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Message 36198 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 11:31:07 UTC

Before starting with GPUGRID most of my effort was directed towards Docking@Home, a very similar project to GPUGRID but CPU only. Well, the news has come out that Docking@Home is concluding at the end of this month. :-(

My 2 main rigs are old school... Phenom II X6 1090T's which have been great for crunching Docking WU's Looks like I'll end up 17th in the Docking user rankings when the project finishes. Well, I've 2 crunchers looking for a new project... what would you recommend to crunch alongside GPUGRID?

SIMAP
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Message 36199 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 11:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 36198.

Before starting with GPUGRID most of my effort was directed towards Docking@Home, a very similar project to GPUGRID but CPU only. Well, the news has come out that Docking@Home is concluding at the end of this month. :-(

My 2 main rigs are old school... Phenom II X6 1090T's which have been great for crunching Docking WU's Looks like I'll end up 17th in the Docking user rankings when the project finishes. Well, I've 2 crunchers looking for a new project... what would you recommend to crunch alongside GPUGRID?

SIMAP
Rosetta
WCG


Without some idea of what YOU are interested in that is a hard question to answer, do you like Space, if so there are projects like MilkyWay, Einstein, Asteroids, Seti etc. If you like math projects there are projects like PrimeGrid, Collatz, DistRTgen etc. Obviously you like medical science stuff as you do Rosetta, Malaria is also an option there and there ARE others too. Poem is a chemistry type project. Here is a website listing most of the current, and some now closed Distributed Computing projects:
http://www.distributedcomputing.info/projects.html

The Boinc ones are noted, if you click on each you will get a little blurb on what each one is all about.

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Message 36200 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 12:15:16 UTC

If you want to utilize your CPUs for a similar project, I suggest WCG.

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Message 36201 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 12:36:13 UTC - in response to Message 36199.

I intend to stay within medical research projects and already have 2 AMD APU systems crunching SIMAP.... so I'm edging towards that.

I'm also edging towards updating one of my 1090T rigs to running a lower powered APU based system and maybe just running GPUGRID only on that system with dual GFX cards. I currently have a GTX660ti mothballed. Selling one of the 1090T's and Asus Crosshair IV motherboard should cover the cost of the system update and would probably allow me to bring the 660Ti back in to use without an increase in my current running costs.

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Message 36202 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 12:43:24 UTC - in response to Message 36201.

Unless you really want to crunch two separate projects we are docking right now 22 million ligands on CPUs

http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3703

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Message 36210 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 17:08:57 UTC - in response to Message 36202.

Unless you really want to crunch two separate projects we are docking right now 22 million ligands on CPUs

http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3703

These are running fine on one core of my E8400 under WinXP, but take about 30 minutes. Since it is a AutoDock Vina project, I think it will do considerably better under Linux, which I hope to try when Mint 17 Cinnamon comes out.

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Message 36211 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 17:26:35 UTC - in response to Message 36210.

My guesstimate is about 25% to 30% faster on Linux.
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Message 36216 - Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | 20:34:40 UTC - in response to Message 36201.

SIMAP runs very well on AMDs, even on the "new" Bulldozer cores if I remember correctly. However, I don't like that they haven't updated their app in years. If they can profit from SSE you'd think they could also use SSE2/3/4 and AVX. And the Android app seem to run very well, or: those tiny cores are very competitve there. Since then I have withdrawn my Intels from SIMAP, although I like the project.

I can't say much specific and not-completely-outdated regarding Rosetta.

And WCG is always nice. It's well run and least tries to tackle really important research - which is all we can ask for. Never mind the credits!

Regarding your plan of retiring one 1090T and bringing a GTX660Ti back: sounds good! I couldn't leave a still-up-to-date 28 nm chip lying around. You can eco-tune it by lowering the power target until it runs at a little over 1.00 V. At that point it will "only" draw ~100 W running GPU-Grid at almost native speed. Those AMD chips can usually also use a significant voltage reduction.

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Message 36232 - Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | 14:00:49 UTC - in response to Message 36216.


Regarding your plan of retiring one 1090T and bringing a GTX660Ti back: sounds good! I couldn't leave a still-up-to-date 28 nm chip lying around. You can eco-tune it by lowering the power target until it runs at a little over 1.00 V. At that point it will "only" draw ~100 W running GPU-Grid at almost native speed. Those AMD chips can usually also use a significant voltage reduction.

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I've well impressed by the Richand APU's I've got. I've got 3 of them, 2 of which I'm crunching on and both undervolted and running a mild overclock. I recently built a mini-ITX cruncher running a A8-6500 which has turned out to be a very efficent low power cruncher.

I'm edging towards updating... but the Gigabyte FM2+ motherbod I fancy doesn't seem to be available in the UK yet.

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