Posts by Michael W.F. Miles


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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I need financial assistance. (Message 1533724)
Posted 52 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
It's just wonderful when a community gets together and helps each other.
Now if we could only get our Governments to follow such a lead.

Michael Miles
Team New Mexico
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 2048 (Message 1533379)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Oh great, Just great...
Another addiction to cope with.

GOOD GAME
I like it and I do not play games usually.

My mother will get just as hooked just as fast.....

Michael Miles
23) Message boards : Number crunching : How number crunching affects a computer (Message 1532872)
Posted 54 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
If the iMac is a single unit and not a desktop the fan issue may be one great headache.
They are just like laptops and very hard to maintain.
I do not use any Mac products at all for one reason. MONEY
Cost is way too high.
A noisy fan could resolve itself if you turn it down a bit but with that iMac heat is a killer

On my desktop I have a cool master 212 plus cooler and it keeps the CPU very cool but the motherboard is hot so I completely remove the side cover and place a small desk fan blowing in.
Keeps thing very cool but I did loose one MOBO recently as my cat did bite into a fan wire and shorted out the circuit. Smoked my MOBO.

Now I have a small screen replacing the side cover so no cats get in there
I run full bore on this six core and at 100% load running AP units I get temps hovering around 32C.
Very cool for air cooling.

Good luck and keep your computer cool

Michael
24) Message boards : Number crunching : How number crunching affects a computer (Message 1532844)
Posted 54 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
If you run a laptop then you take your chances. These "Bic Lighters" I call them because they seem to be disposable will burn fairly quick. The newer ones with medium to high end GPU's in them are not going to last long if you do not have a cooling system on them.
A Laptop fan under them is a must.
As far as desktops go keep them clean and make sure the fans are not making any weird noises and they will last a very long time.
The CPU will probably never burn out unless the fan fails but the boards now have safeties built into them so if a failure does occur it will just shut the machine down and tell you you have a thermal overheat before it does.

Get a good monitor program to keep an eye on voltages and temperatures.
There are many but the one I use is simply the best.
SIV ( System Information Viewer ) by Red Ray is the best I have seen for a Boinc user.
He has built in an entire page to allow users of Boinc to keep Boinc under full control. He also updates a lot. It is constantly being improved.
It does not use global locks which will allow other programs that use the sensors to work without shutting down SIV

To download go here

http://rh-software.com/

Depending on what system you have use the SIV32X or SIV64X
Start as admin and use the argument -GPUCTL (Gpu control)
That will give you control over GPU such as Overclocking the GPU and control over fans

Bottom line is keep you system clean and free from heat and you are crunching for a very long time unless your kitty goes in and bites a fan wire and it smokes the computer.


Have a great day
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To the kitty people.....new edition. (Message 1527414)
Posted 69 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
:( So sad reading this news! Have made your links clickable

Thanks very much buddy.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To the kitty people.....new edition. (Message 1527383)
Posted 69 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
My daughter is planning to pop a link to it on her facebook page. I hope our voices can make a difference.




Excellent. This MUST stop.
They are just too beautiful to be treated this way.

All it takes is enough pissed off people to make a huge difference.

There was another sighting about 400 yards from my house last week and I have seen animal control around here and helicopters flying low searching for it.
Same place as another sighting weeks before this.

Just disgusting to see happen.

Michael
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To the kitty people.....new edition. (Message 1525700)
Posted 74 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
My Step sister lives in Sidney, Victoria.




Sidney is a very pretty little sea side town with a lot of History.

She would know exactly what I'm talking about.
These cougars are being shot for nothing more then to save money.
It cost much more to relocate them then to just put a bullet in them.

Just a shame.....


