Posts by MajorTom

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #105 (Message 2055142)
Posted 12 Aug 2020 by Profile MajorTom
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meowsic!
2) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2037883)
Posted 14 Mar 2020 by Profile MajorTom
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seti work distribution may comes to a halt... ...but the music from the stars will never stop =3 meowsic meoweow! keep watching the stars... '^ ^
3) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2036598)
Posted 7 Mar 2020 by Profile MajorTom
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looks like everything has come to an end ;-) I do not really belive in that... but it looks like the opposite with this hibernation.

Have a good time
&
thats all folks

hmmm so no SG Wow! event in 2020 '^ ^ or ????

farewell and sayonara

kittywave and alotta meowmeowpurrrrrrrrs

(and I was on the way rebuild my seti cruncher the next few weeks.... hmmm in that case I can postprone that '^ ^)
4) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994735)
Posted 22 May 2019 by Profile MajorTom
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yes Mr.Kevvy the performance improvement the last 20years its just amazing...

hrhr the old screensaver... had about 4 1/2hrs for one wu at this time ('03)... but ofc disabled the screensaver =D for better performance

had a dual cpu socket machine, so I could run 2 seti threads at once and now we could buy 32core CPU's in one physical die, capable of 64threads
and can be outperfomed by one single GPU '^ ^like mentioned

for who miss the old seti page and wanna sneak through some stats... the wayback machine has it covered

seti classic

uhaaa Im getting nostalgic again =D so much black and purple '^ ^
5) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994588)
Posted 21 May 2019 by Profile MajorTom
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Funfact: my main cruncher is doing atm the same amount of seti credits in 3 days that my 1st machine did the whole 3 years after the SETIclassic/BOINC transition from the years '05-'08 =D

thats a huge performance increase =D
6) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994575)
Posted 21 May 2019 by Profile MajorTom
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Raistmer think u are not the only one that had to restart with a new account from scratch due the mail address thingy, specially during transition from seti classic to boinc.

Funny is I heared in '99 from the project... but almost forgot about it. That because I hadnt a strong machine and some other reasons.

Then in '03 I build my 1st watercooled pc and on coincident a german sience tv show (3Sat) presented SETI@home in their Broadcast and that was the day where I signed up here =)
7) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994490)
Posted 20 May 2019 by Profile MajorTom
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Happy Birthday =D remember almost like yesterday when I started with SETI crunching

congrats and greetings to everyone out there ;-) was a fun time

hehe BTW Terminator overtook you about a week or two ago =P crunchfaster lol naaah jk '^ ^

86days 18hrs till next WoW event '^ ^ cya there folks
8) Message boards : Number crunching : all 14au18ac GPU tasks on one system running 3 seconds? (Message 1952434)
Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Profile MajorTom
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working app_info.xml

just the cuda92 part 4 the multi gpu version maxwell chipset

setiV0.97.multi_sm.linux_X86_64_cuda92

needs embed in <app_info></app_info>

https://pastebin.com/P7qXkmiy
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1808621)
Posted 12 Aug 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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Appendix:

I have 2 say that I had some issues with Asus, but it looks really like the whole freezing&crashing problem wasnt really based on qualitiy issues by asus ;-) dang iGPU XD

only the rattling gfx fan and some other minor things that leed me to the point of serious doubts. So I may oversatureted it =) nevermind.

WOW event starts soon =D hope my RAC can climb a bit till then ^ ^

Cheers
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1808104)
Posted 9 Aug 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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Stop using the iGPU and you'll very likely find that your problems will disappear.

[Edit] Or try 2 less CPU tasks.

Cheers.


I think in short: YES Sir ^ ^


took a while.. now Im responding.. did some testing while using my old gtx580 and really when I stop using the iGPU the random freezing has disappeard an no crashes no more =)

I tried it with less cpu tasks and lower iGPU clockspeed but that didnt helped.

Very interessting BTW is that with the stock iGPU application it has the same behaviour like with the optimized one ;-) random freezes and crashing

got now 2day finally my replacment for the faulty asus gtx970... right now Im burning it in... looks fine so far =D no rattling fan ^ ^ at least it is silent again =)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803961)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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No problem =D

yeah temps might be an issue but I dont think its that on my case because I have the freezes on a cold day 2.

And I dont gonna gonna flash the bios on my gpu because its almost brand new and I gonna have send it back due the ratteling cooling fan anyways.

Got 2 day answer from my dealer and they tell me they will swap it out, hope this time it dont takes another 4 or 5 weeks... =/ like ther last 2 times

but cool u found a solution 4 your issue =) thumb up
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803954)
Posted 21 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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21.07.2016 13:19:59 | SETI@home | task postponed 30.000000 sec:


but thats not from my log, cant find such an entry ;-) cant imagine its temp related.

When I monitor the temps the gpu its always around 60°C.. gpu-z and hwmon are showing the same value, max peak on hot day 67°C, and when overheating its really the issue then why on earth the fan speed only ramps up only to 34%

if its really just temperature, that would indicate missconstruction in the thermal design of the stock cooling, the gpu should handle the tasks trowing at without problems as long not OC.. so I dont see the issue there

But yes ofc the gpu gets water in the future 2 =D but I dont gonna spend a gpu waterblock 4 that cheapo 970gtx, I rather wait til the 1080ti gonna hit the market. Anyhow the gpus should run fine on stock air cooling, thats the way u buy it and not with waterblock mounted.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803714)
Posted 20 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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At least my fresh build watercooling and rgb led lighting works like a breeze and charms me alot =D

The watercooling ist now about 3 months old and not perfect but I kinda like it that way ^ ^ I will drain the loop anyways and rebuild some stuff when I get some other stuff sorted out. Its like alot thinks I do... work in progress ^ ^

here some pics 4 general enlightenment =)



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http://i.imgur.com/nDs7xfr.jpg /// http://i.imgur.com/LPO2lUg.jpg
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803704)
Posted 20 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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=) yeah .... Its not my intention just to blame asus, I dont think all the issues I have are only the fault of asus quality.

