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Message 1976713 - Posted: 24 Jan 2019, 1:51:06 UTC

I see some have found how to change there GPU count in there computer listings.
32 RTX 2080ti
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I'd love to have 32 2080ti's (;
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Message 1976717 - Posted: 24 Jan 2019, 1:59:50 UTC - in response to Message 1976713.  

You just have to be willing and able to change the openly available BOINC code to do what you want.
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Message 1976942 - Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 15:57:48 UTC - in response to Message 1976713.  

32 RTX 2080ti - I would not want the electric bill or the excess heat output from that setup.

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Message 1977197 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 20:33:06 UTC - in response to Message 1976942.  

32 RTX 2080ti - I would not want the electric bill or the excess heat output from that setup.
This week, I would Love to have all that excess heat output! Though not the electric bill... It's getting down to -25 to -30 a couple days this week, and highs around -15 one day. So yeah, they can send all that heat my way, I'll gladly accept it. ;-)

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Message 1977218 - Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 22:28:59 UTC - in response to Message 1977197.  

32 RTX 2080ti - I would not want the electric bill or the excess heat output from that setup.
This week, I would Love to have all that excess heat output! Though not the electric bill... It's getting down to -25 to -30 a couple days this week, and highs around -15 one day. So yeah, they can send all that heat my way, I'll gladly accept it. ;-)

Hi Al,

Where are you, Minnesota? We're cold here; next week one day will have a high of -8.

Have a great day! :)

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Message 1978097 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 11:56:49 UTC

Another couple of systems got busy and inflated their gpu counts. The interesting thing is both of them seem to be showing more cpu tasks than I have previously seen.

Someone just topped a million RAC?

Who does the RAC calculation? Is the graph we have locally created or do we get it from Server results?

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Message 1978098 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 12:21:40 UTC - in response to Message 1978097.  

Who does the RAC calculation? Is the graph we have locally created or do we get it from Server results?
Credit is calculated and awarded on the server, following validation.

RAC is also tracked on the server, and reported back to your own computer to draw the graphs.
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Message 1978099 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 12:45:26 UTC

There are several users with RAC > 10**6 now.
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Message 1978111 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 13:18:38 UTC - in response to Message 1978099.  

Ah...reminds me of the old days.....
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Message 1978116 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 13:48:19 UTC
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There are several users with RAC > 10**6 now.

Distributed computing is not a business, you can't earn an income from it as in a paid job. therefore It is a pastime or a hobby, or for some a way of life.

If your earnings are great enough or your pension is very generous, then you can afford to construct farms of high end computers to indulge yourself. The project benefits of course from their desire to top the league tables, so everyone wins out really.

Ah...reminds me of the old days.....

Except for Nez :-(
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Message 1978124 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 15:27:00 UTC - in response to Message 1978098.  

Who does the RAC calculation? Is the graph we have locally created or do we get it from Server results?
Credit is calculated and awarded on the server, following validation.

RAC is also tracked on the server, and reported back to your own computer to draw the graphs.


User stats seem to be calculated and stored on the server. But host stats seem to be stored on the host side and reported to the server.

Just check Juan’s user and host stats. It says his host has crunched more than him as a user. That shouldn’t be possible if all stats were server side.
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Message 1978125 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 15:29:18 UTC

I have 3 GPU boards, all by nVidia, a GTX 1060 on my latest Windows 10 PC, a GTX 750 Ti on a Linux box, and a GTX 750 on my former Windows machine. I had to install it in place of 1050 Ti because my latest monitor supports only a VGA cable. All work on SETI, Einstein and GPUGRID GPU tasks and the Windows PCs show the SETI screensavers, very pretty and also giving information on the data. I see Green Bank data from October 15 2018 and January 31 2019 Arecibo. I don't give a damn about RAC.
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Message 1978126 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 15:32:04 UTC - in response to Message 1978099.  

True. But only 2 of them are doing it without hundreds of computers :P
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Message 1978127 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 15:39:02 UTC

True. But only 2 of them are doing it without hundreds of computers :P

Some crunchers are system admins or similar and have their employers permission to use them in this way.

