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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Cache filling strategy BOINC 7.4.42 vs. 7.6.6 and/or other improvements? (Message 1719098)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
So it would be better to wait until BOINC v7.6.8 will be the recommended version (already available for download - if you know where... ;-)?
2) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1718169)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-)


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
RAC (Recent Average Credit): Rank #146 (+8)
Total Credit: Rank #1286 (-43)

...still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

Thanks! :-)



3) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1715638)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-)


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
RAC (Recent Average Credit): Rank #138 (+1)
Total Credit: Rank #1329 (-34)

...still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

Thanks! :-)



4) Message boards : Number crunching : Win8.1 x64 - Win Update NVidia Driver (Message 1713670)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
I have this Motherboard/CPU combi since January '15. It's a desktop. ASRock Q1900DC-ITX board with onboard Intel Celeron J1900 CPU incl. iGPU (here screen connected).
I added the NV GT730 in May '15.

...at that time I downloaded the NVidia driver.exe from NVidia, but it don't install, because it say 'no NVidia device installed'.
In device manager I updated the driver of the new installed device, and after a few seconds the 347.52 driver was installed and the NV GT730 was shown.
Long story here.

So, if I'll uninstall the 347.52 driver for to upgrade with a newer driver it wouldn't work, because the driver.exe will say then again 'no NVidia device installed'.

I guess the NV driver.exe don't find a NV device, because it's no screen or VGA dummy plug connected to the GT730.

So in my case, it looks like I have just the option to upgrade the driver with the Windows Update.
5) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1713652)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-)


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 4 (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 78,140 this means Rank: #137 (+5)
Total credit: 11,461,098 this means Rank: #1363 (-22)

...still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

Thanks! :-)



6) Message boards : Number crunching : Win8.1 x64 - Win Update NVidia Driver (Message 1713473)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
I have Win8.1 x64.
Win Update notified me about a new driver:

»nVidia - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 730

Downloadgröße: 283,2 MB

Sie müssen ggf. den Computer neu starten, damit die Änderungen wirksam werden.

Updatetyp: Optional

nVidia Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 software update released in August, 2015

Weitere Informationen:
http://sysdev.microsoft.com/support/default.aspx

Hilfe und Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub
«

[If I follow the URLs, it don't make me smarter.]


The NV GT730 is just for SETI crunching (2nd GPU). No screen or VGA dummy plug connected.
If I download the driver.exe from NVidia, it don't install the driver, because it say 'no NVidia device installed'...

Over the device manager Win installed automatically the 347.52 driver.

So I must use the Win Update drivers...

But, which version is the above mentioned driver?
And, normally I must uninstall the NV driver first, before I install a new driver... - this above mentioned driver I can install over the current one?

BTW. The above mentioned driver (if we know which driver version it is) work well with the apps of Lunatics Installer v0.43b?

Thanks.
7) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1711931)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-D


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 4 (+1) (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 79,409 this means Rank: #132 (-3)
Total credit: 11,237,767 this means Rank: #1385 (-60)

...already climbing up - but still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

THANKS! :-)



8) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1709284)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-D


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 3 (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 81,740 this means Rank: #135 (+7)
Total credit: 10,759,473 this means Rank: #1445 (-43)

...already climbing up - but still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

THANKS! :-)



9) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1707483)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
I'm little bit confused about the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS board.

I understood it like this that PCIe slot #1 to #4 are connected to CPU#1 and PCIe slot #5 to #7 are connected to CPU#2.

hardwareluxx.de - they write:
»Insgesamt hat man somit 72 PCIe-Lanes in der neuen PCIe-3.0-Spezifikation zur Verfügung - das ist eine gehörige Bandbreite, die hier zustande kommt. Zusatzchips als Bridges oder ähnliches müssen allerdings nicht verwendet werden, da zwei CPUs zum Einsatz kommen: Die Slots 1-4 gehören zur CPU 1, die Slots 5-7 zur CPU 2. Entsprechend läuft die Kommunikation im Quad-SLI über den QPI-Bus und nicht direkt. Da im Dual-CPU-Betrieb zwei QPI-Links zur Verfügung stehen, sollte die Bandbreite aber vollkommen ausreichen. Sämtliche Onboard-Komponenten werden hingegen über den C602-Chipsatz angebunden.«

Google translator said:
»Overall, it has thus 72 PCIe lanes in the new PCIe 3.0 specification is available - this is a proper bandwidth that comes here. Additional chips as Bridges or similar but must not be used as two CPUs are used: The slots 1-4 are CPU 1, the slots 5-7 to the CPU 2. In accordance with the communication in Quad SLI runs over the QPI bus and not directly. Since two QPI links available in dual CPU operation available, the bandwidth should but perfectly sufficient. All onboard components are, however, connected via the C602 chipset.«

The board have two QPI, one each for one CPU.
I don't use SLI or CrossFireX cables.

