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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Hicks

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    @ Sparky

    Are you cheating again @ WCG? :laugh:

    What you running now brother?
     
  2. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you miss me chicken patty? I'll be crunching again soon.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    of course dude :toast: Welcome back.
     
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    I see h3llb3nd4 has the right idea, I was going to suggest that everyone put a link in their sig to help spread the word, that's what I'm going to do.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    how can I make it a link like the ones you have in your sig. Where it says something else, and not just the site address itself.
     
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    When you go and edit you sig all you do is just put in "Join TPU's WCG/BOINC Team" (or something like that), copy the URL from your browser, which is -http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=85784-(without the hyphens), then highlight "Join TPU's WCG/BOINC Team" and click the Insert Link button (the one that has the globe and the chain looking thing next to it), and copy the link into that box that shows up and click ok. It should now look like what I have in mine and if you click on it, it should take you to the beginning of this thread.

    Hope that makes sense. :toast:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out my sig


    Thanks a lot dude :toast:
     
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    Sweet, glad you got it working!
     
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    Who what?
    Running the same I have been :shrug:
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    two machines up on 100% now....
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Damn I don't think I've seen that dell in the other room work so hard LOLz I can hear the fan running and the room is getting hot. Man this thing must really be pushing it hard.
     
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    We look at crunching as the ultimate stability test. If a machine can run a given clock on BOINC WCG, it's good to go. This is way different than clocking up to get a screenie, like you do in benching. Crunching using overclocks will stress the heck out of your cooling and hardware. This strategy is like the toroise and the hare. A machine clocked too high will freeze on BOINC or send out errored work units. What you want is that steady pace, still overclocked, that will be error free for months.

    Regards,
    Bob
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    over 100+ hours at my settings i've crunched already. Think thats stable heh ;)
     
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    :respect: WOOT! The Tech Power Up team is now in 1,688th place after the morning update. I expect the team will move up another 150 or so places by the time the day is done...

    Link here.

    Crunch On Folks!! :toast:
     
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    Yup, that's good to go. I have machines that have over a year on them with no hiccups. My biggest issue is bringing them down once in a while to clean out the dust bunnies....:laugh:

    Just a heads up, you may not see this problem........One thing we did see a while ago is that Micron D9 RAM chips and crunching sometimes don't mix. There was a slew of these chips on different RAM brands that failed after a few months crunching. We saw this all across the XS team. It may have been a batch issue at the time. (about 8 months, to a year ago) I have not lost sticks in a while lately. <knocks-on-wood> All of the lost sticks were lifetime warranty, so all were RMA'ed. Those replaced sticks are all still running.

    Regards,
    Bob
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    we moved up over 120 spots :toast: We are doing great.

    Im not using that RAM, but thanks for the heads up. I got pi blacks on my i7 rig. When I get my AMD back up that one runs tracers. Would be nice to see those pretty little leds dancing around while crunching :D
     
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    Hehe, the dance they do while crunching will likely look like a high speed "chicken dance", like is done at weddings....:laugh::)
     
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    :laugh::laugh::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

    I might just take it apart and put the Zalman back on it and start crunching today. I'll keep you guys posted on that.
     
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    YAY!! 87 points:D
     
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    Crunch, Crunch, Crunch...:rockout: Every point counts. I've always said I'd crunch the toaster and the washing machine if I could load BOINC on them...:laugh:

    For your sig, how about "WHO EVER DOESN'T JOIN US IS JUST TAKING UP SPACE"?

    Or, "WHO EVER DOESN'T JOIN US IS JUST WASTING OUR OXYGEN"?

    Regards,
    Bob
     
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    Ok!! lads you have twisted my arm, I am going to throw a couple of my old Opty's at this ...will fold with the GPU's and CRUNCH with them and see how it goes..

    Anyone know if there is any difference from using the folding SMP client and this, more or less the same or will it effect the GPU's folding??
     
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    For WCG use, the BOINC client is VERY heavy on the CPU and RAM. Not hardly at all on the GPU.

    As a side note, I crunch my GPU with a special version of BOINC that uses the nVidia CUDA of my GTX 260-216 on GPUGrid.org. I burn most of the hardware in that rig. :eek: CUDA and GPUGrid is a different story from what you're asking.

    What the ramifications of folding and crunching on the same machine, I don't know. Perhaps one of my fellow "refugees" could answer this better. If we don't get an answer here, I'll contact some of my teammates who I know crunch and fold. For one, I'm pretty certain SparkyJJO would have this answer. He folds and crunches.

    You could try it out and let us all know, I suppose.

    Welcome to the team!! :rockout::toast:

    My best,
    Bob
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    do gpus crunch faster/better?

    i have my i7 with 4 gtx295 cores ready to run...
     
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    I don't think you can say better or faster for either method. They are a different animal altogether. It's kind of "apples and oranges". The method used to crunch a WU, and the science behind it is a bit different. There is a little bit of info here at GPUGrid on what it's about.

    The science apps are written and optimized to exercise whatever hardware is used, be it CPU or GPU.

    WCG may do GPU CUDA crunching in the future, depending on whether it would be a benefit to the projects they serve. That's mostly up to the project researchers.

    Regards,
    Bob

    EDIT: You could run that 295 on GPUGrid with BOINC. That is not without it's development glitches though. I'm running it with our small XS team there. It takes a particular version of BOINC to pull it off. I'm doing that to try out some new stuff and be ready if WCG goes GPU CUDA.

    Another alternative is you could probably fold with it on your TPU folding team? :End Edit
     
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