Posts by Bill G

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Shutting up my GTX 980 Strix computer. (Message 1862389)
Posted 19 Apr 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I wonder how high RAC you need to have, in order to be able to post?

IIRC 1, if you get there you might be rewarded with a pound of lutefisk.

OK, thank you. However, I'd rather have a can of Surströmming

Do you go outside to open the can?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1861345)
Posted 14 Apr 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Creator's Edition of W10 Warning
I just wanted to remind you that MS installs their bare NVidia drivers...........You must download and install NVidia drivers from their site to continue to crunch on your NVidia card(s).
This is because it acts as a new install which means my bank will no longer recognize the computer, nor does my server. I had to reconfigure the server to recognize the HDs and will expect a call from my bank when I first access my account there.

Saw that also, early. Late.y, not so much. The drivers M$ is loading now seem to be OK. Issue before was the lack of OpenCL support.
Having said that, never a bad idea to get the drivers direct, but just keep in mind that the moment NV sends a new driver to M$, you'll get whether you want it or not. If you fall back, you'll get it again. and again ... and again ... YMMV

I just installed the Creator Edition and the OpenCL support was not there on two computers that were not running the Insiders version.

I think what you were seeing (assuming you were running the Insider version) was that the last updates were just updates and not what essentially is a clean install. I did not have to update the drivers in any of the recent updates to the Insider versions that I am running - and they still are running insider versions with a higher build number than the Creator Edition.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1861263)
Posted 13 Apr 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Creator's Edition of W10 Warning
I just wanted to remind you that MS installs their bare NVidia drivers...........You must download and install NVidia drivers from their site to continue to crunch on your NVidia card(s).
This is because it acts as a new install which means my bank will no longer recognize the computer, nor does my server. I had to reconfigure the server to recognize the HDs and will expect a call from my bank when I first access my account there.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1861055)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I have been updated on the 7th to Version 1703 and build 16170.1000. I believe that that might be closer to the Creator's Update.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : 25% badge (Message 1855962)
Posted 17 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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You have to log on to the project. Use your Account name from SETI@home to log on in the search box in the upper left of the screen.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1855646)
Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Just hit 10 million credits!!!


Great number!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1855625)
Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Thanks. Just hope my RAC continues to get back to where it was. Major power hit a week ago and it took me a week to get the parts I needed to bring the systems back up.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1855606)
Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Just went over the 100,000,000 for total BOINC.

Now waiting for the same number on SETI.........

Never thought I would make it from those early days. I signed on because my wife read about the project and I took a look and decided to give it a try, been here ever since.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1855458)
Posted 14 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Anyone already running 15055 Windows 10 pre-release from the Insider Edition? I was wondering what to expect when it drops later this month. Any unexploded bombshells in there for the general PC user?

I am running it on a desktop (AMD) and a laptop(Intel). I am finding it much better that some of the earlier releases.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Trying to get crunching again (Message 1853980)
Posted 9 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I have the UPSs set to power down the computers after one minute of power loss as our power outages can look like someone clicking the light switch off and on because we are on a power loop, one side down and the other kicks on.
My UPSs are APC.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Trying to get crunching again (Message 1853918)
Posted 8 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Well we had one of many power failures earlier this week and it seems some of my UPSs were taken out. I was only ably to get one computer running and every time I plugged in one UPS it would kick out the socket (I do have to get that ground fault plug replaced). Finally got one computer running : https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7226971&offset=0&show_names=0&state=6&appid=. SETI came up with 2 GPU WUs and 1 CPU WU. I decided the easiest thing to do was reboot and after the reboot I immediately started with downloading 198 GPU WUs. The after they had downloaded I got 99 CPU WUs. No problem downloading or getting WUs it seems..........HOWEVER I now have 300 abandoned WUs. Obviously something went wrong in the computer. At least I do not have 300 ghosts and all those WUs are now back in the mix.
(I can not wait until I get a new cooler in for my main system, seems turning off the Water Cooler has caused it to fault, not sensing the CPU fan, and see what surprises it will have for me)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 GTX 750ti- 24/7 why is credit falling (Message 1852249)
Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Take a look at my computers and you will see that I have very similar setups. My current scores may have recently been given a bit of a bump but they are close to what they normally do.
Are you sure you have not been doing SETI work recently? It takes a long time for the RAC to climb (seems to drop over night if the rig is shut off) but then takes weeks to climb back up.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : "Ghost" WU - amount "in progress" WU and real amount on my machine (Message 1844614)
Posted 26 Jan 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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They had a problem with applying an update to v8.23 on ATI cards which resulted in incorrect values showing up in the listing, and files on your computer. The error should show something, it is strange that it is blank but still counted.

Don't worry about the incorrect values for now, they will straighten themselves out over the coming week(s).

I am not so sure about that....he continues to get more WUs. Sure looks strange to me.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1843799)
Posted 22 Jan 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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I do not know if it is just me, but every time I look I see 7 channels of GBT data being split???? or am I looking somewhere you are not?

Must be a different place.

Computing, Server Status page. Scroll down to splitter status, Breakthrough listen.
It shows 7 files that have completed channels in them (light green), but it shows only 1 channel in progress (actually being split- dark green).
Scroll down to Multibeam (Arecibo) and it shows 6 files having channels been completed (light green), and 4 channels in progress (dark green).

Given the amount of GBT work I got overnight and the Ready-to-send buffer remains full, I suspect that more than one channel is being split, but it just isn't being displayed in the splitter status.

I have thought that looking at the Server Status column of servers and counting the servers active each indicated a channel.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1843632)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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o splitters running could be the v8.23 ATI tasks going through. I seen a pile of resends from that earlier.

Server Status page still shows only 1 GBT channel being split, but over night most of the work I got was Guppie, so the earlier almost-all Arecibo downloads have been offset by the last few hours of downloads. And almost all of it is new work, very few resends.


And so far this morning I haven't had to play with the application settings to keep the cache full (fingers crossed).

I do not know if it is just me, but every time I look I see 7 channels of GBT data being split???? or am I looking somewhere you are not?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1840913)
Posted 8 Jan 2017 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.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Crunching Year! (Message 1839212)
Posted 31 Dec 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
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Thank you and you too. Still 9 hours away here.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1839053)
Posted 31 Dec 2016 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.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : How Do I get More Work? (Message 1837257)
Posted 21 Dec 2016 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.

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I suggest that you change that to 10 and 0.01 which will check for new work more often.
20) 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.


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