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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1616144)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
We were suppose to hit 28C here today, but we barely made 26C and the breeze made that 2C lower,

Thankfully no rain or storms are in the offering this day.

Cheers.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1616143)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
No Vic, caramel all the way through (my missus made mean 1's). ;-)

Cheers.
23) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1616136)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
You would think that we'd have higher ethics and morals these days for this sort of crap not to go on. :-(

Obviously some of us don't sadly. :-O

Why can't we all just get along?

Cheers.
24) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1616133)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
India finished day 3, 26 runs behind and 1 wicket down, this match may very well wind up as a draw.

Anyhow, time for some dinner before the local T20 big bush match to start.

Cheers.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : question and or idea..... (Message 1616116)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
No, its not possible atm.
It would require new science apps.
Joe, Raistmer and or Jason can explain this much better.

My understanding is that the SETI analysis is not conducive to paralleling. I'll leave it to the Lunatic Pros to chime in.

What do you think we do on GPUs? They are parallel devices, par excellence.

SETI probably isn't appropriate for the old-style symmetric multi-processor (SMP) style of parallel programming, but it's been suggested that OpenCL could use multiple CPUs in the same way that it uses multiple compute units within a GPU.

For traditional (x86-style) CPUs, there probably isn't any point of incurring the extra overhead of the middleware - we have efficient enough CPU applications to perform the work required in a timely fashion on single cores.

If OpenCL drivers/runtime support are available, there might be some benefit of from running multi-core applications on Atom and similar devices, which might struggle to meet deadlines in single-core mode. Recent versions of BOINC already have the capability to schedule OpenCL on CPUs, though I'm not aware of anyone testing that facility yet.


John over at Collatz does have a OpenCL CPU app available.

But how efficient is it compared to just straight out running it without a 3rd party app involved?

Cheers.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1616112)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
No probs at all there Julie and I hope that your day goes well.

They certainly should Mike, but I have to ask this, how is your country on the rules of a small still?

Gordon, rule no.1 here, don't by anything that's not wash'n'wear buddy. :-D

Cheers.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1616106)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
What, no Devils food cake?


I'll take a slice of that right now. :~)

Me 2, though a caramel 1 would be even better. :-)

Cheers.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The story game, Part IV (Message 1616102)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
bottle so that
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : After the end of 2014, I was ready to start a business! ! I wish myself good luck! ! (Message 1616100)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
Good luck, but which of the hundreds of "Administrator"s here are you?

There are so many of yous here, maybe time for a name change just to separate you from the rest of the crowd. ;-)

Cheers.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1616097)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
What do you expect from people who drive on the wrong side of the road? :-D
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night and sweet dreams everyone :) #4 (Message 1616093)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
oh my it's way past my betime 4.39am time for bed so night all ops the sun is up so good day everyone

Now that's close to my wake up time mate. ;-)

Cheers.
32) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1616092)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
Starc just got Vijay very cheaply. India 1 for 41.

Come on Aussies.

Cheers.
33) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1616091)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
For those who argue for gun control, read this & weep...

8 Children found dead in Cairns, Australia - reportedly stabbed

And very likely another illegal firearm involved again. :-(
34) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1616090)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
I bet India wern't expecting to have a 97 run deficit to negate on their 2nd innings. ;-)

Cheers.
35) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1616088)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
No problems Lynn and I'll keep throwing in whatever links come my way. ;-)

Cheers.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1616085)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
You're pretty much much not going to see any high production out of the AP splitters while 3 or 4 of them are working on 1 file as they've been doing for the last few months.

Currently file 26my14ab has 4 splitters tied up.

Cheers.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : PC Matic vs Kaspersky. (Message 1616083)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
I gave AVG free the flick with their associated stupid crapware so I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials on clients PC's here for the last 2yrs now without any problems (and now on my own).

I've just had 2 PC's here this week which havn't changed my mind on Norton's crapware either pretty much crippling PC's for now other reason than they want more $'s out of people.

Cheers.
38) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1615965)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
Thor certainly put on some shows for us here yesterday, thankfully we didn't get a lot of rain with them (though they did interrupt both cricket matches), but it was a terrific day. :-D

I hope everyone else is enjoying their Thorsday celebrations as well.

All hail Thor!!!

Cheers.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 22 (Message 1615960)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Wiggo
G'morning everyone and happy B'day Wingdi.

Another 10.5mm was dropped here yesterday (I was expecting it to be more) which takes the month's total here to 150mm (6") and there's still 12 days to go yet. :-O

Friday Beer O'clock in 3hrs.

Now I'd better finish this coffee and get back to work.

Cheers.
40) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1615660)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Wiggo
The umpires have called bad light with a band of thunderstorms closing in, so that's the end of the day's play with the Aussies at 4/221.

The highlight of the day was young Josh Hazlewood's 5 wicket haul on debut.

Cheers.


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