Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Wow, I'D like to be able to run those chip, I'm a bit concerned with power consumption xD
Sucks what happens with shipping these days :shadedshu
That Quad server may run just fine with Linux- F-150's 4P server ran trouble free 24/7
With that kind of funds intake you should consider stepping up to an SR-2 with a pair of hex-core Xeon's. You would end up with 20k+ ppd on the cpu's and whatever you want for gpu setups (crunching or folding).
*Hint- SR-2's may be a little easier to find now that the SR-X boards are out
I'd estimate that the Opty setup is probably using 400w for ~5k PPD. None too impressive, but it was cheap, and has sixteen cores
I've overall been pretty happy with how things have arrived, but yes, I'm none too thrilled about the damage to this. At least it works fine with the Geforce card, and it wasn't too expensive. And it seems that everything except the onboard GPU works flawlessly. Hot, but flawlessly.
A SR-2 is certainly an interesting thought. I'll have to look into that
I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it, but it doesn't have the IGP drivers for the ATI ES1000. I tried to install the drivers I saw recommended on google searches, but I've never done anything in Linux before, and the system no longer recogniozes the VESA drivers and boots in some kind of config mode. I know DOS and Windows like crazy, but I'm lost here
Ahh, I thought that you meant there was an issue w/ the hardwar. At least there's the ability to install Windows on it or reinstall Linux.
True, but I have no Win 7 Pro or 2008R2 keys, and I don't know enough about Linux to fix the issue I was having
For those of you that have dealt with me before on Win 7 pro COA's I will have more coming I believe so if you need one PM me letting me know.
Will Server 2008 R1 do? drop me a PM
PM me--I'll dig around tonight when I get back to the dorm to see what I can find
EDIT: What about Win8 Pro? I can almost certainly get you that.
Still interested Brandon, sorry about the delay, I've even delayed purchase of my 2nd ref. HD 7970...hoping this new job will help. I know that I have access to distributor pricing with my new job.
I'll keep you posted.
This link has a Linux guide that is supposed to be pretty straight forward for setting up a crunching/folding rig:
*Disclaimer- I didn't try it yet (ended up going with Win7 instead)
he is running 4 CPU's hence needs server 2008
Linux is capable of running multiple CPUs, Bo$$.
I'm going to clean out my game server machine (the 1055T w/HD6870) today and get it crunching part time as well. I tried it on sunday but the CPU temp got as high as 57C, a little too hot for my liking... I think I got just enough air left to get the CPU cooler unclogged.
I have an IAPS assignment that requires me to not use any smartphones, computers, etc for a week...So this is the last day i'm going to be on the forum for a while (well 7 days, unless I fail) but i'm going to keep crunching and hope nothing blows up. Here's to hoping I don't fail my assignment! At least ill be able to enter the crunching contest =D Problem is I cant redeem my prize if I win...
That's an odd assignment, but it does make sense to me. If you do win a game in the contest Friday, that's fine, you will get longer to redeem it because of extenuating circumstances. Good luck!
I have eight more threads coming online Friday (the i7-860, I have a PSU coming tomorrow) and a 3770k/Z77 setup currently on the way from Binge; that should be here Tuesday. This should be fun
Possible PM coming
From what I've seen, BOINC does not like Server OS except 2008R2. I have media, but no key, but I'm thinking of trying it anyway...
Possible PM coming If 7 can support dual CPU's, then that may be the best route to go.
I started to follow a thread, but really it was easy to get Ubuntu up and running. The hard part was figuring out how to get an old video chipset up and running, and that's where I broke it
Actually, only two CPU's, but quad cores each.
Win7 Pro and Ultimate will support 2 CPUs--that's what I'm running on my Xeon DP setup. I have 2008R2 running on the 4P Opty setup.
What board do you have in the dually? Mine is an Intel S5000PAL.
Ya it is. I'm not sure how my computer science is going to work, pretty sure the teacher will be very annoyed if I hand it on a few sheets of legal sized paper... I hope it counts as an exception.
and HOW DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH MONEY!?!?! I want new parts =(
My parents make it difficult for me to crunch on their machines. I found out my FX 8150 hasn't been running for over a week because someone exited the program, probably because of the stupid notices that I finally learned how to turn off. My dad's 1100T/HD7770 rig was crashing and I found out that the Core Unlocker and automatic overclocking switches were turned on by him, so the thing was running at 3.85GHz and trying to unlock a 6 core processor which led to random shutdowns and other BS. On top of that, he makes everything suspend while the computer is active so I lose like 30K PPD. His 1045T at work is getting less PPD than my X3 8550 so that's wasting PPD as well. Apparently granting them one free core isn't enough CPU power to fart around in Quickbooks or on the internet...
That one has no on-board video, correct? That's where I got stuck with mine. That, and it only has a PCIe 4x slot on it (doesn't do me any good without a riser card for it).
Does it have a PCI slot? I have an old PCI vid card around here somewhere that worked when I pulled it... but that was a while ago
Intel S5000PAL Server Motherboard - Newegg.com
I have one of those around here myself, but it's just the lacking for drivers in Ubuntu. I'm trying something with it right now. Not sure how it will work out
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