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by JPinTO
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge* Bought a GTX 780
Replies: 83
Views: 16021

Re: *plunge* Bought a GTX 780

Nice.

GTX 780 is worth 120,000 PPD folding. Overclocked, it can push 150-170,000 PPD.

- JP
by JPinTO
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Hey Fuzzhead... Do you mind giving me some info on the farm required to generate 300k PPD?

I'm barely getting 50k PPD with 3x SMP clients: i7-920, i7-2600K and 970X. I'm doing something wrong.

- JP
by JPinTO
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Spoofing linux to report whatever number of cores you wish it to:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1048365/ubun ... ated-2600k
by JPinTO
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

I wonder if the core count spoofing trick is worth doing, even though it's not "authorized"? If your machine can process the WU in the allotted time, then thats all that should matter. 6HTx4.0Ghz = 36Ghz. 2CPUx 8x 2.0Ghz is 16 cores, but still only 32Ghz.

- JP
by JPinTO
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Gentlemen, I need some advice. My FAH farm has taken a hit last year with multiple machine failures. The remaining machines have been getting low PPD for months now. I know BIGADV is not available for < 8 cores on Windows, but still the PPD seems very low compared to others with 2600K's and 970's. 3...
by JPinTO
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Don't let off the pedal yet. I'm down, not out! :-)

- JP
by JPinTO
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Fuzzhead: Congratulations, Folder #1!

- JP
by JPinTO
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Downward Spiral
Replies: 53
Views: 14330

Re: The Downward Spiral

68 degrees is nothing for a CPU.

I've got a 2600K running at 4.5Ghz and it's running 24x7 in the mid-60's which is very cool IMO. I've got another i7 950 running at 3.9Ghz and it's been running in the mid 80's on all cores 24x7 for a year. These things can take a beating.

- JP
by JPinTO
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Fuzzhead, Now your REALLY burning the FAH! Wow! What did you add to your farm to get that impressive points boost?

I just added a 2600K @ 4.45Ghz which is good for 40k PPD on a P6900 AND it runs very cool. We'll see what AMD pulls out of the hat with a true 8core.

Fold on.

- JP
by JPinTO
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

Those initially high GTS450 PPD seemed to only apply to the initial beta WU's. These things deliver 8-9000PPD. On sandybridge OCing, you need to get the K-unlocked multiplier. As mentioned, a i7 running ~4Ghz on 8 "cores" is good for ~30k PPD. My initial tinkering got a stable 4.45Ghz on a...
by JPinTO
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

875 days to overtake?!? That's all you've got...??? :-P

- JP
by JPinTO
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

fuzzhead wrote:
On another note:
It is finally cooling off in Florida! Yes!

Look for some more points in the next week or so! Adding a SYSTEM. or two.

Fuzzhead


You're on FIRE!

- JP
by JPinTO
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

Hm. Assuming you mean idle for "low", and low for "high", I've noticed that on high producing GPU WU's, such as the 353 pointers, my SMP client declines fairly significantly in performance, which is easy to detect on BIGADV WU's. When I last updated my video drivers I found the ...
by JPinTO
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

Yes, there is probably a 20% hit on older cards when you run GPU3.

I run a GTX460 on a i7 920 and a GTS 450 on a i7 920 that run BIGADV. I set SMP priority to low, and GPU to high without allocating a dedicated core to GPU. GPU3 use of the CPU is 2-3% from what I've observed.

- JP
by JPinTO
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

If Meadows's 100-110W is accurate, that's fairly much. Too bad you didn't have a Kill-A-Watt or similar to test the GTS 450 vs. your old 9800GX2. 9800GX2: 200Watts, Hot 80C, loud, $400 = 10000PPD GTS450: 110Watts, Cool 55C, quiet, $130= 12000PPD That's huge Progress IMO. You can build a tri-GPU box...
by JPinTO
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Nice work lazl0... TR PPD Folder #2
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Nice work lazl0... TR PPD Folder #2

Yeah, tell me about it... I've retired all of my Athlon XPs, but I still have a couple of old Socket 754 systems in the mix. At least with the upgrade of one of my systems to a Phenom II X4 I'm producing about 12K PPD total. I've actually got two other Socket AM2+ systems which can theoretically be...
by JPinTO
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

