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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Good deal! :)

    On a related note- put my i7-970/R3E setup into its new case today :) The HDD gave out :banghead: but I put in a spare and got it running on Linux instead ;)

    Will need to move the 7870 over to my new rig that's under construction to get it back going for F@H...
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  2. thebluebumblebee

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    Frys also has the 3770K for $222!
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    30watts as a system total?
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    I have a New's Year resolution that involves a dual 2011 motherboard ;)
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    How many points can one expect to get for 24hrs of crunching? I started yesterday morning and checked this morning and its showing around 1800 points. Im using a 3770k @4.6ghz. Does overclocking stunt or help the points? And what about memory? Im running 2666mhz. Thanks in advance for the info.
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    CPU frequency is the main factor. Memory speed has little to no impact (some people run dedicated crunchers with a single 2GB stick). Windows x64 gives more ppd than x86 and linux x64 gives more than Wx64.

    That being said, hyperthreading doesn't scale 1:1, so don't take the Boinc calculated ETAs for granted (boinc calculates potential throughput with a single thread test). If boinc says a WU ETA is 2 hours, it might take 2:30 in reality due to hyperthreading. Still is better to leave HT on, you'll likely make ~15% more that way.


    Pöints aren't awarded by your sole work, it has to be validated with two or more people that received the same WU. Once all the WU's quorum report in, points are awarded, so don't expect to get the same ppd every day. You should wait 3 days or so for your "waiting validation" queue to have a significant number of WUs and get an steady influx of points.

    (I think Ion has a 3770K oced to 4.5Ghz, you can look up his profile and see what he usually gets.)

    EDIT: 5K seems to be the average: http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=host&proj=bwcg&hostid=2204462
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    ok good to know.. also what if i need to restart the computer do I loose the work?
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    You lose whatever hasn't been saved by then. The biggest offenders are CEP2 and MCM 7.26, those take up to 10 hours and with 4 checkpoints you're bound to lose quite a few hours of work.
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    Ok thanks, this is still overwhelming to me. I see there is GPU in the activity tab, I thought crunching is just cpu?

    I see 3 items ready to report.. how long does it take? is there a way to manually report?
    Sorry for the questions but man almost 1000 pages to read lol
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    There hasn't been GPU work in half a year. Don't worry about it ATM.
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    I know of something you can use those GPU's for.:laugh:
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  12. Norton

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    Ask as many as you like ;)

    - You can report work manually (projects tab > update button), leave it alone (it will report once every 24hrs iirc), or add in that cc_config.xml file I sent you info on to report results immediately when finished. Most of us use the report immediately setup :)

    FYI- it will take about 3-7 days for your rig to "spool up" and begin showing consistent daily totals. I would expect that 3770K to produce 5-6k ppd.
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    This look right?

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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Seems to be.

    Click on the Advanced tab and select "Event log" then "Read config file" . You should see a message regarding reporting results immediately in the event log.

    Option 2.... restart the PC, wait for a job to finish, see if it reports within a few seconds after it's ready.
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    Yeah it says no config file found.. using default?
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    Just cpu. The motherboard, memory, and hdd use about 100-120 watts and the gpu uses about 150w under load. I could take the gpu out but that is also what the system is purposed for right now.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Can you open the file in Notebook and post a screenshot? The text in the top line shouldn't be there. i.e. starts with <cc_config> ends with </cc_config>
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    sure here you go

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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Got it! Wrong path..

    File goes in this one: C: > ProgramData > BOINC

    ProgramData is a hidden folder... you need to set your view options to "show hidden or show all files" to find it.
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Ok thanks, it's done so lets see what happens now

    *update* that worked, it uploaded all the completed work.

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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    last update showed 3945 so im thinking I'll be over 5k tonight :)

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    I dont know what this 100% stress cycle has done to the cpu but the temps are better then ever.

    one core has always been 10c cooler then the rest and the others would be 3-4c different from one another.

    Im not complaining :D

    Maybe the paste has finally cured

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    WCG doesn't always put the stress on your cpu like prime 95 would if your saying what I think yours saying.
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    How do you disable the Bionic screen saver?

    It fires up my 2nd gpu and thats a no no for me if im crunching.

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