Posts by Bill G

1) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds (Message 1840913)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I hope all goes well. I know sometimes the waiting can be the worst. Good luck and do let us know how things progress.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Crunching Year! (Message 1839212)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Thank you and you too. Still 9 hours away here.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1839053)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I wonder if it's related to the glitch where Seti & Seti Beta preferences for "Store at least x days of work" tend to overwrite each other?

No, because I was not getting tasks and I do not run Beta.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : How Do I get More Work? (Message 1837257)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I have the storage set to 10 and 10 in preferences, but I seem to only get about one day's worth of work for each server.

G


I suggest that you change that to 10 and 0.01 which will check for new work more often.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1835185)
Posted 10 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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But you might as well wave bye-bye to the old command prompt. Build 14791 isn’t just any beta. It’s the foundation for the Redstone 2 upgrade, a.k.a. Windows 10 SP2. This is the future of Windows 10, and it won’t include this oldest of Microsoft software relics.


I think you meant to say Build 14971. Not that it is that important unless you are running the Insider versions.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing link (Message 1834538)
Posted 7 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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For me, I click on "Log In" (top right menu bar) and then, after entering name and password, "Account" appears in the Project pull down. Of course after "logging in" you're in your Account page anyway so no real need to go to Project->Account, but that would be the path to get back to Account after browsing message boards, for example.

This is from the Server Status page.........that is where it is not working.

By the way......none of the dropdown menus work on this page now.
Edit: the dropdowns started working on that page for me again, but the Account link is still missing .
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing link (Message 1834135)
Posted 4 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I think it is this page.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html

Where there is no user name on the right and no way to get to the user page from any drop down.

That is the one.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Got a new gpu, help neeeded. (Message 1834057)
Posted 4 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Replace setiathome_v7 with setiathome_v8

I did this, the file is placed in C:/Program files/BOINC.

Restart BOINC, Read local prefs files.

There is still 7 cpu wu's and one gpu, like before.

The file is placed in C:/Program Data/BOINC/Projects/Seti.Berkley.edu
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing link (Message 1834055)
Posted 4 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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It's now set where your name shows up in that dropdown and takes the place of "Account".

My name does not show in that drop down??
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Got a new gpu, help neeeded. (Message 1834037)
Posted 4 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Hi
I recently replaced my old Radeon 5850 with a GTX 1070. A very nice upgrade, it's currently crunching away at 2.1GHz.
I tried to figure out how to make it run several WU's at the same time by going through the forum. I made an app_config.xml file and copied this content to it:

<app_config>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v7</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.50</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>.67</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v7</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.5</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>.075</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>

But it does nothing. And I don't have a clue what I'm doing.

Just to start you are going to have to change Setiathome_v7 to Setiathome_v8 and those are the WUs we are currently running.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing link (Message 1834033)
Posted 4 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I have noticed that the Account link is missing from the Project dropdown menu on the Server Status page. Is there some way that this could be corrected?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : 16th Anniversary (Message 1831763)
Posted 21 Nov 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Congratulations and continued crunching.
Managed 15 this year for me.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Spammers (Message 1830732)
Posted 15 Nov 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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To be clear, you're saying spammers are creating accounts, crunching data to gain RAC, then aborting all results all so they can post spam in RAC-protected areas of the forums?


Correct
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829610)
Posted 10 Nov 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Looks like it's the pulses again.

(opencl_intel_gpu_sah) x86_64-apple-darwin
Best pulse: peak=6.931435 , time=96.44, period=2.586 , d_freq=1419474418.49, score=0.9659, chirp=-25.435, fft_len=512

r3557 SoG
Best pulse: peak=0.9932134, time=11.99, period=0.1532, d_freq=1419474804.37, score=0.9999, chirp= 71.006, fft_len=128

Although both are below the reporting threshhold, they're wildly different.


Thanks Richard. I will have to look at the pulses from now on. I just did not know where to look.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829598)
Posted 10 Nov 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I have a question about a WU: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2320732915

I know I do not know where to look exactly, but this looks like it should have validated. We both got the same result, at least to my untrained eyes.

Running 3557 against a Darwin computer.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829597)
Posted 10 Nov 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Well at least I am not the only one to have seen this hiccup. I normally do shut down BOINC before running the installer, but since I know the option to have the installer do it I thought I would try it.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829326)
Posted 9 Nov 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Downloaded and now returning 3557 processed WUs.
Only thing I noticed: on the first computer I exited BOINC before I started the install and all went well. On the second computer I decided to let the installer shut down BOINC. I am not sure what happened but it did not close BLOINC and I had to end up doing the install again and this time I exited BOINC before I ran the installer.
I am still getting inconclusives but I will have to watch it a bit longer to see if the number goes down.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1826681)
Posted 25 Oct 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I am seeing no problems on my 750TIs. Inconclusives seem to be running at about 10% and that seems to be mostly against MACs.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Best Driver for 750ti? (Message 1824294)
Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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While 3 WUs will certainly run, I switched to 2 on each of my 750TIs and then With the SOG I tested for a month and then switched to 1 on each 750. At present that is the most productive setup. (This is from my RAC which I only check after at least two weeks - it has been going up in a steady climb after a bit of down time when I was away)
As was mentioned, it also frees up a CPU core for work there. I do not use any command lines (I will someday test that) but my WUs generally take 15-20 minutes on the 750s.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1816179)
Posted 10 Sep 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Stderr says the same thing, whether the task is blanked or the data bit is stuck. That's why I asked people to apply the compression test (some way down this thread, by now) - but that can only be done while the tasks are cached on your machines, or (for a very short time) in progress. By the time you can read stderr, it's too late.

Understood


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