Posts by Brent Norman

1) Message boards : Number crunching : HP 2560p laptop host no 8367603 - no graphics card (Message 1969909)
Posted 58 minutes ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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According to the Service Manual (Page 16/17) Richard posted in your other thread, the board does have 2 PCIex16 slots available to use. And a 525 Watt power Supply.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969732)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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It's been pretty clear that the scheduler assignments/limits aren't going to change.

But I think the easiest would be to make the 100/device a variable. and base it on cache size.
PerDevice = 100*FilesInCache/CacheLimit+1

All of which the scheduler 'should' know already without any database lookups of how fast you are compared to others, etc.
Everything gets a little at a time, enough to keep the timers going - which the server probably prefers the backoffs, lol.
Sure the CPU and slower devices would fill first, but it would be fair.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969651)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Yes, the servers have been doing a kick arse job at recovery. It could be because we cleaned out all the tasks so the server could start fresh.

Actually, the slow machines that still have some tasks left are more likely to get work sooner that the fast computers. Slow computers will ask for more work after every completed WU, then again 5 minutes later, then a 1h backoff, then longer, and longer.

Fast computers get stuck in that long backoff period since they have nothing left to report and reset the timer.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1969413)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I have always seen Einstein send only 1 task when set to a RS of 0.
If it isn't 0 is when it gets aggressive.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969345)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I'm beginning to think we missed a great Seti/Berkeley Christmas party last night :-0
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Inconclusive - Mac CUDA90 App - 38 V.I.!!! (Message 1969335)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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You could get a dummy HDMI plug and plug that in when you are away.
If you don't mind swapping cables ...
7) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA QUADDRO 5000 (Message 1969318)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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The only hardware you would need is a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

SETI is designed to run as a low priority application in the background.
Although it is using 100% of the CPU, normal priority tasks take over when they need the CPU time.
So browsing etc. can be done with SETI actively processing.

If your system does lag, you can simply check a box to suspend SETI when the computer is in use.

BTW, for your stderr from a task:
nVidia Driver Version 417.01
Device 1: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4095 MiB, regsPerBlock 65536
computeCap 6.1, multiProcs 6
pciBusID = 2, pciSlotID = 0

This shows that you now have a real 1050Ti :D
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969288)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I think someone may have just drove a tank through the flood gates :D
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti: Project has no task available (boinc) (Message 1969286)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Aside from donating a lot of money to seti for extra staff and server upgrades, there is nothing we can do from our end.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969253)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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If my observations are correct, the server only seems to be handing out handfuls of tasks when the splitters are not running.
When the splitters kick in, and server load increases - nothing.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969210)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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On the upside, the splitters are have no problem with keeping the server cache full.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969173)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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That is not surprising at all. With the replica database being brought back online, it is trying to catch up and creating a lot of extra load.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1969156)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Da, contemplating an email to Eric or not ...
EDIT: SSP Update doesn't show much improvement.
Mail Sent to the Master.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1969143)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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People have found 3 SoG tasks on a 1080Ti to be the "Sweet Spot" for them.
I assume it would be very similar for the 2080Ti.
EDIT: With aggressive tuning as well.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX is dead long live RTX !! (Message 1969140)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Run 3 SoG tasks ... Cuda on Windows is just SLOWWWWW.
It is for very old cards.
Make sure you reserve 3 or 4 threads for the SoG tasks.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Money no object? Here ya go, the TITAN RTX is just what ya need! Right? Ummm... (Message 1968520)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I wonder how long until they start building ATX format cards, with the CPU as the add-on.
A quad core Titan built for cooling, whew hoo!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Developing a Multi-Threaded Benchmarking App for Linux (Message 1968222)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I uploaded some AP files from Oct 2016 to my web server, if anyone wants them I will PM you a link to them.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA QUADDRO 5000 (Message 1968185)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Get the latest driver from NVIDIA
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
And do a "Clean Install."
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Developing a Multi-Threaded Benchmarking App for Linux (Message 1968131)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Hmm, got me thinking. I have a whole wack of AP files 7zipped from Oct 2016.
I can't remember exactly why we were looking at them at time, I think some 10% were running super fast.
I could upload a few, but unsure if recording format changed.
By a few I mean I have a 600kps upload speed and 2G of files, LOL.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Titan V and GTX1060s (Message 1967650)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Brent Norman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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A Titan XP is very similar to a 1080Ti. The V just smokes it!
My XP is running at 65s for the current BLC tasks.


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