Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

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berserker29
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by berserker29 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:39 pm

If people don't want to have to install to run F@H, you can download what is called the "console" version of the client which runs in a little command prompt-like window and requires no installation.

Also one instance of F@H will only use a maximum of one core (or thread if your machine has hyper threading). For example, my main desktop has 4 cores, but I am always running 2 instances of F@H, which means that 2 cores are still completely free if I need to do something.

So if you have a dual core machine, you can be running F@H once, and still not notice the difference (unless you're playing games or something.)

Even if a computer only has one core, you can still do things like surf on the internet or whatever, and you can even choose what percentage of your CPU F@H will use, anywhere from 1-100%.

Also, F@H wasn't designed to keep you from using your computer, so here's a metaphor:

You and one other person are are sitting in a pizza restaurant, the restaurant is your CPU, The other person is F@H, and you are, well, YOU.
Now, this restaurant serves you an entire pizza every millisecond or so, and the person sitting next to you sits and waits while you eat however much of the pizza you want, then when you are full, they eat however much of the pizza is left, regardless of how much there is or isn't.

By the time the next pizza arrives, the first pizza is gone, but every time, YOU get first dibs, the other person is just there to make sure the leftovers don't get thrown away.

That was the original theory behind F@H's operation, and in practice you may see performance differences - especially on older CPU's - but not enough to actually stop you from doing anything.

BTW just sent in my firs 2 WU's under the new team - you guys are awesome!

Here are my folding machines:

HP Pavilion zx5000:
P4 @3.0 Ghz = 1 F@H running 24/7

Desktop:
Phenom 9950BE @3.0 Ghz = At least 2 F@H running 24/7, 4 while sleeping.
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Seroanth
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Seroanth » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:48 pm

How are the 'points' assigned anyway? I finished 3 Workunits yet have less points than Berserker.

berserker29
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by berserker29 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:47 pm

Seroanth wrote:How are the 'points' assigned anyway? I finished 3 Workunits yet have less points than Berserker.
First they benchmark a project's WU on a P4 @2.8 Ghz and determine roughly how long it should take to complete, then use this formula

Points = 110 * (DaysPerWU)

At least I'm pretty sure that's how it works, but I could be wrong.

Here's the FAQ.

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-Points
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Lattyware » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:48 pm

I already fold for another team I'm afraid (overclock.net).

Seroanth
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Seroanth » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:09 am

berserker29 wrote:
Seroanth wrote:How are the 'points' assigned anyway? I finished 3 Workunits yet have less points than Berserker.
First they benchmark a project's WU on a P4 @2.8 Ghz and determine roughly how long it should take to complete, then use this formula

Points = 110 * (DaysPerWU)

At least I'm pretty sure that's how it works, but I could be wrong.

Here's the FAQ.

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-Points
Alright, thanks.

I'm done with 4 workunits and the 5th should finish within the next 50 minutes.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Seroanth » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:53 am

Finished the 5th unit, so I'm shutting down the console for a while. Can't have it soak up electricity all the time now can we?

-abscess

Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by -abscess » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:20 am

How do you do to make it work that fast? I've been running it since yesterday night (on windows... couldn't make it run in ubuntu...) and have only 60%. In the configure option, at the advanced tab I set the core priority as "slightly higher" and the CPU usage percentage to 100. What else is there to do?
I did leave it the night off so it gets its time to rest, but it seems like everyone else's works much faster than mine.
Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Windows XP SP2
3.25 RAM (I have more, but WinXP is stupid and can't recognize any more)

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Seroanth » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:25 am

-abscess wrote:How do you do to make it work that fast? I've been running it since yesterday night (on windows... couldn't make it run in ubuntu...) and have only 60%. In the configure option, at the advanced tab I set the core priority as "slightly higher" and the CPU usage percentage to 100. What else is there to do?
I did leave it the night off so it gets its time to rest, but it seems like everyone else's works much faster than mine.
Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Windows XP SP2
3.25 RAM (I have more, but WinXP is stupid and can't recognize any more)
Running it on PS3, 2 days and 3 nights got me 5 Workunits. The PS3 has 7 Cores, each running at 3.2 GHZ. So One workunit is about 6 hours.

-abscess

Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by -abscess » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:04 am

Oh man... That makes me a very sad panda.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Seroanth » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:05 am

-abscess wrote:Oh man... That makes me a very sad panda.
Dawwww~.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Hydra » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:27 am

will this thing eat away at my bandwith?

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Duo2Cuo » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:30 am

Hydra wrote:will this thing eat away at my bandwith?
No just your CPU cycles

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Bara » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:39 am

Duo2Cuo wrote:
Hydra wrote:will this thing eat away at my bandwith?
No just your CPU cycles
It only realy sends data when picking up a new work unit, or sending a finished one. Most folks here probably use more of their bandwith dowloading porn. :lol:

2xGPU clients (GTX 465/GTS 250); 2xCPU clients

<Aura> Our army of teenage girl artists couldn't draw penises without fits of giggling. Does that count?

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by Seroanth » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:47 am

Turning PS3 back on. Time to fold!

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Folding@Home Team

Post by jijhijhet » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:12 pm

good, now I know what folding2home does but, if I help folding "ID 167809" am I curing cancer or making KS computers go faster.
I kare not about grammer ro speling

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