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August 21, 2011, 02:17:12 PM
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+1 to BOINC

I have a quadcore cpu here, i just put 3 cores on BOINC and i leave the other one to Guiminer (with 4 cores on BOINC m/hash drops a lot...)

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August 21, 2011, 02:41:29 PM
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Well, most of the stuff you're suggesting here however takes ressources from the mining rig but does not really give a lot in return as "reward".

If the added consumption from running a Wuala node for example costs more than their pay-plans, you're actually at a loss. You can even pay there in Bitcoins btw.
So far I haven't seen a lot of things (besides trade bots) where it could be possible to gain money or other valuable ressources from having a computer running at a home DSL line.

Charity however is always nice, so a TOR node or some BOINC/F@H action might be nice - however it is charity, not increasing income!

What might work would be some kind of renderfarm thingie, but this again might require very good (or many) CPUs, lots of RAM and (most important) lots of customers.

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August 21, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
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Well helping science is income, since it help you too.

I was partecipating in distributed computing projects for years before bitcoin, that's why i have an ATI card too  Cheesy
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August 21, 2011, 07:22:25 PM
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Use the CPU to do folding@home or seti@home.

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August 21, 2011, 10:55:07 PM
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Considering the high TDP of quad-core processors you're actually paying for the distributed computing projects.
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August 22, 2011, 04:33:10 AM
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well if you play runescape you can run some bots lol

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August 22, 2011, 05:26:27 AM
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well if you play runescape you can run some bots lol
Most likely you'll earn less than eletricity costs lol (is "lol" the new "." ? Roll Eyes)

Many papers in Folding at Home are about the project itself (how to do protein folding on GPUs, how do error rates on a distributed GPU work network look like...) rather than results submitted by users - I don't think there's a lot in there that will help me in any way during my lifetime.

I'd rather run TOR instead, or Freenet...

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August 26, 2011, 09:51:32 AM
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I have my aquarium on top of it and it keeps it at the perfect temp of about 78c.  The aquarium cools the case and the case warms the aquarium. 

Talk about liquid cooling.

If the aquarium ever busts though I will have some fried graphics cards and some fried fish.




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August 27, 2011, 07:46:28 PM
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If I had a huge mining farm like a few of the guys on here I'd figure out a way to warm up a bathtub full of water.  Nice hot bath whenever you want.  Free.

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August 28, 2011, 07:20:04 AM
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Reddit mostly.
Lot's of movies too with vlc, just uncheck both Accelerated Video Output & Use hardware YUV->RGB conversion. In Tools/Prefs/Video.
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August 28, 2011, 07:29:46 AM
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I use one of my main systems all the time, I just don't have the display graphics card as maxed out as the other cards... they are all mining but I can still smoothly use my system while getting 1200 mhash

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August 28, 2011, 07:49:16 AM
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I'm mining on my server, its running 8-10 VMs in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2... No performance issues at all and the monitor is only ever turned on to use MSI Afterburner, so laggy desktop isn't an issue. Strange that I can mine over remote desktop but not overclock the card...

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August 29, 2011, 01:32:32 AM
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space heater.
in august.
on a 100f degree weather.

In the summer I can't even run my mining computer until the evening when I put the air on lol.

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August 29, 2011, 03:56:43 AM
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space heater.
in august.
on a 100f degree weather.

In the summer I can't even run my mining computer until the evening when I put the air on lol.
pfft.

i keep my apartment around 80f.  Tongue
around my computer desk, it's probably around 83-85ish.
nice & warm.


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August 29, 2011, 08:22:19 AM
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Another +1 for BOINC.

I've got a FAH client, a Freenet node and a Tor node running currently. There's not really an awful lot else left to do after that as three of the system's resources are being hammered (GPU, CPU and Network). Dunno if anyone else has suggested it - but home automation?

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August 29, 2011, 08:57:56 AM
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Use the CPU to do folding@home or seti@home.

Find a BOINC project that suits, seti isn't it - normally too much politics.

Malaria Control is one of the more worth-while projects (I have a friend that supports it), but there are a few good physics and bio-chemical projects if you want to stay away from the number theory ones.  Something like 70 different ones to choose from, mostly CPU, some ATI, some Nvidia.
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August 29, 2011, 01:36:08 PM
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It seems people know only seti and folding.

There are dozens of other projects, much more interesting

WorldCommunityGrid for example. It's a recent news that they found 7 interesting molecules to fight children neuroblastoma
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