Posts by Ageless

21) Questions and Answers : Windows : THE CALCULATION ERROR (Message 1978505)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Nothing so dramatic. The Seti science application keeps track of what's happening to the data it is calculating. If results stray out of boundaries, the task will be aborted, usually with a compute error (is what it's called in BOINC). Your task erred with computation error -194 (I saw earlier today) which can mean that the project aborted the task. I don't say that happened, but it's a possibility. Else it's just a myriad of options and oddities that can happen by which a task doesn't finish correctly. As Bernie said, don't sweat it, if it happens once or twice in a day. Only worry about it when it happens all the time, as then either there's something wrong with the batch of tasks, or with your computer. Now neither of those cases is true.
22) Questions and Answers : Windows : Forgot Email Address Login (Message 1977379)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Ageless
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You made sure you only copied the number, there wasn't a > before or < after?
You say your BOINC is still working, what is the user name it works for? Or better yet, can you post its start-up messages (CTRL+SHIFT+E), the first 30 or so lines?

It's not possible that an account exists with no email attached to it, because the email is the unique identifier for the project. Without an email address your BOINC would not be able to get work or return it, because with each scheduler request a hashed form of your email address is sent to the server. If your email address would not exist in the project server's database, your BOINC would not have the Seti project added.
23) Questions and Answers : Windows : Forgot Email Address Login (Message 1977315)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
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Go to the BOINC data directory, default a hidden directory on Windows at C:\Programdata\BOINC, so fill it in in Windows Explorer and hit Enter
Open account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml with Notepad, can even be done with a browser.
Select and copy (CTRL+C) the 32 character hexadecimal number from the authenticator tags.
Close the account_*.xml file, if done with Notepad and it asks if you want to save changes, tell it NO!

In a browser, go to https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_passwd.php and paste (CTRL+V) the hexadecimal number into the "email" path, then hit OK. You will log in immediately and can now change password, check your email address etc.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976568)
Posted 23 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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Negative vibes. I posted it in the Win10 thread because you read here, it's not an anti-Linux post, it's a genuine heads up that there are problems with apt (already fixed) and to update. Geez Louise, do you take all helpful Linux posts this negative?
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976499)
Posted 22 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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One for Martin this time: Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get:
tl;dr I found a vulnerability in apt that allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package. The bug has been fixed in the latest versions of apt.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1976497)
Posted 22 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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So y'all know it here as well:

David Anderson wrote:
Jord:
From now on we're going to briefly bring down the BOINC forums (and other features that use the DB) on Tuesday mornings, for DB backups.
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : Ryzen and Threadripper (Message 1976493)
Posted 22 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I agree, because Windows already takes up about 2GB of the RAM, which leaves you with 14GB for 64 cores, or about 220MB each. I seem to remember that Seti Multibeam tasks take about 350MB each, so you're probably swapping to disk, and that may be slowing things down.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse error with AMD/ATI GPU? (Message 1976326)
Posted 21 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I'd been looking through the source code for something like that and couldn't find it, just that it read and set peak_flops. I do remember that the science app calculates the flops separately on its own.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse error with AMD/ATI GPU? (Message 1976305)
Posted 21 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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So, it's perfectly clear that the GFLOP calculation both from Boinc, and from the apps are totally and completely F'ed up, and nothing to count on at all. :-)
BOINC doesn't calculate the flops value, it reads it from the CUDA and OpenCL files provided by the drivers.
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : There used to be a kind of velocity graph.. (Message 1976304)
Posted 21 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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Those sound like they might be some of the Add-ons.
That's not add-ons, but the statistics sites. An add-on is an application you specifically download and install to help along with storing information or for better control of the client.
31) Questions and Answers : Web site : Task Search Box (Message 1976204)
Posted 21 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I can't, and never said I could. It's not possible to search for anything else than the complete name of the task, which is a bit weird. So I opened #2972.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (2) (Message 1976135)
Posted 20 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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Since Microsoft took over Skype, it's become impossible to remove your Skype account. I've just been busy trying to get rid of my Skype account, nope.
I can change things, but if I want to change for instance my avatar, I have to install Skype... it's not possible to do this from the Skype account web site. Nor is it possible there to unlink your account from your email, or actually delete it. I don't think it's GDPR compliant.
33) Questions and Answers : Web site : Task Search Box (Message 1976028)
Posted 20 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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There is no destinction between the two, there are no CPU or GPU tasks, there are just tasks.

If a project had specific CPU and GPU tasks it would name them as such. Seti doesn't.
34) Questions and Answers : Web site : Unable to edit user profile (Message 1975937)
Posted 19 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I tried it and don't have a problem. Make sure you allow the reCaptcha if you're using (advert) (script) filtering.
35) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : SVN Help (Message 1975812)
Posted 18 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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He's not looking for BOINC, but for the source code for Seti. Which is at SVN.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse error with AMD/ATI GPU? (Message 1975646)
Posted 17 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I rechecked that. APs on my RX470 tend to run from start to finish, they'll just never validate as they'll always have zero spikes and a large percentage radar blanking. I did report that here.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse error with AMD/ATI GPU? (Message 1975507)
Posted 17 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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APs ran fine on my old HD7870, but never did on the RX470 I replaced it with. Something in the RX's is different that Astropulse really doesn't like, so they err within a minute.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (114) Server Problems? (Message 1975301)
Posted 15 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I can take FRB being Fast Radio Burst, but anyone got an idea what the GJ is in blc34_2bit_guppi_58405_85972_GJ687_0028.4001.818.21.44.244.vlar_0 ?
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1975201)
Posted 14 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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I find this one useful though, especially as you won't get me into the Cafe, not even if it was the last forum on Earth, or I was paid a million credit per viewing.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1975172)
Posted 14 Jan 2019 by Profile Ageless
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HDDs are like sheds & store rooms- the amount of crap always grows to exceed the amount of available space.
Well, I can attest that a 4TB drive isn't much these days. My NAS has 4 of them and one of them I have exchanged for an 8TB drive as it was near capacity full (215GB left over).
But even with 16/20TB of space on there now, I don't see how to fill it with 100TB of data in 5 years time. Not to mention, how the heck do you back that up?
And how many years is backing up 100TB going to take? 4TB takes a full day already, to another drive in a docking station at USB 3.0 speeds.


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