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    Giant in the Playground Folding Team Update #11

    In team news this week:
    4 new members have joined our team for this update - steviefool, Soups, ThunderEagle and Zorminster - Welcome to the team!

    Team member point contributions:
    Who has contributed to the team points for this update? Here is the list (in alphabetic order):
    _Simius_, adanedhel9, Alarra, Alizhdheg, Amazon, Bitzeralisis, Bobnik, Colin, e_chuck, Elektro, frdougal, gaelbert, Jackie, JT-GitP, MacXimus, menschenfresser, Micate, Mobius_Stripped, Nemglan, Phoe, potatocubed, Pyro, rward30, Soups, steviefool, StupidFatHobbit, The_Mighty_Unknown, ThunderEagle, zargon, ZebTheTroll, ZombieRockStar and Zorminster.
    With the top 10 members in points gained since the last update being:
    1 frdougal
    2 Alizhdheg
    3 steviefool
    4 Elektro
    5 Micate
    6 rward30
    7 MacXimus
    8 JT-GitP
    9 ZebTheTroll
    10 StupidFatHobbit

    Moving up in team ranks (in the top 20):
    We have a new points leader - congrats frdougal!!!
    Other moves in the top 10: ZebTheTroll moves up again to take the #3 spot!! rward30 moves up 2 to take 5th! Elektro leaps up by 7 to take 8th! And Micate jumps up 4 into 9th!
    In the top 20: Amazon moves up 2 to take 12th! New member steviefool blasts up into the charts in 16th! StupidFatHobbit also moves up 2 and takes 17th! And MacXimus zooms up by 17 into 19th!

    Individual Milestones achieved (in points at 1K, 5K, 10K, etc.):
    40,000 points: frdougal
    30,000 points: Alizhdheg
    15,000 points: ZebTheTroll
    10,000 points: Micate and Elektro
    5,000 points: StupidFatHobbit and steviefool
    1,000 points: JT-GitP and Soups
    Congratulations to all those that have achieved a new milestone!

    Link of the week:
    If interested in seeing some of the basics about folding and some of what is being researched, check the videos at http://fah-web.stanford.edu/talklets/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rward30 View Post
    If you check way back to post #43 of this thread, Zargon gave some wonderful instructions on how to get the console client going.

    If I knew how to link to the specific post, I'd do that, but I don't, so I won't.
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    Also, the GitP team has joined the Top 2000.

    Cheers!

    @ Soups \/. When shut down, the folding program will just pause and continue where it left off when restarted. I don't know about sleep mode or laptops, though.

    Ps. I always shut my computer down at night, or even when I leave the house. I don't think that folding is a good enough excuse to waste energy.
    Last edited by Simius; 2007-11-12 at 11:29 AM.

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    I honestly wonder how folding works on a computer when it is put to sleep or shut off. I run mine on my laptop, as I have to use ot for school. I wonder if i have been restarting proccesses, as i have not gained new work units in a week. I try not to shut mine off at night so it can run. Although, my "old" account did last wednesday, as I had to reinstall the foldingprogram. wierd.

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    Well, working full time (on one of the cores), my Athlon-64x2 4800 takes 2-3 days for a work unit. If your computer is on for 1/3 to 1/2 the time (8-12 hours each and every day) that'd be around a week, with a respectable processor. (You could have a faster cpu... mine is about 18-24 months off leading edge... on the other hand, you have a laptop, which generally means slower.)

    Some things to check, though...
    1) You may want to do smaller projects.
    2) You may be set to have FaH not run when the laptops on battery power. (This may be desired or essential, though).
    3) Depending on how often you turn the laptop off/on, you might want to shorten the time interval for when FaH saves intermediate results. I'm not sure whether it saves on a shutdown request, or if it just saves every X minutes, and restarts from there.

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    Ah, sound advice. Too bad I run intel mac :P Its(folding) in beta(can't run AMD version reliably), so I don't get otpions other than on/off.

    I like my brand new MacBook. This sucker is fast.

