PrimeGrid Cinco de Mayo challenge May 5-10

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Ken g6, May 4, 2012.

  1. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    57*F outside and raining. With the windows closed and all 5 machines chugging along, it reached 79*F inside and the air conditioner turned on. Ouch.
     
  2. biodoc

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    I'll be dumping 7 WUs in the next within the hour. :p
     
  3. waffleironhead

    waffleironhead Diamond Member

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    20 hours of crunching and only ~25% done. WOW, I'd forgotten how long these wu's take.
     
  4. biodoc

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    Only dumped 6 WUs. Bionic decided to start another WU when it reached 99.898 %! I'm assuming that's a feature and not a bug. :whiste:
     
  5. lane42

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    Dam, missed the race :(
     
  6. filibusterman

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    5 day race get started! Not too late.
     
  7. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    no kidding! Just dumped another 8 WU's into the pot...

    Ten, actually, and all of the crunchers listed are actually working on challenge WU's now, too. Due to the timing and how some of the rigs were remote, some of them got kicked off on Friday with small queues that they have finally completed...
     
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  8. biodoc

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    Go blkgrffn! :thumbsup:
     
  9. petrusbroder

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    Team Stats as of 2012-05-07, 05:00:11 UTC

    Rank ____ Team name ______________________ Points ___
    01 ______ Sicituradastra. _______________ 6 001 601.43
    02 ______ PrimeSearchTeam _______________ 2 716 576.79
    03 ______ SETI.Germany __________________ 1 731 565.01
    04 ______ Ukraine _______________________ 1 371 720.09
    05 ______ Czech National Team ___________ 1 249 168.37
    06 ______ Keep The Fire Alive! __________ 1 120 962.91
    07 ______ TeAm AnandTech ________________ 1 119 681.63
    08 ______ Aggie The Pew ___________________ 902 080.65
    09 ______ Dutch Power Cows ________________ 788 183.26
    10 ______ Team 2ch ________________________ 640 107.84


    106 teams in the stats.

    Individual stats as of 2012-05-07, 05:30:21

    Rank _____ Name ____________________________ Points ___
    017 ______ biodoc __________________________ 247 441.98
    018 ______ blckgrffn _______________________ 242 791.18
    021 ______ petrusbroder ____________________ 228 847.30
    057 ______ Uppsala9496 _____________________ 133 351.24
    060 ______ SlangNRox _______________________ 127 026.06
    099 ______ filibusterman ____________________ 70 102.12
    136 ______ geecee ___________________________ 47 273.00
    232 ______ Ken_g6 ___________________________ 18 267.91
    306 ______ zzuupp ____________________________ 4 580.85

    411 participants in the stats.

    We have dropped 2 positions; but remember, that the timing is importanat: if someone dumps 10 WUs the positions change ... crunch on, more CPUs, more cores, more computers!
     
  10. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    I should have a bunch of updates shortly.
    One of my machines went crazy with suspending WU's last night. I think it started and suspended about 10 of them at between 20%- 70%. Once those flush it will be nice. I'll let it do its thing and keep a closer eye the last 24 hours of the race.
     
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  11. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    OH NO! My 960T machine (5 cores) just died. Got in the shower and came out and the whole condo has a horrible burning metal smell. Reminds me of when I worked in a tool & die shop in HS.
    Well, the 960T machine isn't running and the smell from it is horrible.
    Opened it up and UGH. Tried to fire it up and the CPU fans made a twitch and then NOTHING.

    This machine was running the horrible GA-78LMT-S2P rev 4.0 board from microcenter. It's only 3+1 phase and I did have one of these do the same thing to me not too many months ago, so I am assuming it is the mobo. Once the race is over I will see exactly what component failed.
    I had such a mild overclock on this thing too. It handled all the other DC projects just fine.
     
  12. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    This project is killer! *rimshot*

    Seriously though, booo :( Sorry to hear that. Are you going to keep doing the returns to MC? Glad that your place didn't start on fire or anything, that's more than a little scary.
     
  13. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    Haha, go you :p How is that 3930K fairing? Well, I bet :)

    Intel based rigs are tearing this thing up.

    I finally got connected to my dads PC which had 16 WU's waiting for upload, hence my stats jump.

    The 2600k is just bossing my Thubans around... It is maybe ~15% faster on each WU, and it is doing eight at a time to boot. With ~70% of the power.

    Who said ISA didn't make a difference? AVX clearly (? I think ?) changed the balance of power here, is BD using it yet? PD should bring more AVX support, I believe...
     
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  14. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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    No, I am not going to return it. I OC'd it and knew I was taking a chance doing so. Lesson learned on using a cheap board.

    Now I have to decide if I want to replace anything on this machine or not. New mobo is $100+. Do I go with another amd combo for ~$200 instead and get a bit faster cpu? Too bad the i5 combo's are so expensive.
     
