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1) Message boards : News : Sieve in Production; Large and Solo deprecated (Message 21364)
Posted 841 days ago by Profile Conan
The Sieve tasks are running fine on my 32 Bit XP computer using the CPU (I am not running any GPUs currently).

The 32 Bit application also only takes a third of the time of my 64 Bit CPU Linux applications, not sure why that is.
Is the Linux 64 Bit CPU application just not optimised like the Windows CPU application?

Conan
2) Message boards : News : Micro Collatz CPU Apps (Message 19457)
Posted 1347 days ago by Profile Conan
Now I find that even though I've unchecked "large" boinc manager has downloaded another 130 hour WU.

So your recommended fix for stopping these ridiculous WUs doesn't even work.

I've suspended this project altogether. It just isn't worth the hassle trying to help you until you fix your bugs.

Nick


With my few years old AMD computers (Phenom type CPUs), the Mini will take from 5 to 7 hours and the Solo is going to take from 80 to 110 hours.
This is showing the 16x difference that is mentioned in the preferences.

I run 32 bit Windows and 64 bit Linux which is probably why I have such a spread of times.

Conan
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Status (Message 12700)
Posted 2329 days ago by Profile Conan
Just curious as to how come I have dozens of pending WUs (327 to be precise), waiting for validation, but there are no validations showing on the Server Status page.

Conan.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : MILESTONES (Message 12699)
Posted 2329 days ago by Profile Conan
Past 90 Million on Collatz,

100 Million I am a coming for you.

Conan
5) Message boards : Number crunching : MILESTONES (Message 9747)
Posted 2675 days ago by Profile Conan
Have now passed 50,000,000 cobblestones on Collatz.

My first project to reach 50,000,000 and it is close to half my total output so far.

Will now use Collatz as a backup project and try to get Milkyway over the 50,000,000 mark as well.

I am still amazed at the output of GPU cards, just phenomenal.

Congratulations to all milestoners.

Conan.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : MILESTONES (Message 9565)
Posted 2690 days ago by Profile Conan
You beauty my team total for Cobar Spiders has reached 100,000,000 cobblestones

And guess what CONAN (that's me) has also reached 100,000,000 cobblestones too (overall that is).

As nearly half my output (43,000,000) has been here at Collatz I have posted this achievement here.

Where's that Paladin* he must be getting worried I am going to catch him soon.

Thanks again to GPU projects.

Conan.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : MILESTONES (Message 9463)
Posted 2696 days ago by Profile Conan
40,000,000 cobblestones here at Collatz.

Approaching 100,000,000 cobblestones in BOINC overall total, as is my team Cobar Spiders.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : MILESTONES (Message 9253)
Posted 2710 days ago by Profile Conan
Having finally gotten hold of a 5870 graphic card, I can now see how brilliant these cards are, it really powers past my older 4850 card.

I have 2 cards on DNETC and 1 card here at Collatz, my RAC has jumped for the moon.
The one card here has gone up from 68,000 average to over 100,000 and still going up.

I have now passed 36,000,000 cobblestones for Collatz
Also passed 15,000,000 cobblestones on DNETC where my RAC has gone from 168,000 to over 356,000
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Bad WU's? (Message 8524)
Posted 2766 days ago by Profile Conan
I thought I had got rid of that bug but it appears I have not.
Have just found that I had the 25% setting in my Global preferences. I have changed this to 0%, meaning no restriction.
It would explain a few WU's that ran for longer than an hour when all the rest don't.

Thanks for the heads up.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Only one ATI card in boinc (Message 8181)
Posted 2790 days ago by Profile Conan
Now I have another problem, every time I start this computer (with ATI cards) I have to have 2 monitors pluged in and extend the desktop everytime, what if I had 4 ATI cards, I would need 4 monitors? That is stupid. Nvidia is much better.


I have Windows XP and 2x 4870 graphics cards. I don't have them in crossfire, although I could, I have plugged in another monitor but I do not extend the desktop or at least I don't think I do.
Either way all works fine so I will do what any Politician would do when things are working OK, I will change it (as soon as my new 5970 card turns up).
11) Message boards : Number crunching : 5870 - overclocking / RAC expectancy - etc. (Message 8158)
Posted 2790 days ago by Profile Conan
I have ordered a couple of them (not cheap, around A$1260.00 each, the credit card is not happy), to replace my 4870's.
When I get them I will be very keen to see how they perform


For that Price I wouldn't care how they Performed, I simply wouldn't buy them unless they were spitting out Gold Coins ... :) ... You can buy 4 5850's & have some Spare Cash left over for the Price your Paying for 1 of them. On top of that Sapphire has a Pissy Warranty too, I've had to deal with them on RMA's and it wasn't much fun.


I agree Poorboy, but we pay a bit more here in Oz due to importing and a smaller market thems the brakes I'm afraid.

I happen to be still waiting for them so the 4870's are still going strong.

A couple of 5870's might have been a better idea but I would have to wait for them as well and space is an issue in one of my computers. I was hoping with just the one card to save space, power and get great output (the power thing I will wait and see but it will use about the same or a bit less than 2 4870's so information off the web says).

With any luck I wont need the warranty as they will work flawlessly for years to come (typed with a smile on the face).
12) Message boards : Number crunching : 5870 - overclocking / RAC expectancy - etc. (Message 7765)
Posted 2817 days ago by Profile Conan
Sapphire have released a new 5970 card with a clock frequency of 900 MHz, so I can't see that 1,000 MHz would be a problem.

