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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti Meet (Message 1686317)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile ivan
Or yell "I'm an Alien"
Always tell the truth,
#I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien. #I'm a nAustralian in Lon-don.

And after the anal probing, they will buy you a beer :))
Ah, yes:
#It's no fun, being an illegal alien!

I'll be the long-haired old geek in the CMS cap.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti Meet (Message 1685708)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile ivan
There will be a mini or maxi Seti Meet on the second of June in London at noon at the Anchor Pub by the London Bridge.
Chris kindly reserved us a table.

Remind me how to recognise you. :-)
As reported elsewhere, I have to go to an art exhibition in Clerkenwell Green at 18:00, so I'll be hanging around in the city all afternoon. Any plans for, e.g., a visit to the Science Museum? (BTW, I have free public transport within London, so anything considered -- apart from a trip back out to Uxbridge which would require an almost immediate return the City.)
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1685308)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile ivan
If it ain't broken, I don't fix it.
Attrib: Ronald Reagan

If we can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Attrib: USMC Engineers
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685138)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile ivan
Well, the VBS file generated an error again. Same thing, different character. I don't know how to generate the invalid character, but it was the fancy version of the ("). I also found another invalid character. Not sure what it was or even how to describe it. So once again I fixed the file and saved it. This time I brought up the command prompt window and manually ran the file. No error this time and it worked as advertised. It restarted sidebar.exe. WooHoo! :D

If you cut-'n'-pasted from a web-site you may have picked up Unicode or other characters that look like normal ASCII characters on the screen but are encoded differently. I sometimes encounter this when e.g. copying article titles from a journal's page to put in my publication list.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Downloading GPU Tasks for NVidia 750 GTX. (Message 1684091)
Posted 25 May 2015 by Profile ivan
After Looking at the BOINC Log File its saying, "Unsupported Drivers" Or something along those lines and fah is completely failing on me. Under the Driver Manager in Mint 86_64 I have no device listed at the top of the Pop up Box for Mate Rebecca 17.1 so it looks like I'm going to have to do some digging around to get the GPU Drivers installed Manually.

Try this post to help you get started.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : If I am going to start crunching with my car, it has a radiator. (Message 1681871)
Posted 20 May 2015 by Profile ivan
<-My preferred car doesn't crunch either, it stomps..

# When I get rubber in all four gears.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Statistics for the WORLD! ?? (Message 1680977)
Posted 18 May 2015 by Profile ivan
Just tested with IE/Chrome/FF on Windows and LG Browser/CM Browser on Android and the site works with every browser.... except IE. I wonder if it works on Edge. Anybody here who can test?

Running Spartan/Edge right now on my Win10 test box -- I can see the referenced page without problem.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1680055)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile ivan
Wa-hey! Just moved into the Top 50, overall.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1679086)
Posted 13 May 2015 by Profile ivan
Yay! My little Tegra K1 "Jetson" development kit finally hit 2000 RAC! (For a while, anyways...)
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Result list not updating (Message 1678854)
Posted 12 May 2015 by Profile ivan
Hi, the server for viewing the results is still disabled.

Status page has the replica database back online and catching up with the master. Individual results seem to be updating (but still not up-to-date of course).
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Balancing CPU and GPU Downloads – How? (Message 1674702)
Posted 7 May 2015 by Profile ivan
OK, here is a link to my folder on Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ateri6dh98o1fhf/AABpyLmg6QmwAW7tDk6XNjSea?dl=0

in stdoutdae.txt you can find:
[SETI@home] Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA and intel_gpu
on lines: 1221, 3893, 4188, 6871, 7318, 7640, 8544, etc.

in stdoutdae.old you can find:
[SETI@home] Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA and intel_gpu
on lines: 293, 1522, 2366, 2544, 3935, 4419, etc.

can someone have a better look? ;)

That computer is on another account!
Computer 7535648 Owner KLiK http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989917

Compared to the account you're posting from here: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989358
(E.g. Computer 7422247 Owner KLiK http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989358)

...so anything you do under this account won't affect that computer.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Huge 8000+ hour work units (Message 1669575)
Posted 24 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
Wasn't a computer back in 1975 called ... a calculator? LOL

