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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 10th anniversary T-shirts (How to order) (Message 885643)
Posted 1954 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Pretty nice Johnny. Looks like you spent a bit of time on these too..

Great work.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : I have had it with nVIDIA VIDEO-CARD's , too much promises, too expensive . . . . (Message 885641)
Posted 1954 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
[Shouting OFF]
Hi, still waiting for my 9800GTX card, the 8500GT, on my daily driver/host is just NOT suited, cause of the slow monitor-response.
And, not a good test-case, so I'll try SETI-CUDA, afterall :)

I'll put it on a host, used for crunching only .
[OFF TOPIC]
It took 128 hours for a GPUgrid WU
[ON TOPIC]

And it looks like summer, on this side of the pond, yesterday it ws 24C and now it's 19C, crazy . . .But nice .




Oh thats nice.. :P

Snow has melted here and it's pouring rain atm.. oh well.. maybe in another week or 2 the fairways will be green again.. :)
23) Message boards : Number crunching : I have had it with nVIDIA VIDEO-CARD's , too much promises, too expensive . . . . (Message 885191)
Posted 1956 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Um yah, the 8500GT is a bit week.. and so is the 8400GS.

The guys are right though, why ban them if they are still producing valid results within the time frame allowed? Heck my 8500GT took a Q6600 from ~4400 RAC to ~5900 RAC within 3 weeks. Easy and cheap upgrade.

CUDA device: GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ (driver version 18250, CUDA version 1.1, 512MB, est. 84GFLOPS)


24) Message boards : Number crunching : app_info for AP500, AP503, MB603 and MB608 (Message 884829)
Posted 1957 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Great info. Thanks to all that helped. I managed to get everything up and working with only 1 or 2 errors on different machines. Fixed them right away and everything is ok now. I will leave NNT set until my que is down to nothing and then let them fill back up to see what I get.

Not a single lost WU. Backing up that Boinc directory is critical!

Bravo.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED** SETI/BOINC Milestones (tm) XVII **CLOSED (Message 884712)
Posted 1957 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Hello,

I just passed the 13,000,000 cobblestones on the 3rd of April. I have 1 machine that has jumped into the top 150 and looks like I might hit 40,000+ RAC by end of next week if we can keep things running smooth.. ;)

The account is dated April 3rd, 1999! Guess that means I just passed 10 years. Kinda neet I hit 13 million on my 10 year. WOW, has it really been that long?

Congratulations to everyone.. :)

Howie
26) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : why less credit for CUDA with boinc 6.6.20 than 6.4.7 (Message 884444)
Posted 1958 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Under Advanced,Preferences and on the processor usage tab choose "use GPU while computer is in use" Not sure if that is turned on by default or not. I made sure it was turned on for my machines.

Hope this helps
27) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Hanging?.. Adding a scheduled bench mark.. (Message 884308)
Posted 1958 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
After CUDA was announced last December I purchased 4 9800 GTX and GTX+ video cards and put them to work for Seti. One of the four GPU's started freezing up while crunching. Sometimes once per day sometimes many times per day. I dealt with it as many have dealt with the problem for a long time. Finally I decided to swap the card into one of my other computers and see if the freezing moved to the new computer or stayed on the old one. Immediately I had freezing problems in the computer that had never had a problem. To me this indicates a hardware problem, not a software problem.

These GPU's are marketed with CUDA capability being a large part of the marketing strategy. I requested and was granted an RMA from the manufacturer stating that the GPU consistantly froze while performing CUDA tasks as the reason. I have since received another identical GPU and it is crunching fine.

I would hope that those of you who are still in the warranty period would investigate the possibility of getting an RMA and exchanging the GPU. Don't just work around the problem with hacks and batch files unless you have no other choice.


Actually, As a computer retailer and network consultant I have to say that creating an RMA is always my absolute last resort. There is nothing worse than neadlessly sending in perfectly good equipment before all possible testing is done. It might be easy for some people to simply walk into Future Shop or Best Buy and return a card with no further thought but as the owner, when I have to RMA anything I (my business) has to pay to ship the card back to the supplier.

If I shipped everything back that was thought to have issues, I would have gone broke a long time ago. Simple testing and/or experimenting with troublesome equipment has saved me thousands in shipping costs. Also, fixing problems for customers as they watch inspires confidence and encourages repeat sales.

