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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1783739)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Simply sad, that the "powers to be" are so unregenerate about this issue.


Since BOINC went from BOINC developed by 3 developers mainly to BOINC as a Governance, we the users are "the powers that be". As the commits on Github show, a lot of the bugfixes are written by third party developers these days.

So if this is so bad and you don't want to wait for David to budge, get a buddy developer to add his code to Github with a possible fix for this and ask if it's merged, or at least that some project tests it.

Sorry, but I've sat through this thread reading all the reproach people have about the credit system and how David doesn't want to change anything, but then apparently neither does anyone here or else someone would've gone that track already.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1783437)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Thanks all. It's appreciated. :-)
As for patience, it's more like stepping in when the blood's dripping from the ceiling and see what can be recovered. That's way easier than stepping in in the middle of the fight. :-)

And besides, everyone there is supposed to be an adult, even though some of them don't act that way. {Shrug}
To quote Depeche Mode:
People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

I guess that's also why some of here and over there haven't dared say anything yet.

Anyway, because you all liked it so much, and lines were long at times, the Bouncy Castle at the back of The Lounge has been renewed for another week. Let's hope it doesn't blow away.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Task Preference Not Being Honored (Message 1783429)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
I have the exact same preferences and aside from some messages about no work when there are only vlar, no problems really to fill my cache. So it does work.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1783158)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
My BOINC milestone: 10 years as your BOINC moderator. Go on, say something nice about me. :-)

My signature image links there as well.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1782987)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
I see were having an identity crisis again:

27/04/2016 20:20:32 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for AMD/ATI GPU 27/04/2016 20:20:32 | SETI@home | [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices 27/04/2016 20:20:32 | SETI@home | [sched_op] AMD/ATI GPU work request: 380686.87 seconds; 0.00 devices 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | [sched_op] Server version 707 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | No tasks sent 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for AstroPulse v7 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | Tasks for CPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | Tasks for NVIDIA GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | Tasks for Intel GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 27/04/2016 20:20:36 | SETI@home | Project requested delay of 303 seconds 27/04/2016 20:25:39 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for AMD/ATI GPU 27/04/2016 20:25:39 | SETI@home | [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices 27/04/2016 20:25:39 | SETI@home | [sched_op] AMD/ATI GPU work request: 388739.65 seconds; 0.00 devices 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | [sched_op] Server version 707 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | No tasks sent 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for AstroPulse v7 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | Tasks for CPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | Tasks for NVIDIA GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | Tasks for Intel GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them 27/04/2016 20:25:43 | SETI@home | Project requested delay of 303 seconds
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1782472)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
So... when you combine 4 of these guppi's, do you get a gouldfish then? ;-)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1782411)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
At least with the fridge, it's doable. With your car... "Please find a safe spot to stop, so Windows can reboot to finalize installing new drivers for the sensor array of the turbo injector".
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1782366)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
From https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2016/04/22/hannover-messe-2016-epicenter-of-industrie-4-0/

IAV Automotive Engineering is using Windows 10 Continuum to stream Windows 10 and all its applications directly to intelligent mobile dashboards. This new offering can integrate data and services such as Microsoft Office 365 or Cortana, becoming a personal assistant to drivers through a notebook, tablet, or smartphone.

At Hannover Messe, IAV and Microsoft will demonstrate a concept solution that enables communication to help prevent accidents. Known as “vehicle-2-x” communication (V2X), the approach uses data from the vehicle’s surroundings to improve convenience and enhance safety by anticipating and mitigating potential hazards.


Other things in the InternetOfThings world to be using Windows 10 are intelligent fridges, intelligent lampposts, your smart car, smart buildings, etc. etc.
You really won't be able to miss out on any of this great stuff!
Just check https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot for the endless possibilities, like the Raspberry Pi 3 board with Windows 10 IoT Core.

[sarcasm mode off]
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : period_search_10210_windows_x86_64_sse3 what is this??? (Message 1782353)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
Next time you re-start the BOINC or the computer the number of cores used will be the number you have selected.

Changes made in the local preferences in BOINC are used immediately upon clicking the OK button on the dialog windows. No need to restart BOINC or the computer.

The Activity menu setting must be set to "based on preferences" to have most preferences work correctly.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1781702)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Funnily enough, I was introducing that song to a colleague a few weeks ago

The short version, or all 18 minutes worth of joy?

Litterbug.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : 1.)MSI Afterburner doesn't start at Windows start up - why? 2.)FuryX downclock bug. (Message 1781654)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Can't you use Windows Task Scheduler to add the program and set it to start at Windows log on, or seconds thereafter? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/schedule-task#1TC=windows-7 (Here's how to open task scheduler in Windows 8/8.1)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : RDP (Message 1781624)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Remote Desktop uses its own driver, one that works on all videocards, so it lacks exotic stuff as CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL etc.

There are other programs on the market that use the driver installed by the user instead. Think of various versions of VNC. You should be able to find a free one.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1781382)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
No, now BOINC has created the credit monster, I think it has a responsibility to calculate it with the same rigour as the projects calculate their science.

How about setting up a project that recalculates everyone's credit gained through CN and any other credit generation and adjusts it all down to one common numeral? We can call it "[Throughput-]Numerator-Denominator-Estimator".

A bit like WUProp, but for credit. :)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1781056)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
No there isn't. The statistics in BOINC are kept per machine, on that machine. So when you have more than one computer, you'll have to set it manually on all those machines.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : Error while computing (Message 1780186)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, I did see one task terminate without errors yesterday, you even got credit for it. So it would seem that your computer can conclude tasks normally.

But you also seem to have set BOINC its preferences up to only do calculations when the computer is idle, as else your BOINC would return more tasks per day. So it is a bit difficult for me to follow, and what with the correct tasks removal within 24 hours I just have to see that tasks end correctly at the right time, or miss that. (After tasks finish correctly they only stay visible in your task list for 24 hours, then they're removed from the database so not to crowd the database too much).

I think your decision is a good one.
Albeit, both your CPU and GPU should be able to run this work without any problems, but I don't know what else happens on that system that can run interference. Hope to see you again in the future. :)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1780183)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, if anyone here wants to discuss the credits, there's a new thread started here at the BOINC forums by someone from Gridcoin, who wants to know what the next gen credit should do and look like.

Good luck.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Failed to add project (Message 1780144)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
Since you re-imaged the machine, make sure you allowed BOINC again through your firewall package. boinc.exe requires internet access on TCP ports 80 and 443.
If you're using a proxy, make sure that BOINC is set up to use it correctly.
18) Questions and Answers : Web site : resolution of 1220.703 Hertz and a score of 1.01 is this unusual? lol (Message 1780081)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
Also, when interested in what everything on the screen saver means, there's an explanation here: http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/index.html
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1780069)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
I think last week was for the introduction of GBT data which could not wait until Tuesday.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1779922)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Or as I said over at BOINC, also affected:
Stuff is slowing down. It gets increasingly difficult to come here and at Seti. Tomorrow (18-04, 05:12 local time) is the 110 year anniversary of the big 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Let's hope nature's not planning a jolty celebration.

Ah, to keep an eye out: http://earthquaketrack.com/v/sf/recent


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