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Posts by Paul Forsdick

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation Errors (Message 42867)
Posted 15 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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the solution I use is as follows

I use a PC with 2 CPU only and have the SSE3 running

I notice they should show a percentage complete of 0.062 within about 2 minutes , if they do, they run ok for me within about 4 to 6 hours and I get credits.

if they still show 0.00% complete after a few minutes I abort them and I get another download to try as these ones never seem to start at all.

it is not easy to spot those when you are asleep so what I do is to just make sure about 3 or 4 of these have started running correctly to prove the are all going to work during the night and set it to no new tasks until I am back on the computer with 3 or 4 ready to submit the following morning then I allow new tasks.
I hope this helps
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Torrents of Invalid WU's (Message 42752)
Posted 11 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Not sure where this fits best, This task ran for 3 hours with no progress and I aborted it, 4 of 5 didn't seems to show any progress either. Yet one task I had ran just fine.[/u]
task de_14_2s_5_1344965_1286666350_1


I have had similar ones

what I notice is that if it does not start in 2 minutes it will just countdown on the right with no progress until it reaches zero Ie after 6 or 7 hours then keeps running instead of the normal 4 to 5 hours
the good ones that work usually show 0.62% progress within 2 minutes.
so when i get them if it shows the 0.62 before 2 minutes then I let it run and if not I abort it.
I notice over the weekend about 40% were good but the other 60% would not have started so these were aborted after 2 minutes

Paul
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Questionable WU's (Message 42684)
Posted 8 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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i decided to stay and they worked ok yesterday

but the latest ones are showing no progress so I do not want to waste 7 hours so how long should i have them running before aborting them? 10 minutes seems to be ok
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Questionable WU's (Message 42660)
Posted 7 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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My latest one is the same it is up to 7 hours but the "to completion" has gone to nothing but the elapsed is still going up. if I look at it with Boinctasks it shows 100.669 complete so it looks like a wasted 7 hours. I am definitly not pleased and I will abort any in future much earlier in fact I will detach and try something else
5) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU worth it for MW@H? (Message 42652)
Posted 6 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi
my latest 2 are showing the elapsed time going up and the "to completion" going down as usual but the progress is 0-00% according to Boinc

should I abort them?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU worth it for MW@H? (Message 42596)
Posted 5 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi

I have a question

I run using the SSE3 then sometimes I get this message 05/10/2010 20:22:17 Milkyway@home Message from server: Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a version of MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation.
so the only way to get it is to detach and then reattach the project then the N body runs but the SSE3 disappears from the app-info.xml Then the next one is not an N-body file so to stop it running for 24 hours you abort it and download the SSE3 again and this removes the N_body for the next one.
is there a way to change something so it can automatically tell which one to run without this work around

i just have CPU on my computer

thanks Paul
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Wow! CPU WUs done in just 160 secs! (Message 42507)
Posted 2 Oct 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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I keep looking at sea breeze who has moved from a boinc score of 57,533 on 18th september and in 199th place and now stands at 9,884,264 in 5th place and is top in Milkyway

perhaps I am too cynical thinking that this is not genuine
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU crazy slow (Message 42472)
Posted 30 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi
with my SSE3 installed it reduced the time taken from 24 hours to between 5 and 6 hours.
Assuming you have both CPUs running Milkyway, you should be able to up the credits from 214 a day to between 1500 and 1900 credits a day. mine alternates between 1710 and 1924 a day. nowhere near the speed of GPUs though.

Paul
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Wow! CPU WUs done in just 160 secs! (Message 42366)
Posted 25 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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I am sceptical because not only did he get 400,000 from milky way he actually got 3,406,890 in one day on all projects
it has taken me 17 months with a computer running permanemtly to get to just under half of this.
so he must have a machine well over 1000 times faster or over 1000 computers to get to this figure
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Wow! CPU WUs done in just 160 secs! (Message 42348)
Posted 24 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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has anybody seen that somebody is getting over 400,000 credits a day on milkyway
11) Message boards : Number crunching : reconnecting to clint (Message 42235)
Posted 18 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Thanks Zydor

I have got it working again but needed to do a system restore as my sound had disappeared as well

regards paul
12) Message boards : Number crunching : reconnecting to clint (Message 42232)
Posted 18 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi
my Boinc has been trying to connect to client all morning.
has anybody else had this problem.
paul
13) Message boards : News : started a new nbody search: de_nbody_model1_1 (Message 42199)
Posted 16 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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as an example I have just got 141 credits on another project for 7 hours so they a giving 20 credits an hour not 8
Paul
14) Message boards : News : started a new nbody search: de_nbody_model1_1 (Message 42197)
Posted 16 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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my latest one took 26 hours so you can see it has hogged one of my cpus for a whole 24 hours and I just get credits of 213 again
this seems very low and I may be detaching soon although I have done this project for 17 months

paul
15) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : What are YOU listening to!? (Message 42193)
Posted 16 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Mahler Symphony no 2 wonderful
16) Message boards : News : started a new nbody search: de_nbody_model1_1 (Message 42162)
Posted 15 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi

My one finally finished at 25 hours 27 minutes with a CPU time of just under 17 hours and got 213 points or just over 8 points an hour. this seems very low as I think most other projects give more than this.
what do others think?

regards Paul
17) Message boards : News : started a new nbody search: de_nbody_model1_1 (Message 42106)
Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi it is nealy midnight in the UK so my maths have gone up the creek today

thanks
18) Message boards : News : started a new nbody search: de_nbody_model1_1 (Message 42104)
Posted 13 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi my latest one is a de_12 and has run 2 hours and is showing 9.259% done so this looks to be going to take over 200 hours it is due by 21/9 so I will need be running for 24 hours a day to get it done in time or should I abort it.

regards Paul
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Message (Message 42077)
Posted 12 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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Hi Again

I solved it by detaching and re-attaching the project and I am getting work now. I do not have a GPU so all mine are CPU.

it has lost my SSSE in the app_info.xml which I used to run them on and it now shows a JScrypt file

regards Paul
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Message (Message 42073)
Posted 12 Sep 2010 by Paul Forsdick
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I am getting this message

12/09/2010 14:36:48 Milkyway@home Message from server: Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a version of MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation.

how do I get it?

thanks Paul


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