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    Cool GPU challenge

    Our team on this project is currently at #72 for total credit. My gaol is to reach 100,000,000 and see where we are. For those of you on the team who are not running GPUs it appears that this project will run on older and less powerfull ones. This could be your chance to make a lot of credit without investing in new hardware.

    Laurenu2 and JohnWayne the clock is ticking and your headstart will soon be over.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    Laurenu2 and JohnWayne the clock is ticking and your headstart will soon be over.
    Not a head start
    It just takes me longer to set it up
    Give the old fart a brake

    Bok Are you in on this

    100 Million points, thats is a lot points hope we can hit that mark

    mmmm it took you 4 years to get to 178 Mil
    And me even longer for 1/2 that

    We better get the whips out

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    Good thing GPU projects generate so many points.

    The real question is how fast will we be able to move up the stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post

    Bok Are you in on this

    We better get the whips out
    Andy Brady just Bok

    Andy Brady is now in the teams #1 seat

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    I like Beef


    Opportunities
    Rank ........Team Score ..Average ......Daily Gain ...Days to Overtake
    51 ...Dutch Power Cows ..3,897,768... 0 30,814........ 75.92

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    Ok guys, times up.

    Ready or not here I come.

    BTW nice collection of milestones yesterday.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    OK, for whatever they are worth, I'll throw in my two 4870's into the fray as well.

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    Does anyone else have problems with tasks erroring out? So far 2 out of 6 tasks have had errors. The application being used is "DNETC@Home v1.27 (ati14)" and I have 2x 4870's being used to crunch the tasks.

    EDIT: I am on Vista 64-bit, and my driver version is 8.01.01.961... maybe a driver update is warranted, looks like the latest drivers are 10.something... :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderak View Post
    Does anyone else have problems with tasks erroring out? So far 2 out of 6 tasks have had errors. The application being used is "DNETC@Home v1.27 (ati14)" and I have 2x 4870's being used to crunch the tasks.

    EDIT: I am on Vista 64-bit, and my driver version is 8.01.01.961... maybe a driver update is warranted, looks like the latest drivers are 10.something... :-/
    I would start with updating the driver. I haven't had time to read through the message boards but I'll see what I can find. And thanks for helping out.
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    We've moved up to #64 with 2,291,377 credits.

    Looks like it's going to be another great day for milestones.


    JohnWayne please move to the right and prepare to be passed. I'm trying to chase down Laurenu2. He can run but he can't hide.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    I looked through the message boards as well. It looks like some people have problems with various models/drivers/app. version combinations but nothing specific.

    I've updated my drivers to the latest, so I'll see how it goes. I've heard some projects have issues with the newer drivers, but that doesn't seem to be the case with this project as far as I can tell.

    Onward and upward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post

    Opportunities
    Rank ........Team Score ..Average ......Daily Gain ...Days to Overtake
    51 ...Dutch Power Cows ..3,897,768... 0 30,814........ 75.92
    That's now down to 15.16 days.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    We've moved up to #64 with 2,291,377 credits.

    Looks like it's going to be another great day for milestones.


    JohnWayne please move to the right and prepare to be passed. I'm trying to chase down Laurenu2. He can run but he can't hide.
    Well it's all your fault Bigred you got me started with the GPU stuff
    Well I Just got the last 5850 on-line now
    So now it time to change fifth gear to OVERdrive
    That should keep you off my Until I can Order another 5850

    AND I Want Beef for the weekend BBQ BOK

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    I have pulled over, but watch out, I may have absolutely no way to catch up.

    I have had only one problem and that was with an Nvidia card. One GPU got stuck running it's first work unit. It was there for almost 9 hours with 0% done. I aborted, updated the drivers with the exact same driver and it has been fine since.

    The odd thing I have noticed is that my ATI's take 26 and 30 minutes to complete a WU compared to my Nvidia's that take 9 minutes. Yet, my ATI's are out scoring the Nvidia's by 3 times. They must have combined multiple WU's because the ATI's are so fast.

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    Run Lauren, run.


    Bok and Andy Brady bite the dust.


    Bok you suggested this project. Where are you?

    If I understand what I read, there are different WUs for different cards. There are smaller one for less capable cards that get about 1500 credits and larger ones for cards like the 5850 that get about 5000 credits.


    1,410,114 so far today. Possibly a new single project record.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    Run Lauren, run.


    Bok and Andy Brady bite the dust.


    Bok you suggested this project. Where are you?

    If I understand what I read, there are different WUs for different cards. There are smaller one for less capable cards that get about 1500 credits and larger ones for cards like the 5850 that get about 5000 credits.


