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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Confused..about what GPU support is coming 1st (Message 25392)
Posted 14 Jun 2009 by Dark Angel
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You are looking at it from YOUR perspective, not the project's ...

Not looking anywhere really, just concerned that you are belittling my 'cheap' efforts. It's not 'cheap' for the project either. Everyone can clearly see that the total cost of the project is HUGE with the all the crunching contribution included, and that contribution is not 'cheap'.

By all means describe your contribution and efforts as 'cheap', but less the the 'we' since I certainly object to be included in your 'we'.

but, because we are doing science on the cheap ...




Says Ice with his quarter million RAC...well since the hypocrisy pot is boiling over now...maybe a little perspective on this...

Your contribution is just that "your contribution" how cheap is a matter of what you are trying to get from it or what you are trying to give to it, however don't ever forget it's your choice...and from the rest of us that either can't afford to purchase the hardware to run the app or have the hardware but can't seem to get an app ported for their systems (in my personal case)...please do us a favor and stop whining about the money you have chosen/continue to choose to spend..."we" have little empathy for you.

For goodness sakes. This is about someone saying "we are doing sience cheaply" and I am firmly saying that I disagree and that I am NOT doing science cheaply. This is not about my RAC, my contribution, what I can afford, what app I can get ported, what empathy you have or all the other rubbish that is bring brought into the arguement.

I do NOT agree that "we are doing science cheaply", and it has nothing to do with my feelings but with the money leaving my wallet.

Why don't you crunch and be happy and don't go speaking for me I saying I am doing science on the cheap when you have no I idea what I spend on it, and if you saw my electricity bills you would be nuts to say it was cheap, thank you.



Yes, thank you for supporting my observation with your continued insistence that it's not about your contribution or what you can "afford"...yet here you are bringing that as your main argument...care to rephrase it? As Paul D. Buck has stated you are missing the point entirely...and your continued insistence that you are not doing science on the cheap only serves to point out how insidious and baseless this argument of yours really is. Just remember even with your high RAC and the money that you are so kindly putting out towards the project (thank you) and your crunching just amounts to a small drop in the collective bucket, however that being said it would still be far more expensive for the project to do their science in a more conventional manner so yes we collectively, project wide ARE DOING SCIENCE ON THE CHEAP...get over it and get over yourself for just a microsecond and come back to reality...you are right about one thing though...it's not about you...,or your oxymoronic arguments.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Confused..about what GPU support is coming 1st (Message 25317)
Posted 13 Jun 2009 by Dark Angel
Post:
You are looking at it from YOUR perspective, not the project's ...

Not looking anywhere really, just concerned that you are belittling my 'cheap' efforts. It's not 'cheap' for the project either. Everyone can clearly see that the total cost of the project is HUGE with the all the crunching contribution included, and that contribution is not 'cheap'.

By all means describe your contribution and efforts as 'cheap', but less the the 'we' since I certainly object to be included in your 'we'.


but, because we are doing science on the cheap ...





Says Ice with his quarter million RAC...well since the hypocrisy pot is boiling over now...maybe a little perspective on this...

Your contribution is just that "your contribution" how cheap is a matter of what you are trying to get from it or what you are trying to give to it, however don't ever forget it's your choice...and from the rest of us that either can't afford to purchase the hardware to run the app or have the hardware but can't seem to get an app ported for their systems (in my personal case)...please do us a favor and stop whining about the money you have chosen/continue to choose to spend..."we" have little empathy for you.

Crunch and be happy
3) Message boards : Number crunching : post milkyway_x86_84-apple-darwin problems here (Message 7593)
Posted 10 Dec 2008 by Dark Angel
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Hey Travis, I'm getting extremely long crunch times on GS series WU's and compute errors on the same GS series, on the new test app...the test WU's are working fine though on two computers now.

The PPC G5's aren't actually x86_64 processors. Those are the Core 2 series, whether Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme (I remember some extreme versions in the iMacs), or most of the recent Xeons in the Mac Pros. Your processor is a ppc64 arch, which Milkyway doesn't have any applications specifically for right now. You'll be using the PPC 32-bit app.

That would be all fine and good if I were referencing a G5 however I was talking about a GS series WU not a computer processor...I actually run a Mac Pro Intel machine and I'm well aware of what I have and what I don't have...my prior post was also to Travis I believe, however it's since been resolved as these were hold over units (GS series) that kept being sent to my computer after I changed to the test app.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : post milkyway_x86_84-apple-darwin problems here (Message 6968)
Posted 29 Nov 2008 by Dark Angel
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Hey Travis, I'm getting extremely long crunch times on GS series WU's and compute errors on the same GS series, on the new test app...the test WU's are working fine though on two computers now.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : No new WU (Message 3806)
Posted 17 Jun 2008 by Dark Angel
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The no new task message seems to be being sent when the server status states there is between 288 and 310 tasks available. It may be a coincidence but when Travis removed the 600 wus there were 288 available on the status board.


Very interesting and very odd too...thanks for pointing that out.

It didn't take long for me to be proven wrong about there being nothing more annoying then a computer sitting in idle...and for the others above who posted rather dismissively...I run multiple projects...and yes I do have backups to my backups and my complaint is not nearly as hollow as you think it is.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : No new WU (Message 3795)
Posted 15 Jun 2008 by Dark Angel
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There is nothing more annoying then seeing a quad core machine sitting idle waiting for work...not to mention the thermal variances that it undergoes between running at full load and running at idle...I know there are complexities of the projects computer servers that I don't know about and that their system has to handle the load of many users, but is it really that difficult to supply a steady stream of work...of course barring any major system meltdowns as they happen and are usually unforeseen.

I have caught my computer in idle no less then a dozen times in the last 24 hours as it waits for the project server to send out a new batch of work (20 WU's) that lasts less then 25 mins on this machine.




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