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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Can I select which WU/project goes to which GPU? (Message 1190289)
Posted 966 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
there is always the (Vyper style) option to go to old drivers

Lol! I'm refered to as Vyper style!
Wth! It's the only way i can fully load those beasts on that particular platform and god know why really.
As long as it works it works because i don't think that the speed benefits would be that much better on pre-fermi cards anyway.

It's simply as running the platform on what makes it works the best and for me it is to use the good old 190.38 driver with a quad cpu feeding octo gpu with no cpu tasks congesting the cpu pipes to free it for the GPU's..

Simply as that :)

Kind regards Vyper
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Idea for Boinc..... (Message 1166637)
Posted 1058 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
But the client can't send a compressed request file unless it is known that the server can accept compressed request files. BOINC != SETI.


This needs to be implemented as follows.

1. Those who "design" BOINC needs to get this information and apply this on their application.
2. They need to test that the solution works and figure out a futureproof design of the implementation.
3. When they're done, they can release a new "alpha" server version to be installed followed by an "alpha" BOINC client.
4. Seti would update their "Boinc" seti installation on the beta site and request people to try the latest "alpha" boinc client installation.
5. Tests would be performed for perhaps two weeks to see that it works as intended or they would report it to the boinc developers.
6. We pretend that there were errors and a new version has been released. Seti updates beta site and people are encouraged to try the new alpha Boinc client again.
7. Things worked as intended for a week without any hickup. Seti starts to design a implementation protocol and schedule to implement this on seti main.
8. One week has passed with the design and is about to be implemented on the next Tuesday outage. People are beeing informed about the upgrade and could be encouraged to download a new Boinc client and two days before this Tuesday outage occurs the new Boinc alpha client which hopefully hasn't have had any sort of "side effect" is beeing upgraded to be a "latest stable" version.
9. Seti is monitoring their sides and perhaps notices an "ooops" and noticed that the server process which monitor and processes the in/out flow of status files is beeing "capped" by a high load and starts to fall behind.
10. They implement four virtual servers (or instances, scripts on four different loaded machines) , two for each drawer which by filtering is checking for differnt files thus the handling is divided by four different processes guarding those in/out directories and notices that it would now work even if they manage to have a weeks outage that could and will occur in the future by Murphys Law.
11. Things are smooth but they need to trim the servers so they wouldn't drop connections if things aren't as sleek as it should behave.
12. They are an a roll within a week and all major flaws has been ironed out, the patch has been implemented and they never again looked back on uncompressed datafiles and the bandwidth/transactions/requests/resends wouldn't be as capped as it were two months earlier.

There you have it, a small miniproject of a implementation basis and schedule for Boinc infrastructure!
It wasn't that hard was it! ;-)

Kind regards Vyper

P.S All this are based on pure speculations from my PoV D.S
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Idea for Boinc..... (Message 1166544)
Posted 1059 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
I just wanted to correct myself about the statement of the approach.
Actually the boinc client which send units to the servers could be named in a way in the filename so the servers know which boinc id which is sending compressed files.
In that way the servers automatically know which client is using compression just to list the filename for example:

In that way it's easy implemented that boinc at the other end is responding to compressed files as well so the servers can tag 3050453 computer id with compressed files to be sent and recieved.
And if everybody thinks of security and manipulation there is no issue because pure uncompressed files is not secure either at all so there is no problem with that approach either.

24) Message boards : Number crunching : Idea for Boinc..... (Message 1166416)
Posted 1059 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
And i endorse my opinion of compressing the data files before they are sent!
Cpu's are getting faster and faster, ram cheaper and cheaper. Just look on the latest three servers that the s@h community has sponsored.

Every server has 96GB of ram!

That's alot.

