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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1761392)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I've crunched an AP task on a guest SuSE Linux 13.2 on a Windows 10 host with AMD-V enabled, via Virtual Box. Unfortunately, the guest does not recognize the CPU which is SSE3 capable, an AMD A10-6700 at 3.7 GHz, so it too a long time (233,865 s).
Tullio
22) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Go game (Message 1761072)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
A British firm of the Google empire, DeepMind, has produced a software, AlphaGo which has beaten the European Go Champion. Go is very popular is Asia. It is played on a 19 x 19 lines board with white and black pebbles. I don't know its rules but there are more possible configurations than atoms in the Universe, so says "Nature" and I must believe it. The software is based on the Deep Learning concept of neural networks. The hardware is unbelievably tiny compared to that of the IBM BlueGene computer which in 1997 beat chess champion Kasparov. The WIRED magazine, without giving many details, says it consists of a network including 1200 CPUs and 170 graphic boards.A match with the World Champion of Go is slated for next March.
Tullio
23) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : "Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?" (Message 1761001)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
There is a thread in Number Crunching on it.
Tullio
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1760988)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Slalom abolished too.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1760982)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The ladies slalom at Maribor is progressing in wet snow while the men Giant slalom at Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been abolished for the same reason. Too dangerous.
Tullio

Marcialonga in Val di Fiemme and Val di Fassa 70 km cross country
1 Tord Asle Gierdalen Norway
2,3,4,5 also Norway
6 Sweden
Ladies
1 Britta Johansson Norgren Sweden
2 Katerina Smutna Austria
3 Seraina Boner Switzerland
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Fastest available HDD (2016/Jan)? (Message 1760977)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
This item would cost me more than the HP Laptop 635 which cost me 269 euro.
Tullio
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Fastest available HDD (2016/Jan)? (Message 1760934)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have a 1 TB external disk connected to my Windows 10 PC via USB. It was formatted FAT32 and Windows used it to make backup of my personal files, but refused to do a full system backup on it since "other people might read it". I succeeded in partitioning it in two partition, one FAT32 of 32 GB, the rest NTFS. Now Windows makes a full system backup on it every Sunday at 7 PM. I have a 2 TB hard disk, don't know the make since the scant information available on the documentation which arrived with the HP Pavilion 500-152ea does not specify it, and it is installed in a vertical position which makes difficult to read its make. I suspect it is a Seagate hybrid at 7200 RPM. Anyway, it works fine.
Tullio
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Fastest available HDD (2016/Jan)? (Message 1760796)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
From what I get on Internet the Helium filled disks are the fastest. But they cost a lot more.
Tullio
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1760711)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Maribor,Slovenia, giant slalom ladies

1 Viktoria Rebensburg Germqny
2 Ana Drev Slovenia
3 Tina Weirather Liechtenstein
4 Eva-Maria Brem Austria
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1760696)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Garmisch-Partenkirchen downhill men


1 A.Kilde Norway
2 Bastian Kline Slovenia
3 Beat Feuz Switzerland
4 Christian Innerhofer Italia
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Fastest available HDD (2016/Jan)? (Message 1760646)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
The two failed SSD were a Samsung 840 250 GB and an OCZ Vertex 4 120 GB. Then I bought no more SSD, two failed out of two is enough.
Tullio
The only hard disk failures in my life were on the 20 MB "Winchester" disks on Onyx computers in the 1981-1985 period. We made incremental backups on 10 MB tapes in Unix Version 7 with the Berkeley commands "dump" and "restore".
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Fastest available HDD (2016/Jan)? (Message 1760529)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have used two SSD on one Linux box, one OCZ and one Samsung. They both failed after a while and now I am using a 1 TB Seagate Hybrid disk I also have a 2 TB Hybrid disk on my Windows 10 PC by HP. I prefer slower but more reliable disks, once a SSD has failed it cannot be recovered, you lose all your data. I have a 40 MB Maxtor disk on my Olivetti AT&T PC running UNIX System V vintage 1987, and it still works.
Tullio
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1760292)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
In 2014 I bought a HP PC with Windows 8 installed, no disk. Then it was updated to 8.1, then to Windows 10, always no disk. I made a backup of Windows 8, could not do it on 8.1. When Windows 10 arrived, thanks to Microsoft, I made a repair DVD disk and used it once. Now I have a 1 TB external USB disk and made a full backup on it.
Tullio
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1759709)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Linda, I know very little about Windows. I am only using it as a Virtual Box platform to run CERN programs. Besides that, I have installed two SuSE Linux Virtual Machines on it. On one of them I have loaded a second tier Virtual Box to run CERN vLHC@home on it and it works. The other is running SETI@home Linux programs on a Windows 10 PC. I have also installed a Solaris 11.3 Virtual Machine, but there are no BOINC projects in Solaris (a derivative of Berkeley UNIX, which have used in my professional life). So I can't help you, sorry.
Tullio
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1759605)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
If you need a Virtual Machine why don't you use Virtual Box? it is free and works on my Windows 10 PC where there are 5 Virtual Machines, and on the two Linux boxes with one Virtual Machine each.
Tullio
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1759505)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Schladming Slalom
1 Henrik Kristoffersen Norway
2 Marcel Hirscher Austria
3 Alexander Khoroshilov Russia

Hirscher gained 20 positions after a bad first run
Stefano Gross 6 Patrick Thaler 9 Manfred Moelgg out
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1759443)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Having bought a HP PC with Windows 8, I made a backup of it on 4 DVD. But when it was updated to 8.1 I was not allowed to make another backup. Then Microsoft upgraded it to Windows 10 and I made a repair disk on one DVD. When the PC crashed, probably due to an error of mine, I used the repair disk and the PC restarted without all the HP software, only Microsoft. I then bought a 1 TB external disk via USB to save my files on its FAT32 file system. Windows 10 refused to make a backup on that disk because "other people might read it". By hook or by crook (I am not a Windows expert) I reduced the FAT32 partition to 32 GB and formatted the remaining to NTFS. Then I made a full backup, and it will be done weekly,taking about one hour. I suspend all BOINC tasks while making the backup.
Tullio
38) Message boards : Number crunching : No Such Task (Message 1759440)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
I have installed a Virtual Machine on my Windows 10 PC running SuSE Leap 42.1 64-bit and am running both SETI@home and ATLAS@home on it. It is computer 7917482, linux-ja7i. But on my account page at SETI I get the answer "no such computer" while it is visible at ATLAS@home. A database problem?
Tullio
39) Message boards : Technical News : Catchup (Nov 09 2015) (Message 1759088)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
SETI tasks run my Radeon GPUs (one onboard and one discrete) on my Windows 10 PC. But the error rate is rather high on stock apps. I have installed the Lunatics app and am watching what happens. If one task takes a long time it will result in a computation error.
Tullio
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Italian cafe (Message 1759011)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile tullioProject donor
Yes, I forgot him. But Kristoffersen can equal Ingo Stenmark.


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