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Armadaender, how many computers do you have folding?

I (tehBoris) Have 3, but only my fastest (my desktop) has actualy finished processing one so far.

Computers that are processing hardware:

2.2GHz Celeron D with 256MB of RAM (SuSE 10.1)

Athlon XP 3200+ with 512MB of RAM (Had problems folding on SuSE 10.1 for reasons I couldn't work out, now running the Xubuntu LiveCD making use of the RaiserFS and SWAP partions)

Athlon 64 3200+ with 2048MB of RAM (Windows XP, primerily used for gaming)

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I only have my laptop folding at the moment. I would have my other boxs doing the same but I'm swapping parts out now because of a mishap with my media server. My top priority right now is getting that up again. Once I move into my apartment this weekend, I'll get another box going.

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Ha, awesome. I knew my predomination over the group would be quickly overturned having only one computer folding and all. Hm, maybe I should drag my parents computer into this battle? Or better yet, go out and buy a few used comps for dirt cheap and build a linux cluster supercomputer. :twisted:

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I alredy have 70% (aprox) of my overall CPU run time doing this, the only other computers I could posably bring in to this is a 500MHz computer which is my web server, so I don't want to do that and my 600MHz PVR, but if I do that, watch TV on it would suck.

I have no dought that if metatron wanted to take part he would own us all in the face. He'd probably dedicate 3 Dule 3.0GHz Xeon (or there abouts) servers to it :P

One question though... dose any body know if there is such a thing as process prioritising under linux?

In windows you can change the priority of a server... dose this exsist in linux and how can I check what run time level the folder is running at?

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I have no dought that if metatron wanted to take part he would own us all in the face. He'd probably dedicate 3 Dule 3.0GHz Xeon (or there abouts) servers to it :P

Wouldn't be more a war than that of maggots and men....Ugh, that's just scary, makes me drool in envy.

One question though... dose any body know if there is such a thing as process prioritising under linux?

In windows you can change the priority of a server... dose this exsist in linux and how can I check what run time level the folder is running at?

Good question, I've never run across anythigng like that before but I'll look around google for a while and see if there is anything out there (which there has to be - I can't see how there wouldn't).

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I'm now part of the folding group-using a proxy to bypass university firewall, so looks like I don't have to wait untill next month to start folding proteins after all!

I also found out that I've taken a module in my theoretical chemistry course that covers this exact subject, when I looked into the project on the site. We use lower levels of theory as a comprimise for using higher levels of theory (more computer time but more realistic) on the bits we're most interested in, when using small groups of computers. All very interesting stuff.

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I'm glad Famicoman mentioned this. I've taken such an interest that I'm now planning to build a 4-6 computer beowulf cluster to fold proteins faster. Won't be constructing it until next summer but what better time than now to learn how. Also, I still need to collect the computers and other necessary equipment :roll:.

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