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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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    Indeed--all of you are my online family :)
    Yes--they stuck two WUs together into one, so it should take not quite twice as long ;)
     
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    Time to increase the power.:rockout:
    My new Sapphire HD7870 is working paired with a HD7850 x4 GPU WU each.
    I figure both can give 100k ppd.

    [​IMG]
     
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    :toast: Those 2 cards will definitely go over 100k ppd!


    I'm pulling 8 gpu wu's out of a 7870 and it's going strong at 60k ppd and climbing :cool:
     
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    8 gpu wu?:twitch:
    How much time takes HD7870 to complete one? I may be able to speed up?
     
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    It's running through about 50 gpu wu's per hour (avg 1.2 min each).

    Here a screenshot (doing 12 jobs on an 8 core- 8 gpu, 4 cpu):

    [​IMG]

    Gotta love AMD's server grade FX chips :D
     
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    Thank you Norton, it's just amazing. I'll try x5 at first time.
     
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    My results/day went up from just over 300 to over 1000 between the single wu and the 8 wu's so that may give you some guidance on how much of an improvement you may get :)
     
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    The i7 was down lastnight and will be down for part of today, I was setting up watercooling and had one of the barbs come lose when I was putting the tube on,didn't catch it in time so ended up with water on my motherboard. Going to leave power off of it till I get home from work.
    You guys think little under 20hours will be fine before I power it up?
     
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    That's awesome! I look forward to seeing some stiff competition for Pie from you :)
    That's awesome--perhaps I should try giving each of my HD7770 GPU WUs half a CPU thread instead of 7/8. Given that a HT i7 is pretty much as good as a FX-8 it may work...

    Oooh, that sucks :(
    At least it was off, right? I'd give it a bit more than 20 hours, but I'm overly cautious about these sorts of things...
     
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    Sexy, I love seeing a whole lot of WU's being put out like that! Awesome numbers too!
    :toast:
     
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    :eek: wow!!!! I just got the 7870 yesterday and going to install it today.
    Shoot me the config file for that one Norton. :toast:
     
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    Just used the app_info for ATI HCC GPU and CPU, then followed the guide that Mad Shot wrote (both are in the 1st page of the guide)

    Code:
    <app_info> 
    	<app> 
    		<name>hcc1</name> 
    		<user_friendly_name>Help Conquer Cancer</user_friendly_name> 
    	</app> 
    	<file_info> 
    		<name>wcg_hcc1_img_7.05_windows_intelx86__ati_hcc1</name> 
    		<executable/> 
    	</file_info> 
    	<file_info> 
    		<name>hcckernel.cl.7.05</name> 
    		<executable/> 
    	</file_info> 
    	<file_info>
    		<name>wcg_hcc1_img_7.05_windows_intelx86</name>
    		<executable/>
       </file_info>
    	<app_version> 
    		<app_name>hcc1</app_name> 
    		<version_num>705</version_num> 
    		<platform>windows_intelx86</platform> 
    		<plan_class>ati_hcc1</plan_class> 
    		<avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus> 
    		<max_ncpus>4.0</max_ncpus> 
    			<coproc> 
    				<type>ATI</type> 
    				<count>.125</count> 
    			</coproc> 
    		<file_ref> 
    			<file_name>wcg_hcc1_img_7.05_windows_intelx86__ati_hcc1</file_name> 
    			<main_program/> 
    		</file_ref> 
    		<file_ref> 
    			<file_name>hcckernel.cl.7.05</file_name> 
    			<open_name>hcckernel.cl</open_name> 
    		</file_ref> 
    	</app_version>
    	<app_version>
    		<app_name>hcc1</app_name>
    		<version_num>705</version_num>
    		<platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
    		<avg_ncpus>1.000000</avg_ncpus>
    		<max_ncpus>1.000000</max_ncpus>
    		<api_version>6.13.0</api_version>
    		<file_ref>
    			<file_name>wcg_hcc1_img_7.05_windows_intelx86</file_name>
    			<main_program/>
    		</file_ref>
    	</app_version>
    </app_info>
    
     
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    So the
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    <count>.125</count>
    is the command that tells the system to run 8 GPU threads? So .250 would tell it to run 4?

    I will probably start out running 4 and see how the 7870 does I guess, unless you think it should run 8 LOL
     
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    Go straight in lol. It should be fine. If you notice it's not going too well you can just close BOINC, edit the file to a lower number without losing any workunits in the process.
     
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    If you don't mind a little lag (very little) I would say run 6 (0.167) or 8 (0.125)... if you want to stay on the safer side and try it out first then go with 4. If you use 4 then change the cpu # from 4 to 2 or 3 (i.e. to let each gpu wu use 0.5 cpu's) ;)
     
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    :confused: I guess ya lost me there?????? Not sure what your referring to. Is that to say I should drop my CPU thread count? I want to run my 8 threads with the cpu and also run the 7870 on 4, 6, or 8 WU's as well.
     
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    See below (you don't have to use a full cpu core/thread for every gpu):

    # of cpu's per gpu: <avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus>
    # of cpu core for all gpu's: <max_ncpus>4.0</max_ncpus>
    <coproc>
    <type>ATI</type>
    <count>.125</count>

    *EDIT- the other 4 threads will run the HCC cpu wu (12 threads total) ;)
     
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    Code:
    <avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus> 
    		<max_ncpus>4.0</max_ncpus> 
    			<coproc> 
    				<type>ATI</type> 
    				<count>.125</count> 
    
    So, with the above inserted into the code, what your saying is it will run 4 CPU and 8 GPU work units totaling 12 WU threads?

    If that is the case, couldn't I write the following?

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    <avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus> 
    		<max_ncpus>[B]8.0[/B]</max_ncpus> 
    			<coproc> 
    				<type>ATI</type> 
    				<count>.125</count> 
    
    Wouldn't that give me the 8 CPU and 8 GPU Work units?
     
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    Yep- that's what my FX-8350 rig is running now.

    The 2nd one will give you 8 gpu's only- Max/Avg needs to equal the number of gpu wu's you have set it for
     
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    It had no power at all going to it(pulled from the wall) when it happened and hasn't. Had any power to it since.I was testing the loop with another psu(crap delta from a e gateway).
    In the past I got water on a board with it running,wiped it off let it dry for a couple of minutes and started right back up.


    EDIT:board keeps going into boot loop or freeze when gets to windows, going to let it dry today too and run a live linux
    USB on it to see if it will run that at least.
     
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    :eek: Your FX-8350 is an 8 core chip; isn't it? So your only running half of your chip crunching?
     
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    Sorry fixed my post it's Max/Avg (4/0.5= 8)..... leaves 4 more cores available for other work.
     
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    Guys, I tried x6 for each card and 0.5 CPU (a total of 12 wu) and experienced terrible lags. IDK, maybe I should blame Phenom x6. Tomorrow I will try with FX-8.
     
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    I think it's possible that it's just a lot for the GPUs to handle. For example, on my i7/HD7770 rig, running 1 WU, it's still totally usable--I don't even notice anything slow. But running 3 WUs/card is certainly sluggish for general use.
     
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    You're experience on the FX-8 should be better. These things are multi-tasking beasts and my lag is noticeable but in no way unbearable :toast:

    Maybe in your case running 2x wu's vs actual cores is too much- I'm only at 1.5x ???
     
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