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Message 1133337 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 4:31:27 UTC

Thanks to the Gillard (and formerly Rudd) Government in Australia, I am signing off from ALL BOINC projects that I contribute to. My electricity bill has near doubled.
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Message 1133362 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 6:25:40 UTC - in response to Message 1133337.

Thanks to the Gillard (and formerly Rudd) Government in Australia, I am signing off from ALL BOINC projects that I contribute to. My electricity bill has near doubled.

Well, I am sorry to see any Seti contributor go, but I understand your situation.
If things change for you, hopefully you will find your way back some day.

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Message 1133418 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 10:12:41 UTC
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I halved my leccy bill by stopping CPU crunching, getting rid of half my machines, and using GPU's in the rest. Result=same RAC@half price.

Have a re-think!
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Message 1133653 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 20:16:18 UTC

I haven't been able to get any work for about a week now, since I don't leave my machines on 24/7 any more. Each time I've tried to get more work I get the message that there is no work available. It seems that if there are so many crunchers out there that the hoppers are mostly empty, then perhaps they don't need so many crunchers. I have scaled back to one machine most of the time and only occasionally do I get work for a second. I used to crunch seven computers.

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Message 1133835 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 2:56:17 UTC - in response to Message 1133418.

I will finish off the work units I have started but the machine that I have dedicated to crunching is an old proliant ml330 g3 server. Not much in the way of a GPU.
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Message 1133993 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 6:11:09 UTC - in response to Message 1133653.

I haven't been able to get any work for about a week now, since I don't leave my machines on 24/7 any more. Each time I've tried to get more work I get the message that there is no work available. It seems that if there are so many crunchers out there that the hoppers are mostly empty, then perhaps they don't need so many crunchers. I have scaled back to one machine most of the time and only occasionally do I get work for a second. I used to crunch seven computers.


My linux servers is running 24/7 but has not been able to get any work for more than a week. I have considered signing off too, since it seems like linux and BOINC does not work very well for the time being.
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Message 1134049 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 8:35:04 UTC
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i find it easier and cheaper to crunch using a laptop as they are cheaper on electricity
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Message 1134055 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 9:00:44 UTC - in response to Message 1134049.

But no chance of GPU throughput.

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Message 1134060 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 9:22:12 UTC

Somebody told me that Nvidia sell external boxes that take up to 4 full size graphic cards. If true, I wonder if ATI will follow suit.

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Message 1134062 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 9:39:47 UTC - in response to Message 1133337.

Allways a shame to see a cruncher go, i hope one day your circumstances change and that we will see you active again
Best Wishes :-(
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Message 1134064 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 9:49:56 UTC

I totally agre with you Toxic.

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Message 1134089 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 11:41:41 UTC - in response to Message 1134062.

Allways a shame to see a cruncher go, i hope one day your circumstances change and that we will see you active again
Best Wishes :-(


Yes it is. But when things does not work and there is no answer why it fails, the easiest way is just go do something else and forget about BOINC.

My three windows workstation will continue to run as long as it works, but I'm not sure if I will use more time trying to get BOINC work properly under Linux. Most of my CPUs are running Linux.
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Message 1134094 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 11:55:27 UTC - in response to Message 1133337.

Thanks to the Gillard (and formerly Rudd) Government in Australia, I am signing off from ALL BOINC projects that I contribute to. My electricity bill has near doubled.

I hope that one day circumstances will allow you to return to the crunching world, in the meantime, best wishes.

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Message 1134146 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 15:22:45 UTC

Regarding those that are struggling for WUs... I have two boxes that are only on for 12-15 hrs a day that haven't been out of work for over a month when I set them up, compared to a couple of others that are on 24/7 that are struggling to keep the 'hoppers full'. I can't understand the logic - some machines just seem to go through rough patches.
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Message 1134260 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 21:06:47 UTC - in response to Message 1134060.

Somebody told me that Nvidia sell external boxes that take up to 4 full size graphic cards. If true, I wonder if ATI will follow suit.


google for - PCI Express: Expansion Backplanes or words to that affect :¬)

As an example have a look at this lot http://www.cyclone.com/products/expansion_backplanes/index.php
BUT they cost a bit . . . . :¬(

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Message 1134280 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 21:59:32 UTC - in response to Message 1133337.

Thanks to the Gillard (and formerly Rudd) Government in Australia, I am signing off from ALL BOINC projects that I contribute to. My electricity bill has near doubled.

You do realise the carbon tax isn't in place yet and any elec price increases are purely due to price gouging by the suppliers.

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Message 1134288 - Posted: 30 Jul 2011, 22:11:39 UTC - in response to Message 1134146.

Regarding those that are struggling for WUs... I have two boxes that are only on for 12-15 hrs a day that haven't been out of work for over a month when I set them up, compared to a couple of others that are on 24/7 that are struggling to keep the 'hoppers full'. I can't understand the logic - some machines just seem to go through rough patches.


Hi BMH (& fellow GPUUG buddy)

My main rig hasn't recieved anything today, and has had barely any WU's over the past few days. Yet my other, less capable rigs have been getting more than enough, which is irritating because it's my main rig that needs the work to keep up RAC figures. It doesn't make sense to me...

I can empathise with others on this thread, giving up.... It does look like there's now more crunchers, than there is work units... so maybe SETI is at max capacity now and doesn't need more crunchers...???

Just a thought..

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Message 1134476 - Posted: 31 Jul 2011, 11:19:43 UTC

Clive,

Thanks very much for that link, wow!!! But I think that it's mainly rack mounted server stuff there, and as you say, costs a bit. Plus of course you would need the power supplies to feed it.

google for - PCI Express: Expansion Backplanes or words to that affect :¬)

As an example have a look at this lot http://www.cyclone.com/products/expansion_backplanes/index.php
BUT they cost a bit . . . . :¬(

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Message 1134550 - Posted: 31 Jul 2011, 16:47:28 UTC

Chris,

Do you know anybody that has build a rig using expansion backplanes and is crunching 7X24 ?
I am interested and intrigued to say the least - looking at my RAC you will know why I just
couldn't keep things cool this summer here in Dallas with 25+ days over 100F. Thinking to unloading some machines and going this expansion route. Comments most welcome.

JPM - sorry to see you bail - I hope you'll come back someday.

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Message 1134566 - Posted: 31 Jul 2011, 17:39:39 UTC

JPM, you can still crunch. The idea behind S@H was to use spare cycles. That means running in the background when your computer is on but idle. For example when you go grab lunch or a cup of coffee. If you use the program as originally envisioned then you can still crunch and only burn the electricity that your computer will burn anyway.

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