Posts by TimeLord04

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky`s Original Cafe - restocked and opened 18/1/2018 (Message 1940099)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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*Joins Donald and Mike by the fireplace*

*Pops open a 1.75L Bottle of Grangestone Bourbon Cask and pours 2 Oz. for everyone.*

To Grant.

R.I.P.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers Thread # 28 (Message 1940097)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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*Donates 1.75L Bottle of Grangestone Bourbon Cask*

For everyone in this Thread - To Grant!

R.I.P.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Grant Nelson (Message 1940096)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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God bless those Grant leaves behind. R.I.P. my friend, I'm sorry to hear of your passing.

*Raises glass of Grangestone Bourbon Cask* To you my friend. You will be missed.

On a side note, is one of his family members taking his new dog? Do we even know?


TL
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXXII (Message 1935791)
Posted 15 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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First one to Post after the Outrage!!!!! :-)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1934352)
Posted 8 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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Hey, if you want to use those 'Stock' Apps that I compiled over Two Years ago, go for it. Perhaps one of these days you will grasp the fact that those App were also compiled by Me. You would think after a couple of years of being told who built the Apps it would sink in. That ATI OpenCL App you are using in HS is one of mine, as is the current 'Stock' NV App, as well as the 'Stock' CUDA Apps.
Your 'LEGITIMATE' question has already been answered if you could just understand what you've been told already... a couple of times. The best App on the Mac Pro right now is the CUDA Special App. I'm not going to say it again. Use what you wish, I'm done with you.

AND, the LEGITIMATE question WAS, "What works BEST in High Sierra?" Because, you stated "...the CUDA App does NOT work in High Sierra." If the OpenCL NVIDIA App works in High Sierra, I'd be willing to sacrifice the upcoming PC Build and reallocate one GTX-1050 2GB GDDR5 VRAM Card to the 5,1! You SEEMED to have missed THAT POINT! I'm WANTING to Upgrade this System the BEST that I can! You stated NOT to get the Sapphire Pulse RX 580, BUT, DID NOT state anything about my wanting to save up for a 1070 with 8GB RAM from iBuildMacs.com! Further, you wanted me to cannibalize the Hackintosh, and put the two 750s into the 5,1. I clarified that I WILL NOT be doing that! So, I'm left with either using a GTX-1050 that I have on hand, or saving up for a 1070 8GB Card! To save money, I'd hope that I could utilize the 1050, WITH your NVIDIA OpenCL App, ON the 5,1... WILL THIS WORK, or WON'T IT??? That was the question a couple posts ago, AND in the PM I sent you!

TL
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1934324)
Posted 8 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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...will the OpenCL App work in High Sierra???
Aren't you using the OpenCL App in High Sierra RIGHT NOW? It works doesn't it? Since I'm NOT running High Sierra, I would have to check it the same way as YOU. I would have to go through the Host list and find a Host running it. Oh wait, YOU are running it. Since I compiled the App you are running, along with all the Mac nVidia OpenCL Apps, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet they will All work. If they didn't work, it would be a pretty safe bet their would be people complaining about it as every Mac GPU user at SETI is running the OpenCL Apps that I compiled. Of course, since High Sierra is nothing more that a Public Beta Test, it's possible the next System point release will break it. That's why it's Not recommended to use a Public Beta OS for production work. It's been like that FOREVER.

I've already suggested what I would do. I would go back to the Non-Beta Sierra and run the CUDA Special App on the NV cards while using the 5770 as the Display driver. That way you can open your 20 browser tabs, or whatever else you want, on the 5770 without running the 2 GB nVidia GPUs out of vRam. If you do run OpenCL on the nVidia GPUs, I would suggest ONE task at a time as they might not respond well trying to run Two Arecibo VLARs at the same time. My 3 GPU machine runs Three CUDA tasks and two CPU tasks and I really can't notice anything is running, i.e, there isn't any System lag even when running 5 Arecibo VLARs at the same time.

I'm NOT using ANYTHING in High Sierra. I just got this machine! The Hackintosh on El Capitan, 10.11.6 is on your OpenCL App.

Can you please, PLEASE, be kinder to me!? I'm asking LEGITIMATE questions! I'm NOT, NOR EVER HAVE BEEN a Programmer! I don't know, (and DON'T want to know), what it takes to develop an App like yours. I will stick with HARDWARE! Hardware is what I understand as a Tech, it is what I do best.

I want to use whatever is BEST for High Sierra, as THIS IS what I WILL be using for my Primary OS on the 5,1! If the answer is NONE of your Apps, (as you are suggesting that High Sierra is "Beta" and "Unstable"), then I will stick to STOCK!


