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Well... since the closing of CompUSA, my boss has been getting in truck loads of these "ZT" computers. He has about 400 now, and he wants me to "test them" to make sure every one is functional.

So, I ask you... how much could I contribute folding, with running 400 Pentium D computers with 2gb RAM for about 3-4 days straight?
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Hi SemperFidelis,

Quick answer: 400 x 110 points avg per day = 44,000 points per day or 132,000 in 3 days. The average 110ppd per WU is Stanford's set benchmark point per WU on those type.

Longer answer: Setting up each rig with the simple "older" WU type (easy to do), which take about 3 to 4 days to complete for roughly 343 points each. So at the end of the time period you would have about 343x400 = 137,200, if each were the 343 variety. Some are more points and some much less....

Another thing to think about, of the 400 rigs, not all will complete in the time frame... crashes, bad WU's, power bumps, etc... I would figure about a 2-3% loss...

I do not want to discourage you from your quest though. The FAH program will test/stress each rig and you'll know which ones are good or not... If you have the time and energy go for it!!!

Stanford needs those completed WU's and OCN could use the points.

I hope this helped, :-)
post #3 of 10
Talk about muscle, I'd do it for sure
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Only thing is I dont know if its wise to plug in 400 computers in the same complex... lol. I mean, he said test them, but I dont think he meant test them ALL at the SAME TIME.
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do you have enough power outlets?...lol
    
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No... haha, not even close.

We maybe have 100 outlets throughout the same building.
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extension cord?
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You mean power strip? I dont know anything about electricity... all I know is that 400 PC's plugged in at once probably puts some kind of load on some part of something. And the result of such load cant be good.
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You mean power strip? I dont know anything about electricity... all I know is that 400 PC's plugged in at once probably puts some kind of load on some part of something. And the result of such load cant be good.
You'll probably blow some fuses .
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If you have the time figure out which ones are on which breakers using a light or something, It seems time consuming the whole thing, Youll probably wonrt be able to run them all
    
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