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Posts by ChinookFoehn

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Main Page Formatting Change? (Message 11574)
Posted 19 Feb 2009 by ChinookFoehn
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Yes, I also noticed it but... does it matter?

-ChinookFöhn
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Is anyone glad with the project? (Message 9363)
Posted 29 Jan 2009 by ChinookFoehn
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To imitate a pair of U.S. Movie critics...

6 Thumbs up since the Win v.0.17 release. (before that, only 5 thumbs ups)

-ChinookFöhn
3) Message boards : Number crunching : HP TX2500 series and failed work units (Message 8222)
Posted 7 Jan 2009 by ChinookFoehn
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Not any point as I've detached it.

I've no time to waste trying to figure it out either as we've received about 3 metres of snow in the last 3 weeks and working on a finicky computer that fails on only 1 project is not even close to being a high priority for me.

Maybe in the Spring I'll try attaching it again.

Until then, thanks for any contemplated help.

-ChinookFöhn
4) Message boards : Number crunching : HP TX2500 series and failed work units (Message 8214)
Posted 6 Jan 2009 by ChinookFoehn
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Did you already try to reset the project?

Yup
5) Message boards : Number crunching : HP TX2500 series and failed work units (Message 8210)
Posted 6 Jan 2009 by ChinookFoehn
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With the change over to the new application, my one computer, an HP TX2500 series laptop - AMD Athlon X2 QL-60 (out-of-the box Windows Vista standard set-up) - has started failing work units.

It started with a just a few, then it became worse until, in the last couple of days, it is a 100% failure rate (compute error). It only does so for MilkyWay tasks and for no other project. All my other computers attached to MilkyWay have no problems.

I have now aborted all remaining tasks and am no longer accepting new work on this laptop.

If any one has an idea as to maybe why, in the next couple of hours; I'd appreciate a post. After that I shall detach the computer from MilkyWay.

My thanks in advance but please be advised I am not going to waste any time trying out theories as it crunches other projects with no problem or wasted effort.

-ChinookFöhn
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Vote for the MilkyWay favicon! (Message 8200)
Posted 6 Jan 2009 by ChinookFoehn
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#6, though #8 will also do.

(Always prefer a head's-on to a head's-down view.)

-ChinookFöhn
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Error on connect can't attach shared memory (Message 6604)
Posted 24 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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24/11/2008 11:51:01|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 24489 seconds of work, reporting 20 completed tasks
24/11/2008 11:51:06|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
24/11/2008 11:51:06|Milkyway@home|Message from server: Server error: can't attach shared memory


-ChinookFöhn
8) Message boards : Number crunching : An interesting error... (Message 6545)
Posted 24 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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Can't say I've ever heard of BOINC Studio 'til your reference to it. Googled it and it doesn't look that interesting.

-ChinookFöhn
9) Message boards : Number crunching : An interesting error... (Message 6543)
Posted 24 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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...which I've never seen before.

23/11/2008 17:03:40|Milkyway@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 11 completed tasks
23/11/2008 17:03:50|Milkyway@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
23/11/2008 17:04:16||[error] Proposed work request 295581.833482 bigger than max 218334.528000
23/11/2008 17:04:20||[error] Proposed work request 502649.499331 bigger than max 218334.528000


-ChinookFöhn
10) Message boards : Number crunching : @MW staff: credit limit and credit level (Message 6280)
Posted 19 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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... Otherwise, making the tasks "run longer" is just going to mean putting in stalling loops, which is just a throttle mechanism...

How do you figure that? The administrators wrote it to do some sort of calculation. So, if they double the work calculated, it should increase the length of the tasks. Probably not by twice as long, but longer.

It really depends upon what they are researching and how the broke up their research to create tasks. At present, each new task issued is based upon the calculations of the old tasks. Perhaps, then it is already at an optimal length for their calculations - in which case there is not much to be done on our end except to keep doing calculations, preferably using the more efficient application by Milksop as this increases the speed of the research.

However, the galaxy is large, there are many objects/structures that need to be researched and this does not mean that other issued tasks will be of this length.

Who knows, maybe the tasks are too large and should be made smaller and then maybe a limit might be 100+ per core. Of course, if this were the case, then they'd have to ensure the MW computers and broadband connection are up to the task of handling the increased workload.

Building any delay into any task and/or application would be a useless exercise for all involved.

-ChinookFöhn

11) Message boards : Number crunching : @MW staff: credit limit and credit level (Message 6277)
Posted 19 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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There is actually a valid reason to do the research slower than is "possible". If the project is unable to handle the increased load, then throttling is a valid step to take.

I disagree with this but then I agree, if required, with your next statement.

