but I wanted to let them finish their current WUs, first. Be aware, though, you need to manually stop the VMs before using a processor-intensive app, otherwise your machine will crawl.


I'm curious as to how efficient this is vs the SMP client or running multiple single-thread clients from command prompts. The VM overhead seems extremely wasteful.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 4:07 am
Author: m_hamburg
cylence wrote:
I'm curious as to how efficient this is vs the SMP client or running multiple single-thread clients from command prompts. The VM overhead seems extremely wasteful.

I got the idea from this article . If you read it, you'll see that it claims that VMs under Windows on a Core i7 is actually more efficient because of differences between the Linux SMP client and the Windows SMP client (Linux is much better) and the gains you get from the GPU client under Windows (the GPU can't run under Linux). My video card is lame, so I don't get that much off of the GPU, but I need to run Windows anyhow, so that's kinda moot.

I've not seen the massive performance increase, but I've been getting VT errors. I need to reboot the machine and see if VT is off in the BIOS or if something else is causing the problem, but I wanted the virtual machines to finish their current work units, first, as I'm afraid I'll screw them up and lose the 4,000 points they are working on right now.

So far, I'm not getting the best output from the VM clients, so I am thinking of going over to the SMP client or multiple command prompts, but I thought I'd try and tweak the VMs, first.

EDIT: Crap- the machine hung and I had to reboot; I hope I'm not overheating it. I lost my CPU systray work unit and all of the VM work units. In any case, Virtualization Technology was off, I turned it on on reboot. Not getting the error with the VMWare clients anymore, they're now running Linux SMP. I'll soon see how efficient it is.

BTW- I what sort of rig are you running? Your weekly output is awesome!
Mon Oct 5, 2009 4:36 am
Author: lostdog
Added the GPU client to my quad proc machine, and unfortunately after 1 hour of running (with a PPD of 2500 points) my machine crashed (appears to be overheating). So I had to bump down the CPU usage in the config and its only pulling 800 PPD now, and I don't know if it'll still crash. I think I need to add more fans to the case...
Mon Oct 5, 2009 4:39 am
Author: lostdog
lostdog wrote:
Added the GPU client to my quad proc machine, and unfortunately after 1 hour of running (with a PPD of 2500 points) my machine crashed (appears to be overheating). So I had to bump down the CPU usage in the config and its only pulling 800 PPD now, and I don't know if it'll still crash. I think I need to add more fans to the case...


Well, crashed again.... Even at 25% it appears to be too much. Now I have disabled it and hopefully no more crashing. Tomorrow a trip to Fry's might be in order to pick up some better fans and heatsinks...
Mon Oct 5, 2009 5:00 am
Author: cylence
m_hamburg wrote:
BTW- I what sort of rig are you running? Your weekly output is awesome!


The primary workers are a PS3 and a windows rig that sounds similar to yours - i7 920 running the SMP client, and a GTS250 running the GPU client. I've tried playing around with multiple clients to figure out what's best, but since I'm constantly getting different sized work units I haven't been able to benchmark. You now have me wondering about a single virutalbox vm running the linux smp client (virtualbox supports up to 32 cpus).

I get a bit of very slow added support from my ancient p4 linux fileserver, and I've messed around with my dual core laptop, but I don't like the heat it generates so I've dropped that one.

But.. you haven't seen anything yet. I've got a pair of dual quad core dev servers that'll go idle (and generally stay that way) in late october. I'm going to run one smp8 and the other with 8 single threads and see how they compete against each other.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 5:00 am
Author: superbgg
Yay! It is finally working. I am up to 3% of my first WU. thumbsup
Mon Oct 5, 2009 8:58 am
Author: m_hamburg
WOW, the Linux SMP client is awesome. Last night, I set up 3 VMs using it on my Core i7, each VM is on track to produce 1600+ WUs a day. That's much better than I'd get off of eight systray apps. I could set up a 4th VM, but I need to use the machine and that would probably slow everything down.

I don't know how this compares to the Windows SMP client, but if you can run an SMP client, it looks like you should. And it appears that the Linux one might be the one to run, even if you have to run it as a VM under Windows.

cylence wrote:
You now have me wondering about a single virutalbox vm running the linux smp client (virtualbox supports up to 32 cpus).


I'd like to hear how this works. My VMWare clients seem to be doing alright, but if I could get by with just one VM, that would be easier.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 2:03 pm
Author: lostdog
lostdog wrote:
lostdog wrote:
Added the GPU client to my quad proc machine, and unfortunately after 1 hour of running (with a PPD of 2500 points) my machine crashed (appears to be overheating). So I had to bump down the CPU usage in the config and its only pulling 800 PPD now, and I don't know if it'll still crash. I think I need to add more fans to the case...


Well, crashed again.... Even at 25% it appears to be too much. Now I have disabled it and hopefully no more crashing. Tomorrow a trip to Fry's might be in order to pick up some better fans and heatsinks...


Stayed up last night trying to diagnose. I updated the video drivers to the latest recommended one in the GPU2-ATI FAQ and it at least stopped the entire computer from crashing, however watching the temp rise, even with the fan at 100%, it eventually got too hot and stopped responding, so the crash guard stepped in and stopped it. I guess I wasn't meant to pull in that extra 2500 PPD. The ATI 4870 is a powerhouse, but it's HOT! Also, since this machine is in the living room as a Media PC, I can't let the fan run at 100% since it's too noisy, so unless I find a better cooling solution for it, I'll have to settle for the collective 4000-5000 PPD I get from all the other clients I have.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 5:26 pm
Author: jmilum
it seems the rewards program has been a success. here are a few new charts from the kakao stats site showing our Points Per Day (PPD) and New Members stats. Note the change since around 9/26/09



Mon Oct 5, 2009 9:29 pm
Author: superbgg
Yeah! Take that, diseases! arrrh
Mon Oct 5, 2009 9:50 pm
Author: baconcow
Just a note to any newcomers: our team is currently at Rank 1109 as of October 5th, 2009; 6:33 pm (Atlantic Time). This is up from Rank 1657 as originally mentioned by jmilum; a total of 548 positions. Out of a total of 166263 listed teams, this puts us in the top 0.667%!
Mon Oct 5, 2009 10:33 pm
Author: Zerothi
Very nice... Great community that has been established in short notice!!! Very nice... Only BGG can make such an impressive contribution on such short notice!

Soon gulp will become soblue to finally become !
Mon Oct 5, 2009 10:43 pm
Author: cadtel
Downloaded, and ready for folding SIR!
Mon Oct 5, 2009 10:44 pm
Author: EmilyMoby
After completing my first work unit, I decided to try and get InCrease to run properly.

This did not work so well. Everytime I tried a new install (deleting ALL files related to fah and InCrease first, including the stuff in the Preference Panes, the main FAH folder, the Application Support for InCrease, and the entire InCrease application itself), it seemed like I just couldn't get the "start" and "stop" buttons to work (even after giving InCrease control!).

Then, I found a step by step guide for mac users to installing FAH and InCrease. So far, it seems to be working perfectly (crosses fingers). I thought I'd post the link in case any other mac users out there are having trouble with InCrease.

http://teammacosx.org/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.pl?act=ST&f=63...

Edit: Fixed the link
Mon Oct 5, 2009 10:59 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Can someone explain or point to an explanation in layman's terms what unfolded proteins are good for?

Who's using this info and will it mean I can have a computer embedded in my blood stream playing video games that much sooner?
Mon Oct 5, 2009 11:23 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
kdiddy13 wrote:
Can someone explain or point to an explanation in layman's terms what unfolded proteins are good for?

Who's using this info and will it mean I can have a computer embedded in my blood stream playing video games that much sooner?


Unfolded proteins are no use to man nor beast.

Proteins are long strings of amino acid. They fold naturally. I believe this is due to the positive and negative charges on different bits of the amino acids that make up the protein attracting and repelling each other. As for who is using this stuff, or exactly what we are actually doing, well my knowledge has a gaping hole there.
Mon Oct 5, 2009 11:36 pm
Author: try_again
kdiddy13 wrote:
Can someone explain or point to an explanation in layman's terms what unfolded proteins are good for?


Here is a quick explanation of protein folding

kdiddy13 wrote:
Who's using this info and will it mean I can have a computer embedded in my blood stream playing video games that much sooner?


Here is a quick explanation of the Folding@home project

Mon Oct 5, 2009 11:54 pm
Author: dr_strangelove
try_again wrote:


Thank you! I got my ubuntu client up and running!
Tue Oct 6, 2009 1:22 am
Author: kdiddy13
try_again wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
Can someone explain or point to an explanation in layman's terms what unfolded proteins are good for?


Here is a quick explanation of protein folding

kdiddy13 wrote:
Who's using this info and will it mean I can have a computer embedded in my blood stream playing video games that much sooner?


Here is a quick explanation of the Folding@home project

Good links (even though there's no mention of computers in my blood stream...). Thanks!

I'm still not entirely clear how this is helpful to anyone, but I am glad it is.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 1:25 am
Author: ckdckd
kdiddy13 wrote:
I'm still not entirely clear how this is helpful to anyone, but I am glad it is.

I'll try to break it down a bit here; let me know if this is a helpful explanation.

A protein is constructed in your cells by connecting together a set of amino acids, in a particular order. However, amino acids aren't like LEGO bricks; they connect, but instead of staying in a nice straight line they curl up into a ball once the protein's put together.

The only place where chemical reactions can happen is on the outside of this "ball". That's where the protein bits are that help you digest food, or set off your allergic reactions, or whatever.

What happens if you add an extra amino acid in the middle of the chain, though? It probably won't fold the same way. It may fold in a completely different way, which doesn't have the right receptors on the outside...so you might not have enough of the protein that lets you digest gluten, or a protein used for neurotransmitters in your brain.

Folding@home is sending out protein sequences to our computers, so that they can calculate which way the proteins will fold under various circumstances. The more we learn about protein folding and how sequence changes affect that, the closer we may come to treatments for things like celiac disease, or Alzheimer's, or any of a whole set of other conditions.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 1:38 am
Author: kdiddy13
ckdckd wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
I'm still not entirely clear how this is helpful to anyone, but I am glad it is.

I'll try to break it down a bit here; let me know if this is a helpful explanation.

Excellent. Thank you. Combined with the earlier links, I'm beginning to understand (at least from a trivial perspective).

I have a feeling that it's an advanced enough concept that I'll only be able to understand on a level that could be explained by NOVA.

Beyond that, and I'd have to start to seriously study biology. Very similar to my understanding of Quantum Mechanics and 'new' physics. I can understand it well enough to talk about vagaries and even answer questions on Jeopardy, but I seriously doubt I truly understand it.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 3:23 am
Author: Necromancyr
There are 4 levels of protein 'structure' - this is primarily dealing with the third (which is the least understood) from what I understand.

The primary structure is just the amino acids linked together into chains - the amino acid sequence.

The secondary structure is how these chains form into very basic structures. Figuring these out is, while not perfect, fairly easy as certain 'motifs' generally form the same 'sheet' or 'helix' structure all the time.

The tertiary structure is how the secondary structures all interact with each other and form the actual protein - both inside and out. Proteins come in all different shapes (doughnut shapes, with finger like projects, etc.) and this shape plays a huge role in what the protein does. For instance, while a protein may normally carry oxygen through the bloodstream (hemoglobin) a misfolded protein may not be able to do this. Obviously, this would cause some major issues for the person with this issue occuring.

Also, being able to figure out how proteins fold - what other 'helper' proteins and chemicals make them fold properly in peoples cells - will allow researchers to develop new proteins to treat diseases, create new materials, and all that fun sci-fi type stuff. Also, and most importantly, if you know how a protein is 'shaped' you can develop chemical compounds to interact with it to treat diseases via a variety of mechanisms (block a 'bad' protein, activate a 'good protein, etc.)

The quaternary structure is just how single protein units interact with each other and is fairly straight forward most of the time to figure out.

If you have any specific questions, let me know, I'm more than happy to answer them if I can. I actually did my undergraduate thesis redeveloping a protein folding methodology (optimizing a method to use secondary structure to determine tertiary) and did an internship where I did intelligent drug design for a protein I had to model and develop the tertiary structure for from scratch. (I also happen to be a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology that works in drug/biologic development so...I have a unique understanding of this stuff.)

Last thing - Wikipedia has a pretty good overview of this (the different levels)
Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:17 am
Author: Necromancyr
OH almost forgot. One big thing for all of this - the calculations, etc. - is figuring out folded forms that follow the laws of physics (i.e. least energy). So programs that people use for modeling will shift parts of the protein structures around to try to find the 'best' structure energy wise.

It's kind of cool if you can see a video of the program doing it. And insanely computationally intensive.

Good way to visualize/imagine it is one of those metal wire puzzles. Imagine you're trying to solve it by just moving the various metal pieces around - and they are all magnetized (+/-) randomly all over. As you move pieces around, you get more and less 'push' and 'pull' across the entire puzzle until eventually you get to a point where everything balances and 'sticks'.

...now imagine it with a long outdoor extension cord. That's a closer approximation, size-wise, I think.

Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:23 am
Author: ckdckd
kdiddy13 wrote:
Combined with the earlier links, I'm beginning to understand (at least from a trivial perspective).

I have a feeling that it's an advanced enough concept that I'll only be able to understand on a level that could be explained by NOVA.

Beyond that, and I'd have to start to seriously study biology. Very similar to my understanding of Quantum Mechanics and 'new' physics. I can understand it well enough to talk about vagaries and even answer questions on Jeopardy, but I seriously doubt I truly understand it.

I did sysadmin/architecture work for a genomics lab for about 9 years, so I picked up a bit of biology along the way...but there's no way I could keep up with the actual scientists.

Bob Zambon's explanations (above) helped me understand this stuff better; thanks, Bob!
Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:41 am
Author: Krishna
Looks like I'm a bit late to the party, but here I am, the newest member of Team GeekDō!

-K
Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:56 am
Author: lostdog
In case anyone wants to see what the competition (specifically, me) is able to push through on FAH, I've set FahMon up to publish the stats to the web.

You can check out my stats at http://fahmon.lostdogonline.com/
Tue Oct 6, 2009 5:25 am
Author: superbgg
I am still chugging along - 46% of my first WU. It is 250,000 steps (according to the log file) - is that large? Or small? Or typical?

My CPU usage seems to be running at about 50%. Am I able to increase this to speed things up? I am using the windows systray version.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:52 am
Author: lostdog
superbgg wrote:
I am still chugging along - 46% of my first WU. It is 250,000 steps (according to the log file) - is that large? Or small? Or typical?

My CPU usage seems to be running at about 50%. Am I able to increase this to speed things up? I am using the windows systray version.


I've learned that steps don't mean one thing, some are slow, some are fast. I use FahMon to monitor it, which also displays the amount of points you'll get when you're done. Since you see 50%, it probably means you are running a dual core processor with a single threaded client. You can install a second client which will process a second WU at the same time. Check back a couple pages in this thread as the link that helped me set it up was posted a couple days ago.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:58 am
Author: superbgg
lostdog wrote:
superbgg wrote:
I am still chugging along - 46% of my first WU. It is 250,000 steps (according to the log file) - is that large? Or small? Or typical?

My CPU usage seems to be running at about 50%. Am I able to increase this to speed things up? I am using the windows systray version.


I've learned that steps don't mean one thing, some are slow, some are fast. I use FahMon to monitor it, which also displays the amount of points you'll get when you're done. Since you see 50%, it probably means you are running a dual core processor with a single threaded client. You can install a second client which will process a second WU at the same time. Check back a couple pages in this thread as the link that helped me set it up was posted a couple days ago.


Awesomely helpful. Thanks! thumbsup
Tue Oct 6, 2009 7:22 am
Author: try_again
dr_strangelove wrote:

Thank you! I got my ubuntu client up and running!


I forgot to highlight this important ubuntu tip from the origami wiki:

Quote:
2) I am running Jaunty 9.04, and origami does not auto-start during bootup. What is the issue here?

A) This is not a bug with origami. Many other programs that are supposed to auto-start fail to do so on Jaunty. There is an issue with usplash not allowing programs to auto-start correctly. This issue has been tested in 9.10, and it appears that this will not be an issue with the newer xsplash. For the time being, please either disable your usplash, or after Ubuntu boots up...


So if you have Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 (while 9.10 doesn't come around) you should do:
sudo origami start - in the terminal when you start ubuntu and
sudo origami stop - before you shutdown ubuntu (this is very important) or else you may not have the units saved or may even have your work unit corrupted.

You can monitor the state of origami with origami monitor
If at the top of the state report you see Status of FAH client(s): FAILURE it means the client is disabled and you can safely shutdown your pc without loosing your work units

Just remember that the terminal memorizes your last commands so if you press the "up arrow" on your keyboard two or three times you don't have to rewrite the commands. Just press enter when you see the one you want to input

I might be a bit too careful/paranoid with the client shutdown but when I first turned off the pc with origami still working I got some errors during the pc shutdown.
If someone else doesn't think this is the best way to handle the origami client give a shoutout. Your Linux knowledge is always welcome
Tue Oct 6, 2009 7:36 am
Author: superbgg
lostdog wrote:
Since you see 50%, it probably means you are running a dual core processor with a single threaded client. You can install a second client which will process a second WU at the same time. Check back a couple pages in this thread as the link that helped me set it up was posted a couple days ago.


And done! The link (for setting up dual cores in windows) is here if anyone else is looking for it. Now I have 2 WUs on the go, and 100% CPU usage. Thanks again! thumbsup
Tue Oct 6, 2009 8:04 am
Author: lostdog
superbgg wrote:
lostdog wrote:
Since you see 50%, it probably means you are running a dual core processor with a single threaded client. You can install a second client which will process a second WU at the same time. Check back a couple pages in this thread as the link that helped me set it up was posted a couple days ago.


And done! The link (for setting up dual cores in windows) is here if anyone else is looking for it. Now I have 2 WUs on the go, and 100% CPU usage. Thanks again! thumbsup


Woohoo! That should help you climb the ranks twice as quickly. My problem is I keep thinking about how to increase even more. I've got 6 computers running under my name with a total of 13 clients. Planning to resurrect another older computer tomorrow.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 8:28 am
Author: superbgg
Phew! Almost had a heart attack there - I thought I had stuffed up my first WU (at 48%) in the process of setting up the second one. gulp There were a few anxious moments there until it ticked over to 49%!
Tue Oct 6, 2009 8:47 am
Author: BlondieWan
Sometime last night I passed the 50% mark. Woohoo!

I need to see if I can figure out how to use InCrease to maximize my output.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 11:27 am
Author: Chuckila
I finally managed to get enough stations to break the 3000 PPD mark. I don't know if I'll be able to go higher, but at least I'll try.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 11:32 am
Author: ekimmel
I don't mean to unnecessarily alarm anyone but it looks like our team has disappeared from the Kakao stats. I can't get stats directly from F@H because the server is busy.

Hope it's just a glitch.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 12:43 pm
Author: Chuckila
It is a glitch, because I just got the team stats page a few seconds ago. You should try again in a few minutes, it should work.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 1:45 pm
Author: ekimmel
Yep, it's back for me now.

Looks like we're about 2 days from breaking into the Top 1000.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 1:52 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
I've been getting "Attempting to get work packet" for some time now. Is this just me (and I need to do something) or is it a problem with their server which will get fixed in due course? I've done 3 WUs successfully and haven't changed anything in between so I doubt it is my setup but you never know.

Tue Oct 6, 2009 2:37 pm
Author: Erik17
Mine's been saying the same thing for at least an hour now (maybe more), after many days of smooth operation. So it's probably their servers.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 2:42 pm
Author: Necromancyr
ckdckd wrote:
I did sysadmin/architecture work for a genomics lab for about 9 years, so I picked up a bit of biology along the way...but there's no way I could keep up with the actual scientists.

Bob Zambon's explanations (above) helped me understand this stuff better; thanks, Bob!


My pleasure. It's a good idea, honestly. We had a 'lab' full of Sparc/Sun/SGI stations/servers where I was an undergrad and - back then - it was a novel idea. F@H started the year I graduated, and really helped to bring the computing power necessary to get serious work in this area done.

Tue Oct 6, 2009 3:34 pm
Author: djcack
ckdckd wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
I'm still not entirely clear how this is helpful to anyone, but I am glad it is.

I'll try to break it down a bit here; let me know if this is a helpful explanation.

A protein is constructed in your cells by connecting together a set of amino acids, in a particular order. However, amino acids aren't like LEGO bricks; they connect, but instead of staying in a nice straight line they curl up into a ball once the protein's put together.

The only place where chemical reactions can happen is on the outside of this "ball". That's where the protein bits are that help you digest food, or set off your allergic reactions, or whatever.

What happens if you add an extra amino acid in the middle of the chain, though? It probably won't fold the same way. It may fold in a completely different way, which doesn't have the right receptors on the outside...so you might not have enough of the protein that lets you digest gluten, or a protein used for neurotransmitters in your brain.

Folding@home is sending out protein sequences to our computers, so that they can calculate which way the proteins will fold under various circumstances. The more we learn about protein folding and how sequence changes affect that, the closer we may come to treatments for things like celiac disease, or Alzheimer's, or any of a whole set of other conditions.


Thanks for another reminder that I shouldn't have had other people do my Biology homework for me in high school shake
Tue Oct 6, 2009 3:34 pm
Author: LudesFactor


I've been getting that message since sometime yesterday evening.


edit: and as I posted this, my computer started a new WU.

Tue Oct 6, 2009 3:36 pm
Author: ekimmel
I almost never get a new work unit on the first try and it's usually more than 5 tries.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 3:43 pm
Author: m_hamburg
I turned in work units worth 7,209 points this morning!

But I think my production is about to take a hit. Last night, my wife said "What's that high-pitched whining noise?"

Me: "It's just the computer."

"It didn't use to sound like that."

"Uh, the processor is kind of busy so the fan has to run all the time."

"Is this for that thing you're doing for Stanford?"

"Yeah"

"It doesn't sound good; it's not going to break, is it?"

"No."

"Is Stanford going to buy you a new one if it does?"

gulp

It does sound kind of bad and it's in our family room, so I think I'm going to scale it back to one instance of the systray client after it finishes the work units its on right now (it's currently running four clients). I'm not really worried about the machine overheating, but the fan noise isn't pleasant in a room we use. Fortunately, it's not my primary machine, but losing 3/4 of a Core 2 Quad will hurt.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:19 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Necromancyr wrote:

If you have any specific questions, let me know, I'm more than happy to answer them if I can. I actually did my undergraduate thesis redeveloping a protein folding methodology (optimizing a method to use secondary structure to determine tertiary) and did an internship where I did intelligent drug design for a protein I had to model and develop the tertiary structure for from scratch. (I also happen to be a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology that works in drug/biologic development so...I have a unique understanding of this stuff.)

Thank you very much. Your clear explanations, combined with the others have been very enlightening. I doubt I'll be synthesizing any miracle drugs with the knowledge, but I just might be able to come up with the questions to a Championship edition category on Jeopardy.

This brings up one of the things I like most about our community. We have a very wide range of experiences, expertise, backgrounds, and even game playing preference. And we manage to be one of the most civil and generally helpful online communities I have ever come across.

Well except for the RSP crowd... Those guys stress me out.

Kudos to everyone that signed up for this.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:25 pm
Author: ckdckd
My production is about to get really bursty; I've switched my main box to doing bigadv projects, which will mean jobs that run for 3 days instead of 6 hours...but which should bump my points-per-day significantly thanks to their bonus scheme as long as everything goes to plan. I'll check tonight and figure out the ETA for my first WU.

(Note: they really mean it when they say you need a beefy box. This is 3 days on an 8-core Mac Pro.)
Tue Oct 6, 2009 4:32 pm
Author: Jenkachu
What a good idea this is

I have joined the GeekDo team, and I think I am busy on my first assignment, but am a little concerned that everything is going to plan. Once everything was installed and I noticed the icon running in the system tray, it said "working 0/300." I checked back 2 minutes later (impatient type, me) and it said something to the effect of it was looking for a new assignment.

I checked FaHlog.txt, and this is what I found:

[15:10:07] Working on p3862_fkbprelative_complex
[15:10:07] Completed 0 out of 300000 steps (0%)
[15:10:07] Extra SSE2 boost OK
[15:15:10] mdrun returned -1
[15:15:10] Going to send back what have done.
[15:15:10] logfile size: 136028
[15:15:10] - Writing 136566 bytes of core data to disk...
[15:15:10] Done: 136054 -> 11496 (compressed to 8.4 percent)
[15:15:10] ... Done.
[15:15:10]
[15:15:10] Folding@home Core Shutdown: EARLY_UNIT_END
[15:15:13] CoreStatus = 72 (114)
[15:15:13] Sending work to server
[15:15:13] Project: 3864 (Run 381, Clone 15, Gen 0)


[15:15:13] + Attempting to send results [October 6 15:15:13 UTC]
[15:15:26] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[15:15:26] + Could not connect to Work Server (results)
[15:15:26] (128.143.48.226:8080)
[15:15:26] + Retrying using alternative port
[15:15:26] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[15:15:26] + Could not connect to Work Server (results)
[15:15:26] (128.143.48.226:80)
[15:15:26] - Error: Could not transmit unit 01 (completed October 6) to work server.
[15:15:26] Keeping unit 01 in queue.

It then repeated the last few lines 3 or 4 times, and then seemed to give up, and try to connect to the assignment server. After 7 tries, it connected, and I am now 0/1500 of the way through my next assignment. Is this what I should be expecting?

Thanks in advance for your help, and apologies for posting the logfile if that isn't the 'done thing' Just be thankful I didn't post the whole thing
Tue Oct 6, 2009 5:01 pm
Author: lostdog
m_hamburg wrote:
I turned in work units worth 7,209 points this morning!

But I think my production is about to take a hit. Last night, my wife said "What's that high-pitched whining noise?"

It does sound kind of bad and it's in our family room, so I think I'm going to scale it back to one instance of the systray client after it finishes the work units its on right now (it's currently running four clients). I'm not really worried about the machine overheating, but the fan noise isn't pleasant in a room we use. Fortunately, it's not my primary machine, but losing 3/4 of a Core 2 Quad will hurt.


Congrats on the numbers! I fully understand the noise issue. I bought a new case fan yesterday which has a variable speed control on it. I can crank that baby up REALLY fast, but with it comes noise. It's also in the living room, and just happens to be my best computer (Intel Quad with ATI HD4870). With the new fan, I can't even put it on half speed without the noise being an issue.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 5:12 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Jenkachu wrote:
It then repeated the last few lines 3 or 4 times, and then seemed to give up, and try to connect to the assignment server. After 7 tries, it connected, and I am now 0/1500 of the way through my next assignment. Is this what I should be expecting?

Thanks in advance for your help, and apologies for posting the logfile if that isn't the 'done thing' Just be thankful I didn't post the whole thing


Don't panic.

My experience has been that it can sometimes fail to upload a completed WU, as is the case here, and then start a new one. It tries to do an upload later - I have seen it do that part way through the next WU. So nothing to worry about yet.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 5:43 pm
Author: kdiddy13
ckdckd wrote:
but which should bump my points-per-day significantly thanks to their bonus scheme as long as everything goes to plan.
What's their bonus scheme?

Oh, and the GPU version Hauls Arse. Of course unless I try to look at what it's doing, then it crashes.... Perhaps it's a bit like Schrodinger's Protein...
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:09 pm
Author: BrightonFoxDave
At the current rate of folding, Team Geekdo will be threatening the top 500 within 30 days from now. The top 250 may be reachable, but there are 246 teams above us who are still folding faster.

This is a fabulous achievement in such a short space of time. We now have over 300 folders on board. We can do more though. What if we had 3000 folders? Just think of all that bag splashing around. surprise ...

I've been folding a long time, but it's just more personal here at BGG/GeekDo. The people who have come forward and said that a family member or friend has been affected by some of the diseases we're helping to fight just makes it seem so much more real, so much more important.

Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:16 pm
Author: Mr_Nuts
Proud to scroll through this thread and see all of the Folding@Home Team Geekdo badges being displayed. Nice work, people!
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:23 pm
Author: ckdckd
kdiddy13 wrote:
ckdckd wrote:
but which should bump my points-per-day significantly thanks to their bonus scheme as long as everything goes to plan.
What's their bonus scheme?
They've set a point bonus for fast completion for these large work units.
Folding@Home wrote:
Most users' 8-core machines, clocked at 2.8 GHz or higher, complete these work units in slightly under 3 days, so they would receive a 100% bonus.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:31 pm
Author: m_hamburg
ckdckd wrote:
My production is about to get really bursty; I've switched my main box to doing bigadv projects, which will mean jobs that run for 3 days instead of 6 hours...but which should bump my points-per-day significantly thanks to their bonus scheme as long as everything goes to plan. I'll check tonight and figure out the ETA for my first WU.

