Looks like it will be RPI's Milkyway for "Sprint," theSkyNet POGS for "Natural Sciences," and NFS@Home for "Mathematics & Co."
I'm in. Well sort of, my Cross Project ID somehow was copied as the Overclock.net's team ID.
Cursed custom clipboard. You should have two of me signed up now, the second, using "e4fb29e9e95f45521ce8ef9accb3be16," is the accurate one.Milkyway Concerns/Thoughts (Click to show)
We as a team might be AMD graphics heavy, but hopefully we have a lot of models that are good with DP math for Milkyway. That has been the historically been the realm of the heavy duty cards and professional models. Titans would be of use; there are plenty of them floating around here. The unfortunate thing about Hawaii in the consumer get-up (R9 290(X)) is that it's DP is capped at 1/8 SP instead of 1/4 for Tahiti and 1/2 for professional cards. It is still good for about 70-80% of the numbers a Tahiti board would put out.
I just don't know if it is a good idea to tell people to throw everything they got at Milkyway when their card might be unsuited for the task. A Pitcairn 7870 would be better off with a project like Einstein (chosen last year) than Milkyway. A GTX 680 or 780 would be better off with GPUGrid or Einstein, etc. It just doesn't feel right to me, but in the interest of focusing intensely on a single project, we have no other choice. Even so, it would be interesting to see how things stack up with people running HD7750s up to HD7990s with R9 290(X)s tossed in the mix, along with a bunch of Nvidia cards.
you are currently running Milkway on two Tahiti's, right? How has Milkyway's application stability been? I haven't run Milkway in a while and heard people were experiencing issues with the standard short-run applications. Monkeying with drivers to get it stable just doesn't seem right, given that the project was nearly 100% stable for years on just about any driver. Is your PPD the same running only Separations and N-bodys? Are you still using an app_info.xml for better GPU utilization (running two per GPU)? Even with the different applications? Your PPD looks about what I was getting back in 2012/2013.
We should probably iron this out as a team before the Pentathlon rolls around. Make a sticky or something detailing how to get stability and best PPD out of Milkyway with different cards. I'll be tinkering a bit on my Tahitis once I get time (next week?). A puny HD7750 was just thrown to the wolves with Milkway to test stability and PPD; all applications are selected..
All CPUs were just switched over to theSkyNet POGS too. Looking forward to seeing what we can do!