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LTT Folding Team's Emergency Response to Covid-19

This event has ended and I recommend you guys head over to the Folding Community Board for any general folding conversation. 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, NinjaWolfess said:

Not going to lie, I'm a little worried about what my power bill might actually turn into. Can any Albertans/Canadians speak to their estimated cost differences?

with everything i have going full tilt im about 500-550 CAD over normal.  This folding thing uses slightly less power though so im expecting 400-500 over normal but im running just over 30 GPU's.

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47 minutes ago, ConceptOW said:

I'm curious to see how much everyone power bill goes up compared to no folding at all. 

According to my Smart-bridge power meter, I'm looking at about a 75% increase in my bill.  Roughly $120 to $200.  TBH, not ideal given my company is starting to do weekly furloughs, but all things considered it's not too bad.  (I'm still planning on buying a TIG welder in April, so yeah....)


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6 minutes ago, NinjaWolfess said:

Not going to lie, I'm a little worried about what my power bill might actually turn into. Can any Albertans/Canadians speak to their estimated cost differences?

If you have a modern GPU, and just ONE gpu, each GPU may use up to from 75-100 watts per hour, plus the computer power used, for stuff like cpu, memory, fans, monitor(s), etc, and the power efficiency loss of it all, could be up in the 300-400 watts per hour range...

So, say .5 kW per hour,

.5 kW / hour x 24 hours in a day = 12 kW/day.

if your elec rate is .$.10/kW, then you'd be using $.10 / kW X 12 kW = $1.20/day, or $36/mo...

I've had rates as low as $/069/kW... Those were the days!

Good luck!

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4 minutes ago, leadeater said:

You can do a bit of math yourself and it shouldn't be massively off. If your computer uses ~400W then look at your power bill and get the kwh per unit price then:

 

(0.4 * total hours per day) * kwh price = Cost per day

 

E.g (0.6 * 24) * 0.2902 = $4.18/day

That's doable. I'm not sure how to find out how much power my computer uses in a day though.

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Just now, NinjaWolfess said:

That's doable. I'm not sure how to find out how much power my computer uses in a day though.

Just have a look at a review with similar parts to you, most systems will be around that 350W-450W mark if single GPU etc etc. Then just have a think about how many total hours you're actually folding for.

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10 minutes ago, PCSolidcom said:

However, not sure I'm setup w/i the team properly?  Would anyone mind checking/verifying that I'm setup properly by looking at my stats?

 

Howedver, when I go to what I believe is my 'donor' page for foldingathome: https://stats.foldingathome.org/donor/PCSolid.com

Looks like my stat's are frozen and don't update w/ work produced?

Looks all good:

https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=962238

 

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My wife and I are fortunate enough to have a job that is "required" and can WFH so I am really not that bothered by any increase in the short term.  My hat is off to the guys who do this on the regular.  I just hope our effort is utilized for "the greater good". 

 

Also tip my hats to those of you like @hydrochloric and others that are not as fortunate still contributing to the cause.

 

@n0xlf I am glad to hear you are feeling better, how long did it take you to recover?

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1 minute ago, leadeater said:

Just have a look at a review with similar parts to you, most systems will be around that 350W-450W mark if single GPU etc etc. Then just have a think about how many total hours you're actually folding for.

Would you doublecheck if I understand this right?

 

Assuming for whatever reason, (0.500kW * 24 hrs) * 0.087 (power bill says 8.72c /kWh) = $1.05 per 24hrs running my comp, at highest worst case scenario?

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5 minutes ago, NinjaWolfess said:

That's doable. I'm not sure how to find out how much power my computer uses in a day though.

I've used Kill-a-watt meter, works GREAT.  Shows hwo much computer uses real time, and can also log hwo much it uses over time... Cheap device, but very effective...

Can watch the wattage increase as your GPU's come online and begin working... 300 watts, 400 watts, 1000 watts, etc... Neat device!

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My Z77 system with an i5-3450 @ 3.7GHz, GTX 760 and GT 430 takes 250W from the wall when folding

 

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2 minutes ago, NinjaWolfess said:

Assuming for whatever reason, (0.500kW * 24 hrs) * 0.087 (power bill says 8.72c /kWh) = $1.05 per 24hrs running my comp, at highest worst case scenario?

Yep, also GIVE ME YOUR POWER COST PRICE!

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24 minutes ago, NinjaWolfess said:

Not going to lie, I'm a little worried about what my power bill might actually turn into. Can any Albertans/Canadians speak to their estimated cost differences?

My partner estimates that with both of us folding 24/7, our power bill will go up by about $50/mo., but we are west of you so I'm not sure if that helps. 

