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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1471177)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile Lint trap

SETI@home use. However PCIe v3 may be enough bandwidth at x1 now.


Maybe not enough for a top-end card (690, 770+), but might be enough for a mid-level (460) card.


Maybe someone will do a test in different PCIe configurations as was done a few years ago to show the % slow down for running fewer PCIe lanes.


The software tool 'NVidia Inspector' has a Bus Usage monitor which is not enabled by default.

IIRC, one of my factory o/c'd 460's needed about 35% of a pcie v1 x4 slot to crunch 2 version 6 mb's simultaneously. That was on a long gone E8400 C2D system.

Crunching 1 AP + 1 MB today, with the same model of 460 in a pcie v2 x16 slot is using at most 5%, according to the monitor.

Lt
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1385932)
Posted 294 days ago by Profile Lint trap


Missed my 14th Anniversary on 17 June while in the hospital recovering from hip surgery and complications...

SO GLAD to be back crunching again!!

Congrats to all!

Lt

3) Message boards : Number crunching : chart to compare gpu power? (Message 1368914)
Posted 337 days ago by Profile Lint trap
One of these, maybe??

Passmark, HWCompare, or SAH's own gpu_list.

Lt
4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1367451)
Posted 341 days ago by Profile Lint trap


Reached 20 Million BOINC credits today!

Should reach 20m SETI tonight or tomorrow...

Keep crunching!!


Lt

5) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367261)
Posted 342 days ago by Profile Lint trap
I get memtest86 from here:

http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

You want a Windows package if you are using Windows to create the bootable device of your choice.

Lt
6) Message boards : Number crunching : ASUS MB Owners (Message 1367118)
Posted 342 days ago by Profile Lint trap

I know that memtest is better , but I have a 64 Bit OS and memtest is for a 32 bit OS .



Memtest86 runs independent of your installed OS.

You only need your OS to create a bootable device (floppy, cd, etc) for the memory test program.

After rebooting to run the test program your OS is out of the picture.

Lt

7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : The subject of UFOs (Message 1327134)
Posted 462 days ago by Profile Lint trap

The Law may still hold Universally, but suppose energy/matter could transfer from one multiverse "bubble" to another. That would give the appearance of violating the Law.


Lt

8) Message boards : News : SETI@home scheduler is down until further notice. (Message 1314277)
Posted 493 days ago by Profile Lint trap


是的,你可能是正確的!即使是斯蒂芬·霍金假設第一次接觸將最有可能是一台機器。

地球人已經被污染的空間,月球,火星和一些小行星,所以這是很合理的想法。

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9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1311270)
Posted 506 days ago by Profile Lint trap
I don't think the OP started this as a game thread!



Sorry Uli,

I wasn't attempting to start a game thread...just Saluting Victor for recognizing the old "hardware."

Lt
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1310701)
Posted 509 days ago by Profile Lint trap


Victor wins!! YAY!!!

Yes, it's a floppy punch! ...

I still have plenty of diskettes around, but I don't think I have any Single-sided floppies anywhere.

ok, here's another old piece of hardware:



It's a six CD cartridge for a Panasonic 1x speed reader. I have the reader in the closet, but it's just too bulky to drag out right now... The reader connects to a scsi i/f card (around here somewhere, in one of the storage bins...). Though, it just occurred to me I might have thrown out the scsi cable when I was downsizing, getting ready to move to the apartment....dang! Well, that shouldn't be too hard to replace.

I had it working on my XP system a few years ago. Still have the s/w driver for it.



Lt

11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Today I retired my last working IDE device. (Message 1310694)
Posted 509 days ago by Profile Lint trap
One of my earliest pieces of "Overclocking" hardware... :)




(I haven't needed to use it for a few years now...)

Some of you should know what it is.

Lt

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12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (79) Server Problems? (Message 1307771)
Posted 516 days ago by Profile Lint trap


I hope Eric et al don't forget to hit the "Turbo" button when they get everything running again....I just ordered upgrades from Newegg!!

My current mobo/cpu is 5 yo, so yep, it's about time...:)


Lt





13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Why no English food restaurants in the USA? (Message 1299359)
Posted 539 days ago by Profile Lint trap

Well, there are a few "Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips" restaurants still around, though not nearly as many today as there was in the 80's (IIRC). I used to occasionally get lunch there on Chestnut St in Philly. That location closed before I left that area...but, surprisingly there are a couple locations still remaining here in the mid East Coast states.


Lt

14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : After Reading..................................... (Message 1281021)
Posted 589 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Damn budgets, always getting in the way of progress!

500 years ago, it was the Catholic church holding us in the stone-age, now it's accountants!

