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21) Questions and Answers : Windows : Just back to SETI ... (Message 1557259)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Is there any way of ruling out duplication of processing tasks between machines with one account setup?

What do you mean by this??


Second, the screensaver. Looks nice, but starts flashing

See:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75190&postid=1552674#1552674
22) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Estimated time to complete Astropulse tasks (Message 1557257)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Can you recommend which settings to increase the chance of getting AP tasks?

SETI@home Enhanced: no
SETI@home v7: no
AstroPulse v6: yes
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? yes

SETI@home preferences
23) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Screensaver not working (Message 1557255)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
... but a request to download Skype for voice chat.

That's because you did Download something (anything) from CNET !

Don't get anything from CNET (download.cnet.com) or you will be in high risk to be infested with AdWare and virus-like 'add-ons' to your system!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Download.com#Adware
http://www.reddit.com/r/geek/comments/16971n/friendly_warning_downloadcom_adware_f_you_cnet/
(do your own search for more ...)

- You were "request to download Skype for voice chat" by the CNET installer, NOT by BOINC or SETI@home
- If it was the only bad thing done to you by the CNET installer then you are very lucky
- Skype do not use "the telephone" and is mainly for text 'chat' (but can do also free video calls to other computers over Internet)


AGAIN:
Don't get anything from CNET (download.cnet.com)
 
24) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : cal_ati - ERROR: some exception inside short FFA, probably video-driver restart, restarting app... (Message 1557253)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Your GPU is many years newer:
AMD Kalindi (1457MB) OpenCL: 1.2
vs
AMD ATI Radeon HD 2300/2400/3200/4200 (RV610) (128MB)

(and I doubt you fixed your problem - it is too early to say, more time (days) for testing needed (I still think Antivirus may be involved in your case as it was many times in the past for many users))
25) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Some error - V7.03 and V6.06 (Message 1557250)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
These tasks which were reported '14 Aug 2014, 19:13:11 UTC' say:
"The process can not access the file because it is being used by another process."
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7187686&offset=0&show_names=0&state=6&appid=

(you have good tasks of the same kind before and after (maybe - still not validated) that time)
26) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : cal_ati - ERROR: some exception inside short FFA, probably video-driver restart, restarting app... (Message 1557240)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Perhaps the only you can do - disable getting tasks for ATI:
Use ATI GPU no
SETI@home preferences

This old GPU have just 128 MB RAM and I doubt it can be used here.

(in fact this app (cal_ati) will be deprecated soon when the new AstroPulse v7 will be enabled here - only GPUs which support OpenCL will be able to do AstroPulse v7, there will be no app for CAL (the old ATI way to do Computing on GPU))
27) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Estimated time to complete Astropulse tasks (Message 1555142)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
1) [Subscribe] to this thread (to be notified when new version is posted, optimized applications do not automatically update):
Optimised Applications and Other Binaries
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71867

2) The last post shows the new Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 just came out today:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75391

Screenshots from the installer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75391&postid=1555127#1555127


I got confused because his CPU time is almost as much as his total runtime.

The new Windows (> XP) + new drivers (last ~2 years) use much CPU to support ('feed') the GPU, you need a free cores (less CPU tasks run) for GPU to be utilized better
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1555131)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
@Raistmer

Is the Catalyst 11.12 issue fixed or still present in the ATI builds in this v0.42 Installer?
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185

(Looking at the dates and rev. numbers I think it is still present)

Do people need warning about this?
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1555127)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
Screenshots from the installer:

(For info only, so you know what to expect.
Do NOT use blindly what I checked on these pictures, check what is relevant for your system )







All the screenshots I made from the installer:
http://prikachi.com/gallery_view.php?user=18390&gal=17578

 
30) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Estimated time to complete Astropulse tasks (Message 1555024)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
... the fastest ones seem to be using 'AstroPulse v6 v6.04 (opencl_nvidia_100)'. What's that?
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1553105179

'opencl_nvidia_100' obviously means it runs on NVIDIA GPU using OpenCL - in this case on GeForce GTX 550 Ti
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3651226890

I don't know why your ATI AMD GPUs still didn't receive any AstroPulse tasks
The best use/effectiveness of ATI GPUs is for OpenCL AstroPulse (probably 1.5 h 'Run time' on your ATI GPU)

Yes, the "standard 6.01 version" (stock CPU application) is the slowest - it uses only FPU, not SSE
31) Questions and Answers : Web site : Double spacing for pre element (Message 1555011)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile BilBg
Thanks
It's visibly fixed in the look of previous posts and the page code do not have <br /> in the <div class="pre"> section:


<tr class="highlighted_row0">
<td class="postbody">
<p>I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago<br />
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<br />
The same in [<b></b>pre]...[/pre] :<br />
<div class="pre">
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32) Message boards : Number crunching : Considering new Graphics card (Message 1554220)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
Those new cards should be faster (or at least on par) AND use less power.

