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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange things happen (credit) (Message 33008)
Posted 4 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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As of 18:31 hours cst Ia. shows my account -212,571 free dc and boinc stats.

ouch!!!... To be missing some is bad but to go into the hole -212,571 well that's nuts. But hey I am sure that they will work it out.

DD,



Wanna know what I am missing ???? A lot :)


22) Message boards : Number crunching : Why No Work? (Message 32952)
Posted 2 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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And on it goes.
Bump.

Are you sure there aren't a few more 'no work' threads that you could dredge up to annoy us all with?

What's the point of annoying other participants when you are pretty much guaranteed NOT to reach the attention of those you need to annoy? Don't you remember a previous 'all weekend' outage that I think even went well into Monday and Travis gave the excuse that "Nobody told me the project was down"? Jaded admins can easily ignore message boards if they wish and then come up with some excuse as to why it wasn't noticed.


Ditto.

@ Kevin: You don't have any clue do you? ONE thread is enough. The 20 people that read & post on these boards get the point and have already realized the problem.



Exactly my point! Thank you!!! ONE thread is enough!!
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Why No Work? (Message 32949)
Posted 2 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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And on it goes.
Bump.

Are you sure there aren't a few more 'no work' threads that you could dredge up to annoy us all with?

What's the point of annoying other participants when you are pretty much guaranteed NOT to reach the attention of those you need to annoy? Don't you remember a previous 'all weekend' outage that I think even went well into Monday and Travis gave the excuse that "Nobody told me the project was down"? Jaded admins can easily ignore message boards if they wish and then come up with some excuse as to why it wasn't noticed.

Rather than bother other participants, why not use the PM system to target the official email address of the person(s) who need to be informed? A string of messages going to various inboxes would be more likely to get some attention, if for no other reason than to avoid the 'squeaky wheel' syndrome.


I think you missed the point.

There seems to be people that like to start new threads for every hiccup or problem, rather than finding older threads.

Maybe if you had taken the time to see my first post regarding the no new work issue, then you might have seen the irony in it all.

What I find the most annoying is having new "no work" threads popping up every time there is no work. Or new threads about old issues. Instead of reviewing threads/posts that may have already covered the issues...

But then again, your comment has further made my point. Thank you!
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Why No Work? (Message 32939)
Posted 1 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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And on it goes.
Bump.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : No work?! (Message 32938)
Posted 1 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Here is another no work thread - Just bumping it to the top!
26) Message boards : Number crunching : I see that there is no data to work (Message 32934)
Posted 1 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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I wonder how many threads we can get started complaining about no work.


Why not post to an existing thread ?

27) Message boards : Number crunching : A new BOINC credit system? Ver 2.10.3 (Message 32928)
Posted 1 Nov 2009 by ProfileKevint
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I guess one way to reduce the credits here is to stop the work generation :)

28) Message boards : Number crunching : In a system state (Message 32892)
Posted 31 Oct 2009 by ProfileKevint
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I was seeing this earlier today when I tried upgrading BOINC..

I uninstalled it and reinstalled the older version.

Now I know why I stick to 6.6.36 -
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 32881)
Posted 30 Oct 2009 by ProfileKevint
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400M

30) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI GPU app 0.19f fixes the ps_sgr_208_3s errors (Message 32549)
Posted 19 Oct 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Delete duplicate post due to forum running slow.

Click 'Post reply', go make cup of coffee.
If it hasn't posted by the time you get back, go make another one. :)



Another post or another cup of coffee? I just have to be sure we get this right!


31) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : GPU app teaser (Message 31229)
Posted 20 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Renaming the files isn't hard work but it doesn't work and this is after several Windows and driver reinstallations. The application NEEDS updating! I don't care whether they create two different applications, one for XP and one for Vista/Win 7 but with the advent of the 5870 (which I'm going to buy) Milkey Way at home is going to lose out.
I am aware that BOINC are working on ATI recognition and usability through the client application itself but this application by MW is months overdue.



The "they" you speak if of NOT the BOINC staff - if it were left up to DA and the bunch it would still be months if not a year out.

