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1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Upgrade CPU - BOINC & SETI@HOME (Message 1617203)
Posted 2 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Unless you plan to change out from an Intel to an AMD processor, or from an AMD to an Intel processor, or from a 32bit to a 64bit processor, it shouldn't matter much. These changes give your host a new hostID, so you may want to run your cache down prior to changing over, just to be safe.

BOINC will automatically do a benchmark when it detects changes like this.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help with this one (Message 1617003)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Reading older threads on this warning, try reseating the videocard first.
3) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Time Machine. (Message 1616987)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Ageless
OS X Mountain Lion: Exclude items from a Time Machine backup
That should give you an idea.

And from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC#Mac_OS_X:
The default location for data directory of BOINC is /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data. You may want to exclude this folder from Time Machine backup system to prevent increase of backup data size.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1616966)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Ageless
I just dumped some 30 inconclusives back into the fray.

When you have an AMD GPU and you see "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered." take note that just exiting and restarting BOINC does not fix this!

I did and all work in cache is now reported with run times of 15 - 25 seconds. Yeah, bust.

Rebooted the system. New work (2) is past the 25 second mark already, so my reboot fixed that GPU driver problem. I promise that for the next hours I won't play with Google Earth anymore. :)

And yep, back to:
21/12/2014 15:45:20 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for AMD/ATI GPU 21/12/2014 15:45:20 | SETI@home | [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices 21/12/2014 15:45:20 | SETI@home | [sched_op] AMD/ATI GPU work request: 256713.41 seconds; 0.00 devices 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | [sched_op] Server version 705 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | No tasks sent 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for AstroPulse v7 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | Tasks for CPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | Tasks for NVIDIA GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | Tasks for Intel GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 21/12/2014 15:45:22 | SETI@home | Project requested delay of 303 seconds
5) Message boards : News : Marvin crashed (Message 1616916)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Ageless
while I was AFK

Wait, why would you even be AK (at keyboard) on a Sunday?
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Error (Message 1616674)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
The thread you're posting in is about an error on a third party website. It has nothing to do with whether or not your BOINC will download work from Seti, or not.

If no work downloads from Seti, check:
- If you didn't set Seti to No New Tasks. Open BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Projects tab->Select Seti@Home from the list of projects. On the left is a command menu, there should be a button visible stating "No new tasks". If this shows "Allow new tasks" click it. This button shows the option one has, not the state that it is in.

- Check what messages you get. Press CTRL+SHIFT+E to open the Event Log.
When now navigating in BOINC Manager to Advanced view->Projects tab, selecting Seti@Home and clicking Update, what is the response about this in the Event Log? Can you otherwise copy a couple of those lines to here? (Not all available messages please, that's too much. Select only the messages about the contact, then use the "Copy Selected" button, instead of "Copy All".)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1616644)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Oh no, I have loads of "*no14ac*" tasks again, of which the 13 to 20 range cause severe stuttering when they run on my AMD HD7870. What is it with these November tasks that causes this problem? The older tasks, 21 to 26 give no problems.
8) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Time/Freq/Power Box always empty (Message 1616639)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
You use an Intel GPU (built into the Intel CPU).
The drivers for the Intel GPU are in so far broken, that they refuse to show the bottom part of the graphics & screen saver. These graphics work without flaw on AMD and Nvidia GPUs, so it's really a problem with the Intel GPU or its drivers.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1616627)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
I just watched Inside a Google data center. Talk about 'server problems'... Wouldn't we all wish that the colo looked like that?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : question and or idea..... (Message 1616436)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
Damn, in the end I didn't see what actual elapsed time it had.
The task's values are diluted, as run time and CPU time show as 20,902.81 seconds.
However, the stderr.txt speaks of CPU time: 34246.5 seconds and Elapsed time: 7545.7 seconds.

The latter may be the closest, the last time I checked it the elapsed time was an hour and 47 minutes with 17 minutes to go. But then things sped up, and around the moment supreme I got a phone call.
11) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616338)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
P.S. Perhaps your centric view needs some correction. Where REAL population lies: India and China, not west altogether ;)

Always found that a weird point of view from a Russian, to say that America is the West: it borders to Russia on the east.

{:P
12) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616299)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
With the whole American and European boycott of Russian goods, and the Russian boycott of European and American goods, I doubt you can ship it anywhere other than Russia and Iran. ;-)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : question and or idea..... (Message 1616158)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
I got three tasks, two single core CPU Mini Collatz tasks and one for OpenCL_CPU.
The single core ones sit waiting at 3h 17m 56s initial estimate.
While its initial run time was 2 hours 5 minutes on the OpenCL task, best estimates say it's going to take about 2 hours.

But I'll have to run one of those single core tasks after it to see what it results into. Will do that tonight. Have to be places in a bit and won't be back home until after 6pm.

Ooh... also see it continues to run even with BOINC now set to Suspend - time of day.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1616148)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, if you do not have enough work, Pirates is dealing out work again as well. Only caveats: max 1 task per CPU core no matter the cache setting you have; a one hour scheduler wait between contacts. Try to force a new contact? The hour resets.

Remember, Pirates is for fun, not for credits.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : question and or idea..... (Message 1616142)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
I'm testing one v6.04 Mini, running on 3 CPU cores of my i5-2500K.
It's kind of cool looking:


I see these run 'cooler' on my CPU than Multibeam or Astropulse do. Those tend to be around 60 Celsius, these OpenCL only 56 Celsius.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1615968)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
Hmmm, just got the Seti 'why bother?' / request donation email in. The first paragraph being:
SETI@home has been running for over a decade, harnessing the power of millions of computers around the world in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. We've observed for thousands of hours on some of the world's largest telescopes. Volunteers like you have donated immense amounts of computing time. And many of you have also donated money, or donated your time to help other users on our online forums. Yet we've found nothing. Zip. Not a peep from ET in all those terabytes of data. So why bother?

Uh hold on... we've found nothing? So does that mean that Nitpicker works and has been going through those terabytes of compiled data? Why weren't we informed?
17) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Android Errors.? (Message 1615701)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
No. It will eventually fall off the visible list, hiding under the 30 days and older computers list. But if you want rid of it, just wait until its task list is completely empty. Then you can delete the ID through the details page of that host. Any credit it may have gathered stays with you.
18) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1615676)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
May not ship to Netherlands.. too bad then. Own a piece of Seti history, but only if you live in the USA. And have the money. :)

More wondering what's inside these servers. All have the same photos of dust in strategic places, but no explanation on what's actually inside them. So either it's an expensive paper weight, or it'll just gather more dust.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1615673)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
The problem with the profile images and avatars seems to have solved itself. Magically. But thank you Matt for checking, nonetheless. :)
20) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Android Errors.? (Message 1615667)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
When checking the task details on your errors, they all say process got signal 11 which is a segmentation error, which means that something is broken. Most likely (part of) the memory on that device.

The memory on it may be perfectly fine for (simple) surfing, but not be up to it to be under duress like it will be when Seti crunches on it. Not much you can do about that on a tablet. On a PC we would recommend to test the memory and if need be replace it.

Now it's probably better to pick your losses and not run BOINC on it.


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