Posts by Zalster

1) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : New iMac 18,3 running High Sierra 10.13.6 SETI graphics (Message 1956862)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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Jimbo, in the spotlight search type terminal, once it's open copy the following and paste and hit return


cd /Library/Application\ Support/BOINC\ Data/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu

it should then look something like

Zalsters-Computer:setiathome.berkeley.edu Zalster$

In this case you can see it's my name but in yours it should have yours. Then copy the following into the blinking icon

sudo chmod +xsetigraphics_8.04_i686-apple-darwin

If you do it right, it should ask for your password that you used to sign on. Hit return and you should see

usage: chmod [-fhv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-a | +a | =a [i][# [ n]]] mode|entry file ...
chmod [-fhv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-E | -C | -N | -i | -I] file ...

quit terminal, close boinc, restart your computer and relaunch boinc. It should work now.

Good luck

Zalster

PS, I got all this from TBar...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Setiathome crashing on new system (Message 1956849)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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Tom, does that mean you can't find the rhythm ??? Boom - shaka laka boom - shaka laka ;^}

https://youtu.be/83nFiPoSuzU?t=7s
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Notice from BOINC (Message 1956785)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I saw those last night. Not sure what caused it. I ended up resetting the project and they went away. Not sure what they are. Remember seeing them long, long time ago.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1956754)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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Ah yes, the jealousy factor.... It's see something it wants going to some other computer and decides it wants those parts so its self destructs and forces you to rebuild it instead with the new parts.......

Hard 3 of those right before the WOW....
5) Message boards : Number crunching : I've Built a Couple OSX CUDA Apps... (Message 1956752)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I've seen that when they don't want to deliver it before it's scheduled. ie.. you didn't pay for a Saturday delivery but a weekday one so they turn the package around and send it back to the central location and wait to reship it out the night before original delivery.

Used to live in Orlando, over by the airport. Long time ago.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1956681)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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pull the trigger...pull the trigger.... ;)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : I've Built a Couple OSX CUDA Apps... (Message 1956652)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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Was going to try your new cuda app until I realized I had too old a GPU in that mac, hahaha... I refuse to buy a new laptop....
8) Message boards : Number crunching : NCIX (Message 1956603)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I remember that video as well.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : NCIX (Message 1956600)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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If you ever bought anything from this company, you should read this article. Sadly I bought many parts from this company and now I have concerns. Fortunately I started with Credit Monitoring several years ago, locking my reports and LifeLock about 2 years ago.

https://www.privacyfly.com/articles/ncix_breach/
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Watching the LeaderBoard? We have a former BitMiner on the first page (Message 1956599)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I dunno where the board is, and they are both still saying Monday.


Just got a report, they have it on a special delivery truck headed out to you.

East Bound and Down!!

11) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956597)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I use terminal to reset the properties without any luck so not sure what the issue is.


It was an error on my part. I was able to set properties for the screensaver and now have it up and running as well.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1956588)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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The question is, How bloody dirty was the car that you couldn't see a cracked windshield before??



Haha..you would not want to see my truck Brent....
13) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956549)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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The path to the location of the setigraphic_8.04 is

Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Boinc Data > projects > setiathome.berkeley.edu


To set the properties for setigraphics requires a terminal at that level and

sudo chmod +x NameOfFile

But is you are not familiar with terminal commands, I would not recommend trying this.


Zalster
14) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956544)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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The easiest way is to use the preferences in BOINC manager. There is 2 ways of showing BOINC. The simplified view and the advance view. Click on View and change it to advance (you can always go back and change it to simple later if you want). Then click on About Boinc Manager and a pull down show appear. Click preferences. A new window should appear. Click computing.

At the top is Usage limits

Use at most XXX % of the CPUs

Depending on your CPU Chip, this value will vary. Example If you have a 4 cores/8 threads, set this to either 50% (4 work units) or 25%(2 work units). Keep in mind, if you are running any work on a GPU, the gpu will always have priority over a cpu work unit.

