My original folding machine
is an AMD Thunderbird 1.2 Ghz running Linux and it averages 100 points per day. It takes twice as long to fold a unit as my 2800+ and 3000+ Bartons, but 100 points a day is 100 points a day that myself and Sudhian wouldn't otherwise have. And, it is one of the stablest machines I have. It has NEVER had an Early End unit, and has successfully finished EVERY WU it ever started, including lots of 600 pointers. It takes six days to fold a 600 pointer, but they always finish, and six days is still WAY WAY before the deadlines imposed by Stanford. Slow but sure.
I have six machines folding at my house, and my son has two machines folding for Pudge at his house (Sorry Pith, we're ganging up on you), one of which is a PIII 800Mhz. Mike doesn't use the -advmethods argument for that one, and it happily folds away at the low pointers. Again, not much, but it still helps. The lower point WU's aren't popular, but they still need to be folded.
Every little bit helps, Pith has noticed:
Originally posted by: Pith
And just to step up production a little more,
I am setting up Folding Farm in my basement. Going to add 5 processors to my output over the next few days.
I am taking Pudges cue and am not having any old equipment laying around...all of it is being put to use Folding. Pudges output has gone from 8 or 9 hundred to 1500 as of this morning! Cant believe I'm Folding 1000+ points and only #10 producer
I will post pictures when I am finished...wont be pretty but I hope it will be functional. ( plus I need to get all the crap out of our bedroom....wife is starting to complain about the noise)