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41) Message boards : Number crunching : Where to download lunatics? (Message 1295359)
Posted 648 days ago by Profile Slavac
Basically there's a conflict in the Intel EULA and how previous applications were distributed in light of a misunderstanding in the EULA regarding Intel's IP and CR.

To avoid potential issues the applications were taken down from distribution until the issues can be resolved.

We should see a resolution soon, patience folks.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 34 (Message 1295357)
Posted 648 days ago by Profile Slavac
Ooolala.



What is the hill pictured in the background? The fence is a standard height barbed wire fence.

Since it's rather vague here's a hint or two:
1. Located somewhere in the south US.
2. The hill is part of a series of similar structures, all man made.

43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 34 (Message 1295168)
Posted 648 days ago by Profile Slavac
It's the Ankara castle in Turkey I believe.
44) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (77) Server Problems? (Message 1295158)
Posted 648 days ago by Profile Slavac
Mowo I'd first make sure you don't have any proxy settings running. Then check to make sure your internet speeds are decent (I'm sure they are).

If you're worried about old settings it may be easiest for you to just grab a fresh copy of Boinc and your applicable files and start from there. I'm running stock 6.10.60 using Jason's 41x and I'm getting lightning fast downloads, 50-190 MB tasks per request. I picked up around 1000 tasks today in around an hour.

At any rate keep us updated. We'll get you sorted out :)
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What England & London is all about! (Message 1294680)
Posted 649 days ago by Profile Slavac
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How to get great service (Message 1294635)
Posted 650 days ago by Profile Slavac
I waited tables during undergrad. I tried to always give great service but folks that went easy on me (didn't run me after 100 little things) and were some what nice did pretty well.
47) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1294423)
Posted 650 days ago by Profile Slavac
Sorry about posting my email.
I am trying to contact someone regarding fund raising events I want to hold


Drop me an email.
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Fast download happening. (Message 1294421)
Posted 650 days ago by Profile Slavac
That does tend to occur when we are not maxing out the bandwidth.

I wonder, what that means? All caches full? Too many "AP only" people waiting?


It's fairly typical when we have a few days of smooth sailing. People's caches fill up and their Boinc's are only requesting work to replace what's been finished.

I know Matt and Jeff have been working on code most of this week to try and smooth things along as well. Hopefully once we implement our new hardware soon, this sort of thing will become the norm.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If your tired of snow? (Message 1294070)
Posted 651 days ago by Profile Slavac
I really rather like the snow. I grew up in Texas where summer was the best 11 months of the year; a bit of snow if always a fun change of perspective.

50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If Dr Seuss Wrote Tech Manuals (Message 1293912)
Posted 651 days ago by Profile Slavac
I'm part way through a 500+ manual on load balancing. I'm reasonably sure the more I read the dumber I get.
51) Message boards : Number crunching : Where is all the work? (Message 1293910)
Posted 651 days ago by Profile Slavac
HAL9000 wrote:
Yeah I think I might have cleaned out the feeder in one request.
10/11/2012 8:31:47 AM SETI@home Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
10/11/2012 8:31:49 AM SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 123 new tasks
(...)


If I remember correct, the feeder had max. 100 WUs on hand, so our BOINC could get max. 100 WUs/request.

This value was increased? To which value?


It may be a system glitch.
I've seen above 100 on all my systems, 360 on one I believe.
1.5 GByte download in one day on a single machine.


Feeder is at 200 right now I believe. I've been getting 140 or fewer tasks per request here on occasion for the past few days.
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Where is all the work? (Message 1293648)
Posted 652 days ago by Profile Slavac
I picked up 2500 today. Plenty of work and good download speeds for now at least.
53) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI Hardware Fundraisers (With Big News Inside) (Message 1293645)
Posted 652 days ago by Profile Slavac
Bit of an update:

1. Our 8 GBT Transport Drives have been delivered to SETI as of today. http://www.newegg.com/Info/TrackOrder.aspx?TrackingNumber=1ZX799330384309467

2. Our Turtle case should be there today or tomorrow. The gripe I have is the tracking number 43X2150354845297 they gave me. For the life of me I can't sort out what method MacMall used to ship this case.

3. Our 16 Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array drives will ship tomorrow per my phone call with CompSource today. We should see the array fully populated around the middle of next week.

____________________________________

New Projects:

As I've mentioned earlier, our next project will be replacing Vader and Bruno in their upload/download capabilities. Matt, Jeff, Eric and the GPUUG team are working on sorting out specs. We should have our specs ready next week if not sooner.

