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Postby dharbert » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:01 pm

Well, it's nice to see that the team is still alive and kicking.

Yeah, I know it's been a while. You can tar and feather me later. It's a long story and not a very good read either. The main thing is i'm back and doing my part, however small that may be. A quick trip to the stats page tells me you guys have been busy. It might take me a few days to catch back up :wink:

Seriously, the team seems to being doing quite well, despite the dismal participation rate. Might have to have another recruiting drive. I'm currently playing around with the GPU-2 and SMP clients. It took me a little while to get used to the parameters again, however it didn't take long for me to figure out that multi-gpu folding on Vista is a royal pain in the ***. The SMP was much easier by comparison.

Anyway, I just thought I'd drop in and let you guys know I'm not dead.....yet :P
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Postby Pette Broad » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:30 am

Great to see you back Doug :) . Yes, there's big points to be had these days.


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Postby MrCraigCraig » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:44 am

Welcome back. 8)
I tried using a "Point of View Gun", but my aim was lousy. ;-)

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Postby Myth » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:20 pm

Welcome back!!!

I think it's the SMP's that have given the group the HUGE jump in points per month. Just a few months ago we were lucky to maintain 30,000 points per month. Now we're doing double that - easy.
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Postby Pette Broad » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:31 pm

Myth wrote:Welcome back!!!

I think it's the SMP's that have given the group the HUGE jump in points per month. Just a few months ago we were lucky to maintain 30,000 points per month. Now we're doing double that - easy.


Yeah, and the GPU2 client is a massive boost too :) . I've taken down 2/3rd's of my machines but by adding a few reasonably cheap NVidia cards have more than doubled my output....happy days. If we can keep it going then staying in the Top 100 teams isn't going to be a problem.

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Postby dharbert » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:38 pm

Myth wrote:Welcome back!!!

I think it's the SMP's that have given the group the HUGE jump in points per month. Just a few months ago we were lucky to maintain 30,000 points per month. Now we're doing double that - easy.


I finally had to stop using the SMP client. Way too many EUE's and I am not at home 90% of the time to do anything about it. The end result is an idle client that is not doing any good. I am now running 4 instances of the classic client on my quad cores and haven't had any problems at all. You get 4 times the WU's done and in almost the same amount of time for roughly the same amount of points.

And yes, the GPU2 client has added a massive amount of points to our monthly total. No CPU based client even comes close to matching the processing power of the GPU + CUDA architecture. The points gain could be much higher though. Most people are willing to give up a few (in not all) CPU cycles on a machine for a good cause. Not too many are willing to tie up their $200+ video card 24/7.
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