(Note: they really mean it when they say you need a beefy box. This is 3 days on an 8-core Mac Pro.)

This page lists all of the projects and the points associated with each:

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/psummary.html

The only really big ones I see are #2681, 2682, and 2683. Each WU for these is worth 25,403 points! So I assume that's what you're getting. If you're getting one of these done in three days, that's about 8,500 WU a day! EDIT: Didn't see the bonus points until I saw your link, you could get quite a bit more than this.

Has anyone else tried these? I wonder if my Core i7 could do them using the Windows SMP client or a Linux SMP client in a virtual machine and if it would boost my production to switch.

EDIT: Just saw your link above. It sounds like I could do them, but only marginally, so I'm better off with what I'm doing. I'd need to run the Linux VM or boot from Linux, and I doubt I'd get the bonus points.

Good luck running these- I hope you get a ton of points!
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:35 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
m_hamburg wrote:
Has anyone else tried these? I wonder if my Core i7 could do them using the Windows SMP client or a Linux SMP client in a virtual machine and if it would boost my production to switch.


Is there a way to choose what WUs to try? I have only seen the system allocate one to me apparently at random.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:45 pm
Author: ckdckd
m_hamburg wrote:
The only really big ones I see are #2681, 2682, and 2683. Each WU for these is worth 25,403 points! So I assume that's what you're getting. If you're getting one of these done in three days, that's about 8,500 WU a day!
I'm doing a 2681 WU right now. Those numbers sound about right, since with the regular WUs I was getting 1920 points each and doing them in 6 hours...just under 8000 PPD. It's the bonus points that will be interesting to see.
m_hamburg wrote:
Has anyone else tried these? I wonder if my Core i7 could do them using the Windows SMP client or a Linux SMP client in a virtual machine and if it would boost my production to switch.
They really do need a big (8-core, ~3GHz) box; if you can't turn them around in 3-4 days you're better off running more of the smaller units instead.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:45 pm
Author: ckdckd
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Is there a way to choose what WUs to try? I have only seen the system allocate one to me apparently at random.
Only indirectly. You can set your client to ask for "big" WUs, or "advanced methods" WUs, or both; if there are some available, you'll get that work instead of the regular-sized stuff.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 6:47 pm
Author: Jenkachu
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Jenkachu wrote:
It then repeated the last few lines 3 or 4 times, and then seemed to give up, and try to connect to the assignment server. After 7 tries, it connected, and I am now 0/1500 of the way through my next assignment. Is this what I should be expecting?

Thanks in advance for your help, and apologies for posting the logfile if that isn't the 'done thing' Just be thankful I didn't post the whole thing


Don't panic.

My experience has been that it can sometimes fail to upload a completed WU, as is the case here, and then start a new one. It tries to do an upload later - I have seen it do that part way through the next WU. So nothing to worry about yet.


Panic over I'm 60/1500 of the way through, and the previous bit has uploaded successfully. Time to sit back and let my PC save humainty...
Tue Oct 6, 2009 7:18 pm
Author: RoyN
m_hamburg wrote:
"Is this for that thing you're doing for Stanford?"

"Yeah"


Good job on not telling her it was really for GeekGold!
Tue Oct 6, 2009 7:20 pm
Author: superbgg
Jenkachu wrote:
It then repeated the last few lines 3 or 4 times, and then seemed to give up, and try to connect to the assignment server. After 7 tries, it connected, and I am now 0/1500 of the way through my next assignment. Is this what I should be expecting?


Tip - if you add "-verbosity 9" (without the quotes) to the Additional Client Parameters in the configure box, your log file gets a lot more detail in it. May be helpful to diagnose problems.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 7:24 pm
Author: MajikMouse
Finished my first WU. Take that diseases and misbehaving proteins.
Tue Oct 6, 2009 7:25 pm
Author: ckdckd
ckdckd wrote:
I'll check tonight and figure out the ETA for my first WU.
It's 25% done after 16h40 (1000 minutes, a nice round number) so it should finish in another 50 hours, give or take a bit.

Watch the Team Geekdo stats on Friday morning....
Tue Oct 6, 2009 10:17 pm
Author: lostdog
Woohoo. Just got into the top 50 (48th actually) with a score of 14002.

cool
Wed Oct 7, 2009 12:53 am
Author: m_hamburg
This thread's starting to get very long and I'm wondering if it might be time to suggest that Team Geekdõ have its own forum. Several users have posted some great tips and there has been a fair amount of technical discussion, but a newbie would need to wade through 14 pages and counting to find it. If we had a forum, people could start appropriately titled threads, like "Tips for Linux," "Problems with folding on my Mac," etc. and it would be a lot easier for people looking for technical hints and discussions to find what they need.

There are plenty of other places on the internet people can go to for technical discussions of this, but if we had more of it here, it would create more of a community here and (hopefully) would inspire people to keep up the great work.

Maybe this isn't really necessary at this point, but I thought I'd suggest it. I couldn't find a way to create a forum, so I'm guessing that an admin would need to create the forum if we want one.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 1:20 am
Author: m_hamburg
Cool! Kakao Stats just updated and they're now projecting us at cracking the top 1,000 in 24 hours!

http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927

Wed Oct 7, 2009 1:52 am
Author: jfrank
m_hamburg wrote:
Cool! Kakao Stats just updated and they're now projecting us at cracking the top 1,000 in 24 hours!

http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927


Go team go!
Wed Oct 7, 2009 2:19 am
Author: moldndecay
Righteous!!!

In 30 days Im going to be #246,192.

In your face, #246,193!! arrrh

Wed Oct 7, 2009 2:35 am
Author: kdiddy13
Out of curiosity, how many proteins are there to be folded?
Wed Oct 7, 2009 2:51 am
Author: kdiddy13
m_hamburg wrote:
This thread's starting to get very long and I'm wondering if it might be time to suggest that Team Geekdõ have its own forum. Several users have posted some great tips and there has been a fair amount of technical discussion, but a newbie would need to wade through 14 pages and counting to find it. If we had a forum, people could start appropriately titled threads, like "Tips for Linux," "Problems with folding on my Mac," etc. and it would be a lot easier for people looking for technical hints and discussions to find what they need.

There are plenty of other places on the internet people can go to for technical discussions of this, but if we had more of it here, it would create more of a community here and (hopefully) would inspire people to keep up the great work.

Maybe this isn't really necessary at this point, but I thought I'd suggest it. I couldn't find a way to create a forum, so I'm guessing that an admin would need to create the forum if we want one.

Perhaps some enterprising young go getter would like to collect the tips and tricks and post them to the Wiki?

http://bgg.geekdo.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home
Wed Oct 7, 2009 2:54 am
Author: jmilum
m_hamburg wrote:
This thread's starting to get very long and I'm wondering if it might be time to suggest that Team Geekdõ have its own forum.

i think a guild would be the best fit for this and it comes with its own forum section as well. i could set that up if you guys think it would work.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 3:08 am
Author: ekimmel
I think this thread gets great visibility on BGG. Moving it to a guild or other forum would reduce that visibility greatly. I vote no for both.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 3:25 am
Author: jmilum
ekimmel wrote:
I think this thread gets great visibility on BGG. Moving it to a guild or other forum would reduce that visibility greatly. I vote no for both.

it's not an either or. we could have a guild for team members to share tips and such and also a pinned thread to attract new members.

be aware though, i will not be able to keep this thread pinned forever, probably not for much longer as it is.

i figure on being able to have a new thread pinned when i announce important milestones (breaking into the top 1000 would have counted but we will make that while this thread is already pinned) or perhaps monthly when i give out the GG (but then only for a few days). this thread has been pinned for a very long time considering.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 3:34 am
Author: neoshmengi
I vote for a guild. I would like to run folding on both my graphics cards, but find the faq's to be a bit too technical. I'd love a 'mentor' to guide me.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 3:59 am
Author: Littlehopeman
I think a guild is an excellent idea.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:11 am
Author: cyberkev63
I'm coming in late to this party, so I have a question:

How much bandwidth will this use up in a month?

Here in Australia, we're limited, by "quotas", to how much we can download (or, in the case of my ISP, upload) each month and the charges by my ISP for going over are egregious.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:18 am
Author: jmilum
cyberkev63 wrote:
How much bandwidth will this use up in a month?

it really depends on how fast your computer is finishing the Work Units (WUs) and requesting new ones, but really it doesn't use up much bandwidth since it is mostly working on a WU and only communicates with the stanford servers when it finishes to transmit the results and the download a new WU.

The WU sizes vary, but figure on average they are about 250-500KB and then the resulting finished data to upload 1.5-2.5MB. Then just figure out how many WUs your computer will finish in a day and you can extrapolate that to a month and get a rough estimate at the total bandwidth usage (there is also the one time download of the core, but that can be neglected when considering things on the scale of a month)
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:32 am
Author: jmilum
i created the guild:

Team Geekdō Guild

everyone will need to join themselves, i don't know of a way to bulk join everyone

Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:46 am
Author: RoyN
jmilum wrote:
it doesn't use up much bandwidth since it is mostly working on a WU and only communicates with the stanford servers when it finishes to transmit the results and the download a new WU.

In general, this is true, but a couple of times I have had it claim that the F@H code on my system is lost or corrupted and then it will download it all over again.
Quote:
[18:02:06] + Processing work unit
[18:02:06] Core required: FahCore_a0.exe
[18:02:06] Core not found.
[18:02:06] - Core is not present or corrupted.
[18:02:06] - Attempting to download new core...
[18:02:06] + Downloading new core: FahCore_a0.exe
[18:02:06] + 10240 bytes downloaded
[18:02:06] + 20480 bytes downloaded
...
[18:02:12] + 1073182 bytes downloaded
[18:02:12] Verifying core Core_a0.fah...
[18:02:12] Signature is VALID
[18:02:12]
[18:02:12] Trying to unzip core FahCore_a0.exe
[18:02:13] Decompressed FahCore_a0.exe (1656832 bytes) successfully
[18:02:13] Decompressed libfftw3f-3.dll (1382280 bytes) successfully
[18:02:18] + Core successfully engaged
[18:02:23]
[18:02:23] + Processing work unit

It just happened again recently. However, even if this happens for you, don't let a measly extra megabyte deter you from the project. F@H is not bandwidth-intensive.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:49 am
Author: ckdckd
Well, frak. I unthinkingly shut down the big guy, and when I restarted it Folding@home decided it didn't like the checkpoint file. 39% of a run down the tubes.

This just adds insult to injury given the way my PBF game of Battlestar Galactica is going for me...sigh.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 7:40 am
Author: lostdog
ckdckd wrote:
Well, frak. I unthinkingly shut down the big guy, and when I restarted it Folding@home decided it didn't like the checkpoint file. 39% of a run down the tubes.

This just adds insult to injury given the way my PBF game of Battlestar Galactica is going for me...sigh.


Ouch, and I was feeling bad for losing 14% of a 2500 point WU....
Wed Oct 7, 2009 8:37 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
OK, taking into account the recent posts, above, I have just posted a new thread in the guild forum, on windows issues. I am requesting a guru to explain why the performance of one of my machines is so poor. The new thread is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4026387#4026387, and I guess it should be answered there. But I though I should advertise it here.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 12:24 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
RoyN wrote:

In general, this is true, but a couple of times I have had it claim that the F@H code on my system is lost or corrupted and then it will download it all over again.


It is not downloading it again. As I understand it, there are several different cores that are used. Each core is effectively a different lump of code. If your new WU wants to use a core that you have never used before, then it downloads it. However, if it wants to use a core that you have used before, then it uses the download that you used last time.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 12:28 pm
Author: ekimmel
1016 and rising.,...
Wed Oct 7, 2009 12:46 pm
Author: jmilum
i think we will hit the top 1K by noon CST. we only need about 33K more points, and an update is in progress now (we may actually make it with that update but could fall a little short, so it might take one more)
Wed Oct 7, 2009 2:46 pm
Author: brotherjo
OK. So I've been folding since Sept 30 (just while the computer is on, about 6 hours a day) and I still don't show a completed WU. What am I doing wrong?

If I try to click Queue Status from the icon in the system tray the program encounters a problem and needs to close. Any ideas?
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:05 pm
Author: moldndecay
brotherjo wrote:
OK. So I've been folding since Sept 30 (just while the computer is on, about 6 hours a day) and I still don't show a completed WU. What am I doing wrong?

If I try to click Queue Status from the icon in the system tray the program encounters a problem and needs to close. Any ideas?



If you're on a PC, make sure that windows firewall will let F@H talk to the world. I went 3 days with folding but not able to report back to the mothership. And unfortunately, F@H only started logging when it could talk to the mothership, so it seemed like it wasnt working. Once I let it thru though, everything updated and I immediately got credit for 2 WU that I had completed.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:26 pm
Author: brotherjo
Quote:
If you're on a PC, make sure that windows firewall will let F@H talk to the world.


Looked under Control Panel, Windows Firewall, and Folding@Home.exe was listed as an exception so it looks like it should go through.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:29 pm
Author: jmilum
Have you checked the log file to see if there are any errors reported? You may want to post some snippets here if you cannot make sense of it.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 4:51 pm
Author: brotherjo
Quote:
[15:53:49] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[15:53:49] + Could not connect to Primary Assignment Server for ID
[15:54:10] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[15:54:10] + Could not connect to Secondary Assignment Server for ID
[15:54:10]
+ Could not get ID from server. Retrying...


Well, that doesn't look promising
Wed Oct 7, 2009 5:03 pm
Author: Llama Herder
Oy! I quit F@H to reboot the PC and lost 92/125.

Log is empty, so I suppose I'll be starting over. At least I'm not actually doing the work!
Wed Oct 7, 2009 5:18 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Llama Herder wrote:
Oy! I quit F@H to reboot the PC and lost 92/125.

Log is empty, so I suppose I'll be starting over. At least I'm not actually doing the work!
I believe you can decrease the time between 'auto-saves' in the configure menu, so you don't lose as much work. Of course this is all based on a very rudimentary understanding of their terminology.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 5:27 pm
Author: Llama Herder
kdiddy13 wrote:
I believe you can decrease the time between 'auto-saves' in the configure menu, so you don't lose as much work. Of course this is all based on a very rudimentary understanding of their terminology.


Just checked Configure, and should be saving every 15 minutes or so? Maybe I need to talk with their server before it picks up again? I'll keep an eye on it, but I'm spooked that the log no longer exists.

Edit: Grammar is teh sux.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 5:34 pm
Author: WillT
1003...
Wed Oct 7, 2009 6:32 pm
Author: Mousey
Guys, this is fantastic.

Okay, my ranking in Team Geekdo dropped from about 30th to 61st in the last 2 weeks, but together we went from place 1660 (top 1%) to the best 1000 teams! (rank 995 right now!)

Also in those last 2 weeks we gained 200 participants in our team!

Congratulations to us all!
Wed Oct 7, 2009 6:59 pm
Author: moldndecay
Hey Maurice,
Is that Jonu(sic) from the All Blacks are your avatar?

Wed Oct 7, 2009 7:06 pm
Author: Mousey
moldndecay wrote:
Hey Maurice,
Is that Jonu(sic) from the All Blacks are your avatar?



Yep, that's Jonah Lomu
Seen him play in 1999 during the RWC against Scotland. Wow, was he good!
Wed Oct 7, 2009 7:35 pm
Author: lostdog
1001...
Wed Oct 7, 2009 7:37 pm
Author: RoyN
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
RoyN wrote:

In general, this is true, but a couple of times I have had it claim that the F@H code on my system is lost or corrupted and then it will download it all over again.


It is not downloading it again. As I understand it, there are several different cores that are used. Each core is effectively a different lump of code. If your new WU wants to use a core that you have never used before, then it downloads it. However, if it wants to use a core that you have used before, then it uses the download that you used last time.

Ah, that explains it. I had interpreted "missing" as "lost". In fact, it looks like I now have three different cores called FahCore_7c.exe, FahCore_78.exe, and FahCore_a0.exe .

Hopefully there are similarly-reasonable explanations for other eccentric behavior I sometimes see with F@H.
Wed Oct 7, 2009 7:39 pm
Author: stargate
as of the latest update Team Geekdõ is ranked 995th out of 166367 teams

Wed Oct 7, 2009 8:41 pm
Author: superbgg
Holy crap... thank goodness for that! My first WU finished this morning (after two and a half days of work), but as it was sending the finished data this idiot logs off the computer instead of locking it. I thought I had lost the whole thing. But lo and behold, the stats have just updated and there I am at #268 in the team listings.

And the team is ranked 992! Go Team Geek Dō!

EDIT: Yay for my first Microbadge! Thanks!
Wed Oct 7, 2009 8:43 pm
Author: jmilum
brotherjo wrote:
Quote:
[15:53:49] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[15:53:49] + Could not connect to Primary Assignment Server for ID
[15:54:10] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[15:54:10] + Could not connect to Secondary Assignment Server for ID
[15:54:10]
+ Could not get ID from server. Retrying...


Well, that doesn't look promising

hmmmm, this really sounds like a firewall issue. you said that your local windows firewall was allowing the f@h stuff access to the internet, but is it possible that it is being blocked further on? is this a work pc and could your work be blocking it or require the use of a proxy or something?
Thu Oct 8, 2009 1:40 am
Author: ggambill
I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer's, so I'm all in. I leave my computer on all day anyway, why not let someone put it to good use? I've heard about this computer processor "farming" in magazines. It's a way to get a lot of processing and "crunching" power without having to buy a "super computer" which most colleges cannot afford. Those kinds of expenditures are usually reserved for the athletic departments (sad, but true!). I hope others continue to offer to help. This is a great way to use computers and the web for something truly good. It reminds me of the great captcha idea. If we're going to input distorted characters to prove we're human, why not have the distorted words be used to digitize the world's books and newspapers? But I digress..... Good luck Stanford and thanks to everyone who is participating!
Thu Oct 8, 2009 2:36 am
Author: ekimmel
I think I've finally recovered from my setup blunders and am climbing back up the charts. Back into the 80's and it says I'll be in the 70's in a short 30 days.



Congrats to the team for making Top 1%. That an incredible achievement. And as stated earlier...

Onwards to the Top 500!
Thu Oct 8, 2009 2:44 am
Author: Krishna
OK, I have finally completed my first Work Unit (the trick is to leave your laptop plugged in and on while you go clean your house, apparently -- go through the last 40% that way!).

Then it auto-started number two, so I'm on my way to being not in last place for the month, potentially...

Anyone have more insight as to how to get Increase to "own" the Folding@Home on an Intel MacBook running Leopard 10.5.8? I tried to use Increase, but it is not able to turn folding on by starting, or off by quitting... Will I need to uninstall Folding@Home first, then reinstall Increase, or is there some relatively easy tweak I'm missing here?

Thanks in advance, I'm excited to participate. I think the potential to contribute to cancer and other research is awesome.

-K

EDIT: typo
Thu Oct 8, 2009 9:49 am
Author: Chuckila
Yuhuuu, yesterday it was my first day where I was able to earn over 4000 PPD.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:39 am
Author: brotherjo
Quote:
hmmmm, this really sounds like a firewall issue. you said that your local windows firewall was allowing the f@h stuff access to the internet, but is it possible that it is being blocked further on? is this a work pc and could your work be blocking it or require the use of a proxy or something?


More than likely. I'll try it on the PC at home, see if I have the problem there. Thanks.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 1:56 pm
Author: Acenoid
Works fine, fine but slow
Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:05 pm
Author: Jenkachu
My brain hurts. I am running my first WU, and after about 48 hours am 1080/1500 of the way through it. But... I think I should be going a lot faster. I have a Dell XPS 1710 laptop running dual 2.00GHz processors, and a 512MB Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 graphics card.

In Task manager, F@H only ever uses 50% of the system resources, so I am guessing I only have one processor working on it. How do I get both working, and can I use my graphics card to help as well.

Also, if I do change the software I am using, will it lose my progress so far, and would I be better off waiting until the first WU is complete before fiddling.

Thanks a million - my eyes are going squiffy trying to find the info myself yuk
Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:22 pm
Author: stargate
from the last two posts .....
some worker units are very slow, don't blame your computer

slow worker units give you more points

look at the GeekDo Team standings, some users have almost 6000 points with three W/U's other's have the same points with 10 - 20 W/U's

just be patient



Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:40 pm
Author: bunjee
Ah, distributed computing, why did I forget about your processor sucking loveliness?
MBP going, going to go setup the desktop machine and an older laptop that is usually only used for testing. Is this an irresponsible use of my included in rent electricity?
Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:45 pm
Author: jmilum
i think it's time to start a new thread, this one is 16 pages and could be a bit intimidating to new people coming on board and we can announce the new milestone of top 1K rather than the 'been there done that' top 1%

i'll try to do that sometime this evening and front pin it. anyone have any suggestions what I should say?

also, if enterprising individuals would like to break out some of the tips for the different the different platforms that are in this thread and post them as new threads in the guild forums, i'll give out some for that, i.e Windows Tips and Help, Linux Tips and Help, Mac Tips and Help, etc. (or something like that)
Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:46 pm
Author: jmilum
Krishna wrote:
I tried to use Increase, but it is not able to turn folding on by starting, or off by quitting... Will I need to uninstall Folding@Home first, then reinstall Increase, or is there some relatively easy tweak I'm missing here?

emilymoby posted this link containing some directions on how to get increase setup correctly:

http://teammacosx.org/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.pl?act=ST&f=63...


Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:51 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Because I'm a cheap bastard slowly saving for a badge, is entrance to the guild free for a folder in good standing? It's been a while since I did anything in the guilds, they used to cost 1 gg.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:10 pm
Author: m_hamburg
kdiddy13 wrote:
Because I'm a cheap bastard slowly saving for a badge, is entrance to the guild free for a folder in good standing? It's been a while since I did anything in the guilds, they used to cost 1 gg.


It didn't charge me anything when I joined. (And I just gave you some gg for your badge.)
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:19 pm
Author: jmilum
kdiddy13 wrote:
is entrance to the guild free

joining the guild is free
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:29 pm
Author: kdiddy13
m_hamburg wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
Because I'm a cheap bastard slowly saving for a badge, is entrance to the guild free for a folder in good standing? It's been a while since I did anything in the guilds, they used to cost 1 gg.


It didn't charge me anything when I joined. (And I just gave you some gg for your badge.)
You didn't need to that (but thanks).

I am in. As ridiculous as it may sound, this is the most fun I've had with my computer not actually using it. I look forward to seeing what it's done each morning.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:31 pm
Author: lostdog
Jenkachu wrote:
My brain hurts. I am running my first WU, and after about 48 hours am 1080/1500 of the way through it. But... I think I should be going a lot faster. I have a Dell XPS 1710 laptop running dual 2.00GHz processors, and a 512MB Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 graphics card.

In Task manager, F@H only ever uses 50% of the system resources, so I am guessing I only have one processor working on it. How do I get both working, and can I use my graphics card to help as well.

Also, if I do change the software I am using, will it lose my progress so far, and would I be better off waiting until the first WU is complete before fiddling.

Thanks a million - my eyes are going squiffy trying to find the info myself yuk


Read up on http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3868114#3868114 and it'll explain how to set up a second instance of the client. This does not impact your current client at all so it'll still keep its current results.

As for using your graphics card, I'm not sure if that will work. You'd want the GPU2 client that is one of the high performance ones, but I haven't successfully gotten that to work on mine, it keeps overheating and crashing.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:43 pm
Author: jmilum
lostdog wrote:
As for using your graphics card, I'm not sure if that will work. You'd want the GPU2 client that is one of the high performance ones, but I haven't successfully gotten that to work on mine, it keeps overheating and crashing.

i would suggest finishing at least 1 WU with the standard client before trying the GPU one.

this post has some info on the GPU clients:

http://bg.geekdo.com/article/3986073#3986073
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:50 pm
Author: kdiddy13
lostdog wrote:


As for using your graphics card, I'm not sure if that will work. You'd want the GPU2 client that is one of the high performance ones, but I haven't successfully gotten that to work on mine, it keeps overheating and crashing.
If you do get the GPU client to work, I'd recommend resisting temptation and don't open the "Display". That overloads my computer instantly causing it to freeze up with some endless task.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:50 pm
Author: Beowulf
lostdog wrote:
As for using your graphics card, I'm not sure if that will work. You'd want the GPU2 client that is one of the high performance ones, but I haven't successfully gotten that to work on mine, it keeps overheating and crashing.

I was unsuccessful in getting the GPU2 client to work. My old "gaming system" has an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, which in theory sounds like "ATI 2xx or later." Then again, I am shocked to realize that my "gaming rig" is almost seven years old, now.

At any rate, I'm being told "At present your GPU is not supported or you need a current driver." I guess a single client on that machine will have to do!
Thu Oct 8, 2009 5:59 pm
Author: Jenkachu
lostdog wrote:
Jenkachu wrote:
My brain hurts. I am running my first WU, and after about 48 hours am 1080/1500 of the way through it. But... I think I should be going a lot faster. I have a Dell XPS 1710 laptop running dual 2.00GHz processors, and a 512MB Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 graphics card.

In Task manager, F@H only ever uses 50% of the system resources, so I am guessing I only have one processor working on it. How do I get both working, and can I use my graphics card to help as well.

Also, if I do change the software I am using, will it lose my progress so far, and would I be better off waiting until the first WU is complete before fiddling.

Thanks a million - my eyes are going squiffy trying to find the info myself yuk


Read up on http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3868114#3868114 and it'll explain how to set up a second instance of the client. This does not impact your current client at all so it'll still keep its current results.


Thank you! Second client set up, currently trying to get a new WU. Any idea where I can see the log file for it? I have a file called FAHLog2.txt, but if completely empty.

Disregard. Found it by right-clicking on the systray icon blush
Thu Oct 8, 2009 6:13 pm
Author: RoyN
jmilum wrote:
i'll try to do that sometime this evening and front pin it. anyone have any suggestions what I should say?

Include a link to the guild?
Thu Oct 8, 2009 6:54 pm
Author: Folterknecht
RoyN wrote:
jmilum wrote:
i'll try to do that sometime this evening and front pin it. anyone have any suggestions what I should say?

Include a link to the guild?

Yes, please. As of this writing, there are 303 badge owners but only 88 guild members. Unacceptable.


dliug eht nioj
dliug eht nioj
Thu Oct 8, 2009 7:14 pm
Author: jmilum
i'll be sure to mention the guild, i already have that in the initial post and also in the title of this thread as well.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 7:22 pm
Author: djcack
Beowulf wrote:
lostdog wrote:
As for using your graphics card, I'm not sure if that will work. You'd want the GPU2 client that is one of the high performance ones, but I haven't successfully gotten that to work on mine, it keeps overheating and crashing.

I was unsuccessful in getting the GPU2 client to work. My old "gaming system" has an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, which in theory sounds like "ATI 2xx or later." Then again, I am shocked to realize that my "gaming rig" is almost seven years old, now.

At any rate, I'm being told "At present your GPU is not supported or you need a current driver." I guess a single client on that machine will have to do!


I'm sure Warcraft 2 can still work perfectly on it
Thu Oct 8, 2009 7:36 pm
Author: K_I_T
I'm running Folding@Home on my home PC while I'm at work.

Now, I've installed the client on my work PC and am now running it.

The status has said "Attempting to get work packet" for awhile now.

Is there a limit to how many clients I can run under my username?
(My Folding@Home username is: KIT).

If there isn't a limit, I could run Folding@Home on several other computers here at work.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 9:27 pm
Author: kdiddy13
I believe there is no limit. A number of people here are running multiple clients at once.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 9:29 pm
Author: ekimmel
No limit, KIT. Just make sure they all have the same user ID and team ID.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 9:33 pm
Author: m_hamburg
K_I_T wrote:
The status has said "Attempting to get work packet" for awhile now.

I've had this happen a lot with the systray client, from what I've read, others have too. Sometimes it will run for hours attempting to get work (eventually, it does).

I've had better luck with the advanced clients (SMP and GPU), which always seem to get work right away. Has anyone else noticed this pattern?
Thu Oct 8, 2009 9:39 pm
Author: jmilum
K_I_T wrote:
The status has said "Attempting to get work packet" for awhile now.

this could be a firewall/proxy issue. there is a way to specify a username/password for a proxy server with the sys tray client.

i used to be able to run this at work, but they recently installed some new security stuff and this is the same behavior i was seeing after that, unfortunately i was not able to resolve the issue so i am down to one client now)
Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:00 pm
Author: K_I_T
Snip from log file:

[21:29:38] Loaded queue successfully.
[21:29:41] + Could not connect to Work Server
[21:29:41] - Attempt #2 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:34 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
K_I_T wrote:
Snip from log file:

[21:29:38] Loaded queue successfully.
[21:29:41] + Could not connect to Work Server
[21:29:41] - Attempt #2 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.


