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by UBT - Timbo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: World Community Grid
Topic: Leaving UBT for WCG
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Leaving UBT for WCG

Hi Chris

Thanks for the heads up.

It is a shame that WCG hasn't got more UBT members enthused about their project...it's certainly more worthwhile than some other projects, that's for sure...

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi Tim, Your 970 is on a par with mine so I think it's about right. However ... verbose=1 kernels_per_reduction=48 threads=8 lut_size=17 sieve_size=28 sleep=0 cache_sieve=1 reducecpu=0 ~3,200 seconds for ~30,500 credits on a GTX 570 -> 800K a day About a third/quarter as good as a 970 :D Mark Hi Ma...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080

First reviews are out and the 20 series is looking better than expected for games. It was originally thought that even the 2080Ti wouldn't be able to manage 4K @ 60+ FPS in games but initial reviews show it reaching ~80+ in the games tested. This is with ray tracing turned off as there aren't enoug...
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi Mark Thanks for that ;-) In fact I've only just found out (today, whilst trying to find out what would be the correct settings) that inspecting the stderr output of successfully completed tasks, allows one to check the actual "config" parameters of said GPU...which will hopefully mean I can tweak...
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi all So, my GTX970 is taking about 800-900 seconds (abt 15 mins) per Collatz task and that is earning about 30,000 credits per task. Currently my GTX580 is taking 7,500 seconds (just over 2 hours) and is earning about 37,000 credits per task. I'll need to investigate any Collatz optimised config p...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi Mark Ok - sounds good. My GTX 5xx Series comprises: a 590, 2x 580s, a 560Ti and a 560 (I counted the 590 as 2 GPUs, as it's really 2x 580s on one PCB). The 580 and the 970 have now been switched over to Collatz to see how they fare - and to see how hot they get - the 580 on MilkyWay I could get d...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi Mark, Yup - we're currently earning about 40 million per day on Collatz, according to BOINCstats: https://boincstats.com/en/stats/86/team/list/0/0/United%20Kingdom Though our weekly and 4-weekly stats imply a lower figure - around 30m and 15m per day, respectively. But I'm sure that with a bit of...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi all Just as a follow up, these are the current MONTHLY credit totals for these projects that support GPUs (and some also support CPUs, but there's no way of knowing the "split" between them :-( ) Collatz - 467,029,339 PrimeGrid - 93,188,456 Moo - 59,422,032 Einstein - 56,382,586 MilkyWay - 23,679...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Will UBT get to 1 TRILLION credits?

Hi all So, while I'm thinking of doing something creative at work, (and needing to let my brain think it over) I had a quick nosey over at BOINCstats.com just to see how we are doing in the UK stats. https://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/team/list/0/0/United%20Kingdom It'll be no surprise to anyone tha...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Pick a number - GTX1180 / GTX2080 / RTX2080

Hi Mark Thanks for the extra info. I would imagine that the reviews will be positive but with caveats attached. So, my guess is that most people will hang onto their GTX10xx Series for now until such time as a few "popular" games creators supply some updates to take advantage of the new hardware. Be...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Forum "tidy up" complete (for now)
Replies: 0
Views: 623

Forum "tidy up" complete (for now)

Hi all I've now moved all the relevant posts (of which there were many) out of one forum section and moved the posts selectively to other sections where they might be best. I've now shut down the redundant (and now empty) section and then I've moved the Team sections to the top and then they are fol...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: Award from WCG
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Award from WCG

Hi Jeff, Excellent work - well done. I think WCG is probably one of the better projects with real world objectives, even if it is really using volunteer computing for commercial gain. If somehow a breakthrough can be made with regards to Cancer cure and/or prevention, then this could be life changin...
by UBT - Timbo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: UBT #1 in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: UBT #1 in the UK

Hi all

Just bumping this back up, as I missed this particular anniversary of this MILESTONE a month or so ago. :-(

Basically 10 years ago, we became the #1 UK team...and we've held onto this ever since.

So, well done to everyone involved, past and present for making this happen !!

regards
Tim
by UBT - Timbo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware, Software and Gaming
Topic: New 'low requirements' Linux OS
Replies: 1
Views: 284

New 'low requirements' Linux OS

Hi all If you have an older PC lying around and want to make use of it (maybe for some BOINC crunching) then this might suit: Elive Min. Requirements: 192 Mb RAM, 500 Mhz CPU, 32-bit, non-UEFI, sysinit, PAE (bigmem) kernel + 486 kernel A free download is available: https://www.elivecd.org/download/s...
by UBT - Timbo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: I've got a Billion!
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: I've got a Billion!

I've had a look back through the Forum and it looks like my first post in this section was back in September 2007, when I'd reached the heady heights of 50k! How times change, eh? The points roll in a bit quicker than that these days.... Hi Jeff Indeed - with GPUs and faster, multi-core CPUs, credi...
by UBT - Timbo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: I've got a Billion!
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: I've got a Billion!

Hi Jeff Excellent stuff...I recall getting quite excited at hitting one million in total BOINC credits...but over time, with improvements in CPU and GPU performance levels, one can get a bit blase about hitting such achievements - though getting to 1M on *each* project is still pretty tough going. B...
by UBT - Timbo
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Games, word-play, forum competitions etc
Topic: Joke Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 16747

Re: Joke Thread

A joke from a friend of mine on Facebook: Waiting between Bishop Stortford and Harlow, to catch speeding drivers, a Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 11MPH. Says he to himself: "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approachin...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: BOINC: Milestones, Congratulations, UOTD awards
Topic: Millionaires League
Replies: 48
Views: 5135

Re: Millionaires League

Hi Currently in Spain, lost case,stolen phone, stolen tablet but at least I got this target I was aiming for months ago! So not all bad! 😀 Mike HI Mike Sorry to hear that - hope it's all insured and you've had a chance to cancel anything important (like phone contract etc). I don't suppose you set ...
by UBT - Timbo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Team Cafe: News, Announcements, Progress, and any Forum stuff
Topic: Social thread
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Social thread

HI Penny Condolences on losing your father earlier in the year. It's a strange thing: We're told what to do by our parents for the 1st 15+ years, and we don;t have a choice. Then we have to go through the 'difficult teen years' and then we get married and have kids...so that takes up the next 15+ yr...