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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1720039)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
One of these days we'll get Service Pack 2 for Windows 7, with all those goodies and more default included. Of course. :)
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1720028)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Did you check the boinc settings where you can limit the download speed?
Maybe that got changed somehow?

Both download and upload are set at a max of 1024 kilobytes/second in the web preferences, not doing overriding through local preferences.(*)
But as shown throughout the year, with 300K max for APs and 120K max for MBs, I never get the speeds.

global_prefs.xml
<max_bytes_sec_down>1024000.0</max_bytes_sec_down> <max_bytes_sec_up>1024000.0</max_bytes_sec_up>

global_prefs_override.xml
<max_bytes_sec_up>0.000000</max_bytes_sec_up> <max_bytes_sec_down>0.000000</max_bytes_sec_down>

(*) Now wondering though, when I have set a value in web preferences, but no value in local preferences, do the local preferences then still override the web preferences (set to zero = no limitation), or do they follow the web preferences and only override when there's a value > 1 set? Hmmmm, pondering.

In any case, My true connection
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1719830)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
Latest AP versus older APs earlier in the year on my computer (with 200Mbit connection, but somewhere between me and Berk things slow down)

29/08/2015 01:04:55 | SETI@home | Started download of ap_26se11ae_B2_P1_00241_20150828_15663.wu
29/08/2015 01:05:24 | SETI@home | Finished download of ap_26se11ae_B2_P1_00241_20150828_15663.wu
29/08/2015 01:05:24 | SETI@home | [file_xfer] Throughput 297520 bytes/sec

17-Jan-2015 20:45:48 [SETI@home] Started download of ap_25oc11ad_B4_P1_00015_20150117_09113.wu
17-Jan-2015 20:46:12 [SETI@home] Finished download of ap_25oc11ad_B4_P1_00015_20150117_09113.wu
17-Jan-2015 20:46:12 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 361300 bytes/sec

The following were two APs that downloaded together with 11 MBs simultaneously.
24-Jun-2015 00:33:37 [SETI@home] Started download of ap_01fe15aa_B0_P0_00221_20150623_13173.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:33:37 [SETI@home] Started download of ap_02fe15ab_B0_P0_00205_20150623_13249.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:34:10 [SETI@home] Finished download of ap_01fe15aa_B0_P0_00221_20150623_13173.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:34:10 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 255558 bytes/sec
24-Jun-2015 00:34:05 [SETI@home] Finished download of ap_02fe15ab_B0_P0_00205_20150623_13249.wu
24-Jun-2015 00:34:05 [SETI@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 303754 bytes/sec

MBs normally download at speeds between low 90Ks to low 120Ks.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 7 configuration issue that affects GPU crunching - help needed (Message 1719738)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
An option is to go into Windows Explorer, open that drive's properties, Security and grant Everyone permission to use that drive. "Everyone" can be an English group, but can also be set in Russian.
25) Questions and Answers : Windows : Daten aus 2011 (Message 1719730)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
From More Data (Aug 21 2015), posted by Matt Lebofsky, Project administrator, Project developer, Project scientist.

Those panicking about a coming storm due to lack of data... The well is pretty dry but Jeff and I just uncovered a stash of tapes from 2011 that require some re-analysis, so that's why you'll see a bunch showing up in splitter queue over the weekend (hopefully before the the results-to-send queue drops to zero).


Besides, in terms of time it doesn't matter if we're looking through data recorded in 1999, 2006, 2011 or 2015. We're not doing real-time data crunching.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1719667)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
http://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-hits-home-run-announces-75-million-installs-for-windows-10

Of course, they don't say how many people have since uninstalled it again.

Microsoft itself is projecting that there will be 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within two to three years.
That's scary.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : download to flash drive (Message 1719530)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
I've learned to take everything Jord says with a grain of salt.

Great, but do know that my nom de plume is Ageless, a name that before this very post hadn't been in this thread yet. If I am that much at the top of your brain, that you're confusing me with genuine others, then perhaps it's time to take five.
28) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : SETI@home not running properly (Message 1718717)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Make sure that Suspend when non-BOINC CPU usage is above N% is set to a sufficient number. The default 25% may give problems.
Also, since these Astropulse run on your GPUs, check the status of the Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use preference.
29) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : How to retrieve individual work unit credits granted? Like, for a 24-hour period. (Message 1718339)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
You can download the general hosts statistics from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/stats/ and filter down to your hostIDs.

The statistic sites use this data.
Have you tried going to your account already and following one or more of the links to the statistics sites? I bet BOINCStats does what you want with their 'Last 40 days' stats.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Two SETI@home screens (Message 1718291)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
You should almost certainly be using "Advanced View" rather than "Simple View"

Why? You can probably give a splendid reason as to why people should be using advanced view over simple view, if you're going to be giving advice like that. What is wrong with simple view? Shouldn't the developers then just do away with it, if it's so unnecessary? Do you have any idea why there are the simple and advanced views?

and you should never use the BOINC screensaver if you have the option -- it just takes CPU cycles away from the crunching.

Is that what he was asking? Why is it so difficult for people to answer questions being asked? Why must there always be unnecessary advice being given, solely based on own opinions and totally not trying to answer the question(s) asked?
Ever thought that there are people who like to run the screen saver? And who then just want their question answered, instead of given nonsensical advice?

