Posts by Paul Hulme

1) Message boards : News : Richard Lubrich has passed away. (Message 1903481)
Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
Sad news indeed. R.I.P
My Sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : how does Cuda detection work...?` (Message 843319)
Posted 22 Dec 2008 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:

I appreciate that, but my problem began 4 days ago.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : how does Cuda detection work...?` (Message 843301)
Posted 22 Dec 2008 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
8600 is supported by CUDA.
What you mean under "can't run SETI" It cant run CPU opt app, CUDA app or what ??


CPU core 2 Quad Q6600
Ram 3.25 GB
Vista Premium SP1
Geforce 8600 GTS
Boinc 6.5.0

Hi Guys, It's me who has the problem.Thanks for posting this Paul.
Until very recently i have had no problems and was running an optomized seti.
I attached to Seti Beta when I heard about Cuda and was amazed at how quick these were completed (approx 3.5 minutes). When Seti announced Cuda publicly on their main website i employed "no new tasks" until i was clear then detached from Seti then re-attached so as to start with a clean "bench" so to speak. I subsequently downloaded 80 cuda w/u's which all reported download errors.
Now Boinc reports "no new work for Seti Enhanced" and "no new work for Astropulse". I have since detached and re-attached but Boinc reports nothing?
No new tasks from Seti or Seti Beta.............

21/12/2008 23:28:58||Starting BOINC client version 6.5.0 for windows_intelx86
21/12/2008 23:28:58||This a development version of BOINC and may not function properly
21/12/2008 23:28:59||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
21/12/2008 23:28:59||Libraries: libcurl/7.19.2 OpenSSL/0.9.8i zlib/1.2.3
21/12/2008 23:28:59||Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
21/12/2008 23:28:59||Running under account Paul
21/12/2008 23:29:02||Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11]
21/12/2008 23:29:02||Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 pni mmx
21/12/2008 23:29:02||OS: Microsoft Windows Vista: Home Premium x86 Editon, Service Pack 1, (06.00.6001.00)
21/12/2008 23:29:02||Memory: 3.25 GB physical, 6.68 GB virtual
21/12/2008 23:29:02||Disk: 283.04 GB total, 188.07 GB free
21/12/2008 23:29:02||Local time is UTC +0 hours
21/12/2008 23:29:02||Not using a proxy
21/12/2008 23:29:10||CUDA device: GeForce 8600 GTS
21/12/2008 23:29:11|rosetta@home|URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID: 675177; location: home; project prefs: default
21/12/2008 23:29:11|lhcathome|URL: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID: 9665777; location: home; project prefs: default
21/12/2008 23:29:11|QMC@HOME|URL: http://qah.uni-muenster.de/; Computer ID: 78502; location: (none); project prefs: default
21/12/2008 23:29:11|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 4016636; location: home; project prefs: default
21/12/2008 23:29:11|SETI@home Beta Test|URL: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/; Computer ID: 36879; location: home; project prefs: default
21/12/2008 23:29:11|Artificial Intelligence System|URL: http://www.intelligencerealm.com/aisystem/; Computer ID: 6951; location: home; project prefs: default
21/12/2008 23:29:11||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 12-Dec-2008 10:26:57)
21/12/2008 23:29:11||Computer location: home
21/12/2008 23:29:11||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
21/12/2008 23:29:11||Reading preferences override file
21/12/2008 23:29:11||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 2992.53MB
21/12/2008 23:29:11||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 3325.03MB
21/12/2008 23:29:19||Preferences limit disk usage to 5.00GB
21/12/2008 23:29:25|QMC@HOME|Restarting task janto_n1n2s_A3_1 using orcaPreAlpha version 508
21/12/2008 23:29:26|QMC@HOME|Restarting task janto_n1n2s_A41_2 using orcaPreAlpha version 508
21/12/2008 23:29:28|QMC@HOME|Restarting task janto_n1n2s_A32_1 using orcaPreAlpha version 508
21/12/2008 23:29:31|QMC@HOME|Restarting task one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6748_0 using Amolqc-preRC1 version 501
22/12/2008 00:08:19|QMC@HOME|Computation for task one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6748_0 finished
22/12/2008 00:08:19|QMC@HOME|Starting one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6750_0
22/12/2008 00:08:20|QMC@HOME|Starting task one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6750_0 using Amolqc-preRC1 version 501
22/12/2008 00:08:22|QMC@HOME|Started upload of one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6748_0_0
22/12/2008 00:08:22|QMC@HOME|Started upload of one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6748_0_1
22/12/2008 00:08:26|QMC@HOME|Finished upload of one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6748_0_1
22/12/2008 00:08:27|QMC@HOME|Finished upload of one_book_w6-ecp2-QZ-b3lyp.6748_0_0
22/12/2008 00:29:31|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
22/12/2008 00:29:36|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
22/12/2008 00:29:36||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 22-Dec-2008 00:03:25)
22/12/2008 00:29:36||Computer location: home
22/12/2008 00:29:36||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
22/12/2008 00:29:36||Reading preferences override file
22/12/2008 00:29:36||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 2992.53MB
22/12/2008 00:29:36||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 3325.03MB
22/12/2008 00:29:36||Preferences limit disk usage to 5.00GB


