Posts by Siran d'Vel'nahr

1) Message boards : Number crunching : HP 2560p laptop host no 8367603 - no graphics card (Message 1969913)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Dear Grant
Following your comment about PCIE slots, I took some images of the TU which show that it does have one spare. There is another but that is hidden under the new graphics card. I have saved these images to a folder, but seem unable to paste them into this message? I could send them as a PM mail?[/list]

Hi George,

You need to have the image(s) hosted on a site then just post the URL to the image(s) in your post here. When I post images I upload them to a folder on my website and post the URLs here. Hope that helps out. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
2) Message boards : Number crunching : New Christmas Gift to Myself, Help No Longer Needed :) (Message 1969895)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

EUREKA!

I got my RasPi attached to SETI@Home! Here it is.

I found instructions on how to access the Pi from my desktop BOINC manager. I got the Pi set up and rebooted, then connected through this PC and voila. Perseverance pays off in glorious ways! :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1969840)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Latest news, read all about it!
https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/windows-10-sends-your-activity-history-to-microsoft-even-if-you-tell-it-not-to/

Windows 10 collects an “Activity History” of applications you launch on your PC and sends it to Microsoft. Even if you disable or clear this, Microsoft’s Privacy Dashboard still shows an “Activity History” of applications you’ve launched on your PCs.

Hi Jord,

Ok, I did not have it set on my PC and I do NOT have an account on Micro$oft servers. Is the data they get from me anonymous? Or do they even get any of the history activity from me?

Have a great day! :)

Siran
4) Message boards : Number crunching : New Christmas Gift to Myself, Help No Longer Needed :) (Message 1969803)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

I tried to manually enter the URL into the add project window and it will not accept keyboard input. The keyboard and mouse are working, I tested the keyboard in a text editor.

I suppose I can attempt to do a command line attach to SETI. I just need to know if this will work even though I'm using the GUI.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
5) Message boards : Number crunching : New Christmas Gift to Myself, Help No Longer Needed :) (Message 1969790)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I would just input the project URL directly for the project you want to run.
Seti = http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

Hi Keith,

I think I tried that and it wouldn't take any input from the keyboard. The keyboard does work on the Pi. I'm about to run to the store and the Pi is shut down for now. I'll try it when I get back. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New Christmas Gift to Myself, Help No Longer Needed :) (Message 1969786)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Hey guys and gals. I know some of you are running SETI on the Raspberry Pi. I found one thread here asking for help, but it's not the kind of help I need. Here goes...
1.) Hardware: Raspberry Pi 3 B+, 5" LCD Display connected directly to the Pi via the GPIO connector and HDMI connector, power from the Pi.
2.) OS......: Raspbian Updated, not sure how to find the version.
3.) BOINC...: Version 7.6.33 installed via the terminal command "sudo apt-get install boinc".

When trying to attach to SETI I get the "Choose a project" window with a short list of "categories" to choose from. The list is not project names. I assumed that if I select a "category" I would get a list of projects for that category. I don't. It either says that there may not be any work, do it anyway, or it just tries to add a project. One category was quake the other something about acoustics.

So, my question is this: Is there a way to see the actual project names so I can get SETI running? Or am I missing something? I went by a tutorial on the Internet. All went fine until I tried to add a project. Any help or direction to help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance and have a great day! :)

Siran
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1969742)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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What gives? Am I reading all this wrong? What? I'm so confused....

Make sure you're looking at the right stats.
Seti main only, Seti main & Seti Beta, or all projects, with or without ASICs, etc.

Hi Grant,

All the numbers are for all projects worked or working to date. The numbers are not specific to one project or another. I'm trying to dig a little deeper to find a reason why the numbers are so out of whack.

Thanks Grant and have a great day! :)

Siran

[edit]
Ok, got it figured out. BOINCStats is adding in totals from retired projects and SETI account pages do not. So the numbers are correct.
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8) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1969398)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

I'm in a bit of a quandary about BOINCStats.

According to BOINCStats I have a total credits over all projects at 10Mil+. I looked at the values on my account page for all projects and it barely adds up to maybe 9Mil+. BOINCStats states I am second in my team.

My roommate has the #1 spot and I am just as confused about her totals too. The projects list on her account page barely adds up to 5Mil+ yet BOINCStats says she is at 24Mil+.

What gives? Am I reading all this wrong? What? I'm so confused....

Have a great day! :)

Siran
9) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1969004)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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The overpriced cards on Newegg are most certainly from 3rd party sellers. Just be a good capitalist and don’t give them your money. Only buy items sold by Newegg directly. This applies to Amazon as well.

I don’t have a problem buying used. So I open myself up to eBay and reddit private sales also, I almost exclusively buy EVGA cards though, which have transferable warranties and good quality control.

Hi Ian,

When I buy from Newegg and Amazon, I always make sure the item or items I am buying are sold and shipped buy Newegg and Amazon, unless I have no choice.

For the past few years I have been buy only EVGA cards. Actually, not long ago, I also got an AiO liquid cooler from EVGA. I do not like their fans however. I bought a pair of Corsair Mag Lev PWM fans from Newegg to replace them. The EVGA fan blades were rubbing on the grill between the radiator and fans. I wanted a push config, but had to settle for a pull due to the size of the VRM heat sink. :( I think the rad is much too thick, about an inch.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
10) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1968999)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Ok, please, everyone, take a seat. Everyone sitting down? Good.

