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Calling all folders - your folding team needs you

Calling all folders - your folding team needs you

Sign up to the folding team today and help research diseases caused by misfolding proteins.

The Custom PC & Bit-tech folding team has been doing very well recently, climbing up to sixth place among the world's top folding teams. However, team 35947 needs your help now more than ever.

Earlier this year we were invited to take part in the annual Chimps Challenge to see which team can produce the most points in the shortest amount of time.

To avoid the embarrassment of coming last, and to make sure team our great team doesn't earn the dubious honour of the 'Monkey's Paw', we need as many of our folders to join the Chimps Challenge later today.

You can join in with the Chimps Challenge by temporarily changing your folding username to 'CustomBitChimps' for the duration of the challenge. This is the username that all members of team 35947 should submit completed work units under.

If you're running either the SMP CPU or bigadv SMP CPU clients, you'll also need a passkey to register your bonus points; this can be supplied by sending a PM to our team captain coolamasta on the forum.

The Chimps Challenge kicks off today at 20:00 UK time (12:00 Pacific Daylight Time). If you live in another time zone then don't worry; you can easily calculate the starting time using this helpful event timer.

The Chimps Challenge goes on for two weeks, during which you can follow the progress of all the teams taking part on the official CC stats page, created by the helpful chaps at Hardware Cannucks.

All that remains to be said is good luck to our team, and to all the others too, as we're all helping to contribute to a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Don't forget to say hello in the folding forum, and show your support in the comment thread.

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B1GBUD 5th May 2011, 15:33 Quote
Not sure if my Q6700 + 8800GTX would make much of a dent, but I guess every little helps.
Lizard 5th May 2011, 16:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by B1GBUD
Not sure if my Q6700 + 8800GTX would make much of a dent, but I guess every little helps.

Every little helps, and those two combined will generate quite a few points :)
eddtox 5th May 2011, 16:17 Quote
I've joined the team (as elepedus) and set up the SMP client on my i5-760. All four cores are ticking along at 100%.

I would like to get my HD5770 folding too, but I think I will need some advice as I downloaded the gpu2 console client and the latest drivers from AMD, but it says that my gpu is not supported.
Puzzu 5th May 2011, 16:48 Quote
I don't think my single core Revo will make any dent at all.....

My q6600 + gtx260 is without PSU :(
Lizard 5th May 2011, 17:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
I would like to get my HD5770 folding too, but I think I will need some advice as I downloaded the gpu2 console client and the latest drivers from AMD, but it says that my gpu is not supported.

Thanks for joining in. It's been a while since I folded on an AMD card, but iirc the GPU3 console client will run better on your card.
TARIKK 5th May 2011, 18:07 Quote
Count me as well, i have a 2600k and a pair of 5850. So whats next, i'll be at home in an hour so i can start, but as i'm not very experienced on this i may ask for some help to be sure that everything is right with the setup.
coolamasta 5th May 2011, 18:13 Quote
Am leaving work now but soon as I get home later I will put up a few useful links to get you going and set up your clients, well of no one beats me to it anyway ;)
TaRkA DaHl 5th May 2011, 18:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by TARIKK
Count me as well, i have a 2600k and a pair of 5850. So whats next, i'll be at home in an hour so i can start, but as i'm not very experienced on this i may ask for some help to be sure that everything is right with the setup.

This is the client for the CPU here:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

Its the "Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 SMP2 client console version" client you want for it.

Also this was posted by Lizard earlier in another thread:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=167138&page=4
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With that much RAM I recommend running the bigadv version of the Windows or Linux CPU client (depending on what OS your servers are already running). If you have dual or quad CPU servers in your cluster then you should run a single instance of the client with the following parameters added onto the end of the command line:

-bigadv -smp x

where x = the number of physical and logical (Hyper-Threaded) cores in the system.

To get the most points you'll also need to request a passkey from Stanford and enter this into each client when setting it up. This will after 10 submitted WUs give you a substantial points bonus for every WU you submit back to Stanford before its deadline.

Good luck and let us know how you get on

That will get the CPU doing bigadv, need to have it running 24x7 to get the points. If you don't have the PC on 24x7, remove the -bigadv flag and put in -advmethods instead.

For the GPUs, follow this guide:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/WinGPUGuide#ntoc4

The link for the GPU3 client you need is the first I posted, you want the following version: "Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 GPU3 (required for Fermi) no-nonsense console client."

Also, its worth getting fahmon to keep an eye on the clients progress and PPD:


http://fahmon.net/
Neophyte4Life 5th May 2011, 18:36 Quote
My MPI seems to be working so you now have 24 opteron cores and one gtx275. (luckily i am not responsible for powering the 6 opterons)

Noob4Life2
Christopher N. Lew 5th May 2011, 20:59 Quote
Yes, GPU3 is the best client for AMD cards.
eddtox 6th May 2011, 01:01 Quote
Well.. got the gpu working (using gpu3 client -thanks), but its only doing 1% every half an hour, and for some reason my cpu client doesn't seem to register the right username (fahmon says it's anonymous :( )
deathtaker27 6th May 2011, 01:21 Quote
debating dropping in my 2500k and 460 1Gb
Lizard 6th May 2011, 01:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddtox
Well.. got the gpu working (using gpu3 client -thanks), but its only doing 1% every half an hour, and for some reason my cpu client doesn't seem to register the right username (fahmon says it's anonymous :( )

That sounds far too slow for a 5770. What does Fahmon say the ppd is? It should be around 2,500 if its working correctly.

For the CPU, if you're running the console client, close it, then run it again from the command line with the following added to the end:

-config

This will then make it enter config mode, where you can set all sorts of parameters, including the username and team number. The former should be CustomBitChimps (character sensitive) and the latter should be 35947.
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