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1) Message boards : News : New server test post (Message 52222)
Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Vepide
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Just waiting for new tasks after getting the same messages, and hitting update a few times.


1/5/2012 8:24:09 AM | Milkyway@home | update requested by user
1/5/2012 8:24:11 AM | Milkyway@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/5/2012 8:24:11 AM | Milkyway@home | Reporting 24 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI GPU
1/5/2012 8:24:13 AM | Milkyway@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP file not found
1/5/2012 8:27:10 AM | Milkyway@home | update requested by user
1/5/2012 8:27:15 AM | Milkyway@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/5/2012 8:27:15 AM | Milkyway@home | Reporting 24 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI GPU
1/5/2012 8:27:17 AM | Milkyway@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP file not found
1/5/2012 8:27:22 AM | Milkyway@home | update requested by user
1/5/2012 8:27:27 AM | Milkyway@home | Fetching scheduler list
1/5/2012 8:27:29 AM | Milkyway@home | Master file download succeeded
1/5/2012 8:27:34 AM | Milkyway@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/5/2012 8:27:34 AM | Milkyway@home | Reporting 24 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI GPU
1/5/2012 8:27:36 AM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
1/5/2012 8:27:36 AM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks sent
2) Message boards : Number crunching : What do you crunch on? (Message 52164)
Posted 1 Jan 2012 by Vepide
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My primary cruncher is also my gaming machine. Its a socket 775 Q9650 overclocked to 3.6 Ghz, could go higher but need liquid cooling as temps are unmanageable otherwise. 3.6Ghz has been stable for several years now and is what I actually burned the processor into, or where it settled. The motherboard is an ASUS P5E3 Premium @n. I also have a twin of this system with the P5E3 Deluxe version of the board running a Q6600. Both were running 4870 X2's, but I've since changed to an XFX 6970. Lo and behold right after I bought that the 7970 is slated to hit the market the following month. The rest of the systems contain velociraptors in RAID, Ultra X3 1600 Watt power supplies.

It used to take about three minutes or a little over on the 4870 X2's to crunch MW WU's, it now takes 55 seconds on the 6970, and can't wait to see what the 7970 brings. I occasionaly will link the two computers via BOINC, but the electric bill gets too high.

An older machine is a SOYO Dragon Ultra board with a 2.8Ghz single core. A very good machine with onboard IDE RAID capability.

Long ago I used to crunch on super socket 7's and 486's.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : HD7970 on the horizon .. (Message 52125)
Posted 30 Dec 2011 by Vepide
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And i just got a 6970 at the start of November, it does milky way WU in 55 seconds, will have to wait to see what the 7970 can do. or the 7990 later around March.
4) Message boards : News : maximum time limit elapsed bug (Message 50313)
Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Vepide
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My 4870 X2 Cores run at max 800 Mhz...its just the memory won't OC to the max anymore like it did for a few older CCC versions. Otherwise X2 cores are stable even at temps of 175-190 Fahrenheit, its also my gaming rig.
5) Message boards : News : maximum time limit elapsed bug (Message 50312)
Posted 21 Jul 2011 by Vepide
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I enountered errors with PrimeGrid after installing Catalyst 11.6 also and rolled back to 11.5 on my primary Win7 installation. I have not tested BOINC on my secondary Win7 installation which is running Catalyst 11.6

I think its an ATI driver problem as CCC 11.6 seems to be getting a few a,b,c, and d patches made available for it. But I don't know if they'll patch the problem with BOINC and PrimeGrid yet. Dual GPU's aren't both clocking to the maximum, one insists on remaining at default clocks...and the crashed PrimeGrid WU's seem to occurr when the video card switches to 3D mode or begins computation during the 3D mode switch too abruptly, and so BOINC or PrimeGrid may have to adjust a delayed respone time in ms. Again unclear wether this is a BOINC problem or an ATI problem. 4870 X2 here, somtimes in quadfire. I think its faster than the 6990 in computation due to having more cores in the 4870 X2, and clocks are secondary to speed.

BOINC 6.12.33 as far as I can tell is stable with a new behavior, it seems to turn work units in soon after completion rather than allowing completed work units across projects to stack up for a manual update.




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