Posts by Bill G

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1914252)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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I was looking at All Tasks and everything was just fine on my TR. When I came back to it a bit later I suddenly had over 3K WUs in progress. I was beginning to panic wondering where all these Ghosts were coming from....also In Progress and Valid were at lestsd 2k more than they should have been.
I then went back to Account and to All Tasks and there is was: 400 In Progress tasks as it should have been. Strange goings on.
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2) Message boards : Number crunching : 100 WU limit for GPUs is too low. (Message 1913938)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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My TR runs out of CPU work in 3 hours, while my slow GPUs X3 usually makes it through the maintaince period.
It will be interesting this coming week to see what happens. When I load work from Einstein to the CPU that work is taking 11 hours per WU.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : A very steep decline in Average Credits!!! (Message 1913273)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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On the recent 'diet' of work, I've noticed a few things on my 'daily', running the Lunatics applications:-

CPU MBV8 APR......+40% roughly.

GPU MBV8 APR..... +10% roughly.

As for the RAC (accounting for my own new 'constraints'),..... -15% and possibly more to come.

This all seems somewhat contradictory. Is 'Credit Screw' really as much as I'm beginning to think it is?

YES
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1912997)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Looks like the Replica is falling further and further behind. What is coming next.........
5) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1912995)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Good Going Mark, Keep it up.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1911669)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Ah, makes sense. From a command prompt, ok, but RUN must need to parse it. Gotta love Windoze (in)consistency.
Problem with using the RUN command is that it will close the window after running the command, so you can't see the results, or tell if it failed for whatever reason. Not a good idea. Better to RUN cmd.exe, then do ipconfig/flushdns at command line and do an EXIT when you're done.


I always find that Windows is consistenly unconsistent.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1911662)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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You need a space between ipconfig and /flushdns.

Umm, no ... either way is fine

C:\Users\Jim>ipconfig/flushdns

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

It was unrecognized in a RUN command is all that I can say......the space worked.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1911638)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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One quick solution that worked for 4 of my machines:

1. Start > Run > cmd.exe [Enter]
2. ipconfig /flushdns [Enter]
3. Re-try pending WU transfers
4. Repeat step #2 if necessary
5. Once workunit transfer(s) are successful, exit the command prompt window.

Note: If you receive access denied error on step 2, then exit the command prompt window, repeat step 1, and right click on cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator before pressing [Enter].

Alternatively, you can "block" the DNS lookup for the "Vader" Server, as it is taking a siesta/having issues.
This is best done by modifying the Windows HOSTS file (as others have stated above).

You need a space between ipconfig and /flushdns.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1911301)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Nice number, good going.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Year! (Message 1910064)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Indeed, Happy New Year to you all from the frigid NE USA.
No problems keeping the systems cool.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1909478)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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You are trying to go to Mike's old address. Try http://mikesworld.eu/download.html instead.

Alternate universe it would seem.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 Question (Message 1907804)
Posted 18 Dec 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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None that I can think of.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks not crunching (Message 1904681)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Yes, this seems to have started when Driver Update was installed. So I uninstalled it and will see if that does the trick. Thanks.

Default Windows drivers may not be the ticket. You need to do a clean install of the driver from the website.


OK. After uninstalling Driver Support -- a third party utility??-- and restarting the S@H project, it's working again. One task is already complete and two are running.

Thanks, guys.

Steve Gaber
Oldsmar, FL USA

Yes, that is a third party utility. Not needed at all.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks not crunching (Message 1904657)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Just a thought, but I have not heard of problems with AMD drivers, only NVidia, and that is what we are dealing with here.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks not crunching (Message 1904649)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Yes, this seems to have started when Driver Update was installed. So I uninstalled it and will see if that does the trick. Thanks.

Default Windows drivers may not be the ticket. You need to do a clean install of the driver from the website.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD Threadripper - Air Cooled? (Message 1903982)
Posted 1 Dec 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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I am using water cooling on my TR. Temps are usually in the mid 30's C.
One thing that you really have to take into consideration is the ambient air temp in the room the computer is in . You see right now it is late Fall/early Winter here and the room my computer is in regularly gets down to below 0 C. It all depends on how open I leave the door to the garager and of course the outside temp.
I think that ambient air temp is a critical factor. I will probably have to shut down in the Summer as the AC in that small room does not seem to do a lot of good.
Earlier this Fall the temps were in the mid 60's C.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1903046)
Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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I got 47 on the 26th. Not sure if that was from one batch of more. It is hard for me to tell when one batch begins and another ends. There was a definite break from the 25th to the 26th however.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc Message tab (Message 1902800)
Posted 25 Nov 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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Or you can set the option/option to never tell you when there is a notice.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1901347)
Posted 16 Nov 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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What a flashback yesterday when I would check Server Status and see 5 and 6 APs ready to send.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1901092)
Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Profile Bill GSpecial Project $75 donor
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250,000,000 :-)

(And I beat today's outrage)

Keep up the good work Rob


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