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Old 28-12-10, 04:15 PM
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I have seen a lot of pics of people with multiple low spec machines piled on top of each other for folding.

As I can't really afford to get a high tech rig just for folding I am considering using several old machines, ie p4's and celerons.

Is it worth doing this or should I not bother until I can get some kit that can push out some serious points?

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Old 28-12-10, 04:25 PM
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Old 28-12-10, 04:28 PM
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I guess I could get hold of some 40Gb HDD's and hook them up with a lightweight linux distro.

I'll pop over to my old school and see if they're chucking any stuff out. I know the tech's there quite well.

I've only got 3-4 old machines to use so I think I'll need to get some more.
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I just can't say anything negative about this post

Spot on matey !
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Old 28-12-10, 05:07 PM
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Thanks guys.

When does my name show up as folding for redline? Is it when I complete my first work unit?
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Thanks guys.

When does my name show up as folding for redline? Is it when I complete my first work unit?
Yep.
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Old 28-12-10, 07:01 PM
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As I'm a student I can get hold of Windows server 2003 and 2008 for free. Would I be best with one of these or with linux?

I'm usually a linux user but as I'm a noob to folding I'm not really sure.

EDIT: lol! My laptop apparently can only do 197 PPD. its is only a Pentium Dual Core 2.0Ghz though.

Maybe I should build one good F@H machine instead of many **** ones.
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Old 28-12-10, 10:01 PM
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As I'm new to this I'm not sure how long these WU's are supposed to take.

Its been running on my laptop for almost 5 hours with an ETA of 3 Hrs 20 mins.

ATM its on project: 6887 core: gromacs

Is it supposed to take this long?

I know its a low spec processor, I'm just getting familiar with the it before I either get a load more low spec machines or one beast specifically for the purpose.
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Old 29-12-10, 01:29 AM
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Finished my first WU!!! Woot!

How long does it take for me to appear in the stats?
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