That happens regularly. Nothing to worry about unless it fails to download lots of times.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:36 pm
Author: K_I_T
m_hamburg wrote:
K_I_T wrote:
The status has said "Attempting to get work packet" for awhile now.

I've had this happen a lot with the systray client, from what I've read, others have too. Sometimes it will run for hours attempting to get work (eventually, it does).

I've had better luck with the advanced clients (SMP and GPU), which always seem to get work right away. Has anyone else noticed this pattern?


Where can I get those clients?
Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:37 pm
Author: K_I_T
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
K_I_T wrote:
Snip from log file:

[21:29:38] Loaded queue successfully.
[21:29:41] + Could not connect to Work Server
[21:29:41] - Attempt #2 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.


That happens regularly. Nothing to worry about unless it fails to download lots of times.


[21:35:35] Loaded queue successfully.
[21:35:42] + Could not connect to Work Server
[21:35:42] - Attempt #7 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:38 pm
Author: m_hamburg
K_I_T wrote:
Where can I get those clients?


You can download the high performance clients at:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

The GPU one is pretty easy to set up, but can have flaky behavior. It doesn't work on one of my machines even though the GPU in it is supported. It will get you massive points if you have a powerful GPU. Otherwise, it might even be worse the the systray client. You can run both the GPU client and other clients at the same time, but the GPU one does take CPU resources. Depending on your GPU and CPU, it might be better not to run it and put the resources where they'd get more points.

The SMP client takes a little more work. I didn't think it was terribly hard, but you do have to read the directions. I didn't read them carefully and had problems at first, after I reread them, it worked fine.

Thu Oct 8, 2009 10:57 pm
Author: BlondieWan
Finally completed my first WU! Huzzah! I'm an honest-to-goodness contributor!


F@H has now made 10 attempts to get me another WU to no avail. I guess I'll just let it keep trying...
Fri Oct 9, 2009 2:42 am
Author: ellyssian
I'm up and running on two systems...

Unfortunately, one is an older Mac with the PPC chip and seems to need a separate instance running for each user... unless I can somehow manage to get it to install as a service. But, it should help a bit ~ it's on 24/7.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 3:30 am
Author: Beowulf
djcack wrote:
Beowulf wrote:
lostdog wrote:
As for using your graphics card, I'm not sure if that will work. You'd want the GPU2 client that is one of the high performance ones, but I haven't successfully gotten that to work on mine, it keeps overheating and crashing.

I was unsuccessful in getting the GPU2 client to work. My old "gaming system" has an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, which in theory sounds like "ATI 2xx or later." Then again, I am shocked to realize that my "gaming rig" is almost seven years old, now.

At any rate, I'm being told "At present your GPU is not supported or you need a current driver." I guess a single client on that machine will have to do!


I'm sure Warcraft 2 can still work perfectly on it

Come on, man. Give me some credit. I'm long since removed from the days of playing War2 on Kali. That machine rocked the house in Starcraft, and Diablo 2, too!

I'm a whore for all things Blizzard. It also ran the heck out of World of Warcraft back in the day.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 4:15 am
Author: axeme
K_I_T wrote:
I've had better luck with the advanced clients (SMP and GPU), which always seem to get work right away. Has anyone else noticed this pattern?

I've noticed this too. My SMP clients never have problems getting work, whereas my standard clients have gone up to 14 hours looking for a work server. On one occasion restarting the client sped up the process, but I think that was just luck.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 2:00 pm
Author: Chuckila
Does anybody know anything about project 2493? FahMon has no knowledge of how much this project is worth, nor can I find it in the list of projects from F@H - http://fah-web.stanford.edu/psummary.html

I guess I'll have to wait and see (4 more days until completed)
Fri Oct 9, 2009 2:16 pm
Author: Pinata
I'm in too. Soon I should have the first WU ready
Fri Oct 9, 2009 3:13 pm
Author: jmilum
Chuckila wrote:
Does anybody know anything about project 2493?

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/fahproject?p=2493

edit: i assume it will be the same number of points as the other 2460-2499 projects listed on the summary page: 905 points
Fri Oct 9, 2009 3:39 pm
Author: BrightonFoxDave
Chuckila wrote:
Does anybody know anything about project 2493? FahMon has no knowledge of how much this project is worth, nor can I find it in the list of projects from F@H - http://fah-web.stanford.edu/psummary.html

I guess I'll have to wait and see (4 more days until completed)


Hey Chukila, you should earn 905 points for that WU.
Check out the JMOL link from your FahMon app...
http://jmol.sourceforge.net/fah/?project=2493

I should have one of these finishing in an hour or 2 as well.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 3:41 pm
Author: Jenkachu
Finally!!! I have finished my first WU, and have gotten 638 points in 3 days. What better excuse than to go and buy myself a new laptop

Thanks for all the help you've given me getting this up and running - I now have 2 copies of the client running, maximising my work.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 4:55 pm
Author: BlondieWan
I've had substantial difficulty in getting another WU. Last night after finishing my first it made numerous attempts without success; I eventually quit the program and restarted it a few times, but to no avail. I eventually wound up turning off my computer for the first time since I began and then came to work. Just a little while ago I took a break for lunch and went home and restarted it, and it made no headway in the short time I was there. For all I know, it may have finally gotten hold of a fresh shiny new WU in the little while since I left my apartment and came back to work, but I'm not wildly optimistic. It's attempted and failed over 50 times; is that a common experience? And is there anything I can do to improve my success rate?
Fri Oct 9, 2009 5:56 pm
Author: lostdog
BlondieWan wrote:
I've had substantial difficulty in getting another WU. Last night after finishing my first it made numerous attempts without success; I eventually quit the program and restarted it a few times, but to no avail. I eventually wound up turning off my computer for the first time since I began and then came to work. Just a little while ago I took a break for lunch and went home and restarted it, and it made no headway in the short time I was there. For all I know, it may have finally gotten hold of a fresh shiny new WU in the little while since I left my apartment and came back to work, but I'm not wildly optimistic. It's attempted and failed over 50 times; is that a common experience? And is there anything I can do to improve my success rate?


I have multiple clients running (around 13 last count), and I've had a couple clients that have been trying for 6+ hours to get a new WU, and other clients who have finished since then and already received their new WU's right away. Not sure what the difficulty is, but I'm sure it'll work itself out sooner or later. Not so annoying for me since I've got a bunch of other work running, but if that was my only client, I'd be annoyed!
Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:02 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Yippee! I just broke into the top 100 (at 100). I'd love to be able to further sort the list to see who has been recently active, or sorting out users who haven't logged use in an arbitrary amount of time (like two weeks) and how that ranks. I think I'm doing awesome in the grand scheme of the rankings, but I have a feeling that a good percentage of the list (at list in the bottom 200) are either new users or people who logged one WU and didn't come back.*

*Not that that's bad. Every folded protein helps. Many hands.... I'm just curious about ranking amongst 'current' folders.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:09 pm
Author: stargate
I have two pc's running
I also had the same problem
I exited the program and re-entered ... they started up immediately

also my weekly anti-virus scans had been done overnight
Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:10 pm
Author: BlondieWan
lostdog wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
I've had substantial difficulty in getting another WU. Last night after finishing my first it made numerous attempts without success; I eventually quit the program and restarted it a few times, but to no avail. I eventually wound up turning off my computer for the first time since I began and then came to work. Just a little while ago I took a break for lunch and went home and restarted it, and it made no headway in the short time I was there. For all I know, it may have finally gotten hold of a fresh shiny new WU in the little while since I left my apartment and came back to work, but I'm not wildly optimistic. It's attempted and failed over 50 times; is that a common experience? And is there anything I can do to improve my success rate?


I have multiple clients running (around 13 last count), and I've had a couple clients that have been trying for 6+ hours to get a new WU, and other clients who have finished since then and already received their new WU's right away. Not sure what the difficulty is, but I'm sure it'll work itself out sooner or later. Not so annoying for me since I've got a bunch of other work running, but if that was my only client, I'd be annoyed!


Thanks for the tip! It's a little vexing, and I'm also wondering whether I might have inadvertently screwed something up. I hope not, but I'll try to find out (and I'll stick with it!).

I've also asked about possibly running this on my workstation at work. I'm really not optimistic about getting a "yes," but one never knows...
Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:13 pm
Author: Chuckila
kdiddy13 wrote:
Yippee! I just broke into the top 100 (at 100). I'd love to be able to further sort the list to see who has been recently active, or sorting out users who haven't logged use in an arbitrary amount of time (like two weeks) and how that ranks. I think I'm doing awesome in the grand scheme of the rankings, but I have a feeling that a good percentage of the list (at list in the bottom 200) are either new users or people who logged one WU and didn't come back.*

*Not that that's bad. Every folded protein helps. Many hands.... I'm just curious about ranking amongst 'current' folders.


You can see different team stats here -> http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927
Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:19 pm
Author: Mousey
Chuckila wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
Yippee! I just broke into the top 100 (at 100). I'd love to be able to further sort the list to see who has been recently active, or sorting out users who haven't logged use in an arbitrary amount of time (like two weeks) and how that ranks. I think I'm doing awesome in the grand scheme of the rankings, but I have a feeling that a good percentage of the list (at list in the bottom 200) are either new users or people who logged one WU and didn't come back.*

*Not that that's bad. Every folded protein helps. Many hands.... I'm just curious about ranking amongst 'current' folders.


You can see different team stats here -> http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927


Wow, also look at the team predictions: http://kakaostats.com/tsum.php?t=169927

They predict we will hit the top 500 within a month
Fri Oct 9, 2009 6:28 pm
Author: RoyN
Chuckila wrote:
Does anybody know anything about project 2493? FahMon has no knowledge of how much this project is worth, nor can I find it in the list of projects from F@H - http://fah-web.stanford.edu/psummary.html

I guess I'll have to wait and see (4 more days until completed)

Thanks for the link; I hadn't noticed that information before. I like reading about the projects, and some of them even have pretty pictures!
Fri Oct 9, 2009 7:17 pm
Author: Pinata
Yuhuhuuuuuu!!!!!!!!

The first WU got recorded. 623 points after a couple of days worth of fodling. F@H, here I come!
Fri Oct 9, 2009 7:23 pm
Author: kdiddy13
Mousey wrote:
Chuckila wrote:
kdiddy13 wrote:
Yippee! I just broke into the top 100 (at 100). I'd love to be able to further sort the list to see who has been recently active, or sorting out users who haven't logged use in an arbitrary amount of time (like two weeks) and how that ranks. I think I'm doing awesome in the grand scheme of the rankings, but I have a feeling that a good percentage of the list (at list in the bottom 200) are either new users or people who logged one WU and didn't come back.*

*Not that that's bad. Every folded protein helps. Many hands.... I'm just curious about ranking amongst 'current' folders.


You can see different team stats here -> http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927


Wow, also look at the team predictions: http://kakaostats.com/tsum.php?t=169927

They predict we will hit the top 500 within a month
Awesome. Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 7:26 pm
Author: ellyssian
I added a "Mac F@H Queries and Issues" thread in the guild forum:

http://geekdo.com/thread/450698

I grabbed a couple of bits and pieces that I came across in this post.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 7:26 pm
Author: superbgg
Team Geek dō is #900! Watch out world - here we come! arrrh

EDIT: The Guild needs YOU!
Fri Oct 9, 2009 8:42 pm
Author: BlondieWan
BlondieWan wrote:
I need to see if I can figure out how to use InCrease to maximize my output.


BlondieWan wrote:
lostdog wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
I've had substantial difficulty in getting another WU. Last night after finishing my first it made numerous attempts without success; I eventually quit the program and restarted it a few times, but to no avail. I eventually wound up turning off my computer for the first time since I began and then came to work. Just a little while ago I took a break for lunch and went home and restarted it, and it made no headway in the short time I was there. For all I know, it may have finally gotten hold of a fresh shiny new WU in the little while since I left my apartment and came back to work, but I'm not wildly optimistic. It's attempted and failed over 50 times; is that a common experience? And is there anything I can do to improve my success rate?


I have multiple clients running (around 13 last count), and I've had a couple clients that have been trying for 6+ hours to get a new WU, and other clients who have finished since then and already received their new WU's right away. Not sure what the difficulty is, but I'm sure it'll work itself out sooner or later. Not so annoying for me since I've got a bunch of other work running, but if that was my only client, I'd be annoyed!


Thanks for the tip! It's a little vexing, and I'm also wondering whether I might have inadvertently screwed something up. I hope not, but I'll try to find out (and I'll stick with it!).

I've also asked about possibly running this on my workstation at work. I'm really not optimistic about getting a "yes," but one never knows...


Well. I wound up completely dumping my original install of the graphical client software, used InCrease to install the CLI version and got it cranking fresh new work using both my processors (my Mac is old as computers go, but at least it's a dual cpu system, so I should be able to get more done with it now that it's properly set up for it), so... everything's hunky dory!


On the downside, my request for an install at work was politely declined, but that's what I expected, so no real disappointment there. That said, I may be able to put F@H on an unused old PC I've got sitting in storage; I'll look into it as soon as circumstances permit.
Fri Oct 9, 2009 11:55 pm
Author: K_I_T
First WU completed!

Donator KIT
Team Team Geekdõ (169927)
Score 84
Donator Rank 1085325 of 1297668
WU 1
Date of last
work unit 2009-10-09 08:22:30
Active clients
(within 50 days) 1
Active clients
(within 7 days) 1
Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:02 am
Author: BakaMattSu
Just finished my first WU as well (score of 225). Not bad, considering my CPU would've just been running below its potential over that time period.
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:12 am
Author: Tango3141
Ok - I joined the guild!

Halfway finished Calmodulin in water!!

My first WU should be done by Sunday!
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:18 pm
Author: Voxen
I joined the guild and have completed my first work unit. More on the way!

Huzzah!
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:43 am
Author: ellyssian
First WU is done, second one (on this system) is at 4%; first WU on the other system is at 70 something percent...


Donator ellyssian
Team Team Geekdõ (169927)
Score 1920
Donator Rank 538104 of 1298188
WU 1
Date of last
work unit 2009-10-10 20:14:25
Active clients
(within 50 days) 1
Active clients
(within 7 days) 1

Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:49 am
Author: superbgg
Now we are #806 out of 166582. That makes us in the top 0.5% !

Meanwhile I personally am slowly sliding down the rankings... haven't finished a WU for a while. soblue But I have two nice big ones almost completed! arrrh
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:12 am
Author: lostdog
superbgg wrote:
Now we are #806 out of 166582. That makes us in the top 0.5% !

Meanwhile I personally am slowly sliding down the rankings... haven't finished a WU for a while. soblue But I have two nice big ones almost completed! arrrh


I myself just crept up to place 25 within the team. I'm not sure how far I'll get before I settle in and have people passing me up, but I'm up for fellow geeks to give me a run for the money!
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:29 am
Author: ckdckd
lostdog wrote:
I myself just crept up to place 25 within the team. I'm not sure how far I'll get before I settle in and have people passing me up, but I'm up for fellow geeks to give me a run for the money!
Your predicted placement is looking pretty good; right now the team stats on Kakao have you making it to #8 in 30 days.

Meanwhile, my first -bigadv WU went up on Saturday.

How many points did it wind up being worth? 49,281, or about 15,000 points per day for the 3+ days of processing after I botched the first run by rebooting. (I don't know if that means I would have had even more points based on the bonus calculations had I not wasted a day's worth of crunching; we'll see how the current unit looks when it gets posted.)

Those are some crazy numbers.
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:06 am
Author: ekimmel
F@H finally trusted me with a rather large WU worth about 18000. Unfortunately an exception occurred and it aborted the WU. I received only 1800 in credit.

Regardless, I've crept up into the 60's and looks like I'll make it into the 50's eventually. Not bad for the kind of hardware I've patched together to run this on.
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:23 pm
Author: Tango3141
Finished my first WU! WOO!

And I have a microbadge!


Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:01 pm
Author: Tistu
One more for the road! (Dio)

Working!
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:42 pm
Author: theTak
Huge performance boost after installing the GPU version of F@H! Putting that 8800 superclocked to work for something useful finally!
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:51 am
Author: lostdog
theTak wrote:
Huge performance boost after installing the GPU version of F@H! Putting that 8800 superclocked to work for something useful finally!


What kind of throughput does that crank out?
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:52 am
Author: r0gershrubber
Finished my first work unit, hope for that to be the first of many!

Username: r0gershrubber
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:33 am
Author: superbgg
Woohoo! Finally made it into the top 200 in the team. Gotta start with small goals
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:44 am
Author: theTak
lostdog wrote:
theTak wrote:
Huge performance boost after installing the GPU version of F@H! Putting that 8800 superclocked to work for something useful finally!


What kind of throughput does that crank out?


According to f@hmon, the GPU is running 3425.88 PPD.
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:50 am
Author: lostdog
superbgg wrote:
Woohoo! Finally made it into the top 200 in the team. Gotta start with small goals


Way to go!!!
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:20 am
Author: lostdog
theTak wrote:
lostdog wrote:
theTak wrote:
Huge performance boost after installing the GPU version of F@H! Putting that 8800 superclocked to work for something useful finally!


What kind of throughput does that crank out?


According to f@hmon, the GPU is running 3425.88 PPD.


Nice.. 3 times the PPD that my ATI HD 3650 gets.
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:21 am
Author: theTak
lostdog wrote:
theTak wrote:
lostdog wrote:
theTak wrote:
Huge performance boost after installing the GPU version of F@H! Putting that 8800 superclocked to work for something useful finally!


What kind of throughput does that crank out?


According to f@hmon, the GPU is running 3425.88 PPD.


Nice.. 3 times the PPD that my ATI HD 3650 gets.


Hehe the points are a nice diversion, but it's the WUs that count I'm toying with the SMP executable right now and going to let it churn over night, but if it ends up being too much of a hassle or causing errors I'll probably go back to the normal x86 install... Slow and steady being better than occasionally wicked fast and all that!
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:57 am
Author: kdiddy13
I believe I've reached equilibrium with the standings. For the past three days (and quite a few WU's) my standing hasn't changed significantly, only fluctuating with in one or two places. Unless someone above suddenly stops, I imagine I won't go above my current ranking without adding another computer or two.

But it will take non-stop computing (which I'm in for) to keep that position.
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:14 pm
Author: bunjee
I was doing so nicely, and then bam:
[14:33:39] Completed 230000 out of 250000 steps (92%)
[15:54:08] CoreStatus = 1 (1)
[15:54:08] Sending work to server
[15:54:08] Project: 2669 (Run 16, Clone 29, Gen 147)
[15:54:08] - Error: Could not get length of results file work/wuresults_05.dat
[15:54:08] - Error: Could not read unit 05 file. Removing from queue.
[15:54:08] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[15:54:08] Cleaning up work directory

Work Unit 4 failed at 92%. Sigh. The worst part is that I inadvertently closed my laptop last night before going to bed or it would have been done during the night. 8 hours of processing lost because I was a silly billy goat.

On the plus side, my computer seems to be able to run a 250,000 step/1920 point WU in about 26 hours. I hope to be in the top 100 of the team shortly.
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:55 pm
Author: stargate
bunjee wrote:
I was doing so nicely, and then bam:
[14:33:39] Completed 230000 out of 250000 steps (92%)
[15:54:08] CoreStatus = 1 (1)
[15:54:08] Sending work to server
[15:54:08] Project: 2669 (Run 16, Clone 29, Gen 147)
[15:54:08] - Error: Could not get length of results file work/wuresults_05.dat
[15:54:08] - Error: Could not read unit 05 file. Removing from queue.
[15:54:08] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[15:54:08] Cleaning up work directory

Work Unit 4 failed at 92%. Sigh. The worst part is that I inadvertently closed my laptop last night before going to bed or it would have been done during the night. 8 hours of processing lost because I was a silly billy goat.

On the plus side, my computer seems to be able to run a 250,000 step/1920 point WU in about 26 hours. I hope to be in the top 100 of the team shortly.


I think if you had paused your work before closing your laptop you would have been ok
then you would just have resume work when you were ready to start again
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:08 pm
Author: ekimmel
You should always shut down your F@H clients before shutting down your computer.
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:09 pm
Author: malloc
I would be all over this with all the machines in my office except it doesnt like windows 7 and i am having issues getting it to work via my proxy

-M
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:25 pm
Author: ekimmel
malloc wrote:
I would be all over this with all the machines in my office except it doesnt like windows 7 and i am having issues getting it to work via my proxy

-M


Weird. I'm running both the CPU system tray client and the GPU client under the Windows 7 preview (Ultimate).
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:53 pm
Author: malloc
Logfile says unstable machine... looks like it is ok on my mac... and it just froze my XP machine.....

-M
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:57 pm
Author: malloc
Non-Gpu one is working

-M
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:00 pm
Author: Timotheous
I completed my first WU today. working on adding extra machines into the mix
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:42 pm
Author: JasInTheFace
Broke into the top 100 today!

Just wanted to say thanks for motivating me to get off my lazy butt, configure the F@H client on my PC, and then get back on my lazy butt to watch it fold away!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:27 am
Author: superbgg
superbgg wrote:
Woohoo! Finally made it into the top 200 in the team. Gotta start with small goals


Gah! Working on two slow WUs again. Can only watch as I slide down the list as others overtake! gulp
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:33 am
Author: SteveD.
Joined a few days ago, what a great cause. Plus I figured that my crossfire system needed something to do other than just heating the house.
whistle
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:39 am
Author: lostdog
superbgg wrote:
superbgg wrote:
Woohoo! Finally made it into the top 200 in the team. Gotta start with small goals


Gah! Working on two slow WUs again. Can only watch as I slide down the list as others overtake! gulp


Is it by chance one of the ones worth 225 points?. I don't like those!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:45 am
Author: superbgg
lostdog wrote:
Is it by chance one of the ones worth 225 points?. I don't like those!


No, one is about 1000 and one is about 700. The last ones took about 4 days though, so I'll just have to wait and see if that will get more more places than I slide back in the inbetween time!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:55 am
Author: ellyssian
lostdog wrote:
superbgg wrote:
Gah! Working on two slow WUs again. Can only watch as I slide down the list as others overtake! gulp


Is it by chance one of the ones worth 225 points?. I don't like those!


I thought I cornered the market on those?

(Well, with one of the two systems; the other one's taking a while but getting decent points for its efforts...)
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:05 am
Author: bunjee
stargate wrote:
bunjee wrote:
The worst part is that I inadvertently closed my laptop last night before going to bed or it would have been done during the night. 8 hours of processing lost because I was a silly billy goat.


I think if you had paused your work before closing your laptop you would have been ok
then you would just have resume work when you were ready to start again
Normally I haven't had a problem sleeping the laptop and opening it up later (OS X 10.5, MBP) but that time it was for much much longer because I did it when going to bed from old habit.

Restarts have even gone very smoothly for me without shutting down the client.
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:25 am
Author: Littlehopeman
bunjee wrote:
stargate wrote:
bunjee wrote:
The worst part is that I inadvertently closed my laptop last night before going to bed or it would have been done during the night. 8 hours of processing lost because I was a silly billy goat.


I think if you had paused your work before closing your laptop you would have been ok
then you would just have resume work when you were ready to start again
Normally I haven't had a problem sleeping the laptop and opening it up later (OS X 10.5, MBP) but that time it was for much much longer because I did it when going to bed from old habit.

Restarts have even gone very smoothly for me without shutting down the client.

The client periodically writes files to the hard drive. If you interrupted this, it wouldn't surprise me if it didn't like one of the files when you turned it back on.
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:19 am
Author: JuggaJoe
I've signed up, and sent off my first WU today.

Great idea, keep up the good work everyone!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:26 am
Author: oudknoei
Apparently we've caused so much additional work to get done that they are ordering new servers:

http://folding.typepad.com/news/2009/10/new-servers-coming-s...

Quote:
We've ordered a new class of servers which should make a big impact on FAH server load, and also allow us to release several new big projects with more WUs. We're very excited about this since we've been limited by server space recently, which has also lead to WU shortages. The new servers each have 24 x 2TB drives, so we should have plenty of space.

The servers should physically arrive next week, so including set up time, WU testing protocols, etc, it will still take a few weeks to get the new WUs out broadly, but at least the ball is rolling.


OK, there's nothing there that actually mentions us, but we can assume, right?
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:09 pm
Author: parrais
[I posted this message on the guild board, but I'm not sure how much traffic it gets, so I'm reposting it here...]

I was a bit bored, so I pasted the data available at http://kakaostats.com into a spreadsheet to try and predict when we'd reach various milestones in the points chart. The results are below.

Some things that reduce the accuracy of the predictions:
- It assumes all teams keep working at the same rate that they have over the last 7 days
- It ignores the two dozen or so inactive teams above us in total points which don't appear in the stats tables (and therefore can't really be taken into account). These all appear below #244, so milestones after that are slightly more accurate. I might see if I can do something about this later.
- It ignores the possibility of highly-productive new teams appearing which might overhaul us before we reach the milestones.
- It ignores the fact that Team Geekdō is still growing quite quickly, so if I do another iteration in a couple of weeks, the picture might be significantly better.

Anyway, on with the numbers:

Chart Date
position achieved
#600 19/10/2009
#500 26/10/2009
#400 06/11/2009
#300 28/11/2009
#250 20/12/2009
#200 18/01/2010
#150 06/04/2010
#125 16/06/2010
#100 26/01/2011


So with a bit of luck we might have a position in the top 250 as a Christmas present.

Keep working people... cool
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:37 pm
Author: Tistu
Uhulllllll =)

First Work Done!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:16 pm
Author: ekimmel
I'm getting greedy. I chucked my single CPU client in favor of the SMP client. I'll test that out for a while and see if it generates too much heat.

One of these days I'll upgrade my AM2+ CPU from a Athlon X2 to a tri-core Phenom. Then I'll really fly. Not as fast as an i7 but not bad...
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:12 pm
Author: greatredwarrior
I just finished my first WU, edited the wiki page, and am super excited! Glad to be making a difference!
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:53 am
Author: Maquis7
Neglected to post here, but I joined a week or so ago, and have been pumping out the Wu from my GeForce 250, as well as some CPU work.

Looks like it's pushed my ranking up to 30 within the team already!
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:00 pm
Author: josephc4
I started/joined today about 2:30pm.
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:51 pm
Author: Unholy Lizard
My first WU done. More coming )
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:27 am
Author: goldenappel
I've been amazed at the increase in output from this group over the last month - phenomenal!

I switched to my GeForce 8800GT GPU and was amazed at the increase in output over my CPU. Yet, this leaves me a little confused as to why my PS3 is comparatively slower since I'm quite sure it's processing power would exceed my PCs GPU.

I shall investigate using THE INTERNET.
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Author: Necromancyr
This is odd. I'm not coming up on the Kakao page at all...

And the stats I could get don't match up with the WU's that my log says I've done...very confused.
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:25 pm
Author: jmilum
Necromancyr wrote:
This is odd. I'm not coming up on the Kakao page at all...

And the stats I could get don't match up with the WU's that my log says I've done...very confused.

that's probably because you don't show any points on the f@h stats page. the Kakao page only shows people that actually have points, whereas the f@h one will show people with zero points as long as they have submitted WUs.

the situation where you have WUs showing but zero points could have several causes and I am not actually certain of all of them: errors in the client, upload problems, WU errors, not finishing WUs within the specified time, etc.
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:55 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Necromancyr wrote:
This is odd. I'm not coming up on the Kakao page at all...

And the stats I could get don't match up with the WU's that my log says I've done...very confused.


... well

1) Did you sign up for Team Geekdo in the configuration page? You should be able to check if your WUs are included from the F@H user stats page (there is a link on the right click menu of the windows systray version - don't know the others).

2) Kakao is a couple of hours behind F@H. So that could explain some discrepancies.

3) Have you found your Kakao stats page? It is at //kakaostats.com/usum.php?u=nnnnnnn

where nnnnnnn is your user number. That tells you details of WUs credited, including when they were captured and how many points they earned.

4) Sometimes you get nowt. I have had WUs complete and earned nothing from them, WUs abandoned in flight ("cannot continue") which are uploaded and earn nothing. I also have a WU which the log says was uploaded about 9 hours ago, which is not appearing in the stats.
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:02 pm
Author: Necromancyr
I'm using the service client on my WHS, but when configuring I definitely have it setup for Teak Geekdo. I'm on the stats page for 3 WU, no points, but that happened in the first two days of having it run and it hasn't gone up since. I've checked the logs and it should be significantly higher than that now based on what that says.