So does this mean, that VGA card #1 (in PCIe slot #1) and VGA card #2 (in PCIe slot #3) communicate with CPU#1 and
VGA card #3 (in PCIe slot #5) and VGA card #4 (in PCIe slot #7) communicate with CPU#2 ... (I understood it like this) ...?

OK, what happens if I use -cpu_lock in cmdline...
What happens if the project app on VGA card #4 will be fixed on a CPU-thread of CPU#1 (they are not connected)?

Or the two QPI are connected in the northbridge and it could go the above mentioned?
Or the app don't get CPU support and go in a never ending waiting loop?

Thanks.
10) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1707469)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-D


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 3 (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 80,742 this means Rank: #128 (+2)
Total credit: 10,341,271 this means Rank: #1488 (-13)

...already climbing up - but still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

THANKS! :-)



11) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1706544)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 here and here. :-D


The detailed team description you could find here (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 3 (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 86,316 this means Rank: #126 (+3)
Total credit: 10,187,101 this means Rank: #1501 (-30)

...already climbing up - but still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team here at SETI@home and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

THANKS! :-)



12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1706528)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
I sent E-Mail to the admins.
Because 'not in DB' and '.vlar's to NV GPUs'.

I got E-Mail from Eric, he's looking to it.
13) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1705377)
Posted 26 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 »here« and »here«. :-D


The detailed team description you could find »here« (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 3 (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 85,916 this means Rank: »#123« (+/-0)
Total credit: 9,912,236 this means Rank: »#1531« (-22)

...already climbing up - but still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team »here at SETI@home« and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

THANKS! :-)



14) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : BOINC Team #1@SETI - Needs Your Help! (Message 1704843)
Posted 25 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor




As the team name suggests, our goal is to reach and remain at Rank #1 »here« and »here«. :-D


The detailed team description you could find »here« (also infos about how to increase the performance (RAC) of your PC).


Current statistics:
Members @ SETI: 3 (our team exists since 15 March 2015)
Recent average credit (RAC): 85,331 this means Rank: »#123« (+1)
Total credit: 9,770,093 this means Rank: »#1553« (-38)

...already climbing up - but still much way to go to reach both Rank #1.

If you aren't involved from the beginning, it's not the real fun! :-)


Your help is needed!

Join our team »here at SETI@home« and together we accomplish this goal! :-)

THANKS! :-)



15) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1704756)
Posted 25 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
Thanks to you, and also to someone other for PM. :-)

Until now I wouldn't like to download and burn a DVD. I never did this.

I sent an E-Mail again to the Online-Shop.
I want a new/other DVD.

I sent also an E-Mail to Microsoft, if they could help me to get a new/other DVD (the Online-Shop must send a new/other, or maybe they can do this).

If there is really no way that I can get a new/other DVD, I must burn a DVD.

If then, if I would take the Windows 8.1 x64 DVD, IIRC, during installation, very early I must enter the Product-Key, if I use then the Product-Key of the Windows 8.1 Pro x64 OS, the installation of the Windows 8.1 x64 will continue?
(Just the Pro have dual CPU support. Maybe the installation of 'non Pro' don't work because of this?)

Thanks.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1704695)
Posted 24 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
I asked at the manfacturer (for some weeks, because I had the same idea ;-) , if I could remove the backplate of the HD7990, the support said it's urgently recommended to let installed the backplate.
It cool the PCB and the VRAM.
The 1st VGA card, 1st GPU, just in BIOS, the backplate was so hot that I couldn't touch it.

HD7990 at PCIe slot #1 and #5 (of 7) and it could work.
I didn't tested 3 VGA cards, it wouldn't go because not enough fresh air for cooling.
I have a Super Flower 2000W PSU.

The warning appeared just one time until now.
I guess because - maybe - I changed the jumper of the onboard VGA output 3 times (off, on, off - for tests) and the last time the jumper was very wobbly (and this is a €500 ASUS board).
I think I must repar it with a pliers and press together the contacts.


I'm still confused that the "Windows 8.1 Pro x64" DVD will be not recognized as 'bootable' source.
If I test the 'old' 'Windows 8.1 x64' DVD from my other J1900 PC - it will be recognized as 'bootable' and will install the OS.
What is the problem that the 'Pro' version of Windows 8.1 x64 don't want to install the OS?