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    As Simius mentioned, we've hit the top 2000 teams! (we weren't quite there yet when I did the last stats updated).
    That means we are now finally being tracked by the most popular stats program http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...php?s=&t=82447
    It'll take about a week before the stats are accurate. Also we won't see individual member stats until we hit the top 800. But first, off to the top 1000 we go!!

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    Hmmm, looks interesting, I'm in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soups View Post
    I honestly wonder how folding works on a computer when it is put to sleep or shut off. I run mine on my laptop, as I have to use ot for school. I wonder if i have been restarting proccesses, as i have not gained new work units in a week. I try not to shut mine off at night so it can run. Although, my "old" account did last wednesday, as I had to reinstall the foldingprogram. wierd.
    For the sleep mode, the program does still run. I put my desktops to sleep overnight, but still get work done on the project. This is in both WinXP and Vista. As stated earlier, when you shutdown the system, the project software writes a checkpoint file that it then uses to start back up from when the system gets going again.

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    I downloaded this onto my PS3 recently.

    I only used it once though. Costs too much for the electricity. Still, doing it once is better than never at all.
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    How can I get a second computer to contribute to the account I already have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolgaelbert View Post
    How can I get a second computer to contribute to the account I already have?
    Just put the same user name and team name in when it asks for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zargon View Post
    That means we are now finally being tracked by the most popular stats program http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...php?s=&t=82447
    We're being threatened!!!

    Quick... if you haven't been running the folding program lately, start running it again. We need to pick up the pace and remove the threat from our sheet.

    (Besides... it'll help us break into the top 1500, then the top 1000, and then the top 800, where info on individuals starts being kept.)

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    I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    I've joined the team. What do I do now?

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    You fold. Fold like your life depended on it.

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    Wow, now I've got a Work Unit of only 100 frames... it does take 17 minutes per frame though.

    On another note, I'm going to make a GiTP Folding Team banner this weekend.
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    Hi all, sorry for double-posting but I made us a banner:


    feel free to copy it to your signature:

    [url=http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53501]
    [IMG]http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z265/_Simius_/FoldingBanner.png[/IMG]
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    That's very good. Do you mind if I change the banner on the folding site to that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    That's very good. Do you mind if I change the banner on the folding site to that?
    No, go ahead.

    PS. if anyone got a suggestion for a better slogun, let me know; it's easy to change.
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    That banner is really nice. I'd only suggest changing the text to "help scientific research by folding proteins." Makes more sense grammatically then.

    It's really well-done though, and I'll display it proudly.
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    Ok, the banner is up on the main folding page (http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...&teamnum=82447). I like the slogan just the way it is, but I do agree that it doesn't make much grammatical sense. Make the "f" of "fold" a capital, change to "Fold proteins", and it will flow better.

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    Yeah, at first there was a comma after the "help scientific research" so it was:
    Help scientific research, fold proteins!

    But it didn't look right from the artistic PoV. Made the text look all asymmetric. I'll play around a bit with it and see if I can come up something better.

    EDIT: ok, I changed it. It's the same URL, so you may have to ctrl-F5 in order to see it.
    Last edited by Simius; 2007-12-01 at 06:11 AM.

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    Does this eat up much cpu usage? If not, I'm totally in. If it does, I might run it on my laptop instead of my pc (it being a gaming one and all, I want full use of my quad core). Also, do you need to be connected to the internet with said computer folding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simius View Post
    Yeah, at first there was a comma after the "help scientific research" so it was:
    Help scientific research, fold proteins!

    But it didn't look right from the artistic PoV. Made the text look all asymmetric. I'll play around a bit with it and see if I can come up something better.

    EDIT: ok, I changed it. It's the same URL, so you may have to ctrl-F5 in order to see it.
    I liked it the way it was. Just make the f in fold a capital. Don't put any punctuation in.

    I should have saved it, can anyone who has the old one in their cache please save a copy before refreshing.

