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21) Message boards : News : Android Version Checking (Message 1641406)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Hi, I noticed that Intel Atom is not listed as a processor for Android. My Tablet has an Intel atom and Android 4.4 but I can not get work units for SETI. Any ideas? Thanks.

There are currently no Applications for Android x86 on main. However Beta does have one listed under Applications as Android (Intel/AMD x86 processor).
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1641404)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Well, .vlar's on my ATI HD7870 isn't so bad at all. They run just OK, just a little bit slower than "normal" AR's.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3971749971

Edit: I can absolutely live with .vlar's on my GPU.

Edit 2: and another one, even lower AR: WU true angle range is : 0.011847
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3971819529

Not bad at all, this one running with another .vlar on the GPU at the same time.

Nom nom nom, gimme more .vlars for my GPU. A third one, running fine and fast(ish):

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3971899701

That's it, my conclusion is .vlar's for at least some ATI GPU setups, is no problems whatsoever, just a little bit slower.

End of story.

My ATI GPUs were perfectly happy to run VLARs back when there were not VLAR filter for GPUs.

As I recall there were some NV cards that really REALLY didn't like VLARs & could cause a system to lock up. I want to say that those with 500 series NV cards reported little or no problems with VLAR tasks, but it might have been the 600 series.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Experience (Message 1641400)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile HAL9000
A few days ago I (once again) set up my laptop for crunching and I got an alert from Avast also. It was about the lunatics uninstaller. I ignored it because I already had heard about false positives regarding the lunatics installer. I was just wondering why it is still not whitelisted at Avast.

I think it was during one of the more recent Lunatics releases it was mentioned, by Richard?, that the installer could be submitted to the various AV makers to be whitelisted. That give gives them extra work to do. I expect it is much easier to just tell users that they may need to adjust their AV settings. Much like it is advised to do with BOINC in general.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Only one Task downloaded for Duel Core Xeon CPU. (Message 1641119)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile HAL9000
A bit hard to offer any advice with your computers hidden. Just to clarify: is this a dual-core, single-CPU host or a dual-CPU host? I'm not sure but I think there may be complications with dual-CPU hosts. I haven't had any experience with them, though, so I can't say for sure.

I've not heard of any issues with multi socket systems. I have 7 dual socket boxes running BOINC at the moment. There are various configurations from dual 1c/2t, dual 2c/2t, & dual 6c/12t CPUs. I was even playing around for a while with an older 4 socket system with 4 1c/1t 2.0GHz CPUs.

Getting back to the OPs issue. If only 1 task is being downloaded. Is it an AP or MB task? AP is down so only resend are going out at the moment. So if the venue the host is is only has AP enabled. Then downloading only 1 tasks is not a big surprise.
However if it is MB then there are many questions. Such as how many projects are configured on the host, SETI@hom project share, BOINC Cache & CPU usage settings. Just to name a few.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Haswell-EX get up to 18 cores!! (Message 1640899)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile HAL9000
About time they got around to releasing the v3 for the E7's. All we had to drool over before were the E5's with their 18, 16, & 14 cores on 2 sockets. Now we can have 18c/36t with 8 sockets @ 2.5GHz
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1639753)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I've observed some changes in the stylesheet over the past few hours - possibly due to that.

I was seeing this yesterday & then again this morning. The reply & quote buttons were also out of place for me. Maybe they are done poking around with things & they will remain constant now.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : >1 Task per CPU? (Ans: Probably Not) (Message 1639581)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Indeed <ncpus>N</ncpus> could be added to a cc_config.xml to tell BOINC to simulate any number of CPUs.

However doing so will likely have little to no gains. More than likely it would just result in less work done in a given time if gone to far. Much like I suspect is likely happening with the iGPU running 5 tasks at once.
Given people have been trying such things since SETI@home started ~16 years ago I suspect it will continue to go on.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1639484)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Still no AP's. Withdrawal symptoms setting in. Only cure for now, is to work longer days.

LOL

Most of my machines are living off of resends. Which at the current cache & rate of resends they will take another week to run out.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : can Asic miners be used with Seti@home? (Message 1639481)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
If it were that profitable to do so, it would be on everybody's agenda.

Thus far, at a 4,000+ Bitcoins per month for each farm (so times 6), it's been pretty profitable for these guys (a monthly gross of $1.5 million). Their only cost, $80,000 a month for electricity and the machines (but saying nothing about them, what's in them). I think that's the thing that stops most of us dead in our tracks.

Nothing said about the 4 man crew that eat, live and sleep there on the server floor to keep track of everything and step in to go fix things when they break.

Too bad they didn't really say what they run inside those servers, although they did look to me like 4 Teslas.

Coin ASICs are much cheaper & faster for mining than GPU based hardware. A High end GPU like a Tesla might eek out 200K hashes/s. Versus a USB stick ASIC that runs 2G hashes/sec & costs around $30.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual GPU, One Crunching, One Not. (Message 1639457)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Update:

The Good news: Installed the 7870 drive (14.501.1003.0), BOINC is happy now crunching.

The Bad news: Windows now doesn't like the 4870 and have stopped the device (Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43))

Same error as before.

So the main issue seems to be installing drivers for both GPU's. As Catalysts 14.***** doesn't recognize the 4870.

