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Posts by SATAN

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Where's CUDA? (Message 28009)
Posted 19 Jul 2009 by SATAN
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Thanks for the update. So know we know the name of the person Travis has locked away in the dungeon.
2) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 25832)
Posted 17 Jun 2009 by SATAN
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I'll give it ago when Travis posts the updated code files. I can't say that i will have any success though.
3) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 25374)
Posted 14 Jun 2009 by SATAN
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I had no trouble getting it to run under BootCamp without a display connected. I don't know whether it is something in the Apple drivers or not, but I can run the CUDA examlples such as oceanFFT no problems and they show perfectly fine.

Arkayn might have a better idea of why it works.

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4) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 25325)
Posted 13 Jun 2009 by SATAN
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Cluster,

I haven't dared mess with the Milkyway stuff, Gave me a big enough head ache just making sure CUDA was installed correctly.

Will have a go over the next couple of days. I keep screwing something up because it keeps telling me that not target has been set. Will need to go through take a slow careful look at what i'm screwing up.

I doubt i'll notice a slowdown with the desktop though as I run the 8800 purely on its own without a monitor connected. Will post back if/when I finally get the damn thing working properly.
5) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 25251)
Posted 13 Jun 2009 by SATAN
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Glenn, it may well be very easy. It's been almost 10 years since I did anything related to Unix commands. So getting CUDA itself to work is probably far easier than I found it. I found an idiots guide.

I take my hate of to Travis and CP for building any GPU app.
6) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 25243)
Posted 13 Jun 2009 by SATAN
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Well i've finally managed to get CUDA working properly on the Mac Pro. Not bad considering it's a slow old 8800GT.

So looking forward to the next code release, to see if I can finally get Milkyway GPU working on this damn thing.
7) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA Milkyway Application v0.05 (Message 23567)
Posted 28 May 2009 by SATAN
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Travis,

It's been a while since i messed around with code and compiling applications, but we are missing the simple_evaluator.h file.

It is referenced in many of the .c files.

Also when I go to compile the files it is telling me that their are a lot of syntax errors. I am sure you are more than aware of these though.

I did make some progress the other night. I managed to get a init_data.xml file along with a stderr.txt file.

"Can't open init data file - running in standalone mode
Couldn't find input file [astronomy_parameters.txt] to read astronomy parameters.
APP: error reading astronomy parameters: 1
called boinc_finish"
- is the contents of the stderr file.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU - Almost There! (Message 22868)
Posted 21 May 2009 by SATAN
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Has the admin really looked at how many folks that have spent thousands of dollars for ATI cards? I for one would not want to be on the receiving end if they don't get ATI supported..

Good luck.

DD,


Why should they, nobody asked people to go and spend money on an App that wasn't officially supported by the Boinc system. As far as I'm aware neither Travis nor Dave have gone around holding guns to people's head making them buy GPU to crunch with. People did this on their own merit.

I'm saying this as someone that had ordered a new 4870. The App wasn't official, that's the risk people took.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Why is it so hard to get work? (Message 22390)
Posted 16 May 2009 by SATAN
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First 3 units in 2 weeks, woohoo!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones (Message 21302)
Posted 4 May 2009 by SATAN
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1 week without work! Woohoo!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 20003)
Posted 22 Apr 2009 by SATAN
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This was 10 days ago. What's up? are you reinventing the wheel?
It would be nice with an update.


At least Travis and Dave provide decent updates to what is going on. Which is far better than some of the other bigger projects.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Lower spec ATI cards (Message 19339)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by SATAN
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Folding just causes errors.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 19222)
Posted 17 Apr 2009 by SATAN
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Now then, so much for BOINC 6.8 having ATI support. That's pushed back for BOINC 6.10 and maybe even later.


Jord so how is my prediction of 12 months at the earliest now looking?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Is milkyway@home dead? (Message 18690)
Posted 14 Apr 2009 by SATAN
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For the fist time in a couple of weeks my machine has had a steady supply of units for the 4 CPU's all day.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized OS X Applications (Message 18565)
Posted 13 Apr 2009 by SATAN
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I seriously wonder how you would pull out that much of credit a day when I'm even having trouble getting new WUs regardless of Windows or Mac, let alone maintaining enough WU cache for one day without babysitting my tower every 2 - 3 hours...


Alberto was running this when we had a steady supply of units.

The Windows app is 256% faster than that for OSX on Intel at the present moment.

So getting an RAC of approx 16,000 would be very plausible.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Run the project only a few hours a day (Message 17935)
Posted 8 Apr 2009 by SATAN
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  • I am entitled to a fair days' credit for a fair days' work
  • I invested substantially in kit to advance science
  • I am entitled to see all my rigs are fully fed with work
  • Button-mashers, script-kiddies and credit-whores are trying to stop me and sabotage the project.



Different, isnt it ;-)



I thought Boinc'ing was for a bit of fun, and helping various science projects move forward.

Silly SATAN
17) Message boards : Number crunching : My Favorite Project is Broken (Message 17162)
Posted 30 Mar 2009 by SATAN
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Getting work is like finding hens teeth at the minute.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Updates and Status (Message 16926)
Posted 26 Mar 2009 by SATAN
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Nice to see I can use my measly nVidia card for this project especially in OSX.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized OS X Applications (Message 15714)
Posted 16 Mar 2009 by SATAN
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It seems that when installing an optimised app on OSX you need to re-install Boic to repair permissions. Once this is done, it should start up and run normally.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized OS X Applications (Message 15500)
Posted 15 Mar 2009 by SATAN
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I guess the tweaks to he Alti-vec instructions makes more of a difference than Intel instruction sets.


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