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by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Cost of building the site.
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Cost of building the site.

Looks like a little over $220/month if amortized out over 2 years. I'm willing to sign up for a monthly payment of a percentage of that, if we can get enough others to help.
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Server ordered
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Server ordered

Good ol' Westmere! I'm not sure if you will need 32GB, but 4GB is a little light. IIRC, that's a 3-channel memory system, so the optimal memory config would probably be 12, 24, or 48GB for all channels populated evenly.
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: New domain, possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: New domain, possibly

Good point!

In my ignorance, perhaps I'm overly cautious.
by crashtech
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: New domain, possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: New domain, possibly

I figured you might be trying to avoid copyright issues, but I don't even know if a volunteer computing project out of Berkeley would even be copyrighted, and even if so, our use of it would probably be allowed if it was not for profit.
by crashtech
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: New domain, possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: New domain, possibly

b-games is alright, but now that you mention it, I like boincgames since it is much less ambiguous.
by crashtech
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 409

Re: b-games.org

Wow, lots of great ideas! I don't think I can even add anything to it, except perhaps to create a GoFundMe when the time comes to help pay for the site design.
by crashtech
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 409

Re: b-games.org

I'm gonna have to think about this one for a while!
by crashtech
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

I have had good luck with CPUs, but not perfect luck. I've had quite a few Haswell Xeons get to me with at least one memory channel bad. Looking at prices, performance, and power use, according to my little spreadsheet, the best bang for the buck is simply the 3700X right now. All the Zen3's and Ze...
by crashtech
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

I have had good luck with CPUs, but not perfect luck. I've had quite a few Haswell Xeons get to me with at least one memory channel bad. Looking at prices, performance, and power use, according to my little spreadsheet, the best bang for the buck is simply the 3700X right now. All the Zen3's and Zen...
by crashtech
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Near miss: "2001 FO32" passing the 3rd rock from the sun
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Near miss: "2001 FO32" passing the 3rd rock from the sun

"Bend over and kiss your ass goodbye."
by crashtech
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

I like your premise and I want to follow your progress. As far as I could tell last time I looked, Epyc hardware was just too expensive for me. First-gen Naples CPUs are at a disadvantage due to their essentially half-speed AVX2 operation. Second-gen Epyc are really good, but are still pretty expens...
by crashtech
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Near miss: "2001 FO32" passing the 3rd rock from the sun
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Near miss: "2001 FO32" passing the 3rd rock from the sun

One of these days, our luck will run out!
by crashtech
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [iThena] First summary of a major SBG Strasbourg incident
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: [iThena] First summary of a major SBG Strasbourg incident

Wow, that's crazy! Everybody keep an offsite backup!
by crashtech
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021

I for one will leave TN-Grid in your capable hands, @StefanR5R, and see about running it at a later time when demand for work is lower.
by crashtech
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021

Right now it is somewhat difficult to receive tasks. I was heating the home with TN-Grid lately. I'll tweak my setup now and check back tomorrow whether or not I will have to switch to some other project. This would indicate that we may not need the entire TeAm to participate. If you wish to contin...
by crashtech
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021

It overlaps slightly with the Sierpinski Birthday Challenge, I think. I'd want to learn about whether enough work will be available, and what the task deadlines are. But I am tentatively in if the TeAm want to join. Edit: Looks like 5 day task deadlines, so that would be when to start "bunkering," o...
by crashtech
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3137

Re: Low power video card

Oh, in that case, I'll take 2. :)
by crashtech
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3137

Re: Low power video card

@Fardringle, I'll get to the back of the line for one of those. I don't really have a use case for one atm, but would not mind having one in the drawer.
by crashtech
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Somewhere I had read that the EU spent more time negotiating price than some other countries, and this affected its place in the queue for vaccines. I don't know if there's any truth to that.
by crashtech
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

So something odd has popped up for me now that I have had time to look at what MLC@Home is doing. It looks like I can get better max GPU utilization in Windows(!) Linux seems to top out around 80% with no CPU going, but Windows can exceed 90%. Can anyone corroborate this?
by crashtech
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3137

Re: Low power video card

I struggle to envision just what the point would be.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Did we not eradicate polio?
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Remote access of networked machines

@Skillz, I'd be interested to know if you can alter resolution when accessing a Linux box.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Remote access of networked machines

@Skillz, are you simply using SSH or do you use remote desktop software? Typically what you will get without a dummy plug is 640x480 resolution if you remote into the dektop.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Broke my phone pretty badly...
Replies: 25
Views: 3118

Re: Broke my phone pretty badly...

The dark side of 2FA. I don't have any plan in place to recover that stuff...
by crashtech
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Remote access of networked machines

Anydesk is the same re dummy monitor plugs
by crashtech
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Remote access of networked machines

The only real problem I have had with AnyDesk is that sometimes it is really laggy, especially at the login screen. Often I have my Mint boxes reject my password because I'm typing too fast. I have to literally type no more than one character per second when this occurs. It's only that bad at the lo...
by crashtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th

@crashtech The i7-8700K only has 12MB of L3 cache. Each DIV task currently requires 3.5MB, therefore its not able to run all tasks from L3 cache alone. Try running 3 tasks of 4 threads. Great job in the challenge by the way ;) Aww, crap. I forgot about the stupid anemic cache! Thanks, and thanks! :)
by crashtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th

I'm not sure if this is a good place to put this, but I am wondering why this computer: http://www.primegrid.com/show_host_detail.php?hostid=533260 Is taking 8 hours to finish WUs! It is a little underclocked, to 3.6GHz I believe, and running 6 tasks of 1 thread each. If this keeps up, I'm going to ...