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Message 1603923 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 5:20:39 UTC - in response to Message 1603814.  
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Your computer doesn't seem to be combining request for CPU and GPU work.

His BOINC is 6.10.58, that one doesn't know about combining CPU & GPU work requests.

I saw mine asking for both all the time when I had 6.10.58.

Yes, the 6.10.58 source code does show one request can ask for both.

Perhaps more to the point, the project is using a 300 second setting for min_sendwork_interval so a 2nd request within one second would be immediately rejected with a "last request too recent" error. 6.10.58 honors the 303 second requested delay, so the only way to get a 2nd request earlier is for the user to click the update button. Doing that within one second seems unlikely. IMO what looked like a 2nd request was merely the BOINC server code doing the GPU part of the request after it had done the CPU part.
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A couple of years back now and with some new rigs here, I had to upgrade to 6.10.60 from 6:10.58 (because the earlier version download file was corrupted and I saved the latter) and both have always asked for types of work for me and have received both types of work in 1 request.

Plus for me the much shorter back off times plus a better Advanced View GUI of 6.10.58/60 is way much better to use contained in 1 window/frame (I'm sorry, but whoever thought of replacing "Messages" with that useless "Notices" tab should seek help as notices could've been added into Messages in red as well occasionally instead of another stupid window/frame).

Until things change, ya'll have to drag 6.10.60 from my dying hands and I've let 1 backup project go because it wants a later version.

There, I got that off my chest, anyone want a beer? :-D

Cheers.
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Message 1603949 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 7:23:23 UTC

I was using 6.10.58 on all my projects, but vLHC@home warned me I would not get any task until I switched to 7.xx.yy. So now I am using 7.2.41 and 7.4.27.
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Message 1603960 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 8:10:28 UTC - in response to Message 1603923.  


Plus for me the much shorter back off times plus a better Advanced View GUI


I use, Efmer Boinc Tasks for the GUI! I found that program more nicer looks and more functions in it to use! ^_^
I do what I can and I can what I do! :P
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Message 1604015 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 11:46:11 UTC
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Tullio grrrr to vLHC@home bloody thing crashes very 2nd or 3rd lot of units i've given up on the dam thing even crashes on the AMD and it's got 16 gig of ram

good luck to you doing that one
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Message 1604036 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 13:55:04 UTC - in response to Message 1603923.  

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There, I got that off my chest, anyone want a beer? :-D

Cheers.[/quote]

In the words of a great life coach and philosopher:

'Ah, Beer, the answer to and source of all of man's problems.......'

...Homer(Simpson).
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Message 1604063 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 15:41:25 UTC - in response to Message 1604036.  
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There, I got that off my chest, anyone want a beer? :-D

Cheers.


In the words of a great life coach and philosopher:

'Ah, Beer, the answer to and source of all of man's problems.......'

...Homer(Simpson).

In deed... but i love! Cheers.
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Message 1604075 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 16:14:58 UTC - in response to Message 1604063.  



There, I got that off my chest, anyone want a beer? :-D

Cheers.


In the words of a great life coach and philosopher:

'Ah, Beer, the answer to and source of all of man's problems.......'

...Homer(Simpson).

In deed... but i love! Cheers.


BEER IS FOOD.

Life is too short to drink cheap beer..........
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Message 1604102 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 17:32:23 UTC - in response to Message 1604075.  

BEER IS FOOD.

Life is too short to drink cheap beer..........

Beer is part of the bread group
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Message 1604124 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 19:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 1604075.  

Life is too short to drink cheap beer..........

Life is also too short to drink 11% wine! (California vintners, please note...)
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Message 1604148 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 20:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 1604124.  

Life is too short to drink cheap beer..........

Life is also too short to drink 11% wine! (California vintners, please note...)

http://www.1winedude.com/want-some-wine-with-that-booze-is-a-parker-effect-causing-rising-ca-wine-grape-sugar-levels/
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Message 1604188 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 21:47:36 UTC

Thanks for the update!

As for the other comments that have happened, it seems that there still exists some noisy group of people who feel entitled to automated (or manual) ego-stroking regarding the efforts they signed up to perform without compensation.

I believe I may be repeating myself from prior posts related to similar instances in the past, but here it is anyway:

If SETI@Home doesn't have workunits to crunch for whatever reason, and this fact gives you problems, there are other BOINC projects with data awaiting processing. Giving them your processing time will not reduce your results here, while there are no datasets to process. For those who have (semi-)commercial amounts of processing power and are crabbing about the unused expense, go find something else to crunch!