TL
7) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1933896)
Posted 6 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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Well, even with CreditScrew, I've just broken 10K RAC due to adding a MacPro 5,1 System to my list of Crunchers... Now up to three full time crunchers at approx 18 hours a day of crunching, and one part time cruncher. The part time cruncher is my parents' Desktop system.

The 5,1 has ONLY been crunching for 24 hours and has gotten me to break the 10K RAC barrier. :-) I'm waiting for a response from TBar in another Thread, and if he gives me a "go" I will be adding an EVGA GTX-1050 "Gaming" 2GB GDDR5 VRAM Card to the 5,1 to help me even more. :-)

[EDIT:]Forgot to mention that one of the Crunchers is crunching Einstein@Home... So, for SETI, I now have two Full Time Crunchers... The system crunching Einstein is my Win XP Pro, x64 System with an AMD A6-6400K machine with one EVGA GTX-760 2GB GDDR5 VRAM Card.

The two Full Time SETI Crunchers are my Hackintosh MacPro 3,1 and now the new 5,1. The part timer is an i7 7700 with HD-630 Integrated GPU.


TL
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 95 (Message 1933890)
Posted 6 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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Ramses
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXXI (Message 1933882)
Posted 5 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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Posting from Daedalus, (the MacPro 5,1), and it is crunching CPU and GPU... :-)


TL
10) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1933881)
Posted 5 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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I'd suggest you hold off on any 'New' GPUs. I should be testing one of the Cheap Chinese Knockoffs next week, and if it works out it will be a much better investment than the current GPU lineup.
For less than half price of a current used 950, I figured I could give it a try.

On second thought, to run Three GPUs you'd have to move the rear Two Hard drives to the Optical bay as I have done. So, you might want to just use Two GPUs in the Mac Pro unless you are prepared to move HDs.
Oh well.

I agree. Two GPUs would be what I would choose to do for this 5,1... Especially since EVGA is Double Width... Which brings me to an idea... I WAS saving up slowly and buying parts for a PC Build. I have on hand two EVGA GTX-1050 "Gaming" 2GB GDDR5 VRAM GPUs. I was thinking about your idea of leaving the 5770 in line hooked up to the Apple Cinema Display and then using one of the 1050's to crunch with on your OpenCL App that my two 750's on the Hackintosh are currently making use of. What do you think of this??? (Or, should I pull the 5770 and put both 1050's in the 5,1???) [EDIT:] AND, will the OpenCL App work in High Sierra???


TL
11) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1933719)
Posted 5 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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I have just noticed the Estimated Crunching Time on each CPU Thread... Approx 4.5 Hours to crunch one WU!!! I would have thought that Westmere Xeon Processors would have been faster than this.
Your CPUs are around 8 Years old, they will run similar to an 8 year old CPU. You might consider the reason I built and posted all those MAC CPU Apps, I didn't do it just to pass time; SETIv8 OSX MB CPU Apps
They are generally about Twice as fast as the Stock CPU App.

I would pair the ATI5 App 3710 with the SSE41 CPU App 3711 and run that. You will see a slight speedup when running the 5770 with the cmdline options.
If it were Me, I'd install OSX 10.12.6 Sierra, then move the two GTX 750s to the New Mac and run the CUDA Special App on the 750s while using the HD 5770 to run the monitor.
The CUDA Special Apps Will NOT work with High Sierra, the highest you can go is Sierra. Two 750 Ti using the Special App will give you about the same as this machine; https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6796475 You can also set the 5770 to run just APs so it doesn't waste electricity on the slow running MBv8 tasks. Don't bother with APs on the 750s, the OpenCL in the AP App was Never fixed after Darwin 15.4 and runs lousy on NV cards above Darwin 15.3. The ATI cards however run better since the OpenCL change in Darwin 15.4.

I can't move the 750's to the new system, as that would completely kill the Hackintosh - which I still use daily. It is a nice thought, though... I will; however, look into your ATI5 App 3710 and SSE41 CPU App 3711. I do want to speed this new toy up.

Any thoughts on the Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB Card??? I'm tempted to pick one up in the next year.

Does anyone have any EVGA GTX-750TI SC Cards they want to get rid of??? I'd gladly take them if offered.

TL
12) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1933716)
Posted 5 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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TL, unless I got something seriously wrong with my really quick back of the envelope math, that Xeon should be good for at least twice as much credit as the 5770. If I were you I'd try to crunch the CPU only for a few days at 75% (12 tasks at a time) and see how that goes. And unless the Radeon is really particular to how much of the CPU it needs, I see no reason it wouldn't be happy with those settings too... but I don't know how AMD plays with SETI so can't tell you for sure.

also:
- 12 or 16 tasks at 4 and a half hours is nothing to be sneezed at.
and
- there's a discrepancy in your CPU elapsed times on the only task you've returned so far.

Edit: actually I did a bit more quick math and I'm getting around 8-9000 a day for the Xeon and around 3500 a day for the Radeon.

