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Title: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 01, 2007, 04:03:34 PM
A new Cancer project has just started over at WCG - Help Conquer Cancer  (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=16925)  :thumb:

Can't see any any system requirements yet, but the first WU's seem pretty big - apparently Boinc is estimating around 7 hours completion time on a Quad @ 3.4Ghz.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 01, 2007, 04:05:48 PM
 :eh: Quad?  3.4ghz? 7hrs?  Glad I didn't buy one.

I'm getting 10hr guestimates on the 2.3ghz AMD.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 01, 2007, 04:10:24 PM
Well it is estimating yours at nearly 50% longer to crunch, so sounds about right  :P


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 01, 2007, 04:15:26 PM
Update 2hrs in...  down to 7 for completion...  9hrs. total and dropping.  :P


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 01, 2007, 04:17:38 PM
Boinc estimates at the beginning are always way out - probably do yours in 7  :thumb:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 01, 2007, 04:19:33 PM
Probably...   Gonna get a "touch" quicker tomorrow afternoon.  Looking at a possible 1ghz boost to 'ol Tiger-2 when it's new brain arrives.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 01, 2007, 04:21:25 PM
Nice  :thumb:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 01, 2007, 04:26:12 PM
Not much...   Swapping the Optey-170 (2ghz stock) with the Optey-185 (2.6ghz) Should be able to hit 3ghz with it without any problems.

Looking around, the 185 is the fastest still available for the socket 939 boards...  Touch more horsepower for fewer $$$$.

Darn thing is cheaper than what I paid for the 170 last year.  :doh: 


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 01, 2007, 04:28:55 PM
Everything is cheaper now - you don't want to hear how much I paid for my QX6700's 6 months ago  :doh:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 01, 2007, 04:31:10 PM
  I already do...  :o   Been looking at them both then and now....

Woulda got one cept it won't fit on my current motherboard.  And adding another $800 to that cost to complete the build is not in the parts fund.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 01, 2007, 05:54:14 PM
System requirements now available - seems pretty light  :thumb:

Quote
For Help Conquer Cancer, the minimum requirements are:

1. At least 250 MB RAM (with virtual memory enabled)
2. 200 MB Hard Disk Drive with at least 50 MB available for use
3. The ability to display 8-bit graphics at 800x600 resolution
4. An Internet connection with minimum 40kpbs speed
5. Operating System: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, or Vista


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Teletraan on November 01, 2007, 06:18:22 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Ady  :thumb:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: TLD on November 01, 2007, 08:05:27 PM
 Cool thanks Ady :thumb:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 01, 2007, 08:23:50 PM
Sweet....... another project the older rigs cam run.  Thanks for the info Ady :thumb: :thumb:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 01, 2007, 08:41:32 PM
Minimum cpu?  ???


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: PiNkY on November 01, 2007, 08:45:36 PM
min cpu = rock? ???


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: john galbraith on November 01, 2007, 08:48:22 PM
Would think somewhere around 1 gHZ or better would be enough, maybe as slow as 750 mHZ.  Also note that project is BOINC only.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 01, 2007, 08:50:44 PM
That be my guess as well............


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 02, 2007, 04:24:15 AM
There are no minimum CPU requirements listed for any WCG Boinc projects these days - they only req a minimum 550MHz CPU if using UD - so basically anything really as long as it will crunch a unit within the required time  :thumb:

All projects from now on will be Boinc Only - UD is in its final death throes  :hoghappy:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 03, 2007, 01:26:05 PM
Well I'll give the minimum a go, I've an old P3 650 w/256 I'll bring back online this evening, and see what happens....


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: john galbraith on November 03, 2007, 01:40:03 PM
From what I've seen of the runtimes of those wu's, it could take a couple of days for your old 650 to finish one.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 03, 2007, 03:21:00 PM
Probly - but JTS :hoghappy:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Orakk on November 04, 2007, 02:26:20 AM
I'm getting 10hr guestimates on the 2.3ghz AMD.

Two days ago I had tasks @ 21 hours but now it's levelled out at 8 hrs on a 2.4 & 5 hours on the 3.0. Both dual xeons (603 pin)


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 04, 2007, 02:38:22 AM
I'm not certain but I think they tinker with the unit sizes after launch depending on how things run and what the reported run times average out at.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: TLD on November 21, 2007, 09:04:08 AM
If your wondering why your Help Conquer Cancer WUs were aborted or why your not getting any:

Help Conquer Cancer project has been paused for a few days     
We discovered some problems with the results computed for the Help Conquer Cancer project and found a bug in the science calculation. In the interest of not possibly wasting any grid computation time, we paused this project for a few days and are starting testing of a fix for this problem. During this period, any members who have selected to only run this project will have paused agents. We encourage those members to consider helping with the other projects on World Community Grid. We expect the project to resume next week. We are sorry for the inconvenience and disruption.

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=17157


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 21, 2007, 04:50:53 PM
If your wondering why your Help Conquer Cancer WUs were aborted or why your not getting any:

Help Conquer Cancer project has been paused for a few days     
We discovered some problems with the results computed for the Help Conquer Cancer project and found a bug in the science calculation. In the interest of not possibly wasting any grid computation time, we paused this project for a few days and are starting testing of a fix for this problem. During this period, any members who have selected to only run this project will have paused agents. We encourage those members to consider helping with the other projects on World Community Grid. We expect the project to resume next week. We are sorry for the inconvenience and disruption.

