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GeekHack Folding@Home
« on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 09:44:53 »
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Team Number: 224030
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Download Page: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage
Supported Platforms: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux

Create an Identity: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py
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The folding@home stats site seems to be performing maintenance, i promise the links are valid just give it some time to come back up

edit: Boost or Mod, can you place this information in the OP, thank you

« Last Edit: Sun, 10 March 2013, 18:23:50 by boost »
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 09:46:48 »
Maybe it's just me but the link is broken

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 09:48:09 »
Maybe it's just me but the link is broken


SNAP!!!!!!!!! That wasn't suppose to be there -_-

Fixed!
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 09:55:00 »
IIRC, WFD does number crunching like this all the time.

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 09:59:02 »
It's been a decade since I've last done folding@home... I imagine a lot more crunching can ben done per hour now days.  I think I have a couple computers at home that could contribute.  Only if there's a leaderboard for our group. ;-)

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 10:14:50 »
It's been a decade since I've last done folding@home... I imagine a lot more crunching can ben done per hour now days.  I think I have a couple computers at home that could contribute.  Only if there's a leaderboard for our group. ;-)

Cool, can get a leaderboard setup!
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 10:42:13 »
I'd be down.

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 15:18:18 »
I dig it.
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 15:19:24 »
Cool cool...
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 16:05:33 »
GH group? i might start, my pc is always on and is pretty much top end
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 16:06:46 »
Yeah, definitely going to hop on it. Just get us a group. :D
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17:16 < vun> mostly because I can't get the bag open

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 16:26:28 »
Wait, graphics cards are preferred for this sort of thing right?

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 16:32:01 »
Generally yes, especially nvidia ones tend to get the most ppd

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 16:35:56 »
there's also seti@home... just saying

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 16:18:39 »
So is this somewhat similar to bitcoin mining, except it's for a good cause rather than drug money?

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 16:31:27 »
i'm down, Leviathan needs something to do while i'm working

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=36067.msg809084#msg809084


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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 16:32:23 »
Been super busy at work and haven't gotten around to setup a team. If someone would like to assist on setting up the team, please send me a pm


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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 16:35:38 »
i could create a team if you want, i haven't looked into it in detail but I'm sure it would be something i can handle

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 17:06:50 »
Geekhack Folding Team Information

Team Number: 224030
Page: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=224030

Download Page: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage
Supported Platforms: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux

Create an Identity: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py
Set up Identity and Join Team: Advanced Preferences > Configure > Identity

The folding@home stats site seems to be performing maintenance, i promise the links are valid just give it some time to come back up

edit: Boost or Mod, can you place this information in the OP, thank you

« Last Edit: Sat, 09 March 2013, 01:41:49 by Glod »

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 17:09:46 »
Great idea boost.  I'm in.

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 17:41:18 »
I may reboot all my GPUs. I have tons for this kind of stuff. This one of the custom frames that I built to hold all the folding hardware. It can house 8 GPUs, XL mobo, dual PSUs, and a slot for a HD to boot from.








I took a break from this stuff for the last few years due to not having enough disposable income anymore. I think my electricity bill was around $250/month running these things 24/7. Other distributed projects that was heavily involved was GPUgrid and WCG. Those are also great projects to crunch for if you have powerful but idle CPUs and GPUs.

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 17:49:07 »
Thanks for creating the team!!!

Come next month ill be host the gh folding contests and will be giving out prizes :)
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 18:10:48 »
I may reboot all my GPUs. I have tons for this kind of stuff. This one of the custom frames that I built to hold all the folding hardware. It can house 8 GPUs, XL mobo, dual PSUs, and a slot for a HD to boot from.


I took a break from this stuff for the last few years due to not having enough disposable income anymore. I think my electricity bill was around $250/month running these things 24/7. Other distributed projects that was heavily involved was GPUgrid and WCG. Those are also great projects to crunch for if you have powerful but idle CPUs and GPUs.

lol you are a maniac :)

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 21:35:57 »
Damn its getting hot in here lol; Basically this is the first time other than burn in and bench-marking that Leviathan (my rig) has had the CPU and all 4 GPUs on at 90-100% for this long and man does it give off heat. Games never pushed it this much really. Monitors + Computer pulling 780 watts according to Kill-a-Watt meter so i guess i should factor that in if i keep folding@home running all the time.

