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1) Message boards : General discussion : Raspberry Pi ? (Message 130745)
Posted 455 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

Thanks!

I think this makes it clear. So Raspberries are better for eating.
2) Message boards : General discussion : Raspberry Pi ? (Message 130726)
Posted 456 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

A friend and I are thinking to setup a Raspberry Pi for Primegrid. Has anyone done that, how well does that work? I know that Intel CPUs have AVX-512 and GPUs in Desktops help a lot. But Raspberry Pi is so cheap, I could get a bunch of them.

Related: can Raspberry Pi be modified, specific to BOINC/Primegrid projects? Its an adaptable platform, so what could be done to make a dedicated machine just for these prime searches?

Thanks for you advice!
3) Message boards : Problems and Help : PrimeGrid does not seem to be working for me anymore? (Message 130531)
Posted 463 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

I see! Well thank you for answering all my questions. This Cullen task is over 90% so i will definitely let it finish.

I wonder if other new users have similar questions to what I have wondered. For example the Work Done line could mention 'from completed tasks' somehow?

I am still aiming to get a much faster desktop!

- Kevin
4) Message boards : Problems and Help : PrimeGrid does not seem to be working for me anymore? (Message 130524)
Posted 463 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

I try to keep the laptop running 24 hours but I could not tell it was doing work, so I got worried.

The phrase "For what it's worth, "making the settings very liberal", means more cpu, more memory, etc... I did not mean "allowing all projects" and in fact I have only one checked: AP27. This is just a laptop so I figured it could not run LLR.

So a week ago I unchecked Cullen, which shows as LLR and hit Update; so AP27 should be my only task. I did this several times, hitting Update, and rebooting, but Cullen is always there. It is my understanding that my little lapto can only run non-LLR projects so why is it working on Cullen - and why can't I get Cullen out of the list?

Thanks for all your help,

Kevin
5) Message boards : Problems and Help : PrimeGrid does not seem to be working for me anymore? (Message 130507)
Posted 464 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

For 4 days, my total work done does not change; its stuck, as if BOINC is not running? i see:

Total credit 59,316

and it never changes. I have tried to make computing settings very liberal but it does not help. Can someone check my settings?

Thanks,

- Kevin
6) Message boards : Problems and Help : Question about Percentile rank on BOINC (Message 130337)
Posted 472 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

Thank you all.
7) Message boards : Problems and Help : Question about Percentile rank on BOINC (Message 130203)
Posted 477 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

I am wondering if Percentile is being used here in the classic way? I am quite new yet it shows my work as the 78.2736 percentile.

The definition of Percentile would mean that I am better than 78.2736 % of all users. But I find that hard to believe... it is more likely that 78.2736 % are better than me!

So I am now sure how the word is being used here but it might be used in the opposite way of what it means.
8) Message boards : Problems and Help : Sweet Spot for hardware? Cost/Work Unit? (Message 130056)
Posted 482 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor
Some people have dozens of computers. If bought new that is a considerable cost.

Wouldn't it be more cost effective to run a server-style setup, with a bunch of computers in a rack? Is that done by some? Can it be cost-effective if hardware is being bought new or would that be prohibitively expensive?

Teams could come together financially to invest in a more sophisticated setup.
9) Message boards : Problems and Help : Sweet Spot for hardware? Cost/Work Unit? (Message 130029)
Posted 483 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

Thanks! I will start looking.
10) Message boards : Problems and Help : Sweet Spot for hardware? Cost/Work Unit? (Message 130010)
Posted 484 days ago by Profile CoffeemanProject donor

I am thinking to get a few used computers and have them work on PrimeGrid full time. Is there a sweet spot with desktops that have a nice graphics card, but are not necessarily new computers - what do I look for? How to get the most bang for the buck?

Does GPU matter more then CPU? What about RAM, and hard disk speed?


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