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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Virtual OpenCL aka VCL for GPUs (Message 1616734)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Raistmer
Don't think it would break local node setup, most probably it's just another level onto existing local OpenCL runtime and use it for kernel launches on particular device. But to test this assumption only on 2 nodes instead of all is good idea.
2) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616591)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Hi Raistmer,

Well, historically speaking the Russe, are 'suposed' to be ex-pat Scandinavians:-)

I would not comment any "theories of origins" in more or less respectable forums especially taking into account how weird such theories became in past few months... (who in course that knows about what am I).
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Virtual OpenCL aka VCL for GPUs (Message 1616441)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Ok, read a little about VCL and see no use of it for current SETI applications and data model.

Currently most openCL applications make no use of multiple
devices. Most such unmodified applications will run correctly
on VCL, but the full benefits of VCL manifest with parallel
applications that can use multiple devices concurrently.


SETI apps (both OpenCL and CUDA) use single device per process per task. That is, multiple devices requires multiple separate tasks and separate system processes to work with them. VCL add ability to treat remote devices as local ones, but this doesn't needed by SETI, it will not use more than 1 device per tasl not matter how many devices in single PC. And it's more effective to run those separate tasks locally on each of hosts in your cluster. Each such host can run many tasks at once, including many GPU tasks too provided few GPUs are installed.

Virtualization of OpenCL remote devices would help only if one big multi-device OpenCL app works on very big weakly bound data massive. not the case for SETI apps.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Virtual OpenCL aka VCL for GPUs (Message 1616439)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
I see few hosts like this one under your account:

AuthenticAMD
Six-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 8431 [Family 16 Model 8 Stepping 0]
(23 процессоров) NVIDIA Tesla T10 Processor (4095MB) OpenCL: 1.0

Is it one of hosts included in your cluster?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Virtual OpenCL aka VCL for GPUs (Message 1616437)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
First of all could you say what GPUs incorporated into your cluster? Are they all nVidia ones or ATi ones included too?

I would not sure that OpenCL spanning across separate hosts will be effective (I did not look link you posted so far to know what virtual OpenCL is about so gues for now).
Can your cluster do CUDA SETI tasks currently? How it recognized by BOINC?

Even if BOINC itself would not recognize OpenCL in your case we can try to overcome this (SETI used OpenCL apps before BOINC supported it and CUDA apps before BOINC supported it too so nothing new to us :) ), but your will to experiment required.

i'll look what is VCL about then try to come with more precise options. For now try to answer my questions, please.
6) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616384)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
P.S. Perhaps your centric view needs some correction. Where REAL population lies: India and China, not west altogether ;)

Always found that a weird point of view from a Russian, to say that America is the West: it borders to Russia on the east.

{:P


ROFL, Russia extends on so many meridians that we should have different views of America, depending from what side of country you look ;)
Usually we look from Moscow and follow original direction of pioneers. Hence, the west. And yep, sometimes still wild west, LoL ;)

Actually terms east and west in this context belongs to culture's style mostly, not direction per se. There is "west" culture and "east" culture, roughly (some time very roughly, but still there is).

How about because Russia is in the eastern hemisphere and America is in the western?

Nope, too simple ;) Besides EU in the same hemisphere how we would designate them then? :D
7) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616372)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
P.S. Perhaps your centric view needs some correction. Where REAL population lies: India and China, not west altogether ;)

Always found that a weird point of view from a Russian, to say that America is the West: it borders to Russia on the east.

{:P


ROFL, Russia extends on so many meridians that we should have different views of America, depending from what side of country you look ;)
Usually we look from Moscow and follow original direction of pioneers. Hence, the west. And yep, sometimes still wild west, LoL ;)

Actually terms east and west in this context belongs to culture's style mostly, not direction per se. There is "west" culture and "east" culture, roughly (some time very roughly, but still there is).
8) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1616370)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Canada is 8th



No Mate you got it wrong. Canada is number #1!




LoL, perhaps so, your mountains are highest and your mountain trolls are fattest indeed. Fully agree ;)

But of course there are some other things exists where Canada is number one, I have no doubts in that. But USA still own more to Japan and China :)
9) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1616364)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Canada is 14'th place on external debt ladder...


Sounds good, and I think you believe that as well.

Well, not as good as Russia though being 20's on that ladder ;)
But of course if you don't try to be as USA and make own debt to be the headache of your creditors, not you :)
10) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1616363)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Little aside of oil prices but nice article: who owns USA's debt?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pf_article_112189.html

As I said before first are Japan and China indeed. But Canada is 8th and Russia is 10th. Funny ... :D

End of that article:
Let's hope Russian president Dmitry Medvedev doesn't come to collect.

