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Originally Posted by Grandpa_01;13808107 
Just a little update. I have completed 4 of these now and I must say these are by far the most difficult bigadv WU to run that I have seen they put the 2684 to shame when it comes to crashing a machine and creating heat. They are not very OC friendly. I have had to drop the OC on all 4 of my rigs and I am still looking for the sweet spot on 2 of them. Watch your temps when running these on OCed machines mine went up by 5C to 7C. I have a feeling there is going to be allot of lost WU's from people trying to run these on OCed machines. I lost 1 at 56% and I have not lost a WU in ages. Any way Good luck to those that chose to run these and be prepared fo drop your OC. wink.gif



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We are preparing to release a new A5 bigbeta/bigadv project. This one will be a little larger than the current generation of A5 projects, and it will enable us to tackle a new set of important scientific questions.
Because the work units are a bit larger, we are setting higher memory and processor limits:
2G RAM, 12 cores
We may adjust both of these as necessary.
We'll also start these work units out as 64-bit Linux only.

So, for those of you who are open to testing some beta -bigadv WUs, and have an 980x or some servers to spare, you might wanna consider opening up a VM of Linux and trying out some of these new WUs, which should be out in the next couple of days. PPD may be lower.

As for what this means for -bigadv... there are no indications that current 8 thread -bigadv WUs will be discountinued. However, we may see more 12 thread -bigadvs coming out in the near future if this beta test goes well, and mid-long term, we might see a phasing out of 8 thread -bigadv WUs.

Nothing to worry too much about right now; they usually take their time making mass changes, and we should have some warning. smile.gif
Edited by zodac - 6/9/11 at 5:00am
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Thank God SB is coming out with 6 core cpu's soon. I feel bad for budget bigadv folders. frown.gif
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The days of the 4 core i7's doing bigadv are coming to the end.
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I wonder if a 2600k will be able to complete these in time with the Linux core "trick" thinking.gif
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Originally Posted by Desert Rat;13701620 
Thank God SB is coming out with 6 core cpu's soon. I feel bad for budget bigadv folders. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by mbudden;13701636 
The days of the 4 core i7's doing bigadv are coming to the end.

It's not gonna be any time soon; normal i7s should still be able to do it for the forseeable future.

Even if they do get phased out, it's possible the i7 2600k could still complete them, using a Linux VM. Obviously, can't say for certain now, and not really an issue, since 8 thread -bigadvs are still here. wink.gif
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You do realise they already have a code that reads the CPU signature and will stop the VM workaround. They decided not to implement it at this time because the PII X6 and 2600K are not creating a problem at this time. But I would not always count on the VM workaround.
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Originally Posted by Grandpa_01;13701953 
You do realise they already have a code that reads the CPU signature and will stop the VM workaround. They decided not to implement it at this time because the PII X6 and 2600K are not creating a problem at this time. But I would not always count on the VM workaround.

Nothing that has been implemented as of yet though, so we can still base our assumptions that it won't be in effect, until it is. smile.gif
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Lucky im geting those new AMD, 8-10 cores biggrin.gif and then linux trick will prolly still work. xD
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