Michael Miles
Team New Mexico
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To the kitty people.....new edition. (Message 1525663)
Posted 74 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
We here on this Island are witnessing the extermination of the most beautiful cats on this planet.
The Mountain Lion

The other day not far from where I live. About 2 miles a lady was not using her head. 5:30 am she takes a walk alone down the galloping goose trail and a cougar comes out. It started to charge at her.
She turned and fled.
The cat stopped and went about it's business

The cat was hunted down and shot no questions asked. Then the authorities deemed they did not have the right cat so they shot another.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Cougar+killed+after+chasing+woman+popular+Vancouver+Island+trail/9900263/story.html


this happens far too much. Instead of drugging the cat and relocating the authorities just kill them straight out.
This Island is a wilderness which is slowly but surely seeing the wildlife stripped from its habitat because of human intervention.
Housing and new building have seen these beautiful cats having to come into Victoria to get food. I have heard of sightings about 400 yard from where I live in this city. Peoples backyards. They are hungry

We here are flipping out but they are just not listening.

Please speak up and send the a note to Vancouver Island wildlife Authorities and let them know how you feel.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/info/wildlife_human_interaction/docs/cougars.html
There is a contact us here


Drug them, take them into the mountains but do not shoot them over human incompetence.

This is taking place every couple of months that we know of.



I was hitch hiking down the road by Lund BC which is just north of Powell river.
I heard some noise coming from the bushes as I walked down the highway.
Low and behold a female cougar walked out and saw me. I just stopped and wondered if I was going to be dead in a minute.
Nothing of the sort. She looked back and gave an all clear to three beautiful kits.
They just walked down the road and passed me by with no concern that I was there.
Ever since then I have known that it is humans who are the real danger.

I could live 1000 years and not see one. I consider myself lucky to have seen one let alone 4.


God bless the innocent. God bless our wildlife. The real caretakers of this planet

Michael Miles

Team New Mexico
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1523888)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
What do you mean in particular ?
Of course r_2170 has a lot of fixes as well.





I believe that the same thing was happening with ATI cards on Multibeam.
High CPU usage.

Nvidia cards were always low CPU usage with Multibeam but Ati cards saw a high usage for CPU

Astropulse was opposite until now.
Nvidia astropulse was always high cpu usage and ATI was low usage, until this came out with the sleep function

So with r_2170 on ATI cards the Multibeam is now using low CPU usage??????
I don't own one but am seriously thinking going to ATI because of the power they have and handle astropluse very well. The price is also lower then Nvidia cards.

Michael
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1523861)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Thats correct Michael but it reduces CPU consumption significantly

Does is ever.
Nice to see this out

Thanks Mike for the heads up bro

Is there a fix for ati with Multibeam?

I very glad to see this. It has always been a WANT on my list

Michael Miles
Team New Mexico
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1523749)
Posted 79 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
AP_r2180 supports this already using -sleep switch.
You can download it from my website

Thanks for the tip
Installed it and tried with all 6 core crunching AP instead of a core free Slowed down the GPU in a big way.
Once I left a full core available the GPU went right back up to full usage.

Not using the CPU in kernel calls but still need the free CPU on AMD systems

Will do some experimenting.
Thanks Mike



Michael
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1523418)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
We are basically the same age. I'm 53
You did extremely well with the cost.

The GPU's today are just plain FAST

I was thinking later going to an ATI GPU for Astropulse as that is all I crunch
That are cheaper then most Nvidia products. For multibeam Nvidia cards rule. For Astropluse ATI is the one

Soon the code will be fixed I hope to allow Astropulse to not use so much CPU time with Nvidia pruducts
Same with Ati on Multibeam.

You did very well with cost.
Cost is one reason I am still with AMD
half the price and not too much slower than intel.
For now anyway

I do pretty well with my 6 core 1100T and the little 460
I average between 20000 to 24000 RAC using 5 cores on the CPU and one task at a time on my 460 Astropulse only. running Multibeam I get half of that
The board that I had to settle with is only a 3 stage VRM so overclocking this 6 core is a no go.
Time will allow something better. For now I am very happy I have a computer to crunch with
Have a great night bro
Michael
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1523411)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Very nice. All it takes is $$$$$$ and some know how and you come up a super computer

Good for you bro

Michael
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Donated Computers in Canada and elsewhere (Message 1523409)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
That's good news that organizations like this exist. Thanks for the information, Michael.

Also, the link posted in your first Thread by Candorchasma seemed to have good information in it; as well.

