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Title: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on July 29, 2013, 09:52:17 PM
I've been away from the forums - just noticed this - thanks to everyone for all of the karma! 

I think I got to the first million in 2009 or so, after starting on the original SETI in 1999.  With GPUs these days, it's all a bit like monopoly money  biggrin

I must say that I've been a bit disappointed at the quality of projects (worthwhile-ness of science) for AMD cards since POEM went on a diet and WCG GPU projected ended. I hope to find more worthwhile things to spend my power bills on than primegrid, collatz, einstein and milkyway.  I've also been feeling conflicted at having distrrtgen as backup project for poem on AMD cards (seduced by the credit >:D)- I'm sure their motives are good but doubt that will apply to the users of their "research".  So I'm actually in the process of trying out my AMD cards on folding@home - good science, and can really give the team a boost over there!
:oz:


PS It's good to see the team moving up the BOINC rankings again - 18 and rising!


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Sean on July 30, 2013, 09:54:53 AM
So I'm actually in the process of trying out my AMD cards on folding@home - good science, and can really give the team a boost over there!

I have never given folding@home a shot, I might do that now. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on July 30, 2013, 02:06:37 PM
Yes I do a couple of work units every now and again on Folding just so the Team has some credit coming in.  Too bad they are not a BOINC project but as you said very good science.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on July 30, 2013, 02:26:18 PM
A Big welcome to dyeman who has joined the Folding Team and rocketed to second place in the Team on Folding.  :congrats :congrats

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781 (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781)

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=43781 (http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=43781)



Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on July 30, 2013, 10:18:05 PM
So I'm actually in the process of trying out my AMD cards on folding@home - good science, and can really give the team a boost over there!

I have never given folding@home a shot, I might do that now. :thumbsup:
FAH is in the process of introducing a new OpenCL client for AMD cards that seems to work much faster than its predecessor (at least on HD 7xxx GCN cards).  It's in post-beta final testing and you need to specify "client-type advanced"  for the moment to get the new WUs.  Prior to that it looks like nvidia cards were much better suited, now they seem to be much more on a par.

Doing some reading it looks like Folding and Seti tried to collaborate on the design and development of BOINC in 2005-6 but in the end must have had some disagreements and went their separate ways.  You can still see some common terminology (WU, Slot).  Anyway it is a bit of a learning experience!  So far my nvidia cards all work fine but my HD6870 only works on "old" WUs, and one of my HD 7xxx cards refuses to process "old" WUs but is fine on "new" WUs (which is not a problem unless "new" WUs aren't available, which has happened only once in the week since I started).

Sorry for going off topic - feel free to more to Folding@Hometopics.  Anyway team position is 14,000 or thereabouts so there's plenty of scope for improvement!


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Sean on July 30, 2013, 10:41:32 PM
Thanks Dingo, I think you fixed my problem of not knowing what our team number is.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on July 30, 2013, 11:12:41 PM
The core 17 8900 tasks take 22 hours on my 5870. For a GPU task that's too long, even without considering the fan whine all night.

I would crunch them only in the daytime but I lose bonus points. Better suited to more recent cards which must be the idea I suppose. Ah well, at least I gave it a go.

What's up with that web interface on first startup, how annoying is that when you're trying to add slot options switches, haha.>:D


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on July 31, 2013, 01:10:50 AM
Greetings All

Whilst I ponder which way to head with my GPU on BOINC, thouhgt I would push a few Folding@Home workunits through for a couple of days.

Regards


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on July 31, 2013, 01:39:02 AM
Good folding.:thumbsup:

Don't forget to edit your GPU slot with client-type advanced to receive core 17 tasks and enter your passkey to receive bonus credit.



Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on July 31, 2013, 02:49:10 PM
Good folding.:thumbsup:

Don't forget to edit your GPU slot with client-type advanced to receive core 17 tasks and enter your passkey to receive bonus credit.




