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21) Message boards : Number crunching : overheating (Message 1665839)
Posted 9 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
22) Questions and Answers : Getting started : May I add the Seti@Home logo to my Amateur Radio webpage? (Message 1665120)
Posted 11 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.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Error: Maximum disk usage exceeded (Message 1664190)
Posted 13 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
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Error: Maximum disk usage exceeded (Message 1664174)
Posted 13 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)
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Error: Maximum disk usage exceeded (Message 1664169)
Posted 13 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
26) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1663276)
Posted 15 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
27) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Restart SETI@Home using old account (Message 1662589)
Posted 16 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)
28) Message boards : News : Berkeley SETI scientists using new techniques in ET search (Message 1662579)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile BilBg
Do you really think that anyone will read this stream of lowercase letters ...
29) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU driver version lists (Message 1662571)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile BilBg
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7451897

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7451897&offset=0&show_names=0&state=5&appid=

Simple - he installed Cuda 3.20 app
Which means he ("Simone[E.R.]") just click [Next] in Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup using the default selection/choice

He should use CUDA 5.0 app
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1662559)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile BilBg
I hope this will be the last post in here.

No such luck ;)

Since you have two Windows installations it is unclear on which you did "system restore"
The Windows on HDD was OK according to info you provided so why do "system restore" on it?
So you did "system restore" on the SSD?
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Error when downloading!! Again (/&%¤#¤%&/( (Message 1661736)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile BilBg
Because I've just looked at all my jobs done for SETI and only 1 !! Only 1 was done by a GPU/Linux and that was on 23 Mar 2014, 23:03:40 UTC !! I'm so g.. d... disappointed.

You look at the wrong place - task lists are purged (info about validated tasks 'vanish' from the web page ~day after validation)

Application details for host 7247578
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/host_app_versions.php?hostid=7247578

AstroPulse v7 7.04 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (opencl_nvidia_100):
"Number of tasks completed 90"

This means at least 90 AstroPulse v7 tasks are done by NVIDIA GPU on Linux
(not all "Completed and validated" tasks are counted on "Number of tasks completed" value)


... Or implement those apps from e.g. lunatics ...

This is where you can read how Linux users successfully run NVIDIA CUDA SETI@home app on Linux (Download link - at the (jason_gee) post linked):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77018&postid=1660631#1660631

Ask there if you need info on how to 'install' preserving CPU tasks
32) Questions and Answers : Preferences : credits and teams (Message 1661732)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile BilBg
Patience for both.

1) Which graph? On external site? They update ~day after anything happens on any project.
2) Do some tasks, wait for them to validate - then you'll have a Credit/RAC
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7538887
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1661504)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile BilBg
I changed my reboot order and gave it a try. System went to the log on screen and mouse was still froze.

So in "boot order" Seagate HDD is the first boot device? (at the time when the SSD was still in the computer)
(for me seems the broken Windows/driver is on the SSD and SSD was still earlier in boot sequence than HDD)
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Slot Directory errors on new system (Message 1661249)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
Can you manually check in:
C:\ProgramData\BOINC\slots\

... how many/which of the 'slots' (0 1 2 ... 199) are empty (no files inside)?
35) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA works on ATI AMD (1st of April) (Message 1661243)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
(post to edit the title - (1st of April))

The first post combines real thing ("GPU Ocelot") with some hoax on my part.

I didn't used GPU Ocelot in any way, I don't have CUDA app that works on ATI AMD GPU or anything similar.


I really used fake app_info.xml to kill some bad WUs on Asteroids@home
- the project have problem in last weeks with 99% failed downloads, the admin seems to wait for all the 'bad WUs' to fail and then add them again using different input file names:
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=424&postid=4212#4212

I reached CPU "Max tasks per day" (~300 failed downloads) so I created fake GPU section in app_info.xml similar to the posted (but using the same CPU .exe <file_name>)
That is why I have "(anonymous platform, ATI GPU)" at "Application details"
All Asteroids@home tasks (~50) sent to the GPU failed during Download as expected (because the WU files just don't exist on the server)

(I guess I did this just for fun, to experiment what is possible. E.g. I wasn't able to fake <plan_class>nci</plan_class>)
 
36) Message boards : News : SETI@home World Visualization (Message 1661206)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
...
After all, it is just an image being displayed on the screen.

A background image with Javascripts to overlay recent data...
Joe

Yes, there are ~10 .js files used like this:
<script src="./js/transfer.js"></script>

My wild guess - native (machine, CPU) code will be >100 times faster/lighter

Some of the .js are code:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/kiosk/js/setiTraffic.js

Some are big tables:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/kiosk/js/in-locs.js
37) Message boards : News : False News Report (Message 1661192)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
Yes, and the site has 'orange' Reputation on WOT with "Misleading claims":
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/worldnewsdailyreport.com

"WOT is a free add-on for your browser - Add WOT to your browser to protect yourself from online threats":
https://www.mywot.com/
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32.7z (Message 1660392)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile BilBg
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=4066815312

6 hours for CUDA ?:
Run time 6 hours 20 min 29 sec
CPU time 6 hours 20 min 29 sec

It seems to be running on CPU (?) (at least some tasks)
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32.7z (Message 1660377)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile BilBg
The file I downloaded from kwsn is "Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32_v7.7z". I'm not sure, i.e. don't remember, the exact download path at kwsn.

Probably you mean this:
http://www.arkayn.us/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=cat5
http://www.arkayn.us/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item24

efd9f0d9e0e16438ac52c6c9d5062e0e *Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32_v7.7z


The difference from this:
http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=1
http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;sa=dlview;id=311

13eec4052ca08ebe29bf5cae82a944fb *Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32.7z

... are only the included app_info.xml files and for CPU setiathome_7.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu


The small work units, about 23K GFLOPS, complete in about 15 minutes. Larger ones take proportionately longer.

Yes, his "Run time 2 hours 51 min" looks big


Third-
I have, on occasion, encountered the "exited with zero status but no finished file" condition. In my case the trouble was a lost ISP internet connection. In that circumstance completed tasks are unable to upload; they keep trying, however, and timing out. During the timeout delay the "heartbeat" ping (from boincmgr?) to a running task is not answered and eventually boincmgr terminates the task. Which generates another "completed" task unable to upload, which generates more timeouts, which (almost) guarantees any running tasks will fail. It's an avalanch.

'Almost' correct but:
- "No heartbeat from client for 30 sec - exiting" (stderr_txt) = "exited with zero status but no finished file" (stdoutdae.txt) = app exit by its own, not "eventually boincmgr terminates the task"
- this does not mean the task is terminated/killed - the tasks don't fail, they are just restarted from checkpoints
- boincmgr is only a GUI, all real management is done by boinc (if that's the name on Linux, it is boinc.exe on Windows)
 
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics_x41g_linux64_cuda32.7z (Message 1660350)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile BilBg
On Windows all those files are in the same directory as the BOINC executables
I.e. all the following is in the same directory:
libcurl.dll
libeay32.dll
ssleay32.dll
zlib1.dll
...
boinc.exe
boinccmd.exe
boincmgr.exe
...

I don't know if the same have to be on Linux (i.e. where the BOINC executable searches first for Libraries)


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