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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. thebluebumblebee

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    My thoughts exactly.
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    Well, you're definitely trading money for size. If you're looking for something small, I've heard good things about the picoPSU. Otherwise just nab something cheap and used off eBay.
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    Nah, I'm listing it elsewhere at the moment so I can afford better parts. I think that would be an even PPD swap ;)
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    I thought the same- probably similar in value too. You could swap in a 2600/3770k at a later date and get over 6k ppd out of it. :D

    Was just throwing it out there in case you're looking for something Intel to mess with.... actually looking forward to putting this together with my 7970 for a sweet folding rig :)
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    I'm trying to get cash for another dual 1366 board & procs :pimp:

    Check your PMs Bill ;)
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    Perhaps the ES chips are "free" with purchase? Looks like it's pretty barebones, which makes it a bit more expensive. "No memory, hard drive, case and PSU."
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    $1400 for the motherboard, 2x CPU coolers and a MSI 6870? Let's see, $500 for the MB, $100 for the GPU, so that makes it $400 for each of those CPU coolers (and whatever is attached to them:laugh:). Actually is a good deal, considering that the CPU's are ~$1600 each!
    7.185 watts per thread. Might give james' Avoton chip a run for its money for PPD/watt.
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    A 16 core ivy chip would be awesome. I am thinking about trying to acquire a dual 2011 board plus cheap 8 core+ chips down the line. Depends on when things drop in price. Dual 1366 rigs are pretty attractive too.
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    Those pico psu's get pretty cheap on ebay. I saw one for $17.99 just now. Then again, why not just a regular atx psu.

    The cheapest option would be if I could possibly use a spare molex or 6/8pin pci connector somehow.
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    Size and possibly efficiency due to DC/DC. Price isn't far off for getting the job done, but I agree. If size is of no concern, there's definitely better value to be had in standard ATX stuff.
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    Damn!

    [​IMG]

    I thought the other day was gonna be tops!! I guess all those FA@H plus a few MCM's validating today made a pile of points!!

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    Since I now have a fresh install on my 5800k, I hope we can explain something that was odd about it. For the first month or two it was getting 3500-4000 ppd. Now that it is a fresh install it just got 3500ppd. Only time will tell if I will get higher points like that again, but I don't understand why I did for like two months. Current 5800k scores http://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/host/detail/2875003/charts
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    It seems that I got around the "too little memory" problem on my Alcatel 4030D. It already successfully downloaded its first FAAH WU, it seems to run Einstein@home pretty well for a single core Cortex A9 so I have good hopes for WCG. I disabled the battery in the power sources list, as long as the battery is at 100% the charging LED stays of so it seems the battery is not being used. It does not feel hot on the back either. I do not expect much PPD though, and if summery weather approaches I obviously will stop crunching on the phone.
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    So the x86 contaminant has spread more than I thought. All my systems are x86, because at one point I downloaded the x86 variant and used it on all my pc's. Can I just install x64 over x86 and leave the WU's alone, or should I let myself run out of work first, uninstall, reinstall?

    Also. Hot Deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135337
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    I think you can uninstall the x86 version and install the x64 version as long as the BOINC Data directory is the same. The uninstaller should give you the option to keep the old data.
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    I realized... one-year-ago-today, I became quite depressed and went like "f*ck everything, I'm joining WCG with TPU"
    So yeah, today is my 1st BOINC / WCG birthday – I have been with You guys for a whole year now ^~^
    Over the year, I produced 11,114,440 BOINC points. That's 30450.521 points per day on average. I'd say – not too shabby, eh? ;)
    Well, t'was fun.
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    Not bad at all :) Yes you had a good first year going from around 350th place to 25th in our team. It took me a bit longer just to reach in the top 100.
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    But really, it's all thanks to a depression. I remember the day night I joined very well. I was super depressed. So I decided to join WCG with TPU in hopes that would either cheer me up a little or at least help me take my mind off sad things. And it worked!
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    >>>and now the only depressing part is when the electric bill comes in(got it down to $290.00USD/month in my case)LOL!!!
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    I am so glad you found a way out of that hole. I am also glad it was this team you joined, you have added not only points to our team but also a wealth of knowledge that I truly respect, as do others, I am sure. :D

    Congratulations on a fantastically GREAT First year!! Here's to many more!! :toast:
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    *Edit* Anybody else seen the remake of the WCG site? It looks awesome! Check kit out!
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    More at: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=348
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    Just updated to 7.2.42. Went flawless. All WU's were transferred, and the current running WU's continued after a CPU bench.

    All of one or two minutes! TOPS!
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    I probably should update mine at some point, but I'm thinking my issues are more video driver related than BOINC related. (Blank screens coming out of standby)
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