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Just installed the a5 core (with -smp -bigadv -oneunit) in my shortcut target, I cannot remember if a 6901 is a -bigadv,is it? (I think not) I have been searching around and it there certainly are a lot of reports of getting a 6901 as a first WU after a5 core install. Even if it is not a -bigadv I let it run as there are reports of this WU failing,lets see.
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post #2 of 16
Its suppose to be a bigadv unit.
On HFM - Tools - Download Projects from Stanford so it shows the correct info.
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OK I wonder why all the internet "buzz" over this one,some are saying they EUE out on rigs that have ran forever on the a3 core (google search).
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
OK I wonder why all the internet "buzz" over this one,some are saying they EUE out on rigs that have ran forever on the a3 core (google search).
Well, couple reasons-

It has a fleshed out project description.

According to the description, it's slated for 2 days preferred, 3 days final deadline time. Half of what it currently is marked for on the project summary page. Remains to be seen if/when that will go in effect.
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I've done 2 6901s... 1st one was on track for 35k ppd but died at 97%. 2nd one is acting like it's worth 4k ppd but same 31 min tpf.
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I've finished two of them so far, and yes, they are bigadv's. They both finished just fine for me without any errors whatsoever.
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Mine are on track for right at 76K (points) and if they EUE out it will be suprising. I wonder what generated all the internet talk.
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post #8 of 16
The 6901 gives me about 3k PPD more than 6900. The TPF is about a min less with my rig.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
Mine are on track for right at 76K (points) and if they EUE out it will be suprising. I wonder what generated all the internet talk.
It's actually quite simple. When things work fine, you only hear about it when people ask questions like 'what have you heard about xxxx?'.

When things go wrong, people talk about the issue.

Perfect example: Think about the last five times you went to a retail store and bought something. If you didn't have any issues with any of the transactions/items, did you tell anyone about your experiences without being asked?

Now think of the last time you had a problem with a retailer or services. How much have you talked about it (if at all)? If you're like most people, probably quite a bit (at least in comparison).

For example, I am utterly disgusted by UPS. The only time that I've ever had something get shipped to my house that wasn't destroyed box-wise was when I ordered a $680 lens from BHPhoto in New York, and I'm pretty sure the only reason why it wasn't destroyed was because I had to sign for it. As such, I've talked to people about it ALOT how bad UPS has been for the most part. I actually have a tripod collar waiting for me when I get home today that I'm scared about the condition I'll receive it in since no one will be there to sign for it.

Now, there's no real way to prove that the packages came from UPS that way -- but that's another discussion for another day. Long story short, for the most part, you're only going to hear from people that had problems (except perhaps on the Folding Forums with mostly prudent testers).
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post #10 of 16
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A bit oversimplified Bernie, I ask was the event that generated the 'buzz' actualy tied to the 6901 or did people just think the event they experienced was caused by the 6901?
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