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Message 1044634 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 1:53:23 UTC

Have never crunched anything but SETI.

Any recommendations for me.

21 machines Win XP or server OS.

Thanks in advance.


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Message 1044635 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 1:55:07 UTC - in response to Message 1044634.
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Rosetta@Home
Docking@Home
Orbit@Home (when they have work available)
Cosmology@Home

couple health projects and some space projects

And if you get bored waiting for SETI to come back up, head over to zooniverse.com and help out with some citizen science. There are several projects available that need volunteers.


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Message 1044637 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 1:59:28 UTC - in response to Message 1044634.

Einstein@home because of the cosmological implications

Primegrid for us math people

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Message 1044639 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 2:01:25 UTC - in response to Message 1044634.

I crunch for Einstein@Home along with Seti@Home. Right now all crunching is done on Einstein as I have Seti set to not fetch new work, till new servers get here.



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Seti@Home Classic CPU time 3,869 hours

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Message 1044641 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 2:05:11 UTC

Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running the Rosetta program on your computer while you don't need it you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's (See our Disease Related Research for more information). Please join us in our efforts!



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Message 1044643 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 2:15:08 UTC - in response to Message 1044635.

Orbit@Home (when they have work available)

Side note regarding Orbit, they have just received new server hardware and will be getting it installed in the next week or so. This is in preparation for a more full time production mode.

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Message 1044645 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 2:27:39 UTC - in response to Message 1044639.
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I crunch for Einstein@Home along with Seti@Home. Right now all crunching is done on Einstein as I have Seti set to not fetch new work, till new servers get here.


Same here.

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Edit: I do crunch SETI before Einstein, but switch as needed.
Warning, addicted to SETI crunching!
Crunching as a member of GPU Users Group.
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Message 1044646 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 2:29:35 UTC

crunching some einstein to keep busy, hoping to get a crack at the re-issues to help flush the system. So I will take new work.. and pray they leave the splitters off.



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Message 1044650 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 3:12:03 UTC - in response to Message 1044646.

the splitters are reported as disabled or not running, yet the results ready to send keeps going up


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Message 1044653 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 3:16:04 UTC

theres alot of good ones out there you might narrow your quest down if you use your gpus to crunch as well not all projects support gpu crunching

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Message 1044654 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 3:26:34 UTC
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If you want heavy-duty, long-running wu's - try http://climateprediction.net/

They trundle along for long hours, with credit assigned along the way.

Others are Einstein, Docking, Rosetta, Poem - see the BOINC list. These seem to play nice. I stopped PrimeGrid because it kept assigning wu's with short turnaround so they were always running as high priority. Didn't seem like they played nice with others.

(Edited to fix late-night grammar.)


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Message 1044656 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 3:28:56 UTC - in response to Message 1044650.

the splitters are reported as disabled or not running, yet the results ready to send keeps going up



Resends, timed out tasks, ghosts?

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Message 1044676 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 5:29:39 UTC

I have 3 projects running on my Linux box, Einstein, whose second pulsar discovery is awaiting confirmation by the radioastronomers, AQUA and QMC, all giving work.
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Message 1044678 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 5:43:59 UTC

I added Aqua@Home to my 2 Quads as they would take the best advantage of the app, my Quad Cuda machine will also be doing Collatz on the GPU while the Quad ATI machine will be doing Milkyway.

The iMac is doing Collatz now.

Einstein and DNETC are my backup projects.



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Message 1044680 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 6:14:41 UTC

I'll just enjoy lower heat output from my machines.. hey, maybe the air conditioning won't be running when it is 40F outside!


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record uptime: 1511d 20h 19m (ended due to the power brick giving-up)

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Message 1044682 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 6:58:03 UTC

I'm going to clear out all the outstanding SETI WU and shut down all but one of my farm. This will allow me to clean out clogged filters, tidy up hard drives, maybe even get the spaghetti farm under control and the room temperature to drop (outside is 12.5C, room temp is 24.3C with no heating).


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Message 1044692 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 8:15:03 UTC
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I have had good experiences with Rosetta, Climate Prediction, and World community grid. For Climate Prediction each WU takes about 2 weeks. In Rosetta you can dial in how long the WU takes from 3 ours to 24 hours, as each UW is just a protein, so the longer run-times just result in more models done per WU. World community Grid has more than 5 separate projects running under them, mostly medical and environmental research, so it's good.

I think collatz is useless, but it loads my ATI GPU, so I use it as a stress test on the GPU.


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Message 1044700 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 8:58:20 UTC

One thing to watch out for is that some of the other projects are sending out very short dated WU which then run at high priority. If only projects would send out sensible dated tasks as a norm then everyone would be happier as high priority should be the exception not the rule. Examples of this behaviour are Rosetta, Malaria Control and Einstien@home.
On the other hand at least one project send out huge WU that are dated a year or mare in the future. An example of this is Climate Prediction.
As they say - "Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer chance".


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Message 1044722 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 12:52:51 UTC

A cautionary note from many years of running mutliple projects: they ALL have extended, unscheduled downtime now and again. If your goal is to keep the machines grinding with minimal attention, I would suggest AT LEAST two other projects. And, as others have pointed out, when you first add a new project it will take a week or three for priorities and work sharing to sort out, so expect to see some projects go into Panic Mode for extended periods. Patience you must have, young Jedi.

World Community Grid appears to be the best at uptime, but projects within WCG come and go without notice. Fortunately, all their projects are usually feel-good make-the-world-better kinds of things, so I don't mind getting whatever they are serving. Is anybody going to complain because they unexpectedly got WUs for curing childhood cancer?



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Message 1044725 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 13:10:13 UTC

I strongly recommend World Community Grid. They have some great projects right now including Computing for Clean Water and Help Fight Childhood Cancer as well as the 2nd phase of a Clean Energy Project.




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