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by StefanR5R
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [WCG] OpenPandemics - COVID-19 Now Running on Machines with Graphics Processing Units
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: [WCG] OpenPandemics - COVID-19 Now Running on Machines with Graphics Processing Units

The news article links to the following useful FAQ:
Getting Started/ Graphics Card Processing

Added in 2 hours 11 minutes 43 seconds:
PS, one important point is missing from the FAQ: Demand for GPU work currently outstrips supply.
(forum thread Work unit availability)
by StefanR5R
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

From merely a few months ago: I just heard a radio broadcast interview with the leader of an immunological and vaccine research team of Berlin Charité. The discussion turned to the sometimes very low efficiency of vaccines against seasonal flu. In this context, he stated that corona viruses have a s...
by StefanR5R
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: b-games.org

A few random thoughts: – sprint project announcements – 0 h period for disclosure of the sprint project sounds stressful. But it favors participants who bring just one or two computers, and smaller computers. I am not one of those participants myself, but I see this aspect as a plus. On the other ha...
by StefanR5R
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 9
Views: 249

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

From the figures which I have seen so far, the performance and performance/W difference between Rome and Milan is negligible in workloads which scale well to all cores, such as almost all BOINC projects which use CPU but not GPU. On the used market, there may occasionally be opportunities to snag so...
by StefanR5R
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Near miss: "2001 FO32" passing the 3rd rock from the sun
Replies: 4
Views: 97

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

Today, an asteroid with the rather numerical name 2001 FO32 is going to pass Earth at a distance of 6.6e9 feet. Sounds close — and it is. But it's still several times the distance between Earth and Moon. Inhabitants of the South half of this rock, or near the equator, may have a peek if they bring g...
by StefanR5R
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 218

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

The challenge is now running since 9 hours, and "tasks ready to send" continues to be 0 or near 0 all the time. However, my comparably large computers are nevertheless able to maintain my desired ~10 hours deep work buffer, with merely a single client instance per computer, but of course with a shel...
by StefanR5R
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 218

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.
by StefanR5R
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 218

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

Looks like 5 day task deadlines, so that would be when to start "bunkering," Indeed, March 3, 12:00 UTC was the start of the bunkering period (for some). https://munin.kiska.pw/munin/Munin-Node/Munin-Node/results_tngrid.html TN-Grid's status is the same as during the past years: TN-Grid always has ...
by StefanR5R
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Charts and maps of vaccination progress across the world, which vaccines are used where, and more:
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

(111 countries haven't started vaccinations yet, for various reasons.)
by StefanR5R
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [ODLK1] Internet connection restored
Replies: 0
Views: 64

[ODLK1] Internet connection restored

Latinsquares was down from Sunday till Friday. Posted: 19 Feb 2021, 20:12:47 UTC So, the electrical power was shout down for 3,5h on Sunday in all the municipal area and the very good news was that the UPS (that was supposed to function for one hour) lasted for all the time and it was not near to fi...
by StefanR5R
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

It's true. They also weren't among the earliest to bet on the viability of mRNA vaccines, but they had hopes for more classic vaccines, e.g. a French development which then went nowhere. Also, approval processes took more time than in some other countries (IMO, it's good to be thorough) although the...
by StefanR5R
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Biontech/Pfizer on the other hand say that they take higher prices in countries with high incomes, vs. lower prices in countries with middle and lower incomes. Originally, Biontech/Pfizer asked the EU for € 54 per dose, presumably going by the economic damage which the pandemic causes to the EU. Thi...
by StefanR5R
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [SiDock@home] Fourth target (corona_RdRp_v1)
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: [SiDock@home] Fourth target (corona_RdRp_v1)

SiDock has work again since a day ago.
Their ready-to-send figure follows their usual sawtooth pattern again, complete with the occasional tooth space.
by StefanR5R
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

The AstraZeneca vaccine costs the EU € 1.78 per unit. Countries such as Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa pay € 5.25. Uganda has to pay $ 7, apparently. (€ 5.79?) It's good to be rich! Well, almost. One of the consequences is that the EU is receiving only half as much vaccine from AstraZeneca in th...
by StefanR5R
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [SiDock@home] Fourth target (corona_RdRp_v1)
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: [SiDock@home] Fourth target (corona_RdRp_v1)

Each target consists of ~2 M workunits = ~4 M tasks. ( post by Crystal Pellet ) The remaining tasks of the 3rd target were sent to hosts during the night from Friday to Saturday. All but three have been returned by now. Workunits of the announced fourth targets are not available yet, i.e. there is c...
by StefanR5R
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: Low power video card

