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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Year!!! (Message 1459415)
Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Profile rebestProject donor
Happy New Year from North Carolina!
2) Message boards : Politics : The USA shuts down (Message 1423416)
Posted 3 Oct 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." - John Adams, 1780
3) Message boards : Politics : NSA silences the web & newspapers! (Message 1420828)
Posted 27 Sep 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
About 45 years ago I was playing rugby for a club that was about 50% British Ex Pats. After a match I was having a beer with an English man on our team. I said to him "Ian is yelling things and I can't understand a word he is saying." His response was "Don't pay him any attention, he's Welch, no one can understand what he says."

LOL, Welch may be the answer to security.


That's Welsh; not "Welch". The Welsh are a proud people whose roots and language go back well over 2500 years to the ancient Celts.

Welch's makes grape juice.

Cymru am byth!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Car I learnt to drive in (Message 1420825)
Posted 27 Sep 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor


1969 Dodge Polara 500. Same colors, but mine had a black vinyl hardtop. This beast would comfortably seat 6 adults and carry all their luggage with room to spare.

Unfortunately, mine was no speedster. Under that enormous hood was a puny little 318ci V8 with a single barrel carburetor <sigh>.

It took 30 years, but I finally got my muscle car.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : No GPU with v.7 (Message 1375638)
Posted 2 Jun 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
Just installed Version 7. I'm downloading AP WUs with no problem. However, I'm not getting any CUDA WUs. What's really weird is that it appears that CUDA units are not being requested. My preferences have me accepting everything. So why no CUDA?

Here's the log:

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6/2/2013 6:49:10 PM | | No config file found - using defaults
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.64 for windows_x86_64
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Running under account Richard2
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt syscall nx lm vmx tm2 pbe
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Memory: 11.99 GB physical, 23.98 GB virtual
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Disk: 931.41 GB total, 763.76 GB free
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 460 (driver version 311.06, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 2.1, 1024MB, 934MB available, 1110 GFLOPS peak)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 460 (driver version 311.06, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 2.1, 1024MB, 951MB available, 1110 GFLOPS peak)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 460 (driver version 311.06, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 1024MB, 934MB available, 1110 GFLOPS peak)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 460 (driver version 311.06, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 1024MB, 951MB available, 1110 GFLOPS peak)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5952933; resource share 900
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 2262079; resource share 50
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 23-Mar-2013 12:33:39)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Reading preferences override file
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Preferences:
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | max memory usage when active: 11051.26MB
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 11051.26MB
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | max disk usage: 200.00GB
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
6/2/2013 6:49:11 PM | | Not using a proxy
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_12mr10ab_B2_P0_00246_20130530_09128.wu_0 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 0
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_31my12af_B4_P1_00267_20130527_00981.wu_1 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 1
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_31jl10ab_B2_P1_00330_20130527_28130.wu_4 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 2
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_31my12af_B6_P0_00155_20130527_28391.wu_0 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 3
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_31jl10ab_B2_P0_00499_20130527_22277.wu_0 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 4
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_31my10ab_B6_P0_00330_20130527_05103.wu_1 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 5
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_12mr10ab_B1_P0_00063_20130530_07688.wu_0 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 6
6/2/2013 6:49:15 PM | SETI@home | Restarting task ap_12mr10ab_B1_P1_00099_20130530_07744.wu_1 using astropulse_v6 version 601 in slot 7
6/2/2013 6:51:22 PM | SETI@home | update requested by user
6/2/2013 6:51:27 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
6/2/2013 6:51:27 PM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
6/2/2013 6:51:30 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 20 new tasks
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What am I missing?

Thanks
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Log/Tracking Tool (Message 1364867)
Posted 5 May 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
I don't know of any automated method, but if you pull up your application details here on the website for each rig's details, it should give you "number of tasks completed" for each type of work on that machine. Average processing rate and average turn-around time is a recent average and not a total average.

Other than that, you can probably load up 'job_log_setiathome.berkeley.edu.txt' (found in the data directory where client_state and cc_config are) into Excel or something similar and have it separate into fields, using space as a delimiter, and then from there, you can gather some information with formulas about it, or make charts.


Many thanks for the reply and identifying more data sources. Unfortunately, I'm not particularly talented or creative with such things and right now I have very little time to undertake such a project.