I just did a price check on Newegg for new 1080Tis and 2080Tis, all sellers. Stay away from the 1080Tis. Most are priced higher than the 2080Tis. I guess I will have to redact my "most bang for the buck" statement about the 1080Ti.

To think, before the RTX launch, new 1080Tis were going for $400-$600, give or take some. I guess that companies want to get as much for obsolete graphics cards as they can get.

EVGA does not have 1080Tis, but do list 1080s. They run from $500-$550.

Best Buy (Buy More) has 2080s for $800+ and 2080Tis for $1200+ no 1080s at all.

Looks to me like our next GPU upgrades are geared toward RTX.

Have a great day! :)

Siran

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removed a confusing word
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11) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1968956)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings Jord,

I have the perfect solution for Micro$ofts current woes with Windows 10 v1809:

Scrap windows 10!!! Bring back Win7 and continue to work on it. Add the new tech support that came out after Windows 10 was released to Win7 to bring it up-to-date.

It's looking to me like the more they work on Windows 10, the more and more screwed up it becomes. Scrap it and start over.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1968882)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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-[ snip ]-

Cue American class action lawsuits?

-[ snip ]-

IT is what we make it...
Martin

-[ snip ]-

Hi Martin,

Micro$ofts EULA FORBIDS class action lawsuits against their company...

What's that?!

A Microsoft EULA to EULA against the law?!

Really? So, make yer payments for no guarantees, no promises, and to agree to not own anything?... In reality??

To my mind, that's no way to run a business - from either side of the table!


Would you believe it?!
Martin

Hi Martin,

Yep, I would have to agree with you on that. In my mind Micro$oft is too cowardly to face up to their own misbehavin's and pay out to those that say "Hey, Micro$oft. Fix your crap!". I would surmise that it has something to do with the fact that they GAVE away Windows 10 and already lost revenue.

Have a great day! :)

Siran
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1968791)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

These weekly maintenance cycles do a number on RAC. For a few days I was hovering above 15K RAC and now I am WAY below. :(

I guess it could be worse, we could have to endure daily maintenance cycles. lol :P

Have a great day! :)

Siran


If they did daily maintenance cycles I am hopeful that each would be a bunch shorter.

I think that unless you want to spend a lot of manual time downloading more tasks than are usually available (described elsewhere) you are basically going to need to set your preferences for "2 days" of work and your "additional work" to 0.1 and hope for the best.

You can also set up a "reserve" project with a resource of "0" and it will only be downloaded when you run out of Seti tasks. I have had varying success in getting the reserve tasks to get out of the way of Seti so some Seti can be downloaded after the maintenance outage.

Tom

Hi Tom,

Oh, I'm not all that worried about it. I know and knew it would happen. Besides, I went back above 15K overnight. :)

I am set to "2 days" but the other is 0.5. I set those way, way, way back when when I read about it here on the fora. I'll set the other to 0.1 and continue to not worry. :)

Thanks Tom and have a great day! :)

Siran
14) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1968788)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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I'd still like to see how a 2080Ti would do on SETI though... :)

Here ya go . . . a 2080Ti on Seti on one of Vyper's hosts. Host 8600449

Hi Keith,

Correct me if I'm reading that wrong, but, 4M+ and over 100K RAC on JUST the GPU, the 2080Ti? In just over a month? 5 days earlier than when I started with this PC? I am SOOOOOOO jealous!!! ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
15) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1968786)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Congrats to all milestoners! :)

Over last night, 12/4-12/5, and just over 1 month, start 10/28, this PC has hit its first 0.5M total credits. My RAC is hovering above 15K. Woohoo! :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1968692)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

These weekly maintenance cycles do a number on RAC. For a few days I was hovering above 15K RAC and now I am WAY below. :(

I guess it could be worse, we could have to endure daily maintenance cycles. lol :P

Have a great day! :)

Siran
17) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1968690)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

I have been reading a lot of reviews on the new RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080Ti graphics cards. It seems that quite a number of people have had issues, mainly that the cards die soon after installing and using them. I read DOA, died after 2 days, after a week, after 10 days, just under 2 weeks... Not looking good right now.

Even though I could get one right now, I think I won't. I'll keep reading reviews and watching to see if the prices start to drop to a reasonable cost.

Another thing too is that programmers need to re-write code to take advantage of the ray tracing.

I did watch some bench marking videos and the 2080Ti took center stage. But... right now the best bang for the buck is still the old 1080Ti.

I'd still like to see how a 2080Ti would do on SETI though... :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1968664)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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-[ snip ]-

Cue American class action lawsuits?

-[ snip ]-

IT is what we make it...
Martin

-[ snip ]-

Hi Martin,

Micro$ofts EULA FORBIDS class action lawsuits against their company. Just another way for them to try to get away with the crap they are getting away with. I really wish the EU would knock them down. I believe the EU would have a better chance of getting results than the U.S.A. would. :)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1968502)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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And to think Win 10 had such promise at first...

Hi Zoom,

Yes, it had. When you have deep pocket people running the company and the company "gives away" their main stream product, the deep pocket people start crying and the main stream product takes a dive in quality. IMNSHO that is. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran
20) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1968332)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Siran d'Vel'nahr
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Greetings,

Congrats to everyone on their personal milestones! :)

Over the past hour, My RAC hit an all-time-high of 15K! :) That's about 3x higher than my previous. I cannot remember if it was 4K or 5K. I don't think I ever got to 6K.

Have a great day! :)

Siran


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