Not necessarily. This is what I was using back in 1975.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel® iGPU AP bench test run (e.g. @ J1900) (Message 1668132)
Posted 21 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
I've noticed lately that some GPU tasks on my Win10 J1900 are stalling at some point (e.g. the first one I noted was at a suspicious 66.677%) while the CPU total keeps marching on. If I restart BOINC then the Progress counter drops back a little but the CPU total drops back a lot (presumably to the time the Progress stalled) and again the Progress ticks up until it hits the previous stall point and stops there as CPU keeps building.
Has anyone else seen that? Or know a cure? I'm just running bare Lunatics with no tweaks.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1665457)
Posted 15 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
There was a problem at GPUGrid recently with an outdated ca-bundle.crt file - it's supplied by BOINC, and installed in the BOINC program directory. The ca-bundle.crt from a newer BOINC can be dropped in as a direct replacement

See: https://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3846&nowrap=true#40528
(Crunch3r was wrong - you don't even have to re-start BOINC)

Thanks, Richard; I had two Linux machines at work that were suffering the problem and the download fixed them. There's another Win10 machine in my office not reported in yet tonight, but I can't log-on to it from here to check why.

OK, it's reported in on its own, so all my machines are current after the maintenance break.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1665439)
Posted 15 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
There was a problem at GPUGrid recently with an outdated ca-bundle.crt file - it's supplied by BOINC, and installed in the BOINC program directory. The ca-bundle.crt from a newer BOINC can be dropped in as a direct replacement

See: https://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3846&nowrap=true#40528
(Crunch3r was wrong - you don't even have to re-start BOINC)

Thanks, Richard; I had two Linux machines at work that were suffering the problem and the download fixed them. There's another Win10 machine in my office not reported in yet tonight, but I can't log-on to it from here to check why.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Best sub $200 video card for SETI? (Message 1665183)
Posted 14 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
As an aside, I have a couple of 750Ti running great guns and to be honest, my research threw up that not only was the number crunching ability of the 750Ti pretty damned good, the power requirements are virtually nothing compared to some other cards.

They're PCIe bus powered, that could well be a biggie for people with smaller PSUs

Not only there; I was given a [(hp)] "Enterprise" PC at work. It's proprietary-everything, including the power supply, so no extra PCIe power connectors. I had to wait until the 750Ti came out to replace the standard (IIRC) 440. :-(
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1665177)
Posted 14 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
We have yet to find it, but we are looking.

A bit of documentary.

Dancing in the Dark...

Might keep you interested whilst the project is in intermission.
Very fine documentary on what we are doing.

Meow!

Yes, a very good documentary, but it gave me a few problems. I haven't cut my hair for two years, I hadn't shaved since last Easter. In short, I looked a lot like John Ellis in that doco. Everyone who knew I worked at CMS assumed it was in fact me in the prog. I shaved my beard a couple of weeks earlier than I normally do. Terrible to be mistaken for a theoretical physicist...
38) Message boards : Number crunching : whats up with the badges (Message 1662586)
Posted 8 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
Yeah, and I think I crossed into 1% territory quite a while ago, if indeed it's based on RAC. I think I'm in the top 300's somewhere ...

If you look at your stats page you'll see all types of badge on one page, yet the hover-over shows them as "Top n% in average credit" even though the display is sorted by average credit. Something's borked.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : WU In Progress Limit? (Message 1662389)
Posted 8 Apr 2015 by Profile ivan
100 work units for your CPU and 100 for each GPU that you have. Total for your machines is 200.

If you had 2 GPUs and the CPU then it would be 300..

3 GPUs and cpu then 400....

You get the idea.

Which is, in a way, annoying... I have two machines with 20 cores each (and I've seen some similar with HyperThreading(TM) turned on so they run 40 WUs at once) and they are by no means the biggest CPU-count machines around. If I could work out how to get S@H running on my Xeon Phi co-processor... It has 60 cores and 240 threads, so it could never be filled under the current regime (but realistically it has only 4-5 GB of memory for all those threads to share). The next-generation Xeon Phi will actually have the processor as the onboard CPU rather than a co-processor -- which makes it look a much better prospect for BOINC/S@H. I hope I'm not breaking any NDAs when I say that it will have between 60 and 72 cores, again each with four hardware threads, but this time it will have access to system memory (as well as 16 GB of fast on-board RAM) so running that many jobs will be feasible.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 may put SETI@home in Danger (Message 1655378)
Posted 21 Mar 2015 by Profile ivan
Miss the screensaver myself...

I do too.

Provided it blanks after 5 minutes to avoid wasting CPU cycles.

Indeed. I had a cow-orker once who used the "random" screensaver in RHEL4. He was often out of the room, screensaver running but (LCD) screen blank(!). From time to time I'd hear his CPU fan spin up and kick into high gear, and if I went over and wiggled his mouse one particular screensaver would be running -- Pipes IIRC.
What a waste of CPU cycles!


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