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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by [Ion], Feb 4, 2013.

  1. TRWOV

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    Electricity quality isn't that good here so some sort of protection is almost a given requirement, these AVRs have saved my PCs quite a few times.

    Didn't know about the relay delay although I don't know if the CDP units use mechanical relays or not as they're silent. The only way to tell they are correcting voltage is thanks to a buzzer (emits a PC like beep sound, not clicks). I have a smaller AVR connected to my secondary rig and it emits clicking sounds so I think it uses mechanical relays. They are made in Mexico (or at least this particular unit is) but I guess internals are from China (everything is anyways).





    Since I won't be playing games anytime soon due to the challenge I took the GT430 from my main rig and put it in the Phenom rig to do some GPU work.

    EDIT: huh? GT430 isn't supported??? :banghead: I just can't win, can I?
     
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    I know that feeling. I have 2x 4770's and a 3870 left over and I was going to use them in a dedicated rig. Then I read the supported graphics cards list...
     
  3. TRWOV

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    yeah, I have a 4670 and 3850 that could do wonders but they don't support DirectCompute.


    Also, I don't know what I did but all my pending WUs show as "Aborted: not started due to deadline". I had to clear the CMOS while troubleshooting the GT430 issue, I guess that's related? How can correct this? Or I can't?
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Time and Date set correct after CMOS reset? If not it definitely will mess up WCG/BOINC
     
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  5. TRWOV

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    Did that after clearing the CMOS :confused: I guess I shouldn't have tried to get the GT430 to work... :shadedshu

    OK, let's bit this bullet and get done with it... :banghead:
     
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  6. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I want in on this. I could use some more crunching hardware.
     
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  7. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I've turned things over to manofthem to run this week's game giveaway. Stay tuned :toast:
     
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  8. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Every giveaway gets us closer to the showcase!! :D
     
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  9. xvi

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    I didn't think this was worth creating a new thread, so..

    I'd wondered what I could get out of a free-tier Amazon EC2 server. I'd googled it and saw some other people talking about it and there are (apparently) preconfigured packages for BOINC, but no one ever said whether or not it was worth it. Well, I've managed to set it up and complete one unit. If you check the spoiler, I'll let you be the judge. Found this guide after the fact. It appears that unless you're willing to shell out a bit of money, you won't get much.

    My free-tier account allowed me one Intel Xeon E5507 core at 2.26 GHz and ~600 MB of ram.

    [​IMG]
    Code:
    1: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Starting BOINC client version 7.0.27 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
    2: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
    3: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Libraries: libcurl/7.27.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1c zlib/1.2.7 libidn/1.25 librtmp/2.3
    4: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
    5: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5507  @ 2.27GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
    6: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Processor: 4.00 MB cache
    7: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Processor features: fpu de tsc msr pae cx8 sep cmov pat clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht syscall nx lm constant_tsc up rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm
    8: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] OS: Linux: 3.5.0-21-generic
    9: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Memory: 589.91 MB physical, 0 bytes virtual
    10: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Disk: 7.87 GB total, 6.67 GB free
    11: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Local time is UTC +0 hours
    12: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] No usable GPUs found
    13: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Config: GUI RPC allowed from:
    14: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] No general preferences found - using defaults
    15: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Reading preferences override file
    16: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Preferences:
    17: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] max memory usage when active: 294.96MB
    18: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] max memory usage when idle: 530.92MB
    19: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] max disk usage: 3.94GB
    20: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] don't use GPU while active
    21: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
    22: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
    23: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Not using a proxy
    24: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] This computer is not attached to any projects
    25: 18-Feb-2013 06:17:48 (low) [] Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
    26: 18-Feb-2013 06:26:34 (low) [] Suspending computation - CPU is busy
    27: 18-Feb-2013 06:26:44 (low) [] Resuming computation
    28: 18-Feb-2013 06:26:55 (low) [] Suspending computation - CPU is busy
    29: 18-Feb-2013 06:30:56 (low) [] Resuming computation
    30: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:10 (low) [] Running CPU benchmarks
    31: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:10 (low) [] Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
    32: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:42 (low) [] Benchmark results:
    33: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:42 (low) [] Number of CPUs: 1
    34: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:42 (low) [] 1945 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
    35: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:42 (low) [] 1155 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
    36: 18-Feb-2013 06:47:43 (low) [] Resuming computation

    Edit: I should point out that free doesn't mean "Free as in Free Beer" here. It's free as long as you don't use many resources. I can't stress this enough. MAKE SURE TO READ THE SERVICE AGREEMENTS.
     
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  10. james888

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    I had a friend who kept getting/finding coupons for 1 month free server kinda like amazons. He hopped his minecraft server around for like 8 months before he ran out of coupons.
     
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  11. Norton

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    I believe that HP was offering a cloud based service trial similar to this last year and a few members used a free trial that was offered to crunch for awhile. I don't remember the performance or the costs involved past the trial period- maybe some of those that tried it will offer their impressions on it.

    My opinion- I build what I crunch on. However, it does offer a way to crunch for someone with signicant fund raising skills- it also offers a way to continue to contribute if you don't have the hardware or are suffering under extreme power costs to crunch on your own hardware.
     
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    thanks to BINGE I was able to get an i5 3570k,will be OC'ing tomorrow once i get my new ram and then get to crunching!
     
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    I got the 25,000 points:roll: I won't stop i will keep going until my noctua fan@1500rpm gets to really bugging me. Since i got the points today and to keep with the spirits can i get a Titan JK:D
     
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    2k points and Ill have my 25k. Will keep going until the 8th and then a month afterwards.
     
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    The HDD of the only dual core machine in the office went down :banghead: Was raking a nice 200RAC.

    Hopefully I'll be able to recover the boinc data. Good thing it's a dumb terminal and moved our applications to a small server about two months ago.
     
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    WTH , 3 diff times on 3 diff dates I go to check out stats and what not and I get nothing cause of stat updates.
     
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    It'll make for a perfect gift if you win something. :p
     
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    the lappy and its P540 dual core AMD are slowly returning CPU wu's :D :D going to buy a cooling pad next week to drop the temps a lil while it crunches and also to prepare for hotter weather :p
     
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    Not looking forward to the hitter weather. :(
     
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    Good work! :toast:
     
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    Looks like I missed a lot while I was away :p
     
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    I bought this to replace my 4870/4850 combo (roughly the same performance) so I could crunch again. Do I have the crunching bug?

    [​IMG]
    Edit: I guess I should point out it's a HD 5870.
     
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    Count me in...I just brought two rigs online. :)
     
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