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Silent1

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18,981 posts

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Anyone on here doing it? I usually run it after my nights gaming and am thinking of setting a PH team up. Would anyone bs interested?

Brilad

309 posts

75 months

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Alright Silent1

I do it but not every night. I remember most nights and sometimes leave it on in the day.

Just got through 100 work units, but I did some before I needed to re-set the system after trying out Linux a while ago.

It would be good to set up a 'Pistonheads' team.

Brilad

StormLoaded

868 posts

65 months

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would be interested in running joining up but on my HTPC (rather than ps3).. its pretty beefy. 8gig, quad core .. so i really should put it to some use, its also hardly used [as i play games more than watch movies] so would happily leave it on/running for days at a time.

let us know the details and i'll download/join the PH team.

Silent1

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18,981 posts

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Ok it's set up, team number 193775 I'll get around to making a logo once Ive sorted my PC smile

FeatherZ

2,422 posts

82 months

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Whats folding.....
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Ballistic Banana

14,576 posts

153 months

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http://www.scei.co.jp/folding/en/index.html

Nice 1 silent 1 I may join that smile

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Silent1

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FeatherZ said:
Whats folding.....
It's a program installed on your PS3 found under network called life with playstation.
What it does is use your PS3 when it's idle to find cures for things like parkinsons, cancer and other genetic diseases

Mini1275

10,532 posts

68 months

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Silent1 said:
FeatherZ said:
Whats folding.....
It's a program installed on your PS3 found under network called life with playstation. What it does is use your PS3 when it's idle to find cures for things like parkinsons, cancer and other genetic diseases
Ah i get it now!, i'll definitely do this, how do i join pal?.

Silent1

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As i said, here's what to do:
Go to network.
Open Life with playstation
Press triangle and familiarise yourself with the menus:
in indentity you want to select join exisiting team and put the number in (193775)
Also you want to set up auto shutdown to "after current" this will then turn your PS3 off once it's completed that unit (approx 5 hours worth)
The to optimise it, you want to set the settings to expert mode as this disables the other channels and turns it into a proper F@H set-up, also it is worth turning the screensaver on as this speeds up the calculations by ~5mins in every hour.

I'll rewrite this when i'm up and looking at my PS3, right now i'm going to bed after an epic battle with my PC all day.

Edited by Silent1 on Wednesday 15th September 23:31

FeatherZ

2,422 posts

82 months

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So what has folding done for the world so far?

Silent1

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FeatherZ said:
So what has folding done for the world so far?
Here's their website:
Folding@Home

Here's their pages for the things they've discovered so far, quite a few:
Published papers
FAQ

Here gives a nice clickable timeline of achievements:
F@H Awards

StormLoaded

868 posts

65 months

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my htpc's been running flat out with the SMP Client (100% usage on all 4 cores) for 4 hours now and is only 35% through its first go! mental.

interestingly i can use it fully as it seems to allocate cpu for anything i want to open without issue and instantly, which im impressed with - so i see no reason why i cant let this thing number crunch all day long..

sweet as. hippy

Silent1

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Here's our team info page:
Team PistonHeads
There's only me on it right now, but as people start up their clients it'll update smile

-crookedtail-

848 posts

76 months

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Silent1 said:
FeatherZ said:
Whats folding.....
It's a program installed on your PS3 found under network called life with playstation.
What it does is use your PS3 when it's idle to find cures for things like parkinsons, cancer and other genetic diseases
I'm almost ashamed to think that you were taking the piss when you said the PS3 was helping out with finding cures for the desease mentioned!

However I have read up and its a good cause so I have joined the team and my PS3 is doing something or other for the next few hours. I'm going to leave it on overnight and see what happens.

When you said you can set it to auto-shutdown, would you do this within the main PS3 menu or the folding@home menu?

Silent1

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Within folding@home, you need to leave the life with playstation open for F@H to do the work.
Then in either general settings or F@H settings there's auto shutdown, click that and then click "after current".
Obviosuly press triangle to get the options menu up.

Edited by Silent1 on Thursday 16th September 01:20

-crookedtail-

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Great found it now, thanks. smile

Silent1

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No problem, it would be nice to think we can do something useful with them when we're not using them smile

Ballistic Banana

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Sure is Silent1, just joined the team smile . Just hope the PS doesn't catch alight while I'm asleep lol yikes

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-crookedtail-

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Well it has completed its first unit now.

However like a numpty I didn't change the default name so mine is coming up as 'PS3', doh! I have changed it now to '-crookedtail-' so hopefully it'll update when I do another unit although not sure on when that'll be as I'm away for the weekend now.

StormLoaded

868 posts

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i left 2 pc's running this last night, weirdly both crashed out at 3:10am according to the logs .. yet this isnt internet dependant is it? - i thought it just downloaded the file, then crunched, then sent info back at the end.. unless it needs a constant connection and my internet probably went down at 3am [was all ok when i woke this am]??

.. i restarted the crunching before i left for work but they still arent on that list.. im assuming theyve probably stopped again..
I may just have to use the ps3 option instead at this rate smile
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