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

  1. zithe

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    Time left is the amount of time until it finishes at the current rate, right? Not time until it's due?
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah till it finishes. However I find that sometimes that's not very accurate.
     
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    OK that's good. I don't think software is very good at predicting how long something will take. :laugh:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    It can be accurate at times but i wouldn't worry. Once you have a few days under your belt check and see if your PPD is what it should be. If it is then don't worry about the rest :)
     
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    i might be stupid, but i still havent figured out how to see how many PPD's i make?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Visit the guide in my signature, and check out the PPD estimating program I wrote.
     
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    thx man!
     
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    Theres also links there to see how many PPD you actually are doing along with tons of other stats as well :toast:
     
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    sweet, will have to look into that, thx:toast:
     
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    I had read on the WCG forum, that essentially each project has different levels of optimization for different CPU's. Each time a WU is completed, there is a Duration Correction Factor that is updated, to try and more accurately predict the following WU's completion time. You can see that under the Projects tab, and clicking on the Properties button.

    If you were running a single project on a machine, that number would stay close to 1, and your completion times quite accurate. But since WCG projects are quite differently optimized, that number changes frequently to try and be accurate.

    Basically, poor old Boinc is trying to be accurate with completion times, should pat it in the back for it's effort :laugh:
     
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    Now that you bring that up I believe it is true. I also think I read that somewhere. Good point.
     
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    Hmmm, at little more investigation into the "missing core" thing let me to the conclusion that my reading abillity is not good. My 4 CPUs are NOT dual core but single cores with HT so I have as many jobs running as possible. A little side note to people that want to try out crunching on old Xeon servers - dont. You can't OC and the points that you can gain is low-low (800 BONIC per day is my estimate @ 2.7 GHz for 8 cores). But if you are looking for a good heater they are great :D

    I let it run till the heating season ends and thats it.
     
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    Enjoy crunching on that e5200. ;) Should get you around 700ppd@3.6Ghz.
     
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    woot woot soon i7 to crunch instead of the PII
     
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    But you just got that C3!?!? :eek:

    Quick question guys: About how many ppd do you think an i3 530 would pull?
     
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    yeah still got it, but it will have to be replaced with the i7 920 haha

    but if i can find a psu then it will be crunching too
     
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    No offense, I have a pair of those sticks. They don't clock that great you may want to look into something else. Best I could obtain with them was 1625 10-10-10-27
     
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    i know, its not for overclocking to begin with, but for 50$ i thought that was a decent deal,

    just dont have money for highend memory atm,

    but yeah will def get some better in a month or 2 man!:toast:
     
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    OK good. I just don't want to see you disappointed. How much are Gskill Tridents where you are at? They seem the most worthwhile. Should get you crunching hardcore. IIRC, I swear I saw 2500mhz 10-10-10-25 on a pair.
     
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    ye i do have my eyes on tridents, will look sick too:D

    they are about 300$+ for some 1866 9-9-9-27s, or was it 2000mhz
     
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    in this case i had great luck! my 2000 ripjaws were 70€, when i bought them. i wont ever regret buying this ram :D

    in fact its the best part of my whole rig:eek:
     
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    yay, i wont hesitate if a deal like that will come, but atm i'm just looking for something that works:-D

    i only need the cpu atm, i really do hope to get my hands on a w3520 xeon,
     
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    I'm back. 3 i7's now fully operational, 2 of them clocked to 4.0 on water. PII 940 should be up and running again in a few days. Coming back for my pie.:D
     
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