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Everything posted by Macaw2000

  1. Does GPU folding use only CUDA or would the new AMD video cards work?
  2. Good times. Congrats everyone on their contributions. Neat to see how much progress has been made since the last event.
  3. Battlestation update. Left the city for the country. I figure if work is remote now, might as well go someplace nice.
  4. How about a 10B folding badge? As graphics cards evolve over the next couple years, it might be pretty obtainable.
  5. I don't have a way to catch Den-Fi without compromising the design of my folding system. I designed it to 1) run on AWS 2) be the cheapest possible folding solution 3) find the least expensive GPU instances on the spot market 4) auto-scale anywhere in the world. I was poking around this morning to see if there was a creative way to boost. Maybe some more exotic machines like V100s far regions were being unused? Nope... didn't find a thing. Looks like it will be a race for the silver medal.
  6. Woke up this morning and looked at rankings to see if I was catching up to Den-Fi or if he was killing me....
  7. I have these! https://www.amazon.com/Sony-WH-1000XM4-Canceling-Headphones-phone-call/dp/B0863TXGM3/ref=sr_1_1?crid=301YZ6S6OH517&dchild=1&keywords=sony+mx1000m4&qid=1603311546&s=electronics&sprefix=sony+mx%2Celectronics%2C210&sr=1-1 Only been using them on flights though.. hmmm
  8. Well I tried something new today. I wanted to see what it was like to fold locally. I heard there would be a lot of noise and heat. I lasted a whole work unit. The heat wasn't too bad, given a single video card, but the noise was no good.
  9. Dang that was a lot of points today @Den-Fi. What is going on here?
  10. A little cross-Atlantic fist bump to Europe. I don't have a single container running in the US right now. If a spot instance does spin up, it get's nuked almost immediately. Stockholm, Ireland, and Paris doing the heavy lifting. Canada and Mumbai throwing in a little help too. My architecture that worked so well in the last event has some serious flaws this event now that GPU computing is getting so popular. Love it though. GPUs rock.
  11. I haven't entirely figured out how pricing works. Price scales with demand but then at some point the spot instances just become entirely unavailable. I assume On-Demand, RIs, and others all get priority and the spot instances are killed. Right now I see instances running nicely in Ireland and Paris but impossible to launch anywhere in the US. I assume that will change after business hours.
  12. I'm not sure how effective my folding will be mid-week. During the weekend, there were a handful of interruptions but now that the work week is here, the spot instances are largely unavailable. In the last folding contest, I saw very few interruptions. GPU cloud computing must have really taken off.
  13. It's interesting to see how much has changed in the last six months or so. GPU spot instances are not staying alive very long.
  14. Yes g4dn.xlarge. My clusters look for price drops in all regions. Mumbai, for example, gets cheap on the weekends
  15. Alright I set it up so that if a gpu spot instance drops below 12 cents/hour, a node will launch. #Juicing
  16. Hah! I just have a tiny cluster running. I could release a full army of mercenaries but I am neck deep in another compute project that has my time and budget.
  17. Also, if you just spin up regular EC2 instances and run the client, it will be hella expensive. Don't recommend!
  18. I run it in a pretty sophisticated way to maximize value. Basically spot instances running in containers that auto-scale based on price around the world. It's likely the cheapest way to fold but also not the easiest thing to do. Here's a repo to get started: https://github.com/raykrueger/folding-on-ecs Right now I'm focusing my cloud budget on something entirely different. When I turn the engine on, it's strong and has good value. I have been wanting to turn my solution into an Easy Button so anyone could join in but haven't put the time towards that.
  19. My mercenaries have been focused entirely on a real-time deep fake project. I'll put at least one cluster towards the effort though!
  20. 335,000 points in a week was my best week by far. Scaled the cluster way down for now though. Fun times.
  21. AWS.. spot market, containers based on their highest value GPU instances. Deploys anywhere in the world depending on where it is the cheapest.