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Windows 7: BOINC - Share & Compare Your Ranks & Project Goals

21 Dec 2014   #1
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 
BOINC - Share & Compare Your Ranks & Project Goals

Howdy, guys.

As some of you may know, while my computer is hosting a few Minecraft servers on a virtual Debian (GNU/Linux) machine installed and running on a 32GB RAM drive running within Windows 7, it's also busy at work crunching for scientific and humanitarian research using BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing - I'll provide some links later in this thread with more info).

I'm kind of proud of the good work my computer can help out with and enjoy donating some of its crunching power toward these projects. It's a fun and interesting way to give back to society a little (I estimate I spend about $10 to $15 USD a month on electricity used solely for crunching BOINC work units). I also like seeing how well my computer can perform and help out some of the BOINC projects.

So, to help spread awareness of BOINC a little and get another nice benchmark thread going here, I decided I should get the ball rolling.

Here's a link to my computer's rankings over at BOINCstats: BOINCstats/BAM! | BOINC combined - host stats - Intel(R) Core(tm) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz

In recent amount of work done per time (the specific way it goes about calculating this amount is rather complex, so I won't try and explain it), my computer is currently ranked 451 out of 13,454,343 computer systems around the world (top 99.996648%), and for total amount of work done, it's 1,980 out of the same number of computers (top 99.985284%). This all roughly translates into the equivalent of 114.70 quintillion (114,700,000,000,000,000,000) floating-point operations that my computer has done for scientific and humanitarian research so far. Not too shabby for my home PC (and without using any ASIC components).

Also, here is my computer's current project scorecard, as it were:



I've mostly been crunching for GPUGRID and World Community Grid (WCG) recently. My EVGA Titan Black Superclocked cards have been churning through long run GPUGRID work units like butter. I run four of those work units simultaneously, two per GPU. My GPUs are about 90% loaded at 1,124MHz nearly 24/7, and this is where I get the vast majority of crunching for BOINC done. I'm kind of big into Minecraft too, as you may have surmised, but fortunately it's proportional GPU load is comparatively undetectable (less than 1%) on my Titan Black cards. The Minecraft server CPU loads can be a bit more significant at times, so I've allocated up to six (of twelve) CPU threads that the servers can use as needed. Four of my CPU threads are more or less dedicated to BOINC though, crunching four WCG tasks at a time.

My current overall long term goal is to reach over 1 billion credits crunched on this computer alone without "cheating" (using ASIC components, crunching for Bitcoin Utopia, or similar). Rough estimates are that it will likely take a couple more years to reach that goal.

Anyway, show me what you guys got!

Also, feel free to ask me any questions about this that you might have and I'll do my best to answer them.

Here are some links with more info if you're curious about BOINC and the projects my computer crunches for, and of course, if you'd like to get involved:

Volunteer Computing: VolunteerComputing

BOINC: BoincIntro

GPUGRID: about - GPUGRID

Einstein@Home: Einstein@Home

MilkyWay@Home: MilkyWay@Home

World Community Grid: World Community Grid - About Us

And here's a link to download BOINC if you'd like to get started crunching for any of its various projects (you don't need VirtualBox for most of the projects): BOINC: compute for science

Cheers, and happy crunching!


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07 May 2015   #2
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

Don't mean to bump my own thread, but I guess no one here crunches for BOINC? If so, it's a shame, as I know a lot of you have some very nice and powerful setups.

This benchmark thread was really just for fun and bragging rights (not just for me, mind you). Really all that matters with BOINC (at least in my opinion) is doing some good for your fellow man and mankind (females included too, of course; just a linguistics oddity).
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07 May 2015   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrend View Post
Don't mean to bump my own thread, but I guess no one here crunches for BOINC? If so, it's a shame, as I know a lot of you have some very nice and powerful setups.

This benchmark thread was really just for fun and bragging rights (not just for me, mind you). Really all that matters with BOINC (at least in my opinion) is doing some good for your fellow man and mankind (females included too, of course; just a linguistics oddity).

I know what it is it's like doing Folding for medical labs Folding@home

Unfortunately not too many know about it and the people that do just do it without saying much about it but it helps push Science a little further
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07 May 2015   #4
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

Yeah, and if I remember correctly, Folding@home use to actually be one of the BOINC projects you could crunch (AKA fold) for. It does seem to be a little better known than BOINC though.
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