Also, the client is DEFINITELY running... :/ No errors being thrown in the log either.
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:17 pm
Author: ckdckd
In celebration of my third monster WU being uploaded (52,203 points with the bonus), I've written a quick guide to the WU point bonus scheme and what you need to run those giant units and posted it on the Team Geekdō guild forum.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/453129
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:53 pm
Author: Necromancyr
Well now...that sucks. I figured out my problem. Somehow my config got reset to...nothing. And it was just working anonymously. Dammit.

Fixed now.

I think.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:59 am
Author: brotherjo
SUCCESS!!!!!!! Finally got it to get some work done. 1 WU in the books and more to come!
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:13 am
Author: baconcow
Only 18 days since I started, and I've already pushed out 15 WU's for our team! Finally getting some use for my CPU and GPU when not at home. Always felt bad with my computer sitting idle all the time. Now it's not... alone.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:14 am
Author: Rokkr
I post regularly at another forum and have asked people there to join the team. Whether they will or not, I don't know. But we'll see.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:56 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Rokkr wrote:
I post regularly at another forum and have asked people there to join the team. Whether they will or not, I don't know. But we'll see.


It will be interesting to see if you get away with that. I am a moderator on another forum (not games related) and my knee jerk reaction is that folks on that forum would want their own team. Of course, that would all be good for F@H, but would not help Team Geekdo.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:46 am
Author: Rokkr
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Rokkr wrote:
I post regularly at another forum and have asked people there to join the team. Whether they will or not, I don't know. But we'll see.


It will be interesting to see if you get away with that. I am a moderator on another forum (not games related) and my knee jerk reaction is that folks on that forum would want their own team. Of course, that would all be good for F@H, but would not help Team Geekdo.

You don't know this site. It's made up of some of the most individualistic people on the internet.
There is almost nothing forbidden there aside from warez and kid porn.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:53 am
Author: milegyenanevem
Finally! I've finished my first WU. It took only 20 days, but I don't think I can finish the next one in November. Well, maybe I'm not the most useful member of the team...
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:25 pm
Author: superbgg
milegyenanevem wrote:
Finally! I've finished my first WU. It took only 20 days, but I don't think I can finish the next one in November. Well, maybe I'm not the most useful member of the team...


Every little bit helps!
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:45 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
superbgg wrote:
milegyenanevem wrote:
Finally! I've finished my first WU. It took only 20 days, but I don't think I can finish the next one in November. Well, maybe I'm not the most useful member of the team...


Every little bit helps!


My first one started on Sept 27th, and is 1320/1500, so getting close . It is a good job that the other machines I am using have a bit more horsepower.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:01 pm
Author: The Iced One
My second WU is in! cool
Working on a third one right now, but that'll take me a lot longer (1500 units this time!)
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:17 pm
Author: krainer
You will find that size does not necessarily equate with speed; it depends on the vastness of the molecule being folded as well.

If I recall correctly, the project begins to send you sizes that are appropriate to your rate of processing after a while. Can anyone confirm this?

Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:45 pm
Author: BlondieWan
I have a different question. This appears in my log:

Warning:
By using the -forceasm flag, you are overriding
safeguards in the program. If you did not intend to
do this, please restart the program without -forceasm.
If work units are not completing fully (and particularly
if your machine is overclocked), then please discontinue
use of the flag.


I didn't specifically turn on -forceasm myself, though looking in my InCrease preferences I see that the box for it is checked. What is it, exactly, and should I leave it checked or not? Part of me thinks I should just go and uncheck it since I didn't specifically check it, but I'd like to know what it actually does first...
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:09 pm
Author: jmilum
BlondieWan wrote:
I'd like to know what it actually does first...


i found this:

Quote:
The first thing to remember is that "-forceasm" and overclocking both involve a tradeoff: you are trading the stability of the client for speed. The client's default settings and your machine's stock settings are both optimized for stability. When you apply "-forceasm" or OC your machine, you are giving up the stable defaults in favor of completing units "faster." The problem is that "faster" isn't always faster. Sometimes, the errors generated as a result of these methods will result in an overall speed loss: your machine is so unstable that it is unable to complete a significant fraction of its assigned work units. This is a bad thing for all involved. "-forceasm" forces on SIMD instructions that the client may have otherwise determined were unusuable due to stability problems. These instruction sets are usually faster, but if they don't work right, why use them?

If you remove "-forceasm", you will be running with what the client considers the best SIMD instructions for your machine. You may incur a speed penalty, but which would you rather have: a working client, or a faster client that has errors on, in some cases, all of its work units, causing them never to be credited?


also i believe that if you leave the flag off, the client has the ability to stop using certain SIMD instructions if it detects problems, but with the flag it has to keep using them.

Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:34 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
jmilum wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
I'd like to know what it actually does first...


i found this:

Quote:
The first thing to remember is that "-forceasm" and overclocking both involve a tradeoff: you are trading the stability of the client for speed. The client's default settings and your machine's stock settings are both optimized for stability. When you apply "-forceasm" or OC your machine, you are giving up the stable defaults in favor of completing units "faster." The problem is that "faster" isn't always faster. Sometimes, the errors generated as a result of these methods will result in an overall speed loss: your machine is so unstable that it is unable to complete a significant fraction of its assigned work units. This is a bad thing for all involved. "-forceasm" forces on SIMD instructions that the client may have otherwise determined were unusuable due to stability problems. These instruction sets are usually faster, but if they don't work right, why use them?

If you remove "-forceasm", you will be running with what the client considers the best SIMD instructions for your machine. You may incur a speed penalty, but which would you rather have: a working client, or a faster client that has errors on, in some cases, all of its work units, causing them never to be credited?


also i believe that if you leave the flag off, the client has the ability to stop using certain SIMD instructions if it detects problems, but with the flag it has to keep using them.



N
Any chance of an English translation?
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:39 pm
Author: Icewyng
Was finally able to get some work done for the team! :)

I have a E6600 and wondered what was it like timewise if you were working on big files?
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:13 pm
Author: superbgg
krainer wrote:
If I recall correctly, the project begins to send you sizes that are appropriate to your rate of processing after a while. Can anyone confirm this?



I suspect this is correct, as the last 6 WUs I have done have all been the same size.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:26 pm
Author: jmilum
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Any chance of an English translation?

hmmm, the "-forceasm" flag will force the client to use all processing instructions (faster execution) even after the client has detected errors, without the flag the client is able to stop using certain instructions (slower execution, but less errors) that it thinks may be contributing to the errors.
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:01 pm
Author: salish99
trying, but it says
"the procedure entry point getaddrinfo could not be located in the dynamics library WS2_32.dll. Any ideas?
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:54 pm
Author: jmilum
salish99 wrote:
trying, but it says
"the procedure entry point getaddrinfo could not be located in the dynamics library WS2_32.dll. Any ideas?

What version of Windows are you using?
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:26 pm
Author: RoyN
superbgg wrote:
krainer wrote:
If I recall correctly, the project begins to send you sizes that are appropriate to your rate of processing after a while. Can anyone confirm this?



I suspect this is correct, as the last 6 WUs I have done have all been the same size.

I've been doing this since August and my WUs still vary in size from 300000 to 500000 to 1500000 steps.
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:23 pm
Author: Macabee
I joined up, username is Macabee (same as here)... Can't wait to compare my SLI PC vs. PS3...
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:20 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
RoyN wrote:
superbgg wrote:
krainer wrote:
If I recall correctly, the project begins to send you sizes that are appropriate to your rate of processing after a while. Can anyone confirm this?



I suspect this is correct, as the last 6 WUs I have done have all been the same size.

I've been doing this since August and my WUs still vary in size from 300000 to 500000 to 1500000 steps.


I don't think the number of steps is especially meaningful, as steps in different projects may be different sizes. The least bad comparison method is probably to use some sort of points by time comparison, since the points you earn from a project are supposed to reflect the 'size' of the project. In fact, because different projects use different resources, and they benchmark for points purposes on a standard box which is likely to be better at some types of project than others, even this is an approximation. The guys with the big boxes talk about how many points per day (PPD) they get, which is up in the many thousands. The best of my various machines earns around 500 PPD.
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:32 am
Author: kdiddy13
Aaargh! We had a power outage at work early Saturday morning so my computer lost out on a full weekend of folding! I've dropped 5 places in the standings.
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:57 pm
Author: BlondieWan
jmilum wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
I'd like to know what it actually does first...


i found this:

Quote:
The first thing to remember is that "-forceasm" and overclocking both involve a tradeoff: you are trading the stability of the client for speed. The client's default settings and your machine's stock settings are both optimized for stability. When you apply "-forceasm" or OC your machine, you are giving up the stable defaults in favor of completing units "faster." The problem is that "faster" isn't always faster. Sometimes, the errors generated as a result of these methods will result in an overall speed loss: your machine is so unstable that it is unable to complete a significant fraction of its assigned work units. This is a bad thing for all involved. "-forceasm" forces on SIMD instructions that the client may have otherwise determined were unusuable due to stability problems. These instruction sets are usually faster, but if they don't work right, why use them?

If you remove "-forceasm", you will be running with what the client considers the best SIMD instructions for your machine. You may incur a speed penalty, but which would you rather have: a working client, or a faster client that has errors on, in some cases, all of its work units, causing them never to be credited?


also i believe that if you leave the flag off, the client has the ability to stop using certain SIMD instructions if it detects problems, but with the flag it has to keep using them.


jmilum wrote:
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Any chance of an English translation?

hmmm, the "-forceasm" flag will force the client to use all processing instructions (faster execution) even after the client has detected errors, without the flag the client is able to stop using certain instructions (slower execution, but less errors) that it thinks may be contributing to the errors.


Thanks for your replies. It sounds to me like I'll probably want to turn it off for all the work after what it's working on now.
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:52 pm
Author: Brother Narsis

I signed up last night,

Brother_Narsis

but am not on the list today. Is there a delay in the updating of their information?

Jeff
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:53 pm
Author: jmilum
Brother Narsis wrote:
I signed up last night, but am not on the list today. Is there a delay in the updating of their information?

you won't show on their list until you have completed a WU, and even then it takes several hours for their list to update. give it a day after finishing a WU before getting worried.
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:58 pm
Author: parrais
parrais wrote:
Chart Date
position achieved
#600 19/10/2009

First prediction correct! cool
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:59 pm
Author: stargate
parrais wrote:
parrais wrote:
Chart Date
position achieved
#600 19/10/2009

First prediction correct! cool


I posted the 600 rank in the Guild .. over an hour and half ago ninja



Go Team, Go Team ...................
Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:12 pm
Author: sebik80
Hey guys! I've also joined up!meeple User name is the same - sebik80

I just hope I did everything by the book!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:44 pm
Author: ekimmel
stargate wrote:
parrais wrote:
parrais wrote:
Chart Date
position achieved
#600 19/10/2009

First prediction correct! cool


I posted the 600 rank in the Guild .. over an hour and half ago ninja



Go Team, Go Team ...................


Only another week til we hit the big 500.
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:30 pm
Author: kdiddy13
sebik80 wrote:
Hey guys! I've also joined up!meeple User name is the same - sebik80

I just hope I did everything by the book!
I hope so too....

Just kidding. Welcome aboard!
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:07 pm
Author: Brother Narsis
jmilum wrote:
Brother Narsis wrote:
I signed up last night, but am not on the list today. Is there a delay in the updating of their information?

you won't show on their list until you have completed a WU, and even then it takes several hours for their list to update. give it a day after finishing a WU before getting worried.


Okay, thanks.

How long does it usually take to complete one WU? After 24 hrs of my machine running, I put my mouse over the tray icon and get 78/300. Is the 300 the goal for one WU or the goal for that project or a random number they use to make me ask questions?

Jeff
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:35 pm
Author: jmilum
Brother Narsis wrote:
How long does it usually take to complete one WU?

it varies based on the complexity of the WU, the number of steps in the WU and the speed of your machine

Quote:
After 24 hrs of my machine running, I put my mouse over the tray icon and get 78/300. Is the 300 the goal for one WU

it is the number of steps to complete the current WU you are calculating. so based on that, a rough estimate would be that it takes your setup about 4 days to complete one of that type of WU with 300 steps.
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:52 pm
Author: BlondieWan
BlondieWan wrote:
jmilum wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
I'd like to know what it actually does first...


i found this:

Quote:
The first thing to remember is that "-forceasm" and overclocking both involve a tradeoff: you are trading the stability of the client for speed. The client's default settings and your machine's stock settings are both optimized for stability. When you apply "-forceasm" or OC your machine, you are giving up the stable defaults in favor of completing units "faster." The problem is that "faster" isn't always faster. Sometimes, the errors generated as a result of these methods will result in an overall speed loss: your machine is so unstable that it is unable to complete a significant fraction of its assigned work units. This is a bad thing for all involved. "-forceasm" forces on SIMD instructions that the client may have otherwise determined were unusuable due to stability problems. These instruction sets are usually faster, but if they don't work right, why use them?

If you remove "-forceasm", you will be running with what the client considers the best SIMD instructions for your machine. You may incur a speed penalty, but which would you rather have: a working client, or a faster client that has errors on, in some cases, all of its work units, causing them never to be credited?


also i believe that if you leave the flag off, the client has the ability to stop using certain SIMD instructions if it detects problems, but with the flag it has to keep using them.


jmilum wrote:
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Any chance of an English translation?

hmmm, the "-forceasm" flag will force the client to use all processing instructions (faster execution) even after the client has detected errors, without the flag the client is able to stop using certain instructions (slower execution, but less errors) that it thinks may be contributing to the errors.


Thanks for your replies. It sounds to me like I'll probably want to turn it off for all the work after what it's working on now.


I've just noticed the hover text over the -forceasm checkbox reads "Recommended if you don't overclock," which I don't. So... perhaps I should leave it on after all?
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:44 pm
Author: Melriken
I need to ask a bunch of you a favor... I managed to climb to mid 120, but I can't get higher for now... so if everyone above me could please sign up for a second ID so they arn't crediting to the same name and I can catch up (without them losing any productivity) I would really appreciate it

Or maybe I can find another machine to run this on (but already running it on my home and work PC)
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:01 pm
Author: superbgg
Melriken wrote:
I need to ask a bunch of you a favor... I managed to climb to mid 120, but I can't get higher for now... so if everyone above me could please sign up for a second ID so they arn't crediting to the same name and I can catch up (without them losing any productivity) I would really appreciate it

Or maybe I can find another machine to run this on (but already running it on my home and work PC)


A far better solution would obviously be for everyone above you to sign up with your user name.
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:12 pm
Author: Sargonas
Sweet, I will have to set my machines back up for this and move me and my Wives ID over to Team Geekdo, as I am new and sure could use the . Thanks for this opportunity!
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:41 pm
Author: RoyN
Melriken wrote:
I managed to climb to mid 120

Looks like I'm about to say goodbye to top 100...

Top 40 days are long gone!
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:43 pm
Author: Brother Narsis

I completed my first WU at 6 minutes after midnight today and am already at 3 by 3pm.

I believe that I have added myself to all the appropriate things, thanks.

Jeff
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:22 pm
Author: paperfred
From page 1:

jmilum wrote:
The top contributor will get 10 GG the bottom contributor will get 5 GG everyone else will fall on a curve between those two points.


Anyone notice that the GG incentive has been changed from 20 to 10 GG?


Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:45 pm
Author: kdiddy13
paperfred wrote:
From page 1:

jmilum wrote:
The top contributor will get 10 GG the bottom contributor will get 5 GG everyone else will fall on a curve between those two points.


Anyone notice that the GG incentive has been changed from 20 to 10 GG?


Yes. I believe that a notification went out in the Guild.

Edit: The change was posted here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/454843
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:54 pm
Author: Chuckila
paperfred wrote:
From page 1:

jmilum wrote:
The top contributor will get 10 GG the bottom contributor will get 5 GG everyone else will fall on a curve between those two points.


Anyone notice that the GG incentive has been changed from 20 to 10 GG?




What can I say, it seems 20 GG was too much of an incentive.
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:54 pm
Author: jmilum
I added the milestone bonus which will result in a net increase for the vast majority of participants.

I should probably make being a member of the Guild a requirement for that
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:08 pm
Author: Icewyng
It seems we slipped a few spaces back during the night... Come on everyone! We are so close to 500... only 16 spaces to go right now. We can do it!

Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:31 pm
Author: The Iced One
I've just secretly added a second pc to my efforts. ninja
My parents own a sports shop where the pc is turned on all day, but very rarely used. I installed it there today (without them knowing, my father would freak if he found out that I installed something on his pc without asking and if I asked he'd probably refused). Hopefully I installed it correctly and it will load when they restart their pc every day.
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:05 pm
Author: lostdog
The Iced One wrote:
I've just secretly added a second pc to my efforts. ninja
My parents own a sports shop where the pc is turned on all day, but very rarely used. I installed it there today (without them knowing, my father would freak if he found out that I installed something on his pc without asking and if I asked he'd probably refused). Hopefully I installed it correctly and it will load when they restart their pc every day.


I hate to say it, but that is against the terms and conditions that Folding@Home lays out. The machine owners are supposed to be aware if you are using their machine.
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:12 pm
Author: Ender667
jmilum wrote:
I added the milestone bonus which will result in a net increase for the vast majority of participants.

I should probably make being a member of the Guild a requirement for that


There's a guild? Missed the part of the post about that. Though I did just join this month. Guess I'll go find it.

As for the reward..bagh...whatever. Just glad I found something to contribute to that will hopefully be of help.

Curious why I have so many more WU's done than the people around me in points..I must be getting all the small ones.
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:25 pm
Author: Sargonas
Icewyng wrote:
It seems we slipped a few spaces back during the night... Come on everyone! We are so close to 500... only 16 spaces to go right now. We can do it!



Kakaostats shows us at #500 Tomorrow

http://kakaostats.com/tr.php?t=169927
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:06 am
Author: gamerl3
I'm glad to hear about Geekdo. I've been folding for DL.TV for a couple of years. The team got up to #5, but now they're in decline, since the podcast has stopped.

I've changed my systems to fold for Geekdo. I'm very impressed by how quickly the team has moved up. From nothing to team 512 in just 2 months. Wow!

There is another stats site for F@H that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread. http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ I find it more interesting than the Stanford site. I found the kakao site through this thread, but I haven't studied it yet.

Keep on folding.
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:47 am
Author: The Iced One
lostdog wrote:
I hate to say it, but that is against the terms and conditions that Folding@Home lays out. The machine owners are supposed to be aware if you are using their machine.

Hadn't thought about that, but hey, they're my parents!
My dad is just completely ignorant when it comes to computers and he thinks that every piece of software that can't be used to write a letter or calculate prices, is bad software and potentially dangerous. If I'd taken the time to thoroughly explain how and what, it might not have been a problem, but this saves me all that trouble...
Besides, it's for a good cause right?
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:38 am
Author: Folterknecht
gamerl3 wrote:
I'm glad to hear about Geekdo. I've been folding for DL.TV for a couple of years. The team got up to #5, but now they're in decline, since the podcast has stopped.

I've changed my systems to fold for Geekdo. I'm very impressed by how quickly the team has moved up. From nothing to team 512 in just 2 months. Wow!

There is another stats site for F@H that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread. http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ I find it more interesting than the Stanford site. I found the kakao site through this thread, but I haven't studied it yet.

Keep on folding.


Thanks for the link! Those things are cool:


By the way: Join the guild, everybody!
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:13 pm
Author: ekimmel
506th

We continue to be in the mid 50's for contributions.
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:15 pm
Author: ckdckd
ekimmel wrote:
506th

501st and climbing on both kakaostats and EOC. Next update should get us into the top 500; EOC's estimates put us into the top 400 within a couple of weeks.
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:29 pm
Author: Icewyng

That 500th spot is hard to get... still at 501 at the moment.

Guess my computer will be doing some extra fiolding while I am at work tonight
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:38 am
Author: Sargonas
We are in the top 500! Congratulations everyone!
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:40 am
Author: ekimmel
Woot!

Glad I could contribute about 0.3% of the effort.

Need to get that quad core Phenom...
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:44 am
Author: BlondieWan
Huzzah!

I just hope I'm able to continue making at least the modest contributions I've been making. I haven't been able to get new work for a few days now.
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:53 am
Author: nickreich
Maybe I missed it. How do I get on the participant list?
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:37 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
nickreich wrote:
Maybe I missed it. How do I get on the participant list?


There are instructions in various places. Start with the first post on this thread, for example.
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:57 am
Author: ekimmel
We need 57 more members this week to hit 500 contributing members. Sign up and start now! It's practically FREE GG. Just let a process run on your computer during idle time. Collect GG. That's it! No more slowly geekmodding your way to a new avatar. See first post in this thread for instructions and ask any questions here.
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:58 pm
Author: the pete
What the heck, I'm a whore for bag and I have a tendency to leave my computer running all day anyway. Might as well combine those two traits and put 'em to work for a good cause!

Signed up as the_pete_BGG, added myself to the wiki.

Edit: changed my username -- apparently there's another "the_pete" out there who racked up 11 work units for team Penny Arcade a few years back. Didn't want to take credit that wasn't mine to take!
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:53 pm
Author: jmilum
nickreich wrote:
Maybe I missed it. How do I get on the participant list?

which list do you mean? if you mean the on on the folding@home website, then you must complete a work unit and then wait until they update the page. if you instead mean the wiki page here, just edit the page and add your name.
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:50 pm
Author: Wind Lane
Just got it up on my laptop. Do I need to do anything special to have more than one machine working for me or do I just set them all to the same thing and all the points end up with my account?
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:23 pm
Author: jmilum
Wind Lane wrote:
Just got it up on my laptop. Do I need to do anything special to have more than one machine working for me or do I just set them all to the same thing and all the points end up with my account?

nothing besides configuring them with the same username and team
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:47 pm
Author: Wind Lane
jmilum wrote:
Wind Lane wrote:
Just got it up on my laptop. Do I need to do anything special to have more than one machine working for me or do I just set them all to the same thing and all the points end up with my account?

nothing besides configuring them with the same username and team

Excellent, I've got at least one more machine I can get setup and might have two more beyond that.
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:04 pm
Author: ekimmel
You might want to throttle back the CPU usage on your laptop so it doesn't get too hot. There's a slider in the options for it.
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:06 pm
Author: Wind Lane
ekimmel wrote:
You might want to throttle back the CPU usage on your laptop so it doesn't get too hot. There's a slider in the options for it.


Doesn't look like the option is there on the Mac client. I've had it running for a full 24 hours now, and the only thing I've had to do is turn it off if I want to play any games - but it's a mac so it's not like I've got a lot to tempt me with here.

No slowdown when I'm browsing, which is what this machine is mostly for, so it's all good.
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:04 pm
Author: ekimmel
There's a utility for the Mac too if you decide you need it. I forget the name but someone else will probably post it.
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:21 am
Author: BlondieWan
ekimmel wrote:
There's a utility for the Mac too if you decide you need it. I forget the name but someone else will probably post it.


InCrease.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a work unit for over a week now. I don't know that I'll be able to contribute anything more.
Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:12 pm
Author: ellyssian
BlondieWan wrote:
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a work unit for over a week now. I don't know that I'll be able to contribute anything more.


My older Mac is in the same boat.

Every once in a while, restarting the client seems to help (i.e. that's how I got it to do the second of the two WUs it completed). Meanwhile, the notebook has completed 11 WUs...
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:16 pm
Author: Chuckila
If a couple of weeks ago I was able to put in around 3000-3500 PPD, in the last week I lost ten processors, each one generating aprox. 200-250 PPD - 4 dual processor machines got infected @ work and had to be removed from network, one dual processor machine got the motherboard "fried". At the moment, I am only able to put in around 1000 PPD and it doesn't seem this is going to change in the next month

Unfortunately, in my case, it was all about the volume - lots of processors doing small WU's every couple of days. Loosing two third hurts.
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:56 pm
Author: Umpapa
I have finally achieved 1 WU (after more then four weeks).

Just before the end of month!
Sun Nov 1, 2009 2:06 am
Author: BlondieWan
ellyssian wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a work unit for over a week now. I don't know that I'll be able to contribute anything more.


My older Mac is in the same boat.

Every once in a while, restarting the client seems to help (i.e. that's how I got it to do the second of the two WUs it completed). Meanwhile, the notebook has completed 11 WUs...


I gave up on it this past weekend and turned the computer completely off for a few days while I went out of town to visit family and friends over the Halloween weekend (no point in wasting the electricity for no purpose), and upon returning home and starting the computer again I found I got a fresh shiny new work unit! At the moment it's still crunching using only one of the two processors, but it's better than nothing, right? It's just nice to be back in the game, and looks like I'll have at least one small contribution for November.
Mon Nov 2, 2009 1:46 am
Author: Mazz_O
My first WU is ready! Woohhoo! goo
Mon Nov 2, 2009 5:55 am
Author: Chuckila
Mazz_O wrote:
My first MU is ready! Woohhoo! goo


A WU scores more than a MU
Mon Nov 2, 2009 8:36 am
Author: Mazz_O
Chuckila wrote:
Mazz_O wrote:
My first MU is ready! Woohhoo! goo


A WU scores more than a MU


Exactly! Forgive me for a grammatical error

The cow has told MU, and my computer has counted WU
Mon Nov 2, 2009 10:01 am
Author: BlondieWan
BlondieWan wrote:
ellyssian wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a work unit for over a week now. I don't know that I'll be able to contribute anything more.


My older Mac is in the same boat.

Every once in a while, restarting the client seems to help (i.e. that's how I got it to do the second of the two WUs it completed). Meanwhile, the notebook has completed 11 WUs...


I gave up on it this past weekend and turned the computer completely off for a few days while I went out of town to visit family and friends over the Halloween weekend (no point in wasting the electricity for no purpose), and upon returning home and starting the computer again I found I got a fresh shiny new work unit! At the moment it's still crunching using only one of the two processors, but it's better than nothing, right? It's just nice to be back in the game, and looks like I'll have at least one small contribution for November.


Alas, it appears I spoke too soon. Under the "Status" entry for my WU it now says "deleted." I guess there was some issue with it.

I'll keep trying, though.
Mon Nov 2, 2009 10:41 pm
Author: Superhawk2300
OK, I brosed this deal casually, didn't see my answer, so I am going to ask.

I have 30-some computers in my garage. Can I load the client on all 30 some and run the at the same time? Will this help more than just on one? They would be using the same internet bandwidth.

Also will that generate more GG than one computer? Running a bunch of P4's 24/7 won't be cheap and will have a noticable monitary cost.....
Fri Nov 6, 2009 3:21 am
Author: ekimmel
Superhawk2300 wrote:
OK, I brosed this deal casually, didn't see my answer, so I am going to ask.

I have 30-some computers in my garage. Can I load the client on all 30 some and run the at the same time? Will this help more than just on one? They would be using the same internet bandwidth.

Also will that generate more GG than one computer? Running a bunch of P4's 24/7 won't be cheap and will have a noticable monitary cost.....


Yes, you can load the client on all your computers and use the same username and team on each one. I can't speak for the GG. I think you'll get more but it probably won't be worthwhile to run it on all 30+. Try firing it up on 4-5 first.

Oh, and bandwidth is very minimal. Just when you upload/download work units. On a P4 that will be once every 36 hours or so.
Fri Nov 6, 2009 3:30 am
Author: lostdog
ekimmel wrote:
Superhawk2300 wrote:
OK, I brosed this deal casually, didn't see my answer, so I am going to ask.

I have 30-some computers in my garage. Can I load the client on all 30 some and run the at the same time? Will this help more than just on one? They would be using the same internet bandwidth.

Also will that generate more GG than one computer? Running a bunch of P4's 24/7 won't be cheap and will have a noticable monitary cost.....


Yes, you can load the client on all your computers and use the same username and team on each one. I can't speak for the GG. I think you'll get more but it probably won't be worthwhile to run it on all 30+. Try firing it up on 4-5 first.

Oh, and bandwidth is very minimal. Just when you upload/download work units. On a P4 that will be once every 36 hours or so.


More importantly, is going to be the electricity cost for running all those computers. That's got to cost a bunch.
Fri Nov 6, 2009 3:33 am
Author: Chuckila
Wooooohooooo!!!!!!!!

