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11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Scientist Michio Kaku Finally Proves God Exist (Message 1797041)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Poorly-written article, ie "After running some tests on these particles..." Those hypothetical, never-observed, staple-of-cheap-sci-fi particles, the tachyons? How is anyone "running some tests" on them? Oh, thought experiments. The title is also clickbait with a typo: "Scientist Michio Kaku Finally Proves God Exist" (yes, there's a missing "s" at the end) but then the first sentence "The existence of God may be proven with a theory..." Uh huh.

I guess he's angling for a Templeton. :^p I'm betting this line of inquiry won't result in anything else.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Apologies to my wing persons (Message 1796892)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
My post below re: mainboard failure, well, I got it going, and in the process noticed something I had missed when I bought it: it has two PCIe slots! So I threw a second 970 in and ended up with a much more productive system!

But alas to all wingies expecting results from 7945042, this was definitely a motherboard failure as a capacitor blew right off it and was found stuck to the exhaust fan. Made it easy to find the cause at least. Hope the RMA comes through before the work units time out.
13) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : New Calculation Shows We’ll Make Contact With Aliens in About 1,500 Years (Message 1796636)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
As usual, XKCD to the rescue...

14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Something kitty this way comes....the kitties are back. (Message 1796418)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Hmmmm....
The kitty banner has gone away again.


I see it to the left of BOINCStats in your sig. Browser cache needs clearing perhaps?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer ID Number (Message 1796361)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
If you use the merge method as Kevvy states, the merge function always retires the original number and keeps the new number, so you would lose your original computer ID if you did it that way.


You're right... would keep the old machine stats. but the ID number would change. That's what I get for posting before the coffee hits. :^)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1796358)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Have we hit the bottom?
All my RACs stopped dropping. Some may be moving upwards :)


We did have a few days of much more Arecibo than GBT work, and now an AP run, so everyone's seems to be on the rise.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer ID Number (Message 1796337)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Give it the same computer name/hostname as the previous computer and ensure it's the same (or as close to) operating system, then after it's submitted a work unit and appears in Account->Computers on this account try "Merge computers by name" at the bottom-left. And hope for the best!
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalid Host Messaging (Message 1796076)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Working on a solution to this (Linux-only at this point)... WezH is going to be trying it out thus aborted work units should decrease significantly. So, everything is A-OK!

Edit: Other than that I had to abort 94 yesterday on my missus' computer 6689313 as it crashed the drivers and every GPU work unit and they were all ghosted showing as in progress when they were gone. Had to abort to reset the project, revert to Lunatics 0.44 and reinstall the NVidia drivers. Seems to have resolved it...
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalid Host Messaging (Message 1795663)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
WezH wrote:

IMHO, BOINC server code should prevent these kind of hosts. But it doesn't.


Indeed, like this host for example, currently showing 1186 aborted GUPPI GPU work units. If only the server code could prevent hosts like that.

Let's see who the owner is... someone by the name of WezH. Seems very familiar.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home v8.12 Windows GPU applications support thread (Message 1795350)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor

. . For some reason unable to access that url. It times out.


Appears that lunatics.kwsn.info is down (I would imagine temporarily.)
21) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795252)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Obviously I'm confused, Eric. I thought SETI@home and Breakthrough were part of the same effort. I take it they're not. (?)


Just in case Dr. K. doesn't reply: They are allied but different projects. The crossover is that SETI@Home is doing the data processing for BL. That's the best of my understanding. This is worth a read.
22) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795250)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
If we overstay our welcome at AEI we'll probably have to search out cloud resources for the runs.


Nice that it's finally out there... thanks! Good that we have something to direct all the inquiries to.

I know that one reason that a super/cloud computing facility was required is that the algorithms haven't been finalized and are still being improved (ie for RFI removal) so it needs a complete run every time.

Perhaps if and when that welcome is worn out, they will have been tuned enough for the long-term that the idea of an incremental NTPCkr that builds on the existing run results will be doable. Then NTPCkr will finally be near-time and local, and can possibly be built for under $10K.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI applications for NVIDIA GPU improvement - how you can help (Message 1795069)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
I'm always interested in #3 and #4 though have only two Windows hosts; please ask me anytime (I think you have my e-mail.) I also have some spare cards (ie 2xGTX480, 2xGTX460, GTX570, 9800GT) but I think the postage to Russia would be more than they are worth!
24) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795010)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Now why isn't there enough money for the wealthiest nation to keep a world-class and potentially Earth-saving scientific facility open when it costs a tiny percentage of, say, CERN's Large Hadron Collider?







Ah, right... priorities.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1794853)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
As I said (please re-read) update was installed in automatic mode w/o user consent. That's the issue.


Ah, then they must have consented then prior. The EULA is presented during the install process. It's the only way to back out at that point without it installing and requiring reversion.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1794842)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Fortunately I was able to revert update back to Windows 8.1 (by stock means, it's still allowed) filling questionary why I reverting back and hitting quite a lot confirmation buttons that "I'm sure I wanna drop wonderful Win10 and return to stone age of Win8.1" so to speak.


You can also revert by just clicking Decline on the EULA then confirming:

27) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia GPU tasks cause screen response delay (Message 1794760)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Are you running more than one GPU task at a time via editing app_config.xml or some other means?

Does this happens on work units that start with blc and end with vlar, or all of them? (The other kind starts with a number.)
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Are some gpu tasks longer now? (Message 1794720)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thats definitely not the case.

Speaking from my own experience with NVidia cards and CUDA applications. GBT 'guppi' VLARs are settling around 53 minutes (two at a time) on GTX 750Ti. Will start GTX 970 test in about two hours' time.


980 11-13 mins., 970 13-16 mins. with 0.2 core one at a time. Does about the same regardless of the CPU or PCIe revision. Non-VLArs are/were 3-4 mins.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Are some gpu tasks longer now? (Message 1794711)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
Perhaps the powers to be will change the programs and not schedule vlars in the near future.


Dr. Korpela indicated that it was tried on Beta to add a setting to the Project Preferences to allow/disallow GPU VLAR, but that this resulted in no GPU work at all. I'm puzzled by this, as the code with no option to disallow them was in placed and worked just fine for a while; something must have been done incorrectly so I'm still hopeful that they are working on it and a solution is forthcoming. I keep seeing that it's a non-issue because non-VLAR Arecibo work is going away, but I don't see any evidence of this (edit: Richard H. posted some above... damn) and the team has indicated otherwise (about equal amounts of work will be distributed from each source.)

I'm now finding that the newer blc6 and blc7 VLARs now run about 2x slower on my GTX 750Ti with cuda50 - it was closer to your 4x at the start of the run.


I noticed today that my RAC started rising after over a month of fall. It should have bottomed out around 260K. So it does appear that some (welcome) change was made. (Edit: maybe it was just the recent AP run.)
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Thor is the Designer Cafe! (Message 1794532)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
P.S. There's a chance that a personal appearance may also happen this evening.


Nice... a perthornal appearance. :^D


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