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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : berkeley.edu now https ? (Message 1446199)
Posted 297 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
I received the same message as well. Good to see that we are already talking about it. I'll ignore the Firefox notice.

Thank you,

Get Crunchin'!


BDDave
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Talking Cat - The New Fish (Youtube) (Message 1054752)
Posted 1376 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hi everyone,

So reading of WUs, "remodel our database servers" and that Matt Lebofsky has so many cats as do SO many others, please enjoy this video. It made me laugh out loudly, I even watched his other videos as well. He dubs in a cat voice of what the cat is saying to him. He knows kitties..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94WcWy67Kfw&feature=recentlik


I'm in a great mood, got SETI WUs?

BDDave
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia GTX 460 (Message 1047348)
Posted 1406 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hi all,

Just posting my EVGA 470 GPUGRID numbers for you to review. I just started with this new card and already have done more crunching from the end of July to now then the past 10 years of the SETI CPU to GPU evolution!
Note: I leave my computer on 24/7 but do surf the net and play video games as well. I upgraded from a Evga 260-216x added March 2009 'til July 2010 (see graph below). I can't wait to start crunchin' the SETI WUs again!


GPUGRID member since 29 Jul 2010
Total credit 2,541,968
Recent average credit 31,391.95

Computer
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6]
(2 processors)
Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium x64 Edition, 06.01.7600.00)

GPU
[p]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (1248MB) driver: 26099




Get crunchin'

BDDave
4) Message boards : Technical News : Perfect Storm, Inc. (Jun 16 2010) (Message 1006970)
Posted 1548 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
I wonder what the WU used as a bribe?

Hi Hiamps,

I did some investigation in to the SETI code to see what the WU kidnapper's wants are and soon discovered their shocking demand. "All your cats are belong to us," a clever modification of "All your base are belong to us."

You see, they meow have access to all SETI cat pictured profiles--- including yours. This means all feline pictured must deliver shown fur balls to the Berkeley SETI server room by 12 midnight tonight or the results will be catastrophic!! Seeing to how many "Puss in Boots" pics there are on these damn threads, I'm assuming we will lose half of our members.


"Insert sophisticated reply hee."

Keep crunchin'

BDDave
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy 50th Birthday to the SETI! (Message 988234)
Posted 1620 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
I saw this on Popular Science and wanted to pass it along, enjoy!

Happy 50th Birthday to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence!


Fifty years ago today, on April 8th, 1960, a Cornell astronomy professor named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at the star Tau Ceti in the hope of hearing broadcasts from extraterrestrial intelligence....

Read it here.



Get crunchin'

BDDave
6) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : RAC from CUDA (Message 964493)
Posted 1702 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hey Sutaru,


Good to hear from you again. I tried a while back and did my best to add the correct DLL files in from "VLARkill mod" but I just got all WU errors, so I gave up after several hours.



Get crunchin'

Dave
7) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : RAC from CUDA (Message 964400)
Posted 1702 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hi Dan,


on a good day if Seti@ has enough WUs, my Evga 260-216 gets around 4,000 to 4,500 RAC a day. You can see by looking at the numbers below though, that it's difficult to average out. I can tell you that I'm averaging about 1000,000 credits a month after I added this card. Before that, it took me around 12 months to do what I can now do in 1 month on my P4-3.2. Keep in mind that I bought this card especially for the SETI@ project, so I run it 24/7, even when I'm not home.





Can you tell what month I added the card?




[

b]Hey, anyone know what "BS-RAC" means?[/b]


Get crunchin'

Dave
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed) (Message 959841)
Posted 1720 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Gallifrey, do say Doctor!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed) (Message 959600)
Posted 1721 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hi everyone,


I saw this very cool musical tribute remix song of Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking on YouTube and it just made me really think about what we are looking for here at SETI@ and how as a child, Carl Sagan really opened my eyes to the skies. Anyone remember wanting to fly by one of those pulsars as a child in our imaginary space ship?

Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)
Watch it here.



Get crunchin’

BDDave
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Warning for Cuda (Message 952447)
Posted 1747 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Great, now I gotta buy a cat too for CUDA!?!?!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Warning for Cuda (Message 952173)
Posted 1748 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Glenn,

Per Ageless - Courtesy starts with your first post of the thread and I agree but I disagree with you statement. I have a 2004 P4-3.2GHz with an old ATI 800X video card- 128MBs, so I added a Nvidia GTX260 back in late April. Check out the difference in ave WU. Can you tell what month it was. It's like I put my computer on Viagra. Woot!




It use to take me 17 months to gain 100,000 credit now I can crunch it in 3 months. That is a MASSIVE difference. That's around 570% more WUs then prior. The ave WU went from a CPU of 18hrs to a GPU of 22mins.


Regarding your time watching TV and crunching, man you aren't kidding. I'll get the blue screen of death if I run both. But I always leave the computer running when I'm not at home and I only watch TV around 2-3 hours a night. During that time I turn off BOINC.


So get a new GPU everyone, just don't play COD4 and TV while SETI running ;)

BDDave
12) Message boards : Technical News : Splitsville (Nov 02 2009) (Message 944729)
Posted 1779 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hi Matt,

Thanks for all the hard work and I think it's a great idea to post to the front page. I've been with SETI for 9 years and I just started reading the threads last February! I know... I know.


