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XS member builds a 100k PPD farm

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by [Ion], Oct 12, 2010.

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Saw this over on XS a few minutes ago, and was all like 'damn, that's incredible'. So I had to share it with you guys :cool: :laugh:

    Here are a few samples:
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    More available at the source :)

    This guy is amazing, nearly 80k today! :respect::respect::respect::respect:
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  2. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    wow that is just insane. All of them water cooled that is sweet. I'm sure his bank account isn't too happy with him ATM.
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  3. mlee49

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    I'd love to dedicate half of my garage to a project like that and then another half of my years annual salary to the goodies :D :D :D

    More power to him!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    It's sure incredible!

    For comparison, today his output was about 25% of TPU's entire WCG team's output! :respect:

    I applaud what he is doing, some day I wish to be able to DC on a scale like this.
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  5. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that is insane dedication lol :laugh:

    lookin at the pics, i dont hink he lacks the funds lol

    but it is nice to see some of the other guys over there sending him free stuff to help him with that HUGE project
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    This is the kind of thing I'd do if I had access to unlimited capital. Except, it would be a whole rented house full, and they'd all be 980x's. :D

    Pretty awesome though.
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    so what do you think a very rough ballpark would be
    for his monthly nut :twitch:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yeah, it looks like based on his car he has some money to burn :)

    And a lot of guys have been sending him HDDs and RAM and whatever...they're a cool team, just like us :toast:
    Many of his are the Xeon equivalents ;)

    EDIT @ SV: He said that each hex-core setup is around 200w, so maybe 2.5kw for all, which is not quite $5 a day at our electric rates
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    That's just ridiculous! :respect:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Ridiculous doesn't even begin to describe it :toast: ;) :respect:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Ridiculous to the fifth power times infinity?
    AlienIsGOD and [Ion] say thanks.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Something like that ;) :toast:
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    At least I'm closer :laugh:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I just can't imagine spending this much money :eek:

    I can see spending enough to get a consistent ~25k like Mind, but I can't imagine paying as much as 75-100k PPD must cost.
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    Wouldn't it be more efficient to buy SR-2's & save on power supplies & hard drives? Possibly even a pump per system?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm not sure TBH. It very well could be, but the PSUs and HDDs he's using can't be more than $75 per system (combined)
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    If I only had the space to do that, I can save up the funds to do so. Oh, and I WOULD!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's the spirit :respect:

    What I've learned is not to overshoot myself, I went overboard w/ getting more GPUs for FAH earlier this year and the result was that I got banned from DC for a couple months....slow and steady does it :)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I was about to ask why you got banned, then it hit me. :( Slowly but surely you make it anywhere!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    400w+ heat output when it's 100F outside = pissed parents. But now I can justify the 400w heat load, it's getting cold overnight :)
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    And two weeks later the local SWAT team kicks in the door looking for the dope plants. :laugh:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    That reminds me of the Nvidia commercial that AMD/ATI did. I mean it's fucked up, but it was effin' hilarious!
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    Yeah...I have that vid on my phone :laugh:

    But, I guess 2.5kw isn't too much, IIRC that's what Buck's farm was at one point, and I've seen other members of different DC teams with multi-KW FAH/WCG farms
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Heh if he needs any more money he can just render an entire movie for hollywood.
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    ^^^:roll: :roll: :roll:

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