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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Where did you get them? I heard they are free, are they?
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    i ordered them from the USPS site i linked above. Yup there 100% free
     
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  3. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    even shipping?
     
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    (FIH) The Don

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    if the shipping is free too thats amazing, do they ship outside the US?
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    If you mean getting the boxes (after ordering them) yes its free even. now to send them(to someone else) you have to pay still :laugh:
    I have no idea bro
     
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    when i press the order buttom this shows

    Your selection is either incomplete or not in stock. Please be sure to supply a value for each attribute or consider a different combination of values.
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    look in the box above the one that has the order button in it and select how many you want
     
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    international is not an option atm:)

    but hey, as long as they are free then i dont complain
     
  9. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Awesome, Imma order me some :D
     
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    Make sure it is water proof:slap:
     
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    Just a thought guys. I see quite a few guys saying they cannot add more rigs because of heat issues. Maybe it's time to pull in the vast experience on the site to look at a solution to being able to vent the hot air out of the room. Maybe something along the lines of a server rack system where there is an extraction system at the top venting straight out the room.

    Or even a cupboard with pc's on a drawer type system and pulling cold air in the bottom and venting hot air out the top. So the cupboard would then hold multiple rigs as such.

    Yes, this would involve cost, but with the help of some of our modding gurus this could be the next step forward. I don't have enough active rigs to look at doing this, but for those who don't have a garage to store their farm in, it might be a better solution. One main cooling solution for many rigs instead of multiple cases.

    And wood can be quite helpful in insulating both noise and thermally. Just ask Cyberdruid.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been putting thought into a solution for a while, I still have yet to come up with one.
     
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    I would just use energy efficient parts... less heat. Also, consolidate rigs... instead of having a bunch of weak rigs like a mess of pentium d's, p4's etc... get rid of them and get a single i7 instead
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    even just one quad warms up the room, two just imagine.

    Plus energy efficient parts don't crunch as hard :rockout: You can always underclock and undervolt, but the heat is going to be there when you have 2 or 3 rigs.
     
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    Well, what I'm toying with is the idea of having one cabinet containing more than one rig. Have the mb mounted on a drawer type system so you can pull it out to work on.

    And having one cooling system for all of them, exhausting directly out of the room.
    We use a similar system with our equipment in broadcast.

    Of course those in colder climes can make the intake and exhaust switchable so you can use the heat for your room if needed.
     
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    I think that my new cruncher, if I ever get it to run, will heat up more then one room - 2 * 800 W (redundent, so only one will run) powering 4 * Gallatin (80 W each). The onboard GPU is the only energy efficient about this this 30 kg piece of central heater.
     
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    Now this I want to see!
     
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    I will start a work log when I recieve it from Germany, any day now.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    So the Q6600 is back up and running....the E6550, hopefully, soon
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    @kingwookie
    that idea of yours sounds really good, I was thinking of getting some sort of closed cabinets and routing the exhaust oub of the window. The intake is the least of my worries.
     
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    btw here is a preview of the box still have alot of work to do

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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Who would have ever thought lol
     
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    This morning I put the two work pc's crunching.
    (Don't worry guys all legit here, I'm the business owner and I pay the electricity bill.)

    So now I have an E7300 and a Q9400 crunching every day from 7:30AM till 5:30PM excluding Saturdays and Sundays.

    And I'm using my E8400 home rig to crunch, as I'm doing now, while I'm on the net. Obviously I'll pause crunching while gaming (unless I play World of Goo :laugh:)

    I'd put the laptop crunching as well, but... well.... my husband would think I'm really bonkers if I start 'using' two pc's at the same time. Not that I am not but let's leave that aside for now...

    It's a pity that I started crunching so late, I used to think that it would make my computer unusable ie I either use the pc or crunch, not both. But as things are the usage isn't felt at all. I wish I knew that earlier.


    Small question:
    I have been registered on WCG as Black Panther for team TPU for 46 hours as of now.
    But when I check my profile everything shows zeros? Shouldn't my data be showing up after 24 hours? Hope I didn't do anything wrong lol.. :ohwell:
     
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  24. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the addition BP :toast:

    remember once your PC completes a Work Unit (WU) it gets submitted to the WCG server. At that point it takes a couple of days for your retuned WU's to get validated an your points to show. By tonight or tomorrow thy shoul be showing for sure. Don't worry you didn't do anything wrong :toast:
     
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    Never too late to make a difference! It is good see we are always getting new additions to the team. :toast:

    Chiken Patty, nails it on the head. My only addition to that would be to ask if you've run the small program in this thread: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=106370 It basically configures BOINC to send the WU's as soon as they are completed to cut down the waiting time for results.

    If you have already, please ignore those last two sentences.
     
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