We're currently evaluating the feasibility of utilizing one very beefy server to handle both upload and download tasks or if two separate machines are required. Once the SETI guys sort that bit out, we'll be good to go.

_____________________________________

Lastly I'd like to thank sincerely our donors to the GPUUG General Fund. To be honest we were running a bit low on general funds with which to cover things like website domains and quickly needed purchases. Thanks to a few recent donors, we've crept back toward more comfortable levels. Thanks again to everyone who donated via http://www.gpuug.org/catalog/28

That's all I have for now everyone. I'll keep everyone updated as things progress. Thank you for your interest and support!
54) Message boards : Technical News : Hot Day (Oct 02 2012) (Message 1292882)
Posted 654 days ago by Profile Slavac
Frankly I'd much rather see work on Ntpckr than bigger bandwidth with the limited resources available.

And i'd rather they sort out the bandwidth issue.
Here we are, most caches should be pretty much full, sod all shorites in the system, no AP going out, and still the network traffic is maxed out.


Last time I talked with Jeff he mentioned that NTPCKR and RFI are almost always running however that doesn't typically show up on the server status page.
55) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI Hardware Fundraisers (With Big News Inside) (Message 1292862)
Posted 654 days ago by Profile Slavac
Hey Everyone,

Thanks to last weekend, we've cleared our plate for fundraisers which leaves us wide open for new projects.

We're currently waiting for final specs for a new server. This server will be specifically slated to do nothing but replace our two remaining old upload and download servers. Once completed this should stop our issues with trying to find a good server/bad server. when getting work.

I'm also working on getting the project a load balancer donated which, unlike our faulty software based load balancing, should actually go a long way in fixing our upload and download issues, especially the hung connections and instant retries.

So in short, we're focusing solely on fixing our work unit flow issues right now. Once our new project specs come through I'll set us up a new fundraiser, close this thread and open a new one. Thanks for your interest everyone!
56) Message boards : News : Weekend Fundraising Challenge-Completed (Message 1292718)
Posted 655 days ago by Profile Slavac
Also thanks very much to everyone who contributed to our fundraisers. We've managed to finish both fundraisers over the weekend which is outstanding.

If you're interested in donating any equipment to SETI at Home, please feel free to email me anytime at the address below.
57) Message boards : News : Weekend Fundraising Challenge-Completed (Message 1292717)
Posted 655 days ago by Profile Slavac
Thankfully you use the best hard drives made, and not using garbage Seagate. WDC cheaps out and makes it difficult to do RAID as they implement a TLER (or lack of) on their black drives, and comparing to Hitachi, Hitachi is still better quality. Eight years, I still have yet to have a Hitachi drive fail on me. I have eight 2TB Hitachi drives chugging away at home on my AMCC controller, and at $160 a piece, that was a bit of coin I had to sacrifice to retain all my data. Newegg may not have many Hitachi's available, but NCIX does. I wouldn't go 3TB or 4tb yet as the cost per GB goes up drastically over the traditional and more compatible 2TB capacities, unless you want to save on electricity costs or have a limited space for installation. I wish I knew what Hitachi is doing as FTC ruled that WDC sell Hitachi to Fujitsu, who currently doesn't sell desktop drives. So much competition with solid state these days, it wouldn't surprise me that WDC buys up all the magnetic data storage companies soon, only to go bust. Hitachi has the power to take over the hard drive market a year ago, shame to see them attempt to bail out.

I have many Seagate hard drives in the 1tb or 1.5TB capacities which I would be willing to donate, one of which randomly locks up depending where you read data and the others with numerous bad sectors and such which I no longer trust using. Gave up on them as Seagate kept sending me melons for the ones I sent them, though maybe if you use them intermittently, they may be ok. 4.5TB in total I would donate, if you are willing to chance it, or if you are willing to deal with Seagate with warranty.

You guys should be able to e-mail me if you want to take up my offer, as I used it to log on just now.


We've had some bad luck with Seagate recently, mostly with dead on arrival drives and likely due to the recent flooding that affected the entire hard drive industry. The good news is Seagate has been very good with their RMA process on replacing faulty drives.

