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World Community Grid February Team Challenge

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

  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Check this thread out:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174138
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  2. AnnCore

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    Right. I've got the 7.0.28 64 bit version on Windows 7. Do I really need the beta? I read it might send errors?

    As I've tasks running, should I wait before trying to set up multiple gpus, or can I hit "No new tasks" and close Boinc manager and then do the necessary?
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  3. Lukfi New Member

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    Well I'm not running it 24/7, not even close. Right now I have just over 700 points per avg calendar day. The GPU should help though.
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    Hello! If you are looking for 7.0.40 download use this link:
    http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.0.40_windows_x86_64.exe

    I believe it is for the 64-bit version.

    After you install, you could try the auto-setup utility(by m&m) in the link HammerON just provided.

    I don't have a GPU that supports crunching, so I may not be of much/further help.
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  5. ArticFir3 New Member

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    Count me in please :)
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    I'm in too for this one.

    I still havent managed to make my GPU (7970) work properly though. All projects have runned on CPU no matter what I do, and I even used the new v1.1 automatic cmd setup program from M&Ms.

    Also, all "Help Conquer Cancer 7.05 (ati_hcc1)" got Computation error as soon as they start. Any comments on that?
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
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  7. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Are you using the 7.0.44 Boinc manager?

    *Note- don't worry that it's a Beta... it seems to work w/o issues

    Need to head off to work atm- this thread (link below) should be helpful or PM a member that is running the same card with a similar setup to see if they can assist:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174138

    Thanks for joining up for this! :toast:
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    Count me in.
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  9. okidna

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    Ah, I just realize this.
    Same with ALMOSTunseen, I will decline any hardware and high value prizes.

    I don't mean to be rude but for me the reason is simple : my location. It's hard to do overseas shipping to my country and if it can be done the risk of DOA is very high. I want no trouble at all for our generous members that already donated their hard earned hardware, so please keep my name out from any hardware and high value prizes.

    I wish everyone the best of luck !! :toast:
  10. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Absolutely! Just meet the requirements and you're in :toast:
    Thanks for posting these threads HammerON! :respect:
    The HD5850s will work. They aren't thelatest and greatest, but their output isn't negligible nonetheless (I still crunch on an Atom CPU :laugh:)
    Added :)
    That will absolutely be enough--you should be able to get 25k points in ~3 days with those :toast:
    Actually, it is BOINC points that we count for this--I need to go clarify the OP :)

    Thirty nine entrants and counting :toast:
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  11. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    2 5850's should do quite well, Hell I get 13K-17K out of a single OCed 5770!!! 5850 should get 14K-19K a piece!
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  12. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Quick reminder- the qualifier for prizes is 25,000 BOINC points and to crunch for the duration of the challenge....reporting results for at least 50% of that time.

    Thanks again to [Ion] for taking the lead on this Challenge.... I know from experience that it's a lot of work! :toast:-:respect:-:respect:-:respect:
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    GPU problem

    In BOINC Manager (7.0.40) under the Tasks tab, should the column "Status" show that both cpu and gpus are being used?

    All I see is "Running".

    I've manually added an "app_config" in the folder "projects" (BOINC Data/projects) with the following lines:

    <app_config>
    <app>
    <name>hcc1</name>
    <max_concurrent>4</max_concurrent>
    <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>.500</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>1.000</cpu_usage>
    </gpu_versions>
    </app>
    </app_config>

    I also added the following line:

    <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>

    to the "cc_config" so it now looks like this:

    <cc_config>
    <log_flags>
    </log_flags>
    <options>
    <client_version_check_url>http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/download.php?xml=1</client_version_check_url>
    <client_download_url>http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/download.php</client_download_url>
    <network_test_url>http://www.ibm.com/</network_test_url>
    <start_delay>120</start_delay>
    <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
    </options>
    </cc_config>

    Despite these steps, Catalyst Control Center is showing me 0% activity.

    I'm stumped.
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  15. okidna

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    Make sure that you save the "app_config" files with .xml file extension.

    For example here's my app_config.xml file looks like:

    PHP:
    <app_config>
       <
    app>
          <
    name>hcc1</name>
          <
    max_concurrent>4</max_concurrent>
          <
    gpu_versions>
              <
    gpu_usage>.25</gpu_usage>
              <
    cpu_usage>1</cpu_usage>
          </
    gpu_versions>
       </
    app>
    </
    app_config>
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    By the way, my WCG nick is ArcticFir3. Just informing, since my nick in this forum is ArticFir3. By the way, I'm crunching using 2500k and 7970. Will that be sufficient?
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  17. AnnCore

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    My app_config.xml file looks right. Just different value for gpu usage (have 0.5).

    I just read in another thread (reread) that the directory is G:\1.5T Documents\BOINC Data\projects\www.worldcommunitygrid.org

    So I've got it there for now.

    Only thing that confuses me is how to enable it. Do I stop all the running tasks and exit BOINC? Or do I have to wait for all tasks to finish before the new settings take into effect?
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    im in.
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    Oh, to make the new settings take into effect you need to restart (just exit, no need to suspend/stop ongoing task and then open the client again) your BOINC manager after updating your app_config file.
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    I'm in. Also could someone tell me how to get my Radeon 7750 crunching?
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    one question, will the i7 and x79 mobo be separate prizes or maybe the grand prize? i mean with all the ppl participating, i doubt many of us could afford to buy the other piece of hardware if they were separate.
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    I set my 6950 for 2 WUs and it seems to take about a minute more. 1 WU completed in 3:20, 2 in 4:15, is this normal?

    I'm going to let the 7750 runing 1 WU as I'm getting about 70C and the HTPC is in a cabinet so it gets poor airflow. It's completing a WU in about 6:30.
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    So, How do I join(Apart from just writing it as new post)? Is there a registration process / Some software I have run in! Please help here, as I REALLY WANT TO BE IN THIS ONE - And also, count me IN too.
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    :rockout: Not only welcome to our WCG crunching team, but also welcome to TechPowerUp!!!
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