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parkut
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[FP] New Operator(s) needed, Foldy7 needs new home(s)

Dan aka Optimum1 See Profile has graciously hosted Foldy7a
and Foldy7b since 2008. He is no longer able and the
blades will be returned to me for TEMPORARY hosting.

The blades are bare bones machines, configured to run
Linux. The original purchase was in January 2007 - see:
»[FP] FYI: The purchase of the two Core 2 Duo blades

So, Foldy7 needs a new host or hosts. Either an existing host
or someone new willing to take on the responsibility of the care
and feeding of power to a dedicated crunching machine.

To become a new operator, the following questions need
to be answered.

Please go over them and provide your answers, and if you have
any questions or concerns please me know, or post your question
here. They are all pretty straightforward, and you can reply at
your leisure. Thank you in advance for considering hosting
blade(s) for Team Helix and the Foldinator Project.

Here are the questions:

1. What Operating Systems do you have experience running?

2. Are you experienced in building PCs? If so, please briefly describe your experiences.

3. How many blades are you interested in hosting?

4. Do you have Homeowners insurance that covers, or can cover, your Foldy? Do you agree to carry insurance sufficient to replace your Foldy if damaged while in your custody?

5. Do you have the physical space to host a Foldy? It should be a dry, cool location.

6. Do you have internet access (behind a firewall) for the Foldy?

7. Have you thought about electricity costs (for system and cooling)? You have to pay for the extra electricity cost.

8. Do you agree to work with the other Foldy operators on team projects; i.e., common Stats? This is important!
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Proud to be the current host of Crunchenstein #1, #3, #5, and Foldy #3


parkut
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Update: Received the two blades in good condition today.
Pending finding a new or another willing host, I will get them
up and running with whatever it takes to crunch, probably
tomorrow.

(I do have one nibble from a prospective host.)
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parkut
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model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
cpu MHz : 1862.000
cache size : 2048 KB
Memory: 1002.38 MB physical, 1.97 GB virtual
...
Client Version 6.29
Core: FahCore_a3.exe
Core Version 2.22 (June 10, 2010)
Current Work Unit
-----------------
Name: p6012_hafp3
Tag: P6012R2C300G108
Download time: June 25 12:23:54
Due time: July 1 12:23:54
Progress: 28% [||________]
...
Project: 6012 (Run 2, Clone 300, Gen 108) 470.00 pts (16.703 pt/hr, 400.85 ppd)
bonus pts: 1503.59 (14.961 pt/hr, 1282.37 ppd); bonus factor: 3.20; kfactor: 2.00
...
[20:16:37] Completed 140000 out of 500000 steps (28%)
...
[12:41:04] Completed 5000 out of 500000 steps (1%)
[12:24:15] Completed 0 out of 500000 steps (0%)
[12:24:08] Entering M.D.
[12:24:08] Assembly optimizations on if available.
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Click for full size
Foldy7 Blade1
Up and running


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Thanks so much for hosting yet another blade, parkut.
Your dedication to the research is nothing short of amazing!
Someday, if I ever retire some of the machines crammed in here with me, I'd like to be an Op, until that happens it just isn't possible.
Again, thanks for finding the blade a home.
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Foldy 7 Blade2
Foldy 7 Blade2 now online

model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
cpu MHz : 1862.000
cache size : 2048 KB
Memory: 1002.38 MB physical, 1.97 GB virtual
...
Client Version 6.29
Core: FahCore_a3.exe
Core Version 2.22 (June 10, 2010)
Current Work Unit
-----------------
Name: p6701_VSD in POPC and water neutralized
Tag: P6701R90C25G8
Download time: June 25 14:07:18
Due time: July 1 14:07:18
Progress: 10% [|_________]
...
Project: 6701 (Run 90, Clone 25, Gen 8) 921.00 pts (15.040 pt/hr, 360.96 ppd)
bonus pts: 2859.75 (4.670 pt/hr, 1120.80 ppd); bonus factor: 3.11; kfactor: 4.10
...
[20:14:43] Completed 200000 out of 2000000 steps (10%)
...
[14:43:31] Completed 20000 out of 2000000 steps (1%)
[14:07:40] Completed 0 out of 2000000 steps (0%)
[14:07:33] Entering M.D.
[14:07:33] Assembly optimizations on if available.
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Hello, my name is Bill and I'm a crunchaholic...


Proud to be the current host of Crunchenstein #1, #3, #5, and Foldy #3


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Re: [FP] New Operator(s) needed, Foldy7 needs new home(s)

You're a good man for stepping up.
There was a day when I was the semi-permanent halfway house!

It does my heart good to see all the great people keeping things purring


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Re: [FP] New Operator(s) needed, Foldy7 needs new home(s)

I would like to be considered for hosting 1 Foldy7.

