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WCG-TPU WarmUp Challenge 9/20 thru 9/22/2013

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Bumping to remind everyone that this challenge starts in less than 24 hrs (Thursday @ 8pm Eastern/12pm GMT).

    Get ready to run those rigs or turn them up if you want a shot at some really nice games as well as a few other prizes.

    Keep an eye on this thread tomorrow for more info on the Challenge game giveaway that's being hosted by manofthem :toast:

    If you're not on the Team and want to donate some CPU cycles now's the time ;)

    Helpful links below:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93395

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106593

    Here's the link to the official challenge at World Community Grid:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6192
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Looking forward to tomorrow! :rockout: :rockout: :rockout:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    34 WCG Teams have signed up so far! Damn good showing! :rockout:

    The science projects at WCG should get nice boost if the Teams signed up step it up a bit for this :)
     
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    I couldn't get that 5ghz stable for long on prime. so itll be a 4.8ghz and a notch more in volts.

    later today ill give them a full test run, tweak and shall be ready!

    quite good timing as im at work/training from next week!
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Even so, it shouldn't be much worse per-thread (if at all) than my Atom setup...
     
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    as expected, ppd output is down with the switch to CEP2. Noticed something though, when I was running a single CEP2 WU ETAs were 13h or so... now with 8 WUs ETAs are >19h. :confused: Memory usage is ~2.2GB.

    Checking on my 1055t, the reported ETA for the CEP2 WU it is running is 16h on XP x86.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Mine for all 8 are up to around 16-17hr completion times as well
     
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    My little laptop, w/ an i5 running 2.4GHz, on turbo, lists the CEP2's with an estimated 15 hrs. On average, they have been finishing in 12 hrs 15 mins.

    I gave BOINC 10 GB on my drive and with four running it uses between 2 and 3.5 MB's of RAM.

    Methinks, that you should let them run a bit. I believe that the BOINC manager is dynamic and if you set it to update frequently, it will run them quicker, my experience. I have it set to 100% CPU and I really do not notice any lag surfing and such.

    I am running WIN8 x64.
     
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    The times fluctuate badly with cep wu's. No 2 systems will have the same times. All 5 of my rigs have different times. Also the one rig you think should do it the quickest may just be the one that takes the most time lol.
     
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    when it start 12pm tonight? or tomorrow night?
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    My FX8350 is a dedicated cruncher running Mint. I'll check actual ETAs tonight.
     
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    im having problems on my 2nd rig, it keeps starting and stopping connections.

    networks fine and its not overclocked.

    still cant get this one to use gpu and 100%

    HELP PLEASE!
     
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    We don't have any gpu wu's right now.

    If all fails revert back to a basic Boinc install and let her eat. It's what I do. The only changes on the actual client's is to report finished wu's immediately , bump the cpu time up to 90 or 95%, and increase the buffer to 1.5 days. Thats it.
     
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    Is it just me or are there no CEP2 WUs available?
     
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    im a noob whats the buffer??

    I got it to 100% the web thing wouldn't change profiles, so I used the app. im re-installing on 2nd rig, so thatll be 12 cpu cores 100% and whenever gpu work comes available.

    sorted: both are 100%, cant oc my 4100 the board throttles but 12 cpu cores crunching away! still don't know what the buffer is...

    can we get a count down timer for this please??
     
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    Boinc -> tools -> Computing preferences -> Network usage

    There is a minimum and maxmum work buffer. A range of how much work you will allow boinc to have downloaded at one time.
     
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    ooh, min or max buffer?

    thanks!

    im rocking and rolling now! I know its early but id prefer to check for stability!
     
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    I usually set the additional work buffer to 1.5 - 3 days, kinda covers my ass if there is a problem with Wcg's site.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    About 1 hour to go before the start (same messages as above) :toast:
     
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    Time to put the OC back. Crunch mode: ENGAGE!
     
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    I think I'll fire up the second 8350 or else my ppd will plummet.
     
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    I am a little late, had to work then ride 7 miles on my bicycle, then hook up at the bar. But I'm on and HERE WE GO!!

    Let's warm it up around here!!!

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