Tracking a machine's crunching performance by credits is OK, but measures such as RAC are (to borrow a term from economics) a "lagging indicator", meaning that other factors must occur (wingmen and validation) before the credit is actually counted. Also, we have no way of knowing when a tweak behind the scenes in Berkeley has occurred altering the formula for calculating credit. It's happened before.

Thanks again.

7) Message boards : Number crunching : Log/Tracking Tool (Message 1364469)
Posted 4 May 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
Greetings, all.

Quick question. Have any of our talented Setizens with way too much time on their hands created a logging or tracking tool that does real time, local monitoring and reporting of work units by machine? BoincStats and the other online systems do a great job of reporting credits. But frankly, after doing this for 13 years, I really could care less about credits. By next week, I'll have 25 Million of them. If I could sell them on eBay, I would.

I am more interested in a report that neatly details how many work units my rig received and processed by type (MB/AP). When was each WU received, how was it processed (CPU/GPU), how long did it take to complete (CPU/GPU time and clock time), when was it reported. What was the turnaround time? In short, I'm more interested in knowing how to get the most bang for my crunching buck than how I compare to anyone else.

All of these variables are tracked by BOINC in one way or another. I could find them by checking each result manually. I'm hoping to find a nice utility that does all that. Some trend lines and graphics would be nice, too. :)

Thanks.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (83) Server Problems? (Message 1360883)
Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
Uh oh. May be problems with the upload server. I've got WUs backing up for the first time since the move.
9) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1356959)
Posted 14 Apr 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
I could yet be proved wrong, but I believe that Kim has played the game better than daddy ever did.

Kim has managed to scare the crap out of the entire world. Think about it. How many millions if not billions of dollars have the allies spent scrambling to defend all of southeast Asia from a nuclear attack? All he had to do was shoot his mouth off while holding a birthday party for his grandfather. Hell, he even held a marathon race. Not too shabby for the rookie.

Now, the big question is whether the kid is smart enough to see that enough is enough.
10) Message boards : Technical News : Moving on... (Apr 08 2013) (Message 1354834)
Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
Thanks, Matt.

I hope that this means that you, Eric and the guys will have time to actually be creative rather than fighting fires.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : The 84 cents a month fundraiser. (Message 1353488)
Posted 5 Apr 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
OOPS! I just noticed that my green star was gone!

Can't have that.


Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 04/04/2013.
Your gift will benefit the following area:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is: 111245
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't forget about the Server Relocation on 1st of April ! (Message 1353081)
Posted 4 Apr 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
Wow. My entire 3-day backlog of uploads on 5952933 cleared in just 6 minutes. Fantastic!

No downloads available yet. I still have about 10 hours of Astropulse work left so if all goes well tomorrow... >>BIG SMILE<<
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows TCP Settings - Follow up - Help with server communication (Message 1349206)
Posted 21 Mar 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
A follow on question:

I switched back to running BOINC 6.10.60 because 1) my downloads were hanging which 2) kicked in the ridiculously long project backoff times in BOINC 7.X.X. The hangups have been largely eliminated by adopting the TCP fix. My transfer rates are glacial, but downloads are now consistent. For those of you running the newer BOINC Windows versions, does the TCP fix help with your backoff situation?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows TCP Settings - Follow up - Help with server communication (Message 1345983)
Posted 13 Mar 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
Many thanks to whomever found the TCP fix and shared it. A few days ago I had 90 downloads hung up on one machine and 147 timeout errors.

With the TCP fix, my transfer rates are still painfully slow, but the WUs are getting through. That's what matters.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (82) Server Problems? (Message 1343352)
Posted 6 Mar 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
OK, I've had enough.

Can someone please tell me where I can get a copy of Boinc version 6.10.58?

Thanks.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (82) Server Problems? (Message 1341724)
Posted 28 Feb 2013 by Profile rebestProject donor
OK, this is getting ridiculous. I've got 70+ WUs backed up in my download queue and over half of them have been there since the weekend. The fastest average transfer rate I've seen is 6.5kBps. When I do get a "burst" it lasts about 5 seconds before dropping back. For the past 2 days, I've only had one core (out of 8 CPU and 1 GPU) running.

What's the deal?
17) Message boards : Politics : George Washington named Britain's greatest ever foe (Message 1218955)
Posted 16 Apr 2012 by Profile rebestProject donor
From the Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9204961/George-Washington-named-Britains-greatest-ever-foe.html

So as you see after a few hundred years we can recognise the eforts of our cousins across the pond.

