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1) Message boards : Sophie Germain Prime Search : SG Out of work (Message 50818)
Posted 2813 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
They're back! Thanks guys.
2) Message boards : Sophie Germain Prime Search : SG Out of work (Message 50811)
Posted 2813 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
And yet again . . .
3) Message boards : General discussion : A Melancholy Farewell (Message 50143)
Posted 2819 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
I'll add my 'thanks' for all you've done for this project. You will be missed. Good luck to you in the future.
4) Message boards : Prime Sierpinski Problem : Time Estimates for PSP (LLR) (Message 48043)
Posted 2844 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
After running PPS (LLR) for a few days I went back to PSP (LLR) on a couple of machines. The initial time estimates came in at over 28 days. That should have been about 5 days on my machines.

Now I know it will adjust by itself so I'm not personally at all concerned, but that's so far off the mark the admins may want to take a look at either PPS and/or PSP. One or the other, or perhaps both, seem to need a bit of adjustment.

I guess the only real worry is that this may scare off more casual crunchers. Plus, well, it really just isn't right.

Just my 2c.

Regards!
5) Message boards : Project Staging Area : AVX build of llr (20%-50% faster) (Message 46726)
Posted 2861 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
I'm also not that skilled in Linux, but it should not affected by the application. I did not see any iCore or bulldozer at your hosts, so nothing of the new avx instruction set is used by your cpu's.

Regards Odi

Hi Odi,
This was to help by testing the statement made somewhere above that the app may be compatible with older processors albiet with no speed improvement. Some have had luck with that. I guess the hope is that someday soon it may be sent to everyone by default without the app_info file and all the manual stuff that creates.
6) Message boards : General discussion : Managing a BOINC Server Appreciation Day (Message 46725)
Posted 2861 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
Agree with all of the above !!
7) Message boards : Project Staging Area : AVX build of llr (20%-50% faster) (Message 46723)
Posted 2861 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
Well, that was a lot of work for nothing. 8-((

Boinc started normally, no errors, and found the app_info file. It downloaded a work unit and began to run it. But just like before it finished in 3 or 4 seconds so it's obviously still not working.

Sorry, I tried but . . .

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As I said before, I'm not the best Linux person in the world so I may have messed something up, but as I said I got no error messages and it tried to run so ?
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8) Message boards : Project Staging Area : AVX build of llr (20%-50% faster) (Message 46658)
Posted 2861 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
If the AVX build is functional for all processors why not issue the AVX build as a general release?

We need to do some more test first on different host settings.
Lennart

I may easily have messed up the installation, but if not then I would have to say "no" this app isn't functional for all processors.


Maybe you can try my app.

Sure rroonnaalldd, I'll give it a try but I'm on my way out for at least 6 hours or so. If you want, either post a link to an archive with app(s) and app_info file (or PM me) and I'll give it a shot when I get back.
9) Message boards : Project Staging Area : AVX build of llr (20%-50% faster) (Message 46646)
Posted 2861 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
Just a thought. If the AVX build is functional for all processors even if it does only gives a benefit to those which support AVX why not issue the AVX build as a general release?

I'm prompted [url]inter alia[/url] to raise the question by a team mate who notes that I've AVX compatible processors but am still running the old LLR. I think my explanation about w*rk, rats, family and life in general getting in the way fell on stoney ground.


We need todo some more test first on different host settings.

Lennart

When this announcement was first made it didn't specify what AVX was and on which processors it was intended to run. Therefore I jumped right in and tried it on this Q6600 running Linux and got this result and this one and this one.

Now I am NOT very swift when it comes to Linux so I may easily have messed up the installation, but if not then I would have to say "no" this app isn't functional for all processors.
10) Message boards : Problems and Help : No CUDA wokunits (Message 46149)
Posted 2867 days ago by gomeyerProject donor
Yea, I see the same thing. Tried both PPS (Sieve) and CW (Sieve) individually and as a pair.

Just tried "Send work from any subproject . . " and it does send GPU work. Otherwise I get nothing. Don't want to leave it that way tho'.



+1. Very weird behaviour on the server side.

It is weird. I'm wondering if they were updating the mask to add new tasks and broke it.


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