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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by CyberDruid, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. CyberDruid

    CyberDruid New Member

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    This is a TEAM ONLY THREAD.

    No scroungers or resellers. We have ways to find you...:slap:

    If someone on the TPU WCG Team needs parts because a Cruncher is down...or has spares to get a Cruncher up this is the thread.

    This thread is not going to sidestep the TPU For Sale subforum or any of the Terms of Service here. This is about Crunchers helping Crunchers. PM for advice if unsure how or what to post

    I'll start.

    I had to decommision some rigs. I have a lot of odds and ends. I don't really want to sell my gear...if I did I would post up a For Sale thread. But I am willing to help out a fellow Team Member in a pinch. PM.

    No Discussion of prices. This is not a For Sale/Want To Buy zone.


    Link to World Community Grid: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/index.jsp

    Link the TPU WCG Team Statistics: http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=team&proj=bwcg&team=22175

    Want to know more? Just ask!

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    I also will share parts with needy crunchers, just ask.
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    Ah... there I was thinking this thread was for Xeon, Clearspeed, and Quadro FX enthusiasts! LOL
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    sorry for my ignorance but whats a cruncher chaps
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    A CPU and a motherboard and a set of RAM. :laugh:

    That were used to crunch but need to be *Ahem* gotten rid of, and sellers sell only to fellow crunchers at usually cheaper prices.
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    CD, add a link in your first post to our teams for F@H and WCG...it'll help people understand and want to join. :)


    Great idea by the way....this is why TPU is the best place to be..I don't see this on any other forums. :rockout: :toast:
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    Come join our team! :toast:

    We use our machines spare cycles to run an application called BOINC. This application hooks into a project server, like at World Community Grid (WCG), to perform research for projects. These projects include finding cures for cancer and other diseases. There are also projects to help grow better rice crops and one for energy research. Running this application is known as "crunching".

    We volunteer our time and resources to do this. The results of the research are then made available for the entire world.

    What we commonly refer to as a "cruncher rig" is a rig that does nothing but crunch. It is solely dedicated to doing this work. Some of us have our main rigs to play games, surf, work, etc on. We also maintain a group of "cruncher rigs". When you have more than one of those, you have what we call a "crunching farm". Some of the bigger farmers, like Rammie, run dozens of these machines. It can get quite addicting and bend your credit card if you want.

    Cruncher rigs can be strange beasts. You usually want as fast and as highly overclocked CPU and Mobo as you can get. Good cooling is desirable since this machine will run 24/7/365, if you do it right. Clocking RAM does not seem to matter much. Since this machine is dedicated to crunching, there is no need for a high powered vid card. So, some folks have taken to running old PCI vid cards. Others even run without video and control the machine remotely.

    In my case, I have had a lot of people I know and love go away from cancer. I donated a good portion of money to cancer research but didn't know how it was used. I still donate, but now it grows my cruncher farm. This way I can contribute directly and see how efficient I can make my contribution be. I run a total of 16 overclocked quads, spread across 3 WCG accounts.

    Regards, and hope you join us,
    Bob
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    thanks for the explanation
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    I have three old gateways im firing up soon to fold 24/7 soon. If anyone needs parts let me know. I have a bunch of older parts that Id love to give away to help out.
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    I am going to fire up my old Athlon XP and socket 423 systems to crunch 24/7. I also have parts that I can donate if need be.
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    This is a great way to find a good home for those old rigs. Those of us that have become addicted to Crunching probably have high powered rigs that have surplanted our earlier Crunchers. Those early crunchers could still be helping the cause.
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    i am looking for a quad core intel chip, most preferably a Q8200 [would like to run 1:1 ratio 1066mhz ram on a p35 board]

    currently have an e2140 overclocked to the limits of my cooler
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    How about a Q8300?
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    i've actually been looking for a quad to replace my e82 with...
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    A Q9550:D
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    QX9650 perhaps?
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    Q8300, 7.5x multiplier... sounds perfect.

    7.5*533 = almost 4ghz, think a Q8300 could do 4ghz on a default Q6600 cooler?
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    I doubt it. I've got it under a TRUE but the mobo is not much of an OCer (Zotac 610i)

    Depends a lot on the mobo and RAM but mostof my gear runs out of breath around 480 FSB
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    i wanna run 533mhz fsb, have a asus p5k, and some really nice cheap 1066mhz ram from ocz, the platinum 1gb ones
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    I have a Q6600 in my dedicated cruncher that runs kind of hot. I'd love to get a hold of a 45nm quad for a higher OC and more efficient crunching. If I can work out a deal with someone, it would be great.

    On the flip side, if I could get a hold of a 45nm, I'd donate the Q6600 to another aspiring cruncher. I also have a bunch of miscellaneous parts around, including a decent wireless-N router and PCI adapter to match, if anyone could use it for wireless crunching.
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    does the wireless adapter support B+G? if it does i sure could use it.
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    I went through a spate where I was buying wireless adapters for everything...now I have three extra lol...feast or famine.

    I do have some 45nm quads. Can't just give them away though. I wish...
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    I'll give someone looking for a Quad a VERY special deal on a Q6600, if they are going to use it for crunching!! Send me a PM if interested.
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    Wish I would have seen this before I bought an X3210 :p

    I haven't folded/crunched before (because I'm living at my grandma's temporarily and don't want to run up her electric bill) but once I'm at school I plan to fold or crunch.

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