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1) Message boards : News : Separation Application Shutting Down on Tuesday, Jun 20th (Message 75604)
Posted 16 Jun 2023 by pututu
Do you mean only the work generator will be turned off this coming Tues, Jun 20th or a complete shutdown where in progress tasks are aborted or cancelled by the system?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Top GPU models (Message 75566)
Posted 15 Jun 2023 by pututu
The good news is that Nvidia gpu's are fairly cheap right now with the 8gb 4060 Ti coming out at the end of the month for $299US

Probably typo. Should be non-Ti ;)
3) Message boards : News : Separation Project Coming To An End (Message 75530)
Posted 14 Jun 2023 by pututu

We would appreciate your input on this because we expect that it will probably take some time for GPU-oriented users to swap that hardware over to different projects. How long would you like us to wait before we shut down Separation?

If the project is completed, maybe advanced 30 days notice will suffice in my opinion. Some crunchers just "set and forget" their rigs and may not read the boinc manager notices or even visiting this community message boards periodically or been notified via other channels. We have been bombarded with too many notifications everyday, so there is a tendency not to read every single one every day ;). Trying to balance between upsetting the volunteers with immediate hard stop to this sub-project (for e.g. ooops my rigs run out of work and just sitting idle) versus wasting too much gpu resources. Also some might want to hit their personal goals for this sub-project.

My 2 worthless cents.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up multiple instances of BOINC in Windows (Message 73846)
Posted 16 Jun 2022 by pututu
Hah ha hah LOL. I don't think I was the team member with the most clients running at one time. Think that honor went to Juan BFP.

Outside of your team, phoenicis had the most bunker dropped on a single day during the last SETI WOW challenge in 2019. He dropped 15M points on a single day. Not sure how many instances were there considering that each instance is about 1000 tasks unlike the Pandora client.
Juan BFP overall total didn't even surpass phoenicis one day bunker dropped in the WOW challenge (:-))
5) Message boards : News : New Poll Regarding GPU Application of N-Body (Message 71002)
Posted 22 Jul 2021 by pututu

Some of us are credit-whores, so if you set the credit accordingly, I'm sure these crunchers will gladly participate and help out with their gpus ;).

Don't recommend to use BOINC CreditScrew, I mean CreditNew system.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Monitoring of Invalid results on separation run de_modfit_84_bundle4_4s_south4s_1 (Message 68832)
Posted 3 Jun 2019 by pututu
Still seeing invalid results mostly from the new group of separation runs pertaining to de_modfit_84_bundle4_4s_south4s_1 on my PC. Not sure if the rate is the same or much less than before, so maybe best to wait before passing any judgement as there are other separation runs with invalid results too. Previously, seeing 2%-3% invalid results on de_modfit_84_bundle4_4s_south4s_0 on my PC. Will monitor this if the rate is the same or lower.

Previous relevant thread: https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=4458

Some list of invalid results from different PCs:
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Huge number of 'Validation inconclusive' WUs (Message 67117)
Posted 20 Feb 2018 by pututu
I'm speculating that it may take some time since for the 2nd quorum, the task number is not sequential or at least close to the first task number but is spread very far apart. See one example here for one of my WUs:

For this WU, my task number is 2,264,897,549 and my soon-to-be wingman task number for this same WU is 2,266,161,449. That's about 1,263,790 difference. This is about the current unsent tasks as reported by the server status. I'm also suspecting that no one has started crunching task number 2,266,xxx,xxx yet?[/url]
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Huge number of 'Validation inconclusive' WUs (Message 67112)
Posted 20 Feb 2018 by pututu
I've got almost 2000 here. There are 1.4M unsent tasks according to the server status here: https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/server_status.php

Maybe wait for the next few days to see what happen next?

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