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#21 Team Four Paw

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:24 AM

I have a Tesla m2070 sitting on my bench at home. I'm curious to see what it can do for this. It doesn't do so well at bitcoin hashing.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

Well, my cards are all NVIDIA, but nothing like that danged thing.  Wow.


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

New link for Team comparison.

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#24 Baytown Bert

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

Interesting.  I'll be off work the next four days and I will be curious what stats I generate.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

The stats are confusing to me but here they are for our Team

 

I don't know if this is what's confusing you but here is my explanation of the stats.

 

 Points try to normalize/equalize how much in crunching(actual results) is achieved independent of computer speed. It helps faster computers look better than simply looking at crunching time. For example, take a supercomputer and a slow PC.

The supercomputer might produce more results in one hour than the slow PC in five years. Points try to give the supercomputer credit for all its effort by giving the same number of points to the supercomputer for its one hour as given to the PC for it five years.  It's done by using the CPU speed to do the equalizing.  I said "try" above because their are variables that make this calculation imprecise. 

Results Returned is straightforward. It's the number of work units (packets) returned and validated.  A packet for one project may take much longer than one for another, so it isn't a particularly good measure number crunching contribution. 

Run Time is messy. It's pretty much the number of hours your processors have devoted strictly to crunching.  If you have a quad processor it is theoretically possible to have almost 4 days Run Time in a single day.  But if you are allowing support from your graphics card, I don't think they can measure that so I think they use elapsed time. I've said what I think, but I'm somewhat uncertain of my understand of Run Time. 

 

For me, I'm doing what I can without costing me in other ways so I don't pay much attention to stats.  Because of your post, I did look at them and it looks like you out produce me by a lot.  If I saw it right you'll do as much in a couple of months as I've done in four years.  What the hell are you running?

 

I guess I should have asked, what is a Tesla and is that causing this huge surge of crunching?  If so, and it's a graphics card, I must be wrong about them only counting graphics cards as elapsed time.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

The stats are confusing to me but here they are for our Team


I don't know if this is what's confusing you but here is my explanation of the stats.

Points try to normalize/equalize how much in crunching(actual results) is achieved independent of computer speed. It helps faster computers look better than simply looking at crunching time. For example, take a supercomputer and a slow PC.

The supercomputer might produce more results in one hour than the slow PC in five years. Points try to give the supercomputer credit for all its effort by giving the same number of points to the supercomputer for its one hour as given to the PC for it five years. It's done by using the CPU speed to do the equalizing. I said "try" above because their are variables that make this calculation imprecise.

Results Returned is straightforward. It's the number of work units (packets) returned and validated. A packet for one project may take much longer than one for another, so it isn't a particularly good measure number crunching contribution.

Run Time is messy. It's pretty much the number of hours your processors have devoted strictly to crunching. If you have a quad processor it is theoretically possible to have almost 4 days Run Time in a single day. But if you are allowing support from your graphics card, I don't think they can measure that so I think they use elapsed time. I've said what I think, but I'm somewhat uncertain of my understand of Run Time.

For me, I'm doing what I can without costing me in other ways so I don't pay much attention to stats. Because of your post, I did look at them and it looks like you out produce me by a lot. If I saw it right you'll do as much in a couple of months as I've done in four years. What the hell are you running?

I guess I should have asked, what is a Tesla and is that causing this huge surge of crunching? If so, and it's a graphics card, I must be wrong about them only counting graphics cards as elapsed time.

Graphics card are much better number crunchers than pc cpu's
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

After doing a little bit of reading I've learned that most of the projects on WCG don't use or support GPU processing. So most of the projects on WCG will only be using your CPU.
There are other projects that are geared towards GPU processing like SETI.

The BOINC client supports multiple projects. For example the machine where I'm using the Tesla GPU card I configured the BOINC client to serve the CPU work units from WCG and GPU work units from SETI.

WCG only has one project at the moment that supports GPU processing which is not currently running.

I re-purposed some old xeon workstations at the office and built a "mini-cluster" under my desk. :)
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:26 PM

I could learn a LOT from you TFP.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

I read most of what TFP wrote, but then my mind wandered to baseball...


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:01 PM

I re-purposed some old xeon workstations at the office and built a "mini-cluster" under my desk. :)

 

I have a mini cluster under my desk.  And another one on my shelves.  And a separate mini cluster in my garage.  Well, actually the garage is an entire cluster.  Wait.  I think you're talking about something else. Nevermind.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Just registered on two computers.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:16 PM

I reckon by the end of this month I'll catch up to Thot in total credits  ;)
 
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:43 PM

I saw an app recently that does the same with idle phone cycles.... dang if I can't remember the name of it now.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:43 PM

Jason, I miss your old footer... ;)
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:11 PM

Been meaning to do this and kept forgetting. I've finally downloaded the software and signed up. :)


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:10 AM

That makes 8 in our group and welcome, Jenn!


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

I still refuse to do it.  I think it's a giant corporate/government conspiracy of the military industrial complex to introduce GMO's into our food supply!

 

I'm just not sure how yet...


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

Actually the NSA uses the grid to crack encryption. HC, get your conspiracies straight man...

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

Gosh, yes.  Welcome ggmorton, 2katz, and Jhawk.  :cheers:  It took two failures for me not to realize you three had signed up.  I''m subscribed to this thread but am not getting notices and the WCG is supposed to notify me if new members sign up.  Both failed (I know, excuses, excuses).  Forgive me for not recognizing your contribution, and thank you Bert for doing it in my absence.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

was happy to sign up and do my part!


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