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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Chevalr1c

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    Arjai, GN is called like that because it used to be a part of the TPU under that name (non-tech section). Norton did not mean anything unkind.

    We feel for you, really.
     
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    Oh look, my first beta WU! No worries BTW, it is running on the system I have at my parents place and not on my unstable main pc.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Vinska

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    >get a third batch of beta WUs on my main box
    >set the CPU clock to lowest possible - 1.4 GHz to farm up some running time for the Beta badge
    *deeeeeeeeeeerp*
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Just got two more on my ULV Core2 Duo. I also have a batch running on the i7 QM :toast:

    Just 26 days more runtime and I'll have a gold badge in Beta :D
     
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    Wait, does that work?
     
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  6. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yes. I don't do it because I think it's dishonest, but slowing down the CPU increases the runtime/WU, so you get more hours towards a specific badge.
     
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  7. Vinska

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    Easy for You to speak with Your OMFD 9001 COARS :laugh:
     
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  8. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Sorry, I'm not trying to make any value judgement on your actions. Personally, I'm not going to slow down the CPU just to get extra runtime, as my goal here is science > all else. But if you're badge-hunting it's a legitimate way to do so.

    :eek:
     
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    I don't like it much myself and I would not do it were the beta WUs not so darn rare. As with those, luck in getting them in the first place is more important the ability and willingness to crunch. And when luck does smile, supplies are always very limited and happen only once every long while. *sigh*
    I this made me decide to use this trick on one of my machines for a bit, even if I myself have mixed feelings about it.
    And I see You point where You, [Ion], say it's dishonest - as I totally agree with You. Yet I consider it significantly less dishonest compared to letting other crunchers "help" with a badge, as I am still using only the crunching resources I muster on my own. I could never get myself into doing that. =S
    *sigh* not the most pleasant subject to be discussing about. All those grey areas and whatnot...

    P.S. To those who did not notice: I updated my Linux Cruncher guide today.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    My I7-920 is still running strong at work but since BF4 came out I pause it on breaks to get a round in or two. My second 24/7 cruncher is awaiting either a cooler or cooler parts that I can rig one that I already have up but its been a slow process.
     
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  11. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The power usage is the equalizer in the ppd vs runtime debate

    High frequency + work unit= more ppd/less runtime

    Low frequency + work unit= less ppd/more runtime

    Power usage is approximately equal to complete a work unit= non-issue imho (cruncher decides how he wishes to process a job)

    The only thing I would consider "cheating" would be trying to manipulate the code on a work unit to get ppd/runtime w/o actually doing the work. This effectively cheats the sciences we're working for out of the good work we're supposed to be doing for them*

    *iirc- this had occurred with a Team last year and WCG caught it and they took away credit from the Team for a lot of the work that was done.
     
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    A team actually cheated.. really. Just wow. I like to get high ppd and all but all that really matters is that I am actually crunching.
     
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    I'm quite torn between the two. I like badges, but I also like science. :(

    FFFIIIIINEE. Science wins.
     
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    MEANWHILE, my dilemma: "I'm quite torn between NOT having an empty hole in the badge list and science / not slowing down my computer to an unresponsive crawl"

    Meeeeeeeh... not having a hole wins.
     
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    Ehh, I bet that the 1.4GHz FX8 is still faster to use than a 1.6GHz UM Core2 Duo ;)
     
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    Yeah, probably. Assuming "supplies last". And it seems with what I do get I won't be hitting a bronze any time soon nonetheless.
    Aww well, that batch-of-seven is almost done. Gonna start crunching full-speed again Real Soon Now™. :eek:
     
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    Free-DC is glitching. Showing >200% of real ppd
     
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    Oh my! Something's definitelly wrong! As according to it, I did 25k in two thirds of a WCG day. But only some of us have elevated points - as in the mean time, some people are in the range of expected points for them. Hmmm...
    *goes to look at my results page*

    EDIT: Hmmm... might be related to the fact my 15+ pages of pending validations got cleared. But IDK...
     
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    If they don't fix it soon, Buck and Ion's pie tonight will be scary. o.0
     
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    Scary? More like "I think we have GPU work again" :p
     
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    No, it's a glitch. The individual user pages show the real ppd per host.
     
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    I have 10 of those 7.24 Beta's running on my main rig right now. Total completion time ranges between 1:37 and 4:20.
     
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    Aye. Noticed that. But it is no longer relevant as it seems Free-DC unglitched itself :toast:
     
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    FreeDC seems to be working OK now....
     
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