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I saw a thread over at FF about Cloud Computing and folding.
https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28562

Hey so I thought I might get some free PPD, even if only for the free period.

I first tried the Amazon Cloud. I get a measly 1.5k PPD. If anyone feels like signing up here are the instructions on connecting via Putty.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/putty.html

Linux terminal command instructions.
https://folding.stanford.edu/home/guide/linux-install-guide/

It's more of a pain in the ass to setup than it's really worth.

Also mentioned was Google Compute has some better performing options. It is getting 18k PPD. That's pretty much what my 6 threaded 3770k is getting at 4.2GHz. So well worth it and much easier to setup. I recommend we all go setup this version. It also has a SSH connection via Chrome (maybe other browsers but thats what I was using at the time) so again easier to connect.

https://cloud.google.com/compute/

It does require a CC to verify you're a person. I picked the Ubuntu 14.04 distro with 8 threads and 7.2Gigs of memory. That should last a little over a month in the trial money they give you to run your VMs.

Edit: Image

Edited by mmonnin - 2/4/16 at 7:21pm
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Hopefully, someone doesn't create 100 accounts like @zodac did on hpcs. tongue.gif
 
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I didn't create 100 accounts. It was like a dozen at most.
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I had to enter CC info and created one on a Cloud Compute server. It's meant to have its CPU used.
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Must have been S3V3n?

 
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I remember him. I told him in a PM that I didn't think he any real hardware. $ilent wanted him to fold for the Fluffy Pink Ninjas.

I think he had a Herbie the Love Bug avatar.
    
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