Well its finally time, my last dually rig is being retired. Its only been folding gpu units for the last 5 years so having a dual cpu machine was just a waste. Also the PPD of the cpu's just wasn't worth the power draw any more.
Its going to get replaced when my daily driver gets upgraded...
Unfortunately I am going to have to shut my rigs down for the foreseeable future as the wife has been made redundant. While my wage allows us to cover all the bills it does not allow for any kind of luxuries of which my folding hobby is one. Hopefully I will be back on line by mid...
Just to let you all know that the F@H servers will be offline on the 6th and 7th of July, Standford's Reasearch computing facility is undergoing maintenance to its electrical system.
Excellent opportunity for maintenance/upgrades.
As you know the latest drivers and core 21 do not work together due to something breaking in Nv's opencl driver. I know NV has issued a hotfix driver but work has been ongoing to try and find the solution. PG have finally found it and a new version of core21 is nearly ready for testing - once...
OK a couple of bits of news for the many who do not visit FF.
Core 15 has now been retired, this means that no gpu earlier than a Fermi will fold. Even then the lower end 4xx cards may struggle and the 405 is a no-no.
There is a new stats feature that VJ has just posted about:- Folding Forum...
Okay, based off the ongoing debate across the forum about increasing production lets try this for a starter. Anyone wanting to challenge another member of the team to a goal can post in this thread making everything easy to find.
There have been lots of threads on various forums recently about the effect or not of varying PCIe bus speeds on folding performance, gaming performance does take a hit on lower speeds due to bandwidth but does the same hold true for F@H? A previous attempt to test this on my Z9PE rig failed as...
A few bits of news from PG that folders may want to know about
Core 18 for AMD GPU's
Removal of the additional bonus for core A4 WU
Core 18 update for Maxwell GPU's
Core 18 update for Linux based folders & Maxwell gpu's
The bonus points calculator has been updated to get its data...
As none of you really like going to foldingforum I thought I'd copy this over.
The debate on the benefits of hyper threading for F@H has raged back and forth as long as I have been folding and I saw it mentioned yet again recently but I have never seen anyone test it out. As I have just had...
Up for sale are the following combo's
Asus Z8NA-D6C mobo.
2 xeon L5640 @2.26 (PM for more details)
12gb Ram:- Corsair XMS CAS 8
2 x intel heatsinks
The board will come with the manuals, driver disk and as many accessories as I can find
Just a HDD/SSD/USB stick and a PSU and...
As those of you who join IRC know I recently managed to obtain a pair of Ivy-E 12core cpu's for the bargain price of $1400, I say bargain as the auction had them listed as 8 core parts but the actual picture was of a HCC chip (the 12 cores look different). CPU-Z identifyies the cpu as a 2640 8...
I've put together a quick list of all the E5 Xeon ES chip for those who are looking to maybe go down this route for a possible folding rig. It still early days and i'm still finding info out so bear with me.
If anyone spots any problems or has more info either post here or PM me.
Vijay has just posted about a new F@H survey that is being conducted,
Vijay has posted some new info on his blog about core 17 and some improvements that he hopes to implement before the core goes live.
Some mighty impressive speed gains to be had by...
OK so my Asus 460 768mb is getting a bit long in the tooth and starting to stutter with some of my recent game purchases such as Serious Sam3 and NFS most wanted.
System specs are, Dual xeon L5640's@ 2.4, Asus server Z8NA mobo, Asus GTX 460 768mb, 12gb Ram, corsair HX1000 PSU, monitor runs at...
So i've been slowly working my way through all the computer junk that i have sitting in the computer room and today its the day of the really old stuff 2 x baby AT pentium boards and my 1st PC, my old desktop gateway P90.
It was still partially assembled so plugged everything back in and...
Just found this thread over at FF, as some of you may have already seen PG are in the process of developing a new GPU core, core 17. One of the benefits is that it is supposed to run on linux and from the comments made by protoneer things look promising...
So, wifey is watching crap on telly so i'm idly browsing EOC and have just noticed this.
In 2.7 years the mighty user PS3 - with a total of 2.8bn points will get mowed by both Musky and Grandpa - The question is which one will be the 1st? Race time!!:D
We will overtake Default in 807 days...
So i powered down my 5670 rig today for a clean, put everything back togetehr and she booted up fine and is folding again but tpf's are way slower than normal. Went back into the bios and everything is ok there, downloaded i7z and cpu's are running at full speed. Killed the client and...
One of the new guys at PG is asking for what programming experience we may have - i do not know what for but maybe they are looking for some assistance in a few area's
As most of you know Wikipedia has a "featured article of the day" on its main page every day. Well with thanks to Jesse_V and a few others over at FF F@H made it:cool:
Hopefully it will bring a few new folders on board
Just found this courtesy of our folding collegues over at EVGA.
Looks like its Brucy bonus time for GPU clients:)
As of this moment on the offical stanford stats we are number 1 with a total of 17,901,219,428 points vs EVGA's 17,900,420,516.:D:D
Congrats to all on a job well done. Now is not the time to take our foot off the gas otherwise will will soon lose our spot again. EVGA have proven that they...
Asus has just released an interesting new mobo..... Dual LGA2011 on ATX footprint
If pricing is right could be a valid contender to replace the classic and highly useful Z8NA-D6
Not sure if this is the right place for this so if not please move to a more appropriate place.
I have been tasked with trying to repair our CCTV systems at work, all based on standard PC components in a rack case but i've hit a snag with the storage options.
Now the systems are from 2005...
Ok some of you have seen the thread over at EVGA that says we are gaming the servers so that we only get 69xx WU. Well punchy just called us out over at FF.:eek::mad:
Got my parents stying for the next 3 weeks so my "noisy" x5670 rig will be offline. I'll still be folding, just on my slower quieter rigs.
Those who are in the queue to mow me, strike now as I am eying up shiny new toys for the autumn