BigAdv Projects for F@H -- what's needed now?

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  1. Louis Wu macrumors 6502

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    Good suggestion on starting a new thread there Christian -- I had been toying with the idea of a dual hex-core (the Xeons are still really expensive) but will probably go GPU for my next purchase now...
     
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    As for GPU ... There is only one project with 8900 around; I don't see any new core 17 in the pipeline. The recent new beta projects are core 15.
    PG should get a better transparency in place; giving is some planning orientation.

    That's said: Right now I also would go with a 780Ti, but how long there will be good QRB projects ? :confused:
     
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    perhaps not… but that's not a reason to hold off getting one :D
     
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    Damn that is insane to think that a Mac Pro is out. Tell them to work on OpenCL :cool:
     
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    true. i wonder if best buy will get them.....perhaps a credit line increase request is in order....:apple:

    well you can still fold with it, just not BigAdv units
     
  7. Louis Wu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it should work doing it this way:

    1 - Buy new Mac Pro
    2 - Use new Mac Pro to do your work faster
    3 - Use the extra money you earn to build a 64-core system for F@H :)
     
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    That's only good for one year :rolleyes: until the next increase
     
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    yeah, you never know. the increase to 16 cores lasted two years didn't it?

    mind you, two months between an increase from 24 cores to 32 cores is not a huge amount of time to adjust...
     
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    A heated discussion over here.
    Meanwhile Vijay Pande gave some comments too. As for request for a roadmap he indicate that later 2014 another adjustment might be made. :eek:
     
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    rwh202, that looks bad on your side. Did you switched off or is that the mix of WU you get ? Or both ?
     
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    A bit of both - mostly getting core15 and even the amd were getting occasional core16 (2k ppd - woot!), so shut down 6 gpu for Christmas - at least it means I can close the windows now!
    I'll see how things are going in the new year, but not really worth having the 780s etc folding at the moment.
    I was going to get a pair of 780ti, but can now see that money going into the macpro pot - oh well!
     
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    so you getting a new mac pro? :cool:
     
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    Hi Christian -- that's a good idea; I'll start up my CPUs on my GPU boxes. Now that I have power again. repairs cost as much as a good 4P rig :(
     
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    And here is the evidence: something is wrong when I end up on second place :eek:

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    While our team internal ranking is "repaired" the exodus at FAH continues. Some [H]igh-performer are on strike/leave. Due to decreased satisfaction with communication behavior from PG. Same for the overall number of computer taking in the project: less and less. I hope it will stop and reverse at least a bit.

    So sad :(

    Long-term folder: was that ever similar ?
     
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