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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

    76.5%
  2. Not this time but may be interested in the future

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  3. Not interested

    3.9%
  4. Undecided

    11.8%
  1. Chevalr1c

    Chevalr1c

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    Did you also select "Help Conquer Cancer" on the "My projects" page?

    Edit: I think I will mainly crunch to help out (as always) and will once in a while do some GPU crunching for boosting PPD/Challenge points and for sh*ts & giggles. I will not participate for the hardware prizes because most of them would go to waste here (not really being in a position to crunch 24/7, and the rigs to donate would be hard and costly to ship across the Atlantic). So I was like let's let them know so that folks being more "worthy" of being a receiving end get priority.
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  2. NHKS

    NHKS New Member

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    I am doing this in honour & dedication to my beloved Mother
    I know this is just a small token of respect, but doing my little bit wherever possible.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
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  3. Chevalr1c

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    My condoleances regarding your mother (assuming I understood your words right). Welcome to the WCG team.
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  4. NHKS

    NHKS New Member

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    you understood right.. I don't prefer to use the word 'late' or any other that implies
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    Yes I went to my profile on the website and only clicked on HCC.

    Both of my GPUs on both laptops where crunching last night.
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    Check settings to make sure the gpu option is not set to suspend mode.
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    I will have to check after the Halloween party. I'm so drunk and still text.
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    +1, THC is magic
  9. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That is incredible. I'm floored. Three WUs/card and they're still getting to 99.415% in a minute and a half.

    So--what do you say? You wanna stick with us even after the competition?
    :cry:
    I'm really sorry for your loss :cry::cry:
    Perhaps it's capacitor whine. I've found that particularly GPUs can make strange noises when loaded to 100%.
    :rockout:

    Everything looks good here :toast:
    We really appreciate it. I would imagine that everyone on this forum knows someone battling with cancer or has lost someone to cancer--it is for all of these beloved friends and family that we pour our hearts into the Grid. :cry: :respect:
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  10. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    well my custom router did not work as planned. The distro I used would not pickup but just one of my NIC cards :(

    The router I ordered comes in today so I am hoping it works like I need it.
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  11. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, at least you should have internet access again for the GPUs by tonight :toast:
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  12. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Yea, I kinda wished that worked out but I only tried one distro in the long list of ones on that forum post so I may try again.
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  13. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Yeah it's pretty awesome. That machine is averaging a wu every 1 min and 6 seconds.
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  14. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That seems too slow. I could see each card averaging a WU every minute and six seconds--but I'd imagine that it should be ~half that for the machine (or even less).
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  15. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    My 5770 right now is averaging 2 WU per 3 minutes which isn't too bad for the old card!
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  16. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Let me rephrase, that it is finishing 3 wu's in just about 3 mins. That rig only has 1 gpu in it, the 7850 and that rig is putting out right at 40k ppd.


    the 960t on cpu gets about 3 to 3.k ppd. The 7850 is in one of my x2 555 @x4 and 3.5ghz rigs. it is getting right at 40k ppd.
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  17. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I am getting a GTS 450 back from erocker (Said it was artifacting) so I will be testing it in the 785G/4000+ combo and if it works fine I will put it to work as well. Should put out the same PPD as the 5770
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  18. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Wow. That's amazing. I'm wishing that I hadn't sold the HD5770 I had :ohwell:

    EDIT:
    I doubt it. My nV cards (admittedly running only one WU each) are much slower than that. Like 3 minutes/WU on the GTX470s, 6 minutes/WU on the GTX460s.
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  19. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Oh wow really? That sux then. I don't know what to do with this GTS 450 now.
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  20. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Hell use it anyway it's still a crap load of wu's per day. LOL
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    You can still crunch on it. It's still far better than a CPU, even if it's sluggish by GPU standards :ohwell:
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  22. brandonwh64

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    I will check it out. I think it comes in today
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  23. t_ski

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    Thanks for your condolences. He was a good guy, and about the same age as me. Not something you want to see happen to a nice guy with a wife and three kids, much less anybody else.

    I am thinking about sticking with this, although not in the same capacity. I'm curious what this is going to do to my electric bill :cry:

    Last night after I got my main rig going, I added in my home server (945T CPU only) and my kids' rig (3750K with GTX280 CPU + GPU - probably needs tweaking as it's not usable when running like my main rig). I also have a P4 3.4GHz CPU and mobo, but I don't have a decent card to use on it. If anyone has an ATI GPU that will run on a 450W PSU that they are not able to use, I would be willing to pay shipping to me and back to you if you would let me borrow it for the challenge.
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    I'll let you know what I have after work today.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @t_ski

    The NVidia cards really drag the system down while crunching on gpu wu's so if you are going to use the system you should consider suspending the gpu while it's in use (time based or % usage based).... most Radeon cards run fine with very little lag while crunching.
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