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Message 44901 - Posted: 12 Aug 2007, 16:25:37 UTC - in response to Message 44896.  



don't forget to set aside some of the retirement funds for the electric company or your private alternative energy source.


It would be cheaper for some of these "crunchers" to pay for control of one supercomputer processor. I got into DC because it used slightly LESS resources (disregarding my personal time) than one supercomputer processor used. That is only true when your computer would be "on" anyway.

I wonder what will happen with BOINC on server farms using quad cores. I am not an IT professional, but I have heard that, in some - if not all cases, the individual cores shut down when not in use. Even the CPU fans stop!

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Message 44920 - Posted: 13 Aug 2007, 1:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000

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Message 45014 - Posted: 15 Aug 2007, 23:45:50 UTC - in response to Message 44901.  



don't forget to set aside some of the retirement funds for the electric company or your private alternative energy source.


It would be cheaper for some of these "crunchers" to pay for control of one supercomputer processor. I got into DC because it used slightly LESS resources (disregarding my personal time) than one supercomputer processor used. That is only true when your computer would be "on" anyway.

I wonder what will happen with BOINC on server farms using quad cores. I am not an IT professional, but I have heard that, in some - if not all cases, the individual cores shut down when not in use. Even the CPU fans stop!

Jack



About 1-2 years ago there was an old cray for sale for $25,000,,,,,,I did beg the wife but she said NO!!!! :)

e6600 quad @ 2.5ghz
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e6750 dual @ 3.71ghz
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7918 integer


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Message 45058 - Posted: 16 Aug 2007, 17:42:23 UTC
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Like some have said run a lot of PCs or a few Quad core cpus, Mine are mostly offline at the moment cause a swamp cooler motor got ate last night. :(
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Message 45307 - Posted: 23 Aug 2007, 9:23:11 UTC

That's a good idea, I will try to sell my 1.000.000+ on ebay.
I am buying an house, i need some extra money. ;)
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Message 45459 - Posted: 26 Aug 2007, 8:01:15 UTC - in response to Message 44885.  

Why do computers have OFF buttons. <-- that is a the best question of all time


My computer doesn't have an OFF button. It has an ON button and a RESET button.

It's Windows who provide the facility to turn the PC off.

Blame Bill Gates.
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Message 45721 - Posted: 3 Sep 2007, 14:28:22 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000
Really didn't mean to run you off William :)

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e6750 dual @ 3.71ghz
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Message 45810 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 11:10:41 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  
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I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000



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Message 45821 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 13:52:19 UTC - in response to Message 45810.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000




LMAO someone has to much time on their hands
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Message 45864 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 18:40:35 UTC - in response to Message 45821.  

LMAO someone has to much time on their hands

Yes I suppose I do, but I'd like to point out that whoever made the 'for dummies book cover generator' probably had even more...
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Message 45869 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 19:10:43 UTC - in response to Message 45864.  

LMAO someone has to much time on their hands

Yes I suppose I do, but I'd like to point out that whoever made the 'for dummies book cover generator' probably had even more...


well its a kick to see that limitation book cover. will look forward to more entertaining art in the future.
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Message 45927 - Posted: 10 Sep 2007, 13:31:26 UTC - in response to Message 45810.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000



Thats funny!
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Message 46352 - Posted: 16 Sep 2007, 12:37:21 UTC - in response to Message 45927.  

lol at the Dummies pic.

I'm closing on 1m combined BOINC credits, and it's only recently things accelerated. Dual/quad cores help a lot... : )

And time, you need a lot of that, unless you have lots of computers. Since credits are in monetary terms, worthless, you have to be keen to worry too much about them... which I know I, and many others do : )
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Message 46398 - Posted: 17 Sep 2007, 0:40:07 UTC

It is crazy how much I watch my credits. Every morning I go around and check all of the computers to make sure they are still up and running and ready for another day. I am up to 2000 RAC closing in on 300,000 total.

I upgraded to a quad core to run R@H faster :-)

We were looking to upgrade the PC and a dual core would have been plenty but Quad!! Plus Intel just had a price reduction on the Q6600 so it was an easy choice.

I hope to hit the million mark but it will take years.
Thx!

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Message 46401 - Posted: 17 Sep 2007, 2:29:12 UTC - in response to Message 46398.  

It is crazy how much I watch my credits. Every morning I go around and check all of the computers to make sure they are still up and running and ready for another day.



If you run BoincView you can manage all your clients from one PC :)
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Message 46415 - Posted: 17 Sep 2007, 8:42:58 UTC - in response to Message 46401.  

If you run BoincView you can manage all your clients from one PC :)

If they aren't macs...


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Message 46426 - Posted: 17 Sep 2007, 12:53:20 UTC - in response to Message 46401.  

It is crazy how much I watch my credits. Every morning I go around and check all of the computers to make sure they are still up and running and ready for another day.



If you run BoincView you can manage all your clients from one PC :)


Thanks for the help. I installed BoincView but it was unable to find the client on the local host. We likely need to take this to some other forum but I would like to get some help with BoincView.

thx

Thx!

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Message 46430 - Posted: 17 Sep 2007, 13:26:56 UTC

The secret for 1.000.000 is simple. Just put 20 computers crunshing rosetta and in a few months you have 1.000.000 points :p
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Message 46471 - Posted: 17 Sep 2007, 20:08:03 UTC

update your power level in your house and install a garage full of computers. you should be to a million in no time at all. lol

your power bill will be close to your credit level i would think. ;)
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