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SubjectWho wants to be a Millionaire? new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on02/08/08 00:39 AM



UncleVom is already one credit-wise. According to BOINCStats, I will get there on February 17th & Wildcat will get there on February 22nd. Here we come Regis...

Jay
Hardware/Support Moderator





SubjectRe: Who wants to be a Millionaire? Reply to this message
Posted byUncleVom
Posted on02/11/08 06:31 PM



I'm hoping for 2 million by next Christmas.
It looks do able if I don't break anything, get swamped with CPU intensive work or go on an extended game playing spree.

UncleVom





Subject2 Millionaires on the same day? new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on02/16/08 06:54 PM



> I'm hoping for 2 million by next Christmas.
> It looks do able if I don't break anything, get swamped with CPU intensive work
> or go on an extended game playing spree.

Yeah I picked up Titan Quest which both my wife & I are playing. Very CPU-intensive game according to the system requirements (min. P4 @ 3 GHz). I guess that when we play it, my credit production goes down a little. And I think my PC with the Quad is the only one capable of running the game.

At your rate, you should get to 2 mil easily by Christmas (October 18th according to BOINCStats).

Wildcat has ramped up credit crunching & now he & I might hit 1 million on the same day - likely Sunday Feb. 17th.

Jay
Hardware/Support Moderator



SubjectI hain't done nothin' *nt* My books are behavin' new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on02/16/08 07:45 PM



> > I'm hoping for 2 million by next Christmas.
> > It looks do able if I don't break anything, get swamped with CPU intensive work
> > or go on an extended game playing spree.
>
> Yeah I picked up Titan Quest which both my wife & I are playing. Very
> CPU-intensive game according to the system requirements (min. P4 @ 3 GHz). I
> guess that when we play it, my credit production goes down a little. And I
> think my PC with the Quad is the only one capable of running the game.
>
> At your rate, you should get to 2 mil easily by Christmas (October 18th
> according to BOINCStats).
>
> Wildcat has ramped up credit crunching & now he & I might hit 1 million on the
> same day - likely Sunday Feb. 17th.
>
> Jay
> Hardware/Support Moderator
>
> [image]http://www.boincstats.com/signature/team_1612.gif">
>





Subject160 units new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on02/17/08 09:27 PM



I find it funny that my fastest cruncher is a notebook (VAIO CR220E/R, running Vista no less), and two of my top three are notebooks (#2 is a Dell Optiplex, #3 is a Gateway E-475M).

I think that once I hit a million SETI units (about 3250 more, a couple days at most), I'll probably go back to sharing among several projects. I think I'm going to pilfer a Mac and see if I can't get the daemon running, too, so I can get the AWESOME POWER OF THE MAC (a good 20 more raging cores, held back only by the power of Leopard) into play.




SubjectWe is missin' them MACs. new Reply to this message
Posted byUncleVom
Posted on02/18/08 07:31 PM



Good luck testing the command line client, no icon, no worries.

I do remember the MAC Pro being rather productive in your previous farm setup.

We is still shakin in Ph34R of Mista Darwin n them Apple corz frm the las tiem.












SubjectOK Leopard fucking sucks new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on02/18/08 10:39 PM



Our Mac demos are set up in such a way that no matter what people do to them, every time the demo user logs out, things go right back to the way we want them. To this end, one of our Apple tech reps created a little shell script that is called at logout, and is referenced in /etc/ttys. If you take the reference out and reboot, the little shell script doesn't get called, and you can make changes to the demo account and have them stick. This is useful if you, say, install new software.

This little trick is now broken in Leopard.

By "broken," of course, I mean that there's a different, probably easier way to accomplish the same goal than fucking around with with shell scripts and system files, but I'm buggered if I can find it, and so I can't make Leopard play nice like I could Tiger. The upshot is that BOINC is temporarily on hold until I can fix the demo user problem so that I don't bork the system in the process.

Besides, the Mac Pro was kinda disappointing IIRC... I mean, it's a fucking dual Woodcrest Xeon, FFS, and even factoring in the fact that it's only on for half the day, it still seemed to underperform compared to some of your quads. I personally blame Mac OS for not being as cycle-efficient as its proponents claim, although that's a particularly PC claim to make.




SubjectMac's are a mystery to me new Reply to this message
Posted byUncleVom
Posted on02/19/08 04:04 PM



I've only ever looked at them from a distance and avoided touching for fear that it might turn me...

Obviously the demo user is volatile, sort of a cross between a guest and a kiosk type set-up.

Can you run BOINC concurrently as a separate user hidden from the "demo" or perhaps as a daemon and avoid the "Demo" account entirely?

You could always boot them from a USB stick or CD loaded with Linux ;-)

I remember being rather impressed with the Mac Pro performance, although I was looking at it from the perspective of my AMD 4200+ X2 at the time.

I don't know about the performance of Mac OS, but note there are some of the most productive SETI@Home machine running it .
It is hard to tell how stripped down the OS might be though if all it has to do is crunch SETI.





SubjectNew Millionaires!! new Reply to this message
Posted byUncleVom
Posted on02/22/08 00:31 AM



Congratulations to bluejaywpg & wildcat on making the million credit mark.

You have now reached a higher plane, enjoy.





UncleVom




SubjectOn consecutive days too new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on02/23/08 10:08 AM



> Congratulations to bluejaywpg & wildcat on making the million credit mark.
>
> You have now reached a higher plane, enjoy.

Thanks - we made it 1 day apart which is still amazing IMO.

Jay
Hardware/Support Moderator





SubjectI want a Mac... new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on02/23/08 10:09 AM



Just to see how it works. But I'm not willing to lay out much money for it heh.

Jay
Hardware/Support Moderator





SubjectWoodcrest ho *nt* new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on03/14/08 06:24 PM



New demo units, no stupid script.

Six cores of Penryn (with more on the way). :^)




SubjectLOL at the MacBook Air new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on03/19/08 06:31 PM



It's the P7500

I'll give it a couple weeks and see if it does better, but it's very unimpressive so far. It almost looks like the VAIO TZ (the U7500 running Vista) will outrun it, and people keep closing it and putting it to sleep ("OMG IT'S SO LITTLE" *touch*), so it never runs anywhere full capacity.


SubjectRe: LOL at the MacBook Air new Reply to this message
Posted byUncleVom
Posted on03/23/08 08:22 PM



Oh well it's doing its job and getting attention.

It would probably work OK given half a chance.
I'd guess at 1000+ credits a day if it was allowed to run unthrottled 24/7.



UncleVom





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