Posts by Donald Bosso-Locquiao

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Screen Saver Graphics (Message 1908375)
Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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I have a nice machine that crunches 1000 WU's on average but the screen saver doesn't move like it used to 10 years ago.
Any suggestions?
Windows 10 says it is up to date and Nvidia CUDA drivers are up to date too.
Thanks!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti@Home or Atropulse? (Message 1908063)
Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Which will my system crunch faster, Astropulse or Seti@Home WU's?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (Message 1908002)
Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Okay. I have listed my pc as directed above.
Any further suggestions?>
it's a gaming PC but I got it just to run Set@Home faster as my Xmass present to myself.
Thanks.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (Message 1907964)
Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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I am not hiding it. I am 90% blind (low vision) and cannot figure out how to unhide it.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (Message 1907948)
Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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SOG?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (Message 1907940)
Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. Where in settings do I tell BOINC to use the CUDA to munch on Seti@HOME projects?
Thanks :)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 Question (Message 1907776)
Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Hello,
I was wondering, would thee be any benefit to creating a Windows 10 User Account soley for Seti@Home projects that runs all the time?

Much Aloha,
Don
8) Message boards : Number crunching : New PC Preference Suggestion Sought (Message 1906255)
Posted 10 Dec 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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I have a new pc and want to find out what my preferences should be set to for optimum number crunching?

The PC is:

CPU type
GenuineIntel
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz [Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9]
Number of processors
8
Coprocessors
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (3072MB) driver: 388.13 OpenCL: 1.2
INTEL Intel(R) HD Graphics 630 (6494MB) OpenCL: 2.1
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10
Core x64 Edition, (10.00.16299.00)
BOINC version
7.8.3
Memory
15.87 GB
Cache
256 KB
Swap space
18.75 GB
Total disk space
111.19 GB
Free Disk Space
65.9 GB
Measured floating point speed
4.59 billion ops/sec
Measured integer speed
18.28 billion ops/sec
Average upload rate
64.03 KB/sec
Average download rate
214.99 KB/sec
Average turnaround time
0 days
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Oumuamua (Message 1903115)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Oh, how about a teensi weensi little reaction.
You never know, it might be aliens and Seti@Home would want to be the ones who prooved it one way or another wouldnt they? :)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : I Need a New PC - Please Reccommend (Message 1903113)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Ack!

I found this one on Amazon for about 200.00.
Would it be a good addition to the search for life in the universee?
Lenovo IBM M90P Small form factor Business Desktop Computer (Intel Dual Core i5 Up to 3.46GHz Processor) 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB HDD, DVD, Windows 10 Home (Certified Refurbished)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : I Need a New PC - Please Reccommend (Message 1903105)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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It is now un-hidden. Apologies. I am blind and it took me a minute to find the location to unhide it.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : I Need a New PC - Please Reccommend (Message 1903098)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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I didnt know it was hidden. How do I unhide it?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : I Need a New PC - Please Reccommend (Message 1903085)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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I need a new pc that will crunch through Seti@Home projects but I need it to not break the bank.

I'd like a quad core pc for under $300.00 that has a good GPU card, at least 3.0 GHZ processor, at least a TB of HDD or Solid, and at least 8GB Ram purchasable through Amazon.com.

Thanks
14) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Oumuamua (Message 1903084)
Posted 27 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Just wondering if Seti@Home is putting all of it's effords to unraveling whether Oumuamua will be our 1st contact situation?
15) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Seeking BOINC Computer Preference suggestion for my system running Seti@Home (Message 1902963)
Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Specifically I am looking for answers to these questions and also how to get transfers to work as my computer is connected tho wifi and there are no day specific limits as it runs when I have it on, usually at night and all weekend.

Thanks!

Computing
Usage limits
Use at most N % of the CPUs: Keeps some CPUs free for other applications. Example: 75% means use 6 cores on an 8-core CPU.
Use at most N % CPU time: Suspend/resume computing every few seconds to reduce CPU temperature and energy usage. Example: 75% means compute for 3 seconds, wait for 1 second, and repeat.
When to suspend
Suspend when computer is on battery: Check this to suspend computing when running on battery power.
Suspend when computer is in use: Check this to suspend computing and file transfers when you're using the computer.
Suspend GPU computing when computer is in use: Check this to suspend GPU computing when you're using the computer.
'In use' means mouse/keyboard input in last N minutes: This determines when the computer is considered 'in use'.
Suspend when non-BOINC CPU usage is above N %: Suspend computing when your computer is busy running other programs.
Compute only between HH:MM and HH:MM: Specify time-of-day range.
Other
Store at least N days of work: Store at least enough tasks to keep the computer busy for this long.
Store up to an additional N days of work: Store additional tasks above the minimum level. Determines how much work is requested when contacting a project.
Switch between tasks every N minutes: If you run several projects, BOINC may switch between them this often.
Request tasks to checkpoint at most every N seconds: This controls how often tasks save their state to disk, so they can be restarted later.
Day-of-the-week limits
Specify day-of-the-week time ranges when BOINC can compute.
Disk
Use no more than N GB: Limit the total amount of disk space used by BOINC.
Leave at least N GB free: Limit disk usage to leave this much free space on the volume where BOINC stores data.
Use no more than N% of total: Limit the percentage of disk space used by BOINC on the volume where BOINC stores data.
Memory
When computer is in use, use at most N %: Limit the memory used by BOINC when you're using the computer.
When computer is not in use, use at most N%: Limit the memory used by BOINC when you're not using the computer.
Leave non-GPU tasks in memory while suspended: If checked, suspended tasks stay in memory, and resume with no work lost. If unchecked, suspended tasks are removed from memory, and resume from their last checkpoint.
Page/swap file: use at most N %: Limit the swap space (page file) used by BOINC.
Network
Usage limits
Limit download rate to N KB/second: Limit the download rate of file transfers.
Limit upload rate to N KB/second: Limit the upload rate of file transfers.
Limit usage to X MB every Y days: Example: BOINC should transfer at most 2000 MB of data every 30 days.
When to suspend
Specify a range of times during which BOINC can transfer files.
Other
Skip data verification for image files: Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example). Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC.
Confirm before connecting to Internet: Useful only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection.
Disconnect when done: Useful only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection.
Day-of-week limits
Specify day-of-the-week time ranges when BOINC can transfer files.
16) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Seeking BOINC Computer Preference suggestion for my system running Seti@Home (Message 1902953)
Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Aloha,
Can someone please tell me the optimum preferences to set my computer for computing preferences of Computing, Network, Disk & Memory, & Dail Schedules plus give me an idea of a good low priced GPU to use in my SFF PC?
My system is:
Lenovo Desktop PC H520s (57312711) Pentium G2020 (2.90 GHz) 4 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10.
I am a blind user and am finding it a bit frustrating to find the information online.
Many Thanks,
Donald
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC For Windows 8 & 10 Realease Date? (Message 1586693)
Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Profile Donald Bosso-Locquiao
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Hello,
I was wondering what the release date would be for a BOINC version fro Windows 8 & 10 that actually works with no extra fiddling? Also being given the ability to crunch projects faster as most of us have really really fast computers these days would be nice and help to solve some of the projects faster.

I Thank You,
Donald Bosso





 
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