Originally Posted by sstnt;14989846
NLM is on W/C, at 4.1Ghz OC, and running bidadvs for 39k ppd.
Originally Posted by zodac;14999905
Are any of the Bloom Folders in the TC on native Linux, with a good air cooler/under water, with no GPUs? Because that should be the standard for the TC, if we want it to be a fully competitive competition.
Beyond that, it's up to each individual Folder whether they decide not to do some of those things.
Originally Posted by sstnt;15000301
I'll direct NLM over, but he's got a 920 running under water in Linux at 4.1Ghz, and he is VERY consistent (check his EOC stats) at around 32-33k ppd. Right now he's got a 2684 and only 27k ppd (it's better but still a bad wu). He puts out a bigadv every 2 days for 64-66k pnts. His overall EOC stats say like 38k ppd, but that's because he has other folders as well.
Still not accurate...
Originally Posted by zodac;15000346
Is he trying to do -hugeadv? Has he got any GPUs Folding on the same rig? How's his RAM?
Yes; and nope, the 250 is idle - the screens are even in 'sleep' or 'powersave' mode ~99% of the time.
Originally Posted by zodac;15000545
Get him in here and we'll confirm whether the client is seeing 12 cores or not.
One thing I've just noticed is that it has "-smp 8" in there (I presume that, as I only actually have 8 threads, that is what it should be) should that be changed - as I have yet to see these alleged "higeadv" WUs...
Originally Posted by zodac;15005678
Well, if, for example, we can agree the maximum reasonable PPD for a Bloom is 40k, and that means the hex/bloom combination is about 15k PPD less than the 2x 2600k combination, we'll give the Bloom an extra 15k PPD everytime they hit 40k.
So byt the end of the month, if someone drops like 700k, their score would be scaled up to 962k PPD, which would (in theory) cover the shortfall.
I think that a %age bonus would work better, would also mean it is easier to script (in the stats) and also mean that if someone was only [for example] a point or two from the next 'staged' bonus, they wouldn't qualify for the boost - yet a 2600k system might be close enough to only be a few more points above...or, from a 2600k Folder's perspective, the Bloomfield quad Folder might manage to sqeeze past the next 40k step, and suddenly they're beaten by 14k points, even though a couple of points less would've meant that the 2600k would've won the category...
Originally Posted by sstnt;15006697
Well, NLM is at 4.1 Ghz, not sure but he has OCZ Gold RAM (6 GB), don't know the speed. He is running Ubuntu 10.10, and doesn't run a GPU with his TC folding machine.
He is doing bigadvs, has been VERY stable this month with 1 about every 2 days (gonna be 3 this time with a 2684), and has been folding 24x7 (he was even gone out of town for 2 weeks so the ONLY thing happening on that computer was folding). He is just over 37k ppd through the 17th (per the stats page), and I think he is 6th in the Cat for Div 1 and I think everybody above him is running a 2600k.
Still not accurate...
That's about the only thing that normally happens on WKS04 anyway...apart from when I have to WFH every few weeks - the only thing that is normally running on there (other than F@H, obviously) is something to keep the system time in check with NTP...
Originally Posted by zodac;15006752
Wasn't he in a VM?
Originally Posted by zodac;15007071
Bear in mind, this is a competition aimed at the most committed Folders of an overclocking forum. The native Linux, no GPU Folding, and no actual computer usage is the Folding side, while a good CPU OC and a good RAM OC is the overclocking side.
To be truly competitive, that's what you should be aiming for (for -bigadv rigs anyway; we'll ignore the other categories in this case), so those will have to be the PPD we're aiming for. I'll be taking the same factors into account for the hex PPD and the 2600k PPD... and will go around with the proposed change to the captains when we've decided here.
I'm running at 3.6 GHz on the CPU, which is what I had to drop it down to after changing from M$ to Ubuntu, as it kept hanging on anything above 3.8 GHz; Native in Ubuntu (10.04 x64) for the OS; GPU is not Folding; and the only process other than what is installed by default and the F@H CPU client would be the NTP service (my clock had drifted off by a few mins in Ubuntu, in M$ it was updated from SRV01 by Group Policy).
My RAM is at stock, as I have *NO* idea of what the settings are, what they mean or what the consequences of changing things around...and, as I tend not to use it, I don't want to discover that it has gone offline (crashed, hung, etc) when I won't be able to get to do anything about it for another couple of days...
I also have a bit of an issue with regards to the heat - even with the RASA RS260 (or at least, I think it is RS) installed, and having the windows at the front and rear of the study/utility room open at all times (while having also turned the heating off in there) the ambient temperature in the study is never less than 25*C and the 'sensors' command normally shows 80*C or a bit more...