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Ben!
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Message 8 of 108 (328689)
07-03-2006 9:02 PM


Joining, but...
I built a new machine at home (has taken upwards of a month to buy parts, assemble, and debug this beast), and just signed it up on the grid to help me "stress" the system while I try and fight system instability.
Does anybody know any good tools to help with detecting system incompatibilities? I'm getting fairly random reboots. I think it may be a motherboard / RAM interaction issue...
Also, anybody know if you can run 2 versions of the grid at the same time? I'm running dual core, and the grid doesn't seem to be taking advantage of it.
Thanks!
Ben

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Ben!
Member (Idle past 1517 days)
Posts: 1161
From: Hayward, CA
Joined: 10-14-2004


Message 13 of 108 (334170)
07-21-2006 11:31 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by jar
07-21-2006 6:56 PM


Re: Joining, but...
Thanks Jar.
I just migrated to the BOINC agent. Best feature about it...--you can install it in windows as a service. Now I don't have to worry about staying logged in, and I can assign restricted permissions to the Grid user.
Cool
Hope my 2GB of RAM show up soon. Not having much luck with EBay these days...
Thanks again.
Ben

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Ben!
Member (Idle past 1517 days)
Posts: 1161
From: Hayward, CA
Joined: 10-14-2004


Message 17 of 108 (334831)
07-24-2006 12:31 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by RAZD
07-22-2006 10:00 AM


Re: BOINC, but ... note MAC and LINUX now carry all projects
Not sure what the installation problem is, but just to encourage people to try and migrate...
I'm seeing more than a 10% increase in the # of points / hour of run-time that I'm getting since installing the BOINC client. This isn't due to having both core's running--in fact, I should actually DECREASE # points/hour of run-time since the cores do share some resources and having them run simultaneously should make each core run slightly slower.
I'm hoping to see if others are able to install the client and to see if performance improves for you all as well.
AbE: Make that a 20% performance increase. Jumped from 34 points per hour to about 40 now (and that's on average, including all the pre-BOING stats). I expect it'll wash out to about a 25% increase just as far as EFFICIENCY is concerned, let alone the doubling of performance due to doubling run-time (since I'm running dual-core now).
Although my machine is fairly unhappy running at 60C ...
Edited by Ben, : update perf bump

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Ben!
Member (Idle past 1517 days)
Posts: 1161
From: Hayward, CA
Joined: 10-14-2004


Message 22 of 108 (337333)
08-02-2006 1:18 AM
Reply to: Message 21 by Cthulhu
08-02-2006 1:06 AM


Nice job, way to go!

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Ben!
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From: Hayward, CA
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Message 23 of 108 (337334)
08-02-2006 1:30 AM
Reply to: Message 20 by bob_gray
08-01-2006 11:37 AM


Re: BOINC is better
BOINC is better...
I don't think the point can be stressed enough. With the UD client, I was running at 31 points / hour of run time. With the BOINC client, I'm getting 51 points / hour of run time.
And that's not to mention that I doubled my run-time because I've got a dual-core machine as well. So not only has my run-time doubled because BOINC knows how to use my dual-core, my efficiency has improved--something which doesn't seem possible to be attributable to anything except the BOINC software.
I'd be interested for some people with single processors to migrate to the BOINC and see what differences in performance pop up.

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Ben!
Member (Idle past 1517 days)
Posts: 1161
From: Hayward, CA
Joined: 10-14-2004


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Message 90 of 108 (505714)
04-15-2009 6:25 PM
Reply to: Message 89 by RAZD
03-08-2009 2:15 PM


Re: BUMP for NEW PEOPLE
Sitting in a small seminar on HIV, listening to a lecture by Art Olson. He's got some fantastic physical models on how stochastic processes (e.g. "shaking a jar filled with parts") can lead to viral assembly.
And now he's talking about the World Community Grid and his part in the start-up. Sign up!
Also about to hear from Rik Belew on the computational methods behind their "molecular docking" simulator and search procedures.
Edited by Ben, : No reason given.

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