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    I favor minimal bells & whistles. Sadly...

    I favor minimal bells & whistles.

    Sadly though, my folding farm has been reassigned to another working team.

    200+GHz was nice while it lasted.
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    Actually, I think that's a different chunk of...

    Actually, I think that's a different chunk of storage you're considering. I don't have much Computer Science training, so I'll have to put this in more verbose layman's terms:

    The -rt switch...
  3. Thread: Arghhhh!!

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    If I remember correctly, the bug fixed by this...

    If I remember correctly, the bug fixed by this update manifests by crashing some machines at the end of the first generation of folding. They may look good right now, but they're wasting CPU cycles...
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    22 July 03 Changelog

    I got the update, but it doesn't seem to work yet. Here's the What's New.txt file's listing of changes:

    07/22/2002

    - Algorithm updated - added back energy minimization
    between generations,...
  5. Thread: The Tuesday Thing?

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    It's up now

    I just tried to upload some results and instead of getting the "SERVER DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE, TRY AGAIN LATER" message, I got a patch download and unpack. That looks good, but I didn't get the client...
  6. Thread: The Tuesday Thing?

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    I think it is. I've got several machines hooked...

    I think it is. I've got several machines hooked to the Internet running the text-based client and they each respond with an error:


    It looks like NOW is the time.
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    I tripped and mine fell into an Acme (TM)...

    I tripped and mine fell into an Acme (TM) Portable Hole (copyright Warner Bros. Studios).
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    So, do you still need 337-bug samples, or should...

    So, do you still need 337-bug samples, or should I just upload the results before my test boxen reach that point?
  9. Thread: One in a million

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    I'm sorry. I've kinda' let the quantity of DF...

    I'm sorry. I've kinda' let the quantity of DF work over-rule my concern for quality. I've just been trashing bad results and starting over again. To your credit, I haven't had that much to trash,...
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    :tempted: Eeek! That means deliberately...

    :tempted:

    Eeek!

    That means deliberately letting one of my faster boxen run until I know it will crash!

    <SIGH!>

    The things we do in the name of science....
  11. Thread: Hyper Threading

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    I think you've misread the article slightly....

    I think you've misread the article slightly. OpenMosix lets you split a task over a network. HyperThreading just lets you make more thorough use of your PC by tricking the OS into thinking you've got...
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    If you harvest and upload your work every day or...

    If you harvest and upload your work every day or two, your fastest Windows-based machines should still never reach 337 generations buffered. Sure, it's a pain working around this bug, but there is a...
  13. Regular harvesting of the work from your offline...

    Regular harvesting of the work from your offline clients will prevent the Generation 337 bug from ever becoming a problem for you.

    It isn't that the client stops at generation 337 and leaves you...
  14. USB Drive to Sneaker-Net harvest offline folding clients' work

    I warned you I'd do it, but I didn't think I'd have it done this soon...

    Here are three .BAT files I've written to harvest work from offline Distributed Folding clients via a USB, Firewire or...
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    My fastest folding client will be in its fourth...

    My fastest folding client will be in its fourth series of 250 generations by morning. I've got at least two other boxes that are folding their third series of 250 gens.

    The vast majority of my...
  16. Aarrrggghhh! I knew I forgot something. There...

    Aarrrggghhh! I knew I forgot something.

    There it's diasbled.
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    DJP's Sneaker-Net HOWTO

    I read the Phase II FAQ's Sneaker-Net section and found it to be difficult for me to understand. The FAQ tells me clearly what files I should keep, but I really want to know what files to delete....
  18. Batch file for Private network Sneaker-Netting

    I had begun to work really hard on making this generic enough to run on nearly anyone's private network, but it started to get cumbersone. I'll just describe my network and you can build your own...
  19. Thread: Your paranoia?

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    I've gotta' agree with the FoBoT on this...

    I've gotta' agree with the FoBoT on this question. Don't archive results; they can do you no good. Upload them and they can't be lost from your system. (I'm fairly confident that Howard has good...
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    this just worked for me...

    This just worked for me:

    I edited the filelist.txt file by deleting the line that starts with CurrentStruct and everything downward. Then I looked at the list of filenames. They all seem to have a...
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    Read the SneakerNet FAQ.... The last line is a...

    Read the SneakerNet FAQ....
    The last line is a checksum, just like you thought.
    The next-to-last line is a pile of statistics. One of those numbers is a counter of how many generations in the...
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    Thanx, FoBoT! I was about to re-read the...

    Thanx, FoBoT! I was about to re-read the SneakerNet FAQ and try to see if that was possible. Unfortunately, DF.o's web server was undergoing maintenance when I tried to look at the FAQ earlier.
    ...
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    You're right. There are only 250 generations of...

    You're right. There are only 250 generations of optimization. After # 250, your computer will generate another random structure and spend 250 generations of tweaking and computing to try and optimize...
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    Repeatable crash @ Gen 338

    I've left a few machines folding offline for the past week or so. So far, every one of them that has reached 337 generations buffered has crashed some time during that 338th generation, leaving me...
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    The server had been a little slow a few days ago,...

    The server had been a little slow a few days ago, due to some considerations listed in this thread:



    http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?threadid=3351

    Are you still running slowly?
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