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justanotherinternetguy

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USA team member
Hello, pretty new to the whole concept but I have a fairly high-end PC that I built for gaming but since I don't have time/desire to game anymore, I wanted to use it to contribute. Currently running GPUGRID and Rosetta@home, not sure what else I should be supporting. Mainly interested in medicinal projects to help. Thanks for reading. Any helpful advice or suggestions are welcome.
 

supdood

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Welcome to the forums and to the team! If you haven't already, be sure to join the team on each project you run to ensure that you credits are applied to the team's total. Also, be sure to check the preferences section of each project to make sure to opt-in to stats export otherwise your credits will not get counted for the team.

GPUGRID and Rosetta are great options. Another great option for keeping your CPU threads busy on what you're interested in is World Community Grid: https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/index.jsp. They have a number of sub-projects you can run (https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/viewAllProjects.do) on a variety of issues. This is a very popular and long-running project on BOINC, but our team participation tends to lag behind compared to our overall computing power. It would be great to have another member crunching away at WCG!

I'm sure other team members will have suggestions for projects based on you GPU and OS (I only run CPU).

:USA:
 

justanotherinternetguy

New Member
USA team member
Welcome to the forums and to the team! If you haven't already, be sure to join the team on each project you run to ensure that you credits are applied to the team's total. Also, be sure to check the preferences section of each project to make sure to opt-in to stats export otherwise your credits will not get counted for the team.

GPUGRID and Rosetta are great options. Another great option for keeping your CPU threads busy on what you're interested in is World Community Grid: https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/index.jsp. They have a number of sub-projects you can run (https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/viewAllProjects.do) on a variety of issues. This is a very popular and long-running project on BOINC, but our team participation tends to lag behind compared to our overall computing power. It would be great to have another member crunching away at WCG!

I'm sure other team members will have suggestions for projects based on you GPU and OS (I only run CPU).

:USA:
Thanks! I have joined the team on both projects so hopefully I'll be able to contribute some figures to the team as well. I'll check out the WCG projects now as well.

Also, here are my specs:

 

Nick Name

Administrator
USA team member
Welcome to the team and forum! We're delighted to have you!

That's a very capable system and will do quite well on any project. In addition to the projects mentioned, you might check out TN-Grid. It's not directly doing medical research now, but is doing genetic research that may benefit that in the future.

Right now GPUGrid is a little bit light on work, and a lot of crunchers have started there in the last couple years so work is harder to get than it used to be. If you aren't getting work that's probably why. There is a limit of two jobs at a time per GPU, so that's the most you will get. It's also one of the more demanding projects, so if your card is overclocked check your work to make sure it's validating. GPUs that are appear stable in other testing can produce invalid work here.

Rosetta has a mix of tasks with different job deadlines, some as low as three days, so I suggest you set your cache (found in the manager under Options -> Computing Preferences -> Other [Store at least N days of work]) to no more than a day to start off with. This is especially important if you aren't running that machine 24/7. A low cache isn't foolproof, but it helps make sure you don't have more work than you can complete in time.

If you have any problems, just let us know.
 

justanotherinternetguy

New Member
USA team member
Welcome to the team and forum! We're delighted to have you!

That's a very capable system and will do quite well on any project. In addition to the projects mentioned, you might check out TN-Grid. It's not directly doing medical research now, but is doing genetic research that may benefit that in the future.

Right now GPUGrid is a little bit light on work, and a lot of crunchers have started there in the last couple years so work is harder to get than it used to be. If you aren't getting work that's probably why. There is a limit of two jobs at a time per GPU, so that's the most you will get. It's also one of the more demanding projects, so if your card is overclocked check your work to make sure it's validating. GPUs that are appear stable in other testing can produce invalid work here.

Rosetta has a mix of tasks with different job deadlines, some as low as three days, so I suggest you set your cache (found in the manager under Options -> Computing Preferences -> Other [Store at least N days of work]) to no more than a day to start off with. This is especially important if you aren't running that machine 24/7. A low cache isn't foolproof, but it helps make sure you don't have more work than you can complete in time.

If you have any problems, just let us know.
Thank you very much.

I got both WCG and TN-Grid added.

Thanks for the explanation on GPUGrid, I was actually wondering why I wasn't seeing anything come through in the Task list.

Thanks for the suggestion on the computing preferences, I had it set to 0.1, I have updated it to 1 day now.

I appreciate the support, thanks for having me.
 

Nick Name

Administrator
USA team member
0.1 is actually fine, what I've seen in the past is new folks setting that way too high thinking more is better. One day should also be fine. I'd leave it alone for a few days. Once you see how things are running you an increase or decrease to suit your needs. The maximum value is ten days, generally it's better to be on the lower end of the range.
 
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