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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by [Ion], Dec 5, 2009.

  1. t_ski

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    Well, I've changed some things up and I now have power plugs for up to 5 more systems and space on my switch for three. So expect to see some new additions soon :D
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    What is housing going to do to you when they find a full blown computer lab in your dorm room? :wtf::p
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    Well, I got back from break to find that they had turned off all of my switch cords (surprise surprise). But they apparently didn't notice the HPs and left them on (although they did run out of work because they lost internet access. The HPs are great though--they're small and nearly silent. My parents are the bigger issue--they've said no more systems. But I'm supposed to be selling the C2D tomorrow, which would be able to fund the purchase of 7(!) more HPs--and, because they stack, that wouldn't take up any more space :p

    I don't think the university cares--there's nothing against having over a dozen systems :p
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    [Ion] let me know if you need another chip to upgrade one of those rigs. I got a Core 2 Duo 6300 in a trade recently.
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    Actually, the Celerons in them are going to be faster. Yes, it has very little L2, but it's 2.4GHz vs 1.86. And I actually have a few newer chips--a Wolfdale Pentium DC and a Wolfdale C2D--I just haven't had the time to install/test then.

    But thank you for the offer :)
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    Foreground is an E8400, background is my 6 HPs. 5 are Celeron Dual Cores @ 2.4, one is a C2D E8300 @ 2.83. The mes on the top is an Atom.
    I got a new switchcord, so I now have electrical plugs for another half-dozen systems--it's just making space and getting them an internet connection (the switch on the ground there is completely used up)
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    Let me know if you need a switch. I have some 4 & 5 port 10/100 hubs and switches.
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    Thank you. I'm almost certain I can get one locally--I've sourced my router and both switches like this. I just need to remember to pick one up next week when I have the opportunity :toast:
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    A great collection of hardware indeed! :respect:
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    Generic tower is an E2180, CM tower is an X2 5400+, Dell uSFF is an E4400, CM Elite is an i3-2100 + HD7950, NZXT Source is an i7-920 + 3xHD7770, laptop is an i7-3612QM, Atom is in the bottom of the printer stand
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    thats some diverse set of h'ware you got there!
    here comes my obvious question - how are the temps on the card/cpu/hdd with the Elite 120? and do you use the PSU with intake facing up or down? also, I guess I can assume that your room ambient(with other PCs in the vicinity) is similar to what is generally prevalent in my city!?


    unique sight to see 3x 7770s in a rig and ppl unaware of crunching might find that perplexing... I see that you have transferred the rig from open bench to C70.. looks great anywhere though! but the fan location on the card could be somewhat detrimental for the cooling of lowest card?
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    Ambient temperature in here is probably mid-70s, but I wouldn't swear on it. Certainly no less than 68 and no more than 80. The CPU runs in the mid-60s (C), the Caviar 320GB at about 32C, and the HD7950 in the mid-50s C.
    My 3xHD7770 rig is the best one I have for sheer PPD. No estimate of power usage, but I do know that it can heat the room up in a hurry. WCG is actually easy enough on the GPUs that even with no fan blowing on mine (not actually true, the hot exhaust from the radiator blows on them) they still run nice & cool.
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    The top card is inabout 46 degrees, middle card is 57 degrees and the bottom card is 56 degrees (C). So temps are pretty good. Actually a lot better than when they were on the techstation.
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    I got to say it's a total game changer using video cards to crunch. I see a lot of farms dropping the number of CPU's to add more GPU's. I'm crunching with 23 PC's, and I can't touch a piece of pie.. :toast:
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    I'm a big fan of a balanced approach, but the GPUs are hard to resist. The HD7950 system and HD7770 system are just two of the 15 systems I have going, but they do the vast majority of my daily output (for better or worse)
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    But if/when those gpu units run dry it will back to the old game of more cpu cores. Which I have a few backup rigs just waiting.
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    Might as well post what I have:
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    On the very right is a HP DC5800 with a Celeron Dual Core E1600. On the red box at the right is an AMD X2 4200+ running a 9600GSO (folding). In that box is my Atom system--you can just barely see it. In the red box on the left is a C2D T9600 and a PentDC T4200. On top of that box is a C2D E6400 running an 8800GTS and 9600GSO (folding). On the very right are two HP DC5800s, each with a C2D E8400. You can barely see the corner of my Thinkpad E430, with an i7-3612QM.

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    In the very back corner is my Xeon DP system--two E5420s and a Radeon HD7930. Just in front of it (still on the windowsill, caseless) is an i7-860 running a Radeon HD7950. In the white midtower case is a Core i7 2700k running two Geforce GTX470s. In the black midtower case is an i7-920 running three Radeon HD7770s. In the black ITX case is an i3-3100 running a Radeon HD7850.
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    hihi Ion, your boxes remember me on last year, when i saw many ginnimtiB< Boxes on special mining forums. :D
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    Q6600, Asus Maximus X38, 2x 5850
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    Q6600, Asus Maximus x38, GTX460
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    960BE, MSI FXA890GD80, 4x HD5850
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    1090T, MSI FXA890GD80, HD5870+ HD5850 CFired
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    Q9450, Gigabyte P45, HD5770

    only small sample of my hardware changes.

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    Did you buy all those 5000 series cards at once? Recently? Strictly for crunching, a 7770 gives considerably more work for the same price and less wattage.
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    Octanux (sig) + Sandy Bridged 3rd Take (system specs):
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    Phenomenal (sig) and the upgrade that I haven't installed in the CCTVDVR yet (Sempron 145 + HD6450 @800/800):
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    Cruncher-01, P G620 + HD6570 @ 900/800
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    Foundation for Cruncher-02:. This will house a 1090T. A 1055T is also comming along with an X4 620.
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    I have to come up with something about all that space they're using. Maybe some kind of blade server case? Has anyone done something like that?
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    It's awesome to see how much you've added--keep up the awesome! :respect:
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    I know it's weak sauce but it's all I have (and I posted this pic in the Your PC ATM thread already) :laugh:

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    On the right is the 3570k w/ a 7850 OC and on the left is my 2600k w/ 2 7970s

    The 3570k/7850 will be gone by monday :( but hopefully I will get to build a system of my own soon to add to crunching :toast:
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