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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Cricket Graphs? (Message 1682529)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile William
Thanks for the heads up. I have amended the information held at Lunatics and CA accordingly.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Why use CPU on SETi@home? (Message 1682118)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile William
Cool it, guys.

To each his own.

Eric has often made a point of welcoming everybody to this project. Which means you can run a measly 15 year old 1Ghz AMD single core for some 20 hours a week and STILL hand every task in on time. Which gives the amazing RAC of 5.
OR you can have a couple of monster machines and rack up an RAC of half a million.
Or anything in between.
Everybody is welcome for the resources he/she donates, big or small. Nobody is above any other.

Anybody getting abusive about somebody else's choice of what resources to donate to the project will find that Cafe and Politics aren't the only places kept orderly by the mods.

Discussion is welcome. Flaming isn't. Don't make me go looking for the hat.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #237 It's a Grimm night! (Message 1671412)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile William
That's some early lunch, I've not gotten around to the first coffee yet!
(to be fair I did already have 3 cups of tea ;))
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1671411)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile William
I've been away too long, my coffee wasn't served by the time I reached the counter...

large coffee with milk and sugar please.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1670694)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile William
If someone still collects this type of errors - this 'Notice' shows at the top if you red-x any post:

Notice: Undefined variable: config in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/user/forum_report_post.php on line 64

Thanks. I relayed the bugrep. Luckily you can still report ;)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Some sad news I need to pass on... (Message 1656012)
Posted 23 Mar 2015 by Profile William
Again, my deep felt condolences.

every word said to the last syllable
every thought followed to its final conclusion
every breath taken
every song sung

every love given
every tear cried

I move on

into Thy light
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1654918)
Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Profile William
Well, partial eclipse is far less interesting than having three minutes of night in the middle of the day, but still fascinating.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1654497)
Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Profile William
large coffee please...
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 233 My car's good for another year:) (Message 1654496)
Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Profile William
Supercalifrsgilistigexpialigetisch!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1584779)
Posted 10 Oct 2014 by Profile William
If the blanked tasks take less time than using v6 (as they will), then you would expect less credit per task, but more tasks per day, resulting in the same RAC.

If the credit system worked as documented, that is. ;)


11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1566681)
Posted 3 Sep 2014 by Profile William
David has done a checkout to hopefully fix this:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/gitweb/?p=boinc-v2.git;a=commit;h=60a35821517fb686087aa56bd6dc86134d313a85

scheduler: if client reports zero elapsed time, set ET to CPU time

Just need a new scheduler now.

Claggy

Well that bit of code certainly improved ;D

If that does the trick, fine.
Personally I doubt it.

it's like watching the ripples on the water and trying to make out what shape the object was that was dropped in... you'd have to find the impact location and dive for it.
Unfortunately I have no time whatsoever to spemd on this atm. If such a thing was possible I'd be in negative time.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1566227)
Posted 2 Sep 2014 by Profile William
I'm not really here, but on a hunch, try putting the offending host on a different venue and play around with preferences - e.g. have you really set 'no GPU work' via the preferences?

'a server log, a server log, a kingdom for a server log'
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1556152)
Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Profile William
Your bathtub or my pond?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532740)
Posted 27 Jun 2014 by Profile William
Somebody remind that on the next installer I double the size of the line that says where you can download it...


What?

So we can read where to download it after we've installed it?

Huh?

No I thought of the things like the top message on the Lunatics front page...

But did YOU do the last installer?

Very nice.

I've used it many times and always admired it.

Thanks. It's a joint effort. Contributros list is at the bottom of the readme no one ever reads...

Problem is, I think there are old versions still downloadable out there and the easiest way to tell which new version he has is to look at what it installs. You know, so I know for a metaphysical certainty what I'm dealing-with before I start trying to be "helpful."

There's nothing worse than being told to go to line 16 and remove the asterisk only to find that there is no line 16; but having someone yelling at you, "Of course there's a line 16!" like you're an idiot.



I'm short on time guys, somebody please drop me a note, when there's a work_fetch_debug for me to interpret.



You'll be the first person any of us thinks-of if we need debugged.

Promise.

Oh dear, that sounded like a threat... ;)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532720)
Posted 27 Jun 2014 by Profile William
Somebody remind that on the next installer I double the size of the line that says where you can download it...

I've no idea what you did TL, because those lines wouldn;t be there if the app_info.xml was the one I carefully put together for the installer ;)

I'm short on time guys, somebody please drop me a note, when there's a work_fetch_debug for me to interpret.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532365)
Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Profile William
yeah, me bad.

right, the hard way then.
do you already have a cc_config.xml?
else get the client to dump one - open options, go to exclusive apps tab, add something there, apply, remove it again apply - that will give you a complete cc_config.xml in the data directory.
edit (notepad) and change the 0 in work_fetch_debug to 1 - read config from advanced view, post results.

you may want to disable afterwards again, it can bloat the log.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532308)
Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Profile William
Since you are running a recent client, find the new 'diagnostics' option and enable 'work_fetch_debug' then post the result from the event log.

My guess is that you have enough work from Einstein and the current RECs are such that Einstein needs more work before SETI gets some again. Over time it levels out.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics' GPU app & switched users (Message 1531574)
Posted 24 Jun 2014 by Profile William
that boinc can't see the GPUs on the second account is something to do with how windows manages the driver. Blame M$ ;)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics' GPU app & switched users (Message 1531207)
Posted 23 Jun 2014 by Profile William
hmm. tricky.

you do want a 'all users can control BOINC' install, so whoever logs in will have boinc running in the background. BOINC doesn't need to be the screensaver, in fact the screensaver uses cycles you mihgt actually want to invest into the crunching... My screen just goes blank.

But then is the question how you can get the most GPU run time out of the machines, which is basically a usage question.
And I'm not familiar with remote/logmein options and how they impact on running.

you could either go with a standard all users install, so each time a user logs on, while they are working, boinc crunches (incl. GPUs) when they log off, boinc stops. You'd want to log in yourself over night in that scenario so as not to have them idle then.

I _think_ that even if one user is logged in and you hotswitch, when the second user logs out again the first has to actively log in again for crunching to resume, but I cannot test that right now.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 214.....The joys of summer (Message 1530239)
Posted 20 Jun 2014 by Profile William
Before weekend waiting for Godot win.


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