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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1808139)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Someone will run a manual database clean up, as has happened before with a change in version before, and then that will be the final end of them.

Cheers.

Looks like it was done today. All gone.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1807150)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
The last V7 continues, this is at least as much fun as watching paint dry.

It really depend on the color.......
3) Message boards : Number crunching : guppie on NVIDIA cards (Message 1804574)
Posted 24 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Let me know if you are interested in doing different setups for your 3 PCs, or if you have any Qs or concerns about doing so.
Cheers, Rob :-)
I would love to do just that.

Hey Bill,
Have you found the time to convert one or two of your rigs with 2x 750 Ti?
Rob :-)

No I have not had any time....in fact I will be shutting them all down in the morning as I am going on vacation and I do not want to leave the AC on in the computer room the entire time I am gone. With the daily temps hitting over 32C I can not leave them alone.
Let you know when I get back and perhaps have some time.
(new HTT to set up and pack)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : guppie on NVIDIA cards (Message 1802289)
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor


Let me know if you are interested in doing different setups for your 3 PCs, or if you have any Qs or concerns about doing so.
Cheers, Rob :-)

I would love to do just that.

Perhaps stock was not exactly the right term, I just meant that I added nothing to the download.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : guppie on NVIDIA cards (Message 1802163)
Posted 12 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I do not run any command lines as I do not understand them. I am running what I would consider stock SoG download.

The only thing I can say is that watching the GPU useage it sometimes goes down to 0 for a short bit on the graph. I always am willing to run any new program to see how it works, even if I do not know a lot about it.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : guppie on NVIDIA cards (Message 1802134)
Posted 11 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I agree with you Bill

I rather have the GUPPI on my GPU rather than the CPU.

The GPU can do it faster and allow for better throughput than the CPU.

/edit/

I take whatever the server wants to give me.


Thanks, that is what I have always done. I do actually miss the credit, but you can not have everything.

APs, they are like a dust storm, here for a short time and then gone........
7) Message boards : Number crunching : guppie on NVIDIA cards (Message 1802123)
Posted 11 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
With all the talk about rescheduling WUs and not having guppie's run on NVIDIA cards I would just like to share my experience.
A guppie seems to take about 30 minutes on my 750TI
A non-guppie takes about 20 minutes

A guppie on my CPU takes about 3 hours.

Why would I even want to run them on my CPU? or am I not understanding something here.

I think I have found that running only 1 SoG at a time on the GPU is best but that remains to be seen as it seems to take about a month for the RAC to really stabilize. When I see something that looks like a steady output I will test running 2 at a time again.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1800277)
Posted 3 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Keep crunching and congratulations.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Sabbatical Completed (Message 1800190)
Posted 2 Jul 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Just a bit of a helpful hint, your computer with the 650TI in it would do well with GPU crunching. But......you probably have a W10 update on that computer and every W10 update that I get wipes out the drivers for my video cards. You have to reinstall the video drivers from the NVIDA site doing a "Custom Install" then Clean Install. That will get your drivers properly installed.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Two questions in one (Message 1795792)
Posted 12 Jun 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I do not see OpenCL running on your video card. I suggest you download the drivers again from the Video card home page and all should be well. Looks like your video drivers were altered.


He's got a really old ATI Radeon HD 2xxx/3xxx/4xxx series that did not support OpenCL. He'll likely have to use the CAL applications and I don't know if there's any SETI v8 work for those older apps.

That explains it.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Two questions in one (Message 1795762)
Posted 12 Jun 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I do not see OpenCL running on your video card. I suggest you download the drivers again from the Video card home page and all should be well. Looks like your video drivers were altered.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1794782)
Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
A lot more than just the scheduler is down.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1794718)
Posted 9 Jun 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Picked up 92.

Just bragging, and that is 3 computers.

Normally I do not get that many and in the beginning of the run my limits were all governed by the fact that my cache was full.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 15 year Club (Message 1792976)
Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
15 years ago yesterday (I was away). Great group of people here.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : No work being done by one of my laptops??? (Message 1791697)
Posted 29 May 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor

Well, I'll just chalk it up to weirdness,

If your computer is finishing a WU every 5 minutes you will see the countdown. However, if there is a gap of say 10 minutes between a communication and the next completed WU, you sill not see the timer.
Exactly as Richard said and I have noticed.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : No work being done by one of my laptops??? (Message 1790935)
Posted 27 May 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
No idea if this applies or not, but I just loaded another computer with Win 7 & BOINC, Computer 8010411, and one thing I noticed was that it didn't seem to have a countdown timer running under Status column in the Projects tab. It would happily up/download the new tasks when I hit the Update button, and would even do the 5 min backoff, but after that completed, it then went to blank. The tasks were still running, but they didn't appear to auto upload, unlike all the other systems I had installed recently.

I poked around the settings, and didn't see anything obvious as to why it wouldn't work as expected, though before I shut it down, I think that it might have at some point uploaded some of the tasks itself, but I had to give it a final nudge to get the last 10 or so tasks uploaded. As I was just test running it, I haven't really worried about it, my main concern was hardware errors, but I will have to keep an eye on it when I bring it up again to run it in the farm. Just thought I'd add this to the discussion, in case there are others with this issue as well.

The next time you communicate with the project is will Update. That has been normal for some time (at least on my computers). It looks as if it is not wasting bandwith when there is nothing meaningful to transmit.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Invalids (Message 1788049)
Posted 17 May 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor

The first thing I noticed is that both of your results state Found 30 single pulses and 30 repeating pulses, exiting.
Where the results for the other hosts did not have 30/30 signals.
They found
single pulses: 6 repetitive pulses: 1
and
single pulses: 5 repetitive pulses: 0
for the two workunits tasks.

It looks like your host isn't returning good results. Often this can be from a thermal issue or overclocking.


I noticed the results as well. I do not overclock and the CPU is running at 50-60C. Did you see that other one that I aborted.....it kept restarting on me and I thought I had tried enough.

Thanks
18) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Invalids (Message 1787857)
Posted 16 May 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I am just wondering if there is something wrong with this computer as the 2 APs that were crunched on the CPU both came up invalid.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7965534&offset=0&show_names=0&state=0&appid=20
Generally CPU APs are a rarity on my systems and the worst part is that I am leaving for a week this morning. I will try and see what you advise me while I am away as I will be checking by remote if there is enough bandwidth where I will be staying.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : GBT ('guppi') .vlar tasks will be send to GPUs, what you think about this? (Message 1787196)
Posted 13 May 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Thanks, I could not find it because IE decided to show me your page from the temp file, not the new page. I did a refresh and it was there as it should be.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : GBT ('guppi') .vlar tasks will be send to GPUs, what you think about this? (Message 1787073)
Posted 12 May 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor

Yes, but OpenCL GPU apps need to be updated to rev 3430 after that from my cloud repo.

I ran the Lunitics installer and now the memory usage on the GPU is much more constant.
Where do I find the rev 3430?


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