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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Last snow we had in Florida was 1977 in Orlando. You can imagine that it burned off in about 4 hours once the sun came up.:laugh:

    Edit: looks like someone answered b/4 me.lol
     
  2. ChaoticAtmosphere

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    Folding uses your GPU.

    Crunching uses your CPU.

    and of course, different causes and some similar.

    And that's just snow that accumulates. It seems there are flurries every 2-3 years
     
  3. Velvet Wafer

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    im set, now im a member of team tpu.... how are points measured? in hundreds or thousands? how much does a decent quad will give you?
     
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    Time to get back at it. My evga x58 came yesterday, threw it on the dummy oc but I'm going to try her again.
     
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  5. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    how much does the dummy oc overclock?
     
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    Well first of all, welcome to TPU Velvet :toast:

    You'll see how points are measured by logging into "your grid" on the WCG/BOINC homepage You can see all your personal stats there.

    Also there is a project stats page for all kinds of different projects including WCG and once you'r in the top 100 and crunching away you can chart your progress in comparison the rest of the WCG/TPU team here

    :rockout:
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Uhm, sorry can't tell you. It is all for a good cause ~ so crunch and fold until we have solved all that woes us:)

    Sorry ~ folding is GPU and crunching is CPU :laugh:
     
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    at least the crunching make me feel better with my last uncomfortable upgrade. i now sit on a semi-recognized 955, that sadly will never run like it should in this board. i was centimeters away, from taking my sword or my axe, and to show this rig who is his master... luckily i didnt, i gave a pillow several brutal hits in the face,and cursed in the most horrible German i could, to cool down.
    a week later i though about gettin my e-peen erected again... i tried Boinc.
    and....
    At least i can do something for the children with it. ;)

    EDIT: seems that i get about 2160 points if i let it crunch 24/7.. i wanna be in the list :p
     
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    Should only take a couple more days for you to show in the top 100 :)
     
  11. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Well guys, I didn't want this day to come, but it has :(

    My electricity bill has arrived for past month. It arrived at $348. thats nearly 50% of what I make every two weeks. I am 22, I support my mom and my aunt and I can't be spending this amount of money every month. As of now, neither one of my rigs is crunching. They are supposed to come read the meter and check to make sure that was not any mistakes. But if the $348 stands, im down for the count. Sorry guys, I will continue to support you guys to the fullest and help in anyway possible, but for now I won't be doing anymore crunching, i'm truly sorry.
     
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    i understand your problem i have the same,it one of the reason why i need to sell my rigs (3)(to pay my electricity bill) funny thing is a lot of people almost say i'm liar or stupid but hey i still have to pay 569$ cnd for 52 days:banghead:

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=91814

    now i moved to another place and still have high bill :mad: oh well....
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, that's crazy. I've only seen my electric bill jmp about $20 per month since I started crunching. Are you using a large amount of air conditioning?
     
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    Man that is insane.....Sorry CP, completely understand bro.
     
  15. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for understanding, yeah its crazy, i think they bumped the elec. bills here in Florida though. Its ridiculous. I really hate to do this but I have no choice.

    It is, mine only jumped about the same, but I think we got bump in our bills by like 12 % or something. I know the rigs dont take up as much as everything else in the house, but i cant turn off everything else :laugh: I do use a lot of a/c, right now the a/c is set on 78ºf and the heat is almost not bearable. the rigs put out an immense amount of heat which only cause the central a/c unit to work harder to keep cool, plus our 100ºf heat right now, it just works too hard and stays on for too long, causing it to suck alot of power.
     
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    You have my sympathies. I'm holding my breath, as they will be raising the electricity rates in South Africa by around 38%.
     
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  17. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    wow thats insane. good luck bro, hope things turn out good. Im trying to save some money to finish fixing up my car and go to school. Things are getting wayy too hard nowadays, especially in South Florida.
     
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    I hear so. I hear that house insurance there is wild. Someone I knew said hers quadrupled in a year, and was more than her house repayments.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    everything over here is wild. Gas prices have gone down a bit in my area lately, its about the only thing that is somewhat acceptable.
     
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    They charged $328.56 for my last month but because I had a previous balance my last bill was $431.41 total. But I only paid $148.00 because I have a service called Average Billing Payment. Do you see where this is going? My payments are going to start increasing exponentially. My next bill will arrive at the end of the month. I'm praying for rain!
     
  21. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah I do, hope they dont go up that much bro. its killing everybody man :(
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    CP I would be willing to take your AMD rig off your hands and put it to crunching for the team if the price is right all i would need is the CPU and mobo

    btw my electric bill is ~$300 a month here all the time and thats just normal for us.(8 computers in the house 4 refrigerators,A/c,many TVs,pool filter,etc) it takes alot to cool this place.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    dude the AMD rig was a donor rig. IF I will not use it, I have to return it to my buddy who was kind enough to give it to me. Sorry :(
     
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    Sigh... so many misconceptions in this thread.

    Folding@home (folding for short) is a program that analyzes how protiens assemble themselves, or "fold". When they misfold you get various harmful anomalys like cancer, alzhimers etc. Folding can be run both on the CPU and GPU.

    World Community Grid (WCG) which we call "crunching" for short for some reason is a program that runs many different tasks. There's stuff about muscular distrophy, curing cancer, fighting AIDS and even growing rice.

    People say folding is for GPUs and crunching is for CPUs because WCG only runs on processors, not video cards. However F@H runs on both, so most people who run these programs run F@H for the GPU client and WCG to utilize thier processors.
     
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    Well put. :toast:
     

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