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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. xvi

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    Just tallying up the bill, it looks like I'm at $362.14 total cost for this thing.
    Specs so far:
    HP DL180 G5
    Dual Xeon E5450 3GHz (8c/8t total)
    4x2GB PC2-5300 FB-DIMM (Might leave 2x1GB in there for 10GB total)
    6x250GB WD/Seagate 7200 RPM SATA drives
    2x160GB Something-or-other SATA
     
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  2. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Xvi, that is actually pretty damn cheap investment for the hardware you have!!! Good job man.
     
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    I could have saved quite a bit if I realized the same seller was offering the same server minus the 160GB drives for a bit cheaper. It came with 5x1GB DDR2 (because dual-channel is apparently overrated) and a 2GHz Xeon E5410. I thought I'd gotten a deal, but I saw some dual LGA771 boards going for pocket change shortly after and wondered if it'd be cheaper to get a setup more like Buck's.

    I figured I could throw a little GPU in it and turn it in to a steambox. BOINC can be installed on SteamOS, right? :p
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    LOL, I don't know about Boinc on SteamOS. Although, it is a variant of Linux.
     
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    maybe that would be my server, then would ship my actual server at my parents home. Benefits for 4c 8t, BOINC + Virtual machine!!
     
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    I was awhile back looking at some 6core/12 thread chips for about $150 too. It would be cool.
     
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    Get better bro :)
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    You and me both!
    Good ol intel protection kicked in and was still maxing out the cores crunching. I just wished I had opened cpuz to see what the voltage and clock speeds were ;)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    When I was having issues with my custom H220 setup (tight pump/didn't start sometimes) the Asus M5A97 Evo board let the cpu get hot for a split second and promptly shutdown the system before any damage occurred. Safety features are pretty good on most newer systems :)

    and btw.....
    Happy New Year!!!

    Where's [Ion]? He hasn't posted here for nearly a month? :confused:
     
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    That was just on start up right? I didn't have the RPM wire from the pump hooked up but now I do.

    I looked in the bios and don't see anything to do a shut down.. mobo is in my system spec's

    I selected under FAN to monitor CPU fan speed so when in windows if I disconnect the power for the pump nothing happens... is that normal or what am I missing?

    I ask because im on the road all week and wont crunch while im away just due to the fact of what happened already.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Mine shutdown due to CPU heat not due to the H220's pump not working. I'm not sure how that particular setting is handled by the BIOS on my board but I can look into it further....
     
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    For overheat protection on Windows, I use CoreTemp with it's overheat protection set to put my computer into standby.
     
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    Thanks Norton, right now the way my system is working is during boot up. If no pump RPM is senced the system wont boot but just goes to the Bios.

    Excellent I just set it to run.. thank you
     
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    The Celeron is not at 2.9ghz and 107.41 blck. I don't know if I am brave enough to go higher, but if this gets to errors or invalid WU's ...maybe. Still at .80v.

    Edit: Froze up on me in desktop. 2.8ghz max. 103.7blck. .80 vore.
     
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    GUYZ, My Celeron cruncher uses 58w at idle and 65w while crunching. 7w cpu power?
     
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    Hi all, I stopped crunching when i went to the dark side of the force but I still feel guilty for stopping (not that I did it for long). But I recently stripped out my dads HD5850 (used to be mine!) to replace it with a 270X. I now have a fairly old but still working and boxed XFX HD5850 going spare. I'll donate it to anyone here that wants it but the cost of shipping means any UK crunchers would be better placed to receive it. I'll only take the shipping charge as payment i.e. free plus p&p.

    It can't go to any old noob so I'd prefer it if someone else here could 'sponsor' someone who is a recognised cruncher. I know it's not a beast of a card but it's better than nought! Can a mod type person PM me with their thoughts or whatever?

    Cheers!
     
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    We would still welcome even some part time crunching! It is not necessary to compete for points, every little bit helps the World get a bit better, through Science.

    Even one core, 50% will help and it would help the Greatest WCG Team, ever, TPU's!!!
    :lovetpu:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @the54thvoid- thanks for stopping by and your generous offer! :toast:

    Unfortunately, a 5850 will not help with crunching or even folding tasks.:(
    - crunching is cpu only atm (no gpu work)
    - folding would need a GTX 4xx or above (with 760 and above doing awesome) or a Radeon with GCN (7750 and above). The older hardware has a much lower ppd per watt.

    That said, it's a great that you offered it and it may help a fellow cruncher get a rig going. To make it legit for posting here, I'll pay the shipping for any UK cruncher that may want it*
    * This isn't a B/S/T thread so we can't discuss an item unless it's 100% free (including shipping). I'll PM you over the weekend to discuss further. ;)
     
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    Will it looks like Norton is going to pass me like I am standing still in the number 4 position of the top ten:toast:
    Way to go captain:)
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thank you sir! :)

    I had some help from the i7-970 I got from you. ;)
     
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    Yeah I know! I am happy that it is a part of your crunching farm:toast:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I see running Linux gives you a higher output than I saw running Windows. Very nice:toast:
     
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    I believe that's mostly for Intel and AMD doesn't get as much of a boost.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Not sure on that one-iirc... Ion's FX-8350 gets about 40% more ppd with Linux than my 8350's do with Windows ;)
     
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