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Message 1906411 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 12:25:12 UTC - in response to Message 1906408.  

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Message 1906414 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 12:43:32 UTC - in response to Message 1906408.  

Just four hours to go, folks. We've got our $100K (and then some), but I see 248 donations - 247 if we link both of Juan's into one. Can someone make it up to 250?


So Juan is our Grover Cleveland?
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Message 1906416 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 13:00:33 UTC

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Message 1906418 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 13:11:20 UTC - in response to Message 1906414.  

So Juan is our Grover Cleveland?


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Message 1906421 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 14:37:31 UTC - in response to Message 1906408.  
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Just four hours to go, folks. We've got our $100K (and then some), but I see 248 donations - 247 if we link both of Juan's into one. Can someone make it up to 250?


. . Is the total for donations to this drive available somewhere on the Seti site?

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Message 1906424 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 14:46:19 UTC - in response to Message 1906421.  

. . Is the total for donations available somewhere on the Seti site?
I'm reading from

SETI@home Donation History in December 2017

but making some adjustments - for examples, Mr. Kevvy's matching payments show up in that list. There are also some donations shown on the GPUUG website. We'll make sure there's a final reckoning posted when everything has made its way through the banking system,
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Message 1906425 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 14:47:43 UTC

Mr. Richard, keeper of the numbers. *thumbs up*

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Message 1906428 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 15:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 1906424.  

. . Is the total for donations available somewhere on the Seti site?
I'm reading from

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but making some adjustments - for examples, Mr. Kevvy's matching payments show up in that list. There are also some donations shown on the GPUUG website. We'll make sure there's a final reckoning posted when everything has made its way through the banking system,


. . OK, that's the only one then. I am looking forward to seeing what the final result will be :)

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Message 1906429 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 15:11:36 UTC

If anyone were to toss in an extra $488.97 in the next 50 minutes, we'd have received $25,000 before matching from the general user-base. And we've already upped "% of Volunteers that have Donated:" from 0.01% to 0.02% overnight.

Of course, if you do toss something in, then somebody else will as well and we'll have overshot ;-)
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Message 1906432 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 16:05:36 UTC
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Well, we got a little extra in the final hour, both here and at GPUUG, but we didn't quite make it. I know SETI's page only updates on an hourly script, so Eric may find more in the pipeline when he does his final official report (and I know there's at least one check in the mail), but my provisional user total is:

$24,731.03

That's brilliant! Congratulations and many thanks to everyone.

I'll email my working (unofficial) notes to the rest of E-ARK, and Eric will issue the final total when the final donations and match funds have been included.
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Message 1906433 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 16:16:59 UTC - in response to Message 1906425.  

Mr. Richard, keeper of the numbers. *thumbs up*
Not to mention the keepers of the pens *thumbs up*
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Message 1906451 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 18:20:52 UTC - in response to Message 1906445.  

Thanks everyone for the awe inspiring response. For those who donate through GPUUG/Paypal, I'll start entering your donations in the database as soon as I can. If you donated by check, it will take a little longer.
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Message 1906508 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 22:05:05 UTC

Just a curiosity. What is, precisely, the " the GPU development systems (~$10K)"??
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Message 1906528 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 23:16:38 UTC - in response to Message 1906424.  


but making some adjustments - for examples, Mr. Kevvy's matching payments show up in that list. There are also some donations shown on the GPUUG website. We'll make sure there's a final reckoning posted when everything has made its way through the banking system,

Which may take quite a while for snail mailed checks. My donation check has been logged at the site but still hasn't made an appearance for clearing at the bank. Considering how long it took the mail to get delivered and picked up, I expect the Finance Dept of the University will take an equally long time to present the donations for clearing.
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Message 1906588 - Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 2:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 1906328.  
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Al, at least the new server should be named in honor of you, Richard and Mr K. I propose the name ARK.
I'm good for that, but all things considered, and thinking on it for a little while now knowing everything he's done, I'd like to propose modifying it slightly, in his honor. Instead of ARK, how about RAK? Because we certainly use that term (well, at least a variation on it) here at the project, and I'd feel better knowing that Richard is leading the parade. Thoughts everyone?

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Message 1906592 - Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 2:45:48 UTC
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Quick question if anyone knows. I see that the WS has been spec'ed with 2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XP Graphics Cards. I am not familiar with them, and was wondering if they were the Titan version of the 1080Ti's, so I did a quick Google of them and pulled up Nvidia's site. Reading under the specs, something caught my eye - under Supplementary Power Connectors it listed them as One 8-pin and One 6-pin. I thought that was unusual, as my 1080Ti cards have two 8 pin connectors, and as the Titan I thought was supposed to be the (slightly) bigger brother to the top 1080 card, those 2 missing power pins seemed to indicate something altogether different. Anyone know the scoop on the XP cards, esp. compared to the 1080Ti version?

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...?

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Message 1906593 - Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 2:46:00 UTC - in response to Message 1906588.  

Al, at least the new server should be named in honor of you, Richard and Mr K. I propose the name ARK.
I'm good for that, but all things considered, and thinking on it for a little while now knowing everything he's done, I'd like to propose modifying it slightly, in his honor. Instead of ARK, how about RAK? Because we certainly use that term (well, at least a variation on it) here at the project, and I'd feel better knowing that Richard is leading the parade. Thoughts everyone?

I'm good with that.
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Message 1906601 - Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 3:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 1906592.  


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.
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Message 1906607 - Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 3:30:52 UTC - in response to Message 1906592.  

under Supplementary Power Connectors it listed them as One 8-pin and One 6-pin. I thought that was unusual, as my 1080Ti cards have two 8 pin connectors, and as the Titan I thought was supposed to be the (slightly) bigger brother to the top 1080 card, those 2 missing power pins seemed to indicate something altogether different. Anyone know the scoop on the XP cards, esp. compared to the 1080Ti version?


I think it depends on where you got your 1080ti's from. My EVGA 1080Ti have 8+6 connections
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Message 1906669 - Posted: 12 Dec 2017, 10:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 1906195.  
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Final matching donation made... $5,000 total. Hope to be able to make up the difference someday...

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