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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (84) Server Problems? (Message 1373405)
Posted 324 days ago by Profile popandbob
Got 52 Tasks first try... All downloaded just fine.
Saw a funny message in BOINC a couple min ago though...

30/05/2013 3:52:34 AM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
30/05/2013 3:52:34 AM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks
30/05/2013 3:52:36 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed

2) Message boards : Number crunching : Coming towards the end of an era in the top 100 machines (Message 1370185)
Posted 334 days ago by Profile popandbob


Not progress. Good Marketing. GTX295 versus GTX690.


The 690 is probably running 2 or 3 wu per gpu... judging by that computers RAC I would say it is.
3) Message boards : Technical News : Labyrinth of Light (Oct 06 2011) (Message 1159646)
Posted 926 days ago by Profile popandbob
Perhaps it would be a good idea to put the goodsearch/goodshop link on the donation page (since it wasn't mentioned in the email)
Bob
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI Brainstorm (Message 1156477)
Posted 936 days ago by Profile popandbob
I think that someone creative could turn this idea into something special...

What I'm thinking of is something along the lines of fold.it

Basically you make a program to visualize the data in 3D (in much smaller chunks of course!) and have users scan through it using a few built in tools but have the option available for users to write scripts to do what ever they want with the data (without being able to edit it)
It could be turned into a fun game I think... highest scoring signal wins!

Bob
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Why does a GPU uses more FLOPS then a CPU, for the same job? (Message 984636)
Posted 1484 days ago by Profile popandbob
I believe the reason behind it is the CPU can do some calculations in a single calculation which the GPU has to do in a couple.

It would be like asking the CPU to do 2x2 it would figure it out with one calculation of 2x2=4 where as the GPU would have to 2x2= 2 groups of 2 means 2+2=4 (2 calculations)
That's obviously not a true case but I'm sure you get the idea.

Bob
6) Message boards : Technical News : Lesson #1, Never use the word "fixed" (March 17, 2010) (Message 982676)
Posted 1489 days ago by Profile popandbob
Eric,
You've probably forgotten about this since its been over a year but you were going to do some sort of official announcement about the Good Search account you set up. Do you think you could get around to it sometime?
Cheers,
Bob
7) Message boards : Number crunching : EVGA has created a Dual cpu LGA1366 motherboard (Message 982334)
Posted 1490 days ago by Profile popandbob
eVga are making their own power supply for that motherboard as well!
http://www.evga.com/articles/00537/
Bob
8) Message boards : Number crunching : New feature request...New Button (Message 982210)
Posted 1490 days ago by Profile popandbob
It would also help other projects because you could tell boinc to not try and get GPU work from a project which doesn't have a GPU app.

Bob
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Petition For Seti@Home and Arecibo Funding (Message 950998)
Posted 1602 days ago by Profile popandbob
The only emails that may be received are either those which you opted in for or they are related to the petition. You only receive other emails if you become a member.
If they do start to send other emails most email accounts have a method of blocking senders.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Petition For Seti@Home and Arecibo Funding (Message 950818)
Posted 1602 days ago by Profile popandbob
I would sign a petition, but I don't want to sign up for the service included with the signature, and according to the terms of service, there is no way to opt out.

-Dave


What service is that? I don't think you have to sign up for anything if you sign.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Petition For Seti@Home and Arecibo Funding (Message 950718)
Posted 1603 days ago by Profile popandbob
Someone here on the forums wrote the letter, I cant remember who though... I was going to start this a couple years ago but never finished it until now.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/SETI-at-Home

Bob
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Green Star / Donation Controversy *THREAD LOCKED* (Message 948071)
Posted 1613 days ago by Profile popandbob
For those who think its tough or they cant donate to Seti directly...

http://www.goodsearch.com/

Select the University of California - Seti@home under charity

$0.01 per search is donated directly to Seti@home.

Eric was going to do an official post about this but never got around to doing it.

Bob.
13) Message boards : Technical News : Back and Forth (Oct 28 2009) (Message 945390)
Posted 1625 days ago by Profile popandbob
The latest version of MS FSX doesn't work virtualized, but I wonder if an older version would work?


X-plane has a linux and mac version... I dont think its as good as FSX but its better than older MSFS versions.
Bob
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Reached Daily Quota??????? (Message 928737)
Posted 1697 days ago by Profile popandbob
I've just seen this limit as well...
Maybe there is a problem with a config somewhere...

I have a quad with a gtx260 and its only letting me have 200/day

Bob
15) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : CUDA locking up my computer (Message 923263)
Posted 1721 days ago by Profile popandbob
I've had this error in the past but upgrading to cuda 2.3 seems to have stopped the problem.
Bob
16) Message boards : Number crunching : What's NVIDIA feeding those CUDA 2.3 DLL's? (Message 922942)
Posted 1722 days ago by Profile popandbob
7/31/2009 11:43:07 PM SETI@home [error] File cudart.dll has wrong size: expected 192512, got 285696


i replaced the old files with the ones from luna, nd it gives me this..

boinc 6.6.38 and vista 32 bit.


That would mean your not using an app_info
Using an app_info.xml is required for these dll's

Bob
17) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : If fire insurance were like health insurance. (Message 922884)
Posted 1723 days ago by Profile popandbob
Lets look at defense spending, for this year it was 651.2 Billion dollars. I went to a large airshow last week-end and saw the new F-22 Raptor in action. It is quite the awesome machine (bring ear-plugs) To bad Canada does'nt have any, but then, you will not need any, because Canadians know that if anything really bad happens, we will protect you, we always have. Lets not forget Europe, people from Europe fall into 2 catagories, those whose ass we saved and those whose ass we kicked. Except Great Britain of course (they can take care of themselves.


There has been no war that the Americans have protected the Canadians.
You have a very sad knowledge of Europe. There are hundreds of countries in europe... How many were defeated with the help of the USA? Three. Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. The US has NEVER defeated anyone without help.

Its funny you should mention defence spending... The USA spends lots more on its Military but how much of a deficit do they have? How much is that deficit growing each year thanks to the huge military spending?

Bob
18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : CUDA 2.3 and bigger MB (Message 922208)
Posted 1725 days ago by Profile popandbob
It is very task specific.

I am getting about 10 credits per minute with the majority of tasks taking just over 10 min.

Bob
19) Message boards : Number crunching : geforce 260 question (Message 921569)
Posted 1728 days ago by Profile popandbob
The GTX 260 is now capable with CUDA 2.3 dll's + drivers to get over 10000 RAC
Huge speedup with 2.3 (I'd estimate 12k-14k RAC if left on 24/7 and with minimal problems and slowdowns)

Bob
20) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Help with overclocking 9800GX2 (Message 921098)
Posted 1730 days ago by Profile popandbob
Your overclock is too high and they are having errors.

Expect 11-16 min with a high OC.

Also Memory overclock doesn't help reduce times.

Bob


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