    1,410,114 so far today. Possibly a new single project record.
    Not Realy
    PBToyz= 8,707,355 there doing 6.1 X our output
    But give me a couple weeks and we will see

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    Not Realy
    PBToyz= 8,707,355 there doing 6.1 X our output
    But give me a couple weeks and we will see
    I was thinking about our team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post

    Opportunities
    Rank ........Team Score ..Average ......Daily Gain ...Days to Overtake
    51 ...Dutch Power Cows ..3,897,768... 0 30,814........ 75.92
    We should pass those cows sometime today. Currently we're at #60.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    Not Really
    PBToyz= 8,707,355 there doing 6.1 X our output
    But give me a couple weeks and we will see
    ... It's hard to slow a Fast Train down ...

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    Well, still having errors - so far 5 out of about 82 WU, so right around 6% error rate. Not sure what the deal is, but at least it still continues to crunch new WU's.

    Looking at the WU's, other people are erroring out on them as well, so I'm guessing it's something wrong with the WU's themselves, not necessarily my computer/video cards.

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    I wonder that here are no big complains regarding credit stealing against this project as it was in the past against me.
    Is it because dnetc@home is paying much more credits?
    Or what is different or better?
    I'm a bit confused.
    yoyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
    I wonder that here are no big complains regarding credit stealing against this project as it was in the past against me.
    Is it because dnetc@home is paying much more credits?
    Or what is different or better?
    I'm a bit confused.
    yoyo
    I think you will find that the only one who complained is not involved in this challenge and has made no posts here. This was started to have a little fun and friendly competition. I don't know why you feel the need to turn this sour and I don't care.

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    OK Laurenu2, we've tipped the Cows.


    Team is at #52 4,114,989 credits.


    Which team should we shoot for next?

    Laurenu2 your in luck for now. One of my 4890s isn't playing and I won't be able to do anything until Thursday.
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    One million done 99 to go.
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    Well the team at the next big milestone, 10M, is BOINCstats - sounds like a decent goal before we start catching up to the big boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    OK Laurenu2, we've tipped the Cows.
    I LOVE BEEF



    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    Which team should we shoot for next?
    All of them
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    Laurenu2 your in luck for now. One of my 4890s isn't playing and I won't be able to do anything until Thursday.
    Well there go's your only hope of catching me

    I am bringing a new 4850 that I got today on line now and more cards are on the way

    Like I said I can fill up to 25 of my X2's with the HD cards
    AC will be working in about a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBoy View Post
    ... It's hard to slow a Fast Train down ...
    I can see right now I will have to ad a 2nd GPU tower just to Keep up with you
    PoorBoy 8 MIL A DAY IS OUTSTANDING

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderak View Post
    Well the team at the next big milestone, 10M, is BOINCstats - sounds like a decent goal before we start catching up to the big boys.
    At our current rate we should hit 10,000,000 in about 3 days. Yesterday we did 1,813,563 and JohnWayne moved into third place.

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    Laurenu2 please move into the right lane. I should be passing you soon.


    Rank--name--RAC--total
    188 laurenu2 158,498 1,873,993
    190 Bigred 159,358 1,806,911
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    I see you fixed yout down node

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    I see you fixed yout down node
    Nope, didn't happen. I haven't been to work yet. That machine runs for about two hours and then shuts down. I'll put the card in a different machine tomorrow and then we'll be smoking. The weather here has been cooler and the airconditioners can keep up. When it gets hot the cards throttle down and when it cools off they throttle back up.

    I have one machine that has 3 GTX260s in it and I was think of replacing them with 4 HD5850s. That would double my output.
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    FedEx came with a 5830 that should balance things out
    The next one should tip our output levels
    8Th gear 2 more t0 go

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    FedEx came with a 5830 that should balance things out
    The next one should tip our output levels
    8Th gear 2 more t0 go
    Just when I was about to catch you. At least I got my wayward HD4890 crunching again.

    Team has moved to #45 with 6,002,353 credits.

    Rank - Name - RAC - Total
    168 - laurenu2 - 189,820 - 2,287,189
    171 - Bigred - 192,190 - 2,237,050

    2 Mil. done 98 to go.
    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    OK teammates here is your chance to join in. Unlike most GPU projects that require the latest and greatest this one runs on any Nvidia Cuda or ATI Cal graphics card. The following is a list from Nvidia.

    GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 400-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB of local graphics memory.
    GEFORCE DESKTOP PRODUCTS
    GeForce GTX 480
    GeForce GTX 470
    GeForce GTX 295
    GeForce GTX 285
    GeForce GTX 285 for Mac
    GeForce GTX 280
    GeForce GTX 275
    GeForce GTX 260
    GeForce GTS 250
    GeForce GT 240
    GeForce GT 220*
    GeForce GT 340*
    GeForce GT 330*
    GeForce GT 320*
    GeForce 315*
    GeForce 310*
    GeForce 210*
    GeForce GTS 150
    GeForce GT 130*
    GeForce GT 120*
    GeForce G100*
    GeForce 9800 GX2 GeForce 9800 GTX+
    GeForce 9800 GTX
    GeForce 9800 GT
    GeForce 9600 GSO
    GeForce 9600 GT
    GeForce 9500 GT
    GeForce 9400GT
    GeForce 8800 Ultra
    GeForce 8800 GTX
    GeForce 8800 GTS
    GeForce 8800 GT
    GeForce 8800 GS
    GeForce 8600 GTS
    GeForce 8600 GT
    GeForce 8500 GT
    GeForce 8400 GS
    GeForce 9400 mGPU
    GeForce 9300 mGPU
    GeForce 8300 mGPU
    GeForce 8200 mGPU
    GeForce 8100 mGPU

    GEFORCE NOTEBOOK PRODUCTS
    GeForce GTX 285M
    GeForce GTX 280M
    GeForce GTX 260M
    GeForce GTS 360M
    GeForce GTS 350M
    GeForce GTS 260M
    GeForce GTS 250M
    GeForce GTS 160M
    GeForce GTS 150M
    GeForce GT 335M
    GeForce GT 330M
    GeForce GT 325M
    GeForce GT 240M
    GeForce GT 230M
    GeForce GT 130M
    GeForce G210M
    GeForce G110M
    GeForce G105M
    GeForce G102M
    GeForce 310M
    GeForce 305M
    GeForce 9800M GTX GeForce 9800M GT
    GeForce 9800M GTS
    GeForce 9800M GS
    GeForce 9700M GTS
    GeForce 9700M GT
    GeForce 9650M GS
    GeForce 9600M GT
    GeForce 9600M GS
    GeForce 9500M GS
    GeForce 9500M G
    GeForce 9400M G
    GeForce 9300M GS
    GeForce 9300M G
    GeForce 9200M GS
    GeForce 9100M G
    GeForce 8800M GTS
    GeForce 8700M GT
    GeForce 8600M GT
    GeForce 8600M GS
    GeForce 8400M GT
    GeForce 8400M GS

    I'm still looking for the ATI list. Questions, doubts or problems just let me know.
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    Here is the ATI list.

    ATI Radeon™ HD
    5970
    5870
    5850
    5830
    5770
    5750
    5670
    5570
    5450
    48902
    4870 X22
    48702
    4850 X22
    48502
    48302
    47702
    46702
    46502
    45502
    43502

    ATI FirePro™
    V8800
    V87502
    V87002
    V7800
    V77502
    V5800
    V57002
    V4800
    V3800
    V37502

    AMD FireStream™
    92702
    92502

    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD
    5870
    5850
    5830
    5770
    5750
    5730
    5650
    5470
    5450
    5430
    48702
    48602
    4850X22
    48502
    48302
    46702
    46502
    4500 Series2
    4300 Series2

    ATI Mobility FirePro™
    M7820
    M77402
    M5800

    ATI Radeon™ Embedded
    E4690 Discrete GPU2

    19 primes found. The largest: 1351*2^617684+1 (185945 digits)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    Just when I was about to catch you. At least I got my wayward HD4890 crunching again.
    Ya and you were this close to

    Well you have a wee before my next expansion point good luck

    But after the AC is in there will be no stopping me
    I will have 18 slots to Fill with cards

    I might even have a taste for a PoorBoy sandwich

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    Strange, last night I connected to my computer I've got running DNETC on via Windows Remote Desktop, did my thing, and disconnected with just as I always do. But then I come in this morning and since I disconnected, I've errored out on every task with no computation done at all. Now it says I've hit my daily quota of 400 tasks so I guess I'm not going to get any work done today. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderak View Post
    Strange, last night I connected to my computer I've got running DNETC on via Windows Remote Desktop, did my thing, and disconnected with just as I always do. But then I come in this morning and since I disconnected, I've errored out on every task with no computation done at all. Now it says I've hit my daily quota of 400 tasks so I guess I'm not going to get any work done today. :-(
    Are you using an ATI card?

    I have noticed the same thing on my system. I have an ATI 4870 and when I use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to that machine for whatever reason BOINC can no longer see the GPU. If you open BOINC and look at the message log you will see some kind of "Can't find GPU or lost GPU" error. When that happens every single task you have queued errors out. Once you log out of Windows Remote Desktop, the GPU is found again (most of the time) and assuming you didn't burn through your daily quota, you can keep going.

    Any one else with ATI or NVIDIA experience this? I'm not sure if this is an ATI driver thing or a Windows Remote Desktop thing.

    Jeff.

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    Yep, this happens for me with ATI/RDC also.

    I've heard others say this doesn't happen with VNC.

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    Yes, this is with an ATI card (2x 4870's).

    In my message log, there's a message when I logged in says GPU has become unusable, and then a message when I logged off saying GPU has become usable followed by the erroring tasks.

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