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Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:49 pm
by geokilla
Dragon_Cooler wrote:OK here are the servers I got so far:

9x p4 3.0 single core processor servers
1x Xeon Dual 2.0 Quad Core (8core total)
1x Xeon Dual 3.0 Dual Core (4 core total)

I will have more up later today.

It has been a very long time since I have messed with this and I wanted to make sure I am going this right with the multicore servers. I read the wiki and followed the instructions, but wanted to pick yalls brains.

I created a different directory for each instance. I then used the -configonly and went into the advanced option to set the Machine ID to the core # e.g. MID 1 for core 0 and then used the taskset -c 0 ./fah6 to launch it in a screen session. Here is the screen session for the 8 core:

[[email protected] ~]# screen -ls
There are screens on:
13507.5 (Detached)
13396.3 (Detached)
13373.4 (Detached)
13578.8 (Detached)
13422.2 (Detached)
13555.7 (Detached)
13530.6 (Detached)
13443.1 (Detached)

6 out of the 8 processes are working. the ones that arent are sitting at:


[09:44:27] - Attempt #9 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[10:05:47] + Attempting to get work packet
[10:05:47] - Connecting to assignment server
[10:05:47] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[10:05:47] + Couldn't get work instructions.

But for the most part i think things are looking good. Hope this helps the team! Like i said, I will try and get more servers up.
Why not run the -bigadvmethods on your 8 core server? Even if you just run VMware you'll get tons more points.
Sovereign wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:you got two monitors plugged into the card? On those daul PCB cards you needs two monitors or the dummy plugs.
Yep, I have three monitors. Two 22" plugged into the 9800GX2's DVI ports. Still gives me errors. SLI and PhysX were both off during my testing, I have the latest drivers, and I reinstalled the GPU tray (not console) clients as per instructions linked to earlier in this thread that were written for this forum...

I really did want to Fold on that second GPU, but it is not cooperating. That is the only problem I've ever had with this GPU, actually.
Use the console client instead of the tray clients. I think that's your problem right there. Also, you can still join in on the folding war with SMP + one GPU.

Maybe it's a time we make or update the how to install [email protected] threads. Gotta get the most PPD out of every single machine that's folding out there.

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:51 pm
by Darkstar
TraceHagan wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote:OK here are the servers I got so far:

9x p4 3.0 single core processor servers
1x Xeon Dual 2.0 Quad Core (8core total)
1x Xeon Dual 3.0 Dual Core (4 core total)

I will have more up later today.

It has been a very long time since I have messed with this and I wanted to make sure I am going this right with the multicore servers. I read the wiki and followed the instructions, but wanted to pick yalls brains.

I created a different directory for each instance. I then used the -configonly and went into the advanced option to set the Machine ID to the core # e.g. MID 1 for core 0 and then used the taskset -c 0 ./fah6 to launch it in a screen session. Here is the screen session for the 8 core:

[[email protected] ~]# screen -ls
There are screens on:
13507.5 (Detached)
13396.3 (Detached)
13373.4 (Detached)
13578.8 (Detached)
13422.2 (Detached)
13555.7 (Detached)
13530.6 (Detached)
13443.1 (Detached)

6 out of the 8 processes are working. the ones that arent are sitting at:


[09:44:27] - Attempt #9 to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[10:05:47] + Attempting to get work packet
[10:05:47] - Connecting to assignment server
[10:05:47] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
[10:05:47] + Couldn't get work instructions.

But for the most part i think things are looking good. Hope this helps the team! Like i said, I will try and get more servers up.
If these are linux servers (I assume they Are) SMP client works reallly well and automatically will use all cores available.
Windows has a SMP client too, however I have had horrible luck with it.

ALSO:
My WU's are showing up http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/mai ... TraceHagan
but not on the extremeoverclocking site.
you are on page 2;

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=486723

:drinkers:

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:34 pm
by Darkstar
Something tells me some folders have been holding a little reserve........ :)

i also get the feeling this little "war" is going to blow LR's PPD average away....... :)


fold on! :drinkers:

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:35 pm
by kylepaddock
I still dont know what to download help?