1. What Operating Systems do you have experience running? Mostly windows.... although I grew up on Apples and had a PowerPC Mac about 5 years ago. I also have an AppleTV that I have hacked and have dealt with its OS (variation of Mac OS 10.4.7) a bit.

2. Are you experienced in building PCs? If so, please briefly describe your experiences. I don't have any experience building PCs. I am comfortable changing cards, memory, etc. though.

3. How many blades are you interested in hosting? 1

4. Do you have Homeowners insurance that covers, or can cover, your Foldy? Do you agree to carry insurance sufficient to replace your Foldy if damaged while in your custody? I already have homeowners insurance that would cover the Foldy.

5. Do you have the physical space to host a Foldy? It should be a dry, cool location. I have a cool, dry place to operate the Foldy in.

6. Do you have internet access (behind a firewall) for the Foldy? Yes.

7. Have you thought about electricity costs (for system and cooling)? You have to pay for the extra electricity cost. Electricity costs for the Foldy will not be a problem.

8. Do you agree to work with the other Foldy operators on team projects; i.e., common Stats? This is important! Yes.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

OSIU


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OSIU See ProfileThanks for your offer to step up and possibly host for the Foldinator Project. Would it be a deal breaker for you if the blade came configured to run linux?
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Proud to be the current host of Crunchenstein #1, #3, #5, and Foldy #3


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How much Linux would I have to do/know to maintain the Foldy? I am certainly willing to learn. If someone was willing to help me, not a problem.


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First, one of the advantages of using Linux is there is no license needed for the operating system, making the building and operation of dedicated folding machines less expensive.

Once a machine is built, it can run years without much attention. The client needs occasional tweaks or configuration file changes, which is done using a text editor. Linux machines are perfectly suited for running "headless", no keyboard, mouse or monitor is required as they can be remotely managed. Since the blades are typically configured without a GUI (Graphical User Interface), it's all text based.

Linux is a powerful operating system, well suited to dedicated crunching tasks. There are several members here who could guide you thru any problems.
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OSIU
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After considering your last post, sign me up (assuming that I am approved to host the Foldy and someone is willing to help me out)!


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OSIU See ProfileThanks for your generous offer to host.

As in all good things, there are a few (low) hurdles to overcome.

1) You must be a Foldinator Member as explained here: »DC Projects »Who are the members of the Foldinator Project? and here: »DC Projects »Who can host a Foldinator System and How?

2) You must complete the new operator questionnaire (done)

3) You must be approved by a vote of the Foldinator Project members
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Proud to be the current host of Crunchenstein #1, #3, #5, and Foldy #3


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I will take care of becoming a member through financial donation once my PayPal account is verified (2-3 days). I will then await the vote.....

7/2/2010 Edit: PayPal donation has been processed and cleared.


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Re: [FP] New Operator(s) needed, Foldy7 needs new home(s)

Cool! You were already considered family
Now you are a voting member!
»[FP] New Foldinator donation page!


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Thank you for the welcome usa2k See Profile. I look forward to crunchin' with y'all and having some fun along the way!

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Re: [FP] New Operator(s) needed, Foldy7 needs new home(s)

. What Operating Systems do you have experience running?
Windows2000 - 7

2. Are you experienced in building PCs? If so, please briefly describe your experiences. Yes, I have done some modding ex. memory, power supply, processors,hdd, cd drive/floppy

3. How many blades are you interested in hosting? 1 - 2

4. Do you have Homeowners insurance that covers, or can cover, your Foldy? Do you agree to carry insurance sufficient to replace your Foldy if damaged while in your custody? Yes.

5. Do you have the physical space to host a Foldy? It should be a dry, cool location. Yes I Do.

6. Do you have internet access (behind a firewall) for the Foldy?
Yes.
7. Have you thought about electricity costs (for system and cooling)? You have to pay for the extra electricity cost. Yes.

8. Do you agree to work with the other Foldy operators on team projects; i.e., common Stats? This is important! why sure!
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todd6173229 See Profile - thanks for your interest in becoming a Foldinator Host.

I see our questionnaire is missing an important question. Do you have any experience running FAH? If so, under what user name?

Since I see you joined with your todd6173229 See Profile name today, have you been a registered user under some other name on this site?
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todd6173229

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what is fah? I just joined today, yes and I was browsing through and seen where you needed some help...


parkut
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FAH is my personal shorthand for Folding@Home, a distributed computing project.

More information here: »DC Projects »What is the Foldinator Project?
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Hello, my name is Bill and I'm a crunchaholic...


Proud to be hosting six Crunchenstein blades, and three Foldinator blades


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While we really do appreciate helpful people here, Todd, being an operator requires being responsible for equipment for which FP members have donated their funds. We tend to be careful, choosing long-term members in good standing.

I hope you won't find offense in that. None is intended. It's just that we don't know you well enough for this responsibility.

You are most welcome to join Team Helix, as well as its Foldinator Project, however. Most of us contribute by folding on our own equipment and donating to the FP project as we are able to do so.
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