Posts by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist


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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1655754)
Posted 4 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Well, something is really bad. Everything is like moving in molasses. If this continues, some server(s) will crash hard.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1655004)
Posted 6 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
When I checked the SSP a few minutes ago, the ready to send for MB was 2!

And now it's over 30 minutes since the SSP last updated.

What did you expect? It's Friday, and it's a law that the system must prepare to go down for the weekend :-)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1654527)
Posted 7 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
One ASUS R9 290X Matrix Platinum 4GB GPU
One EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 PSU
And one Delock PCIe - Extension Riser Card x16 > x16 to get the card a bit higher up from the motherboard.

It'll take a while before it's all delivered though, but I'm in no hurry....
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1653486)
Posted 11 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Back to HD4850, from HD7870 :-(
Don't ask why.

Bleh :-(
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1653327)
Posted 11 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
New depths...
Since there isn't any work on main, I decided to test my new Apps on Beta. This is what I was sent;
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/workunit.php?wuid=6924025
5 CPU tasks...just like that one.

:-(

It's a known problem, that has been going on since December last year. It doesn't seem as if anyone is going to fix it either.
WUs with very unusual Autocorr parameters
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1652569)
Posted 13 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Geeze, the loading of all SETI pages really slowed down when the temp AP DB was turned on.

Molasses.....
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1652565)
Posted 13 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Wow, crazy stuff. The temporary AP DB is running. No splitting yet though....
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1652525)
Posted 13 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
So I shall unhappily continue with MB for the foreseeable future.

Yes indeed, unhappily is the keyword..... :-(
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1651847)
Posted 15 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Have you done something with your hair Sten, looks somewhat different .. ;)

I moved to Cuba, and became bald and even grumpier than before :-)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1651839)
Posted 15 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Unlikely, possible, but rather not :-)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1651834)
Posted 15 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Or not...
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1651829)
Posted 15 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Or not :-)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1651800)
Posted 15 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
I felt a tremble in the force. I fear we're going down shortly.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1651797)
Posted 15 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
This is hardly a winning post.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1651628)
Posted 16 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Yup, I have several tasks reported 3rd and 4th of Mar, still waiting to be validated, despite being reported by both me and my wingman.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1651584)
Posted 16 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Apart from the SSP being deceased, and AP in coma, everything is just fine.
17) Message boards : Technical News : Marching on... (March 4, 2015) (Message 1651467)
Posted 16 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
You know how every MB has spikes, triplets, pulses, gaussians, and auto-correlation counts? Every single one of those that gets found in every single WU.. becomes a new row in the respective tables. Based on what I'm seeing on my one cruncher, we've passed 4 billion tasks, and are nearing 1.75 billion WUs. Considering MB has five kinds of signals, and can have 30(?) of each, that adds up to a massive number of rows in the DB.

A technicality about this has bothered me. You remember that it has just been recently that Autocorrelation has been implemented as a parameter and added to the crunching regimen?

I was hoping Autocorr counts would show up in the Master Science Database table display on the Science Status Page. In that table you see the counts of Spikes, Gaussians, Pulses, Triplets. Each count, as noted, presumably a row in the table.

However, ever since the Autocorr parameter has been implemented, that count has never been added to the display.

I assume that the Autocorrelation counts are being added to the MSDb. And that no one on staff has had the time to program a change to add this count to the display. But I have no confirmation. Anyway, it would be nice to see the Autocorr counts compared to the other signal counts.

The data on the Science Status Page, hasn't updated since: 4 Nov 2014, 23:30:05 UTC
As can be seen under the "Note: This page is still vastly under construction. More features are being developed. Read more about our future plans."
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1651149)
Posted 17 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
Nothing whatsoever.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Radeon R9 285 not detected as a GPU (Message 1651011)
Posted 17 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
03/02/15 18:21:01 | | Running as a daemon
There's your problem.
From GPU_computing:
"Warning: On Windows do not install BOINC in Protected Access Execution (PAE) mode aka service mode (6.4.5 - 7.0.28) or Service Install mode (7.0.64 and above). If you do, BOINC will not be able to detect or use your GPU."
Please reinstall BOINC, and do NOT choose Service Install mode.


OK... let me re-install...

Why isn't the log reminding us the same thing? :)

The log you posted is saying "03/02/15 18:21:01 | | Running as a daemon", in the fifth line from the top. It was from there I took it.

Actually, I think it might be useful if the log entry read

03/02/15 18:21:01 | | Running as a daemon (GPUs not available)

or words to that effect.

You're right Richard. That would be very helpful.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Radeon R9 285 not detected as a GPU (Message 1650999)
Posted 17 days ago by Card-Carrying Grumpyologist and Communist
03/02/15 18:21:01 | | Running as a daemon
There's your problem.
From GPU_computing:
"Warning: On Windows do not install BOINC in Protected Access Execution (PAE) mode aka service mode (6.4.5 - 7.0.28) or Service Install mode (7.0.64 and above). If you do, BOINC will not be able to detect or use your GPU."
Please reinstall BOINC, and do NOT choose Service Install mode.


OK... let me re-install...

Why isn't the log reminding us the same thing? :)

The log you posted is saying "03/02/15 18:21:01 | | Running as a daemon", in the fifth line from the top. It was from there I took it.


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