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1) Message boards : Number crunching : FEED ME MORE - FEED ME MORE! (Message 1550784)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile arkayn
The kitties have no complaints....
They feast on AP when it is available and then dutifully crunch away at the MB cache to help the servers towards the next batch of AP.

It would be nice if the credits were normalized between the two types of work though.

AstroPulse v7 will probably do that. It is current being tested on Beta.


Most likely the wrong direction though.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC Manager Can't Connect to localhost (Message 1550783)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile arkayn
I have two PCs that, until Apr, have successfully run the BOINC Manager (running two projects SETI and Einstein). Both are running Win7 (SP1) and ZoneAlarm Free. Windows Firewall is disabled. The computers are connected on a LAN with a DIR-645 DLink router. Regular Internet access is not impeded (games, e-mail, browsing, access to NAS).

One computer's OS was completely re-installed in Apr and, consequently, so was every application on that machine. BONIC Manager now refuses to connect to the localhost. On log in, I get a dialog which states that "BOINC has exited unexpectedly 3 times within the last 3 minutes. Would you like to restart it again?" Clicking "No" shows a BM status of "Disconnected".

I click on "Yes" and the status in the lower right hand corner says "Connecting to localhost". It eventually times out. When the screensaver starts, the screen reports that BOINC is not running.

I have tried reinstalling BOINC, and suspending the firewall and antivirus. I cannot specifically open any TCP ports with this version of ZoneAlarm but all of the BOINC executables and screensaver are at the "Super" trust level.

I've googled the problem and searched the BOINC forums and have not found an answer. I would really like to get this working again.

Please, any sage advice?

Cheers,

Skywalker


Check ZoneAlarm and make certain that BOINC can communicate on port 31416.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA Versions (Message 1549944)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile arkayn
ok here is Arkan's site

http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php


That is not my site, mine is http://www.arkayn.us/forum/index.php
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1549288)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile arkayn

Something like this is what I have in mind. The heat has burned the garden out for the summer so I am not going to show you a current picture.


Southern or Northern Arizona?

Kind of half way - Phoenix area.


To me that would be Southern, mostly.

I am definitely northern though.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548994)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile arkayn

Something like this is what I have in mind. The heat has burned the garden out for the summer so I am not going to show you a current picture.


Southern or Northern Arizona?
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1547413)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile arkayn
I see yer puddle, here be lava lakes... ;)

Though today is supposed to be cooler than yesterday, Thursday was 109F/43C.

Today
Mostly sunny. Highs 103F/39C to 106F/41C. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Current outside temp is 83F/28C w/17% RH, inside temp is now 70F/21C and 73% RH.


I will take your 109 and raise you 114, at work.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1546389)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile arkayn
0815 and the current temp is 90.1F/32.3C.

Predicted high is 104F/40C.
8) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Upgrade from ati hd 7770? (Message 1545911)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile arkayn
You would most likely be looking at one of the R7 versions then.

Those are the low and midrange cards this time around.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IV (Message 1543844)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile arkayn
Getting ready for today's heatwave...

[edit] 48°C Arkayn? Are you kidding me?

I doubt Arky is joking on that temp, He lives in Arizona, the temps there are sometimes only just short of Baker and Death Valley California. Though for the Golden Valley area in Arizona, I don't see any temps like or near 48C right now, though they can happen, Phoenix on the other hand does show signs of being hotter on the extended forecast, like on Thorsday of 114F/46C, where I live gets about as hot as Phoenix and has had 115F/47C days in the past, though so far, not this year.


My workplace is in Bullhead City, just across the river from Laughlin. And about 3000 feet below Golden Valley.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IV (Message 1543643)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile arkayn
Predicted highs for my work place next week are 116F/47C to 118F/48C.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : The current top cruncher (Message 1542616)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile arkayn
I dunno. I think this machine is something special.


With 40 cpu cores its got to be something unusual. Maybe it has 20 cores plus hyperthreading.

