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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Virus warning in SETI through Boinc... (Message 1758163)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
I have had that AVG "Identity Protection" component flag BOINC files (and others) as suspicious for years. It's also responsible for most of the reboot requirements whenever it updates. My conclusion: it's crap and disable it.

As Wiggo noted, you'll have to restore that file under Options > Virus Vault.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : How far out is gpu processing weeks months ? (Message 1757768)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Tomorrow.

And not a minute too soon...
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos V (Message 1757107)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Gripe: People such as myself who miss the obviously posted rules and guidelines. Apologies.

Kudos: Our unpaid and oft unappreciated team of volunteer moderators, without whom I shudder to think what this forum would be like.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos V (Message 1756854)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
does "patiently" include those of us who are mumbling under our breaths as they watch their average count go down daily?... my shiny new 980Ti's are chomping at the bit to take off and run again... ;)


After about a day of similar mumbling, I attached all my GPU hosts to Beta and am helping out all I can. The more assistance we provide, the faster and better the v8 apps can be released. Of course, there are also plenty of other BOINC projects with GPU apps to keep us busy in the interim. The most popular secondary project around here is Einstein@Home, as it is both astrophysical and uses Arecibo data.

Certainly a better use of one's time than mumbling. :^)
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Dumb Question(s) About Seti v8 (Message 1755230)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
If you only want v8 work, go to Beta then into Your Account and then SETI@home/AstroPulse Beta preferences. Click Edit Preferences and uncheck SETI@home v7 and AstroPulse v7, then click Update Preferences.

Edit: Going to drink beer and watch movies now so anything else will have to wait until tomorrow. :^D
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Dumb Question(s) About Seti v8 (Message 1755217)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Which CUDA?


Wasn't specified but I picked up CUDA42 and CUDA50 work units along with assoc. apps. Was just announced as "A big pile of new GPU apps for Windows, MacOS and Linux are now available."
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Dumb Question(s) About Seti v8 (Message 1755213)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
We have apps in alpha, we will be moving to beta and hand them over to Eric for public release when we are confident they work properly.


v8 CUDA is now live on Beta.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : New work for Nvidia GPUs? When? (Message 1755110)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor

To get the latest and greatest app do I need to do anything or will they install automatically?

I am running as installed, no command line, app_info, or other changes. Should I be trying something? If so, I need directions,


That's all... you'll see posts for manually installed update apps but you can just wait for the automatic updates through BOINC when the official betas are released. I am doing that and running absolutely stock is no app_info.xml etc.

It's recommended to read through the News thread to know the caveats (any important updates will also appear in your BOINC client), check your Tasks to see if there are excessive Invalids/Errors/Inconclusives and post if you find anything wrong that isn't covered.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1754750)
Posted 8 Jan 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
I will investigate the News thread and see just how technical I need to be to get this done properly. Since I have just reset everything today I want to make sure that everything is running smoothly before I try to help out.


You don't have to be very technical... don't let some of the development posts in News scare you off. :^) As noted just report any issues (not already known) if you have them.

Also it's an open/public beta so I'm just a cruncher rather than a concierge. :^D
30) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1754729)
Posted 7 Jan 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
I may try to get my GPU back to work, but on another project. *:)


If you're that enthusiastic to keep your GPUs busy and crunch v8 early (can't blame you for that) and want to help the project, why not join us in Beta? Just connect BOINC to http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/

It's recommended to read through the News thread to know the caveats (any important updates will also appear in your BOINC client), check your Tasks to see if there are excessive Invalids/Errors/Inconclusives and post if you find anything wrong that isn't covered.

(edit: and no tinkering... lol)

By helping there, you'll help get the v8 GPU clients released sooner here...
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Dumb Question(s) About Seti v8 (Message 1754029)
Posted 5 Jan 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
My dumb question, which I still didn't get a straight answer to from yesterday:

Is there currently any v8 GPU work available?
(for those who have installed one of the third-party beta clients)

I'm guessing it's a "no" but just want to make sure. I'm fine with keeping the GPUs busy on Einstein until it goes "yes". Thanks in advance.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1753775)
Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
I see that Raistmer (thank you as always) linked to fresh v8 MB apps including an NV OpenCL. Before I go tinkering to get it working, is there actually any work available for it currently?

