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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1687591)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
An updated picture of my second machine. These MSI's run warm, appx. 60C at 80% fan speed working two units at a time. I am going to leave off the third card and save that money towards a third rig. I've noticed my 750TIs run pretty well compared to the 960s, I was hoping to see a slighty higher performance margin between the two cards. Anyone have experience running each type of these cards?


The Twin Frozr version runs cool.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds (Message 1687188)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
So I got the 960s up and running, what is a safe temp? I've seen 69C on auto on a 90% load at stock fan settings. Turning the fans up to 75% I get around 56C, but they are noisy little things, kinda like a ringing sound. Could I get by with a constant 60 to 65C temp 24/7 or do I need to keep it under 60? thanks.


Yours are running warmer than mine, I was managing 43-45C crunching 3 at a time.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1686757)
Posted 1 Jun 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
From my limited experience with Win10TP so far, I would add the recommendation that anyone considering upgrading once release comes around, of an old/existing host that is still using mechanical drives as the main system drive, take the opportunity to use a good SSD for the WIN10 OS/Boot drive. That's just based on the lack of installation/upgrade pain, and awesome boot times I'm seeing.


Yep, I can restart my computer in about 30 seconds or so with my 90 GB SSD.

All my apps and data are stored on the 3 TB internal drive.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : CuFFT Failure (Message 1686381)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor


thanks Claggy, youe explanation sufficed for me ;-)

P.


That looks like a Jason to me, of course the flags look similar.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1686374)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
98.2F, with 1% humidity., heading for triple digits.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1686174)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
A quick note-
Observe the spec on the fans with all these vendors.

I will vouch that EVGA uses Ball Bearings(double in fact) not Sleeve Bearings -
These are quiet as a church mouse. Only noise I've heard from my GTX 960 SC (single fan version) was when I turned up fan to 70% for a minute- and that was just air.

I've had good luck(and effective cooling to <60C-my target) with a 30% manual setting.
This holds up under high clocks 540 base and 3505 mem - yielding 1404MHz base and 1752MHz mem clocks as reported by GPU Z with 4x CUDAs running

40% will give 1520 rpms and 53C

Ambient room temp and air circulation there and in your Case, guide these adjustments


I am crunching 3 WU's and my temps are sticking around 48C on the 960 while the 760 is up around 70C.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1685794)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I have this one coming tomorrow.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4HY522/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Nice looking card, is there a benefit to having 4gigs vs 2gigs for Seti WUs?

I also like this card that was recommended by woohoo.


Is this MSI card louder then the ASUS STRIX and the MSI GTX 960 GAMING 4G?
I see the benefits of the blower style fan, and wondered if the other two cards suggested would generate less noise with acceptable temps?


I mostly got the 4GB card as I also game on this computer and Skyrim was getting cramped in 2GB.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1685788)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I have seen a few sprinkles, but nothing substantial lately.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1685408)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I have this one coming tomorrow.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4HY522/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1685405)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Warm, but running 2 window A/C to keep the place cool.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1685147)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
As long as the river don't rise near you..


My local river goes up and down every day, but Davis dam might have something to do with that.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Youtube is getting greedy............. (Message 1684558)
Posted 26 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
You can turn off the autoplay function.

Could you advise me where to do that?
I have looked and unable to find it.


On the right side of the screen where they show the "Up Next" videos, there is a slider at the top of it that disables autoplay. The option is also available in the settings pop-up menu.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1684199)
Posted 25 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Nice but cloudy and a warm 13°C, forecast says it'll be turning wet and windy as the week goes on.


Triple digits coming for me this week.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1681239)
Posted 18 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Before we all forget, this website setiathome.berkeley.edu is not where the upload/download servers are located. Open your server response file in the BOINC directory and you will see those are at setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu

The website traffic is carried on the normal campus data paths.
The data is carried on the SETI paid for Hurricane Electric path.


Trace to the upload server is this.

