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

  1. xvi

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    Oh, I'm not trying to say it's a good deal or anything. It seems quite the opposite. Even if Ripple didn't sound evil, contributing to TPU's team is worth WAY more than they could pay me.


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    I know many of you have strong opinions against cryptocurrencies while I am one of this forums biggest advocates of it. My higher up ppd is entirely from what I have made from cryptocurrencies. It pays for the power to run my rigs. It pays for the hardware I have. It is my sole source of discretionary income. It fuels my hobby, and I do worry what will happen if or when cryptocurrencies become unprofitable for the likes of me. I will have to turn off, and probably sell hardware. I wont be able to maintain the current farm I have. Its a lot of fun and I contribute quite a bit.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Understood- your effort is appreciated! :respect:

    The strength of my opinion is mostly for those who try to game the system by hacking accounts, stealing power, etc..

    OT- looks like the uploads issue is resolved at WCG- all of my rigs have reported their work :toast:
    EDIT- @xvi, those are some awesome pics added to your post! :rockout:
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    I really want to see what one of these 8 core avatons can do ppd wise. 8 core of the newer avaton architecture. My litte ive bridge celeron does 1500k ppd, 750ppd per core. If this was able to attain 750 per core it would be 6000ppd. If it fell short and got 500ppd per core it would be 4000 ppd. For a total system power usage of ~30w by the reviews I have read. The annoying thing is the price.
     
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    All this car talk reminds me of this:

     
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    Thumbnail looks like a Renault Cleo V6. Same basic concept, it seems. Take a tiny car, cram a V6 in the trunk.

    In my humble opinion, engines don't get a whole lot better than the Hayabusa-modded V8s. Basically take the top end off of two Suzuki 1300cc engines and slap them on a specially designed block. Apparently you end up with about 2.6L, 10k RPM and roughly 500 HP naturally aspirated. And to top it all off, it looks like this:
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    Edit: And don't even get me started about the noise it makes
     
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    So I figured out that one reason my 5800k was getting lower points was because it was a 32 bit install. I must of missed that when doing the initial install. Its a remote rig and I don't get to give it much attention. Reinstalled windows onto a bigger hdd, with a x64 boinc install.

    Explains what I think is unusually low ppd, but I was in line with Tski's 7850k and that other crunchers apu too. I just hope I get a good 500-1000 ppd more.
     
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    I just went to throw a video card in to my 7850K. The rig is Ubuntu, and doesn't like to switch cards apparently. One more thing I don't know about Ubuntu. :banghead:
     
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    If it's only crunching then you should be fine w/o loading the drivers....
     
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    No video. I couldn't even see the desktop.
     
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    Strange- I can switch from an 8400GS to a Radeon 4670 w/o issue on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
     
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    Maybe that's my problem: my cards are in the same family. I was going from the onboard APU to a FireGL 5100.
     
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    I went from a 9500gt to a hd 7700 and back without issues. Also went from a hd46 whatever it was (Norton knows) to a 7770 without issues. Also a 8800 gts to the 9500 gt.

    Hell I have a install of ubuntu that has been through 4 or 5 rigs. I just pop the drive into the next rig and boot it up. I believe it is the install the i7 920 is running. It has seen 3x s939 rigs, a am2+ rig and the i7 rig.
     
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    You were kindly asked to stop posting in another language besides English. So I will ask that you stop as well.
    I don't believe there will be anymore "warnings" in regards to this.
     
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    Thread cleaned. Everyone please post in English going forward. Next time it will be an infraction.
     
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    If I felt really troll I would post in old English, as in beowulf old.

    On a related note, I think the 32bit infection is wider than I first thought. I downloaded a 32bit install by accident, and my more recent installed of boinc are consequently 32bit aka my 2500k.

    3930k got 9k points today. Can't be done spooling. It has only been three days.

    Can anyone answer me on how much ppd difference is between a 32bit and 64 bit boinc install?
     
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    Hear ye, hear ye.

    One knoweth and thou taketh. Thy knowledge come, taketh temptation from James. Give us thy words of pdd of a 32-bit boinc install!


    I have no idea lol, just used 64bit. I bet someone else knows though ;)
     
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    64bit should give you at least 10% more ppd,
     
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    I think your 9K is over my average. Is that on Windows or Linux? Mine is Windows, as it's my main PC.

    But then again, I have no OC on mine...
     
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    It is my main pc right now. I thought your 8k sounded low when my 2500k would get 6k+ average when overclocked.
    So my 5800k should get 2640? Aww. I was hoping for a 20% boost.
     
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    I was getting 7K+ on each of my 3770K's at stock.
     
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    Welp, tried to VNC to my machine, got in, turned off F@H and launched Hearthstone. Got through the intro and to the main menu, then the VNC session froze and timed out. Couldn't reconnect. Tried sending a WOL packet from my router (DD-WRT) to no avail. Managed to SSH my server running Debian. Tried pinging my machine's IP address from inside the network, but got nothing. Wake on LAN should be enabled on my machine. I don't suppose anyone knows a way to kick it to reboot it. :p

    I paused WCG on the server that's right next to my machine and the processor temps are only 45c, so I'm pretty sure my room isn't on fire.
     
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    Not unless you have some kind of wifi enabled power switch/surge protector...
     
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    We use network-enabled PDUs at work as "rebooters". I was looking for one myself, but I didn't want to spend $200-300 on a fancy surge protector. Turns out my rig crashed for some reason and then tried booting to the wrong device. Boot priority keeps getting reset for some reason.
     
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    Don't you just love all this little hijinks that are constantly throw at our pcs? :banghead:



    Little bit of good news on my end:

    Norton hooked me up with some of those little resistor things you use with fans to drop them down to 5 or 7v, so now my pc is running much more quietly than before. Obviously this presents a thermal compromise, but it only resulted in CPU temps increasing ~2C (60-61C up to 62-63C), which is something I can more than happily live with.
     
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