1) Message boards : Number crunching : New 'long' workunits in queue (Message 20609)
Posted 1268 days ago by Profile silent Float
We could make it fermi only, but then people might complain.

gdf


Complaint !!

My GTX460 OC (GF104) -> for "long runs" 50'500 sec. -> NO ERRORS

There are many computers with GTX275, GTX280, GTX285 without errors and much better RunTime , between 35'000 and 50'000 sec.

I hope you do not close access for "long runs" to all these GPU.

2) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : Limit GPU usage? (Message 20341)
Posted 1296 days ago by Profile silent Float
You say "For me the maths projects are of no interest whatsoever,".

OK it's up to the cruncher to decide, but i think that this project is based on FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) and this is a mathematical object.

Best Regards and Happy crunching


Skgiven is placing more emphasis on the end result rather than the process. Yes, a lot of distributed computing projects use the FFT, but that is mainly used as a means to an end goal.

Personally, I contribute to DNETC@home whenever GPUGrid goes down (distributed.net was my first distributed computing project seven years ago). But I agree with skgiven that more emphasis should be placed on projects that would result in an improvement of the human condition.


OK, i respect your position. I think different.

3) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : Limit GPU usage? (Message 20335)
Posted 1297 days ago by Profile silent Float
I ran an Einstein task and it only used 40% of the GPU, so you would not have to worry about trying to throttle it.

Unfortunately the credit systems of Boinc using Projects are not universal, and are therefore meaningless when comparing one project to another:
If your 2300 credits for a 20min task on a GT240 is accurate, then 165,600 credits per day for a GT240 is just being silly. I think this undermines the credibility of Boinc.

So it is best to run a science project that you are happy to contribute to.
For me the maths projects are of no interest whatsoever, and I don’t care to find ET either. I certainly wouldn’t spend money on a GPU never mind the electric for those projects - even if they added ten more zero’s to their stupid credit systems. I barely contribute to the Physics, materials, chemistry and astronomy projects, but at least they are real science and some could have an impact on health, medicine, poverty...
If crunching brings a cure for cancer, HIV, malaria... then it’s worthwhile. If crunching finds another prime number, or even an M class planet 50M light years away, so what?

Of course it's up to the cruncher to decide, credits or credibility.


You say "For me the maths projects are of no interest whatsoever,".

OK it's up to the cruncher to decide, but i think that this project is based on FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) and this is a mathematical object.

Best Regards and Happy crunching