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glennaxl
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Power Usage of Crunching Machine - Reference

Please use this format
CPU:
RAM:
GPU:
SSD/HDD:
Mobo:
PSU: W
==============
Ave. Usage: W
PPD: WCG Points


glennaxl
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CPU: i5-2500K
RAM: 8GB
GPU: HD7770
SSD/HDD: 120GB SSD
Mobo: P6P67 Deluxe
PSU: 600W
==============
Ave. Usage: 150W
PPD: 310,000 WCG Points

JoelC707
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reply to glennaxl
I have a kill-a-watt and my UPS has a display on it so I can get specifics but that means I need to shut them down to plug in the meter. Earth and Saturn are on the same UPS and it shows ~400W load so since they are nearly identical I'm just splitting the load in half.

Computer: Earth
CPU: i5-3450
RAM: 8GB
GPU: Radeon 6870
SSD/HDD: 1x 320GB, 2x 500GB
Mobo: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
PSU: 600W
==============
Ave. Usage: 200W
PPD: ~95,000 WCG Points

Computer: Saturn
CPU: i5-3450
RAM: 8GB
GPU: Radeon 5830
SSD/HDD: 1x 320GB
Mobo: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
PSU: 600W
==============
Ave. Usage: 200W
PPD: ~95,000 WCG Points

Computer: Neptune
CPU: Athlon II x2 250
RAM: 4GB
GPU: GTS 450
SSD/HDD: 1x 320GB
Mobo: Gigabyte 800 series northbridge (don't recall exact model ATM)
PSU: 450W-ish
==============
Ave. Usage: 100W
PPD: ~40,000 WCG Points

Computer: WCL-Netmgmt
CPU: 2x Xeon 5150
RAM: 8GB FB-DIMM (these things are HOT)
GPU: Radeon 5830
SSD/HDD: 7x 250GB
Mobo: Dell Precision 690
PSU: 750W
==============
Ave. Usage: 400W
PPD: ~80,000 WCG Points

Computer: Storage
CPU: Core 2 E6750
RAM: 8GB
GPU: None
SSD/HDD: 1x 250GB, 5x 1TB
Mobo: Asus P5N-E SLI
PSU: 500W (I think)
==============
Ave. Usage: 100W
PPD: ~10,000 WCG Points

I also run it on three Dell servers that run virtual servers (two of them run ESXi 5.0, the other runs Hyper-V 2012). These are on a 1500VA UPS that with just the three of them plus a monitor and switch nearly max it out. I'd guess about a 750W load total? Here's them as best I can describe them using your format.

Computer: BOINC 1
CPU: 2x Xeon E5430 (the virtual machine has 8 cores assigned to it)
RAM: 16GB in the server, 1.5GB assigned to VM
GPU: None
SSD/HDD: 4x 146GB 2.5" 10K SAS, 2x 750GB 2.5" 7.2K SATA (30GB assigned to VM)
Mobo: Dell PowerEdge 2950 III
PSU: 2x 750W
==============
Ave. Usage: 250W
PPD: ~30,000 WCG Points

Computer: BOINC 2
CPU: 2x Xeon E5345 (VM has 8 cores assigned)
RAM: 14GB in server, 1.5GB assigned to VM
GPU: None
SSD/HDD: 2x 36GB 3.5" 10K SAS, 4x 750GB 3.5" 7.2K SATA
Mobo: Dell PowerEdge 2950 II
PSU: 2x 750W
==============
Ave. Usage: 250W
PPD: ~25,000 WCG Points

Computer: BOINC 3
CPU: 2x Xeon E5430 (VM has 8 cores assigned)
RAM: 16GB in server, 1.5 GB to VM
GPU: None
SSD/HDD: 4x 146GB 2.5" 10K SAS, 2x 750GB 2.5" 7.2K SATA
Mobo: Dell PowerEdge 2950 III
PSU: 2x 750W
==============
Ave. Usage: 250W
PPD: ~30,000 WCG Points

All total I do about 400K PPD with this setup. That's with four GPUs and some decent 8 core systems too. Sure the VM overhead doesn't help those Dell servers but still. How is it with one system you do 100K less than EVERYTHING I have? Is that GPU really that much better? I would have thought it would be on par or so with my 6870 and especially considering the two 5830s and GTS 450, I would have expected to blow right past you or do you have multiple systems with that setup and didn't show that?


Nanoprobe
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reply to glennaxl
CPU:i7-2600k
RAM: 8GB
GPU: HD7970
SSD/HDD: 32GB SSD
Mobo:Asus P8P67-M
PSU: 800w
==============
Ave. Usage: 300w (including UPS)
PPD: 975,000 WCG Points (average)


Slava
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Fair Lawn, NJ
said by Nanoprobe:

CPU:i7-2600k
RAM: 8GB
GPU: HD7970
SSD/HDD: 32GB SSD
Mobo:Asus P8P67-M
PSU: 800w
==============
Ave. Usage: 300w (including UPS)
PPD: 975,000 WCG Points (average)

975K is simply unreal for a single machine.
How many instances is that GPU able to handle at one time?

I ran the GPU Temp tool as per this article:
»app_info. x m l Creation
Seems all three of video cards are between 90-98% so 1 will be max. Until sometime in the future if i make an upgrade.

At 975K it seems a lot more efficient to run a machine like that then the three I am currently running that are getting just a fraction of that amount.


Slava
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Fair Lawn, NJ
reply to glennaxl
I;m also wondering has anyone seen what something like a NVIDIA GTX 690 would put out as far as points?


Nanoprobe
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said by Slava:

I;m also wondering has anyone seen what something like a NVIDIA GTX 690 would put out as far as points?

Nvidia has very poor OpenCl driver support. I doubt even a 690 could come close to what a 7970 could do. JMHO. I know some other crunchers who are running 7990s, which is a dual GPU like the 690. Far better than a 690 but not as good as dual 7970s.

said by Slava:

975K is simply unreal for a single machine.
How many instances is that GPU able to handle at one time?

16 tasks running simultaneously.
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Slava
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said by Nanoprobe See Profile

16 tasks running simultaneously.
[/BQUOTE :

"That explains it.
And that's fairly affordable for the results that it is putting out."



Slava
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reply to Nanoprobe
" I know some other crunchers who are running 7990s, which is a dual GPU like the 690."

I would think with dual GPU you would be able to do 32 tasks running simultaneously (16 for each GPU) instead of 16 or is this not the case?

I know at this time the 7970 is around $400 and for the results it is putting out it is a real bargain.


Nanoprobe
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The amount of tasks you can run is more governed by the CPU and the mobo memory when you get to the high end cards like a 7990. If you had a high end CPU like the new 3960 hex core and quad channel memory you might be able to run 32 tasks but it would probably bottleneck anything less and reduce efficiency.

quote:
I know at this time the 7970 is around $400 and for the results it is putting out it is a real bargain.
if you shop around and are patient you can find deals on 7970s for less than $350.


Luvfishin
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reply to glennaxl
Seems like my old imacs with Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB are obsolete.


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bbrcat
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said by Luvfishin:

Seems like my old imacs with Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB are obsolete.


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Luvfishin
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Power usage sure is a big difference though.
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bbrcat
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Nanoprobe
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reply to Luvfishin
said by Luvfishin:

Seems like my old imacs with Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB are obsolete.


Unfortunately if you want to run HCC GPU tasks you'll need at least a 5xxx series card if you want to run ATI.