Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
I love it when you see skyrocketing plots on the graph. Congrat's T-Bob!
I was planing to bump my production with a modest 95k PPD and installed my second 7970 in the only rig with a sufficient strong PSU. Two of them pulls 630 W including the two extra Yate Loons I had to place on top off them. My third PCIe slot died some time ago so they are in slot 1 and 2 with 2 mm apart. 95 C before the fans...."only" 86 C after.
For some reason my 680 then kept getting 8018 (24k PPD, was 95 with the 8900s) so it is resting and the net increase in points is at best 2K PPD,. (680 ->7970).
Edit: Yes T-Bob real nice job there.
FYI: Adding a different GPU to a system.
I added the 7770 (the one I won) to my system that had 2x GTS 560 Ti's in it. (I had allowed the Folding client to finish all work first) I took one of the Ti's out, (the lower PCI-e slot-left the monitor connected to the other Ti) cycled the system on and launched Folding, paused Folding and turned the system off, put the 7770 in, booted, the system asked to reboot so I did, DL'd and installed the Catalyst drivers, rebooted again, launched Folding and the client automatically detected the card and started Folding on it. Darn if that little 75 watt card doesn't match the output of the Ti's (150-175 watts) on the 8900 WU's, around 21K PPD!
You are getting spoiled! I think Pande is reserving the core_17 WU's for AMD since that is all there is for AMD. They also seem to be "cleaning house" on the core_15's. I love it when my GTX 460's pick up a 762x WU, because they can get ~21K on those.
I think that I was but I pull my next card a 7770. Got a 8900 just now. but I think that I have to re-install some drivers....more to come (got two off these beasts )
Edit1: forgot, again, to leave a core for core_17. Yes around 21K. I didn't miss the AMD drivers at all. Sigh will they ever learn to make them function without stopping in the middle of something?
Edit2: It worked well since I got the proper driver installed and did a re-start. I will unleash my second PPD monster once I see the first one pass. Look for the peak
Hey guys whats new??
I our last Crunching Challenge I won a new rig. So I will have 2 Crunching, so I thought its about time to get Folding again. any tips on getting set up?
My main rig has a Sapphire 7970, and the other one has a 8800gt ( I will update it asap )
mstenholm covered it nicely here: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/nice-suprise-ppd-for-gtx780ti.194332/#post-3035428
At this time, the tables have turned and Nvidia is the one that puts a load on the CPU (with the core_17 WU's, which you will not get all the time and you won't get them on the GT) You're going to like, maybe even be amazed at the PPD that 7970 will get. (must use a passkey to get the bonus) I'm getting 21K with the 7770 that I won during that challenge. Norton's getting 55K with a 7870.
And I'm getting +95k PPD/each with two in the same rig with my 7970s. Leave the 8800 to collect dust and get your passkey asap. Remember to leave a thread/core free if you are crunching on the same rig.
I got my second 7770 up running. The first run with only one @ 1100 MHz did 24k PPD. With two @ 1050 MHz I get around 45k PPD. They don't even heat up my office. My finger is hovering above the BUY tab for a 280X.....
Edit: my finger got too heavy (most be due to the low temperature). 280X results next week.
Edit again: Just got a core_16 on my 7950. Less than 12 5.5K PPD. Are they running out off 8900 for AMD as well? F**k a beta unit. Forgot to change it. Fresh install didn't help. Hope that this is the last one I get now when the flag is removed.
Awaiting the results patiently. Looking to make a GPU investment this winter.
Since the one and only core_17 project (8900) is a quick return bonus project a 290X might be a better investment. Anyway you can't buy an after marked model yet and I can't sleep with a 95C GPU or two running 24/7 (straw roof). I will get the ASUS TOP model since it is going to sit in my work rig. 1150 MHz? Would be 105 MHz faster than my current hot running 7970's with a +100k PPD potential.
Edit: It is more an edit to a past post but here goes - got a beta (11293) unit on a rig that only had advanced settings. That kills the trust in PG to make software to control anything. I did not ask for a beta unit!
An other second edit: It was not a 11293 but a 11292.
I don't see anything on foldingforum.org to indicate that there are any new core_16 projects, full or beta. I think Pande is just doing some house cleaning and found some left over WU's in the corner. Remember that core_16 REQUIRES CPU threads.
