Welcome to the SETI@home staff blog.


log in

Advanced search

Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : Welcome to the SETI@home staff blog.

Previous · 1 . . . 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 . . . 10 · Next
Author Message
Profile Oren Whyche
Send message
Joined: 12 Jun 08
Posts: 1
Credit: 319,982
RAC: 0
United States
Message 780045 - Posted: 7 Jul 2008, 0:40:33 UTC

Regarding the potential lack of funding of Arecibo, I hope everyone is sending letters or emails to their Congress persons to support the Senate bill. The U.S. cannot continue cutting all the forward investment in areas - science, education, etc. -that will be the basis for the ongoing competitiveness and future prosperity of this country. Public and private investment in science is critical to avoid continuing down the slippery slope... let alone being able to assure early warnings of and develop defensive measures against near-Earth objects.

Rick Reilly
Send message
Joined: 28 Sep 00
Posts: 2
Credit: 78,016
RAC: 0
Australia
Message 800680 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 4:36:42 UTC

Can any one tell me why I no longer get graphics with my screensaver, Ever since I upgraded to 6.2.17 I get a boring blue box.
Richard
sippy1@optusnet.com.au
____________

Profile Gary Charpentier
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 11732
Credit: 5,969,877
RAC: 0
United States
Message 800689 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 5:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 800680.

Can any one tell me why I no longer get graphics with my screensaver, Ever since I upgraded to 6.2.17 I get a boring blue box.
Richard
sippy1@optusnet.com.au


http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=2952



____________

HTH
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 8 Jul 00
Posts: 690
Credit: 830,100
RAC: 204
Finland
Message 803647 - Posted: 31 Aug 2008, 11:42:54 UTC
Last modified: 31 Aug 2008, 11:51:39 UTC

Hi!

Astropulse does not belong to the future plans anymore: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_plans.php

Henri.
____________

Manned mission to Mars in 2019 Petition <-- Sign this, please.

Profile ML1
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 7939
Credit: 4,007,802
RAC: 705
United Kingdom
Message 803650 - Posted: 31 Aug 2008, 11:53:06 UTC - in response to Message 803647.

Astropulse does not belong to future plans anymore: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_plans.php

I agree, a page update there is required.

Also, the Astropulse article linked to is from 2001...

It's all a good space odyssey!

Keep searchin',
Martin


____________
See new freedom: Mageia4
Linux Voice See & try out your OS Freedom!
The Future is what We make IT (GPLv3)

Profile Dr. C.E.T.I.
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 29 Feb 00
Posts: 15988
Credit: 683,039
RAC: 102
United States
Message 803771 - Posted: 31 Aug 2008, 18:47:02 UTC



. . . see here - Front Page News: Aug 25, 2008 - New article from The Planetary Society: "Astropulse: A Fresh Look at the Skies in Search of E.T." <------ click me

as well as this: "Astropulse: A Fresh Look at the Skies in Search of E.T." <------ click me


____________
BOINC Wiki . . .

Science Status Page . . .

John Comeau
Send message
Joined: 19 Jul 99
Posts: 9
Credit: 276,687
RAC: 0
United States
Message 806367 - Posted: 9 Sep 2008, 1:36:54 UTC

Mr. Korpela, I have asked this before in "number crunching" with no respones. I am asking you as a last resort...I am running a quad core processor. I do not want it to run 4-cores 100% of the time. I have changed "my preferences" a number of times in "seti" and nothing changes. To keep the core temps down, other wise known as theta j A, two cores need to run 50% of the time. I have that in my preferences now. They have been that way for one month, and the software does not pick it up. If I am doing something wrong, it sure would be nice to hear from someone. Please advise.
joncomo@msn.com
____________

Profile ML1
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 7939
Credit: 4,007,802
RAC: 705
United Kingdom
Message 806469 - Posted: 9 Sep 2008, 12:40:09 UTC - in response to Message 806367.

Mr. Korpela,

Sorry, but we all prefer Dr Korpela to be doing much more useful work for the project.

Note that there are a few hundred thousand participants... I'll let you do the rest of the maths.

I have asked this before in "number crunching" with no respones. I am asking you as a last resort...

Sorry #2, you're still asking in the wrong place.

Please look in "If you have a question or problem, please use the Questions & answers area instead of the Message boards."

I am running a quad core processor. I do not want it to run 4-cores 100% of the time. I have changed "my preferences" a number of times in "seti" and nothing changes. To keep the core temps down, other wise known as theta j A, two cores need to run 50% of the time. I have that in my preferences now. They have been that way for one month, and the software does not pick it up. If I am doing something wrong, it sure would be nice to hear from someone. Please advise.

Please be most honourably in a waffly way be abstractly advised that the forums directorate doesn't exist :-p Also very nice to hear from you to. :-)


For your high junction temperature "theta j A" (and the "theta" bit is what?), perhaps you should look at lowering the source-to-sink delta T.

