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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1656430)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
I have to figure out how to repair my swamp cooler.

All 3 bolts that hold the motor on have sheared off from long use.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Just bought a new GPU (GeForce 960) (Message 1654446)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
Remove the Max_Concurrent lines as you do not need them for that system.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why BOINC not use my GPU? (Message 1652392)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
My GPU is NVIDIA FX880, but BOINC look like didn't using it, just using the CPU, why? And what should I do?



Can you post the first 30 lines of your BOINC log?

Best guess is that BOINC is installed as a service which will not recognize the GPU.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1651701)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
NO he is running CPU as well, but his GPU is throwing the errors.

P.S. This is not a Panic Server Problem.....


It does not have to be about server problems, it can be anything computer related.
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : GPU died? (Message 1651075)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
First observations so far.
CUDA-Z detects my GPU and all its cores but crashes video driver when showing "Perfomance" page. No errors from CUDA-Z itself, but "Perfomance" shows zeros in every cell after this fail.
ShaderToyMark - works smoothly, no errors, music is in my favorite 8-bit style. Benchmark went well with 60 to 136 fps.
LuxMark fails video driver when checking NVidia. Using HD 2500 or CPU works fine but pictures rendered are weird.
FluidMark works only if PhysX is computed on CPU. When checking GPU it renders only a second or two (I see first hundred of frames) and then video driver crashes.

BUT! MilkyWay@home just completed about 10 WUs on the machine and all the tasks are checked as correct.

P.S. To detect CUDA on GeForce 8400 you have to install newer driver. I found myself version 340.50 to work fine both on 750Ti and GeForce 8400 simultaneously (though under XP)


Milkyway is using OpenCL and not CUDA.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : No output again (for just one WU)? (Message 1650927)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
Interesting. I'll consider trying to contact Milkyway devs then, once I have some things out of the way, even if what they do is fairly specific to them. For Cuda, CPU, and android purposes I've been looking at an overhaul (might as well since I've settled on switching to Gradle to bring 5 separate build systems down to one, including work embedded/MCU stuff), so switched chunks of code using Raw threads to active thread objects wouldn't be difficult, and be more extremely portable.
Not sure if these articles are behind registration walls:
http://www.drdobbs.com/parallel/use-threads-correctly-isolation-asynch/215900465
http://www.drdobbs.com/parallel/prefer-using-active-objects-instead-of-n/225700095

At least with no choice but to stay custom, then might as well do it properly.

Matt himself may be worth contacting, but in my experience some of the currently-active devs there (some of whom are undergraduates) understand BOINC even less than we do.


Or Travis.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : How do I upload a forum avatar? (Message 1649466)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
How do I get an avatar here in the forum? I checked everywhere in my profile, but I cannot find any option to load an avatar.


The option is under Community Preferences
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1649201)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
Amazing:)
The image is now spreading like wildfire around the world. It did not take long until Putin also rides the couple:)
https://twitter.com/_jamesabraham/status/572744095187267584/photo/1
More Weaselpecker:)
https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeaselPecker?src=hash


Even Westbrook.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1648231)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile arkaynProject donor
Borrowing from our Swedish friend.....

"Fasten your seat belts folks, this is going to be another bumpy ride :-)"
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1646067)
Posted 24 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
34ºf here this morning, fair drop in temp last night for here.


44.7ºf currently. With a high of 59ºf predicted.

It was 78ºf on Saturday.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1645471)
Posted 23 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
It is a soft spring day outside and buds are opening on my plum tree.

I am going to go outside and enjoy their beauty.


It is cold and raining here.

Yesterday it was 78 here, today is is only 50.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1644526)
Posted 20 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
That time of the year for me.

You gave $25.00

to SETI@home

on February 20, 2015

via Visa
Your confirmation number is 151669
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TV's and sound bars (Message 1644109)
Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor

You live in the middle of nowhere Vic, not surprising.


As do I, I barely have the bandwidth to support HD where I live.

New TV for me, 40" Sceptre

Click for larger version
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Amazon Prime (Message 1644102)
Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I plan on keeping my Prime as I now have a FireTV with my new 40" TV.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1643444)
Posted 17 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
What is snow?
Well this is the courtyard where I work. It is totally surrounded by building.



Steve


16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TV's and sound bars (Message 1642911)
Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
And I have yet to see an IMAX presentation...
One of those things on my bucket list.

Not all IMAX screens are the same. Check out the size before you commit. The one in LA you sit so close to that your peripheral vision sees the image and you have to move your eyes around the screen in order to make in the full image. You need to be careful that you don't fall out of your chair because your eyes and ears don't always agree.
The one I saw in San Diego didn't have the same type of screen and was a disappointment.

Really? I thought that IMAX was a certain specification as to what the screen must be.
Since I had multiple eye surgeries several years ago and now sport plastic lenses in both eyes, my peripheral vision is not what it was naturally. I kinda see what is directly in front of me, and not off to the sides much. It does alter the way one reacts to sounds and other stimulai.


I do however, thank God that I can see what I can, and my seeing Avatar shortly after my eyes recovered was the most amazing experience in my last few years.

IMAX is the type of film and projector they use. Not all building are large enough to take full advantage of the process. In San Diego they use a planetarium which I am sure works fine for what it was originally designed for but as an IMAX screen the image wasn't as large and was somewhat distorted. Maybe somebody has worked out a lens to correct the problem but they didn't have it when I was there.
Even with tunnel vision you will find like in real life your eyes are wandering all over the image to take it all in. I did that with normal vision so I am sure you will still be impressed.

Thank you for sharing all of this with me, Dena. This has moved higher up on the bucket list....LOL.
Meow!


I have only seen one IMAX film and it was a documentary at the Grand Canyon.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1642756)
Posted 16 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I am still getting Spring temps, averaging around 70F/21C.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1639361)
Posted 9 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Currently 61.3°F / 16.3°C, with an expected high of 81°F / 27°C
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TurboTax troubles? Refund intercepts? (Message 1638494)
Posted 7 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I filled my taxes out online on the 26th of January, got my federal refund on Tuesday.

I get free filing for both state and federal.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1637825)
Posted 5 Feb 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Can you say upper 70's and lower 80's for my area.


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