Bitcoin Utopia

The section for those minor projects that are around, such as CAS@home, Yafu, Yoyo@home and also including those that are "non-intensive", such as GoofyxGrid, WUProp, which can both be run in the background.
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Post by myshortpencil » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:10 pm

Well, Mark, your host passed Mumps as the #1 host on Bitcoin Utopia.   http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page ... ostid=5113

BTW, that host is crunching on my account.

Congratulations for having the #1 host. :)

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Post by Woodles » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:52 pm

myshortpencil wrote:Well, Mark, your host passed Mumps as the #1 host on Bitcoin Utopia.   http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page ... ostid=5113

BTW, that host is crunching on my account.

Congratulations for having the #1 host. :)

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Thanks Jerry, the ASICs use enough electricity by themselves, no point in having more than one PC running as well! :)

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Post by UBT - Chris » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:34 pm

the amount of credits given is great, yet ridiculous - the fastest time i have done a WU in for BU is 104 seconds, yet i am still rewarded 160 credits!! why is this?

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Post by Woodles » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:37 pm

Experiments have been done to find the credits that can be earned on other projects with particular hardware (CPU and GPU) and then the results extrapolated to Boinc Utopia.

Even David Anderson agrees that the credit granted is correct for CPUs, GPUs and ASICs.

It's the same argument as when some projects started with GPU applications and tasks finished in much shorter times than the corresponding CPU applications although to a larger degree.

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Post by UBT - Chris » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:26 pm

that's good to hear

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:29 am

For those interested in BitCoin Utopia (and the credits they produce) but don't have the money to invest in new dedicated hardware there is a solution if you're using a desktop PC with a dedicated graphics card.

I only realised recently the amount of credits you can get from just using the GPU (graphics card).

I'm using a aged card (HD5670) which is over 5 years old and was, at best, average when it was new. It's producing 1,800 per work unit and, since I got the newest driver package, each WU only takes, on average 51 seconds for campaign 3 and 53 seconds for campaign 6. This is the equivalent of 70 WUs per hour which equates to 126,000 credits per hour - over 24 hours = 3 million credits a day! This would be the equivalent of about 2 U2 ASICs.

There's no noticeable difference as far as normal day to day usage - though if you use it for intense graphics use it'll probably cause problems! I don't think I would try this if you use integrated motherboard graphics but someone may want to try to see!

Newer graphics cards will obviously be even better.

As an extra plus you don't have to do anything in regards to messing about with config files and the like! Just attach to the project, select the correct application (Bitcoin Utopia preferences - then SGMiner or CUDAMiner depending on your make of card) and away you go! If you don't like it then all you need to do is detach from the project and carry on as before.

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:01 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the post - that does make me think about how I use my GPU's....

In fact, I've been using them mainly for PrimeGrid, GPUGrid and Collatz....just so that I can keep those projects ticking over.

It interesting what you say about the credits earned, as I did some GPU crunching on BU, but found (originally) that the credits were quite poor in comparison to say Collatz.

So, I've done some digging (on some recent GPU tasks) and found this:

On PrimeGrid:
PPS (Sieve) v1.39  (GTX560i), I earned about 3.21 credits per second
Genefer (World Record) v3.01  (GTX560i) I earned 1.22 credits/sec
Genefer v3.01 (GTX580) I earned 0.74 credits/sec

On GPUGrid:
Short runs (2-3 hours on fastest card) v8.47 (560Ti) (avg) 1 credit per second
Short runs (2-3 hours on fastest card) v8.47 (580), (avg) 0.28 credits/sec

On Collatz:
Mini Collatz Conjecture v6.04 (560Ti) (avg) 2.31 credits/sec
Solo Collatz Conjecture v6.04 (560Ti) (avg) 2.68 credits/sec
Large Collatz Conjecture v6.04 (560Ti) (avg) 2.85 credits/sec

It what you say pans out for my NVidia cards, then I could be better off switching over to BU GPU tasks, if they are "paying" 35 credits/sec (1,800 credits in 51 seconds).

I'll give it a go and see what happens !!

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:05 am

There was one thing I forgot to mention. 2 or 3 times a week I do get a locked up WU. I had 1 run for over 13 hours before I noticed! So, if 1 is running for more than 5 minutes or is stuck at 100% or 99.999% then you have to abort it.

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:52 am

This just in!


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https://bitmaintech.com/productDetail.h ... GR3pcf06BE

Minimum quantity 60 though!

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:42 pm

Hi Mike,

That's a good find....just a shame they aren't stackable....

Plus 60GH/s from a single PCI-E connector is impressive - it takes 2 PCIe plugs to run a BFL 60GH unit, but I would guess the U3 is more efficient and isn't generating as much waste heat.

If I didn't have my BFL's I'd be tempted.

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Post by Woodles » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:08 am

Posted yesterday:

"Campaign #6 is almost over. Work generation will be over soon."
http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinuto ... php?id=600

And now no work from the server!

I only noticed when I was down to 8 WUs in progress so have had to quickly switch to Campaign #4 as well.

Anyone ONLY crunching campaign #6 had better keep an eye on their cache or you'll be running out of WUs.

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:28 pm

Campaign #5 is SETI@Home.

Server has been set up but WUs are not available yet. You can select Campaign #5 in preferances for when they do become available.

http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinuto ... php?id=611

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:04 am

Campaign #5 now active.
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Post by Woodles » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:25 am

UBT - Mikee wrote:Campaign #5 now active.
Campaigns 7 (RNA) and 8 (YOYO) can also be selected but no work yet.
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Post by myshortpencil » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:07 pm

@ Mark :salute:

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Post by Woodles » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:27 pm

Hi Jerry,

Sorry for the late reply, I was away this weekend.

Thank you Jerry, you didn't make it easy! :)

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:56 pm

Where's everyone gone? There's only me and SAHBster left! And SAHBster is only here by mistake!

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:57 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:Where's everyone gone? There's only me and SAHBster left! And SAHBster is only here by mistake!

Mike
Hi Mikee,

What do you mean...?

If you're talking about the UBT team on BU, then everyone is still present:

http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinuto ... avg_credit

and SOME BU credit production is still ongoing (although in my case, I've shut down the home farm, due to a sudden faulty ATX PSU):

http://ubtstats.co.uk/ubt/UBT.php?cs=1& ... ct=bitcoin

So, it's not like everyone has LEFT !!

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:09 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:
So, it's not like everyone has LEFT !!

regards
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Looked like it a few hours ago (between 10AM and 6PM)! Only messing - BRGuild down and transistioner backlogs I assume.

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Post by UBT - Chris » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:35 am

Tim, is your Home farm fixable??
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