Posts by Brent Norman

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1940617)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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If it was on water, I would make a coffee, it's at 76C. :) The Hybrid 1080s are at 46C.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1940590)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Munching them as fast as possible.
4 in 90 -95 seconds:-)
I have never actually taken the time to do a comparison against 1080Ti before.
My Titan Xp is running these in 83-90 seconds, 1080's around 133s.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1940547)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Lucky for you that it is Winter there, LOL
4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1939943)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Woo Hoo!
Made it to 200 Million :D
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1939222)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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67 Dated June 11, but that is 7 computers as well.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Would like to contribute. Need help. (Message 1938913)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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To be honest you will get MUCH MUCH more performance out of a good Graphics Card (GPU) than you will out of a high powered (high priced) CPU. With that being said a used Computer with an EVGA 1070Ti Hybrid added would run circles around the one you listed.

For new, maybe an AMD 1700X with a 1070Ti and 750W Power Supply, but that would likely break the budget. I would get an ATX board and mid tower case which would allow you to add another card. For just crunching a 128Gb SSD is all you need, and not much for RAM (at least for SETI, but some other project need more memory). If you want to overclock your CPU, it normally cost you more for better quality memory.

For OS, Linux is getting the best performance, but some knowledge and willingness for setup is require. Windows 10 is fine, but get PRO so you can stop graphics driver updates which cause problems.

There are countless number of options to go with for computer/GPU options.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU temperature while running SETI (Message 1938912)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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3930K @ 3500Mhz - 61C - Raijintek 240
3820 @ 3600MHz - 50C - Artic Freezer 240
1700X @ 3700MHz - 62C - Lepa 240 + AphaCool 240x45mm rad
x5680 @ 3300MHz - 62C - CoolerMaster D92
3820 @ 4100Mhz - 64C - Corsair H80i
960 @ 3200 - 68C - Zalman 92

30C Ambient right now.
It seems I can't make up my mind what CPU cooler to use when I see this list :P
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1938642)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Anyone want one free of charge?

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9) Message boards : Number crunching : use 8 cpu for 1 seti task (Message 1938200)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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The big thing with 2 vs 1 tasks is you need 2 CPU threads as well, so you are wasting one.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1938180)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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It is also easiest (and safer) to pull the SATA cables from your Windows drives during the initial install.

I have found it easiest to download the ISO file and burn it to DVD - works every time.

The scrolling list was probably the boot sequence, but that should disappear fast, unless it freeze up.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : use 8 cpu for 1 seti task (Message 1938165)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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I don't think you will find a performance gain from running 2 tasks on that card, most people with 750Ti cards only run 1 task, with an aggressive command line. I don't think you have a command line in use.

If you do run 2 tasks the app_config.xml goes in the SETI folder, the cc_config in the BOINC folder.
You should also have <cpu_usage>1.0</cpu_usage> for the SoG application. It needs a full thread to work properly.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Low, low low credits with my dual 690s (Message 1937665)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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For one, you are running cuda which is extremely slow. That card should handle SoG - I think.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 7.10.2 problem on Linux (Message 1937252)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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BOINC's file name for the password for remote access is gui_rpc_auth.cfg , I don't think you can change that to 'chartres_ ...'
I don't think you have a remote access password set.

EDIT: Scratch that idea, was thinking that was a local machine script, not local --> client script.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1937214)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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I'm not sure what is actually required to do it, but some people have said (I think) they run v6 manger with v7 client to retain the log view. It may be as simple as copying the old v6 MGR app (if you have a copy) over the v7 one, but likely not ...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : (SOLVED: 'normal' .vlar WUs to AMD GPUs now?) - NEW: So much 'ghost' WUs? (Message 1936558)
Posted 21 May 2018 by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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[quote]We've been seeing it (and discussing it) for about a month. I think message 1929652 was about the earliest definitive statement:
12 Apr 2018 wrote:
My GPU Q is now full of Arecibo VLAR tasks, out of the 200 limit over 120 are these blighted little critters.
Here's a message from me just a little sooner than that timestamps when they first started to appear.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936501)
Posted 21 May 2018 by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Get a Google Home system to announce "Honey, I have you credit card and going shopping now."
That should wake you up :-)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1936357)
Posted 20 May 2018 by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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I have often wondered about trying a "water to water heat exchanger" most of them seem to be copper/stainless so they should be compatible with cooling systems. After all water is cheaper than AC.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1936068)
Posted 17 May 2018 by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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The server, or posting about it?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Any advice to eliminate a small handful of invalids? (Message 1935923)
Posted 16 May 2018 by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Overclocking is also a common source of invalids.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1935711)
Posted 14 May 2018 by Profile Brent Norman Special Project $250 donor
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Your CPU is fine, my top 2 computers are old LGA2011 boards with good GPUs. My Quad core 3820 is at 142,000 RAC with 2x1070 and 2x1060s in it. So an ATX board, case, PSU (750 is fine), and a GPU and you will gain a lot.


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