Just added client-type advanced but in the middle of doing work unit so see if it makes a diff on the next ones.  Thanks


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on July 31, 2013, 05:28:44 PM
Dyeman -  You are certainly motoring along here in Folding.  You have added as much credit in one day that I have done in years and certainly getting good credit per work unit.  :congrats :congrats

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781 (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on July 31, 2013, 09:23:15 PM
Yes great work dyeman, folding up a storm there.:thumbsup: Hope you find it more personally rewarding to use watts to fold for a cure even if it isn't BOINC, rather than crack codes.

Think I need to clean the fan on my card. Had a blue screen graphics driver reset and then the task hung and would not proceed. Had to shutdown FahCore in Task Manager and wait a long time after restart for it to reconnect. But the 8900 task finally finished and granted 6,000 base points and 9,816 QRB for a grand total of 15,816. v:
Not QCN card performance but still that's heaps more than I used to get on a CPU.

You need to do 10 QRB type tasks on your passkey before you qualify for bonus points.

FAHControl estimates your points including QRB based on average TPF anyway, but if you'd like to see how QRB works and play with the possibilities you can check out Folding@home Bonus Point Calculator (http://linuxforge.net/bonuscalc2.php) Just select your task type from the drop down box, enter your TPF and press the Calculate button.

Hmm, 7790s are only $145, use relatively little power and score reasonably on FAHBench. Perhaps you could get 30,000-40,000 a day on one without sending the power bill too high. No match for a Tahiti card of course but much cheaper to purchase and run. Anyone who's well read on graphics card reviews know which brand/model is a super quiet 7790?

 


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on July 31, 2013, 11:26:16 PM
I have a Sapphire HD7790 Dual-X OC which has a large heatsink and 2 fans - certainly runs very cool so the fans aren't working hard ($155 at umart + $15 postage - might be cheaper at msy).  Even a 7770 beats a 6870 at crunching and probably uses half the power.  7790 is close to a 7850 in performance, and power is barely more than a 7770.  With this card and GPU-z there is a new sensor which appears to be an instantaneous readout of actual power consumption.  When crunching (at least folding) it seems to sit between 55 and 65 watts - amazing if you ask me!  That means that a 7790 does around twice the crunching of a 6870 at close to half the power consumption.  I figured the 7790 would close to pay for itself in a year in reduced power bills if replacing a 6870 (which it will be doing - second one should arrive tomorrow).  Nvidia Keplers also seem pretty good points per watt - 660 does maybe up to 30% more points than a 7790 or 7850 (rough guess) but certainly woud use a lot more power than the 7790.

Good to see a bit of action - team has moved up around 2500 places in the last couple of weeks (maybe should do the next AA on F@H biggrin)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 01, 2013, 07:12:02 AM
Fantastic, thanks very much for that dyeman, reviews can vary and personal crunching specific experience is much more helpful. :thumbsup: +1

I didn't know you already had a 7790,  my conjecture on them being power/cost efficient for folding has been nicely verified. Just did some further reading and found where someone is getting 37K PPD on 8900 WUs. That power draw is excellent and considering power efficiency has become the most important factor to allow continued GPU crunching a 7790 is a great choice. Plus they don't cost much compared to how much my 5870 and 5970 cost. Double win.;D

Core 17 application on AMD/ATI is much better than many other OpenCL GPU applications in that it uses very little CPU resources. I like that.

I've been a bit disappointed with having to cut GPU crunching down to almost zero for power reasons. CPU crunching is fine and there are lots of interesting and useful projects to choose but it doesn't have the same appeal for me as GPU crunching. The increased efficiency, the tinkering with configuration, the reading up on latest applications and most efficient drivers and all that stuff inspires me. Plus I enjoy conversing with other GPU crunchers when I have time. Of course roaring up the charts with a GPU is always good fun too, haha.

