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Official TPU 2013 Chimp Challenge Thread

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  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Start time for the challenge is Saturday, April 13th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
    The finish for the challenge is Tuesday, April 23rd at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).



    Alrighty Boy's and Girls, it's time to gear up for the 2013 Chimp Challenge!
    Rules are a bit simpler this year...

    • No name changes required(entire team is entered by default)
    • New team members are entered automatically

    Below is the link for the FahClient 7.3.6 for Windows and is a simple GUI to navigate.

    https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fah-installer/windows-xp-32bit/v7.3/fah-installer_7.3.6_x86.exe


    • Make sure you enter Team #50711 in the client.

    Competing teams this year:
    Overclocker Forums
    Overclockers Austrailia
    OCN
    EVGA
    HArdware Canucks
    TSC Russia
    TechPowerUp
    BITTECH
    Vietnam Global Team


    More to come as info is made available...
     
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  2. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Thread is open for business. Fold on my brothers!

    :toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Sounds great! I have all seven of my G92 GPUs and a GTX460 folding. I need to bake my GTX550TI to see if that will bring it back to life--if so, I'll be at about 60k PPD. I also have a 9800GTX coming too, for maybe 6.5k PPD more.
     
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  4. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I've got the software installed and have signed up on the Team.... will be switching over from WCG after I finish up some of the work that the rig has left.

    I'm guessing that I should bring in 80-100k ppd from the two 580's but we'll see :eek:
     
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    It sounds like you're in an awesome position there! :toast:

    It's amazing that a single GTX580 will do about 50% more than the 7 G92 cards I have combined... :ohwell:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm on board with 7k+ points on this am's FreeDC update! :)

    Currently have 3 wu's running (1 on each gpu, 1 on the Xeon hexcore) and it looks like they may all finish today. Total points.... I have no idea????

    Heat/power will definitely be an issue so I am working on an off-site location for the rig that I should have available by tomorrow at the earliest or by next Tuesday at the latest. :ohwell:
     
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    I hate your anti virus :laugh: but love the folding :toast:
     
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    Norton, you have some high end hardware and so you need to configure a little bit differently.
    First, you need to get a passkey. This will allow you to get bonuses for your SMP work and access to the beta work units (WU's)
    Second, you need to turn those GTX580 loose on the beta's. Bring up the advanced control interface, click on configure, slots and for each GPU, you need to select edit and then under extra slot options click add and then put client-type under name and beta under value and it will look like this:
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    When the client is done with it's current job, it will pick up a beta WU. If it doesn't, restart the client.
    For everyone else reading this, it is MHO that only the high end Nvidia cards should run beta. A GTX 580 can get over 40,000 PPD with the beta's but I can't even get 20,000 PPD with my GTX 560 Ti's, which is less PPD than the non-beta WU's.
    AMD cards? You'll love the beta WU's. No more huge hit on the CPU.
     
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    I agree with Bruce's summarization. 448 Cuda cores or higher is required to make the beta bonus worthwhile. Anything less than 448 and your just taking a beta WU and dragging it out for an entire day instead of several hours for a regular GPU3 WU while netting the same PPD.
     
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    Any chance of an answer to my post in the other cc thread pls.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Fold a day before the contest so you are ramped up to "full speed" when the contest starts.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK I made the change- let's see what this does ;)

    I'm up over 30k now according to FreeDC and have 55 minutes to go on 2 gpu jobs est at 27k or so each*.... so not too bad I think :)
    *or is it 3.8k points? :confused:

    EDIT- P.S> had already got the pass key when I signed up :D
     
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    Whats the availability of Beta GPU WUs look like? Solid flow or hit and miss luck of the draw?
     
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    A screen shot would help us make sure you've got it right.

    I think there's a solid supply. I haven't seen anyone complain about not getting them. But they are beta, so they are subject to change.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Like this?
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    Any help reading this info would be greatly appreciated :)

    What kind of ppd would I get from a Radeon 7870 or 7770?
     
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    I dont know if it would help you any but I just tried for a few hours to get my 2600k to fold with my 580 and I probably dont have a clue what Im doing but it didnt work. The 580 lost almost 8k in ppd while it was running which wasnt long. it blue screened on me 4 times. So now it is back at 46k with no cpu folding. It might help your ppd to shut down the cpu.
    I dont have a 7 series AMD card but I just started a 6870 and it is getting 7.2k.
     
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    Cheers Buddy one last question , does the latest v7 client do mixed vendor gpu ok now ??.
     
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    This is what my GTX-580 is currently putting out:

    [​IMG]
     
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    My 580's seem to have straightened out

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    Will let it run like this for awhile and looking into possible improvements in a day or two
     
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    it seems my ppd went down when I put cpu at 3.9 ghz to 40k so bumped cpu back up to 4.5 and bumped core to 890 and 48k
     

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    Nice to see all the 580s online. You can count mine in now, too. Using the integrated GPU on the 3770K to drive the display to avoid lag and give the WU 100% of the GPU's resources.

    [​IMG]

    Will see about getting my 6970 Lightning up in my other machine. See what these new beta units really do with AMD cards :laugh:
     
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    :toast:

    What kind of temps do you guys on 580's or similar? Mine are running in the 70's (air cooled) but I'm not sure if this is normal???
     
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    Mine is running 66c at 890 core

    just click on that pic i posted a couple times and you can read it.
     
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    Topped out at 69C on my 580 Lightning. 875mhz core.

    6970 Lightning is configured and is working through a WU. In other tasks it runs much hotter than the 580 so I don't think it will see too much production, but we shall see.

    6970 Results:
    1. They sure fixed the CPU usage issue. I was only seeing 1-3% CPU usage as if I were running an Nvidia card.
    2. Production is bad. TPF of 9+mins with ETA of 14hrs is not going to cut it with the power the card uses and the temps it hit (74C).

    Long live the 580 :D
     
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    :toast:Welcome back theonedub!!!
     
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