Originally Posted by viper522
Hey all, started this Folding addiction about a month ago and haven't stopped since, all for OCN. Participated in Oct. FAT and now Nov. FFW. Folding 24/7 started on my Dell SC420 P4 server, then modded the mobo to accept a full x16 card (when you take a hot knife to mobo for ppd, you're addicted) and installed a spare HD 3870, and just this weekend scored a free 9800GT and OC it to replace the Radeon. Also run a number of VMs and other CPUs now 24/7 and bring on more for special folding events. Since I don't have any truly epic hardware, I have to run nearly 30 clients to make any impact, and managing them all is time consuming so I only bring them all online for events.
I remember a couple of years ago that I was running ~200 single core clients (spread over ~40 networks) and was raking in a shade over 60l PPD and getting just over a million per month... THAT
takes some managing... Didn't last very long, and within about a week of them closing I heard that I could have been running SMP clients instead.......which, I'm guessing, would have prolly given me nearer to 6 million in a month - as they were all 4/8 thread machines, and some were clustered... One network had 9 rigs, all with 8-core server CPUs, so instead of having 9 x "-smp 8" clients, it was using 72 'basic' clients instead each one getting less than 100 points per WU...