Bargain MP

OK Gang, how do you spell SMP? I found my friendly local computer store had a close-out on Tyan Tiger MP boards, and I just happened to have a couple of XP1700+ matched chips. I couldn't resist and now have my first MP machine! The only thing that bummed me was I had to go buy some registered DDR... I had read an article that it would work on standard DDR (which I had) but no boot, till I got the good stuff. The ECC mode seems to only slow the memory a bit, so I've been running it in ECC mode and it sure seems to be a stable setup!

SETI Driver automatically starts two processes, one on each CPU, both running about as fast as an XP1700+ single processor, so it really pumps out the work units!


Scout
700 Mflops in SETI!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Scout on 12/25/02 01:41 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. You bastige.

    Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
  2. Uh... that's a term of endearment, right?

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  3. Heh.

    It's sorta like bastard...

    and it was meant jokingly. As in: "you lucky bastard" :smile:

    Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
  4. Yup... that's what I thought! I think I'm gonna have to switch to Intel though. I've blown the breaker twice now down here in the garage with all these Athlons!

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  5. LOL!!!

    ...ummm...sorry, I forgot what I was going to say...
  6. LOL... I hope your not serious about that.

    My PC eats so much money that I'm in 'desperate' need of it to buy PC3500 RAM, help Svol with his OC project!
    --- PM me for information.
  7. Actually I am... we first blew the circuit when we had our outdoor Christmas lights plugged in there. Switched that, but then found that we have one of our Microwave ovens on the same 15 amp circuit. When that's running with everything else, it blew a second time. Most of the time it's OK though.

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  8. LOL... I was talking about your change from AMD to Intel: they both use the same amount of power.

    My PC eats so much money that I'm in 'desperate' need of it to buy PC3500 RAM, help Svol with his OC project!
    --- PM me for information.
  9. If you're switching, you wanna send me some of them AMD systems? :smile:

    Maybe it wouldn't take me 8 bloody days plus to do a render...

    Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
  10. Oh... Yeah, I don't think I'd change... However I do run a nice P4 1.6a overclocked to 2.13 and I like it very much. I have it on a SiS 645DX mobo... works pretty good. But not as good as my Athlons!

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  11. What's a render?

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  12. 3d stuff. You set up your wireframe model, apply all the textures, set the lighting etc, and then you actually make a picture. The rendering is what takes so long.

    Your 3d card renders your in game scene. It takes all the polygons and converts it into the picture you see. High precision renders that artists do are all cpu calculated though.

    Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
  13. Gotcha... I've heard that MP's are really good at that sort of work. Unfortunately, I don't do any! Oh well... The rig is fun to play with and the only burp has been I had to replace the battery. It came with the jumper on the "Clear CMOS" pins and I think that drained the battery.

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  14. I bet it'd be fun.

    My box (1.6 GHz XP) has been doing this single frame render for 11 bloody days already and it's still not done.

    Extra cpus and extra boxes will come in VERY handy when I do some more actual animation.

    Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
  15. And why arnt you running DUAL cure for cancer tasks on the SMP system?? HUH HUH HUH?

    <b><i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> - George W. Bush's favorite childhood book.
    Note: This book was first published a year after Mr Bush graduated from College.</b>
  16. I know... I know... I feel guilty enough as it is!!! But I'm really trying to catch Red Wings One and then it seems like bertvand has quit, soooooo that means 4th place is within reach!!! ... THEN, I'll switch back to UD!

    Scout
    700 Mflops in SETI!
  17. Good boy... UD needs your dualies :smile:


    <b><i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> - George W. Bush's favorite childhood book.
    Note: This book was first published a year after Mr Bush graduated from College.</b>
  18. And our UD THG teams needs your score PooBaa!

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  19. nooooo
    [rogue independent militant cruncher]
    my 1833mhz of goodness is for my use only... and UD of course :)

    <b><i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> - George W. Bush's favorite childhood book.
    Note: This book was first published a year after Mr Bush graduated from College.</b>
  20. But what use does single crunching have above team crunching?

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  21. Its more fun.