Now, come to think of it, it would be just as easy to throttle based on limiting the number of tasks per day rather than slowing down the app...

Only if all else fails. If it is within the university's budget, then upgrading the hardware... the internet connection... changing the connection requests to every 30 minutes instead of every minute or, as often is in my case, every 2½-3 hours when all the tasks then have been processed and 20 to 40 are uploaded at once... doubling the length of the tasks to, at least 15 minutes, if not 30 minutes...

-ChinookFöhn

12) Message boards : Number crunching : @MW staff: credit limit and credit level (Message 6274)
Posted 19 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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... There maybe some things that are needed so that all platforms can run it that will slow it down. That's fine by me if everyone has to use the same app...

Why would anyone want to do any scientific research slower than is possible? The faster the process, the more research that can be done.

-ChinookFöhn

13) Message boards : Number crunching : No further Support for Milkyway at this time! (Message 6247)
Posted 17 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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... MW (or any DC project) had to PAY $$$ to the cruncher or issue IRS tax deduction slips for charitable contributions based on the current methodology,...

Doesn't apply to the just under 78% of us who do not live in The United States and still calculate for MilkyWay.

...the project doesn't pay the volunteers...

Rather defeats the definition of being a volunteer, doesn't it? If one is paid, then one is an employee.

I volunteer and have neither an expectation of being paid, nor any desire to be paid.

-ChinookFöhn

14) Message boards : Number crunching : No further Support for Milkyway at this time! (Message 6204)
Posted 16 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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...Can we say "hyperbole," folks?...

H..Y..P..E..R..B..E..L oder Ubertreibung?

Gud 'nuf?

-ChinookFöhn

15) Message boards : Number crunching : No further Support for Milkyway at this time! (Message 6157)
Posted 14 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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... But if you are giving 10 times more credits than every other project does, the credit-addicted crunchers stop any other project to get the most credit possible for their CPU-time (what is understandable, seen from their position).

In the End, your science work gets done, but the other projects don't get anything. Is this fair?...


Again, as I stated once before, only about 1% of active users do calculations for Milky Way. No project is losing calculations to MilkyWay - no matter what your perception is.

Of course it is fair! About 99% of active users do not do any calculations for MilkyWay and could care less about the credit issue here or at any of the other 'high-credit awards' projects where even fewer users do calculations for.

Who care what SETI thinks as they still get about half of the more than 300,000 active users. They shall never get everyone no matter how they attempt to force their views on every project as well as continuing to drive users away from BOINC. Besides there are more important things to research than looking for the proverbial little-green-alien.

-ChinookFöhn

16) Message boards : Number crunching : No further Support for Milkyway at this time! (Message 6155)
Posted 14 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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I think you could've sent this as a private message to the admins and not posted it on the forum since it doesn't involve anyone except your group...

Ah, but then they could not 'grand-stand'. No doubt this will also lead to many threads, across many of the fora, and will lead users to put ban (or something more outrageous) MilkyWay banners in their signatures just as they did with projects like Protein Predictor @ Home.

There is nothing to understand. If you do not run your project as you dictate then they will:

1. not support it,
2. berate it in other project fora and at team sites
3. likely start harassing everyone in these fora

To see tactics of this ilk, read through Protein Predictor threads and see how they announce they no longer support, but like a divorcee/divorcée, can't let go and constantly come back to harass everyone else who disagrees with their viewpoint.

-ChinookFöhn
17) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Ubuntu Hardy Heron & BOINC Projects location (Message 6035)
Posted 7 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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try Alt + F2
gksu nautilus


Well, if that isn't one, handy, little programme I haven't read about yet. Here I was just about to try chown...

Thank you very much for the tip.

Na ja, wenn Sie Deutsch sind, dann vielen und herzlich Dank.

-ChinookFöhn
18) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Ubuntu Hardy Heron & BOINC Projects location (Message 6029)
Posted 7 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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Ah... The one with the big X over the folder.

Thanks.

-ChinookFöhn
19) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Ubuntu Hardy Heron & BOINC Projects location (Message 6025)
Posted 7 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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As I am still learning Ubuntu Linux, would anyone be able to direct me as to where the BOINC Projects folder/directory might be located?

I've looked through the entire drive and have not been able to locate it.

My thanks and appreciation in advance.

-ChinookFöhn
20) Message boards : Number crunching : And if we DONT run a "FASTER" App.? (Message 6003)
Posted 7 Nov 2008 by ChinookFoehn
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And what would the theoretical RAC be if you placed a GTX280 onto a Yorkfield Quad? (not that I am planning such)

-ChinookFöhn


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