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by Fardringle
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: How do you pronounce "BOINC"
Replies: 7
Views: 2759

Re: How do you pronounce "BOINC"

Round these here parts, "boink" was slang for sexual relations. I say BOINC the same way. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boink I say/think it as "boink", hence the last line in my signature on the Anandtech forums.. ;) "I did RC5, but I didn't flush." - Bill Clinton "I invented distribu...
by Fardringle
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 8950

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

My Dell Precision T5810 is now running with 24 threads instead of 12! Each thread is slower, but with twice as many it should be about a 33-50% overall upgrade in processing power. :D
by Fardringle
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 8950

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

Skillz wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:33 pm
Drop me a PayPal email and I'll send funds
Me too!
by Fardringle
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 8950

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

Yes, single socket computer and not really conducive to replacing the motherboard due to the layout of the case. And it already has 64GB of RAM.. :) I do think I'd like to get one of those CPUs if you're willing to split them up. I actually have two of these computers, but one of them is sometimes u...
by Fardringle
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 8950

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

Yes, single socket computer and not really conducive to replacing the motherboard due to the layout of the case.
by Fardringle
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: FS: 2x E5-2678v3
Replies: 19
Views: 8950

Re: FS: 2x E5-2678v3

Do you still have these? It just occurred to me that this might be a modest upgrade to my E5-1650 v4. Significantly slower cores, but twice as many of them. The big question is if they are compatible with the motherboard in my Dell Precision T5810 computer that is currently running the E5-1650 v4 CP...
by Fardringle
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: R9 280X killer? :D
Replies: 11
Views: 5508

Re: R9 280X killer? :D

Now that I've had a chance to test out most of the GPU projects on the Quadro K2200 machine, it looks like the old cards do very well on Einstein and Moo!, moderately well on most other projects, and REALLY REALLY REALLY bad on MilkyWay. Each card averaged about 100-150K per day on Einstein and Moo!...
by Fardringle
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: R9 280X killer? :D
Replies: 11
Views: 5508

Re: R9 280X killer? :D

Thank you for the info. It looks like the computer has "graduated" from the cuda31 tasks that were running a single task on all four GPUs and they are now running cuda60 tasks, with four tasks running separately on the four GPUs. I'm interested to see the results on the different applications.
by Fardringle
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: R9 280X killer? :D
Replies: 11
Views: 5508

Re: R9 280X killer? :D

Not sure where else to put this, but it is about the same computer so I wanted to share something else I thought was interesting... I switched the 4x K2200 GPUs over to Moo! Wrapper as the next project in my testing, and was very surprised to see a single task running, using "0.2C + 4NV (devices 0, ...
by Fardringle
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: R9 280X killer? :D
Replies: 11
Views: 5508

Re: R9 280X killer? :D

I have to leave the K2200s running MilkyWay for at least another day or two because I'm not at home to switch them to another project even if I wanted to. It's probably best to do that anyway since MilkyWay only does one stats update per day so it takes a while for the numbers to balance out. Howeve...
by Fardringle
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: R9 280X killer? :D
Replies: 11
Views: 5508

Re: R9 280X killer? :D

Remember that it's four of the cards beating one 280X and three would be just about even in PPD. So it's nice if they do well at very low electricity usage, but one at a time they aren't very powerful... One nice thing is that they are very thin single slot cards, so they can fit in boards that don'...
by Fardringle
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: R9 280X killer? :D
Replies: 11
Views: 5508

R9 280X killer? :D

This is a low end build and probably not relevant to anyone but me, but I thought it was interesting and is related to power usage so I wanted to share... As some of you know from the other forums, I recently put together a computer from 'spare parts' that has four Nvidia Quadro K2200 GPUs in it. I'...
by Fardringle
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6979

Re: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards

I didn't want to uninstall the current drivers, install old drivers, test, and then reinstall the new drivers again, so I've only had the K2200s run a few tasks with the new drivers. I'm not 100% certain, but it does look like the old cards are not getting new new optimized applications since they a...
by Fardringle
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6979

