Alternatives for expanding my einstein@home farm

Tom M
Tom M
Joined: 2 Feb 06
Posts: 5,768
Credit: 7,826,307,483
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Castaris wrote: Hi! I have

Castaris wrote:

Hi!

I have already dedicated most of my hardware towards einstein@home and I am searching for alternatives to expand my credits production.

What is usually done by users here to produce so many credits?

Usually it is gpu's.  But lots of CPU cores would drive up your user rankings even if they didn't drive up your individual machine rankings.  A single rtx 3080 will produce very respectable e@h rankings on the e@h project.  I remember someone deploying 5 Rx 580's and being on the top 50 list at e@h.

CPU cores will use less electricity but I am uncertain about their efficiency.

Android Tablets/Cellphones can also run E@H tasks.  They don't use much energy.  And they don't generate much RAC but they are pretty much "turn-key" in operation.  You can use an Android Cellphone without having it attach to a cellphone provider (no Sim card). 

Another choice would be to deploy systems in CPU only projects like Universe@Home.  You will find "several" participants from E@H running U@H on their high end systems.

HTH,

Tom M

A Proud member of the O.F.A.  (Old Farts Association).  Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.® (Garrison Keillor)

Tigers_Dave
Tigers_Dave
Joined: 25 Mar 09
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Hi Castaris!  Thanks for the

Hi Castaris!  Thanks for the offer to buy my RX580s.  But, I am going to pass for now - I just bought a cheap eGPU enclosure and I am going to put one of the RX 580s into it.  A second RX 580 is going into a MacPro 5,1 that also has a GTX 680 - I finally acquired an external power supply to drive the RX 580.  And the third RX 580 is going to serve as a stop-gap spare GPU - a number of my GPUs are reaching the end of their service lives and I need a stop gap replacement while I shop for a permanent one.  I fry approximately 3-4 GPUs per year. 

"I was born in a small town, and I live in a small town." - John Mellencamp

Tom M
Tom M
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Tigers_Dave wrote: .  I fry

Tigers_Dave wrote:

.  I fry approximately 3-4 GPUs per year. 

Ouch. That is odd. I don't think I am frying gpus at that rate.

Tom M

A Proud member of the O.F.A.  (Old Farts Association).  Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.® (Garrison Keillor)

Tom M
Tom M
Joined: 2 Feb 06
Posts: 5,768
Credit: 7,826,307,483
RAC: 3,469,387

I suppose another

I suppose another "alternative" would be to shrink rather than expand your farm?

:)

Tom M

A Proud member of the O.F.A.  (Old Farts Association).  Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.® (Garrison Keillor)

mikey
mikey
Joined: 22 Jan 05
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Tom M wrote: Tigers_Dave

Tom M wrote:

Tigers_Dave wrote:

.  I fry approximately 3-4 GPUs per year. 

Ouch. That is odd. I don't think I am frying gpus at that rate.

Tom M 

What are you guys doing to 'fry' a gpu? I'm not sure I've ever 'fryed' one but have had a couple of capacitors pop over time. I also only run one task at a time and never overclock anything.

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