Posts by SonicAgamemnon

1) Message boards : News : Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development system (Message 1905705)
Posted 8 Dec 2017 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
I just donated $325 via PayPal for one GPU and one disk drive.
I hope this helps process the flood of data arriving from the Parkes Telescope.

Regards,
Trent
AKA SonicAgamemnon
2) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1833776)
Posted 3 Dec 2016 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Back once more crunching among the one-percents . . . Ni!

Proud member of the keepers of the sacred words: Ni, Ping, and Nee-womm!
3) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Log Date Format Confusion (Message 1459100)
Posted 31 Dec 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
I just tried switching the BM language option to English (U.K.) and the date format in BM changed from "month/day/year" to "day/month/year". However, the date format in the actual log file did not change, remaining "day-mon-year".

I have never been able to alter the date format ("day-mon-year") or 24-hour time format used in the actual log file. Changing my operating system timezone does change the actual date/time value itself, but it does not alter the date/time format from this style in the log file:

30-Dec-2013 23:25:23


I confirmed this behavior in the latest BM version for both Windows 7 and Mac OS X...
4) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Not Switching Between Two Projects (Message 1459023)
Posted 31 Dec 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Thank you for the explanation. I will do as you advise and let it self-adjust...
5) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Log Date Format Confusion (Message 1459016)
Posted 31 Dec 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
I have noticed the log date and time format is different in the BOINC Manager compared to the actual log file (stdoutdae.txt).

The BOINC Manager screen/log:



The stdoutdae.txt log file:



The date and time formats don't agree-- is that intentional?

I've changed the language preferences in the BOINC Manager but that appears to only affect the Manager screen/log date/time format, not the log file format. Nothing I do changes the date or time format in the log file. I can change my OS timezone to UTC or something different and the time value itself does change, but the display format (date and 24-hour format) never changes in the log file.

Just wondering if this is as-designed or something I have misconfigured...
6) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Not Switching Between Two Projects (Message 1459013)
Posted 31 Dec 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
I just installed the latest 7.2.33 client (Windows 7 Pro) and then added a second project Einstein@Home to crunch along with the preexisting SETI@Home project. However, only the newly added Einstein project is active. SETI@Home never gets any crunch time. I have the "switch between applications" option set to every 2 minutes, yet it never switches. The resource share is 80% for SETI and 20% for Einstein, yet SETI gets no crunch time-- unless I manually suspend the Einstein project.

Help!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : What has your RAC done......since..... (Message 1376991)
Posted 5 Jun 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
My RAC has plunged 25%, from 139K to 104K, in less than a week and it is still dropping . . . and with that observation I say "goodbye" to SETI crunching and munching.

Good luck to all of you and solong!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : What has your RAC done......since..... (Message 1374261)
Posted 31 May 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Down 4%, but it looks like all recently-upgraded v7 boats have lowered about the same amount-- rising/falling on the same tide . . .
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (84) Server Problems? (Message 1373863)
Posted 30 May 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
After finally getting all of the v7 code downloaded, the scheduler shot off a big request for 99 new tasks "for CPU and NVIDIA". Unfortunately, the scheduler only loaded one CUDA task (SETI@home v7 v7.00 (cuda42)) and 98 SETI@Home v7 7.00) tasks.

I have three NVIDIA GPUs, yet only one GPU gets a single task (which it crunched in very short order) and the other two are totally latent. After the single CUDA task completed, all three GPUs are now dead in the water-- while the CPUs slowly grind away on 98 tasks.

Doesn't the scheduler appear to be a bit "unbalanced", or is something mis-configured?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (84) Server Problems? (Message 1373611)
Posted 30 May 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Thanks for the assistance. I removed app_config.xml and I do see v7 WUs downloading now, but it looks like not all of the v7 code will download (invalid host name) so nothing is running, although I do now have lots of v7 WUs waiting.

How can a bunch of WUs make it down but not the code?

5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.64 for windows_x86_64
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Running under account SonicAgamemnon
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Processor: 12 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz [Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7]
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm vmx tm2 dca pbe
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Memory: 31.95 GB physical, 79.88 GB virtual
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Disk: 906.10 GB total, 510.80 GB free
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | VirtualBox version: 4.2.4
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.5, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.5, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.5, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 6144MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 6144MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 6144MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Config: report completed tasks immediately
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6857388; resource share 100
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 29-May-2013 20:26:02)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Reading preferences override file
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Preferences:
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | max memory usage when active: 16360.19MB
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 29448.34MB
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | max disk usage: 25.00GB
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | max download rate: 999004 bytes/sec
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | max upload rate: 999004 bytes/sec
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | | Not using a proxy
5/30/2013 10:20:23 AM | SETI@home | Started download of libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
5/30/2013 10:20:24 AM | SETI@home | Temporarily failed download of libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll: can't resolve hostname
5/30/2013 10:20:24 AM | SETI@home | Backing off 1 hr 24 min 56 sec on download of libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
5/30/2013 10:20:35 AM | SETI@home | Started download of libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
5/30/2013 10:20:44 AM | SETI@home | Temporarily failed download of libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll: can't resolve hostname
5/30/2013 10:20:44 AM | SETI@home | Backing off 2 hr 17 min 2 sec on download of libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll
5/30/2013 10:20:44 AM | SETI@home | Started download of setigraphics_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe
5/30/2013 10:20:45 AM | SETI@home | Temporarily failed download of setigraphics_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe: can't resolve hostname
5/30/2013 10:20:45 AM | SETI@home | Backing off 20 min 18 sec on download of setigraphics_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe
5/30/2013 10:20:53 AM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
5/30/2013 10:20:54 AM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (84) Server Problems? (Message 1373531)
Posted 30 May 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
My computer appears to have fully installed v7, but the only WUs being downloaded are setiathome_enhanced 6.03, no v7 work at all. Are there v7 WUs available? I have a lot of latent CUDA horsepower waiting on the sideline for something to crunch on...