Sapphire HD7790 Dual-X OC is go. Save some 8900s for me, I'm a coming.:crazy



Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: LawryB on August 01, 2013, 09:36:59 AM

Thanks Dyeman/Kashi.  Need to replace my ATI 68XX cards so I can get some sleep.  Got a couple of 79xx cards, 1 still in box but the 7790s have great reviews and as you say great power consumption makes them almost a must as does their price.
Karma to you both for the information.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 01, 2013, 10:20:48 AM
Welcome to the 7790 fan club Lawry. ;D

I've ordered from Umart.  $155 + 2% CC surcharge + $11 delivery = $169.10 all up. Noticed not many stores have the Sapphire Dual-X model listed. Not sure if it's a new model or they've almost sold them all and are now trying to sell the Sapphire 2GB model as more stores have that one. 1GB model should use less power so be preferred for crunching. AU $ has dropped below 90c today and if it keeps dropping cards will increase in price so I'm glad I jumped straight in.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 01, 2013, 11:50:42 AM
OK I have jumped in as well and ordered one "Sapphire HD7790 Dual-X OC PCI-E 3.0 1GB GDDR5 2xDVI-I HDMI" card from Umart.  First new Video card in over three years I think since I bought the HD 5800 series cards with my newest PC's.  Money is tight but I need the speed of the new cards and they seem to be more economical ?


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: JugNut on August 01, 2013, 12:48:22 PM
Good luck with your new gear lads.  :thumbsup:    I'll be very interested to see how they perform.  Crunch-on..  :crazy


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on August 01, 2013, 04:24:41 PM
Yes should use less power than the 5850, around half, and will crunch OpenCL much faster (except probably for Milkyway due to lack of significant double precision floating point).


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on August 01, 2013, 07:03:18 PM
Good luck with your new gear lads.  :thumbsup:    I'll be very interested to see how they perform.  Crunch-on..  :crazy
The Sapphire 7790  was doing around 550,000 points a day at Distrtgen before I moved it to Folding (using factory overclock).  The 7850 was doing aroundf 600K (this is a Powercolor basic reference design at stock clocks)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on August 01, 2013, 11:31:10 PM
I think its time to update the ATI drivers, still running a HD 5850 but on 12.4 drivers, I have had two failures on the CORE_17, which I think is down to the fact I should be on at least 13.4 drivers.

I read some have even had success with the latest AMD Beta drivers.

Who knows, but sometime over the weekend I will give it a go

Regards


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: JugNut on August 02, 2013, 12:08:37 AM
Good luck with your new gear lads.  :thumbsup:    I'll be very interested to see how they perform.  Crunch-on..  :crazy
The Sapphire 7790  was doing around 550,000 points a day at Distrtgen before I moved it to Folding (using factory overclock).  The 7850 was doing aroundf 600K (this is a Powercolor basic reference design at stock clocks)
Not bad at all..  actually quite impressive for such a small power footprint.   As you can imagine anything I could do to reduce my power bill from the lofty heights at the moment would be welcome indeed.  I guess it's a bit of a balancing act for all of us ,  trying to cut down enough for it to be affordable but still not so much as crunching not fun anymore. 

How does your mixed setup rigs go on folding dyeman?  I wish you could get those wattage figure's you mentioned in GPU-z from current cards as well,  now that would be interesting.



@Tazz:  I'm using the latest AMD beta's and so far they are working on every project I've tried them at.  Which is a change. :wink   Not sure about Folding though.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 02, 2013, 12:22:05 AM
Quote
Quote from: JugNut on Yesterday at 12:48:22 PM
Good luck with your new gear lads.  Thumbs Up    I'll be very interested to see how they perform.  Crunch-on..  Crazy Dance
The Sapphire 7790  was doing around 550,000 points a day at Distrtgen before I moved it to Folding (using factory overclock).  The 7850 was doing aroundf 600K (this is a Powercolor basic reference design at stock clocks)

Seems like it will be a good upgrade from the 5850's I have.  I will leave them where they are and most probably put the new card in a PC that I have a GTX 275 in at the moment.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 02, 2013, 12:31:05 AM
I'm on Cat 12.11 on my 5870 running at default 870/1250 speed. I had a driver reset on my first 8900 but luckily didn't lose the WU. My second 8900 completed successfully though. I am now at 82% on a 7811, fingers crossed it will complete without error after another 80 minutes crunching. This 7811 WU runs slightly cooler than the 8900 ones on my card. Was only going to do one WU but the "finish" button didn't work properly so more were automatically downloaded.

