Thread: [FAD] question from the noob
May 29th, 2003, 06:04 AM #1
[FAD] question from the noob
do i have to do anything or just let it run ?
May 29th, 2003, 06:12 AM #2mickwishGuest
Well, that kinda depends.
Is it only on one cow? Or have ya got more?
On one cow, it'll run itself happliy. How do ya connect to the net? If it's always on, then no worries.
(I'm assuming windoze here, BTW).
You might wanna open the Control Panel (right click the tray icon, and select setup, then have a look at what options ya want to run.
May 29th, 2003, 06:32 AM #3
i got cable and i got it on 3 machines at the moment ." If you kill a man you're a murderer ..... Kill many and you're a conquerer ....... Kill them all ... your a GOD...."
May 29th, 2003, 06:37 AM #4mickwishGuest
Ok, you got a choice. You can load each machine as a separate install of it's own (which will work fine, just means you need to make sure each machine stays working OK, and that username /email addy is the same, and that all have Team 2037 in the teams box in setup).
OR - you can be daring and run it as a networked install!! that means only one box actually runs the queue server, and only that one box connects to the net. The others just get work form that box and run it. It has slightly lower overheads than running a queue server on each box. But it's a bit fiddly, so not for the faint-of-heart!
Let me or Wizzard~0f~Ozz know if ya wanna run a networked setup, and we can run ya through it.
Whatever ya do, have fun!!
May 29th, 2003, 06:41 AM #5
well i loaded it on all machines and have it set to run 16 ? is that right . the only machine i will mostlikly take it down on is my main for when i go play eq ? how will i do that and can i just stop it ?" If you kill a man you're a murderer ..... Kill many and you're a conquerer ....... Kill them all ... your a GOD...."
May 29th, 2003, 06:48 AM #6mickwishGuest
Shouldn't need to stop it. It should jump happily outa the way (even for games), then jump back in when your PC is idle.
You can snooze it if ya want if ya think it affects game play, but I'd give it a try first.
Do yopu mean you set it for 16GHz?? that's a bit high for a single CPU machine. It'll never automatically connect and send results in that case. You'll have to send manually, by opening queue in the tray icon, and selecting file send. I'd suggest setting to 2GHz or so for a 1GHz machine.
May 29th, 2003, 06:54 AM #7
no i mean 16 windows i think under # of think windows i put 16
one machine is a xp 2400 one is a 1700@2034 and the first is a 1gig
the 2400 and 1700 i set them for 2gig the 1 gig i set at 1gig
Last edited by Omardeth; May 29th, 2003 at 06:58 AM." If you kill a man you're a murderer ..... Kill many and you're a conquerer ....... Kill them all ... your a GOD...."
May 29th, 2003, 07:00 AM #8mickwishGuest
Um, I think you're spreading THINK a little thin, IMO. Just 2 THINK's running on one CPU is enough.
Otherwise they all share the CPU - so each one only gets 1/16th of 2GHz or so - that means you are running THINK on 16 125MHz CPU's!! A bit slow, IMO.
Anyone disagree with me out there?
May 29th, 2003, 07:15 AM #9
ok changed it to auto hows that werk ? i will find out later i need to go to bed gotta get up at 8 and it is 4 now
May 29th, 2003, 07:37 AM #10
auto would run 1 version of think per CPU... which is fine!
May 29th, 2003, 09:16 AM #11Originally posted by mickwish
I'd suggest setting to 2GHz or so for a 1GHz machine.
Is there a general rule of thumb that I can go by and thus set my machines accordingly? Ie, from what Mick suggests...I should set it to about double what the actual cpu is?
May 29th, 2003, 10:01 AM #12
>Is there a general rule of thumb that I can go by and thus set my machines accordingly? Ie, from what Mick suggests...I should set it to about double what the actual cpu is?
it really depends on whether you run a central queue server and also how fast you process the WU's, and also the frequency that you send back the completed WUs.
for example, i run individual queues on each cow and i also have mine's set to manually connect.
i usually dump 3x a week (mon, wed, fri), thus i adjust the Mhz setting to allow me to have enough WU's for 1-3 days of computing time. my machines aren't all that fast, mostly 500-1ghz, so for my circumstances, i set mine's to 2ghz. for periods where the WU's take very long to crunch, i lower this setting accordingly...
May 29th, 2003, 03:54 PM #13
Well...I'm one of those weirdos that checks the queue first thing in the morning to see if any jobs has completed...so they can be uploaded. lol.
That saying about a watched pot never boils? Bah! Sure it does...if you watch it long enough....lol.
So what would you recommend for a user such as myself? I don't do timed dumps as yourself...if I check the queue during the day and find that a job has completed...I upload that sucker. lol.For Some it's the Path...not the Goal.
May 29th, 2003, 04:13 PM #14
And here I thought I was the only one that needed a life so bad that I checked my queue all the time..............Shawn
May 29th, 2003, 04:28 PM #15
Hey hey hey! I have a life....somewhere. <scratches head> I know it's around here somewhere! Wait wait...I'll find it!For Some it's the Path...not the Goal.
May 29th, 2003, 05:06 PM #16
You think that's bad?!? I check the queue about every 10 mins when I'm on! And I check my stats every hour or so, I know the stats only update every 6 hours, but I just like seeing my number!
May 29th, 2003, 05:19 PM #17
Really? Every six hours huh? Ya...I check it a little more often then that myself. Doh.For Some it's the Path...not the Goal.
May 29th, 2003, 07:52 PM #18Well...I'm one of those weirdos that checks the queue first thing in the morning to see if any jobs has completed...so they can be uploaded. lol.
May 29th, 2003, 08:52 PM #19
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May 29th, 2003, 10:40 PM #20
I do just like the last 6 or so posters. You're not alone. Jeez, ya think we're compulsive. Ah well, I've practiced worse addictions.Crunching to Crush Cancer!
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