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#121 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:22 pm

For some reason it's not exporting your stats as a member of TSBT. Neither BoincStats nor Free-DC stats have you listed.
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#122 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:29 pm

:( I was told that BoincStats doesn't work well with WCG
I think this is fool-proof but could you just try it for me please? • There are 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don’t

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#123 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:15 pm

Go to your WCG account page,
click the settings link on the top-right,
click the My Profile button on the left,
Scroll down to the Choose to display or hide your data section.

Is the Display my data option selected or the Hide my data option?
If it's not Display my data, select that option and click the Save button at the bottom-right
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#124 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:19 pm

Yippee - it was set to Hide My Data so I have changed that and saved it.

Many thanks for all your help
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#125 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:10 pm

I'd appreciate confirmation that my tallies are now being included in TSBT totals. Thanks

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#126 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:51 pm

I think the change was made too late to be included in today's stats update. We can look tomorrow. Use this link and it will list all the TSBT members on WCG...
https://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/user/list/12/0/10148

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#127 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:09 am

The problem isn't with BOINCStats - it's WCG. Their response to GDPR has been really paranoid. As well as excluding themselves from all the stats sites for a few months it looks as if they have decreed that all new members are going to want to stay anonymous. Which they will unless they try as hard as you to find out how to opt in to being a visible member of the community.

As scole says you should be in the stats tomorrow.

Other projects are easier to work with. And you'll need one if you want to use your GPU(s). Can I suggest http://www.gpugrid.net/ as a good start. Their site is really helpful in telling you how to get the necessary drivers etc.
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#128 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:28 am

Yup, davidBAM, you are in the stats big-time. Our biggest contributor yesterday & 60th over time. Not too shabby for a Newbie!
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#129 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:34 am

And we'll be back to help on WCG in a of couple days. Some of us are crunching Yoyo for the current Formula Boinc Sprint Challenge.

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#130 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:37 am

That's all good thanks - I'll bask in my 24 hours of fame :D :D

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#131 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 am

Up to #122 on https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ms/v ... berPage.do (but I realise you go by the boincstats site)

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#132 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:32 am

#120… we've overtaken the Tabernacle choir https://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/team/list/0/100/0

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#133 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm

As reported we are up to 120th now. :clap:

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117 Croatia197,198,067
118 SETIKAH@KOREA 195,598,364
119 Vulture Central III 194,180,806
120 The Scottish Boinc Team 193,321,400
121 Mormon Community Grid 193,292,221
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#134 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:29 am

Woo hoo!

Way to go, guys!

And we should be past the Vulture dudes within a couple of months.

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#135 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:11 pm

Megacruncher wrote:
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Other projects are easier to work with. And you'll need one if you want to use your GPU(s). Can I suggest http://www.gpugrid.net/ as a good start. Their site is really helpful in telling you how to get the necessary drivers etc.
I have a Linux / nVidia combination available on a Dell m5520 laptop.

What I'd like to do is to give WCG 100% of the available CPU, and GPUGRID 100% of the GPU. I think this involves using 'web preferences' but am buggered if I can see where to setup web preferences on WCG. Help please?

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#136 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 am

@davidBAM

The ' web preferences' are available in WCG under your account - My Projects. Here you can select which projects to run.

For Prime Grid they are under your account - Your Account - Preferences for this project PrimeGrid preferences - Go to bottom of page and select Edit preferences. There tick the projects you want to run on Prime Grid ( ie select a GPU project or two and deselect any CPU projects )

In reality, due to the way the BOINC manager tries to balance out points gained, selecting WCG and Primegrid together will result in WCG running on CPU and Primegrid running on GPU.
Don't run a laptop at 100% cpu and GPU, it will run too hot and also in reality you need some CPU to ' feed' the GPU. At 100% cpu usage, the laptop will be unusable.
To start with I would suggest you run under BOINC - computer preferences in the manager I would set the following preferences.
use at most 50% of the CPUs
use at most 100% of CPU time ( never change this as it doesn't work properly and will simple cause the cpu's to cycle constantly. Always remove a core using the first option to limit how much time and temperatures of any CPU. )

See how that works for the laptop. If all is well you can turn the number of cores up to 75% or what ever you want. Be cautious at first. ( The % of cores is exactly what it states. 50% will use 2 cores of a 4 core CPU. 75% is 3 of 4 etc. What % you set is determined by how many cores you have. ) Always leave a core / thread free to feed a GPU if you run the GPU.
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#137 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:44 am

In my experience you can safely run a laptop at 100% CPU but need to consider carefully whether to use the GPU for boinc at all. Unless you are up for frequent disassembling/defluffing of the laptop and always have spare GPU Coolers at hand, then I'd stick to CPU crunching, on WCG.

