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21) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : How do I use my GPU to crunch data as well? (Message 1570567)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
You can see what applications are available now for Mac OS (only for CPU):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php


You can also see what applications will be available 'soon' for Mac OS by checking on SETI@home/AstroPulse Beta:
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/apps.php

(AstroPulse v7 - opencl_ati_mac , opencl_intel_gpu_mac , opencl_nvidia_mac)

If you want to test them now - Add the 'SETI@home Beta' project
It is not in the list shown in BOINC Manager, to Add it - paste the URL:
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/

('SETI@home Beta' is separate project - you need to create new account there)
22) Message boards : Number crunching : After 7.2.42 - what about not running unfinished jobs!? (Message 1570185)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
In the older versions, jobs were only reported, when all downloaded jobs were done!

Not true for any BOINC version
23) Message boards : Number crunching : total stars in "shooting distance range" AP vs MB (Message 1570096)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
What are spikes and triplets?

If you didn't already, read these:
http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/about_seti/about_seti_at_home_1.html
http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/index.html

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_glossary.php
24) Message boards : Number crunching : 269 pending - what will happen?? (Message 1570034)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Under "details" for computers, does this indicate how much a system should do??
    Measured floating point speed 5038.9 million ops/sec
    Measured integer speed 26532.39 million ops/sec


No, it is just BOINC benchmark which uses only FPU (not SSE ...) (AFAIK it is >20 years old benchmark)
This is the old-fashioned FP 'speed' of one core of the CPU (BOINC do not benchmark the GPUs at all)


Can't remember who it was, Mr. ageless maybe, who told me about the GT640 from Asus. It's a great card, great for a Low Profile card that is ;)

Probably you refer to my post:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73359&postid=1474199#1474199


Mind to all readers here - you do not use your CUDA GPUs for SETI@home (you do not want to use app_info.xml), you use the GPUs for Asteroids@home
http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/show_host_detail.php?hostid=115283

(this is if someone wonders why your RAC here is too low for so many GPUs)


so I got a large 500w 2U PSU for it and was this a pricy one! It cost more than twice as much as the 300 watt PSU, in US$ it was about 250-270!

Where did you get 500 W PSU for US$ 250 ??

My FSP FORTRON SAGA II 500 was a few years ago 49 USD (without VAT, ~59 with 20% VAT)
 
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased Processing Times for AP WUs ?? (Message 1569413)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
This on a Linux server using ap_6.01r546_sse3_linux32


Your Stderr shows stock app, not SSE3
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3722293458

Only one task with Run time 0 is by SSE3
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3678819857

Edit:
The above SSE3 Stderr is from the time you used BOINC 6.2.14
There are some other SSE3 done tasks all under BOINC 6.2.14
Obviously you deleted app_info.xml manually (since the new BOINC installation will not do that by design, it have to preserve the BOINC Data directory)
 
26) Message boards : Number crunching : To many invalid AP's (Message 1569291)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
560 Superclocked

This means factory Overclocked?
Try to Downclock it (return to 'normal' shader clock) or increase the GPU voltage if it's possible

Now it is at:
Max clock frequency: 1862Mhz
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3718623599

This is in the wide range of NVIDIA Specifications:
Processor Clock (MHz) 1620-1900
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560/specifications

Since there is no point to run fast but with errors - try a clock of 1700-1800 to see if that fixes the Computing problems
(probably the GPU have no problem in games, wrong color pixel from time to time will not make game crash)
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with UBUNTU 14.04 (Message 1569263)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
I couldn't even get the HD to reformat to NTFS ...

Get Hiren’s BootCD 10.6
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v106/

It have Acronis Disk Director 10.0.2160
Use it to remove all Partitions, create new one and format it to NTFS

(do not get newer than Hiren’s BootCD 10.6 - they have removed Acronis Disk Director (and other programs))
28) Message boards : Number crunching : All of a sudden: Errors on APs (Message 1568514)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
I down loaded the r_2667 apps. But I cant open it untill I get the correct 7zip file. The one I did try wanted to load me up with all sorts of crapware I do not want and a browser I dont need. So untill I can find a crap free version I will hold hold off on trying r_2667 version.

So you don't remember your own words:
"Ive found that most things free on cnet comes with a bunch of crap you dont want. Even reading and unchecking boxes is not a guarantee that you wont download some crapware."
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74511&postid=1502003#1502003

The clean link for 7-Zip
http://www.7-zip.org/
29) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How the 'H' do I actually get this to run? (Message 1568464)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Just tell them to press CTRL + ALT + E simultaneously and it'll open the event log on simple view.