Wasn't going to muck about with new drivers for just a few tasks but will be updating to 13.8 beta for the 7790 when it arrives hopefully tomorrow. 7790s would require a quite recent Cat version anyway I think and 13.8 beta has "improved stability for AMD Radeon HD 7790".

I really should have rebooted after the first driver reset but I have a monster QMC task that is only checkpointing every 10 hours and I never manage to catch it at a good time. All my other QMC tasks completed in 38 hours or less but looks like this one will take 100+ hours. I'm interested to see if it will complete but I've now set QMC to NNT.  Give it another go when they start exporting stats and have a forum.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on August 02, 2013, 10:25:12 AM
I think its time to update the ATI drivers, still running a HD 5850 but on 12.4 drivers, I have had two failures on the CORE_17, which I think is down to the fact I should be on at least 13.4 drivers.

I read some have even had success with the latest AMD Beta drivers.

Who knows, but sometime over the weekend I will give it a go

Regards
The AMD APP code is the same level in the 13.6 beta as in 13.4.  There are also reports that 12.4 or 12.8 drivers are the best for processing core_16 WUs on earlier AMD cards (5000 and 6000 series), but you probably wouldn't want to run them anyway if core_17 works.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on August 02, 2013, 04:33:56 PM
Quote from: JugNut link=topic=1507.msg32500#msg32500 date=1375366117}

How does your mixed setup rigs go on folding dyeman?  I wish you could get those wattage figure's you mentioned in GPU-z from current cards as well,  now that would be interesting.

No problems at all (at least none that I could attribute to mixed cards).  The client finds the cards and creates the appropriate slots without any fiddling.  

On my newest 2 systems I don't even use the two cards - the monitor is connected to the onboard graphics (one Sandy Bridge and one Haswell) and the two cards just have dummy plugs.  That way crunching doesn't interfere with computer use and vice versa.  I run without the desktop extended to either of the other two "displays".  On the system with the 7790, GPU-z doesn't pick up many of the sensors (no GPU load, fans, clocks, temperature) - really only the above-mentioned power use, voltage, and memory.  All of the missing sensors except GPU load are picked up if I extend the desktop to the card, but MSI Afterburner does pick up all of the other sensors either way so no big deal. (sorry that is not true - it only picks up all of the sensors for the NVIDIA card). Curiously, GPU-z displays all of the sensors on the other system set up this way (the one that has the 6870 - will be interesting to see what happens when it gets replaced with the second 7790).  I will try the 13.8 beta that arrived today and see if that helps.

Update: Just installed the 13.8 beta - no change to the above issue but no problems either.  AMD APP version is still the same as 13.4.  It did install a new MS Visual C++ redistributable library (x64) and .net 4.5.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: JugNut on August 02, 2013, 09:51:24 PM
Yea it's odd how some systems seem to need to have either a dummy plug installed and/or have there desktops extended (or both) or even extra lines in cc_config to enable crunching on two cards.  Personally I've never needed either on any of my pooters .  Tried extending my desktop as a trial to see if it helped in any way  but it didn't.  Also got the jack of continually loosing my mouse pointer on the extended screen  ;D   The only benefit I can see would be access to (in my case) the Nvidia control panel which won't open because it says there's no monitor attached,   but if I ever have the need I can just plug in a monitor temporarily.  Besides all functions I need can be controlled through Afterburner or the like.

I had a similar problem like yours with afterburner & GPU-z not working properly after installing a new AMD GPU,  the latest beta's of GPU-z & afterburner fixed the problem. (eventually)

Yes using the on-board GPU built into the CPU or MB is a great way to avoid screen lag and speed up crunching if only by a tad by not having the GPU to continually have to draw to the monitor while crunching.

Also have you tried using the Intel CPU's GPU to do any crunching?  I've seen a few trials lately & wondered if you or anyone else has tried it out?  And if it's worth it?