Just don't want to install it untested and then in a worst case scenario trash hundreds of work units while I'm off working tomorrow. :^p
33) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1753372)
Posted 2 Jan 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
No mine will not sit idle but will find their way to Einstein if necessary.


Thanks for the reply. The only way I can interpret this is that yes, as I was hoping otherwise: v7 CUDA work has been turned off without any v8 CUDA work to replace it. To confirm, my main machine with three 980s sitting idle finally picked up a solitary CUDA WU, and it was a resend inconclusive.

So I went into Einstein's project prefs., disabled CPU and immediately got a full cache of GPU work. Can (almost) always rely on that project for work.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : New app? (Message 1753340)
Posted 2 Jan 2016 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Just to clarify: it looks as though v7 CUDA work has run out, and v8 has yet to be generated (and no app. for it either yet) so everyone's GPUs are going to sit idle for a while when their v7 work is done... correct?
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Do you Sleep well. (Message 1749660)
Posted 16 Dec 2015 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
I have (well... had) sleep issues... I would wake up at or after the "witching hour" of 3:30 in the morning and then couldn't get back to sleep again. There's a reason for this (other than your house in Amityville being possessed by a demon... heh) : it's apparently when our circadian rhythm changes days.

I had read that valerian was an effective sleep-aid so I tried it with great success. It's been used for thousands of years and is sometimes called "natural valium" and prescribed in place of it or other tranquilizers. Many sleepytime teas have a little, but these tiny amounts didn't interest me. Instead I buy bags of pure valerian root at health food stores.

Caveats: These are very tough little lumps (I powder them in a coffee grinder) and they have an odor, only made stronger when powdered, variously described as moldy, musty, fecal, or even gym socks. So I brew a pot of this tea (sold at the very same store the valerian is found) which masks the odor, adding a rounded teaspoon of ground valerian root. As a bonus, this tea also contains the well-known sleep-aid camomile: insomnia hasn't a chance. And of course: please consult a doctor if you're on any medication before using valerian (or anything else); for example it's apparently not a good idea to use it if you're taking St. John's Wort.

Most nights with it I sleep like a rock until I'm supposed to wake up, even if I napped first, and feel refreshed. If I do happen to wake up in the middle of the night, I can just go right back to sleep again which I couldn't do otherwise. Hope this helps someone escape the insomnia misery. :^)
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What would you like to see for XMAS under the proverbial tree? (Message 1740574)
Posted 8 Nov 2015 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Green Bank work units!

(I keep asking SETI Claus... eventually he will bring them.)
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hide computers (Message 1721741)
Posted 3 Sep 2015 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Knew it wouldn't be popular!


It's not merely unpopular... it's downright weird. It makes as much sense as an obscure municipal bylaw that says I need a restaurant license for my home if I own more than five toasters. :^p
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Hide computers (Message 1721537)
Posted 3 Sep 2015 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
??????????


You must be new here. ;^)

Edit: Even after so long he is still #6. Story gets it wrong and calls them "hours" rather than "credits" though.
39) Message boards : News : Big boost for SETI@home from Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Listen Initiative (Message 1703354)
Posted 20 Jul 2015 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
This is fantastic news and I hope we can start getting Green Bank results and get NTPICKR up and running.

I'm glad someone with serious capital has finally stepped up to the challenge, and even more so that SETI@Home is going to be involved in it.

Looking forward to moving the farm "back home" to work on this, and I'm still interested in fundraising NTPCKR if this new development doesn't happen. :^)
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1647608)
Posted 28 Feb 2015 by Profile Mr. KevvyProject donor
Have a nice and fan noise free weekend folks.


Nah, that's what Einstein@Home is there for. Spent too much on this farm to keep it idle. I did plan on hanging there until Green Bank was online but of course they had to go have their first outage ever there shortly after I went over... typical. Well I'll hang out there again and see if my presence still proves as destabilizing.

It would be wonderful if there was crosstalk between the two projects as they both use Arecibo's data; Einstein is far smoother and less labour-intensive: ie no tiny work cache limit (you ask for two days' cache you get two days' cache not four hours' cache and your client hammering the scheduler every five minutes for more) it doesn't go planned offline for hours every Tuesday and then be unreachable for about the same after getting hammered with thousands of requests playing catchup, and it hardly goes offline unplanned as well. So ideally there would just be one set of Arecibo data and we'd search it for both ETI and pulsars or whatever else. But dream on Mr. Kevvy. :^)


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