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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Peter1986C

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    Mobo, CPU and RAM came in about an hour ago. I was not paying enough attention though, when it comes to te RAM. Instead of buying 2x2GB I bought one stick of 4GB. The performance difference should be negligible though, or at least it is not worth the hassle of paying about €20 extra for a trade-in with the shop (shipping back plus like €12 more for a dual-channel kit). So I will keep it as it is, I suppose. :)

    I will rebuild the PC tomorrow.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    My systems aren't able to upload any WUs right now, but downloads are still going on....so at least thee isn't a risk of running out of work ASAP.
     
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    Well, all but one of my WUs uploaded just now.
    The remaining one WU is stuck with:
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    2013 m. lapkričio 13 d. 15:54:24 | World Community Grid | [error] Error reported by file upload server: System temporarily overloaded: file uploads are temporarily disabled.
    
    So it appears people are uploading those accumulated finished ones en masse :)
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    W1zzard has graciously offered the guy (or team) behind the WCGsigs hosting from TPU's image server, so that would be an awesome solution to the difficulties yesterday :toast:
     
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    Hopefully, your "employer" can appreciate your hard work and lack of comfort, food and sleep, with a healthy dose of cure all. Namely, Cash Money!

    BTW, 'lack of sleep' is my middle name, I feel as though I constantly need to find a sandy beach and chill. Unfortunately, there are none locally comfortable enough, this time of year, i.e. cold. :cry:

    Anyways, Take Care! :D
     
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    So, about a half an hour ago, 9:30 locally CST, all my WU's uploaded fine. They were all FAAH and no hitches. Might have been a CEP2 in there, too, don't remember.

    Anyways, seems to have been resolved. :)

    Also, I have some MCM's, un run, in my cache/queue. Since they are of the faulted random number batch, should I just abort them? Seems like more trouble than it is worth, literally, to run them.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Meanwhile, I still did not manage to figure out how to do a request :laugh:

    What a coincidence! We have the same middle name! :toast:
     
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    Ssssoooooo.. I kind of sort of impulse bought a server. It should arrive in the middle of the competition. I think I have touch of buyer's remorse, but the crunch flu is helping me get over it.

    HP DL180 G5. Only has one Xeon E5405, but should have two sockets. I'm trying to keep this build inexpensive. Any suggestions on where to pick up two good socket 771 crunch-happy workhorses on the cheap (besides eBay, of course)?
    Also, having trouble figuring out if the socket will take a 120 or 150 watt processor. Halp?
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, HP doesn't list that it is orderable with those CPUs (link) but Intel says that the chipset supports them click 'compatible products' here. So I dunno. But it seems like the E5420-E5450 is probably the best performance/$.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I just dunna know if the VRMs can take it, cap'n. </scotty>

    I figure it's either a VRM problem or a heatsink problem. Included PSU is 750 watts, so I can't imagine they'd skimp on VRMs. I've seen some sites that sell the 120 and 150 watt CPUs as an upgrade kit for that model, but they're few and far between (enough to make me think they didn't bother testing and it's really a no-go.)
     
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    I feel... threatened :laugh:

    (´° _____ °`)


    Q: "what happens when some dumbass misses the deadline to pay for domain name support by a couple of hours?"
    A: "I starts slapping myself repeatedly"

    dang it! Payments that have to get from one bank to another simply take too long :cry:




    P.S. shameless self-advertising
     
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  13. Easy Rhino

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    i install WCG on an old q9650 and i noticed it only started 1 job rather than 8 jobs (1 per thread). this is on windows 7 x64. what gives?

    oh wait, nvm. it just took 10 minutes to load stuff up.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    He was a friend to many and helped to get this Team going early on:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/search.php?do=finduser&u=53705

    Wish I had the chance to meet him :(

    P.S> that is the same little girl in his avatar...
     
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  16. Peter1986C

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    I see. I did not "know" him because I joined TPU a few months later than his moment of passing.

    Sorry if I seemed an ignorant ass.
     
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    Hope you didn't think I'd let you get away with it! :p
     
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    so i am wondering about the challenge... with the 980x running at like 75% will i be able to generate the 5000 points in that time period to qualify for a prize?

    it seems like i can make it do about 750 points per day...
     
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    Yeah, I don't think you'll have a problem making it. We're going off BOINC points and a 980X is going to pull down more than 750/day even at 80%.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    A 980X @ 75% should pull down 5k in pretty much a day, I think. Maybe a tad more.
     
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    I was afraid this day will come!

    (gee, it starts feeling like an arms race / cold war :laugh: )
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    As others have said... that 980X will have no issue hitting the qualifying number- that chip pulled 10-12k ppd @100% in Ubuntu when I ran it (clocked @ 4.1Ghz).

    Also, we are going to allow up to 1 extra week past the challenge so late or slower crunchers can qualify for a prize. ;)
     
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    No joke. I jump up to #5 and TRWOV and Tski follow me there. Now we got some new people joining who might contest that spot also. At least it is a fun cold war. :peace::lovetpu:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Beta's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MCM Beta jobs are popping up.... get em' while they're hot! :toast:

    *note- VERY short deadline (24hrs!) so make sure your rig can report them promptly
     
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