We went past the 400 000 mark today according to kakao stats summary page

Total: 408,468

Grats to everyone involved. Keep on folding!
Fri Nov 6, 2009 11:17 pm
Author: AndyHowell
I'm in, two WUs done. Well, turns out I am curing cancer.
Sun Nov 8, 2009 3:10 am
Author: stargate
AndyHowell wrote:
I'm in, two WUs done. Well, turns out I am curing cancer.


welcome to the fold
Sun Nov 8, 2009 1:25 pm
Author: fatum
Hmmz, 8 WU's and still not much for points.
Is there a way to get WU's that provide more points ?
Mon Nov 9, 2009 8:45 pm
Author: ekimmel
Run the SMP client.
Mon Nov 9, 2009 9:08 pm
Author: Wind Lane
My little macbook has churned out three WUs so far, while the other computer I've set up the client on hasn't even finished one yet after a week. Sadly, it might be so outdated that it can't finish the WU by the deadline.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:44 am
Author: fatum
ekimmel wrote:
Run the SMP client.


Thanks, I'm going to try it later today.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:37 pm
Author: Wind Lane
Just checked up on the outdated computer, and I was happily wrong. It isn't going to be finishing a WU every three days like the laptop, instead it's going to take a little longer than four as long as I make sure it keeps running. It got shut off for a while there and I don't know if it was someone closing down the client or the computer shutting it down because it choked.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:26 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Wind Lane wrote:
Just checked up on the outdated computer, and I was happily wrong. It isn't going to be finishing a WU every three days like the laptop, instead it's going to take a little longer than four as long as I make sure it keeps running. It got shut off for a while there and I don't know if it was someone closing down the client or the computer shutting it down because it choked.


You should be able to tell by looking at the log file (if you are running the systray client, you can get there by right clicking on the icon). If it choked, then you would expect to now be running on a different WU. An investigation of the queue (again through right clicking) should inform you, as will the log.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:40 pm
Author: ekimmel
I highly recommend Windows users download and run fahmon at all times. Be sure to turn on the View Log feature. It's much easier than browsing via the systray icon and will give you additional information like progress % and ETA.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:03 pm
Author: Sargonas
ekimmel wrote:
I highly recommend Windows users download and run fahmon at all times. Be sure to turn on the View Log feature. It's much easier than browsing via the systray icon and will give you additional information like progress % and ETA.


For the Mac Users out there, there is a Dashboard Widget that will do essentially the same thing as FAHMon
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:10 pm
Author: fatum
ekimmel wrote:
Run the SMP client.


Is it correct that with the latest beta I don't need to add the -smp switch anymore ?
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:19 pm
Author: ekimmel
fatum wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
Run the SMP client.


Is it correct that with the latest beta I don't need to add the -smp switch anymore ?


I don't know. I haven't tried that.
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:53 pm
Author: residue
Hmm. How long does it usually take before I get credit for a finished WU? My computer *finally* processed the first WU, think yesterday evening, and it still hasn't shown up as finished on the folding@home page :/
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:41 am
Author: Chuckila
As far as I can see, there are some issues sending the results to the F@H servers. On the kakao stats page, only a small number of WU's have been recorded and the daily score is only a fraction of the usual amount.

On my machines, only 1 in 4-5 is able to actually send the WU results - I have a few clients that are trying for more than a day to send the results. And a couple already finished more than 1 WU in the time span.

Probably there are some issues again at the servers and one sorted out, there will be a spike in WU/points.
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:02 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
They are certainly having issues at F@H. I have had no points credited for 18 hours or so. During that time I will have finished around 10 WUs. SOme of those have been sent to the servers (from the logs), and others are still in a queue on the pc waiting to be sent. But those that have been sent are not even appearing in the F@H stats, so the issue is not F@H passing them through to kakao, etc.
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:15 am
Author: kdiddy13
At least I'm not sliding back in the ranks, for now....
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:26 pm
Author: oudknoei
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
They are certainly having issues at F@H.


Posted earlier this morning on their blog:

Folding@Home wrote:
There was a problem with the stats server over the night. We got to it first thing in the morning (around 6:30am pacific time), but it looks like a few stats updates were missed. The missed data is backed up on another machine and we can re-enter it. However, we typically take a couple of days to re-enter it, to make sure it is done right.

So, the bottom line is that the stats system is back up, will we recredit some missing WUs not credited over the night, but this will take a couple of days to complete. Sorry for the delay on the recredit, but it's good to make sure we do it right, rather than in a rush.
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:57 pm
Author: Wind Lane
I was wondering why the WU I finished yesterday didn't take.
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:40 am
Author: stargate
Wind Lane wrote:
I was wondering why the WU I finished yesterday didn't take.


in one of the other Folding@Home threads it was mentioned the F@H had a server problem and it would take a couple of days for the backup to be checked for correct data
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:19 am
Author: Wind Lane
stargate wrote:
Wind Lane wrote:
I was wondering why the WU I finished yesterday didn't take.


in one of the other Folding@Home threads it was mentioned the F@H had a server problem and it would take a couple of days for the backup to be checked for correct data


I know, my statement was meant as a "so THAT'S why that happened" reply to the post before it.
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:53 am
Author: Inmarg
Anything for science.
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:10 am
Author: stargate
Wind Lane wrote:
stargate wrote:
Wind Lane wrote:
I was wondering why the WU I finished yesterday didn't take.


in one of the other Folding@Home threads it was mentioned the F@H had a server problem and it would take a couple of days for the backup to be checked for correct data


I know, my statement was meant as a "so THAT'S why that happened" reply to the post before it.


doh soblue ... I was a clueless old guy at 11:19pm blush
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:18 pm
Author: thumper7458
Hi, Just joined BBG about a week ago... I learned that this earns GG, I must admit I'm being a little selfish here, I'm basically doing this for the GG, I apologize if that makes me shallow but in the end, no matter why I'm doing it... it's more important that I am doing it.

I will have some questions, as in how do I get credit, is it automatic or do I have to post it somewhere, I read somewhere that I need to upload results as well, honestly I find this a litte confusing.

A step by step procedure would be helpful if if doesn't already exist (if it does could some one provide me with a link?

Thanks
Stuart
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:59 pm
Author: ekimmel
thumper7458 wrote:
Hi, Just joined BBG about a week ago... I learned that this earns GG, I must admit I'm being a little selfish here, I'm basically doing this for the GG, I apologize if that makes me shallow but in the end, no matter why I'm doing it... it's more important that I am doing it.

I will have some questions, as in how do I get credit, is it automatic or do I have to post it somewhere, I read somewhere that I need to upload results as well, honestly I find this a litte confusing.

A step by step procedure would be helpful if if doesn't already exist (if it does could some one provide me with a link?

Thanks
Stuart


Your credit is automatic. It will happen shortly after your WU has been automatically uploaded from your system. Make sure you put the BGG team ID in the configuration so it counts towards the team as well.

The setup is really easy. It walks you through everything. All you need to do is enter your username (if it doesn't exist already it will create it for you) and the team ID.

That's all!

Then just sit back and collect GG.

I hope you change your mind once you've collected your GG. It's really a worthy cause and one way in which you can make a difference in the world. Regardless, thanks for participating.
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:36 pm
Author: thumper7458
No worries, I normally leave my computer on 24-7 and as it runs I noticed that it (F@H) doesn't impede anything that I do on the computer, therefore stopping is not really a concern

I have done what you mentioned when I first installed the program, so I assume everything is working as it should, I'll ssee what happens when I get home

Thanks for the responce
Stuart
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:31 pm
Author: jmilum
The geekgold is given out monthly at the begining of the month, so you won't receive any of that until December
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:14 pm
Author: superbgg
thumper7458 wrote:
I will have some questions, as in how do I get credit, is it automatic or do I have to post it somewhere, I read somewhere that I need to upload results as well, honestly I find this a litte confusing.

A step by step procedure would be helpful if if doesn't already exist (if it does could some one provide me with a link?

Thanks
Stuart


Make sure you edit the Wikipage (instructions in the first post of this thread) so they know who to give the (and microbadge!) to.
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:15 pm
Author: Paixtaras
Ok, you got it! One more from Greece! I hope I'll complete soon enough a Work Unit, so that I can join Team Geekdo! This is the least thing to do for the development of science!
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:38 pm
Author: thumper7458
I just don't get how to update a wiki, I have done 31 WU and I want to update the Wiki but I don't want to screw it up. Help please?
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:35 am
Author: thumper7458
thumper7458 wrote:
I just don't get how to update a wiki, I have done 31 WU and I want to update the Wiki but I don't want to screw it up. Help please?


I read on to the thread, saw someone with the same questions as me, I hope I did right
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:43 am
Author: thumper7458
Another stupid question... How is it that I have completed 31 WU but only have 8 points? I looked up someone elses for reference and they have done 3 WU yet have almost 900 points? What is the scoring system? How does it work? Should I care?
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:48 am
Author: stargate
thumper7458 wrote:
Another stupid question... How is it that I have completed 31 WU but only have 8 points? I looked up someone elses for reference and they have done 3 WU yet have almost 900 points? What is the scoring system? How does it work? Should I care?


short answer
the WU's appear first, points update a little later
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:51 am
Author: thumper7458
stargate wrote:
thumper7458 wrote:
Another stupid question... How is it that I have completed 31 WU but only have 8 points? I looked up someone elses for reference and they have done 3 WU yet have almost 900 points? What is the scoring system? How does it work? Should I care?


short answer
the WU's appear first, points update a little later


ok good, I thought that I might have done something wrong
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:56 am
Author: Sargonas
thumper7458 wrote:
stargate wrote:
thumper7458 wrote:
Another stupid question... How is it that I have completed 31 WU but only have 8 points? I looked up someone elses for reference and they have done 3 WU yet have almost 900 points? What is the scoring system? How does it work? Should I care?


short answer
the WU's appear first, points update a little later


ok good, I thought that I might have done something wrong


Of possible interest, Here is the entry on their FAQ on how they determine how many points a Work Unit is worth.
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:11 pm
Author: kdiddy13
I'm curious what the production will look like during the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.). I've been using my work computer for and leaving it running nights and weekends. I can't guarantee I can keep the computer running for the length of our vacation (between power outages due to weather and management may want us to shut down...). I foresee a drop in my standings...
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:57 pm
Author: Folterknecht
kdiddy13 wrote:
I'm curious what the production will look like during the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.). I've been using my work computer for and leaving it running nights and weekends. I can't guarantee I can keep the computer running for the length of our vacation (between power outages due to weather and management may want us to shut down...). I foresee a drop in my standings...

I predict a drop in my output too. Mainly because my PS3 (the most powerful machine out of the two/three I am running) is currently folding 24/7 from Monday to Friday, which will change drastically as soon as I get a few days off.
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:20 pm
Author: fatum
I'm hoping to get in the top200 before the end of the week.
And that with only a laptop on which I work
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:07 pm
Author: KingMob
It turns out that I thought I was folding for Team Geekdō, but then I realised I wasn't. Any advice on how to change your team number?
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:28 pm
Author: Paixtaras
Alright! First Work Unit completed! And I keep Folding@Home!!

KingMob wrote:
It turns out that I thought I was folding for Team Geekdō, but then I realised I wasn't. Any advice on how to change your team number?


Right click on the tray icon, click configure and on the user tab, type 169927 in the team number. That's it!
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:29 pm
Author: jgatkinsn
3 units done, and I hope to have two more computers added to the mix before Thanksgiving. Just got the SMP client working on my VISTA machine. I would work on the GPU client, but I know from a couple of years ago that it overheats the PC. Wish they had SMP working for Linux 32-bit OS, because I could really start cranking out the work units.
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:54 pm
Author: Max Starfish
Signed up, just starting my first unit.
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:51 am
Author: Mousey
Yes, we reached the top 300 already!!!
Will we make it to the top 200 by Xmas?!

Congratulations everybody!
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:11 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Mousey wrote:
Yes, we reached the top 300 already!!!
Will we make it to the top 200 by Xmas?!

Congratulations everybody!


Probably not quite. Kakao stats has us at 226 in 30 days.
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:18 pm
Author: Mousey
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Mousey wrote:
Yes, we reached the top 300 already!!!
Will we make it to the top 200 by Xmas?!

Congratulations everybody!


Probably not quite. Kakao stats has us at 226 in 30 days.


Yes, seen that too, but it's still 31 days till Xmas, and lots of things can happen in 1 day
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:24 pm
Author: ekimmel
Everybody fire up another computer and we'll get there. cool
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:34 pm
Author: Paixtaras
I'm in! An official member of Team Geekdo with the special microbadge!!! Go on!
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:01 am
Author: ekimmel
ekimmel wrote:
Everybody fire up another computer and we'll get there. cool


I have acquired an old 2GHz Dell for this purpose.
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:00 am
Author: wellspokenman
this sounds cool. Count me in!
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:29 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Excellent. The more the merrier. We currently have around 482 active members, so getting to the magic 500 before Christmas should be a goal. One new member a day will do it with plenty to spare.
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:43 am
Author: Leyart
I am in. Folding up right now.
Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:14 pm
Author: BlondieWan
BlondieWan wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
ellyssian wrote:
BlondieWan wrote:
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a work unit for over a week now. I don't know that I'll be able to contribute anything more.


My older Mac is in the same boat.

Every once in a while, restarting the client seems to help (i.e. that's how I got it to do the second of the two WUs it completed). Meanwhile, the notebook has completed 11 WUs...


I gave up on it this past weekend and turned the computer completely off for a few days while I went out of town to visit family and friends over the Halloween weekend (no point in wasting the electricity for no purpose), and upon returning home and starting the computer again I found I got a fresh shiny new work unit! At the moment it's still crunching using only one of the two processors, but it's better than nothing, right? It's just nice to be back in the game, and looks like I'll have at least one small contribution for November.


Alas, it appears I spoke too soon. Under the "Status" entry for my WU it now says "deleted." I guess there was some issue with it.

I'll keep trying, though.


... Aaaaaannd indeed, I've been without work for somewhere around a month, but just today I finally got some more. I'm back in the game...
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:38 pm
Author: wellspokenman
How many units a day do you guys average? I think I can get up to around 20-25 between the PS3, the games machine with the GPU client and the work computers.

What's good? Are all WUs created equally...so to speak?

J
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:43 pm
Author: lostdog
wellspokenman wrote:
How many units a day do you guys average? I think I can get up to around 20-25 between the PS3, the games machine with the GPU client and the work computers.

What's good? Are all WUs created equally...so to speak?

J


WU are not equal... Most people compare PPD (Points Per Day). Right now I average about 10,000-11,000 PPD.
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:27 pm
Author: Littlehopeman
lostdog wrote:
wellspokenman wrote:
How many units a day do you guys average? I think I can get up to around 20-25 between the PS3, the games machine with the GPU client and the work computers.

What's good? Are all WUs created equally...so to speak?

J


WU are not equal... Most people compare PPD (Points Per Day). Right now I average about 10,000-11,000 PPD.


At the other end of the spectrum, I've averaged about 340 PPD over the past four weeks.
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:24 am
Author: wellspokenman
Thanks for the cool badge!

10,000 seems like a lot in a day, not sure I can top that. Will report back in a couple of days once everything stabilises.

J
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:14 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
wellspokenman wrote:
Thanks for the cool badge!

10,000 seems like a lot in a day, not sure I can top that. Will report back in a couple of days once everything stabilises.

J


10,000 IS a lot in a day - which is why so few (4 or 5, perhaps out of nearly 500) of our members can manage it on a regular basis. I think they are all running fairly powerful Unix boxes.

You can get over 5000 a day with a modern pc running windows, especially if it has a good graphics card. I get around 7000 - 8000 a day, from one main box, and a couple of other boxes chipping in a little.
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:21 pm
Author: lostdog
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
wellspokenman wrote:
Thanks for the cool badge!

10,000 seems like a lot in a day, not sure I can top that. Will report back in a couple of days once everything stabilises.

J


10,000 IS a lot in a day - which is why so few (4 or 5, perhaps out of nearly 500) of our members can manage it on a regular basis. I think they are all running fairly powerful Unix boxes.

You can get over 5000 a day with a modern pc running windows, especially if it has a good graphics card. I get around 7000 - 8000 a day, from one main box, and a couple of other boxes chipping in a little.


I've actually got 8 computers total working on it, which vary being able to do 300PPD to 4500PPD. All are windows running combinations of the single core client, multi core client, and GPU clients.
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Author: HilkMAN
How do you all find out about it? The site is "down due to too many connections" or "stats are upgraded" at least 4 out of 5 times I am trying to check (more often recently). I wish they didn't upgrade so often and let us check once in a while...
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:22 pm
Author: Tycalt
HilkMAN wrote:
How do you all find out about it? The site is "down due to too many connections" or "stats are upgraded" at least 4 out of 5 times I am trying to check (more often recently). I wish they didn't upgrade so often and let us check once in a while...


Here is a decent stats site I look at (other than kakao). Just put your name where mine is in the URL.

http://www.xcpus.com/folding/FoldingUserDetail.aspx?teamID=1...
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:52 pm
Author: Chuckila
Is there a way that I can set the Windows client to receive, let's say, only Gromacs 33 or DGromacs assignments?
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:45 pm
Author: ekimmel
Chuckila wrote:
Is there a way that I can set the Windows client to receive, let's say, only Gromacs 33 or DGromacs assignments?


I don't think so.
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:43 pm
Author: wellspokenman
OK Cool, seems I can get about 10,000. More than half of this though comes from my GPU client. Not sure how much the PS3 is contributing. The standard workstations really don't do much PPD at all.

I read that it was possible to run the SMP and the GPU at the same time for a small PPD boost, but this crashed for me so I gave up.

Any PPD maximsation tips?

J
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:18 pm
Author: ekimmel
wellspokenman wrote:
OK Cool, seems I can get about 10,000. More than half of this though comes from my GPU client. Not sure how much the PS3 is contributing. The standard workstations really don't do much PPD at all.

I read that it was possible to run the SMP and the GPU at the same time for a small PPD boost, but this crashed for me so I gave up.

Any PPD maximsation tips?

J


Faster CPU with more cores and a faster GPU. And don't touch the computer while it's running.



I've heard the Unix SMP runs faster than the Windows version but I'll let some Linux guy answer that one.
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:22 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
wellspokenman wrote:
OK Cool, seems I can get about 10,000. More than half of this though comes from my GPU client. Not sure how much the PS3 is contributing. The standard workstations really don't do much PPD at all.

I read that it was possible to run the SMP and the GPU at the same time for a small PPD boost, but this crashed for me so I gave up.

Any PPD maximsation tips?

J


Join the guild, and read the posts there.

I am running the (windows) SMP client at the same time as the GPU client. I also have a normal systray client runing. The windows SMP client does not seem to be able to use more than 2 cores (the linux one does), and I have a 4 core i7. So after some experimentation, until they fix that, my best PPD seems to be a GPU, and SMP and a CPU.

The GPU still churns out most of the PPD, thought it varies widely by WU, which are definitely not equal. The 'best' ones for me are little (353 point) ones which rush along at around 5500 PPD. Bad ones are the 1888 ones - the one I have running now is only going at 4000PPD. I get even bigger variances with the CPU - I had a biggie earlier this week (something like 2137 points, from memory) which screamed along at over 800PPD. It is currently running a tiddler (119 points) and only going at 300PPD. The SMP client doesn't vary so much. I only seem to recall getting 2 types of WU on that, and they vary between around 1600 and 1900 PPD
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:39 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
ekimmel wrote:

I've heard the Unix SMP runs faster than the Windows version but I'll let some Linux guy answer that one.


dunno about the SMP client. But I have an old, slow, desktop machine that I now have a dual boot (windows and ubuntu) on. It is only a single processoor, and it seems to go about 50% faster, in PPD, under linux.

... when it is running. It has cooling probs, and crashes after a couple of hours.
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:42 pm
Author: wellspokenman
Very exciting...closing in on a man in a skirt! wow
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:08 pm
Author: MisterC
jmilum wrote:
September is not yet over, so if you can complete a WU before the end of the month, you will be at least guaranteed 5 GG :)


Does it mean, GG was given to participants who joined before the end of September?
Thu Dec 3, 2009 1:43 am
Author: Mousey
MisterC wrote:
jmilum wrote:
September is not yet over, so if you can complete a WU before the end of the month, you will be at least guaranteed 5 GG


Does it mean, GG was given to participants who joined before the end of September?


We were not only so lucky that we could fold so many WU's but BGG also has been handing out every month to all who participate in the Folding Geekdo-team.
(didn't see any for November yet, but who cares, the folding is what is important)
So maybe if you join as e GeekDo Folding member you might also get some for the effort
Thu Dec 3, 2009 9:16 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
MisterC wrote:
jmilum wrote:
September is not yet over, so if you can complete a WU before the end of the month, you will be at least guaranteed 5 GG


Does it mean, GG was given to participants who joined before the end of September?


technically, it was given to those that had completed at least one WU befoe the end of September. At the end of October, gg was dished out to those that had contributed in October. And there was also a bonus for reaching a team target (inside the top 500 teams, if I recall correctly).

So, yes, the bribe is out there. I merrily fold away every day, and once a month, or so, get a present of a few GG to go buy a microbadge. Sounds like a fair swap to me
Thu Dec 3, 2009 11:13 am
Author: ekimmel
I think the next time GG is handed out is when we hit Top 200. Based on current stats that should be about 30 days.
Thu Dec 3, 2009 12:42 pm
Author: jmilum
I'll be sending out the for November soon. Just a little busy life stuff right now. should be in a few days.
Thu Dec 3, 2009 5:28 pm
Author: FlippDurch
I also joined!
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 247 of 169696
Work 0/2500 after 1hour.
now it runs!

Do I need a passkey?

Edit : 8times new record?
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:18 pm
Author: ekimmel
It seems that we're losing members fairly rapidly. Out of the 467 people on the team only 320 have submitted a WU in the last 7 days. Where did the 147 other people go?

This is a good cause and unless you're running the GPU or SMP clients you won't even know it's running on your computer because it runs in the background. Especially if you run the standard CPU client on a multi-core system.
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:44 pm
Author: FlippDurch
ekimmel wrote:
It seems that we're losing members fairly rapidly. Out of the 467 people on the team only 320 have submitted a WU in the last 7 days. Where did the 147 other people go?

This is a good cause and unless you're running the GPU or SMP clients you won't even know it's running on your computer because it runs in the background. Especially if you run the standard CPU client on a multi-core system.


isn´t it possible to give more power for the F@Hsoftware? I have a fast Dual core, 4Gb ram and a 16000kb/s internet flatrate. (windows system) I could minimum give 75% of that for F@H while i only do surfing!
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:52 pm
Author: ekimmel
FlippDurch wrote:
ekimmel wrote:
It seems that we're losing members fairly rapidly. Out of the 467 people on the team only 320 have submitted a WU in the last 7 days. Where did the 147 other people go?

This is a good cause and unless you're running the GPU or SMP clients you won't even know it's running on your computer because it runs in the background. Especially if you run the standard CPU client on a multi-core system.


isn´t it possible to give more power for the F@Hsoftware? I have a fast Dual core, 4Gb ram and a 16000kb/s internet flatrate. (windows system) I could minimum give 75% of that for F@H while i only do surfing!


You can either run the SMP client on both cores or run two separate CPU clients. The CPU clients will run lower priority that you won't even notice.
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:19 pm
Author: BlondieWan
ekimmel wrote:
It seems that we're losing members fairly rapidly. Out of the 467 people on the team only 320 have submitted a WU in the last 7 days. Where did the 147 other people go?


It takes me almost that long to complete one WU (or two - dual CPUs), and lately it's taken me a lot longer than that just to get work to do (I presume availability of WUs suitable for given machines is an issue?). I got hardly anything done all last month. But I'm still here, and I hope to keep contributing, in my own modest way.
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:55 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
ekimmel wrote:
It seems that we're losing members fairly rapidly. Out of the 467 people on the team only 320 have submitted a WU in the last 7 days. Where did the 147 other people go?

This is a good cause and unless you're running the GPU or SMP clients you won't even know it's running on your computer because it runs in the background. Especially if you run the standard CPU client on a multi-core system.


There are more than that in the team. I think you are probably looking at 'active' members, though I do not know how 'active' is defined. Kakao stats reports 529 in total, and 467 active. The active number was over 480 a week or so ago.
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:36 pm
Author: scotthinze
I've been folding on my PS3 forever. I just now joined the Geekdo team and have already uploaded at least 1 WU.

My name on there is 'scotthinze' same as here. What else do I need to do?
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:42 pm
Author: fatum
scotthinze wrote:
I've been folding on my PS3 forever. I just now joined the Geekdo team and have already uploaded at least 1 WU.

My name on there is 'scotthinze' same as here. What else do I need to do?


Did you add your name to the wiki page ? (see the first post of this topic)
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:28 pm
Author: FlippDurch
fatum wrote:
Did you add your name to the wiki page ? (see the first post of this topic)


I didn´t. My English isn´t the best. I don´t understand how to do it! I can´t add anything there? Could someone help me please?
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:53 pm
Author: fatum
FlippDurch wrote:
fatum wrote:
Did you add your name to the wiki page ? (see the first post of this topic)


I didn´t. My English isn´t the best. I don´t understand how to do it! I can´t add anything there? Could someone help me please?


Sure, send me a geekmail with your folding@home username. I'll put it in the Wiki.

Edit: just saw that you put it in your first post. I'll add you to the wiki. You'll get a microbadge a short while after.

Edit2: argl, I need some sleep. The first poster isn't the same as you.
So, post your Folding@Home username here, I'll check the statistics to see if you uploaded at least one WU and then I'll add you to the wiki.
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:32 pm
Author: fatum
scotthinze wrote:
I've been folding on my PS3 forever. I just now joined the Geekdo team and have already uploaded at least 1 WU.

My name on there is 'scotthinze' same as here. What else do I need to do?


I can't find you in the statistics yet. Are you sure you uploaded at least one WU for Team Geekdo ? If yes, how long ago ?
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:39 pm
Author: FlippDurch
It wasn´t long ago, only about 1 hour. (my user statistics site is not updated already). You got mail! thanks!!
Don´t wait if you wanna sleep, I´m glad if you do it in the next days......
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:53 pm
Author: fatum
FlippDurch wrote:
It wasn´t long ago, only about 1 hour. (my user statistics site is not updated already). You got mail! thanks!!
Don´t wait if you wanna sleep, I´m glad if you do it in the next days......


Ah, ok. I'll check with the next update and make sure you're in the wiki
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:04 am
Author: FlippDurch
fatum wrote:

Ah, ok. I'll check with the next update and make sure you're in the wiki

Thank you very much !!!
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:09 am
Author: scotthinze
fatum wrote:
scotthinze wrote:
I've been folding on my PS3 forever. I just now joined the Geekdo team and have already uploaded at least 1 WU.

My name on there is 'scotthinze' same as here. What else do I need to do?


Did you add your name to the wiki page ? (see the first post of this topic)


Ok, I added my name to the wiki and double-checked that I uploaded the WU, but the server is slow and it's showing the upload on the PS3, but not their site yet, FYI. I'll just keep it up and running and try and send out another WU tonight.
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:05 am
Author: fatum
FlippDurch wrote:
fatum wrote:

Ah, ok. I'll check with the next update and make sure you're in the wiki

Thank you very much !!!


Added you to the Wiki: http://geekdo.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home.
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:00 am
Author: fatum
scotthinze wrote:
Ok, I added my name to the wiki and double-checked that I uploaded the WU, but the server is slow and it's showing the upload on the PS3, but not their site yet, FYI. I'll just keep it up and running and try and send out another WU tonight.


Just checked the stats and you're in there. It always takes some time before the updates are done. You'll recieve your microbadge in the following days.

Keep on folding
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:02 am
Author: bigfluffylemon
Team Geekdo breaks into the top 250!
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:13 am
Author: Mousey
bigfluffylemon wrote:
Team Geekdo breaks into the top 250!



thumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:26 am
Author: nerotora
bigfluffylemon wrote:
Team Geekdo breaks into the top 250!


That just great!

goo
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:04 pm
Author: Chuckila
bigfluffylemon wrote:
Team Geekdo breaks into the top 250!


Now it starts becoming interesting. If we want to make it in the top 100, or better, top 50, we would need some additional "CPU/GPU/PS3 power" . But from the looks of it, we are loosing, instead of gaining. Maybe after the holidays things will start to pick up.
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:07 pm
Author: dirksade
I do want to apologize for partially screwing up on the wiki page, as I should have paid more attention to the instructions.

Either way, I officially have the 1 WU done, and many more to come.

Again, sorry if I caused any problemsblush
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:44 am
Author: ekimmel
Chuckila wrote:
bigfluffylemon wrote:
Team Geekdo breaks into the top 250!