I don't give a damn about RAC.

But a lot of others do though. Each to their own I guess.
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Message 1978128 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 15:46:23 UTC - in response to Message 1978127.  

True. But only 2 of them are doing it without hundreds of computers :P

Some crunchers are system admins or similar and have their employers permission to use them in this way.


i never said otherwise. simply that 4 out of the 6 users with >1M RAC are doing so with hundreds of computers.

2 of them are Gridcoin crunchers 1, is W3Perl who everyone knows is a sys admin with permission, and im not sure if anyone knows who the antony guy is, he just showed up this year. but he's in France as well, so maybe W3Perl knows him.
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Message 1978129 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 15:47:54 UTC - in response to Message 1978125.  

I have 3 GPU boards, all by nVidia, a GTX 1060 on my latest Windows 10 PC, a GTX 750 Ti on a Linux box, and a GTX 750 on my former Windows machine. I had to install it in place of 1050 Ti because my latest monitor supports only a VGA cable. All work on SETI, Einstein and GPUGRID GPU tasks and the Windows PCs show the SETI screensavers, very pretty and also giving information on the data. I see Green Bank data from October 15 2018 and January 31 2019 Arecibo. I don't give a damn about RAC.
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you could have just bought an $8 HDMI to VGA adapter. thats what i use for my 10-series cards to hook to my VGA-only KVM.
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Message 1978136 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 17:06:26 UTC - in response to Message 1978124.  

All stats are based on those calculated on the server. As was explained earlier, the credit for each task is calculated on the server and then sent back to the host where the local plots. Then there are the various third-party stats sites, which again use the figures calculated on the servers and distributed to those sites.
RAC is a rolling average credit, and the "official" figure is calculated on the server and sent to the relevant host and user. Some of the stats site do their own version of RAC, and, as we have seen recently, these stats sites are not always as reliable as they should be.
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Message 1978139 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 17:16:15 UTC - in response to Message 1978136.  
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All stats are based on those calculated on the server. As was explained earlier, the credit for each task is calculated on the server and then sent back to the host where the local plots. Then there are the various third-party stats sites, which again use the figures calculated on the servers and distributed to those sites.
RAC is a rolling average credit, and the "official" figure is calculated on the server and sent to the relevant host and user. Some of the stats site do their own version of RAC, and, as we have seen recently, these stats sites are not always as reliable as they should be.


i'm talking about the difference between HOST stats and USER stats. as reported by here, seti's own website.

see Juan's user stats: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=8606388
User Total ~436M points
User RAC ~278,000

now if you look at his individual host stats: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?userid=8606388
Host Total ~1.36B points
Host RAC ~1,050,000

since the user total stats should be the sum of the host stats, it doesn't make sense for the user total to be less than any individual host, or vice versa for the host to be greater than the user total.

Juan had some kind of problem with his system recently, and when he brought it back up, his host stats skyrocketed like this, which means his host reported something to the server to affect this change. looking at his break down, day 1 of his host being back on he reported 1.36 billion total points and a RAC of 1.3M (but this is quickly dropping since his true RAC is ~280,000 per day)
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Message 1978140 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 17:27:14 UTC

Juan has no clue what happened. He hosed his system up completely and had to rebuild/reinstall everything from scratch. Why his individual host stats got inflated is the question. I agree with Ian, it had to come from what his new host ID reported.
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Message 1978142 - Posted: 1 Feb 2019, 18:09:19 UTC
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Since the ONLY "feedback" from a client's machine is the run time for each task, and NO credit information is fed back (either the user, task or client) the only place for such a thing to happen is on the server.
Juan's case is most definitely a strange one, and appears to be an isolated one.

[Edit] - What is very strange is that Juan's computer history only goes back to January this year, and yet his account goes back to 2007. For most users one can see a user's entire computer history by clicking on the "show all" computers option - and that does nothing when looking at Juan's account....
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