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21) Message boards : Number crunching : No GPU tasks? (Message 47064)
Posted 6 Apr 2011 by Profilednolan
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I've gotten some on one of my 3 machines, none on the other 2, don't use an app_info file...

-Dave
22) Message boards : Number crunching : WU Validation Inconclusive for a Few Months (Message 46678)
Posted 22 Mar 2011 by Profilednolan
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Thanks, Blurf.

-Dave
23) Message boards : Number crunching : WU Validation Inconclusive for a Few Months (Message 46668)
Posted 22 Mar 2011 by Profilednolan
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Got a few pendings that are pretty old myself (don't really mind if they're there, but maybe they should be taken care of?):
18-Jan
18-Jan
18-Jan
17-Jan
17-Jan
9-Dec
25-Nov

-Dave
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Downloads Failing (Message 46612)
Posted 18 Mar 2011 by Profilednolan
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Just looked through my logs for the last few hours, don't see any errors on my end...

-Dave
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Message from server: double precision GPU required (Message 46520)
Posted 10 Mar 2011 by Profilednolan
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The problem you are describing can happen if you have a lot of tasks on your system and you are displaying them all. If this is the case, you can "cure" it by going to the Tasks tab and pressing the "Show active tasks" button. (It will then change to "Show all tasks".)

-Dave
26) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINCStats Server Donation Drive - Second Server Needed (Message 45723)
Posted 23 Jan 2011 by Profilednolan
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Just sent some cash his way. Figured it's a good investment since I use the stats almost every day.

-Dave
27) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI HD5850 cooling fan dying? (Message 45603)
Posted 17 Jan 2011 by Profilednolan
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I have a 4850 with an Accelero S1 w/turbo module on it (not currently being used) and the Accelero took something like 30 degrees off the stock cooling (which was admittedly pretty poor).
I also have Accelero Xtreme 5870s on 2 of my 5870 cards, they work extremely well for me, but do take up 3 slots. I've been thinking of getting a Scythe Setsugen HD5870/5850 for another 5870, it only takes up 2 slots. Reviews are pretty sparse on it, but I found one (on Fudzilla, I think) that said it did a good cooling job. It can be hard to find, though. Just some info to think about...

-Dave
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Why does MW send 32-bit apps to a 64-bit machine? (Message 43937)
Posted 17 Nov 2010 by Profilednolan
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See Here

-Dave
29) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements [OLD] (Message 43933)
Posted 17 Nov 2010 by Profilednolan
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Hi, will there be support in the future for the new ati hd 6850 and 6870 series?


See here

-Dave
30) Message boards : Number crunching : super charged? (Message 43696)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by Profilednolan
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One thing I've noticed:
In the BOINC Manager, percent completed stays at 0% till completion time,then goes above 100% on this type of task for a few extra seconds:
11/10/2010 8:34:30 PM Milkyway@home Starting de_separation_82_2s_40_2_882564_1289403509_0
with the 40
Completion times are normal.
And my average is shooting up.
I think the 30 shows the percentage right.
The 20 is ok too.
I'll try to have a look at the other types.

Regards


Not on my systems, the _40_ tasks progress normally as do all the others...

-Dave
31) Message boards : Number crunching : super charged? (Message 43592)
Posted 8 Nov 2010 by Profilednolan
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I noticed this myself, didn't think I could crack a million for a day with my hardware, but did today.

-Dave
32) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 43136)
Posted 24 Oct 2010 by Profilednolan
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Dave, congratulations.


Thanks!


I am not far behind you...

-Mike


Yup, you will be the next I think, and you'll be cruising by me in total credit pretty soon, too! Nice work!

-Dave
33) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones III (Message 43133)
Posted 24 Oct 2010 by Profilednolan
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Made it to 100,000,000 here on MW! 84th to do so.

-Dave
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Interesting thing happened this weekend (NOT!) (Message 42734)
Posted 10 Oct 2010 by Profilednolan
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Do you have a cc_config.xml file in your boinc data folder with the line
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
in it?

-Dave
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Wow! CPU WUs done in just 160 secs! (Message 42379)
Posted 26 Sep 2010 by Profilednolan
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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



Between all my projects, this is about a week of credit for me (the 3.4 Mil. amount), and I am not one of the real top crunchers... why do you think this guy is cheating, exactly?

-Dave
(and as you can see, my RAC here is over 400K)
36) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements [OLD] (Message 40706)
Posted 27 Jun 2010 by Profilednolan
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Has anyone used the ATI HD 4850 card on MW?



Yup, using one now. this computer has one in it. Have a couple others, too, but they're shut down now to save on electric bills.

-Dave
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Undecided: $200 HD5830 or $290 HD5850? (Message 40045)
Posted 29 May 2010 by Profilednolan
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You can click on my name and check out my computers, the 2 with the highest RAC have 5830s in them. 122K and 130K right now. I have a feeling they can do about 140 - 145/day when there's a ready supply of work (on this project), but I don't really track them. Looking at the Boincstats page for each computer, and subtracting about 4K/day for CPU tasks, that seems to be about right.

HTH

-Dave

[Edit] Oh, one's a Sapphire, the other an HIS, and I run them both at 875/900, they generally maintain about a temp of 58-60.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 6.10.56 - backup project (Message 40032)
Posted 28 May 2010 by Profilednolan
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It doesn't work completely correctly for me. When MW was down yesterday, I had a long period where 2 out of 3 machines had no GPU work. I have Collatz set to a 0 share, MW 100. Using 6.10.56 on the 2 that this didn't work on, using 6.10.43 on the other machine where it DID work promptly. To make matters worse, after a couple of hours of no work, I updated Collatz at the 2 idle machines and the messages tab showed "user requested update, not reporting tasks, not requesting new work". I left them alone after that and by this morning they all had work at Collatz, but I have no idea why they didn't get any sooner.

-Dave
39) Message boards : Number crunching : IMPORTANT! Nvidia's 400 series crippled by Nvidia (Message 38737)
Posted 14 Apr 2010 by Profilednolan
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Correct, I'm using a 5830, also the 4770 can do MW, too. I have a couple of those also doing MW.

-Dave
40) Message boards : Number crunching : IMPORTANT! Nvidia's 400 series crippled by Nvidia (Message 38729)
Posted 14 Apr 2010 by Profilednolan
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Maybe they think twice and order instead FIVE Raedon 5870
each with the same DP performence and for the same price


That is certainly a viable alternative, and for some people it will be the right choice (and that probably includes the majority of people here). But for others it won't be feasible, for a variety of reasons.

I looked at the prices of the HD 5870 on Amazon, The prices range from about $400 to about $500 before shipping, So the cost is not that low, While a HD 5770 costs around $150-$200 before shipping.


The 5770 can't do MW, and the original post the (top) above was a response to was comparing to the "professional" card,

Those who truly need the additional double precision will buy the professional card. Those who don't won't.

Based on the quote, the poster is referring to the Tesla card, which goes for $2499 retail, so that's about 5 HD 5870s...

-Dave


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