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    How many ghz have you got?

    Just wondering how much processing power you folks run.

    Most I personally know of is a friend with 300 ghz......all home owned and run 24/7.

    Think I have about 44 ghz.....though I only run 30 ghz 24/7..

    How much pc power do you have?

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    folding?

    My laptop is 1.8Ghz?

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    elflembo;2384898

    folding?



    Folding. yes, but not the Stanford version at this time.
    Leaving that to the ps3 crunching wannabees :-D

    :?...

    300GHz? Even assuming Core 2 Duo quads overclocked to run at 3GHz per core, that's 25 PCs in that man's house running 24/7. Either he is running a high-end 3D Studio Max render farm for full-length feature films there, or he's slightly mad.

    Its kind of nonsense really, I mean you could argue a single Geforce GTX280 card = around 300GHz.

    The gigahertz isn't a measure of computing power, its the clock frequency and nothing more...

    6.7ghz.

    vaiopup;2384914

    Folding. yes, but not the Stanford version at this time.Leaving that to … Folding. yes, but not the Stanford version at this time.Leaving that to the ps3 crunching wannabees :-D



    With that much processing power its nice to do what you can, (don't have anything near that myself but large company i work for do and they kindly share, well until network engineers notice anyway)

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    jah128;2384922

    Its kind of nonsense really, I mean you could argue a single Geforce … Its kind of nonsense really, I mean you could argue a single Geforce GTX280 card = around 300GHz. The gigahertz isn't a measure of computing power, its the clock frequency and nothing more...



    The teraflops we produce, combined, are a pretty good measure though.

    Also the Dhry/Whet benches.

    Oh and as you mention gpu power........yes there are couple of folding radeon gpus laying around too

    nerds alert:whistling:

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    dxx;2384921

    300GHz? Even assuming Core 2 Duo quads overclocked to run at 3GHz per … 300GHz? Even assuming Core 2 Duo quads overclocked to run at 3GHz per core, that's 25 PCs in that man's house running 24/7. Either he is running a high-end 3D Studio Max render farm for full-length feature films there, or he's slightly mad.



    Or dedicated

    Erm yes, you could argue that crunchers are slightly mad.........but one could say much the same for gamers.

    I don't think contributing to scientific research is mad at all.
    One day it may cure a disease that YOU or a family member develops ;-)

    ding;2384943

    mine is only 3.2ghz but it always lists it twice wat does this mean



    Dual core should list both cores.

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    Dual core.

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    andy108uk;2384941

    nerds alert:whistling:



    Insulting non contributory post alert

    emasu;2384948

    Dual core should list both cores.


    o ok thanks i dont know the ins and outs i just use them

    vaiopup;2384947

    Or dedicated :pErm yes, you could argue that crunchers are slightly … Or dedicated :pErm yes, you could argue that crunchers are slightly mad.........but one could say much the same for gamers.I don't think contributing to scientific is mad at all.One day it may cure a disease that YOU or a family member develops ;-)



    Couldn't agree more donating spare clock cycles while on internet to help medical research should be done by all,
    should integrate it into next version of windows !!!!!

    5.8 i think all together

    2.86 ...

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    elflembo;2384964

    Couldn't agree more donating spare clock cycles while on internet to help … Couldn't agree more donating spare clock cycles while on internet to help medical research should be done by all, should integrate it into next version of windows !!!!!



    I should just add that you don't actually have to be online all the time.........only when sending and receiving work.

    So bandwidth isn't even much of an issue.:thumbsup:

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    jah128;2384922

    Its kind of nonsense really, I mean you could argue a single Geforce … Its kind of nonsense really, I mean you could argue a single Geforce GTX280 card = around 300GHz. The gigahertz isn't a measure of computing power, its the clock frequency and nothing more...



    So.........if I set up a HUKD team for running a DC project I welcome you to come along and outproduce me

    This site must have a lot of firepower to bear.

    Be good to make use of all those hot Dell deals :whistling:

    its all going over my head im going to bed

    elflembo;2384964

    Couldn't agree more donating spare clock cycles while on internet to help … Couldn't agree more donating spare clock cycles while on internet to help medical research should be done by all, should integrate it into next version of windows !!!!!



    Don't forget 'spare' clock cycles consume extra electricity = cost money + environmental damage....

    vaiopup;2384934

    The teraflops we produce...



    Terahertz doesn't equal teraflops is the point I was making, but I agree with what you mean...

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    Erm, if the machine isn't doing anything it shouldn't be left turned on anyway ;-)

    jah128;2385016

    Don't forget 'spare' clock cycles consume extra electricity = cost money … Don't forget 'spare' clock cycles consume extra electricity = cost money + environmental damage....



