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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. KieX

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    The current BETA WU do support GPU, they are testing the future framework for the HCC project. But as with all BETA the WU will be quite intermittent and normally quite rare.

    So far on the 560Ti they took about 40min to complete. There was no change to GPU temperature whilst they were running. And were worth 30 points each. (1K PPD, although BETA WU tell you nothing meaningful from points).

    I have noticed that you can't run GPU + CPU at same time. GPU WU will use a normal CPU slot. Which is odd I think. But hey, this is testing so lots of unknown for now.

    EDIT: And now my GT 210 is crunching 2 WU with 1hr 47min expected completion each. And a 204point WU error on the 560. Gotta love testing :cool:
     
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  2. Norton

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    I signed in to the Beta for GPU's (have a 6870 and 5870). It looks for new tasks for the GPU but doesn't assign any???

    Are these NVidia specific or do you need something else? The 5870, at a minimum, should be capable of doing any work thrown at it:twitch:
     
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    Both AMD and Nvidia WU are there. They're just very rare. You will probably have one or two ninja'd in every now and then. It is going to be a longer than normal run, so hopefully should see quite a few during this run.
     
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    Here here Yarr! 100%/!00% - Suspend when Gaming Yarr! :toast:

    EDIT: I just got home and being sunny and 16 C out today, the sun sets right into my room...it was a sauna...I got all windows open now but when I first walked in my CPU cores were sittin' happy at 40 C and the CPU whole at 49 C :) I'm gettin good at this OC stuff :p
     
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    I was surprised by all of the heat these rigs put out... left my office room closed up with everything running a few weeks ago and had to vent for a while. Was posting on here in tank top while everything cooled down :laugh:

    Like you said though warm room but none of my systems went over 47-48C

    Maybe I'll put together a couple of 6 ghz Bulldozer rigs and replace my furnace with them next year :roll::roll:
     
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    I completed a beta on one of my could CPUs which have no GPU so they work without as well (26.8 points for 1.05 hours)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I just got one of the beta's on the GPU (6870 in my main rig) it was quick, took maybe 3 minutes to run the work unit. (0.4CPU + GPU) showed in the status line.

    *** EDIT- got another one 1+hr work unit> done in 5 minutes :) ***
     
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    Is there a way to specify which GPU is available to WCG in mult GPU setups? If temps aren't affected I would like to get my GT530 (96shader) working on some of those beta WUs while my 580 continues to fold.
     
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    Not sure that GPU Crunching is yet available on WCG. I'm leaning not.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    follow the team thread starting with mstenholm's post:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=46222&stc=1&d=1331691784

    As I posted in the other thread, it's hit or miss- I'm running 6 cores and the GPU compute just added on for a 7th running task

    @ theonedub- I think it just uses your main display GPU but I have no idea really.
     
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    Has anyone else noticed that the numbers Free-DC is reporting haven't been even remotely close to the ones reported by BOINC Stats - for the past **3** days at least.

    date/boinc stats/free-dc

    3/11/ 35218 / 50434
    3/12/ 21639 / 26299
    3/13/ 31036 / 58677
     
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    free-dc has been doing some work on its system again, "Rollover did not happen last night as I was doing some performance enhancements, so todays totals will be big ". He will post a message at the top of the team page in red when something is going on.
     
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    Yup and it has rolled over today. So yesterday's results are actually results from Monday and Tuesday combined.
     
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    OK. Thanks. It's just that if I understand what you're saying, I should have had at least one of the 3 days lower on free-dc than on Boinc stats, so maybe I'm just not getting it.

    No problemo. If everybody else is cool with it, I'll just chill and maybe keep an eye on it. :toast:
     
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    Just wondering if I'm running the wrong Boinc client since I'm not getting GPU WU's, using 6.12.34 atm?
    I've got Beta testing and use gpu checked in the profile.
     
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    If you got that checked then it's fine. It's just that BETA WU are quite rare even when announced. Best thing is to check this link for any updates: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/listthreads?forum=161

    EDIT: Damn! Just saw my HD5450's errored 2 WU :(
     
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    It's only supported for rigs with windows for now, at least from what I read.
     
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  18. Norton

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    Did the same with my 6870 on the 3 I got (2 invalid, 1 error)- it gave me the credit anyway :toast:

    Took an hour or two to register the credit.....

    ***EDIT- just got 2 more (1 on the 6870, 1 on the 5870)... there was a "computation error" on the 5870??? ***
     
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    Got win7 on all rigs atm.
     
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    put a thinkpad w510 with i7 720q on the team.

    should be going up in size from next month, been some hard ones the past 4 months :)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Got another badge this am :)

    Question- it looks like they come in automatically, is this new? I added the last 2 manually :confused:
     
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    no idea lol

    but congrats with it no matter how it came on lol
     
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    They come automatically. I am up to five and another one with the next day or so. And By Bonic stats i'm in the top twenty's (29th to be exact).
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I know that but was talking about the ones in my sig

    I have been watching BOINC stats too... screenshot at the ready for 1st time I break top 20 :laugh:
     
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