I just tried compressing sched_request and it was 510KB and the file became 17Kb in size.
The stress involved on the cpu's on s@h would increase ofcourse but it could be implemented soo simple, the upload and download servers do their work as usual but they can have a script that watches the up/download queues and every minute a ls *.zip process can be run to pipe the zip files to a decompressor and then delete the file afterwards.
The routine for this doesn't need to be run at the up/download servers, another server internally could just "poll" the directorys and handle the compressing actually freeing that duty from up/download servers.
Ofcourse you need to have some "how much space is there left" in the batch script but this could be implemented as well with a "no biggie" in the boinc infrastructure.
So could we implement Marks and my ideas then the bandwidth would drop tremendously keeping more bandwidth available for true workunit transfers as it should!

(edit)And you need to have a routine that polls what version of Boinc you are using so that this would be plausible. So that the scripts can watch for that version number so it could be supported otherwise leave it uncompressed as usual..(/edit)

Thoughts and ideas ppl?

Kind regards Vyper
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Norway shooting and bomb attack (Message 1131527)
Posted 1157 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
I ask everyone to spread this word and for the cause of it join up for a petition against crime and violence.

So please, send this to everyone you know and you think you know via msn, icq, mail or even a postcard to let the world know that this act amongst other violence against innocent civilians throughout the world is a horrendous act beyond all comprehension..

Silent prayer go out to Norway!

Humble regards Vyper
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Norway shooting and bomb attack (Message 1130909)
Posted 1158 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
My heart goes out to my fellow scandinavian friends whom has been a victim of serious attack!
91 kids has been killed in a maniac shooting and the bomb at the ministrybuilding.
This is utterly insane and i sincerly hope that all familys and relatives to all poor children that has now past away get the help and support needed through this horendous trauma.

My condolences to you all!

Kind regards Vyper
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 7 service pack 1..... (Message 1115991)
Posted 1200 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
No worries mate.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Cpu's are irrevelent to cuda crunchers? (Message 1111658)
Posted 1211 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor

You wanna argue with me? Go ahead......and see who comes in first.
I have been at this far longer than most.

Stats don't lie.

Neither do kitties....LOL.


Why so upset and try to persuade people to argue?!
You're totally right! I've noticed it too.
Better having the equipment running at 25% overclocked stable nonstop 24/7 than having it running unstable at 30% overclock.
The power usage is so much higher to an extent that it's not worth it powerbill wise.
Man if i'd even think about it 10 years ago that it wouldn't be worth overclocking extremely in the future due to the fact that power is costing that much more now i would've considered myself crazy! But here we are and running totaly full bore is not worth it wattage wise and stable wise!

Kind regards Vyper
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Old vs New cpu's (Message 1106253)
Posted 1228 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
I remember those times nearly gonna list my systems i've had during my life

In order:

* Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K
* Atari 800XL
* Atari 130XE
* Amiga 500
Upgraded the Amiga with a Scsi harddrive
Upgraded the Amiga with a Motorola 68030 board and 8 MB Fast Ram
* Homebuilt PC 1, Pentium 120 which ran at 133Mhz
* Homebuilt PC 2, MMX 166 ran at 225 Mhz
* Homebuilt PC 3, Pentium II 233 ran at 337 Mhz
* Homebuilt PC 4, Athlon 550 ran at 650 Mhz
With this system i started to run Seti@home back then at 1999.
* Homebuilt PC 5, Athlon 800 ran at 1200Mhz
* Homebuilt PC 6, Athlon XP 2500+ ran at 3200+ Speeds
* Homebuilt PC 7, Pentium 4 2,8Ghz Northwood ran at 3,2Ghz
* Homebuilt PC 8, Athlon 64 3200+ which i ran in 2.5Ghz (Still in use be friend)
* Homebuilt PC 9, Athlon 64 X2 4000+ which i ran in 5000+ speed.
* Homebuilt PC 10, Intel Core 2 E6600 which i ran in 3.2Ghz
Exchanged the CPU to Q6600
* Homebuilt PC 11, Intel Core Q9450 which i ran in 3.4Ghz
* Homebuilt PC 12, Intel I7 920 which i ran in 3.4Ghz
Exchanged the CPU to Xeon L5630

And here we are today still. This was only the main system listing which is my preliminary computer.

Kind regards Vyper
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Generation Broadband (Message 1105404)
Posted 1230 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
I'm for the moment in touch with an ISP to try to get prices to install fibre in a apartment where i live.