Personally, my computer remains on 24/7/365 regardless of S@H workunit status, and life is too short to get bent out of shape over whether or not the electricity bill is greater or lesser in a given amount of time.

S@H workunits will happen when they happen. Part of what I see as my "job" in this is to stay out of the way of the people who are already doing all they can to try to get things moving again.
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Message 1604198 - Posted: 22 Nov 2014, 21:58:48 UTC - in response to Message 1598792.  

A belated thanks for the update. I'll process whatever you send my way.
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Message 1604464 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 9:14:55 UTC

All this time and the data sets from the RT have just sat in a box? Or do I not understsnd?
Never engage stupid people at their level, they then have the home court advantage.....
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Message 1604480 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 10:05:18 UTC
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Speaking about analysis of the returned results.

This is one of the reasons that there currently are no workunits being around.

A huge amount of tasks have been processed in recent times and it all needs to be analyzed in order to be able to find whether or not something of interest was present at all.

As you certainly know, for the CUDA based tasks there are no graphics available.

For those tasks that are meant for the CPU, such graphics is in fact available. If you mind taking your time bothering at looking at this graphics, you may be able to see the result of a task as it is being processed.

The Seti@home v7.00 client is adding support for autocorrelation among other things.

It is meant to be an enhanced application.

From those early days of Seti, you may recall the presentation or display of the WOW signal as it was being processed by the client.

Did this result ever show up in the numbers or the results?

Probably no.

Put Jerry Ehman back in 1977 knew that this area was having several radio sources of interest. One digit having the number 6 is not being encircled on the famous paper output of the WOW signal as it was being detected. It was probably another source being located in the same field or coming from the same area.

So, if no numbers are being present or available, is it possible that kind of a signal of sorts might be inserted and possibly being visible, but otherwise not being detected because it perhaps is something different instead?

According to at least one reliable source, the WOW signal was not a gaussian as such. Rather it became a strong narrowband signal which, because it was detected and recorded (stored) by means of an analog and not digital algorithm or transformation and therefore its possible intended meaningnever became became translated or interpreted.

What a shame.

This story really shows how good we are and also our lack of capabilities when it comes to being able to both detect as well as interpret possible extraterrestrial signals of interest.
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Message 1604555 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 17:25:22 UTC - in response to Message 1599011.  

Thx for your work :)
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Message 1604610 - Posted: 23 Nov 2014, 20:58:10 UTC
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I am still getting some task for cpu, but nothing for gpu, i read most of the post here, but didnt find any answers, less i over looked it, can someone plz explain it to me plz.


Same here. I haven't had a GPU task for ~4 days, though my log shows it is "Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA" when I update the project (Running ver: 7.4.27).

Anyone have any idea as to when GPU tasks will become available again?

I have a new GTX 970 eagerly awaiting some crunching :)
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Message 1604696 - Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 2:11:21 UTC - in response to Message 1604610.  

Anyone have any idea as to when GPU tasks will become available again?

There will probably be an update (well, a new educated guess) tomorrow about how much longer it will be before there is new work.

Meanwhile, just hope you get lucky and get a few resends once in a while.
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Message 1604709 - Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 3:21:51 UTC - in response to Message 1604610.  

Anyone have any idea as to when GPU tasks will become available again?


when there ready .!

When they redo the data base for AP's on the new Brouno . As Eric has explane'd

Skit happens !

We just have to be patient . The server will only go so fast no matter how much Eric yells , stamps his feet or cry's , it will work or it won't.

Fingers crossed it will
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Message 1604760 - Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 6:09:19 UTC
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Ill stick to good old HF for contacting ET once the Solar Flares shut up,and the Sun gets a case of Acne. Till then I am still on line.LOt of work in my buffers .


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Message 1604762 - Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 6:24:21 UTC - in response to Message 1604188.  
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@gsumners

You posted:-

"Personally, my computer remains on 24/7/365 regardless of S@H workunit status, and life is too short to get bent out of shape over whether or not the electricity bill is greater or lesser in a given amount of time."

Nice IF one has the money to cover the leccy bill. My inability to do so in 2012 put me offline for some considerable time..

So costs DO come into the equation, but lets face it, if someone ends up with a massive power bill, as I did they only have themselves to blame:-)

Still I'm not keen on repeating that particular experience.

As for the whining and whinging that goes on, well lets face it S@H should come with an addiction warning:-) And its my guess that the bigger the whinge the faster the whinger will depart for pastures new:-)

Regards,
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