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1) Message boards : Number crunching : The Anniversary Thread 1st Edition (Message 1453224)
Posted 127 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Just noticed that it was my 12th anniversary four days ago. And now I am mad at myself for not getting myself or my crunchers anything to celebrate with.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD Socket / Processor for new PC (Message 1432606)
Posted 176 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
If you are going to go AMD, I would suggest a FX-8320 which I have had some pretty good luck with so far. I have a FX-8150 on another machine, but have noticed that it puts out more heat than the FX-8320, so have a Corsair H110 water cooler on it to fix that. Otherwise the FX-8320 stays comfortably warm and quietly crunches away.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : What has your RAC done......since..... (Message 1378079)
Posted 315 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Though on a more positive note, it does appear that at least my RAC's plunge is flattening out from a nose dive to more of a belly landing. So, there might be hope to be found in this mess after all.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : How I stopped worrying, and learned to love the saw tooth pattern.... (Message 1368894)
Posted 336 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Well RAC is calculated on the work that is Validated, not the work as it's returned.

So if you are by chance matched up with Wingman that goes goes AWOL with a heap of workunits, and you need to wait 6 weeks for them to be reissued, your RAC takes a dip, through no fault of yours. But as a bonus, when those relayed units do eventually get validated, you get a boost.

SO you can get the situation where you turn a machine off, and the RAC goes up. (for a while anyway)

Maybe we need to implement an ARAC (Average Recent Average Credit)? :D

Ian


I am all game for that!
-brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department
5) Message boards : Number crunching : How I stopped worrying, and learned to love the saw tooth pattern.... (Message 1368893)
Posted 336 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
I guess it beats drawing a circle on the ground and throwing in chicken bones all day.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : How I stopped worrying, and learned to love the saw tooth pattern.... (Message 1368514)
Posted 337 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Dr. Strangelove reference for the win.

Any way, for the last few months prior to the colo move, I have noticed that my RAC was doing the usual saw tooth pattern, and then right before the big move jumped suddenly from 29k to 32k. This made little sense to me, but I did not want to knock it at the time. But now it seems to be going back on the up again, so I started to wonder... so how is the RAC is calculated? And since my search-fu skills seem weak, I might as well ask out loud if this assumption is correct:

The RAC appears to be based upon both the amount that your machines can process, AND how much your wingmen and the servers can go through on a regular basis.

So how far off am I?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1357756)
Posted 366 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Just passed the 10 million mark, so I guess that makes me think that I can now be considered "people." Took only 11+ years, and lots of "Tuesday Sawtooths" to get here.
8) Message boards : News : Server Relocation (Message 1353214)
Posted 379 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Another round of thanks from this corner of the Internet.
There is something about watching my transfers going up to 900+ kbps that makes me smile more than usual.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : My American Friends !!! (Message 1343269)
Posted 409 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
Sorry, request denied.

The SETI@Home embargo shall continue. We are still a bit miffed about having been assaulted with the likes of the Teletubbies and Jeremy Clarkson for all of these years.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (81) Server Problems? (Message 1335451)
Posted 435 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
I've played with Einstein a little, but still highly prefer to crunch exclusively for Seti. Maybe too many people thinking like me.


I too am feeling something like that. I crunch exclusively for seti and the lack of information from the staff is highly disheartening. Oh well, I shall just wait.



Another voice in the chorus, and another two cents in the SETI@Home swear jar. I have to push it constantly to get anything reported or new tasks, it is practically like a watched pot every time.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Noob questions on processing and errors... (Message 1224129)
Posted 721 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
When I read your reply, I suddenly remembered that I did set the display to shut off after a bit. Will see if that solves the problem. Thanks for helping.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Noob questions on processing and errors... (Message 1224128)
Posted 721 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
I had wondered as much, guess they had to teach us some form of humility some how. Thanks for the info.

And looks like it was the video card going to sleep that was the problem.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Noob questions on processing and errors... (Message 1223958)
Posted 721 days ago by Profile Spiked Punch
I am not sure if I am still a noob when it comes to SETI@Home or not, even though I have been involved for about ten years. On the other hand, this is my first post here, so...

Any way, the story so far...
I had one of my main machines up and die on me, and so built a replacement with more power, and since getting it started up in the S@H collective I have noticed a few things:

The machine in question: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6618449

1.) I am seeing a somewhat high number of errors (35 so far) being generated in the short while (10 days) that this machine has been running, and I am curious as to what could be causing this. About the only bit of gibberish given that I can make sense of is "-177 (0xffffffffffffff4f) ERR_RSC_LIMIT_EXCEEDED."


2.) And a minor gripe, it seems to be taken a while for the computer's daily average to catch up with its actual performance. Is this normal, or what is the usual time for this to work itself out?

Thanks for the input.


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