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

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I was considering Linux Mint, I ran it on my laptop briefly with success. Only axed it so I could play games (don't have space for Windows & Linux + games + music on a 120GB SSD)
     
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    Mint is a derivative, so I guess it shouldn't be that different(And heard it's also one of the user friendly versions).

    And while I agree that 2 OS's on 120GB is a bit tight, linux doesn't need to take more than 10-15 to work fine.
     
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    was it just one or maybe wu that where downloading, but wouldn't download? And and it would get any other work until it seemed to finish downloading those packets? Also did you try just aborting the download and that work unit? I had 2 wu that did that last week. It wouldn't download the files for that wu and it also stopped the system from getting other work. So when it finished what it had that was it. until I aborted the download and the wu under tasks. It may have been the Clean energy project if I remember correctly. And this was on one of my windows rigs. The Linux rigs have been flawless for months.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I have CMD2 wu's that get stuck on the Opty and the 980X and the rigs seem to forget to report their work (both Linux rigs). It doesn't happen very often but when it does I've aborted that one wu and everything goes back to normal.

    I haven't seen this happen on the Windows rigs???
     
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    When one of them things get suck at downloading it will run the rig right out of work. I have tried to kick start the download but it doesn't work. The only way is to as you said find which wu is at fault and abort it.
     
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    I had an issue when I first setup the 2700k where my device profiles had it set to only get C4SW WUs, which would automatically fail while downloading. I switched it to a different profile and that fixed it--and since then it's been able to download all WUs just fine. BOINC is just weird sometimes :ohwell:
     
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    It won't be a lot, but I added my slow linux workstation to WCG to crunch in its off hours. Little Pentium Dual-Core, one of the Core 2 Pentiums. The Phenom II 940 rig is giving me issues with running headless as well. It was booting and now its not. I think I'll have to re-attach its head to find out what is going on. :confused:
     
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    I'm not sure what PentDC this is, but I have a 2GHz laptop PentDC that runs Win7 x64 and crunches 24/7 that gets ~900 PPD [between 850 and 950]. Not bad since I already had it and it takes basically no space.
     
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    I'll try that next time. I hate being stuck with the basic BOINC front end on Linux, so I sort of jumped the gun and assumed BOINC had broken. When I uninstalled and re-installed it, things got real screwy and I figured it would just be best to wipe and re-install the machine.

    This time, I made sure that all the updates were done before installing BOINC, if that makes any difference. It was the last machine I put Ubuntu on and I was in a hurry to leave work so maybe that screwed it up. :eek:
     
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  10. Chicken Patty

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    Crazy stuff, I dusted the i7-950 rig this morning and my load temps dropped 18ºc. Isn't that nuts?
     
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    :eek:

    Perhaps it was throttling and that's why your PPD was so bad?

    Anyways, when I was still using the Dell Inspiron on a daily basis, I'd take out the heatsink and clean out the dust every few months--temps would usually drop 10-15C and it would be far quieter. It's amazing how much crud can accumulate inside a computer :p
     
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    Hell the first thing I do is install boinc and get it crunching. lol. Are you installing Boinc from the software center of are you using terminal? The one from the Ubuntu software center is basically the same as the windows client.
     
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    I use the one from the Software Center. The only other thing I install as well is TeamViewer, which is a sloppy WINE port but it works. If you do use it, be sure to add it to the Startup Applications and have your computer auto login so you aren't screwed after a restart. :)
     
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    Thanks for the tip man. :toast: I do have mine to auto login as I am the only one who dares to touch the Ubuntu rigs. Wifey won't even get close to them. LOL
     
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    Found one of the projects that don't heat up my system so much. :eek:
    And the red box was just me failing. And second desktop is too. :roll:

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    Looks good! I haven't noticed a big temperature difference between projects, buta then again I haven't really been looking...
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Running like a champ!

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    Nice temps there Brandon!

    :toast:
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    This cooler is no slouch! Thermaltake has hit a home run with the new series of AIO coolers
     
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    What cooler do you have there? My 2700k is running ~10C hotter 100MHz slower....then again, it's on a Gaia with a single fan.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Thermaltake WATER2.0 Performer that I reviewed earlier this year.

    Oh BTW I just gave your motherboard props in the trending Asus to buy ASrock thread. :)
     
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    That's great! I guess I could try the Kuhler 620 (should be similar) on the 2700k to see how it does. But with temps around 65c there's probably no need--I'd imagine that the Bloomfield chip will need the cooling most.

    Is this your i7 at work, or the one in your System Specs?

    I saw that :toast:
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    The cruncher in my list is the one I am on right now at work. It did have 5770 Xfire but I sold the Asus one and I have the XFX 5770 left in it and it still games very well with it.
     
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    The AMD X4 BE has been decommissioned, it was nice while it lasted :(

    I'm sure my parents will enjoy it, and I hope to build the i7-920 soon :toast:
     
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    Need to be putting a 6850 in that rig so you can enjoy some gaming and catch those WCG gpu beta's! :rockout:

    @Ion- I'm sure they will enjoy it!!! :)
     
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