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post #11 of 52
I would glady FoH if not for the power bill.

i idle at 240w, full cpu load drives that up to 420w, full video load puts it over 500w

that adds up if its 24/7
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post #12 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
I would glady FoH if not for the power bill.

i idle at 240w, full cpu load drives that up to 420w, full video load puts it over 500w

that adds up if its 24/7
It depends on where you live and the cost of electricity.

In Nowhere, folding 24/7 is cheaper per month than the local crap newspaper full of AP reprints and idiotic op-eds.
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post #13 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
It depends on where you live and the cost of electricity.

In Nowhere, folding 24/7 is cheaper per month than the local crap newspaper full of AP reprints and idiotic op-eds.
we pay about 15.768c kw/h (energy charges + stupid service charges)
Edited by Blindsay - 1/31/11 at 8:05am
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post #14 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
we pay about 15.768c kw/h (energy charges + stupid service charges)
So you rig would pull about 500$ a year if you literally kept it running 24/7/365.
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post #15 of 52
Dude, when I lived at home we payed £9 a day for a faulty water tank, that pushed our bill to over £100 and that was with me folding 24/7. Your dad is BS'ing you.
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It looks like time to buy a windmill for ya roof!!!
    
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post #17 of 52
I am confronting this issue (energy costs) as well. But some of the arguments made here against folding are simply foolish.

The claim about supercomputers versus a global distributed computing effort is also foolish and not just because the FLOPS add up when you have thousands or even millions of computers and playstations folding. There is again the issue of energy. Supercomputers are MASSIVE consumers of energy and on a @FLOP basis are poor(er) bang-for-the-buck folders than even the most voracious home PC or office server/workstation.

The amount of effort put into cooling massive supercomputers with scores, hundreds and thousands of processors staggers the imagination. Add to that the energy used to drive the processors and their peripheral components and you have a HUGE energy drain. And a poorer one in terms of efficiency as compared to distributed computing.

As to diseases being solved 'anyway' without us folding - that's a ridiculous statement. That's like saying - don't donate to the Red Cross, someone else will do it. Absurd.

If all you want to do is game on your PC - that's your choice. But don't try to fob off your guilt as being concerned about energy and effort - because you're wrong on both counts.

There ... I feel better.

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post #18 of 52
Just cleaned this thread big-time. I don't want to clean it again... keep it on topic. Your opinions on if folding is worth it or not don't belong in someone else's thread.
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post #19 of 52
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Just cleaned this thread big-time. I don't want to clean it again... keep it on topic. Your opinions on if folding is worth it or not don't belong in someone else's thread.
Thank you.


Back on topic, I've got a Watt meter, me and my dad calculated the kW per hour my PC takes, and the cash per month, he says is not as high as he thought, so I can continue Folding.

Yay!!!

Thank you so much guys, I'm happy I don't need to quit Folding for OCN
    
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post #20 of 52
Nice, some figures? Power consumption?
Just interested...
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