MIBW is NOT going to be pleased about this.
he's probably about to start his saturday morning cup of coffee and sit down to check hardforum.com and his HFM status, and..........
I wonder how many SMP, uniproc WU and GPU WUs are folded for each bigadv? Is Kasson's statement true?we don't want demand for bigadv to overwhelm the rest of the project or imbalance the points system.
Ok here's some stats to cheer people up:
yup that's 8.2 million more points
So Stanford is saying my contribution is worth 20% less to them today than it was yesterday (according to HFM with the lastest base point values - I am looking at 2x6904s, a 6903, a 2685, and a 2684)....that really makes me want to keep supporting them...
Amazingly I am not as peeved as I should be about it - there were hints that this would happen.
PPD is down almost exactly 20%. But this might end up the same on average as it was a month ago, depending on how many super-bigadv flow.
Dont get me wrong, Stanford are simply useless re: consultation, but now I expect it.
7/1/2011:Ok here's some stats to cheer people up:
yup that's 8.2 million more points
The biggest casualty is that we had just become the #1 PPD team, and would probably of held on even with EVGAs start of the month ramp. But now I think the tables have been turned. And potentially more pain to come if they boost GPU points. We will see.
EVGA Business Manager: Kasson, What's going on here? You haven't forgotten our arrangement have you? We've poured a lot of resources into this relationship and it feels like we aren't aligned here. EVGA sells GPU's, not CPU's....
Kasson: Yes sir, right on it!
In seriousness I am confident they must have been putting pressure on Stanford for sometime now and they must have hit the fever pitch needed. Sure the rest of the community has complained about the point system for over a year but nothing changed until team rankings started shifting...
This news truly does hurt teams like us, especially the top 20-50 folders here. We've been able to keep pace with EVGA even though we have 300ish fewer active folders because of the bigadv WU and the 2P and 4P folders.
Given the change to K-factor and base points, will bigadv still be better PPD than regular SMP for those of us with 8 cores? I will try and find a calculator around somewhere, but I suspect some of our more experienced folders would know off-hand.
The last month was too good to be true.
so how do i get one of these (6904 WU), all i get is 6903's.
do i have to change to bigbeta flag?
I wonder if perhaps the apathy with regard to boosting these units is because Stanford really isn't particularly interested in these anymore... now that the power is available to do more, maybe they've moved on to bigger and better things and just leave these clients laying around because they don't want to shut anyone out.I hope the next step will be to adjust the uniproc and PS3 points to make those clients worth running.
Ideally someone running four uniproc clients should have about the same PPD as someone running SMP on a quadcore, maybe with a small (small!) bonus for SMP since it will complete WUs faster..
really? what's your setup like?Getting about 20m tpf on 6904's with 6176's and CL9 ram. Dont have the guts to do the memory profile re-writing for my chips, they're 7-8-7-24 @1600 stuck at CL9 on my SM board @1333.
anybody gettin better then 18 min TPF on the 6904 other than sfield?
his is arnd 15min because of better ram chips.