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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Largest optical telescope in the world (Message 1191764)
Posted 934 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
The VLT in Chile is about to start looking to the heavens with the largest optical telescope in the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16869022
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Stunning first shot from the Alma Radio Telescope. (Message 1158488)
Posted 1059 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
The $1.3 Billion Alma Radio Telescope has revealed it's first image.
http://www.space.com/13146-alma-radio-telescope-1st-image-released.html
3) Message boards : Technical News : Monolith (Jun 14 2011) (Message 1119710)
Posted 1163 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
We all know the limitations of the connections to the servers, until the university change this is or SETI is "outsourced" to a better connection, then problems will occur. I don't care about RAC, I care about being part of a project that may ultimately make a difference to everyone on this planet. The question of "are we alone?"

I dont have the resources to be able to make a mega-cruncher machine, so am happy with what I can do on my resources available, crunching away 24/7 and if I run out of work, ah well.

The point being, things do get sorted at some point, the guys know what needs to be done but they are also busy doing other stuff, that probably 99.9% of us will never see/ know about behind the scenes.

If Matt is busy with his music career over summer and doesn't post then that is his choice, updates about his music career perhaps in Cafe Seti would take our minds off any problems. Some of the pictures Matt has posted of his hiking vacations have been spectacular scenery and well worth looking at.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : A Big Surprise from the Edge of the Solar System (Message 1115298)
Posted 1174 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Another story on this as well is found here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13715764
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Goodbye Spirit you served well! (Message 1109626)
Posted 1190 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
After Six years and more than 7km's on the Red Planet, NASA is putting the Mars Rover Spirit to sleep. Not bad for a project that was scheduled to last 3 months!

[url]http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2011/05/24/science-spirit-
mars-rover.html[/url]
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fermi Space Telescope gamma-ray image updates (Message 1105702)
Posted 1202 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13377277

Interesting article on the mapped sources of Gamma Rays to date.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI Help Required please. (Message 1090386)
Posted 1251 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Thanks for the help guys, turns out in my stupidness, the card was not properly seated and thus not working correctly.

Installed 10.2 and now all working correctly.

This thread is now closed
8) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI Help Required please. (Message 1090283)
Posted 1251 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
I am trying to install an X1900xt card in my computer but am running into some issues. I have an Nvidia card geforce 8500 GT installed and running fine -it cunches my cuda work.
I downloaded the catalyst control center but it does not seem to show up, all I get is the update manager no control center.

Driver is defaulting to windows WDDM version and I cant get it to install the ATI drivers or the Catalyst control center.

My computer is running Windows 7 ultimate x64 edition, power supply is 800w and plenty for what is needed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (44) Server problems (Message 1078208)
Posted 1287 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
I never seem to get any AP work units even though I have in the past and everything is set to accept them.

Patience is key, project has just come back online and as mentioned everyone is trying to get work, it will take time, set your cache to low and gradually increase it once the bottlenecks clear.

I have enough work to do on Einstein and will just wait for the work to start flowing again on Seti.

Happy crunching everyone!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Could someone look at this please (Message 1026684)
Posted 1468 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
So I have a new GTS250 and a 1Kw psu, I installed my old CUDA card GT8500 along with the new 250, I am having a problem getting them both to crunch CUDA, only seems to crunch on the slower card and I can't figure out why.

Any help appreciated.

Running windows 7 X64, have included the app_info in case I missed something from the lunatics unified installer

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<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
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<version_num>603</version_num>
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<main_program/>
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<version_num>603</version_num>
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<main_program/>
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<name>astropulse_v505</name>
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<executable/>
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<app_name>astropulse_v505</app_name>
<version_num>505</version_num>
<platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
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<main_program/>
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<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
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<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>MB_6.08_CUDA_V12_VLARKill_FPLim2048.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>cudart.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>cufft.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>608</version_num>
<platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
<plan_class>cuda</plan_class>
<avg_ncpus>0.040000</avg_ncpus>
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<type>CUDA</type>
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<file_name>MB_6.08_CUDA_V12_VLARKill_FPLim2048.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
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<file_ref>
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<file_ref>
<file_name>cufft.dll</file_name>
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</file_ref>
</app_version>
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<version_num>608</version_num>
<platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
<plan_class>cuda23</plan_class>
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<file_ref>
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<file_ref>
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<file_ref>
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</file_ref>
</app_version>
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<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>608</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<plan_class>cuda</plan_class>
<avg_ncpus>0.040000</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.040000</max_ncpus>
<coproc>
<type>CUDA</type>
<count>1</count>
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<version_num>608</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
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11) Message boards : Number crunching : Could someone look at this please (Message 1025381)
Posted 1473 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
I think I do have a problem, ran memtest a few minutes ago and it crashed on test 15 and came up with the driver kernel module error again :-(

Time to send off the GPU and get it looked at, back to the old GPU for now which can do CUDA but not as fast as the GTS250. Ordered a 1kW PSU which should be here on Tuesday morning, see if that helps if not, then GPU is off for repair / Replacement.

