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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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    It's amazing--for dedicated cruncher rigs, I see no reason to use anything else. Only a couple exceptions--if I need to run the FAH GPU client or I need to use a WiFi card that Linux doesn't like, but otherwise it's unbeatable. Once I've decided for sure that the i3 is sufficient for gaming I really need to put Ubuntu on the 3930k--that should be at least another 5k PPD :toast:
    Although I like Mint better :)

    And yes, the difference for AMD systems seems to be smaller--clock-for-clock my Linux FX8350 only seems to do about 7% better than Norton's FX83x0s with Windows.

    I'll probably be setting up the Atom system tomorrow some time--later than I wished, but it will have to do :eek:
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well I got back up my cruncher today. I installed the stable release 7.0.64 and I am hoping for the best...

    Also I am in need of a low end 1156 CPU if anyone know a guy.. :) its for crunching and testing a motherboard/flashing motherboard.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192023
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Power supply go boom boom....
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    Sorry to her about your troubles Brandon, really a bummer especially during he challenge. :( I hope something starts working out soon for you. :)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I have had nothing go right as of late with crunching... First I get a bum X58 board thats flaky then WU's slowly started to not show up even though my PC was crunching 24/7 then the new cruncher I was building wont post AND NOW PSU failure so the PSU I had planned for the new crunching build will have to come to work in the X58...

    At the moment I have a server PSU thats like 700W with PCI express connectors but I do not know how long it will last..
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    Argg, that sucks Brandon :S

    Do you have anything protecting your power circuit?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Yes it was on a 400W APC with protection but the PSU has been acting up sometimes when you power it completely off it would refuse to power a motherboard. It seemed like it needed to sit with the AC power in it for about 5 minutes before you could hit the power button.

    BUT..... now its in the dumpster.. I did keep the modular cables though if anyone needed them.
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    GUYS OMG HALP!

    We got a new (used) server at work and I think it has a virus or something! All the cores (no HyperThreading, btw) seem to be stuck at 100%!

    Don't ask me why it has 16 GB of ram and only Win Server 32-bit. That's what the people who refurbished the machine stuck on it. It's only a trial too. If it were up to me, this thing would have Debian on it.
    [​IMG]
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Check the CPU resources and see what process has the server maxed out..
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    I think He's just joking and that "Virus" is actually this thing called "BOINC". You might have heard about this "BOINC" virus before - it's a fairly known virus that just keeps on spreading despite the efforts of antivirus program creators. :cool:

    EDIT: OH WAIT that means xvi might be respawning with a 'zooks in His hands, heading for me D=
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    LOL I got it after I posted HAHAHA

    Here is my crippled cruncher at work..

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    Yer darn tootin' I am! :laugh:
    Worst part is waiting for it to spool up. I'm not sure how long I'll be able to "test" it.
    Down, but not out. :toast:
    How much power do you think you're using there? Is that your sig rig?
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    Just posted something slightly interesting here. Might wanna check it out *nods*

    *yawn* Hotel California in my headphones is about to make me fall asleep. Byez.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    lol that's quite the sight :p

    Is it at least working better now?

    My C2D-M was down for a few days (I needed the HDD out of it) but is back up in operation now :toast:)
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    I got my 2500k crunching again! My phenom was down oddly too. It will be back up later tonight.
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    This is my I7-920 rig under my crunchers sig. I posted some specs at the bottom of this post.

    Its working thats about all I can say now, will know in a couple of days if taking out the beta and putting in the stable version of bionc will get my numbers back up atleast to 2K.

    Here is some specs on the PSU:

    Genuine Dell 650W Watt AA23390 G1767 K2242 N650P-00 Power Supply Unit PSU For Precision Workstation 670, XPS 600 and PowerEdge SC1420 Systems Compatible Part Numbers: YD285, K2242, G1767, PD144 Compatible Model Numbers: AA23390, NPS-650, N650P-00, NPS-650AB

    +5V = 30.0A
    +3.3V = 25.0A
    +12VA = 17.0A
    +12VB = 17.0A
    +12VC = 17.0A

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    Crippled, by the Wire Monster!! I wonder if there is ENOUGH stuff on that computer? :roll:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yup, that PSU looked familiar, I had a dual-processor Pentium 4 Xeon system a while back that used one of those. Amazingly, two Pentium 4 HTs throw off quite a lot of heat for not all that much performance :p
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    Yea its ATM even with three video cards all using PCIex 6 plugs.
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    Well after 2 full days of crunching its only putting out 900PPD... never fails but its point for the team and I will keep it going for the sake of that.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well I just ordered this!

    INTEL PENTIUM G6950 DUAL CORE 2.8GHz 3M SOCKET 1156 CPU SLBMS -OR- SLBTG

    This thread has been dead today..
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    I've picked up a new laptop (well, at least new to me, it's actually an older Thinkpad X61s), which means that if I can find the missing pieces, namely the bottom plate and HDD cover, I'll probably be using it most of the time for school, which means that the i7-QM would get to crunch more :toast:

    Now the question is, do I put WCG on the x61s? :D It's a 1.5GHz C2D, so it's hardly very fast, and it runs a bit hot, but it is here... :D
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    I would run on one core only, so that you can run Word etc. still fast enough.
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    Ehh, IMO the only thing it slows down excessively is some games (and only on my dual-core systems with their relatively low computing power. IMO Word and Firefox work just fine even under load. I had a Dell Latitude last year that ran BOINC + other stuff fine on its 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo--only issue there was that it threatened to melt when under load for extended periods of time.
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    Back from a short Holiday and I finally got the servers up and running. Only one problem...If I select CEP2, it only loads one core on both rigs. If I open it up to all other projects, it loads all 48 cores on each rig. Gonna stay with all projects for now and see what kinda production I can get out of these.

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