Author Folding@Home Announcement
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And no, no-one's getting paid for this. Bragging rights and warm fuzzy feelings only.


https://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=1451
MU gave small gear icon for users that join their team
at least you can show that off and brag about it
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I got nowhere with this. Deleted.
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Spun up a powerful VM on my company's dime to add the the cause. 32 5GHz cores will be going balls deep on this.
Teasday
Developer
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@BlackAeronaut posted:

It's funny how a moderator plugs something like distributed computing for scientific research - a post that most likely needed to be sanctioned by the Admins, first!

Should be obvious that if there's a whole damn sitewide announcement which admins didn't want on the site, it'd be gone in a minute, yeah.

This isn't necessarily related to this thread specifically, but I feel like some people severely underestimate the amount of communication between the staff. Seeing stuff like mods being accused of acting rogue is hilarious. If there's a problem, we discuss and rectify it. If it wasn't rectified, it probably wasn't a problem.

Although personally I've been like half-absent lately so maybe I'm not the best person to talk about communication
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On a related note, it looks like Folding@ Home has stopped updating the stats for the time being, probably because of influx of users overloading systems a bit. I'm eternally stuck at 16 WU's T_T. Hopefully it's being recorded somewhere otherwise my fake point since I was at 16 WUs might have vanished into the ether.
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@FusedSlayer and anyone else looking for somewhat up to date stats for their contribution to the MD team

https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=236605

iirc updates are performed about every 3 hours
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How the hell am I in 22nd (atm) with a shitty RX580 and R5 2600? Shouldn't all you weebs have better rigs than that?

It's a good stress test for your over-clocking tho, you sure find out if you don't have enough cooling or whatever (for me, not quite enough SOC voltage for the RAM overclock by the looks)
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@smashman42

I think GPUs generally do a better job at folding. RX580 is a very recent model. I'm not far behind with an ancient R9 290 lol
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GPU folding gets you a lot of points in comparison to CPU folding, but GPU folding tends to be a heavier(or at least larger) work load, thus more heat produced and power consumed.

For example with my setup...
CPU (Intel Core i7 3930K) = 5-8k per WU
GPU (nVidia GTX 1080 Ti) = 85-100k per WU
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I've always counted pc power as room heating power so I've never cared about power usage in the cooler months. It's better to add some extra load for more heat.
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2020-04-28
The grind to a top 500 spot has been slow going but we are getting there


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2020-04-10
We are steadily making our way to the top 500

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Good job guys the team should be on track to quite easily break into the top 1k




Edit: sauce
Last edited 9 mo ago by RogueKitsune.
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We are a top 500 team now!

Zephyrus
Forum Moderator
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@RogueKitsune
That's pretty great!
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We are now in the top 400 teams!