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Re: Folding@Home Team: 182116

#2501  Postby halucigenia » Mar 17, 2019 5:19 pm

Yes, DKeane one of my cards died and I have not had the chance to investigate yet as it is such a hassle to uncouple the water-loop.
I have been running client-type : advanced but I don't think that had anything to do with it.
Nvidia-settings does not even see the card.
Maybe this is an opportunity for me to upgrade...
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#2502  Postby DKeane » Mar 19, 2019 11:50 am

halucigenia wrote:Yes, DKeane one of my cards died and I have not had the chance to investigate yet as it is such a hassle to uncouple the water-loop.
I have been running client-type : advanced but I don't think that had anything to do with it.
Nvidia-settings does not even see the card.
Maybe this is an opportunity for me to upgrade...


Well that sucks. I use every minor hiccup as a reason to upgrade :lol:
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#2503  Postby DKeane » Mar 19, 2019 11:52 am

kiore wrote:Core 22 has been removed from advanced due to testers at the advanced level having issues beyond what the initial beta testing group had.
To test advanced projects you add the lines in expert settings: client-type : advanced.


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#2504  Postby kiore » Mar 20, 2019 1:09 am

Team is screaming along, wiki62 has come back on board with some serious hardware by the look of it with several days at 3million + ppd. Our entire team output sitting at over 15m ppd average.
I am about to move apartments so my output will cease for a few days this weekend as I move and reconnect, may not be able to run at current capacity in my new place for a while until I sort out where to put this hot air generator.
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#2505  Postby DKeane » Mar 21, 2019 4:40 pm

If you look at all the teams, our ppd puts us in the top 20. Good work.
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#2506  Postby halucigenia » Mar 22, 2019 11:43 am

I just got some back pay today, guess where that might be going (don't tell the wife ;) )
Considering testing an rtx 2060. It will cost less, new, than my last buy of 2 2nd hand gtx 970s and give a much better production. I think they can get up to 1m PPD?
That would be help a bit I think.
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#2507  Postby halucigenia » Mar 23, 2019 9:36 am

I had a chance to check the non functioning 970 and it won't come to life after re-seating and re-locating to another slot.

Oh well, the rtx 2060 is due in today :dance: so I will put that in my ryzen rig while I decide what to do with the other rig. I will have to at least strip out the non functioning 970 and re-arrange the waterloop as the waterblock bridge between the two gtx 970s leaves no room for any other GPUs even though that's the motherboard with 6 full size pcie slots.

I have tested out a PCIe riser with USB type cable (see image)
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in another rig where space was an issue so, with a little ingenuity I could now use more of the PCIe slots at a time. I found out about these some time ago, bitcoin miners use them for their multi GPU rigs apparently.
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#2508  Postby halucigenia » Mar 23, 2019 9:44 am

While looking for more PCIe risers I came across this:-
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PCI-E 16X to 8 Port USB 3.0 Expansion Card for GPU Mining
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For those of you that want more GPUs but don't have the slots ;).
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#2509  Postby kiore » Mar 28, 2019 1:21 am

Unless you are using Linux the PCIE reduction from the smaller slots starts having a serious impact on information exchange and even in Linux the performance severely degraded.
Speaking of degraded performance.. I am back folding but my move seems to have coincided with fan issues with my gtx 1080ti so have removed it from the system. Currently only running on my RTX card.
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#2510  Postby halucigenia » Mar 30, 2019 8:51 am

My RTX 2060 card seems to be performing as expected.
These things are so much more productive than any other card I have used.
When I first put it in it was getting a bit hot though - around 80oC. My case fans were being controlled by the CPU PWM header on the motherboard so they did not spin any faster once the inside of the case got hot. I have now changed the header to measure the system temp and altered the PWM settings to spin the fans faster but it is still around 75oC. It's only a single fan short length card and I don't think that I can keep it much cooler without a case fan directly blowing on it which I don't have in the case it is in.
I would watercool it but the only waterblocks that I can find for 2060s I would have to order from China and I think that there are a few different board designs for the 2060s and would not be sure about getting one that would fit.

Once I get my other rig with the bad 970 sorted I could get an external case fan blowing directly onto it if I put it in there though.
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#2511  Postby halucigenia » Mar 30, 2019 9:14 am

kiore wrote:Unless you are using Linux the PCIE reduction from the smaller slots starts having a serious impact on information exchange and even in Linux the performance severely degraded.


I have not tested any of those risers for folding, only for getting my MyTV frontend to play HEVC video. I might give the one I have a try with a graphics card for folding just to see how much it might degrade the performance. The difference may be greater if the riser is fed from a short PCIe slot as they tend to have lower bandwidth. There's no problem putting a short card in a long faster slot. Though all the long slots on a motherboard don't tend to have the same bandwidth.
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#2512  Postby kiore » Mar 31, 2019 7:16 pm

RTX cards are hot, even with just the RTX 2018ti in the case it still too hot to close the sides.. trying to add some more case fans to allow me to close up the case .
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#2513  Postby kiore » May 28, 2019 6:15 am

I have shut down my folding rig while I am away traveling for 2 weeks, don't worry I will be back..

In interesting news AMD are looking to release a new line of cpu's which look very promising not only for the price and low tdp for 16 thread cpus but for the new PCIe 4 technology.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14407/am ... -coming-77

The 3700x looks particularly promising and although we have had dashed high hopes before (remember Bulldozer?) this really looks like the real deal.
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#2514  Postby kiore » Jun 11, 2019 8:14 pm

So the team is now 39th in the team competition :cheers: Well done everyone who has contributed!
This represents a serious amount of research data generated.
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#2515  Postby DKeane » Jun 18, 2019 2:20 pm

You are back! For a while there it looked like I could pass you (in 30 years).
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#2516  Postby kiore » Jun 18, 2019 3:01 pm

DKeane wrote:You are back! For a while there it looked like I could pass you (in 30 years).


Am traveling quite a bit for work this northern summer so will be off for a few more weeks so maybe 28 years....
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#2517  Postby kiore » Jun 24, 2019 4:59 am

An article on how folding@home has contributed to research and an interesting graphic:
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Scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have combined biochemical and computational methods to visualize how an important cancer-related protein changes shape during a chemical reaction. The results will aid drug design.

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#2518  Postby kiore » Jul 29, 2019 5:25 pm

So I have completed my new AMD build, is using the newly released AMD Ryzen 3700x which has 8 cores/16 threads but a tdp of only 65 watts. This by itself on 15 threads is doing up to 125k ppd making it very economical as a cpu folder. I have paired this with my RTX 2080ti. I have swapped my 'old' (is actually a brand new one after RMI for failed fan) GTX1080ti hybrid back into my old i7 5th gen system which I have set up as a spare in the house for gaming etc. My old system although not that old was just not able to keep the RTX card cool enough and anyway I wanted a new toy. Since moving house I was unable to run both cards in the same system due to heat issues and power draw on the only workable power outlets as despite the new place being fully renovated they did some weird stuff with the fuse box. Both boxes on max test are averaging 3.7 million ppd but doubt I will actually be running them both at this speed very often.
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#2519  Postby kiore » Aug 15, 2019 5:41 pm

Team milestone achieved!
Well done everyone in the past couple of days our cumulative points total went to 11 digits.
Reading 10,021,730,000 right now.
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#2520  Postby DKeane » Aug 16, 2019 2:37 pm

kiore wrote:Team milestone achieved!
Well done everyone in the past couple of days our cumulative points total went to 11 digits.
Reading 10,021,730,000 right now.


Very nice! I think I might be a 3% of that total.
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