Posts by Cliff Harding

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Need OpenCL cmd txt for new GTX 1070 (Message 1960672)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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Gave myself an early birthday present, Saturday, and installed the 1st of 2 GTX1070. Up and running, and will check after I get back from voting machine inspector class.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Need OpenCL cmd txt for new GTX 1070 (Message 1959368)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I’m assuming SoG? Remember you are limited to the amount of GPU Ram available to 26% of that installed on the GPU. Do probably should stay at 2 per card.


My fault, should have made myself clear. Lunatics -beta 6, so I' running both AP & MB, both use (.5 CPU & .5 GPU).

The current AP line is
-use_sleep -sbs 256 -spike_fft_thresh 2048 -tune 1 64 1 4 -oclfft_tune_gr 256 -oclfft_tune_lr 16 -oclfft_tune_wg 256 -oclfft_tune_ls 512 -oclfft_tune_bn 32 -oclfft_tune_cw 32 -hp


The current MB line is
-use_sleep -tt 500 -hp -period_iterations_num 1 -high_perf -sbs 2048 -spike_fft_thresh 4096 -tune 1 64 1 4 -oclfft_tune_gr 256 -oclfft_tune_lr 16 -oclfft_tune_wg 256 -oclfft_tune_ls 512 -oclfft_tune_bn 64 -oclfft_tune_cw 64


Are you positive about the 26% of available GPU ram. The GPUs are 2GB each and HWinfo64 is showing

3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1959276)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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As the article states, Micro$oft needs to generate trust with users. I saw that someone lost 120GB of personal data after the update install.


This is exactly why I insist on having a separate physical drive for all of my documents. I even have my data directory on the same drive. If for some reason the OS craps out, as in this case, all of my data is protected. I run 2 different daily backups, 1 for the system image and the 2nd for data (except for the BOINC data directory) via Macrium Reflect v7 (Home Edition).

When I saw that Edge was completely screwed, I immediately rolled it back to 1803 and put a hold on any updates.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1959268)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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The only problem I have is the Task Manager, a total flop.
Tullio

What's wrong with Task Manager? My only issue is not knowing what the green leaf in the "Status" column means. ;)

Have a great day! :)

Siran


It means that the app or process is suspended. Double click the leaf and you'll see.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Need OpenCL cmd txt for new GTX 1070 (Message 1959261)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I'm thinking of replacing my 2 x EVGA GTX 750Tis with a Nvidia GTX 1070 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-founders-edition-8gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/5330700.p?skuId=5330700. All suggestions for the cmd line will be greatly appreciated. Right now I'm running at 2 tasks per and would like to increase them to wither 3 or 4.

In the beginning it will be installed as is, but as my nickels & dimes are saved I'll be adding it to my EK cooling loop and if everything works out I'll add a 2nd one.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1958491)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Cliff Harding
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I had a problem with Edge on the new build when attempting to redirect a selected item to a new tab or even opening a new tab. Kept getting ' Unable to create process' error code: 0x0802725b. The problem was so severe that I backed out to the 1803 build. I'll hold off for awhile to let things settle down a bit.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA Driver 388.13 Crashing/Recovering... (Message 1955556)
Posted 15 Sep 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I have one very important question -- why are you running GTX 1050s under 388.13, which is almost a year old (10 Oct, 2017)? I venture that if you upgrade your driver to at least 391.01 (26 Feb, 2018) you will have better success.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA Driver 388.13 Crashing/Recovering... (Message 1955052)
Posted 12 Sep 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Check for those dastardly dust bunnies. Over the weekend my twin EVGA GTX 750Ti on my i7/7700K was crashing and bringing down the system, but only when crunching data. I blew out the dust bunnies and even took a tooth pick to clean out between the cooling vanes. When the system came back up, temps dropped 10c. BTW, I'm using the 391.01 driver.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 20th Anniversary !! (Message 1952299)
Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Four years ago, we all banded together and got T-shirts for our 15th anniversary. I thought I whould start a new thread to what ideas we can come up with for our 20th. Who wants to be FIRST??
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 19 Year Club! (Message 1952296)
Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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19 years - has it really been that long? Or is it that this olde man is finally showing his age (74 in a couple of months)?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1951197)
Posted 21 Aug 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Having the advantage of being RETIRED, I allocated a block of time to watch the live GamesCom 2018 stream yesterday just to see the Nvidia announcements, and most of what is being speculated about RTX is true. The visual effects of what was being displayed with TRX being turned on/off, it'is selectable, anything but astonishment. It's like watching something with one eye close and the other barely open, then with both eyes fully open. Truly amazing and I'm watching all of this on a 1920 x 1080 monitor, image if I was watching all of this on a 4K screen. Jensen did say that they locked down the fps to 60 because of the screen they were display everything on. I would love to know how the Turing or the RTX aspects will affect SETI crunching, but I anyone has $1K for a RTX 2080 Ti, to give to an olde man to try, I will surely make a serious stab at it.