5-4-2018 at 7:03 PM - PDT

OK - I've just reset to "50% of CPU" and 8 CPU Threads are crunching again. In addition, one core is still feeding the ATI HD 5770 GPU for one WU there at a time. Total Units crunching are 9. I'm being more conservative in my CPU Usage as I don't want to overtax the system and starve the GPU. Also, I want a few Cores/Threads free for the rest of the system to utilize other programs.

I have four, (4), 512GB Seagate SATA Drives installed in Daedalus. Two have MacOS on them, and two are empty. The Primary Drive and OS is High Sierra, 10.13.3, and the Secondary Drive and OS is Sierra 10.12.1. The 10.12.1 Drive has A TON of software on it that I want to make use of... MS Office for Mac, and the FULL Adobe Software Line of "CS6" including Photoshop, Illustrator and more... When booted into 10.12.1, (of course), BOINC won't be running... BOINC is ONLY running on High Sierra... Still, there's more I want to accomplish with this system than just crunching.

I plan to turn the Third Drive into MacOS Snow Leopard and install the original StarCraft and BroodWar CDs that I still have, and then Upgrade SC/BW to Ver 1.16.1 for Mac.

The Fourth Drive I want to utilize BootCamp from the High Sierra System and install Win 7 Pro SP-1, x64 there. Then, over the next couple of years, I want to save up and Clone the drives to SSDs for better security of data and stability of the Systems. (My family has had THREE separate HDs fail this year!!! SSDs are a MUST for me, now!)

[EDIT:] The System also came with the old BlueTooth Wireless Keyboard - Full Size with 10-Key, and an Apple Cinema Display with DVI Cable - 23", 1920x1200 Resolution.

As to GPUs, in another Thread here in NC I mentioned saving up for a Mac NVIDIA GTX-1070 8GB card... I'm rethinking this, as I've been looking into the AMD/ATI Sapphire Pulse RX-580 8GB card which, (depending on manufacturer), seems to be about half the price! Anyone here with MacPros have any comments on the Sapphire Pulse RX-580 vs the GTX-1070 cards???


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13) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1933627)
Posted 4 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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Well, I played with the settings, and lowered CPU Usage to 25%. As I guessed, this limited Daedalus to 4 CPU Cores/Threads crunching at one time, AND still left sufficient Free Cores to feed the GPU. :-)

System seems to be crunching the way I want it to. :-) I learn more and more all the time.


TL

[EDIT:]

I have just noticed the Estimated Crunching Time on each CPU Thread... Approx 4.5 Hours to crunch one WU!!! I would have thought that Westmere Xeon Processors would have been faster than this...


TL
14) Message boards : Number crunching : New Host Set for "Work" to use CPU at 50%... (Message 1933625)
Posted 4 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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5-4-2018

New Computer ID: 8508902 - 2010, MacPro 5,1 - Computer Name: Daedalus

I've set "Work" Preferences and made sure to ONLY set "Use 50% of CPU" to limit the number of cores used for crunching to HALF of what is available. For the above noted system, this means that ONLY 4 Cores of the 8 available should be crunching... Or is Hyperthreading causing 8 Cores to be used???

I'm new to Hyperthreading, and if it is true that at 50% that 8 Threads will be used; then, I'm guessing I need to reset the limit to 25%...???

Since this system is also crunching 1 Unit at a time on the ATI HD 5770 GPU; I'm trying to keep one full core free to properly feed the GPU in addition to having 4 Cores/Threads crunching on CPU.

Any help is greatly appreciated. :-)


TL
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Star Wars Day (Message 1933544)
Posted 4 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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May the Fourth be with you! :-)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXXI (Message 1933484)
Posted 4 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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OK - Been away from the Cafe for a few days... I did Post in NC, though.

Just got my new toy today!!!

Computer ID: 8508902

Daedalus, 2010 MacPro 5,1 - Used, of course... Got it CHEAP!!!

Now I need to set a new and separate "Work" Location for SETI@Home so that I can get a few of the CPU Cores to crunch. It's already crunching on the OOOOOLD ATI HD 5770 1GB VRAM Card.


TL
17) Message boards : Number crunching : New thread to post "My Hardware" used for crunching on BOINC. (Message 1933482)
Posted 4 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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5-3-2018 at 7:21 PM - PDT

New toy is crunching; surprisingly, on the ATI HD 5770 1GB VRAM Card!!!!! :-O :-)

New Computer ID: 8508902 - 2010, MacPro 5,1 - Computer Name: Daedalus

Now, I need to set a separate "Work" Profile and get some of the CPU Cores crunching, too. :-)


TL
18) Message boards : Number crunching : New computer on the way (Message 1932983)
Posted 1 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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Photos will be mandatory.