Ive rebuild the whole sys from scratch 4 times now, replaced almost every part, screw and cable. It cant be just asus, that would be just to simple.

f.e. the cuda memory leaks I had with a msi 580gtx too, almost exactly the same way as the the asus behaved

Its somethig really more complex and spohisticated, and I just dont get it '-.-

ram clock and latency change from yesterday did not help at all. Had 2 crashes and one freeze meanwhile =/ and no indication why.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803479)
Posted 19 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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@Jake that with the tdr delay I dont think a value like 10 makes really sense =) because its a hexadezimal value but I did the same as you and set it to 10 but its translated anyways to the value 16 at least in my reg.

That with the command line I didnt looked into it for severall reasons. Maybe later on.

@Richard Hasselgrove I dont think its has do with my issues, when I understand it correct its exclusive 2 win10, Im running win7, and when I monitor my memory usage its not growing overtime, its always about the same amount. But thx anyways =) ya never know.

@topic

I made now an other phone call, to discuss the return/warranty conditions, and again annoying as hell to talk with the dealer.

But I cant live with the noise of the ratteling gfx fan =/ and they cant deliver a acceptable solution so far.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803444)
Posted 19 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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until now I would said the same ^ ^ never ever had such probs with asus in the past.

But that sabretooth z97 is a POS ;-) freezes in the bios, customer service is a bad joke.. no help from them at all.

and that strix 970 has sent in 3 times and now I still have to consider give it back a 4rd time.

I think it speaks 4 it self =( I demand satisfaction. Cant really recomend them nomore or at least both products from asus listed above.

And warranty service and customer service from asus are like drinking cool-aid.

The bad thing, the alternatives arent better =( or even worse then asus.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1803440)
Posted 19 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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So here whats Ive tested and Ive done so far =) but in short the issues are almost the same as before =(

after changing the instances 6cpu 3nv 1 igpu, I had one freeze directly after loggin after waking up the screen and one BSOD code 116 gfx driver.
Some occasional freezes usually after screen wake up.

Done the trd delay tweak but still the have the freezes, no gfx driver crash or bsod so far.

Tested some settings in BIOS, with pci-e dmi powermanagement enabled, the freezes occur alot more, so Ive disabled it again as it was in default, was just 4 testing.

Now Ive setted the DRAM freq from 1866 to 1800 and turned up the cas lat from 9-11-11-31 to 10-12-12-32 and set dramV from auto(about 1.660) to 1.675v default would be 1.65v.

As now no freezes... uptime now 12hrs... still evalutating... hurts 2 set the cl10 but it dont helps.

Looks like the mainboard has problems under load with the cl9, that really sux because the ram is allrdy underclocked, and cl9 should be in the spcecs possible, ram model and vendor is written in the QVL with these specs, chipset should support it.

An other thing Ive found out, one of the gfx fans is making a rattling noise... so maybe Ive to send in that bloody dang gfx card the 4rd time =( WTF asus

Its a shame ASUS , asus shame on u, asus I cant recommend u nomore, poor quality control, poor service, poor documentation, faulty drivers and software.

Mainboard and GFX card are from asus and both really are substandard, a bad value, both do not work as promised on the box, IMHO asus is a fraudulent company too... so beware.... normaly u are lucky but if not u are totally screwed over and have only problems with them and their products.

So when Ive to send it again for warranty it dont makes alot sense 2 evaluate alot more.

I will post an update when I know more ;-) thx folks 4 helping me
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1802531)
Posted 14 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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This as small update: Im changed now after AMDaves suggestion the instances to 6cpus and put back 3nv_gpus and left the 1igpu untouched

Short after changing it I realized that it might be 21% idle in the avrg but it peaks sometimes to only 7% idle or eaven more, so it might be really that.

At least no more tearing & lagging when guppies are in the house, but no vlar atm so hard say whats the case when guppi and vlar are crunched together on the nv_card.

I have now to keep running the rig and evaluate. atm the guppies on nv still take alot of time, maybe I will set it back to 2nv_gpu instances and and check how big the avrg difference is.

The good thing is, no crash during screen sleep state =) but its abit early say to if its solved or not.

I think I will look intos Jakes hint 2 just in case...

I will come back in some days and report. THX guys =)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1802402)
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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Hey thanks JakeTheDog =)

I knew it I cant be the only one with that odd issues =D

Thx for the infos I will check it out, ASAP, think the next 2 days

nevermind I had issues with stock apps 2 ;-) that was the reason I sent in almost all my HW under warranty.

I think there is somethin in a major scale behind it, some coding errors I assume.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Cuda memory leak and freezes and other issues // lunatics 0.44 (Message 1802400)
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Profile MajorTom
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running now 6cpu 2nv 1igpu, since thats so easy to change I done it right now.

This as proof Im really try everything that might help getting past this annoying thing.

But now task mgr tells me 21% idle ;-)


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