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Posts by P. Skingle

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@Home is SAD! (Message 59022)
Posted 21 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Too late for app_config tinkering. All eleven computers have been aborted of all MW tasks. I was going to leave without making a fuss, but that's not me. I'm the black sheep that travels upstream in the thick of it.

Rosetta@Home seems interesting, but I'm not keen on spending huge money (electricity $$$) on a human problem. You see, I don't really care about humans. I'm interested in exploration/advancement only.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@Home is SAD! (Message 59016)
Posted 21 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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I'm leaving Milkyway@Home. No one at MW takes things seriously. I was crunching 8 GPU work units at once. Now I'm crunching 1. I've dicked around modifying app_config.xml, but to no effect. Things change faster then the programmers/developers/engineers can manage. Therefore, I'm aborting all MW tasks and moving on to a better funded, better managed BOINC project.

At first, this project seemed really cool. Downloads/uploads were way smoother then anything SETI@Home was able to manage and MW really took advantage of AMD video cards. Things since March have really fallen apart.

Peace!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : new app_config.xml for the new applications? (Message 59015)
Posted 21 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Now I got WU for the new app. My old app_config.xml didnĀ“t work, because of the changed application name.

This one works:
<app_config>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
<max_concurrent>2</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>1.0</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>0.05</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
<max_concurrent>2</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>1.0</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>0.05</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>


Awesome!! My dual GPU computers were only processing one GPU WU at a time since someone decided it was an amazing idea to change things. FAIL!
4) Message boards : News : update for users not getting CPU workunits (Message 58906)
Posted 16 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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My "dedicated" Milkyway@Home computers continue to crunch AMD GPU work units, but I have since moved their cpu's over to Cosmology@Home and it's proving to be a smart decision. :)
5) Message boards : News : update for users not getting CPU workunits (Message 58878)
Posted 15 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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... and we're all out of work units. Mega-super-sadface!
6) Message boards : News : update for users not getting CPU workunits (Message 58858)
Posted 14 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Ditto. CPUless all week. :(
7) Message boards : News : update for users not getting CPU workunits (Message 58831)
Posted 13 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Nothing for me. :(
8) Message boards : News : yet another scheduler update (Message 58790)
Posted 12 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Speak for yourself. ;)

I still have zero CPU work units. Lots of AMD GPU work units, but ya, nothing for the CPU. Might this be resolved today?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay not up loading new workunits (Message 58789)
Posted 12 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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If you don't ask how will you know the answer, remember from your school days when the teacher said 'the question you are NOT is the same question the rest of the class is not asking either'! It never hurts to ask, just don't always expect an answer. I used to talk to people who were way above me in the chain of command, I ALWAYS told them, 'just because I ask, doesn't mean you have to answer'! So keep on asking, one day YOU will the one answering the questions!!


Well said. You and I would get along in person. :)
10) Message boards : News : yet another scheduler update (Message 58724)
Posted 11 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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No GPU or CPU tasks whatsoever. All 11 of my machines.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay not up loading new workunits (Message 58697)
Posted 11 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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OKie dokey.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay not up loading new workunits (Message 58677)
Posted 11 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Please note, while we are now receiving AMD GPU work units, my machines, all day, have ZERO CPU work units. All 88 of my CPU cores are doing absolutely jack-shit all.

I'm just wondering. Is this a "serious" project, or is my $700 CDN per month in electricity costs all pure waste? I want something to result from all this. When a project "dies" because of a lack of work units, it makes me think no one cares to complete this project.

Just saying, it kind of feels like we are on our own and this is all a waste of money and time. :)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58660)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Copy that. Thank you for the update. I completely understand that working with computers (technology) is extremely frustrating at times. We all appreciate the hard work and time put in by the volunteer admins here at Milkyway@Home. :)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58652)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Any idea what caused this catastrophic malfunction? What steps are you guys taking to prevent these issues from arising in the future?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58650)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Mind you, they are GPU work units for my AMD video cards only. I do not use nVidia cards on Milkyway@Home.

AMD GPU WU - OK
CPU WU - Nothing since 10am my time.

Currently, it's 4:24PM my time.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58647)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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A few of my machines are starting to download work units -- all good things. Thank you.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58645)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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I work in IT. I have for over a decade. If a server side issue like this was present with any of my clients, and I didn't resolve it right away, I would be instantly replaced with someone capable of resolving the issue(s).
18) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58642)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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What version BOINC client are you using? What applications do you have selected for the project to send?


As you can clearly see if you care to click my profile, I'm running 7.0.64. I run everything EXCEPT for N-Body work units as they are ridiculous.

All my computers are sitting idle. If this doesn't get resolved soon, I'm going to find a new project and move to it pronto.

I find this hilarious since no one seems to be doing anything to resolve this. I have many, many, many machines running BOINC projects. The eleven assigned to Milkyway@Home are all idle. My average is going down and I'm not happy. The rest of my machines doing "other" BOINC projects are happy.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58620)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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6/10/2013 12:14:12 PM | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
6/10/2013 12:14:15 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
6/10/2013 12:14:15 PM | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks sent
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for MilkyWay@Home
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for Milkyway@Home Separation
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for the applications you have selected.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58619)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Looks like no more work units period. GPU or CPU. What's up guys?


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