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Folding plans to test for Covid-19

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by MikeTimbers, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,940

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    It took a couple of hours to get my first GPU WU, and I'm getting some big delays between WU's for both CPU and GPU at times.
     
  2. ChrisLX200

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 23, 2004

    Posts: 1,944

    Location: Macclesfield

    mine has been sat idle for a few hours now (CPU and GPU).
     
  3. FreeStream

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004

    Posts: 13,301

    Things seem to be improving. First time in a while all my slots are going inc. my RX580.
     
  4. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,332

    Any idea why Folding only shows 32 cores (I think 0-31)?

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  5. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,813

    I think the default setting of '-1' for a CPU slot is to assume a maximum of 32 threads less 1 thread for a GPU.
    You can change values using FAHControl on the machine, go into Configure and then Slots.
    There you can either Edit the existing CPU slot details or add another one to specify exactly how many threads to use.
    Adding another slot for 15 threads should work straight away, editing the existing one might need to wait for a new work unit to start or just possibly an FAHControl restart. I only use my GPU so not entirely sure of procedure for CPU stuff.

    31 + 15 + 1 for GPU + 1 spare for the system to think about other things !
     
  6. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,332

    Nice one, I’ll check that out when home.
     
  7. seanyc5

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 30, 2011

    Posts: 905

    Just installed this again after seeing Linus video. May as well put the 2080ti to use some!
     
  8. Th0nt

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005

    Posts: 7,271

    Location: N.Ireland

    Hopefully for Team 10 and not Linus though! ;)
     
  9. seanyc5

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 30, 2011

    Posts: 905

    Team 10! Pretty sure the last time I used it was CPU based.

    It says in the bottom corner - estimated points per day 318,000 that can't be right. I would soon climb the leader board if it is!
     
  10. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 25, 2008

    Posts: 853

    Location: Norwich

    You would be surpised what modern hardware is like i was amazed at the speed my 2070s get through a WU compared to my old gtx780
     
  11. fadingfool

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 20, 2013

    Posts: 56

    My current hardware is eating through WU's at a pace - I could easier double the total points I had from when I ran this years ago (99 WUs 40,000 points) from the WUs I can do in 2 days (first 2 WUs = 16,000). The dual W5130 Xeon with Nvidia quadro 3500 was pretty good workstation in its day.
     
  12. kkelly

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 8, 2003

    Posts: 2,694

    Location: Glasgow

    I have installed this on my personal machine (Gaming laptop Ryzen 7 3750H), nothing as beefy as you guys, but it sat idle for an hour so far - will I just leave it and hope it gets a 'WU' ?

    Thanks

    Edit seems to connected, will leave it running while I am working :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
  13. adwol48

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 25, 2008

    Posts: 853

    Location: Norwich

    WU for me seem to have dried up havent had a cpu WU in nearly 48 hours and this morning came down to an idle gpu also hopefully they can produce enough WU to cope with the massive influx of donors
     
  14. Glanza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,239

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Linus video yesterday stated they went from 30k monthly users to over 400k , why WU are taking a while to download and submit. Linus is looking at getting a server setup to help with the WU demands.
     
  15. seanyc5

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 30, 2011

    Posts: 905

    Yeah it has no doubt had another 50-100k after that video, just looked its had 837k views already. I reckon a good 10% will give it a go at least, even if only for a few days.
     
  16. schumi84

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 5, 2006

    Posts: 3,535

    Location: West Ewell, Surrey

    I've just joined again after watching the Linus video as well, seeing as I'm working from home for the forseeable and it's the most use this PC has had in a good few years (Joined Team 10 btw)
     
  17. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Scotland

    I'm back to, hello me ole crunching buddies! No I'm not crunching for Linus, TEAM 10 FTW
     
  18. NickK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2003

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    Just caught my CPU F@H doing some work for once (after sitting idle leaving BOINC Rosetta@Home time to build 80K of credit!). Project 13851.. Corvid 19 :)
     
  19. theforce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 5, 2005

    Posts: 2,129

    Location: Larnaca, Cyprus

    Hopefully, a good number of people will continue to donate their idle hardware for fodling@home. I hope they update their client software more regularly. The web client often fails to load any data and the advanced control has some minor issues for years like the project link not working via advanced control. A much more user-friendly interface and a new protein viewer that looks great would be nice, too.
     
  20. Th0nt

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005

    Posts: 7,271

    Location: N.Ireland

    Open it up on Edge, for some reason it enjoys this browser but hates Brave.