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1) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141321)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
As I mentioned in Discord, earlier, my job was eliminated today due to a reduction in force, and I am job hunting. As part of this, two things have happened:

* I lost access to ~52 real cores (more with HT) of computing power.
* I have turned off BOINC on all home systems, to start conserving power and cost.

I hope this is short term, but I want to do everything I can to slim down for now. And it keeps my office a bit cooler.

Should be back in the crunchengrind soon.


Absolute respect for cleaning out boinc before leaving the job. Good style.
Best wishes on the job hunt.
2) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141320)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
One more project where we need to add the team: https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/


I went ahead and created the team over there in case anyone wants to join. I'll send ownership over to Penguin when he's around.


Remember to set country under other account info. Otherwise your country of origin will not get the credits you earned
3) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141162)
Posted 38 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
Tyler wrote here:

statsgr.id now has a graph of the top 10 users within a team, on that team's page.
Example: https://statsgr.id/team.php?challenge_id=2020_4&team_id=46


The link shows CNT top 10 stats, and explains what happened yesterday: Victor Svatner woke up that morning and decided that CNT should be on top of the list increasing the yeld with around 300 tasks pr hour. On top of that Venec also increased by maybe 100 an hour!
I'd like to se mr. Victor Svatners rigs :D - it is at least 16 T4/2060 from him alone!

Challenge stats for Antarctic Crunchers can be found here: https://statsgr.id/team.php?challenge_id=2020_4&team_id=8398
4) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141127)
Posted 38 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
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5) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141125)
Posted 38 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
Just joined, bringing a 2070S, a 1660Ti, and a 1650 to the mix

Good to see you here. Like your work on WCG :)
6) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141112)
Posted 38 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
We are still maintaining our lead of over 3000 tasks... no time to ease up, keep on crunching. CNT could dump some near the end of the challenge as they've done in the past.

CNT is about 800 tasks behind - managed to fire up under an extra pair of T4's.
It is not enough though - we need at least another 6-8 2060/T4 class cards to keep the distance to CNT..
7) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 138627)
Posted 152 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
A few usefull tips on Google Cloud:

I use PuTTY to connect to google cloud or any other VM. Easy to use once you get familiar with it. You can use the same SSH key across multiple instances or beef up the security and create individual keys for each instance and even add another layer of security by applying password on the SSH key.
During creation of a VM click on Management, security, disks, networking, sole tenancy and chose security tab and scroll down to paste the private key you generate in PuTTYgen.

The most powerfull instance ive seen so far is the N2.
When creating a VM click the general purpose tab under machine family and chose N2 series (cascade lake 2.7 ghz). As machine type select custom witch enables you to chose vCPU(thread) count and memory size. LLR tasks require very little memory, so a 2 thread 1 gig VM will be quite productive.
Several 2 thread VM's will be less likely to suffer a shutdown in preemptive mode than say one 16 thread instance.

Creating preemptive VM click Management, security, disks, networking, sole tenancy and chose the management tab and scroll down to Preemptibility and select on
This will reduce price to about a third and your VM will shut down after max 24 hours depending on the load on the datacenter you have chosen. Keep in mind that preemptive instances can be shut down any time and sometimes even after 15 minutes (!) The key is to create a bunch of small VM's spread across different datacenters, and keep an eye on them a couple times a day to restart those that where shut down. Download Cloud Console on your phone if you away for a couple of days. Also be aware that price differs across datacenters.
8) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 138553)
Posted 154 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
I'm thinking about using cloud instances but I'm not sure about it as I haven't used cloud instances before. Would you still recommend DO? In the case of a "yes", would you guide me through the setup?


My DO account was blocked due to “atypical activity” with 10 droplets running and my response on the ticket has gone unanswered for 3 days. Have in mind that it is not possible to destroy the droplets on a blocked account, and they are still charging my account with 10 not reachable and not running droplets. I regard that as downright unprofessional. I am NOT looking forward to what kind of trouble this can develop into. However I can recommend to be very careful dealing with them upon scouting the net for other customers terrible experience with this provider.

However Google Cloud can almost match the price to performance when the VM is created in preemptive mode, though it requires more babysitting so to speak.
9) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 138132)
Posted 163 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
Welcome indeed welcome to the (frozen) force!


Thanks!

You reminded me of Teal'c from Stargate - indeed :)
10) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 138127)
Posted 163 days ago by Profile SoulflyProject donor
I am in an geographical area where runtime type switches a lot between P4, P100 and T4 – haven’t seen K80 for a while – I suspect they are being phased out. Performance on these cards are currently as follows:

Currently a GFN23 50P chunk takes roughly:
33.000 sec on an P4
20.000 sec on an P100
10.000 sec on an T4

I am curious of the performance on the recently released 2060 KO that are based on the TU104 (at least EVGA promises this die on their KO versions) where I suspect the performance somewhat will match the T4/2070/2080 I certain compute scenarios.
Anyone got a 2060 KO who can give some kind of feedback?


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