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aww it looks like one of my cards isn't playing as well as the other 3, right now too lazy to investigate why
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 21:46:11 »
What GPUs do you have glod?

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 22:05:10 »
daaaym, thats a tall tower, but sexy. How big is your rad to cool 4 gpus and a cpu?

Its a shame though that amd doesn't do well at folding. I'm at 27k ppd on my 580. My i7 is only at 3k though :(

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 22:23:34 »
bah this is going to make me start fine tuning **** once im off from work one day without anything to do :P

i have them all on the same loop, cpu/gpu/mobo with one 2x140mm rad and another 3x140mm rad

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 22:31:25 »
Need a few days to have the client's setup on my pc's


Can't wait to have the setup :)
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 23:08:41 »
boost can you put the team info in the original post, im really hoping people hop onto this

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 00:01:49 »
I seem to be unable to get a passkey due to the server not responding. Is it just me?
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 00:04:57 »
Yeah I don't think its just you. I haven't been able to access the ranking system for the past hour or so.

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 00:09:54 »
ya i think its down right now, i dont think at this minute you can create a passcode/user alot of stats pages seem to be down but its still assigning work

ive read and this happens from time to time...

i promise though my links are valid

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 00:17:28 »
Yeah, I verified it's the same as what the site links to for that. I guess I'll just have to be patient.
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17:16 < vun> mostly because I can't get the bag open

meebcats - my bad music

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 18:37:05 »
bavman stomping me and my leviathan, getting real sad :(

http://fah-web2.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=224030

oh well.....


COME ON SOME OTHER PEOPLE JOIN UP PLZ!

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40979.msg818177#msg818177

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 18:51:57 »
Don't stop folding Glod. I left my computer on when I went to my parents house for the weekend :)

Apparently there was another f@h geekhack team a while ago...well it was just one person:
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=211132

I'm not familiar with the user though, prpnightmare

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 19:49:55 »
odd I didn't see that group nor saw a thread about it. we've already that team score lol

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 17:57:40 »
need more people to join up! :) dont be afraid, slow or fast lets all come together for geekhack science!

i had a friend that lurks on these forums join the team lol

bavman still stomping my machine, ive had it on full power but hes far ahead of me. though i noticed the points per day really varies, thursday it was 24k now its 37k ppd so it could just have to do with assignments :P

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 18:03:20 »
Still need to setup my account
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 18:19:02 »
Hmmm, I've joined up but not showing in the team for some reason? Is there a minimum amount of effort? As I've only done a couple of testers (3hours or so) and will be idling my pc during the week?
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 18:31:48 »
Just got one of my PC's running the folding now....Just need to wait for them to update the site.
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 18:34:35 »
Do you need a GUI for this? My server has just a CLI, but I'd fold if I could.

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 18:55:28 »
They update their servers every couple hours I think. You won't show up until you've completed at least one work unit and they update the servers afterwards.

It seems that there is a command line option if your running linux:
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/LinGuide#ntoc14

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GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 19:01:26 »
May be dumb, but what exactly is "folding@home"?

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 19:04:37 »
pretty easy install on Linux debian distros, went ahead and installed it on my atom box I have in my other office running crunch bang, lol it only gets 900ppd but whatever, I'll leave it going.

edit: dur didn't read, command line, haven't tried that
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Re: Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 19:05:51 »
May be dumb, but what exactly is "folding@home"?
see Wikipedia entry referenced in op

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 19:09:37 »
Its a distributed computing project designed by Stanford university. Basically, when you want to study protein folding or molecular interactions of large molecules, you need a butt-load of computational power.
Instead of paying millions to build servers, or renting server time, they distribute data to anyone willing to help, data is computed and sent back. This helps research in cancer, Alzheimer, and other diseases.

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 10:26:19 »
I was wondering why my progress was so slow... SMP was disabled! Some great use of a Xeon E3-1230 that was overnight! I should be running a lot quicker now.
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17:16 < vun> mostly because I can't get the bag open

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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 10:28:40 »
I used to fold for EVGA pretty seriously when the team first started. I have long since stopped. Perhaps I'll slap some stuff back together and help GH get a jump-start.

Good idea, boost. Folding@home is a good cause and a great way to build on forum/group unity.
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Re: GeekHack Folding@Home
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 12 March 2013, 09:03:47 »
Going to pause on the folding from my account as I need to tweak the bios some more as it's not 100% stable under full load for 18hrs -_-
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