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

  1. Sir B. Fannybottom

    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    I have a teacher's login for my highschool's computers.. I should get them all crunching :p that would get me some beast PPD
     
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    We had someone do that before, just make sure you have full permission to do so and that you explain exactly what it's for and how it works.
     
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    Deja vue - Ion. He got the permission from school but lost it at home. Will He be back?

    Best of luck Kevin. I hope that they accept that some PC can run at 40-50% when they are on. Please activate (show) your host in you profile - My profile, tick show host, so we can follow your little helpers :)
     
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    Yeah... Ion left right after him and Gary had that huge spat over him getting credit for the schools computers crunching under his name. :ohwell:
     
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    From what I was told it was a completely personal reason, not because of the argument between him and Gary. But then again that's just what I was told. Does anybody talk to Gary still?
     
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    I'm friends with him on facebook, but I noticed he only really posts on TPU now and again. I know his kids were having some health issues. :(

    It's too bad since both of them were great parts of the team. I hope they both come back.
     
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    I had him too, don't recall his last name though. I'll check again. I'm going to contact him later today, see how he and his family is doing.
     
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    I've asked my tech teacher about using some of his computers to crunch, and he said I was allowed, but I have to come in at about 7am and set it up and after school shut it down. So I'm about to have 6 more cores crunching for me C:
     
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    ^^Nice. Good that you asked. What kind of cores are we talking about?
     
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    Single cores, all at 1.6 ghz. My school board has a deal with lenovo so it's not the best pcs...
     
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    My 2600k is offline for a couple of days, while I move it back to the workshop, and put it under water.
     
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    Single cores, all at 1.6 ghz. My school board has a deal with lenovo so it's not the best pcs...
     
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    You might want to check this page then: http://boincfaq.mundayweb.com/index.php?language=1&view=344

    If those are shared computers where people use multiple logins then a service install would be better than the usual method. You won't get error messages of Boinc Manager not connecting each time the login is changed, and users won't have access to the manager itself which is always a good policy with public computing.

    You can then use the Boinc Manager on one computer to login to the others. Or BoincView.
     
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    Make sure to get us some pics of the beast once finished. :toast:
     
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    Thanks! I don't know if that would work though... Even teachers can't install programs, I need one of the school board tech guy's login ( had one for a few months, but he found out I was using it and changed his pass :p). I can install to temp files and run it like that for one use, or install it to my USB and run it like that, I'll go the the principal and ask him if I can get clearance from the school board to run it on all 50 something pcs at the school :D
     
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    Just be sure to let them know that it will raise electricity costs. Better to let them know up front than have them try to figure it out later. You'd also want to set it to suspend when in use and unload wu's from memory when suspended.

    With the powersaving features on newer cpus, the impact might not be that great since the machine will probably still go into sleep mode even with boinc running, but that's another potential issue.

    It would be great to have the points, but it's not worth getting in trouble. There might even be some legal issues aside from the cost of electricity. So the bottom line is give them the full picture and make sure you have the permissions you need.
     
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    Sure will, waking up early is gunna suck though :laugh:
     
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    Running full bore now. 390 in 2 days. The system has ran it for only maybe 30 hrs. I think it's decent scores.
     
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    Weird stuff
    Three of my rigs have shut down during the last 36 hrs not at the same time but with exactly 12 hrs between them, both SR-2's and a 2600K rig. The 2600K I got the "Can not find boot media" message which I belive is a SSD/HDD problem.
     
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    Did you install windows with other hard drives installed? I did that and now I have to put my slave as the boot drive
     
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    I've been getting a fair number of errors. First it was one 1090t. So I rolled it back and that seems to have helped, but didn't eliminated the issue. As soon as that one was posting fewer errors, the other 1090 started. It's like a conspiracy. I swear the other rig had no issues until I rolled back the first one. So now I'll have to attend to that one and see how it goes.

    But so far, no hardware issues. I don't know if this a competition we really want to be in. Maybe it's just coincidence, but there seems to be a correlation.
     
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    That is weird especially the 12 hrs apart deal.
     
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    Wierd stuff, I've tried to take the 2600K down to stock speed but still got a reboot with the "No boot media found" screen appearing, maybe I should try to upgrade the firmware on the SSD(120 GB Vertex3).
    Could be some bad WU's too, I know it happends in FAH so why not in WCG.



    Yeah I think so too. All the rigs are on the same 16 AMP circut so I moved two of them over to another, luckily I got three circuts wired up to the seccond floor when I had it rebuild 1,5 yrs ago. These are 240V AC circuts so they should take somewhere around 3500W I think and I've only been pushing 1500W on the one.
     
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    Whew. I thought everyone was convinced I was off my meds and was just politely ignoring me. :eek:

    What I came here to post about however is MUCH more serious. I just got an error on a beta wu. A BETA!!!! Do you have ANY idea how much that sucks? :cry:
     
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    Your are not the first. The last bacth of Betas (some days ago) had around 2% errors as far as I remember.
     
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