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Posts by Logforme

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual GPUs - failed to calculate likelihood (Message 51749)
Posted 21 Nov 2011 by Logforme
I've got one WU that failed and it's with the same problem as yours: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/result.php?resultid=31051023

The "mix" ones are supposed to be a new set of WUs aren't they? http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=2662

Most likely cause is that there is something wrong with the new WUs themselves.
2) Message boards : News : Make-Up Credits to Run Wednesday and Thursday (Message 50406)
Posted 27 Jul 2011 by Logforme
Are the "credits" relevant to us non-affiliated volunteers? If so, how?

No. The credits are only relevant for people for whom positions on a virtual scoreboard is more important than the work being done by this project.
3) Message boards : News : ATI application updated again (Message 47701)
Posted 12 Apr 2011 by Logforme
My MW is still using 100% CPU.
I have 8 CPU cores and 2 GPUs. Normally I run E@H on all 8 CPU cores but have had to use only 6 since MW now needs 2 cores to run 2 GPUs at full speed.
Win7 64 with HD5970
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Thread (Message 46162)
Posted 11 Feb 2011 by Logforme
Einstein is still up and they have GPU work units ready for you

I currently crunch Einstein on my CPU and would love to crunch on my ATI GPU as well but as far as I can see it's Nvidia only over there.
Apart from Milkyway all other ATI GPU projects I can find seem to be rather pointless.

Ah well, at least I'm saving some money on reduced electricity bills.
5) Message boards : News : an update on the credit issue (Message 44729)
Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Logforme
it kindasorta looks like maybe possibly mw has again seemingly sprung a x2 credit leak, mostly.

Awww .. And me thinking my GPU had spawned a clone :)
6) Message boards : News : extra credits (Message 43697)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by Logforme
My individual work units get the same credits as before.
Don't know if I get credit for double work units, but I'm definatly getting double (or more) credits in total.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : super charged? (Message 43633)
Posted 9 Nov 2010 by Logforme
Perhaps I should bring my long term DNETC dedicated HD4850 back here? The earnings are about the same!!

As someone in a turtleneck once said:
"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?"
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Getting more than 18 work units at a time (Message 43497)
Posted 5 Nov 2010 by Logforme
To me this seem to boil down to:
1. Pick the projects that maximize your credits
2. Pick the projects that do work you find worthwhile

I'm solidly in camp #2. The "worthiness" of the MW project is far more important to me than any rank I have on some list and me losing credits when the server goes down.
9) Message boards : News : adaptive validation (Message 42733)
Posted 10 Oct 2010 by Logforme
We don't know beforehand. That's why we wait for the result to come back and see if the fitness that you calculated is better than the fitness of the members of our search population. If it will improve the search, we validate it first. If it won't, then we validate it based on your error rate.

Ok. So all WUs have "minimum quorum" set to 1. Then you decide to send it out again after getting the result.
Thought maybe you had some magic way of setting minimum quorum to 1 or 2 before sending a WU to the first client.
10) Message boards : News : adaptive validation (Message 42698)
Posted 9 Oct 2010 by Logforme
However, those that won't improve our searches will be validated based on your error rate.

Not at all familiar with the science here but I just gotta ask:

If you know beforehand that a WU will not improve your search, why send it to a client?

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