It's not really that bad. I loaded Vista Ultimate on a couple of machines. No issues here - and no shredding required. Ant's hardware was actually too bleeding edge. That is what caused his issues. My Thinkpad R50p works just fine with it (and I did it as an upgrade, not a clean load).
I really don't see any compelling reason to use Vista. XP SP2+ works just fine, thanks. The new interface alone doesn't justify the cost.
I just completed my 10,000th WU. I'm also sniffing the underside of 2 million points now. :icon_mrgr
It was just a little joke. Anthony's main problem was going for the quad sli instead of dual crossfire at the time(now 8800's would destroy). ATI's driver support has been superior to Nvida's as far as Vista is concerned. I sure hope Anthony got a Core processor instead of an AMD chip though.
As far as Vista all the betas worked fine on my main rig I just haven't tried any of the final builds.
I just downloaded the F@h program on my PS3 and added Wackbag.com as my team name. I'm looking at the number cruncher they have on display on this thing and my PS3 is able to do in 1 hour what it took my Powerbook almost an entire day to process. That's crazy!
If you press the Triangle button on your Sixaxis, the drop down menu will appear. Select "information" and it will bring up your stats, your teams stats, and a bunch of other stats (CPU, OS, etc) via your browser. Although since it's new, it looks like the server is getting hammered right now.
just let it run. Did you download the smp client for intel multi processors? Thats the program running and it is showing the process in the terminal. It should show progress after a while if not look at users/yourname/library/folding@home/unitinfo.txt and it will tell you if it is running and how much progress it has made. and keep folding
The PS3 is dominating in TFLOPs. I completed 1 WU and would have been on my third but my fiance shut the PS3 off when it was near finished with my 2nd WU by just hitting the main power switch. Luckily my fiance's doctor said the eye socket didn't fracture too badly.
The GPUs are still winning when it comes down to teraflops per cpu/gpu. If I was inclined to spend $600 on a blue ray video game system this would be neat. But for $600 you could get 3 ATIs 1950s and really bank some points.
I'd say the main advantage for PC's running F@h would have to be the ability to run the program in the background, which is something that the PS3 doesn't do (thankfully, I'd say). For the PS3 it's all or nothing.
Since it is a game system first, I wouldn't be surprised to see the PS3 performance drop once the novelty wears off of the A.D.D. crowd. I've been running F@h constantly since downloading the program, but after this weekend, I'll probably just run it while I'm sleeping and turn it off when I go out.
You guys can use your PS3s and GPUs. I'll stick with the basics. Regular desktops, servers, laptops - all shapes and sizes. I am using anything that will still run (that is over 1GHz). The key is quantity and the willingness to waste as much electricity as possible.
It's getting lonely at the top. When are the rest of you going to get serious and give me a bit of a challenge?
I'm still waiting for WBL and his magic PC to join our quest for the top 100. Maybe he is just too fancy for us.
I've got a question on this GPU client. Im running F@H on my dual core xeon CAD station(the only way Im in the top 10 btw). That machine also has a kick ass $2k video card in it. Can I do even more folding with the the gpu client on that?