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post #701 of 1534
I definitely recommend using the hosts file to block network traffic on a project by project basis.
1 - Another project can still upload and download. Helpful when bunkering GPU units on one project while a CPU project is active.
2 - Uploads attempt and timeout and will not be attempted again for a long time. This gives you a LONG time to edit the host file, update the project (which gets deferred a few seconds) and get more work.
3 - Uploads can squeak by at 0.01 kb upload when they are only 100 bytes. That's 1 second.

All of this above has been for a single instance of an operating system for one PC. If you have spare hard drives or USB drives you can setup a fresh install to crunch more work. This is more useful prior to the marathon or for bunkering GPU units part way through the pentathlon. VMWare/VBox can also be used to bunker additional CPU units.
post #702 of 1534
Darn it! Some how my switch on PSU got hit......no clue how long the main rig with Tis was off. mad.gif

Other thing there is a plan power outage today for the area. Suppose to be for two hours. So I will be unable for a short while to do work.
 
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So a month or two back I got a new server for work (2P E5 2640 v3). While I waited for hard drives and memory, I slapped a crappy hard drive in it and installed Server 2016 preview on it. Of course the first thing I installed was BOINC. I've noticed some interesting behavior with some of the projects and I believe it to be OS related.

Sometimes I will check on it to see how it's doing and all the work is being done on one CPU group (CPU1 or CPU2), so all 32 threads will be crunching on only one of the cpus. When I manually go in and change the affinity on half of them, everything works fine until those units complete and then it reverts back to only running on one CPU. I think it is because server 2016 sees it as one application, and you can only assign it to one cpu group for some reason:

http://i.imgur.com/yR9hpXO.png

Perhaps this is just a bug or something with the Technical Preview, but I would stay away from server 2016 for crunching for now.
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Hmmm, could try Pro or Ult of W7. Those support two physical CPUs. Not sure how well those play with server mobo though.
 
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post #705 of 1534

Draining the rest of these POGS, I hope I am not being premature but the 500k buffer looks pretty safe.

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post #706 of 1534
Well, GirdCoin finally fell. We just got some more points, but China still on our butts in CSG.

Also, we gain a spot in PG. Now if we can keep on the big teams' butts.

.....ok, I got to get myself some hot tea...my brain doing it stupid stuff of word switching again.
Edited by Ithanul - 6/10/16 at 6:13am
 
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post #707 of 1534
If anybody is looking for a project to run, CSG is the one. We have managed a narrow lead all night, but it is razor thin!
post #708 of 1534
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Originally Posted by Ithanul View Post

Hmmm, could try Pro or Ult of W7. Those support two physical CPUs. Not sure how well those play with server mobo though.

Ya I know, I'll revert to server 2012 as soon as I get the final hardware in. I was just playing around with 2016 because I could.
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post #709 of 1534
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Originally Posted by Finrond View Post

Ya I know, I'll revert to server 2012 as soon as I get the final hardware in. I was just playing around with 2016 because I could.

How does 2016 look? Only server OS I have work with is 2008 R2.
 
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post #710 of 1534
Quote:
Originally Posted by magic8192 View Post

If anybody is looking for a project to run, CSG is the one. We have managed a narrow lead all night, but it is razor thin!


CSG is always running on one rig but I will switch all I7's (PG GPU rigs) to CSG later.


Anyone bunkering Universe yet?
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