Originally Posted by shelter
Originally Posted by TooManyToys NotEnoughTime
Wow, crazy--and I just got another 8101. 'The usual' is '-smp -bigadv'? I wonder if it has to do with number of cores? Maybe Stanford is giving the 8101's to the higher core count systems?
Yes, by usual I meant -smp 32 -bigadv.
Originally Posted by arvidab
That's probably what he meant. There is no flag you can use that will give you a higher chance of getting 8102's rather than 8101's, unfortunately.
Don't think so, my theory is that if you can successfully complete one you're in line for the unit following it. Say you did Project: 8101 (Run 4, Clone 0, Gen 161)
, chances are you'd get Project: 8101 (Run 4, Clone 0, Gen 162)
as the next unit (if they are in good supply and is not a "left over" WU). I observed this previously and currently with BA, of course it doesn't hold true all the time but I've seen it a bunch of times. Did eight consecutive 8102 a few weeks back, and somewhere around that amount of 6904 when they were still around.
Also, crazy that a 6901 gives more PPD than a 8101 (and that 8102 gives a crap-load more than both of those).
Interesting theory. I should mention that back when I started and everyone else was getting 6901s and 6902s I was getting nothing but 8101s. I mean literally nothing but 8101s even with the bigbeta flag. So maybe it all evens out over time. Either way I'm still happy with the overall performance of this 4p. We need more 4ps! Looks like I'm going to take the crown this month in 24-32. Going to have some downtime next month as I figure out a way to move this thing upstairs from the basement to take advantage of the heat this thing generates
I might have to try '-smp 48' though I don't expect that to do anything.
Congrats on winning your bracket! It looks like I will take #2 in the 32+ group unless Josh or Deeebs kicks it into high gear. I can't compete with StackComputing unless I build a second 4P .... I agree on the performance of these rigs. 4P is the way to go if you really want a dedicated folder. Spartacus is producing 3x the points my 2 2600k rigs produced (combined) when they were both running a Linux smp client with core hack plus a GPU client 24/7, and for less power!
I will also be offline for at least a few days next month. I need to finalize Spart's drive configuration and move it someplace other than my office (probably to the basement--my office does _not_ need any more heat).