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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Less credit with Seti@home 7 ? (Message 1405579)
Posted 373 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
OK - I've failed to read back that far ... sorry for asking about sth already discussed that much.

I've got the clue - for some design reason the RAC values drop by 50%.

I'll watch the behaviour if it comes up again, but I presume that will not be soon.

I'm somewhat puzzled about the RAC calculation ... I would presume that a workunit consumes an amount of calculations, which converts to credits somehow (credits = operations x factor). Looks like that's not the truth ?

Is there any doc how Credits (and RAC) is calculated ?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Less credit with Seti@home 7 ? (Message 1405201)
Posted 374 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
With my actual machine, I got RAC scores of 4000 and (slightly) above if rumming about 8 hours a day. Since seti@home 7 I see no more than about 2800.

Intel i7-2600k@3.4GHz, NVIDIA GTX570
Win7Pro x64, NVIDIA driver 320.49, CUDA 5.50

Any hint ?
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : No CPU work ? (Message 1292708)
Posted 689 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
We go through "shorty storms" every so often that it isn't worth making a new entry. (...)


OK - then I just havn't noticed them much before, or they seldom cause me trouble.

4) Questions and Answers : Windows : No CPU work ? (Message 1292050)
Posted 691 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
OK - that's an explanation - thanks. Maybe such condition is worth a news entry ?

My PC won't get idle, too - it runs Einstein work instead, and Rosetta as 3rd choice.

Currently Einstein steals away even GPU capacity with "high priority" workunits ... maybe that helps to return SETI to normal behaviour.

Greetings

Frank
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : No CPU work ? (Message 1291723)
Posted 692 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
Hi friends,

I have a problem with my seti@home client ...

For some days now, BIONC doesn't fetch an more CPU work packets - or to be precise, it requests the but doesn't get any. The communication seems to be OK, because I constantly get fed with cuda_fermi work.

Is there a shortage in CPU workunits ?

Greetings

Seneca
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6) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA work only / CUDA calc errors (Message 1228312)
Posted 844 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
Rosetta is CPU only, Einstein is both. What are the resource shares of your projects?


SETI 1000
Einstein 0
rosetta 1e-7 (doesn't accept zero)



Probably a mixture of resource share, cache settings and coming up empty when asking SETI.


If I explicit stop Einstein & Rosetta, I get SETI CPU work, and it stays on until done - along with the always running CUDA work - even when E&R are re-enabled again.


When coming from 6.x BOINC swap your cache settings around.


Where & What ?


Regarding the errors - -177 from CPU fallback due to CUDA card disappearing - Update your NVidia driver to 300.x or downgrade to 290.x


Went back to 285.xx - runs smooth.

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7) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA work only / CUDA calc errors (Message 1226602)
Posted 847 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
Needs some more watchful waiting, but I'm full of hope =;-)

Anyhow - SETI is still delivering almost only CUDA work to me, resulting in crunching Einstein and rosetta packets, which are fallback projects for me ... any hint on that ?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA work only / CUDA calc errors (Message 1226280)
Posted 848 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
It might help if you unhide your computers so folks could have a look at your results and see what the errors are.


Done. ID 6188051. Hope it helps ...

But avoid driver versions 295.73 and 296.10, which are known to have a bug.


Just running 296.10 ... I'll try rolling back to 285.62.

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9) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA work only / CUDA calc errors (Message 1225791)
Posted 849 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
Hi there ...

even while I've not changed any settings, SETI@home doesn't deliver any more standard (CPU) work packets to me. The feed of cuda_fermi packets is (mostly) uninterrupted, as well as the feed of CPU packets for my other projects (rosetta & Einstein).

Does anybody have an explanlation (an/or fix) for that ?

By the way, I observe may cuda_fermi packets wit calculation errors. Normal packets run for about 10..15 minutes and cause a GPU load of 50...60%. The "bad" packets start, run about 2..3 hours and cause the GPU approx. zero load. At the end they result ins "calculation error".

Any hint ?

Per aspera ad ETI ...

Seneca
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10) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster Workunits from Astropulse (Message 1081748)
Posted 1279 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
I admit that my PC is not state-of-the art anymore, but anyhow I try to give the best out of it.

With the current seti@home workunits no problem arises - the average CPU demand is somewhat around 15 hours, an amount that could be easy done even with a P4/2.6 not running 24/7/365.

Unfortunately I got an anstropulse packet on some weeks agot that ran well over 100 hours CPU time, and when I finally finished it, the packet was 2 days overdue - no credit emerged from it.

I thought the packets are sized to not overload the clients with undue big sized packets ? I would prefer that packets are well sized even for the slower clients out in the wild - the seti@home standard packet for me (~15hrs) would fit that criterium well ....
11) Questions and Answers : Web site : Stats image stripped out of team description ? (Message 804483)
Posted 2185 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
I'm the founder of NATHAN ... so I can confirm that this applies to founder's changes, too.

Seneca

12) Questions and Answers : Web site : Stats image stripped out of team description ? (Message 803466)
Posted 2189 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
Hi there,

I've tried more than twice to include a statistics image from http://www.allprojectstats.com/ into my team's (NATHAN) description text.

After inserting it, it seems to work fine, but when I look into the team page some days later, the image is gone ... like some kind of bot detects it and resets my team description to the former version.

Are project stats images forbidden ?

Seneca
13) Questions and Answers : Web site : Foundership change request not cleared (Message 732466)
Posted 2342 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
I have forwarded this to someone for attention.


Thanks - he seems to have the issue solved.

Greetings

Seneca
14) Questions and Answers : Web site : Foundership change request not cleared (Message 727399)
Posted 2355 days ago by Profile SenecaProject donor
After a long period of being the only active member, I have launched a foundership request for the team NATHAN in 2007, which got a deadline for the previous founder on August 15, 2007.

The previous founder didn't respond, so I've taken over the team. Unfortunately the foundership change request has not been cleared, so I constantly see the warning that I'm about to take over my own team.

Any hint how to resolve that ?

I have not tried to decline the change, because I'm not sure what will happen.

Greetings

Seneca


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