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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Lunatics/NVIDA Software Updates (Message 1667879)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile BilBg
1) I don't see any NVIDIA errors on your task list but there is a thread:
"Problem with Nvidia driver version 350.12" (talks about errors with AstroPulse tasks on this driver)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77133


2) You use CUDA 3.2 app:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=4098025878

I think faster for GeForce GTX 570 will be CUDA 4.2 app as they recommend:




... but you may also ask in Number Crunching
2) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1667655)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile BilBg
As listed here: http://efmer.com/forum/index.php?topic=1218.0
TThrottle needs a CPU with internal sensor...

I don't know what 'Brent Norman - Canada' means by "I'm currently using TThrotle to limit CPU usage in my older computer, not by temp, but by CPU use"
Is this some really old computer or is it "AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+" which have internal sensor?

As fred say: "I've never got at BSOD reported"
I think TThrottle checks for minimum CPU family/model (by CPUID)
You may ask him if TThrottle checks CPUID to not try reading internal sensor on too old CPUs
Also ask if the BSOD may be because you have 2 physical CPUs


so that is P4 of newer processor! ;)

No, P4 have no temperature sensor, the list have to be the same as this:
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/supportlist.html
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel® iGPU AP bench test run (e.g. @ J1900) (Message 1667041)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
So, maybe -instances_per_device 2 will be needed in this case too. Check that.

@Dirk
To clarify: this doesn't mean you have to run 2 instances on one GPU

You may even use -instances_per_device 4 (just to 'reserve' counter for max 4 apps running)
- since BOINC starts the apps it will still start only 2 apps (one per GPU) unless you change this by app_info.xml / app_config.xml
4) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1667034)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
Well, no I can't...'cause the CPU doesn't have CPU temp sensor, the TThrottle give BSOD on WinXP! :/

Which version of TThrottle?

TThrottle programmer is not at all so stupid to try to read from non-existing sensor, TThrottle checks first the CPU family/model
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel® iGPU AP bench test run (e.g. @ J1900) (Message 1666693)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
Code for -cpu_lock is probably the same in all Raistmer apps.
So any app will see (at start) which cores are already in use by other running apps (if they also use -cpu_lock) and choose the first unused core (if unused core exists).
6) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Old account with email hooking to new account with email (Message 1666687)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
This was asked so many times, you may read what was already explained:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76962
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74572
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74189

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74115
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73469
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71939

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=70260
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Loading APU to the limit: performance considerations - ongoing research (Message 1666630)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
Just change .net to .info
http://lunatics.kwsn.info/1-discussion-forum/loading-apu-to-the-limit-performance-considerations.msg58456.html#msg58456
8) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1666619)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
TThrottle will not work with this CPU - it have no internal temperature sensor

but the BP6 does have a temp sensor...doesn't it work with MBO temps? :/

CPU and GPU sensor implementation is fairly standard.
Motherboard manufacturers on the other hand use (different) sensor chips as they see fit (so too many "standards")

So fewer number of programs use motherboard sensors (too much work for the programmers):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=59292&postid=987243#987243

You can still use 'Max CPU %' box to set it < 100 (and monitor the external/motherboard sensor temperature e.g. by SIV)





P.S.
Why use 'Max CPU %' box in TThrottle and not the similar in BOINC? Because TThrottle have better way to do that:
- BOINC pauses the entire process, TThrottle only the worker/computing thread
- BOINC 'quantum of time' is 1 s (CPU load graph is seesaw), TThrottle works on ms intervals (CPU load graph is smooth)
 
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1666139)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
But could we have a version from current sources, built with current tools

A current version of what? OpenSSL?

No, Richard means a current version of BOINC (+ included current OpenSSL of course) that can:
- install on Windows Domain Controllers (now people are forced to install <= 5.10.45)
- allow BOINC to run as a service, and still detect/use GPUs on Windows XP (now people are forced to use <= 6.12.34)
I imagine this second can be unlocked for advanced users by some switch in cc_config.xml like <force_detect_gpu>
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1666075)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
For the moment the admins have turned it back to HTTP since this now causes the troubles with older clients.

