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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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    By the way guys, my X6 has been crunching at 3.8GHz for about 1.5 days now. :toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Oh excellent. Using it to heat the room now? :p
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ok here soon i will be starting crunching again 24/7 full time. I have a athlon X2 4200+ (Windsor) CPU on the way, I have 768MB DDR2 and a ATI X300 PCIex card. At stock clocks What kinda point would i get with this setup?
     
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    Good to have you here :toast:

    There is a PPD estimator tool in this thread:
    Simple WCG PPD Estimator
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Yea i didnt crunch long. (about 3-5 days before i had PC issues) But now that im building a low wattage PC for HTPC then i want to to crunch 24/7 while its not being used to watch videos


    *EDIT*

    Ok which number is the number you score by? WCG or BIONC?

    It says my 2200mhz CPU will get 3740 PPD WCG and 534 BIONC
     
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    BOINC points is what we normally go by (WCG divided by 7).

    Edit: The projects run in low priority so it may not impact video performance at all so may be worth testing them together.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well even tho its a low number. it will contribute some way right?
     
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    Definitely, every number counts. What matters to the universities and labs doing the research is the number of work units being done. No idea how many that is for your PPD, but you certainly do help whatever amount of work you contribute.

    Plus if it's low wattage then it's not something like Pentium 4 that does low PPD whilst costing a lot to run.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Its a 350W PSU with a 89W CPU
     
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    @ion

    Yep, using it to heat my room even more. :(. :laugh:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Absolutely :)
    As I am fond of saying when people are unsure if crunching on older hardware is "worth it", I have a 1.7ghz PentM that crunches day in & day out for 175 PPD ;)
    Ahh, I see. Computers are great for that :roll:
     
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    Just to inform the team, i have to cut down my output a little, we had to pay 1400€ extra this year, used 11000KWH in worth of 2400€,all in all, which i used about 75€, a month from,the last 12 months. shutted down the e6750 and clocked down the Q9550 to 3.7 and 1.3v, because i was using 700w continously before (got a killawatt to find that out)

    clocked down the 955 too, and will be back with the x6 hopefully soon.
    gonna take down the 939 3800+ then too, as that saves be 200w with the e6750

    my aunt luckily saved our ass monetary wise, even if i dont like her otherwise...
    geeez... what dont you take on you for the team :D!
     
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    That's totally understandable, thank you for letting us know :toast:
     
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    Yeah, it can get expensive. I rationalize it right now because I figure it helps with my oil heating bill, but I can't actually prove that. Also, I have a watt meter on the psu for one rig (x4 940) and boinc makes the needle go from a little over 100 watts to a solid 200 watts. At about 20 cents per kwhr, that's not to bad, but with 5 rigs, it adds up. So I also keep a sharp eye on my electric bill.

    It makes you envy the people with solar panels - assuming they got them subsidized. It not worth it otherwise - at least not for me.

    Anyway. It's all good man. It's DEFINITELY not worth worrying about.
     
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    yeah, my 955 also pulls nearly exactly 100w more from idle to load, from 280 to 389... the 4870x2 is a real killer in idle, but i like it too much to whine over the consumption :D
    im just gonna take it easy on crunching the next time, and will only lower my output so far,that each rig is at maximum W/Output efficiency
     
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    I understand completely, my i7 setup pulls 119w when idle, but when I load up WCG it jumps to 269w and when the FAH-GPU client is started as well it goes up to 350w. Not fun. Doesn't help that I have a sloppy OC on the CPU & a 9600GT for PhysX
     
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    It's in the 20's(F) here so I opened up the windows to let my computer heat the room/cool my computer down. I'll up the clocks once the room finally cools down(it's like 80 in hear..).
     
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    Excellent idea, harness nature to your advantage :toast:

    I tried that, but with only a ~60w heat output the room got damn cold :p
     
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    My i7@load 4.2GHz @1.3V Vcore pulls upto 120W with 3GPU clients fully throttled. This is measured by gigabyte software though!!

    Ion, how did u measure your power consumption? Killawatt??
     
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    Do what you gotta do bro, you can only crunch as long as you are able to man. :toast: You've done an amazing job!
     
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    dont even start to believe that

    an i7 overclocked to those speeds pulls at least 150w alone, then comes hdd's and such, thats another 20-50w, and if you have medium/highend gpu's thats atleast 100W PER card;)
     
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    Sorry guys..I'm out for the night. I forgot to bring the distilled water with me and I'm at the bottom of the reservoir so I have to shut off for the night. 24/7 crunching starts tomorrow.
     
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    Yep, we borrowed a killawatt from some friends.

    Conclusion: laptop crunching rocks. ~700 PPD for 29w? I think so :)
    And GPU-based DC projects are the hardest on power
     
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    My killawatt reads 230W for i7 3.8@1.23v and an idle 8400GS. My electricity bill concurs too, so I don't really trust software power meters anymore.
     
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    I've found Lenovo's utility on my Thinkpad to be reasonably accurate :)
     
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