If they make [GT 1010's] TBP ≈20 W, not 30 W like reported, then it could be a 1:1 GT 710 replacement, which they then could phase out. I presume though that GP108, like the larger Pascal chips, does not include a D/A converter for VGA support anymore. GT 1030 cards with VGA output exist, but they ...
by StefanR5R
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

Originally, both <cpu_usage> and <gpu_usage> are doing the same: They inform boinc-client's task scheduler how the application behaves. But they do not control the application itself. Only a few applications (vboxwrapper and some other multithreaded applications) have re-purposed <cpu_usage> and use...
by StefanR5R
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [SiDock@home] Temporary task shortage
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: [SiDock@home] Temporary task shortage

I am receiving new tasks now. The workunits are called TARGET_3_*. RxDock and CMDock work is available.
by StefanR5R
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [SiDock@home] Second target (corona_PLpro_v1)
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: [SiDock@home] Second target (corona_PLpro_v1)

Target corona_PLpro_v1 is now at ≈91 %. Maybe the current ≈9,600 tasks in progress make up the missing 9 %. ( https://www.sidock.si/sidock/server_status.php ) We will soon finish the second target SARS-CoV-2 PL -Pro as well. I'm not sure what this means, but for now I interpret this as "We will soon...
by StefanR5R
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: Low power video card

If they make its TBP ≈20 W, not 30 W like reported, then it could be a 1:1 GT 710 replacement, which they then could phase out. (Did the Kepler based GT 710 already replace a prior Fermi based eponymous GT 710? — Edit, nope, the Fermi based one was called GT 705.)
by StefanR5R
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Interesting read on Covid-19 variants. link Coincidentally, just now I heard a radio interview, recorded January 14, with an epidemiologist on the topic of the current mutations. It was said that there is a suspicion that immune escape is beginning now with the Brazilian variant, but it is not clea...
by StefanR5R
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

<r>Correct. You can enter as many <URL url="https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt"><s>[url=https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt]</s>ker...
by StefanR5R
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

While I never profiled its effects, I have mitigations off on all of my DC-dedicated computers.
It was a small nuisance to figure out how to set the GRUB config accordingly in Mint.
In OpenSuse, there is a dialogue for this in their central system management GUI.
by StefanR5R
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [SiDock@home] Second target (corona_PLpro_v1)
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: [SiDock@home] Second target (corona_PLpro_v1)

January 1 --> 8 .............. 0 --> 27 % completion (average: 3.9 %/day)
January 8 --> 11 .......... 27 --> 44 % completion (average: 5.7 %/day — 10 days to go at this rate with this target)
by StefanR5R
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Greetings

From what I remember, the now long submerged Acoustics@home had better performance under Windows than under Linux. They linked the Windows build against a heavily optimized non-free math library, while the Linux build had to make do with a version which lacked all the optimizations.
by StefanR5R
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: Low power video card

HD 6450 ....... TeraScale 2 (Northern Islands) Caicos Pro ....... 625 MHz ..... 40 nm TSMC BTW, EPYC: As you probably know, I preferred to build dual-socket systems. Benefit: Half the amount of mainboards, PSUs, disks, network interfaces, BMCs/GPUs (and potentially: cases) compared to single socket ...
by StefanR5R
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: Low power video card

Some hardware specs: GT 1030 ............ Pascal GP108-300-A1 ................... 1228 MHz ..... 14 nm Samsung GTX 750 Ti ....... Maxwell GM107-400-A2 ................ 1020 MHz ..... 28 nm TSMC GT 730 .............. Kepler 2.0 GK208B ........................... 902 MHz ..... 28 nm TSMC GT 710 .........
by StefanR5R
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 3162

Re: Low power video card

Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs) are not only low-power video cards, they also allow for remote management, even down to remote access to the BIOS. Downside: They don't come as add-in boards; you need to buy a mainboard with them. Related news: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16349/the-asrock-...
by StefanR5R
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: RFE: SSL
Replies: 0
Views: 487

RFE: SSL

@Skillz you should get an SSL cert. Yeah I need to do some research on how to get that done. Haven't had time to do anything for a while now. If it requires $, let me know and I'll pay for it. Yes you can pay for one at like your domain provider but you can also get free ones so I would do that if ...
by StefanR5R
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: NumberFields: GPU versus CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: NumberFields: GPU versus CPU

The last test completed now. I obtained the average of all task run times, calculated PPD and PPD/W from them, and edited them into the previous post. Conclusion: Performance of the GPU application is usable, but not exciting. One GTX 1080 Ti is equivalent to 19 Xeon E5 v4 threads, or to 14 EPYC Rom...