Posts by Lord_Vader

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Dilbert :) (Message 1099168)
Posted 20 Apr 2011 by Profile Lord_Vader
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:-)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Really interesting change in power consumption over months past.. (Message 1053411)
Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Profile Lord_Vader
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I don't know who your power company is, but I got some nice checks from mine when I upgraded to new energy efficient stuff like you did. You might want to check with them.


Absolutely. I just got $600 from my gas company for going tankless on my water heater, and I will get another $1500 on my federal tax return.

Here is a site that lists rebates in the US.
http://www.dsireusa.org/

More detail on the federal tax credits:
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Boincview? (Message 975098)
Posted 1 Mar 2010 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Thanks...

It was under \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Boinc\.

Guess I missed a few things lately. :-D
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Boincview? (Message 975093)
Posted 1 Mar 2010 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Where did the "projects" folder go?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Boincview? (Message 975074)
Posted 1 Mar 2010 by Profile Lord_Vader
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I had to leave my farm running basically on its own for awhile so I got a little behind on maintenance and I am not up to date on what's available for monitoring.

I just upgraded the client on all of my machines and was wondering what people use to monitor their 'farm'.

I was using boincview. Any suggestions?

TIA
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux optimized versions (Message 857215)
Posted 24 Jan 2009 by Profile Lord_Vader
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If you have ubuntu, it would be easier to install BOINC through the package manager. Once you do that, you just copy the optimized client and app_info.xml to the seti dir. I think you might have to gunzip and untar (tar -xvf) it first.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Your SETI farm power consumption? (Message 723442)
Posted 8 Mar 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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I'm running 12 machines at about 1 kWh total. I know the basement machines are ~650 watts measured by a 'kill-a-watt' and I'm just guessing on the other two ( P4HT and P4 ). I just ordered a quad and will probably drop a couple of machines in the basement to compensate. I told my wife I would try to stay at 1 kWH or less, give or take.

I also don't worry too much since I went 'green' everywhere else in the house. The fridge is about 4$ a month, and the lights are all CFL. I also put in extra insulation and programable thermostats.

Even you you swap out something like 1 floodlight with a CFL, thats enough for a P2/P3 or so. :-)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Can you suggest a good linux tutorial? (Message 708928)
Posted 6 Feb 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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I used to do all SUSE but have been migrating to Ubuntu lately. The main reason was the ubuntu forums are pretty good. Also, it was the only Linux distribution I could find that ran on all of my hardware (SPARC / Intel)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : The Old Mule. (Message 708926)
Posted 6 Feb 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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I'm running a couple of PIIs under boinc. Ubuntu works great. All you have to do is load it, and add boinc through the package manager.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Need to enter computer name and password in BOINC manager (Message 700101)
Posted 14 Jan 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Hi all,

First let me say that I am a noob when it comes to Ubuntu. I successfully have BOINC running on this computer. After I setup BOINC view so my Windows boxes can connect to the Ubuntu boxes using BOINC view everytime I start BOINC manager on the Ubuntu I get this error.
"Authorization failed connecting to running client.
Make sure you start this program in the same directory as the client."
I put the computer name and the password in and all is well. Is there somewhere I can store this so I don't have to do this everytime I start the program?

Eric



Did you...

1) copy the password from the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file and put that into boincview

2) set up a remote_hosts.cfg file with the IP address of your boincview PC


Yes and Yes. In fact the computers that have boincview installed can connect to the ubuntu boxes with out problems. It is only when I try to connect to boinc manager on the ubuntu boxes (local) that I have the problem.


What happens when you go to "advanced", "select computer", and type in "localhost"?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Shuttle PC (Message 699415)
Posted 12 Jan 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9847365-7.html?tag=nefd.only

Not bad. :)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Need Computer repair help (Message 697155)
Posted 4 Jan 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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If the RAM is bad / not compatible, it will just black screen.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Need to enter computer name and password in BOINC manager (Message 697108)
Posted 3 Jan 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Hi all,

First let me say that I am a noob when it comes to Ubuntu. I successfully have BOINC running on this computer. After I setup BOINC view so my Windows boxes can connect to the Ubuntu boxes using BOINC view everytime I start BOINC manager on the Ubuntu I get this error.
"Authorization failed connecting to running client.
Make sure you start this program in the same directory as the client."
I put the computer name and the password in and all is well. Is there somewhere I can store this so I don't have to do this everytime I start the program?

Eric



Did you...

1) copy the password from the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file and put that into boincview

2) set up a remote_hosts.cfg file with the IP address of your boincview PC
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Feature needed in Boinc: Setting Boincs Priority Level Permanently (Message 697105)
Posted 3 Jan 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Just curious... Why does your firefox take 300MB of memory? :-O I think you should look closer at that. You may have some sort of problem there. Especially if you are swapping that much back and forth to disk.

Just a thought.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Need Computer repair help (Message 697099)
Posted 3 Jan 2008 by Profile Lord_Vader
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What did you transfer to the new MB?

RAM could be a problem. Its very early in the post check. When troubleshooting things like this, take as much as you can out of the equation. Pull all of your cards and IDE connections. Power on. If it work, then start ading things back one at a time. If it doesn't work with just MB and RAM and video, then its one of those.

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Running costs (Message 673207)
Posted 6 Nov 2007 by Profile Lord_Vader
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10 Machines = ~ 1 kWr * .06 average = .06 cents an hour US = $1.44 a day = $526.6 a year.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Just curious... (Message 656798)
Posted 9 Oct 2007 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Do you think something like BEA Tuxedo could run BOINC / SETI? Seems like it would be good for management of a farm with its features. (not saying its cost effective, just theoretical )

http://www.bea.com/framework.jsp?CNT=overview.htm&FP=/content/products/tux/#

Knowing nothing about Tuxedo except for reading the page you linked to, I understand it would be fine where the equipment to support the redundancy offered by this system could be implemented, however that's just the problem with SETI. There's only a limited amount of hardware available to run the different services on. If SETI had the hardware, then sure it sounds good in that if a database server went down, or got bogged down the load could be transfered to another one, or if more wu's needed split then additional splitters could be fired up, etc.

This seems fine where a coorporation or institution *must* remain up and running and has the resources to provide the redundant equipment, but SETI is not "mission critical" and doesn't have the hardware necessary to implement such a system.

This is, as I said, from my general impression I got from the link you posted. I may be completely wrong about it's uses, etc.


I am more of a weblogic server guy, but I think tuxedo does the same things basically. You get high availability, central management and deployment of applications. I think Tuxedo is the C++ version of weblogic server.

I am a tinkerer at heart as I suspect most of you are and was just pondering the thought. :) I was thinking of downloading the demo and playing with it out of curiosity and was wondering if anyone had considered it before.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Just curious... (Message 656754)
Posted 9 Oct 2007 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Do you think something like BEA Tuxedo could run BOINC / SETI? Seems like it would be good for management of a farm with its features. (not saying its cost effective, just theoretical )

http://www.bea.com/framework.jsp?CNT=overview.htm&FP=/content/products/tux/#
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Moving from Windows to Linux (Message 651997)
Posted 30 Sep 2007 by Profile Lord_Vader
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Up to you, but you might want to try ubuntu also. All you have to do after installing it is "sudo apt-get install boinc" or install it through Synaptec. :)

20) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc on Wine? (Message 624354)
Posted 22 Aug 2007 by Profile Lord_Vader
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I got it working sort of with wine. I keep getting a message about not being able to detect the cpu time. At this point, I think I will just wait a couple of weeks and try the vmware with a little better PC I'm going to get.

Thanks for the help. :)


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