Re: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards

Google says the K2200 only has compute capability 5.0 so I guess it probably won't work for those cards. I'll try it and see what happens.
by Fardringle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6979

Re: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards

Thank you for the suggestion. I had looked in CPU-Z but didn't realize there was a drop-down list on the Advanced tab.. :) It says "OpenCL 3.0 CUDA 11.4.136" for the Platform Version, and "OpenCL C 1.2" for the C Version. Interestingly enough, GPU-Z says the same thing for my really old Quadro K2200...
by Fardringle
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6979

Re: Einstein - Improved apps for nvidia cards

Is the OpenCL version purely dependent on the driver, or does it also depend on the card?

For instance, I'm trying to figure out if my GTX 1060 and Quadro P4000 cards support OpenCL 3.0 or not. They both have the appropriate GTX and Quadro version 472.12 drivers installed.
by Fardringle
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 11915

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

The dual Xeon build is an interesting idea for a bunch of cores at a not horrible cost. Not necessarily very economical to run long term, though. Those Xeon E5-2683 V3 processors run 120 Watts each so the power cost will add up a bit over time. Still, for under $700 for a complete system, that's not...
by Fardringle
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [iThena] SBG3 infrastructure element restored to operation
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: [iThena] SBG3 infrastructure element restored to operation

I'll believe that when the server itself starts functioning normally.. ;)
by Fardringle
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 47
Views: 24462

Re: Low power video card

I have about 50 of them, so no need for a line unless someone wants to really go nuts with them. ;)
by Fardringle
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 47
Views: 24462

Re: Low power video card

I just realized today that I might have something that would work well for you folks still trying to find low power cards. I have a storage bin full of Quadro 2000 cards (just 2000, no K, M, or P) that were pulled from working machines at work a while back. I don't know what the exact idle power dra...
by Fardringle
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: 2080 Super for $650 on the Anandtech forums
Replies: 1
Views: 2464

2080 Super for $650 on the Anandtech forums

I have no budget for big toys, but someone here might be interested: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/fs-t-msi-2080-super-ventus-oc-xs-8gb-1x16gb-ddr4-2x8gb-ddr4-g-skill-eero.2589738/ It's actually been listed for almost two weeks, so maybe an option for a bit of bargaining on the price as well,...
by Fardringle
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

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 us...
by Fardringle
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

Since I have temporary use of a Quadro RTX 3000, I've been playing with it (stress testing ;)) and decided to let it have a go at the MLC GPU app for a bit. Running a single GPU task with the CPU idle, Task Manager in Windows showed that it was using about 1.33 CPU threads and GPU-Z showed about 25-...
by Fardringle
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

I can't really test in Linux, but I can confirm that at least with my wimpy GPUs (GTX 750ti and GTX 1060) that GPU utilization is near 100% with a single task running and a single CPU core/thread free.
by Fardringle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

The 750Ti is running at 100% utilization with a single CPU core free on the i7-4790, so this is probably only an issue with fast GPUs.
by Fardringle
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 47
Views: 24462

Re: Low power video card

Another possible cheap option if you can find one, is the GTX 750ti. GPU-Z is saying that the 750ti in my daughter's computer uses 0.9W at idle. I don't know if I trust that number, but it's pretty impressive if true.
by Fardringle
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 6615

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

I have the GTX 750ti in my daughters' computer (with an i7-4790) running MLC right now. It only gets about 8-10 hours of run time per day since they actually use that computer a lot for school and other stuff, and it's averaging a massive 46K per day over the 6 days I've had it attached to the proje...
by Fardringle
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 47
Views: 24462

Re: Low power video card

The GTX 1030 is cheaper than the 1050, but from what I can find it idles a few watts higher than the 1050 at around 8 watts. It's not a huge difference so could be worth it for the cost difference between the cards.
by Fardringle
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 47
Views: 24462

Re: Low power video card

I don't see anything official, but I found an article on Tom's Hardware that says the GTX 1050 (not ti) uses 3-5 watts when idling. Not sure it fits the "cheap" category, though, since pretty much all graphics cards are ridiculous right now... This chart doesn't include some of the least power hungr...