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2020/04/04 06:11:53 (permalink)
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I think you guys broke Folding@Home...04.03.20, 7:47pm CDT


It looks like the F@H servers have been getting hit pretty hard these past couple days. When things get overloaded, the stats feed become the low priority on the update list (hence, all the 0 updates). Rest assured, any WUs you send back to the servers are safe and will get processed eventually, just please be patient! The F@H team has been diligently bringing more servers online, but I think there are so many idle clients out there it still far exceeds all the new capacity.


In case you missed the news the other day, the F@H project has broken the (x86) exaFLOP barrier! With over a million devices currently online (79,498 AMD GPUs / 356,065 Nvidia GPUs / 593,983 CPUs), you guys are setting new records left & right!


There is some exciting new progress on COVID-19 that the F@H team has posted here on twitter, or a more detailed blog post here at folding@home.
There was also this blog post from earlier this week about a new batch of small molecule screening simulations related to COVID-19. One important bit of info is these can only run on CPUs, so make sure you have your CPUs enabled in your clients!


I've been juggling several things at once, fixing little bugs, working with a fellow folder to bring some new features online for you guys, braving venturing out of the house to run some essential errands. We are working on querying the F@H server stats to log and try to better understand what's going on and hopefully translate that into some nice graphs with trends & tables for you guys.


The video I posted below went online last Sunday, so to try and keep things interesting I'm going to try and post another (different) video this coming Sunday. People have been posting suggestions in the YouTube comments, so if you have something you would like to see be sure to post it there, or send me an email directly. I still need to load into the DB some archived data I have to see exactly what it contains, maybe I can do that tomorrow if nothing major comes up.


Here's a funny throwback pic I found the other day while looking for something else. It's one of my old folding rigs from January 2003! Back in the days of single-core CPUs (dual-core was still a couple years away), and WAY before GPU processing. I'm pretty sure those are AthlonXP CPUs, probably on cheap Biostar boards. I remember making custom Y power cables so I could use one PSU for two boards. LOL, those were the days. They were booting over the network to my main linux machine that held a common image, so at least I didn't have to worry about a bunch of hard drives and independent operating systems to maintain.


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/04 15:07:20 (permalink)
Thanks for the info CoolGTX! I imagine we may experience this again, until servers are hosted by the big boys like you suggested in a post or two.  To those of you that may be afraid your work is lost with no credit, it is not lost, but will be credited when the servers process everything. Keep on folding! 
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/04 16:52:55 (permalink)
Watching what's happening to the Stats servers through my hourly attempts at downloads is rather telling - The day before yesterday (Thurs, the 2nd of April) I got 19 out of 24 hourly updates.  Yesterday (Friday the 3rd of April), I got 3.  So far, today? I have 1. 

*laughs* It's just interesting how you can judge a situation based on the side effects, isn't it?
 
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/04 17:02:25 (permalink)
Yeah, real fun playing "out of work units" or just "stats server sucks" right now 
 



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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/04 20:39:27 (permalink)
Really hoping Pande Group can eventually get this sorted, having my GPU running other things rather than letting it idle all day with F@H open. But I'd much rather be folding!


Have water, will cool. 
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/04 20:45:15 (permalink)
I guess you could say it's a "good problem to have", given how many people are folding now. (though of course the circumstances aren't, nor the problem itself)
 
I'll turn on CPU folding now too, even though I generally keep it off as it doesn't seem like it offers much. (and is an older 5930k CPU)
post edited by z999z3mystorys - 2020/04/04 20:48:08


 
 
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/04 22:09:23 (permalink)
My first machine that ever die a Wu, was an Athlon XP 2600+.
I spent a week keeping that program alive.
Now I run processor cores that are more than twice as fast, and run more than 20-40x the cores.
Not to mention GPUs that are 100x faster than that.
post edited by ProDigit - 2020/04/04 22:17:00
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 09:10:48 (permalink)
There we go. Points updated!


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 11:25:18 (permalink)
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There we go. Points updated!




Same here, just got a big points bump.
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 12:21:34 (permalink)
Got my points:
 
April 04 @ Noon update - then Not again till
 
April 06 @ 6 AM update - then also @ 9 AM & Noon

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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 13:17:51 (permalink)
I got my backlog at 6AM and 2 successful updates since then.


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 13:17:58 (permalink)
Cool GTX
Got my points:
 
April 04 @ Noon update - then Not again till
 
April 06 @ 6 AM update - then also @ 9 AM & Noon


same here, and another at 3 (4 eastern).
If you haven't checked lately, eVGA site has been more steady than EOC. Click your requests for yer bucks folks


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 13:34:52 (permalink)
To beta or not to beta, that is the question.

 

 
 
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 13:48:58 (permalink)
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To beta or not to beta, that is the question.


To Advanced is the other
I choose to beta and really wont mind if a rig turns to toast as I would replace it without passing blame. I do have an overhead sprinkler system just in case.
post edited by STR1D3R_2 - 2020/04/05 13:52:51


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/05 15:13:50 (permalink)
Sprinklers just create shorts.
I think you need a Halon upgrade?
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/06 00:43:36 (permalink)
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I'll turn on CPU folding now too, even though I generally keep it off as it doesn't seem like it offers much. (and is an older 5930k CPU)




I tried that. Got a CPU project right off, but then couldn't find any of those either after the first one. 
 


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/06 08:36:41 (permalink)
CPU projects are still important. It's only in points awarded that they lack. I generally prefer to contribute my cpu to World Community Grid but have switched some over to fah.


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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/08 03:38:50 (permalink)
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Really hoping Pande Group can eventually get this sorted, having my GPU running other things rather than letting it idle all day with F@H open. But I'd much rather be folding!


Pande group handed off to a group out of George Washington University in St. Louis a while ago. Close to a year I think?
I suspect Dr. Pande wanted to be able to retire fairly soon while not letting the project die.

Now that vorsholk has stopped his abuse, I'm returning to folding.
 I no longer MOO due to abuses by certain "whales" in the Gridcoin community - so I now work the Distributed.net project directly again.
 
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Re: FaH servers - getting hit hard - past couple days Thats why 0 Points - Extreme site 2020/04/08 04:51:55 (permalink)
Oh wow, completely did not hear about that. So Pande Group handed off to Dr. Greg Bowman, whom was a former student of his in 2019. 
 
Still having a few hour gaps between GPU projects but it's at least stabilized.


Have water, will cool. 
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