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Some know that I've started some seriously heavy farming for team 37726 in the last two weeks, for those that don't I'm in the process of installing F@H on about 100+ machines. I figured I'd place my progress in a new thread and share the news about my folding ventures.

Today's update:

I'm currently running 76 2.8 Ghz machines. Current stat tracks for the 23 of the machines that have already turned in WU's place me as the #8 contributor for overclock.net, having folded 10,000+ points in the last week. I've so far donated about 20,000 points and anticipate doubling that thrice over the next two weeks and cracking team 37726's top 100 in about 10 days.

To all my fellow OC'ers, get some rigs moving! There's plenty of room at the top!
    
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I am going to laugh when you get the bill for your school's electricity.
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I am going to laugh when you get the bill for your school's electricity.
Yeah me too, all the way to Canada.

With all the units I'll end up running F@H on, I'll only ever touch a quarter of the school's machines. Every server here runs 24/7 (and there are dozens), my added electricity is really a burp compared to this place's energy consumption.
    
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Yeah me too, all the way to Canada.

With all the units I'll end up running F@H on, I'll only ever touch a quarter of the school's machines. Every server here runs 24/7 (and there are dozens), my added electricity is really a burp compared to this place's energy consumption.

I doubt it. Their computers are at idle...

Idle computers use less energy than loaded computers lol. If they have climate control...that's a lot of heat to get out of a room....even one computer folding in my room is too hot sometimes.

Good job, though.
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Yeah my pc heats my room at least a couple degrees over the rest of the apartment. When my 360 is running too it's even hotter.
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A lot of people have talked about getting insane amounts of computers running at their school or work, but this is the first time it appears to have actually succeeded. I would suggest a bit of caution. A sudden spike in HVAC demands might catch the attention of someone, and it wouldn't surprise me if the electricity usage is greater than you expect. If you figure that those CPUs are each drawing maybe an extra 50 Watts, the kW-hour figures are going to be through the roof. I'm not trying to dissuade you from helping the cause; I just don't want you to get shut down. We'd rather have 50 or even 25 computers crunching WUs for us over the long term than 100 computers for a month.
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A lot of people have talked about getting insane amounts of computers running at their school or work, but this is the first time it appears to have actually succeeded. I would suggest a bit of caution. A sudden spike in HVAC demands might catch the attention of someone, and it wouldn't surprise me if the electricity usage is greater than you expect. If you figure that those CPUs are each drawing maybe an extra 50 Watts, the kW-hour figures are going to be through the roof. I'm not trying to dissuade you from helping the cause; I just don't want you to get shut down. We'd rather have 50 or even 25 computers crunching WUs for us over the long term than 100 computers for a month.
My Principle is a weiner. He says he will "look into it"

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Look out jrab

Well, good luck. Hopefully you got permission.



Got a Conroe rig folding today. Hopefully another E6300 folding by the end of next month for myself.
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Ill be asking my school's tech about folding on computers, like in the library or something. Theres about 50 computers in there, brand new. Even if he let me run it on 5 i would be happy.
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