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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's the HD7850 from Norton, right? If it'll do a WU in two minutes...damn, that's a good 50% higher PPD than my GTX470s do. Great card! :toast:
    Aren't the GPU WUs amazing?
    And congratulations on now being a married man :toast: :rockout:

    My output will be down a bit today, I'm going somewhere and taking my laptop, so it'll be on battery and not crunching for ~3 ish hours :ohwell:
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    Booted up BOINC fine the first time, started crunching, everything fine and dandy. Then I restarted BOINC to update my project preferences. Next time I boot BOINC, it gets this error when synchronising.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Have you don a service install or a non-service install? Have you tried to restart Windows? I'm not really familiar with that issue, but I'll try to help you nonetheless :toast:
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    I installed 64 bit version via the installer. I will try restarting now.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ahh, BOINC doesn't work right until you restart Windows first ;)
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    Yep, restart worked like a charm.
    Weird, when I installed the 32 bit version, it asked for a restart, but the 64 bit didn't.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    64bit is about 10% faster, so definitely use that ;)

    Also, I don't know if you did a Service Install or not (that's an option to check in the installer), but if you did not you can also crunch on your GPU, which is phenomenally fast. Like while the CPU can get ~6k PPD, the GPU can get close to three times that. It does, however, make the computer laggy, so I'd only set it to run on the GPU while the computer is not in use (at least on the main system--set it to crunch all the time on the dedicated WCG system).

    Welcome to the team, it's great to have you! :toast:
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    May I also ask, what are the details on the little badges in your signature? What PPD or points do the star signiffy? Yes, I am considering using the GPU while not gaming.
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    Added the good ol' GTX275 to the i7-870 rig. Seem to be finishing GPU WU's in about 5 mins. Should help a little...:rockout:

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    You can go that from you User Cp's Edit Options button then scroll below to 'Miscellaneous Options' then enter your WCG user name there.
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    Great, will bump out our points.:rockout::respect:
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    That signifies someone who runs WCG for TechPowerUp. In order to get a badge, you need to have crunched 100,000 points (as reported by BOINC Manager) or 700,000 as reported by the WCG Website.

    Here are the requirements for the stars:
    badge + 1 star - 500
    badge + 2 stars - 2,000
    badge + 3 stars - 4,500
    badge + 4 stars - 8,000
    badge + 5 stars - 12,000 or greater
    :wtf: :confused:
    So your GTX275 is actually crunching faster than my GTX460s, despite having fewer shaders.... :shadedshu
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    Yeah it's a 7850 and it is averaging around 2.2 secs wu. which is twice as fast as my 6850's. And thats with the slowest phenom in my farm. I am going to put the 970 into that rig and see if the times improve. :toast:
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    Hmmm, yea it really seems like the AMD video cards crunch the GPU WU's much faster than the Nvidia cards.

    Hey Mad Shot, if your going to sell that 6850 I would probably grab that puppy from ya for some 6850 CrossfireX. :)
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    I think we are measuring from different points. I go by "GPU usage" elapsed time. See below:

    GTX460 768mb 860/1720/1840
    GPU usage starts @ :24
    GPU Usage stops @ 5:03
    Boinc manager elapsed time @ 5:42

    GTX275 896mb 648/1458/1188
    GPU usage starts @ :24
    GPU usage stops @ 5:06
    Boinc manager elapsed time @ 6:06

    I don't know if it has something to do with the architecture of the GPU's, but I'm satisfied with the 275's performance in WCG.

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    If you can't locate a 6850 then the next best bet looks like a 7770 for some cost effective/power efficient gpu crunching action :toast:

    I may even consider selling off my 6870 Hawk to finance one or two of them :D
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    Installed the single HD6850 a few minutes ago. When running the GPU work units, it doesn't slow the system down near as much as it did with the GTX560!!!
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    Don't mean to double post..........But damn!!!!! This HD6850 is finishing GPU units in about 2 frigging minutes!!!!!!!!! That is awesome. :D:D:D
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    GPU crunching freaking rocks. My 5850 is just pumping out work. :D
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    You deserve a double post or two with the work that GPU is pushin' out:rockout:

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    I have a 6850 crossfirex setup myself :toast: I am holding onto them for right now as they are in my main rig which I also use for gaming. Xfired 6850's have a tad more punch to them compaired to a single 7850. :toast: Also pm sent on what we where talking about .
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    Had a little luck today and got a refund for something I got off eBay. Was a very long time to process so I'd almost given up hope on seeing that money back. So thought I'd go complete my computer with a 3rd and last HD7770.

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    11 days till my FM2 board :D cant wait for Dec to get the CPU. In the meantime what kind of PSU would be recommended for a 5800K and eventually a 6870 with 8GB 1866 ram and 1 SSD +1HDD and again, eventually a Blu Ray drive?
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