07 March 2020

7th of March

Farm status
Intel GPUs
One running Einstein gravity wave work

Nvidia GPUs
All running Einstein gravity wave work

Raspberry Pis
Eight running Einstein BRP4 work

For news on the Raspberry Pis see Marks Rpi Cluster

Project news - Seti
Sad news this week. They announced they are going into "hibernation" from the 31st of March. That generally means the end of the project.

Other news
I've been doing some GPUgrid work on a couple of the Nvidia GPU machines after we got updated drivers via the Debian buster-backports repo. I also did some Milkyway work. Since then I have updated all of the Nvidia GPU machines to the 440.59 drivers.

The Intel "neo" drivers have finally made it into a Debian repo. I have installed them on one of the Intel GPU machines but haven't tried any GPU crunching on it yet. Generally it slows the whole CPU down so it not a good idea to use both at the same time.

I was looking at building a Ryzen 3950x machine, however with the news that Seti is closing down have decided not to proceed with it. Einstein CPU work is very demanding on the memory system and so it wouldn't suit their app.

And it more news this week there is yet another security bug with Intel's ME module and they don't think they can correct it. Supposedly the 10th generation CPU's aren't effected but I can't see why anyone would buy them given all the security flaws.

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