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Posts by GWGeorge007

1) Message boards : News : Admin Updates Discussion (Message 77049)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile GWGeorge007
I've not checked every failed Orbit task, but the large number I did check were all from the 03_29_2024 data feed and all seemed to have task names without "orbit_fitting" -- oops! :-)

The same seems to be the case for the 04_03_2024 data set... However, I am still processing retries for earlier, valid, tasks

Cheers - Al.

[Edited to fix a date typo (I often mess up U.S.-style dates...)]

[Edited again to note that I still get some older, viable, tasks...]

Hi alanb1951,
Please let us know when you have resolved the errors and we can begin testing/BOINC'ing the "orbit_fitting" tasks again.
2) Message boards : News : Admin Updates Discussion (Message 77008)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile GWGeorge007
My MT tasks for Orbit Fitting are showing errors and invalids a lot more recently, almost 1:1. Any particular reason? I'm about to switch off Milkyway and do something else.
3) Message boards : News : Commenting on Recent Issues with the server (Message 76671)
Posted 1 Dec 2023 by Profile GWGeorge007
Hello Kevin,

My name is George Generke, Co-Administrator of GPU Users Group, and I would like to thank you for stepping up and trying to resurrect the MilkyWay project. I realize that you have a large learning curve to deal with, but I'm sure that you will get it sorted out eventually.

Also, I would like to add that we in GPU Users Group are not complainers or do we provide unwanted feedback to MilkyWay as you refer to others that have done so. It is unfortunate, but myself and the rest of my teammates are on your side and will do what we can to help if need be.

As for your comment about "the need for better communication", I'll give you my thoughts since you asked.

I think that communication is important and I hope that you can live up to your goals that you are setting. As you work though the challenges of getting things set to right, so to speak, I think at least a little blurb about once per week would be good so that we and other members/crunchers of MilkyWay can see your attempted progress. As it comes about when you make progress towards your goals, I think that you could re-schedule your time to a more lenient time frame of maybe once per month, if for no other reason than to say "all's well".

One thing that so many of us crunchers on MilkyWay were sad to see go was the ending of GPU tasks. Many of us, including those in GPU Users Group, miss that. It did cause many to switch to a different project. Are there any plans in the future of bringing GPU tasks back to life? I think I speak for all those that do and did MilkyWay that we would welcome it back again.

Once again, I would like to give you a warm welcome and say thank you for stepping up and making the progress in learning the ways of BOINC and getting the new server online. THANK YOU!

Best regards,

George Generke

Hello everyone,

One common concern has been the need for better communication. Despite my efforts to preemptively share updates, it appears more is needed. I would like to improve in this area. I'm considering regular updates (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) and would appreciate your thoughts on this. Please share your ideas in the comments on how I could improve communication.

Once again, I apologize for the recent issues with MilkyWay@home and am very thankful for your patience.

Best regards,
4) Message boards : Number crunching : I'm curious about something in the event log (Message 75885)
Posted 23 Jun 2023 by Profile GWGeorge007
I've resumed my Milkyway tasks after changing from GPU to CPU tasks and I'm getting 16 tasks on 16 CPUs.
That's okay, but in my event log I have this which I'm not quite sure what it means:

Thu 22 Jun 2023 03:56:34 PM CDT | M@H | [sched_op] CPU work request: 1.00 seconds; 13.60 devices

Any clue as to what "13.60 devices" means ?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : New Benchmark Thread - times wanted for any hardware, CPU or GPU, old or new! (Message 70849)
Posted 4 Jun 2021 by Profile GWGeorge007
My primary and secondary computers:

OS: Widows 10 Version 20K2
BOINC Version: 7.16.11
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
GPU: EVGA RTX-2070 Super
Driver Version: 456.71
(Average 10 Milkyway@home Separation v1.46 (opencl_nvidia_101) projects
85.932 secs = 1.43 mins each

OS: Linux Mint 20, Kernel 5.4.0-58 Generic
BOINC Version: 7.16.6
CPU: Intel i7-990X
Driver Version: 450.80.021560
(Average 10 Milkyway@home Separation v1.46 (opencl_nvidia_101) projects
121.850 secs = 2.03 mins each


Granted, these times are from a while ago. I've put Milkyway on hold for the moment. I may start it up again soon.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated GPU Requirements (Currently not supporting GPU tasks) (Message 68616)
Posted 28 Apr 2019 by Profile GWGeorge007
I have an old computer (10+ yrs) with an ASUS Nvidia GT220 Graphics Card. Recently it has stopped doing any work, though I do have ~1.6M work credits for MilkyWay@home. After reading most of the posts in Updated GPU Requirements I can't help but wonder if my GPU has been dropped from the list of accepted GPUs. I do use it for Einstein and SETI projects and they still do work just fine.

Should I write this off as "fun while it lasted"?

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