Got a problem, the last picture hosting service I used postimg.org seems to have gone AWOL, whats the easiest hosting site nowdays, I do not use facebook etc.

Delivery expected in 3 - 4 hours.

imgur is mostly what's used, now that Photobucket charges to host pics... I use imgur, now.


TL
19) Message boards : Number crunching : New thread to post "My Hardware" used for crunching on BOINC. (Message 1932953)
Posted 1 May 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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On Thursday, (5-3-2018), I will be picking up a used MacPro 5,1 - 2010 Dual Quad Core System with built-in Apple Blue-Tooth/WiFi Card!!!

It will ONLY have an ATI HD 5770 1GB GPU; BUT, will have 12GB DDR3, ECC System RAM. I've looked into iBuildMacs.com for possible Upgrades; and WILL be getting 32GB DDR3, ECC System RAM for $140. I will be saving for the iBuildMacs.com NVIDIA GTX-1070 8GB GPU for $850, and a 1TB SSD for $425.

The system, as is, comes with FOUR 512GB Internal Hard Drives, ALL Seagate!!! I'm hoping to be LUCKY and have these drives survive over the next year while I save for the 1TB SSD for High Sierra. One of the drives will have HS 10.13.0 Installed that I will Upgrade to 10.13.3, and one of the spare drives already has Sierra 10.12.1 with A SLEW of software that would cost me COPIOUS $$$ if I had to pay for the software myself. [EDIT:] Also, the Mac comes with a genuine Apple Blue-Tooth Wireless Keyboard!!! (Full size with 10-Key!!!) The Keyboard also has 16 Function Keys. [EDIT 2:] Also forgot to mention that system comes with a 23" Apple Cinema Display on DVI.

System is less than $620 as is.

I will be setting up a separate "Work" ID Platform in BOINC to crunch on the Xeons over the next year, as I don't believe the HD 5770 1GB card can do much SETI work.

My current primary platform is a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Ver 1.6, BIOS Ver FD, with Intel Quad Core Extreme X9650 at 3GHz, two EVGA GTX-750TI SC 2GB Cards, one WD Black 1TB SATA HD with MacOS X 10.11.6, and one WD Black 1TB SATA HD for Win 7 Pro SP-1 x64. System has a three drive Hot Swap Bay, (Dual Bay Install), and a Lite-On DVD-RW Drive. I'm crunching in MacOS with TBar's OpenCL App on the two 750TI SC Cards.

I also have an AMD A6-6400K APU with a built-in Radeon card, (NOT used), and an old 2006 Internal WD Black 250GB SATA Drive with Win XP Pro x64 SP-2, another Lite-On DVD_RW Drive, and an EVGA GTX-760 with 2GB GDDR5. This system is crunching 2 Einstein Units at a time on the 760 Card.

The 750's crunch 1 Unit at a time, and each card has 2GB GDDR5.

Can't wait for the Dual Xeon Mac!!! :-)


TL
20) Message boards : Number crunching : I've Built a Couple OSX CUDA Apps... (Message 1932597)
Posted 29 Apr 2018 by Profile TimeLord04 Project Donor
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My Clover is OLD!!! I haven't changed it since March of 2016 when I got 10.11.3 running. My Clover is Version 3320. I believe for the video, the config.plist has the checkbox marked for nv_drv=1 and SIP is "0x3" in RTVariables. All else is stock with the config.plist. (I ONLY view the config.plist through Clover Configurator.)

The Alternate NVIDIA Web Drivers seem to have always Updated after completing an OS Update without any hassle for me. I left the CUDA Driver alone for quite awhile, until you mentioned to me that it should be Updated. I can't remember what Version it was that I was on at the time, nor what you recommended I go to when I first Updated the OS to 10.11.4. Whatever Version it was on, it stayed until the recent Upgrade to 10.11.6 and the Security Patch Update. After successfully Updating to 15G19009, I Updated CUDA to 8.0.71.


TL

[EDIT:]

Oh, and SMBIOS is set for "MacPro 3,1 Early 2008" with appropriate Serial # and UUID. I've had VERY LITTLE trouble with this system.

The GA-EP45-UD3P MOBO is on BIOS Ver FD from 2009. When the Mac Drive failed a couple of months ago, I had my local computer place go through the system with a fine toothed comb. The BIOS/CMOS Battery got changed, the system was stress tested, cleaned of all dust, new PSU, (per my request), new Hot Swap Bay, and finally a new SATA Hard Drive to replace the failed Mac Drive. I was QUITE LUCKY that they could Clone the system and data to the new drive and all just picked up and worked right away.

I submitted the defective drive to WD for warranty RMA replacement. They actually Upgraded me from the defective 1TB to a 2TB Drive. (I still haven't opened the anti-static bag on the new drive yet.)


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