Posts by Bill G

1) Message boards : Number crunching : 16th Anniversary (Message 1831763)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Congratulations and continued crunching.
Managed 15 this year for me.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Spammers (Message 1830732)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
To be clear, you're saying spammers are creating accounts, crunching data to gain RAC, then aborting all results all so they can post spam in RAC-protected areas of the forums?


Correct
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829610)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Looks like it's the pulses again.

(opencl_intel_gpu_sah) x86_64-apple-darwin
Best pulse: peak=6.931435 , time=96.44, period=2.586 , d_freq=1419474418.49, score=0.9659, chirp=-25.435, fft_len=512

r3557 SoG
Best pulse: peak=0.9932134, time=11.99, period=0.1532, d_freq=1419474804.37, score=0.9999, chirp= 71.006, fft_len=128

Although both are below the reporting threshhold, they're wildly different.


Thanks Richard. I will have to look at the pulses from now on. I just did not know where to look.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829598)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I have a question about a WU: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2320732915

I know I do not know where to look exactly, but this looks like it should have validated. We both got the same result, at least to my untrained eyes.

Running 3557 against a Darwin computer.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829597)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Well at least I am not the only one to have seen this hiccup. I normally do shut down BOINC before running the installer, but since I know the option to have the installer do it I thought I would try it.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1829326)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Downloaded and now returning 3557 processed WUs.
Only thing I noticed: on the first computer I exited BOINC before I started the install and all went well. On the second computer I decided to let the installer shut down BOINC. I am not sure what happened but it did not close BLOINC and I had to end up doing the install again and this time I exited BOINC before I ran the installer.
I am still getting inconclusives but I will have to watch it a bit longer to see if the number goes down.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 - Beta6 (RC again) (Message 1826681)
Posted 25 Oct 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
I am seeing no problems on my 750TIs. Inconclusives seem to be running at about 10% and that seems to be mostly against MACs.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Best Driver for 750ti? (Message 1824294)
Posted 14 Oct 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
While 3 WUs will certainly run, I switched to 2 on each of my 750TIs and then With the SOG I tested for a month and then switched to 1 on each 750. At present that is the most productive setup. (This is from my RAC which I only check after at least two weeks - it has been going up in a steady climb after a bit of down time when I was away)
As was mentioned, it also frees up a CPU core for work there. I do not use any command lines (I will someday test that) but my WUs generally take 15-20 minutes on the 750s.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1816179)
Posted 10 Sep 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor

Stderr says the same thing, whether the task is blanked or the data bit is stuck. That's why I asked people to apply the compression test (some way down this thread, by now) - but that can only be done while the tasks are cached on your machines, or (for a very short time) in progress. By the time you can read stderr, it's too late.

Understood
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1816164)
Posted 10 Sep 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
Did anyone ever work out whether the 2016 tapes were 'radar_blanked' or 'bit_stuck'?

Stderr says 100% blanked. I do not know if that is accurate or not.
See: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=5134438797
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1815065)
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
For frosting on the cake the remaining 44 were 100% blanked. Taking a closer look at the one that wasn't blanked LOL it was a resend originally created 24 Aug 2016.

That was probably one of mine originally as that was the date I abandoned a whole bunch because Windows updated and the drivers reverted.....
12) Message boards : Number crunching : odd performance issues with two i7 4770K CPU's (Message 1814760)
Posted 3 Sep 2016 by Profile Bill GProject Donor
No it is not daily average, it is RAC which is your average which will take about two weeks to level out. Remember if you start with 0 and then do 500 the average is only 250.....
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1808139)
Posted 9 Aug 2016 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.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1807150)
Posted 4 Aug 2016 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.......
15) 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)
16) 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.
17) 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.
18) 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........
19) 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.
20) 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.


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