Posts by Jimbocous

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1931333)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Right on, Mark!!
2) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1930788)
Posted 3 days ago 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.

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3) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1930599)
Posted 4 days ago 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.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1930433)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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16 APs just delivered for my CPU.
Argh!!
5) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1929875)
Posted 8 days ago 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!
6) Message boards : News : Unexplained database slowness (Message 1927463)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Appreciate the update. Good luck.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927455)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Definitely got some trouble going on ...
8) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1927426)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Huge. Awesome. Congrats!!
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1927247)
Posted 23 days ago 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 ...
10) 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.
11) 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!
12) 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.
13) 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!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1924355)
Posted 13 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Wow, just realized I busted through 100M on S@H.
Ahead of schedule thanks to the recent diet of APs.
5 years into this.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home v8.22 Windows GPU applications support thread (Message 1924022)
Posted 11 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I think he means don't use OpenCl application. Use the Cuda 5.0 . SoG refers to Signals on Gpu, which is an OpenCl application. The other applications for running tasks are CUDA based. When using the Lunatics installer, on the GPU section by default it is CUDA 3.2. You have to change the selection at that if you want any higher CUDA application or the SoG (OpenCl) application.

Thought Cuda apps were only for NVidia, but I'm scratching my head as to what the AMD app would be if that's so ...
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1923856)
Posted 10 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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I THINK the previous 52GB tapes were 128 per channel too. I just wasn't sure.

That's my recollection as well. Must have tweaked the amount of data per channel.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1923133)
Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Just keep pounding on the Update buttons. First select all the Transfers and hit Retry, then immediately switch to Projects and hit that Update. Over and Over. All mine are uploaded and I have all new tasks.

Shhhh. (been doing that:)
Works, or it doesn't. Still ~900 to report here.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1923126)
Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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UL are very very slow. No new task until they finish. At the actual rate that will take hrs.

Same here ...
19) Message boards : News : Projects are (no longer) down (Message 1922319)
Posted 3 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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They may not be down, but they are not finishing tasks. I've had Boinc sitting here all day, on hold, to finish 2:19 (that's two minutes and 19 seconds) saying something about my GPU's in use so it can't finish. Eh? What's up with that? It has about five minutes to start up and another five to finish up, or I'm punting. This is ridiculous.

That would be something to do with your individual PC, not the project servers. Something is telling BOINC not to use your GPU.
Might just try a reboot to get it unstuck, else you might need to see if you have defined any exclusive applications in
BOINC Manager->Options->Exclusive applications
that are preventing BOINC from running.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The continuing life's adventures of the kittyman thread.......................... (Message 1922311)
Posted 3 Mar 2018 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Made my day!


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