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Why wont HP let me test their HPCS?

post #1 of 20
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Is it just a USA thing or are they just ignoring me? I signed up for the HPCS beta services ages ago and got no reply, signed up again with a different email address and still nothing. Anyone else been ignored by them?
post #2 of 20
Ya I have had 2 out of 5 accounts actually given. I think they are looking more carefully at people having multiple accounts. Seems kind of arbitrary how they are giving them out but i imagine that they are paying attention to the reasons for wanting to sign up. Saying you are in IT or are in charge of your companies technology decisions will probably go a long way
post #3 of 20
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Well i just said what others said they said, i.e wanting to use it for folding.
post #4 of 20
I think that might have worked better initially as they were looking for people to simply test out their service. But since the response has been so high and has been going on for about a month they are thinking about the future. They probably wont get much business off of folders after the beta ends but they may get someone who is running an IT department to sign their company up.
post #5 of 20
They're going to limit all the instances to 20gb use of ram tomorrow... So it's not worth it to sign up anymore.
    
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I'm getting around 40k ppd with my 8 instances. Not too bad for a free service. Thats like a 2600k doing smp.
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I waited a week. Then again I signed up with my company email and I am infact in IT. I think they are being more picky. We aren't the only team folding on their servers.
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post #8 of 20
I really think it is just a flip of the coin.
Some are luckier than others in that regard only.
Instead of folding I called it distributed computing, sometimes adding linux application testing.
It may also depend on email server.
I've had 3 different Comcast accounts go right through in a matter of a day and an official looking workplace address as well, but have submitted 3 requests from a yahoo account and nada.
post #9 of 20
Likely because too many folders took advantage of a good thing and now HP has decided to put the brakes on abuses of the system.
post #10 of 20
Hehe... rolleyes.gif
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