5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.64 for windows_x86_64
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Running under account SonicAgamemnon
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Processor: 12 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz [Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7]
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm vmx tm2 dca pbe
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Memory: 31.95 GB physical, 79.88 GB virtual
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Disk: 906.10 GB total, 510.74 GB free
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | VirtualBox version: 4.2.4
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.5, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.5, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.5, 4096MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 6144MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 6144MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX TITAN (driver version 314.22, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 6144MB, 4096MB available, 4989 GFLOPS peak)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Config: report completed tasks immediately
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6857388; resource share 100
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 29-May-2013 20:26:02)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Reading preferences override file
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Preferences:
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | max memory usage when active: 16360.19MB
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 29448.34MB
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | max disk usage: 25.00GB
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | max download rate: 999004 bytes/sec
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | max upload rate: 999004 bytes/sec
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
5/30/2013 8:12:49 AM | | Not using a proxy
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 23oc12ac.24695.3339.11.11.80_3 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 9
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 22my12ab.9983.14791.11.11.63_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 3
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 19oc12ab.23052.22040.9.11.105_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 1
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 08jn10ac.9828.237768.14.11.195_3 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 0
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 23oc12ac.24695.14382.11.11.132_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 10
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 26jn12ab.6592.14968.6.11.179_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 11
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 19oc12ab.13788.11815.8.11.39_3 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 8
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 23oc12ac.1058.16427.14.11.218_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 5
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 26jn12ab.17010.2284.8.11.113_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 4
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 30jl12aa.22752.63374.206158430222.10.176_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 7
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 25jn11ac.10463.24374.6.11.167_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 2
5/30/2013 8:12:50 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 23oc12ac.24180.12337.10.11.19_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 6
5/30/2013 8:17:50 AM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
5/30/2013 8:17:50 AM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA
5/30/2013 8:17:53 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
5/30/2013 8:17:53 AM | SETI@home | No tasks sent
5/30/2013 8:17:53 AM | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home Enhanced
5/30/2013 8:17:53 AM | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home v7


12) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics (Message 1359365)
Posted 21 Apr 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Hark!

Somebody find the gate-keeper and offer him some gold pieces-- somebody forgot to pay the domain fee for kwsn.net

"NONE SHALL PASS!"
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Case Fans - High CFM (Message 1352651)
Posted 1 Apr 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
What would you suggest for a low noise/high cfm/cost effective model?


Most consider Noctua fans ugly, but they are top performers and extremely quiet. Standard 120 and 140mmm models operate nearly in total silence, and they come with excellent anti-vibration mounts. Most models also ship with two cabling adapters (LNA and ULNA) that lower noise levels even further at the cost of higher CFM performance. I use a combination of several standard and LNA adapted Noctua fans and the end result is excellent cooling performance and nearly silent operation, even up close.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1349772)
Posted 23 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Alas, I hath contributed over 2 million pieces of gold in this quest for the Holy SETI Grail.

With my new war horse fully broken in, the pace hath quickened indeed-- averaging 1 million gold pieces every three weeks or 17.3 million per annum.

NI!


Hark!

Now hath 3 million pieces of gold for the Holy SETI Grail-- a million added within a fortnight, and that works out to be 26 million per annum.

NI!
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Haunted by SETI Past, How to Delete a Rogue Machine? (Message 1347350)
Posted 16 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Meanwhile, one of my other machines is currently passing 190 AstroPulse "Validation pending". A few days ago I thought 170 was high...


Hey, this situation presents yet another feature to add: The ability to designate your wingman or a group of wingmen.

I would like to designate you as my wingman, because we could quickly confirm our mountain of AtroPulse units. For example, on one of my computers:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=6857388&offset=0&show_names=0&state=2&appid=

Among the 400+ WUs stuck in pending purgatory for what seems like forever are well over 200 big AstroPulse units collecting dust, queued forever and a day.