The price that the property owner needs to pay is about 250 brittish pounds / apartment... There are eight apartments where i live. So that equals 250 * 8 in installation fee for diggin, fibre, cat 6 wires to every apartment etc.

Then maximum bandwidth we can buy is 1000 Mbit..
Prices is for Bredband (broadband) 1000 Down 500-1000/ Up 60-100 Mbit/s 799:- SEK
That would equal about 75 brittish pounds a month for that speed or 126 dollars a month..

Is that good or bad countrywise?

Kind regards Vyper
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Cmd line to suspend (Message 1100220)
Posted 1248 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
This are my lines of doing it.
A while back when boincmgr.exe and boinc.exe couldn't handle projects with a lots of download/uploads and workunits at the same time i couldn't even get boincmanager to do what i wanted because of the constant wait window appearing.

That's why i needed a cmdline to suspend it.

cd "c:\program files\boinc"
boinccmd --host localhost --passwd xxxxxxx --project suspend

Take care.

Kind regards Vyper
32) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED- SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXII -CLOSED (Message 1087886)
Posted 1286 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
Thank you everybody!

33) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED- SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXII -CLOSED (Message 1087582)
Posted 1287 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor

I finally passed 100M Credits..
Thought that i would never get there in my lifetime for four years ago and now i'm there..


Kind regards Vyper
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Earthquake and Tsunami hits Japan. (Message 1087409)
Posted 1288 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor

Prayers goes out to all of you people out there!

Kind regards Vyper
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Multi core greater than 80 core (Message 1085286)
Posted 1294 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
3/9/2011 12:55:01 AM Processor: 60 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 2870 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 47 Stepping 2]

Boinc only seems to see 60 (cores physical as virtual) cores and thus cannot adress more cores than this! Whatever change you do if that numbers show others then you would most ceratinly succeed in utilizing more cores in the system when finding that magical tweak.

36) Message boards : Number crunching : Multi core greater than 80 core (Message 1085285)
Posted 1294 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor

I have an idea, perhaps it's a limit in boinc to only handle 64 subprocesses and it can't load more cores by itself.

If you take a read at my blog i have a workaround that could suit the need to fully utilize that system.

Unfortunately the hosts get separate "hosts id" though they are running in the same machine but you can easily merge the numbers you get from the system to see the total RAC of that system.

Look here for the principals to run more than one boinc installation in one system.

Kind regards Vyper
37) Message boards : Number crunching : My God, why hasn't nVidia noticed? (Message 1082876)
Posted 1301 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
nVidia HAS noticed.

The first s@h app if i don't recall wrong nvidia helped Berkeley in incorporating and they were quite fast with that *hrm*
Only about two years after the first CUDA 8800 GT* generation arrived late 2006 :)

P.S Hmm with that beeing said, we need some sponsors for showing the real deal of GPUs , the electricity for running those isn't cheap at all in my country. The cost is nearly 2,5 GTX 580's in price / year just powering it on for my top rig D.S

38) Message boards : Number crunching : OMG......I did it. (Message 1082441)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
Hehe, why not.. A ban counter :) ..
I wonder what the numbers would be at that counter.. :P
As we all point out, hurry back Mark.

Kind regards Vyper
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Say Something About The Person Before You (Message 1081694)
Posted 1305 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor
The person before me is a inspiration and driving source to keep us motivated to donate to our common beloved project.
Kudos to that.

P.S Yes i donated cash to Synergy but i don't got a star anyway. I know it in my heart. D.S
40) Message boards : Number crunching : ok, this is unusual (Message 1080584)
Posted 1308 days ago by Profile -= Vyper =-Project donor

For some reason the Cuda part of the driver and/or PhysX isn't enabled, the quickest way to fix this is to only download the newest driver from nvidias homepage and install it and you should be set to go again.
Why this has occured i don't know but this it what it seems like.
Start with that and report back if it solved your issue or not.
You could use the archived driver 197.3x to install over to maintain the highest RAC possible.


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