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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:57 am

Sweet Mother of Mercy..... Just check out the current stats.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:07 am

Krogoth wrote:Sweet Mother of Mercy..... Just check out the current stats.

Is that your way of saying that you are...





...impressed? :o ;)
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:10 am

Haha, well I am definitely impressed!

Go Team TR, go Team Frankie!

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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:40 am

Just happened to notice that the client was using only 7 cores out of the available 8. Apparently the latest Linux SMP client leaves one core unused by default. If you have no need to keep one core free, you may want to explicitly use the "--cpus=" option when launching the client to ensure you are fully utilizing all available cores.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:44 am

just brew it! wrote:Just happened to notice that the client was using only 7 cores out of the available 8. Apparently the latest Linux SMP client leaves one core unused by default. If you have no need to keep one core free, you may want to explicitly use the "--cpus=" option when launching the client to ensure you are fully utilizing all available cores.

So it is not -smp x anymore? Good to know.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:54 am

Flying Fox wrote:
just brew it! wrote:Just happened to notice that the client was using only 7 cores out of the available 8. Apparently the latest Linux SMP client leaves one core unused by default. If you have no need to keep one core free, you may want to explicitly use the "--cpus=" option when launching the client to ensure you are fully utilizing all available cores.

So it is not -smp x anymore? Good to know.

That might still work too (not sure); but I can confirm that --cpus=8 fixed it for me.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:39 am

Notice to "rgreen83". There is a MONSTER on your tail!

Resistance is futile; you might as well join the Frankenbot Fold Hive! :P :D
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:56 am

Also resurrected my monitoring page so I can keep tabs on my folding boxen remotely: http://justbrewit.net/folding/nodestat.html

Hopefully adding another FX-8320 this weekend.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:35 pm

JBI, that's pretty awsome!
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:11 am

Number 1 producer!

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     User Name    PPD       Total
1    RFrankenbot  438,145   19,444,555
2    JPinTO       359,723   221,397,990
3    Fuzzhead     353,684   315,872,909
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Who's "RFrankenbot?" :lol:

Weekend numbers have been great, so in any event, Frankie is smashing up the place. No wait; that's Hulk...
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:00 pm

BIF wrote:Who's "RFrankenbot?" :lol:

Weekend numbers have been great, so in any event, Frankie is smashing up the place. No wait; that's Hulk...

Frankie and company were around far longer than that young upstart Hulk, 1962 was the first year the Hulk was seen published in a comic book. Here is something from the same year you might like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFJ4fnAJ50Q
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:43 pm

LOL, okay but the Goonies and Freddie didn't start in 1962! :D
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:20 am

Yeah, the video has a few newer things in it. But the song itself is from back then.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:32 pm

Frankie's point record from last Thursday (686,694) is about to fall. Seeing what's in the pipeline now plus what my GPU slot is going to bring in (in just under 2 hours from this writing), we will have a new day record approaching 700,000.

If today's prior trend holds, we'll be over that and I won't have to get out and pedal! :P

Whoohoo!
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:36 pm

And after today's haul is tallied, what Frankie has accumulated over the past week or so will be more than the month's total from last year. More participation, or the inflation/devaluation of points? :o
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:45 pm

Flying Fox wrote:More participation, or the inflation/devaluation of points? :o

Probably a bit of both? Hard to say.

According to the overtake list, by the end of the month Frankie will have surpassed my point total. I haven't decided yet whether to flip my systems back to my own name at the end of the month or shut the clients down. Probably I'll keep one of them running for the winter; I think what I'd like to do is stash a diskless node in the crawlspace, where it will help heat the family room above.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:49 am

The record did not seem to fall, and we still have one more day to go to break last year's haul.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:31 am

It is probably attribute to the fact that GPU client is mature and there are more users folding with GPGPUs. Nvidia units on average are faster, but newer AMD units are just about as good.

FYI, my modest 660Ti at stock still manages to single-handlely snag ~30K PPD versus ~13K PPD that would normally come from my 3570K@4.0 when it is fully loaded w/o GPU client loaded.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:48 am

You're right FF, we really got dinged on that last checkpoint. My GPU did bring it home but not quite to the front door; only a couple thousand short of the day record. :( Maybe I should have gotten out and pedaled after all! :P

Awww well, tomorrow (today) is a new day!

