Focusing on World Community Grid

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by ZipSpeed, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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    Oh, and more on-topic, I've enabled most of the WCG sub-projects, including the GPU setting, on my main rig, so it's crunching more than one WCG WU at one time now, so I should see my WCG output rise (and my correlizer and PrimeGrid output decrease).

    Edit: Hmm, one of the "GO Fight Against Malaria 6.11" WUs is showing 7200.000% completion.
    Edit: Nevermind, it disappeared.

    Edit: After signing up for multiple WCG sub-projects, and running that TThrottle program, now my computer won't put the monitor in sleep anymore.

    I've gone to power options to set the options, and change the time-out for the monitor sleep, but it apparently doesn't work anymore.
     
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  2. ZipSpeed

    ZipSpeed Golden Member

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    Beta - Help Conquer Cancer GPU is now available!

    I was literally staring at my BOINC screen and saw it download a beta unit on my 1055T rig. 5850 kicked in a few seconds later. Watching the progress bar, it took 4:50 to crunch. Wonder how these will perform on my Nvidia cards.
     
  3. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    Is there an opt-in process for beta WU?

    Just added to Help Conquer Cancer to my project preferences - only four days away from Emerald (1Y) in Go Fight Malaria!

    Next up will be fighting cancer, I believe :)
     
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  4. wayliff

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    https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/listthreads?forum=181
    Your answer is within the first two posts in this thread.
     
  5. ZipSpeed

    ZipSpeed Golden Member

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    Ya, make sure you have beta and GPU checked off and you're good to go.
     
  6. ZipSpeed

    ZipSpeed Golden Member

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    I think there are beta HCC CPU units too. My i7 970 is crunching 2 beta units by CPU and not GPU.

    EDIT: Just read that the HCC CPU work units are there to verify the GPU work units. Makes sense.
     
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  7. blckgrffn

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  8. wayliff

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    Opss I should have specified "normal threads" and not stickies.
    Anyway, I think you got it. :)
     
  9. Smartazz

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    I'm away from my computer, but does anyone know if there's a way to utilize the nVIDIA card in my system and not the AMD one?
     
  10. somethingsketchy

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  11. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    Just had to shut down 2 machines (9 cores) because it is unseasonably warm in Chicago. At 03:15 it is 68*F outside and 82*F inside. My air conditioner can't keep up either.
    So, the X6's and Fx8120 will stay on while the 960T and 555BE will get shut down for a bit.
    My wife wasn't too happy with another electric bill above $150.
     
  12. ZipSpeed

    ZipSpeed Golden Member

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    More beta work available. And more plentiful this time around.

    EDIT: Just noticed that none of Nvidia cards are getting any work. Just my AMD/ATI ones. Wonder if they're beta testing just the Radeons at the moment. Anyne getting work on their Nvidia cards?
     
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  13. StitchExperimen

    StitchExperimen Senior member

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    How does a NVIDIA GeForce 410M 1gig (cuda) compare in the GPU world in my laptop? is it worth using with an i5 processor and will WCG run the other 3 threads as wu?

    StitchExperiment626 AKA Bruce
     
  14. ZipSpeed

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    The way I currently have it setup is 100% use of the processors and the GPU piggybacks on one of the CPU threads. Despite being a mobile GPU, the 48 CUDA cores is decent enough that I would use it.
     
  15. StitchExperimen

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    OK thanks for the clarification.
     
  16. Plimogz

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    So have we got a picture of the relative performance of ATi Vs. nVidia cards in Help Conquer Cancer GPU yet?

    I just opted in for beta WUs a little while ago and haven't yet gotten any.

    edit: Had a look at the WCG beta forums -- looks like the HCC GPU beta isn't for me:
     
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  17. ZipSpeed

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    Thanks for the update. Would explain why a 4670 in one of my work machine isn't getting any WUs.

    As for the actual beta, I've accumulated 9 invalids so far. Are invalids a fairly common element in betas? This is the first time I've participated in a WCG beta so I have no prior history to draw from.
     
  18. blckgrffn

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    Nice, thanks for posting that.

    Glad I picked up that 4770!!! :p

    I guess I'll just have to stick to other projects for that GPU.
     
  19. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    Due to the summer like conditions in Chicago (highs in the mid 80's) the last week I had to shut down all of my rigs. Now that temps are a little better (still +10*F above normal) I can turn off the air, open the windows, and not worry about any rigs overheating, or my place becoming a sauna.
    I should have all 5 rigs back and crunching by tonight. It may rain today, so I can't get them all up and running and leave the windows open while at work.
     
  20. ZipSpeed

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    Nice! :thumbsup: Closing on the #100 fast and those rigs will get us there faster!
     
  21. Rudy Toody

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    Oops! Another mis-post! Sorry!
     
  22. petrusbroder

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    Hmmm, RT, have you followed rule #14? :)

    "Rule #14: If a member misposts*, he/she has to crunch for the "project for the week/month" for 24 hours with all cores or the equivalent, if fewer cores are used." :D

    *A mispost is: posting in wrong forum, posting way off topic without "OT"-marking, kidnapping, postnapping or threadnapping, trying to resurrect the beer-smiley and other offences, too small for mods to react to, but big enough to elicit the frustrations of other posters (observe the plural: it has to frustrate at least three other posters).
     
  23. StitchExperimen

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  24. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    Just did my taxes today and was pleased to see that my electricity can be used as a write off because I do a lot of work from home.

    Let's hope that the Chicago weather goes back to normal so I can keep all of the rigs running 24/7.
     
  25. petrusbroder

    petrusbroder Elite Member

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    Just today we passed Sweden in the team's list and are now #101.
    Only two more rungs to climb to be among the top-99!
    :)