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    Ok, I took Rawhides advice to heart and changed it again. Full refresh should do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dispozition View Post
    Does this eat up much cpu usage? If not, I'm totally in. If it does, I might run it on my laptop instead of my pc (it being a gaming one and all, I want full use of my quad core). Also, do you need to be connected to the internet with said computer folding?
    It's a low-priority program, so I think it only eats up the CPU you're not using for anything else. As for the laptop, there is an option to only allow folding if you're plugged in to a power source, so yes, it's possible. However, if you download the text-only console client (see Zargon's post a few pages back) there's shouldn't be any problems while playing games (the folding would just go slowing if you're gaming).
    And yes, I believe you need internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simius View Post
    It's a low-priority program, so I think it only eats up the CPU you're not using for anything else. As for the laptop, there is an option to only allow folding if you're plugged in to a power source, so yes, it's possible. However, if you download the text-only console client (see Zargon's post a few pages back) there's shouldn't be any problems while playing games (the folding would just go slowing if you're gaming).
    And yes, I believe you need internet connection.
    Well, I've set it up on my laptop, and it seems to keep working in hibernation, so it's going to get a good 8 straight weeks of processing power, which I'm sure will help.
    And since it doesn't seem to bother the cpu that much, I'll set up the multi-gpu client on my pc. That should kick out some serious folding.

    Well...I hope I help out :D

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    I believe you only need an internet connection to upload and download.

    As for hibernation mode, read this and tell me if you think it'll work...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernate_(OS_feature)

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    It basically saves the contents of your RAM to the hard disk before turning off the computer completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    I believe you only need an internet connection to upload and download.

    As for hibernation mode, read this and tell me if you think it'll work...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernate_(OS_feature)

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    It basically saves the contents of your RAM to the hard disk before turning off the computer completely.
    according to that, it shouldn't work, but it does...For some reason...

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    Giant in the Playground Folding Team Update #12

    In team news this week:
    - We have a great looking new banner! Thanks Simius!!!
    - Eight new members have joined our team for this update! Arioch, BingoBob, Edward, Exeson, Icwer, Scott_B Surmuck and Tirsales - Welcome to the team! (BTW Edward, check your system as the stats reported there were errors)

    Team member point contributions:
    Who has contributed to the team points for this update? Here is the list (in alphabetic order):
    _Simius_, adanedhel9, Alarra, Alizhdheg, Amazon, Archonic_Energy, Arioch, Beaudoin, BingoBob, Bitzeralisis, Bobnik, e_chuck, Elektro, Exachix, Exeson, frdougal, gaelbert, Icwer, Jackie, JT-GitP, MacXimus, MaxDibe, Micate, Mobius_Stripped, Nemglan, Phoe, potatocubed, Pyro, rward30, Samiam303, Scott_B, steviefool, StupidFatHobbit, Surmuck, The_Mighty_Unknown, Tirsales, zargon, ZebTheTroll, ZombieRockStar and Zorminster.
    With the top 10 members in points gained since the last update being:
    1 frdougal
    2 Alizhdheg
    3 ZebTheTroll
    4 JT-GitP
    5 rward30
    6 Micate
    7 Mobius_Stripped
    8 Elektro
    9 MacXimus
    10 gaelbert

    Moving up in team ranks (in the top 20):
    Moves in the top 10: rward30 moves up into 4th!! Micate jumps up 3 into 6th!! JT-GitP zooms up from 23rd all the way into 10th!!
    In the top 20: Alarra moves up into 13th! StupidFatHobbit moves up into 16th! And e_chuck moves into the top 20 in 20th!

    Individual Milestones achieved (in points at 1K, 5K, 10K, etc.):
    75,000 points: frdougal
    40,000 points: Alizhdheg
    20,000 points: ZebTheTroll, rward30
    15,000 points: Mobius_Stripped, gaelbert, Micate
    10,000 points: adanedhel9, Phoe and JT-GitP
    5,000 points: MacXimus and e_chuck
    1,000 points: Bobnik and Scott_B
    Congratulations to all those that have achieved a new milestone!

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    Thanks for the update, Zargon.

    And Simius, love the banner.

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