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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Keep getting memory needed notices (Message 1474714)
Posted 74 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Thank you, HAL9000. I have updated my preferences to those given in your first example. Your explanation was concise, coherent and very easy to understand, and I thank you.

Further questions: I note in the preferences there are other changeable values:

Suspend work when non-BOINC CPU usage is above
0 means no restriction
Enforced by version 6.10.30+ % (my current value is 50%)

On multiprocessors, use at most processors (my current value is 2)
On multiprocessors, use at most
Enforced by version 6.1+ % of the processors (my current value is 100)
Use at most
Can be used to reduce CPU heat % of CPU time (my current value is 100)

Swap space: use at most % of total (my current value is 75)
Memory: when computer is in use, use at most % of total (my current value is 50)
Memory: when computer is not in use, use at most % of total (my current value is 90)

I have no clue what these are talking about. Any suggestions here? Again, thank you very much for your help.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Keep getting memory needed notices (Message 1474461)
Posted 74 days ago by Profile Bill Price
I keep getting messages that state, for instance: "SETI@home v7 needs 32.00MB more disc space. You currently have 0.00 MB available and it needs 32.00 MB."

I'm getting these messages daily now. Using HP Envy, Win 8.1, Intel I7 6 core processor. I processing for 3 projects: Einstein, Rosetta and SETI. Hard drive is 2TB, each project has 6GB disc space dedicated.

I'm a youthfully challenged, gastronomically unstable (O.F.) user who is not very sophisticated tech-wise. Can anyone tell me in simple words what the problem, and solution, is? Thanks.
3) Message boards : Technical News : On the Horizon (May 07 2007) (Message 562642)
Posted 2544 days ago by Profile Bill Price
By the by, for those of you wondering what to do until the new servers are up and running, there are a number of BOINC projects that could use some help. On the BOINC main page there is a link to some of the other projects available (there are 20 others listed). So if you've a mind to, by all means run other projects. Myself, I have Einstein and Rosetta keeping my box occupied...
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favourite Things ***CLOSED*** (Message 413637)
Posted 2791 days ago by Profile Bill Price
A medium rare T-bone steak, a good bottle of Cabernet and a good book.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Keith Stanley is UOTD @ QMC@home (Message 413634)
Posted 2791 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Good on yer, mate!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nuclear Energy Debate (Message 320536)
Posted 2887 days ago by Profile Bill Price
For reference, read Waldo & Magic, Inc. by Robert Heinlein. Until such time as we can draw energy from alternate universes, it seems to be that nuclear energy, properly done, is the best alternative we have. I haven't looked to see if they've (the U.S. DoD) ever stated what the problem with the U.S.S. Thresher was (reactor meltdown? playing tag with a Russian sub?), but outside of that I think the U.S. Navy has never had a problem using nuclear power for their fleet. My belief is the problems we've all heard about (Chernobyl, Three Mile Island) have more to do with private sector problems. I've thought for a long time we should do nuclear energy in a big way, and let the Navy run it.

Or to quote Dennis Miller: "That's just my opinion; I could be wrong."
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : CLOSED (Message 242738)
Posted 3001 days ago by Profile Bill Price
I feel we all have the situation well in hand here.

8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The All Sports Thread (Message 234788)
Posted 3015 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Yo, Wolf, it appears that not only are we relative neighbors, but seem to also share a fondness of the roundy-round (uh, that would be stock car racing to the uninitiated).

9) Message boards : Number crunching : Editing forum preferences (Message 231838)
Posted 3021 days ago by Profile Bill Price
I didn't receive any error at all; the 'submit changes' button didn't work.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Editing forum preferences (Message 231836)
Posted 3021 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Tried to update forum preferences; system would not accept updates. Any ideas/suggestions?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload problems (Message 210478)
Posted 3056 days ago by Profile Bill Price
I seem to be getting 2 different types of messages:

1)
12/11/2005 7:58:30 AM||Couldn't resolve hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
12/11/2005 7:58:30 AM||Couldn't resolve hostname [setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu]
12/11/2005 7:58:30 AM||Couldn't resolve hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]

2)
12/11/2005 8:24:45 AM||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu]
12/11/2005 8:24:48 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi failed with a return value of -106
12/11/2005 8:24:48 AM|SETI@home|No schedulers responded


Like an idiot I aborted the upload of several work units, so when they reported I didn't get credit (sure hope E.T. wasn't in one of them!!!) Now that they've turned off the downloader I won't be getting any more BOINC work until they get it all sorted out. Well, there's still Einstein....

12) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload problems (Message 210066)
Posted 3056 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Thanks for the input. As I said, my problems have been for about 3 weeks, not 1, but that could just be my tired old computer.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload problems (Message 209892)
Posted 3057 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Can anyone tell me how long this has been going on? It seems like it's been 3 weeks since I was able to successfully upload a completed BOINC unit.

14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You? (Message 209889)
Posted 3057 days ago by Profile Bill Price
The test results indicate I'm Jean Luc Picard, but if I had my druthers, I'd rather be Lazarus Long.

15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Where are you from? (Message 122523)
Posted 3238 days ago by Profile Bill Price
It appears D.J. Schweitz is closest to me. I'm at 38.582 deg. N, 121.493 deg. W, also known as Sacramento, CA. I've never met anyone who will admit to being a S@H or BOINC (or other shared computing project) member.

16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Lurking of the Shunned [2]... (Message 100322)
Posted 3294 days ago by Profile Bill Price
This is what I so love about the Seti @ Home community...such thoughtful and intelligent discourse...

Sheesh, children, if you can't play nice with one another you should go sit in a corner.

17) Questions and Answers : Windows : 4.19 v 4.25 (Message 95475)
Posted 3306 days ago by Profile Bill Price
Just an FYI: apparently the server WAS down, as I shut off the computer last night and when I turned it on this evening it uploaded the 5 completed work units that were waiting and downloaded 3 more work units to crunch. Problem (apparently) solved.

18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Place (Message 95022)
Posted 3307 days ago by Profile Bill Price
There isn't anything like this place, anywhere near this place, so this must be The Place!

19) Questions and Answers : Windows : 4.19 v 4.25 (Message 94986)
Posted 3307 days ago by Profile Bill Price
> Did you uninstalled v4.19 or removed it?
>
> Uninstalling is not the same as removing.
>

I removed it from add/remove programs in Windows XP. I got a message that said it couldn't remove all of the components; that was O.K. by me.

Mullet, thanks for your answer.

20) Questions and Answers : Windows : 4.19 v 4.25 (Message 94793)
Posted 3307 days ago by Profile Bill Price
I was running BOINC v4.19 with no problems and upgraded to v4.25. Per request, I removed 4.19 before I uploaded 4.25 Now it will not report results. Here is the message series:

4/4/2005 3:51:26 AM||Can't resolve hostname [setiathome.berkeley.edu] (valid name, no data record of requested type)
4/4/2005 3:51:26 AM|SETI@home|Couldn't read master page for SETI@home: error -113
4/4/2005 3:51:26 AM|SETI@home|Master file fetch failed
4/4/2005 3:51:27 AM|SETI@home|Deferring communication with project for 12 minutes and 6 seconds
4/4/2005 3:53:49 AM||Can't resolve hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu] (valid name, no data record of requested type)
4/4/2005 3:53:49 AM|SETI@home|Couldn't start upload of 13ja05ab.8878.1218.498588.28_4_0
4/4/2005 3:53:49 AM|SETI@home|URL http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/file_upload_handler: error -113

What is the problem here?


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