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1) Message boards : News : Server Maintanence (Message 64590)
Posted 29 May 2016 by BarryAZ
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Status STILL unchanged at 1:30PM PDT Sunday.

Perhaps, since it seems pretty obvious that the maintenance process has encountered some unexpected issues, some one from the project might provide some information for folks here regarding a revised plan.
2) Message boards : News : Server Maintanence (Message 64588)
Posted 29 May 2016 by BarryAZ
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Status unchanged at 11:30PM -- only the web page and upload/download remain live -- so no reporting of work units.
3) Message boards : News : Server Maintanence (Message 64585)
Posted 28 May 2016 by BarryAZ
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Yes -- the server status indicates as of 2:30PM PDT that the server is undergoing maintenance -- lots of red.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Error: Feeder not running ?? in response to update command (Message 61046)
Posted 11 Feb 2014 by BarryAZ
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And currently most processes are not processing...
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz offline (Message 60771)
Posted 19 Jan 2014 by BarryAZ
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Richard -- I'm aware of that board -- some projects get updated there when there are issues as often as once a day -- many do not. Seems a more active readership here -- which is why I posted here.

I just posted messages over on that board and the Seti crunchers board.

Let's see which gets actual news first <smile>
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz offline (Message 60767)
Posted 19 Jan 2014 by BarryAZ
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Hello, I figured to post this here as most of the project status sites are pretty moribund these days.

Collatz seems to have gone offline -- about 5 hours ago from what I can tell.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI outage news (Message 60064)
Posted 1 Oct 2013 by BarryAZ
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http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-campus-evacuated-power-outage-4858201.php
8) Message boards : News : testing work generation with 'ps_separation_14_2s_null_3' (Message 54613)
Posted 2 Jun 2012 by BarryAZ
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I just did the suspend thing. Once we 'return to the future' here I'll likely do product resets or detach and rejoins just to clear out the cobwebs.

Perhaps some information might be useful though.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem getting new tasks (Message 54612)
Posted 2 Jun 2012 by BarryAZ
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Haven't seen any new posts anywhere since yesterday. Server is 'under maintenance' -- not sure what sort of 'back to life' time frame we can expect here. Not sure if this message will see the light of day (unusual for no messages in over 14 hours).
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz?? (Message 53965)
Posted 9 Apr 2012 by BarryAZ
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Ah, thank you for that singularly unhelpful post.

Collatz realized its own futility and imploded? Or maybe there's an Easter Bunny caught in one of the internet tubes that serves the project.

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz?? (Message 53963)
Posted 9 Apr 2012 by BarryAZ
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Ah -- thanks for that information.


The administrator of Collatz is away until Wednesday. He is unable to get any response from his computers. The problem could be his firewall, ISP, who knows? But Wednesday is the earliest we will know.

12) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz?? (Message 53955)
Posted 8 Apr 2012 by BarryAZ
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I see that while others have viewed this post, no one has any information to share regarding the Collatz outage.

Nothing has been posted over in the BOINC project offline thread -- but that isn't a major surprise since update information there (aside from what Blurf posts -- thanks for that) never seems to come from project admins or user volunteers from any project.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Collatz?? (Message 53943)
Posted 7 Apr 2012 by BarryAZ
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Collatz went offline about 12 hours ago (9PM PDT) -- still offline this morning. Has anyone information about this? The BOINC project offline thread has so little traffic and participation that is does not serve all that well for information sharing, so I figured to post here as well.
14) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53106)
Posted 12 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Right, the 4870 requires two leads, the 4850's only one.

I know my 5830 needs 2 pci-e power connectors, but I think the 4830 only needs one.

15) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53103)
Posted 12 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Thanks - good to know for when I make the move. Does the 5850 require a higher power supply profile than the 4850?




The 58xx series does have double precision, it is the 68xx series that does not have it.

We are still waiting to see what happens with the 78xx series.

16) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53102)
Posted 12 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Mark, the combination I've found that works for me with 4850's.

1) AMD video1 1.8
2) BOINC 6.10.58

This works with both Collatz and MW -- as well as MooWrapper.

I've used this with XP, Win7 32 and Win7 64 bit setups.

Also, after the software versions are in shape, I'd detatch and reattach the projects.


My ATI 4850 is not processing the new work units. In an attempt to make the suggested upgrade, my 4850 is now not even processing the Collatz projects that it was processing fine. My machine is running an ATI 3300, 4850 and Nvidia 550. I am afraid I am returning more errors now than work.

17) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53096)
Posted 12 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Thanks, how do you think I was able to afford the dozen or so 4850's -- I well know about ebay -- and look closely at listings there.

Most of the 4850's I got were fine, but a couple of them needed replacement heatsink and fan combinations -- which I keep around just in case.

I also got one 4870 from NewEgg -- but for whatever reason, that puppy runs GPU BOINC applications VERY slow. I just swapped out a re-fanned 4850 there.

In any event, after my summer system shutdowns are over this coming fall, I may look into getting the next series up. What 5xxx AMD cards run double precision -- I know their numbering scheme got a bit different (ie a 5850 might well not be double precision).




Barry maybe EBay will become your friend and help you unload those cards and get newer, faster ones! Just remember EVERYONE on EBay is NOT honest!!!


18) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53064)
Posted 10 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Yes I figured that out a while ago -- though I think it is not quite so much 'as simple as that' -- there are (as it always the case) some other variables in play.




It's as simple as that. Of course, it's not really documented properly anywhere and if you gripe about that you would probably be told that nothing is guaranteed with 'bleeding edge' versions so why are you using one ... Projects will continue to try to use new features that aren't ready for prime time so you can't really blame BOINC entirely for all the teething problems. It might have been better for volunteers if the new MW 1.0x app had been released in a testing environment similar to the way that the new Einstein CL app is being tested in the Albert@Home test project. I know that requires a lot more resources at the project end but it's a lot more 'friendly' for the long suffering volunteers.


19) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53063)
Posted 10 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Could be -- I've over a dozen 4850 systems in play -- then again, it might encourage me to simply shut down a batch of systems and reduce the electric bill. I tend to do that in the summer anyway.


Prices are bound to come down, so dont be too depressed, there's no way they will stay this high for good. Also another new series like 8XXX are probably 12-18 months away, that will also help depress prices of 5XXX and 6XXX both of which have full OpenCL support.

Personal guess is it becomes a real drama circa 18months from now when all have gone OpenCL (as such), but could be that future series will knock down 5XXX and 6XXX into more affordable scenarios by then. Difficult to say, but on balance I reckon it will trend that way with second prices of 5XXX and 6XXX.

Regards
Zy

20) Message boards : News : Separation updated to 1.00 (Message 53057)
Posted 10 Feb 2012 by BarryAZ
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Works OK here for me as I reported -- no big deal though, a lot of variables in the mix (I run 4850's).



The other thing to note, with the earlier BM (6.10.58 or 6.12.32) which do get work with the 11.8 Catalyst -- they get .82 separation work units -- which process fine.

Nopem, do not, errors out running on xp 32......



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