Crunch3r is the one credited for getting this done . I think Gispel had some input to it, forgive me if I am missing someone here that I am not aware of.
But I do know for certain that DA and group had nothing to do with the implementation of ATI/CAL into BOINC core.


And the ATI app was not written by the MW staff. As mentioned by Crunch3r, it was Gispel that did this work.

It took the MW staff MONTHS to even get a working version for CUDA - and I have to wonder how well that code is really doing. Not well from what I have heard and seen.

The MW/CAL app is an optimized app, and in my opinion does not need updating any more than it is. You don't have to run it you know.... There are stock apps that you can crunch with and not have to worry about renaming any files or doing anything special to get them to run.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30927)
Posted 15 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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So what are we doing? We take our stock application, get a general idea of how many flops it will take from the code, (and now after the credit change) we're applying that to the supposedly standard credit multiplier, modified for double precision work.



This actually seems fair enough, but lowering the credit over and over again is not how you gain friends.
The next truly ATI supported project that comes along that works and is stable... there will be an exodus from your project because of the way we are treated.

I have a PM from you from months back that you said your determination for credit was based on the stock MW app as compared to SETI stock app.

Now after some months you have gone back and modified that position.

I propose that the stock app to stock app the credit per hour was nearly the same. Now however, I can only suppose that SETI will be higher.

But really why would you want to compare your credit to SETI? Really? Why? Because that is just the way it is done?
Is this a science project or a DA project? Just asking.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30700)
Posted 13 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Others lost credit too so your place in top 100 will not change much.
If only your credit was lwered it would be different situation ;)


??????


What????

That is ONLY assuming that those in front of him are crunching MW. AFAIK, the other projects have not gone and done the stupid thing like reducing credit, Unannounced, or, after it was reduced.

Like the CS project admins here.


34) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30671)
Posted 13 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Milkyway should add a counter for counting done Workunits - to compare users



Yah, ok - and we could then apply a factor of say 4.5 or 6.2 or some other arbitrary number in a lame attempt to keep all BOINC projects on so called even playing field, and we could call them...cobblestones.

Great idea !!!!!!
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30670)
Posted 13 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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The following is what I posted on seti@home.. I hope they like it...




Message 932967 - Posted 13 Sep 2009 4:00:18 UTC


Last modified: 13 Sep 2009 4:01:50 UTC

Ok now that the politics has landed on the Milky way project to make them bring their project more in line with projects like SETI. Where is the ATI application on SETI so that I can get a copy to use? I mean come on I want to use it to compare with Milky Way project.

Maybe I am mistaken and maybe SETI does not have one for this project. If not why would you bully other projects to conform to something that you don't have here. Just think about that one..

Heck you can't even keep this project running for more that two days.

SM..
____________






Nice !!!
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30668)
Posted 13 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Ahhh -

This thread explains why I have seen such a huge drop in credit.. I was just about ready to start looking for crashed boxes. But it now appears that the project staff decided to cave in and go back on their word about not lowering the credit.
Go figure.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : 3rd.in - optimized apps (Message 30286)
Posted 6 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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I am not seeing a benefit in "upgrading" what are the mods made besides priority ?
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 30196)
Posted 3 Sep 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Wow!! I just Have to Congratulate Kevint
with his 500.000.000 Boinc Milestone!!!





Thank you Arizona!!!

#3 in overall BOINC seems a bit more of a milestone :)
39) Message boards : Number crunching : pulled the plug last night (Message 29037)
Posted 8 Aug 2009 by ProfileKevint
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I had some similar problems.

I was just about ready to trash the card I decided to try one more thing.

I pulled the cooling fins on the GPU cleaned and replaced the thermal grease, and re-attached.

Walla.

The only thing I can figure is that the cheapo thermal compound that was being used not transferring heat from the GPU to the cooling fins quick enough causing some overheating. OR there was just not a good enough seal between the cooling fins and the GPU. Anyway it fixed it.

These were Dark Knight brand 4870's
40) Message boards : Number crunching : server crash (July 29) (Message 28572)
Posted 29 Jul 2009 by ProfileKevint
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Seems I lost over 9 billion ...

When do I get my 9 billion credits restored? :)


JK

Good job on the quick recovery!

It gave me a chance to replace a ATI card that has been going out.


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