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I see many more Folding@Home people posting here. Where are the SETI people? One whole "pinned" Topic... That's it??? I know that SETI@Home has the Cafe to post in; but, the fellow PC Matic users that are also SETI@Home members should be more active here, shouldn't they??? (Just saying...)

 

I'm a proud BOINC user. I have joined SETI@Home, (joined in 2006), SETI Beta, (2006), and Einstein@Home, (2006), all through BOINC. I try to maximize the use of my computers/crunchers through BOINC. The two machines I have aren't the most powerful; but I crunch nonetheless.

 

Currently, I have an AMD A6 apu, 4GB RAM - 1600 MHz, on an ASUS micro-ATX board, NVIDIA GTX-760 with 2047 MB GDDR5 RAM, 250 GB SATA, Win XP Pro x64 system named Exeter; and a Pentium E5200, 8GB RAM, Gigabyte micro-ATX board, NVIDIA GTX-275, 250 GB SATA, Win 7 Pro x64 system named Prometheus. Exeter crunches only GPU; and, crunches three WU's at a time. Prometheus also only crunches GPU, and crunches one WU at a time. Exeter has been online since June 2014; and Prometheus just recently came online.

 

I've had many other machines between 2006 and now; all retired, except for Exeter and Prometheus. I primarily socialize on the SETI@Home boards; but, also hit Einstein and BOINC boards as well.

 

Late in 2006, I joined a DC Team called Calm Chaos. It quickly became an international Team.

 

I am interested in Folding@Home; however, since it DOESN'T run on BOINC, I'm aftraid I can't join in. I don't want to compromize the crunching on BOINC with a separate program that would fight for the same resources. If Folding@Home were still on BOINC, (found after reading some history that it did start on BOINC), I would gladly add it to my Projects' List.

 

In case you all haven't read my prior posts, (elsewhere in this Forum), my dad bought PC Matic's 5 PC Lifetime Service Contract on 12-18-2014. Being the Tech of the family, I installed it on all five of our PC's... Three PC's are mine; as stated, two crunch.

 

I'm very glad to be here, and proud to be a PC Matic user.

 

 

TL

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We used to have a few SETI folks here but they've come and gone. If you want to push SETI@home I don't think you'll have any opposition. Go for it!

Our Folding team is small but strong, sorry you don't want to join us. Oh well.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

It's NOT that I don't want to join you... Like I said, I'm interested; but, I cannot interrupt BOINC processing on my crunchers. I have too much invested into BOINC. I recently broke 1.6 Mil. on both SETI@Home and Einstein@Home. SETI Beta is really a backup project; I only have 200K credits there.

 

If Folding@Home was still on BOINC, I'd add it to my Projects' List in a heartbeat.

 

 

TL

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As CB said our team is small, but we do have some of the best people in the world in it.

For such a small team today we rank #66 out of all the teams in the world not bad for 17 active folders.

 

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=32035

 

The invitation will stay open with no hard feeling at all.

I was thinking some more about this... If I were to join; would Prometheus' GTX-275 crunch Folding@Home??? I believe the card came out in early 2009; and may be late 2008 technology... So, as an OLD card, would it still be productive?

 

For BOINC and SETI, I had to install a VERY old driver; 266.58 due to the card being Pre-Fermi. The newest driver that I believe can be used on it is 337.88, and still crunch SETI. Would these same limitations apply for Folding@Home?

 

CPU crunching, (on BOINC), seems to take WAY too long to crunch; now with fast GPUs crunching. So, I'm NOT really interested in Prometheus' Pentium E5200 crunching at all; just the EVGA NVIDIA GTX-275.

 

Also, if I really entertain this line of thinking, and wish to make the switch on Prometheus; it will take quite some time for the current queue of SETI WU's to complete. I may be looking at a couple weeks of solid crunching to drain the SETI queue completely to be able to switch to Folding@Home.

 

If this is possible; and because the GTX-275 is old, now, approximately how long would a Folding at home WU take on Prometheus? Currently it crunches SETI Multibeam Units in 20 to 30 Minutes; and, approximately one hour to one and a quarter hours to crunch SETI Astropulse Units. (It's really doing much better than I thought it would.) Because the system hasn't been on line long; BOINC still estimates AP Units very high to complete. Something like 17 Hours to complete; but, as I said, it actually finishes an AP WU in about an hour to an hour and a quarter.

 

Would this system be useful to Folding@Home?

 

 

TL

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I was thinking some more about this... If I were to join; would Prometheus' GTX-275 crunch Folding@Home??? I believe the card came out in early 2009; and may be late 2008 technology... So, as an OLD card, would it still be productive?

 

For BOINC and SETI, I had to install a VERY old driver; 266.58 due to the card being Pre-Fermi. The newest driver that I believe can be used on it is 337.88, and still crunch SETI. Would these same limitations apply for Folding@Home?

 

CPU crunching, (on BOINC), seems to take WAY too long to crunch; now with fast GPUs crunching. So, I'm NOT really interested in Prometheus' Pentium E5200 crunching at all; just the EVGA NVIDIA GTX-275.

 

Also, if I really entertain this line of thinking, and wish to make the switch on Prometheus; it will take quite some time for the current queue of SETI WU's to complete. I may be looking at a couple weeks of solid crunching to drain the SETI queue completely to be able to switch to Folding@Home.

 

If this is possible; and because the GTX-275 is old, now, approximately how long would a Folding at home WU take on Prometheus? Currently it crunches SETI Multibeam Units in 20 to 30 Minutes; and, approximately one hour to one and a quarter hours to crunch SETI Astropulse Units. (It's really doing much better than I thought it would.) Because the system hasn't been on line long; BOINC still estimates AP Units very high to complete. Something like 17 Hours to complete; but, as I said, it actually finishes an AP WU in about an hour to an hour and a quarter.

 

Would this system be useful to Folding@Home?

 

 

TL

 

a. Yes, it would be productive.

b. The latest driver that suits the card should be fine.

c, Probably would take 1-2 days.

 

My suggestion is to just try it, if it's not suitable to you then you can always stop and go back to SETI.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

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a. Yes, it would be productive.

b. The latest driver that suits the card should be fine.

c, Probably would take 1-2 days.

 

My suggestion is to just try it, if it's not suitable to you then you can always stop and go back to SETI.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

NOTE: Also, I forgot to mention; the reason Prometheus is crunching SETI as fast as it does is because it is making use of the "Lunatics 0.43a" Optimized Program.

 

I will be setting SETI to No New Tasks, (NNT), and let the queue drain. Once completed, I will download and install Folding@Home. I will try it first with NVIDIA driver 266.58; and, if that doesn't work, I'll upgrade to 337.88 and try again. Draining the SETI queue will take time; I'll keep you posted.

 

:):yup:

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Here's the link to d/l F@H from > http://folding.stanford.edu/home/the-software/

Team #32035

Get a passkey > http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py this will tie your Work Units turned in to your User Name and ensure that you get proper credit.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

Thanks CB. I'll hit those links when my SETI queue runs dry. :)

 

[Hey, I finally got to have a signature!!!] :mrgreen::clap::woot:

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