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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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    I'm sorry to hear about that. I think I have a 160GB disk I could send your way...
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks bud but I'm not sure it's the HDD yet- may just be the cable ;) or the motherboard. I don't know if it's worth an RMA to Biostar if it's a dead channel on the board since it's only a $60 board :shadedshu

    It's been running for the past hour w/o issue....
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I assume you have cables? I also assume that you don't need all 4 SATA ports--so couldn't you just move it over to another one?

    LMK if you want the disk and I'll get it shipped your way :toast:
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Hopefully it was just the cable man.
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  5. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I have plenty of cables and it's still running fine- will let it run through the night and if all works ok then I'll switch out the cables/try the other SATA channel tomorrow.

    :toast:
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    Last P4 Northwood 2.8/533 is up. This brings me up to 20 systems with BOINC installed currently (though some team members still completely decimate my output by 2-4x).
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well done :toast:

    I have 15 systems right now :)

    I was actually offered a dual 3GHz Pentium 4 Xeon system (Dell Precision 670) yesterday for $10--that would have been interesting, but it's enormous, and far too heavy to carry on the bus. That and it would probably perform no better than the Celeron HPs I have, which are admittedly twice the price, but so much smaller and probably use 1/3 the electricity.
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    Was the drive very hot? I've seen a few drives that could not be recognized and they seemed to have died from a heat-realted death. Also read about the famous IBM "Deathstar" drives dying fom excessive heat (especially a chip on the controller board).
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Found it locked up and BSOD'd this am (didn't stop to look at the code)- checked the drive now and it's nice and cool. It's been running w/o issue since I swapped the SATA cable and channel.

    May need to get another t_ski special HDD :D
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    If you need them, I have them, but I think Ion may have offered you something better than what I can provide.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone wanna help me setup 2 470s for the GPU WUs?
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    My rig is in specs CPU is clocked at 4.6 and is 100% stable.I do all of my daily tasks in the morning and after that it just sits idle all day as I move over to my laptop for browsing the web and whatnot.
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    LOL I knew you had the 2500K, but I figured you had a bunch of extra parts laying around that you were trying to do this on. Check out the last post in the thread I just linked - I made it just for you :laugh:
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    Which stage are you at?

    If you need to start from scratch, follow this guide: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93395

    Then follow t_ski's link for setting up GPU for maximum return. If you have Windows 8, it might not work though.
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    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

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    No you took all my extra parts remember! :) I have a 8800GTX laying around thats about it,unless you think a AMD E2-1800 APU is worth crunching :)
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    Well, as he is running nVidia cards there isn't really a benefit to multiple WUs--I think he'd be just as well off running one WU/card and then the CPU.

    With that setup, I expect you'll get about 25k PPD (I get 28k PPD with my 2700k/GTX470s).

    Check out the link in my signature--I suggest that you tell BOINC to let it use the CPU always and the GPU only when the computer is not in use.
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    LOLZ!!

    I completely disagree. I have had one of my rigs running with a GTX 280 and it would blow through GPU WU's in about 8 minutes, versus hours for the CPU WU's. You can set it to do a couple WU's each and you should get more points faster. Granted, there can be some additional tweaking once you get it up to make it run better for you.
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    OK. I admittedly didn't do a ton of testing--but I didn't find much of a benefit on my nV cards. Of course, he would definitely want to run a WU on each card--but what I remember is that the nV WUs keep a GPU core & a CPU core each loaded to 100%.


    EDIT: And that AMD APU isn't great, but certainly is worth crunching on--with the GPU, it'll be far faster than my Atom box :p
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    I think his best setup is going to be two WU's per card, each with one of the cores on his 2500K, then set it to use the GPU after a couple minutes of inactivity. If that's too much, he can always go with one GPU WU per card and two CPU HCC WU's.
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    You're right--it's always worth experimenting with :toast:

    The advantage of 1 WU/card though is that it keeps the cards running cooler--these GF100 cards put out a phenomenal amount of heat, given the chance.
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    After reading the news and seeing the amazing achievement everbody here has contributed towards, ive now felt compelled to chip in myself.
    I seem to be spending less and less time actually using my pc so while its sitting there idling it may as well do something useful.

    Quick question, can i also use an old HD3870 ive got collecting dust or is it too old of a gpu?
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    Probably too old. IIRC, you need a HD5000 series or newer GPU to crunch on it.
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    Thank you for joining us--it's greatly appreciated :toast:

    You cannot use the HD3870, it is unfortunately too old. However, your HD6950 can easily handle multiple WUs at once--and will be a very solid performer. Check out the link in my signature and KieX's thread here
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