Posts by S@NL - Mellowman

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Running 2 boinc clients on 1 PC (Message 1211639)
Posted 29 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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Highlander wrote:
Havn't tried it myself, but 2 clients on one machine should work (in theory)...
There is also some information @ Vyper's Blog

2 clients will work on Windows. Just follow Vyper's blog. You may need to manually create the second data directory. I had this setup running a few months ago. I was running BOINC version 6.12.34.

Anthony.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1210772)
Posted 27 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 20M on BOINC Combined (and 7M on MilkyWay), entered the top 5000 worldwide, the top 100 for my country and the top 25 for my team, all on BOINC Combined.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1208715)
Posted 22 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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Congratz to all.

I just passed 2M on SETI.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1206675)
Posted 16 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 15M on BOINC total credits.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1205796)
Posted 14 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 14M on BOINC total credits (and passed 4M on MilkyWay).
6) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1203686)
Posted 8 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I passed 1.25M on SETI and 11M on BOINC total credits (and I will pass 3M on MilkyWay later today and will pass 6M on GPUGrid tomorrow probably).
7) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1201511)
Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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And now I've passed 9M on BOINC total credits.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1201378)
Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I finally passed 1M on SETI (and 250K on Cosmology) and I entered the top 10000 on BOINC total credits.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1200836)
Posted 29 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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Passed 900K on SETI (and 1M on MilkyWay) and passed 8M on BOINC total credits.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200787)
Posted 29 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I have it working now. You really need to change the directory to the boinc folder.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200703)
Posted 28 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I'm using TThrottle.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200697)
Posted 28 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I started a command promt as administrator and that worked. But how can I start a batch file as administrator (although I'm an administrator).

Anthony.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200689)
Posted 28 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I've tried using a batch file to use the console 'start' command, but it doesn't work. It doesn't even work when I open a command prompt and then use the 'start' command.

Anthony.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200225)
Posted 27 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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HAL9000 wrote:
However a quick change to this would do the trick on a multi-core machine.

If you are starting BOINC by loading boincmgr.exe I would expect you could just change your starting shortcut or registry entry to:
start /affinity AA D:\BOINC\boincmgr.exe /s

Keeping whatever other syntax you are currently using. If a registry entry is used to start up BOINC for you then you can make the changes on a machine and export the entry to a .reg file. Making the installation on other machines easier for you.

This didn't work, not by changing the registry and reboot, and if I put the line in a shortcut it gives me the error message 'The name 'start' in the target box is not valid. Make sure... etc'.

I will have to try by writing a batch file as 'start' seems to be a 'console command'.
Like this:
start /affinity FE "C:Program Files\BOINC\boinc.exe" --skip_cpu_benchmarks --detach
start "C:Program Files\BOINC\boincmgr.exe" /a /s

And by starting it via the registry I don't even need the last line as I'm using BoincTasks as my BOINC manager.

Anthony.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200210)
Posted 27 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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I'm probably only going to change it on my i7 2600K where I use 7 out of 8 virtual cores. I'll be using 'hex FE' to keep core 0 free. I don't know if I'll use it on my C2D E6750, or on my laptop's C2D T8300.

Thanks for the info HAL9000.

Anthony.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Load question (Message 1200187)
Posted 26 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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HAL9000 wrote:
That is normal unless you are specifying affinity when you start BOINC to keep it on whichever cores you want.

For your a 4 core CPU you probably want to let windows spread the load across all of the cores, but if you do not. Then you can start BOINC from a command line like this:
start /affinity hex value boinc.exe

I made a little table of the values since it seems backwards to me.
HEX	BINARY		CPU Cores
1	0001		0
2	0010		1
3	0011		0,1
4	0100		2
5	0101		0,2
6	0110		1,2
7	0111		0,1,2
8	1000		3
9	1001		0,3
A	1010		1,3
B	1011		0,1,3
C	1100		2,3
D	1101		0,2,3
E	1110		1,2,3
F	1111		0,1,2,3

HEX	BINARY		CPU Cores
10	00010000	4
20	00100000	5
30	00110000	4,5
40	01000000	6
50	01010000	4,6
60	01100000	5,6
70	01110000	4,5,6
80	10000000	7
90	10010000	4,7
A0	10100000	5,7
B0	10110000	4,5,7
C0	11000000	7,7
D0	11010000	4,6,7
E0	11100000	5,6,7
F0	11110000	4,5,6,7


For a 4 core system to just use cores 0 & 2:
start /affinity 5 boinc.exe
For a 4 core system to just use cores 1 & 3:
start /affinity A boinc.exe
For a 8 core system to just use cores 0, 2, 4, & 6:
start /affinity 55 boinc.exe
For a 8 core system to just use cores 1, 3, 5, & 7:
start /affinity AA boinc.exe

While you could use F (on a 4 core system) or FF (on an 8 core system). That would be a bit silly since you would be telling it to let it use all cores which is the system default.

How can I integrate this into a normal BOINC 6.12.34 installation?

Anthony.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1199635)
Posted 25 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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Congratz to all.

Passed 800K on SETI last monday (and I passed 4M yesterday on GPUGrid and also 800K on MilkyWay yesterday and will pass 900K today) and passed 7M on BOINC total credits yesterday.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Buy AMD Bulldozer or Intel Sandy Bridge for crunching BOINC? (Message 1197805)
Posted 20 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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Ya need an aftermarket cooler for that CPU, my man!
And more fans for the case. Most cases have provision to add a fan specifically for the HD bay.

Seconded. My case has a 120mm fan in front of the bottom three HDD bays. Those drives usually report somewhere in the 25C range. The ones above it without a fan are ~35C. CPUs are a bit more forgiving with temps though. HDDs will just cook themselves if you let them.

I've ordered an Intel Thermal Solution RTS2011LC to go on the CPU. I have already 2 fans in my case with a fan controller. 1 of them is in front of the drive bay, the other is an exhaust fan. The case also has 3 temperature sensors. I just need to see where to place them.

I hope we can convince our friend that life is not hopeless.......rather painful at times, but not hopeless.
Mellowman..........life is a gift, do not forsake it. Please?

I'm not going to be convinced. My life will end withing 2-3 to 6 weeks.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Buy AMD Bulldozer or Intel Sandy Bridge for crunching BOINC? (Message 1197569)
Posted 20 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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SB and OC the living H-E-L-L out of it. =)

SB??? Sandy Bridge? If that's what you ment haven't you read I already ordered one. It was in the post before yours.

You bet I'm gonna OC it, but I don't know how high I can go with the boxed stock cooler. I'm running a C2D E6750 2666MHz at 3304MHz with stock cooler. It has run higher, but I added a GTX-550TI and a GTX-570 both factory OC-ed and with 3 HDD's in RAID0 and an IDE HDD I can't get higher because with crunching 24/7 TThrottle will start throthling the CPU. And my RAID HDD's gets very hot.

Anthony.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Need suggestions for a mainboard for 2 highend GPU's (Message 1197275)
Posted 19 Feb 2012 by Profile S@NL - Mellowman
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They can have both my systems, my current one and the one I'm gonna build next week and an ACER Aspire 6920G laptop if they want. But I don't know who's gonna pay for shipping and if I'm already dead I can't make those arrangements.

Maybe I should contact on of the project admins at SETI. But I don't know anyone. If someone does, let them take a look at this thread.

Anthony.



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