Posts by Bruce N. Goren

1) Message boards : News : Final data is in the splitter queue. (Message 2042824)
Posted 3 Apr 2020 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Crunched my final work unit this morning. Hail and farewell. Not the way I thought this would end. Such is life . . . so it goes.
2) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2037247)
Posted 11 Mar 2020 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Same here ! What do you know about "Gridcoin" . Is that legit ? Seems to use BOINC for distributed mining. TIA

I feel like a part of my daily life is coming to an end. I have been processing work units since May 15 1999 and Seti@home has become just a normal part of my life. I will look at other BOINC projects but to me any other project will just not be the same. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think I may convert some of my more powerful computers to GPU mining bitcoin and see how that goes for a while. At least mining will offset some of the investment in hardware. Best of luck to the S@H team!
3) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2035465)
Posted 3 Mar 2020 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Perhaps the day after the deadline we can all have a good laugh when our SETI@Home screensavers are replaced with a full text "APRIL FOOL'S!" . Oh well, maybe it's time to learn how to crunch crypto currency. . . I'd be rich if I'd done that for the past twenty years instead of SETI, eh ?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : NVidia 436.xx and later drivers can cause very long compute times especially on Arecibo VHAR work units (Message 2030799)
Posted 5 Feb 2020 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Yep, I grabbed the Studio Driver variant of 442.19 and it looks good on my RTX2080i . Thanks to all !
5) Message boards : Number crunching : NVidia 436.xx and later drivers can cause very long compute times especially on Arecibo VHAR work units (Message 2024295)
Posted 22 Dec 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Actually I believe the Studio Drivers are a recent innovation/branching optimized for special applications such as Blender, Maya, Premier Pro, DaVinci Resolve, etc.. These are the tool sets of professional media production studios. For years Nvidia has touted the Quadro cards as the graphics engine of choice for these applications citing accuracy over speed but users called BS and saved thousands by using the GeForce cards instead. I worked briefly for the first OEM to break ranks and ship GeForce cards with their high end Hollywood effects machines instead of the Quadro. If you are doing SCIENCE and ENGINEERING yes, the Quadro accuracy is critical, but for images and video GeForce is fine.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : NVidia 436.xx and later drivers can cause very long compute times especially on Arecibo VHAR work units (Message 2023649)
Posted 19 Dec 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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I put a comment up here -

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/studio-drivers/39/332833/nvidia-studio-driver-44166-feedback-thread-release/

Feel free to add on and amplify.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : NVidia 436.xx and later drivers can cause very long compute times especially on Arecibo VHAR work units (Message 2019668)
Posted 19 Nov 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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I just installed the NVidia Studio Driver version 441.28 . I'll let you know if SETI my performance is restored.
v431.60 is the last version to work with VHAR Arecibo work.


Can't/won't revert to 431.60, I need the latest Studio Driver to take advantage of the newest ray tracing acceleration code for my RTX 2080 Ti .
8) Message boards : Number crunching : NVidia 436.xx and later drivers can cause very long compute times especially on Arecibo VHAR work units (Message 2019638)
Posted 19 Nov 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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I just installed the NVidia Studio Driver version 441.28 . I'll let you know if my SETI performance is restored.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : NVidia 436.xx and later drivers can cause very long compute times especially on Arecibo VHAR work units (Message 2019624)
Posted 19 Nov 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Yup, my daily credits have dropped by 50% since updating my driver. Can't revert, I need the latest for my main tasks, SETI is just for idle time. Let's hope someone comes up with a fix soon. Thanks for this thread, really had me scratching my head wondering what was broken!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 20th Anniversary T-shirts - More in stock (Message 1994927)
Posted 23 May 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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My 20th Anniversary Tee Shirt arrived today, thanks so much for taking on this task !!!

I hope the next milestone to mark will be a T-shirt celebrating detection of our first confirmed intelligent signal rather than commemorating a 25th anniversary of the so far futile search <GRIN> .

All the best to you and yours . . .

Bruce N. Goren
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 20th Anniversary T-shirts - More in stock (Message 1991628)
Posted 27 Apr 2019 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Hi ! Just discovered this thread. I have a 15th anniversary Tee and would love to purchase a 20th anniversary Tee as well if it is not too late. PM me with instructions / prices. One Men's Large. TIA ! Bruce N. Goren
12) Message boards : Number crunching : 15th Anni T-shirt discussions (Message 1480484)
Posted 22 Feb 2014 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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New to this thread. If you are looking for commitments in order to determine go/no-go or quantities to make please put me down for one of each, the new and old, both in size Large. Thanks in advance!
13) Message boards : News : SETI@home Version 7 has been released (Message 1373256)
Posted 30 May 2013 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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Will those of us with Kepler class NVIDIA cards (ie GTX-670) need to delete the environmental variable changes we made (CUDA_GRID_SIZE_COMPAT)to accommodate the GPU problems in 6.10 CUDA ?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : M$ pushing nVida drivers as an 'Important' update... (Message 1306598)
Posted 15 Nov 2012 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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I allowed it to update.

The update changed my driver from 276.14 (latest Adobe approved version) to 306.97

CS6 Adobe apps seem okay.

I also adjusted my Avid settings so MC6 accepts 306.97.
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI unit on a celestial map (Message 1291048)
Posted 4 Oct 2012 by Profile Bruce N. Goren
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I wonder if this press release means we will get your kinds of views in the client sometime?

http://www.distantsuns.com/distant-suns-and-seti-institute-now-bffs/






 
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