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Milkyway@home TeAm competition - 10/15 to 11/15

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Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
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The 280X puts out a lot of heat, and there's really no way around that. I did try to give a little bit of room between the cardboard tunnel and the back side of the GPU, but that's hard to do since I had to leave room for the intake fan on the GTX 1060 as well. It didn't work very well so I took the cardboard out.

I think one of the biggest problems has been that whoever designed this case planned for a lot of very good airflow on the top half of the case, but not for the bottom of the case where the 280X is sitting. Removing those PCI slot spacers did seem to help a bit. The 280X has been averaging about 6-8C cooler since I did that. And the GTX 1060 and Ryzen 3900X have also been running several degrees cooler so it does seem like more of the heat is actually being pushed out instead of just circulating around inside the case. Of course, that was also over night so I'll let it run through the afternoon today to see if the temps just go back up or if they stay slightly more manageable.
 

StefanR5R

Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2016
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You could even mount another case fan in "pull" orientation back outside of the case where the now open slots are. — Unless these slots are currently working as intakes, because the present case fans are configured for negative pressure in the case.
 
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Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning Stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
125,821,518​
6,189,649​
83,395,894​
3,711,225​
68,446,389​
2,998,329​
30,541,995​
1,424,854​
13,121,221​
1,252,824​
11,963,448​
804,044​
10,750,056​
480,322​
10,690,815​
1,319,853​
9,757,535​
477,106​
5,418,475​
319,293​
4,879,400​
177,633​
3,732,865​
256,657​
3,425,537​
122,001​
2,554,985​
126,963​
1,860,414​
98,049​
1,676,495​
25,391​
1,670,916​
78,585​
Stig
1,565,292​
23,893​
1,504,342​
62,786​
486,503​
699​
212,106​
2,763​
153,026​
11,030​
146,033​
2,652​
57,261​
0​
45,166​
2,291​
42,082​
0​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,416​
0​
14,002​
301​
2,081​
0​
1,464​
488​
150​
0​

Total in pie form:
11-7-2020-pie.PNG

Here is where we're at in terms of overall BOINC points overtaking Poland. It doesn't appear that it will happen during the competition, but hopefully shortly after. I'm going to continue running Milkyway after the competition and I'm sure some others will as well.

11-7-2020-overtake.PNG

Here is the graph of where we have been throughout this competition in Formula BOINC as well as projection forward. We should easily pass those 2 teams by the end of this competition.

11-7-2020-formula-boinc.PNG

Close race between Kiska and [TA]Assimilator1. Stats in Sega Genesis form:

11-7-2020-Sega.png
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,802
325
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You could even mount another case fan in "pull" orientation back outside of the case where the now open slots are. — Unless these slots are currently working as intakes, because the present case fans are configured for negative pressure in the case.
That's not a bad idea! I can't fit another fan inside, but strapping an exhaust fan outside might help. And if I can track down a big enough fan, I can position it to act as exhaust for both graphics cards.
 

biodoc

Diamond Member
Dec 29, 2005
5,683
937
126
The only way I've been able to control heat in a 2 GPU system is to take the side cover off and reduce the power to the cards. I'm on linux but there must be a glitzy windows app you can use to control power and/or volts to the gpus on the cards. MSI afterburner might be the right app.
 
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Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
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The only way I've been able to control heat in a 2 GPU system is to take the side cover off and reduce the power to the cards. I'm on linux but there must be a glitzy windows app you can use to control power and/or volts to the gpus on the cards. MSI afterburner might be the right app.
All good suggestions, but I can't leave the side cover off. I have three rambunctious young cats who LOVE to chase fan blades and chew on wires.. :p

I do use MSI Afterburner to control everything on the GTX 1060, but the 280X is voltage/power locked so I can adjust the clock and fan speeds, but not the power usage.

I think part of it is that MilkyWay just heats up the 280X a lot because it makes use of the double precision functions/circuits.

In anticipation of the possible next sprint, I turned MilkyWay and SRBase off on this machine for a little while to test run times on both cards on Amicable. The GTX 1060 temperatures are just about the same on SRBase and Amicable. But the 280X dropped all the way down to 72-75C running Amicable compared to around 90C running MilkyWay. I did check GPU-Z to make sure both cards are running at 100% load in Amicable.