'tis far better to treat the problem rather than ameliorate the symptoms.

(Seat your heatsink better, use a better heatsink, or otherwise improve the cooling. CPUs are designed to run 100% 24/7.)

Also note that you must click on 'update' for your host to pick up any web settings changes that you have made.

Welcome to the forums,

and happy cool crunchin',
Martin

____________
See new freedom: Mageia4
Linux Voice See & try out your OS Freedom!
The Future is what We make IT (GPLv3)

guardbob
Send message
Joined: 10 Aug 08
Posts: 2
Credit: 77,844
RAC: 0
United States
Message 811177 - Posted: 23 Sep 2008, 7:28:02 UTC - in response to Message 806469.

Mr. Korpela,

Sorry, but we all prefer Dr Korpela to be doing much more useful work for the project.

Note that there are a few hundred thousand participants... I'll let you do the rest of the maths.

I have asked this before in "number crunching" with no respones. I am asking you as a last resort...

Sorry #2, you're still asking in the wrong place.

Please look in "If you have a question or problem, please use the Questions & answers area instead of the Message boards."

I am running a quad core processor. I do not want it to run 4-cores 100% of the time. I have changed "my preferences" a number of times in "seti" and nothing changes. To keep the core temps down, other wise known as theta j A, two cores need to run 50% of the time. I have that in my preferences now. They have been that way for one month, and the software does not pick it up. If I am doing something wrong, it sure would be nice to hear from someone. Please advise.

Please be most honourably in a waffly way be abstractly advised that the forums directorate doesn't exist :-p Also very nice to hear from you to. :-)


For your high junction temperature "theta j A" (and the "theta" bit is what?), perhaps you should look at lowering the source-to-sink delta T.

'tis far better to treat the problem rather than ameliorate the symptoms.

(Seat your heatsink better, use a better heatsink, or otherwise improve the cooling. CPUs are designed to run 100% 24/7.)

Also note that you must click on 'update' for your host to pick up any web settings changes that you have made.

Welcome to the forums,

and happy cool crunchin',
Martin

guardbob
Send message
Joined: 10 Aug 08
Posts: 2
Credit: 77,844
RAC: 0
United States
Message 811178 - Posted: 23 Sep 2008, 7:30:14 UTC

Hey Good Day all from Oregon.
Just wanted to say Thank you for the opportunity to help.
I am learning and this will take a life time I know.
Hang in there and keep up the good work everyone!
Guardbob

Profile ML1
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 7939
Credit: 4,007,802
RAC: 705
United Kingdom
Message 811193 - Posted: 23 Sep 2008, 9:28:06 UTC - in response to Message 811178.

Hey Good Day all from Oregon.

Welcome to the collective "crunch".

Take a look on Number Crunching forum?

Happy crunchin',
Martin

____________
See new freedom: Mageia4
Linux Voice See & try out your OS Freedom!
The Future is what We make IT (GPLv3)

BONGOLOLO
Send message
Joined: 11 Nov 08
Posts: 2
Credit: 22,442
RAC: 0
France
Message 829806 - Posted: 13 Nov 2008, 10:50:59 UTC - in response to Message 811193.

HELLO i am new here and my english is not very good ,hard for me to read you and i not shure i write ine the good forum , i have a quad 2400 and put 100% , sometime i run at 3600 or 3900 mhz,is its better for you? if my computer find something, i receive a message ?

Profile ML1
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 7939
Credit: 4,007,802
RAC: 705
United Kingdom
Message 829828 - Posted: 13 Nov 2008, 12:28:45 UTC - in response to Message 829806.

HELLO i am new here and my english is not very good ,hard for me to read you and i not shure i write ine the good forum

Welcome to the group!

This forum is rarely used. Better, please look on Number Crunching.

i have a quad 2400 and put 100% , sometime i run at 3600 or 3900 mhz,is its better for you?

Everything helps.

Running at the higher CPU frequency will give the results faster.

if my computer find something, i receive a message ?

Yes, eventually.

The analysis done now will be compared against other results. Then, a telescope will look for any suggested signals. Then, hopefully, we will find something.

Good luck,
Martin


____________
See new freedom: Mageia4
Linux Voice See & try out your OS Freedom!
The Future is what We make IT (GPLv3)

DNNTT
Send message
Joined: 27 Oct 08
Posts: 1
Credit: 36,315
RAC: 0
Spain
Message 831508 - Posted: 17 Nov 2008, 11:34:10 UTC

Please help me.
I try to join with one forum in Spanish, all is ok, but the problem is: "... you receive one email with your confirmation...", but never receive those mail, so I dont know what can I do.

My email address is jaddumie@gmail.com

Thanks for all.

