Posts by Jimbocous

21) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95417)
Posted 22 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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IIRC there are some projects which only allow a a resource of 1 or greater, I don't know what they are.

Didn't know that. Interesting ...
22) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95414)
Posted 22 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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Are there any other BOINC projects besides E@H that will allow a resource "0" so they will only run as a backup project?

Tom
I would think any of them would? It's a BOINC control, after all.
23) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95100)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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Anybody got an Einstein app_config.xml they could share via PM?
Trying to figure out a wierdness here ...
24) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95087)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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15 hours.
A fantastic outrage :-)

Actually, it's closer to 21 hours now, if you consider the fact that it basically quit handing out work ~6 hrs before maintenance began ~0500 PST.
25) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95085)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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...(not broken)...
I would suggest any situation where GPUs will sit idle when there is work they could be performing simply because it's not "the right work" indicates "broke". :)
26) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95083)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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Exactly what I have been looking at in the last 2 hours and trying to figure out. I had 4 GPU idle that should have been running Einstein and the other 5 GPUs are running milkyway. ... There is no reason for the 4 GPUs to be idle. . .
Agreed. Well, at least know you know it isn't just you.
I would fall back to 7.14.2, but the "finish file present too long" error was becoming annoying, even ignoring other factors.
Thanks for the confirmation.
27) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95074)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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The extended outage allowed me to notice that a 4 core (8 thread) CPU cannot feed 9 GPUs running Einstein. I had to configure for 4 concurrent Einstein and 5 concurrent Milkyway and in addition had to scrap the "64" spoofed GPUs as that got too many Einstein. I had resources set to 0 but got way more than 64 work units. Should have gotten 1 for each GPU but I am looking at 110 on one mining system and 241 on another. Resource on both for Einstein was 0 so something not right.

Agreed. Something got really broken in 7.16.3 on resource sharing and scheduling. Been fighting this for a while. Best example is a case where I'm trying to clear out the Einstein queue after SETI resumes, using a resource share of 1, det NNT, and max concurrent set to less than all physical GPUs. What now happens, and didn't on 7.14.2, is that when max_concurrent # of GPUs are engaged, the other GPUs will sit idle rather then process SETI, apparently because of a resource share debt. My contention is that GPUs should never sit idle, regardless of any perceived debt. Apparently, the software feels otherwise.
I'd be interested to see if you experience anything like this.
28) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95069)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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Yikes. This is to the point we may have to find a virgin and throw them into a volcano! I hear there is one - a volcano - available now.

I had one newer cruncher that was virgin to Einstein@home, which has now been sacrificed.
Given the near-volcanic heat produced by GPUs on Einstein, I'm hoping this will perhaps suffice.
29) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94978)
Posted 14 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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One would hope that the money raised for new drives will have an immediate and salutary effect on this project.
Otherwise, I suspect the natives will get even more restless.
Personally, I doubt it will solve many of the issues.
I just don't see a commitment to identify the issues and develop an action plan to address them.
30) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94974)
Posted 14 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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Looks like it's down.
First time in a while I'm going into an outage with caches basically empty.
Depressing ... and pathetic.
31) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 94824)
Posted 10 Jan 2020 by Jimbocous
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Neil Peart of Rush fame.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/neil-peart-rush-obituary-936221/
32) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94410)
Posted 20 Dec 2019 by Jimbocous
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Set NNT and started to report finished work.

Didn't bother to set NNT and all work has reported nicely, in chunks of 100, 200 or 300.. Even got a few ...
33) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94173)
Posted 10 Dec 2019 by Jimbocous
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So at 6 hrs do we have a MegaMal?
34) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94168)
Posted 10 Dec 2019 by Jimbocous
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Sorry, at this point on a Tuesday, all I can summon is mild indignation :)
35) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94166)
Posted 10 Dec 2019 by Jimbocous
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It's been down about 2 hrs so it is time to start celebrating a fine outage. Let's hope we don't have an outrage or worse such as a grand mal outrage or the great dreaded super grand mal outrage.

Even if we do, at least we now have the caches to get through it. A welcome thing indeed.
36) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93904)
Posted 26 Nov 2019 by Jimbocous
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Time to turn on the thread heaters.

Given blizzard we're going into, here's hoping it's a short one. So far this fall, the only heat source here has been GPUs and power supplies :)
37) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93818)
Posted 22 Nov 2019 by Jimbocous
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Seti is down. Nothing on the Berkeley system status page though...

Whatever the problem was, it didn't last long ...
38) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93545)
Posted 5 Nov 2019 by Jimbocous
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my home town Vancouver Canada Pacific west coast some wherre in this great univervise :)
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Thanks for the wallpaper:)
39) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93179)
Posted 13 Oct 2019 by Jimbocous
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A quick one, Seti is back again....

But no downloads yet ... No Tasks Available
[edit] And tasks are flowing again [/edit]
40) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93176)
Posted 13 Oct 2019 by Jimbocous
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SETI go boom...
Wonder if someone's working the Sunday middle-of-the-night crash issue?


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