Posts by Juan Jiménez

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Do we have more data than volunteers? (Message 1871457)
Posted 6 Jun 2017 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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Speculation is pointless, I have a good reason to do this and SETI@Home serves the purpose. I may do more, as this is only a few racks in one row of several in my data center. It's only temporary, will end when it ends. Enjoy the fireworks.

I will say that I am not interested in competing against anyone. I just happen to like SETI@Home, even though I know the odds of it finding what it is looking for are infinitesimal.

Oh don't get me wrong I'm in this for science and am more than happy you've dedicated your machines to the search.

I'm just a little envious of your data center compared to my small farm. Unfortunately I'm constrained by available space, power and finances.


...and just like that, I have turned it off. Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted. But like Arnold said, "I'll be back." :)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Do we have more data than volunteers? (Message 1871275)
Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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I'll take up some of the slack. Just brought 7000+ cores online on SETI@Home. The reason why is hilarious, but unfortunately I can't share it here.

Something like management want to stress test the disaster recovery site? Sounds like more cores than the Atlas cluster that Einstein use.

They aren't the latest kit but a year or two old judging by the Xeon v2 and v3's. Hate to think what the electricity bill would be like.

I need a shed like Wiggo, my loft gets too hot even in winter 😩


Speculation is pointless, I have a good reason to do this and SETI@Home serves the purpose. I may do more, as this is only a few racks in one row of several in my data center. It's only temporary, will end when it ends. Enjoy the fireworks.

I will say that I am not interested in competing against anyone. I just happen to like SETI@Home, even though I know the odds of it finding what it is looking for are infinitesimal.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Do we have more data than volunteers? (Message 1871274)
Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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Impressive farm there Jaun, tasks are starting to validate now and showing what is possible out of it. It definitely beats your typical 60k/day RAC :D

FreeDC Stats:


How long do you plan on leaving it run? It typically takes weeks for the RAC to average out.


I don't know.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Do we have more data than volunteers? (Message 1871160)
Posted 4 Jun 2017 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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I'll take up some of the slack. Just brought 7000+ cores online on SETI@Home. The reason why is hilarious, but unfortunately I can't share it here.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI applications for NVIDIA GPU improvement - how you can help (Message 1871159)
Posted 4 Jun 2017 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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One of the compute nodes on my cluster has two Xeon E5-2670 10-core CPU's with hyperthreading, 128gb of memory and two Tesla K20Xm cards. I may be able to help with test builds (I'm running Centos 7) when the GPU's are idle.
6) Message boards : News : New SETI@home donation project on Bitcoin Utopia (Message 1840789)
Posted 8 Jan 2017 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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That's a pity. I run a cluster with more than 3,800 cores, including a stack of GPU blades. That will be doubling in the next few weeks.. So far I have not found any interest from the SETI folks to have me contribute with the cluster. This is yet more of the same... :(
7) Message boards : News : Status Update (Message 1606244)
Posted 27 Nov 2014 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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Can't use paralellization for database rebuild and reindexing? I'm also curious which database you are using.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Need help? Go here! (Message 194933)
Posted 26 Nov 2005 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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Did anyone so much as consider doing a gradual changeover by forcing people to change over to the new software in groups, rather than setting a drop dead date and trying to get everyone to come over at the same time at the last minute? Sheesh. Been trying for an hour to attach and it doesn't even budge.

Strangely enough they didn't think many would listen to the email, and hang on till the end. They have enough capacity to handle it once everyone is attached, but this mad rush was in my estimate unexpected. The have plans in the work to reduce the load by 75% before classic closes.

We people behind the Help desk don't work for berkeley, were users like you who care enough to volunteer to try and help when they can. some answer a question and leave, some spend hours, I've been here since 5 this morning.


Been there, done that, and I appreciate your volunteering. This isn't about the help desk, though, it's about the planning. No one listens to the emails, but as you can see they do listen to warning dialogs from the program, because they can't be ignored. Oh, heck, it's too late anyway. I'm not even going to try to attach until I get back from vacation in Oz in January...
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Need help? Go here! (Message 194925)
Posted 26 Nov 2005 by Profile Juan Jiménez
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Did anyone so much as consider doing a gradual changeover by forcing people to change over to the new software in groups, rather than setting a drop dead date and trying to get everyone to come over at the same time at the last minute? Sheesh. Been trying for an hour to attach and it doesn't even budge.





 
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