We should be able to find and "friend" wingmen with similar queues in order to more effectively eliminate our hellish backlog of WUs...
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Haunted by SETI Past, How to Delete a Rogue Machine? (Message 1347315)
Posted 16 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Perhaps I should volunteer to code this feature, because after hours of processing time on these huge WUs it is really annoying to see them marked "inconclusive" for months. It's just my luck to expend huge crunch time on WUs that depend on other machines that rarely run and/or simply drop off the face of the Earth. It really screws your RAC but good...

*** END OF RANT ***
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse fails on Nvidia Titan (Message 1347295)
Posted 16 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
This may be related: Could the issue be incorrect processor detection-- Fermi versus Kepler?

For example, I have a Quadro K5000 (Kepler chip) but I've noticed all the WUs are labeled Fermi. I think the Titan uses a Kepler chip as well. Shouldn't the WUs be formatted for Kepler instead of Fermi, or since the processing uses an open API (OpenCL) perhaps this doesn't matter at all? It's a bit confusing.

Here is my system start-up log:

3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.28 for windows_x86_64
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Running under account SonicAgamemnon
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Processor: 32 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz [Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7]
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Processor: 256.00 KB cache
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx smx tm2 dca popcnt aes pbe
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Memory: 63.96 GB physical, 127.92 GB virtual
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Disk: 463.79 GB total, 305.50 GB free
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | VirtualBox version: 4.2.6
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro K5000 (driver version 311.15, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.0, 4096MB, 8384396MB available, 2167 GFLOPS peak)
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro K5000 (driver version 311.15, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 4096MB, 8384396MB available)
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Config: report completed tasks immediately
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6907411; resource share 100
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 03-Mar-2013 06:11:06)
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Reading preferences override file
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Preferences:
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | max memory usage when active: 32747.49MB
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 58945.49MB
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | max disk usage: 25.00GB
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | max download rate: 1022976 bytes/sec
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | max upload rate: 1022976 bytes/sec
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | | Not using a proxy
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.24496.72404.206158430216.10.136_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 13
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.2280.70359.206158430217.10.54_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 6
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.192.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 26
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 20oc12ad.7745.93187.206158430219.10.166_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 3
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 19se12ae.26599.41934.206158430219.10.250_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 8
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.212.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 25
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.232.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 22
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.89.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 19
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.206.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 24
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.73.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 11
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.9474.206158430214.10.83.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 29
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.9714.70768.206158430218.10.78_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 32
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.9714.70768.206158430218.10.84_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 4
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29oc12ab.19785.13155.206158430214.10.235.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 30
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.9714.70768.206158430218.10.12_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 27
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.9714.70768.206158430218.10.72_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 9
3/13/2013 5:56:23 AM | SETI@home | Restarting task 29no12af.18827.480.206158430219.10.57_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 15
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18) Message boards : Number crunching : TDP vs. flops/performance (Message 1345003)
Posted 10 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
I cannot speak to power-efficient GPUs, since that seems to be mutually-exclusive. However, the Xeon E5-2600 family of CPUs are excellent number crunchers, and several models in this family are very power efficient-- especially given the higher number of cores/threads provided.

For example:

http://ark.intel.com/products/64584/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2660-20M-Cache-2_20-GHz-8_00-GTs-Intel-QPI

The Xeon E5-2660 delivers 8 cores (16 threads) and can sustain a turbo clock rate of 3GHz using a maximum of 95W. That chip can crunch massive amounts of data across 16 threads using just 95 watts of power-- amazing!

In contrast, there are Core i7 CPUs out there with 12 threads that consume 150W at somewhat higher base clocks, with the TDP shooting up even higher as those unlocked chips are overclocked...

If you just want to look at 4-core CPUs, I would suggest an Intel Ivy CPU like the Core i7-3770T or the Xeon E3-1265. They provide sustained 3GHz clocks across 8 threads using 45 watts of power-- impressive!

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19) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXV [ CLOSED ] (Message 1344686)
Posted 9 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
Alas, I hath contributed over 2 million pieces of gold in this quest for the Holy SETI Grail.

With my new war horse fully broken in, the pace hath quickened indeed-- averaging 1 million gold pieces every three weeks or 17.3 million per annum.

NI!
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Why so many inconclusive's (Message 1344548)
Posted 9 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
Post:
The work unit (WU) validation process takes way too long to resolve, especially for very large WUs. I would suggest a change in the "tie-breaker" logic when determining a winner, at least for very large WUs, for example:



It appears obvious that the second computer either manually flushed this WU or it was nearly instantly aborted during computation (less than 10 CPU seconds) compared to the first computer (19K+ seconds). The delta is vast, and it seems to me the winner is obvious-- no need to wait a week or two for some other machine to crunch for another 19K+ seconds on this WU.

It seems really unfair for the computer that spends such a vast amount of resources on a WU to be held in limbo because another computer dumps it before really doing much work at all.

Moreover, it appears these larger WUs are held in "inconclusive limbo" far more frequently than smaller WUs, probably because so many computers are barfing on these big units early on.

This probably helps explain why many computers are avoiding these larger WUs...


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