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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Why can't I maintain a cache of x-days worth of WUs? (Message 625193)
Posted 2526 days ago by Profile doublechaz
I have a problem where computers that I've added to the project recently can't get any or more than one or two WUs, but computers that I have had in the project for years have a cache of 25 to 100 WUs.

They all run with three projects:
seti = 10000
abc = 5
spin = 5

Much of the time they are busy working on the two alternate projects, but can't get seti, and don't show the others as overworked. None of them are throwing errors.

Any guesses?

22) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : So where's the science..? (Message 598851)
Posted 2576 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Kinda like pork. (Just in case they are listening...)
23) Message boards : Number crunching : The powerful P60 has been retired, again, until next time (Message 584766)
Posted 2601 days ago by Profile doublechaz
The 'to completion' line should be starting back down around now. :)
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Permanent Benchmarking? (Message 582552)
Posted 2604 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Looks like something happened to your clock and it was going to run benchmarks until 1 minute after 2008-06-06 08:43:31.

That is the second clock related thing I've read about on here today. Sun Spots?
25) Message boards : Technical News : Slow Going (Jun 05 2007) (Message 582197)
Posted 2604 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Sounds like your upset at rude people who happen to have cell phones, but I suspect stronly that my opinion on this is very colored by not doing any of the things that people are listing. (As far as I can tell).

Anyway, I'm better informed to have heard all this. Thanks.

26) Message boards : Number crunching : Porting 2.2B "chicken app" to alt. platforms (Message 581950)
Posted 2605 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Thank you indeed to the various people who have made the optimized apps and ports. If I only had some exotic hardware I'd give y'all access.
27) Message boards : Technical News : Slow Going (Jun 05 2007) (Message 581945)
Posted 2605 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Please if this is something that gets your hackles up just sigh and move on. I don't want anyone to get upset. I would like someone to calmly give their actual reasons so that I can understand this touchy subject better.

I don't understand.

When I'm sitting in a public place with booths and I can see someone talking in their booth to someone else whom I can not see, I don't consider them rude. People have conversations all the time that exclude other people around them. It has to be that way to get anything done.

Why is it then rude to do the same thing using a phone?

28) Message boards : Number crunching : Merging computers - and Issue? (Message 581746)
Posted 2605 days ago by Profile doublechaz
The system in question has an uptime of 287 days so clearly it has the same OS major and minor versions. Network settings have not changed. The core client hasn't been touched. The app hasn't been touched.

I did manage with some subtle hackery to get it to start working on the oldest host ID again. I'll lose the couple thousand credits done under the various new IDs, but that is OK. I just didn't want to lose track of the bulk of the host credits.

Now I can just wait for all work under the newer IDs to time out, and I can delete them.

All will be happy again soon.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Merging computers - and Issue? (Message 581116)
Posted 2606 days ago by Profile doublechaz
I have a computer which has undergone no changes to OS or hardware, but which now has several host IDs that can't be merged. They started during the ghosting after the big outage.

I suppose I could wait until all work under the ghost systems times out and delete them, but I would rather merge them to preserve the work stats.

Anyone know how I can either merge these, or revert to the oldest host ID?

Thanks.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : The powerful P60 has been retired, again, until next time (Message 580154)
Posted 2608 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Double the speed is about right. You should make it no problem.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : The powerful P60 has been retired, again, until next time (Message 575588)
Posted 2615 days ago by Profile doublechaz
The version I refer to is from an older version of the chicken app with build options set to run on things without MMX. I don't think it would work on anything 486/586, though. Just 686 and up.

As long as the Chicken himself doesn't mind I'd be happy to share the file if you decide to look at it.

Happy crunching.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : The powerful P60 has been retired, again, until next time (Message 575051)
Posted 2617 days ago by Profile doublechaz
In the last couple months I just shut down a pair of Pentium Pro 200 SMP systems with 2 CPUs each. They were doing seti 24/7 up until then. They took less than 250,000 seconds to do a 60 credit WU with the optimized chicken app that I built without MMX support. (About equal time to the K6-2 450 I had running with the same source built for MMX and 3DNow.)

