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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll be back full force plus an additional PII 940 by the end of next week. Time to come back and get my pie. You know, I'd really like a piece of that pie that Metal Racer has been posting...but thats a different topic for another thread.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Ah, that sucks. I'll keep my eyes peeled in case I stumble on something that actually does what you need it to :toast:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    So I'm back, the X4 955 and P8600 are back up again. Still not sure about the Q6600, I'll have to investigate that some more. The E6550 is also currently offline, my parents were having some issues with it so they were trying to rule BOINC out of the equation, so at the best case it'll be another week before I can get WCG installed on it again :(
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    my points maybe kinda low today i came home from taking the GF out and found that my internet hasn't been working right so i have ~30+ task that didn't upload today on the i7 alone and the other crunchers also haven't turned anything in :banghead: i hope i get a big update tonight and makeup for it
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ugh, sorry about that. I hate it when I find that the internet is out and I've lost a bunch of work in WCG/F@H.
    BTW, you're posed to overtake me again, and I don't think there is anything I can do other than prolong it. Best case scenario, I get the E6550 and Q6600 up again, and I'm at ~4400 PPD, but I don't think I have any way of getting much past that, so you'd still be gaining on me at ~1000/day
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  7. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Good stuff man, I would also want a piece of that other pie but yeah, we'll leave that out of this :laugh:
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    :rockout: its about time i get to overtake you. I been trying to since you passed me. Seems that the i7 is what pushed me ahead.
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  9. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well I know that this is your view on the subject, but personally, I am disappoint. I already have two people who are going to pass me in the next three days, I don't want to go down any further :(
    At the current estimate, I have 2 months to come up with a solution :eek:
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    i can understand your view of it too. But i am happy to be able to battle with you and Velvet again.any idea of how much money you can get in that time? Also buy a better HSF for your phenom and clock that up. It will help some.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm not sure how much I'm going to be able to get...probably not much. My birthday's not until the end of May, so I can't rely on b-day money, and I don't have much else I can sell (maybe ~$100 total of spare computer junk to sell). I'd really like an i7, but I know that's not happening. I'm going to talk to my friend about his Q6600 ASAP, so that's another ~1300 PPD, ~1800 once he gets a new PSU and we push it up to 3.4ghz (I know its fully-stable at those speeds). And if I get the E6550 back up, that's ~400 (only on ~14 hours/day). And if I get something like a Mugen 2/Dark Knight/H50 and a new case (better airflow), I can get 3.8 or 3.9ghz out of the X4 955 (after it snowed a lot here, I took the computer outside, left off the side and top panels, and put an ultra-high-RPM fan on the HSF, got it up to 3.9ghz with ease, and temps were under 40c (ambient were ~-5c at the time :D)
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    hate to tell you this ion but i plan in 2months to have another rig also... looking at a i3 or X4 630
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    Well, I guess I'm doomed then. I would build another Wolfdale rig or something, but my parents complain about the power usage of the current rig already...so more than 1 desktop/laptop is a no-go for me. Just remember this: I'm not done yet. One day I will smite you down :p (j/k OFC, although I would like to get some of the threats gone_
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    Just remember i have a few more MHZ in all of my rigs so if needed i can tweak them alittle more :D

    what do you think would be better i3 or AII X4
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I would probably go with the X4, AFAIK the i3 is a dual-core with HT and the AII X4 is a full-quad. I've been suspicious of HT since the P4HT, and, although I do realize that HT has improved recently, I would still rather have a real quad core. And I prefer AMD, so the X4 620 or 630 gets my vote
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    the i3 IS a DUAL CORE with HT so you are correct there. From what i have seen from the i3 its "fake" cores are only slightly slower then the real cores BUT the i3 can clock higher for 24/7 use .On the other hand the X4 would be cheaper because i could pickup a cheap AM2+ board and use my left over DDR2 ram.
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    Well, I'm all in favor of something cheaper, even if it means that I get overtaken quicker. After all, what really matters is the work we get done for the people at WCG, not where we stand in the team & the points. So as long as an X4 wouldn't be drastically slower than the i3, I would go with the cheaper solution
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    Just save money for another i7 ;o
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    I'm not feeling another i7 a it will be 2x the cost of the X4 and i can't deal with that much more heat.:ohwell:
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    Nice to see healthy competition here. I have D.Law getting daily pie and gaining on me, must get more powah before he gets me!
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    Excellent news team!
    I talked to my friend with the Q6600, and he's currently out of town, so once he arrives the Q6600 is going to back on 24/7 duty for WCG. I also talked to my parents, I'll probably be putting WCG back on their computer soon-ish. I also talked to my friend who I sold the Q9400 to, I may be able to put WCG on it as well, we'll see. So it sounds like I'll likely be back up to approximately where I was, possibly higher :D
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    Awesome news Ion, hope it all goes to plan!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thanks for the support, *goes and clicks on thanks button*, I'll be sure to keep everyone posted about what happens. I'm not overly excited about the ~2200 PPD that I've been getting recently :shadedshu
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    All for the team!

    Quick, question.. would a Dual Xeon 1366 server cruncher be better than 2 seperate i7 rigs? Or am I right in thinking the higher clocks you can get from overclocking win out?
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    I'd say the 2 i7 rigs would be better...most i7s are capable of at least 3.5ghz...a dual Xeon would have to stay stock (2.66ghz presumably), so that's an ~30% speed boost for the i7s, and WCG scales linearly with CPU speed, so 2 i7s would be noticeably faster. And quite a few i7s will do 4.0ghz+, so that's a 50% speed increase versus a 2.66ghz Xeon
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