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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. mjkmike

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    @ pops. Thanks for the info, but it looks like it is the drive.
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    I was hoping it wasn't. guess this rig will just run when it can for now til thats replaced.


    so a hdd is made up of sectors that contains data and the sector thats bad on mine may contain data for the system which is causing issues? makes sense.
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    yes and like i said dude i can probably ship you a drive.

    tpu has helped me alot in the past week and this is something i can do.
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    thank you guys soo much. Its nice to finally know what my issues were on this rig. They have been soo problematic for some time now. soon it will be fixed. All thanks to the wonderful people here at TPU :rockout: :toast:
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    I spent the day re-arranging many of my rigs and I reformatted 4 of them with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64, for a total of 5 machines I have that run Linux. 4 of my desktops have to stay on Windows 7 x64 because they fold on video cards and no F@H WUs exist for GPUs on Linux. We'll see if it makes any PPD difference since they are older machines.
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  6. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    i actually went from 7 HP to 12.04lts on my laptop i like having linux on my laptop again. i want to put suse on it but my thumb drive didnt play nice.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I ran Ubuntu on my PentDC for a while, but I ended up going back to Windows 7 so I could set up BOINCView across everything. I do quite like Ubuntu, however, and I'd run it on my laptop if I could play Portal/Portal 2 on it (no space on the HDD for double-booting, it's only 120GB).


    EDIT: Great, my i7-860 has been locked up for the past three hours. I guess that's what I get for poking at the internals while it's running :shadedshu
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    i got 2x2gb ddr3 1333 up for graps, first come first served
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Definitely interested :toast:

    How much for it?
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    nothing, just send me your addy ill get it going monday
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Tithe hard drive will ship today pops just gotta drink this coffee.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    You're amazing! :rockout:
    This will get put to use in the i7-920 setup crunching for the Team :)
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    Got the mATX case assembled for the most part. The case is nice and compact, but had this board not had another PCIe slot it would've been an mITX and I couldve bought an even smaller case.

    Just need to find a hard drive for it to get it up and running. I originally planned to take the drive out the 2.5" external in the pic, but after taking it out the box I decided its too nice an external drive to harvest like that :eek:

    Once the HDD is in I will flip the entire case so that the PSU is on the bottom, add the feet for support, put it behind my monitor and let it run WCG.

    [​IMG]
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    Nice. You know, all you need is a flash drive, throw Ubuntu on it and you're ready to roll. You don't technically need a hard drive to run WCG. Heck, if you have enough ram I bet you could run WCG off a ubuntu livecd if you can fit BOINC on a tmpfs drive. Just a thought. :)
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    I have very little Ubuntu experience, but an abundance of 4GB flash drives and 16gb MicroSD cards. Do you have any relatively simple to follow directions to get that setup?

    EDIT:
    Downloading Ubuntu 12.04 and UNetbootin and going to give it a shot. Would be kind of fun to have a Ubuntu machine running :D
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Ubuntu has a package for BOINC, it's simple as pie to setup... speaking of pie! :D

    http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Ubuntu
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Here ya go: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?218873-How-To-Ubuntu-cruncher!-Install-and-forget

    I have BOINC & Ubuntu on a 4GB flash drive and it works pretty well. You can use the PenDriveLinux app to create a persistent flash drive, then it's just a matter of installing BOINC and setting it to auto-start :)
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    You can just search boinc in the software center of Ubuntu and install it from there. It is basically the same Boinc client as you use in windows. Setup is the same. I have 3 rigs running Ubuntu and they do quiet well.
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  20. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    With the guides provided to you you should be okay. I did it once for a very short time and it was super easy to setup, I just found a HDD shortly after and used it instead.
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    This might be a little off topic, but can someone with a 2600K/2700K run IntelBurnTest using 4GB RAM and tell me what they get with HT on/off? For some reason, unless I'm not thinking right, my 2600K @ 4.5GHz is running nearly 20% worse with HT enabled versus it being disabled. I get 103 GFLOPS with HT on and 125 GFLOPS with it off, and the performance difference is very noticeable in TF2 where I have low CPU and GPU usage and my framerate goes down to the 80s too much. Minecraft also has low CPU/GPU usage and only gets 80-120 FPS as well. I don't know if the games are bugged too, but this discrepancy has been noticed since pretty much a month or two right after I built my rig a year ago. RAM is 4x4GB at 1866 CL10.
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    the games are probably bugged but it wouldn't hurt to tweak the voltage equivalent to SB QPI if you can. iv seen some weird shit happen when my HT bus wasnt stable.
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    Well its up and running. I installed via the terminal because the Application Center was not working correctly. Also had to install some temp monitoring software. Everything looks to be doing well although I wish I didn't set the Persistence file size to 1GB on the final USB Install instead of 4GB. Seems like a little waste to only have Ubuntu and a 1GB storage file on a 32GB MicroSD card :laugh:

    Thanks for all the links, etc :toast:

    [​IMG]
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    Fellows, 3 of my cunchers have errors for almost 12 hours. I'm going to a country house to find out what happened.
    My results will be lower today than usual. Just wanted to let you know.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I hope it's something easily corrected.

    I had to stop running a few projects on one of my new rigs due to errors. It seems to be fine now with the projects it's running atm.

    @theonedub- that's pretty neat. Now make bunch of them and drop them into the rear usb ports of all of your friends pc's :D
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