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Message 1311957 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 22:29:19 UTC

I just got this new, creative cold shoulder from Our Lady of the Data:

12/6/2012 5:21:23 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA
12/6/2012 5:21:28 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
12/6/2012 5:21:28 PM | SETI@home | No tasks sent
12/6/2012 5:21:28 PM | SETI@home | No tasks are available for Astropulse v505
12/6/2012 5:21:28 PM | SETI@home | This computer has finished a daily quota of 10 tasks

What's with the TEN task limit?

This is not a new machine...
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Message 1311963 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 22:36:52 UTC - in response to Message 1311957.

oooch!!!
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Message 1311964 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 22:37:28 UTC - in response to Message 1311957.

What's with the TEN task limit?

This is not a new machine...

Probably to do all those VLARs that timed out when they couldn't get sent to your GPU:

Error tasks for computer 6609248

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Message 1311975 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 23:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 1311964.

What's with the TEN task limit?

This is not a new machine...

Probably to do all those VLARs that timed out when they couldn't get sent to your GPU:

Error tasks for computer 6609248

Claggy


So because the lab was down for several days and because of the previous 100/100 limits for however long, I couldn't get these WUs on board, I pay a penalty?
Nice going, guys!

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Message 1311985 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 23:53:38 UTC - in response to Message 1311975.

What's with the TEN task limit?

This is not a new machine...

Probably to do all those VLARs that timed out when they couldn't get sent to your GPU:

Error tasks for computer 6609248

Claggy


So because the lab was down for several days and because of the previous 100/100 limits for however long, I couldn't get these WUs on board, I pay a penalty?
Nice going, guys!

That's what you get when the bug fixes to BOINC, not Seti, are done with the digital equivalents of chewing gum, bailing twine and sticking plasters.

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Message 1311996 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 0:32:05 UTC - in response to Message 1311975.

What's with the TEN task limit?

This is not a new machine...

Probably to do all those VLARs that timed out when they couldn't get sent to your GPU:

Error tasks for computer 6609248

Claggy


So because the lab was down for several days and because of the previous 100/100 limits for however long, I couldn't get these WUs on board, I pay a penalty?
Nice going, guys!

The daily quota kicks in when you have errors. So actually nothing to do with being down or the 100 task limits. It is just the well known VLAR resend issue. It seems those count against us.

I saw those starting to stack up on my system so I disabled "Use NVIDIA GPU" until all of the CPU tasks had made their way to the system.
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Message 1312008 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 1:00:38 UTC - in response to Message 1311996.

Well, HAL, I guess you are smarter than me (not very difficult, I must say).
By the way, how's Dave?
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Message 1312040 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 5:02:24 UTC - in response to Message 1312008.

Well, HAL, I guess you are smarter than me (not very difficult, I must say).
By the way, how's Dave?

I just have 1 GPU running right now and the GT 8500 isn't very powerful. So when I start to see the fecal matter impacting the rotating air circulator I act swiftly. As I only check on things once or twice a day if at all.

Dave keeps asking to open the pod bay doors, but I am having no part of it.

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Message 1312128 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 12:45:29 UTC - in response to Message 1312040.


I just have 1 GPU running right now and the GT 8500 isn't very powerful.


Wow! If you are running only one GPU and your RAC is > 55K, you must have quite a farm going...
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Message 1312137 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 13:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 1312040.

I just have 1 GPU running right now and the GT 8500 isn't very powerful. So when I start to see the fecal matter impacting the rotating air circulator I act swiftly. As I only check on things once or twice a day if at all.

Dave keeps asking to open the pod bay doors, but I am having no part of it.
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May be time to consider retiring some of the older motherboards.

a high end amd a4 and fm2 motherboard would only set you back about $130,

that is a 4 core cpu with a hd7800 seires gpu.

dust bunny's need nice homes too.

even with ddr3 pc1333 this would turn out nice numbers.

though with fast memory and 2 open pci-express slots there is a lot of room for

growth.

the 7800 apu core does barrow system ram so getting 8 gig of fast ram makes

since when you can aford to.
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Message 1312151 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 14:32:29 UTC - in response to Message 1312137.

I just have 1 GPU running right now and the GT 8500 isn't very powerful. So when I start to see the fecal matter impacting the rotating air circulator I act swiftly. As I only check on things once or twice a day if at all.

Dave keeps asking to open the pod bay doors, but I am having no part of it.


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May be time to consider retiring some of the older motherboards.

a high end amd a4 and fm2 motherboard would only set you back about $130,

that is a 4 core cpu with a hd7800 seires gpu.

dust bunny's need nice homes too.

even with ddr3 pc1333 this would turn out nice numbers.

though with fast memory and 2 open pci-express slots there is a lot of room for

growth.

the 7800 apu core does barrow system ram so getting 8 gig of fast ram makes

since when you can aford to.

I test software & hardware for a living. The vast majority of the machines I use are test clients & servers. So they will not be going anywhere anytime soon. I have a lot more hardware I could be using. Such as 10 PII 450's, but they generate more noise than I wish to deal with in the lab.

Typically we buy hardware to support the test requirements. Like being able to run the most current OS's. We have some boxes that do not meet the requirements of Windows 8 & a Linux test station died recently. So I might be specing out a few new machines. I am hoping to get some nettop hardware or something that will be fun to play with along with a few new i3's or i5's.
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Message 1312245 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 18:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 1312151.

I am disabled currently but working towards becoming employable location independent.

the current 2 project's I am thinking about are.

1
a network on a sheet of plywood
or
2
working on a field programmable gate array like

http://www.butterflylabs.com

for seti client.

do you have any thoughts on either?
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