Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Some good news!!! pictures soon and screen shots!
You got my hopes up for a minute...
I hope we get some more of these Beta's - I just noticed that I'm now over 11 days!
Awesome! I got something like ten days worth of them today--now just about two weeks of runtime away from the gold badge
If any USA members need a good cheap cooler. $15 on newegg tonight.
Looks like another Hyper212/Xigmatek Gaia equivalent. A great price and they work quite nicely.
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.
I might go with this instead:
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).
If you want a Windows 7 key I can get you one at a very reasonable price
Also, I have a potential new cruncher in the works--stay tuned for details
I will send a pm about that soon.
And cool to read about another cruncher being added to your farm.
Another article posted regarding the work the CEP2 Team is doing:
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?
Indeed! It might finally be time to retire the C2Ds, but we'll see....
Anyone close to a Microcenter?
Would love to get a couple of these boards:
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!
New cruncher up!!!
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?
Yup, I just saw a few WUs for it on my i3 system!
All of my systems have been switched over effective immediately
And yes, the site layout has been changed--not sure what I think of this
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
Man this CPU runs kinda cool. About 49/50 deg at 100% on a crappy stock aluminum cooler
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.
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
Yup, that sounds right. I don't think it matters for WCG so much as the supercomputing activities.
Oh oh. My 4770k is not downloading wu's. Going to work on this tonight.
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?
There is a description of the project on the WCG site.
Started a Thread over here:http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3013849&posted=1#post3013849
I am wondering about a mild O/C of my lappy top.
Please advise, if you have any advice pertaining to this.
Thanks, can't find anything in forums or websites that aren't over a year old.
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