Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Hmm. I am going to try it anyway. Got a nicer fast usb 3.0 drive just for that.
I think what happens with the USB sticks is you try to update your software and it probably changes how everything is originally set up e.g. the GRUB bootloader and it refuses to boot ever again. Just a hunch.
Great job crunchers, sorry I don't post more. Keep up the great work.
Going out to play. Wish me luck and remember when I win we all win.
Good Luck Mike and have fun bud.
It's decently simple to restore GRUB to a bootloader that's, UK folks tell me if I'm using this correctly, "knackered".
13.5k points in almost 72 hours on a 3220 is that ok?
also can I get my 7790 to crunch?
It's low for a full time cruncher but OK for part time
FYI- we generally discuss ppd in terms of FreeDC ppd for Milestones, Pie, etc.. (link for your stats below):
1 FreeDC point= 7 WCG points
This is just one the things you learn when you first start crunching. I would imagine that your setup could do over 2k FreeDC ppd (14k WCG ppd) if full time @100%
My output was wacky on Friday--turns out that the school decided to shut off my internet connection because they had determined that my Linux machine had been "compromised" via SSH. Given the password I had on it, I consider that to be unlikely, especially since I had set up the router to only forward SSH requests coming from a very specific external port (and not 22). Anyways, this was the FX8350 system that had been behaving badly, so it wasn't a crisis.
It seems to have turned out that the "Segmentation Fault" errors that I was receiving stemmed from a disk drive that was going bad--I tried to reinstall Mint and it threw errors about /dev/sda. I replaced it with the 40GB SSD that was initially in the AMD 4P setup and it seems to be doing OK.
Internet connection is back on, but it certainly created some difficulties and confusion
Oh HammerOn.... knock-knock
well so far since i've had all 3 machines going (3570K @ 75%, 2400 @ 80% and 2630QM @ 50%) they are getting me around 5K-6K PPD. And thats only 2 full days crunching, though i did alter the config file to report immediately
Awesome! Hopefully w/ the laptop cooler you can do even better
im grabbing this at some point before the end of the month (hopefully) http://coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3020&product_name=CM Storm SF-19 (USB 2.0)
also i forgot the lappy is off for 6 hours while i sleep until i get the cooling pad
Im down since last tuesday , and I dont know when ill be up again. we are changing providers. going from 8/1 to 25/3 but our provider for the line (not the one we are changing to) is not delivering the line correctly im posting this from school
Has anyone had any issues using the new ATI BETA 13.10 drivers with WCG? My main system hangs every now and then with ATI driver errors, so I was hoping to upgrade to see if this adds stability. And yes, the crashes are even without GPU work.
Hoping these and Win 8.1 fix a lot of little things...
T, I haven't tried the 13.10 drivers as I had issues with the 13.8's I am at the 13.4's right now. I may give them a try and see if I have the same problems your having though.
i have 13.10 on my 3570K rig and no problems so far 13.8 on the 2400 rig
What issues did you have? Problems with WCG or otherwise?
I had temp issues with them. My gpu's where hitting 100c with the 13.8's. And I was getting some slight artifacting due to the heat from them.
Not WCG related except that I am a Cruncher. I hope nobody minds but, I am kinda proud of this.
http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-5441 enter Bib# 416, for my result.
I knew going in that I was not a contender, riding a single-speed Schwinn Varsity from the 70's, about 30 lbs. My goal was to beat three minutes, Imagine my surprise, nearly 10 hrs later, when I saw the results online! I wasn't even last!!
I think the guy that finished behind me must have flatted!
Anyways, I sprinted up the steepest hill in Saint Paul. I didn't die. I beat my goal. I feel good.
which one in the rankings is You?
That link doesn't work they way I thought it would!
So, to see my result, type "416" in the bib # box!
oops!?! It worked last night on Facebook?
Anyways, there it be, 416.
Sorry for a late reply.
IF the USB stick installation is "Imma 'burn' this ISO over to this USB flash drive here...", then yeah - possible.
But if it was installed into a flash drive with a "normal" installation, all should be fine. I have a flash drive like this which I carry with me all the time in case I need to boot into some computer and whatnot
I had an Ubuntu installation (installed by PenDriveLinux) with a persist partition on an 8GB USB stick and it quit working after I ran Software Updater and rebooted after updating, and this wasn't the first time. The USB sticks themselves still work fine today.
grabbing the cooling pad wed and hope to up cpu usage to at least 75%
screen be damned for now!! at least this i7 is crunching
Tomorrow morning, I am leaving for a month , but am going to leave my crunchers crunching and instructed my dad what to do if something "blows up". Gonna set all the boxen to run only CEP2 WUs, in case I don't get discharged in time for the CEP2 challenge.
This also means my Linux guide is on hold until I get back.
That's the "Imma 'burn' this ISO over to this USB flash drive here..." variety. So no wonder it botched up.
The flash drive I have is:
1. boot from a liveCD
2. install it into the flash drive as it was a regular HDD/SSD
and that works much better than any of those "specifically for USB flash drives" installations. No wonder, as those are meant to be an alternative to a liveCD most of the time, with not much regard most other things.
 If I don't get discharged earlier, that is. It's also possible they keep me for more than a month, too. But it was 4 weeks / 1 month most of the time, so it's probably gonna be the same this time again.
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