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Everything posted by mattheginger

  1. Has anyone dabbled with boinc on the new mac M1's? Thinking of upgrading my macbook and just curious of its capabilities. I pretty much only do WCG on boinc.
  2. Sending positive vibes mate, that really sucks. Hopefully it will pass quickly.
  3. I mean sure... If you're ok living in the past... *cough*<NZDT>*cough*
  4. I myself had major health woes back in 2011 (still ongoing but fortunately to a much lesser extent). Enough to stop me working for the five following years. A good friend of mine also encouraged me to build a PC and join his gaming clan on teamspeak. It was possibly the best thing I could have done back then, and gave me hours of daily fun, banter, laughter and company (from fellow kiwi's and Aussie's - coz you gotta have dem low pings for battlefield ) when I was more or less completely house bound, and living back with my parents (3 hrs drive from my nearest mates). I'd really r
  5. I've found when the 2070s gets down into the low utilisation WU's (~80-85%) , that's when it gets the noisiest... It's naaasty.
  6. Are higher end CPU's really going to give more longevity though? I mean I understand that some of the very top end CPU's are binned, but I've had an i5 & an i7 (Sandy & Ivy bridge) running boinc for years at 100% load 24/7 (not to mention the years of Battlefield they played before that ). No drama at all. My belief is it's mostly about controlled temps... Unless you plan on running mad overclocks, I just find it hard to believe there'll be a difference in durability.
  7. You could always throw those threads at WCG... I realise you'll still lose some PPD, but you'll at least be helping two research platforms.
  8. I've cleaned and transferred my system into a smaller case, so it can sit on my desk rather than the floor. Plus my 8 yo corsair 200mm fans were getting worn and NOISY!!
  9. Well since the cuda update, it looks as though I can now run 6 of my 8 threads on boinc without a PPD penalty. This is new! Before the update, it didn't matter if I only ran a single core on boinc... I'd still receive a 3-4 percent GPU usage penalty. Hopefully this is on most WU's and not just a few.
  10. I just find it amazing that we have almost 700 folders producing over 1 mil PPD. .
  11. I'm curious... What is it that's caused our 'active users' count to stabilise? Is it the murmurings of an upcoming event? Or something else?
  12. Yup. For most contributors, the decision will be whether they contribute or not, and changing hardware to suit F@h won't even be a consideration.
  13. I understand the efficiency argument, but surely that's not Fah's main concern. Maximal computing power should be. Not everyone is an enthusiast who's going to upgrade their hardware for the purposes of this contribution. When I began contributing at the end of 2018, I had an HD7870 which has roughly a fifth of the raw compute performance of a 2070s, and yet it only gets around 5% of the points that the 2070s does, for the most part because of the quick return bonus. Cards like that hold valuable compute power that could be harnessed, but the points system makes them appear nearly
  14. I agree with most of that. It’s too disconnected from the actual computation taking place, and is extremely discouraging to people with lower performance hardware. I can understand the concept of a QRB, but surely it should be a garnish rather than vastly disproportionate to the base credit. Call me silly, but I have a significant amount of old hardware that I would be running if it weren’t for the pitiful points they earn, relative to my 2070s (primarily because of the QRB characteristics). It may be sort of irrational relative to the cause, but the point system
  15. I seem to be getting WU's ok, but they mostly seem to be cancer research ones (which is fine). Perhaps there's a temporary shortage of Covid WU's, leading to a shortage overall. Edit: Have now read the comment above
  16. So would your average daily PPD be around 3.5-ish maybe? ^Either way, those are great numbers. I'm doing my best to be patient for Ampere... But who really knows when that's arriving, especially here in NZ. The 20-25% covid price bump on 2080 TI's here is currently what's protecting my bank account
  17. I've been a bit slack lately, but still working towards that 500 mil...