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Official CPC & Bit-Tech Chimps Challenge 2011 Thread

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by coolamasta, 2 Feb 2011.

  1. ArthurBuse

    ArthurBuse CustomBitChimps member

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    1amBST Tuesday 10 May 2011
    Things are still pretty much the same. We are still 4th in the Chimp Challenge, 3rd in folding points.

    Chimp Points in (brackets). Hardware Canucks (48.81) still in 1st. Overclockers.net (43.80) in 2nd and Tech PowerUp (40.21) in 3rd.
    Then there is a gap, with Custom PC & Bit-tech (28.67) 4th, EVGA (25.21) in 5th by the narrowest margin. Overclockers Australia (25.20) in 6th,
    TSC!Russia (24.11) in 7th, Maximum PC (21.31) 8th, Overclockers.net (20.61) 9th.

    At about 1 am our time, the chat box on the HWC results page was over-run by bots and trolls for up to an hour.

    2am
    We (28.85) are still in 4th place. Overclockers Australia (25.43) have changed places with EVGA (25.40) again.

    10am
    We (30.71) are still in 4th place. We still have the 3rd highest number of folding points and have just reached 20 million points, so under the old rules we would have finished the Challenge in 3rd place. A podium position!
     
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  2. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    If someone can help me setup smp correctly I can provide some more horsepower with my 980x,sorry to be a pain in the preverbial just want to help the team more
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    are you using the v6 or v7 client?
     
  4. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    v6.34 m8 im not sure how to get all my cores running its showing 0 on the cores it says a4 will attempt to use 0 cores I guess thats because the client isnt correctly installed and set up but not sure im an idiot when it comes to these things
     
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  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    check task manager... do you have another client running?

    [edit] unrelated note: anyone having problems sumbitting completed SMP units? i've got a smp unit that won't send... it downloaded a new unit just fine though
     
  6. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    You are not giving us much information. Client? OS? It sounds as if you will need to uninstall and start again from the beginning.
    Follow these instructions
     
  7. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    Im running gpu3 for my gtx580 lightning on windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
    my cpu is clocked at 4.2 gig not running hfm downloaded it but not running it as need to get the smp client set up first
     
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  8. narwen

    narwen narwen

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    redflames, i've been unable to up load for the last three hours
     
  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    wait for you gpu to finish its current WU, then delete all your clients and start over, do the SMP first [remember to set the -smp flag] and when you've got that working, do the gpu3 client.

    or give the v7 beta a go
     
  10. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    just looked for the v7 beta on the stanford site cant find the download link for it
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Info and download link here

    word of warning, HFM/Fahmon doesn't work with v7 [yet]
     
  12. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    Tnx matey ill close gpu 3 delete it as well as smp 6.34
     
  13. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Don't need to uninstall GPU client if its working as its totally separate from SMP, just uninstall or delete the windows SMP client and start again.

    Easy 2 min guide:

    Make sure you download this one - http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/FAH6.34-win32-SMP.exe

    Create a folder on your C drive called 'FAH' for example, move the exe you just downloaded into the FAH folder, rename the FAH6.34-win32-SMP.exe to fah6.exe

    Open a command prompt and type:

    cd\FAH
    fah6 -smp -configonly
    (now set up the username, team, passkey etc)

    Once config has finished now type:
    fah6 -smp -bigadv (or leave -bigadv off if you are not wanting to run them)

    You should be set to go, let us know how you get on
     
  14. ArthurBuse

    ArthurBuse CustomBitChimps member

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    1pm Tuesday 10 May 2011
    We (31.51) are still in 4th place. TSC!Russia have 20 million folding points in the CC and would have finished in 4th place under last year's rules.

    2pm
    We (31.60) are still in 4th place. Overclockers Australia (29.68) are getting closer behind us. EVGA (28.12) have TSC!Russia (27.53) breathing down their necks
     
  15. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    just installed the beta v7 got it running now didnt have to do anything it set itself up is there anything i need to type into it ive set it as smp do i need to use the multisetting for both gpu and smp or can i use gpu 3 seperate from it
     
  16. Haphestus

    Haphestus ....the folding under dog

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    Hey G0UDG

    In the con-fig panel you can set it to a specific number of cores or allow it to detect automatically.

    If you have a quad core it should say SMP 4 in the main panel. If you have hyper threading it might say SMP 8

    GPU is the same, but unless you have a 5000 or 6000 series ATI it will only display GPU 0 as the 0 is the first GPU in the system. If you have more than one then you will need to add a slot for GPU 1 and so on.

    I recently discovered that those ATI card can run two GPU clients on one chip, thus getting extra PPD :D

    A question for anyone : Do we have to sign up for Chimps or do my points being part of the team automatically get added?:geek:
     
  17. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    Hi matey does v7 auto set it to download big adv or do I have to type in -bigadv in the config tab,I am using a 6 core 980x cpu it tells me the fahcore is oxa3 is that bid adv or normal smp,yep says smp12 so i guess its running ok not sure if its getting big adv though I hope so as thats what i want to fold with to get more points for the team. as far as im aware your points get added automatically as part of the team m8
     
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  18. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    if you want to run the gpu as well add a GPU slot in the configuration, you can specify a gpu [gpu 0 for the first gpu, gpu 1 for the second etc.] or leave it as '-1' and it'll pick the first available gpu. likewise setting the SMP slot to '0' will use all available cores/threads.

    If you want to set the 'bigadv' flag on the SMP client, in the 'Extra Slot Options' add one with the name 'client-type' and the value 'bigadv' [both without the quotes]. more detailed instructions can be found here


    if you set the bigadv flag after it has started a unit it'll complete that unit before asking for a bigadv one, you can get it to abort/dump the unit by changing the number of available cores and changing it back but you really shouldn't do that.


    @Haphestus only WUs submitted as 'CustomBitChimps' count, so if you want to contribute change your name to that and PM coolamasta for the passkey so the team gets any bonus points from SMP/bigadv units
     
  19. Haphestus

    Haphestus ....the folding under dog

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    Red flames has nailed it. So happy folding.

    Cheers for the confirmation on the points question. I thought this would be so, but to assume would make an ASS of U and ME :D

    /jealous of your rig :(
     
  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    if you're jealous of mine, dont be it's rubbish :p

    EDIT: still having problems submitting WUs anyone else having issues?
     

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