Posts by popandbob

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1920387)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile popandbob
From the info provided on the SSP down at the bottom of the page "(each file contains data for 14 channels)" but that doesn't answer your question.

I don't know the exact number of tasks per file other than guessing that 52.45GB รท 703KB per task = 74608 tasks. But how much overhead is involved with each task generation is unknown.

Don't forget the overlap and the file info adds a few bytes per wu...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel and Gforce cards running together (Message 1904624)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile popandbob
Grant, I don't know if its just a SETI issue but when I was testing a new app over at folding@home the iGPU actually improved CPU output by 50%
3) Message boards : News : Breakthrough Listen data now flowing. (Message 1779177)
Posted 14 Apr 2016 by Profile popandbob
It looks like there isn't any astropulse for the breakthrough data? Is that due to the data itself or is there another reason?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (84) Server Problems? (Message 1373405)
Posted 30 May 2013 by Profile popandbob
Got 52 Tasks first try... All downloaded just fine.
Saw a funny message in BOINC a couple min ago though...

30/05/2013 3:52:34 AM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
30/05/2013 3:52:34 AM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks
30/05/2013 3:52:36 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed

5) Message boards : Number crunching : Coming towards the end of an era in the top 100 machines (Message 1370185)
Posted 21 May 2013 by Profile popandbob

Not progress. Good Marketing. GTX295 versus GTX690.

The 690 is probably running 2 or 3 wu per gpu... judging by that computers RAC I would say it is.
6) Message boards : Technical News : Labyrinth of Light (Oct 06 2011) (Message 1159646)
Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Profile popandbob
Perhaps it would be a good idea to put the goodsearch/goodshop link on the donation page (since it wasn't mentioned in the email)
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI Brainstorm (Message 1156477)
Posted 27 Sep 2011 by Profile popandbob
I think that someone creative could turn this idea into something special...

What I'm thinking of is something along the lines of

Basically you make a program to visualize the data in 3D (in much smaller chunks of course!) and have users scan through it using a few built in tools but have the option available for users to write scripts to do what ever they want with the data (without being able to edit it)
It could be turned into a fun game I think... highest scoring signal wins!

8) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Why does a GPU uses more FLOPS then a CPU, for the same job? (Message 984636)
Posted 28 Mar 2010 by Profile popandbob
I believe the reason behind it is the CPU can do some calculations in a single calculation which the GPU has to do in a couple.

It would be like asking the CPU to do 2x2 it would figure it out with one calculation of 2x2=4 where as the GPU would have to 2x2= 2 groups of 2 means 2+2=4 (2 calculations)
That's obviously not a true case but I'm sure you get the idea.

9) Message boards : Technical News : Lesson #1, Never use the word "fixed" (March 17, 2010) (Message 982676)
Posted 23 Mar 2010 by Profile popandbob
You've probably forgotten about this since its been over a year but you were going to do some sort of official announcement about the Good Search account you set up. Do you think you could get around to it sometime?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : EVGA has created a Dual cpu LGA1366 motherboard (Message 982334)
Posted 21 Mar 2010 by Profile popandbob
eVga are making their own power supply for that motherboard as well!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : New feature request...New Button (Message 982210)
Posted 21 Mar 2010 by Profile popandbob
It would also help other projects because you could tell boinc to not try and get GPU work from a project which doesn't have a GPU app.

12) Message boards : Number crunching : Petition For Seti@Home and Arecibo Funding (Message 950998)
Posted 30 Nov 2009 by Profile popandbob
The only emails that may be received are either those which you opted in for or they are related to the petition. You only receive other emails if you become a member.
If they do start to send other emails most email accounts have a method of blocking senders.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Petition For Seti@Home and Arecibo Funding (Message 950818)
Posted 29 Nov 2009 by Profile popandbob
I would sign a petition, but I don't want to sign up for the service included with the signature, and according to the terms of service, there is no way to opt out.


What service is that? I don't think you have to sign up for anything if you sign.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Petition For Seti@Home and Arecibo Funding (Message 950718)
Posted 29 Nov 2009 by Profile popandbob
Someone here on the forums wrote the letter, I cant remember who though... I was going to start this a couple years ago but never finished it until now.

15) Message boards : Number crunching : Green Star / Donation Controversy *THREAD LOCKED* (Message 948071)
Posted 18 Nov 2009 by Profile popandbob
For those who think its tough or they cant donate to Seti directly...

Select the University of California - Seti@home under charity

$0.01 per search is donated directly to Seti@home.

Eric was going to do an official post about this but never got around to doing it.

16) Message boards : Technical News : Back and Forth (Oct 28 2009) (Message 945390)
Posted 6 Nov 2009 by Profile popandbob
The latest version of MS FSX doesn't work virtualized, but I wonder if an older version would work?

X-plane has a linux and mac version... I dont think its as good as FSX but its better than older MSFS versions.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Reached Daily Quota??????? (Message 928737)
Posted 26 Aug 2009 by Profile popandbob
I've just seen this limit as well...
Maybe there is a problem with a config somewhere...

I have a quad with a gtx260 and its only letting me have 200/day

18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : CUDA locking up my computer (Message 923263)
Posted 3 Aug 2009 by Profile popandbob
I've had this error in the past but upgrading to cuda 2.3 seems to have stopped the problem.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : What's NVIDIA feeding those CUDA 2.3 DLL's? (Message 922942)
Posted 1 Aug 2009 by Profile popandbob
7/31/2009 11:43:07 PM SETI@home [error] File cudart.dll has wrong size: expected 192512, got 285696

i replaced the old files with the ones from luna, nd it gives me this..

boinc 6.6.38 and vista 32 bit.

That would mean your not using an app_info
Using an app_info.xml is required for these dll's

20) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : If fire insurance were like health insurance. (Message 922884)
Posted 1 Aug 2009 by Profile popandbob
Lets look at defense spending, for this year it was 651.2 Billion dollars. I went to a large airshow last week-end and saw the new F-22 Raptor in action. It is quite the awesome machine (bring ear-plugs) To bad Canada does'nt have any, but then, you will not need any, because Canadians know that if anything really bad happens, we will protect you, we always have. Lets not forget Europe, people from Europe fall into 2 catagories, those whose ass we saved and those whose ass we kicked. Except Great Britain of course (they can take care of themselves.

There has been no war that the Americans have protected the Canadians.
You have a very sad knowledge of Europe. There are hundreds of countries in europe... How many were defeated with the help of the USA? Three. Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. The US has NEVER defeated anyone without help.

Its funny you should mention defence spending... The USA spends lots more on its Military but how much of a deficit do they have? How much is that deficit growing each year thanks to the huge military spending?


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