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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    we can also set our buffers to 10 days and see what that does. Extra drives is a good ideal too. Load them with linux LOL.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, if you need something to do with those cards, I have two empty PCIe slots in the Xeon DP rig that I would gladly fill... ;)
     
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    He-he. You are getting plenty of points already ;) Depending of my findings and the outside temperature I will go back to 2x7970 and 2x7700 in a few days. I just want to see what the 7970 can do with a full "core" but I doubt that it will more then 5-10 %.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm certainly not asking for handouts--I was going to offer to buy them ;)


    I know it's been a while--but does anyone know what happened to da_vid and Stan's WCG account? Both just seem to have dropped off of the face of the earth :(
     
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    If it concerns you, ask CP to e-mail them.
     
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    [QUOTE='[Ion]I know it's been a while--but does anyone know what happened to da_vid and Stan's WCG account? Both just seem to have dropped off of the face of the earth :([/QUOTE]

    I PM'ed Him a month or two ago but no response.

    Also congrats on the big top ten. I'm going to make it harder for you to kick me out but in time you will take my spot.

    This is my next bill.

    [​IMG]

    Not as big as I thought so a few 7770's and the 6990 are back. My other SB-E rig will be down to help keep cost down.

    Crunch Hard and all:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    I can't believe you have to pay almost $1000 for mobile internet when I am still locked into Verizon's unlimited 4G LTE for $30/month, which I will regret losing when my contract expires.

    EDIT: Or is that the power bill?
     
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    That is internet only, power bill is nothing.

    Canada sucks.:banghead:
     
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    That's pretty sh**** considering it probably only costs pocket change to broadcast the data from the tower. Sounds like you need to fix that landline no matter how slow it is and use it for BOINC.
     
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    That's a good suggestion :toast:
    I sent him several PMs but with no luck. I'm afraid he's just moved on :ohwell:

    Thank you! In time, I'm hoping to keep moving up the charts--but I would like everyone to put up a fierce challenge.

    I just can't imagine how much you have to pay for internet access---here in NC, our home connection costs just shy of $50 a month for unlimited data (fifteen megabits down, one megabit up). I'm impressed that you keep crunching in spite of it :respect:

    Do you know anyone else nearby who would be able to host systems?
     
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    I keep asking my brother but then the power bill and the new wife just is getting in the way. this is why I give soo much too my team. If I can't crunch with it, you should.:)

    Loging out. Need sleep.
     
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    If it is one PC that does not do (high-end) GPU crunching and only crunches on a light CPU;which is being shut down overnight should not affect the bill that much. But then again, most of you have rather extreme rigs for crunching so that changes the matter quite a bit. Especiaslly ewhen run 24/7.
     
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    Main rig has been down since last night, when I decided to boot into my Win8 disk and uninstall the 12.11 drivers. Rebooted, 2 BSODs, automatic repair decides to f**k my Win7 SSD's filesystem (because the disks were separately installed individually with their respective bootloaders) and render it unbootable while Windows 8 boots but hangs at black screen before login. I have a Win7 system image I am trying to pull back onto the SSD but so far it is just dicking around at Restoring Disk (C:) ... with zero disk activity. I have no idea why I have had so much disk problem bullshit starting with my first Corsair SSD dying a day after I went 3770K and Z77. I've installed an OS 4 times on an system that I had for 2 months...
     
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    You're an invaluable asset to the team, :toast: :respect:

    Its been unusually cold this winter requiring running the heat more often and earlier than normal. With the way the power company tiers usage, last months bill was ~$600 :eek: Ridiculous. I'm going to talk with the utility company about any alternative options on Monday.
     
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    Do you have electric heating? Just asking.
     
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    Hell with 5 rigs going my Electric bill hit an all time low of $180 this month. Weee.
     
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    All electric everything. Experimenting using space heaters this month- think they will show improvements.
     
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    Because you will only heat rooms that need it. Indeed a clever idea. :)
     
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    Put my system into IDE mode and now the image is actually being restored instead of hanging indefinitely. Would have helped to know this hours ago.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ok fellas, I am not wanting to announce this yet but I may be having to stop my crunching. My uncle just died and my great grandmother is stuck with some bills. I am thinking of helping her to give back for her helping me in my times of need. I maybe selling IT ALL. I am still on the fence but she needs the money. All my crunchers and spare parts will be thrown up soon and I have a goal I must set to get her what she needs. This is a very sad thing to have to announce but it must be done.
     
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    My condealances, Brandon.
    And GLWS.

    I fully understand that you might need to stop crunching.
     
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    Brandon, I'm terribly sorry to hear about the hardship in your family. I wish you the best, and I trust that whatever you decide will be the best course of action. Stay strong :respect:
     
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    Yes Brandon sorry to here man.
     
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    I have a new system I'll probably be setting up tomorrow night--AMD X2 255. I'm also negotiating for the purchase of a second Xeon DP setup :toast:
     
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    Very sorry to hear about all this Brandon! My condolences my friend.
     
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