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Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Gilthanis, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Though WCG is my preferred project, if you are using it to stress test the build... you may want to run one of the math projects like PrimeGrid or SRBase. They will take advantage of the AVX extensions which will push the system a bit harder. That way if you are OC'ing, that would give you the most reliable testing. IMO anyways. Glad to have you back.
     
  2. pututu

    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    Are there anything "cheap" in Cali after adding sales axe and income axe?:D

    Glad I installed solar (small one though) a few years back and with PG&E going bankrupt, expect to pay more in the future:(

    I love WCG but currently chasing after personal goals and helping our team in Formula BOINC (FB).

    Welcome back!
     
  3. wings2004

    wings2004 Limp Gawd

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    No... Not at all... I wish I could get somes but unfortunately I'm renting in the Bay area, unless someone knows how to do temporary solar.

    I've installed through BOINC so I might jump on some of the FB challenges, I figured I saw WCG on there so it would support either way.

    Regarding stressing the system, my current rig is a poor 2600k so I don't want to beat it up too much. The new system will be water-cooled as well so I'd feel more comfortable pushing that one.

    Just to confirm our WCG team is HardOCP right? I see on FB that it has the brackets but that's the one I found searching for teams.
     
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    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    That's correct. The correct team on WCG is HardOCP. All others use the brackets.
     
  5. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM x3

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    HSTB seems to come quicker to an end; now at 93% overall completion.
     
  6. pututu

    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    A new beta project was introduced yesterday. It's climate/weather related project.

     
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    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

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    Cool! I set one of my boxes to beta test, so hopefully it can pull some. Just said there aren't any available, but let's wait and see what happens.
     
  8. Priller

    Priller Gawd

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    Guess I had beta testing on already and one of the rigs pulled down 8 beta WUs. Takes a long time on a 2P lol
     
  9. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Looks like I got 7 BETA work units on my G34 box. Good thing it didn't get shut down yet...lol
     
  10. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    More details on the BETA

     
  11. jojo69

    jojo69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Well guys, I was buckets to 11 for the pentathlon, but it's too dammed hot now...

    I'm out till fall, fuck cancer, see you in October-ish
     
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  12. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    OpenZika project is temporarily paused. New tasks are hard to come by, so I'm taking a break.

    Current project stat for OZ.
     
  14. jojo69

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    we probably solved it all in the pentathalon
     
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    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    According to the WCG admin here, there will be some OZ work soon and they will be the last batch of work.

    For those doing badge hunting, this will be a great opportunity then.


    Edit: today's update. This project is ending after the release of approx 20,000 batches of work units.
     
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  16. pututu

    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    We move up to 29th spot in the WCG world ranking overtaking BiblePay.
     
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  17. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Just a heads up to the badge hunters. WCG's Open Zika is about to end. There was an announcement of another batch added that "might" extend it to the end of the month.
     
  18. jojo69

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    when is the next penathalon or whatever, it is getting colder, I actually fired up some SETI to warm up the house the other day
     
  19. EXT64

    EXT64 DCOTM x3

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    We only do competitions when it is hot, lol
     
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  20. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Pretty sure OZ is done. Haven't had a task for it since early yesterday.
     
  22. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I will have to check as I was loading up my cache on a couple systems.

    Edit: Yup still getting work.

    ZIKA_ 000459424_ x5wz3_ ZIKV_ NS5pol_ s3_ 0861_ 0-- Cooter-Lenovo In Progress 10/7/19 02:46:59 10/17/19 02:46:59 0.00 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.0
    ZIKA_ 000459439_ x5wz3_ ZIKV_ NS5pol_ s3_ 0754_ 0-- Coleslaw In Progress 10/7/19 02:27:52 10/17/19 02:27:52 0.00 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.0
    ZIKA_ 000459442_ x5wz3_ ZIKV_ NS5pol_ s3_ 0060_ 0-- Coleslaw In Progress 10/7/19 02:27:52 10/17/19 02:27:52 0.00 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.0
    ZIKA_ 000459439_ x5wz3_ ZIKV_ NS5pol_ s3_ 0619_ 0-- Coleslaw In Progress 10/7/19 02:27:52 10/17/19 02:27:52 0.00 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.0
    ZIKA_ 000459442_ x5wz3_ ZIKV_ NS5pol_ s3_ 0093_ 0-- Coleslaw In Progress 10/7/19 02:27:52 10/17/19 02:27:52 0.00 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.0
    ZIKA_ 000459439_ x5wz3_ ZIKV_ NS5pol_ s3_ 0807_ 0-- Coleslaw In Progress 10/7/19 02:27:52 10/17/19 02:27:52 0.00 / 0.00 0.0 / 0.0
     
