25 June 2016

25th of June

Farm status
Intel GPUs
Finishing off Einstein O1 search and switching to Asteroids and CPDN work

Nvidia GPUs
Just finished Einstein O1 search now running GPUgrid work

Raspberry Pis
Running Einstein BRP4 work

Project news - Einstein
Their O1 search has pretty much ended. It will take a couple of weeks for the remaining work to be returned. The only work units available now are the resend of failed work units. Hopefully they won't take too long to get the next search running in a different frequency range.

Hardware purchases
I've ordered a couple more i7-6700's to replace the two i7-3770's. The i7-3770's each have a GTX970 which will need to go into a GPU-based machine.

For the GPU-based machines I've selected motherboards and they'll have a low power i3 CPU to run them. I still need to find a suitable case. The Fractal Designs ARC Midi cases that I normally use have been discontinued and are proving hard to find.

Nvidia released GTX1080 and GTX1070 graphics cards recently so once the prices drop a bit and supply becomes plentiful I may look at replacing the GTX970's. They don't work on GPUgrid yet so there's no hurry.

Intel GPU drivers
They've released a new driver 4464 for the HD Graphics 530. Unfortunately they still haven't got their OpenCL working so I can't use the Intel GPU's for anything useful. Despite opening a ticket with Intel in February there doesn't appear to be any progress in fixing their drivers.

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