Whac-a-Mole (Sep 03 2009)

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Message 930649 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 17:32:56 UTC

Sorry about the delay in posting. I've been around, just busy. Those interested in more info should note that we are posting general weekly meeting updates at seti.berkeley.edu.

Outside of lots of little network/system hiccups which have been addressed in our usual whac-a-mole manner, there has been continuing data pipeline issues. The data recorder at Arecibo has been crashing, seemingly randomly. This wouldn't be a big deal but it requires human intervention to reboot, so when it locks up at night, we can miss hours of data. Meanwhile, our reserves are pretty much running dry. We do expect a shipment of at least 4 full data drives by early next week. We may run out of data of the weekend, but that's okay. And yes we are aware of splitters stuck on certain files.

On a more positive note, server mork (a new 24 processor/64 GB RAM intel system) is working beautifully as our master mysql database server (handling a sustained 2500 queries/second without breaking a sweat). Meanwhile we reconfigured jocelyn to be the replica server now. There are some gotchas we've been working around so not all pieces have fallen into place on that front, but we're close. The former replica server, sidious, has been retired (it's actually powered off and sitting on a lab bench).

I haven't updated the NTPCkr candidate list in a while as the candidate scorer program seems to lock up the primary science database. I'll mess around with that today (mainly trying to force it to connect to the secondary science database server).

Little progress on the radar blanking front, though still non-zero progress. Finding the time is difficult.

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Message 930652 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 17:49:46 UTC

Thank you for the update Matt.....
And thank you for the link to additional Seti update info!


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Message 930653 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 17:52:17 UTC - in response to Message 930649.

Good work!

Thank you!


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Message 930654 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 18:06:42 UTC

Thanks for the update and the link Matt. 15 years and all you got was a pen!?!?!?!?



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Message 930657 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 18:17:35 UTC
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Thanks for the update Matt.

It would be nice to have a permanent link to the meetings update blog on the front page or at least the tech news section and message board. Seti has a bad habit of hiding little gems from people. For example there's still no link on the Science status page to NTPCKR. Just try to locate the candidates pages or FAQ if you haven't saved the links.



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Message 930660 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 18:26:52 UTC - in response to Message 930654.

Thanks for the update and the link Matt. 15 years and all you got was a pen!?!?!?!?

But it was a *nice* pen.

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Message 930678 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 20:40:30 UTC - in response to Message 930660.

Thanks for the update and the link Matt. 15 years and all you got was a pen!?!?!?!?

But it was a *nice* pen.


And not too expensive ?
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Message 930683 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 21:00:26 UTC

Matt--the meeting notes are a VERY SIGNIFICANT update tool and is a welcome addition.

Thx!




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Message 930696 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 21:53:58 UTC - in response to Message 930654.
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He received a certificate too! And it was signed.

Matt is invaluable, they just have not figured that out yet. Wait until Intel offers him $200,000 a year to lead their distributed procesing team.

But let's just hope he returns from Nepal in one piece. I just checked that. Jeff is going to Nepal, not Matt.


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Message 930718 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 23:25:19 UTC - in response to Message 930696.

He received a certificate too! And it was signed.

Matt is invaluable, they just have not figured that out yet. Wait until Intel offers him $200,000 a year to lead their distributed procesing team.

But let's just hope he returns from Nepal in one piece. I just checked that. Jeff is going to Nepal, not Matt.


Perhaps it was signed with said pen. heh

I think they are all pretty invaluable around there.
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Message 930720 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009, 23:27:56 UTC - in response to Message 930678.

Thanks for the update and the link Matt. 15 years and all you got was a pen!?!?!?!?

But it was a *nice* pen.


And not too expensive ?

... but more than a cheap disposable, I'm sure. :-)

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Message 930776 - Posted: 4 Sep 2009, 4:15:42 UTC
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Pen made by that reputable pen maker BIC (Berkeley International Computing) :-)

Thanks for the update Matt and the link (to the meeting notes) is as Blurf said invaluable to those that follow SETI and it's workings on a high end level.


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Message 930837 - Posted: 4 Sep 2009, 13:25:10 UTC - in response to Message 930720.

Thanks for the update and the link Matt. 15 years and all you got was a pen!?!?!?!?

But it was a *nice* pen.


And not too expensive ?

... but more than a cheap disposable, I'm sure. :-)



Well you know I was thinking that if the pen was a nice one, and not too expensive, it might have been that Matt was offered the modern equivalent of a shrubbery :)
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Message 930856 - Posted: 4 Sep 2009, 14:57:39 UTC
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Matt,
well done on your 15th year with the team, that was a nice gesture from the Chancellor of Berkeley.

There is a lot of significance in academic circles in the giving of pens. Its a true make of respect and acknowledgement of the persons achievements. And Matt deserves it.

Anyone who saw the film "A Beautiful Mind" will know what its about!

The giving of the pens;





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Message 931361 - Posted: 6 Sep 2009, 5:29:19 UTC - in response to Message 930856.

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Message 931619 - Posted: 7 Sep 2009, 6:15:36 UTC - in response to Message 930649.

It's that time again... an extended holiday weekend + scheduled outage.



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Message 931739 - Posted: 7 Sep 2009, 18:18:11 UTC

Hello to those in charge over there on the big pond ...

I can not understand what you are about the program uses nine tests (which Boinc Manager) is among the list of GPU been short since ....
Also which driver to use for the GPU ....

All you can play around - but only if the project is stable!

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Message 931780 - Posted: 7 Sep 2009, 20:17:36 UTC - in response to Message 931739.

All you can play around - but only if the project is stable!

Actually, the project is probably more stable than normal at the moment.

They're waiting for fresh data from the telescope, and as such, we're running quite short of work at the moment.

That will change when the package arrives in Berkeley, but since today is a holiday in the U.S., the delivery is not going to arrive today.

No work means light loads, low bandwidth use, and extreme stability.

Your GPU/CUDA question seems like a different question, but I didn't really understand what you're asking.

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Message 931794 - Posted: 7 Sep 2009, 20:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 931780.

...but I didn't really understand what you're asking.

Me neither, though I'm normally quite good in interpreting Germans writing in English :-)

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Message 931800 - Posted: 7 Sep 2009, 20:47:20 UTC - in response to Message 931794.

...but I didn't really understand what you're asking.

Me neither, though I'm normally quite good in interpreting Germans writing in English :-)

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Perhaps you would understand even better if it were in German ;)

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