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

  1. manofthem

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    Wow HammerON. That's a beautiful sight!
     
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    Okay, unlike what the WCG site states, it seems possible to run GPU WUs on Linux (I just got a shipload of them, using Sabayon w/ prop. display drivers). There will be lots of lag then though, including a stuttering mouse cursor (or at least when GPU crunching on a distro with MATE. Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce and LXDE are likely to do the same. You could have a different experience with e.g. Openbox though).
    So if you want to do any crunching on the GPU using Linux, it may be necessary to deselect "use GPU while computer is in use".
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That is a gorgeous sight my friend! :toast: :respect:
    WCG recently released a new core (version 7.08) for GPU work on Linux.
    What card are you using that's giving this stuttering?


    I have unfortunately now turned off everything at school--so my pie spot will be open to so someone else. Enjoy :ohwell:
     
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    My HD 6670 DDR3, although I might install another kernel/WM to see whether that helps, if I feel like spending time messing around a bit with it. The driver is the one belonging to the latest build of Catalyst 12.10 that is in Entropy (the PM of Sabayon), might mess with that later as well perhaps.
     
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    Your sacrifice will not be in vain, as another fine soul will enjoy the pie spot for a bit :)
    But get bak up and running ASAP lol :rockout:
     
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    The evening of January 5th ;)

    And I'll have something new as well---I'm negotiating for the purchase of a dual-Xeon system (2.5GHz Yorkfield CPUs) and I may get a HD7870 or HD7950 for the i3 (to replace the 8800GTS).
     
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    A dual Xeon would be awesome (i love the look of dual cpu boards), and I'm all for replacing the 8800gt with a pretty 7870/7950, whichever would fare better with the CPU. If a 7950 would do fine, roll with it :roll:
     
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    Out deer hunting this weekend and I have my main PC off. Dang its cold out here in these woods.
     
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    Good luck Brandon!!!!! Kill em bro. :toast:
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well I am back home after freezing wind and it started to rain so no bambi killer today.
     
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    Wot!: :twitch:

    No Deer chili for Christmas??? :shadedshu

    :laugh:
     
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    Indeed--and at ~$75 it's a very good bargain (should do ~5-6k PPD with Linux) :toast:

    I've decommissioned the HP I brought home, but set up a Phenom X4 9600 instead. I also have a 2.3GHz Pentium Dual Core that I'm going to install Windows on later tonight.

    A Tahiti card would be awesome. Alternatively, the HD7870 that's actually a cut-down HD79xx would be cool :toast:
     
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    Im so jelly of all your hardwares. :p
     
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    What can I expect from a 7970? Is anyone else but HammerON running one or two off these and with what settings (GPU WUs per card and GPU WU per CPU thread). I ordered a pair XFX 925 MHz and yes I know they run hotter and louder then a nice Asus DirectCU but the price were right. Downside I might not install them until after X-mas.
     
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    t_ski is running three 7970's I believe (and a couple 7770's). From what I can tell so far in a couple days is that a 7970 (at 925 core) is producing about 70,000 to 80,000 PPD. This is with 6 WU/thread per GPU (the other 6 threads are running 6 WU's on the second GPU).
     
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    I was hoping for some more but you only just got them running so they might stabilize at a higher level. My 7950 (forgot speed but OC'ed) can do +80K @ 3.5 GHz.

    My set up will be similar to yours (i970) but I will let it run at 4.1 GHZ. Are you still running @ 3.3?
     
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    I have been running everything at stock as I am just too lazy at the moment to oc...
     
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    No guarantees, but I'm currently negotiating a very profitable sale that would basically fund a HD7950 for the i3 :eek:
     
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    Come on, bump that CPU to a happy home and bump those GPU clocks to 1000 and let them crank! Haha, I don't know how much of a difference the 75 MHz means, but I'm running my cards at 1000, have been for the longest time, rock solid. I do wonder what the difference is between 925 and 1000, and then the difference between 4/6/10 WUs. If I wasn't so lazy, I could figure it out myself.

    That's what I'm talking about!!!!! :toast: :respect:
     
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    Well, I found out why my PPD has been absolute crap for some time. My parents computers decided to "mysteriously change" to 50% CPU core usage and 50% CPU time along with the already strict setting of suspending until the computer hasn't been touched for a minute, so I set them to run full CPU time with n - 1 cores used, so hopefully I get 20-30K back because my dad owns the 7770 I bought some time ago.

    Also, my ASUS M3A78-CM is now deciding to freeze up within 12-72 hours and I haven't determined why. Losing another Phenom II system is going to suck if it gets to that but I guess I'll have to deal with it until I decide to save up for some new firepower. My money priorities are a little different atm (bought a Nexus 7 and a Mushkin Chronos 240GB SSD, as my dad bought my Corsair Force 3 120GB that I didn't open from RMA).

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I'm sending a friend of mine (at no cost) my ASRock G41M-S3, Pentium Dual Core E6600 3.06GHz, 8GB Team DDR3, 500GB laptop drive, GeForce GT240 512MB and maybe a power supply. She currently runs a single core 2GHz 939 system, GeForce 6200 TC, 2GB DDR and Windows XP, and has been dying for a newer system to play games on, so I'm giving her a nice system in exchange for her parts that she is going to mail back.
     
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    That's odd that BOINC would do something like that of its own accord. At least you should have it fixed now :toast:

    As far as the PhII system goes, if it ends up dying I might be able to set you up with a C2Q or similar at a reasonable price. I'm supposed to be selling a bunch of stuff over the next week and I'll have to see what's left.

    Very generous of you to offer up that system! :respect:
    Are you going to keep it crunching even under its new owner?
     
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    Miss you too buddy, hope to talk to you soon :toast:
     
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    Or you could read other peoples findings. For the 7970s we are talking 10 or 12 (for one GPU) according to this http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?283806-Optimizing-ATI-GPUs-Crunching-for-Best-Production-Efficiency/page3 It seems like +135K is possible on single GPUs.

    I for my part will crank up my 7950 from its current 6 to 8 and my new babies will try 10 and 12 each when I get them.
     
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