Astronomically low PPD with R9 290X

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Astronomically low PPD with R9 290X

Postby fortune82 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:59 am

My PPD is currently ~1700 and I know it should be considerably more than that

i5 3570k, 12GB of RAM, everything on an SSD

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05:53:18:Saving configuration to config.xml
05:53:18:<config>
05:53:18:  <!-- Folding Core -->
05:53:18:  <checkpoint v='3'/>
05:53:18:
05:53:18:  <!-- Network -->
05:53:18:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
05:53:18:
05:53:18:  <!-- Slot Control -->
05:53:18:  <pause-on-battery v='false'/>
05:53:18:  <power v='FULL'/>
05:53:18:
05:53:18:  <!-- User Information -->
05:53:18:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
05:53:18:  <team v='11108'/>
05:53:18:  <user v='fortune82'/>
05:53:18:
05:53:18:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
05:53:18:  <slot id='1' type='GPU'/>
05:53:18:</config>
05:53:18:WARNING:WU00:Slot ID 0 no longer exists and there are no other matching slots, dumping
05:53:18:WU00:Sending unit results: id:00 state:SEND error:DUMPED project:6382 run:19 clone:84 gen:4 core:0xa4 unit:0x000000040002894c53d275fb13c0428a
05:53:18:WU00:Connecting to 155.247.166.220:8080
05:53:18:WU00:Server responded WORK_ACK (400)
05:53:18:WU00:Cleaning up
05:53:22:Saving configuration to config.xml
05:53:22:<config>
05:53:22:  <!-- Folding Core -->
05:53:22:  <checkpoint v='3'/>
05:53:22:
05:53:22:  <!-- Network -->
05:53:22:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
05:53:22:
05:53:22:  <!-- Slot Control -->
05:53:22:  <pause-on-battery v='false'/>
05:53:22:  <power v='FULL'/>
05:53:22:
05:53:22:  <!-- User Information -->
05:53:22:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
05:53:22:  <team v='11108'/>
05:53:22:  <user v='fortune82'/>
05:53:22:
05:53:22:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
05:53:22:  <slot id='1' type='GPU'/>
05:53:22:</config>
05:54:22:WU01:FS01:0x17:Completed 100000 out of 5000000 steps (2%)
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Re: Astronomically low PPD with R9 290X

Postby Joe_H » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:44 am

Welcome to the forum.

There is too little information to see if there is a problem. However, the client will not give a good estimate for PPD or final points award until several percent of a WU is completed. Also there is no value in setting the checkpoint value to the minimum of 3, and in any case the GPU folding Core_17 does not use that value in determining when to write one. That checkpoint frequency is set by the researcher running the GPU project.

It would be useful to see the beginning of the log where it shows the client version information, the system configuration and the folding configuration. You can display that in the client by clicking on the Refresh button, or by copying and pasting from the log.txt file in the F@H data directory.
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Re: Astronomically low PPD with R9 290X

Postby 7im » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:20 pm

Also curious why you needed to dump that CPU work unit causing it to now be delayed and reassigned to someone else?
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Re: Astronomically low PPD with R9 290X

Postby bruce » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:03 pm

I curious why you have used 5 different passkeys. (Probably one is the empty passkey, but you've used at least four others).
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