16th Annual Folding@Home Holiday Season Race: The race is over and the Moonshots win!

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Markfw

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If this is a clean install of the OS, have you tried 'sudo apt update' and then 'sudo apt upgrade' ? Also what is the output of 'nvidia-smi'?
well, yes, clean install years ago.
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Probably around the middle of the month. Some may move all or some of their hardware to the PG challenge which runs 10 days starting the 7th.

It's probably a good idea to hold back some of your hardware and tweaks until the teams are finalized. It's up to you.

There are no rules. :) You can buy or rent new hardware at any time. Even trash-talk is encouraged. :DThe idea is to have a bit of fun and give our year-long folders support. :)
Well I have moved some recent puters to the "Wif's" work space and her space is still not warm enough and now "I"! am not warm enough!

So I guess I need to add more gpu and cpu overall and start overclocking!!!! And it is getting cooler here! It's GREAT that finely refined silicon per O.Z. is going for mucho dinero! NOT!

Edit: This race is over. I found a "video display" controller / GT 710! that has likely been idle it's entire life. Supposedly can deliver upwards of 20 THOUSAND some FAH points. Sorry everyone :)
 
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Markfw

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Well I have moved some recent puters to the "Wif's" work space and her space is still not warm enough and now "I"! am not warm enough!

So I guess I need to add more gpu and cpu overall and start overclocking!!!! And it is getting cooler here! It's GREAT that finely refined silicon per O.Z. is going for mucho dinero! NOT!

Edit: This race is over. I found a "video display" controller / GT 710! that has likely been idle it's entire life. Supposedly can deliver upwards of 20 THOUSAND some FAH points. Sorry everyone :)
This is the one I like.....Almost 9 million ppd. Now if I could get all the 2060s and the 1080ti and the 1070ti converted....
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well, yes, clean install years ago.
Well for some reason, /etc/sudoers is writable by everyone on the planet so the system is refusing to let you run sudo. I'm sure there's a fix but it's probably safer to reinstall the OS.
 

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Well for some reason, /etc/sudoers is writable by everyone on the planet so the system is refusing to let you run sudo. I'm sure there's a fix but it's probably safer to reinstall the OS.
Considering I have had like problems on every box, and already reinstalled on abvout 5 boxes, I see the rest of the month will be reinstalls. But the new drivers have taken my PPD from 38m to 43m, so 5 m on 8 cards. Not bad.7 cards/boxes to go. But the 2060 goes from 1m to 2m. I have 3 of those, maybe 4 if you count the box I have off to save electric bill....
 

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Well for some reason, /etc/sudoers is writable by everyone on the planet so the system is refusing to let you run sudo. I'm sure there's a fix but it's probably safer to reinstall the OS.
I've never seen or heard of that before. If it was my machine I would be very concerned.
 
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I've never seen or heard of that before. If it was my machine I would be very concerned.
With all the hacks I have done over the years like "chmod 777 *" it certainly could be me. I just have to reinstall the OS (19.2) and the 495 drivers on many machines.
 

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Thanks for the stats, @biodoc! :)

Well, it's been fun, but my computer turns into a pumpkin PrimeGrid cruncher at midnight (local time.) I'll be back in 10 days or so.
 
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Cheers for the stats biodoc :)

Now this year I actually want a new GPU, or even a newer GPU, but I'm not paying the crazy prices they are going for atm! Unless I can sell my RX 580 for good money!? :D And how about a HD 4830?? :tearsofjoy:
 

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Cheers for the stats biodoc :)

Now this year I actually want a new GPU, or even a newer GPU, but I'm not paying the crazy prices they are going for atm! Unless I can sell my RX 580 for good money!? :D And how about a HD 4830?? :tearsofjoy:

No doubt.... I keep checking Best Buy (Since Nvidia isn't selling them on their site anymore) in hopes to "win the lotto" and get a yellow, "add to your cart", button, but the rare times I do, the site checks for inventory and finally says an error has occurred. Seriously considering ordering a PC with a 3080 or 3080ti and then pulling the GPU and sell the rest as is.
At least (so far) prices are only $200 more over the Nvidia price than paying double on E-bay.

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Incoming in a week or so: The long and short of it. 5950x (here next Monday, a week out) and a 3070TI won in the newegg shuffle. 32 gig cl14 ram.

 
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This is a useless post, except for maybe a laugh. Came across the following while looking for a cheap GPU to hold over for a new box until prices come down...

Interesting new GPU technology filling in the void. I wonder how the next gen will compare to this in melon equivalents and the definition of small chassis may be changing? :rolleyes: Sorry for the long link to the funny below...



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This is a useless post, except for maybe a laugh. Came across the following while looking for a cheap GPU to hold over for a new box until prices come down...

Interesting new GPU technology filling in the void. I wonder how the next gen will compare to this in melon equivalents and the definition of small chassis may be changing? :rolleyes: Sorry for the long link to the funny below...



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I have 2 9800 gtx cards laying around. They look like they are 2/3rd's or better than the speed of a 970. But that must be wrong, as they are selling for $15 to $30 on ebay

Am I crazy here ? ---- Look below

That was a userbenchmark rating. No idea how they really compare.

 

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WTH? Some mouth breather with call sign TeasyTony jumps up on the scoreboard? I could understand TwinTurbo, but?

Does this team have standards? :)

Edit: I'm turning off phone F@H overtake notifications... Also looks like Markfw found some drivers or power for cards...
 
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Thanks for the stats, @biodoc! :)

Well, it's been fun, but my computer turns into a pumpkin PrimeGrid cruncher at midnight (local time.) I'll be back in 10 days or so.
I decided to risk one more WU and...I caught COVID.

Work, that is. ;) 10 hours for one WU! :eek:
 
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WTH? Some mouth breather with call sign TeasyTony jumps up on the scoreboard? I could understand TwinTurbo, but?

Does this team have standards? :)

Edit: I'm turning off phone F@H overtake notifications... Also looks like Markfw found some drivers or power for cards...
I upgraded SOME of the drivers to 460 or 495 (linux). I got some ppd.
 
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Now this year I actually want a new GPU, or even a newer GPU, but I'm not paying the crazy prices they are going for atm! Unless I can sell my RX 580 for good money!? :D And how about a HD 4830?? :tearsofjoy:
Same here :D Bought the GM200 Titan (Maxwell), and then of course skipped Pascal. Was disappointed in Turing, and skipped that as well. And now the Ampere disaster... Never have I been dragging behind that many generations :D But there's still no light at the end of tunnel... And I also don't want a 500W+ space heater in my rig...
 

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Thanks, biodoc for all the stats ...
I have to check my settings. Suddenly, november 18, my production dropped by approx. 400K - all the same computers and GPUs are upp and running. Any idea why the drop occured?
 

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I have to check my settings. Suddenly, november 18, my production dropped by approx. 400K - all the same computers and GPUs are upp and running. Any idea why the drop occured?
Is this on nVidia GPUs? If so, what driver version are you on? Because this here...


...might be the cause.
 

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Is this on nVidia GPUs? If so, what driver version are you on? Because this here...


...might be the cause.
Thanks for the info. Updated drivers to the latest version. Now lets see if production goes back to "normal" ...
 
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Thanks for the info. Updated drivers to the latest version. Now lets see if production goes back to "normal" ...
I gained 25 to 50% per card ! 2060 went from 1m ppd to 2m. 2080ti went from 5m to 6m. The newer (or bigger) the card, the less % improvement, but still....
 
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