Team for World Community Grid?

Mitchell Tuckness

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USA team member
Is there a BOINC Team USA for the World Community Grid project? I see a lot, but not sure which ones ours or if we have one.
 

supdood

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USA team member
Glad to have you on the team at WCG, Mitchell. There are a lot of worthwhile science projects to crunch, with at least two new ones due out in 2017. I've spent most of my crunching time there, even with the below average credit. Welcome!

On another note, now that we have the new forums website thanks to DrBob, what are other's thoughts on doing some recruiting on WCG? It is one of the most popular CPU projects on BOINC, but it is team USA's worst overall ranking on active projects.
 

Mitchell Tuckness

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USA team member
It's probably cause it takes a good while to finish units with that project. Also, I can't find the preferences to change the percentage of time the project crunches. All the other projects allow you to set the priority between 1 and 1000 but on this one I can't seem to find that setting. I was going to bump it up a bit.
 

Mitchell Tuckness

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Thanks, I had looked there, but it is under CUSTOM, Basic Options, % of processor time is what I am looking for!

Thanks!
 

supdood

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Mitchell--Are you trying to set the % time that WCG is using the CPUs vs other projects on the same computer? If so, I think that manipulating the Resource Share number in the Boinc Manager Projects tab on each computer should do the trick (not sure how to do this if you are running from CLI.
 

Mitchell Tuckness

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Mitchell--Are you trying to set the % time that WCG is using the CPUs vs other projects on the same computer? If so, I think that manipulating the Resource Share number in the Boinc Manager Projects tab on each computer should do the trick (not sure how to do this if you are running from CLI.
Yeah I found it. It is where DrBob said, but it is under the CUSTOM option then under Basic Options % of processor time. There you can change it from the default 100 to whatever, I set mine to 300. That should make it so it uses a larger percentage of the CPU than other tasks.
 

supdood

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That's some impressive production you've had the past few days. What do you have for hardware in your crunching farm?
 

Mitchell Tuckness

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I am in the process of setting up a bunch of PC's for the place I work at so I am using the WCG as a kind of burn in on the systems before I re-image them to deploy, which will be later in the year. They are Dell Inspiron's with 24 Cores and 128GB of RAM so they crunch. I just set them up and put that project on and set to run always. If I have any heat issues I'll know before I am finished setting up the master image that I will use to deploy to them when they go live. So yeah, it should show a jump for a few months as they crunch away.
 

supdood

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That's a great way to stress test. We have three similar computers at work (24 cores and 64Gb RAM each) that I wish I could use to crunch when they are idle, but no luck there.
 

Mitchell Tuckness

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USA team member
Yeah, works great till I can image them and deploy the, That way I know they will be fine and no hiccups, overheating etc.

Plus I already got my first Diamond 5 year badge :)
 
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