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1) Message boards : Number crunching : The kittyman has fixed the rig, work on the way, wingys! (Message 1696446)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Really feels good when it works, doesn't it?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Old CPUs compared to current ones. (Message 1689972)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
DOS, what was that. I ran CPM on a Northstar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Star_Computers. I had a "super system" as I had dual 5-1/4 inch drives so I was able to work in dBase and I had a job I was doing that had a 11 hour print job. I would start the job in the evening and hope the green-bar paper would feed all night. I would spend half a day trying to get a connection which might stay on for a very short period.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1687726)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor

For those that are reserving a copy of Windows 10: Are you required to sign up for a Microsoft account and/or do you provide your email at any point in the reservation process?

My thinking is that you will be emailed a link to a download page where the ISO will be stored.

No new account is necessary, you enter any email address you want for MS to send you a confirmation. (I have gotten some confirmations)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1687009)
Posted 2 Jun 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Just a note: if you sign up for the upgrade, you can click on the icon anytime you want again and it will give you the status of your request. It also has an info icon in the upper left corner which will take you to a submenu and tell you if the up grade is going to have any problems with your computer. You might want to look at that to know what to expect from the upgrade and how many potential problems there might be.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally: 10.000.000 :) (Message 1686357)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Keep crunching....congrats Uli
6) Message boards : Number crunching : -9 still validating (Message 1686159)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I think mine is good but the two that validated are wrong. Ongoing problem.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1802396926
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1684967)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I am guessing that it took about 4-5 hours to both download and install. It is hard to tell as I only see that it downloaded and started the install when I find the computer waiting for my password to continue the install. I then put my PW in and let the install continue and went to bed. Found everything running in the morning including both BOINC and BOINC Tasks displayed right on the desktop.

Thanks for responses. Bill that is interesting you say you think it takes 4 – 5 hours to complete the process. Are you using this machine before everyday tasks or is it solely system? What are correct in saying you have a high Internet connection speed? Where I am my download speed on a good day as between 7 and 800 kB.


My download is maxed at 15M....but I have noticed that over time when downloading something like this it slows down, sometimes coming to a stop. I only use this particular computer for SETI and testing of WIN 10 at present. I has full Office capabilities but I generally use Office on another computer.
The download takes about 2 hours, as best as I can till.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1684755)
Posted 27 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I am guessing that it took about 4-5 hours to both download and install. It is hard to tell as I only see that it downloaded and started the install when I find the computer waiting for my password to continue the install. I then put my PW in and let the install continue and went to bed. Found everything running in the morning including both BOINC and BOINC Tasks displayed right on the desktop.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1677648)
Posted 10 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
The updates take from 3-4 hours of time. About half of that is download and the other half system install time. Now if you have really high speed Internet the download should take less time. My understanding is that these later updates have included the language packs for all languages and that is what is taking so long. There is supposed to be an .iso available for the latest version. I have not seen it as my Win10 computer upgraded on its own. You would only use the latest version if you are going to try it out, you would not use and earlier version and then upgrade it....the latest version is released in both an upgrade, and a full install.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : In Progress WUs (Message 1677051)
Posted 9 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Just as an update, all those extra WUs have timed out (appearing as if by magic in my Errors) and I again have a total of 300 In Progress.
Sorry to have held them up so long from being finished.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1672405)
Posted 1 May 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
You know, I am just glad to get rid of the AP6's. I have seen one of mine log as invalid as third man. What happened was mine started after one computer went over deadline. That computer did complete but my WU finished a week later after the log showed the other two computers had validated.
Just a timing thing, nothing to worry about.

Hmmmm, http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7226971&offset=0&show_names=0&state=0&appid=12

The problem is, the change is now part of the source code. So...from now on anytime you run a timed-out resend you run the risk of receiving an Invalid if the timed-out host reports before you do.
Not good, kinda makes you wary of running a timed-out resend, if I'm reading this correctly...

I did not see it on that computer. I was looking at another of mine.
Good to hear that it was caused by a bug and will be corrected. And of course getting the code corrected is a good thing.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1672288)
Posted 30 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
You know, I am just glad to get rid of the AP6's. I have seen one of mine log as invalid as third man. What happened was mine started after one computer went over deadline. That computer did complete but my WU finished a week later after the log showed the other two computers had validated.
Just a timing thing, nothing to worry about.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1667650)
Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Funny, but I already knew that, I read what the HardOCP said, since you are merely repeating what was said there.. Nice try though..

Sorry but I did not read HardOCP, not sure what I was trying??
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1667620)
Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I think you are missing a point: this is the Pro Technical Preview of Windows 10, more often referred to as a Beta release. It is not the RTM code.
If all goes as normal you are going to have to trash (full install, not upgrade) your OS if you are running this.
However if you are running one of the full versions of Windows you will only have to do an upgrade to the released Windows 10.
I run Windows 10 on a computer that only runs SETI on it. Others I know run it in a separate partition for testing and familiarization purposes. And I get to play with Project Spartan. I think it is so much better than Window 8.1 which is what came on my new laptops. I really can not wait to upgrade these laptops as I really do not like 8.1. It is not a desktop OS as released.

Reference to no longer supporting early versions, even if you have the latest Beta version it is going to fall into the no longer working rather quickly after the RTM is released.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : In Progress WUs (Message 1667426)
Posted 20 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor


Did you Reset the project between the 14th and the 18th of April, you have 100 CPU tasks issued up until the 14th, then more CPU tasks issued from the 18th.

Claggy


That of course is possible. But I do not remember resetting it then. Although I think I may have done some work on the ap_info about that time.
Thanks for pointing me in what is probably the right direction.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : In Progress WUs (Message 1667302)
Posted 19 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
I have one computer: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=6969420 that tells me it has 400 WUs In Progress. That computer should only be allowed 300. When I look at the tasks pane in Boinc Tasks it only shows 300 in progress. Why the difference? or more to the point, why the 400?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : AP validation (Message 1666064)
Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
These lines here from my experience are the keys to what is wrong.. your missing one or two files from the Lunatics package you installed whichis causing the AP app to not be able to configure itself for your card..

Go back to the installer you downloaded and you might have to re-copy the AstroPulse_Kernels_r2737.cl back into the application directory.

INFO: can't open binary kernel file: C:\ProgramData\BOINC/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu\AstroPulse_Kernels_r2737.cl_GeForceGTX750Ti.bin_V7_TWIN_FFA_35012, continue with recompile...
Error : Building Program (binary, clBuildProgram):main kernels: not OK code -6


Well you nailed the problem...glad it was just a driver problem. I had been doing a bunch of changes to the ap_info at the same time so I did not even remember doing the driver update.
I will have to remember not to take that notice to heart.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : AP validation (Message 1666061)
Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
The majority of the tasks exited with -226 (0xffffffffffffff1e) ERR_TOO_MANY_EXITS at 15 Apr 2015, 4:11:19 UTC. Were you running an A/V scan or something similar at the time? Maybe a mad dash to get all the tax returns done? ;-)

Well I was sending in my competed taxes. I had done them in February but since I owed I waited until the last minute.
Thanks for the thought.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : AP validation (Message 1666060)
Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
All GPU APs have completed and validated. Thanks again - it was the driver.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : AP validation (Message 1665982)
Posted 16 Apr 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
OK, I rolled back the driver. I have some APs ready to run so I will watch and see how these make out when I check back in later in the day.


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