As for the "point values vs. greater participation" question, it is to me greater participation that is making the difference. Without a doubt, and here's why(*):

Based on my historical point values for returning an x17 WU in about 7 hours (for approximately 27k-28k), we would have to finish only 20 to 30 x17's per day (at that speed) to make our rough daily average of 650,000 points. Instead, it is requiring us to finish 60 to 70 work units per day to make that number of points. So I think the difference this year is increased participation, hands down. And THAT is how big projects usually get done anyway; by participation from a lot of "Average Joe" types and not by Superman!

(*) Using a tried and truly approximate methodology called "Cocktail Napkin Math" (Napkin optional. Math optional.) It's how I roll. :P


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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:43 am

I would think without all those 8-core AMD CPUs and x17 WUs, we would not be matching last year's totals in that short order. So all the help, as usual, is much appreciated. This is really making Frankie scary! :)
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:46 am

Flying Fox wrote:I would think without all those 8-core AMD CPUs and x17 WUs, we would not be matching last year's totals in that short order. So all the help, as usual, is much appreciated. This is really making Frankie scary! :)


Well it sure would be interesting if there was a way to do a "deep dive" into the metrics, but aside from asking people to preserve their logs (which would be a time-consuming hassle), I don't know of any way to gain additional insight into the work unit and point-total internals.

So I am content to just enjoy the ride. The scary, scary ride! :D
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:13 am

There appears to have been an issue with the "mothership" at Stanford. I noticed that the 9 PM statistics showed zero points. Not just for Frankie, either; it looks like nobody in all of Team TR generated any points during that window.

I also seemed to be having other issues not related to folding, so just to be conservative I rebooted my system and also recycled my DSL and router. For about 20 minutes my folding units wouldn't start; the local web client kept timing out. Finally, it took and seems to be running now. Weird.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:02 am

There have been some problems with all of their servers and their website, they were very slow or unreachable for a few hours.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:39 am

BIF wrote:There appears to have been an issue with the "mothership" at Stanford. I noticed that the 9 PM statistics showed zero points. Not just for Frankie, either; it looks like nobody in all of Team TR generated any points during that window.

I also seemed to be having other issues not related to folding, so just to be conservative I rebooted my system and also recycled my DSL and router. For about 20 minutes my folding units wouldn't start; the local web client kept timing out. Finally, it took and seems to be running now. Weird.

I get the same issues a couple times a week for the past month or so. Something has been messed up on their end since the last time they did server maintenance. Its nothing to wake up in the morning and find my F@H client sitting there saying "Ready" waiting to get a new WU to run.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:32 pm

Yep, still happening.

"Waiting for response from folding.stanford.edu" followed by a timeout and no connection. My folding machine has been offline all day. :(
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:34 pm

Must be only certain servers affected. One of my 8-core boxes just grabbed a new WU about 30 minutes ago.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:17 pm

BIF wrote:Yep, still happening.

"Waiting for response from folding.stanford.edu" followed by a timeout and no connection. My folding machine has been offline all day. :(

Have you tried a reboot? That seems to fix the issue for me. Well, until it gets stuck again requiring another reboot. It's like F@H gets hung up on something and won't talk to the servers.
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:45 pm

I was lucky last night to have an x17 WU graced my humble GTX 660. Now it is back on x15. :-?
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Re: TR Frankenbot 2013

Postposted on Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:57 pm

Khali wrote:
BIF wrote:Yep, still happening.

"Waiting for response from folding.stanford.edu" followed by a timeout and no connection. My folding machine has been offline all day. :(

Have you tried a reboot? That seems to fix the issue for me. Well, until it gets stuck again requiring another reboot. It's like F@H gets hung up on something and won't talk to the servers.

just brew it! wrote:Must be only certain servers affected. One of my 8-core boxes just grabbed a new WU about 30 minutes ago.


It's not a problem downloading a Work Unit; it's a problem getting my client connected, and I have already rebooted a couple times.

I still have two checkpoints to be resumed!

EDIT: Finally, after nearly the whole day, I got my client reconnected and have resumed my two checkpoints. Sheesh, that's gonna hurt my production for today. :evil:
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