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stymee

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Troutman, NC
Well, I finally got some AMD folding for 32 :beer:

In my efforts to slap together a small farm, I now have a bare bones Duron 1.0 folding away on the kitchen table.

I've always been an Intel fan, but when it comes to folding...

AMD ROCKS

Oh, on a slightly sadder note, I can no longer fold on the dual Xeon I have at work. I had gotten permission from our IS person, but apparently the policy "changed". :rolleyes: I'll just have to make up for it at home!
 

David

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Cool!

Are you getting a case for it or will it reside on the kitchen table :D
 

Mr B

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Not to bash intel here (as I run both myself), but AMD rigs just Fold so much faster....my slowest T-Bird (1.0 @ 1400) folds a frame of a Protien A in just about 10 minutes. My P/// 700E @ 933 does the same in almost 23 minutes.

Big, BIG, difference. ;)

(and I paid more for the P/// than that T-Bird, too...lol) :rolleyes:
 
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stymee

stymee

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David said:
Are you getting a case for it or will it reside on the kitchen table :D

I made room in my stereo cabinet (tossed the tape deck and rearranged a little). Now I have room for a few more (although $$ will be the limiting factor here!). I'll prolly take the ol' PIII600 out of it's cheap case and slap it in the cabinet as well. The dedicated folders are running Mandrake 8.2 and I'm using VNC to get to them.

I'm still waiting on a new 10/100 switch so I don't have to play musical cable's all the time.

And for more good news, I just ordered 2 1.2 Morgans (and used the last of my bonus check). This is just too much fun!

Anyone know a good temp monitoring proggie for Linux?

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David

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stymee said:


I made room in my stereo cabinet (tossed the tape deck and rearranged a little). Now I have room for a few more (although $$ will be the limiting factor here!). I'll prolly take the ol' PIII600 out of it's cheap case and slap it in the cabinet as well. The dedicated folders are running Mandrake 8.2 and I'm using VNC to get to them.

I'm still waiting on a new 10/100 switch so I don't have to play musical cable's all the time.

And for more good news, I just ordered 2 1.2 Morgans (and used the last of my bonus check). This is just too much fun!

Anyone know a good temp monitoring proggie for Linux?

Barn.jpg

Cool.
£££ is a limit for me as well - and also my parents are another limit :D. I hope to get a Duron 650 folding with the bare minimum.

About the linux temp monitor. Search for lm_sensors at www.freshmeat.net and/or www.sourceforge.org
 

MDC

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Hey Guys,
Greets from team 64!! :cool:

I just wanted to add some numbers to this discussion. I have 9 computers folding including a 1.06Ghz Celeron notebook, and a P4 1.8Ghz. If you want to be shocked, listen to this :) The Celrey completes ProteinA variant frames in under 20 minutes, while the P4 takes an average of 22+ minutes!

I love my AMDs! The Tbirds I have all do them under 10 minutes! :burn:
 
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donny_paycheck

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Yeah, Xeons aren't spectacular folders in the least. Mine don't do much but I have them folding anyway due to the "might as well" factor.
 

Wedo

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Good work Styme, nice computer on a shelf idea.

Donny,

I have the same set up at work too. There are 12 machines folding, but the three AMD's are doing about 50% of the work.

"might-as-well" Sadly enough, the same could be said for nights I've had too much to drink, and women that I shouldn't have dated......I remeber saying "migh as well" then. At least folding will turn out with more positive results.

Cheers,
Wedo
 

donny_paycheck

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Wedo said:
"might-as-well" Sadly enough, the same could be said for nights I've had too much to drink, and women that I shouldn't have dated......I remeber saying "migh as well" then. At least folding will turn out with more positive results.

lol!....jeez, well if you put it that way I guess it really is a good idea.
 

David

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I have just realised that in my house there is an unused space, enough for 3 or 4 folding rigs.

All I need now are the rigs and the cable/DSL line :D.

Seriously though, once I get a job I can afford cable and then the farm shall grow.