Posts by Jimbocous

1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home v8.22 Windows GPU applications support thread (Message 1935404)
Posted 12 May 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Does SETI@Home no longer support a Nvidia Quaddro FX 4800 GPU? If any additional info would help, just ask. Thanks.

Should be OK. I looked at your computer and SETI sees the card and the 342.0 driver. As I don't see any OpenCL listed, I would imagine that Cuda 32/42/50 would be the best you'll be able to do, but you should be able to do something as long as that PC is set at SETI to get GPU work, not just CPU tasks. I can't remember for sure, but I don't think you'll be doing OpenCL work on a card that old. I would suggest you go to the NVidia driver download site and see if there's something newer for that card. Seems to me I recall SETI having issues with 342, but I could be wrong there.

I do see a bunch of Cuda32/42/50 tasks that have been in work since mid-April. Do you see them in BOINC Manager as well?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1934091)
Posted 7 May 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Congrats, Rob and Keith!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1933059)
Posted 1 May 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I just backed out of the new update (ver. 1803 - build 17134.1). It does not recognize my external USB Blu-Ray drive. Can't use it for anything, movies, music, etc.

Did MS nuke its driver? Might be worth a refresh. Just a thought.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home v8.22 Windows GPU applications support thread (Message 1932493)
Posted 28 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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The latest installer has the 8.20 app, the 8.22 app came out later (to address some problem), but I have no problems running the older app.

BTW, I've never seen any speed difference between those 2 apps and I have run both, but you can download the later app and use the aimerge.cmd to update.

Cheers.


. . How does the aimerge.cmd work? I am guessing you need to have the app files in the project directory but is the command interactive or do you need to use command line switches?

Stephen

? ?

It's just a Windows batch file contained in the original Lunatics installer (.cmd) that looks for aistub files and appends them to the app_info.xml. No interaction, no options.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1932490)
Posted 28 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Just passed 5 Million total for SETI, more than half of that in the last 2 years.

Nice!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1931333)
Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Right on, Mark!!
9) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1930788)
Posted 19 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Great news on the DB reorg, Eric!
And the shortened outages are a refreshing change as well!
I hope things stay flowing if the result return rate goes back up at some point.
But in any case, very nice to see the servers working efficiently.

+ 1

+1
10) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1930599)
Posted 18 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I wonder if we will ever hit the 145K/hour return rate again as long as there are Arecibo tasks going out. . .

I imagine we will, once the glut of APs goes away.
I think that's the more relevant factor here, rather than Aricebo VLARs.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1930433)
Posted 17 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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16 APs just delivered for my CPU.
Argh!!
12) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1929875)
Posted 14 Apr 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Quite pleased with performance since the database redo. Haven't seen it look that good here in several years.
Looks to me like some great work was done, and quite successfully, so congrats!
13) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1927463)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Appreciate the update. Good luck.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927455)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Definitely got some trouble going on ...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1927426)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Huge. Awesome. Congrats!!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1927247)
Posted 30 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Valid AstroPulse v7 tasks for Jimbocous
State: All (471) · In progress (13) · Validation pending (125) · Validation inconclusive (9) · Valid (324) · Invalid (0) · Error (0) 

Nice run lately ...
17) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home v8.22 Windows GPU applications support thread (Message 1925936)
Posted 23 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I was wondering if anyone could help me specify which app version I get. In question is an HD7970 and I've been running the
8.22 (opencl_ati5_SoG_nocal) app. I was looking around and I would like to try the 8.22 (opencl_ati5_nocal) version. I tried to come up with a basic app_info.xml that tried using "opencl_ati5_nocal" as the <app_name>, and when that didn't work I tried it with the <plan_class> which also didn't work. All help appreciated.

Can't give you a ton of help, as I run NVidia, but unless the SoG app is causing a problem I would assume it would out-perform the non-SoG app.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1924913)
Posted 16 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Huh, just noticed that I had recently crossed the 300 million total RAC milestone. Sweet! Keep on Crunchin'!

Funny how things sneak up on you (and then blow right on by you) when you're not paying attention... ;-)

Right on, Al!
19) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1924417)
Posted 14 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Thanks all!
As far as chasing credit, we all do the work in hopes of a more tangible result and scientific advancement. But basic human psychology, especially the drive to compete, cannot be disregarded and is indeed a good thing. Else, who in their right mind would devote their time and resources to something with such low odds? Doesn't make the science impure ... And in the absence of a stick, the carrot grows in importance, imho :)
And it's not necessarily competition against others. I compete only against myself, in that it's the challenge of doing more with less, the optimization, the improvement on performance and the resulting learning that make the challenge fun.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1924358)
Posted 13 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Thanks!
If I could get 50 APs a day regularly, it would probably be closer to 100M/year.
The summer electric screw will soon hit here, and that 100% mark-up will cut me down to size.
l8r!


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