Why "should"?
Do you expect any new car to be faster than an old Ferrari? ;)
(and when you see some GPU looks like it is "2.5 times faster" always consider it is running one task)


PS: I just found out that GPU-Z is using around 30% of my CPU. WTF??

Use SIV instead (to monitor GPU load, temperature, MHz, ...)
http://rh-software.com/
 
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Considering new Graphics card (Message 1554214)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
PS: Is there any testing tool for astropulse, like SetiPerformance for MB?

The same SetiPerformance can be used for AstroPulse
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73524
34) Questions and Answers : Windows : Each of my Astro pulse results get a computation error (Message 1554155)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
Seems to be the famous 'crash after finish'
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=70742&sort_style=6&start=0
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75316&postid=1550606#1550606

If I recall correctly this crash happens when the app say to BOINC 'I finished all Computing OK, now it's your turn' but BOINC for some reason kills the app (some bug in BOINC API)

I don't know if this is fixed in the latest 'Development version' of BOINC (7.4.12) (which I think is almost ready to be promoted to 'Recommended version')
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php
35) Message boards : Number crunching : A few Watts for *** 5 TFLOPS *** onna PC! (Message 1553534)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
For single precision, like we use, these kinds of cards are not worth the money. If you need double precision then you are going to pay for it.

Or you may risk to hard-mod:
(my posts with links for 'Hacking NVidia Cards into their Professional Counterparts' and 'GeForce GTX780 to Tesla K20')
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=131&postid=2043#2043
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=233&postid=2571#2571

"The card’s driver deliberately operates GK110’s FP64 units at 1/8 of the GPU’s clock rate."
Self-cite: "artificial cripple is enabled not on the chip itself but on the PCB of the video card using resistors"
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Issue with Seti running on Windows 8.1 (Message 1553525)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
Are you sure you see the real extension?
Is the file named app_config.xml or e.g. app_config.xml.txt
(if you just copy the same file from other system where it works will be best)

In which directory you put the file? (copy/paste the path here)


Seti is refusing to read the "app_config.xml" file

This file is read by BOINC, not the SETI@home applications (they do not know it exists)

The only config files that are read directly by SETI@home applications (and BOINC do not know (and can't understand) what is in them) are like these:
mbcuda.cfg
mb_cmdline_win_x86_SSE_OpenCL_ATi_HD5.txt
ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI.txt


P.S.
It's easy to find which .exe uses which file, e.g.
Search the string cc_config in boinc.exe
Search the string ap_cmdline in AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r1843.exe

If you don't know what to use for string (text) search in any file you may use:
HxD - Freeware Hex Editor
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/
37) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Is there a way to automagically get average clock time for each Seti task? (Message 1553515)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
You may instead look here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/host_app_versions.php?hostid=7354511

Average processing rate XX GFLOPS

If N is the number of simultaneously running tasks of this type:
GFLOPS * N = total 'power' of this app on this system


(averaging the Runtime column will put in average also the 'wrong' tasks, e.g. those that finish in 5 seconds
'Average processing rate' (APR) only puts in average the 'good' tasks
)
38) Questions and Answers : Web site : Double spacing for pre element (Message 1553486)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago
I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago

The same in [pre]...[/pre] :
I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago


Page code:

<tr class="highlighted_row0">
<td class="postbody">
<p>I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago<br />
I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago<br />
<br />
The same in [<b></b>pre]...[/pre] :<br />
<div class="pre"><br />
I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago<br />
I can confirm that, it started a few weeks ago<br />
</div><br />


***

The same is true for other projects (old posts) which updated their BOINC server Software:
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=286&postid=2982#2982


P.S.
I use the same browser version
39) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Is there a way to automagically get average clock time for each Seti task? (Message 1553196)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
I'm not sure what you are asking, but you may try if this is it:
http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/results/delai.py
40) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : trying to use my gpu (Message 1553191)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't think this GPU will have usable OpenCL for BOINC (as you see the log shows only CAL - not OpenCL)

Did you get this driver?:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy2&os=Windows%20Vista%20-%2032

Direct link:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/legacy/13-9-legacy_vista_win7_32_dd_ccc_whql.exe

Did you select (check) OpenCL during install?
On the page is listed 'OpenCL(tm) Driver 10.0.937.2' but ATI AMD is notable to 'lie' in the info on pages, the OpenCL may not exist in the actual package!


See if OpenCL 'Demos' of GPU Caps Viewer work:
http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/


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