Wonder what the views will be in another 300 years of the 20th/21st century leaders.

Oh my.

With all due and appropriate respect to the "Father of our Country", I don't believe that any military historian in the US would rank Washington so high.

The article notes the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown, but it was the relentless harassment by the southern continental army under the direction of Nathaniel Greene that prompted Cornwallis to move his army to Yorktown.

Upon the arrival of the French fleet, Washington was determined to assault the British garrison at New York. Fortunately, Comte de Rochambeau convinced Washington that their chances would be better in Virginia. Washington is credited with listening and then changing his mind.

It is true that Washington was a truly inspirational figure and he also did a fine job of selecting talented subordinates. Their names are nearly as famous as his. LaFayette, Greene, Glover, Hamilton, and von Steuben.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Tasks Start, Stop, Restart, Stop, Restart, yada yada (Message 1215178)
Posted 7 Apr 2012 by Profile rebestProject donor
I'm not real sure of this but did you updated your video drivers at the same time that this problem started and you let Windows put your monitor to sleep then that's your problem. To fix set Windows to never put your monitor to sleep (this is a well known problem with the latest nvidia drivers).

Cheers.


Thanks, Wiggo. You got it! All waiting GPU tasks have cleared. Let's hope the RAC has bottomed out.

Thanks again.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Tasks Start, Stop, Restart, Stop, Restart, yada yada (Message 1214862)
Posted 7 Apr 2012 by Profile rebestProject donor
Greetings all.

I'm encountering a new problem on my primary rig that has my RAC in a tailspin. Running the enhanced apps thanks to the Lunatics installer.

Here's what I'm getting:

4/5/2012 11:04:53 PM SETI@home Computation for task 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.176_0 finished
4/5/2012 11:04:53 PM SETI@home Starting 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.174_1
4/5/2012 11:04:53 PM SETI@home Starting task 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.174_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:04:55 PM SETI@home Started upload of 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.176_0_0
4/5/2012 11:05:00 PM SETI@home Finished upload of 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.176_0_0
4/5/2012 11:07:09 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/5/2012 11:07:09 PM SETI@home Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU
4/5/2012 11:07:15 PM SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/5/2012 11:07:15 PM SETI@home Message from server: No tasks sent
4/5/2012 11:07:15 PM SETI@home Message from server: This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress
4/5/2012 11:10:48 PM SETI@home Computation for task 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.174_1 finished
4/5/2012 11:10:48 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14818.13564.14.10.49_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:10:50 PM SETI@home Started upload of 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.174_1_0
4/5/2012 11:10:55 PM SETI@home Finished upload of 26my11aa.17069.7020.14.10.174_1_0
4/5/2012 11:11:18 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.95_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:11:47 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.92_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:12:17 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.123_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:12:23 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/5/2012 11:12:23 PM SETI@home Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU
4/5/2012 11:12:29 PM SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/5/2012 11:12:29 PM SETI@home Message from server: No tasks sent
4/5/2012 11:12:29 PM SETI@home Message from server: This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress
4/5/2012 11:12:47 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.113_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:13:16 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.242_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:13:45 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.229_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:14:15 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.226_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:14:44 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14818.13564.14.10.49_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:15:13 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.95_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:15:42 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.92_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:16:11 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.123_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:16:40 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.113_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:17:10 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.242_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:17:38 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.229_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:18:08 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.226_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:18:37 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14818.13564.14.10.49_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:19:06 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.95_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:19:35 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.92_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:20:05 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.123_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:20:34 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.113_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:21:03 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.242_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:21:33 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.229_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:22:03 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12ac.3614.67.10.10.226_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:22:33 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14818.13564.14.10.49_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:23:03 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.95_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:23:32 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.92_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:24:01 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.123_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:24:31 PM SETI@home Restarting task 15ja12aa.14644.13564.13.10.113_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
4/5/2012 11:24:33 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/5/2012 11:24:33 PM SETI@home Requesting new tasks for CPU
4/5/2012 11:24:38 PM SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/5/2012 11:24:38 PM SETI@home Message from server: No tasks sent
4/5/2012 11:24:38 PM SETI@home Message from server: This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress

Any ideas?

Thanks, Easter Bunny!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : . . . Dr. C.E.T.I. RETURNS (Message 1209141)
Posted 23 Mar 2012 by Profile rebestProject donor
Welcome back, Richard



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