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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1797776)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
OK, I checked and THIS TIME the CNET Download is clean (identical file to HxDSetupEN.zip from the FTP download link)

But CNET is source of adware ("infects" browser) which THEY put "around" many of the free files, see user comments:
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/download.cnet.com

You should have one of these files:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ea6ea4d4cc90f891915856b0393f99f275c0b6bb2a9e75a6b262117a18a2a469/analysis/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ec8ab9522eefd2db19a18203e4195430a12c0c9e49b1e15cf195cee385da0d0c/analysis/

Look in "Additional information" for MD5 and File size.
Or just send your file for scan:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1797646)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
I have downloaded the hex editor

I hope you did NOT used download.cnet.com !

Use the FTP download link:
ftp://wa651f4:anonymous@mh-nexus.de/HxDSetupEN.zip

I prefer 'portable' (no install):
ftp://wa651f4:anonymous@mh-nexus.de/HxDen.zip
 
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1797644)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
I fear I will probably have to leave that to the next generation of installer writers.

You may just put an "example" app_config.xml file in docs\ in a hope that people even look in docs\
(and maybe ReadMe_app_config.txt to say some short info where to copy it and what to edit in it?)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1797618)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
this installer is designed to preserve your downloaded tasks and pick up where your previous application left off. That includes when switching between CUDA and SoG, in either direction.

"The installer is designed to preserve" but users are not ;)

One user 'aborted the Cuda WUs that were "Ready to start"' after installing SoG app by this installer.
He didn't understand that what is shown in BOINC Manager (tasks marked as CUDA) is not the reality.

He wants/advices for "at least inform the user at the end of the Lunatics setup" about this "quirk":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79766&postid=1797177#1797177
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Running 2 WorkUnits on a GPU is using 2 cores to feed GPU. Is there a quick way to figure out if that's an improvement? (Message 1797617)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
I hope they can fix that in Lunatics (if possible) ...

Fix what?
Lunatics installer never changes client_state.xml (now or in the past)
Anything already Downloaded (e.g. marked as stock apps) will remain marked the same in client_state.xml (as shown by BOINC Manager)

If you want "at least inform the user at the end of the Lunatics setup" ask the author (Richard Haselgrove) in the place where he will see this:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79704
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1797614)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Use [Quote] button and Copy/Paste the following line to Notepad:
->               <- space (nbsp)

-> <-
-> <-
. . Even when I copy your spaces, both directly and via a notepad file, once I paste them into a message they end up disappearing when it is posted so I am guessing that Hex character 'A0' is not supported in the character set loaded on this machine. Or there is something that changes them to Hex character '20'.

. . Thanks for trying to help.

You Quoted my line (above) and it is OK
This is "copy directly" from the typing box, Not from the page:
->               <- space (nbsp)

So nothing changes them in the browser.

Alt+255 works in any program, e.g. while typing in Notepad. Try it.
Save the .txt (as ANSI) and open in Hex Editor - what do you see?
https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/
7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI applications for NVIDIA GPU improvement - how you can help (Message 1796839)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
I need to set up dropbox again, something went wrong with the first try.

You may also use:
http://www.zippyshare.com/

Note:
Since zippyshare uses some misleading [Download] buttons (ads) on the resulting pages you (all) may want to first add uBlock Origin to your browser:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
8) Questions and Answers : Web site : Can't merge computers by name on website (Message 1796837)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
4. Now /all/ of those sites are reporting roughly the same number I get at the top of the "My Account" page, indicating that all but the most recent credits are included.

Next time check this page:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/stats/

If the files are old all the "stats sites" will show that old info.
(if you get user.gz you can find in it all the users of SETI@home including yourself)
9) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Running 2 WorkUnits on a GPU is using 2 cores to feed GPU. Is there a quick way to figure out if that's an improvement? (Message 1796830)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Is there an easy way where I can keep the sse3 app running on the CPU cores but get the SoG app running on the GPUs (instead of Cuda 50)

The only way I have come across that doesn't involve going into complex XML files or the command line is by trying Lunatics v0.45 in BETA that I mention in my 2nd post.

Yes, Lunatics v0.45 is the best way.
"command line" can be used for both stock and Lunatics ("command line" will be empty by default in both cases)

! Lunatics v0.45 have both CUDA and SoG apps - if you later want to go back to CUDA do Not run Lunatics v0.44 ! (because all the "SoG tasks" will be deleted)
Instead run again Lunatics v0.45 and choose CUDA (will preserve "SoG tasks" and "mark them" as CUDA tasks - this may not be visible in BOINC Manager but they will be done by selected CUDA app which can be checked by Windows Task Manager)


then I can compare using the stock setup (with SoG on the GPUs)

With "stock setup" you can't choose SoG - the server will send tasks for some (all?) CUDA versions and for opencl_nvidia_sah & opencl_nvidia_SoG
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1796828)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
[edit] a pity it didn't work though.

Use [Quote] button and Copy/Paste the following line to Notepad:
->               <- space (nbsp)

Then use (Copy/Paste from Notepad in future) the "spaces" that are between the arrows.