BDDave
13) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.6.41 for Windows is out! (Message 942939)
Posted 1786 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Hi Sutaru Tsureku,


Awesome thanks for the link, I didn't know where to find the release notes. Also:
BTW. This wouldn't be a topic for the NC subforum?
I have never taken a look in that message board before, so I'll have to read what all the chatter is about over there as well.


Get Crunchin'

BDDave
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.6.41 for Windows is out! (Message 942846)
Posted 1787 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave

You know the drill.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php

Please also reply as to what is in the latest release too.


Get Crunchin'

BDDave
15) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia Driver Release 191.07 (Oct/5/09) (Message 938258)
Posted 1805 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave


Nvidia Driver Release 191.07 (Oct/5/09)

Get it Here


New in Version 191.07

  • Includes numerous bug fixes, including the following key fix (additional bug fixes can be found in the release notes on the documentation tab): For graphics cards supporting multiple clock states, 3D clocks correctly return to 2D clocks after exiting a 3D application.

    CUDA Updates
  • Added support for 64‐bit video encoding.
  • Added support to make all GPUs within an SLI group available for CUDA
    applications to use.



Get crunchin!
BDDave

16) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : EVGA Precision Overclocking Tool v1.8.0 (2009-08-18) is available for download. (Message 937886)
Posted 1807 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Well, how the heck did I over look the link!?!?!! LOL Sorry about that all.


http://www.evga.com/precision/
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : EVGA Precision Overclocking Tool v1.8.0 (2009-08-18) is available for download. (Message 937521)
Posted 1810 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Seems like the boys over at an EVGA have been busy fixing your concerns and adding to your delights.

May work even if you do not have EVGA cards!

Per Westsail and *Pyxey*
"RivaTuner would only over clock one card at startup for some reason with mixed class cards. I use this to otherclock the 9xx's and riva for the ati or 200xx. Also you DON'T need an evga card to use this utility as I don't own any. Tested on MSI and Tesla."



Get it Here.


EVGA Precision 1.8.0 (2009-08-18)

EVGA, once again, sets itself apart from the rest with the EVGA Exclusive Precision Overclocking Utility. This program allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card for the maximum performance possible, with Core/Shader/Memory clock tuning, real time monitoring support including in-game, Logitech Keyboard LCD Display support, and compatibility with almost all EVGA graphics cards and some other companies too!



Features:

  • Independent or Synchronous control for fan and clock settings in a multi-GPU system
  • Allows up to 10 profiles, and ability to assign hotkeys to these profiles to allow in-game
  • Ability to view temperatures in the system tray
  • Core/Shader Clock Link/Unlink capability
  • Fan Speed manual or auto adjustment
  • Real-Time on-screen display support for ingame temp, framerate, and clock monitoring
  • Logitech Keyboard LCD Display support
  • In-app temp/clockspeed monitoring of GPU's
  • Information button shows device, driver, memory size, BIOS Revision and SLI mode
  • Ability to choose different skins, and make your own!
  • Now you can save screenshots from your favorite games!



Version History:


  • All vendor specific hardware access code has been moved from the executable file to separate hardware abstraction layer library (RTHAL.dll) to simplify the process of supporting new hardware products in the future
  • Fixed GDI resource leak during monitoring window detachment / attachment.
  • EVGA On-Screen Display Server has been updated to version 3.4.0. New version adds pre-created On-Screen Display rendering profiles and introduces floating injection address hooking technology aimed to reduce the risk of On-Screen Display detection by third party applications (e.g. anti-cheat systems).
  • New skin format v1.2 gives new possibilities to skin developers and reduces skin file size and runtime skin engine memory footprint.
  • Reduced CPU usage for simultaneous GPU and PCB temperature readings, both sensors are being read in single pass now.
  • Added workaround for SLI mode switching related issues on ForceWare 190.xx series drivers. Now Precision is waiting for the end of SLI mode switching process before retrieving any data via NVIDIA driver API.
  • Includes new "Sleek Skins" by Jonttu.



Get it Here.

Note: You Must Be Logged In EVGA and use Internet Explorer or Firefox To Download This File.



Get crunchin'

Dave

18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New Nvidia video driver version 190.38 released (Message 921073)
Posted 1880 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Or what you think?



Yes great idea, a main thread to the latest NVIDIA Drivers, CUDA Versions and CUDA Capable GPUs (New buyers) sounds useful. We can have Ageless start a "Read first/ Facts" thingy or "How to get started/upgrades/tweaks."


BDDave
19) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : CUDA RT2.3 available - upgrade highly recommended (Message 920876)
Posted 1881 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Thanks Raistmer will do!
20) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : How to install CUDA 2.3? (Message 920839)
Posted 1881 days ago by Profile BigDaddyDave
Noob question:
Want to have CUDA 2.3 working? Where can I Dl the needed files?



Hmmm, I'm just confused now. So we can update our CUDA with the 3rd party appl DLL files? I can see that Nvida drivers will not.




Get Chrunchin'


BDDave


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