Posts by Cliff Harding

1) Message boards : Number crunching : RE: "-nobs"... (Message 1985757)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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the -nobs argument is not printed in the stderr.txt file.

the only way to see it, is to look at the run time vs cpu time for your tasks. with -nobs, the run times end up being roughly equal.

i looked at your most recent tasks and can tell you have -nobs added.

Okay, I'll bite - what is the -nobs argument and if the run time (GPU) & CPU time are roughly equal, why use it? It seems to me that if the above is correct that's an awful lot of CPU cycles that could be used for something else or am I missing something?.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1984960)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Windows 10 will soon automatically uninstall updates that cause problems - https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/windows-10-will-automatically-uninstall-updates-that-cause-problems.html
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1984091)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Windows 10 KB4482887 update can degrade graphics perf / gaming - https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/windows-10-kb4482887-update-can-degrade-graphics-perf-gaming.html

And, if you're using Google's Chrome web browser - https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/google-urges-users-to-update-chrome-browser-after-a-vulnerability.html
4) Message boards : Number crunching : 8.20 (opencl_nvidia_SoG) vs 8.22 (Message 1983495)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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What are the advantages of running Lunatics 8.20 v 8.22 on GTX1070 under Windoze or is this a AMD app? It's been a long time since I manually updated something on this scale, so if it's a Windoze app all suggestions will be greatly appreciated (where to get the .exe and how to apply). I have both the aimerge.cmd and aimergeg.cmd, don't know which one to use.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (115) Server Problems? (Message 1982844)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I was finally able to force feed my dl's one at a time, so my queue is now sitting with 90 CPU & 116 GPU tasks that I will now attempt to force feed.

[edit] Looks like the server is handling 1 dl at a time automatically so I don't have to force feed it or someone kicked the side of the bad server and got it working again. [/edit]

[edit2] Looks like I got ahead of myself and ended up to having to force feed 1 @ a time. As soon as I reverted back to more than 1 d/l in the cc_config.xml, everything went to project backoff. So it's back to 1 and force feed. [/edit2].
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (115) Server Problems? (Message 1982816)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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S@H boards are a simple microcosm of life on planet earth hosting 7.5 billion people. Of them, BOINC users of distributed computing are about 4.5 million, and of S@H active users 93,000. Those actively complaining maybe 1 dozen at most.

Is it any wonder that people take no notice.


Make that a baker's dozen. I've been stuck since Wed and only have approx. 11 hrs. of CPU WUs left. I started Milkyway yesterday when I used up my GPU units, just to keep my GPUs busy. If things don't come back today, I guess just have to start letting Milkyway start crunching CPU units.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (115) Server Problems? (Message 1982698)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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It's been quite some time that I've used the host.txt file, where do I stick it?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1980108)
Posted 13 Feb 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Even though I finally got through to the scheduler and got no tasks, should this be a concern --

02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] HTTP_OP::init_post(): http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] HTTP_OP::libcurl_exec(): ca-bundle set
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connection 723 seems to be dead!
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 723
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS alert, Client hello (1):
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connection 721 seems to be dead!
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 721
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connection 722 seems to be dead!
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 722
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Trying 208.68.240.126...
02/13/2019 09:34:19 | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Connected to setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu (208.68.240.126) port 80 (#724)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1979897)
Posted 11 Feb 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I cracked 94m this morning, up 3m from when I swapped the twin GTX 750ti for the 1st GTX 1070FE in Oct. It looks like with twin GTX1070FE, I'll be running a little more than 2m a month, up from 1m for the retired twin GTX750Ti. I'm not going to post for a while, because I don't want to seem like I boasting (sic). But I do love my new twins.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1978599)
Posted 4 Feb 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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For those of you that use Secure Boot take note - https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/microsoft-confirms-problem-with-windows-10-update-halting-systems-from-starting.html
11) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1976675)
Posted 23 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Installed my belated Christmas present to myself last Sat. and cracked 92m this afternoon.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976581)
Posted 23 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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1809 DID NOT Update the Intel HD-630 Driver as it DID Observe and Preserve my Restriction Settings to NOT Update 3rd Party Drivers.

