13th Annual Folding@Home Holiday Season race

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What names should we use for the race?

  • Cancerkillers vs Tumorerasers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Beowolf vs Grendel

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Curesadors vs Tumornadors

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Markfw vs EveryOneElse

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Limericks. vs Haikus

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .

StefanR5R

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@IEC, from what I understood, every new host needs to deliver a certain number of valid WUs before it will earn the early return bonuses, even if the host is owned by a long-time user. (I may be wrong.)
 

Howdy2u2

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The numbers all go up to 11...

+2 shiny new GPUs added last night, but looking like I'll barely make a dent against the full production of "all the others"
Well looking @ your Signature........I am glad it's NOT CPU related.......your @ 11++, I'd be ~4-
It's all good, same cause same cure!
 

Howdy2u2

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@IEC, from what I understood, every new host needs to deliver a certain number of valid WUs before it will earn the early return bonuses, even if the host is owned by a long-time user. (I may be wrong.)
From what I read it's a >80% return rate, I believe it also includes having to submit 10 completed WUs too
 
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I searched for answers and found more questions instead. :) I have always thought the passkey immediately gives the QRB (quick return bonus) to a new host, if the user has already turned in 10 valid results, I learned today about the return rate of 80% or better.

Here is the quote from the FAQ: The bonus is applied for users who use a passkey, have successfully returned at least 10 bonus-eligible WUs, have successfully returned 80% or more of assigned WUs, and returned the unit before its Timeout.

Breaking that down (my interpretation):

The bonus is applied for USERS (not hosts) who
  1. use a passkey,
  2. have successfully returned at least 10 bonus-eligible WUs,
  3. have successfully returned 80% or more of assigned WUs,
  4. and returned the unit before its Timeout. (They should remove that....it wouldn't be a very quick return if it timed out, eh?)
So as long as your name and passkey are correct, new hosts get immediate QRB's. I think. :D
 
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IEC

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Well looking @ your Signature........I am glad it's NOT CPU related.......your @ 11++, I'd be ~4-
It's all good, same cause same cure!
Yep, glad to be a part of an active DC team. Some friendly competition predisposes me to pulling the trigger on good deals for hardware and expanding the DC fleet. With the fire sale on 1st generation Ryzen/Threadripper parts I just couldn't say no to more hardware.
 

Markfw

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Yep, glad to be a part of an active DC team. Some friendly competition predisposes me to pulling the trigger on good deals for hardware and expanding the DC fleet. With the fire sale on 1st generation Ryzen/Threadripper parts I just couldn't say no to more hardware.
What fire sale, where ? I have been waiting for the 29050x to come down and go on sale. I have a motherboard for it !
 

IEC

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What fire sale, where ? I have been waiting for the 29050x to come down and go on sale. I have a motherboard for it !
The sales before Thanksgiving for the 1950X and 1920X when I picked up both of those. Then I bought a like-new 1900X for $260 rather than returning my extra X399 motherboard (because I bought yet another ASRock Taichi on sale...)

I figure it's at least another 3Q to a year before we see new Threadripper parts so might as well jump on cheap 1st generation parts and wait for 7nm to upgrade.
 

Markfw

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Oh... I got a 1950x for $420 then, waiting on more deals like that. I have a Taichi waiting on a CPU.
 

StefanR5R

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December 24, 12:00 UTC stats:

standings.png production.png

m+m.png ato.png

The entire TeAm produced 76 million points during the last 24 hours. :-)

TeAm daily.png
 

Markfw

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I took my 2990wx off-line to install linux mint. I need that extra 300-400k

Edit: done. GPU went from 500k to 1.3m. CPU went from 127k to 420k
 
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Markfw

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Almost 20 million ppd ! Why did I not do this earlier ?
 

ElFenix

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Hmm, I detect... an outlet in the kitchen! Quick, grab a PC and hook it up!
the kitchen outlets are on the same circuit as my computer nook (for whatever dumb reason), so i pretty much already am. have to remember not to run the toaster oven and the electric kettle at the same time or it throws the breaker and the computers all turn off.

Nice! How well do those PSU's fold? :p
about 500k ppd, so not shabby.
 
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Markfw

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the kitchen outlets are on the same circuit as my computer nook (for whatever dumb reason), so i pretty much already am. have to remember not to run the toaster oven and the electric kettle at the same time or it throws the breaker and the computers all turn off.


about 500k ppd, so not shabby.
I can't run the microwave and the coffee maker at the same time. I also can't run the vacuum anywhere in the house. The last computer, I had to hook up to the bathroom with a 50 foot extension cord (outside kind), as its the only circuit with no computers on it.
 

UsandThem

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I can't run the microwave and the coffee maker at the same time. I also can't run the vacuum anywhere in the house. The last computer, I had to hook up to the bathroom with a 50 foot extension cord (outside kind), as its the only circuit with no computers on it.
I imagine it went much like this did :p



And I forgot about this one as well, but that's probably 24/7 at your house anyways :D

 

ElFenix

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I can't run the microwave and the coffee maker at the same time. I also can't run the vacuum anywhere in the house. The last computer, I had to hook up to the bathroom with a 50 foot extension cord (outside kind), as its the only circuit with no computers on it.
friend of mine got a job at biglaw right out of school. baby lawyers don't get to do trials, so to get experience biglaw loans them out to the city attorney to prosecute low level tickets in front of juries. my friend's trial was someone who'd been ticketed for the code violation of using an extension cord as permanent wiring. most people are kinda ticked off that they're doing jury duty to begin with, and doubly so when they're prosecuting something most people don't think is a crime or should be a crime. whole jury (6 people or something) is fuming the whole time, take no time for deliberation and find the code-breaker not guilty. as they're walking out, the jury foreman points at my friend and angrily exclaims, "you need to get a real job!"
 

