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Message 1906984 - Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 7:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 1906814.  

Someone pinched by rotating wotsit ???
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Message 1907003 - Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 9:49:01 UTC

They are coming and going Lynn due to a rogue piece of script that nobody has time yet to fix.

The seti website being as slow as treacle to access, is more important at present.
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Message 1907046 - Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 19:54:42 UTC - in response to Message 1907003.  

They are coming and going Lynn due to a rogue piece of script that nobody has time yet to fix.

The seti website being as slow as treacle to access, is more important at present.


Must be fixed there back. :)
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Message 1907051 - Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 20:27:03 UTC - in response to Message 1906814.  
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Ok Richard, ARK it is then. It too has a significance about it, a little more existential ring to it.


. . For me also, it evokes the possibility of the hypothetical hibernation ships or generation ships that may take us to the stars someday. Seems appropriate considering the search.

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Message 1907064 - Posted: 14 Dec 2017, 21:42:22 UTC - in response to Message 1906601.  
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And then after doing a little more clicking around the interwebs, I came across this: First Titan V benchmarks show how it compares to a GTX 1080 Ti

Seeing how you can never seem to have enough horsepower, would this be a worthy upgrade? Def not cheap, though, but if it is more appropriate for the use that this system is going receive...?

I believe Eric already stated the Titan V would not be suitable because it doesn't have enough memory. And the development system for the brand new Tensor core sub-system is still in infancy and may not be suitable for a production environment yet.
Just putting around the interwebs again, and I ran into another interesting piece of hardware when I was comparing HMB2 to GDDR6 SDRAM. The Tesla V100 for PCIe.

It is listed under the Data Center section of their website, but at least it has 16 gig of RAM!

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Message 1907318 - Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 23:18:23 UTC
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We received your gift of $10.00
via Visa on 12/08/2017.
Your confirmation number is 305010

...oh I got green star already xD
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Message 1908260 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 3:09:38 UTC

Thanks for the matching funds! Happy searching.

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Message 1909574 - Posted: 30 Dec 2017, 11:17:58 UTC - in response to Message 1907064.  


I believe Eric already stated the Titan V would not be suitable because it doesn't have enough memory. And the development system for the brand new Tensor core sub-system is still in infancy and may not be suitable for a production environment yet.
Just putting around the interwebs again, and I ran into another interesting piece of hardware when I was comparing HMB2 to GDDR6 SDRAM. The Tesla V100 for PCIe.

It is listed under the Data Center section of their website, but at least it has 16 gig of RAM!


. . Hmmm, so what are the odds our crunching apps would run on one of those? :)

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Message 1910072 - Posted: 1 Jan 2018, 19:15:05 UTC - in response to Message 1909574.  

Good question, it'd be someone much smarter than I answering that one.

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Message 1910080 - Posted: 1 Jan 2018, 20:21:19 UTC - in response to Message 1910072.  

Well, we know the Titan V will run the apps, can't remember if it was SoG or cuda but the times were awesome. Unfortunately, that person took his computer over to bitcoin mining.
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Message 1910329 - Posted: 3 Jan 2018, 15:47:41 UTC - in response to Message 1910080.  

Well, at the price of that card, I suppose I can't hold that against him... ;-)

Hopefully once he's recouped much of it's costs he'll toss it back on here and we'll see how it does, and probably by then there'll have been a couple revs of drivers to help get things dialed in a little better.

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Message 1910330 - Posted: 3 Jan 2018, 16:06:34 UTC

I give $75 on 12/21/17. Still no drive icon. Was there a time limit for this?
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Message 1910339 - Posted: 3 Jan 2018, 16:45:13 UTC - in response to Message 1910330.  

I give $75 on 12/21/17. Still no drive icon. Was there a time limit for this?
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Yes, IIRC it was dec 10 1600 UTC.
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Message 1910507 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 15:02:45 UTC - in response to Message 1910339.  

