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post #121 of 1815
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Originally Posted by HorrorScope View Post

Do you get a tax break or prescription discount by doing this? Is their any independant source that audits this? Thanks.

Nope. Quite a few people have looked into the tax deduction aspect, but results have been unfavorable with IRS.

Do you need to get something directly out of it, besides the feeling of pride in helping a great cause?
post #122 of 1815
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Originally Posted by c_d_j View Post

Hit Select and then you can zoom in and view it.

(Holding Square will also give more info on the controls available.)

Thanks!
post #123 of 1815
I joined the team - 55280.

Regarding the heat of the PS3, I used to keep the PS3 in the console under my TV, which was fine for letting it run during movies and games with the door to the console open. Before running the folding program, I took it out and placed it standing up on top of the console (I tried both leaving it flat and standing it up, I think that it runs cooler while standing up - nothing scientific about this conclusion, it just felt cooler to the touch). I have completed three WU's, but turned it off this morning before leaving for work. Despite moving it, I just have an issue with leaving it on while I'm out. I suppose letting it run a bit more while home will help my comfort level with this...

By the way, here are the most recent stats for this team:

Date of last work unit 2007-03-26 06:18:01
Active CPUs within 50 days 114
Team Id 55280
Grand Score 116366 (certificate)
Work Unit Count 449 (certificate)
Team Ranking (incl. aggregate) 2690 of 54372

We are moving up!
post #124 of 1815
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Originally Posted by DanLW View Post

Bragging rights. That's all. But I'd love to see AVS get into the top 100!

That was a great move on Stanfords part, gamers can be hard core about scores & will do what it takes to beat another "player".
A lot more folding gets done that way I bet!
post #125 of 1815
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Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post

That was a great move on Stanfords part, gamers can be hard core about scores & will do what it takes to beat another "player".
A lot more folding gets done that way I bet!

lol. we have to be entertained in some fasion.
post #126 of 1815
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Originally Posted by tqlla View Post

Almost 1000 teraflops! That is crazy.

3x more data in the last few days by 35K ps3s...
than almost 2 million CPUs have produced over the last 6 years!

Now we just have to wait for the cures!

Imagine if/when the ps3 hits an install base of 100 Million if you could get even half of them running something like this. What a huge untapped resource they could be...

I think the TFLOPS stat on the "Client statistics by OS" page actually shows current process power, rather than some cumulative cycles so far...

If there a page that indicates total calculation contribution to date?
post #127 of 1815
I joined

Only folded 1 protein though
post #128 of 1815
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Originally Posted by Blitzzz View Post

I joined

Only folded 1 protein though

welcome to the team. and 1 > 0.
post #129 of 1815
8 users in this group with the idenitifier of "PS3"
You might want to change your IDs to something more you
post #130 of 1815
Dear God... http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...e&username=PS3

CHANGE YOUR SN PEOPLE!
post #131 of 1815
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Originally Posted by Mini123 View Post

3315 of 53837 already. Wow, great job guys! RabidMouse keeps pulling away from me though.

I've been really busy with work lately with no PS3 time (PS3 running f@h 24/7).... This weekend I am hoping to get Oblivion which should let you catch up!

-RabidMouse
post #132 of 1815
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Originally Posted by _Avarice_ View Post

Nope. Quite a few people have looked into the tax deduction aspect, but results have been unfavorable with IRS.

Do you need to get something directly out of it, besides the feeling of pride in helping a great cause?

Honestly yes I do. You ask why? Because Health Care costs so damn much I feel that I should get a piece of the pie if I'm helping since everyone else has no problem charging astronomical rates for doing even mundane things many times. I'd feel like a sucker not making any money on health while everyone else does. Yeah it maybe pessimistic but I have lost faith in the health care system long time ago, I can't trust anyone. (For example this morning they had a report on the news that almost every major medical bill has errors on it and they always favor the Hospital. One example was $37,000 for some thigh surgery, after he took it to a professional claims person they found over $30,000 in errors, oops!. There are people with jobs that freelance to audit Hospital charges and they say not almost everyone but everyone has errors on it, they get the details, correct and save the patient serious cash. They went through a few other examples. Like Health care was cheap to start with and then they rip us off. Something is very wrong with a society when you can't trust health care imo.)

But thanks for the answer, I was wondering.
post #133 of 1815
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Originally Posted by phlydude View Post

8 users in this group with the idenitifier of "PS3"
You might want to change your IDs to something more you

If you are on a specific team why should the system id make a difference? I can change it I suppose but didn't even realize that this was pertinent.
post #134 of 1815
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Originally Posted by DDisney View Post

If you are on a specific team why should the system id make a difference? I can change it I suppose but didn't even realize that this was pertinent.

