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21) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI Radeon R9 290X (Message 1465828)
Posted 18 Jan 2014 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Now that the new ATI Radeon R9 290X is out in the market, I am hoping there will be a good competition for nVidia's 780Ti. Here is a good review from Anandtech.

I have been using nVidia till now. Recently, one of my older GPUs, a GTX 285 went bad. I need to replace it and was thinking of getting something from ATI for a change. Does anyone out there have this card crunching Seti? Any suggestions regarding the performance and value for money?

Edit: The Windforce model from Gigabyte is listed for $700 by Newegg.
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22) Message boards : Number crunching : Upgrade Windows XP (Message 1462068)
Posted 9 Jan 2014 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Even though MS will stop the support for XP from April, you can continue to use the OS. The only thing missing will be the regular updates, and Boinc doesnt need them to function. Just install a good antivirus (even the free version of AVG is good enough) and the rig will be good for as long as you want to operate it. However, if you have planned to upgrade, Win 7 Pro is a good choice. Ubuntu is free ofcourse and does function well, however, since I am not that good with Linux, I will leave it for others to comment upon.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help with XP SP3 (Message 1461890)
Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
With windows XP, the Administrator account is created by default and is shown during startup, as you were seeing it. The moment you create a new user, the Admin account will get hidden and you will only see the user account. You can switch off the graphic logon from Control Panel > Users Accounts



Deselect both the options.



You will be presented with something like this



Here you can type in the user name (Administrator) along with the password to login.
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24) Message boards : Number crunching : Quick question about the GPU count (Message 1459979)
Posted 2 Jan 2014 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
4 x 690 cards, 8 GPUs

[Edit:] well looking closer, that particular machine has 2 x 590s and 2x690s, but the counts stand at least.


Pardon me for the ignorance but how do you "look closer" to find the different GPUs installed?
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Happy New Year!!! (Message 1459542)
Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Happy New Year from India :)
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark (Message 1444649)
Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Although I dont know John like many other members here, I am indeed saddened by this news. RIP. My condolences to his family.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Won't matter much to me......... (Message 1382918)
Posted 20 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
The current temperature here is hovering around 40C or 104F, and we are yet to hit peak summer, which is next month and 52C or 125F is quite common

What is the relative humidity at the time of those temperatures?

Right now it hovers between 60 to 80%. We get 95% to absolute humidity during the peak. 5 minutes outside and its like taking a sweat shower. Not uncommon to see people, especially women, go down like deflated balloons due to dehydration.
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28) Message boards : Number crunching : Won't matter much to me......... (Message 1382625)
Posted 19 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
I CANNOT understand the fahrenheit scale, so after converting, 83F gives me 28.3 C, which is rather cool in my part of the world. The current temperature here is hovering around 40C or 104F, and we are yet to hit peak summer, which is next month and 52C or 125F is quite common (I have personally measured the highest of 54C or 129F). I have centralized AC in the apartment which runs 24/7 with half the supply air diverted directly over my rigs.

But... each of us have our own unique issues. So hope all goes well over there and see you soon after the summer fades away.
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29) Message boards : Number crunching : What to do with old computers? (Message 1380699)
Posted 13 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Came across this announcement for the new AMD CPU, in case you are interested.
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30) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (84) Server Problems? (Message 1378190)
Posted 7 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Few of my crunchers have fallen back on Einstein. And looks as though the beer companies in Juan's neighborhood would be a happy lot.
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31) Message boards : Number crunching : What has your RAC done......since..... (Message 1377980)
Posted 7 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
@Vipin - If someday i go to middle east i will leave some for you, it´s a promise, i just need to win the lottery before...

Thanks for the offer Juan, however, I may just make another trip to Sao Paolo to meet my friends there and drop in to say Hi to you, provided I have saved enough, lol...

My RAC continues to fall, not that it bothers me, although it pains to see that lots of folk out there are in this just for the sake of credit and forget the true purpose behind all this - Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence.
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32) Message boards : Number crunching : What has your RAC done......since..... (Message 1377778)
Posted 7 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
While nothing compared to the RAC gurus here, I had peaked at 130k and have now come down below the 100k mark. Not that I am bothered about the RAC falling, I would crunch regardless, I am a hardcore seti cruncher.

Edit: I am not much fond of beer, but would love some Guarana, which unfortunately is not available in this part of the world.
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33) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1377022)
Posted 5 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Restarting and reattaching the client didn't seem to do anything. Finally, I uninstalled and reinstalled the application which did the trick. Now the device is happily crunching a v7 WU.
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34) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1376824)
Posted 5 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
I have upgraded my device to the latest build, however, I am still getting messages that the app_info file doesn't have a useable version of set@home v7 or astropulse v6. How may I rectify this?
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35) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1375155)
Posted 2 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Eagerly awaiting the v7 for android now. My small phone recently crossed 1000 credits, better put it to some work than let it lie idle.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1375113)
Posted 2 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi

You might want to double check what that AV is doing.

Since some of the tasks do manage to start and then die to that error another possibility is that you have permissions problems in the project directory and/or in slots directory. Check those too.

edit: That same computer is having problems with Einstein (host there) tasks too. The error there is:

The system cannot find the file specified.
(0x2) - exit code 2 (0x2)

This is really strange as this is my main rig and has had no changes in it. The issue began after the v7 release. I have now reset the rig and tuned down the AV scans. File and folder permissions are all ok. The system has downloaded a fresh batch of WUs along with the executables, seems to be crunching along. Will report back later.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374735)
Posted 1 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi

ERR_FOPEN -108 system fopen The file is "open" and in use by another process, or write access to the file cannot be obtained.


hm, virus scan running in that directory?

The rig is running Bitdefender, and although it didnt detect anything with the file, I have not put the entire directory under exclusions and restarted the system. It downloaded a fresh batch of v7 CPU files, eight of which got trashed within seconds, while the second batch seems to be crunching fine, till now. All of those WUs show the following Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.64</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
(unknown error) - exit code -1073741790 (0xc0000022)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
setiathome_v7 7.00 DevC++/MinGW/g++ 4.5.2
libboinc: 7.1.0

Work Unit Info:
...............
WU true angle range is : 0.407771
Optimal function choices:
--------------------------------------------------------
name timing error
--------------------------------------------------------
v_BaseLineSmooth (no other)
v_vGetPowerSpectrumUnrolled 0.000056 0.00000

</stderr_txt>
]]>
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38) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374714)
Posted 1 Jun 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
One of my rigs has been trashing all the v7 WUs. Below is the Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.64</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
(unknown error) - exit code -108 (0xffffff94)
</message>
]]>

The same setup on the other rigs is working fine. Any guidance please.
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39) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374212)
Posted 31 May 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi
For some strange reason libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll keeps getting deleted in all my rigs. Three of them are running AVG while my main rig has Bitdefender. I have put up an exclusion for this as well as the v7 main executable files, although neither gave any warnings. I thought the warnings were only for the exe file.

All the completed v7 WUs are now piling under validation pending.
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40) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374139)
Posted 31 May 2013 by Profile Vipin Palazhi

that's missing
<file_ref> <file_name>libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll</file_name> </file_ref>

before the </appversion>

Thanks for pointing that out William.
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