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=17157


 :o :o :o
WHAT IS THIS
actual communication to the members  :o   AGAIN

must go over there and complain about this type of treatment  :think:  :guru:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 21, 2007, 04:51:41 PM
Agreed............ this must STOP


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 21, 2007, 04:52:59 PM
we demand to be left totally in the dark


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 21, 2007, 05:16:22 PM
And have half our stats disappear at least twice a year..


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 21, 2007, 05:50:34 PM
And of course your friend and mine.................. the fan boy


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 21, 2007, 08:45:42 PM
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2287/foil5zj4gdpf0lx6.jpg)


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 21, 2007, 11:00:23 PM
 :o
just checked my queue at WCG  :o
have 2 new cancer wu waiting
estimated time 11:59:34 hrs  :o each
others I had were much shorter time frame  :think:  ???


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Ghost Plane on November 22, 2007, 11:33:13 AM
Got one running right now. :walk:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 22, 2007, 10:01:51 PM
 :think: :whistle:
you have this running on your computer 
 :rofl:
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2287/foil5zj4gdpf0lx6.jpg)



Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 22, 2007, 10:14:49 PM
I don't think that runs much anywhere.  :whistle:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Ghost Plane on November 23, 2007, 08:43:07 PM
Dunno. Looks like the sort of thing that has the runs... :toilet:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: TLD on November 24, 2007, 03:16:56 PM
I have several new cancer WUs and they are all much longer than the old ones..


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 24, 2007, 03:20:41 PM
I'll say eta about 30hrs on the P4 2.0 :o



J/C - should have looked first - 17hrs to complete - estimate was 30.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 24, 2007, 04:13:05 PM
run about 7:32 on my new  ;D core2duo 2.0


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: phicks on November 24, 2007, 04:16:27 PM
Around 5.5 hours on mine.   :lol:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 24, 2007, 04:22:18 PM
Listing 10:50 here on a P4 2.4  ::)


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: TLD on November 24, 2007, 04:36:49 PM
7 hrs on the X2 - 2.5G


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 24, 2007, 04:57:12 PM
Should have a Quad 3.2 online Monday.............. lets see what it'll do


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 24, 2007, 05:14:16 PM
wouldn't know...   Still set to run only DDT jobs.  :P


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 24, 2007, 05:16:26 PM
wouldn't know...   Still set to run only DDT jobs.  :P

May have to do that with the lappy................


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 24, 2007, 05:18:32 PM
My lappy is offline...  (I sold it's memory to someone and now it don't remember what to do.)


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 24, 2007, 05:30:10 PM
My lappy is offline...  (I sold it's memory to someone and now it don't remember what to do.)

That happens to me all the time.......... though I don't remember selling my memory ???


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 24, 2007, 05:33:18 PM
  :rofl: :doh:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 24, 2007, 05:52:59 PM
 :noevil:  :lol:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Ghost Plane on November 27, 2007, 09:36:52 AM
Oh Gawd! I've received an e-mail from WCG! :o Will this useful and detailed communication never cease??? ??? I demand to be kept in the dark and lied to. :hmm: How DARE they tell me what they're using my power and computer for. >:(  :twisted:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 27, 2007, 11:01:11 AM
 :o I got one as well....................


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: fingerle on November 27, 2007, 02:51:37 PM
 :rofl:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 27, 2007, 04:53:27 PM
I agree GP - anymore of this and I'm going to quit.............................................again  :rofl:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 27, 2007, 04:56:50 PM
How many times this week is that?  :think:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Adywebb on November 27, 2007, 05:07:55 PM
 :eh:

 :rofl:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: phicks on November 27, 2007, 05:28:22 PM
DA  :P :rofl:



Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 27, 2007, 05:58:26 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: ....... I've three in the week :o  one was for the Base Camp question, 2nd was for crashing Cancer Wus, and 3. was the one GP got.

They mus STOP spamming my mail box in useful information.


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 27, 2007, 06:01:17 PM
This useful information is preventing me from buying v1agra and calia5 and making it hard to find all the adult friend finder links.  :yap:


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: jan649 on November 27, 2007, 06:38:25 PM
 :walk:  :frank:

my my what a thoughtful and considerate way to treat your volunteers  :think:
must have taken lessons from the red cross or some other org. like them


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 27, 2007, 06:50:55 PM
Ahh yes.  The Red Cross.  Wonderful folk.  Never forget to remind me when they need blood.

(fyi, they run the blood bank here)


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: rwillis on November 27, 2007, 07:03:45 PM
:walk:  :frank:

my my what a thoughtful and considerate way to treat your volunteers  :think:
must have taken lessons from the red cross or some other org. like them


I Don't want thoughtful and considerate........ I want blinders on video experts telling me how great the cause is.......


Title: Re: New Project - Help Conquer Cancer
Post by: Dark Angel on November 27, 2007, 07:08:39 PM
While having no clue who makes what thermal transfer compound  :whistle: