Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.
Any chance you'd do a partial trade? (IE a SB i3+cash)
Was mainly looking to recoup some of my 3770K costs, but drop me a PM with specifics and I won't keep you hanging.
I just sold my Shuttle KPC for $100--so that means a loss of about 800PPD in the short-run (less, actually, as I didn't run it 24/7), but it also goes a long way towards funding a HD7850/HD7870
Too bad I couldn't work out a trade with that for my 3570K.
Looks awesome, great call on the 7950! Can't wait to see how it works for you
I'm really happy with it. It's silent, runs 10 WUs at once (in about 12 minutes/batch) on the i3 and is totally usage for desktop stuff. A bit pricy, so I won't be getting another one
That's rather impressive that the i3 can handle that much! 10 WU's is crazy points too, so you're going to be in for some nice ppd, and pie
super build Ion.. exactly what I have been having in my mind about building a new rig/cruncher (mITX on Elite 120, and a performance gpu)
but wow! i didnt know an i3 was enough to run 10WUs on a 7950! i thought 6-8 threads were needed to fully stretch the tahiti
I'm honestly not sure if 10 WUs is the optimal setup. I'll let it run like this today, and then try 8 tomorrow. 10 WUs for just a dual core is a lot, I realize that, but it seems to be going fine. Once I head back to school in a week, I'm also tempted to try putting the 2700k in there to see if performance is appreciably better.
Hell, the 2700K should be able to run 8 WU's easy with one thread each, so ten should be no problem.
That was my thought. Or I could even try doing 12 WUs...I'm doing 12 with the i7-920, and that does OK.
If I put the 2700k in the ITX setup, I'd unfortunately lose my OC (ITX has a H77 board). So I would go from 4.4GHz to 3.5--not a crisis, but not my first choice either. Either way, I'll play around with this setup and see how it is
You guys are absolutely right. I've been running 2/5 of a CPU thread per 1/10 GPU (.4 CPU + .1 GPU). I'm all about taxing it to the brink
That's exactly what I'm doing here (actually, .42CPU + 1GPU because otherwise it ran a CPU WU as well)...on the i7 I'm doing .65 CPU + .25 GPU, which seems to work quite well. Now if I can just find someone who wants to sell a HD7870 I'll have a card for the DP Xeon!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
We made it through another year Team!
One of the best things about last year was getting involved with crunching and getting to know all of the great folks here.
Thank you for All that you do!!!!--
Now let's get back to work and crunch our asses off for WCG this year
I feel this is going to be a great year for team Tpu. Also Norton we need to come up with some more ideals for future WCG projects if you know what I mean.
Never got around to posting this yesterday:
Well, if you're looking for any core AMD systems (CPU/board/RAM) they aren't exactly selling in my thread so maybe we could work out something for the next donor rig(s).
That looks really terrific! Shweet!
[Ion], how many WUs is your 7950 doing at once?
would assume 10 as he has the allocation at 0.1
Yup, 10 WUs, each getting 1/10 of the GPU and 2/5 of a Sandy Bridge thread.
Guys is a Low PPD caused by having no GPU in the system? 2.9k ppd alright for a E5320?
2.9k ppd is fine
Our Team ppd is up about 8-10X normal due to gpu work but the project is short-term.
Prior to gpu work you needed about 100 cpu cores/threads to reach 100k ppd
I've been offered a Geforce GTX680 for $300. Obviously, for crunching it would be sub-par---and another $300 would be rough right after the last HD7950. But that's an amazing price for the card. I'm thinking I could probably get a straight trade for a HD7970 or add in a bit of cash for a pair of HD7870s. What do you guys think? Should I jump?
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