It's CTRL+SHIFT+E according to docs you write ;)
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Simple_View#The_Event_Log_window
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/w/?title=Simple_view&action=history
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU Utilization Using Standard Apps - Fixable? (Message 1566284)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
although once astropulse_v7 arrives you'll need to add an entry for that

Only if he (again) want more than one task per GPU
i.e. even if the app_config.xml do not have astropulse_v7 section BOINC will Download and run astropulse_v7 apps if they exist as stock for Linux

(of course you know all that, this was to clarify things to the OP)
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU Utilization Using Standard Apps - Fixable? (Message 1566280)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
setiathome_v7 and astropulse_v7

;) Of course it is still astropulse_v6 but even when astropulse_v7 will be here the above app_config.xml will not stop new stock apps to run

(and if someone still didn't notice: the OP is using Linux (so directory will be in different place, but app_config.xml is still applicable and have the same format/contents as in Windows))
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU Utilization Using Standard Apps - Fixable? (Message 1566274)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't want to switch back to the anonymous platform configuration you are suggesting ...

No, he is Not suggesting Anonymous platform app_info.xml

He is suggesting app_config.xml (which can be used with stock apps)
33) Message boards : Number crunching : skype wish for my seti machine (Message 1566272)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
I use now (on XP) fixed Skype 4.2.0.187 from here:
http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=39440&start=4680#5
http://webfile.ru/file/b37cbe4312abae8865256a8b6c8740ac
http://rghost.ru/57811045

This is only .exe which replaces Skype.exe (in the install directory)
34) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Screensaver Graph? (Message 1566265)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
- The SETI@home screensaver have no known problems to show all the graphics on NVIDIA and ATI AMD (if the monitor is connected to them)

The following is not graphics card dependent:
- The BOINC screensaver (which in turn invokes the projects screensavers) in some versions of BOINC may have a 'flicker' problem which is fixed in the last 'Development version'
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

- on SETI@home only the CPU apps have graphics part = you can see the SETI@home screensaver only when some SETI@home task runs on the CPU (no matter if another runs on GPU)
35) Questions and Answers : Windows : Validation Inconclusive and Invalid statuses (Message 1565822)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/specifications

Base Clock (MHz) 980
Boost Clock (MHz) 1033


Your GeForce GTX 660
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3710848660

"Kepler GPU current clockRate = 1149 MHz"


Too much Overclock may lead to wrong Computing (usually false/more 'signals' found)
(other bad factors may be heat/temperature and unstable or low voltage (weak PSU))

The same WU done on other computer with GeForce GTX 550 Ti found one less 'Autocorr' (the same is true for a few other Stderr I looked at in your list of 'Validation inconclusive (127)'):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3710848661


The first thing to try is to return GPU to the 'normal' MHz

(and yes, the results in categories: 'Valid (120) · Invalid (1)' will vanish from the web pages after ~24 h)
 
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Scheduler wait: CuFFT Plan Failure, temporary exit (Message 1565799)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
Probably because of only "256MB, 175MB available"

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75391&postid=1555012#1555012

"NVidia GPU (CUDA) app
...
Should run on all NVidia CUDA cards with at least 512MiB video RAM. Actual free memory required is in the region of 200-235MB, depending on driver, OS flavour and CUDA variant. The code will scale up if more memory is available.
Running on a 256MiB card is just possible, but you will have to free up as much VRAM as possible, e.g. by disabling Aero.
"
37) Questions and Answers : Windows : New User: Questions.. (Message 1565643)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
And this have to be "why do we get", not "why do i get"

Look
Server status page

Under 'Splitter status' - 'File name' you'll see which 'tapes' are in processing now
('splitting' - making small WU files to be sent to us from 50 GB big files. Those big files we call 'tapes' for historical reasons)
38) Message boards : Number crunching : combo 4650 and 6570? (Message 1565344)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
... and then install Catalyst 12.4 which is the last driver that will work with the 4650 and the 6570 card in Windows Vista/7.

I think Catalyst 12.1 will be even better (if exists for the OS used)
It (maybe) will give less CPU load?
(as I'm on XP I'm not sure of the above)
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1564386)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile BilBg
You can check by yourself:
Open the Lunatics_Win??_v0.42_setup.exe files with 7-Zip and see what files are inside:
http://www.7-zip.org/
40) Message boards : Number crunching : HP printer cartridges (Message 1564377)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile BilBg
My Canon printer refuses all refilled cartridges, while the HP printer accepts them.
Tullio

By "refilled cartridges" I hope you mean original Canon cartridges refilled by you (and not some china-made replacements)

Old Canon (>8 years old) have no any protection.

New Canon (I don't know about the last 2 years) usually only need:
- while the printer is ON: press and hold 'Cancel' button for 10-20 sec
('Cancel' is usually pink circle with triangle in it)

If the printer have more buttons - sometimes you need to use [OK] button the same way

(only for some (like Canon MP520) more 'button pressing' is needed)


These 'secret keys' are probably added so the 'authorized personnel' can test the printer without need to put new cartridges.
(the same way 'cheat codes' in games are put there so the game developers can easily test/debug the game)


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