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PCGUY112887

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I have a 400mhz P-2 slot server sitting near me, and I am mounting it into a cold crawlspace soon. What I was wondering is if I folded on it, and someone tryed to visit my site, would [email protected] let a few processes go to something elce (my site visitor). I just don't want to run it on there, the make the site nearelly impossibal for anyone to see. I would just try it, but not at home right now.
 

David

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[email protected] runs at low priority so if any other process (such as a webserver) requires the CPU then it will get priority over FaH for CPU power.
 

Arkaine23

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Yup, folding is always a low priority so other tasks will get the CPU time first.
 
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PCGUY112887

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I dunno how my tiny 400mhz server was lucky enough to get a 2500 page protien that is folding SOO SLOWELLY
After about 2 days, It has 125/2500 pages. I am assuming they are called pages.
 

epauls

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Frames actually:D

Yep that 400 is gonna be slow. Should make deadlines if just barely.
 
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PCGUY112887

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deadlines? i'm new to this, never knew there were deadlines, can I get a brief idea of how these deadlines for it work?
 

drshivas

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There was a time with MS .NET Framework on WinXP pro running the FAH text client, where .NET apps wouldn't execute. Terminating the client immediately fixed it. Turns out it was happening with SETI command line clients too according to a couple obscure news group posts.

I haven't noticed it happening for over 1.5yrs now. Something changed. But incase you get anything wierd happening on your server, be sure to shutdown the client and see if that fixes it.

HTH

PS That PII400 may have problems making the deadlines... Stanford benches the untis with a 500Mhz Celeron. A search here will turn up many discussions on deadlines and sub 500Mhz machines.
 

Fast420A

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They benchmark a 500 Mhz Celeron without SSE enabled running only 8 - 10 hours a day so if the server runs 24/7 it should be fine.
 

Cuda

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I have a PIII 450 folding 24/7. It takes it exactly 5 days to finish a 2500 frame w/u. Slow but steady.

<edit>Almost forgot, thanks for the info Arkaine23. It's good to know the server won't be wasted. I've got the mobo, hdd and vid card, with a 1700 B core dut3c on the way. I just need some ram and a couple nic's. I can get the nic's locally for a couple bucks each used. To keep cost down, I won't overclock the server, well not too much anyway....ah the heck with cost, I'm gonna overclock the crap out of it. :p
Anyway, a few more days and it should be running.
 
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Blimpie

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Yea, i 'aquired' an older dell p-III 500 Mhz, no overclockage on the board, so i am orderin parts to make a "turbo PLL" setup for it, it NEEDS to be faster!!
Also have a AMD K6 2/350 sittin here. Need ram, vid card, HDD, and a PCI USB card (friggin thing doesnt have ps/2 ports, only those old school ones) AHHHKKKKK i hate not having money.