Posts by SonicAgamemnon

21) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Message 1343731)
Posted 7 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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This video card confirms two things. First, nVidia has Kepler production humming along now. Second, that growing Kepler supply is obviously outpacing demand for nvidia's uber-expensive Quadro/Tesla hardware in the professional marketplace.

So, what is a company to do with all those Kepler chips piling up? That's right, rebrand the production line "Titan" and keep the price jacked as high as possible while targeting the much larger gaming market-- BRILLIANT!
22) Message boards : Number crunching : What model/brand of UPS are you using (Message 1343254)
Posted 5 Mar 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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I really like the Cyberpower PP2200SW UPS. I have two large systems with one 30" flat panel display connected to it, both machines running at 100% utilization, and this UPS remains totally silent at 50% capacity.

http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/smart-app-ups/pp-series/PP2200SW.html?selectedTabId=specifications&imageI=#tab-box

You do need to review the specs carefully, since Cyberpower produces a blizzard of models. The PP2200SW produces a pure sine wave on batteries, but other models do not.

I usually suggest people who are in the market for a UPS to not skimp on the unit, especially if they like a quiet room, because running a highly-loaded (at 60+ percent capacity) UPS frequently results in very, very loud fan noise. It may seem like a waste initially, but I usually calculate my total load in watts and then double that figure to arrive at an ideal UPS capacity, insuring the unit won't be heavily loaded with a fan going totally nuts all the time...
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos II (Message 1341278)
Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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...The Retry Now button is unavailable if there are no uploads or downloads to retry.

The Update button is always available because there are reasons for contacting the scheduler other than getting new work. For example, you may have updated your preferences on your account page on the web site and you want your computer to make contact so it will know your new prefs. This will result in the "Not reporting or requesting" message.


Thanks for the explanation; I hadn't noticed that delta in button behavior. However, I'm a bit dissappointed, mainly becuase the disable logic is already in place for one button but not the other, because the Update button is loaded with several responsibilities, making it convenient but ripe for misuse and a source for raising the annoyance factor. I would prefer to isolate the upload/download behavior with the Retry Now button only, removing that behaivor from the other catch-all Update button.

But this is just one person's subjective opinion, and I give it with the best of intentions. BTW, I feel comfortable expressing this because I have just sent a donation check in the mail, so I do have some skin in the game...
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (82) Server Problems? (Message 1341117)
Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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Question. Why did the server problem 81 get locked. The last post showed an awesome machine. So I will comment here. WOW, WOW,WOW, I want one. I was wondering how he had 32 threads going out a 8 core. Did not expect two cpus. It just looks so clean...


Here's a fun little video that shows the same machine munching on a CUDA shortie in just under 3.5 minutes. That is just enough time to hear my favorite guitar piece by Torroba during the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC9B3DsHY4w



I hope you enjoy watching this cute CUDA shortie climbing Mount SETI!
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos II (Message 1341062)
Posted 26 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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And "Not reporting or requsting taks" is an informative mesage- it indicates just what it says- it's neither reporting or requsting new work, indicating that hitting the retry button that time wasn't really worth the effort.


Part of the "annoyance" factor involved here is the utter uselessness of enabling a retry button that really isn't going to retry anything at all. Perhaps the level of frustration would drop if such buttons were disabled when the feature behind it is not available? It seems like a logical pattern to follow, but I guess the amount of programming involved is too great...
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Remote Desktop disables GPU's (Message 1340743)
Posted 25 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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Please evaluate SplashTop 2. It is free, fast and does not interfere with nVidia or AMD video driver detection. SETI works great and all other applications as well, like Photoshop, etc. Moreover, it has mobile apps so I can remote in from my iPad or iPhone - anywhere there is a wireless signal.

Very slick indeed...
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (81) Server Problems? (Message 1340597)
Posted 24 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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32 threads , wow . what are the specs of that cruncher . Can U post a pic of it , maybe internals ?


It's a new server that just went online a week ago; it hosts a few CentOS virtual machines for software development, provides occasional 3D modeling work, and folds in the background.

Here are the specs:

Cooler Master HAF XB Test Bench Case
KingWin LZP-1000, 80 PLUS Platinum Modular Power Supply
ASUS Z9PA-D8 dual LGA 2011 ATX mainboard with PIKE 2008 RAID adapter
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2670 8-Core Sandy Bridge-EP 2.6GHz, 3.3GHz Turbo, 20MB L3 Cache
64GB 8 x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz ECC Registered Server Memory
nVidia Quadro K5000 Graphics Card, 1536 CUDA cores, 4GB GDDR5 Memory

Here are some images:













28) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (81) Server Problems? (Message 1340545)
Posted 24 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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A smooth recovery here on the Left Coast, sailing away with 32 threads...

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29) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (81) Server Problems? (Message 1340514)
Posted 24 Feb 2013 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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Okay, okay . . . my check to Sir Regent of California is in the mail.

NI!
30) Message boards : News : We are thankful for.... (Message 1318616)
Posted 22 Dec 2012 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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Why has it been so difficult to detect alien signals? Well, I suspect alien transmissions will be concise, something equivalent to:

"NI!"

(I wonder if they have exclamation points too?)
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Closed Closed Closed !!! (Message 278192)
Posted 9 Apr 2006 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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Just joined SETI and the 2CPU.com team. I'm very pleased to donate spare cylces for this effort; CPU latency sucks!

Here's my Xeon workstation:

4/8/2006 9:41:24 AM||Processor: 4 GenuineIntel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz
4/8/2006 9:41:24 AM||Memory: 2.87 GB physical, 4.72 GB virtual
4/8/2006 9:41:24 AM||Disk: 138.48 GB total, 116.94 GB free
4/8/2006 9:41:27 AM||Running CPU benchmarks
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM||Benchmark results:
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM|| Number of CPUs: 4
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM|| 1574 double precision MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM|| 1859 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM||Finished CPU benchmarks



I've been crunching with dually rigs for over a decade! For more, please visit my website's studio page...


Regards,
Trent
32) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestonesâ„¢ VI -- Closed (Message 278185)
Posted 9 Apr 2006 by Profile SonicAgamemnon Project Donor
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Just joined SETI and the 2CPU.com team. I'm very pleased to donate spare cylces for this effort; CPU latency sucks!

Here's my Xeon workstation:

4/8/2006 9:41:24 AM||Processor: 4 GenuineIntel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz
4/8/2006 9:41:24 AM||Memory: 2.87 GB physical, 4.72 GB virtual
4/8/2006 9:41:24 AM||Disk: 138.48 GB total, 116.94 GB free
4/8/2006 9:41:27 AM||Running CPU benchmarks
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM||Benchmark results:
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM|| Number of CPUs: 4
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM|| 1574 double precision MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM|| 1859 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
4/8/2006 9:42:27 AM||Finished CPU benchmarks



I've been crunching with dually rigs for over a decade! For more, please visit my website's studio page...


Regards,
Trent


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