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21) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1716054)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
As a comparison, the CERN Summer Challenge uses 44% of the CPU on the same PC, running jobs on two of the 4 cores of my AMD A10-6700.
Tullio
22) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1716032)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have installed CMS-dev on my Windows 10 Home edition PC and,while I cannot see the consoles due to the lack of RDP, I see the logs and it seems to be idling.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1715796)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I still have in my library The TeXbook by Donald Knuth. Although much of his works is way above my head, I like the title of his books "The Art of Computer Programming". Computer programming is an art, taught by masters to students, like painting or sculpture in the Rinascimento.

Tullio
24) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1715288)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have been using UNIX in my professioal career, starting in 1981 on a ONYX computer and UNIX version 7. When retired, I bought a PC with WIN98SE and enjoyed the Microsoft Flight Simulator. Then I bought a Slackware Linux on CDs and installed it on the PC with dual boot. In 2008 I bought a SUN workstation, which is still working, and found Solaris in it. But there are no BOINC projects using Solaris, so I installed SuSE Linux. Last year I bought a HP minitower with Windows 8 installed on it and since then I have followed its evolution. It is now running vLHC@home, ATLAS@home, Einstein@home, SETI@home and now CMS-dev. Sorry that Microsoft has taken away the RDP I have used in 8.1. Such is life, you newer now. Maybe I shall install on its 64-bit A10-6700 CPU the next SuSE release, due in November. I am not a Linux fan,nor a Windows fan. But I regret not having been able to use Solaris, derived from the Berkeley BSD 4.2 I have used in my professional life.
Tullio
25) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Nature | Editorial Rise of the citizen scientist (Message 1715200)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
If you go to the Einstein@home home page, you'll find a description of how two volunteers have discovered a rare gamma-ray pulsar in the data of the FERMI gamma-ray space telescope. The discovery was submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters and has a huge number of authors, some of the staff of the Albert Einstein Institut of the Max Planck Gesellschaft in Hannover, directed by dr. Bruce Allen, head of the Einstein@home and Albert@home projects.
Tullio
26) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1715176)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
At CPDN, which does not use Virtual Box, they divide programs by OS. Certain tasks go to Windows, others to Linux and others to MAC OS. This to avoid problems with numerical precision in the results.
Tullio
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1715172)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I only have a local account. But which version of Windows 10 do you have? I have the Home. Others with Pro can use RDP.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1715008)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Still another Windows 10 cumulative update, the third from July 29. I asked to get a notification before the update is installed, only the first was installed automatically, powering off all projects. Now I suspend all running projects before accepting the installation of the update, which is only downloaded automaticall (but not on a metered connection). If you declare your connection as metered you won't get the update. I am doing this as a curiosity, since I am a SuSE Linux user, waiting for a new release.
As a result of this last update, the clock of my A10-6700 AMD CPU has risen from 3.70 GHz to 3.96 GHz, topping at 4 GHz.Why?
Tullio
29) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1715003)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
You are not forced to install Linux on the WM. CERN has developed a vboxwrapper which takes care of all. Tasks go on for a standard 24 hours, after which you get credits. You don't even need to install BOINC, there is a CERN Summer Challenge that only needs Virtual Box. The programs running were developed mostly in FORTRAN by many universities and research centers. CERN has not written all of them.
Tullio
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1714976)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
A warning: I found by trial and error that Remote Desktop Protocol does not work in the Home Edition of Windows 10, the one which was given me as a free update of Windows 8.1, where it worked. This forbids me the VM consoles where I was seeing the CERN jobs (not to be confused with BOINC tasks, which run OK) on projects like vLHC@home, ATLAS@home, CMS-dev. I can see the consoles in the CERN Summer Challenge, which uses a browser window to show the running jobs. You need to have the Windows 10 pro edition to use RDP.
Tullio
31) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1714970)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Scientists of CERN don't have the time to compile executables for dozen of different hw/sw architectures. The CERN programs are all written in Scientific Linux, which is Red Hat plus some libraries developed at CERN. Installing Virtual Box is not difficult, I have two SuSE Linux boxes and one Windowas 10 PC with Virtual Box installed and running.
Tullio
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1714522)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
An Italian airline pilot who lives near my brother in Genova says tha pilots from Third World airlines often lack the flight simulator training that first tier airline pilots have to take. He often flies to Ireland to train.
Tullio
33) Message boards : Number crunching : CMS@Home needs about fifty good volunteers... (Message 1714434)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I asked the invitation code, got it, but the BOINC manager 7.4.42 on Windows 10 would not let me create an account. So I went to the home page, saw "create an account" and created it. Went back to the BOINC manager and added it to my BOINC projects. I got a task and is running now.Virtual Box 4.3.30.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1713862)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I am using Windows 10 as a Virtual Box platform to run CERN programs. My maiilbos is on a Linux box and MS can't read it.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1713460)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
This summer has been very dry so far, no good for agricolture but good for wine.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1713448)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Here near Milano the sky is still clear, but I saw a tornado outboard Genova. The main problem is that there are too many autos on the roads. Holidays should be spread all year long, like they do in Germany, and not concentrated in August.
Tuulio
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1713439)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I saw un update was coming and suspended two vLHC@home tasks using Virtual Box but did not suspend either SETI by Lunatics using my Radeon GPU nor two long winded CPDN tasks. After the reboot I resumed the 2 vLHC tasks and all the others were there plus 4 ATLAS@home tasks.
Tullio
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1713315)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Buon Ferragosto a tutti. Nel mio paese tutti i negozi di alimentari sono chiusi fino al 31 agosto, c'e' un solo bar aperto, i medici sono tutti in vacanza. Meglio avere il frigo pieno e non ammalarsi.
Tullio
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1712870)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I updated my GPU-Z to 0.8.5 on my Windows 10 PC and it recognizes my Radeon 8470 board. I have also a 8670D Devastator on board graphic CPU. SETI by Lunatics recognizes both, while Einstein sees only the Devastator and is very slow. I Uave bought a Gefprge GTX 750 board but I don't know ho to install it on the Windows PC. If I install it in place of the 8470 will the PC boot? And when should I insert the CD which arrived wit the 750?
Tullio
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1712690)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
By clicking on the Advanced button I learned that I have one month from the installation of Windows 10 to go back to Windows 8.1. Last year I bouught a HP PC with 8.0 installed, soon updated to 8.1, never had Windows 7.
Tullio


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