Posts by Dragokatzov

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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1637384)
Posted 4 Feb 2015 by Profile Dragokatzov
Go home, Microsoft. You are drunk!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Considering retiring my laptop with AMD Radeon GPU (Message 1630692)
Posted 21 Jan 2015 by Profile Dragokatzov
GPUZ tells me this is a AMD Radeon 7600M. I know it is no power house, but I am pretty disappointed with the performance I am getting out of it. In comparison, my much older 9800 GTX+ is WAY faster. I have tried both the stock app, and the Lunatics apps. GPUZ tells me that the GPU is running at 97%. Is this what I can expect from this GPU or is there something else wrong?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1469692)
Posted 27 Jan 2014 by Profile Dragokatzov
Here are 6 of mine

You know we are all a bunch of geeks and nerds when a random shot of someones screen is playing "The Big Bang Theory"
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti on next gen console,s (Message 1450268)
Posted 5 Dec 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
Can't you develop apps for these systems? If so, porting BOINC and SETI shouldn't be an issue, especially for the Xbox One.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Aproximate cost to run SETI (Message 1432298)
Posted 23 Oct 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I know it varies by area, but I am just wondering what would be the aproximate cost of running SETI 24/7 on one pc. I know i am not giving you guys a lot to go on, but i just want aproximate costs.

6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows XP 365 days support remaining (Message 1357503)
Posted 16 Apr 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
XP was great for its time. I find 7 a lot smoother though. I never used vista for that long though, had one laptop with vista on it and mostly just used linux on it anyways. I do still have an XP box crunching, but I am going to upgrade it to 7 soon.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : What exactly am I looking for in a GPU? (Message 1356652)
Posted 13 Apr 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I am just saying that if the economics are not the issue, you may well be better off in terms of productivity to launch another rig....and you add the additional CPU cores as well.

If money is no object, then how about a device designed to run 4 video cards externally?

is this how some people here have 8 690's? or does BOINC see 1 690 as 2 cards?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : What exactly am I looking for in a GPU? (Message 1356573)
Posted 13 Apr 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
My computer, "red-pc" is my main desktop. I was thinking of replacing my 550Ti with a 680, moving the 550Ti to "lynn", and retiring the 9800GT in "lynn", or making another cheap box to put it in. I could also keep the 9800GT in "lynn" and just build another cheap box for the 550Ti. Depends on weather or not my next apartment pays for utilities or not ;)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : What exactly am I looking for in a GPU? (Message 1356121)
Posted 12 Apr 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
This really clears it up! Thanks!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : What exactly am I looking for in a GPU? (Message 1356101)
Posted 12 Apr 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I don't think I properly indicated what I was looking for, sorry about that.
taking a look at, I see a GTX 650.

looking at the detail specs, what are the most important things I am looking for, for example number of cores, memory clock, core clock, etc
11) Message boards : Number crunching : What exactly am I looking for in a GPU? (Message 1356081)
Posted 12 Apr 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
What specs are the most important, and which are more trivial. I am guessing RAM is not overly important, but if I want to find the best bang for the buck, what specifications should I be looking at?

12) Message boards : News : Server Relocation (Message 1349412)
Posted 22 Mar 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
Does this mean you can take full advantage of the gigabit connection?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabit up the hill (Message 1344102)
Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
Thanks for the clarification
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabit up the hill (Message 1344083)
Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I would say it is time to get this thing rolling. I would also like to add the following suggestion of adding a speed cap of 100KB/s or even just 50KB/s. I remember when SETI got the 100Mbps link running, and thought why it was necessary to download a 366KB WU at 700KB/s? These are not large pieces of data, and I believe a speed cap like this would help make better use of the bandwidth available. Even an Astropulse unit would download in 2 minutes and 45 seconds at 50KB/s. Until we get cards that can do a work unit that fast, I don't think there is any need to download at that speed. I am aware of GPUUG's efforts, but none seem to focus on the Gigabit cause

I have looked for a fundraiser campaign or something to donate for the fiber line but I can not find it. Is there one?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 older cards be worth it? (Message 1344081)
Posted 8 Mar 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I can tell you that I really miss my old E6300, a 9800 GTX+ and 2 low power 9800GT's (those 3 cards combined are the equivalent to 3 regular 9800GT's) which cuts about 24000 off my RAC ATM.

