Seems like a good cause, when I get my new comp (few months at the earliest lol) I'll look into it. It's on pretty much 24/7 except for the occasional re-boot, but it's doing "other" processes at the moment heh.
I believe that the rankings are done by score instead of work unit count alone because some work units are much larger than others (> 5MB). These work units take much more RAM and time to crunch. So you get a higher score for processing them so that you are not penalised on a lower work unit count. You can specifically request work units > 5MB in the options. Beware that they can consume 100 +/- MB of RAM though.
Im in! I am at 40 000 of 2 000 000 steps done in 40 mins :eek: at this pace it will be done in over 30 hours!! Im using my 1.4ghz centrino laptop w/ 512mb. Dont wanna try it with my 3.4ghz now cuz my pc heats my room a lot when it is on and the temperature is over 85 deg far outside. Maybe when the temp will fall. ;)
how much of a work load is folding@home for your cpu?
It will take whatever amount of 'Free'/'Idle' CPU time your system has. If your system is using 5% CPU Folding@Home will take the remaining 95, if your system is using 70% CPU Folding@Home will take 30. Your system will always be running at 100% CPU load.
But Folding@Home will defer to your requirments. For example if you start to play a game (or something else which needs all you CPU time) Folding@Work will stop doing any work.
I would like to continu but the extreme heat we're having here are unbearable (very close to 110 deg F with Humidity factor). If I let my PCs on it gets way too hot and I dont have air conditioning. :(
I'm in!!! I think it would be nice if someone could creat a good logo for all daniweb team members to put on. I would but I'm not the worlds best graphic designer. But i'm sure someone on here is very good. Please can you start posting your logos so we can all have one?
I used to do this for team engadget. I got ranked around 800 before i stopped. I couldnt bear the heat my processor was taking. I would love to start up again, (for the good guys of course), but with the summer months here its too dang hot already. I dont need a heater going too...
By the way, migsoft, with your ht processor, (i have one too), folding at home will only utalize one of your virtual cores unless you run 2 instances of folding at home from the command prompt. You cant use the gui version if you want both parts utalized. You can google for further instructions, othewise you will just be utalizing effectivily 50% of your processor.
I started this morning on two machines ... a first generation Intel 3 ghz (400 mhz bus) and a dualie mac G5 ... my mac finished a work unit in a little under 12 hours and my Intel is still chugging away. Macs are good number crunchers I guess :)
But in any case, welcome to the team, Alex! :)
is it possible then to have the same username for different computers?
Sorry to point this out, but you've got a long way to go against The CBoarders, the other team that I'm watching . . . the're in the top 1%. But keep going!
Team number: 43476
That's because CBoard is better than DaniWeb :cheesy:. No offense, but seriously, I like the fact that everyone answers questions very quickly, mostly due to the fact that it doesn't have nearly as many forums as DaniWeb.