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WCG May 2014 Challenge planning thread

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    That is WHY I try to crunch with Xeon processors! AMD's can handle running 100% 24/7 but Intel's don't do so well unless they are Xeon processors; then they shine!

    Wow, hard to say. I usually run with Hyperthreading enabled to try and get all I can out of a processor, but I have heard that shutting Hyperthreading down will result in better PPD..........That is actually a good question.
     
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    I've been crunching with my i7-4770 @4ghz w/ HT on and have generated 1,706 points so far but i don't know what that means lol
     
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    Some will dispute whether hyperthreading helps or hurts. I crunch 4c 8t because well I think it helps. The more threads the better I think.
     
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    I run on a laptop so I have no choice but to run 4c 8t. But I always wondered about that.
     
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    My 2500k does about the same as a 2600k. I don't think it hurts but is highly marginal
     
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    HT helps but not much,10% tops. Even if you see 8 threads, it's still a quad core.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Depends on the workload.... the chance of getting all 8 threads to work together and getting a nice boost is about 50/50
     
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    Okay guys, I fired the 1055t rig back up and it is crunching along nicely. Wcg seems to want to be stingy with wu's for it right now. It is just giving it 8 wu's in the buffer and I have the buffer set to 5 days. But where it's a hex core 8 at a time is fine.
     
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  9. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    That's normal- you'll get a full batch once those are done ;)

    Switched my other 8350 rig over to Ubuntu this morning and it did the same thing...
     
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    Looks like to low output is coming to an end atleast for my 8350. Don't know what the deal was for the last few days but it seemed like a chore to break 12k when I should be easy 17 to 19k.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    UPDATES!
    @T-Bob has donated a Windows 7 Home Premium key for the cruncher rig build :toast:

    8 more Teams have signed up for the Challenge (29 Teams total so far) :rockout:
     
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    I'm always running :toast:
     
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    I also have a copy of ARMA 2 Combined Operations on Steam to donate
     
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    You can pm manofthem with the details. He is handling the game giveaway.
     
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    Got it, thanks! ;) I think the game giveaway will end up being pretty spectacular, thanks to everyone's generosity! :respect: :respect:
     
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    You d bomb manofthem. And a great thanks to all the contributors.
     
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    Thanks. This team is full of awesome bombs!!! ... and I love your new avatar ;) :D
     
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    My new girlfriend is badass LOL :toast:
     
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    Just started spooling two 6970s and two 5870s for the folding side and I'm hunting down every last core I can for WCG. Might even manage to get a couple ARM tablets crunching. :p

    Back in the Pentium 4 days, SETI@Home saw about a 30% increase with HT enabled. I rarely deal with (good) Intel chips these days, but as far as I'm aware, that hasn't changed much. Only thing I've heard is that disabling HT can net you a better overclock, but I don't think you'd get an extra 30% increase in clock to make up for having HT disabled.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    UPDATE- Team France joined the Challenge today as the 30th Team
    No worries Arjai... just another Team ;)
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    Haha, Arjai is going to flip out, and he's going to be on our butts everyday if they pull ahead :p

    But we can do it :)
     
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    oh the frenchies, there goes the hood.
     
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    are wcg servers down or something? i have projects pending uploads since midnight and still won't upload :confused:

    EDIT: never mind
     
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    Edison has been put up and running, so I am not at the promised four but at the max of 6 cores! For the duration of the challenge at least.
     
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