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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1375155)
Posted 424 days ago 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.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1375113)
Posted 424 days ago 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.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374735)
Posted 425 days ago 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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24) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374714)
Posted 425 days ago 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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25) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374212)
Posted 426 days ago 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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26) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374139)
Posted 426 days ago 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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27) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1374023)
Posted 426 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
This extra search processing (Autocorrelations) will tend to limit the optimal number of tasks run simultaneously per GPU, to a lower figure, and run somewhat cooler. and of course more work takes longer ;)

At least untill the nest round of optimisations & new hardware.
:-)

I think I am missing something here. I did notice that no new tasks are being download for the GPU. Can the v7 application be run on the GPU as well? Or is there another file out there somewhere?
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28) Message boards : Number crunching : Now that v7 has rolled out.......... (Message 1373994)
Posted 426 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi

You would need, as a minimum,

http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll

I've deliberately not made them clickable, because I want casual readers to stop and think before downloading.

The file sizes are 484,352 and 1,049,920 bytes respectively. Internet Explorer seems to have a habit of truncating manual downloads: Chrome seems better.


I was a bit late in noticing that the new v7 has been released. Is the file compatible with AMD CPU's, as it explicitly mentions intelx86 in the name?

I guess the following changes would be sufficient for the app_info file


<app>
<name>setiathome_v7</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name>
<version_num>700</version_num>
<platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
<file_ref>
<file_name>setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>


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29) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1358763)
Posted 467 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
My phone has completed 6 units all of which have been validated, even though it did pop a couple of 'error occurred during computation' messages. Is this app optimized in any way?
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30) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (83) Server Problems? (Message 1358596)
Posted 468 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Am I glad that I am currently living in this part of the world. Electricity is included in the apartment rent, no matter how much I use. I pray it stays that way for a looooooong time.
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31) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows XP 365 days support remaining (Message 1357341)
Posted 472 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
I too am running WinXP 64 bit on my main two crunchers however upgraded to Win7 on my main workstation. For a third rig, I am now trying out Windows server 2012 and experimenting with the workstation setup, with the help of this site.

@Siran, maybe this link might be of use to you, not sure since I have never used Win8.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Case Fans - High CFM (Message 1353861)
Posted 482 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
I havent been able to find any of the good brands in the local market here, and the only one that I came across was coolermaster with 37 cfm. Will have to order it through the net.

Thanks for the sites Keith and all others for your suggestions. I feel Noctua NF-P12 might be a good choice and six of them should do a good job. Zalman ZM-F3-FDB also seems to be a good contender.
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33) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1353022)
Posted 484 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
My phone just reported in after 97 hours of crunching. It popped up errors twice but continued, so was doubtful. But happy to see that the WU has been validated and awarded 100 credits. Although initially I wanted to crunch just one WU, now I am eagerly waiting for the servers to start sending out new work.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Case Fans - High CFM (Message 1352649)
Posted 486 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
With the ambient temperature rising, the room temperature does touch about 25+ sometimes and as I have all my rigs in the same location, the temperature goes up beyond the desirable level.

Humidity is not an issue as I have dehumidifiers in the air supply to keep it within 30-40%. However, venting the hot air to the outside is not as option.

My case is Zalman (the model number escapes me), one of those huge ones that can accommodate six 120mm fans. I have it set up as 3 pull and 3 push (the CPU is liquid cooled and the radiator itself has two in a push pull configuration). The internal temperature probe shows 35 degrees at night, however, wifey sometimes has the habit of turning down the AC while I am not around and the temperature shoots up to 50+ which I dont think is good for the hard drives. Day time is a challenge.

I do not have the time nor patience to mod the case, which is why, except for this machine, all others are running without case mounted on shelves.

As it has been pointed out, most of the other fans have failed on me after a few months of intense use. I do have one fan that runs directly off main line, but unsuitable for use within the case.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Case Fans - High CFM (Message 1352423)
Posted 487 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
I need to get some new case fans for my chassis to replace the existing 6 x 120mm fans. Since I stay in a desert country, the temperatures are slowly rising as summer intensifies and will peak in July reaching 52 degrees in shade. The AC is already running 24/7 and three of my rigs are already running bare bone without any chassis. I was suggested by someone to go for Delta 252 CFM (PFB1212UHE-F00), but at 66dB, I do not want to go deaf. My crunching corner already sounds like a mini wind turbine.

What would you suggest for a low noise/high cfm/cost effective model?
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1351429)
Posted 490 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
My phone seems to cruch and then go idle at irregular intervals for no apparent reason. Like others have stated, phone crunching is not worth the time and effort, atleast for the time being, when compared to a low cost PC. I want to finish this one WU that I have, just so that I have tried it.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti android app (Message 1351087)
Posted 491 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
I installed this on my old LG optimus net this morning and after 1.5 hours, it has completed 0.75%. Estimated time to completion is about 200 hours. The WU has a safe deadline of 19th May.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 590 questions (Message 1347196)
Posted 502 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Thanks, I already had 7.0.28 installed so I added the cc_config.xml fix, now crunching 2 WU's per GPU.

Now for the next problem, is 7.0.28 a pig of a thing or is it just me?
My other PC with 6.10.58 has no problems getting work units, but this PC with 7.0.28 can only get a few WU's at a time and always has 'download pending - project backoff'

Can I roll back to 6.10.58 or has 7.0.56 fixed this?



You can rollback to an older version, but make sure to copy the BOINC folders both in program files (C:\Program Files\BOINC) as well as program data (C:\ProgramData\BOINC) or (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC) if you are using WinXP. After performing an uninstall of boinc, put the two folders back in their original location and then install the older version. You should be able to run boinc again, I have done this countless times without having to finish the existing cahce. And the best version according to me is still 6.10.60, although I have now upgraded all my rigs to 7.0.28.
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39) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (82) Server Problems? (Message 1342303)
Posted 516 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
Thanks a lot for the information on hosts file. The MVPS hosts file is really useful.
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40) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Message 1341141)
Posted 519 days ago by Profile Vipin Palazhi
The Titan is available here for around $1035 including shipping and delivery. Not really sure if I want to get one of these, even if I had the money right now, given the status of work availability. Saw this video on youtube, an hour and a half long review of the card.
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