I suspect that a large part of my particular problem is a direct result of overclocking. Although I consider the equipment I use to be top notch, I am sure that the farther I push it increases the chances of it having minor hickups. Since I can play games like Farcry 2, Crysis, Fear 2 and Conan without any hickups at all, I suspect that these hickups are likely to do with the CPUs and this 9800GTX+ DK being wound up to 100% usage almost 100% of the time.

Anyways, Thanks for the thought Geek@Play. It is easy for me to forget about hardware when I am geeking out with Seti. I like pushing my rig as fast as it can go. Being reminded that software isn't always the issue might help to save a lot of people a lot of time. At minimum, if they get replacement equipment and the problems persist, it might clue them in to look at other possible problems.
28) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Hanging?.. Adding a scheduled bench mark.. (Message 884165)
Posted 1959 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Instead of the "--run_benchmarks" command, could a person use the "--quit" command? I notice when I do this I disconnect from localhost but then like clockwork it seems 1 minute later the machine reconnects to localhost and restarts its tasks.

I tried this when 1 of my AP WUs got stuck and it seemed to restart it without any issues.


Is this a bad practice or is this ok?

Thanks


It does seem that way to me as well. I suspect that when the BOINC mananger is open and BOINC is not running as a service, it will auto-restart the BOINC client after one minute.


I noticed today that 1 or 2 of my rigs stalled after updating to 6.6.20. They stall after I run the --quit command. They simply don't reconnect to the localhost. I have changed the command line back to --run_benchmarks and they don't stall anymore. I also set my machines to restart every 6 hours just incase WUs are locked up and the --run_benchmarks command doesn't fix them.
29) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Tasks hanging on CUDA 6.08 (Message 883312)
Posted 1962 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Launching the Boincmgr after a --quit also resulted in 2 Boinc managers in the systray for me as well..

I have tried the --quit by itself. I found that after about a minute the client reconnected to the localhost and all restarted again ok. So far this works great!
30) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Hanging?.. Adding a scheduled bench mark.. (Message 883287)
Posted 1962 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Instead of the "--run_benchmarks" command, could a person use the "--quit" command? I notice when I do this I disconnect from localhost but then like clockwork it seems 1 minute later the machine reconnects to localhost and restarts its tasks.

I tried this when 1 of my AP WUs got stuck and it seemed to restart it without any issues.


Is this a bad practice or is this ok?

Thanks
31) Message boards : Number crunching : **CLOSED SETI/BOINC Milestones (tm) XVI CLOSED** (Message 882202)
Posted 1966 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
aww peanuts.. and I was all happy having 30k.. sigh..

Keep it up people.. :P
32) Message boards : Number crunching : V10 of modified SETI MB CUDA + opt AP package for full multi-GPU+CPU use (Message 882201)
Posted 1966 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Raistmer, it was a special moment...

I just installed BOINC 6.6.20.
Then I installed your new v10/11 with no affinity and no CPU->GPU.
Then I ran it for 30 minutes.

Then I got this validated task result:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=429443399

It was a WU that validated with your machine.

Isn't that an amazing service Raistmer provides? He works on Opti Apps, and he validates your WU's for you, too!

The new software is running perfect. Thanks for all the work you did on it.

Bob


That's hilarious.. Bob.. would you mind handing over some of that RAW power... woot... :P It still takes me 40 minutes to complete a similar task.. Giggle..:P

And Raistmer.. it's running perfect for me too.. hee hee..

"still giggling"...

G
33) Message boards : Number crunching : DownAdUp - Conficker Detection Software (Message 881579)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
I have heard good stuff about Kaspersky. Lots of public interest too.. :)
34) Message boards : Number crunching : April 1st, early morning and slow thinking (Message 881561)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
I use the optimized apps too. Same errors here. They all cleared up today :-)

YAAYY!!
35) Message boards : Number crunching : DownAdUp - Conficker Detection Software (Message 881507)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
@Jason_gee

Sorry you are having trouble with Symantec.

I personally use their products loyally and have had little or no issues with the 6 schools and dozen or so companies we have it deployed at. I would appreciate it if you would stop bashing by name and perhaps step back and look at the whole picture.

This is not a product bashing thread. I don't care what your experiences are with it.


That is not what I meant SuoerG, and if it came across that way I apologise. I have personally had no trouble with Symantec, but choose another vendor. Also I am sorry it was not clear that neither of the licenses dumped due to false detections at local campuses here were Symantec, but from other vendors. Heuristics & update quality were to blame at those installations, which rendered campus wide networks unusable. There is nothing wrong with expecting information and tools released to be reliable, especially when paid for, and if it proved to be fraudulent that the perpetrators are held accountable for any expense incurred (whoever they be).

False detections across most vendors are a problem from time to time, and in most cases are traceable to 'catchall' type heuristics designed on a principle of 'better to make a false detection than miss something'. In large installations that strategy often results in an expensive and unnecessary waste of time and resources, which usually has the worst impact on the very end-users the products are supposed to be protecting.

Jason


No need to apologize, I overreacted plain and simple.

I have used Symantec software for a very long time and am simply tired of people telling me that Symantec isn't good because it slows computers down. Nothing to do with you.

IMHO Symantec slows computers down because the software is actually doing something. Most software claims to have better software but only because they base that on resources used or how long it takes to do a complete scan.

I base my experiences on Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Endpoint protection. The later is the recently released "new" version of SAV. These are corporate-centrally managed software packages for those of us who don't know. False positives and other non threatening software detection are easily remedied on a global basis using the Managers Console.

I will be the first to tell anyone that the consumer versions of Antivirus, Internet Security and AIO (Norton 360) products will slow your computer down. Using only what you need is the key to controlling how it will affect performance and/or use resources. I personally don't recommend the Internet Security or Norton 360 suites. WAY too bloated. These suites along with Panda Titanium, Mcafee Internet Security and others will bring even a new PC to its knees.The Norton Antivirus software is all I sell to my individual end user clients. And yes the 2009 version is way better than even the 2008. I also have to agree with another comment made stating that Symantec had their hay day a few years back. Everything negative seemed to follow the mass migration to Windows XP and the software activation scheme.

Once again, this is all just my experience. Everyone here uses what they think is best.

And I have ranted on way to long about this…:P

By tomorrow all will be forgotten… Hopefully including this Conficker thingy they keep calling a Worm…

Best Regards,

Howard
36) Message boards : Number crunching : DownAdUp - Conficker Detection Software (Message 881471)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
So... has anybody seen any outbreaks yet?
37) Message boards : Number crunching : DownAdUp - Conficker Detection Software (Message 881389)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
I don't care what your experiences are with it.

Now there's a statement of intolerance. You want your pro-Symantec view to be heard but IYO Jason's anti-Symantec view should be suppressed. Jason backed up his comment with his experience of the product, as did you.

As for my experience... I stopped using it years ago because of all the false positives and what I viewed as bloatware. Even after uninstalling it was still all over my registry.


Your right, that was very intolerant. I just don't understand why people feel they need to bash a product when all that product is doing is trying to help. As far as Pro-Symantec - I was simply defending the software...

It's just our opinion anyways, I just don't think it needs to be done here.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : DownAdUp - Conficker Detection Software (Message 881370)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
@Jason_gee

Sorry you are having trouble with Symantec.

I personally use their products loyally and have had little or no issues with the 6 schools and dozen or so companies we have it deployed at. I would appreciate it if you would stop bashing by name and perhaps step back and look at the whole picture.

This is not a product bashing thread. I don't care what your experiences are with it.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : DownAdUp - Conficker Detection Software (Message 881315)
Posted 1968 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
OK.. It could be a DUD. Did it say somewhere that it was supposed to deploy at midnight? Or could it hit anytime today. I will be watching all day.

I have been playing this virus down for the last week. Until this day has passed without serious incident I will not be celebrating..:P Thats not to say that it isn't actually just starting the countdown today either.. hmmm

Sorry to be a pessimist.. :(

So far none of my machines or client's machines have been hit either.. :)
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Confusing results for old AP workunit. (Message 878734)
Posted 1977 days ago by Profile -=SuperG=-
Heh.. well I had a big long post set but then hit preview and decided to follow 1 of the links.. oops.. clicked back and the page had expired... lol

anyways.. seems when I click the links (BSs and FreeDC) next to the profile, the wrong computer is being listed too.

wow I really screwed this 1 up.. yet it continues to crunch away..

I will keep an eye on it.. hopefully things clear themselves up soon.. :P

Thanks for the help.



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