@Tom, the screen saver switches between running tasks. You have a quad core CPU on which you run one task per core, meaning that you run four tasks and thus you see four different Seti screen savers that BOINC switches between.
You also run Astropulse on your Nvidia card, but these come without a screen saver. So these may show the default BOINC screen saver instead.

You can change how the BOINC screen saver reacts by going to Options in the Screen Saver control panel. See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/BOINC_screensaver#Screensaver_Settings for the different switches you can use.
31) Questions and Answers : Windows : version change totally stopped gpu's (Message 1718124)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
What version change?

How about posting the BOINC startup messages? The first 30 to 40 lines will do.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1717964)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
LOL, it looks like it's all **my15a* tasks. I've had 01my15a* and 05my15a* do it thus far. I see some 02my15s, 04my15s in the cache, and see that I shouldn't work on my computer tomorrow with BOINC running. Got seven 0*my15a* still in the list.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1717960)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
Also creepy, and of course not what you wanted to read, but knew it was coming.

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft.

Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them.

Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.

Some of the traffic is obviously harmless. On connecting to a new network, Windows machines try to request two URLs (www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt and ipv6.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt, the former over IPv4, the latter over IPv6) to ascertain whether a given network is routed to the Internet and if there is a captive portal in the way (NCSI stands for "Network Connection Status Indicator"). These requests are very bare, with no machine IDs or other data sent. If you want to turn even these off there is a way to do so, but the privacy impact is minimal.

Some of the traffic looks harmless but feels like it shouldn't be happening. For example, even with no Live tiles pinned to Start (and hence no obvious need to poll for new tile data), Windows 10 seems to download new tile info from MSN's network from time to time, using unencrypted HTTP to do so. While again the requests contain no identifying information, it's not clear why they're occurring at all, given that they have no corresponding tile.

Other traffic looks a little more troublesome. Windows 10 will periodically send data to a Microsoft server named ssw.live.com. This server seems to be used for OneDrive and some other Microsoft services. Windows 10 seems to transmit information to the server even when OneDrive is disabled and logins are using a local account that isn't connected to a Microsoft Account. The exact nature of the information being sent isn't clear—it appears to be referencing telemetry settings—and again, it's not clear why any data is being sent at all. We disabled telemetry on our test machine using group policies.

And finally, some traffic seems quite impenetrable. We configured our test virtual machine to use an HTTP and HTTPS proxy (both as a user-level proxy and a system-wide proxy) so that we could more easily monitor its traffic, but Windows 10 seems to make requests to a content delivery network that bypass the proxy.

We've asked Microsoft if there is any way to disable this additional communication or information about what its purpose is. We were told "As part of delivering Windows 10 as a service, updates may be delivered to provide ongoing new features to Bing search, such as new visual layouts, styles and search code. No query or search usage data is sent to Microsoft, in accordance with the customer's chosen privacy settings. This also applies to searching offline for items such as apps, files and settings on the device." This is consistent with what we saw (there is no query or search data transmitted), but also likely to run counter to most people's expectations; if Web searching and Cortana are disabled, we suspect that the inference that most people would make is that searching the Start menu wouldn't hit the Internet at all. But it does. The traffic could be innocuous, but the inclusion of a machine ID gives it a suspicious appearance.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1717954)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
LOL

Windows 10 privacy paranoia leads to ban from private pirate torrent trackers

Fears surrounding Windows 10's online connectivity and data collection are continuing to run rampant. The latest fallout is something that Microsoft probably won't be too upset about: some private BitTorrent trackers that trade entirely in pirated media appear to have banned the use of Microsoft's operating system.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1717934)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
Great this choppy work. Got a 01my15ac that's putting 99% load on the GPU every 30 seconds, for 5 seconds, time in which I can't do anything with my computer. You ought to figure how much fun it was to type this then. ;-)

Looked at its AR, but am not sure anymore what a VLAR or VHAR is these days: <true_angle_range>0.13099845040794</true_angle_range>
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (100) Server Problems? (Message 1717928)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
24/08/2015 22:37:05 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 01dc14ac.31489.76881.438086664204.12.7_0_0
24/08/2015 22:37:25 | SETI@home | Finished download of 17oc11ai.32127.15778.438086664199.12.101

Seems to work again.
37) Questions and Answers : Web site : New BOINC client (Message 1717766)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Unless you use an app_config.xml file to set the CPU usage of one of several GPUs in your system, it's not a problem. But I did ask Rom if he added the fixes in this 7.6.6; don't think so, but am waiting for an answer.
38) Questions and Answers : Web site : New BOINC client (Message 1717698)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
And then of course, overnight 7.6.6 is elevated to recommended for Windows and Macintosh.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Corsair Graphite 600T (Message 1717555)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
i'm pretty sure if you get it wrong and get a hold of the 12 rail the paperclip is gonna be welded to your finger

The green wire is only the Power On wire. It has a 2.5V voltage when the PSU is off, and a 3.5V voltage when the PSU is on. The latter value can waver a little upwards.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Corsair Graphite 600T (Message 1717534)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Good video. I must say, the last time I was in the situation and got this trick explained to me, I plugged the paper-clip in on the live PSU. I'm still here, the PSU is still here. But, probably best to follow it as done in the video. :)


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