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Started By traderman , Sep 28 2015 03:58 PM

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I remember way back thinking, a furnace converts electricity to heat.. that is it, but a computer converts electricity to heat, but does work in the process! So why not sell my compute time, and heat my house, but any profit I make is above what I would get from the furnace alone. So in a way it is a win win. 

I just am at a loss, on what to point this monster at, I want to use it to its full potential, and trying to find a project that does this, has been tricky. For it seems not many have a setup like this.

Well, for maximum chances of a new scientific discovery, you can point it at PrimeGrid. You could surely discover some new large prime-numbers fairly quickly. Einstein@home has cutting edge CPU applications too, searching the sky for gravitational wave signals. You could actually become the first person to discover a new celestial body through gravitational waves and volunteer computing. Both projects are very stable, have lots of workunits and can use 100% of your CPU power.

 

For maximum Gridcoin income, you should focus your attention on less popular projects. Consult this leaderboard here:

http://www.gridresearchcorp.com/gridcoin/?result&t=Whitelisted_Project_Leaderboard

 

Projects with least researchers are probably undervalued and your huge computing power can tip the scale in your favor there.


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NOTE: I left the pic a bit big to allow you to see more detail.

 

Here is my 'Rig' may not be the most normal,

 

It has 2 IBM Blade center chassis, and 1 Dell poweredge server, and (2) Dell cloud servers.

Total is just shy of 200 Processor threads. and about 18TB or RAID storage. 

Each blade has (2) 6 core / 12 thread Xenon processors, and 96GB of ram.

The blades pull a ton of power, each blade chassis has (2) 60Amp 220V power connectors. The entire rig at full load can generate 110,000BTU's of heat.

I have the rack setup to be plumbed into my cold air return for my furnace, to preheat the air, this will aid the furnace, and I can even heat the house with the server load.

I am 100% new to this BOINC thing, and hope to learn more as I go, I currently have the entire rig crunching, hope It does will being it is only CPU. I come from the 3D render world, and well, GPU's with Iray have taken over so no need for all of the CPU power ha!

Any tips or tricks on what is best for the magnitude of CPU's I have shoot me a message. 

Ahh, also forgot I have 8.5KVA worth of UPS battery backup for the rack. 

 

 

I did not knew the BTU units, so I converted to kWh... 32 ! What a beast !


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32KW? OMG

Not the most efficient setup I guess, because the CPUs are a bit older?

 

How many Xeons have you?

 

Yes, look for projects with less users, but please not put all machines on one project only, you will discourage others ;)

 

I guess as server CPUs those are good at integer? Then try the math projects.


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Upgraded my wife's computer and turned it into a serious BOINC machine: two R9 280X, watercooled and overclocked, kicking ass at Milkyway@home (currently no.4 at Top Hosts list there, fastest machine with 2 GPUs). Of course, in such circumstances, you have to pay attention to aesthetics as well :)  

 

I am also going to write a Steemit article about it, but members of this respected thread deserve a first look :)

 

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Subwoofer, EK-CoolStream XE 480 radiator and Lian Li PC-A10B


Edited by Vortac, Today, 05:46 AM.

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32KW? OMG

Not the most efficient setup I guess, because the CPUs are a bit older?

 

How many Xeons have you?

 

Yes, look for projects with less users, but please not put all machines on one project only, you will discourage others ;)

 

I guess as server CPUs those are good at integer? Then try the math projects.

 

 

 

I am currently running now 8 'Blades' Each blade has 2X Intel Xeon E5-2630 Chips (6C/12T) and 96GB ram each. 

So 16 CPUS for 192 Threads. 

 

I removed the additional power supplies that where not in use ( For redundancy ) As well as the second blower and other redundant parts, I got the idle power down to 1,000 Watts, and with them at full load I am getting just shy of 1800 Watts. So that is about 9 Watts per CPU thread. or 225 watts per Blade/PC. I would say that is pretty efficient! 


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My own desktop computer uses about 230 Watts/hour when running BOINC and mining for Gridcoins, that's about 800 BTU if I remember correctly.

 

I estimate that it takes my setup around 12 hours, or the use of 2.76 Kwh of electricity, to produce 1 Gridcoin with the setup I have. It's a desktop with an Intel i7-2700k CPU operating at 3.5GHZ, and 16GB or RAM, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 graphic card. With the price of electricity in Spain at €0.045 per Kwh, it is costing me about €0.12 to produce a coin when solo mining, I am of course not taking into account the capital cost of the computer itself, merely the cost of electricity when mining. It is also the reason that I buy Gridcoins through c-cex.com, it is cheaper for me to buy them than to mine them, at least with the setup I have at the moment. 

 

I have been running seti@home for years anyway, usually 24/7 with a cost of about €0.24 a day. At least with Gridcoin mining in operation I am getting some return and an involvement in an interesting project.


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I estimate that it takes my setup around 12 hours, or the use of 2.76 Kwh of electricity, to produce 1 Gridcoin with the setup I have. It's a desktop with an Intel i7-2700k CPU operating at 3.5GHZ, and 16GB or RAM, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 graphic card. With the price of electricity in Spain at €0.045 per Kwh, it is costing me about €0.12 to produce a coin when solo mining, I am of course not taking into account the capital cost of the computer itself, merely the cost of electricity when mining. It is also the reason that I buy Gridcoins through c-cex.com, it is cheaper for me to buy them than to mine them, at least with the setup I have at the moment. 

 

I have been running seti@home for years anyway, usually 24/7 with a cost of about €0.24 a day. At least with Gridcoin mining in operation I am getting some return and an involvement in an interesting project.

 

I would suggest that you need to find some other projects to crunch, which in turn will hopefully give you more magnitude and therefore more GRC for your efforts. Check out the project leaderboard and choose a project with less people working on it. The Gridcoin you earn is not in direct relation to how powerful your hardware is or for how long you run BOINC. It's all down to your magnitude on the projects.


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My AMD Ryzen build!!!

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Read more here: https://steemit.com/technology/@moisesmcardona/mi-new-computer-with-amd-ryzen-7-1700


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Damn you were faster ^^

 

My Ryzen 1700 (yes, the 65W version too) (runs at 3,15Ghz all cores, temp at 61°C with the included AMD Wraith Spire cooler which I already slowed down a bit for that temperature. Standard setting is a bit loud and only holds it at 52°C)

 

So I dont know why your temp is so high?? Just that bit overclocking cant be the reason and I have only 1 similar chassis fan.

 

Here is my BOINC screen, don't know why the forum does not allow that picture link.

 

http://www.bilder-upload.eu/show.php?file=4b6c8d-1490084271.jpg

 

 

 


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