Posts by Willy_Wuff

1) Message boards : Number crunching : When will we run out of WUs? (Message 206452)
Posted 8 Dec 2005 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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11/08/06 good old CPDN!!!

IMHO, if you want only a backup to Seti, then better choose projects with short WU's like LHC, Rosetta and Einstein.


This will not work on my machine.

I attached to Seti and Predictor. No Seti-Unit available for crunching, only one is downloading and downloading and downloading since yesterday. Predictor is run out of work on my machine but the boinc client requested no more work :-(
2) Message boards : Number crunching : What to do when going on holiday? (Message 47873)
Posted 19 Nov 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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In some days I will go to Maldives for Extrem-Relaxing ;-)
In the meantime my boxes@home will work on Seti. I use ADSL but my provider breaks the connection every 24 h. But this is not a problem. I let the connection reestablish automaticly. This schema works since 4 years with nearly no problems (in some cases a reconnect was not immediatly possible, than it will try so long until a connection is possible)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Run while working on batteries - stuffed! (Message 36732)
Posted 15 Oct 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> The problem you're experiencing may be related to another preferences problem
> involving the location of your PC (home, school, work). There was a fix posted
> for the prefs problem elsewhere in these forums (I don't have the thread
> handy, sorry). Perhaps this fix can be applied in some way to your battery
> prob. My laptop obeys the 'do not run on batteries' setting. Sorry I couldn't
> point you to the exact thread, but it was several days ago.

The thread was http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=1977. I'm searching for this because the update to 4.13 shreddered my manual setting for school back to home
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Solution: 4.12 lockup (fixed in v4.13 - closed) (Message 36027)
Posted 13 Oct 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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For me works a similary workaround:

in global_prefs.xml every line with
[cpu_scheduling_period_minutes][/cpu_scheduling_period_minutes]
changing to
[cpu_scheduling_period_minutes]60[/cpu_scheduling_period_minutes]

P.S. use greather than, lower than instead of [ and ]



5) Message boards : Number crunching : Results are ON (Message 35787)
Posted 13 Oct 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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Now I can see in some cases, that not only results dumped but also credits ;-)

http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/workunit.php?wuid=2184739

4 boxes crunched successfully between round about 4:10h and 6:30h and granted credits are zero. Eventually because one result are "unknown" an 0.00 credits claimed?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4.12 Fails on XP Pro SP2 (Message 35774)
Posted 13 Oct 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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I've installed 4.12 on 2 boxes (Win2KSP4 und WinXPSP1). Both are not functional. Boinc_gui hangs with "no reaction" in Taskmanager.
After a downgrade to 4.09 something works well - the Win2K-box cant upload any result und trashed much computiation time

Edit:
In the meantime i have a final result for me:
4 boxes - 3 not working under 4.12 - 1 working well
1. P1800 - XPSP1 - immediatly hangs after start
2. mAthlon2500+ - W2KSP4 - immediatly hangs after start
3. P2800 - XPSP1 - immediatly hangs after start
4. P2400 - W2KSP4 - working well
7) Message boards : Number crunching : WUWU Credits is a big deal! (Message 32128)
Posted 2 Oct 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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[Snip]
> 1) We all volunteered to supply CPU cycles. No one (as far as I am aware had
> their arm or any other part of their anatomy twisted).
>
> 2) Volunteers do not get paid at all. Somtimes they get a mention and a little
> credit but most of the time they do not.
>
> 3) If payment/recognition/credit is what you want then don't volunteer.
[/snip]

Yes, I'm a volunteer,

but

I spend not only unused CPU-cycles. I spend also much money so i would like at least the little fun with the credits ;-)

*remark* a CPU under 100% Load needs more power, creates more heat, needs more cooling (by 17,19 Euro-Cent/kWh)

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Preferences not honoring number of days (Message 21726)
Posted 3 Sep 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> um seems to me u need to run benchmark then it should tweek the time boinc
> thinks it need to closer to when it really will take
>
The benchmark is runnig so often and every time the result is the same with a deviation of +/- 5 minutes
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Preferences not honoring number of days (Message 21569)
Posted 2 Sep 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> If you ever do get 20 days of work you won't be able to run them all anyway
> because there is a 14 day deadline on all work units that starts the day you
> download them...
>
>

Thats not completely true.
On my old crunching machine:
Before beginnig crunching a WU Boinc thinks it will need 7:20h. Effectivly it needs 5:10h for a WU. In addition some WUs only need 2 or 3 minutes. So it could possible WUs for 20 days crunch in 14 days.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Resource sharing apparently not honoured (Message 21040)
Posted 1 Sep 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> CPU scheduling has got you. Doing CPDN and Seti at a 9:1 ratio will not allow
> the Seti WU's to complete before their due date. Somethings got to give. I
> believe that they need to rethink this somehow considering rather extreme
> differences in the due dates at CPDN and SAH. If your ratio was 1:9, you'd
> have no problem.

Because Boinc/Seti CANT correctly calculate the time to completion of one unit(deviations +/- 100%) it should not calculate the time needed to process all units before report deadline ;-)
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Uploads (Message 15003)
Posted 9 Aug 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> "August 7, 2004
> ...
> This may take a day or so."
>
Its a very long day ;-)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Wu recieved ! (Message 3496)
Posted 2 Jul 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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Eventually evere WU is hand-crafted with a signature from the artist ;-)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : @Berkeley Team_STOP THE PROJECT at this time to much Error in all Things (Message 2895)
Posted 30 Jun 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> "- information policy ist more than bad. The last news dated from June 27"
>
> That's THREE days ago, we're getting pretty much constant feedback/news whilst
> the site is actually running. Check the RSS, most days when there were
> problems it was updated more than once a day.
>
> Compare this to the old SETI that would go months without news...
>
On old SETI you have an nice and very informal link "server status" (http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/sstatus.html). Thats answered many questions.

and

in this THREE days are TWO days included, where no upload of results and no download of WU's possible. In this case on old SETI comes a news to inform what happens.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : @Berkeley Team_STOP THE PROJECT at this time to much Error in all Things (Message 2885)
Posted 30 Jun 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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> (German) Ja , Sie sind. Und als dies ist ein überstehen dasein verkehren am
> ein Amerikaner Universität , es ist höflich zu Stelle am Programmiersprache
> des aufsässig Land. Eben mein zwei Prozente.

Das wars dann zu den Ãœbersetzungen. Dieses Wortkonglomerat ergibt absolut keinen Sinn.

Thats all to say to (automatic)translations. This word-conglomerate has absolutly no sense.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : @Berkeley Team_STOP THE PROJECT at this time to much Error in all Things (Message 2847)
Posted 30 Jun 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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For me are two things very very bad:
- The live-BOINC runnig more badly then the beta-version
- information policy ist more than bad. The last news dated from June 27
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Was ist los? (German/Deutsch) (Message 2289)
Posted 26 Jun 2004 by Profile Willy_Wuff
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Wird schon seinen Grund haben warum Seti@Home Classic weiter läuft ;-)





 
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