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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Have the Chinese been approached about FAST? (Message 1766260)
Posted 19 Feb 2016 by Profile SongBird
China Telescope to Displace 9,000 Villagers in Hunt for Extraterrestrials
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/world/asia/china-fast-telescope-guizhou-relocation.html


It's in the New York Times. I'm putting the answer to my question as a definite maybe!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1763615)
Posted 9 Feb 2016 by Profile SongBird
Just passed 90M credits :)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1756372)
Posted 14 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
Couldn't post it to the beta forums so let me use this one.

I just started crunching with the cuda50 app on beta, do i need to do anything else regarding the testing (taking notes, reporting stuff) or you get your info from some BOINC logging facilities? If I want to be useful that is...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1756199)
Posted 14 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
And here is Richards release post for CUDA on Beta:
https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2266&postid=55789#55789

Notice that he says:

"First availability of Windows SETI MB v8 CUDA applications for NVidia cards.

These are for use on the BETA SITE ONLY".
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But then of course, should one want to do it anyhow, hiding ones computers would be the first step....
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=198885

Hmm, Science of RAC, Science or RAC....:-)
Nuff said about that....

I hadn't seen that. I don't really have a problem not using the cuda app on main - I just was not aware of the constraints...

I tried using the OpenCL app for NV but it was just not working for me. I'll just wait for it to go to main.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1756084)
Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
It is highly recommended that Beta apps stay on beta.

I think RIchard posted something about consequences if you are caught.

So best to leave testing apps on the testing site.

I think it was about V7 app being used for V8 workunits. I've already used beta apps openly (the OpenCL one) and nobody said I should not.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1756080)
Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
Could I use the Cuda App from beta on main? If so, can someone link me to it?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1754940)
Posted 8 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
Tried 3314 again OpenCL NV on a GTX970. Not workable for me. Waiting for cuda :)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU Units? (Message 1754342)
Posted 6 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
Yeah, I'm at least 50k RAC down since V8 was introduced. About 17k because of a GPU only cruncher and a bunch other machines that have lunatics installed on them.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1753903)
Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Profile SongBird
I tried the MB8_win_x86_SSE3_OpenCL_NV_r3310 app on my GTX970 but it seems to hog a CPU core as well. Any info on that?

Is there going to be a Cuda app in the near future?
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Have the Chinese been approached about FAST? (Message 1744960)
Posted 26 Nov 2015 by Profile SongBird
This is a question that only a handful of SETI staff can actually answer but nonetheless let me post it here...

Have the Chinese been approached for installation of a piggyback device, similar to the one installed on Arecibo, for the FAST radio telescope currently under construction?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalids on a Skylake CPU (i7-6700) (Message 1741505)
Posted 12 Nov 2015 by Profile SongBird
That clears things up. Thanks!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalids on a Skylake CPU (i7-6700) (Message 1741502)
Posted 12 Nov 2015 by Profile SongBird
I recently plugged in this computer. It produces in my opinion an abnormal amount of invalids. Could this be diagnosed?

I'm using the optimized apps from Lunatics 0.43b installer.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1732476)
Posted 7 Oct 2015 by Profile SongBird
Congratulations dude! Nice work!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1731989)
Posted 5 Oct 2015 by Profile SongBird
Just passed 80 million total credits :)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1731123)
Posted 2 Oct 2015 by Profile SongBird
It's time to return to use a proxy...
I've got some new WUs with proxy 69.57.48.211:8080

This worked! On one of my machines... Unfortunately I can't do this on all my machines. I hope this gets resolved soon.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1730345)
Posted 30 Sep 2015 by Profile SongBird
Yea on the Windows 10 question.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Good news on the ET search front (Russian entrepreneur launches $100 million search for aliens, backed by Stephen Hawking ) (Message 1703290)
Posted 20 Jul 2015 by Profile SongBird
Russian entrepreneur launches $100 million search for aliens, backed by Stephen Hawking



A Russian entrepreneur has launched the biggest and most expensive search for alien life ever, backed by famous scientists including Stephen Hawking and Frank Drake.

Yuri Milner, who funds a range of science prizes, has launched a $100 million project called Breakthrough Listen that will give scientists some of the most promising chances to find human life in the universe.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Task Postponed: CL File Build Failure (Message 1699767)
Posted 9 Jul 2015 by Profile SongBird
Just FYI, there is another, quite simple, option. I recently bumped into this as well.

Here is the solution I was pointed to.
or You can open up the .cl file in text editor and replace all occurences of bool2 with bool_2. Then file-save. Exit.


The CL file referred to is in BOINC's subfolder in ProgramData.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Bionic crahing laptop and not running? (Message 1697705)
Posted 2 Jul 2015 by Profile SongBird
You shouldn't be running SETI@Home on a laptop. Period!

It's utterly wrong.
SETI@home GPU apps developed on netbook, just FYI.
Any computational device can be used provided user of device have some will to solve issues that may appear on some.

I'm not saying you can't (develop or compute). Just that you shouldn't.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Bionic crahing laptop and not running? (Message 1697647)
Posted 2 Jul 2015 by Profile SongBird
You shouldn't be running SETI@Home on a laptop. Period!


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