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Arrgh! Make it stop!!

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by SiriusB, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

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    Location: Manchester

    36, 41 and 120s. I have had NOTHING but NOTHING but those for well over a week now!

    I would give my left nut for some 51 pointers - Those give some nice PPD.

    Anyone have any tricks up their sleeve to get my clients to download something exciting to do? You would think I am the only one on the planet doing these WUs lol.

    SiriusB
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

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    Location: Tosche Station

    I've got a 120, it's awful. Could be worse though :p
     
  3. VeNT

    Capodecina

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    have about 10 clients on each PC, every time you get a bad WU, turn that client off and get one of the others to fetch a new WU, rinse and repeat till you get nice ones.
     
  4. SiriusB

    Capodecina

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    I run my clients as services. The amount of ballache required juggling lots of them...

    SiriusB
     
  5. Mattus

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    Do you have regular access to your folding rigs, and would you be able to check up on them every now and then?

    I don't know how to get beta points, but these tiny WUs beta stop soon.. ;)
     
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  6. shadowscotland

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    vent - i understand the 'wanting' of good ppd WU's but does that mean you never fold some downloaded WU's????

    it's not just points - even crappy WU points wise are needed for the science

    end of rant
     
  7. VeNT

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    I was just saying that was a way of doing it, I don't do that.
    I take what I'm given.
     
  8. SiriusB

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    Don't get me wrong, I don't mind doing the crappy PPD WUs if that is all is available. But you would think after a nearly 2 weeks I would get a little variety :)

    I was just hoping for a way of maybe configuring my clients or some other sneaky trick that will get the project server to hand over something juicy. I wouldn't dream of discarding a WU I had just downloaded :eek:

    SiriusB
     
  9. shadowscotland

    Sgarrista

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    Faith restored in my fellow folders :D

    btw at home I have six threads in rotation - with the old dial up it's usfull to have the choice of running larger WU during the day when I'm out (always over 12 hours, of late 20 :eek: ) and smaller one's over night 2-3hour (I've have a 3 month old son)

    SB - I really know what you mean about the variety - only had 36, 41 & 120 at home myself, getting reasonable PPD of the 36 & 120's though.

    The farm get more variety but not much - the odd 18xx or 21xx but that only on 2 or three threads at most.