Cancer Research Distributed - Techspot Team

By LNCPapa
Aug 22, 2002
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  1. Well - some have suggested we change our distributed effort from SETI to something closer to home.

    SETI Thread

    So our friend DigitAlex has created a team for us to work on Cancer research instead! Only downside is that I can't find any clients except Win32 ones. {Time to break out your WINE linux guys}

    Here's the link to the team

    Techspot Team

    Here's a link to the client software

    Distributed Cancer Client

    Please join our effort

    LNCPapa

    - Post edited with the new grid.org links
    Didou
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Well heck LNCPapa, you could use your 13 computers and BE the 3DS team.
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I already joined the SETI team...that's about as far as my generosity goes involving CPU time :rolleyes:
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,284   +262

    JOIN THE CAUSE YOU PEOPLE!!!!

    LNCPapa
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    I joined a few days ago to...
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  7. cabrone

    cabrone Newcomer, in training Posts: 166

    i dont quite understand what the team is supposed to do, i would join if it was something i could do, or if i even knew WHAT it was...
  8. cabrone

    cabrone Newcomer, in training Posts: 166

    ok i joined the team, and downloaded the software, now its running? is that all i do?
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,284   +262

    That's it cabrone - you can disable the screensaver and it will still run in the background. You can minimize it with the button furthest right and if you right click the icon in systray after that you can close it completely. It also puts itself in startup so that it will launch on boot. Just check your CPU time if you want to make sure it's going. If you have a duallie it will only use half of your processor time (not SMP :( ).

    LNCPapa
  10. cabrone

    cabrone Newcomer, in training Posts: 166

    I noticed when this is running it uses 99% of cpu, is this bad if you leave it running all the time?
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Not necessarily cabrone. Since you're using XP Pro you can just tune UD down to Low Priority. It will only use unused CPU cycles, so your machine's performance won't be touched :D
     
  12. cabrone

    cabrone Newcomer, in training Posts: 166

    ok, but is it bad for the life of the cpu?
  13. cabrone

    cabrone Newcomer, in training Posts: 166

    Im very interested in this, sorry for the multiple posts. So i notice i keep doing phase II over and over, when will the project ultimately be finished, or moved to a higher phase? does the team with the most points get something? Im sure this is on the FAQ of the page but id rahter here it from you guys.
  14. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    About if this is good for your CPU or not:

    Well, Imagine a car engine, when you drive short intervalls and lets it cool down inbetween that's when you have the most wear... What you want to do is drive as long stretches as possible to preserve the life of the car..

    This complies to CPU's to, when they got hot and cool all the time they wear faster (worst case cenario is when you turn your computer off for the night!)

    So if you run this program in the background it will use all unused clock cycles, meaning that if you start a program the performance will not be slowed down due to the client, it will only use the unused clock cyles then to...

    This way your CPU will always keep a certain temperature, making it live longer... The same applies to the other components in your computer to like harddrives etc, but they are harder to preserve the life on... (don't turn off your comp is the best advice..)
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,284   +262

  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,284   +262

    We are now at 10 members!

    Here's a link to show how we're doing

    All User Stats

    LNCPapa
  17. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    11 actually ;)
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,456   +288

  19. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,519   +311

    I posted this on the SETI thread first however I'm posting here too for future reference:
  20. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    I just signed up and installed the software on a box that's often sitting there doing rather little....

    Its not my best machine but it is a 1.1 GHz Duron with 256 MB so its not the end of the world.

    I also joined the team, so now there should be 13.

    :) :) :)
  21. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    One thing that bothers me with UD is the inexistence of 3rd party tools.

    With SETI, you could use applications like SETI Driver which gave you many options such as :

    - Running two processes ( for Dual CPU rigs because SETI isn't multi-threaded )

    - Logging results & analysis stats in an Exell file

    - Caching work-units ( downloading more then one unit at a time allowing to crunch for the next five days without connecting for example )

    If the UD server happens to be down for maintenance or anything of the such, you can't upload your results or download any new units. It doesn't happen very often but often enough to have a caching possibility.
  22. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    The UD page is currently down that has the Techspot logon info. Anyone have these settings so I can sign up?
  23. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Forget it.. Im in. I just did a search for the Techspot team from UD's homepage. We should be at 14 now.
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,284   +262

  25. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    Or this Link which shows all 15 members contributions even though my 8 hours hasn't been logged with the UD server yet :(
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