We were supposed to be inhabiting Mars and exploring the heavens by now. Not sat here on our little rock saying "oh it's too expensive".



It's only TOO EXPENSIVE because the Military-Industrial complex controls the US now...has for a long time....

If there was a military necessity to control Mars, we would have been there a long time ago...



Lt

15) Message boards : Number crunching : 10ja10zz. WU's ??? (Message 1280038)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Simply aborting them would have been to difficult? Then they would have been sent to another host instead of waiting 6-8 weeks to timeout and then be sent to another host.



Yes, I would have aborted them if I had seen them before they errored.

Anyway, they were put on a very short deadline after being resent and timed out a few hours later.


Lt
16) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Might this be unexpectedly important for Life? (Spherical Sun) (Message 1279824)
Posted 593 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Yet another "mystery" surrounding the Sun: scientists working with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have observed that the Sun is far too perfectly round. Centrifugal forces in a rotating ball of gas should make the Sun wider at its equator than along its axis -- that's the requirement of the standard model.

This seems to me to be another conspiracy theory. Next we'll have that aliens built the sun and its not a star at all!

You read it here first folks!






Well, the "experts" can't decide what a planet really is...so, why should we trust them to be able to find a real Star?? :)


Lt

17) Message boards : Number crunching : 10ja10zz. WU's ??? (Message 1279823)
Posted 593 days ago by Profile Lint trap
The 6 I received all ended in computation error (because I'm on 'anonymous platform'??), so I used a modified vlar resend process to delete them.

Eithier way they'll end up being regarded as an Error, you could get them resent to the Stock app and complete them that way,

Claggy


They were cpu wu's that all ended with Integer Divide by Zero faults. The result texts show no cpu seconds and no runtimes.

My Lunatics cpu app is AK_v8b2_win_SSE41.exe.

The files were resent, but they did not reappear in client_state.xml...so I deleted the files a second time. Another manual update since then was made with no more activity from the servers. They will timeout on 9/8.

Because they don't seem to be 'valid' workunits, I would just rather they all timeout than get computation errors.


Lt


18) Message boards : Number crunching : 10ja10zz. WU's ??? (Message 1279650)
Posted 593 days ago by Profile Lint trap


The 6 I received all ended in computation error (because I'm on 'anonymous platform'??), so I used a modified vlar resend process to delete them.

I already had NNT set so they never had a chance!

I can do this until they expire...:)


Lt

19) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1276822)
Posted 599 days ago by Profile Lint trap
Starting test: (lunatics_x41g_win32_cuda32_perf.exe)

(Dual GTX 460's (O/c'd)

Device: 0, device count: 1, average time / count: 170, average time on device: 170 Seconds (2 Minutes, 50 Seconds)
Device: 1, device count: 1, average time / count: 173, average time on device: 173 Seconds (2 Minutes, 53 Seconds)

Device: 0, device count: 2, average time / count: 319, average time on device: 159 Seconds (2 Minutes, 39 Seconds)
Device: 1, device count: 2, average time / count: 330, average time on device: 165 Seconds (2 Minutes, 45 Seconds)

Device: 0, device count: 3, average time / count: 485, average time on device: 161 Seconds (2 Minutes, 41 Seconds)
Device: 1, device count: 3, average time / count: 489, average time on device: 163 Seconds (2 Minutes, 43 Seconds)

Device: 0, device count: 4, average time / count: 638, average time on device: 159 Seconds (2 Minutes, 39 Seconds)
Device: 1, device count: 4, average time / count: 643, average time on device: 160 Seconds (2 Minutes, 40 Seconds)

The best average time found: 160 Seconds (2 Minutes, 40 Seconds), with count: 0.25 (4)


Thanks for another terrific app, Fred!!


Lt


20) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimize your GPU. Find the value the easy way. (Message 1275767)
Posted 601 days ago by Profile Lint trap

GTX 460 o/c'd, 1gb, 256-bit. XPP-sp3 32-bit, NV driver 301.42, system idle.


Starting test: (lunatics_x41g_win32_cuda32_perf.exe)

Device: 0, device count: 1, average time / count: 162, average time on device: 162 Seconds (2 Minutes, 42 Seconds)
Device: 0, device count: 2, average time / count: 317, average time on device: 158 Seconds (2 Minutes, 38 Seconds)
Device: 0, device count: 3, average time / count: 474, average time on device: 158 Seconds (2 Minutes, 38 Seconds)
Device: 0, device count: 4, average time / count: 635, average time on device: 158 Seconds (2 Minutes, 38 Seconds)


I was surprised to see the 460/this system 'appears' to have more headroom available after posting identical averages for 2, 3, and 4 counts...



Lt





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