Lol, outdated paper a little, but don't think current ladder seems too different.
11) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1616359)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
How provincial, we don't
allow debt in this country.



OMG... please don't say that trash... google a little before posting.
Canada is 14'th place on external debt ladder...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_external_debt
12) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1616353)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer

So your not realy in any better position then the Russians when it come to paying your debts


If your debts are small - managing debts is your problem. But when debts are really huge, it's problem of your creditors instead ;)

So, Japan's and China's in this particular case...
AFAIK Russia external debt falls in first category with great margin :) Mostly we do to forgive external debts to us(not sure it's too wise though, but...), not being inable to pay ours.
13) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1616333)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Does believing, or not believing in a God, makes a person good or bad?


Yes!


ROFL, I wouldn't rely on judging of such person who defines good and evil via non-comprehensible(at best) entity :D
14) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616332)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
With the whole American and European boycott of Russian goods, and the Russian boycott of European and American goods, I doubt you can ship it anywhere other than Russia and Iran. ;-)

LoL, real SETI experts and collectors are found the way :P

P.S. Perhaps your centric view needs some correction. Where REAL population lies: India and China, not west altogether ;) Just FYI :P

P.P.S. And in view of this fact I would recommend to place Berkeley's offer not on eBay but on Ali-baba instead - much wider coverage, LoL :P
15) Message boards : News : Own a piece of SETI history. (Message 1616277)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Raistmer
May not ship to Russian Federation - Read item description or contact seller for shipping options.


I'm out then :P
Maybe add my old netbook too as "one where OpenCL SETI apps were developed", LoL. Will not ship to USA though :P
16) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615329)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Also, have a +1 :P


If by that you mean that you prove your point on religion, then sorry no.
Theme just exhausted itself and all required explanations were given. Or maybe some another arguments?

Credo quia absurdum is best description of this.
17) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615319)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Can't refrain from such question then: why the church is needed then if even it's not absolute? :D

Simply put? It offers a service that attracts people.

Yep, as every narcotic does :)


Literacy was stamped out because its an easy to learn skill that simply required people to go to school. There was no opposition from it by people who felt that knowing how to read somehow goes against what their religion tells them about the fundamental nature of this existence. Its a false equivalent.

Not say so... being able to read was blamed by very same church some time ago as diabolic art... So not so false equivalent as one could think...
18) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615312)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer
Mental illnesses have a statistical occurrence in every given population and depending on the social and cultural norms of that population, a mental illness can be seen as a sign of God or as a disease that can be treated with medicine and therapy.

Except that having religious meaning such peoples recive additional power. That's positive selection about. And yep, church attracts lighting indeed, cause church usually highest building in the village :). (not if I make any conclusions from this fact :) ).


And even here, we are talking about mental illnesses with very obvious delusional symptoms, psychotic breakdowns and schizophrenia, not psychopathy which was your original claim.

Agreed, I made generalisation cause not too strong in forms of mental illnesses, I'm not psychiatr after all.


Perhaps a lesson for everyone that not even the churches word is absolute.

Can't refrain from such question then: why the church is needed then if even it's not absolute? :D


So why can't the church change? Why does it immediately become something 'other' as you say?

Cause it makes peoples believe in some absolute then change that absolute. Much easier not to come closer to such "absolutes" at all IMO.


Look, if you what you say is true, then creationism would have died out long ago and arguments on the internet would never persist. Objective reality would be recognized by all and only a few contrarians would resist it, most for the sake of resisting it.

Well, it worked well with literacy, at some time it will work here too. And one of reasons why it takes so long - the same church again... And such thing as inertia, that exists not only in physics. Even if church now officially accepts evolution there were quite long history and quite many generations that didn't.
Inertia...



Again the point was that only works if you are the first and only politician to do it like that. Which is not the case.

Nope, you incorrect here. It's work on bright emotional impression. It should not be the single and only one. Yep, it will not work so good if each and every will use it, but it's fine while only few (but not single or first) use it.
19) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615271)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Raistmer

And now you are just completely and utterly wrong. Mental illnesses are a new thing, they literally were not recognized up until a hundred years ago and back then our understanding of them was close to non existing. You say religion made saints out of insane people while everyone else cured them? In most cases its impossible to really cure people from their mental illnesses, so that statement is just flat out nonsense. Does religion turn them into saints? Well, prove it. Prove to me that those who the church turned into saints were actually all insane. Oh right, you can't. You don't have the necessary data to back up such a claim.