I even upgraded from Boinc 6.4.5 to 6.5.0 thinking this may cure the problem and even installed cuda driver ver 2.1 from ver 2.0 hoping this too would cure the problem.
Has anyone got any ideas?? Your help and advice is appreciated.
Paul.
4) Message boards : Technical News : Slowly Approaching... (May 08 2007) (Message 563168)
Posted 8 May 2007 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
Thanks for the continuing patience and encouraging sentiments since the science database server crashed over a week ago. Still waiting on the server replacement. I think we're all anxious for it to arrive already, but we originally expected it no earlier than late-in-the-day today.

We had the usual database backup outage, in case anybody noticed. Outside of the usual backup/compression of the BOINC database, I fixed the replica server, so that's back up and running again. I also rebooted our Network Appliance which has been complaining about "misconfigurations" as of late, but that didn't seem to help or hurt. We think a bad drive in the system is causing these errors. I then replaced a bad drive in the Snap Appliance so that's back to having two working hot spares (phew). Jeff, Eric, and I also cleaned up the lab. Entropy reigns supreme around here. The table which we sit around and eat lunch was full of miscellaneous screws, heat sinks, empty drive trays, shredded bubble wrap, etc. but not anymore.

- Matt

Now.....where is that all important screw I left on the table last night and the heatsink that requires re-installing?? OK, who's tidied up?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 26905)
Posted 16 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
> > > > WILL THE DAMN DEVELOPERS PLEASE HAVE THE INSTALL PROGRAM OF
> BOINC
> > 4.05
> > > DETECT
> > > > THE OS VERSION OF THE CPU, AND HENCE REFUSE TO INSTALL BOINC
> 4.05
> > UNDER
> > > > WINDOWS98, IN ORDER TO HEED YOUR OWN POSTING ON NEWS ARCHIVE
> PAGE,
> > AUGUST
> > > 30,
> > > > 2004 (http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/old_news.php)SAYING:
> > > > "August 30, 2004
> > > > We are investigating the Win98 hang/crashing issues in this
> Thread
> > > Please
> > > > check it out for any updates.
> > > > NOTE: This bug puts your machine in a state that causes you to
> > reset
> > > your
> > > > machine in order to be able to use it, this in turn can cause
> disk
> > > corruption.
> > > > We recommend that you hold off executing BOINC on Win98 and
> WinME
> > until
> > > this
> > > > issue is resolved.
> > > > "
> > > > I RESENT THAT I WAS ABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL A VERSION
> WHICH
> > YOU
> > > KNOW
> > > > CAUSES PROBLEMS, AND YET YOU ARE ABLE TO WRITE WARNINGS ABOUT
> IT,
> > BURIED
> > > DEEP
> > > > IN YOUR WEBSITE, YET ARE INCAPABLE OF NOTING IT ON YOUR
> DOWNLOAD
> > PAGE OF
> > > BOINC
> > > > FOR WINDOWS, AND HAVE NOT MODIFIED YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLER TO
> REFUSE
> > TO
> > > INSTALL
> > > > UNDER THE 98 OS! THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FOR YOUR OR
> ANY
> > OTHER
> > > > DEVELOPERS.
> > > > FURTHERMORE I EXPECT THAT FOR ALL FUTURE VERSIONS RELEASED,
> YOU
> > WILL
> > > MAKE
> > > > IT DEVELOPER POLICY TO MODIFY THE INSTALLERS FOR ALL OS
> RELEASED
> > VERSIONS
> > > OF
> > > > BOINC, TO PREVENT THE INSTALLER FROM RUNNING IF IT DETECTS
> > OPERATING
> > > SYTEM
> > > > VERSIONS OR OTHER CONDITIONS WHICH ARE KNOWN BY YOU TO CAUSE
> > PROBLEMS
> > > WITH
> > > > THAT OPERATING SYSTEM.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Just a tad grouchy there youngun, you need to take a deep breath,
> push
> > away
> > > from the keybd, go outside and hug a tree, and then go buy XP and
> come
> > into
> > > the light....Mr Gates needs the money hehehehehehe.... It is a
> funny
> > post
> > > lolololololol.........
> > > My name is Pascal and this message has my approval...
> > >
> > > It is 10 oclock, do you know what your WUWUs are doing tonight...
> > >
> > >
> > >Hi Pascal
> > I love your sense of humour.A little more of this is needed to DEBUG the
> > tensions out here ! Another Mug of tea would help as well.
> > I also sympathise with the comments previously made but surely we all
> have to
> > bear with it and be patient. With a new and complicated project like
> this,
> > there are bound to be problems. As someone has already said "It is
> pretty
> > amazing stuff".
> > Patience is a virtue, as they say.
> > One thing I would ask of the developers is better communication via the
> > homepage and why not offer 4.07 instead of 4.05.
> > I am running 4.07 on win ME with no problems, so surely this would be a
> better
> > alternative for all pre xp users ??
> > Paul.
> >
>
> Paul
>
> I'm experiencing this problem with ME and 4.05
>
> How do I get 4.07 ??
>
>
> > Go here..... http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/boinc_alpha/download
Copy and paste this link into your browsers address bar then scroll down to
boinc 4.07 windows, and click on this link.
You will see there is also 4.08 windows, and the latest 4.09 windows. I'm still with 4.07 as this is running fine with win me. You could try 4.09 but miss out 4.08 as I see some reports of problems with this version.
I hope this is of help.
Paul.

