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

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

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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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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...

You're either Shield or you're Hydra...sooner or later you'll need to decide HC ;)

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I reckon by the end of this month I'll catch up to Thot in total credits  ;)

 

It's a little discouraging to see you'll do as much in six weeks as I've done in 4 years, but I'm really happy to see your contribution grow at this rate. 

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I reckon by the end of this month I'll catch up to Thot in total credits  ;)

 

It's a little discouraging to see you'll do as much in six weeks as I've done in 4 years, but I'm really happy to see your contribution grow at this rate. 

 

 

Right? LOL It's like he's the Borg or something. I have simply assimilated and joined his Collective. ;-)

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Welcome GASTX, and thanks for joining the team.

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Well today I had to give up one of my machines. :( It had 12 logical processors. It was processing 12 work units at a time and completing around 60 units a day.

In exchange I got a 16 core AMD test machine we built and never used!  :coolsmiley:

 

It's being used now....

 

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My baby is in the shop. Power supply gave up. It's (the PSU) is still under warranty but the guy who built the computer for me has all the paperwork so I'm waiting on him and the factory to get their s**t together and get my PSU. It's been two weeks now. I've made it through the shakes and have progressed to reluctant acceptance accompanied by an expression of despair and melancholy.

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My baby is in the shop. Power supply gave up. It's (the PSU) is still under warranty but the guy who built the computer for me has all the paperwork so I'm waiting on him and the factory to get their s**t together and get my PSU. It's been two weeks now. I've made it through the shakes and have progressed to reluctant acceptance accompanied by an expression of despair and melancholy.

It's a 12-step process. Step #10 is asking BaytownBert if he has a used computer you can borrow.
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My baby is in the shop. Power supply gave up. It's (the PSU) is still under warranty but the guy who built the computer for me has all the paperwork so I'm waiting on him and the factory to get their s**t together and get my PSU. It's been two weeks now. I've made it through the shakes and have progressed to reluctant acceptance accompanied by an expression of despair and melancholy.

It's a 12-step process. Step #10 is asking BaytownBert if he has a used computer you can borrow.

 

 

LOL I have a laptop and two desktops collecting dust in a closet somewhere. If I wasn't so lazy I'd drag one out and set it up but in the age of mobile phones and tablets I'm limping along. If I had known it was going to take this long I would have kept my CPU while they did the RMA process for the PSU and slapped a temporary 750 watt in My Precious.

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It's time to try to drum up more volunteers for this project. 

 

We have 8 forum members signed up.  Can't we at least make it 12.  It's for a good cause and costs you nothing but unused computer time. 

 

Please read the original post   (The list of current projects is no longer current)

 

And, if you're reluctant for some reason read this post

 

Come on, join up. 

 

Current forum members:

  • 2katz
  • baytownbert
  • GASTX
  • ggmorton
  • Jhawk!
  • KeyResults
  • Thot
  • and our illustrious leader Team Four Paw
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I could learn a LOT from you TFP.

Word.  TFP is my hero.   TAZ427 is not so far behind.

 

hey, I'm about to dive into Microsoft High Performance Computing (HPC) in a big way... anyone here have knowledge in that?  Our R&D team have drank copious amounts of the HPC coolaid.  As a test bed, I think I will be getting a few 8 core last generation decommissioned systems to play with.  It is unclear at this time if we keep them in our Annapolis data center or ship them to our Missouri City data center. (LOL)   If they come here and I am paying the AC/AC costs, then I think we should at least get some fun test experience out of them doing massively parallel processing for the betterment of human kind*. 

 

* do you think I can expense that line item?

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