Check your program & Features. You'll see the install date for the driver is the same date as the 1809 install date, so it did install the driver. The current version/build for this driver is 25.20.100.6519. Since I don't use my iGPU for crunching, I'm not all that particular if M$S installs the driver on a major version/build upgrade. NVidia drivers are another matter entirely.

Mine is 23.20.16.4973 NEO; so, again, NO Update done here. [EDIT:] Reported by BOINC in Event Log. [EDIT 2:] I put in the 3rd Party Driver Update blocks after the last discussion of Intel Driver Updates moving to, (what was it), "WHS" instead of "NEO" and that the "WHS" Drivers would NOT work in BOINC...


TL

My bad, I was under the impression that you were running Win 10 and not Darwin, finally figured out which machine you were talking about. So, with the Intel drivers moving to DCH, will you still be able to update your drivers with future builds or are you stuck at this build?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976519)
Posted 23 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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1809 DID NOT Update the Intel HD-630 Driver as it DID Observe and Preserve my Restriction Settings to NOT Update 3rd Party Drivers.

Check your program & Features. You'll see the install date for the driver is the same date as the 1809 install date, so it did install the driver. The current version/build for this driver is 25.20.100.6519. Since I don't use my iGPU for crunching, I'm not all that particular if M$S installs the driver on a major version/build upgrade. NVidia drivers are another matter entirely.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1976517)
Posted 23 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Not the normal msg that I usually get after an outage.
01/22/2019 19:49:59 | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976496)
Posted 22 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Hi Siran,

Yes msconfig still exists, just key it in the search window. I've found that task manager works very well when I want to enable/disenable BIONC via the startup tab. You are right - they have started to push ver. 1809 out to the masses again. I didn't back it out this time because they seemed to fix a major Edge problem that I had or I've would have been on it a long time ago.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976472)
Posted 22 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Greetings,

YEEEE HAAAAAAAA!!!!!

I just had a security update from Micro$oft. I didn't have to fix my video!!! Micro$oft did not change my driver this time. Woohoo!!!!! :D

Have a great day! :)

Siran


I forced the ver. 1809 upgrade this morning and here's what I found. The 1809 build 17763.292 upgrade will install ALL drivers, regardless of policy settings. It seems that the group policy settings that we've set are for quality updates only, not for major build upgrades. So not truly trusting M$S in updating my NVidia drivers to what I expect, I did a clean install of them prior to starting BOINC after the upgrade. You'll notice that I used the word UPGRADE instead of update, for that is in essence is what it is..
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1974551)
Posted 10 Jan 2019 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The original thread is getting a little long in the tooth, so we start its' second coming.....

It seems that in the near future (build 1903) M$S will appropriate at least 7 GB of your system drive for its' own use.
https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/windows-10-update-1903-will-reserve-7gb-of-your-disk-space.html
18) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1972147)
Posted 27 Dec 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I take it you are a fan of blower reference style. Have you considered another brand?
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 TURBO-GTX1070-8G

$335 from Newegg

As far as I know all reference blower cards use Nvidia's reference PCB so are identical no matter whose badge is on the card.


I don't like mixing brands for GPUs thus keeping both of them as close together as possible (KISS principal). In any event the mod to luquid cooling will be much easier in having nearly identical parts. Even though the PCB will be nearly identical EK doesn't make solutions for every card, and I don't want to take the chance that something wil not fit. Here I can get 2 of everything and don't have to worry about the small stuff.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1972105)
Posted 27 Dec 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Passed 92m over night, up 1m from 22 Nov. Still saving my nickels & dimes for another GTX1070.

Best bang for the buck right now I think. Seen offers under $400 a lot lately.


The one I have is a Nvidia GTX 1070 FE from Best Buy for $349 and they sold the last 3 that they had within a week after I got mine. I kept very close tabs on what they had. The closest I can get to a matched pair is from NVidia's site for $399 and the M1C eyeball is keeping a very close watch on it. hopefully they have enough in stock -
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shop/geforce/?page=1&limit=9&locale=en-us&gpu=GTX%201070&manufacturer=NVIDIA&manufacturer_filter=NVIDIA~1,ASUS~1,EVGA~3,GIGABYTE~5,MSI~2,PNY~0,ZOTAC~0
20) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1972084)
Posted 27 Dec 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Passed 92m over night, up 1m from 22 Nov. Still saving my nickels & dimes for another GTX1070.


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