So in the example above. If you limit it to 50% of a 8 thread, 4 work units will run.
That could be 1 nvidia gpu, 1 intel gpu and 2 CPU work units. (My MacPro has both an intel Iris graphic and a nvidia graphic) You can tell seti not to use either the Intel or nvidia graphics from your member page in the middle section marked Seti@home preferences. Just unselect the one you don't want. I unselected Intel as it's not that great at running and really you shouldn't use the built in graphic on your chip anyway.

So for my case since I deselected the intel, I actually have 1 Nvidia work unit and 3 CPU work tasks.

Same goes for 25%. 1 GPU and 1 CPU work tasks. If I run out of GPU tasks, then a second CPU work tasks starts up.

Change the value to what you want, then click save. Then go to Options pull down and click on Read local prefs file. Boinc manager should see the changes and restrict how many threads are used.


Hope I have not confused you with this. By the way, don't use this method when someone tells you to "save a core" for your graphics card. This is not how to do that. That is a totally different topic and has to be done in a totally different way.


Happy Crunching....

Zalster
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Watching the LeaderBoard? We have a former BitMiner on the first page (Message 1956518)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I got the one most likely to work as a Hackintosh. That would be the Gigabyte one. If it doesn't work as a Hack, I'll just run Ubuntu. It would be nice if it was a Hack, Gigabyte has a history of being compatible, and the Hack site says the B250 is compatible, along with an i7-6700. I already have the i7, unfortunately the board and ram appear to be on two separate mule trains. The board is in Calif, the ram started in NJ, passed through Penn, and is now in Ohio. I had to look at google earth because the last I remember, if you leave NJ headed for FLA, you shouldn't pass through Ohio. Google Earth agrees, Why is my ram in Ohio? Both say they will make it here Monday, the ram has already made two stops in Ohio. I dunno, I suppose they know what they are doing...


Flooding in NC, SC has rerouted a lot of traffic around those areas.
16) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : No graphics on Mac 8.04 version (Message 1956506)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I would caution all users on laptops and desktop, might want to restrict the number of threads running. Macs tend to overheat as they have poor airflow.

I also tried to reset the project and use terminal to reset the properties without any luck so not sure what the issue is.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1956500)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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Congrats..
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 1956412)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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Regarding overclock and linux/seti..

How would one notice instability if GPU is overclocked too much?
Would it generate inconclusive? error? or the app would crash/restart?

I would guess it would be better to test in a 3d app, like unigine benchmark first



application would become unstable and crash. The work unit would then error out. All work units following that work unit will error out as well. After that you would need to find the compute folder and remove them as they are corrupted and will need to regenerate new ones with a reboot. Keith can explain it better.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1956401)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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I would say if you have the budget for the 2080 or the 2070 and are running something like the 1060 or 1070, there may be a case to upgrade. Absolutely no case for the 2080Ti at its price point.
[Edit] It's a complete sideways move from anyone already running a 1080 Ti to a 2080. No point.



Agree...
20) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1956398)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Zalster Special Project $250 donor
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That's what I have been waiting for. So, for N-body simulation, likely comparable to the MilkyWay@Home N-body simulation tasks, 50% faster for the 2080 FE over the 1080 FE. For Folding@Home tasks, 30% faster for the 2080 FE over the 1080 FE. For the 2080 Ti over the 1080 Ti, mostly the same 30-50% faster.

On the Geekbench 4 Compute benchmark, the new Turing cards are 200% faster than the Pascal cards. The Geekbench 4 benchmark are normally run with OpenCL primitives so directly comparable to the SoG app. They also can be run with CUDA primitives but I haven't read the article fully yet to see if they ran both the OpenCL and CUDA primitives and combined the scores or if they were just with the default OpenCL.


So if' it's only a 30% increase for the 2080Ti then it falls in line with what JayzTwoCents says about price to performance. Not a recommendation at this time.

Edit..

Sorry, skipped over that OpenCl section...hmm. Well if you are running SoG might be a reason. That would put them near Petri's Special app times.


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