I don't know if my build would work for you, but one of those systems still exists so I could start it up and get the app off it for you. If you would like to keep playing around.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics and KWSN sites down ?? (Message 573295)
Posted 2620 days ago by Profile doublechaz
I think they are upset about whatever it was that happened back whenever it was that it happened with the cruncher optimized apps. (I don't remember any more because once I got past it, it wasn't worth remembering the details anymore.)

Sounds like you have gotten past it and everything is cool.

I wish everyone could get past it.

Take care and have a nice day. :)
34) Message boards : Technical News : Can't talk.. Debugging.. (May 15 2007) (Message 568687)
Posted 2625 days ago by Profile doublechaz
If they are running Linux on Bruno then they should be looking at changing values under /proc/sys/net/ipv4.
If it is Solaris then the same settings should be available as sysctls.

They probably need to drastically increase things like half open tcp connection slots and skbuffs.

The other likely option is NAT connection tracking slots on the router. If the router is open like maybe running Linux at its heart then there is a /proc for that, too. If it is closed there may be a command for increasing it.

I hope someone at SSL notices this.

Good luck guys. Thanks for all the work.
35) Message boards : Technical News : Down Time (May 01 2007) (Message 562826)
Posted 2633 days ago by Profile doublechaz
I just retired my dual 200Mhz Pentium Pro (which got on just fine). Replaced with dual Pentium III 1.0 Ghz. This was done as a RAID drive swap as will happen with Thumper soon.

Fortunately for me it was a planned switch. That gave me the luxury of taking more than a week to switch.

The Seti team is doing great to keep us with the uptime they have given the budget/equipment they are working with. Thanks gang.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : What is the GR account manager about? (Message 410562)
Posted 2885 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Thank you for your (even )prompt(er than mine) reply.

This is what the irs.gov site has to say in their charitable org list:

Computational Charity Project Inc. (Until December 2008) Brooklyn NY USA

*** IRS DOES list GR *** Yay!

This goes a long way to repair any credibility problem for me.

There are some things about the website that should take minutes to fix, but that is related to the socalled "alpha problem". Which really comes down to some people making decissions that some of us don't agree with. But agreement isn't a requirement for playing.

Matt is aware of the scheduling demands on Matt, so whether or not some of us agree with the prioritization he makes is our problem. His problem is getting the work done the best he can. Good luck with that. :)

37) Message boards : Number crunching : What is the GR account manager about? (Message 409853)
Posted 2885 days ago by Profile doublechaz
Sorry to say that I'm fanning the flames.

www.irs.gov has a listing of 501c3 charitable corporations that is searchable.
Grid Republic is not in their registry.

Perhaps the Grid Republic people would like to address this "issue"?
38) Message boards : Number crunching : P II optimization...? (Message 364531)
Posted 2933 days ago by Profile doublechaz
I also have some equipment in this age range. I noticed the other day that one of them is currently working on a unit that demands 80 MB. It's KWSN's source/scripts built for mmx only. That is the first that I've noticed the higher memory usage, but now I see other units taking more than ~30 MB sometimes.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Are there any sites providing optimized clients? -- PART II (Message 355119)
Posted 2942 days ago by Profile doublechaz
I'm getting the same state file error on linux with the sse client, but it's working, just as you found, pepperammi. Hm.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Are there any sites providing optimized clients? -- PART II (Message 354786)
Posted 2942 days ago by Profile doublechaz
That is awesome about the donations.

The process shows up as "3" for me, but only if I run it as 'root'. If I run it as 'nobody' it terminates immediately. This is part of something to do with UPX.

I'm getting all my sse boxes up by hand un-upx-ing them, and we'll see soon how quick they are. :)

Thanks for your efforts.


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