    I work for large firm running 24 hours a day of office pc's pretty much doing nothing but always on at least i'm putting them to good use (it was a joke about integrating it into windows and making it more mainstream) and while you do make good points people do leave computers on all night may as well put them to more use while still causing the problems you mentioned

    Banned

    2.00 ghz?

    elflembo;2385035

    I work for large firm running 24 hours a day of office pc's pretty much … I work for large firm running 24 hours a day of office pc's pretty much doing nothing but always on at least i'm putting them to good use (it was a joke about integrating it into windows and making it more mainstream) and while you do make good points people do leave computers on all night may as well put them to more use while still causing the problems you mentioned



    Yeah, don't get me wrong, what I do is closely related to DC and I think its a really interesting idea, but I do think a lot of people are quite naive (not suggesting anyone in here) about quite how much a PC consumes or how much just running a DC app 'in the background' can cost.

    Quick bit of approximate, sort of worst-case example:

    A modern yet high end multicore CPU may use as little as 10W in low-power states all the way up to around 125W at load capacity. So considering CPU power alone, using a DC app. may add over 100W of power consumption to an 'idle' computer, or 3KWh per day/1MWh per year (over 30p/day or £100/year on many tariffs).

    A computer with a less modern CPU and older high-end graphics card might consume several times this in total (350W+) running a DC app and be doing less work that what an efficient 50W machine might be doing - and then your talking serious amounts of money (£1/day upwards) on electricity...

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    True to a point.

    But the question was not how much do rigs cost to run, and careful selection of components can help.

    The real money eaters are the high end gpu's.

    As a parent of two teenagers and working on minimum wage I understand all about running costs :roll:

    At least I don't waste money/pollute the planet by running a car :thumbsup:

    vaiopup;2385102

    But the question was not how much do rigs cost to run, and careful … But the question was not how much do rigs cost to run, and careful selection of components can help.The real money eaters are the high end gpu's.



    Agree entirely, although its also older gen CPUs (P4!!) that are also particularly to blame. My point is really just to be aware that running a DC app will almost always cost something (even with a really efficient system the load consumption will be ~50W more than idle), and because of this its really important the DC application run is useful, efficient and reliable. And some systems should probably not beconsidered for DC at all...

    Original Poster

    I would agree.......I have actually retired my single core machines.

    But the X2 and core 2 etc are great candidates and much more efficient..

    Quads being the best of all of course........4 cores per psu and integrated video :thumbsup:

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    Oh and for you online gamers, check out the ESL gameserver.

    Just a small matter of 90 Quads running 24/7..........of course it would be wasted just for gaming so it runs distributed computing too.

    90 quads :w00t:

    I have 1.6GHz DC in lappy, 2GHz DC in HTPC plus a couple of older 2GHz ish machines so I guess '11.2GHz' here although don't use much of it, my work computers are 3 newish 2.4GHz quads so almost 30 and they are generally all at 100% load.

    The grid computer cluster used in the project I'm part of has 250x2x2.4GHz DC opterons so '2400GHz'. I think this makes up around 5% of the national grid service, so that would make that around '50,000GHz'!

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    Wish I had a job where computers were available.
    Would be good to get schools involved but again,they'd probably worry about running costs.

    If that's the case the sys admins should learn how to "shut down".

    As I work in nursing care these health related projects are particularly important to me....and believe it or not, they are a source of hope for many people.

    Running the projects can also be fun and very competitive.

    Wish I could run my fave project on the ps3 but alas, not yet.

    An SPE is a self contained vector processor which acts as an independent processor. They each contain 128 x 128 bit registers, there are also 4 (single precision) floating point units capable of 32 GigaFLOPS* and 4 Integer units capable of 32 GOPS (Billions of integer Operations per Second) at 4GHz. The SPEs also include a small 256 Kilobyte local store instead of a cache. According to IBM a single SPE (which is just 15 square millimetres and consumes less than 5 Watts at 4GHz) can perform as well as a top end (single core) desktop CPU given the right task.

    x 12 million FTW

    Original Poster

    Nice talk..........and if you have the spare cash you can buy me a setup..........oh and a small warehouse. :roll:

    Spose you've seen a few Blue Gene rigs on ebay too

    P4 core 3.2Ghz

    [QUOTE=vaiopup;2385159
    Would be good to get schools involved but again,they'd probably worry about running costs.

    If that's the case the sys admins should learn how to "shut down".

    [/QUOTE]

    What do you mean "learn" how to shut down. I work in a school as system admin, and we can actually do this. Ive never had worries about running costs.

    Original Poster

    The rigs at my daughters school aren't shut down, and there's hundreds of them.

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    Another 2 quads for the farm.........if I can get a lift to Somerset on Sunday :?
    Dual 6700's :w00t:

    PC - 2.4Ghz quad core = 9.6Ghz

    Laptop - 1.77Ghz dual core = 3.44Ghz

    I just use my PC for protein folding though, and not all day, i'm worried my CPU would blow and the electricity would be heavily drained

    Original Poster

    Hi pikachu.........been running all mine heavily overclocked for 5 years running dc and not harmed a cpu yet.

    Just ensure adequate cooling arrangements :thumbsup:
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