  23. jojo69

    jojo69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    yeah, I generally only visit threads I have posted in in the past at this point, so if you really want participation posting it here is probably a good idea
     
  24. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I agree, but at the same time we typically open a new thread for these challenges as that is the best way to easily search for historical data. That, and I don't want to have to remember to update several posts with the same info when we have had the challenges page stickied each year for several years now. Also, when people are posted in multiple threads, it is hard to keep the conversations in an organized place. For example, the Pentathlon is multiple projects. Don't want to talk about it in the WCG thread because then the WCG thread starts to get off topic... Talking about just the WCG portion would be fine but then others may miss the conversation important to the challenge. It is much easier just to check the general forum for anything new.
     
  25. motqalden

    motqalden [H]ard|DCOTM Feb 2018, June 2019

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    I am still getting some OZ work but i agree its drying up :( still hoping i can get my 10y badge yet
     
  26. Dr P

    Dr P n00b

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    The latest word is that the final batch number is 465016. Currently I'm seeing work from batches 459XXX. (ex: ZIKA_ 000459707_ x5kqr_ NS5met_ s3_ 0140_ 0) They are not distributed completely linearly, so keep trying if you see batches 465XXX.

    I imagine we'll see temporary outages between now and the end for a variety of reasons. Just keep an eye on the batch number and keep cranking away.

    Best of luck hitting your goals!
     
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  27. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Not to mention that they only load so many into que at a time. So, one user loading up could drain that que and then if you aren't hammering the server, you may not request again when the que refills. So, just keep at it to get your fill.
     
  28. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,41865

     
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  29. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    World Community Grid: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 10, 2019
    We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, October 10, beginning at 15:00 UTC.
    10/9/2019 7:41:39 PM · more...
     
  30. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    posted yesterday

     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Posted on the 14th about OpenZika

     
  33. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Posted today

     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    For Current Volunteers: Advance Information on Our Newest Project
    Hello Everyone,

    Very, very soon we'll be officially launching our newest project, and you can start seeing work units today. It's been a long wait and has taken a lot of behind-the-scenes work to get this one ready, so we're even more excited than usual. Before the official launch, we wanted to give you all a heads-up about the technical background and requirements for the project.

    Background

    The Africa Rainfall Project utilizes the Weather Research & Forecasting (WRF) model for the research application. WRF is a very large, mostly Fortran application and the simulations being run require more resources than are typically used for a World Community Grid project. For this reason, volunteers will not be automatically opted into this project.

    Two Important Points (Please Read):

    More Info on WRF, Work Units, and Checkpoints

    For those not familiar with the WRF application, it is used to simulate weather conditions over a region over a defined time period. The work for this project will be broken into small geographical regions, and in the end each region will be simulated for one calendar year.

    Each individual work unit represents 48 hours calendar time for this simulation. Once a result has been validated for the 48 hours, the output will be used to build the input for the next 48 hours of runtime. The average CPU runtime for an individual workunit in beta testing was about 24 hours. This runtime is also much longer than a typical project.

    Due to limitations in the application, we are only able to take 8 checkpoints during each workunit. Depending on the speed of the host, this could result in long times between checkpoints. For this reason, volunteers who choose to run this project may want to consider using the 'Leave applications in memory while suspended' option in their device profile.

    Please ask any questions in this thread, and as always be sure to read previous questions and answers before posting. Thanks to everyone for your support.

    Thanks,
    armstrdj

    Research Project Memory Available Disk Space Operating Systems
    Africa Rainfall Project 1 GB 1.5 GB Windows1,2, Mac2, Linux1,2
     
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  35. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I completed an ARP work unit yay

    ran for 1 day and 5 hours resulting in 3,560 points (WCG points)
    however points will be a roller coaster for a while as it levels out
    ran on a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5]
     
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    Priller Gawd

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    The ARP run time is nuts for me but the points seem to balance out atleast.
     
  37. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    We are running a small, windows only, beta test for HSTB. There are no code changes in the new version. The issue being addressed is that currently the 32 bit Windows version is being distributed as both 32 and 64 bit. For this beta the 64 bit version as well as the 32 bit version of the windows application should be distributed properly. The updated app version is 7.30.
    Thanks,
    armstrdj
     
  38. bluestang

    bluestang n00b

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  39. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I think his goal needs bumped up quite a bit....lol.
     
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  40. bluestang

    bluestang n00b

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    Yeah, possibly lol

    Spread the word if you can. I don't have accounts on many other forums like you do :)