Here's a link to the live stream to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG2wVjQUr3c on You Tube. Unless you are really interested in watching the complete 6 hrs., forward to Jensen Huang 's keynote speech @ 1:26:26. ENJOY!!!

Watch out for the GPUs that they put together to use as a super computer for the deep learning for the end point GPUs. List price @ $68K for the whole beast. If I had the money I would grab it in a instant just to crunch SETI, regardless of how Turing or TRX affects crunching SETI. I'll worry about the electric bill later. I'll probably have to go solar to afford the juice.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1948884)
Posted 10 Aug 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Happy B-Day Petri, you make me feel like an olde man at 73!
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1946682)
Posted 28 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I'm curious as to when the next version of Lunatics, beta or otherwise, will be released? Does anyone have an idea of when or has development ground to a halt?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : What's with the server stats? (Message 1944965)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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I looked at the server stats this morning prior to the weekly shutdown and just now saw that the displayed work units and results awaiting DB purge are the same now as this morning.

work units awaiting db purge -> 0, 1,165, 1,461,202
results awaiting db purge ------> 71, 2702, 2.999,881

I thought that db purge was one of the functions of the weekly maintenance? And, what's with the v7 Astropulse (71) results still being on the database? How long has it been since there was even a rumor of a v7 work unit?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942615)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The backups seem to fail during the first shadow copy at the beginning of the backup, lack of space. The sys drive is 128GB with 84GB free. the recovery partition is approx. 438MB and the shadow copy size is 0% (1GB) under system > Advance > system protection.


After many days the problem was found and corrected. The shadowcopy size determined by Windoze was too small. Deleted all shadow copies and resized the shadowcopy to 2% (2.37GB).
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942317)
Posted 2 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The backups seem to fail during the first shadow copy at the beginning of the backup, lack of space. The sys drive is 128GB with 84GB free. the recovery partition is approx. 438MB and the shadow copy size is 0% (1GB) under system > Advance > system protection.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942248)
Posted 1 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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You're right - the 750s are for crunching and the iGPU (HD630) is the monitor. The sfc /scannow only repaired something for One Drive which I don't use. As far as TrustedInstaller is concerned, it could hang at any time during an install, sometimes in the middle and others at the end. I don't know enough about the event viewer to decipher what is going on with it or what to look for. BTW, nothing is wrong with the 750s, they are running purrrfectly.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1942210)
Posted 1 Jul 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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Most everything is working as it should as far as I can tell now. My main problem is that TrustedInstaller keeps hanging. I've replaced suspected files and registry items via M$S partner Reimage software. It worked for awhile, but then went south again. Any ideas?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941983)
Posted 30 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The bios on my most recent mobo has an option to set a delay before it starts up the OS boot. So you can make it wait a little before it takes off into the OS.



What mobo is that?
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Desperately need help!!! (Message 1941942)
Posted 30 Jun 2018 by Profile Cliff Harding
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The problem is not whether I had a discrete card in or not. The problem was the UEFI is so fast that I couldn't get to the menu by either F2 or the delete key. Regardless how hard I tried it always ended up going to the OS. By pulling the battery and clearing the CMOS it sent everything back to the basics. Once that was done, getting to the menu easy. I then had to change the boot the boot sequence from UEFI to the Boot manager on the system drive. Somehow it got changed to boot straight UEFI, which as we all know is ultra fast. There was no option to hit F2 or delete, just a black screen until the post finished and the OS started.


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