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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. mx500torid

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    Wow thats an AWESOME prize!!! That may bring down the power grid!!! Special hats off to the54thvoid. [​IMG]
     
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    "how I install a 2.5" HDD into that hot-swappable 3.5" drive bay thingie for server blades?"

    Currently my biggest blocker for running that server machine :/
     
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    Many company's make 2.5" to 3.5" adapters- do a search at your local suppliers for one. The metal adapter plate that ships with most SSD's is pretty simple, inexpensive, and will get the job done ;)
     
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    aaaaaaaaaaand I ended up hooking it up w/out an adapter. So it's "don't touch anything or it will explode!"

    BTW, running BOINC makes these CPUs shoot past critical temperature (go over 90°C), so they start to throttle. Thus, while I'm config'ing it, it won't be running BOINC.
    Since I "installed" that server by just moving the HDDs from my 2nd FX-8320 machine, that one is offline, too. But, this doesn't mean that FX-8320 will stop crunching – oh no. I am going to upgrade/reassemble the computer I built for my father and thus going to replace the Athlon 64 X2 with it. The Athlon will then be retired until I find some use for it.

    Cheers!
     
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    I had something weird happen last night. I notice my waterpump was getting loud so I went to check on it. I apparently had lost a good bit of water, not sure where as there were no signs. Air was going through my pump. So then I had to do some rig maintenance, which usually makes me happy just tinkering. I was not happy though, and this was a first. I got myself in a limbo set up with my lga 2011 rig on my desk now, watercooling and all. It sounds like there is air bubbles constantly going through the loop. I can not seem to get them out no matter what I do. I can't even find any air bubbles either.

    Also thought of a really cool way to not use a case.

    Use a sliding wall mount attached to my desk, like this, with a motherboard tray hanging off. Slide out and remove when needed.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Wow James, do you know where the water has gone too? That is crazy man.
     
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    BTW, forgot to notice: the HP disk controllers are f*cked up. It kept [logically] slicing off the last 32MiB (exectly 32MiB – 33,554,432 bytes) on every HDD I threw at it. Had quite some headache with that as due to that, any partiton that spans into that sliced-off area would no longer work. I kept trying a lot of things, but just couldn't reclaim those last 32MiB. When attached to a "regular" computer, those last 32 MiB would re-appear and everything would work again. In the end, I had a bright idea to resize (shrink) the last partition of every HDD I wanted to use on it by 32MiB. That solved it. Phew...

    And @james888 that is one sick idea for a no-case! I love it!:clap:
     
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    Slow leak that dried. Didn't hit anything electronic. Seemed quick for natural loss.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Long story short, the LGA771 (2x1.6 GHz quad-core) server died and it got replaced by a Xeon E3-1230 v3 (3.33 GHz quad-core w/ hyper-threading). Power draw was 300w and now it is 150w. I'm not entirely sure how much more productive at BOINC it is but it definitely is more productive. I see it was enough to get me to #25 spot in TPU.
     
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    Sounds like it is essentially an i7-2600.
     
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    Yea usually when they post "untested" it is an excuse to get rid of dead shit. I'll bet that sucker don't post. :(
     
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    I was thinking about doing a 771 to 775 mod soon to see if these lenovo boards I have would work with a 771 CPU. They are G40+ chipset so I am assuming it would work?
     
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    I saw someone post in a thread that they cut the tabs out of a 775 socket and could use a Xeon (S771) in it. Never heard of that before. If you need a S771 chip, let me know.
     
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    Go for it! Post it in the Mod Forum!! +1 for an Awesome Idea!!
     
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    If I had actually did this I would. Right now its an idea
     
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    My 2500k is at 4.4ghz compared to the 3.3ghz stock. That is a 4.4/3.3=1.33 33% overclock. If linux gives a ~25% boost, I think a 30% on my 2500k, but lets just say 25%... Then with linux on top of my overclock, I have the performance of a 4.4*1.25=5.5 5.5ghz or a 5.5/3.3=1.66 66% overclock. That is how that would work right?

    It appears so if I use Ion's ppd estimator. I know my 2500k gets ~6000 points in windows at 4.4ghz and ~8k on linux at 4.4ghz. Using the ppd estimator for 4.4ghz and 5.5ghz gives me 6k and 8k.

    The reason for this post, is HOW AWESOME IS AN EFFECTIVE 5.5ghz OVERCLOCK!!!?!

    If I were to raise my overclock to 4.8ghz, which I can but don't do to needed volts, that would be an effective 6ghz overclock.
    Now imagine if you put the time into setting up gentoo for a cruncher, which I have read would be ~10% performance boost. My 2500k at 4.4ghz would have 83% more performance over stock, an effective 6.05ghz overclock.
     
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    Maybe I should save a couple of $$$ and get an i5 for my next upgrade then.... was going to get a 2600k/3770k for my Z68 rig in a couple of months :)
     
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    I don't know how much of a difference hyper threading makes, but it doesn't seem like much.
     
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    To me, Hyper threading means I am running 4 WU's instead of two. Better, no? I am losing about .15 GHz of Turbo, by running 4 but, I believe it is worth it to run 4 at 2.4 than 2 at 2.55. Maybe, eventually, the 2.55 would catch up. But, meanwhile, with my frequent interruptions, i.e. bus rides twice/three times a day and the recent "no computer" at work crap...There goes about 50 hours a week crunching! So, when I am on, I want 4 queued up and running!!

    :D
     
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    I have cpu's with hyperthreading. My 2500k seems to do really well without hyperthreading. It just seems trivial.
     
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    From theoretical perspective: If a WU is built well enough to saturate the CPU's pipelines most of the time, HyperThreading can actually hurt performance.
     
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    Big thanks to the54thvoid.:rockout:

    Big thanks again for all this team is and what we do.:toast::toast:

    P.S Today is my Birthday:lovetpu:
     
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