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July - BOINCstats Team Challenge - GPUGrid

Discussion in 'USA BOINC Team' started by DrBob, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. DrBob

    DrBob Administrator USA team member

    USA has been entered in the CRUNCHATHLON GPUGRID [MONTHLY RUN - RACE XXXIII] sponsored by team CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES.

    Last month we finished in Second place with a total of 108,813,250 Cobblestones for the event.

    The Challenge runs from 7/17/2017 17:00 UTC through 7/21/2017 17:00 UTC.

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    7/22/17 - USA finished in 2nd place with a total of 103,686,050 Cobblestones on the board during the event.

    CRUNCH ON! :USA:
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  2. TBox0194

    TBox0194 Active Member USA team member

    Trying to find how to join the crunchathon. Any help appreciated thank you.
     
  3. DrBob

    DrBob Administrator USA team member

  4. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    Just make sure your hardware meets the project requirements. GPUGrid happens to be Nvidia-only, and the card needs to be CC (Compute Capability) 3.0 or greater.
     
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  5. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    The challenge is now underway. :USA:
     
  6. Cpt Cranky

    Cpt Cranky Well-Known Member USA team member

    Woohoo! Go :USA:
     
  7. TBox0194

    TBox0194 Active Member USA team member

    Im on it, im running a single gtx 1060 right now, however ive added myself to the TEAM on asterois@home but BOINC manager is saying im not part of the team. can someone verify for me?
     
  8. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    I'm not sure how to do that other than look thru the project/stats lists, maybe DrBob as founder has a way to check. Your team should show up on your project profile page. I'm not aware of the manager showing anything about team status, are you using BAM?
     
  9. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    The standings appear as they normally do: Gridcoin out in front, we're holding second by a wide margin. Rion Family is burning the house down as usual. :D
     
  10. Cpt Cranky

    Cpt Cranky Well-Known Member USA team member

    I'm using BAM and you may have to manually sync your client. From your BOINC client, select Tools, and then "Synchronize with BOINCstatsBAM. I'll see if I can verify from the project site.
     
  11. Cpt Cranky

    Cpt Cranky Well-Known Member USA team member

    @TBox0194 I found your user on GPUGrid and Asteroids. You are indeed a member of the USA Team! I also friended you in case you have questions in those projects.

    It may take a minute or two for your client to sync showing USA under the Team column under Projects.
     
  12. DrBob

    DrBob Administrator USA team member

    Checking in this morning and saw this thread. User permissions updated here. :)

    CRUNCH ON! :USA:
     
  13. TBox0194

    TBox0194 Active Member USA team member

    Sweet. I have synced everything and should be going good. thanks for the help guys.
     
  14. DrBob

    DrBob Administrator USA team member

    USA finishes in 2nd place with 103,686,050 Cobblestones on the leader board. :USA:

    16 teams participated in the July event.

    Team - Position - Total credit
    Gridcoin - 1 - 248,064,975
    USA - 2 - 103,686,050
    L'Alliance Francophone - 3 - 36,270,150
    BOINC@Poland - 4 - 29,344,975
    BOINC.Italy - 5 - 23,435,325
    BOINC@AUSTRALIA - 6 - 20,939,500
    SETI.Germany - 7 - 17,714,625
    CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES - 8 - 13,741,650
    AMD Users - 9 - 7,983,350
    The Scottish Boinc Team - 10 - 4,251,750
    SETI.USA - 11 - 4,199,825
    Catalunya - 12 - 4,059,450
    The Knights Who Say Ni! - 13 - 2,208,575
    UK BOINC Team - 14 - 2,055,450
    Planet 3DNow! - 15 - 590,300
    BOINC@Latvia - 16 - 281,200


    We had 27 team members participating in this event with Rion Family taking 1st place in the competition.