Tracing route to setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu [208.68.240.16]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms xxxxxxxxxxxx
2 5 ms 5 ms 8 ms XXXXXXXXXXXX
3 9 ms 7 ms 6 ms 67.136.4.193
4 * 10 ms 11 ms static-65-73-41-1.bras01.blu.wv.integra.net [70.102.100.185]
5 48 ms 37 ms 33 ms 10gigabitethernet7-3.core1.lax1.he.net [198.32.146.50]
6 26 ms 38 ms 27 ms 100ge15-1.core1.sjc2.he.net [184.105.223.249]
7 27 ms 39 ms 27 ms 10ge5-2.core1.pao1.he.net [72.52.92.69]
8 219 ms 121 ms 27 ms 64.71.140.42
9 30 ms 29 ms 32 ms 208.68.243.254
10 31 ms 30 ms 30 ms setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu [208.68.240.16]

Trace complete.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : About merging computers (Message 1673693)
Posted 4 May 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Since I just got a new computer, I had a look at those listed on the account and was reminded of the fact that the computer I had before the last one showed up as five different entries. So I finally decided to merge them, but sadly picked the most recent one and apparently it kept its creation date as well, so now it's weird and nags me, even if it's a computer I no longer have for over 7 years.
However, it couldn't merge the actual first entry for that computer because the CPU is shown differently, so if the newly merged entry could be merged into this old one, it'd actually be proper. (Assuming it merges into the one you pick and not the newest by default.) But it won't let me merge these two because it says the CPU was different, even though it wasn't, just that as of one point more details were apparently reported.

So, yeah, just something that nags me now that I did it quite on a whim and I'll feel crappy for it. Is there any way to merge 4080559 into 136548, keeping 136548's ID and creation date?

Thanks...


It always merges into the newest one.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1664685)
Posted 12 Apr 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
81.6F/27.55C currently.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : no new tasks for past couple of days (Message 1663742)
Posted 10 Apr 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
I'm OK with the downtime when they can't create new WUs, but why should we have to go to the home page or post to the forums to find this stuff out?

I mean, they push notices out to the clients, announcing the latest available version upgrade, and other stuff like "News from Berkeley SETI Research Center", why not push the downtime or trouble issue stuff as a notice as well? I monitor my clients waaaaayy more than I hit the forums and such.

It's like wiping before you poop, it just don't make no sense!

IMHO. YMMV.

Crunch on!

~Arych



It should have shown up in your client as they posted in the news forum, that is where those posts come from.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1663622)
Posted 10 Apr 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Database woes continue, hang tight.

39) Message boards : Number crunching : WU In Progress Limit? (Message 1662365)
Posted 7 Apr 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Thank you Etienne and Zalster for the explanation. Perhaps this limit was established in a time when processing power was much less capable than it is today, even for the servers which have been updated a few times since BOINC rolled out. I think I may look into building a VM or two.


Actually it is put in place to keep the servers from crashing and burning.

When the limits were not in place, several of the servers were crashing because their hard drives were full.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32.7z (Message 1660942)
Posted 3 Apr 2015 by Profile arkaynProject donor
Looking good. None of the new WUs have validated yet but I am not seeing any overflows which is a good sign.


Seeing some [Cuda 6] valids there now, so Cuda 3.2 no good on Maxwell confirmed for Linux. (for this application anyway, as on Windows)


I have done some research in/on linux and a hand full of GTX780's (1- max 4).

What would be the best way to deliver the code to the community To Help Us All to do more science before we get the Jason's x42? (Jason?)

I have done some kernel optimizations (780 specific, not tested anywhere else. just on my computer) and some stream-inclined/induced/oriented changes to the already Well and Good optimized Jason's and his precursors code.


What would be the most neutral way to publish? (I can not host any piece of a code for three-four years) ??


I'll drop the source to Your mail box or whatever.

I'm running two MB at at time with 3 GPUs and in between an AP on GPU or CPU if available.

See for yourselves (on top hosts) .. (remember to divide the time by 2 for any MB).


You can post it on my site if you want.


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