It's not your system ID, it's your username in the folding@home application.

btw, keep up the good work everyone!
post #135 of 1815
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Originally Posted by William Mapstone View Post

tindizzle, did you post a link in the blu-ray hardware forum? Some don't come here, because they only use their PS3 as a BD movie player.

I don't want to spam every forum recruiting people. I'm sure some of them will eventually find their way here.
post #136 of 1815
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Originally Posted by Blitzzz View Post

I joined

Only folded 1 protein though

Same here...Joined over the weekend..I can't seem any harm in running the ps3 at night occasionally to help the cause...1 night = 1 fold.
post #137 of 1815
I joined over the weekend too. 2 folds so far!
post #138 of 1815
i thought everyone was on supermans team 2630, it has a chance to get to number 1 with all the PS3's....Number 9 right now.
post #139 of 1815
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

i thought everyone was on supermans team 2630, it has a chance to get to number 1 with all the PS3's....Number 9 right now.

Some were originally, but that was piggy-backing on somebody else's large team. We thought it'd be nice to have an team of only AVS members.
post #140 of 1815
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Originally Posted by kwaidonjin View Post

i thought everyone was on supermans team 2630, it has a chance to get to number 1 with all the PS3's....Number 9 right now.

At their going rate, it will take them 6 more months just to overtake the next (#6) team.
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c....php?s=&t=2630
They are a great team and all (I love the tech report, i read it everyday), I just wanted to see what just AVS Forum members can do.

btw, once Team AVS gets past the #2000 spot, we will be included in those stats which provide more detailed information about our folding!
post #141 of 1815
AVS is doing pretty good so far, and being nearly all PS3's, the numbers are racking up fast.
post #142 of 1815
Should probably make this thread a sticky.

Also, if the team can get past #800, then there is also individual breakdown of stats within the team as well.
post #143 of 1815
2 Folds so far. My plan is to run it over night twice a week.
post #144 of 1815
I got my PC folding with the team using the beta SMP program - so I'm using both cores of my X2 processor. Only a 3800 though. I was hoping the FX-60 would drop further in price, but it looks like there are no new shipments...

Once I'm done with my first SMP fold probably early Wednesday morning, I'll see if I can get the beta GPU working on my machine.
post #145 of 1815
AVS Forum is up to #2083 now in the rankings.

I switched my PS3 to fold for AVS Forum as well. Previously was using the PS3 to fold for the team above Techreport. Folding for both teams now... with the computers.
post #146 of 1815
wow we picked up 600 spots in a day. Right On!
post #147 of 1815
I posted this in the other thread about Folding@home, hoping to start a discussion about it here....

From the PS3 FAQ for Folding@Home:

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How long do I have to complete it?

Note that Work Units "expire" after a certain amount of time. This means that after a certain amount of time, if the WU has not been returned, we assume it's not coming back and our server moves on from there. This is necessary due to the fact that future work units depend on old ones and so we need to eventually give the work to someone else to get it completed. The times to complete a WU for the PS3 is short (8 hours), so the deadline time is also correspondingly short (2 days).

Am I reading this correctly? Does that mean if I don't finish the Work Unit (that takes 8hrs to complete) within 48hours, then its worthless because the server as already expired it and moved on? I'm not planning on running my ps3 1hour of folding for every 5 hours off. Was hoping to get maybe an hour of folding work a day without leaving it on overnight.

BTW, my Kill-A-Watt device said that the ps3 folding uses about 220w of power and used approx. 2.2kwh last night (7.5hrs) or about $.22 at my kwh rate.
post #148 of 1815
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Originally Posted by caenus View Post

Am I reading this correctly? Does that mean if I don't finish the Work Unit (that takes 8hrs to complete) within 48hours, then its worthless because the server as already expired it and moved on? I'm not planning on running my ps3 1hour of folding for every 5 hours off. Was hoping to get maybe an hour of folding work a day without leaving it on overnight.

BTW, my Kill-A-Watt device said that the ps3 folding uses about 220w of power and used approx. 2.2kwh last night (7.5hrs) or about $.22 at my kwh rate.

This should answer your question.
Link to Stanford FAQ regarding time limits & credits.

My question is, do you still get the full stat credit or partial.
post #149 of 1815
We are ranked 2021 now, almost there to breaking the 2000 mark. Probably by tomorrow.
post #150 of 1815
Try a few minutes...as of this time, we're at 2001.
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