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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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    x2 :toast:
     
  2. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Downloading Suse 11.1 for my PS3 right now. ETA 10h says Utorrent.

    IDK but would a SDD drive help? I could install one into the PS3 for this.....

    Then IDK about this
    http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/BOINC Clients.html

    It says PS3 grid so does that mean I can't join the TPU team?
     
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    Hek ya! Ill throw some up too for you guys! Been lurking for a few days now.

    Thanks TPU. :toast:

    BTW, whats the team ID over here?
     
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    You are most certainly welcome. Happy to be here. I was getting forum withdrawals from our XS site being down.

    .....A couple of other stat pages for folks to play with. They are from the Free-DC stats page and we use them a lot at XS. This page shows the overall team stats for WCG. TechPowerUp is currently ranked 2,775 at the time of writing . You are moving up fast, past other teams. It will likely be a lot higher in a few days.

    EDIT: Hehe, just in the last update the team moved up 200 places to 2,565! :rockout: I updated my link.....I'll do so again in a few days when we've moved up a thousand or so places...:D :END EDIT

    EDIT#2: Well just checked. The team moved up over 4 hundred places and is at 1,931 with today's output!! :toast::rockout: Link updated....:END EDIT

    This page has team member stats. Rammie and I skewed this page by joining since we came with a boatload of points. This will straighten out when we go. It's skewed because this shows a team members total points.

    What is useful is the daily columns. This is where the XS folks talk about getting "pie". The top ten users get a slice of pie. At XS, someone generally posts this. It adds to the friendly competition we have. The last few slices are hotly contested on our team. By Rammie and I coming over here, there will be new folks getting some pie on XS. It should be interesting.:)

    Of note on these pages is that they show "BOINC" points. The WCG site takes these and multiplies them by a factor of about 7 in order to show you "WCG" points. This was done some time ago when WCG was running a different client. When the BOINC software came around and WCG transitioned to it, the points were multiplied in order to be on par with the work done by the old client. So, BOINC points * 7 = WCG points.

    The Free-DC pages update more often than the WCG home page does. I know this sounds odd, but that's the way it works. The Free-DC site pokes the WCG stats server more often than WCG's own webpage does. This allows you to check your stats through the day. The WCG page updates twice a day. Free-DC does it, IIRC, about 4 times a day.

    As you continue to grow your WCG team membership, it may be appropriate to ask your admins to set you up with a forum sub-section. You have one for folding, which is different from crunching WCG. I just had one set up for GPU crunching on the new team XS set up on GPUGrid.org. I crunch there as well doing projects for them.

    In any case, best of luck on recruiting membership. We generally go around our XS forum and recruit new folks. We also tell our friends and neighbors what we do. You'll find there's lots of people that didn't even know this existed. When they know they can contribute to curing some really bad stuff, they generally are easy to get going. :toast::rockout:

    Regards,
    Bob

    EDIT: Crossed posts with Hicks. Good to see you!
     
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    Another refugee saying thanks. Just put all my rigs on TPU for a while. :toast:
     
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    F@H forum wasnt made till TPU reached top 100. im guessing it will be the same for WCG.

    thanks for the links man.

    we just started but it seems we are making some progress. no real goal has been established yet. hopefully we can get more people crunching and then progress on our journey to the top 100.
     
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    i have 3 extra computers that arent good enough to fold, but how would they do for this?

    ones a 2500+barton running at 3.0G

    ones a t7500 laptop at 2.5g

    ones a turionx2 1.6g

    IM willing to sign up if they would be any helP?

    i get free electricy ill let them babies run non stop
     
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    set em up man!

    anything will help
     
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    alright add me to the listi m setting them up now
     
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    Thank you Marineborn.
    The more the merrier.
    Hope ya'll can get the word out and grow your team!
     
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    alright got 2 steup and running just one question does this only use 1 core, cause im using my laptop right now and running it at 100% processor, and my laptop is still realy snapping it doesnt feel right, just wondering if you have to set it up somehow to run on dual cores
     
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    In a normal setup the BOINC program will use all the cores. This can be controlled by the profile you have setup in your account at the WCG page. There is a parameter for the max number of cores that can be used. Your profile may be set to one, hence it's not crunching both cores. You can choose the parameter to run any number of cores.

    Be careful with a lappy. The heat can be outrageous. When I crunch mine, also a dual core, I set the processor utilization parameter to 60%. This means it didn't crunch full bore and keeps the lappy cool.

    I suspect you are running on your "default" profile. You have three other profiles you could set up and assign to different machines. This allows different configurations for different types of machines. It can also be used to steer the type of work you get.

    For example, I use my "home" profile for my full bore, 100%, 24/7/365 farm quads. They work exclusively the HCC cancer project. I have my lappy assigned to my default profile which has the CPU usage cranked down. I have other machines assigned to my "work" profile which crunch all childhood cancer work units.

    You can assign what machine uses what profile in the "device manager" section of the WCG page. This allows you to assign a given profile to a given machine.

    Welcome to the crunching world!! :toast: Good to have you join the TPU team.

    Bob
     
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    Boinc and the sciences run on normal priority.When your computer needs to do another task that new task gets all the resources it needs first.

    edited because I said low priority.
     
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    Check the latest update, this team should be climbing up the charts fast.
     
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    I have my old socket 462 rig crunching away right now (1.7Ghz Sempron) so don't expect any huge number's from me. I'm still playing around with oc'ing my PII 720 so my main rig isn't contributing any right now but I will get it up soon.
     
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    alright all 4 of my comps are crucning now, WOOT!! go get em barton! hahaha
     
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    Ok got a few of my rigs on there now. Lets rock :rockout:
     
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    up 10 places since earlier it seems.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I sure help the PS3 pounds away hard at this and it lets me hook up to TPU instead of PS3Grid....

    If anyone knows how to do builds of Linux, I wonder if it don't work if that driver could be placed inside the opensorce one that was talked about to open up the cores correctly.
     
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    i added a few challenges this evening. lets see if we can get er done
     
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    I'm sure we can.... We could bring some more power if needed........

    Bob
     
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    You have the entire farm on it Bob?

    Where is Jaco?? Oh Jaco!!! Add a rig or 5:D brother. :toast:
     
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    if you guys want want to help us get that subforum then we really need to turn up the power.

    somehow we need to get more TPUers on this as well. any idea on how to recruit further?
     

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