I have ordered a couple of them (not cheap, around A$1260.00 each, the credit card is not happy), to replace my 4870's.
When I get them I will be very keen to see how they perform.

If 5850 cards can get from 155 to 180 K per day then a 5870 should get 200 plus and possibly 250 K.

Best way to find out is to give it a try, then you will know for sure.


Great to hear that. I'm sure they will not disappoint you :B
Would you be up to testing one of them at 1000mhz core? Some mild overclocking considering the fact that the default bios settings are so high.

At least a couple of WU's, please. I suppose you're not a person who would run things at stock, considering you've purchased a factory o/c'd cards :)

cheers


It will have to wait till I get the cards and that could be a week or more away. I will think about it then.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : 5870 - overclocking / RAC expectancy - etc. (Message 7755)
Posted 2817 days ago by Profile Conan
Sapphire have released a new 5970 card with a clock frequency of 900 MHz, so I can't see that 1,000 MHz would be a problem.

I have ordered a couple of them (not cheap, around A$1260.00 each, the credit card is not happy), to replace my 4870's.
When I get them I will be very keen to see how they perform.

If 5850 cards can get from 155 to 180 K per day then a 5870 should get 200 plus and possibly 250 K.

Best way to find out is to give it a try, then you will know for sure.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 WUs on the same ATI GPU (Message 6581)
Posted 2865 days ago by Profile Conan
You will probably find that it wont gain you much.
Working with one at a time is actually quicker, but others do it so you can too.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Results no longer usable, then resent lost result..? (Message 6240)
Posted 2891 days ago by Profile Conan
If the name of the computers are the same then they can merged by name, the Boinc version wont matter. I have done this a number of times.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : MILESTONES (Message 6218)
Posted 2893 days ago by Profile Conan
13,000,000 cobblestones in Collatz.

I was losing RAC on my 4870's from 120,000 to 114,000, but after repositioning the computer to get cooler air the RAC has gone back up to 116,000, so heat related it appears.

Also passed 500,000 cobblestones on RALPH, pity no ATI cards on that project as it has taken over 2 1/2 years.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Results no longer usable, then resent lost result..? (Message 6213)
Posted 2893 days ago by Profile Conan
I am not sure why you are having this problem as I have not noticed it.
I did check my results as I have seen a few in the past, but was unable to find any.
But with so many processed each day it is hard to keep track.

I am using GPU's, are you also using a GPU or are you using a CPU ?

I ask this as the run time for CPU tasks is very much longer than GPU.

"Resent lost results" appears to be an issue with the tasks showing on your computer but the server no longer thinks you have them so sends them again (at least that is how I understand it).

Could be some sort of download problem.

Ah but what would I know, just grasping at straws in order to try and help.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized Applications (Message 6209)
Posted 2893 days ago by Profile Conan
Updated to 2.09 a few days ago but I don't see any difference to 2.06. They run the same times, possibly a few 10's of seconds faster but very hard to see much difference.
It runs alright so not complaining, thanks Gipsel for the app and Slicker for the project.

AMD Opteron 285
ATI 4870 + ATI 4870 (not in crossfire)
Win XP Pro.

Yes, the HD4000 series experiences the smallest speedup, it's hardly noticeable. Going from 2.06 to 2.09 should help the HD5000 line most, followed by a smaller improvement for the old HD2000/3000 and the HD4000 line taking the back seat. But 2.06 brought somewhat larger improvements for the HD4000s. Per shader and clock they are definitely faster than the older GPUs.


Just a follow up on this, I added an ATI 4850 (to a AMD Phenom II X4 955) and it runs the work units as fast or mostly faster than my ATI 4870 cards in the Opteron 285.
From this I can assume that the processor adds a bit of a boost (it runs at 3.2GHz) but that the speed improvements in Version 2.09 have helped the lower cards much more than my poor old 4870.
Perhaps I should save up and get a single ATI 5890 for the Opteron as this will have a higher output more than my 2 ATI 4870's and produce less heat.
I will have to think on that.

My output from the 2 ATI 4870 cards has been dropping over the past 2 weeks as well, which maybe heat related (one card was often over 100 degrees C) my RAC for those cards has dropped from almost 120,000 to 114,500. So putting these on Milkyway and getting a new card for Collatz seems like a good idea.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Suddenly I have a new CPID for this project (Message 5734)
Posted 2918 days ago by Profile Conan
Recently this has happened to two of my hosts on BoincStats.
All projects that were set to NNW kept the old CPID and the ones that I am contributing to got a new CPID.

I then connected each of the NNW projects and got at least one work unit, this then consolidated all projects back under the one CPID, the new one.

I had to do this to both hosts to get my totals back in order.

My hosts show up as 'new' under the hosts listings.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized Applications (Message 5435)
Posted 2931 days ago by Profile Conan
Updated to 2.09 a few days ago but I don't see any difference to 2.06. They run the same times, possibly a few 10's of seconds faster but very hard to see much difference.
It runs alright so not complaining, thanks Gipsel for the app and Slicker for the project.

AMD Opteron 285
ATI 4870 + ATI 4870 (not in crossfire)
Win XP Pro.


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