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Ken g6

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Day 4 stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
13_____4309900____xii5ku
42_____1622031___10esseeTony
162____425415_____geecee
182____371342_____Orange Kid
207____319471_____Ken_g6
234____253953_____waffleironhead
239____245749_____GLeeM
278____187319_____zzuupp
692____1092_______VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
5_____25097997___Sicituradastra.
6_____21337247___Gridcoin
7_____12628802___[H]ard|OCP
8_____7736277____TeAm AnandTech
9_____7516595____Rechenkraft.net
10____6498231____BOINC@Poland
11____6081832____AMD Users

Apparently I should do stats before shopping, not after. Took longer than I expected to get back to this.
 

TennesseeTony

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I'm winding down on PG. That's about 60 hours worth, maybe I can hold off geecee for the duration. ;) Oh, and geecee, we'd like to see you stop by more often. ;) Except Tuesdays, we're busy on Tuesdays. Definitely not on Tuesdays. :p
 

VirtualLarry

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Yeah, a little late, but I'm in with my BCLK-OCed i5-6400 @ 4.455. Does this app use AVX/AVX2? Because on my CPU, it's going to run at half-speed then, due to the idiosyncrasies of BLCK OC.
 

StefanR5R

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According to the processor frequencies that I am seeing, AVX is not used by gcw_sieve.
 

Ken g6

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Day 5 stats (the halfway point!):

Rank___Credits____Username
14_____5296726____xii5ku
51_____1693571___10esseeTony
150____596352_____geecee
184____455989_____Orange Kid
209____392649_____Ken_g6
250____287815_____waffleironhead
254____278522_____GLeeM
274____254495_____zzuupp
483____38227______VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
6_____27624947___Gridcoin
7_____13118695___[H]ard|OCP
8_____9538394____Rechenkraft.net
9_____9294349____TeAm AnandTech
10____7942724____BOINC@Poland
11____7929364____AMD Users
12____7066901____Christians

Rechenkraft pulled ahead again. At least we're fairly secure in at least 9th place.
 

StefanR5R

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Day 5 stats (the halfway point!):
[...]
At least we're fairly secure in at least 9th place.
Hmm. A little naive extrapolation, assuming that almost everybody keeps sieving constantly, and neglecting the effect of pending validations:

TeAm AnandTech now: 9.3 M; in another five days: 9.3 + (9.3 - 1.6) = 17 M
BOINC@Poland: 2 * 7.9 M = 16 M
AMD Users: 2 * 7.9 M = 16 M

(I am already anxious to see in 5 days how embarrassingly off this extrapolation turns out.)
 
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Ken g6

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Day 6 stats, somewhat late:

Rank___Credits____Username
14_____6498220____xii5ku
63_____1693571___10esseeTony
142____817537_____geecee
190____560851_____Orange Kid
215____478395_____Ken_g6
256____364812_____GLeeM
265____346793_____waffleironhead
270____339145_____zzuupp
450____90653______VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
6_____35923417___Gridcoin
7_____13806242___[H]ard|OCP
8_____13428422___Rechenkraft.net
9_____11189434___TeAm AnandTech
10____10473202___AMD Users
11____10318901___BOINC@Poland
12____9015494____Christians

Now, AMD users are chasing us. Most likely, this is the only race where AMD users can chase us. :p (Well, maybe some GPU races.)
 

StefanR5R

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Another extrapolation:
This assumes that the production from day 6 to 10 equals twice the production from day 4 to 6.
Code:
                  day 4     day 6      day 10
---------------------------------------------
TeAm AnandTech    7.74 M    11.19 M    18.1 M
AMD Users         6.08 M    10.47 M    19.3 M
BOINC@Poland      6.50 M    10.32 M    18.0 M
 

Ken g6

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Day 7 stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
14_____7459376____xii5ku
75_____1693571___10esseeTony
138____993950_____geecee
195____645498_____Orange Kid
225____531373_____Ken_g6
255____439089_____GLeeM
263____408499_____waffleironhead
267____401947_____zzuupp
418____133798_____VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
6_____42633758___Gridcoin
7_____18277864___[H]ard|OCP
8_____16528792___Rechenkraft.net
9_____12707104___TeAm AnandTech
10____12509440___BOINC@Poland
11____12109912___AMD Users
12____10629825___Christians