Can I ask what order your video cards are in?  I mean the way I remember reading & understanding it is that the AMD has to be installed in the first PCI-e slot for mixed cards to operate  successfully.(this is the way I have it)   But recently I seen someone recommend doing it the other way around.   I wonder with new cards, MB's & drivers if it still as important.    In my x58 board it would only work in that order.  AMD first that is.

Oh & good to see you back mate.  :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 02, 2013, 09:59:45 PM
Well I got my nice shiny new 7790 today, gee I'm a big kid, still pleased with new toys even after all these years.:jester:

Emailed Umart and they will send me a "key" for some AMD promotion games tomorrow, not sure what kind of games, the names sound like they're some kind of shooters. Haha, don't think I've played a full game since Doom II, maybe I'll give 'em a go one day just to see what modern games are like. From a little of what I've read on the OCAU forums, how realistic girls' hair looks is the most important feature of some recent games and card drivers. :crazy

Installed a newer Afterburner beta early this morning. Afterburner rudely rebooted my computer after asking to restart itself to enable unofficial overclocking, so seeing as that mucked up my QMC task checkpoint I installed Cat 13.8 beta as well.  Will install a newer GPU-Z  now, thanks for the tip JugNut.:thumbsup:

When I get a chance will install 7790 later tonight and then a folding we will go.v:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: JugNut on August 02, 2013, 11:14:34 PM
Good luck with it kashi.   Yep nothing beats some new tech to put a spring in ya step.  :crazy   Make sure you keep us informed how you get on with it as you rocket up the folding leader boards.

And I think you'll be impressed with that game bundle that comes with that card if it's the one i'm thinking of?

:rocks 


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 03, 2013, 12:20:37 AM
Got an email from Umart today saying the Vid card is on the way.  I wonder if they deliver on the weekend, but I am guessing delivery on Monday.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on August 03, 2013, 12:28:35 AM
I think I started using dummy plugs a while ago when NVIDIA cards had problems when there wasn't one installed - I just do it as a matter of habit now.

Never thought about the order of cards - is just random.  Looks like 3 have AMD card as the first card (assume this is the top card physically??) and one as the second (Folding Slot 00 and 01 respectively).  The two 7790s (just finished swapping the 6870 for the new 7790) are different (upper card in one,lower card in the other) and these are the two systems where I'm able to use the onboard intel graphics.  The new one is behaving exactly the same as the old one as far as the sensors displayed by GPU-z are concerned (card order doesn't seem to make any difference).

(.. and thanks for the welcome - it's good to be back!)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 03, 2013, 01:07:28 AM
Wow, what a little corker. So easy to install compared to those long, heavier cards and only one 6 pin power connector needed. At idle it's totally inaudible, at first I momentarily freaked that the fans weren't spinning. It's running a 7811 WU at 100% load, I can barely hear the fans and the case has no sides.  First frame took 2 mins and 57 seconds which is about 37K PPD. Next frame will be a little longer as it writes some data every 2nd frame.
GPU temp at 100% load is an unbelievable 45 C. :shock
Maybe an 8900 WU will stress it a bit more.

GPU-Z 0.7.2 shows it using 50-58W but the GPU load sensor does not work. That doesn't matter, AfterBurner 3.0.0.1406 Beta 11 works for everything.

Thanks again for the recommendation dyeman. :worship

After years of overheating, noisy crunching cards this is like nirvana. Still can't quite believe it is crunching at 100% load in near silence. How sweet it is.

Game bundle is supposed to be BioShock Infinite + Far Cry Blood Dragon + BONUS: Tomb Raider but they are currently out of Far Cry Blood Dragon bundle so are sending Crysis 3 in its place.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: JugNut on August 03, 2013, 11:22:53 AM
@ dyman:  Actually the place where I first read up on using multi vendor GPU's was a folding guide.  I just figured it would also work for boinc as well.  Mmmm for the life of me I can't find it anymore though.  It's good to hear folding is working well for you though.

