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Posts by Divide Overflow

1) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : Recompiled Linux 32/64 apps (Message 41573)
Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Divide Overflow
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I'm working on a new OpenCL one which should work everywhere(Linux/OS X/Windows/Nvidia/ATI) right now. I hope to have it ready to release in 1-2 weeks.

That's very nice to hear, Matt! There are a lot of people looking forward to testing it out when it's ready.
2) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : Recompiled Linux 32/64 apps (Message 41569)
Posted 18 Aug 2010 by Divide Overflow
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7 months later ... any change?

It would be nice to get an update on this since so much time has gone by. I'd still love to be able to use the ATI GPU in my Linux system.

3) Message boards : News : x86_64 linux nbody application added (Message 41532)
Posted 17 Aug 2010 by Divide Overflow
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There are a few long running tasks that error out with a "system freezing" message.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : site redesign (Message 40290)
Posted 8 Jun 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Welcome Brian!

It would be great to get some sort of blog from the astronomers / science team reviewing the data.
5) Message boards : News : away for the weekend (Message 40170)
Posted 3 Jun 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Server crash in 4.. 3.. 2..

:)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Congratulations to our Fearless Leader Travis!!! (Message 40076)
Posted 31 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Congratulations Travis!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Ubuntu 10.04 x64 ATI4770 problem no GPU (Message 40004)
Posted 28 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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At least not here, Collatz has one though.

True enough, but it is frustrating when you want to crunch here. There is a CUDA standard project app for linux. Why so long a wait for an ATI one?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Ubuntu 10.04 x64 ATI4770 problem no GPU (Message 40002)
Posted 28 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Kind of a moot point since there is no ATI GPU application for linux. :(

I have BOINC 6.10.56 installed on Ubuntu 10.04 64 and it detects the GPU just fine using the AMD proprietary graphics driver.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer with rac of 173 and 3000+ tasks in progress ?? (Message 39995)
Posted 27 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Hey, no email from the operating table Blurf!

(Hope everything goes well for you.)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : How can I run two WU's concurrently? (Message 39586)
Posted 10 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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download the 0.23 optimised app from arkayn's site http://www.arkayn.us/op.html and install it according to the readme ...

That site stopped including the readme file in most of the optimized app packages.

David, can you add it back in so that crunchers are given a chance to ignore it? ;)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Aaargh! Server out of new work! (Message 39502)
Posted 7 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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I hope Travis was able to get information on the memory leak he was looking for!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors on new 5970 (Message 39459)
Posted 6 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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The old optimized app would have given you some erros on that card. Keep using either the standard project or the latest optimized one.

Try pulling the 4870 and let the new 5970 play by itself for a quick test run. If the errors persist, there may be something wrong with the card. How are your temps?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : 2 x MSI Lightning in Crossfire..Great if I could use them, Need Help (Message 39435)
Posted 5 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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With the 5870s, there is so little room between them in the 16x_1 and 16x_2 slots (even kinda separating them as much as possible) that they are running HOT.
...
Does anyone know if I put the 2nd card in the 3rd PCIE slot, will I murder my performance that way too? Or, is there enough bandwidth to not really make it a big issue?

Try moving the cards so they are spaced out and have room to breathe. Since your case otherwise has good airflow you should see your GPU temps improve. Ideally you won't need to throttle them at all once they can get enough air to cool themselves properly. There shouldn't be much of a performance hit from moving that card to the third PCIE slot, if at all. Check back and let us know how things go.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Interesting Statistics (Message 39413)
Posted 4 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." - Mark Twain

:)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't need a new ATI card if you have one of these (Message 39355)
Posted 2 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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IIRC, there was a BOINC ver 6.1.0 that was a hack to increase the claimed credit value. (Not much use here with fixed credit tasks.)

I hope things can soon be updated to allow the validator to filter out glitches like this, accidental or intentional.
16) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : Recompiled Linux 32/64 apps (Message 39351)
Posted 2 May 2010 by Divide Overflow
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I'll add my request in for a Linux ATI GPU application. Hasn't the source code been available for a while now?
17) Message boards : News : How the new validator works (Message 38876)
Posted 19 Apr 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Is the error rate tracked per user or per computer? Is it possible to have this metric added in the appropriate section so that it is visible to us? With the quick purge rate specific task errors can quickly disappear from our sight. (Probably a change request for the BOINC dev team, but worthwhile since this figure is an important part in our contributions and how we manage our systems.)
18) Message boards : News : testing new work generation (Message 38849)
Posted 18 Apr 2010 by Divide Overflow
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Travis, will there be an ATI version of the new milkyway3 application?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones II (Message 36094)
Posted 28 Jan 2010 by Divide Overflow
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A pittance compared to you some of the big farmers out there but I now have a respectable 10 mill MW. ;)

Throttling down for a bit to recover from a layoff though. :(
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Testing ATI Application Availability (Message 35456)
Posted 11 Jan 2010 by Divide Overflow
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A quick question, why does the app report that it uses 41% of the CPU?


Mine is showing 1.02 CPUs. Ouch.

Meh. It should be a purely cosmetic misrepresentation that can be corrected later. Are you not currently getting full use of all your CPU cores for other BOINC tasks?


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