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Old 2004-11-21, 08:15   #1
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Heres the delema how would you set prime 95 up on a large number of machines to point to the same account but each with a different name. i have been wondering
would you enter the account info into the worktodo.ini and then when it starts up it will write the rest. any susgestion?
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Old 2004-11-21, 10:53   #2
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Heres the delema how would you set prime 95 up on a large number of machines to point to the same account but each with a different name. i have been wondering
would you enter the account info into the worktodo.ini and then when it starts up it will write the rest. any susgestion?
Two suggestions.

a) Don't bother. This is a serious suggestion. When I first set up a dozen or two clients on the Micosoft Research network they all had the same machine name. Didn't cause any noticeable problems to me.

b) Write an almost trivial script (.BAT or .CMD) which uses a sequence of ECHO commands to build an INI file for you. After that point, the script installs prime95 as a service, ensures it starts again at reboot time, and starts the service. This is the approach I used later when setting up a few dozen ECMNET clients, which have an analogous problem to solve.


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Old 2004-11-21, 19:11   #3
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thanks i was just wondering how you would go about that because im trying to convince my school to put it on there some 500 comps or so i forget how many they have but i know they have a lot. theres like 6 or 7 labs.
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Old 2004-11-21, 20:09   #4
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Get permission first. They need to know it will cost them 50 watts per computer. Multiply that by 500 computers 24 hours a day and you will get a substantial electrical bill.
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Old 2004-11-22, 01:25   #5
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yaa i know see im still thinking weather to ask or not to ask but there msotly old p3s i mean hp vectras idk if i will ask them. to put it on there machines or not they proibily will say no due to the fact that there a load of nitwits. they put a websence server protecting the network from everyting else.

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Old 2004-11-23, 22:41   #6
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Get permission first. They need to know it will cost them 50 watts per computer. Multiply that by 500 computers 24 hours a day and you will get a substantial electrical bill.
Is 50 watts per computer just the average cost to run a computer, or will running Prime 95 cost 50 watts over and above what it costs to run other typical applications?? In other words, if a computer is left on 24 hours a day anyway, does running Prime 95 on it use extra power?

Just curious.
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Old 2004-11-24, 00:31   #7
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Is 50 watts per computer just the average cost to run a computer, or will running Prime 95 cost 50 watts over and above what it costs to run other typical applications??
On a P4 it is over and above the cost to run typical applications.

The original poster is asking about P3 installs. I'm not sure what the difference is, if any, with that CPU.
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Old 2004-11-24, 08:20   #8
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50W is cost of running Prime95 instead of leaving computer idle or running low-recourse-using background application. Cause 100% loaded processor dissipate about 50W.
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Old 2004-12-15, 04:09   #9
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....put it on there some 500 comps or so....
Start with about 4, then grow to about a dozen, then ramp up to 50, 100, 150, etc.

No professional would try to fire up all 500 over any short period of time. Too many unforeseen things will happen.

Things that will go wrong, probably:
* some machines will fail, overheat, other
* some users will ask questions that you'll have to answer. Better it is a handfull asking instead of dozens
* some guys will try to hack or sabotage you, maybe remove Prime95 and install seti@home?

Above all, make sure you have written permission!

And good luck!
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Old 2004-12-15, 04:24   #10
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never knew seti@home hacked prime 95 users lol is that true if so got any forum posts i can indulge in..
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Old 2004-12-15, 13:25   #11
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He meant that maybe someone who prefers SETI@home could try to stop Prime95 to let the SETI client run.
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