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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1804023)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
My thermometer says it is 111F outside.

Forecast is still calling for only 102.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1803920)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
8:30 in the morning and the temp outside is 98.2F

Supposedly heading for a high of 101F.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU cooling (Message 1802462)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
I have all my case fans running on high, just works better that way.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Name your top 3+ music artists (Message 1801987)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Metallica

Boston

AC/DC

Deep Purple

Eagles

Black Sabbath/Ozzy/Dio

Genesis/Phil Collins

Judas Priest

Iron Maiden

Scorpions

Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Thinking of building a 4x RX480 build. (Message 1800782)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
I would wait until the non-reference cards are available and that they have either 6+6 or a single 8 pin power connector.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Wars 2016: GTX 1060 July 19th (Message 1800172)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
I'm happy with my GTX-1070.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1800171)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Yermo/Barstow until 5pm, yeah I just heard some Thunder...

It does look nasty from the LA basin side looking over the mountains to the NE. And if I'm seeing those clouds near you they are monster tall!

We grow some real Frankenstein storms here, lots of heat, plus humidity from the gulf of California to the South, and there you go, We did get some rain out of it, but no flash flooding.

The storm is heading off to the NW now. :)


That is probably the one that was rumbling my house at 0130 this morning.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1799977)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Another one to add to the list.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3090508/microsoft-windows/win7-and-81-patch-kb-3173040-throws-full-screen-win10-upgrade-warning.html
9) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : OpenCL < 2.0 getting dropped from Seti@Home? (Message 1799969)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile arkaynProject Donor
I get this message in the Notice tab in my BOINC Manager:
SETI@home: Notice from server
NVIDIA GPU: Upgrade to the latest driver to process tasks using your computer's GPU

however I'm still getting GPU tasks, for which I'm happy about.

the reason I'm hesitant in upgrading my nVidia drivers is that with the newer drivers
nVidia removed Cuda support for my GPU (Geforce 9600GT 512MB, OpenCL 1.1 capable)

my current driver and cuda SDK are working fine... so should I ignore the message
or will support for my GPU in the near future be dropped? If so any indications as to when?


That is BOINC telling you that your drivers are not new enough to run the Open CL apps on your GPU.

You can ignore it if you continue to get CUDA work.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Wars 2016: GTX 1060 July 19th (Message 1797944)
Posted 22 Jun 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Running 2 tasks on the 1070, I am at 55c and the fan at 59%.

Founders edition, single centrifugal (blower) fan?
eg



Running 2 tasks on the 960, I am at 41c and the fan at 32%.

Non reference card, larger than reference heatsink with multiple fans?
eg




Both in the same system?
GTX 960 closest to edge of motherboard (bottom of case), GTX 1070 closest to CPU?

GTX 1070 150W
GTX 960 120W

GTX 960 draws 20% less power, most likely has a better cooler, and possibly better position in case (not drawing in heat from the back of other card)?

I suspect they're the most likely reasons for the temperatures seen here; when I had 2*GTX 750Tis in my C2D, the one drawing air in from the back of the other video card was only a couple of degrees warmer, but the fans were about 10-12% faster to keep it there.


Yep.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125870

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4HY522/

I did have a 760 in the case with the 960, but it came out, the 960 moved down to the 4x slot and the 1070 went into the 16x slot.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Wars 2016: GTX 1060 July 19th (Message 1797865)
Posted 22 Jun 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Grant I think you are describing a straight-up die shrink of an exact same chip design... Whereas the GP104 is a new architecture so there's no baseline really.


GTX 1080 180W GTX 980 165W GTX 1070 150W GTX 970 134W GTX 980Ti 250W


That they only use 8% and 3% more power than the previous comparable model means things should be as I suggested.
Even with the higher clock speeds, on the new manufacturing process the temperatures should be only slightly hotter- for a given fan speed with the same cooling solution as the older hardware.
The power ratings are similar, so the temperatures will be similar- given the same heatsinks & fans & fan speeds (and die area & heatspreader contact area and heatspreader to die thermal coupling etc if you really want to get down to the nitty gritty; wasn't there an Intel CPU that used less power than the previous series, but got hotter due to the changed method of getting the heat from the die to the heatspreader?).