@ kashi: Very nice indeed..   sounds like bliss to me to.   Mine are like a nest of angry bees.    Also one of mine make this weird poping or clicking sound that's realy disturbing & ramdom.  I've stuck my head inside the cases & still can't figure out where it's coming from.   Any way it's not pleasant at all.  My best guess is it's heating & cooling of the case or componants,  other than that,  who knows?    It does not make for a good nights sleep that's for sure.
Wow that's a nice game bundle kashi.   Lol almost worth buying the card just for the game bundle?  :jester:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on August 03, 2013, 02:40:12 PM
Well greets to you all

Just did a complete reinstall of the Catalyst drivers, running 13.8 beta and got me a CORE 17 workunit plodding along nicely with no errors so far.

Regards
Tazzduke


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: dyeman on August 03, 2013, 04:03:36 PM
Hey kashi - where did they mention game bundles?  Mine arrived yesterday also (ordered on the weekend) - nothing in the box or on the web site mentioning game bundle??



Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 03, 2013, 07:14:38 PM
It's on the top of the Video Card>PCI Express>AMD/ATI Video Cards page in a black box "Never Settle Reloaded" "Buy select AMD Radeon products and Get Crysis 3 and BioShock Infinite Free*" "*See amd.com/neversettlereloadedoffer for specific terms and conditions."

The same black box is at the top of the Sapphire HD7790 Dual-X OC page.

This is for the Sydney store, perhaps the other Umarts don't have the bundle offer although that would be strange.  Or maybe they didn't have any keys left when you ordered last weekend and the offer wasn't on the pages then.

They were supposed to email me the key today, but didn't receive anything. Perhaps "tomorrow" on a Friday means Monday, I'll see then.

Nest of angry bees, haha. One angry bee is more than enough for me. Installing the card has quietened my hard disk too, flexing the case has altered the mounting and made the seek clatter almost silent.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 05, 2013, 05:31:31 PM
Haven't had a single 8900 since I got the card, all 7810s and 7811s. Just curious if 8900s give the same 35-36K PPD. Will leave it folding for a few more days to see if it can snag an 8900 and then will try it on POEM for a while to see how it goes.

The team is sprinting up the charts. :thumbsup:

Received my 2 keys for the 3 games this morning. Never purchased from Umart before, they were excellent; good price, super fast despatch and delivery and prompt reply to my game enquiry.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on August 05, 2013, 06:33:06 PM
Greets all

Got my first 8900 wu and its a monster for this 5850 but for you 7790s and such not so, been crunching for 12 hours and 12 hours to go lol

Regards
Tazzduke


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 05, 2013, 06:48:04 PM
No Video Card delivered today  :thumbdown:  :cry2:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: LawryB on August 05, 2013, 06:59:07 PM

Mine either.  Bugger!!!  Oh hang on, I only ordered them 5 minutes ago.   Patience Lawry Patience


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 05, 2013, 08:30:51 PM
tazzduke - Yeh those 8900s take a while alright. Though not as long as a QMC task that finished today after 119 hours a crunching.:faint:

Dingo - Hmm, perhaps some Umarts are better than others, they had to transport it further or you were just unlucky with the day.

Sydney to Gosford is quite close but it depends on which courier as to how long stuff takes to arrive here. Near where I live often has a lot of traffic delay so some of the couriers especially the horror, the horror Toll Ipec hold stuff in their depot for many days until they have a load for my area. If you track one of these parcel hoarders you see the item go onto the truck every morning "out for delivery" but "unable to deliver" tracking message appears every evening or even worse, "no-one home, card left" message when you have been home all day and there is no card. All these shenanigans are much more likely earlier in the week.

Hopefully tomorrow will be Bonaire day.:thumbsup:

Lawry - Best wishes for a speedy delivery.:wavey2:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on August 05, 2013, 10:41:28 PM
Greets Kashi

Ouch those QMC tasks really hurt, I did some lattice work recently that was quite close to that many hours.  Did a monster of a RNA task here awhile back, I had something like 750 hours clocked up, then bang gone, then I learnt about running the RNA tasks in a VM with snapshots which have gotten around the no checkpoint scenario.

