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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1547413)
Posted 1 day 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.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1546389)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile arkayn
0815 and the current temp is 90.1F/32.3C.

Predicted high is 104F/40C.
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Upgrade from ati hd 7770? (Message 1545911)
Posted 4 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.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IV (Message 1543844)
Posted 8 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.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IV (Message 1543643)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile arkayn
Predicted highs for my work place next week are 116F/47C to 118F/48C.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : The current top cruncher (Message 1542616)
Posted 10 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
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Download Size Per Hour (Message 1542614)
Posted 10 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.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Gas prices? (Message 1541549)
Posted 12 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/
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1541193)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile arkayn
Bump.....
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Gas prices? (Message 1541191)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile arkayn
I paid 3.559 this morning at the Maverik in Flagstaff, AZ.

My local Maverik is 3.659.
11) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD A-10 7850K. (Message 1538544)
Posted 17 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
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Norton AV detected WS.Reputation.1 threat in libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll (Message 1538536)
Posted 17 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.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Solving Temp probs with AMD chips (Message 1537093)
Posted 19 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.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Considering new Graphics card (Message 1534926)
Posted 24 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.
15) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : C2070 Tesla seen but not active (Message 1532611)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile arkayn
Make certain that Windows did not name it cc_config.xml.txt
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IV (Message 1531889)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile arkayn
Windy once again.

Wednesday

Clear. High of 97F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Wednesday Night

Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday

Partly cloudy. High of 95F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Friday

Partly cloudy. High of 95F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (88) Server Problems? (Message 1530580)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile arkayn
We now have 560 MB channels to split vs. 207 AP channels.
Any bets on what gets done first?

All-in on AP, James :p


Even if it was the other way around I would still bet on AP.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics' GPU app & switched users (Message 1529704)
Posted 37 days ago by Profile arkayn
I did some testing with Rom Walton ready for the next version(s) of BOINC. You should find that v7.3.19 (currently linked from the download all page) is better behaved: it will be replaced by v7.4.2 sometime in the next few hours, assuming that version passes initial sanity checking - 7.4.0 and 7.4.1 didn't.

v7.3.19 has been running stable on two of my machines for the last fortnight - I think it's safe to run, despite the normal beta disclaimers with the download.

Under Windows 7, it will never be possible to continue GPU crunching uninterrupted while user switching: it's a Microsoft driver limitation - or security policy, if you prefer. The new versions of BOINC should handle it more gracefully, with a pause and recovery, rather than with the errors that were common previously.


My little reported bug was not all that bad to a seasoned Boinc veteran.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IV (Message 1528601)
Posted 40 days ago by Profile arkayn
Windy as all get out.

Monday

Clear. High of 90F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

Monday Night

Clear. Low of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Tuesday

Clear. High of 88F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : XP to Vista/ Select a computer question (Message 1528437)
Posted 40 days ago by Profile arkayn
Recently updated from XP to Vista on my Dell Inspiron 530S, DL'd the Boinc software, dl'd new projects; things running well; life is good

The other day I tried to log on and I see a dialog box titled
BOINC Manager- Select Computer

Under that: Another instance of BOINC Manager is already running on this computer. Please select a client to monitor

Under that is a drop down titled Host Name (no suggestions in the drop down)
Under that is a Password box

I'm not sure what BOINC is looking for here. When I look in the Control Panel I see the version I dl'd on 6/11/14. Any ideas on how to proceed from here?


Type localhost in the first box, it should autofill the password.


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