Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
Well there has been some problems lately. My last -bigadv had a 1 day penalty (points rewarded was for 2½ day, not for 1½ day) so check your stats. Summer time change gone bad?
Are you going to post @ F@H forums? I think they can fix things like that.
Done that already
Saw no less than a jump of around 600 PPD on all 3 of my GTX 470's and a 300 PPD jump on both of my GTX 460's and a 800 PPD jump on my GT 430.
So IMO this is perhaps the best driver update ever for Nvidia as far as folding and PPD increases.
So to do the math for installing the beta drivers I gained 3,200 PPD across 4 systems, but still even if a user see's only a 200+ PPD jump for 1 card that's 1,400 points more a week and a total of 73,048.4398 (math geek I know right?) points increase for the year, all for updating the drivers .. . IMO that's a giant suck it to AMD!
I wouldn't bother just yet seems WU's for core_16 are in limited supply so you'll just end up doing core_11 WU's
I did notice one thing though v7 is a hell of a lot less painfull to set up SMP + multi GPU than it used to be
Still not saying much . . ..
Somebody found out (mod checked the server log) that the unit had been sent 3½ day before. Sure it was and it crashed. I then did a new -biagadv and after that I got the same one that I crashed 1½ day earlier. My work folder was empty in between but the server took the first, not the second transmission time and then the calculated time was deemed to be 3½ day, not 1½.
Hope it is that last error (from my and their side). Being between jobs I could use the $10/day for something else to brighten my day. Yeah, I know I lost a mere 30 K but my mood is not the best these days.
Small team crunching is over so I assume that I got my last cherry pie for this year. It was GOOD.
both PantharX and 7im seem to think they'll be ready with core_16 WU's soon so here's hoping it's not to far away unlike the wait for v7 but then again the word "soon" seems to have an totally different meaning on the F@H forums than anywhere else in the world
Yeah they seem to subscribe to the blizzard school of thought in that "soon" means the smae thing if the target is 6 weeks away or 6 years.
They could have had this done and wrapped up if they would simply accept community help, but I'm sure that would conflict with their federal funding . . . they could at least release the source code so the community could make a home brew version.
I'm fucked if I'm waiting 6 weeks let alone 6 years if it aint happening within 2 weeks then I'm stopping folding
Stopping folding over slow development on new work units/clients? We don't fold to get points, we fold to help people who need results what will hopefully come out of our work. I'll stop folding when there are no more work units to fold, regardless of what version of work unit or client we're on.
well goody for you but GPU2 core_11 WU's are a waste of my GPU's computing power and cost me a bomb for the power to run em for the little amount of work they do each day that's why I'd like to see OpenCL/mm based WU's sooner rather than later
p.s I couldn't give a toss about points either I'd rather do 10 WU's a day per GPU than 4 slower one a day total
Got some new hardware..........Did some mild OCing (wild comes later) and here some preliminary numbers:
Bog, what I'm looking forward to hearing is what they do with the 9xx point WU's.
Yes I am as well My bait has been out out for a while now and still cannot catch any 9XX pointers
Hi. I've received two nice gtx 460 last week, and after doing some oc testing, i putted them to folding. My rig is in my spec, and the following happens and i can't explain why.
I first installed the two gtx 460 in my rig. Got everything setted up with fah gpu tracker, and got around 12000 ppd from the cards and 28000 from the cpu.
Then i added my old faithful gtx 275 co-op. The two gtx fell to around 9500 ppd and the cpu to 26000. I think the cpu drop is normal, but the 460s drop seems quite high. The 275 did the ppd it always did (9000/5000 for the gt200/g92).
I thought that the gpu3 client may lack cpu power to fully fold, so i removed one of the 460 to see if the ppd would retrun to it's original 12k ppd.
No. With two gpu2 client and only one gpu3, the gpu3 still only produce 9500ppd.
I'm using the 266.58 driver, and the video card switch i told were the only thing i changed.
Please help me straight things up!
Did you only have 12.000 from two GTX 460s in the rig? That alone is sad ( ) Did you have the 275 in at that time? You could get at least 2 x 10.000 + 9.000 and 5000 from the GPUs alone and you know that. So the questions is why can my UD3 not give me that? There are three schools - on that says it it because of missing bandwidth, one that says you made a mistake but can't tell you what kind and the third that blames it on the software/CPU limitations without giving you any solution. I'm belonging to the first school, so spread the power (if possible/practical).
Ok. some precision: Each 460 net me 12000ppd when both plugged in my ud3r. Then when i add my co-op, the two gpu3 client drop to 9500 ppd each, while the co-op gives me the proper ppd(9000-5000).
So i think it exclude the missing cpu power theory, as every client should drop if one core for 4 gpu wasnt enough.
And an x58 motherboard, running 3 pci-e 16x slot could miss bandwith? i dont think so, as if i remember correctly, it is the chipset with the most pci-e lines...
I have some GTX260's for sale on thread folks so LMK if anyone wants a deal from the team.
I'll take them if you fold them under my name
Hey guys, might be letting the rig go here pretty soon. I have no time for gaming or anything anymore and could use a laptop much more than the desktop that never gets used. I honestly haven't touched it in a good month at least. Even now im typing from my sisters laptop.
I also have around $600 in my tower alone and put it up on craigslist for $800 as i really don't want to let it go but i've got a guy interested with $800 cash and with the new x58 replacment coming out soon i think that may be the smartest choice right now making a good $200 on it and owning it for how long.
I just turned in a -bigadv and it will continue to fold until the day it's gone. I'll miss you all folding but im sure sooner or later i'll be back with a even bigger and better rig. Who knows, had a great time folding with you all and wish the best of luck to you!
Josh-We will always have a place for you here when you decide to come back. Good luck on your future endeavors.
And speaking of leaving, I'll be out of state with my family for this spring break, visiting my relatives in NY and sight seeing in D.C. All my rigs would still fold minus one.
If you check task manager when just using your 460's you'll see why they drop PPD with no cpu WU being done my 2 HD5770's doing core_16 WU's use upwards of 25%~50% CPU time each but if doing an SMP WU aswell they only use 5%~10% CPU time which is just weird as they are supposed to be OpenCL based so really shouldn't be using the CPU at all there's some weird shit going on
Well last work units have been turned in from me. Rig is all cleaned up and im going to meet the guy tonight. I did manage to turn in another -bigadv for the team right before i tore the rig apart
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