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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1805077)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile TimeLord04
In six hours from now, Andromeda, (MAC OS X system), starts crunching SETI on two EVGA GTX-750TI SC GPUs!!! :-) Gearing up for the WOW Event.

Exeter, (Win XP Pro x64), kicks in in about three hours full time on SETI on an EVGA GTX-760!!! :-)

Einstein has been put on hold on both systems for the WOW Event.

GO RACCOONS, GO Group Cancer!!!!! :-)


TL
2) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX Titan and GTX 690 in same machine possible? (Message 1805057)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile TimeLord04
can you post your start up from the event log of boinc?

I cant seem to find the log file on Windows 7?

BOINC Manager ---> Tools ---> Event Log - (BOINC 7.6.22)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : sluggish computer when S@H tasks run (Message 1805053)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile TimeLord04
It seems to me that you are OVER working your system. REMEMBER that when feeding a GPU; it takes 1 CPU core. With an A6, (I have one), Dual Core APU; this leaves ONLY 1 Core for your system to run other Apps. HOWEVER; you state that you are running Rosetta!!! This will take up one or both of your CPU cores, and thus starve the GPU of MUCH needed CPU cycles.

I recommend dumping Rosetta, or limiting it to one core of the APU.

Otherwise, yes, you can set the "Use at most X CPU" to a higher value limit. I have mine at 50% so that even on my Quad Core Extreme system I'm ONLY using 2 Cores to feed both of my GTX-750TI SC GPUs on the system. I also choose to select "No CPU Use" on BOINC Projects; GUARANTEEING that my 50% level sticks and 2 Cores on my Quad Core Extreme will feed my GPUs and leave me the other two cores for my system use.

On my A6-6400K, these settings guarantee that one CPU core will ALWAYS be free for the system use, and the other core feeds the GTX-760 GPU there.

If you are crunching full tilt on ALL cores of the CPU and trying to crunch GPU AND run your system tasks/apps; it's no wonder why you are experiencing sluggishness.

Scale back some. Dedicate your CPU to feed the GPU ONLY; meaning NO CPU crunching.

My two cents worth.


TL
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1805048)
Posted 12 hours ago by Profile TimeLord04
I obviously don't get something. Why not use Linux?
(...or am I asking a Q that was answered many times before)

My answer was to convert my Intel PC into a Hackintosh. GO MAC!!!!! :-)

Now, I can dual boot between El Capitan and Windows 7. :-)

Intel Quad Core Extreme QX9650 at 3 GHz. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6 with BIOS Upgrade FD. 16 GB DDR2 800 MHz. (4 x 4 GB sticks.) Two EVGA GTX-750TI SC GPUs with 2 GB GDDR5 each. DVD Drive. Two WD Black 1 TB Drives. (One Win 7 Pro x64. One MAC OS X El Capitan 10.11.4.) 610 Watt PSU. CoolerMaster Hyper212 EVO. Full Tower Case. One WD 1 TB Laptop Drive in External USB Case. (MAC OS X Time Machine drive.) System Name: Prometheus/Andromeda. (Win 7 = Prometheus, MAC OS = Andromeda.)

BOINC installed on both OSes. So, this computer is listed twice in my Computer List.

My second computer is an AMD A6-6400K APU with EVGA GTX-760. WD 250 GB Hard Drive. Win XP Pro x64. System Name: Exeter.

Third, (occasional), cruncher is my parents' HP Skylake Desktop system. System Name: Farragut. (System on Win 10 Pro x64.)

My hope now is that my newly modified Andromeda will raise my RAC with the two 750's. We'll see.

I'm still debating on Upgrading Prometheus to Win 10 Pro; but, again, since creating Andromeda I really don't see the need to Upgrade to Win 10 there.


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5) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1805010)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile TimeLord04
16 GB Patriot DDR2 PC2 6400 RAM installed and working perfectly. :-)

Lagging has been greatly reduced; but, NOT fully eliminated. It still takes some time to maneuver within my Hushmail e-Mail Account, moving things, deleting things, making folders, etc... On 8 GB DDR2 RAM, these things would end up taking 5 Min sometimes; resulting in a gray spinning wheel in the corner of the open Tab in Firefox. Now, under 16 GB RAM, it took 30 seconds to get into the e-Mail Account and one item therein took 1.5 Min... MUCH IMPROVED. :-)

Under the 8 GB of RAM; almost 4 GB was being taken up by system resources and open/active programs. Now, this has dropped 1 GB to 3 GB of resources used and the rest of the 16 GB is free. :-)

I will find out more tonight when BOINC resumes crunching. I still have a couple of Einstein Units left in queue. So, when things pick up tonight; I'll have to wait until those finish before BOINC dedicates both 750's to SETI.


