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bwm

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Very very nice. I commented on it in another thread.
Now if my wife would allow builds like that in my workroom, I'd
be VERY tempted to do something like that. :thumb:
 

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Very very nice. I commented on it in another thread.
Now if my wife would allow builds like that in my workroom, I'd
be VERY tempted to do something like that. :thumb:
Thankfully I had an isolated corner available in the basement, or this would not be running! It's incredibly loud :haha:

I don't know why I bothered with the very quiet Noctua NF-P12 fan on the CPU! I have another spare Panaflow. I may as well go for it! :ph34r:
 

bwm

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Would someone kindly explain what this -bigadv thing is all about. I''m assuming it has to do with i7 series memory capacity and/or more flexible use of it for folding.
I'd study up on it myself but I'm not joking when I say I don't really have time to chase it down. TIA
 

bwm

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Thankfully I had an isolated corner available in the basement, or this would not be running! It's incredibly loud :haha:

I don't know why I bothered with the very quiet Noctua NF-P12 fan on the CPU! I have another spare Panaflow. I may as well go for it! :ph34r:
I think I read another coment about water in that area of the basement. Please make sure you have foreseen that danger and taken care of it.
 

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Would someone kindly explain what this -bigadv thing is all about. I''m assuming it has to do with i7 series memory capacity and/or more flexible use of it for folding.
I'd study up on it myself but I'm not joking when I say I don't really have time to chase it down. TIA
In for this as well. Although I would likely need to purchase another 6GB of ram from what I've heard.
 

3.0charlie

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It is for CPUs with a minimum of 8 cores, real (like my rig), or virtuals like any i7 out there. Relatively simple to set up (install VMware Player, download the client, configure with username, team # and passkey) then let it rip. Make sure you fold for 10 WUs with the -advmethods flag, then you can switch to the -bigadv flag.

Fah passkey: [email protected] - FAQ-passkey

You need a minimum of 6 Gb only for the client.

Follow this thread here (VMware 3.0 && bigadv folding), 1st post has all the info/links links you need.
 

chrisk

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In for this as well. Although I would likely need to purchase another 6GB of ram from what I've heard.
Here is a guide that you can use to get set up:
[GUIDE] VMWare 3.0 (8 Core Folding w/ -bigadv) - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Basically, "-bigadv" is a flag that you enter when running the linux folding client. We do this on the vmware machine linked in the guide. The vmware folding client capable of running the bigadv work units needs 4.6GB of ram. If you have 6GB of ram already, you have enough. You need an i7 system as well, so that you can also use the "-smp 8" flag in order to get the work units done in time.

The bigadv units are lucrative because Stanford gives bonus points for completing them. My two i7s give me about 9000PPD each, but with the bonus points, I get about 20,000PPD each (thats 40K just on cpus alone). To qualify for the bonus, you need to meet the following criteria:
1) At least 10 Core A2 work units must be completed. (1920 or 25403 pt units qualify)
2) At least 80% of Core A2 work units must be completed in time.
3) A passkey must be used.
I hope this is enough to get started. Any specific questions just fire away!
 

3.0charlie

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FYI, both links have the same info and downloads. If you wish to hit the big numbers, make sure the i7 is clocked above 3.6GHz.
 

bwm

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It is for CPUs with a minimum of 8 cores, real (like my rig), or virtuals like any i7 out there. Relatively simple to set up (install VMware Player, download the client, configure with username, team # and passkey) then let it rip. Make sure you fold for 10 WUs with the -advmethods flag, then you can switch to the -bigadv flag.

Fah passkey: [email protected] - FAQ-passkey

You need a minimum of 6 Gb only for the client.

Follow this thread here (VMware 3.0 && bigadv folding), 1st post has all the info/links links you need.
Thanks. I appreciate the guidance
 

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