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Message 21060 - Posted: 1 Nov 2008, 2:56:19 UTC

After seeing every list of BOINC benchmarks I've found start and die shortly after I've taken it on myself to produce something that people might find useful.

I've been tabulating systems, listing CPU (make, type, rated speed, operating speed, number of cores), Operating system (Win/Linux etc, name/distribution, version number, type (desktop or sever), 32/64 bit) and BOINC version. The spreadsheet also returns the expected points CLAIM (not return as nobody can predict the various quorums) in both BOINC points per day (assuming the machine runs and returns for the full 24hrs) and for WCG (until they convert to straight BOINC points).

If anyone wants to download the spreadsheet (in .xls format) they can get it HERE

If anybody wants to contribute their scores (with ALL the other information, and please be honest. After all, this is for posterity.) please email them to me at iron_sparky at yahoo dot co dot uk and I'll include them for you.
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Message 21417 - Posted: 20 Nov 2008, 16:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 21060.  
Last modified: 20 Nov 2008, 17:09:08 UTC

Hi Dark Angel!

I have been working on something similar and ran into a number of problem that you have probably seen.

Questions:
Where did your stats come from? Did you compile from any of the boincstats.com info? How do you know that a particular version of, for example, ubuntu is 64 bit and not 32 bit and running on a 64 bit platform?
Do your statistics include gpugrid? That seems to skew the boinc points per day.

For example, I have calculated the following average cpu statistics for gpugrid and abc but was unable to draw a proper conclusion as to the boinc points per day. (Sorry I do not know how to set font to fixed pitch to fit. Look here for better graphic of table http://swri.info/cpustats/5_stats_jys.png )


ABC
(Last 30 days) Machine OS Num CPUsec StdDev Claimed Granted Pending
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz Vista-64 318 5,672.5 4301.0 34.3 89.8 0
Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 270 Linux 66 4,897.7 2389.9 15.7 47.4 1
Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275 Vista-64 235 7,034.9 5525.8 29.4 90.8 0

GPUgrid
(Last 30 days) Machine OS Num CPUsec StdDev Claimed Granted Pending
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz Vista-64 27 1,771.2 5332.1 3232.1 3232.1 0
Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275 Vista-64 8 24,627.6 2826.8 3232.1 3232.1 0

Looking at the bottom two (the gpu info) there were 27 work units processed in an average of 1.7k seconds while the other system took an average of 24k seconds per work unit. However, the only reason the time was higher was because I assigned dedicated a cpu to gpugrid. The other system I did not bother to dedicate a cpu so gpugrid shared the cpu with some other project. Since the GPU did all the work, the CPU time is virtually meaningless.

A snap shot of the program that calculated the staistics (C# win form) is at
http://swri.info/cpustats/5_pgm.png and
http://swri.info/cpustats can be used to extract info from the boincstats.com server (from a snapshot taken Nov 10)

I am an aspx programmer and the above http://swri.info/cpustats is my first attempt at php. I am looking at moving my personal web page to GoDaddy as they do aspx and my 5_pgm win form can be easily ported to aspx (I hope)

Anyway, if you or anyone has any comments or can make a suggestions, please let me know.
Joseph "Beemer Biker" Stateson
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Message 21420 - Posted: 20 Nov 2008, 20:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 21417.  

Hi Dark Angel!

I have been working on something similar and ran into a number of problem that you have probably seen.

Questions:
Where did your stats come from?


Individual users who have responded either to this or in threads on several other forums.

Did you compile from any of the boincstats.com info?


No.

How do you know that a particular version of, for example, ubuntu is 64 bit and not 32 bit and running on a 64 bit platform?


I ask. The current version of my list includes the bit number for both operating system and BOINC client.

Do your statistics include gpugrid? That seems to skew the boinc points per day.


No. I have yet to get any stats from anybody running gpugrid.

For example, I have calculated the following average cpu statistics for gpugrid and abc but was unable to draw a proper conclusion as to the boinc points per day. (Sorry I do not know how to set font to fixed pitch to fit. Look here for better graphic of table http://swri.info/cpustats/5_stats_jys.png )


ABC
(Last 30 days) Machine OS Num CPUsec StdDev Claimed Granted Pending
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz Vista-64 318 5,672.5 4301.0 34.3 89.8 0
Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 270 Linux 66 4,897.7 2389.9 15.7 47.4 1
Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275 Vista-64 235 7,034.9 5525.8 29.4 90.8 0

GPUgrid
(Last 30 days) Machine OS Num CPUsec StdDev Claimed Granted Pending
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz Vista-64 27 1,771.2 5332.1 3232.1 3232.1 0
Dual Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 275 Vista-64 8 24,627.6 2826.8 3232.1 3232.1 0

Looking at the bottom two (the gpu info) there were 27 work units processed in an average of 1.7k seconds while the other system took an average of 24k seconds per work unit. However, the only reason the time was higher was because I assigned dedicated a cpu to gpugrid. The other system I did not bother to dedicate a cpu so gpugrid shared the cpu with some other project. Since the GPU did all the work, the CPU time is virtually meaningless.

A snap shot of the program that calculated the staistics (C# win form) is at
http://swri.info/cpustats/5_pgm.png and
http://swri.info/cpustats can be used to extract info from the boincstats.com server (from a snapshot taken Nov 10)

I am an aspx programmer and the above http://swri.info/cpustats is my first attempt at php. I am looking at moving my personal web page to GoDaddy as they do aspx and my 5_pgm win form can be easily ported to aspx (I hope)

Anyway, if you or anyone has any comments or can make a suggestions, please let me know.


I just build this as a spreadsheet. The benchmarks are from direct user reports, not my own estimates, and the credit estimate is based on info I have found here and elsewhere and assumes 24 hours of actual crunching time (not wall clock time) and reports CLAIMED credit as opposed to what the quorum on various project might grant. Since I have yet to come across anybody that runs gpugrid I have not included anything specific to that. I also do not try and track or estimate the exact time taken to complete units as I don't think that can accurately be done (too much variation in usage patterns by users).

I'm not sure, but I think we're actually trying to do something a little different from each other. I wish you well, this has proven to be a difficult and often thankless undertaking.

Good luck

Mick
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