Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Oct 27, 2012.
That's actually the way it's set now, with a 2 minute idle.
It shouldn't be too bad, really. GPU crunching isn't very hard on the GPUs (based on temperatures at least), although running 3 WUs/card might change that a bit. Do you have a Kill-a-watt?
That's great that you have the other system going!
I unfortunately don't have any ATI cards--I'm in fact in the market for one. Sorry
No kill-a-watt, but the system should be pushing my AX1200 pretty good by now.
As for the ATI GPU, the offer is open to anyone who wants to help and can't at this time. Everyone around here knows me pretty well, and my heatware reputation proceeds me in case anyone has any doubts.
EDIT: It looks like I can support up to a 7750 (maybe - have to see about ram), a 6770 or lower or a 5770 or lower. At Staples my only choices were a 450W antec or a 500W Antec for twice as much $$.
A 450w Antec should be good for at least a HD7850. I have a 650w Antec running two GTX470s. I ran a pair of 8800GSs and an OCed quad on a Corsair 450w.
I'd imagine that power usage shouldn't be terrible. KieX's SR-2 setup with 3 HD7770s is ~250w load--maybe your setup is 500w?
This is the one I have:
I actually haven't seen that model before. But you should be able to run a HD7850 on it regardless-these cards use very little power. I'd say the P4 and a HD7850 running WCG might draw ~200w DC or so.
I can also vouch for T. Very stand up guy.
7750's and 7770's do great with the gpu unit's also. I think Kiex is running 3 or 4 per card on his rig.
If your gtx470 does one wu in 3 minuets is it normal for my gtx580 to do one wu in 2:30~3 minuets?
EDIT: gpu load stops afer about ~1:33 minuets but keeps counting to the above time, maybe the cpu finishes working on the wu?
That lag annoys me sometimes as it seems that its prioritizing the wu's over the system even tho the maximum gpu utilization I've seen is 93%, is there a workaround for this without having to turn it off??
Sadly, I dont think there is yet. A limiter to 90% or something would be nice - or just a lag reducer.
I'm up for it!
I'm using one of those in the 965BE rig and it's running fine overclocked to 3.8Ghz and crunching 24/7.... the single PCIE connector on it should have no problem running a 7770/7850
Staples carries computer parts? Wish the office works in Australia carried computer parts.....
I didn't know that O.O . But then I live in Canada.
How would I get one of those WCG widgets you have in your signature?
You can ask the OP of this thread:
Staples PC parts are way overpriced- :shadedshu
it works if you get stuck like I did with a dead psu and no time to get one at a good price
FYI- doing a giveaway to crunchers- free Crysis 3 Alpha game keys
My HD 6670 does 1 WU per 3-6 minutes (both the median and the mode values are about 4) so that is pretty slow then (considering that the 460/470 is like 30-60% more powerful AFAIK)
It should still do it in 4mins or less so if it gives no errors on the WUs you could be giving it a go. Or fold with it, the roles are reversed with F@H and I remember my HD 4850 doing pretty fast work with that too (they are about equally powerful, with the GTS450 having a slight advantage when folding). Albeit F@H does not let you know when returned WUs are invalid (AFAIK) so if it is truly artifacting that may be an issue (it may be a waste, all that folding).
Agreed, and you can monitor the validity of it's work anyway with WCG.
The lag that there is with my HD 6670 can be annoying at times though, but I guess that its more powerfull brethren don't lag as much.
If you don't want to spend that much and it will not be crunching in your main rig, an HD 6670 is no bad choice. A step higher (6750) costs about 30 dollars more here and I do not think that that's worth it (unless you can get a used one cheaply).
Mine is also at about 94% with 1 GPU WU a time. So I am curious about that too.
btw, how would I get the WCG widget into my signature?
I have tried all the tags and things, with no luck. Here's the code:
<iframe src="http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/getDynamicImage.do?memberName=ALMOSTunseen&mnOn=true&stat=1&imageNum=3&rankOn=false&projectsOn=false&special=true" frameborder="0" name="di" scrolling="no" width="125px" height="176px"></iframe>
Use BB Code - so its
EDIT: Then the image URL.
I got all my GPU's setup for HCC!
Awesome - I wonder how many PPD that is...
I got everything running and reporting
8 rigs, 92 cores/98 threads, and 2 gpu's
I'm sure we'll probably beat 9 million today with all of this work done - maybe even 10!
Lots of stones I see on FreeDC right now too!
As a compensation for the fact that I will crunch even less this weekend than during most weekends, I will crunch as many ATI_HCC WUs as possible until Saturday morning. We will be able to get a 10m WCG score before the end of the week, but I expect a dip to 8m-ish in the weekend (we will probably crunch through all of this week's GPU WUs, and the researchers probably will also have a day or two off so those who will crunch on sat/sun will likely only get regular WUs).
Updates are up!
TPU is leading with 7,835,993 points, followed by:
Ukraine with 1,592,285 points
and Team China with: 1,399,210 points.
Well done Team!!!
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