Posts by Peter M. Ferrie


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1) Message boards : Number crunching : question and or idea..... (Message 1615836)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
is it theoretically possible to have a multi core pc, example: (a 2 core or more (atom up to current i7 cpus)) all work on the same workunit together at the same time, to dramatically reduce time it takes for a single core to compute a workunit?

what would need to be done make boinc(seti) able to do this?


thoughts? comments?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (80) Server Problems? (Message 1323998)
Posted 3 Jan 2013 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
if there really are 5,000,000 + workunits ready to send ... it will be the great wu flood of 2013 .. head for higher cpu's
3) Message boards : Number crunching : would it help ... my .02 cents (Message 1321823)
Posted 29 Dec 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
if they stopped sending out work till Results out in the field were almost zero. then analyze whats left and if the computers doing that work will ever return it. all the time build up a huge reserve of Results ready to send... in other words kinda start over with whatever changes the have planned ie:
(longer wu's, less load on the database and so on.. )

id rather a go month or so without any work if in the end it results in a much more stable and smoother running project overall
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost a Cruncher (Message 1282570)
Posted 11 Sep 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
couldn't help few a star trek references :

" There dead Jim "

" Dammit i'm a seti cruncher, not a computer engineer!!! "

ok im done
5) Message boards : Number crunching : SSE3 vs SSSE3 and x41g vs x41z (Message 1282437)
Posted 10 Sep 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
well the q8400 will do sse4.1
.. however no idea what one will do better
ssse3 or sse4.1
someone did some testing before ..
and it was for the most part inconclusive
6) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU On Fire (Message 1245086)
Posted 12 Jun 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
im running a Gigabyte GTX 460 SOC (super overclock) and a BFG GTX 295 co-op
with 2 tasks at a time on each( for 6 at once ) and my current temps are :

gtx 460: 58c
gtx 295 core 1: 58c
gtx 295 core 2: 61c

all in a antec 900 case
7) Message boards : Number crunching : My worthless non-GPU adventure (Message 1239273)
Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
non tech explaination: opti apps do more work per clock cycle and do not cause any signifigant rise in temps
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Hang on wingys, I'm trying.......... (Message 1233696)
Posted 19 May 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
i say run some dryer ducting from the back of the computers to a exaust vent or something and add a fan that can pull enough air to not let the heat build at the computers .. so that it leaves the house like a real dryer does
no need to cool the air just remove it from the aera

can we see some pics of the computer setups
then we can give some more sugestions
9) Message boards : Number crunching : It Lives, It Lives !! (Message 1229552)
Posted 9 May 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
well what i was getting at was if you split the pcie lanes and were able to put for example 12 gtx 690's in a custom built enclosure with a few 1200 watt power supplys and a AMD's Magny-cours (12 core) Opteron just to feed the gpus

1. what kind of rac
2. would the project even give you enough work to fill it up
3. what problems does anyone think a system like this would have
10) Message boards : Number crunching : It Lives, It Lives !! (Message 1229152)
Posted 8 May 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
seing as your able to run 7 ..

assuming you had enough power to run all the cards what is the max amount of gpus the project would support per 1 computer

11) Message boards : Number crunching : It Lives, It Lives !! (Message 1228580)
Posted 7 May 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
i hope that computer is named peter jackson !!!!! =P
12) Message boards : Number crunching : PS3 BOINC Client (Message 1186200)
Posted 18 Jan 2012 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
the folding at home client is still there .. its in the life with PlayStation section
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to run a offline cruncher? (Message 1181897)
Posted 31 Dec 2011 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
why not install seti to the usb stick and run it off of it where ever.
he'll keep the computer id ???
14) Message boards : Number crunching : server upload /download settings (Message 1177637)
Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
i suggested this idea in 2009 but it was swept under the rug, anyway here goes

if the upload/download server was set to allow 1 upload/download per computer , would that cut the bandwidth in use almost in half as it seems that 2 per computer max's out the download bandwidth it seams that this may ease the strain a little on the connection.

for those who say what about the people on dialup , boo hoo to you .
98% of the project is on some kind of broadband connection. so to quote Spock " the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few... or the one. "


lest's discuss...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Return of Seti Pool (Message 1049848)
Posted 20 Nov 2010 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
December 21, 2012 , thats right it will start spliting tasks as the world is ending
16) Message boards : Number crunching : A pentium 60 (Message 1041611)
Posted 13 Oct 2010 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
i have an calculator can i crunch a work unit manually?
how does a person fast Fourier transform?
if i cool myself in liquid nitrogen can i overclock myself to the limit?
will i save on the power bill if i crunch work units by hand, would i be considered "green" by the EPA and would i then be allowed to wear this :

on my forehead ??
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Your down time, I understand it is required...but (Message 1036030)
Posted 25 Sep 2010 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
"They're givin' it all they've got, Captain! If they push it any harder the whole thing will blow"
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Confessions of a SETI@home Cruncher (Message 1017953)
Posted 20 Jul 2010 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
19) Message boards : Number crunching : 7/17/2010 schedule "Limit" (Message 1016828)
Posted 17 Jul 2010 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
SHHHH..... before you jinx us
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Outage (Message 1012919)
Posted 6 Jul 2010 by Profile Peter M. Ferrie
[Kirk]SSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII [ star trek 2 ]


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