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4 minutes ago, leadeater said:

You can do a bit of math yourself and it shouldn't be massively off. If your computer uses ~400W then look at your power bill and get the kwh per unit price then:

 

(0.4 * total hours per day) * kwh price = Cost per day

 

E.g (0.6 * 24) * 0.2902 = $4.18/day

wow 0.29/kWh in NZ$ or $0.25Cdn. My fully loaded rate is $0.12/kWh here in Ontario going to double on-peak

 

18 minutes ago, NinjaWolfess said:

Not going to lie, I'm a little worried about what my power bill might actually turn into. Can any Albertans/Canadians speak to their estimated cost differences?

The Ontario Government has suspended time-of-use rates so all electricity is at the least-expensive rate at present. They may have done something similar in Alberta.

 

Running a CPU and GPU, say 500W to keep it simple, 24x7 would consume 12kWh per day so at an averaged rate of $0.1675  (12 hours at $0.12, 6 hours at $0.18 and 6 at $0.24) would cost $2.01 per day.

 

Of course in this climate that 500W is also turned into heat meaning your furnace doesn't have to work as hard to keep your house at a set temperature so you'd save a bit on your heating bill.

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3 minutes ago, Gorgon said:

wow 0.29/kWh in NZ$ or $0.25Cdn. My fully loaded rate is $0.12/kWh here in Ontario going to double on-peak

 

The Ontario Government has suspended time-of-use rates so all electricity is at the least-expensive rate at present. They may have done something similar in Alberta.

 

Running a CPU and GPU, say 500W to keep it simple, 24x7 would consume 12kWh per day so at an averaged rate of $0.1675  (12 hours at $0.12, 6 hours at $0.18 and 6 at $0.24) would cost $2.01 per day.

 

Of course in this climate that 500W is also turned into heat meaning your furnace doesn't have to work as hard to keep your house at a set temperature so you'd save a bit on your heating bill.

I wish I could take advantage of that win, but my apartment doesn't charge heat, and doesn't quite heat well enough in the first place, so no cost savings, but I've definitely been enjoying the increase in heat in my livingroom hahah!

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All this talk bout Canada is only going to further drive up my electricity bill cause now I have to watch Super Troopers 1 & 2... Damn you friendly neighbors to the north...

 

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Don't worry, the good old US of A has barely bothered to acknowledge we need to shut down things!  I'll be honest, I was amazed they suspended student loan payments.


R5 3600, 5700 XT, AX370 K7...  and that's plenty for me.  If you ignore the masses of other parts I occasionally put together and laugh about.

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1 hour ago, ConceptOW said:

I'm curious to see how much everyone power bill goes up compared to no folding at all. 

I'm estimating it will be between $400-$500 for me.

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Woohoo! my cpu and gpu have both been lit up for a while now running full tilt tonight ;)


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1 minute ago, KenjiS9965 said:

Woohoo! my cpu and gpu have both been lit up for a while now running full tilt tonight ;)

Nice!

 

I love seeing the green on the advanced client!


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Just curious. Does anyone know any of the St. Louis School of Medicine staff working with folding, or any bio researchers working on a vaccine? Would be nice to know how much our folding are helping. 

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31 minutes ago, Gorgon said:

wow 0.29/kWh in NZ$ or $0.25Cdn. My fully loaded rate is $0.12/kWh here in Ontario going to double on-peak

Yea I'm forced on to a 'low usage' plan because I have solar and export, I've had it as low as $0.18/kwh but the daily connection charge is higher. But because of how much I use the much lower connection charge is moot.

 

Why is it power companies assume I'm going to use less with solar, do they not know.

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1 minute ago, GOTSpectrum said:

Nice!

 

I love seeing the green on the advanced client!

Same

 

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As for power usage, my UPS says I'm using 576W for this workload at the moment, thats not the highest power consumption ive seen (I've seen 626w before, I'd imagine the type of calculations its running varies the power usage and clock speed of the CPU/GPU) Not too worried about my power bill, its offset by the solar and such


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Just now, KenjiS9965 said:

Same

 

 

 

As for power usage, my UPS says I'm using 576W for this workload at the moment, thats not the highest power consumption ive seen (I've seen 626w before, I'd imagine the type of calculations its running varies the power usage and clock speed of the CPU/GPU) Not too worried about my power bill, its offset by the solar and such

GREEEENNNNNN

 

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2 minutes ago, GOTSpectrum said:

GREEEENNNNNN

 

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2070 is only 6gb? I'm assuming thats VRAM to the right of the chip


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1 minute ago, KenjiS9965 said:

2070 is only 6gb? I'm assuming thats VRAM to the right of the chip

I've never even thought about those numbers tbh...

 

 


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