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Old 11-22-2012, 02:34 AM   #76
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I stand corrected 5 error'd out
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #77
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Since I've set my buffer for WUs for 5 days, I have quite a few GPU-WUs left and I hope that my production will not dropp too much. We should be able to defend our position since most crunchers do not change their buffer settings in the BOINC-manager and that setting does not create a large enough buffer for a 5-day race.
I feel , because I should have proposed to all TeAm-racers to set their buffers high enough ...
Setting a large cache-size doesn't help due to WCG having a max task-in-progress of only 400 tasks/GPU.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #78
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400 tasks/GPU = (at 10 minutes/task) 4000 minutes crunching time = 66,6 hours of crunching = 2.78 days of crunching.
That is more than the default set in BOINC, which is 0.5 days of crunching. If each task takes longer, then you have more time ... I have two GPUs/computer (=800 tasks) and I have still not run dry of GPU-WUs ...

Thus setting a large cache helps - not for the full 5 days, but more than the default.

As you all can see those who have set the default cache have dropped quite a lot in their production.
How else do you explain the decrease in production of by 30 - 60%?
biodoc, Neurodog and petrusbroder either had sufficient WUs in the cache or did not use GPUs ...

Name __________ production ______ production
_______________ 2012-11-19 ______ 2012-11-21
Ingleside ______ 709,190 _________ 297,103 = -58%
petrusbroder ___ 576,177 _________ 540,767 = - 6%
ZipSpeed _______ 479,394 _________ 352,466 = -39%
biodoc _________ 375,204 _________ 375,924 = +0,2%
blckgrffn ______ 273,656 _________ 143,774 = -47%
Kaebu __________ 228,926 _________ 177,143 = -23%
WildW __________ 152,835 _________ 107,181 = -30%
Neurodog _______ 136,179 _________ 136,467 = +0,2%


Oh, BTW, less than 4 hours of the race to crunch!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #79
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I can push out 2 more WUs for the TeAm.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #80
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Starting to manually dump completed work. Won't be able to do it unfortunately for my rigs at home.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:12 PM   #81
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400 tasks/GPU = (at 10 minutes/task) 4000 minutes crunching time = 66,6 hours of crunching = 2.78 days of crunching.
400 tasks * 10 minutes/8 tasks = 500 minutes = 8.333 hours.

8.333 hours << my 1-day cache-size (+ 1 day additional, but this isn't normally filled in v7-clients).

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How else do you explain the decrease in production of by 30 - 60%?
If you've got a fast GPU, you can use app_info.xml and run multiple HCC-tasks on a single GPU, this can utilize GPU more fully and can therefore greatly increase production even if you runs fewer CPU-tasks.

Taking a look on the result-log, was actually averaging 1462 HCC per day during the race until ran-out of work, meaning 400 tasks was only 6.6 hours. This on an Amd-HD7950 running at 900 MHz (default overclocked).
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #82
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400 tasks * 10 minutes/8 tasks = 500 minutes = 8.333 hours.

8.333 hours << my 1-day cache-size (+ 1 day additional, but this isn't normally filled in v7-clients).


If you've got a fast GPU, you can use app_info.xml and run multiple HCC-tasks on a single GPU, this can utilize GPU more fully and can therefore greatly increase production even if you runs fewer CPU-tasks.

Taking a look on the result-log, was actually averaging 1462 HCC per day during the race until ran-out of work, meaning 400 tasks was only 6.6 hours. This on an Amd-HD7950 running at 900 MHz (default overclocked).
Isn't that like 60,000 ppd?
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Isn't that like 60,000 ppd?
It seems to be closer to 80k PPD, not surprisingly my production dropped with 58%.
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I agree.
Depends very much on the system you have. None of my GPUs is as fast the Amd-HD7950 ...
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It seems to be closer to 80k PPD, not surprisingly my production dropped with 58%.
That's freaking nuts. I was just ball parking it - when a dedicated 2600k gets 5k ppd, that's a pretty big difference in points earned.

I wonder how they'll evolve their system to keep CPU/GPU work credit balanced to keep the CPU crunchers in the game...
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #86
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That's freaking nuts. I was just ball parking it - when a dedicated 2600k gets 5k ppd, that's a pretty big difference in points earned.

I wonder how they'll evolve their system to keep CPU/GPU work credit balanced to keep the CPU crunchers in the game...
Yeah, that's how the EVGA team overtook us last week but because of the race, we took back our lost spot.
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Stats as of 2012-11-22, 23:59:59

The final results!

Rank ____ Team Name ____________ Current Score
01 _____ TechPowerUp! ____________ 85,782,465
02 _____ SETI.Germany ____________ 81,148,480
03 _____ BOINC.Italy _____________ 52,657,761
04 _____ Minnesota Crunchers _____ 52,008,747
05 _____ Czech National Team _____ 39,487,207
06 _____ L'Alliance Francophone __ 35,892,306
07 _____ Team China ______________ 34,949,884
08 _____ France __________________ 25,910,355
09 _____ TeAm AnandTech __________ 23,533,515
11 _____ Ukraine _________________ 22,727,330
10 _____ Overclock.net ___________ 22,058,533
12 _____ BOINCstats ______________ 19,650,760
13 _____ Christians ______________ 18,976,514
14 _____ BOINC@Poland ____________ 16,698,976
15 _____ Rechenkraft.net _________ 16,634,588
16 _____ MyOnlineTeam ____________ 16,198,659
17 _____ Meisterkuehler.de Team __ 15,716,786
18 _____ Electronic Sports League 14,872,866
19 _____ BOINC@AUSTRALIA _________ 12,962,433
20 _____ UK ______________________ 11,071,596
21 _____ Planet 3D Now! __________ 10,935,831

116 teams produced points in the race; 118 took part.
The TeAm earned a wll founded 9th position!

Well done TeAm! Thanks for all who contributed!

Race production:
Day before race:
11/15/2012 _____ 2,202,747
Race:
11/16/2012 _____ 3,227,297 ______ + 1,024,550
11/17/2012 _____ 3,382,567 ________ + 155,270
11/18/2012 _____ 3,701,888 ________ + 319,321
11/19/2012 _____ 3,833,606 ________ + 131,718
11/20/2012 _____ 3,981,166 ________ + 147 560
11/21/2012 _____ 2,963,309 _______ -1 017 807 - No new GPU-WUs available!
11/22/2012 _____ 2,443,682 ________ - 519 627 - No new GPU-WUs available!

The top producers past 24 hours:
petrusbroder ___ 647,587
ZipSpeed _______ 301,418
biodoc _________ 259,277
blckgrffn ______ 170,800
WildW __________ 166,120
Ingleside ______ 104,912
Neurodog ________ 72,688
Kaebu ___________ 65,395



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Old 11-23-2012, 01:00 AM   #88
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Thanks for the stats and great race team!
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Cool, so I can wind down one of my extra WCG crunchers for now? Trying to save a little on the electric bill.

Edit: Not really planning on participating in the F@H race. Kinda got bored with F@H.

I'm actually going to wind down all but two of my BOINC crunchers, my A6-3670K doing WCG/HCC (my HTPC, keeps my bedroom warm in winter), and my E-350, which is doing Correlizer.

Going to let my G630 idle too, maybe.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #91
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Cool, so I can wind down one of my extra WCG crunchers for now? Trying to save a little on the electric bill.
Rest while you can because it won't be long before the F@H race!
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