    Position - Name - Total credit
    1 - Rion Family - 36,860,925
    12 - chucklingchuck - 8,264,900
    14 - Art_Brown - 7,571,400
    17 - Thomas Looper - 7,029,725
    18 - CptCranky - 6,676,950
    19 - Herb - 6,533,025
    24 - Nick Name - 4,898,050
    31 - jday - 4,052,100
    41 - ETQuestor - 3,031,050
    56 - hunter1978 - 2,419,875
    57 - Joseph Looper - 2,312,700
    59 - Misfit - 2,135,200
    70 - kscelfo - 1,885,250
    74 - acshilkey - 1,729,325
    78 - rjzak - 1,556,200
    88 - Nathan - 1,224,850
    106 - Tim Landers - 1,074,125
    124 - Marcelo - 788,525
    140 - David B Homan - 632,700
    155 - Tyler - 555,275
    172 - thomas rodrian - 449,700
    193 - E Klein - 359,400
    198 - Zach - 351,500
    211 - Jack - 281,200
    214 - cww - 281,200
    218 - apkm - 281,200
    221 - Mike8 - 281,200

    Congratulations to all that participated in this months event.
    So until next month....

    CRUNCH ON! :USA:
     
  15. Billy Ewell 1931

    Billy Ewell 1931 New Member USA team member

    My clear intention was to participate in the Challenge and I had configured my equipment to do just that and then I researched and subsequently realized that my GPUs are of the ANTIQUE variety and are ineligible to participate: GTXs 750ti,
    660 and 550ti. I have considered upgrading all GPUs but at this stage in life (a young 86 years) I am very strongly considering getting out of the BOINC supported distributed computing business and get-on with the rest of my life.

    I have so much enjoyed the "giving back" through scientific research support for over some 15 years. BET: Austin, Texas USA
     
  16. Cpt Cranky

    Cpt Cranky Well-Known Member USA team member

    Believe me, I completely understand the struggles of keeping up with hardware. It seems as if you buy a new CPU or video card, it is already out of date :cry:. I thought I was sitting pretty when I was able to afford the 980ti, next thing I knew the 10xx was out. I couldn't afford the 1080ti so I settled for "just" a 1080. Now I wished I had the TI version.

    Whatever you decide, I thank you for all of your contributions to the science and the team. I hope you stay, but totally understand. Also, I though 86 was the new 56 :)?
     
  17. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    The 650 and 750 Ti should work, although I know from experience the 750 Ti may take a couple days or even longer, depending on the system it's in.

    I got into BOINC because I had just built a computer and thought it was neat to have it doing "real" work instead of the usual internet stuff I normally used it for. There comes a time when people move on, either the electric bill or BOINC / project bugs, or just a loss of interest. I'd encourage you to stay as long as you're having fun, just because you don't have the fastest hardware doesn't mean your contributions aren't valuable. Challenges are fun, but at the end of the day I hope we're doing something useful.
     
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  18. Billy Ewell 1931

    Billy Ewell 1931 New Member USA team member

    Decision REVERSED: I am so very solidly impressed with the RESPONSES I received that I am going to participate in the challenge within the capabilities of my equipment: Dell XEON > 750ti; Dell i3> 550ti; HP i7> 660; all GTXs. I also have an i3 Notebook obviously without a GPU and an OLD Dell dual core that cannot support even a reasonably-powered GPU. I have by the way considered GPU upgrades but one major factor is the tremendous heat output of such equipment in the very-hot summers where I live and I can operate such machines only at night when the zoned air conditioning is operating. Thanks for the advice and support! Bill
     
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  19. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    Great to hear! (y) Heat is a concern everywhere unless you happen to live at the poles. :D I would recommend the 1050 or 1050 Ti card, if you want to keep crunching GPUGrid. They're efficient and won't put out the heat like the big boys.

    I don't know what projects you like best, but all of those cards should work on Einstein and SETI, and probably others too. GPUGrid just happens to be one of the more demanding projects. If you ever decide to upgrade just make sure your new card fits, sometimes those Dell and HP cases don't have much extra room.

    There are plenty of projects that are CPU only, don't feel like you have to crunch GPU projects. :)
     
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  20. Cpt Cranky

    Cpt Cranky Well-Known Member USA team member

    This is great news! Every little bit helps! Believe me I know all about heat, AC and electric bills here in the Phoenix AZ area. I agree with everything @Nick Name says. The 1050's do have great cooling and efficiency, and are reasonably priced compared to the others.

    So glad you decided to stay, we're glad to have you :woot:!