Posts by Jimbocous

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1959488)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I don't know why the outage was so long, nor the recovery so long, but things are still very much borked.

Luck of the draw, I'm guessing, as the SSP says more than 200k units were sent out in the last 40 minutes or so.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1959484)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Splitters are throttled back, and my caches are full-up.
Not sure I'm really believing what I saw when the SSP said the splitters were doing 371/sec, but a million plus RTS is impressive if true.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1959473)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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SSP's still hosed, but I'm starting to get work again.
Looks like just a long recovery that it may be able to work through ...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1959459)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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With a bit of prodding, I can upload and report work, and perform a scheduler request for new work.
However, no work is reported back as available, and SSP status remains 12 hrs behind.
Looks like it did not come up cleanly after the outage.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1958422)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I have installed the Windows 1809 upgrade on my HP Desktop with AMD A10-6700. It is working fine. The GTX 1050 Ti which used to overheat on GPUGRID tasks now seems to be working nominally. I don't know if this is only a coincidence. I haven't changed anything. No overclocking.
Tullio

Further to Jord's reply ...
Remember that after M$ sends updates, you may need to check that it hasn't replaced your NVidia drivers with the ones that lack OpenCL support.
To be safest, only use drivers you have downloaded direct from the NVidia site, and you may wish to tell Win10 not to let M$ update manufacturer drivers.
Regards, Jim

Micro$oft removed the setting to stop driver updates in build 15019. We can no longer stop Micro$oft from replacing our drivers. :(

They screwed me with one a few weeks ago and I found out when trying to run World of Warcraft. Had to clean reinstall NVIDIA, less the experience crap software.

Siran

Must depend on version. I'm on 17134 Pro, and just checked and reset it the other day.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1958351)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I have installed the Windows 1809 upgrade on my HP Desktop with AMD A10-6700. It is working fine. The GTX 1050 Ti which used to overheat on GPUGRID tasks now seems to be working nominally. I don't know if this is only a coincidence. I haven't changed anything. No overclocking.
Tullio

Further to Jord's reply ...
Remember that after M$ sends updates, you may need to check that it hasn't replaced your NVidia drivers with the ones that lack OpenCL support.
To be safest, only use drivers you have downloaded direct from the NVidia site, and you may wish to tell Win10 not to let M$ update manufacturer drivers.
Regards, Jim
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1958350)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Another interesting read (would takes weeks, maybe months, to go through it all I suspect).

Google Arts & Culture- India's railways.

Spent a very pleasant hour or so going through this. Thanks, nice stuff!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1957898)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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NYT - Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations

Thanks for that. An interesting read.

+1
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1954583)
Posted 10 Sep 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Nice!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1953284)
Posted 1 Sep 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Thank you for all of your kind thoughts.
Part of quitting is telling others so they can offer support or call you out if you fail.
I can tell you that I have no desire whatsoever to repeat the 'test'.
Life has just been so much better since I gave up the bottle.
It was a one time event, and actually reinforced my desire not to go back there again.

I am good, folks. And intend fully to stay that way. And although quitting smoking has not happened yet, it is still on my kitty radar screen.

Again, I thank you all for supporting me. A few kind words go a long long way.

Meow,
Mark

Good stuff, Mark.
And I think you may be amazed at how much better you'll feel when you dump the smokes. I know I was.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1953283)
Posted 1 Sep 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Hide the credit cards while you are at it as well..hahahaha.....

I don't think that will be a problem given what we have seen for prices for the next generation of cards....


Not for me either. I will never be a "price is no object" person. I don't mind middle of the range investments (color me unable to support my aspirations) but I will never see the point in having 125+ machines.

I wonder. Is it possible that those people with that many machines have actually recruited a "club" of people to run them? It certainly would make the electrical bill a little more understandable.

Tom

I would think that someone with a large fleet of hosts simply is an IT Manager at a company or organization with the approval to install BOINC onto all the organizations computers.

Probably would be pretty easy to determine if that's the case, as I doubt that fleet of company PCs would have any sort of upscale GPUs. If all the work's CPU, or low-end GPU, that would tell the story . . .
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1950046)
Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Assuming the 27Jul tape just slipped past view. Right now 14au18aa is splitting. Even got a few APs off it so far ...
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1948565)
Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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And of course, if you really want to run the latest and greatest apps, then you need to get on board with the Linux apps developed by TBar and Petri.

At this stage of the game, not sure I have enough brain cells remaining to sign up for the Linux experience. SCO Unix/Xenix schools were a long, long time ago ... :)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1948559)
Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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They are "current stock" applications so don't really qualify for inclusion in the Lunatics installer.

Not sure I understand that answer, or perhaps I mis-framed the question.
The current Beta 6 installer installs SoG 8.20. Was wondering when, or if, the installer would be updated to install the SoG 8.22 instead?
Or am I still all wet? (we could use any moisture right now :)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Next Lunatics? (Message 1948554)
Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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The current status of the installer is "There is nothing new to install" - and with nothing new on offer, there is no need for a new installer.


Wondering where, if anywhere, the 8.22 vs. 8.20 MB fit into that equation?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1947213)
Posted 1 Aug 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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wow... 7 hour outage... hope all is ok

. . After the 10 to 14 hour outages that had become the norm for a while 7 hours is not so bad. But it is a little longer than the recent norm of between 4 and 6 hours. It started pretty much on schedule , 2am AEST, but went for that extra hour or two. Are people apart from Keith getting work requests filled OK?

Stephen

? ?

Cache filled right up here ...
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1947207)
Posted 1 Aug 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Nice!!
18) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1946163)
Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Looks like I made the 300M milestone for Seti@home.

Nice !!
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1937228)
Posted 26 May 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Another 1804 issue reported, though very rare, is that the update may erroneously assign a hard drive letter to the hidden 450mb Win partition, causing it to mess up drive assignments and report a low disk space error on that partition.
Solution is to remove the assignment of a drive letter to that partition, either via command line or from windows.
Haven't seen this; just saw mention of it on Tom's Hardware.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1936364)
Posted 20 May 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Just a quick reminder that updates such as the recent 1804 will probably replace your NVidia driver with one that lacks OpenCL.
Thanks for all the aborted APs, M$. Got there before I could. Sigh.
Also loving the problem between Windows, NVidia and Firefox that results in the video drivers crashing, Firefox locking up and BoincTasks crashing. Supposedly fixed by newer NVidia drivers, but that's not my experience. Still getting crashes with FF 60.0.1 and NVidia 397.64.


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