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Formula Boinc 2019 - interested ?

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by PDW, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,763

    After the first hourly update we are in 10th place for a point :)
    Only 42k behind 9th place but 11th place only 130k behind us.

    Still have more pending than got validated but that just means someone else has the points as well...
     
  2. andy_taximan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 20, 2014

    Posts: 1,866

    Location: Herts/uk

    Guess whos back ? No not shady lol, Just the 1 pc with 2 nvidia gpus, anybody want to chuck me some tips, i seem to have forgotten it all lol. Oo yer also the websites and places to check results, lost all my links
     
  3. chris182008

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 8, 2011

    Posts: 646

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Snap. Only tip I can give is to run 2 tasks per GPU, seems to be quicker on my rigs (Pascal cards)
     
  4. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,763

    Welcome back :)

    Had just been to check and saw we had moved up to 8th place in the sprint for 4 points :D
    That actually moves us up two places in the overall standings as well :D:D

    The main FB site is here: http://formula-boinc.org/index.py?lang=en&team=399&year=2019
    The sprint scores are here: http://formula-boinc.org/sprint.py?sprint=4&lang=en&year=2019

    Yes, would agree that you can probably run two at a time on your cards.
    You do that by having an app_config.xml file in the project's folder that has at least the following in it...

    <app_config>
    <app>
    <name>pps_sr2sieve</name>
    <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>0.5</cpu_usage>
    </gpu_versions>
    <fraction_done_exact/>
    </app>
    </app_config>

    If you want to tell me what you don't know I'll remind you ?
     
  5. andy_taximan

    Wise Guy

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    Cheers that should do for now:)
     
  6. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,763

    Good stuff :)

    Dropped a place in the last hour, but hopefully just a bunker being dropped by another team rather than increased steady output which is what we should start doing now the troops are rallying :D
     
  7. chris182008

    Hitman

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    Posts: 646

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Before I try it does anyone know if PPS Sieve runs faster on Linux compared to Windows?
     
  8. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    I think Windows might have the edge.
    I've only 1 card under Linux and that is slower than all the other similar cards under Windows.
     
  9. chris182008

    Hitman

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Thanks it was hard to tell using the top hosts on Primegrids site. Will stick to Windows for this then :)
     
  10. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,763

    After the first 12 hours we are in 9th again, we have been swapping between 8th and 9th overnight.
    700k to climb to 8th and 1.5M above 10th place.

    Just another 60 hours to go :D

    PS. Meant to add it looks like the Wizard is back too :cool:
     
  11. ozaudio

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 23, 2010

    Posts: 3,812

    Location: St helens

    @Biffa how are your run times on them 2080 ti? running only 1 unit per gpu?. I looked at the poor team and seen that you was nearly on your own with this one pdw :( so decided to message chris and andy to see if they fancy a go! :D
     
  12. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

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    Location: Surrey

    Depends on the project, I'm doing 3 at a time on pps sieve and the quicker Genefer WU's and gettin 3.21m run times
     
  13. Engy Benjie

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 7, 2011

    Posts: 186

    Hey guys! Great to see the team is still going. I'll get something set up, but I won't be around to monitor it. So if it dies, i'm afraid that will be me out.
     
  14. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for all the extra help guys it is keeping us in the points :)
    We're settling in to 9th place, not enough to catch the VomitinDairylea but pulling away slowly from those GC'ers :D

    Just over halfway done, time for more to join in and push higher :p
     
  15. Biffa

    Man of Honour

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    1.3 million in pending credits
     
  16. Voicon

    Wise Guy

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    Got your message @ozaudio but sorry I cant help anymore, due to ill health I no longer have the hardware :(
     
  17. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Into the last 24 hours and we do seem to be catching up with a chance to take 8th spot.
    My pendings have been steadily dropping since yesterday but the opposition could just be bunkering to make it look like we are closing in :rolleyes:

    @Voicon sorry to hear you aren't keeping well, look after yourself, it looks like oz is back to his old self though.
     
  18. ozaudio

    Mobster

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    sorry to hear that voicon , never nice to hear somebody has health problems.

    pdw - I seen your message, the dog had panosteitis, he had a huge dose of morphine and some other drugs, poor thing look rougher than local crack heads :(. inaway I was able to turn kids of pc and get boinc back on after quite a lot of down time. I would of chucked my r9 280x on it aswell but boinc wont see it via a x1 pci riser cable for some reason
     
  19. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Barring any surprises it looks like we are staying in 9th spot.
    #VD have gone chasing after the Polish but we are well ahead of GC :)
    Less than 12 hours to go...
     
  20. Biffa

    Man of Honour

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    Looks like we got the Polish as well and grabbed 8th!