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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    no our daily numbers is gonna be down for some days,

    imma join the challenge to, its for the team so its good:)
     
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    If any of you wants to take a crunching break, now is a great time. The Folding Team has been invited to participate in this years Chimp Challenge. We need all the firepower that we can get folks and it will lasts for 20 or less days. I know some of you in here that crunch with i7 rigs, we need you. Info link HERE
     
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    I can lend 3 i7's (leave two for WCG). One of them has a X1650 and another one has a 8400GS. I know our WCG numbers are going to go down for a bit with some crunchers helping our folders; but it is all for a good cause and that is what we are all about:toast:

    I received an email today from WCG that had the following link that talks about what we are doing as crunchers:
    http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/145/look-whos-curing-cancer.html
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'll definitely be putting any nVidia GPUs over to ChimPowerUp, Buck only estimated around 1k PPD from my laptop, so I'm leaving it on WCG. I'm not sure yet about the X4 955, I have a feeling I'll put it over on F@H for a while, but maybe switch it back to WCG at some point

    EDIT: The P8600 is still messed up, so I think I'm going to reinstall tonight :(
     
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    ill put my lonely gso for chimp :p
     
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  6. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Imma be sensing buck a pm now, wanna discuss a few things with him. I'll be helping out, I just don't know with what yet though :laugh:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Do you have any nVidia GPUs? Or really any F@H-capable GPUs?
     
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  8. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Only ati, 5770's?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Maybe 2-2.5k PPD each:ohwell:
    Which isn't really all that impressive, considering I get ~3.5k/day out of my G80 8800GTS, and the GTX260, which is about on par in games, gets 7K+ PPD. Maybe this should be continued in the F@H thread :eek:
     
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  10. Chicken Patty

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    I know they stink at folding but it's all I have and I want to help. 2.5k ppd is better than 0 :D
     
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    My #4 rig is down for a few hours. Started getting fatal application errors. Ran a disk checker and found some bad sectors, thanks Maxtor. :mad: New HDD is in and loading XP. :(
     
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    Maxtor is pretty good at that from my experience. If it's not Western Digital, I won't pay for it. Sure I have some Seagate hard drives around, but they were free.

    Oh, and my rig is going to be down later on today. I'm giving the 160GB Toshiba to my GF for her lappy, as she's using a 80 gig at the moment. She needs the extra space for her artwork. So I'm not complaining. That and I'm going to be ordering a new 500GB soon.
     
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    I have had problems with Maxtor in the past, I should have know better. :( I usually run WD's. Thats what I have in it now. Not a big deal, it was an old IDE drive I had laying around. Im just upset that I lost about 12 hours of CPU time, it failed during the night.
     
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    That sucks dude. Sorry to hear it.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    So my laptop is still acting poorly, so I'm going to re-install Win7 sometime tonight :ohwell:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    maxtor = fail

    Keep us posted :toast:
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    What, one HDD dies and suddenly the company produces nothing but defects?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, every single Maxtor drive I've ever had has had issues, so far no issues with WD so I always go with them
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    i have been running a maxtor (IDE) since 2006 almost 24/7(was ran in my first F@H rig and still is running in my cruncher)
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    You're incredibly unfortunate. Out of all the HDD's I've ever seen have trouble, one was a really old 1GB seagate that just quit working one day, and a 250GB WD IDE drive that was sandwiched between two other hard drives (it died).
     
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    WD owns Maxtor now If Im remembering right. They bought them out a couple of years ago. So the Maxtor of today is much better. The old original Maxtor is freaking junk. Im not saying all of them, but I would say over the years of working in shops and personally, Maxtor is on the bottom of my list. Old Maxtor and Fujitsu = FAIL in my book. The Maxtor that died on me was manufactured in 2001.
     
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    oh, maxtors are indeed... crap.
    they may not die instantly, me for example is running one for 6 years already... but after 2 years, its SMART was destroyed, which was probably related to the extreme temperature, this device outputs.
    in fact, its not much cooler than my raptor 150gb drive, and not much faster than my old 40gb IDE IBM Deskstar:laugh:
    well, its one of the first sata 1, so that may be a little old fashioned, more like an ide drive with an embedded sata adapter:laugh:

    what you say, is true, hat!
    for desktops that may count, but laptop HDDs are the most common reason for damaged laptops, after display cracks, from what i know ;-)

    depends all on what temperature, and shock the HDD has to take, also on the integrated technology, that should prevent head crashes due to temps/more especially shock:D
     
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    Some of the best drives made. Havent owned one for quite a few years.
     
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    Aah, the IBM Deathstar, I've had bad luck with those too :(
     
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    mine hold for 9 years, till it died (i believe) suddenly... it wasnt recognized anymore,all of a sudden. but could also have been a bad IDE cable (havent tried yet)
    it was in perfect condition otherwise

    Ion, the drive that behaved shitty, is a maxtor diamondmax... the IBM always behaved fairly unflawed and stable ;-)
     

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