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WCG Challenge Help Conquer Cancer (1st/2nd week of November)

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Oct 27, 2012.

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Are you interested in participating in the HCC WCG Challenge

Poll closed Nov 10, 2012.
  1. Yes I am interested and plan on participating

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  2. Not this time but may be interested in the future

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  3. Not interested

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  4. Undecided

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  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Oh, sweet! I like being wrong! Thanks for pointing that out!

    I can see that really helping--with my i7, it's using barely 2% of the processor powering the GPU most of the time--it only pops up to the full 12.5% at the very beginning and end :toast:
     
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  2. the54thvoid

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    No luck from my side.

    If I'm going to crunch I need to do it properly.

    The xml folder isn't looking like it should when i open it (xml folders look colourful). Mines still looks like notepad. Very first time i saved it, it looked different.

    I think the folder isn't saving properly.

    How do i save it as an xml file?
     
  3. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Yeah, that info you quoted there is what I saw earlier. I'm wondering if it's worth it to try out. Maybe run 5 WU's per gpu on my 8 thread cpu....
    creat a new text file and rename it to .xml instead of .txt
     
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  4. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    You will need to change the file extension for .TXT to .XML

    This may require doing it from the command prompt or enabling extensions through folder in control panel

    [​IMG]
     
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    Copy the app_info file from the spoiler into notepad and under "save as" Write this with the qoutemarks : "app_info.xml" the click save. It will save the file correctly then drop in into the programdata/boinc/projects/www.worldcommunitygrid.org folder. Make sure you have exited the client installed on your rig before dropping in it. Restart client. You also may need to do a reboot afterwards.
     
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    Hmm, it's communicating again but taking a while to get started. I'll let you guys know -off to watch Burn Notice now.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Great show!
     
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    Yes, this ^^^^

    I had probably at least 25 PM's each way with ThE_MaD_ShOt to get mine up and running, so have no doubts about your abilities here - we're all in the same boat at one point. ;)
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    ^^ Everything t just said ;)
     
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    The client seems stuck trying to download work from the servers. Is that normal?
     
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    Go to the menu and make sure your network is set to always available
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    After doing what t said, perhaps you need to adjust your network settings in Computing Preferences (in BOINC manager). I left everything at 0 except for work buffer. With my 7970s running 4 WUs each, i found that 0.60 days minimum work buffer works well. Any lower, I ran out of work and nothing new would come in. Maybe check that. Also, max additional work buffer I put 0.50.

    Edit: the work buffer will depend according to rig and output. YMMV You may have to increase and/or decrease the buffer, but only time will tell.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'll add them to Post #2 Thanks! :toast:

    @ the54thvoid- Welcome to the Team!!! :respect:
     
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    We have lift off!!

    [​IMG]

    Thanks all.

    Jeez that was like jumping through hoops!
     
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    Another day of being #1 by a huge margin! :toast:
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    Hmm come on guys, we're getting smashed, we need more points :p
     
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    For sure, GPU help alot, but wow! :)

    :lovetpu:
     
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  20. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I never expected to see soooooo much gain from the GPU's! :respect:
     
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    I wish i still had my gtx460 because my #2 rig is putting out low numbers lol

    Points Generated ----- Results Returned
    rig#1 294,007 -------- 1,308

    rig#2 33,412 ---------- 149


    And can anyone tell me why my daily output is all over the place? Some days its good some days its low is this just normal?
     
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    I'd certainly suggest the WCG Config File. While this is less pressing with GPU WUs (they're so short that BOINC will connect and report/download new work very frequently) it can help even out production and make sure you keep getting more work :toast:
     
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    Yep, always helps! :toast:
     
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    Only a couple more hours til the end of the first challenge.... keep your fingers crossed that we can hang onto our lead until then :toast:
     
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