20 March 2016

20th of March

Farm status
Intel GPUs
All running Einstein O1 search

Nvidia GPUs
Two running Einstein O1 search

Parallellas and Pis
Einstein BRP4 work on Parallellas and Pi2's. The Pi3 and B+ are doing SETI beta

The weather seems to have cooled down in the last few days so the farm has been running almost at full capacity. The only machines not running are the GPUgrid crunchers as the GTX970's produce quite a bit of heat.

Project news - Einstein
They have a new CPU based search called the O1 gravity wave search. They have split tasks into 2 sizes, one for "fast" machines and one for the rest. All my machines except for the Parallella's and Raspberry Pi's are considered to be fast. Fast is a relative term because the 6 core/12 thread machines are taking 12.5 hours to do them (all 12 threads at once). The i7-6700's are taking 13.5 hours (all 8 threads going). Basically all the farm are running them at the moment.

The BRP4 work that the Parallella's and Pi's do seems to have stopped and they have mostly run out of work. There is some issue on the server side that the project need to work through.

One is in service as mentioned last week. I am still waiting for the cases to come in (they aren't due until April). I have asked about copper heatsinks but haven't received a reply yet from two sellers on eBay. The smaller copper ones and Aluminium ones are readily available but not the taller copper ones. I also need to get some more 60mm 5 volt fans.

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