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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by darktheme » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:21 am

I'm getting them intermittently, but on the other hand the 14173 work units are killers. 563k PPD on the 1070ti.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by battlenut » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 am

I know they are dropping to 900k and 1 mill. on the 1080tis.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by powerwagon75 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 am

On project 14167 (0x21) right now, and its definitely higher than my norm—around 505~512K PPD. My average, since I did a reinstall and involuntarily got intel-microcode and a newer nvidia driver has been anywhere from 423-455 PPD.
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by BG405 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 am

Looks like I hit rock bottom the other day .. 1 work unit worth a paltry 2 points .. :cry:

How does one tell what WUs are being worked on, etc. via CLI? I couldn't find any instructions. Probably my lack of search-fu though. :oops:
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:05 am

Hi All,

I see that we have another high flying team about to eat us for breakfast. They are gaining 118 million points a day on us (makes the heart sink a bit)

I suppose this is another ex mining crew who had left mining and looking for another thing to do with all of that power. Has currency mining become so unrewarding that teams are now leaving??

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Post by battlenut » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:20 am

That team was just made like on the 15th of April. It is another mining setup there top guy is making 40 million a day. I would really like to know where these people come from. Here is the leaders donor page from Stanfords F@H website https://stats.foldingathome.org/donor/22960862 in the last 7 days he has had 101 active clients. This guy has a farm.

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Post by catweazel » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:23 am

battlenut wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:20 am
This guy has a farm.
I wouldn't be surprised if he's a tech in a data centre and is exacting revenge before he loses his job :)
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by battlenut » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:41 am

they went from 0 to 927 million in 10 days.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:23 pm

Hi all,

we have just made it to position 102, BUT team BANANO.CC are making giant strides to overtake us by contributing over 266 million points a day more than our team. That will put us back in 103rd place in a couple of days.

For the Protein Folding cause in general, it is to be applauded that this team is putting in such a great effort, but for me it seems to be like David and Goliath.

I see that we have 13 active members now. This is the highest number we have had for a long while. Congratulations to everyone who is helping.

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Post by battlenut » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:50 pm

That team can be in second place within the month.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by powerwagon75 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:43 pm

Any of you GPU folders run any overclocking on your units?

Ever since I reinstalled Mint a while back, and ended up with a newer Nvidia driver and Intel Microcode installed, I took a bit of a hit on PPD.

The one thing I haven’t tried yet, is getting into BIOS and setting my CPU to run full bore. I had it previously set that way, and never ran across any negative consequences with anything. Now, although the CPU clocking speeds right up to max, even when the folding is holding one thread at 100%, I’ve noticed it still toggles in and out of C1 state (although it’s at full freq speed)—it seems to me it has to be affecting production a little bit, as heat/fan speed drop slightly when in C1, and go back up while operating at C0.

Anyway, back to the GPU. Been trying to figure out any little tricks to help maximize for folding. I’ve ran overclock up mildly, to 80Mhz over. This, along with setting max wattage up, nets me a GPU clock increase from 1392 to 1459. I’ve read that overclocking the memory will really serve no useful purpose with regards to folding. At the end of the day, it seems to have helped my PPD when viewing estimated PPD, but my published PPD never seems to really be different. Also noticed I seem to get some low point WU’s (say 60~70K) mixed in with the higher, six-digit ones.

Noticed yesterday, that in my logs, I am getting error messages. One to the effect of a line warning, with “ Bad State detected...attempting to resume from last good checkpoint. Is your system over clocked?” The other is “Size of position 2073 does not match topology 2067.” That first one appears to happen on the WU’s that end up getting messed up and receive a low score. The second one, is currently on the WU that’s folding right now, and if you look at the % completion lines in the log, that line shows up every fifth entry, but does not seem to have any ill-effect to PPD or WU value.

I guess I had noticed a couple of low-ball WU scores over that past few days, like one at 7K and another at 17K. I did see in the log that it trashed one WU and downloaded a new one after it was tired of fighting with it, so that may speak to the crappy WU scores.

Perhaps the OC is doing me no service at all at the end of the day. When I initially did this, it did drop TPF down 6~7 seconds (which hasn't changed), which was enough to improve the estimated PPD to a better value.

Just thought I’d throw it out there for thoughts, discussions, criticisms, etc.
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by darktheme » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:35 am

I havn't overclocked my gpu's in linux but I do in windows because it's easier to understand for me. All are Nvidia(EVGA) and their software is nice. In linux I'm just concerned with manually controlling the fan.

The 60-70k wu's are probably the core 22 beta's and the large ones are probably core 21.

“Size of position 2073 does not match topology 2067.” This is normal. “ Bad State detected...attempting to resume from last good checkpoint. Is your system over clocked?” I'd be more concerned with this. Try lowering or run at stock. It also could just be a bad work unit.

Hopefully someone else has better input.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by bantano » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:45 pm

tinca wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Hi all,

we have just made it to position 102, BUT team BANANO.CC are making giant strides to overtake us by contributing over 266 million points a day more than our team. That will put us back in 103rd place in a couple of days.

For the Protein Folding cause in general, it is to be applauded that this team is putting in such a great effort, but for me it seems to be like David and Goliath.

I see that we have 13 active members now. This is the highest number we have had for a long while. Congratulations to everyone who is helping.

Best regards Keith
Hi guys,
bantano from Team BANANO here. Funny that you mention us here as Goliath, we started just a year ago as small cryptocurrency project. We created our foldingathome team two weeks ago as one of many faucets to distribute our coins (BANANO) free and as fair as possible. We wouldn't have thought it would be so successful. We are meanwhile on rank 86.

Our f@h faucet website is at https://bananominer.com

What we try here is also to point out how wasteful and unnecessary crypto mining is, and try to raise awareness for the f@h project amongst communities focused on crypto mining. It's pretty cool that you're active in folding that long already <3

Let me know if you have any questions or if you're interested to join forces. ;)
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by battlenut » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:24 am

This is definitely a great use for all that horse power.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:53 am

Hi bantano,

it is very good of you to take the time to drop by and say hello.

I hope that you have some success with trying to convert some of the mining teams to put there efforts into Protein Folding. With this project I think that the old saying "the more the merrier" is well suited.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by catweazel » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 am

battlenut wrote:
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This is definitely a great use for all that horse power.
"Mint-Banano" just doesn't have the right ring to it :)
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by battlenut » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:48 am

catweazel wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 am
battlenut wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:24 am
This is definitely a great use for all that horse power.
"Mint-Banano" just doesn't have the right ring to it :)
I did not mean join forces, your right it does sounds pretty ridiculous. I meant the mining teams turning folding. Folding is a great use for all that raw horsepower his team has. But No Mint-banano please

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by battlenut » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:50 am

you know come to think of it. I think I will find some mint flavored chocolate melt it and dip bananas in it. Mint-Choco- Banano.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by bantano » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:10 am

battlenut wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:50 am
you know come to think of it. I think I will find some mint flavored chocolate melt it and dip bananas in it. Mint-Choco- Banano.
Haha, that sounds not too bad, maybe I should also give it a try. Thanks guys for your nice reactions <3

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by darktheme » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:45 am

Sorry mates, I’ll be down for the rest of the weekend.

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