TL
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1804996)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile TimeLord04
First one to Post after the Outrage!!!!! :-)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804969)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile TimeLord04
...(Edited for space and readability.)
[EDIT 2:]

The new Patriot RAM was purchased through EBAY and was half the price of my local Fry's Electronics store in Concord, CA. Couldn't find anything through Amazon that did NOT have ECC on it... This MOBO does NOT use ECC... So, I ordered through the EBAY source.

$164.24 for four 4GB DDR2 800MHz sticks of Patriot RAM.


TL

My limited experience is that mobo with DDR2 ram only support 8 gb. Did you check documentation?

Yes, the docs state that 16 GB is the limit for this board. :-)
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 88 (Message 1804932)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile TimeLord04
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9) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804851)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile TimeLord04
At last check, (been a few months since I've looked), the CUDA Driver from NVIDIA for MAC OS X was 7.5.26; this is what I'm on. I still encounter "Validation Inconclusives" and "Invalids" on CUDA65; but NOT as many as when I was stock on OpenCL. The one "Error" I still have showing is from a "Ghost" that was created when I switched from OpenCL to CUDA65 and my entire cache got wiped.

TL

Sometimes the Driver is updated a couple times a month, sometimes it goes a couple months without being updated.
It's Real easy to check. Just go to the Dock and open System Preferences. Then open CUDA. Why didn't you do that simple check before posting?
This is the current driver, http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-7.5.30-driver.html

I just had a problem with the latest Special App and the 750Ti, it was solved by updating the driver. You should try it.

Thanks for that, TBar! :-) Just Updated to CUDA 7.5.30... We'll see tonight how it goes. :-)


TL

[EDIT:]

Also noticed that the system seems to lag, (especially in Firefox), since adding the second 750TI SC... (Maybe a system memory issue???) System only has 8GB, DDR2 800MHz RAM... Just ordered new Patriot 4GB RAM sticks totaling 16GB, (4 sticks), also at 800MHz. New RAM should be here just before the WOW Event starts up. Hopefully this improves system stability issues. (Memory Leak(s) maybe???)

Footnote: Nothing has crashed, yet...


TL

[EDIT 2:]

The new Patriot RAM was purchased through EBAY and was half the price of my local Fry's Electronics store in Concord, CA. Couldn't find anything through Amazon that did NOT have ECC on it... This MOBO does NOT use ECC... So, I ordered through the EBAY source.

$164.24 for four 4GB DDR2 800MHz sticks of Patriot RAM.


TL
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804833)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile TimeLord04
Take your current steady state inconclusives and divide by pendings. Inconclusives / Pendings < 5% = good. >= 5% = questionable. >10% = there is a problem somewhere.

Well, looking yesterday afternoon, Out of 200 Units in queue there were 28 Pendings, (now 33), 8 Inconclusives, (now 7), and the one Error mentioned...

Yesterday, then, was 3.5% and today is 4.71%. This seems to be the new "Normal" for my system since switching to CUDA from OpenCL.

[EDIT:]

Forgot to include: 2 Invalids showing on recent numbers...

[End Edit.]


TL



Nice. You're golden dude :-D ------ > Thread closed ?

I have no complaints; was just clarifying things for Stubbles69/Rob. KUDOS to TBar for his hard work!!! :-)

Thanks again, everyone.

<<--- Still feel STUPID about that rubber protector thing.... :-O


Thread can be closed, unless someone else would like to comment.


TL
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804829)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile TimeLord04
Take your current steady state inconclusives and divide by pendings. Inconclusives / Pendings < 5% = good. >= 5% = questionable. >10% = there is a problem somewhere.

Well, looking yesterday afternoon, Out of 200 Units in queue there were 28 Pendings, (now 33), 8 Inconclusives, (now 7), and the one Error mentioned...

Yesterday, then, was 3.5% and today is 4.71%. This seems to be the new "Normal" for my system since switching to CUDA from OpenCL.

[EDIT:]

Forgot to include: 2 Invalids showing on recent numbers...

[End EDIT.]