Ah well, confirmation, Flight Sim X does not like the high graphics and a lot of details and came up with the same driver kernel error and crashed the game.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Could someone look at this please (Message 1025352)
Posted 1473 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Seems like I did not check properly if I had a screensaver running, sure enough there was but with the monitors set to turn off after a few minutes when I was at work then I didn't notice.

Fingers crossed so far CUDA seems to be running without a hitch and is validating results instead of erroring out. Minor "artifacts" showing up on my screens occasionally but nothing to get too worried about yet.

Probably will add the GPU to the water cooling loop at some point so will get a 900w or 1kW PSU in case of any future expansions. My 750w can handle things at the moment.

Thank you to all for your help and I will not post any more to this thread unless something goes wrong again.

Happy Crunching to all.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Could someone look at this please (Message 1025294)
Posted 1473 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Overnight with no intervention from me, I have had a lot of CUDA units complete.

Just downloaded and run the Furry Cube test from GPU Caps Viewer, got the dreaded "Nvidia Driver Kernel module 258.96 stopped responding and recovered" after a few seconds running it.

GPU Temp is around 55oC, as mentioned the fan is doing it's job.

Not run Memtest G80 yet, that will have to wait until I finish work later on today and will post results on here once complete.

Added info, computer is not OC'ed at all but will check the PCI-E freq anyway just to make sure.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Could someone look at this please (Message 1025240)
Posted 1473 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Graphics card is a GTS250, running driver 258.96 on windows 7 64bit with the lunatics unified installer package for x64.

Almost immediately it comes up with computation errors however on some occasions units complete.

Temperatures are fine as I have a large fan blowing into the open sided case, case had to be modded to fit my water cooling loop, (which does not include the GPU).

I do not have a screensaver running.

To -= Vyper =- thank you I will give Memtest G80 a try, I have used others and nothing showed up with them but using another one can't hurt. I do not have anything that I can check the voltages with on the PSU, PSU though is 750w.

I will run Memtest sometime soon and post any additional findings here. Thank you to everyone who has suggested fixes.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Could someone look at this please (Message 1025010)
Posted 1474 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Please if someone could have a look at this an tell me what seems to be going on, getting errors off CUDA that are becoming annoying now.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=1681831492
16) Message boards : Number crunching : What causes this ERROR and how to prevent? (Message 1021646)
Posted 1487 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Thank you for the help but it seems like there is still something wrong.

Still getting computation erros, any further help appreciated.

Might have to revert back to my old card and only use the GTS250 for gaming purposes ratehr than CUDA. Ah well
17) Message boards : Number crunching : What causes this ERROR and how to prevent? (Message 1021544)
Posted 1487 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
I would appreciate some help with this error as well

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=1671699531.

All Cuda tasks are failing and yet nothing is showing as an error on my graphics card using any test software.

Thanks in advance
18) Message boards : Number crunching : NIVIDA 258.96 Release Available (Message 1017920)
Posted 1499 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
Would appreciate if someone could have a look at my tasks and try to figure out why I am getting so many computation errors with my CUDA work units. Will post the app_info for your viewing as well.

Thanks in advance

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<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
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<executable/>
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19) Message boards : Number crunching : NIVIDA 258.96 Release Available (Message 1017871)
Posted 1499 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
That is good to know, I have installed the latest driver but am not able to get any cuda work at the moment as I have reached my limit due to the large number of tasks that I reported with computation errors.

Once that clears up and I can get CUDA work again then I will see if it makes a difference. Am awaiting some new tubing for my watercooling loop to be able to add the old graphics card that I had, to at least do some cuda work if the GTS250 is still not playing right.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : NIVIDA 258.96 Release Available (Message 1017803)
Posted 1500 days ago by Profile Neil Blaikie
I totally agree,

Lets hope they have fixed the issue with Windows 7 64 bit and GTS 250's, could do with getting some Cuda work again and not getting computation errors.

Downloading now, so will see in about 2 mins from now if anything changes!



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