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#31 dnamechanic

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:50 AM

i downloaded both the text (DOS file type command line) console and the Graphics Console.

Great HYP86!

i don't how much each WU is or how many Points (PPD) i get for that.

Work units have a name, one can determine what work unit is being processed by looking at a client display, a work unit title might look like: p4588_T0480-8_minout. Usually only the first four numbers (p numbers for protein) are required to classify the unit, in this case 4588. Stanford has a list of current work units in process here. One can look up 4588 and see that it is valued at 47 points, etc.

the downloading and uploading of workorders won't take the forms of large files right? i read somewhere 5 MB sizes , so it's like the size of an mp3 song? I have an internet usage limit of 10 GB of down or uploadingper month

To get the 'Big WUs, greater in size than 5 MBs you must check a box, as described here.

What's a frame by the way , i'm on frame 13 out of 150, each WU is divided to 150 frames?


A frame is a fractional unit of a work unit. The data procerssed is saved to your computer each frame or possibly more often. Usually there are 100 frames per work unit, in that case each frame is 1% of the WU. You say you have a 150 frame WU, so each frame is slightly less that 1%.

the more WUs you complete the more points you get?


Yes.

Each work unit has a points value assigned by Stanford. When you complete the WU and send it back to Stanford, then your points will be awarded and your name shows on the Stats list.

i think i saw a formula somewhere : Points =110 * (WU completed per day) or something like that, ...

That is for a reference machine for standard single processor WUs. The reference machine is a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4. If your machine is different, your points per day (PPD) will be different .

my laptop won't overheat and explode would it?

No not likely.

Should I blow another desk or window fan on it (my room is pretty warm during daytime ,room temp in the 70s or near 80 degrees). The bottom of my laptop feels hot.

Having air across the laptop will help.

When you are not personally using the laptop, turn it upside down. This will allow it to cool itself better.

Edited by dnamechanic, 02 July 2008 - 11:52 AM.


#32 Heliotrope

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:30 AM

If I want to install the Graphic Console on another computer/ PS3, and when I downloaded FAH do I put HYP86 there and our team # 32461 if I want to get credit under my name? There're no usernames and passwords for FAH right? or rather just a name but no password.

Here's what I took from FAH site
HYP86 Last updated: Wed Jul 2 22:00:00 PDT 2008
Thu Jul 3 05:00:00 UTC 2008

Date of last work unit None
Total score 0
Overall rank (if points are combined) 1022063 of 1022063
Active processors (within 50 days) 0
Active processors (within 7 days) 0


I think I successfully completed a WU already but it didn't show up on the stanford site. I believe I registered too and my name doesn't show up on FA home, Kakao, overclockers either maybe it takes a while?

Edited by HYP86, 03 July 2008 - 05:54 AM.


#33 dnamechanic

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:45 AM

If I want to install the Graphic Console on another computer/ PS3, and when I downloaded FAH do I put HYP86 there and our team # 32461 if I want to get credit under my name?

Yep.

There're no usernames and passwords for FAH right? or rather just a name but no password.

That's right.

.... maybe it takes a while?

You're in! Welcome to the team.

Stanford Stats updates every two hours, starting around the top of the hour (in CDT, it occurs on even hours). It takes some time for the WU collection server to report to the stats server then probably some other delays. Depending on the the timing of your work unit, it could take almost four hours to see results. Once Stanford posts results, then the other sites( EOC, Kakao, etc) can update with the most recent stats. EOC updates every three hours.

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#34 dnamechanic

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:53 PM

This question arose in the F@H Prize Competition & Progress thread.

Any chance that the rules can be ammended to omit those contestants who haven't produced anything in 30 days or so?

Hi frenchhorn1, good question. You may be referring to the cramped display.

It probably isn't necessary to change the rules, since the written rules do not directly address this issue.

I have contemplated eliminating names from the F@H Prize Progress Display, especially those that have never completed a work unit. Fortunately that is not the usual case. You can see in previous displays that around 10 people who registered but haven't yet completed a work unit.

Nevertheless, these people are appreciated. They cared enough to register. Their names indicate a degree of support for the effort. There are many reasons for not accumulating points, they may have had problems with their computer and so on. They may, at some time, become work unit contributors.

Since there is a limited space for display, the names do cause cramping for space. I will soon have to address this. When I lengthen the display to make more room for more names, then it will be reduced further (forum automatically resizing) and become completely unreadable without clicking and viewing the original size.

Soon I may decide what to do about this. Certainly your comments and those of others are appreciated.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:56 PM

I think I'm in 10th place. If I win anything ($10.00?) please just donate it to the M-prize. If possible Thanks!

Thank you very much Jimmy for your generous offer and your example of teamwork.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 11:06 AM

a suggestion for the 3rd quarter of the Folding@Home-Prize:

Many folders will never ever have the chance to rise into the top 12, and I guess, some of them quit participating. To avoid that, the 11th and the 12th prize should be distributed randomly among ALL participants, who have at least made, for example, 300 points in three months (and of course: who haven't won another f@a-prize in that quarter and are not a director nor a navigator).

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#37 Mind

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 02:41 PM

I plan on donating a little money to the prize for the 3rd quarter to do just that - add one or two prize spots that will be drawn randomly.

Also, some of the drop-off might be because people are gone on summer vacation or not in school at the moment.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:15 PM

I've run into the same problem as always: my client fails to extract core. It keeps trying, but without success. What to do?

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:29 PM

I've run into the same problem as always: my client fails to extract core. It keeps trying, but without success. What to do?


Never mind. I solved the problem by restarting the client a couple of times.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:53 PM

add one or two prize spots that will be drawn randomly.

that would be great

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:48 AM

Referring to a question posed by Frenchhorn1 in the F@H Prize Competition & Progress thread and briefly addressed in the Questions/Discussion, About the F@H Prize.

Beginning in the third quarter, the F@H Prize Competition & Progress Display, as shown in this thread, will show only those team members that are registered and that have also folded, at least showed activity by points credited* at Stanford Stats.

There are two reasons for this change:

- The display is becoming increasingly crowded and there are several registered team members that have not contributed (the names of non-contributors take up valuable display space)

The progress of all registered team members will continue to be tracked, but the names will appear on the display only when the team members have demonstrated folding activity by points credited.

- This change could aid in identifying the recipients of LEF incentive awards.

*Points credited - Folding progress and activity for the F@H Prize is based on points. It is possible to have a work unit credited as returned to Stanford, but no points credited. If this happens, something is usually wrong in the hardware/software process, or otherwise an error has occurred. If a returned work unit has value to Stanford then points credit is issued, although in some cases it may be partial credit. Since work unit count is not currently tracked for the F@H Prize, some points must be credited for activity to be detected.

If anyone objects to this change, please respond, preferably before the beginning of the third quarter.

Edited by dnamechanic, 26 September 2008 - 02:54 AM.





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