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

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    This is normal--the GPU WUs run mostly on the GPU, but also have some CPU-only work. What you're seeing is that. This is part of the reason that many of us will run multiple WUs on a single GPU--that way they can overlap and we don't lose as much to this on/off eccentricity.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Some activity from the FreeDC site:

    Will give them time to get the site back so tonight's Milestone's and Pie will be a little late*

    *will use backup data source if FreeDC remains out past 11pm Eastern
     
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    I miss my free-dc updates and pie :cry:

    Lets hope it gets back up and running soon :)
     
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    Well, BOINCStats isn't bad either ;)
     
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    Voila....I am in Top 10 in my country. But it is nothing to be proud about as it is only 1.8 million fr top 10.
     
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    Alas, ye was right. It has fallen down to 13 minutes average wu time from 20 minutes.
     
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    I started experimenting with running multiple GPU WUs
    I am pleased with the results - I get a sweet increase in overall performance of ~10%

    But I have a bit of a problem: to make it work, I had to upgrade to BOINC 7.0.60
    On it, my GPU WUs tend to hang randomly. I have to suspend & unsuspended GPU activity to restart it. This happens both when I run a single GPU WU and when I run two WUs. Any ideas how to fix this?

    P.S. I lost almost a whole night's worth of GPU work because of this - when I left it for the night and went to sleep, it hanged after completing 4 GPU jobs. Of course, I only unclogged it when I got up... :ohwell:
     
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    One of my rigs was doing that (7.0.52 I think). I did a few resets/aborts and it seems to have corrected itself for now. I was going to try to find BOINC 7.0.42 and install but it's ok now.

    7.0.42 is the version I've had the best luck with- try it if your problem persists....
     
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    Having odd issues: when running two GPU WUs at the same time, they alternate to the pair finishing surprisingly fast to surprisingly slow. I decided to go 1 WU, because that at least works consistently.
    Also, my computer is much more responsive with only one WU, so the choice was easy.
    (one WU takes ~10 minutes. While a WU pair takes from 14 to 27 minutes of working parallel.)
     
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    Was that the immediate results, or average after running it that way for several hours? Sometimes it takes quite a while to settle down.
     
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    Oh I'm not saying its bad. I've just been accustomed to free-dc's format and numbers, and their pretty pies. I've noticed that BOINCstats is sometimes different than free-dc's, which isn't a big deal to me, but since I just added the other system this week, I've been trying to get an idea of what it's capable of, according to numbers that I'm used to.

    Either way, it's all good. :)
     
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    The point totals are the same between the two sites but BOINCStats seems to use a different ppd start/end point..... It seems to be off by 12 hours but am not completely sure :eek:

    ** EDIT- there appears to be a 9 hour difference in closing times for ppd reporting between BOINCStats and FreeDC (see below)

    http://boincstats.com/en/page/faq#9
     
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    Boinc stats doesn't seem to pick up my points as quickly.
     
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    I noticed everyone lost their crunching badges.
    Because that coincided with Free-DC.org crash, I guess the badges depend on its stats. Is my guess correct?
     
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    Correct! The source for the badges is FreeDC

    ** EDIT- looks like FreeDC is back up! :toast: But the badges haven't returned yet :( **

    ** EDIT(2)- Badges are back now! :)
     
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    OH SNAP I have 4 stars! :twitch:
    That was unexpected.
     
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    i love my badges :D
     
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    Okay, I decided I should make a headless [almost] dedicated cruncher of my spare FX-8120
    Just gotta buy some cheap-ass mobo and some RAM. Gonna make it network booted and make it store data on my main machine through NFS, to save cash.
    This might take a while to configure properly, though. As I never made a network booted computer / config before.
     
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    I'd suggest against that TBH. Even a 4 or 8GB USB drive with Ubuntu or Linux Mint x64 would be a better solution--then it isn't dependent on the network and the configuration is much easier. Or something like a 20GB HDD would even work...
     
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    Thanks for whipping some sense into me!
    But since the machine will also have to do a little bit of other work once in a while, NFS still stays. That is still much simpler overall :laugh:
     
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    Well, if you insist, but if something goes wrong I can't offer any help whatsoever :eek:
     
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    That's my "normal mode of operation", so I'll be fine ;)
     
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    I noticed something just now and could not resist from pointing it out.
    My current today's score is OVER NINE THOUSAND! :roll:
    [​IMG]

    I know, I know - double post. But the two are separated by several hours and cover different topics, thus I made a another post.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    New case for the X58/3x7770 cruncher :toast:

    * the X58/2x GTX580 folding rig is getting closer to getting finished ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    :laugh:
    Awesome! :toast:

    If you take out the top HDD cage your cards might get a bit more airflow ;)
     
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