And the fact they use up to 40% less power and outperform the previous top of the range cards is pretty impressive IMHO.


Running 2 tasks on the 1070, I am at 55c and the fan at 59%.
Running 2 tasks on the 960, I am at 41c and the fan at 32%.

Of course the 1070 is spanking the 960.
6/21/2016 20:39:06 | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1070 (driver version 368.39, CUDA version 8.0, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 3048MB available, 6463 GFLOPS peak) 6/21/2016 20:39:06 | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 960 (driver version 368.39, CUDA version 8.0, compute capability 5.2, 4096MB, 3067MB available, 2618 GFLOPS peak) 6/21/2016 20:39:06 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1070 (driver version 368.39, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3048MB available, 6463 GFLOPS peak) 6/21/2016 20:39:06 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 960 (driver version 368.39, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3067MB available, 2618 GFLOPS peak) 6/21/2016 20:39:06 | | OpenCL CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor (OpenCL driver vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., driver version 1084.4 (sse2,avx,fma4), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1084.4))
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1796592)
Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
The Group Policy Object problem with KB3159398 will probably only affect workers attached to corporate networks - that may include some people here, but they'll know who they are. And they won't be doing their own updates anyway.

I only saw one non-security update, and it said it was for time-zone changes only. I went ahead and installed, and no ill-effects so far.


Owing to the fact that I don't care about time zone changes elsewhere, I hid that one as well.

Also since I have IE 11 disabled, I hid that update as well.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts IX Not Another Ice Age Please (Message 1796365)
Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
HHHHOOOOOOTTTTT!!!!!!! and windy

Sunday

Partly cloudy skies. High 106F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low 74F. W winds shifting to ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Monday

Sunny. High 112F. N winds shifting to W at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night

Clear skies. Low around 75F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny. High 109F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

A few clouds overnight. Low 76F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday

A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 108F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low near 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday

Sunny skies. High 108F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 74F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Friday

Sunny. Becoming windy late. High 106F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.

Friday Night

Clear skies. Low 73F. SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High near 105F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear skies. Low 73F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1791433)
Posted 28 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
I just looked at my profile page and realized it doesn't show that I'm a
seti donor. I think our profile pages should show that with the green star
or with a status in the column on the right, or something. How do we get
that added? Anyone?

Edit: Okay, I just saw that if you click on "Account data; View" you can
see that I'm a donor. But I wonder how many people go that far when they
look at a profile.

Oh well. Never mind.


Anybody not you goes straight to your account data page.

But, you can also view when how many donations you have made and when the last one was by looking a bit further down on your account page.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1791012)
Posted 27 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
This thread gets confusing when posts go missing.
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Work unit file size (Message 1788723)
Posted 19 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Astropulse work units are 8 MB, but they are not released all the time.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 17 Year Club! (Message 1788444)
Posted 18 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
I'm still here.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Thoughts on this card, Deal or more likely Crapshoot? (Message 1788209)
Posted 17 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
Huh, nope, it says 192 Unified, whatever that means.

Unified Shaders = CUDA cores.

Perhaps GPUz is only reading the number per SM. The 760 192-bit card is listed as having 6 SM & 6*192 = 1152


Looking at my EVGA GTX 760, I have 1152 shaders with a 256 bit bus width. Direct Compute 5.0

GPU clock: 980
Memory: 1502
Boost: 1033
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1786704)
Posted 11 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
...and again a bunch of updates, most seem harmless/useful.

Only the BIG update for IE11 concerns me, because it bundles a lot of other things with it... :?


Since I disabled IE on my system, I just hide that update now.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (103) Server Problems? (Message 1786252)
Posted 9 May 2016 by Profile arkaynProject Donor
New thread time.

How long until the next malfunction?


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