13th Annual Folding@Home Holiday Season race

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What names should we use for the race?

  • Cancerkillers vs Tumorerasers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Beowolf vs Grendel

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Curesadors vs Tumornadors

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Markfw vs EveryOneElse

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Limericks. vs Haikus

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .

petrusbroder

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Here are the stats for December 9, 2018:

The racers' numbers:



The teams' daily production:



It seems that the Mark&Mods-team has started to catch up: for the first time in seven days they have prodeuced more points then All the others! Well done!

The TeAm's total production:



Well done racers and all others!
 

petrusbroder

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Congrats, Mark, on the 8 billion milestone - that is a huuuuuge production!

On a more sad note, the GTX980Ti Mark has donated to me has died. It served well, first in Mark's folders/crunchers for a number of years (working 24/7) and then in my fleet folding and BOINC-ing 24/7. I have not taken it apart yet, but the fans were running well and there was sufficient cool air around, but some component did break. Thanks again, Mark, for your gift.
 

Markfw

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Sorry Peter ! Glad it worked this long. And we are ahead by only a timy bit, and have 19 million to go, but its better than losing 3 to 6 million a day.
 

petrusbroder

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Here are the stats for December 10, 2018, the Nobel day:

The racers' numbers:




The racers' daily production:



The Mark@Mods-team is catching up: the difference between the teams has dropped by more than 900K points. Well done Mark&Mods!


The TeAm's production graph:



All is doing well. The small drop in production may be explained by the mix of WUs we got ...
 

UsandThem

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All is doing well. The small drop in production may be explained by the mix of WUs we got ...
It also didn't help that I had to remove one PC all together from the flaky power due to ice yesterday, and limit the others somewhat because of the power dips.

The good news is the temps are up to 40 degrees today, the ice has melted from the trees, and I'm now back Folding at full power. :cool:
 

Markfw

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Well, I am holding well at over 18 million ppd, and the weather is good for folding. Heat off, highs in the low 40's and most of my windows open. Lets hope we can contimue catching up. At this rate, we might be tied by the end of the month.
 

biodoc

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The PrimeGrid winter solstice challenge starts in about 12 hours so some will divert GPU power to that race. I suspect the Mark and Mods team will gain or even pass us during that time.
 
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Howdy

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SOOOOOO many races/ challenges and not enough horses in my stable!!!
 

Assimilator1

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Damn! How could I forget about this race! :(
Is it too late to join in?
I don't know what my ppd would be, but my main rig will join in (I've updated my sig to show it's new grx card)
 
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Ken g6

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Apparently I'm in the slow lane. Because I didn't just get passed by somebody in the fast lane - I got passed by the fast Lane!

Congrats, @lane42 ! Now, can you pass my other instance before the end of the race?
 

lane42

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:flushed: Thanks Ken g6. I think I should take the 1080ti off the x1 slot,
looks like it takes a big hit in F@H, not so much at Seti.
 

StefanR5R

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@lane42, yes, F@H needs more bus bandwidth on Windows than you get with an x1 slot. But it's a lot less bandwidth hungry on Linux. Windows' driver stack has some safeguards and convenience features which cause a lot of data copies on and off the card in applications like F@H, and to a degree in SETI@Home too. AFAIU, less data copying is a major reason why Linux is able to utilize GPUs better in several DC applications, even in wide enough PCIe slots.

Here are measurements of 1080Ti's bus bandwidth usage on Windows and Linux, when the card is not constrained by its slot: SETI@Home, Folding@Home

I had a quick look again for F@H on Linux, using "nvidia-smi dmon -d 5 -s cpumt", and am getting about the same numbers as in this latter post from March 2018.
 

Assimilator1

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F@H web client says the client isn't running when it is, no idea.....
Nm, a clean install fixed it.
 
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Assimilator1

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Hey Tony :), I hope I'm not too late!

Btw with my RX 580 crunching on a project 11728 WU, F@H is showing ~321k ppd, does that sound about right?
Trying to remember what my old HD 7970 did......, I'll have to check out last years stats thread.
 

lane42

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Thanks for the stats petrus :)

Anyone have the link that shows a list of gpu's and ppd's, know I saw it somewhere.
 

lane42

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Thanks Elfenix. See those 2080ti. 4 of them in the wright motherboard,
almost 10 million ppd :eek:
 

VirtualLarry

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Thanks Elfenix. See those 2080ti. 4 of them in the wright motherboard,
almost 10 million ppd :eek:
Hey, if someone has the right case, and power supply(s), I'll donate a 4-slot PCI-E 2.0 x16 (x8/x8/x8/x8) AM2+ mobo, with a Phenom II X6 1045T and 4x2GB DDR2 in it, to the cause. Basically, you got the GPUs, I'll give you a mobo, to utilize them, for F@H and whatever in the future. I'm not using it currently, and would like to get it out of my apt. This offer extends to EITHER team. (Yeah, yeah, sorry, team-mates. But it's for Science!)

Edit: I think that it's the K9A2 Platinum AM2+ from MSI. Oldie but goodie. Still working, last time I checked. (Was using it last year for F@H, then I mining on it a little.)

Edit: No warranty though, on freebies. Sorry. As-is. But I'm sure that you can get it working.
 

Ken g6

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Well it's been fun, but now I'm "primed" to do something else. I'll be back in a week and a half.
 

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