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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 an awesome setup! :toast: :respect: :rockout:
    I'm running 3 WUs on each HD7770 on an i7 and it's working very nicely. I'm getting just under 100k PPD (like 98k) most days :toast:
    I assume that you'll be clocking your i7 a bit higher (mine is at 3.83GHz), so you may be able to squeeze out 100k :toast:
     
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    I know it. My never failing UD7 stop reporting as soon as it found out that I was out of country. I will feed you 11 V if you don't get your act together. Pie for somebody new. :)
     
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    I'm not sure that your 3 WU setup is optimal. I run two 7770 at 4 WU each (no CPU "on the side") and they get around 43K each. OK it is a 100% cruncher and the CPU is at 4.1 GHz. Have a look at ski's 7770s running 6(?) with limited CPU power and they get more at least 43K each.
     
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    Back in the last place I worked every time the boss left the office for a day the server would crash. As a joke he put a strand of hair on cellotape to the server and when he left.. no problems. Computer voodoo. Should try see if it works :laugh:

    *In reality it probably has more to do with the fact that the problem was overheating and that got sorted eventually
     
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    Well, you have me intrigued now--I'll try doing that on my setup to see what I can manage :toast:

    One problem is that running this many WUs at once (13) is challenging with the amount of RAM this setup has. It would appear that 2GB may not be enough.

    Does anyone have a 2GB stick of DDR3 I could get for cheap?
     
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    So encountered a little problem, thought I'd give a heads up about. Windows Remote Desktop will prevent the GPU WU from running. It gives a "GPU Missing" error.

    Teamviewer and VNC appear to work fine though.
     
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    Yes, Remote Desktop has long been known to mess up FAH-GPU, and does the same for WCG-GPU :(

    I use Teamviewer on all of my systems with GPUs for that reason :toast:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Well guys after a very busy weekend I have the 3rd cruncher powered up and running. I'll still need a wireless adapter, but for now it can share it with the 2nd cruncher right next to it. Installing Windows now. I should have it all up and crunching by tonight, at worst tomorrow as I will not be home much longer than about another hour for pretty much the rest of the day.

    Anyhow, I'll keep you guys posted. :toast:
     
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    Awesome, that's great progress! :toast:

    If you have a spare ethernet cable, you can bridge the WiFi on the first computer to its ethernet port. Then only one needs WiFi (although if it goes down they both lose internet access)
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out, however I don't think I have a spare Ethernet cable. Regardless that can easily be fixed with a stop to my nearby Tiger Direct... I'll look, I think I should have one somewhere.
     
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    I have those, too. Looks like you need to start asking me for parts first :laugh:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    When I get home later today I'll look, if not I'll hit you up so you can help me out with that. :D
     
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    LMK if you need one, I have a bunch of ethernet cords of all different lengths :toast:
     
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    Nice to see the team hovering around 17-18Mil per day. F@H for GPU just "downright sucks" at this moment, so I have brought over the GTX570 & GTX560Ti 448. Tomorrow I will bring both Opteron rigs(100k+) over for a week in hopes that we can break 20 Million during that time. When F@H brings back the GPU Early Return Bonus, I expect to see a some Fermi & Kepler cards migrate to F@H for a bit. Now lets go get the Univ of Kaiserslautern!

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    What's on the short list for decent folding cards under $200???
     
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    I was wondering why we had lost 30-40% of our output all at once...
    GTX560TI/TI448, GTX570
    Or a pair of GTX460s. GTX470s are fast, but just use so much electricity.
     
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    ^^ what [Ion] said, but I would wait until we see where the points settle for ERB.

    On another note, how do I get a 2nd GPU to run in Boinc? Do I have to utilize use_all_gpus in the config file?
     
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    Never left:D:roll:

    BTW, congrats on the Mod promotion(and you thought you were underpaid before?)

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    Thanks Buck:toast::laugh:
     
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    Indeed you do :toast:

    Create a file called cc_config.xml in the BOINC Data directory and paste in the following:
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    <cc_config> <options> <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus> </options> </cc_config>
     
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    Thanks Guy's! Had to add the command line to Mind's Config file and she's crunching on both GPU's now. I have 3 WU's running on the GTX570 and the 560Ti 448 should be able to handle 3 WU's as well. GTX460 still struggling on 1 WU and it's my display card(read=laggy), so the less lag, the better.
    :toast:

    Meh, Don't know how I am going to add 3 WU's to just GPU#2 without affecting GPU#1. Any ideas?
     
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    I believe that the only way to run different numbers of WUs is to run two instances of BOINC. To me, that seems like a lot of trouble, so I'd probably just leave it as-is.
     
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    OK, got it. If I feel it has more potential, I will move it to the rig with the 570. Hell, I may just move it over tomorrow. Thanks for the advice [Ion]!

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    Will do bro. thanks :toast:
     

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