TL
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804826)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile TimeLord04

???
Those "Validation Inconclusives" and "Invalids" and even "Errors" are when using the OpenCL App...Not the CUDA Baseline App. The Baseline App at C.A. works perfectly Fine as far as I know. You Do have to Install the Correct driver, which for Mavericks and above means the latest driver found in System Preferences/CUDA. The only problems I know of are caused by people updating the OS and Not updating to the driver that supports the New OS. There are a few people out there that have run the Baseline Apps on Hackintoshes, even a couple that have run the Special App without any trouble. Yours is the only one I've seen give Invalids with the CUDA65 App, which is Why I suggest the CUDA75 App. You can always change the two lines in the app_info.xml back to the CUDA65 App if it isn't any better. It's very simple to copy and paste the App Name in the Two lines that list it. That's All that's required, replace one App name with the other in two lines.

In any case, I would suggest you update the CUDA driver to the latest available and see if the CUDA65 App works any better on your particular Hackintosh. There are other Hackintoshes running even the CUDA80 driver without any trouble.
Oh, just in case, You Must Quit any Apps using the CUDA Driver Before attempting to Update the Driver.

At last check, (been a few months since I've looked), the CUDA Driver from NVIDIA for MAC OS X was 7.5.26; this is what I'm on. I still encounter "Validation Inconclusives" and "Invalids" on CUDA65; but NOT as many as when I was stock on OpenCL. The one "Error" I still have showing is from a "Ghost" that was created when I switched from OpenCL to CUDA65 and my entire cache got wiped.


TL
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 88 (Message 1804771)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
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14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 88 (Message 1804754)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
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15) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804749)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
...and welcome to the 2x GTX 750 Ti club!
Are you using the NV_SoG app or Cuda50?

Currently, I'm using Cuda65 from TBar; but, he wants me to move up to his Cuda75 App... (MAC OS X, 10.11.4 on Andromeda. I'm on Alternate NVIDIA Driver 346.03.06f01, CUDA Driver 7.5.26)

Oops, I didn't see it was a Mac...but that explains a bit more the funny! ;-p

On CPU: are Guppis much faster than nonVLARs, and
on GPUs: are Guppis much slower than nonVLARs?
If so, I hope for you & other Macs in the Wow event that someone adapt's Mr. Kevvy's script to optimize the 2 queues.
Otherwise you'll be at a 5-10% disadvantage as compared to Windows or Linux with similar hardware. :-p

Cheers and best of luck to the Wow event 2016 Cancer team! [edit]intended as a playful banter[/e]
Rob ;-D

Rob,

Well, NOT ONLY is Prometheus/Andromeda a hybrid system; (Win 7 Pro x64 on one drive, and MAC OS X on another drive), but the Andromeda side is really a Hackintosh! :-O I've created kind of a "Frankenstein" out of old PC Hardware.

Prometheus is the Win 7 side of the system, and Andromeda is the MAC side... I'm holding tight to El Capitan 10.11.4 due to the fact that after Upgrading to 10.11.4 the Stock BOINC SETI OpenCL Apps were NOT functioning to true MAC Specifications, (while on 10.11.3 the OpenCL Apps were just fine...), so with MUCH help from TBar and others I Upgraded to TBar's CUDA65 App. Due to the fact that Andromeda is a Hackintosh, I'm hesitant to Upgrade to CUDA75; as originally TBar mentioned that Hackintoshes and true MAC Laptops still encounter issues with "Validation Inconclusives" and "Invalids" and even "Errors"... I'm afraid to Upgrade to CUDA75 as this might make things worse.

Other Apps, Games, and Programs on Andromeda have NO ISSUES; just BOINC SETI has issues. Einstein, (which ONLY sends CUDA55 work to Andromeda), works just fine. So, there's something not quite right with MAC OS X, the CUDA65/75 and OpenCL Apps, or both when running on Hack and MAC Laptops.

For my sanity, I'm sticking with what I have. It works as well as it can for me.


TL
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 88 (Message 1804459)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
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17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1804456)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
Good morning everyone. :-)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6 MOBO with EVGA GTX-750TI SC... (Message 1804425)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
OK - I think there's enough laughter now...

It was a good-funny!
...and welcome to the 2x GTX 750 Ti club!

Are you using the NV_SoG app or Cuda50?

Currently, I'm using Cuda65 from TBar; but, he wants me to move up to his Cuda75 App... (MAC OS X, 10.11.4 on Andromeda. I'm on Alternate NVIDIA Driver 346.03.06f01, CUDA Driver 7.5.26)


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19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 88 (Message 1804409)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
Sword
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 88 (Message 1804398)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile TimeLord04
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