    <b><i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> - George W. Bush's favorite childhood book.
    Note: This book was first published a year after Mr Bush graduated from College.</b>
  22. I can't see how... you don't have a high competition chance against the teams so that spoils fun, and you don't have the internal team rank competition.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  23. yousa nosa understandies!
    I DONT CARE about competing with other teams. I couldn't give a toss what team is better... Besides all you need is one guy who is system admin to to 1000 work computers and you can steamroll just about anything!

    For me its about crunching. Just crunching. I like to see what IVE done. Its about getting the job done.

    <b>Despite the huge top speeds, amazing acceleration and incredible G-Forces of Top Fuel Dragsters, a standed riced up Lancer often has a larger rear wing.</b>
  24. Even if you don't care about competing yiou can help to support a team. And you can also see what you processed when you're a member of a team... all member information is the same + a team page.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  25. I will not be assimilated!!!

    [militant individual cruncher]

    <b>Despite the huge top speeds, amazing acceleration and incredible G-Forces of Top Fuel Dragsters, a standed riced up Lancer often has a larger rear wing.</b>
  26. We are Borg... you will be assimilated... your PC will adept to service ours... resistance is and always has been... futile.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  27. Havnt been doing much crunching the past few days.. my 1833mhz has been busy doing VCD encoding :)

    <b>You will die.
    If you are lucky you may last ten decades.
    If you are especially lucky you will be
    remembered for another 5 decades.</b>
  28. No no... not trying to change the subject, aren't we?

    You will be assimilated, changing subject is irrelevant.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  29. [continues to happily individually crunch]

    <b>You will die.
    If you are lucky you may last ten decades.
    If you are especially lucky you will be
    remembered for another 5 decades.</b>
  30. Cube 0101000111 change course to unimatrix 01888, raster grid 454.789. Assemble every single crunching PC.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  31. Red Alert! Firewalls up! Ready Anti-virus Quantum Torpedoes and Anti-Hacking Phasers. This will be a glorious battle!!

    GearJammer
    <i><font color=blue>It takes 10 'Attaboys' to make up for 1 'Awww...crap!'</font color=blue></i>
  32. foo!
    [changes from crunching to divx encoding]

    <b>You will die.
    If you are lucky you may last ten decades.
    If you are especially lucky you will be
    remembered for another 5 decades.</b>
  33. Fleet in unimatrix 001 raster 010 head for unimatrix 01888, raster grid 454.789 and assemble every computer that isn't connected with the main hive. We will addapt... open transwarp conduct.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dimms when I turn it on :eek:
  34. Oh no, we have Star Trek geeks that are getting their terminology all FUBAR'd!!

    It's "conduit", not "conduct".

    XP 2500+ Barton @ 2241Mhz
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    MSI GF3Ti 500
    16x DVD-ROM
    2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
    Onboard audio
  35. LOL... I didn't know that. Looks like my Englisg is still far from perfect.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek:
  36. No, you just don't watch Star Trek as much as you should ;-)

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  37. It is subtitled in Dutch... how should I know how to spell it.

    It's a shame they aren't broadcasting Star Trek episodes atm... it is fun to watch.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek:
  38. Hey, don't go blaming ME for the fault's of your nation's sub-title'ers. Why don't they hire you? You seem to know what's going on in any language.

    And yes, they should broadcast it ATM. At least here in Canada we have the Space channel, which give the whole series reasonable airtime.

    XP 2500+ Barton @ 2241Mhz
    A7N8X Dlx
    2x512MB Corsair PC3200
    MSI GF3Ti 500
    16x DVD-ROM
    2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
    Onboard audio
  39. Quote:
    Hey, don't go blaming ME for the fault's of your nation's sub-title'ers. Why don't they hire you? You seem to know what's going on in any language.

    :redface:

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek:
  40. Okay, that might have come across badly. It wasn't meant to be sarcastic or anything. It was a complement. I really can't pick up your accent at all based on what you type. Seriously. Don't want a misunderstanding here.....

    XP 2500+ Barton @ 2241Mhz
    A7N8X Dlx
    2x512MB Corsair PC3200
    MSI GF3Ti 500
    16x DVD-ROM
    2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
    Onboard audio
  41. LOL... that was a blush because I felt flattered. :lol:

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek:
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