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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Arjai

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    I know that I did not spend a whole lot of time searching for it on Freedc but, I also don't know where to find it and cannot, at this time, commit any more time searching.

    So, can any of you fine people point me in the direction that leads to me giving Bok some money?

    Thanks, and I am sure Bok will be thankful, too. :rockout:
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    According to his automated message, Bok has requested that we not send donations at this time while he goes though deciding on what to do with his site.

    That said, it looks like he found a solution and the site may be back up and running soon :toast:

    Keep an eye out for updates on his forum for more updates....

    On a side note. Anyone here have any significant database experience? WCG exports their updates in XML format iirc and it would be great if we could develop something here to read their output and generate updates for our Team ;)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Turned the quad back on for now. has ran for three days without a lockup or reboot so looks to be going good.

    Any word on GPU WU's?
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    The seller re-listed the CPU but now he won't ship worldwide so I can't even bid again. :( Why didn't he start the auction at 80 or something in the first place? :nutkick: Well, I guess I can't help it.



    There might be an HCC2 but I'd think it won't start soon.
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    Free-DC Stats

    Looks like Free-DC Stats may be back as early as tomorrow:

    Posted today:

    "On the webside, I've started doing the changes necessary to make sure any of the static tables are accessed correctly. As long as the overnight tonight works ok, I should be in a position to switch them back on sometime tomorrow. Some things won't work, but I'll be able to fix it up fairly quickly over the coming days."
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  6. Arjai

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    I hope nobody minds, I kinda said this...

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  7. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Well said :toast:

    If he keeps the site up and starts accepting donations again I'm game for contributing to a "Help FreeDC" fund raising drive. :)

    Please post any additional news or info that you find....

    UPDATE- looks like he will have the stats up and running soon and is willing to take donations (see post made in the section Arjai linked to). If someone here would like to start a fund drive for his site then I would suggest posting a planning thread here in the WCG section for it. I'll put one up later tonight if no one else decides to give it a go ;)
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  8. Norton

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    Gonna switch one of the crunchers to Ubuntu. Let's see if I get some extra ppd.
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    Just dropped in to say Hello and say thanks for all the work you boy's and girl's do.

    Crunch hard and Crunch harder.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    I been away for some time too but I can see that you have been productive in my absence ;)

    110 days in a dessert in Africa does make you love Scandinavia cold days. Got one rig started again plus the two that ran on/off before. The remaining two i7-970s might fold...
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    FreeDC is back!!!

    Woot! :toast:-:rockout:

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    Woohoo! Hooray! Long live Free-DC! :toast:

    And just in time for a meta-stone from me - I just passed 1% of my country's total contribution! :rockout:
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    Was out of town on a 3 day mini-vacation. Back up and running now :)
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    hummm... I think the ubuntu experiment is over. I found the cruncher locked-up and had to make a hard reset. Now ubuntu won't load... back to W7.
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    Damn, you seem to have the worst luck with Linux. I still have a handful of machines running it and they have never done that. Then again, I don't have any that use AMD chipsets though, only Intel or NVIDIA.
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    The first time I used Ubuntu, Boinc would get stuck from time to time but I thought that it was because I had installed it on a USB stick. This time it was a lock-up (mouse and keyboard wouldn't respond, power button did nothing). :(

    Maybe it doesn't like my overclock? I used my most stable cruncher (no crashes in 20+ days of 24/7 crunching) but then if I run it at stock settings the ppd increase would be null.
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    You could possibly try 100Mhz less and see if it makes any difference.
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    I've had overclocks that don't work on Windows do fine in Linux. It's a cruel, but rewarding if tamed mistress.


    Came here looking for this. Thanks!
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    IDK, but for me Linux always ran more stable on OC than Windows. On a almost-but-not-quite-entirely-stable OC, where Windoze borks up every 12 or so hours for me, Linux generally runs with no problems for weeks. [used to run such an OC long ago. Not running now]

    MEANWHILE

    I had/have a strange issues ATM
    My both crunchers went bananas in a very strange way last night. My network connection went out last night - my network gateway sort of hanged [connections could reach the gateway from both sides with no problems, but could not go past it]. And when that happend, my BOINC clients on both boxen started acting weird at the same time:
    WUs would run, but then after some running, they would stop and wait in a zombie state. Then I would get a computational error. When I noticed that this morning, most of my WUs were borked up; hardly any left. I restarted BOINC a couple of times, but the problem persisted. And the silliest part - as soon as I regained proper network connection, everything started to run fine again w/out any BOINC restarting or rebooting. Looking at the WU logs, it appears the error for all of them was "process got signal 11", which is a fancy way to say that the WUs kept segfaulting en masse.

    So... it appears the situation:
    >network completely out?
    >WUs run perfectly fine
    >network connection half-broken?
    >"hey guise let's start segfaulting!"
    WHAT THE F*** AM I READING.

    strange thing is that every segfault is logged by my system [for security reasons], but I can't see a single segfault being logged from BOINC WUs.
    The more I look into it, the easier it is to see that BOINC might be having sanity issues and possibly a bug.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't think I've ever seen anyone on here have that issue... :confused:
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    gonna get the wife to talk to her father in the hopes of scoring his Q6600 rig for WCG goodness after he gets his new system :D

    Im also thinking (in hindsight) that i should have bought Win 8 when it was on sale before 'cause im on my last month of resetting the 30 day limit on win 7 >_<
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, the good ol' Q6600. :)
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    Now that FreeDC is back I went into my stats and they show a huge spike on Jun 6. I guess its a glitch from the recovery but I just wanted to know if it's the same for everyone. :confused:
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    @TRWOV I've got a huge spike at that day, too. And while looking through our teammates' profiles I could see that almost everyone got it.
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