I give $75 on 12/21/17. Still no drive icon. Was there a time limit for this?
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Yes, IIRC it was dec 10 1600 UTC.
Sorry Mike but this should be adhered to.

The special icons and so on go on until 31st December, but let's see if we can crack this before Christmas.
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Message 1910519 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 15:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 1910507.  

The special icons and so on go on until 31st December, but let's see if we can crack this before Christmas.
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That's my post, just after midnight of the first day.

18 hours later, Eric posted - and his word is more significant than mine:

The response has been amazing! We've already reached our goal for the fundraiser and a bit more, and we reached the limits to which the donors have agreed to match. Any further matching of donations is up to them. If you didn't get a chance to get your special disk drive or GPU icon, we'll keep that open for donations that come in until 8am Pacific Time (1600 UTC) on Monday.
in the context of Friday 8 December 2017, Monday means 11 December 2017.

Icons are effectively free for Eric to issue, so it's worth asking him (nicely, please), but please don't go on asking me to double-match the funding for ever - there are limits! :-)))

That reminds me - I still have to pester Eric yet again for the bank account number he wants the money wire-transferred to.
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Message 1910538 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 16:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 1910519.  

Thanks for clarifying Richard. Still think that the post of yours should be adhered to. Many are paid monthly & like me wanted to donate. My main income is paid on the last working day of the month :-(
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Message 1910556 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 17:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 1910538.  

Well, it's worth asking Eric - but please go by his answer, not mine. Eric didn't mention a deadline in his original news item on the front page, but he did mention a target appeal total of ~$44,000 for the two appliances together. We had been discussing the details and costings in considerable detail privately in advance, and there were good reasons for wanting to complete the whole process before the end of the year. My post reflected that timetable, barely six hours after the public appeal had appeared - but things proceeded far faster than any of us had expected, and we were all struggling to keep up.

But look at my next post after Eric said we'd reached the target (in less than 24 hours):

... let's pause and celebrate over Christmas. But I'd like to reconvene in the New Year, and consider what we can do together for the staffing side of things.
Maybe you could hold on to that Christmas bonus and be the first to earn a little purple Sysadmin icon to help Eric out?
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Message 1910563 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 17:14:42 UTC - in response to Message 1910556.  

Understood & it wasn't a Xmas bonus :-)

What I was trying to convey was that whenever "special donation" drives crop up, they're too short. In your case, I understand the matching limits had to have a cut off date, but the drive itself could have continued to Dec 31 for the icons. Any extra funding received over & above the required amount could have been held towards the sysadmin portion & the same applied to other specials.

It gives everyone a chance to not only provide for the project but get that "extra" kudos.
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Message 1910612 - Posted: 4 Jan 2018, 19:56:46 UTC - in response to Message 1910556.  

...but things proceeded far faster than any of us had expected, and we were all struggling to keep up...
Understatement of the (very new) year, my good man!

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Message 1912560 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 15:12:17 UTC
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Well, just did a refresh on the page that Eric updates with the monthly donation totals, and it appears that most of the donations for the drive have been counted. We broke $125,000 and I would like to say thanks to everyone who contributed, regardless of amount. I am confident that Eric is going to put the amount over and above the cost of the new boxes to the best possible use, to keep the project as stable as it can be, and hopefully some of it will be directed towards whatever has been causing the issues we've been having recently.

I believe that some of it is software related, but if there are some pieces of hardware that can be acquired which will provide some stability to the project, I would think they would be a smart acquisition. The software side is going to be a bit more tricky, but I know that is being discussed as well, its just how to fund it properly in the mid to longer term.

Regardless, again, Thank You all for your contributions to this drive, it was a resounding success. Well done!

*Edit* Was just putzing around on Boincstats, and I noticed on the Hosts Overview page of SETI's stats, on 12/10, there was a huge blip in the number of new hosts. It appears the average of the month surrounding that date was in the neighborhood of 2-500 a day, and on that day the total was 2844. Not sure if this fund drive had anything to do with it or not, but I did find it an interesting coincidence.

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