Posts by 52 Aces

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Not receiving CPU work units (Message 1509288)
Posted 27 Apr 2014 by Profile 52 Aces
Bingo, re-installing Lunatics squared it away. CPU WU's are downloading and crunching again.

Thx all.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Not receiving CPU work units (Message 1508938)
Posted 26 Apr 2014 by Profile 52 Aces
Thx, I'll try the lunatics installer as the last time I ran that was on the old drive. For reference, the lunatics site ( ) looks down, hopefully a temporary thing.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Not receiving CPU work units (Message 1508894)
Posted 26 Apr 2014 by Profile 52 Aces
Background: My cruncher's drive mostly croaked about a month back, would not boot or repair. I finally got a replacement SSD drive (fresh win 7 OS install, was able to mount the other drive and xcopy over the Boinc \program files and \programdata stuff), and then did an MSI install of Boinc, taking it from 6.12.6 to 7.3.15, after which, boinc seems to work fine, it picked up on the WU's I had.

I'm able to get new CUDA and AP WU's for SETI. *BUT*, Seti won't grab CPU tasks now (but I can get them for projects such as WCG). My Seti@Home log entries for past week patterns as:
Reporting 2 completed tasks
Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks <-- 99% CUDA, sometimes AP
This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress

I know the settings in the web & local settings, they look fine, I've done restore defaults (I don't have separate profiles, I run a single box). At this point, I think it's something in cc_config, but am open ears on suggestions to get Seti to again pickup CPU WU's.


4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give us a caption #36 (Message 1143105)
Posted 20 Aug 2011 by Profile 52 Aces
Try though he may, table couldn't get away quickly enough as 'Throw rug' threw up on him.

5) Message boards : Number crunching : How are people acheiving the super high RACs? (Message 1127234)
Posted 13 Jul 2011 by Profile 52 Aces
I'm running Dell big-iron servers...

I'll go ahead and assume it's not your power tab or personal hardware. If thus, be sure you don't NEZ yourself.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : All I get are Cuda WU's... (Message 1122639)
Posted 29 Jun 2011 by Profile 52 Aces
... is there not a workable successor to ReSchedule.exe ??
7) Message boards : Number crunching : OMG......I did it. (Message 1081996)
Posted 27 Feb 2011 by Profile 52 Aces
Congrats on 100 megabytes worth ... astounding achievement.

That's 4470 points per each of your 22,382 posts. Woulda been even lower, save those periodic Time-Outs, umm, badges of honor, you get now and then :-)

... I'm only able to post every 12,500 or so points.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : VIRUS ALERT! ??? (Message 1081990)
Posted 27 Feb 2011 by Profile 52 Aces
Sounds like the "Independence Day" virus authored by Jeff Goldblum .. sorry, I couldn't resist.

Sooner or later a WU was bound to have the arbitrary characters of a virus signature ... none-the-less, it is a false positive since it's not executable code.

.. but if it really keeps you up at night, select the WU in Boinc, select Abort, double check that's the one ya wanna nix, and click ok. I'll crunch it if you won't ;-)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : What's your oldest unvalidated WU ? (Message 1052956)
Posted 4 Dec 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
Mine was created July 12, aka, 144 days -- and it's presently on the 5th Wingman, heading for it's 6th :-)

10) Message boards : Number crunching : Are the download servers running? (Message 1046220)
Posted 5 Nov 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
Should keep me going for a little bit.

Given your 2 RAC's, should keep you going for about a day ;-)

And that's the goal, run down all the queues and swab the decks. I sort of wished they had set the deadlines to everything outbound to maybe 3 days max instead of the typical ~6 weeks.

I don't mind folks having a 40 day queue in general, but this month the admins are calmly trying to clean the slate for a larger cause.. and gloming onto a warchest of WU's flies counter to that.

11) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Science and Technology in the News (Message 1044466)
Posted 28 Oct 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
Also an article on MS-NBC

7168 NVidia Cards, 14000 modern CPUs.... 2.5 Petaflops !! Crickey. Ok, who can bust out their calculator and put that in terms of Cobblestones per second ?? How many hours to match the splitting & crunching for 10 years of S@H ?? :-)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Exporting Stats? (Message 1042143)
Posted 14 Oct 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
Well, once they do report again, we'll all have a new BoincStat "Best Day" result.

Somewhat ironic, as the list of personal "Best Days" in boincstat is actually a list of the worst periods of S@H project uptime ;-)

13) Message boards : Number crunching : Sudden computation errors (Message 1037324)
Posted 30 Sep 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
I typically manually exit Boinc before initiating a planned shutdown. No particular reason other than habits, and perhaps the hope that it might initiate a checkpoint save of all in-process WUs thus saving some re-compute time after reboot.

That you were getting computational errors could mean something on your system was in a zombie state (ie: your GPU), and therefore it zipped through your backlog, erroring away until it ran out of WU's ---- but that's all rampant speculation.

Not much you can do about it after the fact except perhaps sift through your event logs to see what blocked the shutdown, and perhaps what it took prisoner along with it, and plan around it for the next time (ie: if it was a bum driver at fault, update the driver).
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Thank you (Message 1037303)
Posted 30 Sep 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
What Me Worry
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 9 days (Message 1036842)
Posted 29 Sep 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
well, that sounds better

Assuming the converse that you'll be potentially issued re-issued WU's that will none-the-less be reported in ahead of you, but you'll go ahead and crunch them anyhow. Not a problem, per se, as I beleive the 3rd & 4th wingmen still get credit, but it doesn't advance the overall crunch picture as quickly as it might otherwise do.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : VLAR's (Message 1036587)
Posted 28 Sep 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
What is Google, how does it work, how can I use it to find answers to questions like these? :-)

Sorry, just happy to see the forums back. Now if the UL/DL services would just play nice for a few days.....
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Maybe a stupid question (Message 1030194)
Posted 2 Sep 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
You're pretty closed to equilibrium... Your S@H Stats.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Ramones Artwork (Message 1029054)
Posted 27 Aug 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
"Do your parents know you're Ramones?"
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : "Not a member . . ." ? Excuse me, I don't think so (Message 1028840)
Posted 27 Aug 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
You're aware you can either link accounts, thus re-claim your old credits or just highjack back your old account? Not that it matters of course, but you seem to be fighting for some identification it seems.

Best Luck,
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 4 (Closed) (Message 1027264)
Posted 22 Aug 2010 by Profile 52 Aces
Hint: #494

Umm.... the spot between #493 and #495

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