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By LNCPapa ยท 125 replies
Aug 22, 2002
  1. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Good to hear.

    BTW I keep mine on 24/7 I might even add it to another computer.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I've been working on my machine that does that just recently but there will be a full resumption of service soon. :)
  3. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Well, at one point I had 11 machines ( 8 were 500 Mhz Celerons) But as of now only 4 are active, I had to take it off a few machines as it would prevent mapping to any shares on that machine.
    I wish they'd refine their client a bit more.
  4. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,952   +203

    I let it run on the machine I have in school whenever I can, though I sometimes takes it's HDD home which Win2K is installed on and then it's only got Win98 which doesn't seem to be able to run over a weekend without crashing (tried three times...) (P3 450mhz)

    I run it on my primary machine when it's on, though I turn it off foer the night... And right now I'm not watercooling and then I don't like to run UD, CPU gets too hot... (XP 1,46ghz)

    I also run it on my brothers computer which has it's internet connection through mine (ICS) but right now I've given away the CAT5 LAN cable so that one is not doing to much, it also gets turned off for the night... (TB 1,4ghz)

    If I had not had dial-up I could leave the comps on for the night but right now it's not too easy to time it properly so they count all night and then when I get up they are done...

    Being able to download more data from the servers would be nice...
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,952   +203

    Ok, got the clients installed on two servers now, one is a 800mhz fileserver I've set up here in school.

    The other is a 450mhz printer server, both will be online 24/7 with full time internet access...
  6. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    Maximize your points per CPU cycle

    The default max harddrive space is set to 1GB per device. You can increase this to a max of 10GB by logging into and clicking on "My Device Manager" click on the default profile and change "Hard drive space to allocate". It doesn't seem to me the UD uses any more space when this is set higher. Mine appears to be taking about 14MB total. Note: You must have 10GB free to get the total points credit for this setting.
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,724   +377

    Thanks for that tip Elcarion.
    Was wondering why it only grabbed 1Gb..
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,264   +454

    Sounds like we need a little bump on this thread since we have so many new members!

  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Has anyone how the number of returned results has really dropped lately ( since November 20th to be exact ).

  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,264   +454

    Well I did remove my main machine from crunching UD units - but it wouldn't have made that much of a difference. I think we are getting lots of slackers in here! We have more people and get less work done for this project.

  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,588   +965

    I was thinking, perhaps what has changed is the complexity of the packets downloaded from UD, that's be a good explanation on why our time and points haven't seen the same drop.
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I took it off my laptop beacus I sold it, but I am putting it on my longhorn comp now, since I installed that over Linux (and there was no Nix client). My numbers will go up soon.
  13. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,952   +203

    Gonna post a small update on how many comps I now have working for UD...

    It's my main machine, a Athlon XP @ ca 1466mhz (depends on how OC:ing happy I'm feeling)

    My Brothers Athlon TB @ ca 1400mhz

    Both these share a 56k dial up connection so therefore I cannot let them run 24/7...

    In school however there is a 24/7 broadband connection so there I have one P3 fileserver @ 800mhz, one printserver @ 450mhz and my work machine, also a P3 450...

    The first two run 24/7, my work machine almost 24/7 (we frequently reinstall and play around though so not quite 24/7...)

    I also have a friend who is crunching for me, he has a Athlon XP 1,7ghz machine that will from now on be online 24/7...

    He also has a 700mhz P3 machine, I don't know if that will be on 24/7 though...

    Though there is something I'd like you guys helping me out with; I could let my two 1,4ghz comps dial up when they need to return their results...

    Though I'd have to be sure that they disconnect after they are done... So if anyone knows a way to make this so I'd like to hear ya out ;)
  14. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    You can set Windows to disconnect the connection after a set amount of idle time. Something like "Hang up when connection not needed" or something like that in your connection properties. I don't know your version so I can't get the exact instructions, but it should be pretty easy.
  15. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,952   +203

    Well, thing is that if I did that I would either need a separate connection when I actually am surfing (to prevent it from disconnecting when I'm doing stuff) or change the setting every time I go online...

    If I had two connections it would also be impossible to double click an URL link or whatever that would require a conenction; because then it would choose the conenction with the time limit...

    And also I wouldn't dare to trust that MS has managed to do this properly; real fun to find out that it didn't disconnect for whatever reason... (read bug...)
  16. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    When I get a stable computer and broadband I will be hooking up this research software.
  17. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    I have UD running on my pc whenever I'm not at it, but I have numerous pcs in the basement of my house, just sitting there, doing nothing, How do you think a pentium 200mhz. would run UD? :rolleyes:
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Well I just ran it for almost 6 days continous on my 1050Mhz T-Bird, turned the heat down in my house and left town for 5 days. That should help us some....not much but some. I can't see what I did now though because the page seems to be down showing our rankings... error 500
  19. Spliffmeister

    Spliffmeister TechSpot Paladin Posts: 508

  20. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    i'll get UD to run in my Duron 800MHz since i have broadband now as it is more convenient. Sorry for being idle for the past two months, my ISP back in Brunei had many connection problems, the downloading time for the files was dissapointing....i lost the patience. Hopefully by tommorow will i get things started.
  21. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yeah yeah, my main machine has been down for a while. It's back up in full stride now.

    Anyway, I have 2 machines running it now that both are alot faster than your 1.
  22. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,724   +377

  23. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,952   +203

  24. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Cool, just now saw this. Signed up to the team. I've got two PC's currently running it here at the office and will have a third at home later tonight.
  25. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,724   +377

    Welcome aoj145...
    To the forum and the team.
    Unfortunately my laptop's fans are sounding very unhealthy so I haven't been running UD/Grid client for a while now :(
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