> >
>
>
6) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 26701)
Posted 15 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
> > WILL THE DAMN DEVELOPERS PLEASE HAVE THE INSTALL PROGRAM OF BOINC 4.05
> DETECT
> > THE OS VERSION OF THE CPU, AND HENCE REFUSE TO INSTALL BOINC 4.05 UNDER
> > WINDOWS98, IN ORDER TO HEED YOUR OWN POSTING ON NEWS ARCHIVE PAGE, AUGUST
> 30,
> > 2004 (http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/old_news.php)SAYING:
> > "August 30, 2004
> > We are investigating the Win98 hang/crashing issues in this Thread
> Please
> > check it out for any updates.
> > NOTE: This bug puts your machine in a state that causes you to reset
> your
> > machine in order to be able to use it, this in turn can cause disk
> corruption.
> > We recommend that you hold off executing BOINC on Win98 and WinME until
> this
> > issue is resolved.
> > "
> > I RESENT THAT I WAS ABLE TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL A VERSION WHICH YOU
> KNOW
> > CAUSES PROBLEMS, AND YET YOU ARE ABLE TO WRITE WARNINGS ABOUT IT, BURIED
> DEEP
> > IN YOUR WEBSITE, YET ARE INCAPABLE OF NOTING IT ON YOUR DOWNLOAD PAGE OF
> BOINC
> > FOR WINDOWS, AND HAVE NOT MODIFIED YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLER TO REFUSE TO
> INSTALL
> > UNDER THE 98 OS! THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FOR YOUR OR ANY OTHER
> > DEVELOPERS.
> > FURTHERMORE I EXPECT THAT FOR ALL FUTURE VERSIONS RELEASED, YOU WILL
> MAKE
> > IT DEVELOPER POLICY TO MODIFY THE INSTALLERS FOR ALL OS RELEASED VERSIONS
> OF
> > BOINC, TO PREVENT THE INSTALLER FROM RUNNING IF IT DETECTS OPERATING
> SYTEM
> > VERSIONS OR OTHER CONDITIONS WHICH ARE KNOWN BY YOU TO CAUSE PROBLEMS
> WITH
> > THAT OPERATING SYSTEM.
> >
> >
> >
>
> Just a tad grouchy there youngun, you need to take a deep breath, push away
> from the keybd, go outside and hug a tree, and then go buy XP and come into
> the light....Mr Gates needs the money hehehehehehe.... It is a funny post
> lolololololol.........
> My name is Pascal and this message has my approval...
>
> It is 10 oclock, do you know what your WUWUs are doing tonight...
>
>
>Hi Pascal
I love your sense of humour.A little more of this is needed to DEBUG the tensions out here ! Another Mug of tea would help as well.
I also sympathise with the comments previously made but surely we all have to bear with it and be patient. With a new and complicated project like this, there are bound to be problems. As someone has already said "It is pretty amazing stuff".
Patience is a virtue, as they say.
One thing I would ask of the developers is better communication via the homepage and why not offer 4.07 instead of 4.05.
I am running 4.07 on win ME with no problems, so surely this would be a better alternative for all pre xp users ??
Paul.

7) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 23086)
Posted 6 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
> After finishing a unit my Boinc 4.06 /Seti did not start the next unit on my
> WinME. I learned that ithe program ddhelp.exe was not responding, so seti was
> not able to start the next.
> Did anyone have the same problem?
> <a>http://boinc.mundayweb.com/seti2/stats.php?userID=1236[/url]
>
I assume that by now you have upgraded to 4.07.
I had a nightmare of a time with 4.06. It just would not run without
crashing the pc, so I stopped running Boinc until 4.07
came along. With Seti running on its own It runs as sweet as a nut.
Now I'm all out of wu's and twiddeling my thumbs.
Is there such a thing as Seti withdrawal symptons ????????

8) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 22924)
Posted 6 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
> > Hi, I'm running win me and just installed 4.07. Previous lock ups etc
> were
> > cured and everything worked fine until I signed up to cp@h. Now after 2
> to 3
> > hours it stops with a visual fortran run-time error ? Cp@h then starts
> from
> > the beginning again. Occasionally the pc freezes completely requiring a
> > reboot.
> > Is this a Boinc problem or cp@h problem ?
> >
> >
>
> WIn 98 and nt4 are not supported thus can not run CPDN WUWUs
>
> MIN
> requirements for CPDN

> <a> href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=578">win
> 98 and nt4 will not run CPDN[/url]
> <a> href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=326&post=2331#2331">Exit
> code 2 on win 98 CPDN[/url]
> P4 3.0 512cache
> P4 1.8 512cache
> Gainward FX5900u
> Visiontek gf4 4600
> 160 gig ata 100
> 20 gig ata 133
> Dx9b
> 1gig pc3200
> 1gig pc2100
> on dsl
> XP pro
> BOINC Ver 4.05
>
> M7 Seti@h Berkeley's Staff Friends Club ©

>Thanks for the useful advice. It's appreciated.
I've detached from cp@h for now.
Looks like I'll have to look at upgrading to XP.
Thanks again.
Paul.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 22841)
Posted 5 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
> > Hi All,
> > I have a question and I apologize if it has been asked before but I
> could
> > not find the post.
> >
> > When Upgrading from 4.06 to 4.07, do you lose everything that is in
> your
> > cache.
> > I do not want to upgrade yet if that is the case.
> >
> > Also Last night was the first time I had a hang on Win XP with SP1.
> > It got stuck at 1.43%, I exited and restarted 2 times with no help.I had
> to
> > restart the computer, and then the WU' started back. This one WU ended
> up
> > taking 6.54 hours to complete when all others have taken 4.03 hours to
> > complete.
> > During the night, it completed the Wu and went on to the next without
> a
> > hitch.
> >
> > Have a Great Day!!
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Rocky
> > <img>
> src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/seti2/stats.php?userID=948&useCached=true">
> >
>
> Your computers list says xp sp2.
> Did this occure with sp1a or sp2?
> Fred BOINC Alpha & BOINC Beta Tester

>When I installed 4.07 over 4.06 it then continued working on the existing work units. My os is win me.

10) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 22840)
Posted 5 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
> > Hi All,
> > I have a question and I apologize if it has been asked before but I
> could
> > not find the post.
> >
> > When Upgrading from 4.06 to 4.07, do you lose everything that is in
> your
> > cache.
> > I do not want to upgrade yet if that is the case.
> >
> > Also Last night was the first time I had a hang on Win XP with SP1.
> > It got stuck at 1.43%, I exited and restarted 2 times with no help.I had
> to
> > restart the computer, and then the WU' started back. This one WU ended
> up
> > taking 6.54 hours to complete when all others have taken 4.03 hours to
> > complete.
> > During the night, it completed the Wu and went on to the next without
> a
> > hitch.
> >
> > Have a Great Day!!
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Rocky
> > <img>
> src="http://boinc.mundayweb.com/seti2/stats.php?userID=948&useCached=true">
> >
>
> Your computers list says xp sp2.
> Did this occure with sp1a or sp2?
> Fred BOINC Alpha & BOINC Beta Tester
>
No loss
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 22835)
Posted 5 Sep 2004 by Profile Paul Hulme
Post:
Hi, I'm running win me and just installed 4.07. Previous lock ups etc were cured and everything worked fine until I signed up to cp@h. Now after 2 to 3 hours it stops with a visual fortran run-time error ? Cp@h then starts from the beginning again. Occasionally the pc freezes completely requiring a reboot.
Is this a Boinc problem or cp@h problem ?





 
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