Tom


Double CPU chips on a server motherboard.

http://ark.intel.com/products/75279/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2690-v2-25M-Cache-3_00-GHz
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Download Size Per Hour (Message 1542614)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile arkayn
For those of us that may be limited to data size downloaded per month by our internet provider without have to pay for overages; how much data is downloaded to a PC in an hour for Seti@Home?


Multibeam work is 367 kilobytes, they are classified as SETI@home v7

Astropulse work is 8 megabytes..

For that computer I would stick with multibeam work as astropulse would most likely take several days.

You most likely will only download about 4 megs a day if you run multibeam.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Gas prices? (Message 1541549)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile arkayn
I usually look for the least expensive gas here.


That's a nifty guide. Thanks.


I use the state version of Gasbuddy, which for me would be http://www.arizonagasprices.com/
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1541193)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile arkayn
Bump.....
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Gas prices? (Message 1541191)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile arkayn
I paid 3.559 this morning at the Maverik in Flagstaff, AZ.

My local Maverik is 3.659.
16) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD A-10 7850K. (Message 1538544)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile arkayn
I would love to get the Setiperformance testing software but the download site is setup to spam all over the place. And my browser barfed them back at it.

I would be happy to make the download freely/without spam available. Someone get to me and I will post in on my ChatNFiles.com website.

Tom


http://www.arkayn.us/seti/SetiPerformance_32_64_1_8__BilBg-Add_Lunatics_v041.7z
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Norton AV detected WS.Reputation.1 threat in libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll (Message 1538536)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile arkayn
On my laptop, Norton (Symantec) AV just detected a WS.Reputation.1 threat in libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll.
According to Symantec this is not considered a virus or an adware or spyware threat, but instead a "wisdom of crowds" reputation-based system level.

the Norton message is:

Medium
This file risk is medium.

Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe
____________________________
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
Downloaded File libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
from berkeley.edu

Source: External Media

boinc.exe

File Created: libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
____________________________

File Actions

Infected file: c:\programdata\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\ libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll Restart Required
____________________________

File Thumbprint - SHA:
bbd819680b20d52669238c2c14da4d6ec43d21bca58fd5be6398d34b2e0880df
File Thumbprint - MD5:
Not available


I have contacted Symantec as for it being a false positive, but my laptop is now requiring a restart, and when that happens, I'm afraid that the file will be gone and the WU fail because of it.
Does anybody have a solution for me to reverse the actions of Symantec? I have Norton Internet Security Version 21.3.0.12

Thanks for any help


Best thing you can do is exclude the BOINC data directory from you AV scan.

Pause BOINC, copy the "offending" dll to another location, restart the computer.
After it comes back up, check the folder to see if it removed the dll and replace if necessary.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Solving Temp probs with AMD chips (Message 1537093)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile arkayn
My FX-6100, I only use half the cores anyway and every time I check the temp, it is usually right around 41 or so. I also have a huge 92mm heatsink on it (here). I originally got it for my 2p Opteron 2222SE system that preceded the FX-6100. Works pretty well. Board and CPU report with all six cores at full load, I max out around 47C. Idles at 30 with ambient at 23.

First thing I did was went into the UEFI configuration (the fancy new upgrade to the decades-old BIOS thing) and disabled turbo boost and just to make sure, I set manual overclocking controls and set it for the stock speed.


When my FX-4100 started overheating, I installed this one on it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118128

Now it idles at 28 or so.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Considering new Graphics card (Message 1534926)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile arkayn
Is $250 the max? If so then you could get a EVGA GTX 760 SC for that much over at Newegg.com If you don't want to spend that much, then could step down to several other cards. The GTX 750 are nice, run decent and cool. Theres a GTX 750 Ti Superclocked with ACX for $140 also at newegg. You will need a 6 pin connector for it. I'm sure you will get numerous suggestions. Those are just my 2 picks.

Happy Crunching...


Zalster


My 760 ran AP (0% blanking) in 2900 seconds, it was also running an MB at the same time.

It does a Primegrid task in 718 seconds. The 660 takes 927 seconds.
The 670 takes 637 seconds.
20) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : C2070 Tesla seen but not active (Message 1532611)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile arkayn
Make certain that Windows did not name it cc_config.xml.txt


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