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1) Message boards : Number crunching : 6990 (Message 53845)
Posted 29 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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Otherwise check the Comparison of AMD graphics processing units page at Wikipedia. Using that page is how I chose to buy an AMD/ATI HD6950 for MilkyWay.
2) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53844)
Posted 29 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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paris wrote:
Well done, Mellowman.

Thank you paris. Just passed 7.5M on MilkyWay (and passed 10M on GPUGrid earlier today). On to 2.5M for SETI.
3) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53821)
Posted 27 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 7M on MilkyWay, 20M on BOINC Combined, entered the top 5000 worldwide, the top 100 for my country and the top 25 for my team, all on BOINC Combined.
4) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53748)
Posted 23 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 6M on MilkyWay (and 2M on SETI and 400K on Cosmology) and 18M on BOINC Combined.
5) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53713)
Posted 19 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 5M on MilkyWay and 16M on BOINC Combined.
6) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53647)
Posted 13 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 4M on MilkyWay (and 1.5M on SETI).
7) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53596)
Posted 9 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 3M on MilkyWay (and 300K on Cosmology, 6M on GPUGrid and 1.3M on SETI) and I'm about to pass 12M on BOINC total credits.
8) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53561)
Posted 6 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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Congratz mikey.

Just passed 2.5M on MilkyWay (and passed 5M on GPUGrid).
9) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53534)
Posted 4 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 2M on Milkyway and I'm about to pass 10M on BOINC total credits later today or tomorrow.
10) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53511)
Posted 1 Mar 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 9M on BOINC total credits (and 1M on SETI and 250K on Cosmology) and passed 1.5M on MilkyWay (I'm posting milestones anyway) and I also entered the top 10000 on BOINC total credits.
11) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53477)
Posted 28 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 8M on BOINC total credits (and 900K on SETI).
12) Message boards : Number crunching : app_info.xml file for 2 WUs/nVIDIA GPU ? (Message 53450)
Posted 26 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I have 12GB using an i7 2600K (8 vitual cores) and I ran out of memory because I had set my swap file to 16 MB. Also I run Cosmology on 7 CPU cores (leaving 1 core free for supplying data to my 2 (soon 3) GPU's. But Cosmology uses 700-800 MB of memory so that adds up. And I do (not a lot) more than crunching on this machine. Browse the net and using it with my TV dual-tuner card to record/watch TV an play music/movies/DVD's. Although the music stuff I prefer doing on my older dual core pc as it stutters sometimes on my i7 2600K. I'm using Winamp for listening to music and internet radio and it's priority is even on realtime (not adviced to use high or realtime on other programs). But the stutter/crackling sound remains.

Anthony.
13) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53448)
Posted 26 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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Not anymore. Now that I'm over 1M the milestones are getting further apart. Now my next milestone would be 2M probably, then 2.5M because it's a nice number then 3M and from there every million up to 10M if I'll ever reach that before I die. I still might be posting my BOINC total milestones (every 1M up 10M at least) and together with posting the MW or BOINC Total milestones, the milestones I've reached in other projects.
14) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53427)
Posted 25 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I might have made it on the same day. I'm over 1M credits and it's 00.25 hours now.
15) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53417)
Posted 25 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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Passed 800K on MilkyWay yesterday and will pass 900K today (and I also passed 4M on GPUGrid yesterday, and passed 800K on SETI last monday) and 7M on BOINC total credits yesterday. My new HD6950 is doing just fine (besides the multiple crashes that system has had).

Edit: I see now I already passed 900K. Maybe I'll reach 1M today too then, with another 12 hours and 8 minutes left in the day. Otherwise I'll pas it tomorrow.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Need suggestions for a mainboard for 2 highend GPU's (Message 53300)
Posted 19 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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I too ordered a Geforce GTX-560-ti (Fermi) 1GB gpu, but I got mine, I am in the US and our prices are MUCH less than yours, for $175 after a $25 rebate! I got it from Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162074

Here is a whole page of 560's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&SrchInDesc=560%20fermi&Page=1&PageSize=20

But I ordered 2x GTX-560TI-448 for €245 each. Those are better ones than the one you ordered. They have 448 CUDA cores and 1280 MB, yours has 384 CUDA cores and 1024 MB.