  15. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    I hear you. Heck, you almost are better off buying another freaking 960t, getting the Gigabyte 8+2 board and then selling the sealed 960t on the forums. I bet that would be the best bang for your buck, but it seems a little silly to have to go through that much trouble.

    Looked around on Amazon, a couple months ago I scored a couple UD3 870 AM3+ boards for $85 w/prime. Not seeing anything like that on there right now... Has to be a good deal out there, somewhere...
     
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  16. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    I have to say this is one of the more exciting races, with folks bouncing all over the place.

    That is something I didn't expect, given the glacial pace that WU's are done in. My 1045t has a batch of WU's that are taking ~40 hours to complete! Then it has a couple now that it thinks will be done in 15! Each WU being worth so many points... Fun when looking at the standings, super boring looking at BOINC :)
     
  17. Ken g6

    Ken g6 Programming Moderator, Elite Member
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    Day 2 stats:
    Rank___Credits____Username
    13_____518916_____biodoc
    24_____373200_____blckgrffn
    25_____366355_____petrusbroder
    34_____312935_____Uppsala9496
    63_____201683_____filibusterman
    93_____136599_____SlangNRox
    163____71273______geecee
    179____58680______Lane42
    225____37454______Ken_g6
    445____9510_______zzuupp

    Rank__Credits____Team
    3_____3214029____SETI.Germany
    4_____2235718____Czech National Team
    5_____2126407____Ukraine
    6_____2086609____TeAm AnandTech
    7_____2013977____Keep The Fire Alive!
    8_____1764290____Team 2ch
    9_____1664391____Dutch Power Cows

    We've got some serious challengers, but so far we're still sixth.

    Juggling may not be so easy when the WUs are so variable. :\
     
  18. blckgrffn

    blckgrffn Diamond Member

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    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?p=33397941#post33397941

    Hey guys, I've compiled some data from WU's completed so far. I think the "turn off HT" advice is ill founded! Please take a look and let me know if you have better data or other insights :)

    For my data sampling, I simply took the most recently completed WU from each rig, no cherry picking or anything.
     
  19. petrusbroder

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    Nice post - have added a comment ... :)
     
  20. biodoc

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    21 WUs completed and counting so it's been my workhorse in this race! :biggrin:
     
  21. petrusbroder

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    Team Stats as of 2012-05-08, 05:00:23 UTC

    Rank ____ Team name ______________________ Points ___
    01 ______ Sicituradastra. ______________ 13 623 486.74
    02 ______ PrimeSearchTeam _______________ 5 775 331.63
    03 ______ SETI.Germany __________________ 4 040 820.24
    04 ______ Ukraine _______________________ 3 406 667.69
    05 ______ Czech National Team ___________ 3 230 060.68
    06 ______ Team 2ch ______________________ 3 001 872.66
    07 ______ TeAm AnandTech ________________ 2 932 626.92
    06 ______ Keep The Fire Alive! __________ 2 554 436.78
    09 ______ Aggie The Pew _________________ 2 276 035.80
    10 ______ Dutch Power Cows ______________ 2 136 077.52


    152 teams in the stats.

    Individual stats as of 2012-05-07, 05:00:37

    Rank _____ Name ____________________________ Points ___
    015 ______ biodoc __________________________ 719643.55
    021 ______ petrusbroder ____________________ 546190.82
    018 ______ blckgrffn _______________________ 506450.41
    036 ______ Uppsala9496 _____________________ 391289.41
    077 ______ filibusterman ___________________ 224948.02
    082 ______ SlangNRox _______________________ 209107.65
    180 ______ geecee ___________________________ 90522.99
    186 ______ Lane42 ___________________________ 82793.98
    245 ______ zzuupp ___________________________ 48881.66
    250 ______ Ken_g6 ___________________________ 47308.30
    251 ______ Ryan _____________________________ 46450.00
    401 ______ supes ____________________________ 19040.14


    Welcome to Lane42, Ryan and supes to the race!

    713 participants in the stats.

    We are doing good! This may be the highest position in any challenge race yet, as we were 8th in a race in 2011.
     
  22. VirtualLarry

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    ok, I know it's a bit late in the game, but I'm in for one round of WUs on my main rig's X6 1045T.

    Btw, the price on those CPUs has dropped to $100 now at MC.

    Edit: Well, maybe, I haven't gotten any Reisel LLR WUs when I hit Update, but I got a bunch of CUDA stuff.
    Edit: Nevermind, I got some.
     
  23. filibusterman

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    ohh no. my main rig crashed (unrelated to boinc I believe but maybe not) and now prime grid isnt even listed under projects in boinc....there go many wu or is there a way to get them back?
     
  24. filibusterman

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    Auestion is are the wu files somewhere and if so when i reinatall the program will they get overwritten or can I move them temporarily to save them and relocate them back when primegrid is reinstalled.
     
  25. filibusterman

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    hmm it appears everything is there but the account_www.primegrid.com.xml was corrupted and now contains no data..