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Ken g6

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Bump! The Thor Pure challenge has started. This one's about points, not runtime.
 
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Endgame124

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We are currently 14th. I'm not sure if I should try to power up the core2quad and other super old hardware for a points based contest, but I do want to push us higher...
 

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We are currently 14th. I'm not sure if I should try to power up the core2quad and other super old hardware for a points based contest, but I do want to push us higher...
Well we are 10 days late to the party, participating in the other events prevented much bunkering from us. As the calendar is clear for this week, we may catch up a bit. ;-)
 

StefanR5R

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Almost clear. Bunkering for WCG Birthday Challenge could start as early as a few minutes past 00:00 UTC Friday, November 6. (Thursday evening for you further in the West.)
 

TennesseeTony

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Currently no GPU apps are in circulation, but they did have ONE some years ago.

edit: On MY machines, Africa Rainfall seems to pay 2x points or better, but they need a wingman (and have a 7 day deadline). Expect my points to come in waves, as the tasks run 24 hours or longer on some machines. My queues are full, but I have switched to requesting COVID tasks. I expect the last 3 days or so will be COVID only from me, plus pending Rainfall tasks.
 
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lane42 said:
Are there GPU'S in WCG. Thought i saw something about
using them in wcg
There is one coming soon™

The September Update: OpenPandemics mentioned a gpu app.
GPU version of OpenPandemics

Both the research team and World Community Grid tech team are continuing to make progress on porting the software that powers OpenPandemics to GPU.

The researchers are working on performance improvements for an OpenCL version. Meanwhile, World Community Grid has submitted the code for IBM's Open Source review and a security review. We don't currently know exactly when the IBM reviews will be done.
 
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Markfw

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Up to 11th. But there is a big gap to 10th.
 

Markfw

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Well, I am now all in. I have added 236 cores/threads/. a E5-2683v3 (28) a 3900x's (48) and 2 32 core (128) and a 3950x (32) for a total of 880 threads doing WCG. This might help our 11th place. It will be tomorrow night before we see the effect. In case you are adding, one Xeon (28 threads) is not in this list, but running.

 
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Markfw

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And I might have a 7V12 EPYC 64 core coming.
 
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Markfw

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OK, I got it, but its a 7B12, and I can't find out much about it, but its supposed to be 64 core EPYC and 2 ghz minimum. If anybody googles better than me, let me know. Its part number
100-000000020-02

Edit This will put me over 1000 threads/cores
 
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Markfw has 2 dining rooms? :) I'd like to see your home's wiring diagram to see how much more power you have to go before we lose you to the magic smoke!

At this point does this make Mark part of a home Borg?
 
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Mark has to be cautious where he plugs in.....and he can't use the oven, ever, and sometimes has to pause folding to operate the microwave/coffee maker. :p

In other news, not trying to be negative, but I think we will top out at 10th place sometime in the next 24 hours. SG's stats tell the tale. Still, our best showing of the 5 weeks this competition has been running for! Not bad at all since we didn't start off with a huge bunker like the rest.
 
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Markfw

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Mark has to be cautious where he plugs in.....and he can't use the oven, ever, and sometimes has to pause folding to operate the microwave/coffee maker. :p

In other news, not trying to be negative, but I think we will top out at 10th place sometime in the next 24 hours. SG's stats tell the tale. Still, our best showing of the 5 weeks this competition has been running for! Not bad at all since we didn't start off with a huge bunker like the rest.
The oven is on a different circuit ! I was even thinging of converting the plug to 2, 120v instead of 240 ! 2 30 amp circuits unused ??? Think of how many more 64 core beasts I could run ! 2000 cores, here I come !
 
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Markfw

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Oh, and in the last hour we gained 200k of the 2 million we were short of 10th place. Maybe my extra cores ??
 
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Markfw

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Gained another 100k ??? I want 10th ! No 7V12 until Monday, and no motherboard or memory ordered yet !
 

Fardringle

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I've been "begging" for work from climateprediction.net for more than a year, so I can finally at least get to the 500K stats milestone. After 13+ months of nothing, I got tasks on my main machine (3900X) on Sunday so it'll be busy for a while, and my 24 core Xeon is officially retired, but I did put a couple of 4/8 core computers on WCG yesterday and this morning. They won't do a lot, but every little bit helps. :)
 

Markfw

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Damn, its now 80f in my house this am, those non-EPYC boxes do put out the heat !
 
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