Markfw

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friend of mine got a job at biglaw right out of school. baby lawyers don't get to do trials, so to get experience biglaw loans them out to the city attorney to prosecute low level tickets in front of juries. my friend's trial was someone who'd been ticketed for the code violation of using an extension cord as permanent wiring. most people are kinda ticked off that they're doing jury duty to begin with, and doubly so when they're prosecuting something most people don't think is a crime or should be a crime. whole jury (6 people or something) is fuming the whole time, take no time for deliberation and find the code-breaker not guilty. as they're walking out, the jury foreman points at my friend and angrily exclaims, "you need to get a real job!"
Oh, come the end of this race in a week, its going away, but thanks for the post !!!
 

StefanR5R

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December 25, 12:00 UTC stats:

standings.png production.png

m+m.png ato.png

I will be traveling during the next three days, and won't take an internet capable device with me. Hence, no stats until Saturday, Dec 29 (or maybe late Friday, Dec 28). My computers will continue to fold molecules and also pull stats from EOC in regular intervals. I will thus be able to fill out the blanks in the charts when I return — if nothing catches fire in my absence.

But if stats withdrawal is getting unbearable and you want to keep track, here are starting points, current points, and daily sub-team points for copy&paste.
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                    starting_points         points_Dec_25
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ElFenix                           0              29386913
KenG6_ALL_1...C            31106374              37934303
Mark_F_Williams          7880895963            8300161659
Usandthem                 346424237             392584739
IEC                       207258462             261301640
[TA]Assimilator1           17615359              22012063
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10esseetony               900444419             961702238
biodoc                    396754611             482817827
crashtech                 584082699             653319518
geecee                     73932403              96742112
GLeeM                      49025972              56837091
Howdy2u2                   74749961             127380822
Lane42                     18347469              81350844
OrangeKid                 106161935             125992683
salvorhardin               66093789              75037300
TAS-petrusbroder          205734419             224857029
wingding                  194386858             252854885
VirtualLarry               60417540              87128991
xii5ku                    930489505            1003087076
Modular                    31464496              37340836
zzuupp                      9445488               9864046
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total_for_TeAm          23211353383           24572024213
Code:
date            Mark&Mods       All_the_others
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Dec.02           23291275             12628057
Dec.03           12801105             16857967
Dec.04           14224641             22051716
Dec.05           19530501             24617324
Dec.06           19246341             22887306
Dec.07           17551675             23704867
Dec.08           23076781             26095963
Dec.09           25034738             25006888
Dec.10           25989356             25078169
Dec.11           28462141             28470212
Dec.16          110449530            101799943
Dec.19           73541730             55629826
Dec.20           31591987             22271854
Dec.21           25008442             18082249
Dec.22           26432177             29480474
Dec.23           26440045             39575329
Dec.24           28681778             40223242
Dec.25           28726679             40320348
 

lane42

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I know where I worked, in a public building, we got a once a year building inspection
from the town, and anything that looked like an extension cord would get you Big fines.
 

UsandThem

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I'm not sure how many others here are getting this Folding project, but I am ready to not see project 14124 anymore. It's like 4 1/2 hours on my GTX 1080ti, and I think 6 hours on my 1080.

It returns a good amount of points when finished, but I could run several smaller ones in the same amount of time, and come out better off. I know it's for a good cause, and it must be a complicated project, but c'mon already! :p
 

StefanR5R

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I had one of those completed right now. It ran 4h20m and had a final estimated PPD of 1.13 M. This is ~6...8 % below of the average across the mix of WUs that I got recently. (I run only 1080TIs and Linux at this time.)
 
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Modular

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Working on one now. I've had a few recently. Looks like they take me about 3:45 to complete each one. Crazy!
 

UsandThem

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Working on one now. I've had a few recently. Looks like they take me about 3:45 to complete each one. Crazy!
Yeah, they are by far the largest projects I've seen since I began Folding. In fact, I was able to use my youngest son's PC tonight for some Folding, and it has a GTX 1070 in it. When I fired up the client, of course it was one of those monster projects, and it estimated that it would take 6 hours 45 minutes to complete for something like 150,000 points. :eek:
 

IEC

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Wave of thunderstorms swept through Texas and knocked out rigs at my apartment as well as at my parents' place. Only lost about an hour of production on the rigs here but the other ones will remain down until I get back to them this weekend.

tl;dr maybe 1.7M PPD for M&M instead of 4.1M+ PPD for a few days.

Not that it makes much difference in the overall outcome, lol.
 

Markfw

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Due to having those 14124's (8 of them ) my ppd has gone down from 20 million to just over 17
 

Howdy2u2

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Not that it makes much difference in the overall outcome, lol.
Race or not.................think of it this way...........the ones you complete during the race might make quite the difference. The race could have a very good byproduct.
 


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