I wish I knew of such an organization in the US; but, I don't.

I'm glad that you and I were able to find support here; and in my case, also a good friend locally. Being on limited income is a huge struggle; sometimes, with help from friends, and sometimes kind strangers, we do manage.


There was a PM by Candorchasma that did help people in USA only
I contacted them and because I was Canadian no help
Give her a PM and she will let you know. I think they were in Nevada but don't quote me on that.
I had the PM but I cleaned up my mail box and unfortunately that was deleted.
Contact her and she will turn you on to them
She apparently did volunteer work for them.

In a poverty situation it is very hard to get systems that are able to crunch seti at home without taking too long.

When I started computing it was back in the Commodore Vic 20 era. Like 500 dollars for 3.5k ram 8 bit system with a tape deck
Then the c-64 with wow 38k free. BIG step up
Then the Amiga 2000 which cost over 2000 dollars for a 68000 processor and 1 meg ram.
I had a Amiga 3000 with 68060 accelerator card and that system was over 3000
Video toaster with lightwave 3d animation another 1500

I think we are fairly lucky these days to see a 6 core machine and a 1 tera flop video card all for 600 bucks or so and have tons of ram to boot


Things sure have changed eh!!!!!

Michael
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1523356)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
I'm glad that both Michael W.F. Miles and TL04 got some help. Me I'm on My own, next month if the last supplier of the Azza 9000B/W case still has any(B means Black, whereas W means White, I want to avoid getting a White case, though if I have to, I guess I'll have no choice), I'll be buying one for $219.06 and that includes shipping to Me, why do I say 'if'? Cause this case is Discontinued, so I'm running out of time, I'd like to get a 2nd Black case in August too, but that may not be possible, as new/used cases are disappearing online. In My Mind white cases attract fingerprints... On Saturday My PC went dark, I had to reset the PC to get it to work again, I'm running out of PC and possibly, time... Some cretin will as He has in the past razz Me, yet He's allowed to do that here and you wonder Why I'd like to not post on Seti for any reason, it's cause Seti condones Trolls who crunch...




http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2912

CM Scout is an excellent case with tons of room and for less than 100 dollars.
It will handle 2 power supplies and lots of drive bays.


Excellent fan placement.
And of course black

The Azza Genesis is one heck of a case but one heck of a price too.

A good case makes the computer

Michael
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Donated Computers in Canada and elsewhere (Message 1523354)
Posted 80 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
To any one who is on a fixed income or very low income there is some help in Canada.

Go to here
http://www.era.ca/

They have a recycling computer depot that does donate computers to those who qualify.
You might get low or medium quality computers. Nothing high end.

What they have in stock can and will be given free of charge

I once approached the bottle depot a couple of years ago and they had a contract with the government to send these systems to places like Africa and third world countries but now ERA has been approved to take computers from the bottle depot and give them to charities and people with low income or fixed income status.
I build systems here in Victoria for the disabled but the only source was the garbage and certain thrift shops that would give low or medium range computers to me to place new OS on and get them ready for people who need them FREE of charge.
Now ERA is doing this for Canadians

Give them a email if anyone who might need a computer.

Have a great day


Michael Miles
Team New Mexico
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1522757)
Posted 82 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
He was just simply asking for help too.

But, his thread was restored, so it's a moot point now.



Glad to hear it was restored.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1522704)
Posted 82 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Did you put your address down when you did the same?
I put one up and it was taken down right away because the address was on it

I really don't see the double standard. It's just simply asking for help

Michael
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help......... Computer cooked big time (Message 1521978)
Posted 84 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
To all that have donated a great big thanks. I have received 225.00 from 3 people.
It has filled my cupboards with food and cat food.


My RAC is climbing again. The people of Seti at home are just the greatest. Happy crunching


Michael Miles
Team New Mexico
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cat saves autistic boy. (Message 1519931)
Posted 90 days ago by Profile Michael W.F. Miles
Getting my autistic son a cat transformed all our lives :)






It truly is amazing how a simple cat can change a life.

Good for you and your child.

The simplest things in life are always the best

God Bless you Anniet


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