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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. johnspack

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    Does anyone here have any idea why running a vmware workstation 8.04 vm on a folding box would cause the gpu clients to fail? Just the gpu clients too, not the cpu one. If I don't run a vm, there is no issue, why would this be?
     
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    I don't think you can fold a GPU WU in a VM, but you can under Linux with the "Wine Wrapper".

    From 2009:"No its that majority if not all VMs are only grabbing up 128M of your video so in no way shape or form would it be able to have the needed capability of GPURam amount. Not to mention if it can only grab 128M of Vram then I'm sure the bandwidth is utter crap."

    What about running the cards in Windows and the CPU in a VM? That's what we used to do 3+ years ago for better SMP points. Good Luck Pete!

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    Actually, I was running a vm for other uses, but it causes my gpu clients on the host to fail. If I don't fire up the vm, the clients fold 24/7 without issue. I have considered running the cpu in a linux vm, but not sure that's a good idea now!
     
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    on the 23rd sony released PS3 update 4.30 im officially pissed. they removed F@H

    here are the changes


    Removed F@H
    gave you the ability to see your vita trophies.




    ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
     
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    Wow..nearly 2 billion PPD.

    But how much does it cost? And think of the electricity usage :eek:
     
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    Please people keep an eye out for 480s! I'm still holding on to my 285s and folding them, but I need to pass one along to a friend soon. Better do it before I burn the darn thing out!
     
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    Darn, just as a large smp drop is coming... I have to shut down everything. They are replacing the electrical box for the building. And no, I don't get upgraded above my current 15a... darnit....
    Edit: only a few hours to do, starts around 7am and goes to 8am or so, but not sure, so I have to shut everything down....
     
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    Almost all of it's power comes from the 18 000 tesla cards. So it should not scale linearly when compared to your 4p, as they won't get that much bonus.

    Give me the same room and power, and i'll still fill it with many of this: http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/5U/5086/SYS-5086B-TRF.cfm
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Nothing like Intel 8P lovin'.

    BTW, I lost power yesterday on both 4P rigs and they idled for 7 hrs:cry:. Today's point will be about 620K. Good news is that I picked up a P8102. Tomorrow's points should be approx 1.1million.:rockout:.
     
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    :ohwell:

    Are you going to bring one of them over to WCG for the contest, or are you leaving them both on FAH?
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I tried during lunch to switch over the 6176 rig, but there were no HCC WU's available. I decided to move it back to F@H. I will try again after this F@H WU finishes. Hopefully there will be some HCC work avail tonight.

    Edit: Picked up another P8102, so today's dump will be 1.2 Million:toast:
     
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    Bought myself two GTX 460 2Win today.:rockout:

    Got one at 1025 :)eek:) mV stock, another at 962 mV and two at 975. Ocing is quite limited due to heat, even though two 140 mm fan are blowing on them and they are spaced in position 1 and 3 on a quad-sli motherboard. Testing now at 800 core.

    I thought about filling the two empty slot, but seeing how it goes in optimal cooling configuration, that is not going to happen...:shadedshu

    Seems like i'll be selling a few gpu's in the coming time...

    Anyone interested in a gtx 275 co-op (around 14-15k ppd), two MSI gtx 460 cyclone 768mb (up to 12k on some wu, down to 9k ppd on others) and an asus gtx 460 1gb (around the same ppd as the msi)?
     
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    Given how many ATI GPUs we have going, are yo just going to leave both of those on FAH?
    Those are cool-looking cards!
    I'd expect higher PPD on the GTX460s....I get 11.5-16k from mine. Why do you have to sell the 460s?
     
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    I highly suspect driver issue. I've been trying for a long time to get any of the combination the gpu's can be combined in, on three different motherboard, epic failure in all cases...:banghead:

    Don't remember what was the one i used when they were doing 16k on some special wu...

    For the selling part, i just don't have enough rigs to fold on them all.