Poland has mustered some more power to pass AMD users again. Do we have any more? Anybody? Bueller?
Tony? ;)
 

StefanR5R

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In engineering courses I was told not to extrapolate. Yet I can't resist.
Code:
                  day 5     day 7      day 10
---------------------------------------------
TeAm AnandTech    9.29 M    12.71 M    17.8 M
BOINC@Poland      7.94 M    12.51 M    19.4 M
AMD Users         7.93 M    12.11 M    18.4 M
 

Ken g6

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I took a core that was feeding my GPU for prime finding off to run one more sieve instance.
Sorry, but no.
But if Tony won't leave WCG, I won't take one HT core off from feeding my other GPU for F@H. :triumph:
 

StefanR5R

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I now moved another 1C/2T from a F@H GPU client over to the race.

And I added a Core 2 Duo T7600 (Merom) @ 2.33 GHz. Unfortunately, this node is running only a 32 bit OS, which seems to degrade performance of gcw_sieve severely. Estimated runtime per task is 4 hours. :disappointed:

I will look to maximize availability of the handful of cores which do parttime duty at the office.
 

Ken g6

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Day 8 stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
14_____8524329____xii5ku
84_____1693571___10esseeTony
134____1189465____geecee
197____734516_____Orange Kid
224____617115_____Ken_g6
250____522646_____GLeeM
262____481682_____waffleironhead
263____478404_____zzuupp
400____180225_____VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
7_____24150507___[H]ard|OCP
8_____19869506___Rechenkraft.net
9_____15080666___BOINC@Poland
10____14420866___TeAm AnandTech
11____13734630___AMD Users
12____12418940___Christians
13____10292446___Team 2ch

Adding one core arrested my fall down the rankings. But not the TeAm's, as Poland passed us. "Intel" says AMD may pass us soon too, if we don't get more cores going.
 

petrusbroder

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Ok, folks: I am not in this race since my CPUs are old and busy, but when I've reached my personal goal of 63M points in Folding@Home I'll return to BOINC and will take part in the future races. 24 quite slow cores may add something ... but not as much as before (when i had a maximum of 108 cores around ...).
In many races before we thought i a great race when we finished as #12 or 13 among 140 - 150 teams and that goal we will reach, I think. It is the total at the end of the Challenge series that gives the most honor!
 

Ken g6

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Day 9 stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
14_____9757475____xii5ku
100____1693571___10esseeTony
132____1354941____geecee
201____829005_____Orange Kid
226____703951_____Ken_g6
250____599662_____GLeeM
260____563051_____waffleironhead
263____554863_____zzuupp
386____227188_____VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
7_____28048830___[H]ard|OCP
8_____23250570___Rechenkraft.net
9_____17644094___BOINC@Poland
10____16282620___TeAm AnandTech
11____15889726___AMD Users
12____14250655___Christians
13____11658299___Team 2ch

I feel like I've been herding cats today. One Win10 computer rebooted by itself; another computer crashed last night.

But we're still ahead of AMD so far. :)

People with 32-bit CPUs might consider juggling now. Those of us with 64-bit CPUs may want to wait a few hours.
 

Ken g6

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Unless someone brings on a lot of extra power right away it looks like AMD will pass us imminently.
 

Ken g6

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Race 1 practically-final stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
14_____11001559___xii5ku
89_____2063849___10esseeTony
134____1517153____geecee
204____929495_____Orange Kid
224____801712_____Ken_g6
250____674486_____GLeeM
259____642253_____waffleironhead
263____630769_____zzuupp
379____274697_____VirtualLarry

Rank__Credits____Team
8_____26477124___Rechenkraft.net
9_____20386134___BOINC@Poland
10____18803940___AMD Users
11____18535978___TeAm AnandTech
12____16089493___Christians
13____13000665___Team 2ch
14____12030159___BOINCstats

Thanks for coming back, Tony, but it wasn't quite enough to make 10th place for the TeAm.
 
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