F@H montly bandwidth usage.
So far, Inik has told me that his rig uses 300mb a day. That is around 9GB a month and way too much for me. Like I said, I don't know how much bandwidth this program uses and, how the capabilities of my computer may play a role in how much it downloads/uploads but, I gotta find out if I am to do this.
Thanks in advance
Well i just had a look at the bandwidth my gpu client used when sending results and receiving work (task manager.) It sent 72KB, and received 31KB. I of course shut down all other internet accessing programs before it sent. The comp was using about 1KB bandwidth every 30 seconds before and after this test.
The gpu takes usually 1.5h to complete a WU, so 16times a day X 103KB = 1648KB per day. Thats around 50 megs a month. Of course, I just did this spur of the moment, its not an average of several wu upload/downloads.
Does anyone think 50 megs a month sound about right?
I Googled it and found this, Does folding use much internet? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
Are you wanting to run Folding@Home (F@H) or Rosetta@Home (R@H) as they are two different distributed computing programs.
Folding usually refers to F@H and dosn't use much bandwidth.
Running Rosetta and other Boinc projects is commonly referred to as Crunching to differentiate it from F@H.
In R@H you have the option to choose how long each task is crunched for, changing the runtime from the default 3 hrs to something like 8 hrs or more per task will minimize the bandwidth used.
FYI I have 6 GPU and 3 CPU clients running F@H, and also run Rosetta@Home, Poem@Home, Seti@Home and WCG and rarely exceed 180 mb a day.
If you feel R@H will use too much bandwidth consider running Poem@Home as it uses very little...
Just noticed LCB001 is in QC. I wonder how much PPD QC is producing for HWC, we should do a count, LOL
Sorry off the topic
Thanks for the reply's guys and sorry I couldn't get back to this thread earlier.
From what I see, I doubt that folding will affect my internet usage. At least not until I can put out numbers like that.
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