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1) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements (Message 54422)
Posted 15 May 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
quote]You might want to mention that most of the NVidia GeForce cards are poor for double precision tasks, especially the Fermi cards.

Wow thanks for that 2 year old review. LMAO!

NVIDIA is the best![/quote]

That post was 1 year ago.
2) Message boards : News : N-body updated to 0.80 (Message 53495)
Posted 29 Feb 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
Off topic but, I couldn't post a new thread.

I have a question about: task duration correction factor which can be seen by me in a finished work unit when I select my computer ID.

I thought I read somewhere here that the # won't go below a (1) when I view mine they are sitting at 0.022553 how did this happen?


The n-body tasks were wwaaaayyy off on the estimated run time. I'm guessing they still are, but I haven't had any of those since the new server went up. I would have an estimate of 4-6 hours and they would run 30 min to 40+ hours.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : bad hosts (Message 53487)
Posted 29 Feb 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
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All listed have no recent credit. Pulled from the threads listed. Many have been taken care of except the ones listed.

thread links:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=2538
from July 2011
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=2180
from Jan 2011

pc links:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=161066
2200 invalids/ validate errors/ errors since June 2011

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=27701
11800 inprogress/ not reporting

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=25952
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=25952
1900 invalids

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=283698http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=283698
800 invalids, still using annon app

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=287332
1450 invalids
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/hosts_user.php?userid=30147
some good, some bad with annon cpu apps. Recent pc changes, some may be unintentional.

4) Message boards : Number crunching : What are credits!!?? (This should be pinned, I think?) (Message 53460)
Posted 27 Feb 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
Thanks, folks.

It really doesn't matter to me if credit = credit across projects. I was curious about them having monetary or trade-in-type values ... as the word 'credit' would imply to my mind.

Since they are just some abstraction of how many units of work that are done, I won't worry about them. It just seems some people think it is some sort of race that confused me.


Some do turn it into a race like anything else. 1 million used to be the big leagues, you needed mass computers to hit that, now a gpu can turn over many thousands in a day.
5) Message boards : News : Remainder of the Double Credits: A Valentine's Day Present (Message 53164)
Posted 14 Feb 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
If I rember right when it went down initially the database was corupted and hadn't been backed up in a couple days so a lot of work & credits were lost and could not be recovered. When the makeup days were scheduled the server was still in crappy mode and couldn't handle the double or triple load of requests for work. This isn't making up for the days/weeks the project goes down or that would be more like double credit months.
6) Message boards : News : Remainder of the Double Credits: A Valentine's Day Present (Message 52837)
Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
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Yea, word got around the last time and crash the server again. I'm guessing it won't this time and we can see how much load it can handle ... Hopefully.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : No WUs, but.... (Message 52390)
Posted 11 Jan 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
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I haven't had any n-body tasks since the server change, only ps_ tasks.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : No New Work again (Message 52315)
Posted 8 Jan 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
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Both n-body & MW are out of tasks. Can someone set the new server up to add new runs when the previous run is out? How it was setup before MW crashed some weeks ago. I'm guessing that when it was restored the process wasn't added back, so MW keeps running dry. MW ran good for a while until it crashed and now every couple days it runs out of work.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Astronomical In Progress WU Count (Message 52256)
Posted 6 Jan 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
If it is running fine now then you don't need to worry the other tasks will get resent eventually.
10) Message boards : News : New server test post (Message 52243)
Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
I had just booted my computer up and started Boinc a few minutes before.

Anyhow I have tasks now. Took about 10 minutes.
11) Message boards : News : New server test post (Message 52239)
Posted 5 Jan 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
Updated a few times and reset. Still get Http error. I'll give it a little before I detach/reattach. It also wouldn't upload the one completed wu I had, but when I checked under my account it was listed and credited, yet it remained in Boinc until I reset MW.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi I'm back, but n-body tasks run for 6 seconds ? (Message 52159)
Posted 1 Jan 2012 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
Yup, a week or two ago someone started new task runs that are short & less credits. Also almost a constant shortage of wus due to the validator clogging up.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : No jobs and a lot of waiting for validation (Message 52128)
Posted 31 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
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Maybe when the new server is added someone will pay attention to these problems again.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway down? (Message 52093)
Posted 27 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
Read any of the other topics/ posts on this. The server/ validator quit and no work is being generated. It likely will be a few more days untill the staff start back up after winter break. This almost always has happened during a holiday.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it normal situation about tasks? (Message 52092)
Posted 27 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
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Read any of the other topics/ posts on this. The server/ validator quit and no work is being generated. It likely will be a few more days untill the staff start back up after winter break. This almost always has happened during a holiday.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : New job ? (Message 52065)
Posted 26 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
Yup, server crapped as usual. 112500+ tasks
17) Message boards : Number crunching : New job ? (Message 52056)
Posted 26 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
It's a constant cycle lately. No work for hours then work, then no work. It seems to be set up to not issue new searches untill the previous is finished. Also likely due to the miniscule n-body tasks that the server can't keep up with.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Having downloaded wus in jobs list that are not listed and running in client? (Message 52038)
Posted 23 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
How can you lose points? Nothing in Boinc is penalized. No tasks show looking at your pc.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : No WUs, but.... (Message 51989)
Posted 16 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
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It seems to be constant problems and running out of work since the server went off the other week. Just make sure you have a backup project or two.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Out Of Work (Message 51982)
Posted 15 Dec 2011 by Profilebanditwolf
Post:
I bet much of this is due to many of the wus being very small. I had 30 second wus on my P4 Xp machine. This down from having 40-100+ hour tasks for much of the last 4+ weeks. I did get some longer tasks last night (6 hours).


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