Now it starts becoming interesting. If we want to make it in the top 100, or better, top 50, we would need some additional "CPU/GPU/PS3 power" . But from the looks of it, we are loosing, instead of gaining. Maybe after the holidays things will start to pick up.


We still rank in the 50's for total weekly input so it's possible to break into the Top 100 eventually. Kakao doesn't compute out that far so it's hard to tell when that would happen at the current rate.
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:30 pm
Author: karrde
ExtremeOverclocking predicts that we'll overtake the Team currently in 50th place in 3.4 years:

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_overtake.php?s=&...

Though as there are teams below them that we will not currently overtake, there's no telling what place that team will necessarly be in by that time.
Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:56 pm
Author: Chuckila
It seems we lost one of our top contributors. AlienZero is averaging 400 PPD over the last few days, when he was usually gettin in around 19 000 PPD. Does anybody know if this is for good or just something temporary?
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:58 pm
Author: Littlehopeman
Chuckila wrote:
It seems we lost one of our top contributors. AlienZero is averaging 400 PPD over the last few days, when he was usually gettin in around 19 000 PPD. Does anybody know if this is for good or just something temporary?


I think he's earned a few days off.
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:24 pm
Author: FlippDurch
............... 2nd work unit done.....(2x 2500)
3rd:1200/2500 4th:150000/500000 5th:1525000/2500000 !!!big one?
on third day, yesterday my pc was completely off.
Fast enough? (without graphic card because i get bluescreen!)
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:42 pm
Author: wellspokenman
It seems *they* found my 28 rouge workstations cry

I guess I'll have to settle for 10,000 PPD cry

J
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:57 pm
Author: ekimmel
karrde wrote:
ExtremeOverclocking predicts that we'll overtake the Team currently in 50th place in 3.4 years:

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_overtake.php?s=&...

Though as there are teams below them that we will not currently overtake, there's no telling what place that team will necessarly be in by that time.


According to those stats will catch up to the 100th in 8-10 months.
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:54 pm
Author: Lapppi
Finished my first two WUs last night . Thanks for awarding the Microbadge so quickly.



Finishing these two WUs took for ages, but I now got the GPU2 client running under wine and it seems to be quite a lot (~10x) faster.

Some helpful Links for anyone trying to get the GPU2 FaH-client running under Linux:
http://gpu2.twomurs.com/index.php/Linux
http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=6793
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-net-folding-home-team/436...


Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:08 pm
Author: TolkienLibrary
I am running Folding@home on my macbookpro on snow leopard... I'm certain it runs, since I can see it in my systemstats.

In my system preferences I can see the Folding@home and entered the user name TolkienLibrary, the Team number 169927 - left the pass key blank...

in the tabs "networking" and "advanced" I did not put anything, since it is all chinese to me.

In my systemstats I only see i'm logging in under the username pcollier and don't see anything mentioned like TolkienLibrary. Have been checking at the Folding@home website but am unable to find myself in the stats, neither in the team stats.... what do I do wrong? And how can I join in the team?
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:38 pm
Author: ellyssian
TolkienLibrary wrote:
I am running Folding@home on my macbookpro on snow leopard... I'm certain it runs, since I can see it in my systemstats.


It's lost way back in the guild's forum, but you might want to check Mac F@H Queries and Issues for a few Mac tips and tricks, including a piece that can help you monitor what's going on.

I'm also running on a Mac laptop, and if you're turning the laptop on and off, it may never run through a work unit. I had some trouble due to a variation of this back on Thanksgiving weekend (although that was caused by a slow network connection, it simulated what I've seen in the past when I had to shutdown and restart to load software).
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:40 am
Author: kdiddy13
I have to apologize to the team. The studio is closing for 2 weeks and I can't promise that my computer will be able to keep running for the full time. I'll be back full speed in the new year...
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:30 pm
Author: HilkMAN
My daughter (3) has mysteriously learned how to operate a computer mouse. That means that I cannot always keep the computer running when I am not around (when I come back, 843 windows are opened etc.). So I am sorry if my contribution will get a bit smaller now.
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:45 am
Author: KakarisMaelstrom
HilkMAN wrote:
My daughter (3) has mysteriously learned how to operate a computer mouse. That means that I cannot always keep the computer running when I am not around (when I come back, 843 windows are opened etc.). So I am sorry if my contribution will get a bit smaller now.


If you're using Windows XP or newer:
Windows button + L locks the computer. You'll have to add a password to give it real teeth though. I had the same problem with my Zoe!
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:35 am
Author: HilkMAN
Thanks - I didn't think of that immediately. I don't use Windows, but there are options in Linux as well. Just have to get used to it, I guess.
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:20 pm
Author: karrde
I've had cats for a while. If I value the things that are running when I get up from the computer it is imperative that I lock the screen. Do yourself a favor and see if your window manager of choice has configuration for "Hot Corners" (windows land there is a programs for this too, and built into Mac), so you can set a corner to automatically activate your screen saver that has password protection. Good protection from little kids and sleeping cats!
Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:38 pm
Author: Mousey
HilkMAN wrote:
Thanks - I didn't think of that immediately. I don't use Windows, but there are options in Linux as well. Just have to get used to it, I guess.


Just disconnect the keyboard, works on any OS against all all types of animals and kids
Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:27 pm
Author: Chuckila
For the second time over the span of one week Team GeekDo, according to Kakao Stats, had a 550 000+ day. On 20th of Dec 573,444 points and on 26th of Dec 552,628.

At a first glance, this brings us somewhere in the top 30-40 teams.

Unfortunately, I lost a couple more machines at work and I cannot get them up an running before next year so my PPD production is getting smaller and smaller. I really hope I can get back to full speed in the first weeks of 2010.
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:22 am
Author: markus_kt
I've only an old desktop (until I replace the motherboard on my newer one, anyway), but I'm now in on this protein-folding goodness.
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:01 pm
Author: Paixtaras
I just added my laptop with the GPU2 client (along with my PC which has been folding for some time now) to this wonderful procedure/initiative called folding@Home! Keep folding!
Fri Jan 8, 2010 11:10 pm
Author: PeterHendee
Team Geekdo's ranking has moved into the 130's.

Currently we have 48MM points and #100 has 82MM points.
I notice that most of the top teams have over 1,000 members. Team Geekdo is not there yet.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:13 am
Author: bulldog93
Added four more computers. Still working towards my silver badge.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:13 am
Author: Paixtaras
From today, my laptop runs both CPU-GPU clients.. I hope it won't explode! Keep Folding!!

P.S. I tried to run the GPU client on my desktop, which has an ATI Radeon HD 3850 AGP, but an error message of abnormal termination pops up everytime I click on display.. Any thoughts? I tried running it also after having unistalled the CPU client, but still no progress..
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:52 pm
Author: ekimmel
Make sure your laptop has plenty of cooling.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:13 pm
Author: angst
I finally came around to get myself a BGG account after checking out the site for several months. Being a microbiology student this seems like a great thing to run to earn my first geekgold.

Hopefully I managed to install the client successfully on my Mac.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:22 pm
Author: ellyssian
ekimmel wrote:
Make sure your laptop has plenty of cooling.


I always make sure my laptop gets the plenty of chilled sports drinks to make sure it stays cool.. whistle


Seriously though, I used to overnight it by propping it up on the edges of the lap tray so that it got as much circulation as possible and as little solid contact as I could manage. Now, since it's replaced my bedside stereo, it sits on the two speakers of the dead mini component system ~ they're big enough to support it and have enough space to get good ventilation. It's also the only good thing about having the coldest room in the house.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:33 pm
Author: BrightonFoxDave
PeterHendee wrote:
Team Geekdo's ranking has moved into the 130's.

Currently we have 48MM points and #100 has 82MM points.
I notice that most of the top teams have over 1,000 members. Team Geekdo is not there yet.


True, more members is always good (as the same number of members with supercomputers is unlikely!) 600 active members is impressive, but it's a drop in the ocean compared to the total number of users on this site. Still, the progress our team has made in the past few months has been brilliant, we've pulled in hundreds of people who haven't been folding before and that is, of course, the really important thing. Other people here may be folding for other teams already (as I was) so they may not cecessarily want to switch their efforts, which is fine, but the new people coming to the site who want to get an avatar etc. are a good traget to recruit to the team for the free GG!

This view shows us where we are in terms of weekly production...
http://kakaostats.com/index.php?col=8
We are the 28th best producers now, so we'll keep on marching up the ranks for a while yet.

All the top producing teams are the serious overclockers and PC performance geeks, so all that money we spend on boardgames, they spend on CPU's and phase change cooling systems and so on, but a quick look at the producers list doesn't show many teams above us who aren't hardware geeks, so we're doing superbly well!

Keep folding...
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:15 pm
Author: fatum
Indygnome wrote:
Just seen this for the first time and have downloaded the program and started working.

Nice idea. Great idea.

Joined as indygnome for ease


Don't forget to add yourself to the wiki (in case you didn't do this already).
Thu Feb 4, 2010 10:45 pm
Author: angst
Just press the edit button (it's at the top of the entry) on the http://geekdo.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home page and use the tags provided in the wiki entry to add your name at the correct place in the list.

Regards
Thu Feb 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Author: jmilum
Indygnome wrote:
I have no idea how to add to the Wiki page

I added you. But just as an FYI: there is an "Edit" link at the top of every wiki page, click that, make an edit, then hit the "Save" button at the bottom.
Thu Feb 4, 2010 11:00 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
PeterHendee wrote:

I notice that most of the top teams have over 1,000 members. Team Geekdo is not there yet.


Well, there's members, and there's members. All that really matters are the members that are churning away at the moment. And according to Kakao, there are only 8 with over 1000 active members (http://kakaostats.com/index.php?col=1). We are actually 18th of all teams ranked by number of active members, and 31st on current PPD rate. So our rate of climb through the rankings will slow enormously as we get up towards the teams that have been cranking away at a good rate for much longer than we have.
Thu Feb 4, 2010 11:16 pm
Author: angst
Just curious... How long time does it usually take to complete a WU? Have been folding for days now (not 24/7 but still) and my WU is still only on 58%.

Regards
Thu Feb 4, 2010 11:28 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
angst wrote:
Just curious... How long time does it usually take to complete a WU? Have been folding for days now (not 24/4 but still) and my WU is still only on 58%.

Regards


It depends ...

... some WUs are bigger than others, some computers are faster than others. My very first WU took over three weeks, on a very slow box. But there are some WUs which I regularly complete in just over an hour and a half. If you are running a less than state of the art single processor, then you may well be getting between about 100PPD and 500PPD. You can look up how many points your WU is worth here: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/psummary.html. That should start to give you a vague idea.

But the bottom line is that if the % complete is still going up, then probably nothing is broken, and it is going as fast as it can.
Fri Feb 5, 2010 12:53 am
Author: angst
Thanks for the info. Found my WU and it seems to be worth 2144 points so I guess it will take a while. Currently at 60% so I'm guessing ti'll be done in 2-3 days.
Fri Feb 5, 2010 1:18 am
Author: henry_kay
I will join the team too since i have a lot processing cycles to spare
Fri Feb 5, 2010 7:44 pm
Author: IrishFire
Ok. I'm late to the party, but I'm in. We're reportedly ranked 160 now.

My little atom cluster is stuck on 0/500 in progress toward the first work unit, but it's using the CPU.

I'm just jaded enough that I have to go track down the funding for this and see who gets the resulting patents, but lazy/busy enough that it should take me a while. :-P
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:07 am
Author: wellspokenman
IrishFire wrote:
Ok. I'm late to the party, but I'm in. We're reportedly ranked 160 now.

My little atom cluster is stuck on 0/500 in progress toward the first work unit, but it's using the CPU.

I'm just jaded enough that I have to go track down the funding for this and see who gets the resulting patents, but lazy/busy enough that it should take me a while. :-P


I tried to read the research papers but, me being stupid, that didn't help enlighten me. If anyone can shed some light on this I'd be really interested.
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:43 am
Author: IrishFire
wellspokenman wrote:
IrishFire wrote:
Ok. I'm late to the party, but I'm in. We're reportedly ranked 160 now.

My little atom cluster is stuck on 0/500 in progress toward the first work unit, but it's using the CPU.

I'm just jaded enough that I have to go track down the funding for this and see who gets the resulting patents, but lazy/busy enough that it should take me a while. :-P


I tried to read the research papers but, me being stupid, that didn't help enlighten me. If anyone can shed some light on this I'd be really interested.


I skimmed the titles and journals. Good stuff! Most of the papers are on the process itself, but there are plenty on the folding of specific proteins as well. The possible applications are infinite.

What questions did you have on the papers? I'm not a biochemist, much less a computer scientist, but I have a strong enough science background that I may be able to answer some.

Now I need to figure out where the graphics card application is.
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:40 am
Author: gogoapoxy
see if i can get f@h to work this time as I'm totally all for getting some gg
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:55 am
Author: wellspokenman
IrishFire wrote:
wellspokenman wrote:
IrishFire wrote:
Ok. I'm late to the party, but I'm in. We're reportedly ranked 160 now.

My little atom cluster is stuck on 0/500 in progress toward the first work unit, but it's using the CPU.

I'm just jaded enough that I have to go track down the funding for this and see who gets the resulting patents, but lazy/busy enough that it should take me a while. :-P


I tried to read the research papers but, me being stupid, that didn't help enlighten me. If anyone can shed some light on this I'd be really interested.


I skimmed the titles and journals. Good stuff! Most of the papers are on the process itself, but there are plenty on the folding of specific proteins as well. The possible applications are infinite.

What questions did you have on the papers? I'm not a biochemist, much less a computer scientist, but I have a strong enough science background that I may be able to answer some.

Now I need to figure out where the graphics card application is.


i'm interested in any real world outcome that came as a result of our folding. In Norway they do an interesting thing on your tax form, where they say something like 'you paid for 13cm of the motorway.' it's not much on it's own, but it is nice to know that the motorway would be that little bit shorter without your taxes

so in this example, i'd like to know of any real world benefits, or potential real world applications, that have come from f@h.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:56 am
Author: IrishFire
wellspokenman wrote:


i'm interested in any real world outcome that came as a result of our folding. In Norway they do an interesting thing on your tax form, where they say something like 'you paid for 13cm of the motorway.' it's not much on it's own, but it is nice to know that the motorway would be that little bit shorter without your taxes

so in this example, i'd like to know of any real world benefits, or potential real world applications, that have come from f@h.


Well, I just finished folding a particular flu virus protein. Influenzas kill a lot of humans and livestock, and the more you know about your enemy, the better you can fight it. Knowing how a protein folds could lead to learning how to disrupt that folding, and changing the structure of a protein can make it worse at its job or completely useless.

Sadly, the tricks I used to get this info don't work anymore. I went to see the details of my newest job, and it says "This feature has been turned off due to overuse. Please do not query our cgi-bin web pages with scripts or your IP will be banned."

*sigh* It's only good ol' scientific curiosity! And I wasn't running a script! But, erm, if I were running a dozen or more machines, I'm sure I would.

I'm fairly sure the tags are unique to the stanford lab, but biology is one of my weaker sciences, so it could be a perfectly standard nomenclature for proteins and I'd never know it.

Edit: If you were just looking to see what the project has accomplished thus far, here 'tis: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Papers
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:29 am
Author: sirjeyhmis
Alrighty, I've signed up! Let the folding begin!
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:47 pm
Author: sirjeyhmis
PS, how do you know if your actually Folding? My icon is sitting at 0/500 and says "Working" but it's not changing.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:49 pm
Author: sirjeyhmis
Indygnome wrote:
It only updates every so often, you can alter the updates, but it doesn't speed up your actual folding so worry not. I seem to remember the updates is around every 10-15 minutes as default. I am sure someone with more experience will give an accurate answer though.


Ahh, thank you sir. I just need to be more patient! blush
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:10 pm
Author: salish99


The top 101-800 contributing members.
Congratulations!!!!!


(about fifty officially named, at random, have a look if it's you!)
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:14 pm
Author: Tamburlain
Done. I'm all for folding.
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:48 am
Author: sirjeyhmis
Horray!

Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:56 am
Author: IrishFire
This is seriously the best folding I've ever done: easier than origami, less tedious than laundry!
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:15 am
Author: PeterHendee
PeterHendee wrote:
Team Geekdo's ranking has moved into the 130's.

Currently we have 48MM points and #100 has 82MM points.
I notice that most of the top teams have over 1,000 members. Team Geekdo is not there yet.


Team Geekdo has moved up to #125, 14 spots in two weeks.
We now have 55MM points and #100 has almost 84MM.
My guess: We will get to #100 before we reach 100MM points.
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:34 am
Author: KD7SVH
OK, I think I have completed my first work unit. Not 100% sure though. The status page says 1 but when I click on the certificate link it says 0... cry

Can anyone confirm one way or the other?

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&u...

EDIT: Never mind, now the certificate is showing 1 as well!

Now if it would only recognize that I'm running TWO clients... /sigh
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:46 pm
Author: KD7SVH
Indygnome wrote:
It takes a little while to update, but to be sure you can open the log file and check. Right click on the folding icon and click configure. Log file will be the last of 3 buttons. Scroll down and you should see if the work unit has completed. If yes then it will credit to you soon enough.
'

Yep it did. Thanks Indy.
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:55 pm
Author: sirjeyhmis
Just got my GPU online!
Runs a little warm though. Might have to reign it in a bit!

Say, do GPU WU's always have such a short time limit? Mine wants to be done by tomorrow already and I picked it up today.
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:51 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
sirjeyhmis wrote:
Just got my GPU online!
Runs a little warm though. Might have to reign it in a bit!

Say, do GPU WU's always have such a short time limit? Mine wants to be done by tomorrow already and I picked it up today.


Er, yeah. Mine usually seem to have a time limit of a couple of days. Mind you, they usually take 2 or 3 hours, so there is no problem.
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:19 am
Author: sirjeyhmis
Thanks friends,

Yeah, I've had a couple of messages saying that my GPU has crashed but has recovered. I used to get that message all the time when I pushed my nVidia 8600M GT with higher anti-aliasing settings. I think I'll just put a limit on how much it can fold and it should be alright.
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:56 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Indygnome wrote:
My GPU wont run the folding program. Installs ok, grabs the work unit, then the program shuts itself down saying unstable machine. Tried reinstalling and checking everything I know how to. The odd thing is my machine has always seemed pretty stable.


Are you getting an EUE Message? There is another thread on that: EUE limit exceeded. Pausing 24 hours

It seems that there are some **** WUs out there, that are generating spurious error messages and refusing to continue. If you are getting the EUE message, I don't think there is a physical or technical problem, other than a bug in the WU. I got past it, eventually, in one of two ways: wait long enough to be offered a different type of WU (it is project 5799 that is causing me grief). Or if you are impatient (as I am) keep deleting the work queue until it grabs something that will work. Mine has just done that - unfortunately it grabbed a 1888 point WU, which I get a low PPD on, but at least it is folding not just sitting there.

Queries like this should really be raised in the Team Geekdo Guild forum: Team Geekdo Folding at Home Guild
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:13 pm
Author: salish99
yeah, happens :-)
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:38 pm
Author: Boneslammer
Over 30k now - copper badge here i come :D
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:35 pm
Author: aubiewankenobi
I get that a lot when I try to fold with a GPU client and do anything else that's remotely GPU-intensive. While the CPU and SMP clients can dynamically back off based on the priority you assign them, the GPU client will, as far as I can tell, keep plugging along anyway, even when you're trying to use the card for something else. I'm sure there's a technical explanation for what's happening but I don't understand how GPU computing works well enough to say much more than that.
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:41 pm
Author: Oderus71
Figured I would try and help you guys out since I need gg for an avatar and it seems like a good cause. Got my first WU this morning.
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:08 pm
Author: Roninsfx
We are ranked 113, hoot!! Almost in the top 100.

And I just hit 50k! Copper badge here I come.
Sat Mar 6, 2010 2:19 pm
Author: sirjeyhmis
Good job, sir!
I have a ways to go yet...

Should be in the top 100 by April, hey?
Sat Mar 6, 2010 4:41 pm
Author: virre
I have problems, "can't get work instructions".
Somebody have expreiences like that + know what ports and ip F@H uses for theese?

"
[11:58:09] - Connecting to assignment server
[11:58:10] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[11:58:10] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[11:58:10] - Attempt #5 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[11:59:35] + Attempting to get work packet
[11:59:37] - Connecting to assignment server
[11:59:38] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[11:59:38] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[11:59:38] - Attempt #6 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[12:02:22] + Attempting to get work packet
[12:02:22] - Connecting to assignment server
[12:02:23] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[12:02:23] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[12:02:23] - Attempt #7 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry."
Mon Mar 8, 2010 12:14 pm
Author: jmilum
virre wrote:
I have problems, "can't get work instructions".
Somebody have expreiences like that + know what ports and ip F@H uses for theese?

You should ask this question in the guild forum: Team Geekdō
Mon Mar 8, 2010 3:03 pm
Author: virre
jmilum wrote:
virre wrote:
I have problems, "can't get work instructions".
Somebody have expreiences like that + know what ports and ip F@H uses for theese?

You should ask this question in the guild forum: Team Geekdō


Acctualy asking google gives result

edit:

Also up to two WU and have access to a few spare PCs at work, lala.
Tue Mar 9, 2010 9:10 am
Author: PeterHendee
Milestone: AlienZero hits 1,000 work units.

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?teamnum=169927&q...
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:56 pm
Author: Chuckila
16 415 P/WU, now that's something really impressive. shake
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Chuckila wrote:
16 415 P/WU, now that's something really impressive. shake


CKD is over 20,000 per WUs. He only runs the -bigadv WUs these days.
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:13 pm
Author: K-Swift
I'm on board! Running it from my PC and my PS3.
Sun May 9, 2010 10:15 pm
Author: Wind Lane
I am having the worst time getting new WUs. I think I've gotten to do one in the past two or three weeks - and that's with leaving my machine on all the time.

Anybody else having problems?
Mon May 10, 2010 4:17 am
Author: K-Swift
Wind Lane wrote:
I am having the worst time getting new WUs. I think I've gotten to do one in the past two or three weeks - and that's with leaving my machine on all the time.

Anybody else having problems?


I've yet to get any either, I connect and all I get is a message saying attempting to get work packet. I left a message on the Folding @ Home message boards in hope of getting a response to fix it.
Mon May 10, 2010 4:23 am
Author: K-Swift
K-Swift wrote:
Wind Lane wrote:
I am having the worst time getting new WUs. I think I've gotten to do one in the past two or three weeks - and that's with leaving my machine on all the time.

Anybody else having problems?


I've yet to get any either, I connect and all I get is a message saying attempting to get work packet. I left a message on the Folding @ Home message boards in hope of getting a response to fix it.


Actually I'm up and running and currently at 350/2500.
Mon May 10, 2010 5:25 am
Author: AgentOddball
Awesome! I'm grinding on my first work unit now. Glad to be on board.
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:03 pm
Author: SlikkRikk
Okay, signed up.
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:57 pm
Author: fatum
Finally back again: [20:49:28] Completed 0 out of 500000 steps (0%)
The first unit in my new house

EDIT: [21:03:09] Completed 5000 out of 500000 steps (1%)
Hmm, 15 minutes per %, that means approx. 1 unit per day if I would leave it on all the time (only outside working hours).
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:51 pm
Author: Wind Lane
It hasn't given me a new unit in almost two months. I was doing a unit about every 30-36 hours.

Anybody else having problems like that? I could use some insight on what I can do to get myself back into the queue. I'm on a macbook, don't know if there's an update to something or a special setup I need or what.

Any and all help appreciated.
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:51 am
Author: ckdckd
Wind Lane wrote:
It hasn't given me a new unit in almost two months.

Make sure you have the latest client for your platform (in this case, Mac OS X); they've started shifting work to newer cores, so if you don't have a new enough client you won't get any work.

Adding -advmethods to the command line flags may also help.
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:54 pm
Author: Kestril
ckdckd wrote:
Wind Lane wrote:
It hasn't given me a new unit in almost two months.

Make sure you have the latest client for your platform (in this case, Mac OS X); they've started shifting work to newer cores, so if you don't have a new enough client you won't get any work.

Adding -advmethods to the command line flags may also help.


Does this also explain why my current unit progess is extremely slow to complete?
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:29 pm
Author: ckdckd
Kestril wrote:
Does this also explain why my current unit progess is extremely slow to complete?

It might. If you have -advmethods or -bigadv set, you may get more involved units. On my 8-core Mac Pro, a -bigadv unit takes around three days(!) to run, but OTOH is worth a whole lot of points.

I think the 25xx and 26xx projects are all bigadv units.
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:55 am
Author: Kestril
ckdckd wrote:
Kestril wrote:
Does this also explain why my current unit progess is extremely slow to complete?

It might. If you have -advmethods or -bigadv set, you may get more involved units. On my 8-core Mac Pro, a -bigadv unit takes around three days(!) to run, but OTOH is worth a whole lot of points.

I think the 25xx and 26xx projects are all bigadv units.


Problem solved. I downloaded a new client on Tuesday, and things are rolling right along, thanks!
Thu Sep 2, 2010 7:28 pm
Author: Wind Lane
Same here, thanks to all for the good help.
Thu Sep 2, 2010 8:48 pm
Author: LardHead
Working on banging out my first Work Unit now.

EDIT:

Finished my first WU last night.
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:14 pm
Author: Geddon
7 WUs and going strong!

I do SETI as well but this just seems more useful! (Unless the aliens have all the cures we need but wheres the fun in that?)
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:13 am
Author: ramkitty
how do the work units / points thing work out. Is there any info on tweaking the folding for ps3 to maxamize its performance. I have it setup to run as a screensaver.
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:45 pm
Author: BlondieWan
I've been out of this for a little while; I'm afraid my old G4 puts out enough heat if left on continuously that it gets my tiny matchbox of an apartment pretty warm, so I stopped running it for the summer. Now that it's late September, though, I'm back up and going, doing what I can to make my extremely modest contribution (hopefully I'll have a more powerful system soon).
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:11 pm
Author: Guru Cube
I'm also on board now! cool

I was searching for aliens for the last few years (SETI project via BOINC) but I've decided to help Team Geekdo nowadays. The F@H system allows me to use the CUDA in the GFX card, so I get more processing done with this system
Tue Oct 5, 2010 11:29 am
Author: Rayvn7
Ummm, why in the hell was my name removed from the list of people for badges? My user name is mewgirl.
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:42 am
Author: crazylegs
Looks interesting, but after reading all the links I still don't understand any of it, so not for me!

Good luck to you all though!
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:31 am
Author: jmilum
Rayvn7 wrote:
Ummm, why in the hell was my name removed from the list of people for badges? My user name is mewgirl.

There is no record of that username folding for this team, could it be under a different username?
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:33 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
jmilum wrote:
Rayvn7 wrote:
Ummm, why in the hell was my name removed from the list of people for badges? My user name is mewgirl.

There is no record of that username folding for this team, could it be under a different username?


nor for any other team, according to kakao stats. So it is not just a failure to join the team. No sign of a Rayvn7, either.
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:02 pm
Author: fatum
Mewgirl has contributed to teamgeekdo (1 WU in october):
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&u...

Edit: position in team:
982 mewgirl 59 1

Edit2: Rayvn7, I added you to the wiki with the correct username for BGG and FaH.
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:47 pm
Author: Wired_Wolf
Need to remove myself temporarily. My PC is in a coma right now and needs some parts. shake
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:41 pm
Author: jmilum
fatum wrote:
Mewgirl has contributed to teamgeekdo (1 WU in october)

yep, that is correct now, but wasn't when I posted above, nor when the username was originally added to the wiki back in February. but it's all good now.
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:58 am
Author: Wind Lane
Woohoo! Just cleared the 200,000 point level.
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:29 pm
Author: MsLgean
Yay! I'm official. I finished 3 WU's while I was away from home this weekend. Glad I can contribute!
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:10 pm
Author: almo2001
I can't put my name in the wiki because my F@Home name has a "!" in it. What do I do?
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:41 am
Author: jmilum
almo2001 wrote:
I can't put my name in the wiki because my F@Home name has a "!" in it. What do I do?

you can use the urlencoded version of that character: %21

in the f@h url link
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:15 am
Author: almo2001
Ok, thanks! Got it fixed.
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:36 pm
Author: Jasonbartfast
Just added myself to the wiki page - have completed 13 WUs so far.
Tue Nov 2, 2010 4:17 pm
Author: ImaginaryRoot
Jasonbartfast:

13 WUs for 10,000 points!

Which client are you using?
Tue Nov 2, 2010 4:33 pm
Author: almo2001
I didn't have a team before, so I don't mind contributing to Team Geekdo. But I'm curious about if we still get GG for it. :)
Fri Nov 5, 2010 1:39 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
almo2001 wrote:
I didn't have a team before, so I don't mind contributing to Team Geekdo. But I'm curious about if we still get GG for it.


yup, 5-10 bag per month, depending on what you contribute.
Fri Nov 5, 2010 2:15 am
Author: ras2124
ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Jasonbartfast:

13 WUs for 10,000 points!

Which client are you using?

