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by flybywire
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143873

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

fuzzhead wrote:
Flybywire

Is that all you have?
You have forced me to enjoy Gerbil snacks quicker than I wanted.
THE HUNT is part of the pleasure!
I guess I will have to hunt the one. JPINTO

Fuzzhead


Unfortunately, yes. However, I'm going to lose two of my bigadv setups tomorrow. :(
by flybywire
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

A little reprieve for you gerbils as I will be losing two of my bigadv clients in a few days, as the hosting server is going into production. :cry: Hopefully I'll be able to move one of those clients onto another server sometime next week. My ppd will definitely take a big hit until then.
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

I've noticed the newer gpu units 3469 and 3470, worth 450 and 445 respectively, are quite fast. My 8800GS/9600GSO cards with overclocked shaders (1700MHz) are beating my stock GTX 260 216 (1350MHz) in ppd. :o
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Linux SMP passkeys and bonus points
Replies: 11
Views: 4665

Re: Linux SMP passkeys and bonus points

I think the WinSMP client users are getting the shaft.
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Linux SMP passkeys and bonus points
Replies: 11
Views: 4665

Re: Linux SMP passkeys and bonus points

Here is a link to the SMP2 bonus calculator.

To further provide examples of what you can expect from the new core in terms of ppd, my results are listed below -

Q9450 @ 2.8GHz ~ 6600ppd w/ 4 cores (native Mac OS 10.6)

Q9450 @ 3GHz ~ 4400ppd w/ 3 cores (Ubuntu 9.xx vm)
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

UGN is a collective, therefore the cost is distributed among its members. Is that not the purpose of forming this collective? That's my point! If you can rally a lot of people with idle computers to fold, that is a much more efficient use of power than custom building folding machines that otherwis...
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

UGN is a collective, therefore the cost is distributed among its members. Is that not the purpose of forming this collective?
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Gerbil Jedidiah wrote:
flybywire wrote:

Just so you know, I'm not at my full capacity yet. You gerbils had better spin those wheels a lot faster.


Who pays your electric bill?


I do, so that's why I haven't gone fullbore yet.
by flybywire
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Gerbils on the menu.. mmm mmm good :wink: . Awww @#$%#@$%. Don't make me have to switch back to UGN. We have to worry about Fuzzhead first. Unless FBW is doing something to his farm, Fuzz is going to beat him to get to us. Either way at this point we don't seem to have any hope of holding any of th...
by flybywire
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Gerbils on the menu.. mmm mmm good :wink: .
by flybywire
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Gerbil Jedidiah wrote:
Ragnar Dan wrote:
And that it uses 5 GB.


Uh, that's a lot of GB. I'm not sure I want to dedicate 5GB to a VM. :o


Oh yeah, and the big bonus stuff will eat it all up.
by flybywire
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

I thought the bigadv big bonus units are still running on A2's? Eventually it will be moved to A3's plus the not-so-big ones with the bonus system (like those 602x's). Yes, that is true, the big bonus units are A2's. The point I was trying to make is that even though the version numbers are the sam...
by flybywire
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

I think the very purpose of version 6.28 and above is to allow the usage of the A3 cores, and not just allow the big bonus units.
by flybywire
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Try it without -verbosity 9 and see what happens. That shouldn't have any effect on the performance as all that switch does is adjust the level of output in the log file. Looking at the list of systems runing the 'bigadv' switch here , they're either running under Linux or Mac OS; I don't see see t...
by flybywire
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Which f@h client version are you running? You should be running 6.29 found here. Also, have you entered your passkey into the config?
by flybywire
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Changing gears... Am I maxing out the points on the a3 cores now? I'm only getting around 10k PPD. I thought it was supposed to be MUCH more than that? If you're doing units 6011 - 6025 then the ppd sounds about right. Units 2681 - 2683 are the big bonus units, where you should be netting 20k - 25k...
by flybywire
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

As long as you leave just the '-smp' switch, and not specify the number of cores to use, you will continue to get the A1 units in your mix. The only way that I know to get around it is to run a vm and allocate seven cores to the vm and leave the last core to the gpu client. Fair enough. I switched ...
by flybywire
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Ahh, the switch should be '-smp 8' or '-smp 7', depending on whether you want to reserve one core for a gpu client. Are you running this in a VM? Nope it's in Windows 7 64 bit. From what I can tell, if you leave it as just "-smp", it uses the max number of cores available. I have the SMP ...
by flybywire
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Ahh, the switch should be '-smp 8' or '-smp 7', depending on whether you want to reserve one core for a gpu client. Are you running this in a VM?
by flybywire
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top
Replies: 3478
Views: 527603

Re: UnitedGerbilNation's drive to the Top

Why aren't you folding with the -BIGADV switch, which should you net you about 24,000+ppd? My i860 @ 3.5GHz is getting around 22,500ppd with the -BIGADV switch and I don't have to worry about the client picking up the lowly A1 units.
by flybywire
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: 171.67.108.21 seems to have run a muck!
Replies: 2
Views: 1901

Re: 171.67.108.21 seems to have run a muck!

All my gpu clients are down. :evil:
by flybywire
Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Some help for a total newbie please :)
Replies: 22
Views: 7880

Re: Some help for a total newbie please :)

If you have a dual socket board equipped with quads then you can run -bigadv. I have a Mac Pro spec'ed out with two Harpertown chips and it runs -bigadv quite well.
by flybywire
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143873

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Ragnar Dan, for the task at hand, I don't think there is much difference.

JPinto, 5GiB is being used.
by flybywire
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143873

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

I just set up two dual quad boxes for the bonuses last night and I should see the points come in on Monday. Let's see how well this pays off.
by flybywire
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: The Hunt Is ON!
Replies: 527
Views: 143873

Re: The Hunt Is ON!

Thanks, Fuzzhead! The dust has finally settled after six months of home renovation so now I can turn a few machines back on. In addition, I've managed to get my hands on a Mac Pro and a Dell PE R710, both fitted with dual quads. 8) I'm running Xubuntu on the R710 and have been unsuccessful in enabli...
by flybywire
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 - No LAN Support
Replies: 55
Views: 7225

Starcraft 2 - No LAN Support

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6212765.ht ... es;title;1

No connection to B.net, no mulitplayer. This just boggles my mind.. first, the separate release for each faction, now this. Blizzard, I'll take my money, thank you very much.
by flybywire
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A
Replies: 2393
Views: 246866

Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Anyone here playing Valkyria Chronicles? It's undoubtedly one of the best turn-based strategy wargame I have played in a long while, though not without a few flaws, which are minor compared to what the game does right. I highly recommend this game.
by flybywire
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Milestones: 100K and above
Replies: 276
Views: 132535

Re: Milestones: 100K and above

Thanks again for another great update!
by flybywire
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: new to this, want to help. (notfred PXE)
Replies: 36
Views: 5606

Re: new to this, want to help. (notfred PXE)

Also, I also installed just the regular FAH client on my workstation Friday but it looks as though it is only using 1 core (my computer says %51 utilization right now). Can I tell it somewhere to use both cores? Thanks again. If you're running the Win Console client, there's an option to run 'advan...
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