Seems like some pretty massive updates to me!I just remembered WCG points are 7x BOINC points. I guess I can stop waiting for that massive update to show up.
My home just went down by 2 cores. Had to help a family member with a temporary PC and I know she wont leave it turned on crunching when she isn't playing on it. However, she plans on having me build a $2k desktop during tax return season that will be left on full time crunching when not gaming. So, I see this as a long term investment...lol
Welcome Grandpa! Thanks for joining the fun!Thought you could slip under the radar, didn't you Grandpa? Thanks for the help.
Excellent. Maybe these new additions can push us over that 3M PPD mark! I see we moved up to 11th place in the Race. Great work everyone!I added both of my daughters computers to the cause. They both won't be back until the 21st from college.
My boss just tossed me like 4 or 5 Dells that had the hard drives and ram pulled from them. They are each dual cores. I guess I will be upgrading some family members in the very near future. Still got a lot of Pentium D and Celerons floating around out there. If it wasn't the holidays, I would have them done over the weekend. So, those borged devices will be extra cores added to the cause. Gotta love the IT world.
The sad part is that these systems were just going to go to the e-cycling place here in town. I scolded him letting him know there are a lot of people who could use these free upgrades. Keep in mind we do the donation thing for non-profits. However, some systems are still tossed because of cosmetic concerns. Hopefully from now on, I will oversee all discards...lol.
The three systems at my feet right now are a Optiplex GX520 - Pentium D dual core 2.8GHz, PowerEdge T100 - 3GHz Xeon and the other is an Optiplex 330 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo. The others are already sitting in my truck...lol
This is just a question that went through my head. Why is F@H more popular than BOINC. Seems like BOINC has a broader spectrum of projects that you can crunch for. I am not sure what all F@H folds for, I just ran their program.
Do you mean here at [H] or in general?
Stanford actually tested the BOINC client years ago but decided it wasn't for them. I prefer the BOINC client because it requires less overhead. I can borg systems of non-techies (with permission) and don't have to worry about them. Pretty much set and forget. Use an account manager and you can change most of what you need from one place. Not to mention that there is a wide variety as you noted. If I decide to support something else tomorrow, no real software change. Just attach to the other project and I'm ready to go. (However, that doesn't mean its perfect. There is still problems at any project that sometimes requires tweaks.)
macaw, (if you are using the rig in your sig) be aware that BOINC doesn't like SLI too much and you will see no gain from using it. If you have troubles running on the GTX 680s, you may want to try without SLI. However, that is up to you since the rig in your sig mentions Eyefinity. However, if you do want to maximize those two 680's for the cause, make sure to delve into the world of using an app_info file so you can run multiple work units on each card. You could put out some serious points with those.
If I look at the tasks in BOINC manager, it appears both GPUs are being used. In the task list I see two HCC tasks each using a GPU.
12/13/2012 4:01:45 PM | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 680 (driver version 310.70, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.0, 4096MB, 8378940MB available, 3252 GFLOPS peak)
12/13/2012 4:01:45 PM | | NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 680 (driver version 310.70, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.0, 4096MB, 2620MB available, 3252 GFLOPS peak)
In the NVidia control panel, I have SLI set to "Span displays with Surround" and I put "<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>" in my config file. So, I think it is all being used.
My work machine is pretty loaded so I'd like to figure out how to use it for BOINC. I haven't done the research to figure out how well BOINC plays with HPC but it's quite a beefy box with all the blades maxed.