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

  1. xvi

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    Speaking of AMD GPUs under linux, any thoughts on Folding under SteamOS? Should everything work normally since it's just Debian?
     
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    It is at 100%. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.

    I know windows drivers are better than linux drivers at least for gpu's, but does anyone know if there is more gpu folding performance in linux. I know it my cryptocurrency compute work linux worked but you lost performance with amd at least.
     
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    You should give one core per gpu to fold at best ppd (adjust % of processors):

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    Getting close to paying off my last crashes... fning 460 dollar 1920x1200 monitor, 480 card... one step ahead, 2 back. Almost paid off new 400 dollar monitor after 3 months, still haven't replaced messed up 480. Which fortunately still folds, so I just fold it full bag until it dies. Coming close to having funds to purchase a used 770 now, and need offers if anyone has please! I will try to come up with 250 cash obo for that. Also need a 660 or similar to take out my folding 480, my landlord is not happy with power usage! I must keep folding now, both my father and mother died from cancer, it's up to me.....
     
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    @johnspack- I know you're preferring NVidia cards but consider Radeon for their lower power, temps, outstanding performance in OpenCL.... you can get a 7870 for under $200 and get over 50k ppd for around 150w ;)

    Keep an eye on my stats for awhile- I'm running a 7850 that I bought for $100 and it's getting over 40k ppd for 110w and at 42C Max on temps :D
     
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    I'm m not sure as my folding client crashed on me earlier in the day. Ill look into it though.
     
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    Not discounting your contribution, but just using this to note the extreme efficiency of a 750ti. 33k ppd at under 50 watts...
     
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    Even better! :)
     
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    By the way, the second 750ti should be up and running starting on the weekend. I guess my WCG ppd will have to suffer the loss of one more core...
     
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    In the same system? The 750"s don't run FAH_core_17 so they don't need as much CPU. One thread should feed both GPU's. (if you look in task manager, you will most likely see FAHcore bouncing around, but most of the time staying under 5%)
    As for the PPD comparisons, you can't compare GPU's running different FAH_core's.
    Also, I don't know where you're getting 33K PPD. EOC (and Free-dc) shows you at a little over 20K. Are you not running it full time?
     
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    Flashed both the GTX 470 and GTX 465 to 700MHz core, already seen about 2K PPD estimated PPD increase on the GTX 470 in my Linux Mint test box. I'm hoping to get the GTX 465 seated in my Q9550/Maximus II Formula Mint server/get Linux folding set up on that, and conjoin that and my 3770K/ASRock Z77 Extreme6/GTX 470 on an old Corsair TX750 PSU. Currently the GTX 465 is on my ASRock K8NF6P s754 system with a 2.4GHz Athlon64 running Win7 that can barely keep up. I also have my MSI 7970 reference and XFX 7950 on my Athlon X2 4400+ and ASUS A8N32-SLI where they are running alright on Win7.
     
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    Impressive :respect: all that I can justify running in the summer is a 280x part time.
     
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    Sweet I'll have to install Linux on my Xeon (Core2Dou series) system and install my 7870 and give it a try. Thanks for the info.:toast:
     
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    I am looking at this graph here. I have had a few 33k days. I also have some 20k days. The 14k day, but I was not full time. I am no expert here yet, but FAH ppd seems pretty stable for the most part. I am assuming the 20k days were from me putting WCG at 100%, because it wasn't for other reasons. The client still says estimated 28k too. So I am assuming that a 750ti can put out ~30k. I could be wrong.

    Another thing that I consider is that a 750ti was really close in compute performance to a 7850. That was on an immature mining kernel, so many believed that more mining performance would come from a 750ti over time. FAH is a bit different than crypto mining, but I figure they can't be that far off because both use gpu compute power in my case. I also know there have been some problems with 750ti's and FAH, and although I can do work now, I may get more performance out of them later.

    Thoughts? I could totally be wrong, as I have before. Most recently on this forum were my assumptions with ncpu's in WCG.
     
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    My 480 does 30-40k ppd... I need to at least match that. Plus my main 480 is too weak to run modern games. Have a buyer for that one, but 100 bucks won't get me a 770! Arg, radeons, I just don't like them, ccc sucks, the drivers suck, sorry I love my nvidia cards.... dumb as that may be! Too old to change I guess......
     
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    GTX 465 is running on my Q9550 Mint rig, and I conjoined it with my GTX 470/3770K Mint rig on a Corsair TX750, but folding is suspended due to airflow (and to a lesser extent, power) issues. Just suspending the GTX 470 shaved 170w off the total power consumption of the conjoined machines at the wall, card on is 730w and card off is 560w through a 2009 Corsair TX750. I'd love to replace these cards, but they would be worth pathetic amounts of money and aren't really in sellable condition anymore, so I'll run them until they crap out I guess. At least a GTX 780 Ti probably replaces like 6-8 GTX 470s, glad things keep getting better.
     
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    Must be a sign from above... the last ashtray I had, which I didn't even use for cigs anymore, just got smashed into a billion pieces. Had a heavy incense holder in it, bumped it....
    I hit 6 months tobacco free on the 28th. Keep folding for cancer!
     
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    FYI: All I'm running is a 7770 at 1100MHz.:D:oops:
     
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    I ran a 7770 at 1300 for a while (I used so many 7770s, great cards for low cost) and it managed almost 50k ppd under 80 watts.

    Good on you @johnspack for being tobacco free! Awesome milestone!
     
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    Does this apply to the gpu @T-Bob is running as well? He turned in a bunch of jobs at over 87k each over the past few days!!! ;)
     
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    No :laugh: It is hard to beat a 780 Ti.

    Edit: Just saw his numbers! 232k PPD. 5 min 26 sec TPF on a 13000. I think that he got the OC dialed up. I want a WC'ed 780 Ti.
     
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    Power bill was $730 at work, so need to kill off some machines, starting with some Pentium 4s of course. Hoping to keep what modern stuff I can online though (the stuff worth keeping online).
     
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    Another 750ti brought online for the cause. Looking at system info, it says unsupported although it does run WU's. How long does it usually take for a new architecture to be supported? Since the 750ti is a niche card right now I think it might be awhile.
     
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    Who knows.:shadedshu: They still haven't fixed the problems with the GK104's.
     
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    I bet there is more ppd to get out of all of them. These 750ti's were about the same as a 7850 in bitcoin mining.
     
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