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Prime Monster 2003-07-11 09:21

[quote="clowns789"]You post a lot of bananas to get up in the leaderboards...[/quote]
I certainly did :banana:
[quote]And match Mhz with the current year and decimal places...[/quote]
I have approximately 45GHz crunching on varios projects - at home - :mrgreen:

You could possibly say that I am addicted ;)

heretic

dswanson 2003-07-11 14:44

[quote="Prime Monster"] I have approximately 45GHz crunching on varios projects - at home - :mrgreen:

You could possibly say that I am addicted ;)[/quote]
You've got me beat - I only have 16GHz at home, all devoted to GIMPS.

But, for the 3rd time this year, I'm about to load my 16GHz into the car and drive it halfway across the country, just so I can keep it near me during extended off-site business assignments.

And believe me, there's a real sinking feeling that goes with flipping the power switch off on 16GHz, knowing that it will be off-line for at least two days.

Addicted? Just maybe... :D

Complex33 2003-07-11 15:18

Your addicted if you put a portable generator and line conditioner on the roof of your car so you can run your farm as you drive cross country.

PageFault 2003-07-11 16:52

Last year I did some work, five weeks, at the Red Dawg mine in northern Alaska - have a look at a map, try to locate Kotzebue ... I left my machines on and regularly checked the primenet report to see if the boxes were updating, slow as hell getting the report over satellite ... when the power went off, I had to phone my brother and walk him through the powering-up process ...

I do not have a distributed computing problem ... :rolleyes:

[quote="dswanson"]

But, for the 3rd time this year, I'm about to load my 16GHz into the car and drive it halfway across the country, just so I can keep it near me during extended off-site business assignments.

[/quote]

dswanson 2003-07-11 17:28

[quote="Complex33"]Your addicted if you put a portable generator and line conditioner on the roof of your car so you can run your farm as you drive cross country.[/quote]
Believe me, I've daydreamed about it. Not sure if the car air conditioner could handle the heat load, though. I do leave the laptop plugged into the cigarette lighter, so the trip's not a total loss.

E_tron 2003-07-12 00:27

:banana: ...if :banana: you :banana: put :banana: a :banana: banana :banana: between :banana: each :banana: word :banana: hopefully :banana: slowing :banana: your :banana: competition's :banana: machines :banana: down :banana: . :D

ThomRuley 2003-07-24 13:00

If you buy a small stereo so you can listen to some music while working on the computer and not have to use CPU cycles with the computer's CD drive. 8)

wpolly 2003-07-24 14:08

[quote="ThomRuley"]If you buy a small stereo so you can listen to some music while working on the computer and not have to use CPU cycles with the computer's CD drive. 8)[/quote]



Geeeee......
That is what I do a couple of months ago. :devil: :devil:

P.S.:Winamp increases my per-iteration time by about 56%........

ThomRuley 2003-07-24 15:06

[quote]P.S.: Winamp increases my per-interation time by about 56%.......[/quote]


....if you know how much your computer's CD player increases your per-iteration time. :D

QuintLeo 2003-07-25 13:30

[quote]When you leave your computer for a while, you make sure your brower is on a quite web page (such as www.mersenneforum.org) so your computer doesn't waster cycles displaying animated gifs, run java, etc.[/quote]

You *gasp* leave your browser on at all when you're away from the machine? That's a waste of CPU cycles!

[quote]...you run text-mode Linux. Twisted Evil[/quote]

I do that on my LINUX boxen ANYWAY.

8-)

kwstone 2003-07-26 04:43

... you keep your laptop PC in the refrigerator.


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