I'll ask and see if they could use your drives. Thanks for the interest!
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weekend Fundraising Challenge: Get the Green Bank Data Transport Package (and I'll pay half!) (Message 1292700)
Posted 655 days ago by Profile Slavac
Summary of Donations:

Green Bank Telescope Data Transport Package (20 2TB drives and protective Turtle Case)

Cumulative Donors + Totals for SETI Green Bank Telescope Package

GamerNetz - $60
MarkJ - $500
Mark S. - $100
Angela Korpela - $100
Minitor - $10
Fred E. $50
Speedbump - $100
Paul - $50
Geyser - $10
Arvid - $50
Mark K - $30
Xael - $180 (SETI)
Unknown - $19.23
GS - $10.00
Zerauth - $10.00
AppMech72 - $25.00
Sp@aceNv@der - $100.00
Gi1effe - $10.00
Unknown - $0.20
Unknown - $50.00
4Pablo2 - $20.00
Vincent - $15.00
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
JD - $10.00
Signots - $10.00
Unknown - $10.00
Unknown - $60.00
BlackD - $50.00
Dr. Doug - $100
Rick A. Sponholz - $10.00
Jazzwitherspoon - $25
Unknown - $20
Stephen Pisk - $20
Unknown - $10
Luis de la Garza - $50 (SETI)
Katsche - $100.00 (SETI)

____________________________________________________________________

Goal = $1880
Total Donated via SETI Website: $330
Total Donated via GPUUG: $1669.43
Total Collected for this fundraiser: $1999.43

____________________________________________________________________


Hydrogen Survey / SETI Data Storage Hard Drive Fundraiser

Donors to the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System:

JRidder - $20
Ghani - $100
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
Unknown - $200
Bill G - $25
Lelton Woodham - $50
TheClap - $25 (SETI)
BDog - $100 (SETI)
SBHink - $100
Margo - $10
Unknown - $50
Mike C - $100
CiscoM - $100
Pjvj77 - $15
Unknown - $100
Bobo - $100
Unknown -$100
MrMac52 -$120 (donated a drive)
Phijames - $25
Jerold Russell - $50
Mr. Kevvy - $930 (SETI)

Goal: $1800
Total Raised via SETI Website: $1055
Total Raised via GPUUG: $1290
Total Collected for this Fundraiser: $2345

_____________________________________________________________________

Hardware Purchases:

QTY 12 Green Bank Transport Drives (For purchase by SETI) (Order Pending)
QTY 8 Green bank Transport Drives Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)
QTY 1 Turtle Waterproof Hard Drive Transport Case Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)
QTY 16 Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array Hard Drives Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)

We've ordered all of the above (minus the drives for SETI to order) as of today. You can see these purchases by visiting http://www.gpuug.org/purchases

That wraps up this fundraiser for the weekend. I'd like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a huge success. In one fell swoop, thanks to the initiative of Mr. Kevvy we have finished two projects for SETI at Home.

_______________________________________________________________

What this fundraiser means for the project:

Green Bank:

SETI at Home will now have 20 2TB hard drives (total of 40TB) with which to transport data between our observation telescopes and the SETI labs. These drives specifically are Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Drives.

Thanks to this fundraiser they will also have a Turtle Hard Drive Transport case which is essentially a Pelican case specifically designed for 20 hard drives at a go. We've tested these cases now for several months and thus far they've performed great. They're a huge improvement over our standard cardboard and foam transport boxes. This case is specifically the case found at this link http://www.turtlecase.com/productdetails.aspx?productid=603

Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array:

We've purchased the remaining 16 hard drives for the SETI Hydrogen / Storage array. For those unaware, this array will utilize one partition of drives to fulfill the needs of the lab's Hydrogen Array. The other partition will serve as a test bed for SETI Data Storage.

Our hopes are that in house data storage will be successful. If so, we will be moving toward increasing our in house data storage for SETI at Home, a prospect which will save the lab a significant amount of money which in turn will free up funding for other improvements in the lab.

Prior to this Weekend Fundraiser, we had purchased 20 drives for the Hydrogen / Storage array and when coupled with today's purchases, we've completely filled the JBOD.

For this array we've purchased 36 of these drives in total http://www.compsource.com/pn/0F12115/Hitachi_196/Deskstar-7k3000-Hds723020bla642-Hard-Drive/

________________________________________________________________

Closing Notes:

I'd like to sincerely thank Mr. Kevvy for spearheading this fundraising weekend and our wonderful donors for contributing a stunning amount of funds. It makes me proud to see so many donors helping to improve the infrastructure of this project.