PD: is not important because understand English, but is better for me, comunicate in Spanish.

Mike
Send message
Joined: 5 May 06
Posts: 1
Credit: 364,653
RAC: 203
United States
Message 834219 - Posted: 25 Nov 2008, 12:28:01 UTC

I'm sorry to use this forum but after searching for 20 minutes, I have no idea how to ask a silly question. I have been doing seti computing on my home pc for ten years but I do not use nor know how to use any of these tools.

My problem which arose in the past week or two is that I now receive impossibly large work units. I had one work unit which looked like it was going to use 150 hours of CPU. I managed to suspend other work and thought I was getting close (121 hours) when the 'to completion' number jumped to 196 hours. and the % completion went to 2%. There is no way my humble PC is going to do 6000 hour work units!

The work unit is question is

astro pulse 4.36 ap_06oc08ab_b0_p1_0277_20081028_3129.wu_0

So, is there some way I can continue to participate either by restricting work by cpu time or project or should I just drop out?

I do not read these forums so you had better send me email at mdorl@wisc.edu

Mike Dorl
____________

Profile Byron S Goodgame
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 16 Jan 06
Posts: 1151
Credit: 3,936,993
RAC: 0
United States
Message 834224 - Posted: 25 Nov 2008, 12:42:46 UTC - in response to Message 834219.
Last modified: 25 Nov 2008, 12:50:02 UTC

I'm sorry to use this forum but after searching for 20 minutes, I have no idea how to ask a silly question. I have been doing seti computing on my home pc for ten years but I do not use nor know how to use any of these tools.

My problem which arose in the past week or two is that I now receive impossibly large work units. I had one work unit which looked like it was going to use 150 hours of CPU. I managed to suspend other work and thought I was getting close (121 hours) when the 'to completion' number jumped to 196 hours. and the % completion went to 2%. There is no way my humble PC is going to do 6000 hour work units!

The work unit is question is

astro pulse 4.36 ap_06oc08ab_b0_p1_0277_20081028_3129.wu_0

So, is there some way I can continue to participate either by restricting work by cpu time or project or should I just drop out?

I do not read these forums so you had better send me email at mdorl@wisc.edu

Mike Dorl


This was posted in an earlier thread that pertains to the type of task you're running now.

Astropulse FAQ

There was also this posted about the problem I think your AP task had.

There is a rare bug present in both the v4 and v5 stock applications, and the original opti application, which can cause a task to restart processing from the very beginning. That bug has been eliminated from the latest v5.00 optimised application (and the updated v4 opti released alongside it), but has not yet made it back into the stock application despite the code been brought to the attention of the Berkeley developers before release


You can go to your SETI@home preferences to opt out of doing AP if you'd like. Under "Run only the selected applications" set "Astropulse" to no and under "If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications?" set that to no as well. Doing this you will only recieve the regular Multi Beam task that you're probably use to getting.

Questions along these lines are usually asked in the Number crunching forum for future reference.

Welcome to the Message Boards.
____________

Profile Misfit
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 21 Jun 01
Posts: 21781
Credit: 2,507,097
RAC: 3,065
United States
Message 834375 - Posted: 26 Nov 2008, 1:03:27 UTC - in response to Message 834219.

I'm sorry to use this forum but after searching for 20 minutes, I have no idea how to ask a silly question.

Welcome to the club. :D
____________

Message 844033 - Posted: 23 Dec 2008, 5:25:31 UTC

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE UNITS SENT ???
____________
"Still trying to find MY PIE"

Profile ML1
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 7939
Credit: 4,007,802
RAC: 705
United Kingdom
Message 844114 - Posted: 23 Dec 2008, 11:09:08 UTC - in response to Message 844033.
Last modified: 23 Dec 2008, 11:09:48 UTC

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE UNITS SENT ???
____________
"Still trying to find MY PIE"

Take a look on the "Number Crunching" and "Science" forums?

Or try asking in the "Questions and Answers" forums?

The WUs are chunks of radio reception time from the Arecibo radio telescope. Your computer then looks for anything in there that might indicate a "non-natural" signal that then might indicate ET. The 'screensaver' shows the Fast-Fourier Transform results used to sift through the signal.

Hope that might answer your question.

Keep searchin',
Martin
____________
See new freedom: Mageia4
Linux Voice See & try out your OS Freedom!
The Future is what We make IT (GPLv3)

雨良
Send message
Joined: 1 Dec 08
Posts: 1
Credit: 1,416
RAC: 0
China
Message 844906 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 6:45:43 UTC - in response to Message 507842.

您的提议真的太好了!希望能尽快帮助翻译语言!Your proposition was really too good! The hope can help translator as soon as possible the language!

Previous · 1 . . . 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 . . . 10 · Next
Post to thread

Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : Welcome to the SETI@home staff blog.

Copyright © 2014 University of California