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#138 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:36 pm

Okay ta, I'll stop using the laptop GPU as the thing was getting rather hot

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#139 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:47 am

Yes, I’ve heard too many tales of major house fires caused by laptops on overnight to be willing to risk mine running 100% GPU plus 100% CPU 24/7. As I see it if it is a gaming laptop capable of cooling everything for short bursts then it should be able to cool all the CPUs indefinitely so long as the GPU is relaxing.

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#140 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 pm

Megacruncher wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:29 am
And we should be past the Vulture dudes within a couple of months.
Stormed past them today https://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/team/list/0/100/0 :D

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#141 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:28 pm

davidBAM wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:13 pm
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:29 am
And we should be past the Vulture dudes within a couple of months.
Stormed past them today https://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/team/list/0/100/0 :D
Absolutely! 119th Now!

And there's more to come! Err..eventually! :lol:
October should see us gain a couple more places, and possibly lose one. But that'll be our last loss,amid several gains, before December.
We are holding our own [66th by RAC 8-) ], despite the unfortunate retiral of scole. I'm doing my bit, as are 15 other TSBT/WCG stalwarts. But most of the credit for keeping us in top 100 contention must go to davidBAM who most days is our biggest hitter. At this rate you should be top 10 in the team by Xmas! :o

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#142 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:34 am

Megacruncher wrote:
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At this rate you should be top 10 in the team by Xmas!
Ah ... Maybe not. I haven't seen my electricity bill yet :? :P

Ta for noticing though :P

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#143 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Megacruncher » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:22 am

You are right to worry about Mr Bill Lecky who has been the downfall of many an enthusiastic newbie, and sometimes a bright star, over the years. Just keep it real, monitored & sustainable & you’ll be fine.
And remember, for 3 seasons at least, if you live in Scotland (probably 4 seasons in Huntly:lol: ) having electrical appliances spewing out heat is a good thing, reducing the need for other sources of heating.

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#144 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:16 pm

Aye - using computers as space heaters is a point I make repeatedly myself to anyone who will listen ... hello ... HELLO !!

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#145 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:54 pm

Coal fire and stupid amounts of lecky for puters get me through the winter.

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#146 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:38 am

As reported we are up to 119th now. :clap:

WCG position
PositionTeamPoints
116 Clemson School of Computing202,665,225
117 Croatia 198,042,388
118 SETIKAH@KOREA 196,954,074
119 The Scottish Boinc Team 195,707,666
120 Vulture Central III 195,256,034

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#147 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by davidBAM » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 am

120th now though https://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/team/list/0/100/0 Somebody has shot past us but not sure who

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#148 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Alez » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:55 am

Ahhhgh, it's an attack on our team. I'll get some screenshots to proeve it etc. etc. :lol:

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#149 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:24 am

davidBAM wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 am
120th now though https://boincstats.com/en/stats/15/team/list/0/100/0 Somebody has shot past us but not sure who
Probably Byteball.org, nearly seven million credits a day!
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#150 Re: WCG team position

Unread post by Bryan » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:58 am

Alez wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:55 am
Ahhhgh, it's an attack on our team. I'll get some screenshots to proeve it etc. etc. :lol:
Just don't go doing any "blackmailing" Alez!

I'm going to run WCG for a while. I'm now officially a BOINC whore and my pimp is Byteball.

After we finish the Thor challenge which runs from the 22nd to 29th I'll join you guys for a while. I might be able to give you a slight bump :D Unfortunately, since my user name is linked to Byteball I won't be able to change it. So TSBT's rolls will be contaminated with Bryan @ SUSA :whistle:
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