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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. TRWOV

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    It seems that I've left behind my linux troubles. No crash in the last 4 days, let's hope they hold.

    In short I had to:
    - Disable HPET
    - Disable power saving features
    - Disable Xserver (boot straight into terminal)

    This has taught me that, regarding hardware, support is there or it isn't. :( I know it's not stricly the distros' fault but that's the current state of affairs.
     
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    Is anyone testing the new Android BETA WU's?

    Announcement: https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,35344

    I can't use my phone because it's on it's last knees, but I managed to setup Android x86 through VM Player and all is working fine so far. Only downside so far is that for some reason I can only use 2 of the 4 CPU cores. Looking to see if I can find a solution to that. Takes roughly 1h30m per WU on a 1.8GHz i5 laptop.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've found that heat and having a high enough amperage charger to be an issue. If I stick my phone in front of my computer fans, it'll keep it cool and have my 2A tablet charger on it, it'll crunch steady.

    Working on keeping my tablet cool/charged enough to crunch right now since it stays home on the charger all day and night anyways. Doesn't help that I keep it in a case.

    Edit: I'm quite happy with Battery Monitor Widget to keep an eye on temps, battery level, usage, etc. It graphs everything out rather nicely.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well guys I may be back at it soon. my new CPU will be here today to further test the board I got from norton.
     
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  5. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    If that board doesn't work out I may have something else available soon- drop me a PM later today if that board continues to be a problem ;)
     
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    Is it just me, or did Free-DC sort of stuck?
     
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  7. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Still a little slow- they just caught up with yesterdays numbers an hour or so ago :rolleyes:
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    This seems rather silly to me... :wtf:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Hmm. I wouldn't want to crunch on my Android device, as it's slow and the battery life is bad as-is, but from a theoretical perspective it's interesting. I do think it would be better if they'd focus on GPU work instead.
     
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    That sounds like a terrific idea. I think we all want to see [Ion] with some more 600k PPD! :eek:
     
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    Gpu's have so much mostly untapped compute potential. Bitcoin shows that easily. Is it really that hard to code for? I would think they would be focusing on gpu work since it has 10X the output.
     
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    Both CPUs and GPUs have their strengths. Some of the tasks are better suited towards a general purpose CPU than specialized GPUs, more so if the task at hand doesn't benefit from the massive amount of parallelism a GPU provides.

    On another note, I am officially out of WCG works in 1 minute :eek:
     
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    Did you opt-in for CEP2 and beta testing? I am still getting work, although I am at my parents' so less resources are spent for WCG (I am running WCG on my 2nd system with only on one core enabled; and turn the computer off when I go to sleep). This seems to influence the chance to get without work kind of drastically.
    Did you consider donating resources to POEM@home? It supports CPU and GPU computing.
    BTW, here is a list of (BOINC) DC projects; in my sig you find those I am involved in.
     
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    I was signed up for Beta testing, but I did not meet the bandwidth req for CEP2 (IIRC). I just checked my projects and for some reason it had me opted out of FightAIDS@Home. Updated and now have some WUs. Wouldn't have found out without your post, thanks!
     
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    After some tweaking recently, I ended up running almost exclusively CEP2. I have FAAH enabled, too, but it hardly pulls any of its WUs. And alas, since I run almost only CEP2, my PPD plummeted.
    I shall miss pie a lot...
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Give it a few days... there's often a lag between changes when looking at ppd ;)
     
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    Already been 5 days =]
     
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    Do you have a larger backlog of pending validations/pending verifications? It may take longer for CEP2 to clear "pending" status....
     
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    No, it settled down real quick and is now working like a stable pipeline.
     
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    I started this morning on my IVIEW 760TPC (Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 single core 1GHz w/ Android 4.0.3) and my ASUS Nexus 7 (Tegra 3 quad core Cortex A9 1.2GHz). So far, the IVIEW tablet takes 16 hours to do a Say No to Schistosoma WU, and the Nexus 7 does 4 WUs simultaneously and takes about 2-3 hours to complete each WU. Looks like the Nexus 7 should get around 250 PPD or so (amazing for around 10-15w), and the IVIEW is pretty much a worthless POS, but I'm running it anyway.
     
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    What tweaking? I wonder why it now mostly pulls CEP2.

    Are you guys still having trouble getting wu's. I never ran out myself. I am getting new ones too.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Hey, I'd love that. I have quite a bit to fire up again when drawing 2500w is no longer a problem :)
    Nearly out of work? Have you not gotten any more yet?
    250PPD isn't bad--I get about 350PPD from my dual-core 1.6GHz Atom. Power usage for that is about 25w at the wall.
     
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    Setting max CEP2 WUs to "Unlimited".
     
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    Is anyones else's ppd going crazy. Mine just short of being double what I expect it to be according to freedc? Maybe its freedc?
     
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    My ppd seems normal- still wating for the final update though
     
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