    My sr-2 refuses to work with more than one gpu, i simply cannot fill up my x58 assassin 4 pci-e slots, because i have to lower the oc to cope with heat, lowering the net ppd gain, i'm left with no other choice: i'll cash my folding gpus...
     
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    Any guides for F@H GPU on WINE? I could get 3-4 rigs off of Windows if I could crunch with Linux BOINC and use Windows F@H for the GPUs.
     
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    I finally found what was hurting my gtx 460 ppd: the new core 2.25 (check after the Folding@Home GPU Core line when you start your client). I managed to revert to 2.22, and my ppd went from 11k to 14k per gpu. Watch yourself when you update fah_core 15 clients...

    I finally get four 460 running smoothly along my good old 970 (on a 6993 wu btw).:toast:
     

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    Congrats on getting 4x GPU running together. What kinda PPD is the CPU putting out with the VM?

    Just want to give a heads up about the Beta GPU WU's with the Quick Return Bonus(QRB) They are in testing, but it looks like 2x GTX580's will put out 500K ppd.... You must be logged in as a member to view the topic.

    http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=22808&sid=39a588d1d3c8e3cd8b9ba9df39106450
     
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    It was quite easy to set-up actually, as was my 5 gpus gtx295+gtx275 co-op+8800gt last configuration. Never tried more than 5 gpu though.

    The smp nets me 25k, each gf104 core is good for 15k, total around 85k ppd. If everything goes according to plan (and Murphy's law don't interfere), i should be close to 200k ppd.

    I forgot to add that the new fah_core15 (2.25) is bigger than the 2.22 one (over 7 mb vs 4,7 mb). That is the easiest way to tell which one your using, apart from the ppd drop!

    And i want some of the 8057 wu. 95k for a single 460 is just awesome! my rig could output as much as one of your 4p Buck!
     
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    Wow! :eek:

    I guess that's kind-of a shame--that really de-values those expensive 4P setups :ohwell:
    But if it's true, I may have to bring one of my nV cards back to FAH and run that--perhaps the GTX460s, as they aren't too great for WCG.
     
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    Hey guys, Sorry if this has already been answered but since i have been gone their is over 100 pages,no way am i reading them all.

    Here is my question
    What are the best bang:buck cards right now. Around the time i was folding it was the 8800/9800gt
    what would be that card now?
    I plan to be running up to 4 video cards in the same rig(will start with atleast 1 or 2 within the next month).
    thank you for your help,I can't wait to be pumping out some points for the team again.
     
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    Since it's a beta WU, we need to have our client's slots set to "client-type" "advanced", correct?

    Don't go jumping to conclusions, yet. I don't see (in the post) that the points that are seen now are indicative of what will occur in the future. The one thing that comes to mind, though, is that I remember that they were poo-pooing the GTX 460's a long time ago for how long it took to return WU's! This QRB will most likely put pressure on people to invest in higher end cards.
     
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    Long time, no see! Read today's posts in this thread. The answer for your question is up in the air at this time. If you had asked yesterday, I would have said a GTX 460 or GTX 560Ti, but until we know what this new QRB will do, we're kinda in a holding pattern. If I were to guess, I'd say the 560 Ti. But, it may be better to grab GTX 570/580's. In other words, it may be better to put all of your $$$ into one GTX 580, than to get 4 GTX 460's due to the QRB. (Quick Return Bonus) I'm seeing 580's for $250 and less on CL.
     
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    thanks for your input,I may have to just use the 8600gt that got donated to me years ago for folding,It has been folding in my dads rig off and on but its starting to give EUE all the time now, But it could be something for a couple of weeks while i save money and hunt down a GTX 570/580 then later on add another GPU.
     
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    I get ~12-16k PPD from my GTX460s (depending on WU) and 14-20.5k PPD from the GTX470 (again depending on the WUs). But with the bonuses, it could be far higher, and it could be heavily skewed towards the high-end cards.
     
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