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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Wow, that is quite a bump in difference from running Linux.

    Hmm, makes me think I should install Ubuntu on my little HTPC. Only thing it does is movies and crunching. :rockout:
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    Mythbuntu ;)
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Will that allow BOINC to be installed and ran?
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    It's in the Ubuntu repos. If Ubuntu repos aren't included in Mythbuntu (pretty sure it is), you should be able to add it.

    Shouldn't be harder than
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    apt-get install boinc-client
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Well it's gonna be 18F degrees tonight here in North Florida. Time to crank up WCG on the i7-870 for a little additional heat. Running Win7 right now, but will install Linux this weekend.

    :toast:
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    :eek: Wow Buck, that seems pretty cold for that area! Must be that arctic front that we just had the last 3 days. Got down to -10 last night here.

    God I hate winter. :laugh:
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    Here in the Northwest we are jumping up and down 20f on a weekly basis. 20f one week, 40f the next.

    EDIT: All this computer temps have me thinking Celsius when I was referring to the Fahrenheit temperature.

    I just went on a little three day trip and come back to find my 2500k on linux locked up, first time in a long while. Also my 4770k was asleep when it is set to never sleep. Was hoping to let the 4770k really shine since it wouldnt have me gaming on it every day.
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  8. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    We had a high of 55F today and tomorrow am it's supposed to drop down as low as 2F with a wind chill close to -20F :fear:

    Wish this weather would stabilize somewhere.... this up-down stuff really sucks! :banghead:
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    Minus 30F windchill today. Air temp of -14F for a high temp!!

    :)
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    About the same here
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    It's currently 53*F right now, which I know is nothing compared to you guys up North, but it feels uber cold for us way down here :p


    So, I finished and tested out my bro's pc tonight, though he's waiting on a few peripherals (hooked it up to my other monitor/kb/m) . But, I introduced him to TPU and the WCG team tonight, and I'm working on him to join the team. I think it may work out :D
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    That's great to hear Matt! Keep on top of him. :p
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    Look what came in the mail today.
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    Dual Xeon E5450 (3GHz 4c/4t)
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    This is actually my first time doing anything with LGA. It was scary.

    Edit: I found out why they put 5x1GB sticks in this server. It's because four of them are offbrand and one is a genuine HP stick on top, the only one you can see unless you take them out. They probably can't stick three offbrand and one genuine because the stick probably doesn't match enough to make dual-channel let the system post at all.
    I also found out that the server doesn't take FB-DDR2 and the 4x2gb kit I bought is useless to me. :( It is DDR2, but it's just registered.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    5 deg here in GA and thats fahrenheit! We never seen this low of temps here. Our local weather man said the record for our area was 7 back in like the 1970's!
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Got my crunchers back up yesterday, My cable was out for two days and now its back up. hope to build numbers back up some
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    That's the Spirit!! Way to go Teammate!! This is cause for a celebration!!:toast:

    One more!:rockout:

    I will have mine newbie, crunching for me, near the end of the month. we are waiting on the delivery of a DVI cable and a wifi pci card. Apparently they are being mailed from the moon. So, I saved him a ton of money but, we have to wait. o_O

    Meanwhile, tomorrow is a big day off from work. I am planning on spending most of it at school getting everything squared away. Then once I am registered, again, I made the fricking Dean's list, you would think the would help me, right? Oops, meant to say, I will get on the IT guys about running BOINC on the hundreds of comps at the school.

    I am thinking I may set them up for just a day of cache, or less, since most of them will be running only ten hours a day, at least that is my uninformed estimate from my memory of the place. Many of them sit in classrooms, unused but for a couple hours of classes.

    I am Super Duper excited about getting back into school!! :rockout:

    Anyways, thanks @manofthem for recruiting your Brother!
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    This recruiting talk reminded me that I had to uninstall BOINC on DorothyDot's PC due to a HDD failure and I haven't put it back on yet :oops:

    I'll get her back crunching next week.... it's only a part-time cruncher doing 500 ppd on a PII X2 but it will do that everyday! :toast:
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    My 4770k is down. The system is having some weird stability issues. I thought it was the 7970 suddenly dying but that works in another computer. Now I am left with either mboard or psu. Both relatively new.
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    That bites!! Wishing the best for you and your 4770K. I hope Haswell get well. :D
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    Time to get the heater going for the next 3-4 days... Dam it's cold here!
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    If you run your two 7970s for folding being cold would be a problem of the past ;)
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    I read about James' 4770k issues before going to bed last night, and I had a dream that my 4770k was running so hot, the case was burning my leg, and then I caught on fire! Man, freaked me out, so vivid.

    James, I hope you get it all sorted out quickly! :(



    Isn't it about to warm up there for you guys? I thought I heard that on the weather channel. I hope you guys are keeping warm because from the pics, it looks insane!
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Agreed!!!
    +1
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    The new ~160 watts in my room brought the ambient temps up quite a lot. Those 7970s will do it for sure.

    ..and if you haven't seen it already, there's a local system builder that compared the efficiency of a space heater to the equivalent wattage PC and found that they were nearly identical. If you're going to heat your room, it's always best to heat it with science.
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    It warmed up into the upper 20's here. The sun is out and the wind is light.... feels like a nice Spring day compared to the last few days! :p
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