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Posts by JLConawayII

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@Home is SAD! (Message 59116)
Posted 26 Jun 2013 by JLConawayII
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What? I'm not leaving, I was telling him to leave and not come back. Rather than just ask for help like a civilized human being, he stomps around like an angry child making a scene, as if he's so important the project is going to crumble without his illustrious presence. LOOKIT ME!! LOOKIT ME!! I'M MAD AND I'M LEAVING!!! Great, no one cares. Bye.

No, I'm not going anywhere. This is a worthwhile project and I'm very happy to be able to contribute.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU not at 100% when all CPU cores crunch (Message 59092)
Posted 25 Jun 2013 by JLConawayII
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I had problems with this a few years ago on folding@home. The system SHOULD give the GPU the cycles it needs in order to run properly, but sometimes it doesn't if you have the CPU running at 100%. The simplest fix is to just leave one core free (this is normally recommended anyway). You aren't going to lose much work from that one core and it will be an overall net gain in production because your GPU won't be starving to death.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : MW Separation Modified Fit (Message 59043)
Posted 22 Jun 2013 by JLConawayII
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I have several of them for ATI GPU, though this machine is still working on some Einstein units and hasn't started them yet.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@Home is SAD! (Message 59041)
Posted 22 Jun 2013 by JLConawayII
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Bye. Don't come back.
5) Message boards : News : User location visualization (Message 59009)
Posted 21 Jun 2013 by JLConawayII
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Considering their absurd population, I really don't feel that India is pulling their weight.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI generate some invalids and nVidia not (Message 57155)
Posted 3 Feb 2013 by JLConawayII
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I have run a few hundred thousand WUs on my 5850, with very few failures. Most of those were due to system crashes or other issues. They're great cards for projects that actually support them.
7) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 55242)
Posted 27 Jul 2012 by JLConawayII
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Just passed 50M, and approaching 100M BOINC total.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz?? (Message 53956)
Posted 8 Apr 2012 by JLConawayII
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Collatz realized its own futility and imploded? Or maybe there's an Easter Bunny caught in one of the internet tubes that serves the project.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Video Card choices (Message 53894)
Posted 3 Apr 2012 by JLConawayII
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If you want a powerful card solely for this project, get an ATI card. Nvidia artificially cripples double precision computing on their video cards to an insane degree, and they do not perform well here.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : No ATI work (Message 53638)
Posted 12 Mar 2012 by JLConawayII
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There were a couple problems with some of the earliest SSD drives having relatively short lifespans, but the technology has improved considerably since then. A good SSD should last for many years without any problems.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Very Long Crunching Time on Celeron (Coppermine) (Message 52826)
Posted 6 Feb 2012 by JLConawayII
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Celeron


I have discovered your problem. You may as well just short out one of your wall sockets, that would be more efficient use of power than crunching on this thing.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD Sempron and 2x5970 ?!? (Message 52108)
Posted 28 Dec 2011 by JLConawayII
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If you are dropping that much on new video cards, get a new CPU. You can get a decent dual core for $60 or a decent quad core for $100 on newegg.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : How do set up my BOINC to crunch N-BODY simulations only? (Message 52006)
Posted 18 Dec 2011 by JLConawayII
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I also would like an option to run n-body only on CPU. I try to keep anything that will run on CUDA or Stream exclusively on the video cards, so that CPU-only applications don't have something that could be running on the GPU instead getting in their way.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Suddenly most results invalid (Message 51418)
Posted 15 Oct 2011 by JLConawayII
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One of your WUs tried to divide by the sqrt of a black hole, and it went downhill from there.
15) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : Faster than the Speed of Light. Also, Galactic Alignment. (Message 50549)
Posted 5 Aug 2011 by JLConawayII
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I want a refund for the time I spent reading this.
16) Message boards : News : maximum time limit elapsed bug (Message 48618)
Posted 8 May 2011 by JLConawayII
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My GPU WUs are completing and validating now.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Is MW going to be a GPU project now? (Message 48617)
Posted 8 May 2011 by JLConawayII
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Are you crying? THERE'S NO CRYING IN SCIENCE!! Suck it up kids, science isn't all sunshine and blueberry pancakes.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU : choose between N_body and milkyway (Message 48615)
Posted 8 May 2011 by JLConawayII
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I would like to see this done. I want to be able to process Nbody WUs, but processing anything on my CPU that can be processed on GPUs instead is inefficient usage of resources.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation error (Message 48561)
Posted 8 May 2011 by JLConawayII
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Do we have a client side fix for this, or do we have to wait for them to change the code?
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation error (Message 48554)
Posted 7 May 2011 by JLConawayII
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Mine just started crapping out as well, they'll get to 50-60% and then abort.

This is what I'm getting:

5/7/2011 2:25:51 PM Milkyway@home Aborting task de_separation_13_3s_fix20_1_181018_1304786781_0: exceeded elapsed time limit 70.796003
5/7/2011 2:25:52 PM Milkyway@home Computation for task de_separation_13_3s_fix20_1_181018_1304786781_0 finished
5/7/2011 2:25:52 PM Milkyway@home Starting de_separation_13_3s_fix20_1_181005_1304786781_0
5/7/2011 2:25:52 PM Milkyway@home Starting task de_separation_13_3s_fix20_1_181005_1304786781_0 using milkyway version 62
5/7/2011 2:26:55 PM Milkyway@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
5/7/2011 2:26:55 PM Milkyway@home Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for GPU
5/7/2011 2:26:58 PM Milkyway@home Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
5/7/2011 2:27:04 PM Milkyway@home Aborting task de_separation_13_3s_fix20_1_181005_1304786781_0: exceeded elapsed time limit 70.796003
5/7/2011 2:27:05 PM Milkyway@home Computation for task de_separation_13_3s_fix20_1_181005_1304786781_0 finished


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