I am using an Asrock board and after buying it was told that it was not a good choice as they often have 'issues'. Mine went right together with NO PROBLEMS at all and the pc is running just fine! I hope you too have the same luck as I am!!

On the SETI forum there was also a guy that said they were no good, but there were a couple of other guys who didn't have any problems with it. I had to buy that one because I couldn't find a not too expensive board that could run 3 GPU's at 8-8-4 with a PCIe x1 TV-tuner card. Most boards can run 3 GPU's at 8-8-4 but as soon as you put another PCIe x1 card in, it becomes 8-8-1. ASRock has put an extra chip on the board so you have a couple of more lanes. If you check the Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 you'll see they even put on a Nvidia chip on that one for even more extra PCIe lanes (plus the chip they've also put on the ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3), so you could run 3 GPU's at 16-8-8 and still add another PCIe x1 card and you would still run your 3 GPU's at 16-8-8. I did find some ASUS boards but it wasn't really clear if they could do 8-8-4 too while adding an extra PCIe x1 card. And the cheapest one of those was way over €200 and I payed €170 for my ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3.
Besides my ASRock board I ordered (some prices include shipping):
Intel Core i7 2600K €279,-
Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600MHZ 2x4GB €47,-
2 x OCZ Vertex 3 S-ATA 3 60 GB €188,-
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W €270,-
Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD €240,-
2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FTW €491,-
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Total cost: €1677,-

I'm expecting that it will arrive monday/tuesday. Some stuff definitly on tuesday.

Anthony.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Need suggestions for a mainboard for 2 highend GPU's (Message 53285)
Posted 19 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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No suggestions needed anymore. I ordered an ASRock Extreme4 Gen.3.

Anthony.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Need suggestions for a mainboard for 2 highend GPU's (Message 53239)
Posted 17 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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Thanks for the link. I totally forgot that it needed a screen or a dummy plug.
BTW the shop saw the error about the videocard. It was incorrectly linked. So now I get my money back and order 2 GTX-560TI-448 somewhere else for €265 (without shipping).

Thanks mikey.
19) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 53235)
Posted 17 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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Congratz.

I just passed 6M on BOINC total credits.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Need suggestions for a mainboard for 2 highend GPU's (Message 53234)
Posted 17 Feb 2012 by ProfileS@NL - Mellowman
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@mikey: plans have changed. I've read reviews and saw benchmarks from the AMD Bulldozer cpu's and they are slow compared to Intel Sandy Bridge cpu's. Even the fastest one can't beat the i5 2500. So I'm going with Intel. I'll probably go with an i5 or an i7 2600K.


My topic question changed a bit though. I now need a board for 3 highend GPU cards. It must have an HDMI output for Intels IGP, and where the PCI-E lanes are divided 8-8-4 (there are only 20 lanes available for GPU's, am I right?).

I need brand and type.

My first choice (3 months ago) was a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 so it should be cheaper than €259. I based my choice solely on the onboard soundchip (the ALC889 is the best onboard soundchip there is) and on the fact it had both optical and coaxial digital outputs. Those choices became less important to me. Price is important too. Don't check this site for specifications because they can be incomplete and don't mention how the lanes are divided.

All the links in this post are from the same site and the site is in Dutch.

If you have suggestions please check the price in my country. Select the socket type beneath the word 'Moederborden' (this link brings you directly to socket 1155 boards), find or select your suggested board (there's a column on the right and a search box above it to make the selection easier and to make the list of boards shorter) and click on the price to find a webshop/store with 1-3 day or 24 hours delivery (the light green delivery truck or dark green with 24 on top). I need the second price because it is with delivery costs.

I'll do my own search too and if I find multiple boards I'll post them here so I can hear your opinion(s) about them.

For the PSU I'm going with a Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W.

Anthony.


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