Question remains why some computers have/had no problem despite using "older clients"?
Does BOINC use (also) the root certificates installed in the OS?

My ca-bundle.crt begins with:

##
## $Id: ca-bundle.crt 11866 2007-01-15 21:39:43Z rwalton $
##
## ca-bundle.crt -- Bundle of CA Root Certificates
## Last Modified: Thu Mar 2 09:32:46 CET 2000
11) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1666071)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
TThrottle will not work with this CPU - it have no internal temperature sensor
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with the SSL CA cert (Message 1665843)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
You may try to copy also ssleay32.dll , libeay32.dll

P.S.
On BOINC 6.10.58 / Windows XP:
I don't have any such Messages in stdoutdae.txt (search for "SSL " and "certificate")

What makes/forces BOINC on some computers to use SSL?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1665839)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Check heatsinks/fans, clean dust, and try TThrottle to limit the temperature.

Just installed this version on WinXP computer...and it gives be BSOD with error on cputemperature.sys file...any clue about it?

Does anybody have similar problem? ;)

I use TThrottle 7.20 on Windows XP

And now I see:
"TThrottle 7.52 (Doesn't work with Xp)"
"TThrottle 7.30 (Last XP version)"
http://efmer.com/b/tthrottle_download_release
14) Questions and Answers : Getting started : May I add the Seti@Home logo to my Amateur Radio webpage? (Message 1665120)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
From the HOME page under COMMUNITY there is "Pictures & music"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/misc.php

I prefer "The original SETI@home logo as a TIFF file (889 KB)"
But there are many other pictures to choose from.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Error: Maximum disk usage exceeded (Message 1664190)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Now my feeling is 'I gonna hit this hammer to my head' because those files were somehow important to BOINC....

I don't think so - BOINC itself creates only small files (init_data.xml , boinc_task_state.xml) in slots

These 'garbage' big files have to be leftover of some app become crazy
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Error: Maximum disk usage exceeded (Message 1664174)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
For both tasks - exact the same "Peak disk usage 16,982.58 MB"

I suggest to check what is in 'slots' directory - there may be some 'garbage' big files in some of the slots


Thanks, Slot 3 had very big files. Deleted those, wait and see if that was problem.

Do you remember/record the filenames?
(for me it is interesting what created those big files)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Error: Maximum disk usage exceeded (Message 1664169)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
For both tasks - exact the same "Peak disk usage 16,982.58 MB"

I suggest to check what is in 'slots' directory - there may be some 'garbage' big files in some of the slots
18) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1663276)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
08/04/2015 21:49:07 | | Reading preferences override file

You use Local preferences - so check on "Processor usage" tab what is the value of "Use at most X % CPU time"
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Local_preferences#Processor_usage

Do you use TThrottle ?
(if you set too low temperature in TThrottle this may be the case)

On Windows Task Manager you may also show the 'Processes' tab
19) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Restart SETI@Home using old account (Message 1662589)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
Is it not "possible to write or speak to someone" because you have no way to proof you are the owner:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=86550
(found by "User search")

The name "William Headrick" do not identify the account (e.g. there are many "John Doe")

There are two ways to identify the account:
- by <authenticator> ("account key")

The following link will give info how to use it if you have it:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/weak_auth.php

You can find the old-account <authenticator> if you have access to some of yours old computers/HDDs/backup of BOINC Data directory
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?sort=rpc_time&rev=0&show_all=1&userid=86550


- by email / password pair

The email don't need to exist/be active
- try any email + password you may think of (the password is the one used for the SETI@home account, not for the email)
20) Message boards : News : Berkeley SETI scientists using new techniques in ET search (Message 1662579)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
Do you really think that anyone will read this stream of lowercase letters ...


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