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Message 120492 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 10:23:15 UTC

Many thanks to the DC Russian Union for their ""Pulsar Rampage" computing challenge which helped to push Einstein@Home past the 800 Teraflop computing-power level for the first time in the history of the project!

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Message 120503 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 13:15:46 UTC

I would suggest thanking SETI@home as well. They are having major database problems and have restricted users to 100 WU per GPU. There are also bandwidth problems making connection to the SETI servers difficult. As a result, many SETI GPU crunchers including myself have moved (temporarily?) to Einstein to keep their crunchers busy.
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Message 120504 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 14:39:53 UTC

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Message 120508 - Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 15:19:03 UTC

How is the computing power/floating point speed computed? Does every work unit have a fixed and known number of floating point operations? Doesn't this depend on the system that is used? And why are there different numbers on different BOINC web pages?

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Message 120525 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 0:13:34 UTC - in response to Message 120492.

Is that a lot?

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Message 120527 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 0:32:50 UTC

With POEM ceasing WU production, expect it to get even busier !

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Message 120540 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 9:57:44 UTC - in response to Message 120503.

I would suggest thanking SETI@home as well. They are having major database problems and have restricted users to 100 WU per GPU. There are also bandwidth problems making connection to the SETI servers difficult. As a result, many SETI GPU crunchers including myself have moved (temporarily?) to Einstein to keep their crunchers busy.


This is a good point, but the fact that SETI@Home is having database and bandwidth problems isn't something I can feel happy about. Over the years the people behind SETI@Home have given us a lot of technical and intellectual support, and I am sorry that they are having these issues.

In any case, I am very grateful to the SETI@Home community for supporting Einstein@Home, and I hope that many of you continue to provide that support even after SETI@Home resolves its technical problems!

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Message 120543 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 10:18:39 UTC - in response to Message 120525.

Is that a lot?


Yes! To put this in perspective, it was only four years ago (June 2008) that a computer broke the 1 Petaflop (1000 Teraflop) barrier. Einstein@Home is now very close to that computing speed. What's more, Einstein@Home is delivering this performance on a real-world problem, not on an artificial "Linpack" test code.
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Message 120546 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 13:55:02 UTC - in response to Message 120540.

I would suggest thanking SETI@home as well. They are having major database problems and have restricted users to 100 WU per GPU. There are also bandwidth problems making connection to the SETI servers difficult. As a result, many SETI GPU crunchers including myself have moved (temporarily?) to Einstein to keep their crunchers busy.


This is a good point, but the fact that SETI@Home is having database and bandwidth problems isn't something I can feel happy about. Over the years the people behind SETI@Home have given us a lot of technical and intellectual support, and I am sorry that they are having these issues.

In any case, I am very grateful to the SETI@Home community for supporting Einstein@Home, and I hope that many of you continue to provide that support even after SETI@Home resolves its technical problems!


I fully agree and my post was not meant to be taken too literally, just to point out that a lot of seti crunchers use Einstein as a backup project and that means that over the last 2-3 weeks they have been significantly increasing the amount of Einstein they crunch. I hope that seti resolves at least some of its problems soon so that I can take my main cruncher back to seti which is where I intended it to be. In the meantime it is hard at work crunching Einstein on CPU and GPU for you.
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Message 120547 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 22:41:33 UTC

Hello, Bruce.
You could, to add to your 800 petaflops, have 75% of my true quadcore i7 when I'm not using it, and 25% when I am--if only someone will reply to my post on the Problems page.
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Message 120549 - Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 22:57:42 UTC - in response to Message 120547.

Hello again.
Never mind my previous post: Jord has replied to me. I assumed that replies would appear when I viewed my messages, but evidently they don't.
Sorry for hassling you.
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Message 120680 - Posted: 1 Dec 2012, 12:45:59 UTC

With Seti@home off-line until next tuesday, we can make it to the 1Petaflop mark!
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Message 120681 - Posted: 1 Dec 2012, 13:03:04 UTC - in response to Message 120540.
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In any case, I am very grateful to the SETI@Home community for supporting Einstein@Home, and I hope that many of you continue to provide that support even after SETI@Home resolves its technical problems!

Hi Bruce and thanks for all who remembers us, we are very happy to be here and give a hand to the E@H cause. Of course we are expecting the SETI problems will fix ASAP but until then you could count with all of our "firepower". And even some more from few new mates that are comming soon.

I just curious, and probabily that is a well know fact in the E@H comunitiy and i know could find the answer in some place, just don´t find where, there is any place that i could easely find whow many FLOPS (TERA i don´t expect but maybe in the range of GIGA) our team is doing for the E@H cause?

And congrats for the 800Mark, but that was part of the past, the last number show by the server status page is: 868.1 TERAFLOPS (maybe a new record?)

I expect our team will break the 2MM daily credit mark today (credit x FLOPS i have no ideia if have any conversion rate), hope that will add some more FLOPS to that mark. And that number could be better, only I have Pending credit: 10,176.39 in allmost 1900 WU, and i imagine the others are in the same range.
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Message 120699 - Posted: 1 Dec 2012, 17:35:28 UTC - in response to Message 120492.

Congratulations on breaking 800 Teraflops!

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Message 120700 - Posted: 1 Dec 2012, 17:54:41 UTC

And the kitties helped!!!
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Message 120702 - Posted: 1 Dec 2012, 18:43:23 UTC - in response to Message 120700.
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And the kitties helped!!!
Meows.

With some more help from the kitties, E@H reaches 872.9 TFLOPS (and rissing) showed now in the servers status screen!

I realy start to think E@H likes our hungry hosts...
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Message 120765 - Posted: 2 Dec 2012, 23:02:21 UTC - in response to Message 120492.

I've a question, what would it cost roughly to operate an 800 TF supercomputer?

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Message 120766 - Posted: 2 Dec 2012, 23:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 120765.
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I've a question, what would it cost roughly to operate an 800 TF supercomputer?

Megabucks per year in power costs ( including cooling ) for a start.

[ We're at 892.5 as I speak .... :-) ]

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Message 120767 - Posted: 2 Dec 2012, 23:29:28 UTC

Although significant, I don't imagine power is the 'biggie' in the mix. You need infrastructure to house it, people to manage/operate it, maintenance contracts to keep it all going, a hardware/software budget to keep it up-to-date and consultants fees to make sure you are able to convince those who supply all the funds that the money is being spent efficiently :-). I'm sure there are other 'things in the mix' as well.

This is what makes the concept of BOINC so brilliant. It turns out there are a whole host of people out there willing to work all sorts of hours, just to provide ALL the above for ... a bunch of 'cobblestones' :-).

Now who woulda thunk that!! :-).

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Message 120774 - Posted: 3 Dec 2012, 1:15:37 UTC

Hope we could help in the final push tomorrow and break the 900 TeraFlops mark before SETI returns on next tuesday. We still trying to do our best for the E@H cause, today the production of our "litte" team reaches the 2,852,288 daily production mark and 2 more friends from our SETI main team join us now at the end of the night, so i hope we could reach the 3MM mark tomorrow.

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