Hmmmmmmm

I would guess that the previous installation of the drivers for the HD4870 would be the issue. I'd run DDU to clean all of the drivers out. Then only install the 14.x driver for the HD7870. Then see if the inbox drivers for the HD4870 will give you the resolution you want.
I'm using a HD5750 in an old machine at home with Cat 14.3. I'll pop in my HD4870 to see how it responds to this configuration. I don't have a 1920x1200 monitor to test with, but I can do 1920x1080 to my TV & 1280x1024 to the monitor with that system.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : can Asic miners be used with Seti@home? (Message 1639435)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Can any of the Asics Bitcoin miners be used to crunch Seti data?

If you have some ASIC miners you wanted to use to aide SETI@home you could configure them to run http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/index.php & Choose campaign #5 for SETI@home funding.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : can Asic miners be used with Seti@home? (Message 1639365)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Can any of the Asics Bitcoin miners be used to crunch Seti data?

Simple answer. No. ASIC: Application Specific Integrated Circuit
One would have to be made for the type of calculations that SETI@home does.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1639359)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Your monthly usage is about what I use in a year. OK some months you use more than I do in a year. And I have a ~29 year old central AC that runs nearly constantly in the summer.

Well, I have been trying to prove to people just what it is that I do here 24/7/365.
Every day, night and day. This is what I do.
So if anybody questions some of my statements, this should be proof enough.
I am a Seti soldier.
Meow.

If I had off-peak rates like yours I might consider having beefier machines, but I pay ~$0.18 KWh 24/7. Well that is the amount I average just doing bill amount/KWh used. I keep long running & yearly averages in a spreadsheet so I can track changes. Running SETI adds about 50% more KWh to my yearly usage, or about $50/mo.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Tracking Laptop through Seti (Message 1639327)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Had my Toshiba laptop stolen out of my car last night. Anyway to track it to find it? If it keeps sending processed units can that help?
Any ideas?

thanks in advance

On the host details you, and only you, can access the "Show IP address" link to see if the external IP has changed since you used it last.
Unless it was stolen for personal use. Which seems to happen often these days somehow. It would have most likely been sold to someone that that wiped it on power up.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1639184)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I know about KWHs, my friends.

I burn a lot of them.
It does give me time to perhaps wonder what I could do with the price that I pay.

1/22/15 689.41 5531kwh
12/18/14 473.40 3652kwh
11/17/14 527.82 4267kwh
10/17/14 640.84 4631kwh
9/18/14 532.65 3938kwh
8/19/14 742.42 5256kwh
7/21/14 812.44 6326kwh
6/19/14 768.20 5737kwh
5/20/14 756.71 5502kwh
4/21/14 715.03 5602kwh
3/20/14 644.05 4946kwh
2/19/14 608.29 4689kwh

One year running total?

Your monthly usage is about what I use in a year. OK some months you use more than I do in a year. And I have a ~29 year old central AC that runs nearly constantly in the summer.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1638730)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I still have v6 WUs waiting for validation... noticed one yesterday.

Are you talking about AP v6? All 16 of your machines show "SETI@home Enhanced (0)"
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual GPU, One Crunching, One Not. (Message 1638729)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Cat 12.4 is the last version that supports the HD4000 series. I think the easiest thing to do would be install the drivers for the HD7870 & use the generic windows drivers for the HD4870.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1638468)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Out of curiosity, has anyone an update on the status of the donated server to replace Bruno?

Pretty sure they swapped out Bruno with the spare Sun X4540 the lab had on hand a few months ago. Give Eric stated "Beta is offline until the bruno replacement is up and running." & it has been up since at least December.

Althrough Beta is up, the stats exports there aren't occuring yet, there's a few people bitching about that.

Claggy


The S@H Validate function on Bruno has been disabled since the big crash. If it has been replaced why aren't those features restored? Not needed?

There isn't much need to validate MB v6 work these days. After nearly 2 years of running MB v7 perhaps the v6 stuff will get removed at some point. It's probably on the "to do" list near fixing the Beta stats export. So no big rush.

It is always possible the found Bruno stopped having CPU issues after some of the services were moved off of it & are in no rush to schedule a visit to the colo to swap out the machines.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1638387)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Out of curiosity, has anyone an update on the status of the donated server to replace Bruno?

Pretty sure they swapped out Bruno with the spare Sun X4540 the lab had on hand a few months ago. Give Eric stated "Beta is offline until the bruno replacement is up and running." & it has been up since at least December.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1637967)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I just use the provided "Avg: 889.98 Mbits/sec" from the summary when doing my calculations.
Perhaps they are planning to repartition the storage array & are copying everything from it first

The average that is listed is only for the most recent 24 hours. The graph itself is 38 hours wide. The transfer has been going for about 51 hours now. So yes, the most recent 24 hours is ~890Mbit, but if you look at the 38 hours that you can see, and remember what the hours before that looked like, the visual average appears to be more like 825 (for inr-211/6_17).

But remember, inr-211/6_17 includes all the MB WUs being sent out and all the scheduler contacts and so forth. The data transfer itself that shows on inr-304/8_34 is a bit less than what's on inr-211/6_17--about 100mbit less, actually, which seems to fit right, because before the transfer started, for 3-4 days, we were hovering right around 110mbit on 6_17.

Point is.. so far, roughly 15 TiB has been transferred up to the lab.

I thought the default average was being calculated for the entire time given like MTRG & RDDtool does. Perhaps cricket does it differently. I am unsure.
Yes it is quite a lot of data. As you stated. Making sure to look at the correct graph will give much more accurate calculations.


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