Originally Posted by oldsk00l90
Neither one of my computers have a passkey for the clients. When I get one, will I still get credit for all the jobs my systems have completed beforehand. Also, do you only need one passkey even you are running multiple computers under the same username?
No, the credit starts once you get it and add it to your client.
Well, that depends on what you are doing.
You will need one for any sort of Team Competition here on OCN.
I would suggest you get AT LEAST one more, which you can put on all your other computers and share.
Depending on your server farm, you may want to go with more than 2. For example. You could have 1 for TC, 1 for all your 24/7 folding machines that aren't in TC, and 1 for all your non-24/7 non-TC machines. The reason for splitting up your non-TC machines on separate passkeys is that in order to get the bonus, you also need to maintain a certain amount of "pass/fail" on jobs. So if you have a machine that you only fold a couple hours a day, and maybe not all the time, that machine may end up failing to complete a job, and it will lower your "pass/fail" ratio and may end up dragging down your other machines.
If you are really crazy (and have access to a large number of email addresses ... because a passkey is based off your email address), you could assign each machine (or even each slot ... be it a CPU or GPU ... and you can even run one passkey on a CPU and a separate passkey on a GPU(s) ... even in the same computer) for each of your machines.
For example, here is what I'm running:
And I split things up between 4 keys.
(Also, "Slave Driver" is listed on a separate list, because at the time, that was my Team Competition rig ... and I am running a machine on an old v5 client because it's running on a Windows 2000 Server OS, which will not show up on HFM).Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/26/12 at 7:39pm