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Message 1388362 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 19:01:36 UTC - in response to Message 1379579.

When it is time for the next update, can you put in an option to turn off the graphics, or at least choose how long it waits before showing up as a screen saver? It always pops up when I am reading something!

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Message 1388364 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 19:15:26 UTC - in response to Message 1388362.

When it is time for the next update, can you put in an option to turn off the graphics, or at least choose how long it waits before showing up as a screen saver? It always pops up when I am reading something!


This is a user-controlled setting. I don't believe this is something set by the installer.
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Message 1388368 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 19:33:14 UTC - in response to Message 1388362.
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The screen saver is a Windows thing. In your W7 machine, rt click on the desk top, lt click on personalize,the lower left corner is the screen saver icon, lt click on it and set to never. Btw, the screen saver uses a lot of computing power so with it disabled you produce more work per day.
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Message 1388520 - Posted: 7 Jul 2013, 12:28:14 UTC

since the new v7 has began i have not been able to use my ATI/GPU to work on AP WU. Have i done so0mething wrong or is this a common problem.
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Message 1388521 - Posted: 7 Jul 2013, 13:10:25 UTC

There are a few reports of this - take a look in "Number Crunching" as there are a couple of threads there already.
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Message 1388534 - Posted: 7 Jul 2013, 14:38:35 UTC - in response to Message 1388520.

since the new v7 has began i have not been able to use my ATI/GPU to work on AP WU. Have i done so0mething wrong or is this a common problem.

When your HD4350/4550 was crunching AP successfully it was on CAL driver 1.4.1734 and APP runtime 937.2 (an SDK 2.7 driver and runtime), now it is all the way down on CAL driver 1.4.1385 and APP runtime unknown (an SDK 2.4 driver),
try updating your drivers back to a more recent driver.

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Message 1389288 - Posted: 9 Jul 2013, 21:44:52 UTC - in response to Message 1387260.

So the newbies total credit will be continually crushed by the "oldies" total credit because theirs was accrued by a more generous method than that of the current format. Thus, advancement within the ranks of we newbies, amongst the oldies will take longer and be more cumbersome. Thanks for the heads up.


Well, but as newbies, we have the opportunity to buy and use much faster HW than the oldies had available. I think, this will compensate for the lower credit ratio per WU.

We are doing it much, much faster ...

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Message 1389600 - Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 20:53:45 UTC - in response to Message 1389288.

Well, but as newbies, we have the opportunity to buy and use much faster HW than the oldies had available. I think, this will compensate for the lower credit ratio per WU.

We are doing it much, much faster ...

But in the same time, also oldies have the opportunity to buy and use the same new hardware! Not sure but there is a certain risk they will do. So i'm not sure newbies will advance faster than oldies!

Anyway, happy crunching!

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Message 1395472 - Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 3:18:24 UTC

So, I take it that all future contributions by the folks running v5 and v6 under OS/2 are null. Is this correct? Quite a number of machines fall under this exclusion, including some of mine.
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Message 1395583 - Posted: 27 Jul 2013, 14:36:58 UTC - in response to Message 1395472.

So, I take it that all future contributions by the folks running v5 and v6 under OS/2 are null. Is this correct? Quite a number of machines fall under this exclusion, including some of mine.


That is correct. The binaries for that platform will need to be re-compiled with the new open-source v7 code.

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Message 1395932 - Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 19:43:31 UTC - in response to Message 1395583.

So, I take it that all future contributions by the folks running v5 and v6 under OS/2 are null. Is this correct? Quite a number of machines fall under this exclusion, including some of mine.


That is correct. The binaries for that platform will need to be re-compiled with the new open-source v7 code.


Where can that source code be obtained from?
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Message 1395962 - Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 21:44:03 UTC - in response to Message 1395932.

So, I take it that all future contributions by the folks running v5 and v6 under OS/2 are null. Is this correct? Quite a number of machines fall under this exclusion, including some of mine.


That is correct. The binaries for that platform will need to be re-compiled with the new open-source v7 code.


Where can that source code be obtained from?


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_porting.php

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Message 1396323 - Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 20:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 1395472.

OS/2 is still around?

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Message 1396332 - Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 20:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 1396323.
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OS/2 is still around?


Actually, there's a semi-current version of it running around as eComStation. Wiki entry here.

But I wouldn't be too surprised if some older machines are still running OS/2 Warp 4. Also, I know that many ATM and other types of kiosks still run OS/2 sessions as an alternative to Windows to avoid malware. I doubt any of these kiosks crunch for SETI@home, but OS/2 is still out there (though from what I've seen, Windows Embedded is making inroads to replacing those systems in many markets).

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Message 1396963 - Posted: 31 Jul 2013, 12:59:38 UTC
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I remember showing a UNIX Honeywell-Bull system in Milano in 1989 to a visitor who wore a typical IBM uniform. After I had finished he asked me: how do you hope to sell this thing now that there is OS/2? I looked straight in his eyes and said: OS/2 is stillborn. He gasped but could not say I am an IBM engineer, not having said it before.
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Message 1397784 - Posted: 2 Aug 2013, 3:08:20 UTC - in response to Message 1396963.

Well, in 1989 IBM and Microsoft hadn't forked on their OS/2 project. So technically speaking, since the entire Windows NT family (for those reading that don't know, Windows Vista/7/8 are all NT based OSes with roots back to OS/2) is a fork from the OS/2 project, I'd say that the fundamentals of OS/2 have proven very popular. ;-)

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Message 1397892 - Posted: 2 Aug 2013, 12:07:56 UTC

On theregister.co.uk there is a post on Windows NT 3.1 which describes all this.
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Message 1399227 - Posted: 5 Aug 2013, 23:22:38 UTC

I have two identical computers both running the same GPU and the same version driver, AMD ATI Radeon HD 5800 series (Cypress) (1024MB) driver: 1.4.1741 OpenCL: 1.02. Both of them ran astropulse work units with their GPU's. I now notice that one receives work units, v7.03, (ID: 7018660) that run on its GPU; the other does not(ID: 6936520). The one that does not get v7.03 units has run out of GPU work. Is there a reason for one to not receive GPU work? The computer, ID: 7018660, has lots of GPU work units.

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Message 1399248 - Posted: 6 Aug 2013, 0:18:06 UTC - in response to Message 1399227.

The best place to get this answered would
be in the number crunching forum. But I would make
sure my settings on the account settings page for the
one not getting wu matched the one that does.

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Message 1403376 - Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 9:33:18 UTC

I've been concerned on SETI@HOME for over 10 years,then added project of Radio Active@Home.In odere to cooperate whatt kind of structures of Universe and Searching Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Dr.Segan's dream of extraterrestials I also interested too.
I also interersted to constructions of Universe whaat kind of materials do exist in the Galaxy or what is the Dark Matter and Dark Energy, I would like to know.Then want some report about Radio Activity around Universe.
In Tokyo University,theres an institution Mathematical Phisics, reserchers at there get many results about construction of Universe and what made Basic construction of Universe. I'd like to know much more about how the Universe had constructed. Still I have many questions about Universe is.
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