P.S.
- Do not Copy the above line from the page, Copy from the typing box after [Quote] button.
- Use [Preview] button before post to see if "it did work"

Alt+255 (and similar) exist since MS-DOS times.

"Your spaces" look like normal spaces (Hex: 20 20 20 ...) and "My spaces" look like A0 A0 A0 ...:
20 20 20 20 20 20 54 68 69 73 20 69 73 20 73 6F 20 6D 75 63 68 20 62 65 74 74 65 72 : This is so much better 2D 3E A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 A0 3C 2D : ->               <-
11) Questions and Answers : Web site : Can't merge computers by name on website (Message 1796578)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
all other places it's not containing the unmerged credits and therefore shows 30% less.

See:
http://boincstats.com/en/stats/0/user/detail/333020/overview
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Enabling APU's GPU with installed discrete GPU. Mobo is MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 (Message 1796323)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
What Settings are in the BIOS for this?
If there is no Enable / Disable APU look for "Shared RAM"
Set Shared RAM to fixed (e.g. 512 MB) and not to Auto
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1796310)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
. . I think you made the same mistake I did, .....

. . Another brilliant "D'oh!" moment.

Off-topic:
If you use these dots only to make indented text - why not use Alt+255
Like this: 
     I think you made the same mistake I did, .....

     Another brilliant "D'oh!" moment.


P.S.
Alt+255 = press Alt, type 255 (use the Right-num-keys, not the top), release Alt
Then Copy/Paste that ->                <- space (nbsp)                as many times you like.
14) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Running 2 WorkUnits on a GPU is using 2 cores to feed GPU. Is there a quick way to figure out if that's an improvement? (Message 1796299)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
Are there other options that I'm not aware of?

You may ask in "OpenCL NV MultiBeam v8 SoG edition for Windows" for the best Settings (cmdline) for SoG app on your NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79019

Then you may just Copy/Paste to the appropriate .txt file.
(I don't know the exact filename but something like mb_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_NV_SoG.txt)

As an example (not recommendation) - in this post there is a cmdline ( -sbs 192 ..... -oclfft_tune_cw 16 )
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79019&postid=1773305#1773305


There should be also ~ ReadMe_MultiBeam_OpenCL_NV.txt in setiathome.berkeley.edu\docs\
 
15) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Running 2 WorkUnits on a GPU is using 2 cores to feed GPU. Is there a quick way to figure out if that's an improvement? (Message 1795666)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
<cpu_usage>0.25</cpu_usage>
.....
It works!!! ...but it is using 1 core to feed each of the the GPU WUs.

It's not clear what you mean by "using" and what you mean by "it".
The <cpu_usage>0.25 tells BOINC to "free one core" (run one less CPU task) per 4 GPU tasks running.


BOINC sees 8 cores and I was letting it use 6 or 7

So you tell BOINC to "free cores" by 2 ways (which add-up)
- by Setting: e.g. "Use at most 99% of the CPUs" ("hard" Setting - will free 1 core always)
- by app_config.xml ("soft" Setting - (if <cpu_usage>0.25) will free 1 core only if 4 GPU tasks are running)

<cpu_usage> in app_config.xml don't tell anything to the app, because the app don't know what is app_config.xml (which is read only by BOINC)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1794595)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
and kept hammering the retry button

If you use BoincTasks this hammering can be automated, I have this set at ~15 minutes (refresh_asap) in config.xml (in BoincTasks install directory, next to BoincTasks.exe)
<config> <refresh> <downloads> 1709 </downloads> <uploads> 1307 </uploads> <refresh> 3571 </refresh> <refresh_asap> 907 </refresh_asap> </refresh> </config>


Note:
For me <refresh> don't work (is ignored) when <refresh_asap> is present (on BoincTasks 1.61)
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : LOSS OF PERFORMANCE (Message 1794539)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
You may just read "Average Credit Decreasing?":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79418
18) Message boards : Number crunching : OpenCL MB v8.12 issues thread attempt 2 (Message 1794472)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
Max compute units: 24

24 is shown for the TITAN X
For GeForce GTX 1080 is shown 20
Max compute units: 20 Max work group size: 1024 Max clock frequency: 1733Mhz Max memory allocation: 2147483648 Cache type: Read/Write Cache line size: 128 Cache size: 327680 Global memory size: 8589934592 Constant buffer size: 65536 Max number of constant args: 9 Local memory type: Scratchpad Local memory size: 49152 Queue properties: Out-of-Order: Yes Name: GeForce GTX 1080
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing SBS and Period Iterations for the Fury X (Message 1794418)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
Any better recommendation for future posts?

I just click on your link:
https://goo.gl/photos/ToZxyJgxrxDFNGSa7

... then on Thumbnail, then Right-Click on image -> Open image in new tab
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing SBS and Period Iterations for the Fury X (Message 1794401)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile BilBg
You used some very long link for your image which don't work, here is your image:



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