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    its so quiet around these parts again..

    entertain me..

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    I was just checking in on the status of May SC Week....did I miss it?

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    hmmm....I think May SC week just turned into June SC week


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Maw View Post
    hmmm....I think May SC week just turned into June SC week
    What da....Xtreme?!

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    I've turned all my GPU power to Collatz... doing 500k BOINC point a day when I was barely doing 100k on WCG...

    Don't worry, WCG GPU will be back at some point... and most of us will have way more GPU power...

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    once the gpu lovin stopped, I can't even see my progress on the daily stats until the old stuff scrolls off.
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    gpu crunching is lame

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
    gpu crunching is lame
    Yes, I"m sure the folks at HCC would agree. Because decreasing the project time to completion is so overrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yojimbo197 View Post
    Yes, I"m sure the folks at HCC would agree. Because decreasing the project time to completion is so overrated.
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    no because it creates an even larger gap between normal people and people with tons of disposable income, those that have to rationalize uses for crunchers and those that just buy hardware just for crunching

    before you would build a rig which is at least useful, now I can't rationalize spending 200$+ on something that can't do anything but crunch,

    but its all good I suppose, projects are getting done, it just seems that I'm always that one step behind and its getting old, kinda killing my drive to want to crunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embalmed View Post
    once the gpu lovin stopped, I can't even see my progress on the daily stats until the old stuff scrolls off.
    Me to lol.
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    GPU crunching = CPU crunching when you think about it. Ya the GPU puts out more PPD but in the end, we are still crunching WUs. You can't run all projects on the GPU yet so we still need CPU technology.

    edit: funny when the most active thread with 14 replies and over 1200 views is the most active thread.

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    i'm still around in lurker mode. just moved over to a friend's townhouse for the summer. i put my crunchers in the basement. now my bedroom is quieter and cooler. I'll probably be dropping one or two machines in the fall and upgrading to a workstation rig with multiple cpus. i have to consolidate some since i'll be paying for electricity soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
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    no because it creates an even larger gap between normal people and people with tons of disposable income, those that have to rationalize uses for crunchers and those that just buy hardware just for crunching

    before you would build a rig which is at least useful, now I can't rationalize spending 200$+ on something that can't do anything but crunch,

    but its all good I suppose, projects are getting done, it just seems that I'm always that one step behind and its getting old, kinda killing my drive to want to crunch.
    Quote Originally Posted by retro77 View Post
    GPU crunching = CPU crunching when you think about it. Ya the GPU puts out more PPD but in the end, we are still crunching WUs. You can't run all projects on the GPU yet so we still need CPU technology.

    edit: funny when the most active thread with 14 replies and over 1200 views is the most active thread.
    This. I know (sorta) how you feel NKrader - when the GPU crunching started I got passed by over 20 team members, but I just reminded myself that it's for the science, not the points - and not all of the projects can use a GPU, so they still need us CPU crunchers to keep going.

    Also, keep in mind slow and steady wins the race. Over on GPUGrid, I've never had more than 2 GPUs going at once and that was only for a month. The vast majority of my progress has been 24/7/365 for years... and it's paid off. Not only has an incredible amount of science been done, but next month it looks like I'll take a spot in the top 10 on the team.

    Don't get discouraged. Do what you can, when you can - I know the scientists are thankful for your contributions, and our team definitely welcomes the help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis11 View Post
    Also, keep in mind slow and steady wins the race.
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    And as always being said in this forum.

    It doesn't matter how much you contribute.
    It matters that you DO

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    Not that I wasn't happy with the GPU crunching, but I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up with some of our team members. Not that I can with CPU only.

    No problem for me. I'm not here for the points. It is fun and a helps you do better, but it is all about the work being done.

    Adding more GPU's will raise the power bill to high for me. And as long as we don't know what GPU's will be used in the future I will not spend to much on this. The 7770 will be in my gaming rig soon.

    But like the others said. Do what you can, when you can.
    And if others can do a lot more, that will be good for the projects and the team.


    Now we just need to get the numbers back up and some new projects. With HCC ended and HPF2 and GFAM ending soon, there are only 4 active projects left.
    Some fresh projects will be a good motivation to crunch even harder.

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