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enigma@home - Boinc stats team challenge

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Carlos Pinho, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. tipes

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2006

    Posts: 3,098

    Hoping my replacement memory arrives tomorrow, fingers crossed and I can get a 2nd 5960 crunching for us - should really be running at overclocked speeds, but too lazy to bother.

    Now running an overclock, and left running all last night - picking up. Memory not here today
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
  2. drakioned

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 11, 2008

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    Location: London

    My gut feeling is that I could keep up with Chris if I was running optimised binary, but I don't like the idea of running some random file on filehosting
     
  3. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

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    Location: West Berkshire

    It's always a risk, but there are a couple of well-known app optimisers in the BOINC community. Sesef is one of them.
     
  4. chris182008

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 8, 2011

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    If you've got quite a few cores on Windows then you might overtake me by the end of the challenge using the optimised app.

    I didn't realise it was made by Sesef, like Berserker said he's well known and I'm pretty sure everyone used one of his apps for the Denis challenge and I've not seen a bad report yet.
     
  5. Berserker

    Man of Honour

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    I lost two crunchers for a day due to Windows 10 Updates. Yes, an unexpected reboot is really going to work well on a media recorder/server, isn't it? :rolleyes:

    Fortunately they're my slowest machines (by far), and some group policy magic has dealt with any future surprises of that sort, but I can't get the days' lost work back. :(
     
  6. drakioned

    Wise Guy

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    Coming for you next serker, 2 crunchers or not!
     
  7. tipes

    Mobster

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    Looks like we are going to finish in 3rd place - not too bad me thinks. Think I will ease off a bit soon.
     
  8. Berserker

    Man of Honour

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    Location: West Berkshire

    I'll get you back, once you've forgotten about this project. Yes, I'm sneaky like that! :)
     
  9. drakioned

    Wise Guy

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    Winding everything down now.

    Looks like we're a solid 3rd.
     
  10. ozaudio

    Mobster

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    drak , feel free to blast some NFS or mindmodelling ;) now this is over lol
    I think I remember you asking for cpu only projects?

    nfs
    mind modelling
    universe@home
    sat@home
    distributed data mining
    rosetta@home
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  11. cadmunkey

    Wise Guy

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    Location: West Yorkshire

    Shame we couldn't beat planet3d into 2nd place. All this potential firepower on the forums but not enough participants! I need to build some new rigs ;)
     
  12. ozaudio

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    there is a few members who arnt around at the minute who would of added loads of power, but still we did good.
     
  13. chris182008

    Hitman

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    3rd is a good result considering the size of our team. Your right though if everyone on the forums set boinc up for one challenge I think we could give seti.usa a run for their money.
     
  14. tipes

    Mobster

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    +1 to above comments - think we did very well.
     
  15. Berserker

    Man of Honour

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    Snooze you lose. :p

    No complaints on 3rd, particularly as we were one of the few teams not to do any bunkering.

    Edit: Just got my old place back. :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
  16. Carlos Pinho

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 12, 2012

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    Location: Milton Keynes , UK

    Please join Enigma Challenge taking place:

    Name
    Enigma - A New Year Challenge
    Status
    Upcoming
    Project
    Enigma@Home
    Issued by
    SETI.USA
    Start time
    2017-01-02 00:00 UTC
    End time
    2017-01-07 00:00 UTC

    http://boincstats.com/en/stats/challenge/team/chat/844

    NEW OPTIMIZED APP[/COLOR]

    BTW, we found a new and improved optimized Enigma app for Windows a while back. It supports AVX 2.0 FMA3(30%+ boost over old opti) for those with Haswell CPUs and gives about a 30% boost (over old opti app) to the X56xx dual Xeon boxes using SSE3. Unfortunately for Sandybridge/Ivybridge CPUs it only gives about a 4% boost over the old opti app.

    The link is HERE

    DOWNLOAD the file named: Enigma-Optima-v1.0.0-beta.3-windows.x64.7z The ZIP file might be the same - don't know

    Unpack it and move all files to your Enigma project folder. It uses a app_info so you MUST restart BOINC. You'll lose all cached WU but it downloads new ones immediately.
     
  17. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Hanluc, can you stick the team down for this one please ?

    It starts at midnight tonight, I've swapped mostly over to it today so no bunkering from me but might as well have the team name up near the the top :D
     
  18. hanluc

    Mobster

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    Sorry, missed your post :o
    Done now.

    .... oh and congrats on your demotion :D
    You had a good run.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  19. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    No problem, get to do more overtaking which is the best bit :D
    I know what score I had before the start so can always adjust the final position in my head if necessary :p

    Found one ubuntu box wouldn't get any work late last night when I added the project, running same version of ubuntu and BOINC, so I've left that running on Gene.

    Another box ran out of work for about 7 hours :mad:
    It was getting messages in the log (and on the Notices tab) saying stuff like:

    Enigma@Home: Notice from server
    Enigma 0.76b needs
    13482166625837707296508455294996900044251027422596401029782012726271763384636952730618783393505932024335246350758056564557460147738613726978611546151458668996605602112795106310885474304.00 MB RAM but only 16268.52 MB is available for use.

    So looks like 16Gb just doesn't cut it anymore :(:(
    Will have to look to upgrade again !
    If anyone knows what you call 185 digits of Mb memory I can look for it.


    ...Sad times :(
    The option is still there for me to choose :D
    Perhaps I'll wait for the new forum software to be put in and then try again, I was posting in 'popular areas' so very surprised it took almost 2 months to be spotted and changed back :p
     
  20. hanluc

    Mobster

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    Something screwy with the memory message. I am running 52 threads on one machine and using just 4% of 64 gigs.