Intergraph Colorbus reborn as a Folding@Home box

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Wibla
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Intergraph Colorbus reborn as a Folding@Home box

Post by Wibla » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:18 am

This isnt really a "show and shine" thing, more a "pioint and laugh" thing...

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Specs:
Fortron Source 350W
Intel E2140 @ 2.4Ghz
1GB ram
2x160GB Seagate (one for linux, one for windows, this is gonna be my fathers workstation later..)

.... fan setup is homebrew, one antec tricool at mid setting and one papst fan, both run off a Zalman Fanmate set at near minimum.. havent got lm-sensors running on linux amd64 yet, but the drives are at 33 and 35C, and its stable, so I guess the temps are not too bad :)

For all its messyness its still quiet and is providing the SPCR Folding@Home team with about 1200-1300 points per day, so respect 8)

Old contents:

Intel BX440 dual mobo
1 P2-400(?)
512MB ram
Adaptec Fast SCSI card
IBM SCSI drive (7200rpm, ~9GB)
...and a couple of noisy temp controlled fans, lol

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Post by djkest » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:13 am

How are you getting 1200 points per day? I got 700 points in 5 days with my Athlon 64X2 3700+

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Post by Wibla » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:16 am

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 -- titan --

Min. Time / Frame : 19mn 06s - 1326.91 ppd
Avg. Time / Frame : 20mn 39s - 1227.31 ppd
Cur. Time / Frame : 19mn 11s - 1321.15 ppd
R3F. Time / Frame : 19mn 10s - 1322.30 ppd
It's clocked to 2.4GHz and isnt running anything but folding@home and munin-node (for monitoring)...

that X2 of yours, is it the s939 ~1.9GHz part?

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Post by djkest » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:12 am

Folding machine is a single-core A64 socket 939 3700+ @2.2Ghz...

I'm still running graphical client, even though I dont' watch the graphics. Is the graphical client much slower or something? Also, I keep getting Gromacs, don't know if that affects anything. But they only give out like 330 points for one.

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Post by Wibla » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:18 am

Ah... SMP client gets like 1760 points per WU for the good ones, and 1148 points per WU for the crappy ones, thats the big advantage of SMP.. running two boxen with the SMP client gives me 2.8k PPD + some single core machines I have running, totaling out at about 3100PPD from home.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:25 pm

Greetings,
djkest wrote:Folding machine is a single-core A64 socket 939 3700+ @2.2Ghz...

I'm still running graphical client, even though I dont' watch the graphics. Is the graphical client much slower or something? Also, I keep getting Gromacs, don't know if that affects anything. But they only give out like 330 points for one.
The CLI (text) client is a little bit faster than the GUI, and you can run it as a service.
Sincerely, Neil
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Post by Wibla » Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:56 pm

Greetings Neil!

The main difference here is that the SMP WU's get alot of points compared to hours spent, especially on faster SMP boxen, the 3700+ @ 2.2GHz isnt that much slower, its only lacking a core.

OT: I actually passed you on the internal "points/week" stat for our team, hehe 8)

djkest: I'd try to source a s939 dual core cpu if you want many points per WU and faster folding overall.

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