I had contact with the online shop - they said opened software they don't take back (they said also, they registered the OS as I bought it. (If I buy an OS, they send Microsoft my address?) So they can't take back also. Is this all true?).
What? I payed €150 for a damaged DVD and that's all?

EDIT: I need the 'Pro' version because it have dual CPU support.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1704578)
Posted 24 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
The PCIe riser don't work.
So I must use all HD7990 directly in the PCIe slots.
But then, just a paper can go between the VGA cards.
I installed a 3mm plastic between the VGA cards, to push them away from each other, nevertheless one fan of a VGA card had contact to the backplate of an other card and made noise.
OTOH, 4 HD7990 don't work (currently, or always with my mobo).
2 HD7990 could work, but... - it wouldn't be a 'Monster GPU Cruncher'. ;-)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1704575)
Posted 24 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
AFAIK, each HD7990 have a PCIe 3.0 x16 plug.
So 2 HD7990 each CPU, 32 PCIe lanes used.

It looks like I have the v5304 BIOS installed.

Thanks for tips and hints (thanks also for PM :-) .
All the day I looked in BIOS what I could set, had set wrong, and so on...
I found no mistake.

Strange happened, I don't know maybe the BIOS is... I don't know...
Today, just 1 HD7990 installed, start, again a BIOS windows say something: 'fatal system error'.
Reboot and I see again the DOS screen.

What ever...

I got the idea, I test the 'old' Windows 8.1 x64 DVD of my J1900 PC.
And... - and... - it worked, Windows started to install. *confused*
So the Windows 8.1 Pro x64 DVD is broken?

BTW, I ordered 4* 'R9 FuryX' VGA cards.

If they are here, and I can't install the OS and/or something don't go like it should, I will never again build my own PC. *annoyed* ;-)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1704416)
Posted 23 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
1 Xeon E5-2630v2 have 40 PCIe lanes - I have 2 installed.
»http://ark.intel.com/products/75790/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2630-v2-15M-Cache-2_60-GHz«


I'm more confused about, that I can't install Windows... ;-)


Ohhh... - all the days for nothing.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Monster GPU Cruncher Build (Message 1704399)
Posted 23 Jul 2015 by Profile [#1@SETI] Dirk SadowskiProject donor
The dream is over - It remains just a dream...

In short: it don't work.

I installed all like it should, with PCIe riser,
the screen connected to onboard VGA output or to the DVI output of the first VGA card, both times the screen say 'no signal'.

I took all PCIe riser away and connected all the VGA cards to the PCIe slots directly, after switch on I see a 'BIOS screen' (not at the onboard VGA (here still no signal), DVI output of the first VGA card):
»PCI out of resources condition:

Error: Insufficient PCIe Resources Detected!!!

System is running with Insufficient PCI Resources!
In order to display this message some
PCI devices were set to disabled state!
It is strongly recomended to Power Off the system
and remove some PCI/PCI Express cards from the system!
To continue booting, proceed to 'Save and Exit' Menu Option
and select Boot Device or 'Discard Changes and Exit'.

Warning: If you choose to continue booting some Operating
System might not be able to complete boot correctly!
«

This means 4 HD7990 VGA cards (4*2GPUs=8GPUs) are too much for the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS board??

I took 2 VGA cards away, just 2 VGA cards installed, PCIe slot #1 and #5, after a few seconds I see something like:
'Insert bootable source and press then any key'.

I have no optical device installed via SATA or something.
Just an USB DVD writer/reader.
In BIOS correct recognized.
In the DVD device the Win8.1 Pro x64 DVD.

(I selected the boot order, 1st HDD 2nd USB DVD and then 1st USB DVD 2nd HDD, in both ways the PC don't see the Windows DVD and say 'insert bootable source'.)

I can't install Windows??

I have the 1st BIOS version which support Xeon E5-26**v2 CPUs.
Maybe a BIOS update and all 4 HD7990 could work? Or this have nothing to do with the BIOS versions?

Not a good day... :-(


BTW, maybe I'll (forced to) go with 4* R9FuryX or GTX980Ti (if I would like to have performance/RAC like 4 HD7990)...

If I look to the specs, 2*GTX970=1*GTX980Ti (performance/SETI RAC)?

If NV, then maybe 4* EVGA GTX980TiSC (max. (or other OC series)) or EVGA GTX970FTW+ (at least).


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