Folding for HH!

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  1. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    That's neat, maybe Craig could help us get there sooner, I think that his PC hasn't been taking much protein lately. :)
     
  2. RoyBatty

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    6000 of 200000, not bad for a team with 8 members :)
     
  3. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Next step is a team rank of 800, when sig images like this one can include individual user stats! :p
     
  4. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Welcome aboard Caqde!
     
  5. RoyBatty

    RoyBatty Well-Known Member

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    I just got some "NANs detected on GPU/UNSTABLE_MACHINE" errors on my HD5870. The client (v7.1.2.4) returned succesfully finished WU (Project 5732 (Run 0, Clone 621, Gen 311) and then there were five attempts at Project 5738 (Run 3, Clone 582, Gen 395) WU, each failing immediately. Now it's folding a 5736/3/592/364 WU, no problem. Weird...
     
  6. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Sometimes you can simply get a bad WU, as far as I can tell. I just delete the work folder and the queue file when that happens (has done two or three times in the past few months), then restart the client, and it just carries on as if nothing ever happened :)
     
  7. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    For those on AMD cards not reading the new driver threads, I'll repeat myself here. :)

    AMD has finally fixed the OpenCL driver bug that caused the system to freeze when folding and watching hardware accelerated video at the same time. Catalyst 11.7 is supposed to have a working fix and I can vouch for 11.8 Preview to be working as that's what I'm using at the moment.
     
  8. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Excellent, thanks for the heads up.

    I shall look into this shortly.
     
  9. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    There also seems to be a slight increase in performance, I'm finishing my second WU with the new drivers and my estimated PPD is just short of 8000, up from 7600 - 7700. :)
     
  10. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Guys, this info must be out there somewhere, but a short spell of googling didn't make me much smarter so I'll ask here.

    What's the deal with SMP? I thought I'd give it a try so I finished two WUs so far and during both of them, my estimated PPD was barely over 1000 and that's quite a bit lower then what I've seen people get with similar CPUs. All 4 of my CPU cores were 100% busy (and there was no GPU folding during the first WU). When I finish a WU, my log says "Final credit estimate, 2782.00 points" or something such, but I only get awarded the nominal WU value (less than 1000). I do have a passkey.
     
  11. iPlayer

    iPlayer Filled with noobsauce

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    Are the new AMD processors any good for folding?
     
  12. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    You only get the passkey bonus after a certain number of WUs handed in with it I believe.

    I read they manage about 13-14k PPD - similar to a 2500k.
     
  13. craig5320

    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    Listen guys, I've just checked my laundry, and not one piece of it is neatly folded. C'mon get your act together.
     
  14. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    :p

    I apologise for my current slackness. I'll pick it up over the Christmas break, though :)
     
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  15. RoyBatty

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    That's not surprising, you haven't folded anything for more than 50 days :D
     
  16. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    I just picked up the latest F@H Windows client, and for folding on an Nvidia GPU, it seems to have lost two very useful abilities.

    Firstly, while the "CPU utilisation" slider is still there, it no longer seems to have any impact on GPU folding. Previously, I could limit CPU use to 5%, thus bottle-necking the GPU client and leaving some spare GPU processing power for an Indie game or flash movie.

    Secondly, the "pause when done" button appears gone.

    Is there any way to get these functionalities back, does anyone know?
     
  17. RoyBatty

    RoyBatty Well-Known Member

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    You mean the "Finish" button? It's still there (v7.1.52).
    I don't know about the CPU utilisation slider, never used it, I'll have to test if it works with my 5870 card.
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Ah, they just renamed it. Excellent!
     
  19. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    I can't get the 7750 to be recognized by folding @ home clients...

    5450 worked fine.

    and there "solution" to manually putting it in.... at least their instructions... were made up by a fetus...... there are no instructions... looked like someone threw up some random crap on a page and said "there that's good enough".....

    The 6770 and 5770 and 6850/6950/6970's while in full tilt GPU mode, works beautifuly while playing some heavy duty gaming.... However on nvidia cards.. yeah.... things grind to a halt.... and even the 5xx series, seems all the nvidia gpus tend to have a failed/crashed display driver with windows having to forcefully reset it.

    I guess ati has the advantages though, considering they were the first to provide gpu support for folding.
     
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