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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1719686)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Anyone else notice slowed download speeds since the switch to the campus system? Maybe it's just the WOW event activity but it looks to be around 50% slower recently.

Not really. I picked up a 132 WU download yesterday and they flew off the Transfers tab.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU missing after running PrecisionX16 (Message 1719291)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Michael, sometimes the latest driver (default Nvidia) download is not the best one to use either. You can go to the Nvidia website and look for all drivers and install one a bit older.
Do Not do anything now as you are working fine...just remember in the future, and especially do the Clean Install from Custom Install (not the Express Install).
3) Message boards : Number crunching : CL file build failure (Message 1718197)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Yes Rob, that is what I rolled back to.

I just installed v43.b as I was running v43.a and I am still working just fine.
Again, Thanks
4) Message boards : Number crunching : CL file build failure (Message 1718178)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Bill,

Have you installed Lunatics v43.b

It resolves the issue with kernal builds with the bool2 issues

Also, I noticed you are running 353.62 yet it says Opencl 1.1, starting with 350.12 it should be OpenCl 1.2

Might want to consider reinstalling your nvidia driver with a clean install. Don't install the latest driver as there seems to be some issues with it, at least what I see in the forums on nvidia.

Rolled back to a known working driver (clean install) and it seems to be working now.
I do not know about the OpenCl version however and I will check later to see what Lunatics version I am running.
For now it looks ok to me. Thanks for the advice.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : CL file build failure (Message 1718155)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
On this one computer of mine, (the same one that has a great number of ghosts on it) is now going through AP tasks which all are failing with Waiting to Run. The error from the log is 8/25/2015 9:33:38 AM Task postponed: CL file build failure
This is on computer http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5743750
Any help would be appreciated.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to connect with server on one computer (Message 1715504)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
And did I say almost 300 WUs downloaded....well there were about 550 that downloaded but a lot of them are just ghosts I am afraid and will not be running on this computer.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to connect with server on one computer (Message 1715496)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
[quote]Check that you've never set any manual IP addresses via a hosts file.

quote]
That was it Richard. It would appear from the graph that my stats have been going down since the changes in IP address and not just started today...only just noticed today but hard to check how long it was going on as the log gets wiped out each reboot.

Thank you all for you suggestions. It was interesting to see almost 300 WUs download after I removed the IP address in the hosts file.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to connect with server on one computer (Message 1715347)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Not the firewall this time.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to connect with server on one computer (Message 1715342)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
No luck I am afraid. Getting the same response in BOINC.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to connect with server on one computer (Message 1715338)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I have suddenly, after a failed update to Win 10, been unable to contact the server on SETI on that computer after a rollback to Win7. Computer http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5743750
I have reset the project (suggested by BOINC) to no avail. All that I get is that famous: Internet access OK, project servers may be down. I am getting WUs on my other computers just fine.
Any suggestions on what to try?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC not working correctly? (Message 1709695)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Quick check before I leave.....and the lost tasks seem to have been taken care of as all numbers now agree.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC not working correctly? (Message 1709584)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I think I will leave well enough alone for the time being. I am leaving for vacation and had little time to have things go wrong right now.
Thanks and I will look into it when I get back.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC not working correctly? (Message 1709536)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I am not sure I know how to do that??
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC not working correctly? (Message 1709491)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Ghosts, I had forgotten all about them.
Thanks for reminding me of their existence.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC not working correctly? (Message 1709394)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
I think BOINC still has some problems as it shows that I have 52 Active tasks and I only show 38 active tasks in both BOINC Manager and Boinc Tasks or am I just looking at something wrong? http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7451398
Sorry about posting this in another BOINC thread, I have asked that it be removed from there.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy SysAdmin Day 2015 (Message 1706983)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
And my I also add my thanks and respect for all.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706738)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor
Task Manager did not show BOINC in the Win 10 task manager startup tab even after starting BOINC. It did show under the processes tab, but you cannot alter it to show in startup tab. I uninstalled BOINC, recycled the machine, and installed BOINC 7.6.6 cleanly, and recycled the machine again without launching BOINC. When the OS came back up, BOINC was in the startup tab and started normally. So the conditions that I initially stated are essentially true. If you uncheck the 2 BOINC boxes via msconfig, for whatever reasons, prior to the upgrade, it will not be carried over to the task manager, therefore will not show in the startup tab.

Shows up in both the Startup Tab and the Apps part of Processes Tab for me.

I do not think you can add directly to the Start Up Tab in Task Manager.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706732)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Bill GProject donor

If you have a home page other than M$S, edge will not go to that page. I had to include the home page button from the settings.

Don't forget this is considered a new program, you have to set it up using the "Settings", to include bringing your Favorites from IE into Edge. (Also, IE is still available and it will still run any add-in you want it to...only Edge will not run add-ins)

Win 10 will not run Java plug-ins, they have been blocked by M$S.

See above response

Cannot use what used to be the Windows Update, it has been de-activated by the OS and I haven’t figured how to get to it yet. We should have access to it if using pro or ultimate.

Use the search, type "update" and it will bring up a choice to Update Settings and going there you can check for updates regardless of Win10 class.
That search function works very well.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706447)
Posted 29 Jul 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
My notebook is downloading Win 10 right now but I'm not going to instal it yet, will test Win 10 on another laptop first. But won't the Notebook get a new Seti Computer ID so that the WUs in cache will be lost? Guess one should empty the cache first?

I did not even stop SETI from running, just ran the update and nothing was lost. SETI stopped just as if I had done a power down and started where it had left off after the logon.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1706295)
Posted 29 Jul 2015 by Profile Bill GProject donor
Strange, but I thought that hysteria over the device driver updates that popped up over the weekend was debunked fairly quickly. I found a couple references to already existing "Device Installation Settings" in Win 10, either from System Properties, Computer Properties, or Devices and Printers. I don't have Win 10 yet on any of my boxes, but here's a couple screen shots that I saw a few days ago.


This is absolutely correct. This option, to install or not Device Drivers, is available in both the pro and home versions. (I am running both versions and the option is there is both)

Also found at: Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings/Advanced/Hardware/Device Installation Settings


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