Changes to the bigadv threshold
December 17, 2013 by Peter Kasson ·
We have a policy of periodically re-evaluating the bigadv program, including the threshold required to run bigadv projects.
It is the intent of bigadv to match large and resource-intensive work units with some of the most powerful machines used by FAH donors. This “most powerful” line naturally advances with computing power. To date, bigadv has been a CPU-based program, and with increasing numbers of CPU cores and power of those cores, we have decided to lay out a roadmap of bigadv threshold changes for the next several months.
Feb 17 (two months from today): bigadv threshold will become 24 cores
Apr 17 (four months from today): bigadv threshold will become 32 cores
We want to give advance notice of these changes, and we recognize that change is not always welcome or comfortable. We should also emphasize that the science performed by donor machines is valuable in all parts of the FAH project, and part of the change in bigadv threshold is because we would like to encourage moderately powerful machines to help boost the capabilities of non-bigadv SMP projects where we do a lot of this science.
We also recognize that core count is not the most robust metric of machine capability, but given our current infrastructure it is the most straightforward surrogate to evaluate.
Thank you once again for your generous participation in the Folding@Home project!
I got one of those buggers running on my 7870 too
And I got one more running on a 7970. I deleted advanced settings on my 3 folding rigs.
Did anyone ever get an 8900 wu stuck with 2 sec left? How do you free it up and get it to report?
Edit- it started back up wiyh 13 days to finish! I deleted it, there must be a bug in the job?
Also got one of those Core 16 jobs so I shut it down for now... makes no sense to run a 7970 for 5k ppd. I'll restart the gpu when Core 17's are available and will keep the 7870 running for now...
I am getting too much 8900 WUs to handle on this system, so for now I need to halt my folding until I don't need my rig that much during the day. My HD 6670 would handle those units fine if it were in a dedicated rig though, albeit not as well as a higher end card and especially not in my I-actually-use-the-computer-for normal-things situation (combined with BOINC on all cores @90%).
I really wish that the opt-in or opt-out for big units as they had with the older (GPU) clients was still there.
I tried it a couple off times. It is what I have been told the result off a bad OC.
The 8900 have returned, at least that is what I have on all 5 GPUs.
Got the 7970 back up and running 8900's again!
Folks, over time I have come to the conclusion that Sheldon (TBBT)is running F@H. (maybe it's just a coping mechanism) THey doesn't understand why you'd care if your piece of hardware is getting 100K or 5K. It's for science after all.(make sure to imagine that last sentence with a broken, incredulous voice during the word science) They have come up with this bonus system that encourages people to commit (more expensive) hardware, but don't seem to understand that people might get unhappy if they don't see the PPD that they were expecting for their investment. The good news is that I don't see core_16 returning. I still think my house cleaning analogy holds true. The bad news, for you Kepler folks, is that P762x's are coming back- there's even P7627's in beta. They are saying that they have to complete the science with the same method. This is good news for Fermi owners, as those 14,093 point WU's give the most points on those cards. (also the most heat, power usage, system usage)
I spend way too much time here trying to smooth the transition of people into Folding, and trying to help people get the most PPD. Folding can at times be frustrating, even maddening, especially compared to WCG. That bit of news about -bigadv has to be infuriating for 2P owners.
uh-oh. My "Folding Farm" system just shut off and won't restart.
Sorry to hear that. Got any spare parts to move around?
I have verified that the OCZ Fatal1ty 550 watt is dead. I have an Antec 550 watt basic, but I'm nervous about its rail setup. I'm going to use a PSU I wanted to sell, an Antec TPQ-1000. Think that's enough for 2 GTX 460's?
Edit: System back up. That OCZ has been my Folding box PSU for the past few years. 4 year old PSU, 3 year warranty.
It died an honorable death. RIP
I just wonder if I caused it. It has 2 PCI-e connectors (I routed 1 to each card) and I used SATA to PCI-e connectors for the other 2 connections (again 1 each to each card) needed by the 2 GTX 460's. Thing is, I took the SATA to PCI-e connectors off of one power cable "run". I wonder if that was too much.
Oh well. I was trying to remember, but I think I got that PSU for ~$30 after a sale and MIR.
Decided to throw a small Christmas giveaway... folders are welcome to enter
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