Estimated credit for this 8900 is 14105, but that may drop or rise upon final calculations.

Regards
Tazzduke


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 06, 2013, 12:22:29 AM
kashi -  Mine is coming from Brisbane I think Sydney ran out of stock.

I have a Primegrid Genefer CPU task that has been running for over 183 and is just at 73%.  It was up over 20 hours when I first saw it and so I let it un.  I hope it finishes in in the estimated 94 more hous and doen't crap out.  O hate it when that happens   :compbash:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 06, 2013, 08:12:51 AM
tazzduke - I remember doing some monster RNA units. No checkpoints on long units is very inconvenient and so frustrating if they crash. The main reason I no longer crunch RNA. Never lost one at 750 hours though, what a tragedy. That's a nifty idea using a VM with snapshots to provide an insurance policy.

I found the estimated TPF in FAHControl jumps all over the place on these WUs which mucks up the estimated ETA and credit so now I monitor folding with HFM.NET (http://code.google.com/p/hfm-net/) instead. It shows my EOC stats in the status bar as well.  

dingo - From Brisbane, that would explain it then. I remember when I lived in Mollymook, deliveries from Melbourne were often quicker than those from Sydney because they came more directly and didn't get delayed in a depot between Sydney and Mollymook.

Never done a Genefer task, I've been mainly crunching biology/medical type projects and POGS lately on the CPU. At least on tasks with checkpoints you can stop and reboot to install MS updates or change hardware. Trouble with that monster QMC task I had is that the checkpoints were up to 14 hours apart.

Folding is going smoothly, with a cool, virtually silent GPU and the folding client doing its thing uploading and downloading without error, you could almost forget it was there. Such a change from hot and noisy GPU crunching. Card hasn't gone above 46 C so far, so unless 8900s run hotter this is great for card life and also should be no problem in summer. GPU-Z doesn't show VRM temps for this card, hopefully they are OK. The Sapphire Dual-X OC has a little heatsink on the VRMs which makes it better suited to folding than some other brands of 7790 which don't have that.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on August 07, 2013, 11:11:41 PM
Hi all

About to claim team position 10, upon completion of this GPU workunit. 

Now the person who is in number 9, who has 201508 credits by the name of bunz, last did a workunit back in 2008, wow 5 years ago.

It will most likely for me to have to do at least 20 days more to claim that spot, I will most likely complete a couple more workunits to get to 100K, then go back to BOINC GPU for awhile, or maybe not.

We will see what the weather brings

Regards
Tazzduke


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 08, 2013, 12:03:26 AM
Great work all +1 on each of you for your persistence.  I am about to loose a place to kasi (Kashi) tomorrow most probably, good to see some credits going onto the Folding#home Team account.

 http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781 (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 08, 2013, 12:28:30 PM
No Video Card delivered today  :thumbdown:  :cry2:

Still no card delivery.  The package was picked up by Fastway Couriers on the 02 Aug and still in transit to Albury according to their tracking system.  Not happy with their service and the name should be snail Couriers I think.  Just sent an email off to Umart to find out what is going on as I tried to contact Fastway and they just referred me back to Umart. Not a happy camper  :furious:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: LawryB on August 08, 2013, 11:03:09 PM
Ordered mine on the 6th, 1 x Aust Post, 1 x Toll from Brisbane UMART.   Both in my machines and running now.   Arrived this morning about 2 hours apart.

EDIT:  Ended up with a 7850 and 7790 and Yay they are so quiet...   Looks like a few sub contractors involved with yours Dingo, and they mostly only go when they get a full load.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 09, 2013, 01:19:24 AM
Glad everyone's got their cards. If it goes over a week you start to suspect a disappearance is about to happen.