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:42 pm
by forsaken
Darkstar wrote:Something tells me some folders have been holding a little reserve........ :)

i also get the feeling this little "war" is going to blow LR's PPD average away....... :)


fold on! :drinkers:

20,000 points in a day! geeze. hate to see what your holding in reserve :prayer:

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:50 pm
by skier
Darkstar wrote:Something tells me some folders have been holding a little reserve........ :)
i personally can put out more than 6k, but thats if i don't game, and i generally do from ~8pm to early AM so thats pretty optimistic, though i'm not sure about my SMP numbers, i havnt run SMP for a while(not at 3.42GHz either). set to "big" units i finished my first unit in about 4hrs 8)

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:56 pm
by TraceHagan
We're going to pull up the team by quite a bit i suspect

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:03 pm
by Wifuzzy
I guess I did not make a team :goodman: Oh well folding anyway and I guess I can still win something. BTW my points are not 5000PPD...they are more like 10,000 PPD.

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:09 pm
by ratNukit
Hey there Apop, could you add me to the standby list? cause I can't find my name there yet :)

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:40 pm
by XstollieX
I want to see LR break the 7 million mark this month. We came close to it during last years war lets see if we can break it this year!!

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:46 pm
by forsaken
I've added a third computer plus my PS3 :-)
Im still not on a team though :(

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:52 pm
by kylepaddock
forsaken wrote:I've added a third computer plus my PS3 :-)
Im still not on a team though :(
neither am i. i also cant get my SMP to work

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:54 pm
by Dragon_Cooler
I thought the SMP would only work with x64 os. It is linux, Centos to be exact 32bit. With that thought I just simply ran 8 instances and on all 25 instances throughout all the servers chose big instead of normal.

will adding the -bigadv to one instance on the dual quad core rig make a big difference?

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:04 pm
by TraceHagan
Dragon_Cooler wrote:I thought the SMP would only work with x64 os. It is linux, Centos to be exact 32bit. With that thought I just simply ran 8 instances and on all 25 instances throughout all the servers chose big instead of normal.

will adding the -bigadv to one instance on the dual quad core rig make a big difference?
SMP, and BigAdv, if finished in time, will make a huge increase in PPD

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:11 pm
by geokilla
Dragon_Cooler wrote:I thought the SMP would only work with x64 os. It is linux, Centos to be exact 32bit. With that thought I just simply ran 8 instances and on all 25 instances throughout all the servers chose big instead of normal.

will adding the -bigadv to one instance on the dual quad core rig make a big difference?
It'll make a world of difference since you can get the bonus points if you finish them under a certain amount of time.

Check out my guide threads on how to get -bigadv working under Windows. Your CPUs need to support VT.

@kyle. Care to explain how it's not working? Did you drop in the 6.24 binary?

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:19 pm
by kylepaddock
geokilla wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote: Check out my guide threads on how to get -bigadv working under Windows. Your CPUs need to support VT.

@kyle. Care to explain how it's not working? Did you drop in the 6.24 binary?
Could you link it to us?
Somebody helped me fix it. I hope/....

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:23 pm
by DaIceMan
Darkstar wrote:Something tells me some folders have been holding a little reserve........ :)

i also get the feeling this little "war" is going to blow LR's PPD average away....... :)


fold on! :drinkers:
I always have a little reserve. It's just a matter of keeping them running. With power crashes nearly every day, it was too much effort to keep everything running. The HTPC (that I won from LR) is on backup, so it keeps on kicking when the power flashes and all the others die.

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:36 pm
by TraceHagan
So are we reworking the teams or no?

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:38 pm
by geokilla
kylepaddock wrote:
geokilla wrote:
Dragon_Cooler wrote: Check out my guide threads on how to get -bigadv working under Windows. Your CPUs need to support VT.

@kyle. Care to explain how it's not working? Did you drop in the 6.24 binary?
Could you link it to us?
Somebody helped me fix it. I hope/....
Can't really help since you didn't say what your problem is. Also surprised that you couldn't find it since it was stickied at the top of the page...

http://forums.legitreviews.com/about16873.html

Re: ** Official 2009 [email protected] WAR Competition Thread **

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:48 pm
by kylepaddock
geokilla wrote: Can't really help since you didn't say what your problem is. Also surprised that you couldn't find it since it was stickied at the top of the page...

http://forums.legitreviews.com/about16873.html
No.. the link the your bigadv one.
I got the SMP one going but it is soooooooo slow