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

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Got my internet access issues worked out at my remote site. I couldn't get the original usb wireless adapter to work with Windows 8 so I luckily had a 2nd one to try and it works great. :toast:

    Still need to connect manually every few days at the site but that's a small price to pay vs paying for the power to run them at home :)

    Considering a 3rd rig here but I'm running out of room here.... will need to reorganize the space to get another one going :D
     
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  2. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Glad to hear that it's fixed! :rockout:

    How much power are you saving at this point through running the rigs remotely?

    Any chance a third rig can be relocated elsewhere? :toast:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I think I can get up to 6 rigs running remotely (2 locations, a 3rd site is not quite as secure as I would like yet) I have 3 out at the sites now and planning for #4 for very soon.

    If I get them all out remotely then I will only keep 2 at home (main rig plus backup rig) so my power use won't be so bad :cool:

    If all goes well, I may just downclock them and leave here for the Summers too :)
     
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    I got room and sufficient amps. Power costs is $0.36 per kWh :) but I will let you get ALL the points. Consider a HP cloud 2 core solution if you don't need the heat - I pay $1 for 2100 PPD (August average, $35.43). My old e8400 does 1200 PPD and that cost $0.95/day (2.64 kWh). OK I use that computer 12 hours of the day and the heat is most of the time welcome. Just some numbers for thought.

    Edit: Norton beat me. I'm a slow typist.....
     
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  5. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I looked at the cloud crunching thing but I get more personal satisfaction building and running my own rigs.

    Not sure what power cost is here but at home with the AC running and rigs crunching the power use is terrible.... I get Thank You notes from the power company :shadedshu

    Why would I want ALL of the points- I/we can't do squat without working as a Team.:confused:
     
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    I'm sure that you will find that my "offer" of leaving your rigs heating my rooms at your expense wasn't that great a deal so that's why I wrote that you at least could get the points. I know that we all work towards the same goal as individuals and/or as a team. End result is the same.

    Edit: Ups double post. Sorry, sorry, will not happen again.
     
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    Same here but I can't/will not fill my house with heat all year round. The one dual-core I still have (had 10 when it was free) is to evaluate if it is worth to upgrade in-house or in the sky. I have 4-6 rigs running year round and for the sack of a relative good relation to my wife I have to make the "right" decisions.
     
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  8. Norton

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    I can put the heat into an envelope and mail it over to you :laugh:

    That will save a bundle on the AC in the Summer but I'll need it back in the Winter as it gets pretty cold here in January/February (save the envelopes) :roll:
     
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    When I was a kid (15-16 years old, 30 and some years ago) somebody build a house 200 meters from where I lived. It was a "zero energy" house and it was the first of its kind. The summer heat was conducted down to a heat storage underground via some metal plates. It never become a big hit, but it is still better then sending it over the Atlantic.
     
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    Well, I got the i7-920 about an hour ago, but I'm afraid that the motherboard is dead. I've been unable to get it to post--it only displays "FF" on the readout display--even if there is no memory in it. I've tried two different memory sticks (the one from you and a known good one), two different GPUs (both known good) and two different PSUs (both known good). The only thing that I haven't tried replacing is the CPU, because I don't have another LGA1366 one. Any ideas? :(
     
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    I also checked into the hp cloud for crunching. Price is a big issues for me and the fact I have control over what my rigs do.

    I agree with the fact of we can't do nothing without the team effort.

    Norton, I will talk to you this evening about what we were talking about in pm's:toast:
     
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  12. Chicken Patty

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    ION, take out battery for a while and let it sit maybe?
     
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    I tried pulling out the battery for a few minutes, I'm in class now but I can take it out for longer when I get back later :toast:
     
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    Try overnight maybe.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Those EVGA boards were notorious for FF codes. I had a X58 LE and it SUXed. :(
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's not exactly what I wanted to hear :(

    I'm going to try and get the seller to RMA it--he said that he would if I had any issues.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    My old X58 LE would FF more times that it would boot normal. Sorry to give you bad news :(

    How much did you end up paying for this board?
     
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    $50 shipped from CA.
     
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    Im Back

    Im running my i5 at 3.6ghz with 0.920v and a max temp of about 45c and at idle its around 38c
     
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    Awesome, glad to have you back! Those are amazing temps on that i5! :rockout:
     
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    My EVGA P55 FTW is evil too, but as long as I don't restart it I can deal with it. I restarted it through Windows remotely a few days ago and the damn thing was stuck on its usual blank screen and low 40s temperature readout on the debug LEDs. I turned it off, then turned it on, and it briefly turned on, shut off, turned back on and magically went back to normal. Getting a BSOD on it means I get the most retarded BSOD I have ever seen that says "Hardware malfuntion, contact your sysadmin" and it refuses to reboot. Unplugging it for a few minutes almost guarantees a "WATCHDOG TIMEOUT" POST error as well.

    I have learned not to restart that board. I am so happy I found the right OC settings on it as it works fine and stays working when it's finally running. :banghead:
     
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    Got any more of that heat, that you can send? My radiator seems to have run out. :(:p
     
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    Can someone send some cold air down to Florida please? It's still 70-91F (21-32c) here and it generally sucks for distributed computing. :)
     
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    I lived down there for 2 yrs... you get about 3 cool months a year and that's about it :p
     
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    Yep, that sounds about right. Glad someone invented air conditioning because probably 99% of places down here have one. It also never snows except in some extreme cases in the panhandle area, so no road salt and hardly any rusty cars down here.
     
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