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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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    Well, the deal I had set up for the two C2D E8400s seems to have fallen through, so I'm bringing them back online tonight. It just irritates me to no end :mad:
     
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    I moved some GeForce cards around today between my C2D E6400 and i7-870 machines, and the ASUS P5WDH Deluxe ended up dying, so I had to take my last unused mobo (ASRock 775Xfire-VSTA w/ P4 630) and put 2x GTX 460s on it. Still getting it set up as USB keyboard support was disabled in BIOS, so Win7 from the 975X board booted and perma-BSODs now.

    Also, I finally swapped my dad's home computer's PSU (the 1100T/HD 7770 rig, I thought the PSU was the issue because the system still crashed a few times a day, sometimes freezing with blank screen) that had a TX750 for my new CX430 and the SSD decided to poop out. I'm left wondering if that was the problem all along, but that's a big production loss until he re-installs.
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    Does anyone have some AMD GPU's that are able to crunch for a good price(US only please)?
     
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    Everyone needs to remember to have a good WoT session!.... Then crunch some more!
     
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    :respect::toast::toast:
     
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  6. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    If all goes as planned, I have someone coming to buy two of my C2D HPs tonight, which would fun another HD7850 for the farm and a few more HPs for next week.
     
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    Aborted by project???

    huh? :confused:
     
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    They do that from time to time. I hope you didn't have much time invested.
     
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    Looks like my extended vacation is going to be longer than I had anticipated, which means I'll need to cut back on electricity costs. Will carry on with my current GPU horsepower till I reach my personal milestone of 50 Million but afterwards I'll need to stop them. Will let the i5 carry on as CPU only.. ~90W vs 620W is a big difference. And I'm here for the long haul, so rather crunch a little than nothing at all. It's been said a million times in this thread and still rings true.. "consistency is key" :toast:
     
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    Hey guys,

    my HD6950 1gb from Powercolor (that I already sent in RMA for this problem) still has noisy fans bearing (I don't know how to explain it but when I stop the fan or remove the card, I never hear that noise).

    Really disappointed from Powercolor right now, I hope they will give me a waybill as I do not want to pay again for shipping.. I think I'll have the HD6950 down for a while, as I will put back the HD5670.

    :(
     
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    Powercolor and HIS are known (as far as I'm concerned) for their fan related issues. Sapphire seems to do a better job, (speaking in terms of fans) with it's non-reference coolers.
     
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    Ya, stay away from powercolor. I've only bought Sapphire and I'm very satisfied.
     
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    I was on sapphir but when my friend told me he had to send back a card, and he needs to put a check in as if they need to send in china.. I was like WTF.

    I guess I'll be gigabyte and Asus xD
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Prob been asked before, but how much longer will the GPU WU's last?

    :toast:
     
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    ETA of June :toast:
     
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    So... then no more gpu crunching?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Unfortunately so. HCC is the only project where they've been able to optimize it for GPUs, so starting in June we'll be back to only crunching on our CPUs again :ohwell:

    It's been a fun run ;)
     
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  18. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Time will tell- This project has been very popular and if the researchers can code their work for it, most crunchers will continue to use their gpu's to crunch on.

    I know I will ;)
     
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    I guess I will have to use my gpu elsewhere. With how much work a gpu puts out I would think that would be incentive enough to get a lot of projects coded for gpu's.
     
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    once the GPU WUs dry out I guess I'll turn them to folding then.
     
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I now have another cruncher, Just bought the stuff yesterday.
    I have a AMD 8 core 8150 and a Gigabyte HD 7770 1050mhz.


    I can't get the GPU to be detcted but the CPU has been crunching.
     
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  22. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Yup, back to folding until the next GPU Project rolls out. The Milestone Thread's breakneck pace will slow when that happens :laugh: It was a fun run, but the CPU only grind will return.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Problem is that the AMD cards that we've been buying are pretty inefficient for folding, and the GF100 cards are just too hot. Oh well, if it looks like there will be no more WCG projects I'll probably sell the AMD cards come June.
     
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    I think there will be more projects becoming gpu. It puts out a ton of work so that is incentive for the programmer. The only problem might be if the work is not able to be done efficiently on a gpu. Bitcoin for example runs great on amd gpu's because they are able to do simple math extremely quickly.
     
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  25. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Knowing that the WCG WUs were temporary and having waited years for AMD Folding to come around without much progress, I never adopted the 7 series AMD cards.

    You could always pick up a GF110. Those cards are getting cheaper everyday and many models are cool running (my Lightning only loads to 64-67C).

    TITAN is just around the corner, too... :D
     
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