After 14 or so 7810s and 7811s in a row, now I've received 4 8900 WUs in a row. They run about 2-3 C hotter but give 40K PPD rather than the 36K PPD of 7810/7811.
Still quiet, no fan whine at all. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on August 09, 2013, 01:21:34 AM
My card came today but I haven't got a PC to run it in.  See the post here for more details.   http://forum.boinc-australia.net/index.php?topic=1519.0 (http://forum.boinc-australia.net/index.php?topic=1519.0)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: kashi on August 09, 2013, 06:04:15 PM
If anyone else was after a 7790 or two, currently special price at Mwave 2x HIS AMD Radeon HD 7790 1GB for $199.95 (http://www.mwave.com.au/product/sku-ab50737-2x_his_amd_radeon_hd_7790_1gb_video_card_ready_for_crossfirex_mode)
Not sure how quiet this brand/model is but the price is good for 2. These specials often sell out quickly.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on August 12, 2013, 10:07:51 PM
Greetings All

Have shifted onto SETI for the WOW event challenge.  Got to 100k at Folding, might swap back over after this challenge.

Regards
Tazzduke

PS.  Found another memeber on the Folding@home ladder who last crunched a workunit back in 2005.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on May 28, 2014, 08:02:32 PM
Dyeman is keeping the Team in the Stats and doing a great job.  http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781


Congrats dyeman +1 from me  :congrats :congrats


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: turbo0 on May 28, 2014, 11:08:27 PM
Good job Dyeman, mighty fine looking score +1


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: JugNut on May 29, 2014, 02:59:26 AM
Indeed... Excellent work Dyeman. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: + karma


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: DidierT on May 29, 2014, 04:45:36 AM
Great job Dyeman. +1    :congrats :congrats :congrats


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on November 29, 2014, 03:13:55 PM
I updated to the new and improved Folding@home software V7.4.4 which now has a web interface and also the configuration window.  I am running a couple of tasks for GPU only as it has been a long time since I did any.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on November 29, 2014, 11:31:28 PM
Greetings Dingo

Hows that running for you?

Regards


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on November 30, 2014, 04:32:36 AM
Completed one work unit and just finishing another.  There a re a lot of different diseases that you can crunch there. That's all I will do for now as I will probably do some prpNet work on Primegrid.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on April 01, 2016, 05:57:54 PM
A huge congrats to dyeman for his staying power in Folding@home.  Although this is not a BOINC project dyeman, and other members of the Team have elevated us to 326 in the world.

Karma added to dyeman for his outstanding effort on this project.

 http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781 (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781)


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Hurricane on April 01, 2016, 07:22:55 PM
Good work dyeman. :thumbsup: +1. I use to crunch Folding@home on my PlayStation 3 until it died. They stopped supporting the PS3 a bit after that.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on April 03, 2016, 10:47:04 PM
Good work Dyeman, congrats on your achievement.

Thanks Dingo for the update, I have put 5 GPU's onto this project for the next couple of days. 

Regards


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on April 04, 2016, 04:08:02 AM
tazzduke:  You jumped two places on the Team ladder today.  Well done.


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: tazzduke on April 04, 2016, 07:01:23 AM
Thanks Dingo



Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on February 02, 2017, 05:38:30 AM
A shout out to dyeman and MAGPIE for keeping the Team current (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781) in the non BOINC Folding@Home.  Great job  :congrats :congrats  :congrats01


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on September 16, 2018, 11:48:22 AM
Dyeman continues to leead the Team on this non BOINC project but a few new players in tha lst while have joined him on this project.  You can definately see the results of modern computers and GPU's over older ones when you look at Magpie who with returning 82 tasks overtook my 5th position  (https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781)that I did 860 tasks back in the day to complete.

Well done to all the members crunching BOINC and Non BOINC projects.

v: :rocks v:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: MAGPIE on September 18, 2018, 03:51:26 AM
 You can definately see the results of modern computers and GPU's over older ones when you look at Magpie who with returning 82 tasks overtook my 5th position  (https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=43781)that I did 860 tasks back in the day to complete.


I am at a loss of what to say to this :thumbdown:


Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on September 18, 2018, 02:30:00 PM
It was not directed at you just a comment on what has happened to computers.  I have been running Folding@Home for a long time on and off and I was just saying tthat the computers 10 years ago till up to say 5 years ago you needed to do a lot of tasks as their CPU power was not as good as todays.