So yes they are worth it if you are willing to pay the extra power costs.


It is funny you said that because I just bought a E8400 with mobo, ram, psu and case off of Kijiji. There is a local pc parts store here that has a 30GB SSD for $50, and I have an old DVD drive laying around. So looks like my old cards will get to crunch again after all!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 older cards be worth it? (Message 1343776)
Posted 7 Mar 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I guess I did not realize the Lunatics apps haven't ben updated in so long

I would need an Lunatics SETI @home for dummies book here. I have never been able to get then to work properly, because I can not find a step by step guide to install them. Help!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 older cards be worth it? (Message 1343761)
Posted 7 Mar 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
So, here is my situation.
I have a Geforce GTX 550 Ti in my main rig. I want to upgrade it to a GTX 660 or a GTx 660 Ti, and take my 550 Ti and put it in my mothers computer which she leaves on 24/7. This would be running the stock app as I am not there a lot and it can update by its self. I am left with a 9800 GTX+ and a 9800 GT that are not being used. I was thinking of putting together a cheap system and putting them both in that just to crunch with. I would need to buy the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and power supply. I have an older unused ATX case I would re-use. Would this be worth it?
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Power of a Community (Message 1338992)
Posted 16 Feb 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
Communities can come together and do seeming impossible things. SETI @home depends on this community, and I have even seen the community of other BOINC projects come together to offer whatever support is needed.

We all enjoy science, and space exploration. SETI @home is the most popular distributed computing project out there because it captures the imagination, and challenges us. If it was not for SETI, I would not be working in IT, and would not be working towards a computer science degree.

Why is it, when it comes to space exploration, we are still waiting for organizations like NASA, ESA, and RFSA to send probes out to answer questions we are all dying to know the answer to. Is there life on Mars, Titan or Europa? what information would an orbiter of Neptune or Uranus send back to us? What kind of information will we discover about interstellar space if we sent out a probe that could travel 10 times the speed of Voyager 1 with modern technology?

I will admit, the funding for projects would be astronomical compared SETI @home's wildest hopes and dreams, and it will most certainly not happen over night. But it is far from impossible. First Baptist Church in Dallas had an ambitious plan to construct a 130 million dollar church, and it opens next month!

Leaving something we are all passionate about to world governments is insanity! We need to take things into our own hands. First, establish a non-profit organization. Next step would be is to hire NASA engineers or anyone else who can help design probes. After we have the money, start construction, either by the organization by itself, or contract it out. Once it is built, with any luck, we can hire NASA or whoever to launch it and use their deep space network to communicate with the probe.

What do you guy's think?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Best new GPU for ~$200 (Message 1335838)
Posted 8 Feb 2013 by Profile Dragokatzov
I am curious to know what GPU you guys were to get if you were going to spend about $200 on one today. I'm going to stick with nVidia

20) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher build in the new year (Message 1297259)
Posted 20 Oct 2012 by Profile Dragokatzov
Hey Gang,

I am looking to build a new cruncher in the new year. I am curious to know if a box with dual video cards, one being NVIDIA and one being ATI would work, and would both crunch at the same time. A different setup, I know, and may not make a whole heck of a lot of sense, but something I would like to do. I would also be curious about using an AMD APU. Do these crunch ATI tasks at all, or are they even worth it. This rig will have at least 16GB of ram, maybe 32, so that is a non issue.
One final question, would an SSD make any sense to save power/keep heat down, or are they just not worth it. I will be using this rig for other things as well (programming, video and photo editing, pretty much everything except gaming). Any feedback would be amazing



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