Looks like a pretty impressive deal. I'll have to look into this, with power usage being a key datum. I still have to figure out what's making my i7 run so hot, though, since it should be producing much better than it is and with less heat and seeming power use. It's not just yours, the i7's run HO...
by JPinTO
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

Re: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

Why is it so close to the 460? This seems a little too close, perhaps it is the factory OC? But still, it looks like the new ppd/watt/$ king since the GT 240 (which I have for the moment, for about ~3200 ppd :-?). Many of the GPU3 WU seems to require the clock speed more than the extra CUDA cores w...
by JPinTO
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD
Replies: 40
Views: 12239

GTS450 Folding = 12,000 PPD

Just added an Asus GTS450 in. They are good for 12,000PPD or 85,000 Points Weekly. That's an amazing amount of points for $130-$140. I didn't realize that the GPU3 client supported the -advmethods flag but there is a nice 30% PPD boost for the advanced WU's. The GTS450 is folding ~12,000 PPD with th...
by JPinTO
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Nice work lazl0... TR PPD Folder #2
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Nice work lazl0... TR PPD Folder #2

Fuzzhead falls behind to #3. :( lazl0: Judging from your PPD profile, it looks like you've added an i7 920/930/950 to the farm? It's amazing nowadays how a single system based on a i7 950 with 3 GTS250's could generate between 45,000PPD-65,000PPD depending on the WU mix. Techreport team folders (inc...
by JPinTO
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Bragging Thread
Replies: 523
Views: 296687

Re: Bragging Thread

Congratulations Fuzzhead: 50 MILLION POINTS!!!!

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by JPinTO
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding on CPU bigadv client VS GPU Folding?
Replies: 17
Views: 5291

Re: Folding on CPU bigadv client VS GPU Folding?

Looks like the GTX460 is the no brainer card to get.

10K PPD
150Watt Full load Draw
Quiet
Cool

Looks like you could run 4x GTX460 with a 850Watt PSU.

- JP
by JPinTO
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Congratulations!!!! :D The once mighty Segfault moves down a notch!

Come and get me!

- JP
by JPinTO
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding on CPU bigadv client VS GPU Folding?
Replies: 17
Views: 5291

Re: Folding on CPU bigadv client VS GPU Folding?

Looks like the pendulum is swinging back to favour GPU folding. The BIGADV bonuses are dropping on A3.

- JP
by JPinTO
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding Question with Ubuntu VM
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Folding Question with Ubuntu VM

Unless you are running 8+ Cores (which you aren't with an X6), you can run Win SMP just as efficiently as Linux VM SMP. Also, the WIn SMP client takes almost no RAM compared to a VM. That said, if you are still going to run Ubuntu, then there are some known issues with 10.04: http://techreport.com/f...
by JPinTO
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 12th place
Replies: 18
Views: 3095

Re: 12th place

Flying Fox wrote:
That's not running -bigadv? Sounds good. Give me a reason to get 8 gigs on my next build. :)


Windows client doesn't do -bigadv... yet.
by JPinTO
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 12th place
Replies: 18
Views: 3095

Re: 12th place

I'm getting ~14k PPD out of 3.7GHZ under Windows -SMP 8. Memory use isn't much under windows: <500mb. If you have Windows 64Bit with 6Gb RAM and have some interest in playing with software: Run folding Linux under VMWare. Same processor will give you ~24k PPD running -BIGADV. Notfred's image is a go...
by JPinTO
Mon May 31, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 12th place
Replies: 18
Views: 3095

Re: 12th place

DancinJack wrote:
i'll be contributing an i7-860 this weekend on if it's worth it?


Definitely worth it: Run the SMP client with the flag '-smp 8' to use all 8 threads. Hyperthreading should be left on in the bios. Processor should be easy to overclock to 3.6-3.8Ghz.

- JP
by JPinTO
Tue May 11, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Folding on CPU bigadv client VS GPU Folding?
Replies: 17
Views: 5291

Re: Folding on CPU bigadv client VS GPU Folding?

Even if you specify -BIGADV, you won't get BIGADV Work units assigned to you unless your system is reporting 8+ cores. 6 core AMD's won't qualify.

- JP
by JPinTO
Sat May 01, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143694

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Still having issues? You were on a strong run for awhile.

- JP
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