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TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:04 am

It's almost that time of year again...just sayin'!

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Edit: Changed thread title rather than start a new one....

Let the game begin (well, in about 35 minutes from this edit)! 31 days to go!
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:54 am

I will probably be moving back to stock for the CPU, so my output will not be as high as last year. Hopefully we have you guys and some new heavy hitters to pick all up the slack (not that my points output are high to begin with).
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:27 pm

Last year was a blowout moonshot. I really wanted to have a bigger box by now but real life got in the way. With upcoming house and car costs in view, I don't think I'll be able to build a new system until after the new year.

But as always, we will take whatever each person's rig/farm can bring home and we'll do it with a smile, whether the points are higher or lower. I'm not about to start worrying about it! :D
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:41 pm

Definitely looking forward to this. It gives me a chance to tinker with my little systems.

I seem to have misplaced the pass code for tr Frankie. Would someone please send it my way? Thanks.
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:46 pm

could someone tell me what Frankie is?
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:38 pm

To celebrate the month with Halloween, some of the members change their Folding @ Home credentials to fold for team Tech Report and user name TRFrankenbot. Then as October rolls along we'll chat about it in this thread.

Last year's discussion in the forum - http://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=89358&hilit=Frank+2013&start=150

Stats page - http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=94472
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:56 pm

I'll have a few systems to add, but not as many as last year.
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:58 am

thanks
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:36 am

In a good month I can yield close to 4 million points. Assuming no more food fights break out and spill over from the mess hall to the engine room. Contrary to popular theory, grilled cheese sandwiches are not a viable substitute for deuterium. And they make a mess of any warp reactor. That's why we now have a strict grilled cheese containment policy. GCP 103. Even the ensigns have to know it. ESPECIALLY the ensigns. :lol:
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:37 am

Could someone please send me the passkey? Probably won't get to use it as it's getting pretty warm here, but maybe I can get some points in before the heat demands indecency.
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:01 pm

Any bold predictions for this year? 20 M points would put us in the top 9 for team TR.
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:07 pm

PhilipMcc wrote:
Any bold predictions for this year? 20 M points would put us in the top 9 for team TR.

Anyone still able to fold BigAdv units? I would not think so. The majority of production will depend on whether we have enough GPU folders that are capable for x17 and x18 (?) units. I don't think we will reach 20M this year unless we have some big time GPU folders joining in the fun. ;)
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:14 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
Anyone still able to fold BigAdv units? I would not think so. The majority of production will depend on whether we have enough GPU folders that are capable for x17 and x18 (?) units. I don't think we will reach 20M this year unless we have some big time GPU folders joining in the fun. ;)

Hmm, reasons to finish the post-BBQ Devils Canyon build with a 970. Ugly 4 months for unplanned spending, though (insurance, property taxes, construction, pr0n).
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:10 pm

I've got a couple of builds I've been intending to do (using mostly parts on hand). Will probably throw the F@h client on them as a burn-in test as my contribution this year.
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:31 am

Is it worth throwing up HTPC laptop? Core2 T7200? I've been out of the game for so long, but it seems like only GPU's are worth any value.
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:43 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
Anyone still able to fold BigAdv units? I would not think so.

Yes, still chowing down on BA's. Never used GPU's for folding, SMP only. :)
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:58 pm

lazl0 wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
Anyone still able to fold BigAdv units? I would not think so.

Yes, still chowing down on BA's. Never used GPU's for folding, SMP only. :)

What's the ppd output like these days? Haven't they bumped to mandatory 32-cores already, taking out a whole bunch of potentially capable systems?
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:35 pm

I will participate. Not sure how much yet. Just ordered a 970. Should be in next week. Oct. 1?
If newegg does it right. I will put it on Frankie. We will see what it does on PPD. I have more, as
you all know. Depends on particpation how much I throw in! 20 Mil, yes I could do that myself???

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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:31 am

Well, I know how Ned feels.

Last night, came home to a blue-screen. Restarted, then woke up this morning to a computer completely OFF. It folds 24/7 so has no sleep parameters. Rebooted again, and within 20 minutes was treated to a horrible grinding noise! The LED on the pump is red, indicating heat...yet it doesn't seem hot. I think the water pump in the H80i is about to go. If so, it only lasted 18 months...

Anyway, this will be the last post I make from the Firehorse for a day or two. I'll keep in touch from the spacedock comm system. Powering down now and off to Tigerdirect today to pick up another CPU cooler.

9/30 Edit: Back in business with a new cooler. I plan to switch to Frankie later today.
 
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Re: Looking Forward to Frankie 2014!

Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:25 pm

I hear a heartbeat! :D
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:16 am

3 systems added, about 12,000 PPD total.....
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:58 am

Frankie hungers...... :D
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:12 am

Damn, October 1st crept up on me. Might not have time to get ramped up for a few days yet, but I'll definitely throw a few systems into the fray!
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:36 am

I've switched over. Couldn't quite pass Mantis on time to get into the top 10; stuck on them x15 WUs again... Not that I would have held it for long with Frankie having been awakened :D
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:48 am

Yeah, welcome all!

As I was typing this, my GPU just sent up another 36K points. Looks like the x17's they're dishing out now are half the size of the ones I was working on a week ago. These complete in about 7 hours.
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:03 am

Close to 300k points in our first 24 hours; not bad!
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:38 pm

I noticed Frankie's throughput fell off today, so I checked my own rig this evening and sure enough, the GPU slot was hosed and hadn't processed anything since yesterday. It appeared to be stuck "downloading". Grr!

A reboot of my workstation and a power cycle of my router and DSL modem fixed that, and I picked up an x16 work unit. 8 hours to finish and will only get 1800 points, ugh! :x

I also looked for some news and found a couple of news updates on F@H. For your reading here.
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:40 am

Thanks for that. Looking at the FAH forums, it seems the new Assignment Server may be behind x17 WUs not being dished out. Sounds like they are looking into it and may have fixed it now. Hope so; my GPUs' output will go up 3-4x with x17, which should give Frankie a much needed boost.
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:22 am

Yep, I was thinking the same thing, but I also observed that our total count of work units completed had fallen off on 10/02 as compared to 10/01. I doubt we can give all the blame to the x16 WUs for that. Something more (or less, heh!) was going on. Maybe that assignment server was bogging other people's GPU slots like it did mine. Or it could have been a completely unrelated issue.

My own contributions are definitely looking up after last night's reboot; I completed that one really low-point x16 WU, and am now working on a 7-hour x17, good for about 36K (knock on wood)...

And looking at Frankie's stats this morning, it appears that we're mostly back to the prior trend in terms of our total number of WUs being processed. I think there's a good chance we'll break 300K for today. :)
 
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Re: TRFrankenbot 2014 - Unofficially Official Thread

Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:14 am

Just tossed 2 systems into the mix. Will try to add another 8 core FX in the next few days.

Got my health monitoring page back up as well, so I can easily check on things remotely. Hmm, looks like the FX-8320 is running a little warm... might need to clean some dust out of the CPU HSF. :-?
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