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Calling Team 10

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Dantoshou, Mar 14, 2020.

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  1. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 29, 2016

    Posts: 1,208

    Location: Up Norf

    i joined last night after watching a pauls hardware video. Glad to see an OCuk team.

    ive just left the software running on medium, not sure if i should be tweaking anything though?
     
  2. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 20,887

    It's a real shame you can't re-purpose an Antminer for F@H lol
     
  3. scerbera

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 9, 2020

    Posts: 30

    So i'm hopeful Ill take the number 1 computer spot in the next 24 hours, currently 2nd, user strongboes.
     
  4. implosiveturnip

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 24, 2013

    Posts: 2,052

    Location: Leeds

    have joined the team and I'm fighting the good fight! Got quite a few machines folding now and ill be adding some more shortly, might as well use all this hardware thats doing nothing!
     
  5. FreeStream

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004

    Posts: 13,273

    Dragged myself up to 5th position.

    I think an average of 750k PPD is all I am going to manage!
     
  6. diogenese

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,023

    Location: Temuka, New Zealand

    I've just got over a 24 hour gap in any GPU work, CPU's are on Rosetta.
    I'm getting a bit of work now but my average is well below the estimated 1.5m.
    It's starting to get chilly here, I could do with a bit of heat :)
     
  7. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 15,544

    Location: Surrey

    I seem to be consistently getting work without pause. Folding on gpu and cpu
     
  8. Rainmaker

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 18, 2007

    Posts: 8,399

    Location: Liverpool

    I've had units more of the time than not for FaH/GPU today, but Rosetta ran out of units since yesterday. They tweeted to acknowledge it but I finally picked up some units an hour ago.
     
  9. theforce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2005

    Posts: 2,124

    Location: Larnaca, Cyprus

    I am only getting a single WU per day on folding@home. At least the CPU is running Rosetta with no connectivity issues so far.
     
  10. sculptor

    Hitman

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 574

    Location: Lazenby near Redcar

    Its been a while since I last ran F@H so, if I need to switch off my PC do I need to stop the client?
     
  11. Rainmaker

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 18, 2007

    Posts: 8,399

    Location: Liverpool

    Ideally click 'Finish' and wait. That will finish up the current WU and then not get any more. If you shut down your PC any other way (i.e. mid-WU), you're effectively hogging a WU without telling the server. In some cases (hardware issues, not powering on soon etc) that can mean the WU is lost and will sit in limbo for a week until it expires. That's obviously not great for the project waiting at the other end to get their data back, and can slow a project down or worse.
     
  12. sculptor

    Hitman

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 574

    Location: Lazenby near Redcar

    Thanks Rainmaker, thought I would check. I shouldn't need to shut down my main system but was thinking of running my second one during the week and switch it off for the weekends.
     
  13. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 1,850

    Hi everyone

    I've been folding on and off when I can and have around 2 million points in about 8 weeks. Couple of questions.

    1. Has anyone else had CPU over heating issues, My CPU seems to overheat after couple of hours its a 3900 running a H100i pro cooler. I wondered if there was a way to dial down the CPU rate as it max's out 22 or 23 cores dependent on light, medium or high settings. GPU which is 2060 has no problems what so ever. I was thinking of adding some additional fans to the top of my case to see if its an airflow issue after a few hours of heavy work.

    2. Does joining a team affect the work units that you are assigned, was wondering if the team is assigned work units more then the individual? I seem to get work units all the time unless its early hours of morning in the US and then sometimes ill go a few hours without anything in the afternoon Uk time.

    3. Can I join the overclockers team and learn the secret handshake of nerdy coolness while aiding the cause!
     
  14. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,855

    Location: New Eltham, London

    1. You can reduce the number of cores used. Open FAH Advanced Control (click on the icon in the system tray, select Advanced Control). Select Configure. Select the CPU slot. Change the number of cores from -1 to 21. 23 is not a good number as it's a large prime and 22 is 2x11 which is also a bit iffy. Or reduce it to whatever number you like. Try 18 maybe or 16. You could also ramp up the fans on that H100i.

    2. Joining a team has no effect on what work you get. It simply tells the stats server to attach the points awarded to a team as well as a user/passkey.

    3. Of course. Welcome to the cool nerds :p
     
  15. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 1,850

    Thanks for the info, I have dropped the 16 to see if that solves the issue.

    Also I have joined OCUK team 10

    Last question from me is there a benefit to using a passkey?
     
  16. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,855

    Location: New Eltham, London

    massive benefit!!! without a passkey you get base credit only. e.g. a 3600 running 10 threads would get base credit of 745 (current unit 14702) but with a passkey would get 5680.

    on a GTX1070, base credit (without a passkey) is 58500, with a passkey it's 221800.

    So a passkey gets you the Quick Return Bonus (QRB) that typically quadruples your points per day (ppd).
     
  17. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 1,850

    Thanks Mike why did I take until today to read this :p will sort that out now.
     
  18. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 1,850

    Are passkey points applied at a later date? I can see that the amount that im rewarded has gone through the roof but it would appear that only the base credits are being applied after completion?
     
  19. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 15,544

    Location: Surrey

    What are the qualifications for the QRB?
    The bonus is applied for users who use a passkey, have successfully returned at least 10 bonus-eligible WUs, have successfully returned 80% or more of assigned WUs, and returned the unit before its Timeout (formerly Preferred Deadline). Bonus points do not apply to partial returns.
     
  20. BaBa

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 11, 2010

    Posts: 841

    Location: Derbyshire

    Congrats Mr B on the big 3 Billion:)