Is that a lot? I started folding last month and I am at 44 WU for 144050 points. It runs on my 4 core (8 if you count SMT) i7 PC at work. I figured I should put those cores to work when I am not there.
Fri Nov 5, 2010 2:15 am
Author: almo2001
Ok, thanks for the info.
Fri Nov 5, 2010 3:42 am
Author: Chuckila
ras2124 wrote:
ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Jasonbartfast:

13 WUs for 10,000 points!

Which client are you using?

Is that a lot? I started folding last month and I am at 44 WU for 144050 points. It runs on my 4 core (8 if you count SMT) i7 PC at work. I figured I should put those cores to work when I am not there.


It's a lot indeed. But your contribution it's in the "insane" region
Fri Nov 5, 2010 7:36 am
Author: ras2124
Chuckila wrote:
ras2124 wrote:
ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Jasonbartfast:

13 WUs for 10,000 points!

Which client are you using?

Is that a lot? I started folding last month and I am at 44 WU for 144050 points. It runs on my 4 core (8 if you count SMT) i7 PC at work. I figured I should put those cores to work when I am not there.


It's a lot indeed. But your contribution it's in the "insane" region
Well that's good to know. I guess I can look forward to closer to 10 than 5 GG. laugh
Fri Nov 5, 2010 2:06 pm
Author: doadesa
Just started folding on my gpu.
Sat Nov 6, 2010 3:32 am
Author: allenj82
Just curious, is there a specific day that the is always sent out on or does it simply depend on when it is gotten around to? Thanks
Sat Nov 6, 2010 3:41 am
Author: LudesFactor
allenj82 wrote:
Just curious, is there a specific day that the is always sent out on or does it simply depend on when it is gotten around to? Thanks


When J gets around to it - it's usually the first or second of the month though.

edit: And I see looking at my own account he hasn't done October yet.



Sat Nov 6, 2010 4:56 am
Author: doadesa
Do I have to buy a microbadge or are they just handed out? Another week or so and I'll be ready for my 50k badge.

Just noticed I've been folding for a week.
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:58 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
doadesa wrote:
Do I have to buy a microbadge or are they just handed out? Another week or so and I'll be ready for my 50k badge.

Just noticed I've been folding for a week.


They appear as if by magic - but only when Jeremy has the time. There is a thread to remind him when you reach the level for copper silver or gold.
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:05 pm
Author: Amiral

I have joined. Sounds like fun. When do I know if I'm the winner? Will there be a tournament?
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:17 am
Author: awakeneddragon
I've downloaded the software, joined the guild, and... uh... is this thing on?

Edit: Ok, it is now on my system tray... got in and set my name and team and that honking hexidecimal password... I have a firewall so I suppose I need to set up a proxy (Am I just reading the wrong FAQ? Where is all this stuff?). The thing just keeps saying "Attempting to get work packet")

Edit #2: Well, I've blown a hole in my firewall for everything that seems to be associated with the software... And the attempts for work packets continues. Looking at the various links for contributions it appears that I haven't made any. So, if anyone is running this on Vista Home Premium and it's working on yours, then please PM me. Maybe we can make a real FAQ together...

Edit #3: Hmm... Basically a week has passed since I installed this. It doesn't work. The FAQ at every site is completely unimformative, and no help has been offered for my problem. One week with no support? Wow, that's so sad. So, the software is now uninstalled and my firewall is back to normal. A good idea, but it's unfortunate that it isn't getting the support it deserves.
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:58 pm
Author: tallboy
I have a computer that is always on and rarely used - is this any use for folding or does someone need to be logged on?

If someone wants to walk me through the set up process GM me.
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:24 pm
Author: HikariStarshine
A little late to the party, perhaps, but I have a PS3 with lots of spare clock cycles while it's not being used for anything else...

So I've got a WU already completed for you, despite not having signed up until last night.
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:51 pm
Author: tallboy
tallboy wrote:
I have a computer that is always on and rarely used - is this any use for folding or does someone need to be logged on?

If someone wants to walk me through the set up process GM me.
Should add, I only get to that computer every few weeks (it is not where I live) so there is no rush to get me the instructions.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:05 am
Author: garfield227
Yes - as long as the program is running as a service under windows, it will run even if a user is not logged in...

what is the OS? different OS's handle this differently, and I am going to assume you are running WinXP or something similar... if not, please disregard everything below, and state your OS in a reply/comment - so the appropriate people can comment...

I used the "run any program as a service" method - there are several good walkthru's online, and can help you prepare documentation on what to do when you are at the PC in question...

do you have remote access to it? if you do, then you can do some of the steps remotely... consider something like DYNDNS for access if you have the pc behind a firewall/router (always a good practice) along with something like UltraVNC, or some other VNC style program for full control of the PC (as long as it's on)... then you can use it remotely and not have to physically touch the box, or go out there as often (this may be a good or bad thing depending on who you ask - personally, it's come in handy...)

sorry for the long winded "Maybe" but wanted to cover a few bases, and open a few ideas for you...

- Garfield227
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:13 pm
Author: Jasonbartfast
ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Jasonbartfast:

13 WUs for 10,000 points!

Which client are you using?


Running the Mac OS 10.5 SMP client on two 8-core Mac Pros. Just started this month and 84k points already
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:12 pm
Author: ckdckd
Jasonbartfast wrote:
Running the Mac OS 10.5 SMP client on two 8-core Mac Pros. Just started this month and 84k points already

Once you get the required 10 WUs in with a passkey, switch to the -bigadv units. Those things generate 50K+ points every three days on my 2008 Mac Pro....
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:52 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
Has anyone got their GG for October yet, or is it only me who's missed out? Just wondering, if jmilum hasn't got round to it yet (and is probably busy whooping it up at BGG Con or something) then no worries!
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:54 pm
Author: Jasonbartfast
ckdckd wrote:
Jasonbartfast wrote:
Running the Mac OS 10.5 SMP client on two 8-core Mac Pros. Just started this month and 84k points already

Once you get the required 10 WUs in with a passkey, switch to the -bigadv units. Those things generate 50K+ points every three days on my 2008 Mac Pro....


Can you post a little more info? I basically got the clients running and went no further, don't have much time to get super-involved.
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:54 pm
Author: Mousey
Ed_the_Red wrote:
Has anyone got their GG for October yet, or is it only me who's missed out? Just wondering, if jmilum hasn't got round to it yet (and is probably busy whooping it up at BGG Con or something) then no worries!


Nothing here yet, - plug - I was hoping to tip every geeklistitem in this list: 2010 BGG Supporter Badge Drive - CLOSED - Winners Selected!
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:58 pm
Author: ImaginaryRoot
Jasonbartfast wrote:
ckdckd wrote:
Jasonbartfast wrote:
Running the Mac OS 10.5 SMP client on two 8-core Mac Pros. Just started this month and 84k points already

Once you get the required 10 WUs in with a passkey, switch to the -bigadv units. Those things generate 50K+ points every three days on my 2008 Mac Pro....


Can you post a little more info? I basically got the clients running and went no further, don't have much time to get super-involved.


http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey

You can set up a PassKey with the Folding@Home servers, which uniquely identifies you. This is needed in order to get the BigAdv work units (which require 8 cores or more). To get BigAdv work units, a -bigadv switch is needed when starting the program.

After you successfully complete 10 work units with that pass key, you start earning bonus points as well!

Note that the -bigadv work units, in order to get them done on time, require the computer to be on 24/7.

Man, wish I had access to hardware like that...
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Author: Jasonbartfast
Does anyone know how to enable the -bigadv switch on the OS X gui client? I've added it to the extra parameters but it didn't work, and the F@H website is not exactly what I would call usable.
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:06 pm
Author: ImaginaryRoot
Jasonbartfast wrote:
Does anyone know how to enable the -bigadv switch on the OS X gui client? I've added it to the extra parameters but it didn't work, and the F@H website is not exactly what I would call usable.


The -bigadv may only come into effect after you have completed 10 work units with your pass key in place. Unfortunately, the pass key is not retro-active (you still have all your points, but the number of work units completed with the pass key starts at 0)

P.S. For people who need help with folding, join and post in the Team Geekdo guild! Link
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:23 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
ImaginaryRoot wrote:
Jasonbartfast wrote:
Does anyone know how to enable the -bigadv switch on the OS X gui client? I've added it to the extra parameters but it didn't work, and the F@H website is not exactly what I would call usable.


The -bigadv may only come into effect after you have completed 10 work units with your pass key in place. Unfortunately, the pass key is not retro-active (you still have all your points, but the number of work units completed with the pass key starts at 0)

P.S. For people who need help with folding, join and post in the Team Geekdo guild! Link


... and -bigadv WUs are not always available. They seem to come in batches, and when all are exhausted, you only get standard WUs for a while, until another batch appears.
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:37 pm
Author: ckdckd
Jasonbartfast wrote:
Does anyone know how to enable the -bigadv switch on the OS X gui client? I've added it to the extra parameters but it didn't work, and the F@H website is not exactly what I would call usable.

You probably want "-smp 8 -bigadv" in your extra parameters.
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:17 pm
Author: 1nf1n1ty
Adding myself as one more to the team. Should finish my 3rd WU today.

Great mission!
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:32 pm
Author: bulldog93
1nf1n1ty wrote:
Adding myself as one more to the team. Should finish my 3rd WU today.

Great mission!


Welcome to the team!
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:06 pm
Author: Lawcomic
I'm aboard.
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:45 am
Author: Kodos666
Here I am, completinbg my WU's!
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:45 pm
Author: ErikHagen
I'm in too! 17 works units so far.
Tue Feb 1, 2011 2:59 pm
Author: ras2124
Is geekgold for folding done? I haven't gotten any gold (or my gold microbadge) since early Dec.
Mon Mar 7, 2011 4:43 pm
Author: djcack
ras2124 wrote:
Is geekgold for folding done? I haven't gotten any gold (or my gold microbadge) since early Dec.


I haven't received GG in months but I got my badge about three weeks ago if I remember correctly.
Mon Mar 7, 2011 6:52 pm
Author: allenj82
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. Haven't gotten for at least the last two months.
Mon Mar 7, 2011 8:35 pm
Author: Neurobot
I'll join the effort!
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:48 pm
Author: Macabee
Neurobot wrote:
I'll join the effort!


Welcome!
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:01 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
I got a whole lot at once in mid-March, so the scheme is still on as far as I can tell.

Anyway, it's worth doing, geekgold or not.
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:43 pm
Author: KingMob
Microbadge?
I passed 50 k over the weekend, and now I am looking forward to the awesome microbadge. Do you have to do anything special to get it, or should I just sit and wait?

Thanks,
AE
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:29 am
Author: ras2124
You just need to sit and wait. It seems they sort of fall behind and then catch up real quick on the GG and badges. I didn't get my 1M badge until I was over 2M several months later, and I got like 4 months of geekgold at once too. Maybe they will do a little better this time.
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:12 pm
Author: Mousey
KingMob wrote:
Microbadge?
I passed 50 k over the weekend, and now I am looking forward to the awesome microbadge. Do you have to do anything special to get it, or should I just sit and wait?

Thanks,
AE


There is a script now, before it was all done manual.
But the script still has to be run manual, so you will probaly get your microbadge in the beginning of July.
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:32 am
Author: frumpish
KingMob wrote:
Microbadge?
I passed 50 k over the weekend, and now I am looking forward to the awesome microbadge. Do you have to do anything special to get it, or should I just sit and wait?

Thanks,
AE


The microbadge request thread is here.
Copper Badge
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:54 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Decided to give this a go, after all it's for multiple good causes

I just have a query; I've loaded the FAH Client on 3 computers, one at home & two of my work units. I'm just making an educated guess that if all clients are running simultaneously they are all retrieving seperate WUs and not all attempting to complete a singular WU each and of their own.

Example by doing this I am completing WU A, B & C as opposed to all my computers having their own attempt at WU A and starting from scratch on each client?

Just figure with 3 computers at my disposal (a 4th once I get my fiance's rig up and running again) that I may as well donate processing on all of them rather than just one, but if they all work at seperate attempts all on the same WU I may as well just let one rig do all the work

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help answer this
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:35 am
Author: Macabee
Each PC is a separate entity, downloading and working on their own WUs.
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:22 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Macabee wrote:
Each PC is a separate entity, downloading and working on their own WUs.


Thanks Mac All I needed to know
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:29 pm
Author: Mohrlock
First WU has been completed, updated the Team Geekdō Wiki to reflect. Wasn't sure if notification here was necessary or not here, but look forward to completing many many more WUs as time goes on cool
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:19 am
Author: ArthurCrisis
Okay, I downloaded and am all setup. How do I update the wiki?
Never mind, I read through and figured it out.
Already up to 5/250!
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:20 am
Author: Mohrlock
ArthurCrisis wrote:
Okay, I downloaded and am all setup. How do I update the wiki?
Never mind, I read through and figured it out.
Already up to 5/250!


Just be sure to update the Wiki again once you have a completed WU. This does not necessarily mean once you have completed the full 250 parts of your current WU, this is when your statistics show that you have completed the WU, which can take 24 hours or more to update at times
Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:25 am
Author: Oliphant
Doesn't look like much is going on here lately. Is this project still running? I downloaded the client and have begun running it. Though I don't know if it's doing anything.
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:45 am
Author: LudesFactor
Oliphant wrote:
Doesn't look like much is going on here lately. Is this project still running? I downloaded the client and have begun running it. Though I don't know if it's doing anything.


We're still going strong ... http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927

And, you should have a little F@H icon on your toolbar. Hover your mouse over it to see your progress on the current unit ...

Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:56 am
Author: Oliphant
It appears to be stuck at 0/900.

edit: nvm.

[03:07:20] Preparing to commence simulation
[03:07:20] - Ensuring status. Please wait.

Apparently what I lack is patience.
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:06 am
Author: Halden
As a Cancer survivor I figure this is worth a shot.

0/10000
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:47 am
Author: the_prussian
Woot! I'm folding! What a cool way to participate in something beneficial to society! Good job Stanford!
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:11 pm
Author: zombieconan
done. I made my username the same as my geek name.
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:44 pm
Author: Oliphant
zombieconan wrote:
done. I made my username the same as my geek name.


Neat! Me too. I'm at 18/900!
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:12 am
Author: catanstrophe
Hi all,

Hope this is still happenin', because I downloaded the software, just finished my first WU, and added my username to the Wiki!

Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:59 pm
Author: ramkitty
It appears we now have 1000 folders

I still dont know how to move up in the world but I am at 114/1000
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:07 am
Author: catanstrophe
ramkitty wrote:
It appears we now have 1000 folders

I still dont know how to move up in the world but I am at 114/1000


According to http://kakaostats.com/t.php?t=169927, we have 1190 participants. But if you select the "Active" filter at the top of the page, you'll see only 384 are active.
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:13 am
Author: Mohrlock
catanstrophe wrote:
Hi all,

Hope this is still happenin', because I downloaded the software, just finished my first WU, and added my username to the Wiki!



Certainly still running Catanstrophe. Geekgold clears at the start of the month. As per my earlier comments, make sure your stats on Stanford actually reflect that you have completed a WU before updating the Wiki to gain the mb microbadge, not just when your client says you have completed one. Can take up to 24 hours to reflect

After your first 10(?) WUs you should start getting a variety of them rather than just 250 & 1000 sized units.
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:58 am
Author: RenatoUCV
Hi I started the project yesterday, the initiative is very cool.
Congratulations.
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:20 pm
Author: Oliphant
Where can I go for some advice on this? My computer always gets about half way through and then switches to a new group. It's happened 3 different times so it never finishes a full set.
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:20 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Oliphant wrote:
Where can I go for some advice on this? My computer always gets about half way through and then switches to a new group. It's happened 3 different times so it never finishes a full set.


Are you talking about the progress on your client? Ie when it shows say "100/2500"? The Client has a tendency to show the WUs as if they are frozen, but in most cases the back end of a WU loads out really quick.

I ignore the client most of the time, check your F@H stats (right click on the client and view personal stats) to see where you are up to.

Bare in mind it takes a little while for the data to reflect on the stats page, but if your sure that it's crashing out on WUs and not loading the back half you may want to make sure you are giving full admin access to F@H. It may be requiring to use system process you have blocked.

Let me know how you go
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:26 am
Author: Mohrlock
Mohrlock wrote:

After your first 10(?) WUs you should start getting a variety of them rather than just 250 & 1000 sized units.


I perhaps should have been clearer on this. On Windows clients (may be same for Macs?) for both standard F@H as well as the GPU clients, which are almost identical, you need to right click and select "Configure".

Select the "Connection" tab and then check the box that refers to downloads larger than 10mb Voila, larger WUs after your first several. I kinda glazed over that, I'm a settings junkie when I get anything new (games, programs, hardware, etc.) so it's second nature to me
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:36 am
Author: Tsara
Joined 2 days ago. Have a decent few number of units complete already!

Now, I wait for the microbadge. ^_^

I really like this initiative too. I used to do SETI rather heavily years back. This is just like that, only for something more terrestrial.
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:41 am
Author: catanstrophe


Hey, how about that? Woo!

And I'm so proud that I've contributed 356 of those points...
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:45 am
Author: Oliphant
Tsara wrote:
Joined 2 days ago. Have a decent few number of units complete already!

Now, I wait for the microbadge. ^_^

I really like this initiative too. I used to do SETI rather heavily years back. This is just like that, only for something more terrestrial.


Yeah me too! Although.. I don't remember SETI being quite so taxing on the system resources. Mine take so long they expire before they are done!
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:02 am
Author: Oliphant
catanstrophe wrote:


Hey, how about that? Woo!

And I'm so proud that I've contributed 356 of those points...

That is great!
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:03 am
Author: Mohrlock
Your issues sorted, Ryan?
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:33 pm
Author: Oliphant
Mohrlock wrote:
Your issues sorted, Ryan?


No.. I got really close to finishing a 250.. then it deleted and started over as another 10,000. If I can't finish a 250 on time there's no way of doing a 10,000. Maybe I just need to not be doing this on my laptop.
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:08 am
Author: Mohrlock
Oliphant wrote:
Mohrlock wrote:
Your issues sorted, Ryan?


No.. I got really close to finishing a 250.. then it deleted and started over as another 10,000. If I can't finish a 250 on time there's no way of doing a 10,000. Maybe I just need to not be doing this on my laptop.


Do you use "Oliphant" as your username on F@H? I can have a look into what might be going on for you. If it's any reassurance though a new WU shouldn't start until the previous is completed. That's not to say your lappy isn't acting "hinky".
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:20 am
Author: Oliphant
Mohrlock wrote:
Oliphant wrote:
Mohrlock wrote:
Your issues sorted, Ryan?


No.. I got really close to finishing a 250.. then it deleted and started over as another 10,000. If I can't finish a 250 on time there's no way of doing a 10,000. Maybe I just need to not be doing this on my laptop.


Do you use "Oliphant" as your username on F@H? I can have a look into what might be going on for you. If it's any reassurance though a new WU shouldn't start until the previous is completed. That's not to say your lappy isn't acting "hinky".


Yeah.. it's the same name.

But check this out:

in my log I'll get almost done and it records something like this:

[17:47:35] Completed 205000 out of 250000 steps (82%)
[17:47:35] Unit 6's deadline (January 22 10:44) has passed.
[17:47:35] Going to interrupt core and move on to next unit...

And I never get credited for it because I always miss the deadline.

But once this happened:

[02:28:34] Completed 6800000 out of 10000000 steps (68%)
[03:11:39] Completed 6900000 out of 10000000 steps (69%)
[03:36:55] + Working...
[03:54:54] Completed 7000000 out of 10000000 steps (70%)
[04:17:07] CoreStatus = 1 (1)
[04:17:07] Sending work to server
[04:17:07] Project: 10083 (Run 3, Clone 18, Gen 66)
[04:17:07] - Error: Could not get length of results file work/wuresults_02.dat
[04:17:07] - Error: Could not read unit 02 file. Removing from queue.
[04:17:07] - Preparing to get new work unit...

I have no idea.. but that was a lot of work for my poor lappy.

Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:31 am
Author: Mohrlock
*puts on thinking cap* I'll look over some of my old logs, but sounds like your lappy certainly is acting up.

Mind sharing a little more info for me? OS (and service pack if Windows), Processor & RAM, Graphics Card make/model (only if using F@H GPU).

Might be a redundant question, but have you tried re-installing F@H or ran a Defrag lately? It sounds like minor error in bytes just looking at the errors you are having; which I'd point towards either the program itself or your harddrive.
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:22 am
Author: pmbrill77
Uploaded client and waited until I had 3 WUs done before adding to the wiki page. (I wanted to be sure some stats were reflected.)

I used to do SETI and still support their efforts, but F@H seems much more 'useful'!

Is there somewhere that I should request the mb?

Thanks,

Paul B
MSG, USA
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:38 pm
Author: Mohrlock
pmbrill77 wrote:
Uploaded client and waited until I had 3 WUs done before adding to the wiki page. (I wanted to be sure some stats were reflected.)

I used to do SETI and still support their efforts, but F@H seems much more 'useful'!

Is there somewhere that I should request the mb?

Thanks,

Paul B
MSG, USA


Welcome to Team Geekdō! You will receive the badge soon and updating the Wiki is all you need to do. I think it should come at the normal start-of-the-month rollout when GG is sent out.

When you hit 50k though you can head to http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/515588/copper-badge to request your F@H Copper Badge

*Multiple edits: Links hate me
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:02 am
Author: pmbrill77
Sweet!

I will sit here patienly folding.

What is the GG for?

Paul B
MSG, USA
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:12 am
Author: Mohrlock
For joining the Team Geekdō F@H team each month, at the start of the month, you'll get sent out 1-10GG for your efforts. This is based of your points/WUs achieved in the month previous in comparison to other members efforts for that same month.

I average about 6-8GG a month for my folding efforts
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:19 am
Author: pmbrill77

Well, that is one GG a month for me then! shake
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:27 am
Author: Mohrlock
You'd be surprised actually. Even on months where I've only been able to sporadically run one of the shells (the standard app, not the GPU client) on one machine I've still came away with 6GG

I look at it as a nice little reminder each month that you're doing something beneficial And every month or so get to reward yourself with a new Microbadge
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:20 am
Author: pmbrill77
I look forward to both the microbadge and the reminder, then.
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:37 pm
Author: Geddon
Hello all, I haven't received any GG since November for this. Is this normal? I don't want to pester or bother anyone but I'm not sure if I've somehow been 'logged out' of my FAH profile or something. Its still running on my PC (almost constantly) but I've noticed that it says "Username: Anonymous(team0)". I'm not sure if its always been like that.
Anyhoo, I'll keep folding because its for a good cause, and thanks in advance for any tips or advice!
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:47 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Geddon wrote:
Hello all, I haven't received any GG since November for this. Is this normal? I don't want to pester or bother anyone but I'm not sure if I've somehow been 'logged out' of my FAH profile or something. Its still running on my PC (almost constantly) but I've noticed that it says "Username: Anonymous(team0)". I'm not sure if its always been like that.
Anyhoo, I'll keep folding because its for a good cause, and thanks in advance for any tips or advice!


Make sure you re-update your Username (Perhaps to Geddon, unless you used something different) and put in the Team Geekdo team number (169927) again.

Not sure how it would've wiped your details, but the sooner your details are back in the sooner you'll start getting GG again Check the Wiki as well to check that your username is still there (or perhaps for your previous one).
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:53 pm
Author: Geddon
Thanks for the reply. Dumb question, how do I update my details? My username is Geddon but its been so long since I started FAH that I've completely forgotten how to 'log in'. I'll go and have a look now so I'm not clogging up this forum with these silly questions!

Edit- I've just looked at my stats, and its says the date of my last WU is "none", and that I haven't been active during at least the last 50 days. Not sure how its happened that I've been logged out because my stats also say that I'm still part of Team Geekdo. It just seems that the WU's that I'm currently working on are not associated with my FAH profile. Hmm, weird.
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Author: Mohrlock
With your details cleared the app still runs. Some people are still happy just to run it anonymously so it doesn't think there's anything wrong.

You're still part of Team Geekdō because previously you did have the details in correctly, so it still reflects any previous stats that you had gained.

As for "re logging in" there's good & bad news, depending on your end. If you didn't choose to create your own encryption key you can just put in your name again (once again; I assume it's "Geddon") and your team (169927).

If you did choose an encryption key & you haven't got the details anywhere (it will give you an error trying to use the Username if this is the case when you go to load the app after saving details) then you'll have to choose a new username.

If the latter turns out to be what you have to do, just update your details on the Wiki to change the username for F@H and match it to your BGG username to make sure you still get your GG for contributions to Team Geekdō. (Edit: URL for Wiki; http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home? )

But before you going doing the above I'd perhaps suggest heading to the Stanford page to see if there is a new version of the client that you use to download; http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:48 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
Geddon wrote:
Thanks for the reply. Dumb question, how do I update my details? My username is Geddon but its been so long since I started FAH that I've completely forgotten how to 'log in'. I'll go and have a look now so I'm not clogging up this forum with these silly questions!

Edit- I've just looked at my stats, and its says the date of my last WU is "none", and that I haven't been active during at least the last 50 days. Not sure how its happened that I've been logged out because my stats also say that I'm still part of Team Geekdo. It just seems that the WU's that I'm currently working on are not associated with my FAH profile. Hmm, weird.


This may be teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, but were you asking a question to which this is the answer:

Right click on the FaH icon (this sits on the right hand side, near to the clock, on my system, but obviously this may be different on others!). Click on Configure, which brings up a dialogue box. Enter your name and team number in the boxes. This associates the folding you're doing with your username. I'm not sure if you have to have this information entered when you download a unit for it to count, but at worst you'll start being credited the next time you start one.
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:46 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Ed_the_Red wrote:
Geddon wrote:
I've completely forgotten how to 'log in'. I'll go and have a look now so I'm not clogging up this forum with these silly questions!


...but were you asking a question to which this is the answer:


Haha nice one, Ed I completely glazed over that little detail!
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:26 pm
Author: mogrix
I read the wiki and can't figure out how to credit for folding (if i'm even doing it right), or to tell if i've even gotten started

I downloaded the Client and the "Configure" Window popped up.

I put in my Username (Mogrix) and Team Number (169927) and left Passkey Blank and clicked ok.

Anytime i try to view my "User Statistic"s or my progress so far it always says 0% complete or a blank page.

It's been running for like 2 hours.

Can someone point me to a "hold your hand" guide or help me get started please?
Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:27 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Statistics don't show progress; only completed Work Units (WUs). I'm assuming you've only just started and chances are you haven't finished your first WU.

Stats update once every 24hrs so if you have completed a WU then it may not be reflecting. Once your F@H stats are showing that you have completed one WU (at least) follow the link above to the Wiki and update it to show you have completed WU and awaiting Microbadge.

Your stats will show soon; WUs can take as long as a few days on some PCs to complete even for small WUs. Patience & perserverance, any more problems head back here
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:54 am
Author: mogrix
Thanks for the help. Yes, i just started only a few hours ago.

But as far as "registering" -- me just putting in my user name and Team number, leaving the Passkey blank and clicking ok is all i needed to do, then just let it run?

I'll continue to run it and see how things go. Even if i don't get credit at least i'm helping the cause.
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:16 am
Author: pmbrill77
If you mouse over the F@H icon in your system tray you should get something like:

CPU - F@H: Working (xxx/250)


The xxx should increment over time.
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:32 am
Author: Mohrlock
mogrix wrote:
Thanks for the help. Yes, i just started only a few hours ago.

But as far as "registering" -- me just putting in my user name and Team number, leaving the Passkey blank and clicking ok is all i needed to do, then just let it run?

I'll continue to run it and see how things go. Even if i don't get credit at least i'm helping the cause.


On the app side of things, yes. But you also need to update the Wiki (sorry on phone, look a few posts back of mine or goto original post on this thread for it).

Once you've updated the Wiki you'll start earning your Geekgold monthly
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:52 am
Author: Geddon
Ed_the_Red wrote:

Right click on the FaH icon (this sits on the right hand side, near to the clock, on my system, but obviously this may be different on others!).