Granted, it's a very small test as I only let them run one task each on Amicable, but that's a pretty big difference in temperature for the AMD card.

Edit: P.S. It looks like the 1060 will take around 55 minutes per task in Amicable, and the 280X will take about 90 minutes. And the 'baby' 750ti in my daughter's computer is looking at somewhere around 2 hours and 20 minutes per task...
 
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Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
131,911,045​
6,089,527​
87,575,350​
4,179,456​
71,624,655​
3,178,266​
31,959,234​
1,417,239​
13,973,168​
851,947​
12,857,751​
894,303​
11,201,479​
451,423​
11,168,112​
477,297​
10,190,728​
433,193​
5,865,790​
447,315​
5,082,558​
203,158​
3,992,982​
260,117​
3,565,707​
140,170​
2,661,994​
107,009​
1,954,431​
94,017​
1,750,434​
79,518​
1,703,547​
27,052​
Stig
1,642,021​
76,729​
1,594,863​
90,521​
487,641​
1,138​
272,604​
60,498​
154,377​
1,351​
146,751​
718​
57,261​
0​
47,819​
5,737​
45,621​
455​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,416​
0​
16,422​
2,420​
2,081​
0​
1,464​
0​
150​
0​


Total in pie form:

11-8-2020-pie.PNG

Maybe even more applicable than yesterday as [TA]Assimilator1 holds off Kiska from overtaking for another day:

11-7-2020-Sega.png
 
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Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning Stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
138,153,376​
6,242,331​
92,080,265​
4,504,915​
75,058,673​
3,434,018​
33,664,651​
1,705,417​
14,845,023​
871,855​
13,735,205​
877,454​
11,696,051​
494,572​
11,228,775​
60,663​
10,488,846​
298,118​
6,076,357​
210,567​
5,277,399​
194,841​
4,225,613​
232,631​
3,711,915​
146,208​
2,767,725​
105,731​
2,048,687​
94,256​
1,834,601​
84,167​
1,759,360​
55,813​
Stig
1,701,278​
59,257​
1,685,407​
90,544​
487,641​
0​
276,277​
3,673​
154,729​
352​
147,244​
493​
57,261​
0​
51,619​
5,998​
51,054​
3,235​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,416​
0​
17,868​
1,446​
2,081​
0​
1,464​
0​
150​
0​

Total in pie form:
11-9-2020-pie.PNG
 

Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
143,939,044​
5,785,668​
96,704,635​
4,624,370​
79,023,071​
3,964,398​
35,316,661​
1,652,010​
15,625,773​
780,750​
14,600,630​
865,425​
12,184,443​
488,392​
11,577,874​
349,099​
10,903,626​
414,780​
6,109,387​
33,030​
5,562,556​
285,157​
4,480,643​
255,030​
3,893,431​
181,516​
2,896,238​
128,513​
2,136,884​
88,197​
1,905,130​
70,529​
1,813,064​
53,704​
1,784,983​
99,576​
Stig
1,763,645​
62,367​
488,113​
472​
276,505​
228​
155,619​
890​
147,351​
107​
57,261​
0​
55,980​
4,926​
55,975​
4,356​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,643​
227​
18,427​
559​
2,081​
0​
1,464​
0​
150​
0​


Total in pie form:
11-10-2020-pie.PNG
 

Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning stats:
Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
149,812,928​
5,873,884​
101,380,268​
4,675,633​
82,896,534​
3,873,463​
36,902,720​
1,586,059​
16,288,901​
663,128​
15,459,353​
858,723​
12,667,534​
483,091​
12,108,930​
531,056​
11,361,332​
457,706​
6,117,905​
8,518​
5,769,698​
207,142​
4,750,606​
269,963​
4,058,915​
165,484​
3,012,847​
116,609​
2,230,930​
94,046​
1,995,411​
90,281​
1,875,106​
90,123​
1,855,811​
42,747​
Stig
1,807,646​
44,001​
489,755​
1,642​
313,600​
313,600​
276,960​
455​
164,858​
9,239​
147,464​
113​
65,862​
9,882​
57,795​
1,820​
57,334​
73​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,643​
0​
18,496​
69​
2,179​
715​
2,081​
0​
150​
0​

Total in pie form:

11-11-2020-pie.PNG

Welcome to salvorhardin first day on the stats putting up 313,600 points on day 1!
 

Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
155,878,601​
6,065,673​
105,987,778​
4,607,510​
86,854,701​
3,958,167​
38,470,402​
1,567,682​
16,858,710​
569,809​
16,249,352​
789,999​
13,178,640​
511,106​
12,492,321​
383,391​
11,817,228​
455,896​
6,121,350​
3,445​
5,920,335​
150,637​
4,994,265​
243,659​
4,166,632​
107,717​
3,131,586​
118,739​
2,319,291​
88,361​
2,071,268​
75,857​
1,919,493​
44,387​
Stig
1,862,891​
55,245​
1,860,703​
4,892​
725,122​
411,522​
490,681​
926​
277,187​
227​
167,273​
2,415​
147,493​
29​
73,892​
8,030​
60,526​
2,731​
57,334​
0​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,643​
0​
19,441​
945​
3,366​
1,187​
2,081​
0​
150​
0​

Total in pie form:

11-12-2020-pie.PNG
 

Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning Stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
161,996,054​
6,117,453​
110,391,356​
4,403,578​
90,705,807​
3,851,106​
40,120,281​
1,649,879​
17,111,179​
861,827​
16,981,094​
122,384​
13,671,538​
492,898​
12,669,870​
177,549​
12,238,935​
421,707​
6,125,024​
3,674​
6,109,482​
189,147​
5,255,053​
260,788​
4,247,155​
80,523​
3,254,900​
123,314​
2,415,173​
95,882​
2,159,109​
87,841​
1,990,391​
70,898​
1,886,374​
25,671​
Stig
1,883,500​
20,609​
1,110,040​
384,918​
541,913​
51,232​
279,040​
1,853​
167,500​
227​
147,528​
35​
86,669​
12,777​
68,522​
7,996​
57,334​
0​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,643​
0​
19,912​
471​
3,610​
244​
2,081​
0​
150​
0​

Total in pie form:
11-13-2020-pie.PNG
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,802
325
126
We are now officially in 6th place in the Formula BOINC marathon. Nice job!
5​
Planet 3DNow!​
10
2,625,740,356
10,593,426,519​
7,967,686,162​
6​
TeAm AnandTech​
8
2,211,205,502
6,792,878,351​
4,581,672,848​
7​
USA​
6
2,207,001,608
6,508,748,063​
4,301,746,455​
8​
BOINC@AUSTRALIA​
4
2,162,329,273
7,320,967,558​
5,158,638,285​


And if we keep up this production after the month challenge ends, we'll pass Boinc@Poland for 13th place overall in the project in about 9 days. :)
 

Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
544
384
136
Morning stats:

Name​
Competition Total​
Since Yesterday’s Stats​
168,184,124​
6,188,070​
114,345,597​
3,954,241​
94,703,976​
3,998,169​
41,799,917​
1,679,636​
18,317,234​
1,206,055​
17,008,532​
27,438​
14,180,650​
509,112​
12,766,261​
96,391​
12,691,327​
452,392​
6,374,460​
264,978​
6,128,958​
3,934​
5,510,441​
255,388​
4,394,258​
147,103​
3,385,260​
130,360​
2,506,930​
91,757​
2,234,365​
75,256​
2,096,423​
106,032​
1,963,676​
77,302​
Stig
1,941,590​
58,090​
1,523,546​
413,506​
820,761​
278,848​
280,650​
1,610​
173,642​
6,142​
147,528​
0​
96,179​
9,510​
73,105​
4,583​
57,334​
0​
IEC
39,510​
0​
22,643​
0​
20,155​
243​
5,674​
2,064​
2,081​
0​
150​
0​

Total in pie form:

11-14-2020-pie.PNG

If anybody has any extra hardware to add now is the time. Tomorrow morning's stats will be the final. Great work everybody!
 

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