Posts by radar

1) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : My GPU used to work but no longer. (Message 998960)
Posted 26 May 2010 by Profile radar
That's not (entirely) a BOINC/SETI problem but an nVidia driver/CUDA-version issue.

And besides, you still can use your CPUs.


I do use the CPU... But so slow...

According to Nvidia I am using the latest drivers they have available for my system (driver version 19745, CUDA version 3000). I believe they are the same as when I used the 6.10.18 version. Any ideas?

2) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : My GPU used to work but no longer. (Message 998943)
Posted 26 May 2010 by Profile radar
Need some advice here. My GPU used to work but no longer. These days I am getting messages such as:

5/26/2010 11:53:07 AM	SETI@home	Requesting new tasks for GPU
5/26/2010 11:53:08 AM	SETI@home	Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
5/26/2010 11:53:08 AM	SETI@home	Message from server: No work sent
5/26/2010 11:53:08 AM	SETI@home	Message from server: No work is available for Astropulse v5
5/26/2010 11:53:08 AM	SETI@home	Message from server: Your NVIDIA GPU has insufficient memory (need 254MB)
5/26/2010 11:53:08 AM	SETI@home	Message from server: Your NVIDIA GPU has insufficient memory (need 384MB)

I would like to point out that I never had these messages with 6.10.18. Also the system I am using is 3 months old. I should not need to buy a new system every time you guys come up with new release.
To be honest I can not afford it any way.

Is there anything I can do short of buying new system?

Here is my system info:

5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Starting BOINC client version 6.10.56 for windows_x86_64
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Data directory:-------------
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Running under account --------------
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10]
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Processor: 3.00 MB cache
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 syscall nx lm tm2 pbe
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Enterprise N x64 Edition, (06.01.7600.00)
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Memory: 3.75 GB physical, 7.50 GB virtual
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Disk: 149.05 GB total, 94.25 GB free
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		Local time is UTC -4 hours
5/26/2010 11:41:30 AM		NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 9300 / nForce 730i (driver version 19745, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 240MB, 38 GFLOPS peak)
3) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Appliance? (Message 886615)
Posted 20 Apr 2009 by Profile radar
If there is such an applicance out there already, SETI@Home is open source, all you have to do is modify the code to work on whatever CPU architecture the appliance uses.

they're usually called network servers and desktop/laptop PCs.

My apartment is way to small to have extra network servers and PCs running in it... If I had a house with extra rooms... well...

I was hopping someone knows and/or can recommend a number crunching appliance I can modify.
4) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Appliance? (Message 884470)
Posted 12 Apr 2009 by Profile radar
My computer is taking forever to calculate anything form BOINC.

I was thinking wouldn't it be cool if there was an appliance that I can plug to the network and all it will do will be calculate BOINC /SETI. It will be build with dedicated computational engine, something way faster then my antiquated p4. It will be nice if it could be managed from a computer via http interface the same way I manage my router.

I would not mind buying couple of these appliances and running them if they were under $100.

So SETI what do you think?
5) Questions and Answers : Web site : UPLOAD/DOWNLOAD PROBLEMS (Message 206765)
Posted 8 Dec 2005 by Profile radar
Any time line for a fix?

From the News at the homepage

December 8, 2005
We are experiencing heavy traffic on our data server. This is currently preventing some result uploads, but is getting better over time. More in Technical News.

From the Technical News

December 8, 2005 - 03:00 UTC
For the past few days our upload/download server has been dropping connections, making for a frustrating experience for everybody involved. We also had our hands full trying to complete the first stage of the master science database merge.

Currently everybody who is requesting work can get it, thanks to splitting the uploads and downloads onto two separate servers. This isn't reflected yet in the server status page, and it may just be a temporary solution until we somehow obtain a machine capable of doing both. As well, there may be more server shuffling as Classic ramps down.

You will have, like all of us, to be patient untill the problems are resolved.

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