Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Aug 8, 2009.
OK! I now have the MAD Cruncher up and running Boinc, I am also writing this on it. I had a bit of a glitch with the P4 this morning.
I downloaded the updates, around 3:30 am the thunderstorm woke me up, then rebooted to a screen of gooble-de-kook saying it couldn't find the 'BOOT' on any of the partitions. I futzed around for a few minutes, then decided to re-install fresh (since I have been messing with it a bit before I could get online).
So, install was going good, I figured I'd wake up and have to reboot, done. However, said thunderstorm knocked out power sometime after I went back to bed. It was restored around 10am.
So, finally got it re installed and set up The Boinc manager, again! Then it was on to the Mad Cruncher.
Only problem, so far, is the DVI connection will die. Monitor will say, input not supported, and give me a blank screen. In fact it just did that and I switched over to a VGA cable.
Upshot is this, I now have 3 computers and 4 cores Crunching right here in my room! I also have another computer, my sister's, with two threads that I am in the process of trying to get her to run all the time. She leaves the computer on, nearly 24/7, but will log off. Thus closing the Boinc Manager. I'm waiting for her call back, then I will be crunching at full speed!
Although, 4 cores, all running at 2GHz, or better, 3 cores on Linux...Should pump up my Daily points quite nicely, all by themselves. Especially since I appear to have all the kinks out!
Congrats!!! You're on your way to the millionaire's club ... keep on crunching
You will start hitting milestones left and right now!!! Congrats man.
Damn can't help you there I have a am2/2+ chip.
So far, all I really want is a cool badge saying I'm a wcg cruncher! Until then, Milestones are fine.
Hopefully the HDD in the MAD Cruncher will wait a few weeks, or months, or years, before dying. I've had my fill of OS installing and updating and setting up and all that. It's 6:30 pm and I've been at it, more or less, since noon!
BTW, after tonight, I'll be gone for a week. The P4 is the quietest and has the smallest PSU, so that's the only one I'm gonna leave running, while I'm gone. Gonna spend some much needed time in the woods next to a lake. I think of it as a reboot of my good nature, I tend to get a little crusty without it!
Justin, Did you get the 460's?
Amen to that Arjai!!!!!!!! I will be doing that the last week in July myself!! I can hardly wait. Going for a full 9 days.
Yep, they are in my Bulldozer cruncher and folding like a champ.
(By the way, that rig takes 600 watts at the wall now. Glad I bought a LEPA G900 that doesn't even break a sweat.)
I checked one of my remote locations for my crunchers and to my surprise I found there is a wireless network there that I can access!
I'm looking for a couple of wireless USB cards with decent range. Please let me know if you have anything that will help me out.
A recommendation or two for an inexpensive one to buy with a decent range
There are a bunch for $13 on Newegg (free shipping) with 2 or 5 dBi antennas. A lot of them seem to be marked down from much higher prices at the moment. You might be better off buying new ones since most people who have them are probably using them.
You should be good with that hdd for awhile. That was one of my spares I had for that just in case moment. Also you'll be getting your badge before you know it.
My week with nature will be in the middle of Sept when I head out to the Outer banks.
Speaking of case, is there a name for this case I now have? It would be fun to update my system specs with a case with a REAL name!
Pixxo CX-5C59 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 50...
Yeah Norton the one to answer that.
At least you have an Enermax PSU instead of the gutless wonder the case supposedly comes with. Gutless PSUs are fun to kill if they don't take out your rig when they blow up.
Speaking of that psu, Arjai when you get a chance tell everyone what the wattage is on it.
I don't remember...I probably won't have time for it untill next week! I should be packing right now but, had to check the numbers (and the coffey)!
No problem and of course you must check coffey everyday like religion and stuffs. Also if you had your host visable you can see which one or so was down on numbers in free dc.
Here is a great little USB wireless receiver!
These little AirLink 101's are pretty decent and have a great range. Very very small, so it doesn't stick out the system taking the chance of breaking them off. At $13 it's a pretty cheap wireless solution bro.
Now you see why I kept telling you "patience pays"? Enjoy it man, truly thankful to have members like the ones we have on this team!
Enjoy the vacation
Taking a small break from crunching for a few days. Too much stuff to tend to plus it's very warm in this house.
Crunching rigs do make the hot days a little hotter don't they...
Mid 90's around here the last couple of days- backed off the Phenom rigs a bit but have put them back to work now as it's supposed to cool off a bit and I want to hit my 1 mil. stone on Fri/Sat.
Need to do a bit of maintenance work on the 960T rig tonight but may just go ahead and drop the new board/CPU in it instead
We are having a little cool down here, now its only in the high 70s versus high 90s low 100s. I've been running 9PM to 9AM via manager preferences, but today I will fire the two i7s back up early to make up for some of the lost production
On another note, C style heatsinks that blow down onto the motherboard are fantastic. On my P55, the extra airflow over the MB dropped my VRM temps by over 10C using the Enermax ETD-T60 over the Corsair H60. CPU temps are about 2-3C warmer, but its a worthwhile trade off in my opinion.
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