Lastly if you'd like to help contribute to SETI, please consider a donation to the 2012 Marathon Pledge Drive. You can read all about this fundraiser by visiting http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=68862
59) Message boards : Number crunching : Weekend Fundraising Challenge: Get the Green Bank Data Transport Package (and I'll pay half!) (Message 1292699)
Posted 655 days ago by Profile Slavac
Summary of Donations:

Green Bank Telescope Data Transport Package (20 2TB drives and protective Turtle Case)

Cumulative Donors + Totals for SETI Green Bank Telescope Package

GamerNetz - $60
MarkJ - $500
Mark S. - $100
Angela Korpela - $100
Minitor - $10
Fred E. $50
Speedbump - $100
Paul - $50
Geyser - $10
Arvid - $50
Mark K - $30
Xael - $180 (SETI)
Unknown - $19.23
GS - $10.00
Zerauth - $10.00
AppMech72 - $25.00
Sp@aceNv@der - $100.00
Gi1effe - $10.00
Unknown - $0.20
Unknown - $50.00
4Pablo2 - $20.00
Vincent - $15.00
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
JD - $10.00
Signots - $10.00
Unknown - $10.00
Unknown - $60.00
BlackD - $50.00
Dr. Doug - $100
Rick A. Sponholz - $10.00
Jazzwitherspoon - $25
Unknown - $20
Stephen Pisk - $20
Unknown - $10
Luis de la Garza - $50 (SETI)
Katsche - $100.00 (SETI)

____________________________________________________________________

Goal = $1880
Total Donated via SETI Website: $330
Total Donated via GPUUG: $1669.43
Total Collected for this fundraiser: $1999.43

____________________________________________________________________


Hydrogen Survey / SETI Data Storage Hard Drive Fundraiser

Donors to the Hydrogen Array + SETI Storage System:

JRidder - $20
Ghani - $100
Chris & Melissa Sievers - $25
Unknown - $200
Bill G - $25
Lelton Woodham - $50
TheClap - $25 (SETI)
BDog - $100 (SETI)
SBHink - $100
Margo - $10
Unknown - $50
Mike C - $100
CiscoM - $100
Pjvj77 - $15
Unknown - $100
Bobo - $100
Unknown -$100
MrMac52 -$120 (donated a drive)
Phijames - $25
Jerold Russell - $50
Mr. Kevvy - $930 (SETI)

Goal: $1800
Total Raised via SETI Website: $1055
Total Raised via GPUUG: $1290
Total Collected for this Fundraiser: $2345

_____________________________________________________________________

Hardware Purchases:

QTY 12 Green Bank Transport Drives (For purchase by SETI) (Order Pending)
QTY 8 Green bank Transport Drives Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)
QTY 1 Turtle Waterproof Hard Drive Transport Case Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)
QTY 16 Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array Hard Drives Purchased by GPUUG (Ordered 10/7/2012)

We've ordered all of the above (minus the drives for SETI to order) as of today. You can see these purchases by visiting http://www.gpuug.org/purchases

That wraps up this fundraiser for the weekend. I'd like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a huge success. In one fell swoop, thanks to the initiative of Mr. Kevvy we have finished two projects for SETI at Home.

_______________________________________________________________

What this fundraiser means for the project:

Green Bank:

SETI at Home will now have 20 2TB hard drives (total of 40TB) with which to transport data between our observation telescopes and the SETI labs. These drives specifically are Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Drives.

Thanks to this fundraiser they will also have a Turtle Hard Drive Transport case which is essentially a Pelican case specifically designed for 20 hard drives at a go. We've tested these cases now for several months and thus far they've performed great. They're a huge improvement over our standard cardboard and foam transport boxes. This case is specifically the case found at this link http://www.turtlecase.com/productdetails.aspx?productid=603

Hydrogen / SETI Storage Array:

We've purchased the remaining 16 hard drives for the SETI Hydrogen / Storage array. For those unaware, this array will utilize one partition of drives to fulfill the needs of the lab's Hydrogen Array. The other partition will serve as a test bed for SETI Data Storage.

Our hopes are that in house data storage will be successful. If so, we will be moving toward increasing our in house data storage for SETI at Home, a prospect which will save the lab a significant amount of money which in turn will free up funding for other improvements in the lab.

Prior to this Weekend Fundraiser, we had purchased 20 drives for the Hydrogen / Storage array and when coupled with today's purchases, we've completely filled the JBOD.

For this array we've purchased 36 of these drives in total http://www.compsource.com/pn/0F12115/Hitachi_196/Deskstar-7k3000-Hds723020bla642-Hard-Drive/

________________________________________________________________

Closing Notes:

I'd like to sincerely thank Mr. Kevvy for spearheading this fundraising weekend and our wonderful donors for contributing a stunning amount of funds. It makes me proud to see so many donors helping to improve the infrastructure of this project.

Lastly if you'd like to help contribute to SETI, please consider a donation to the 2012 Marathon Pledge Drive. You can read all about this fundraiser by visiting http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=68862
60) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (77) Server Problems? (Message 1292695)
Posted 655 days ago by Profile Slavac
Is anyone still having issues with Auto Errored tasks? Basically tasks that error out before they're even downloaded or process, usually with impossible deadlines?


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