View Full Version : what WU's can produce these points?
06-26-2011, 08:09 PM
628,507 per work unit?
somebody figure out how this guy is doing this please.
06-26-2011, 10:02 PM
he must be running a server
I can't find any info but he is active on http://foldingforum.org/index.php
06-27-2011, 01:50 AM
The most points I've seen on one given WU was 932,000 :icon_shock:
They are new bigadv A5 WUs:
We are preparing to release a new A5 bigbeta/bigadv project. This one will be a little larger than the current generation of A5 projects, and it will enable us to tackle a new set of important scientific questions.
Because the work units are a bit larger, we are setting higher memory and processor limits:
2G RAM, 12 cores
We may adjust both of these as necessary.
We'll also start these work units out as 64-bit Linux only.
Initial points values and deadlines are similarly subject to change but currently stand at:
Base points: 30964 now 28384
Deadline: 17 days
Preferred deadline: 10.2 days
Thanks for testing, and we look forward to your feedback on these!
*NOTE: You need to be a forum member of the foldingforums in order to few the link.
06-27-2011, 02:13 AM
been a member there for awhile.
this guy is apparently using server boards with multicore opterons to get these points. he also found a way to convince the linux client to believe an x6 amd qualifies for -bigadv. I tracked him to his lair and cast the net... well ok, I invited him for a visit to our little folding home here, we'll see if he responds.
I did ask while there if they know a way to get the windows client to do the same. again we'll see.
06-27-2011, 02:54 AM
awesome he would be a great addition to our team
06-27-2011, 04:20 AM
Honestly, I don't think he'll join. he's a member of the AMD Zone froum, and working with them on his software, and he's not on thier team (which is catching us).
but if he's willing to show me how this -bigadv on a six core thing works, maybe we can get some of our guys to use it. I'd give it a try myself if i had an x6.
I wonder if any of our reviewers have an extra one laying around???
06-27-2011, 05:47 AM
OCN has some guides if you need one and, I'm not sure if this is the same guy you talked to but there is someone on their forum that is running a 48 core Magny-Cours rig.
06-27-2011, 10:22 AM
thats just freaking nuts...
06-27-2011, 07:13 PM
went back over there today to find that my post was removed and my user account was deactivated. apparently they don't like windows users, or maybe other forums, or maybe it's just me they don't like. the login page says "The specified username is currently inactive. If you have problems activating your account, please contact a board administrator." nice part of that is unlees yoou can log in you cant get to the info you need to contact them. lucky for me i still had my confirmation email.
I really don't get it.
06-28-2011, 04:08 PM
Tyan and Supermicro both make QUAD CPU (socket G34) motherboards that these guys getting better than 500,000 points per WU are using. These kick the SR-2 with the -bigbeta WU's (~330,000 PPWU) and do it without the issues of overclocking. They will also be upgradeable to 16 core Buldozer CPU's for up to 64 cores per system, which happens to be the upper limit to the number of useful cores for -bigadv (which includes -bigbeta). SMP, BTW, tops out at 48 cores (or threads). If you're a person who puts a couple grand into DC every year, one of these systems makes sense, especially considering they only take around 500 watts! Here's a work log over at HWC: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardwarecanucks-f-h-team/38742-48-cores-canadian-magny-cours-motherfolding.html
06-28-2011, 05:18 PM
wow that's a nice PPD vs power draw
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