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11) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges II (Message 68960)
Posted 2784 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
PPS SV to Ruby. I must be getting old -- I can still remember when that was as far as one could go!!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's new server (again) (Message 68730)
Posted 2795 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
Thanks to mike et al, and thanks to Rackspace. If I ever do need a cloud I know where I would look first!
13) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : Source code of Genefer for OpenCL is available. (Message 68529)
Posted 2803 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
Under CUDA there is a limit on the size of numbers the GPU can handle. Does this limit still apply in the OPEN CL version or can we go higher?
14) Message boards : Problems and Help : Boinc execution file name (Message 68223)
Posted 2811 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
in the advanced manager window go to Tools:Options:General and tick the box 'run at login'.

There may be slight diferences if you are running a different version of BOINC.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Perseid Shower Challenge (Message 68198)
Posted 2813 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
Curiouser and Curiouser - as Alice would say -

I tried to find some 'common-link' between those 3 PCs - and came up empty. Different procs - 2 Core-i5 notebooks, and a Core-i7 Desktop - different flavors of Win7 - different versions of BOINC even!
I use BAM manager on all my PCs and generally don't touch the settings otherwise, so I'm pretty sure it's not a settings-problem - and NONE of them are overclocked in ANY way - and have run all other BOINC tasks faultlessly for many months!

So I took one of them (Computer number 259651) and 'went the whole hog' ..

I uninstalled (MSSE) Antivirus completely (often a cause of these kind of weird errors), then proceeded to abort all tasks, reset, detach, and finally completely uninstall BOINC and delete the Program Data folder entirely, before rebooting and doing a complete re-install.

Result? - Absolutely no difference whatsoever!

- I Do have some further Info though.. - It appears the task processes are not stopped after being aborted, and carry on running, taking up CPU resources and eventually grinding Windows to a halt unless they are manually deleted in the Task Manager.

So is this some sort of a Wrapper-fault?

I am open to any more suggestions... ?

Though my tasks didn't abort, I did see something similar happen on my PC. I have an i5 2500k running windows 7 pro x64. There were 4 trp sv tasks running in boinc manager, yet 5 processes fighting each for a full core in task manager. Sure enough when i suspended BOINC, there was a sieve process using a full core. I killed that and then my tasks ran faster. that is the part that seems similar to yours, the process still using a full CPU core after it finishes in BOINC.

I have been having computation errors for a couple of days on 1 computer only. A check of task manager with BOINC suspended showed 2 tasks running that were not real. I ended the tasks and will see how it goes.

I have never had a similar error. It is a long while since I last ran TRP SV, the laptop is now turning on and off more often and I have set the "suspend while in use" flag. With so many changes and I do not know which has caused the error yet.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges - Full Sets! (Message 67649)
Posted 2841 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
Like everyone else I have been catching up with SR5, now all BOINC available are Silver or better. Onwards to gold!!!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Android (Message 67626)
Posted 2843 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor

(Several years ago someone built a heavily overclocked desktop computer inside a cube fridge, essentially using the fridge as the computer case. If you google it, you'll get lots of hits.)

Many, many years ago (early 1980s?) I worked on the EMC testing of an Inmos multi processor device using about a dozen TRANSPUTERS. It was built in the alloy ice box from a fridge, with the cooling pipes still working and connected to the heat fins.

I redesigned the outer case to stop it wiping out half the radio spectrum and later presented a case study on it at Olympia in London. (No pun intended).

If that is what you were refering to then you have a good memory!!
18) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : Front page reports running out of work: (Message 67526)
Posted 2849 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
Buy a Nissan Leaf.

Um?, do I connect 3 phase, 240 AC or 12VDC?
19) Message boards : Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem : Strange Times (Message 67479)
Posted 2851 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor

20) Message boards : General discussion : Robocopy - Run dont walk to get up to speed on it :) (Message 67478)
Posted 2851 days ago by Profile DaveBProject donor
Robocopy is great for moving big data around in memory, but once hardware limitations are met (such as measuring the time to actually load disk into machine, write it and take it out) there will be very little difference.

The key point here is that moving around memory can include moving into drive dedicated spaces which is faster so the CPU can get on with other things while the physical drive does its stuff.

Both the confused views above are therefore true, It depends on what you mean by time, time taken to fully complete the task or CPU time to do the task and leave the rest to peripherals.

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