OMG, I did not say all religious have mental illness (even all marked as saint ones). That I said and it's true that religion attracts such persons and making them more important than they are in other parts of life (and again, just look what term yurodivy means) it creates positive selection for such persons. Positive selection <=> attracts more than refuse. It absolutely doesn't matter was it recognized as illness at those times or not. All those revelations and saint possessions known to be mental illnesses today. In that past they just rise status of person, provided person was close to church so not just usual delirium but revelation. That is what positive selection means, not attribute to me something I did not mean like "all religious are ill or so forth". But positive selection/attraction of such persons by church as organization is just a fact.


Oh no, god forbid a social institution updates itself to be more in line with modern day sensibilities. But really we all know deep down inside that no matter how progressive the Church might get, that really they still think like back in medieval times and secretly they all want to go back to that time.

No comments, who those "we" I don't know. But too much variation in views sometimes means no views at all..
It's quite different when church updates versus any other institute. Church reveals its knowledge as ultimate truth, as revelation from the high sky, as god's words... That is, in quite dogmatic form. And yes, when these dogmas (and dogma is religious word, it used to other cases only by similarity, btw) are changed.... it rises some questions about what then Dogma is. Quite naturally for anyone who remember past dogmas :)


Really, you have decided to hate religion and nothing the church does will change your mind. Now who is being close minded and dogmatic?

Well, it's just you decided so. Actually not, there are quite a lot of things church could do to inflict less damage. But these things don't include bible reinterpretation to just remain afloat...


And is it bad that the church is hypocritical in what parts of the bible it takes seriously and what parts it ignores? No, I don't think its bad to update your believes to fit with modern standards of what is acceptable. You guys say science is great because of its ability to recognize when it was wrong or outdated, so why is the church suddenly evil when it recognizes that parts of its doctrine are wrong or outdated? Why must the church confirm to some medieval standard in order to not be evil (only to then be condemned as evil for being so outdated).

And I think it's bad anyway. Just because of essence of religion. You trying to compare it with science, with other institutes... but all your comparisons are flawed by hiding main difference and (when we in count, third?) reason why religion is evil - essentially dogmatic nature of church. It was created such, I repeating, but that it is, there are dogmas like axioms. If you change axiom you recive another theory. If you change dogm - call what becomes another name, it's not christianity anymore, it's something other (maybe better but other).
And keeping same "brand" in such case... is questionable at least. But very in line with thesis that "god is only enterprise". Enterprise requires good known brand mark ;)

[Musical interlude, lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6H7UfLPRes ]


A creationists will see creationism as the base level and he fully expects you to recognize how silly you were for rejecting God and once you do he expects you to come over to his side. And why would a creationist think he looks silly in the eyes of others. All the others he really knows and cares about are the people he goes to church with and who conform to roughly the same belief pattern as he does. In his community he doesn't look silly or dumb at all.

It's not in my view or his view, it's objective reality. There is some distribution of energy level population with base being most populated (I just elaborate on my analogy to make it more understandable). What I mean is the social pressure on such persons. For example: some don't know how to read. In medieval ages it was quite close to base level cause number of who don't know how to read was big enough, even bigger than otherwise. Currently (at least in countries that pretend to be developed) near 100% of population know how to read. So, if such person develops who learnt in school so bad or even did not attnds school at all he will be on "excited level" with very small population dencity. And I think you can imagine social pressue he will have, in many different ways. There is the same needed for those creationists. That's about this was. And looking on statistics numbers above - yes, we quite far from such state, and very because of this Dawkins approach is required.


Assuming that only A ever said something that went into the newspapers. Generally people get overloaded with soundbites from a dozen or so different politicians. Unless you actively avoid the media in its totality, its unlikely that you won't have heard of more than one politician.

Exactly assuming he went into newspapers, that about to be known is after all :))) It just shows how "to be known", even no matter known by what, can be used. It's exploit of human brain organisation peculiarity nothing more but also nothing less cause it allows to pass elections sometimes.
20) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1614843)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Raistmer

Glad you liked it, unfortunately, I was not joking.

As for GF's of different races, have you stopped to consider that it may be because they were lovely girls with wonderful personalities?


Surely I consider this just as one more reason (and sure it should be the right reason), but my comment was about that just to list GF of different races don't make one racist or not racist. There can be the different reasons for such diversity, I pointed only one of them that exactly opposite that you pointed.
If two opposite reasons exist for the same fact, then that fact alone can not be used to support any of them. A, hence B hence C style :)


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