I don't have an icon on my taskbar, and even on the FAH window there is no option to 'configure'. I've also uninstalled FAH and re-installed the latest version, but when I open the program it still says "username: anonymous(team 0)".
Can I now blame Windows Vista?
Anyway thanks for the help, I'll keep running FAH because the results are more important than the GG, but the GG is nice too.
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:55 pm
Author: Geddon
YAY! I'm back (I think)!

Dunno what I did really, just started unzipping files and messing around. Thanks for the help (and the GG tip)
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:41 pm
Author: pmbrill77
Geddon wrote:
Can I now blame Windows Vista?

Never hesitate to blame Vista!
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:57 pm
Author: mogrix
Can someone please tell me why this page is blank?

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&t...

even though i've completed at minimum 1 WU(s) thus far. its been 3 days since i've started.
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:37 pm
Author: Pone4games
Being somewhat new to folding myself, my only humble recommendation is to double check your folding username and make sure you are with Team Geekdo, 169927.

Just completed my 6th WU...and making progress for the team!
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:03 pm
Author: mogrix
Pone4games wrote:
Being somewhat new to folding myself, my only humble recommendation is to double check your folding username and make sure you are with Team Geekdo, 169927.

Just completed my 6th WU...and making progress for the team!


All i did when i Downloaded the client was type in my username in the configure option from the client under the "User" Tab. then clicked ok.

Is this all i needed to do to "register"?
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:11 pm
Author: salish99
Dear enthusiastic folders.

May I recommend trying this folding game in parallel to the F@H CPU folding we are so successfully doing:


Play a videogame for science, join the BGG/VGG/RPGGG Geekdo team (and get an award microbadge)

Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:08 pm
Author: Mohrlock
mogrix wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
Being somewhat new to folding myself, my only humble recommendation is to double check your folding username and make sure you are with Team Geekdo, 169927.

Just completed my 6th WU...and making progress for the team!


All i did when i Downloaded the client was type in my username in the configure option from the client under the "User" Tab. then clicked ok.

Is this all i needed to do to "register"?


You also needed to make sure you added in the Team number, as Pone4games had stated previously. It should be on the same page as where you put in your username under preferences
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:34 am
Author: mogrix
Quote:
You also needed to make sure you added in the Team number, as Mogrix had stated previously. It should be on the same page as where you put in your username under preferences


Yeah, i also added in the Team Geekdo number, 169927.

UPDATE:Sometime between my last post and now, It's finally showing my contributions to the team.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:33 am
Author: Mohrlock
mogrix wrote:
Yeah, i also added in the Team Geekdo number, 169927.

UPDATE:Sometime between my last post and now, It's finally showing my contributions to the team.



Great to hear I've said it a few times before, but the stats can take a while to reflect.

From what it appears the first time that someone starts using F@H I think it may take longer for the data to sort in their databases at Stanford to recognize new users. I believe linking data to existing users already acknowledged in their database is alot easier to marry "x" WUs to "y" user
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:56 am
Author: mogrix
Quote:
From what it appears the first time that someone starts using F@H I think it may take longer for the data to sort in their databases at Stanford to recognize new users. I believe linking data to existing users already acknowledged in their database is alot easier to marry "x" WUs to "y" user


I think you're correct in the time difference between updating new users information and updating established accounts. Took 3 days in my experience as a new user, (or maybe b/c it's the weekend?) but at least its in there.

I appreciate everyone's help.
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:49 am
Author: godunow
Hi,

I have joined yesterday, just finishing my first WU, but I am unable to see anything on wiki page:
http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home

I have gone back in history to find out if I can see any of older versions of that page, and I've gone pretty far back:

16:22:55 - November 22 2010 jmilum
16:22:41 - November 22 2010 mathguy6189

I can see the older of the revisions, but not the other one.

I guess I'm only one having this problem ?

(I'm using chrome browser btw).
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:20 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Just loaded up on my Galaxy Tab's browser and it is blank :/ Hopefully not a screw up from whomever last editted it and shall all be back to normal soon
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:50 pm
Author: godunow
Some good soul fixed that. Thank you!
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:23 am
Author: vantageGT
Signed up!

First work unit completed, but my log file has a ton of entries showing failed attempts to download new work. Is that typical?
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:40 am
Author: Mohrlock
It can be seen as normal, Justin. I wouldn't worry too much but might be a good idea to check through all your settings & preferences for optimal performance
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:58 am
Author: Macabee
Mohrlock wrote:
Just loaded up on my Galaxy Tab's browser and it is blank :/ Hopefully not a screw up from whomever last editted it and shall all be back to normal soon


It's dead for me too.
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:53 pm
Author: pmbrill77

yup, blank page for me as well.
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:27 pm
Author: Mishulo
blank page for me as well.
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:56 pm
Author: Pone4games
Ditto. gulp
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:24 pm
Author: Pone4games
Just checked the wiki page again a few minutes ago and looks like it's back....for now! arrrh

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Author: arnbold
Ok, so I've heard about FAH.

I've read more about it - done.

I've found FAH's BBG group (not a surprise, after finding kiva.org group here) - done.

I've registered and joined BBG on FAH - done.

First few WU completed - done.

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home - fail (blank page)
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:54 pm
Author: LudesFactor
arnbold wrote:
Ok, so I've heard about FAH.

I've read more about it - done.

I've found FAH's BBG group (not a surprise, after finding kiva.org group here) - done.

I've registered and joined BBG on FAH - done.

First few WU completed - done.

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home - fail (blank page)


Yeah, no one seems to know what happened to that ... there's a thread about it in the FAH Guild forums. If you don't get any geekgold on or about the first of August, contact Stelio.

And welcome aboard!

Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:20 pm
Author: knatebaker
Gladly trying this out on the PS3
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:34 pm
Author: Pone4games
arnbold wrote:
Ok, so I've heard about FAH.

I've read more about it - done.

I've found FAH's BBG group (not a surprise, after finding kiva.org group here) - done.

I've registered and joined BBG on FAH - done.

First few WU completed - done.

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home - fail (blank page)


If you go to the Folding home wiki page, click edit, and you will see the page in the editor. Don't know why you can't see it otherwise, but you can add yourself as a new user and member there until it gets fixed.
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:35 pm
Author: arnbold
@LudesFactor @Pone4games
Thanks guys! Now I can focus only on watching progress bars on my FAHControl
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:47 pm
Author: Pone4games
arnbold wrote:
@LudesFactor @Pone4games
Thanks guys! Now I can focus only on watching progress bars on my FAHControl


Welcome to the team! cool
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:56 pm
Author: wysire
Okay! I've been looking at this for a while but couldn't participate from China. I now have a new computer at the office and I've signed up!

I'm wysire there too and am on the team!
Wed Aug 8, 2012 4:37 pm
Author: Pone4games
wysire wrote:
Okay! I've been looking at this for a while but couldn't participate from China. I now have a new computer at the office and I've signed up!

I'm wysire there too and am on the team!


Welcome to the team! Tis a noble and worthy cause needless to say! cool
Wed Aug 8, 2012 10:38 pm
Author: jondigman
Okay, I finished my first one, and tried to join the guild. I found the "edit" post...but can someone check if I actually did it correctly.

Thanks.
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:19 pm
Author: Pone4games
jondigman wrote:
Okay, I finished my first one, and tried to join the guild. I found the "edit" post...but can someone check if I actually did it correctly.

Thanks.


Hello, you placed yourself under the 0 WU listing. I have moved you to the ===Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)=== category. Welcome to our invisible guild!
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:11 pm
Author: jondigman
Pone4games wrote:
jondigman wrote:
Okay, I finished my first one, and tried to join the guild. I found the "edit" post...but can someone check if I actually did it correctly.

Thanks.


Hello, you placed yourself under the 0 WU listing. I have moved you to the ===Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)=== category. Welcome to our invisible guild!


Thanks
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:59 pm
Author: wysire
Pone4games wrote:
jondigman wrote:
Okay, I finished my first one, and tried to join the guild. I found the "edit" post...but can someone check if I actually did it correctly.

Thanks.


Hello, you placed yourself under the 0 WU listing. I have moved you to the ===Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)=== category. Welcome to our invisible guild!


How in the world...are you able to do that?? (See the invisible wiki page, I mean)
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:43 pm
Author: Pone4games
wysire wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
jondigman wrote:
Okay, I finished my first one, and tried to join the guild. I found the "edit" post...but can someone check if I actually did it correctly.

Thanks.


Hello, you placed yourself under the 0 WU listing. I have moved you to the ===Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)=== category. Welcome to our invisible guild!


How in the world...are you able to do that?? (See the invisible wiki page, I mean)


Well, I would say it's magic, but in reality you just need to click the "edit" button on the wiki page and you will see the entire guild page! ninja
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:46 pm
Author: wysire
Pone4games wrote:
wysire wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
jondigman wrote:
Okay, I finished my first one, and tried to join the guild. I found the "edit" post...but can someone check if I actually did it correctly.

Thanks.


Hello, you placed yourself under the 0 WU listing. I have moved you to the ===Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)=== category. Welcome to our invisible guild!


How in the world...are you able to do that?? (See the invisible wiki page, I mean)


Well, I would say it's magic, but in reality you just need to click the "edit" button on the wiki page and you will see the entire guild page! ninja


duh....what a dork I am. thanks

edit - I'm in, thanks! ninja
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:55 pm
Author: Soeverein
I joined yesterday. Did Folding@Home long time in the past, but hadn't reinstalled it recently. Now it's back though
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:28 pm
Author: Gmaal
Joined up yesterday (I think). If someone could confirm I've done it successfully I would be grateful!
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:28 am
Author: Mohrlock
Gmaal wrote:
Joined up yesterday (I think). If someone could confirm I've done it successfully I would be grateful!


What is your username with F@H? Nothing will be visible until you complete your first Work Unit (WU). Geekmail once you have finished your first and can check into it for you
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:36 am
Author: Gmaal
username is GMaal there too. Problem is I'm running the Mac client, which doesn't seem to have any progress information - so I'm not quite sure how I'd know when a WU is complete!
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:59 pm
Author: Mohrlock
Not familiar with the Mac client, but I can keep an eye out for you popping up with a completed WU
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:55 pm
Author: industrial strength
Just signed up under "Industrial_Strength". My computer stays on all the time, so hopefully it will get more work done than I do.
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:09 pm
Author: Gmaal
Mohrlock wrote:
Not familiar with the Mac client, but I can keep an eye out for you popping up with a completed WU


Thank you!
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:58 pm
Author: Gmaal
Right - finally found a log file that showed two days worth of failed connections Uninstalled, and installed beta of newest client - much more promising - I think we're on the way!
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:51 pm
Author: Pone4games
Welcome aboard new guild members! Good to see new faces (or folders) in the ranks!
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:54 pm
Author: eapeas
I joined yesterday and started up last night. Same name here and there.


How can you determine the amount of points accumulated?
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:43 pm
Author: Pone4games
eapeas wrote:
I joined yesterday and started up last night. Same name here and there.


How can you determine the amount of points accumulated?


On a PC in the lower right-hand corner of the screen should be small folding icon in the task bar (may be hidden and you will have to click the small "up arrow/triangle" in it's place hiding all the icons) that you can right-click on and from the resulting menu look at the current proteins progress, your individual points, as well as your potential ranking in the team. This last one may take a little time as you have to compete a number of folds before you can break into the top 500.

Some proteins will take quite some time to complete so a bit of patience will be required

Hope this helps and makes sense!

edits: clarity and grammar
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:54 pm
Author: Jpwoo
wow we are close to the top 50 teams!
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 am
Author: eapeas
Pone4games wrote:
eapeas wrote:
I joined yesterday and started up last night. Same name here and there.


How can you determine the amount of points accumulated?


On a PC in the lower right-hand corner of the screen should be small folding icon in the task bar (may be hidden and you will have to click the small "up arrow/triangle" in it's place hiding all the icons) that you can right-click on and from the resulting menu look at the current proteins progress, your individual points, as well as your potential ranking in the team. This last one may take a little time as you have to compete a number of folds before you can break into the top 500.

Some proteins will take quite some time to complete so a bit of patience will be required

Hope this helps and makes sense!

edits: clarity and grammar


Thanks, but not quite seeing the points and ranking part... Or is it the Credit number or the PPD?
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:03 am
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
eapeas wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
eapeas wrote:
I joined yesterday and started up last night. Same name here and there.


How can you determine the amount of points accumulated?


On a PC in the lower right-hand corner of the screen should be small folding icon in the task bar (may be hidden and you will have to click the small "up arrow/triangle" in it's place hiding all the icons) that you can right-click on and from the resulting menu look at the current proteins progress, your individual points, as well as your potential ranking in the team. This last one may take a little time as you have to compete a number of folds before you can break into the top 500.

Some proteins will take quite some time to complete so a bit of patience will be required

Hope this helps and makes sense!

edits: clarity and grammar


Thanks, but not quite seeing the points and ranking part... Or is it the Credit number or the PPD?
PPD = points per day.

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u...
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:47 am
Author: Pone4games
eapeas wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
eapeas wrote:
I joined yesterday and started up last night. Same name here and there.


How can you determine the amount of points accumulated?


On a PC in the lower right-hand corner of the screen should be small folding icon in the task bar (may be hidden and you will have to click the small "up arrow/triangle" in it's place hiding all the icons) that you can right-click on and from the resulting menu look at the current proteins progress, your individual points, as well as your potential ranking in the team. This last one may take a little time as you have to compete a number of folds before you can break into the top 500.

Some proteins will take quite some time to complete so a bit of patience will be required

Hope this helps and makes sense!

edits: clarity and grammar


Thanks, but not quite seeing the points and ranking part... Or is it the Credit number or the PPD?


Here is the team's ranking URL;
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&t...

Here is your progress;
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&t...

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:13 pm
Author: eapeas
Sweet, thanks, y'all!
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:14 pm
Author: T0m4S
I just joined in!

I added myself to the list on the wiki, I really expect to get a WU quickly!
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:46 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
eapeas wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
eapeas wrote:
I joined yesterday and started up last night. Same name here and there.


How can you determine the amount of points accumulated?


On a PC in the lower right-hand corner of the screen should be small folding icon in the task bar (may be hidden and you will have to click the small "up arrow/triangle" in it's place hiding all the icons) that you can right-click on and from the resulting menu look at the current proteins progress, your individual points, as well as your potential ranking in the team. This last one may take a little time as you have to compete a number of folds before you can break into the top 500.

Some proteins will take quite some time to complete so a bit of patience will be required

Hope this helps and makes sense!

edits: clarity and grammar


Thanks, but not quite seeing the points and ranking part... Or is it the Credit number or the PPD?
PPD = points per day.

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u...
Given up already?
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:48 pm
Author: realnewton
Joined! I added myself also to the wiki in the newbies section.
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:32 pm
Author: T0m4S
And I got my first WU
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:25 pm
Author: realnewton
Ok! I deleted myself from the wiki list, as I had my first 2 WU and the Geekgold of October was granted. Let's fold!
Thu Nov 1, 2012 11:22 am
Author: Pone4games
realnewton wrote:
Ok! I deleted myself from the wiki list, as I had my first 2 WU and the Geekgold of October was granted. Let's fold!


I hope you added yourself to the main the folding list (for those that have completed at least 1 WU)!
Thu Nov 1, 2012 12:08 pm
Author: realnewton
Pone4games wrote:
realnewton wrote:
Ok! I deleted myself from the wiki list, as I had my first 2 WU and the Geekgold of October was granted. Let's fold!


I hope you added yourself to the main the folding list (for those that have completed at least 1 WU)!


I've been already granted with the microbadge. Should I put myself in the main folding list? (which I understand that it is the Need microbadge list...)
Thu Nov 1, 2012 9:32 pm
Author: Pone4games
realnewton wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
realnewton wrote:
Ok! I deleted myself from the wiki list, as I had my first 2 WU and the Geekgold of October was granted. Let's fold!


I hope you added yourself to the main the folding list (for those that have completed at least 1 WU)!


I've been already granted with the microbadge. Should I put myself in the main folding list? (which I understand that it is the Need microbadge list...)


A little further down. You'll see the rest of us listed there for posterity. Not required to be a folder, but not a bad thing to be on the team list!

Egad! The wiki has been mostly deleted and the member list is gone! Can an admin restore this?

On a positive note the wiki is visible again! shake

Edit: Geek mail sent to admin.
Thu Nov 1, 2012 10:33 pm
Author: berserkley
Ok, I've joined! Where's my gg and microbadge?


I kid! This looks like fun, and it's for a great cause. My Aunt Terry is suffering from dementia. Maybe my tiny contribution can help towards a cure. No one should have to go through that.
Thu Nov 1, 2012 11:23 pm
Author: Uneyed
My antivrus squashed the .exe as soon as it hit my PC.

Downloaded from here: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage

This is legit?
Fri Nov 2, 2012 12:02 am
Author: T0m4S
Uneyed wrote:
My antivrus squashed the .exe as soon as it hit my PC.

Downloaded from here: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage

This is legit?
Yes, it's the official site. I had no problems whatsoever with my antivirus (Avast). Which one are you using?
Fri Nov 2, 2012 11:38 am
Author: Pone4games
Added in the "Received Microbadge and have completed at least 1 WU" listing to the wiki. Sent a note to our Folding admin to see if the complete member list could be added back, but until then at least this is a start (or re-start as we have over a 1000 contributors). shake

http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Folding@Home?
Fri Nov 2, 2012 12:22 pm
Author: Impy
Just added me to "Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)".
Can I run several PS3s and a PC on the same account?
Fri Nov 2, 2012 1:39 pm
Author: AnnuverScotinExile
Impy wrote:
Just added me to "Need Microbadge (have at least 1 WU)".
Can I run several PS3s and a PC on the same account?
Yup. The more the merrier.
Fri Nov 2, 2012 1:50 pm
Author: Impy
AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
Yup. The more the merrier.


Hm, but am I right that there's no possibility to support the project via PS3 anymore? Seems it has been terminated...

Yes, I think this possibility is not given anymore. Too bad, as my PS3 could have run much longer with much more processing power...
Fri Nov 2, 2012 1:56 pm
Author: pmbrill77
Pone4games wrote:
Added in the "Received Microbadge and have completed at least 1 WU" listing to the wiki. Sent a note to our Folding admin to see if the complete member list could be added back, but until then at least this is a start (or re-start as we have over a 1000 contributors). shake


Re-added mine to the re-started list.
Two down, approx. 998 to go.
Fri Nov 2, 2012 6:22 pm
Author: pakos13
i downloaded the software loged in with a username same as here(pakos13)
used this teams number as my group, opened the programe and now it is running.
What should i do next?
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:43 pm
Author: Pone4games
pakos13 wrote:
i downloaded the software loged in with a username same as here(pakos13)
used this teams number as my group, opened the programe and now it is running.
What should i do next?


You're pretty much all set. Once you complete your first WU unit you will be eligible for the microbadge. You can add yourself to the Folding@home wiki page if you like (link is available in an above earlier post). If you don't receive your microbadge within a week of your first completed WU just post back here. Welcome to a worthy cause!
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:54 pm
Author: pakos13
Pone4games wrote:
pakos13 wrote:
i downloaded the software loged in with a username same as here(pakos13)
used this teams number as my group, opened the programe and now it is running.
What should i do next?


You're pretty much all set. Once you complete your first WU unit you will be eligible for the microbadge. You can add yourself to the Folding@home wiki page if you like (link is available in an above earlier post). If you don't receive your microbadge within a week of your first completed WU just post back here. Welcome to a worthy cause!


Thank you for the wellcome!
i believe that two WU have been completed already but i do not know how to see how many i have completed!
I am a noob in such instances...blush
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:16 am
Author: industrial strength
Find the little icon for the program in your task bar in the lower right corner of your screen (providing you are using Windows with default settings). Right click on the icon and select "user statistics". This will open up a browser window with your statistics.
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:01 am
Author: Pone4games
pakos13 wrote:
Pone4games wrote:
pakos13 wrote:
i downloaded the software loged in with a username same as here(pakos13)
used this teams number as my group, opened the programe and now it is running.
What should i do next?


You're pretty much all set. Once you complete your first WU unit you will be eligible for the microbadge. You can add yourself to the Folding@home wiki page if you like (link is available in an above earlier post). If you don't receive your microbadge within a week of your first completed WU just post back here. Welcome to a worthy cause!


Thank you for the wellcome!
i believe that two WU have been completed already but i do not know how to see how many i have completed!
I am a noob in such instances...blush


Here is the URL to see your completed WUs;

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&t...

Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:03 pm
Author: Pone4games
Here is the URL for the BGG team statistics top 1000 contributors.

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&t...

Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:07 pm
Author: pakos13
thank you!!!i managed to reach 883 place!!nice!!i am so glad i have managed to help and i will continue doing so!!
This is an amazing thing!
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:44 am
Author: nycavri
Been successfully folding for quite a while now, but today I am getting a new message. A hover over the icon shows "Attempting to get work packet" and a click on my log file shows a whole string of:

[13:40:36] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[13:40:36] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[13:40:36] - Attempt #24 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.

Suggestions?
Thu Feb 7, 2013 2:46 pm
Author: Gmaal
Check for client updates? I had this problem running the older (so called 'stable') version of the mac client - and moving to the beta of the newest version solved it... Just a shot in the dark though.
Thu Feb 7, 2013 10:46 pm
Author: Pone4games
nycavri wrote:
Been successfully folding for quite a while now, but today I am getting a new message. A hover over the icon shows "Attempting to get work packet" and a click on my log file shows a whole string of:

[13:40:36] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[13:40:36] + Couldn't get work instructions.
[13:40:36] - Attempt #24 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.

Suggestions?


I've also only seen this occur with older versions of the folding software, especially on the Mac.
Thu Feb 7, 2013 10:55 pm
Author: asgar
Just wanted to say hi. I'm joining in with my office PC. My first WU is at 10%.
Thu Feb 7, 2013 11:02 pm
Author: Pone4games
asgar wrote:
Just wanted to say hi. I'm joining in with my office PC. My first WU is at 10%.


Welcome aboard!
Thu Feb 7, 2013 11:03 pm
Author: nycavri
Thanks for the suggestions, all. I'm going to uninstall / reinstall the latest client and see. That said, I'm running a PC not a Mac, so fingers crossed . . .
Fri Feb 8, 2013 3:18 pm
Author: nartie
I've joined in. I've added my name to the wiki.
Fri Feb 8, 2013 6:38 pm
Author: nycavri
nycavri wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions, all. I'm going to uninstall / reinstall the latest client and see. That said, I'm running a PC not a Mac, so fingers crossed . . .


Reinstalled 6.xx to the same (non)effect so now have 7.xx running. I'm remembering how I ended up with the earlier client to start with - I can't tell if this one is running . . .

The 6.xx icon gave a count (eg. 225/250) but 7.xx just says "Folding Active". Clicking through to "Web Control" ends up with a hung browser, and "Protein Viewer" still shows 0% progress . . .

*sigh*

Unless anyone can tell me something obvious I'm missing, I guess I should just leave it alone until I get my new computer, hopefully next week.
Fri Feb 8, 2013 7:02 pm
Author: asgar
Pone4games wrote:
Welcome aboard!


Thanks!

1st Work Unit completed
Fri Feb 8, 2013 7:22 pm
Author: Pone4games
nartie wrote:
I've joined in. I've added my name to the wiki.


Welcome!
Fri Feb 8, 2013 10:35 pm
Author: Pone4games
nycavri wrote:
nycavri wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions, all. I'm going to uninstall / reinstall the latest client and see. That said, I'm running a PC not a Mac, so fingers crossed . . .


Reinstalled 6.xx to the same (non)effect so now have 7.xx running. I'm remembering how I ended up with the earlier client to start with - I can't tell if this one is running . . .

The 6.xx icon gave a count (eg. 225/250) but 7.xx just says "Folding Active". Clicking through to "Web Control" ends up with a hung browser, and "Protein Viewer" still shows 0% progress . . .

*sigh*

Unless anyone can tell me something obvious I'm missing, I guess I should just leave it alone until I get my new computer, hopefully next week.


Sorry to hear about the troubles, but it could be any number of things. There is just not enough information (operating system, network configuration, etc.) to make a guess of what could be wrong.

Hopefully your new computer will solve this issue! Best of luck!
Fri Feb 8, 2013 10:41 pm
Author: aquillo
Joined up now and completed my 1st WU
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:05 am
Author: Pone4games
aquillo wrote:
Joined up now and completed my 1st WU


Welcome! Always good to see new faces and contributors!
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:08 pm
Author: Chuke95
Hi everybody !

joined the team some time ago and didn't post here, so it's done !

my folding@home username is the same as here (Chuke95) and 7 WU completed so far
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:49 pm
Author: Chuke95
hi !

i have a question... i have another PC and want to install Folding@Home on it to contribute more.
So i log with the same username and key or i need to create another account ????
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:40 pm
Author: Falzir
Chuke95 wrote:
hi !

i have a question... i have another PC and want to install Folding@Home on it to contribute more.
So i log with the same username and key or i need to create another account ????


Yes, same username, same key, and your points will be added up automatically...
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:10 pm
Author: Chuke95
ok i will do that thx
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:33 am
Author: Chaosmaster
So, I've been doing this for a bit, finally got around to posting (after dealing with work, then a sudden realization that my PC needs more cooling power if I'm going to fold all day) I'm at like 99 WU and 440,000 points.
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:43 am
Author: Advocator
Maybe I missed it in a different thread, but we hit 1,000,000 sometime over the past couple days!
http://fah-web2.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&...
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:49 am
Author: Gmaal
Does that mean we all get 1,000,000 GG bonus?
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:40 am
Author: HilkMAN
Ahem. 1,000,000,000, right?
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:21 pm
Author: Gmaal
Sure, if you want to give me an extra 999,000,000 who am I to complain!
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:48 pm
Author: Advocator
Doh, yes. We surpassed 1,000,000,000.
Wed May 1, 2013 2:37 am
Author: mattimeo84
Just completed my second work unit! WoHOO!

Plus here is BGG's scores:
Grand Score 1996014802
Work Unit Count 1202393
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 34 of 219341
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:04 pm
Author: Macabee
mattimeo84 wrote:
Just completed my second work unit! WoHOO!

Plus here is BGG's scores:
Grand Score 1996014802
Work Unit Count 1202393
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 34 of 219341


Hey, Gratz, and thanks! Check out the Team Geekdō , there's lots of useful information there and on the boards.
Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Author: HilkMAN
I am back on board as well - bought a new computer last month and had forgotten to install the client. D'oh!
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:20 pm
Author: bschremp
I do not know why it took me so long to join the team....
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:24 pm
Author: luvmywife
Just joined. . .
Question: Will the FAH work when your computer goes into power saving mode (sleep, hybernate, screen saver pops up after 2 minutes of non-activity, etc.?)
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:54 pm
Author: Macabee
luvmywife wrote:
Just joined. . .
Question: Will the FAH work when your computer goes into power saving mode (sleep, hybernate, screen saver pops up after 2 minutes of non-activity, etc.?)


No. Number crunching cannot happen in Suspend or Hibernate modes. Screensavers don't matter, especially when you use the F@H screensaver.
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:09 pm
Author: ultramafic
I joined back in the end of June. So even a miserable prick like me can do some good. Yay!
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:53 pm
Author: tankgrlnz
I've only just found out about the project this morning but am very grateful I did .. After a little reading up on it I installed and am now already working away on the 3rd WU of the day meeple

Happy to contribute as part of the BGG team!
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:24 am
Author: Ed_the_Red
tankgrlnz wrote:
I've only just found out about the project this morning but am very grateful I did .. After a little reading up on it I installed and am now already working away on the 3rd WU of the day meeple

Happy to contribute as part of the BGG team!


Welcome!

3 in one day? It takes me all month to do one!
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:53 am
Author: mattimeo84
Ed_the_Red wrote:
tankgrlnz wrote:
I've only just found out about the project this morning but am very grateful I did .. After a little reading up on it I installed and am now already working away on the 3rd WU of the day meeple

Happy to contribute as part of the BGG team!


Welcome!

3 in one day? It takes me all month to do one!

I took me a month and a half do do the first one, and then i did two the next day after that. It's crazy that sometimes it takes a long time and other times less than a day
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:35 pm
Author: Wind Lane
It could be how their software tests what your setup can do. Give you one big one with no deadline to gage things, than give the smaller ones that have time limits.
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:43 pm
Author: Ed_the_Red
Just looked at my FaH stats, and noticed that it was saying that my last WU was more than a year ago, which I know isn't right! Should I do anything (and if so what) or does this not matter ie the user page is inaccurate?
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:28 am
Author: Macabee
Update your software to the latest release. That might solve the problem.
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:50 pm