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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Some good news!!! pictures soon and screen shots!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    You got my hopes up for a minute... :cry:
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    I hope we get some more of these Beta's - I just noticed that I'm now over 11 days!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Awesome! I got something like ten days worth of them today--now just about two weeks of runtime away from the gold badge :D
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I believe it is just barely a step up above those. By the way, this was the first heatsink I ever had to read the instructions for. Performs great.
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    I might go with this instead:

    [​IMG]

    Should give decent performance and is supposed to not be too power hungry. I suppose Windows 8 is a bad idea for BOINCers? I am asking because I will need a new key anyway and wondered whether Win 8.1 would be worthwile over Win 7 (esp. since it is an UEFI board).
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    If you want a Windows 7 key I can get you one at a very reasonable price :toast:


    Also, I have a potential new cruncher in the works--stay tuned for details :toast:
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    Thanks mate. :) :toast:

    I will send a pm about that soon.

    And cool to read about another cruncher being added to your farm.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Win8, or 8.1, still works on UEFI boards, to the best of my knowledge. The board will just not support the "Instant On" feature due to older design features...something about Compatibility Modules? Anyways, that is what I remember from something I read, sometime ago.

    Also, not positive, methinks win8 is a bit more efficient, across the board...BOINC, Gaming, Task Manager...aside from the stupid Metro, supposedly a better design with 8.1.

    Still haven't made the jump to 8.1, lethargic? Maybe. Unwilling? Likely. Afraid of the Danger? :cry:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Indeed! It might finally be time to retire the C2Ds, but we'll see....
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  14. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Anyone close to a Microcenter?

    Would love to get a couple of these boards:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/383658/A880GZ_AM3_880G_AMD_mATX_Motherboard

    They are rare atm and for $29.99 they are a steal!!!

    FX support up to FX-8350, 880G/SB850 chipsets, and mATX (better setup than those 760G boards)

    If anyone is near a Microcenter and is willing to grab a couple for me please let me know!
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    New cruncher up!!!

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    Time to update that siggy, eh? ;)

    Edit: I say, do I see a new project - Mapping Cancer Markers?
    And is it just me or did WCG change its site layout a bit?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yup, I just saw a few WUs for it on my i3 system! :D
    All of my systems have been switched over effective immediately :D
    Badge time :D

    And yes, the site layout has been changed--not sure what I think of this :p

    Here's the new page for it:
    Mapping Cancer Markers and here. It's also from the University of Toronto (just like HCC was) so I'm hopeful that it will also be GPU-accelerated :D
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    Man this CPU runs kinda cool. About 49/50 deg at 100% on a crappy stock aluminum cooler
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    Do any of you knows if HCC used Double Precision (FP64) in GPUs? Was thinking about going for a R9 290 but it seems that AMD has duped FP64 to 1/8 (it was 1/4 on 7000 series).

    If MCM is indeed GPU accelerated and it uses FP64 I think I'll be getting another 7970 instead.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    HCC scaled nearly linear vs number of SP's so I don't believe DP is an issue*

    *case in point- 7770's have no DP capabilities at all iirc
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yup, that sounds right. I don't think it matters for WCG so much as the supercomputing activities.
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    Oh oh. My 4770k is not downloading wu's. Going to work on this tonight.
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    I got my 4770k crunching again. I had to remove the project and re get it. Don't know why.

    New project? Mapping cancer markers?
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    There is a description of the project on the WCG site.
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