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1) Message boards : Number crunching : LLR 3.8.23 Testing (AVX-512) (Message 131938)
Posted 370 days ago by Profile gemini8
Hi.
Before we can roll out the new apps to BOINC, we need to do some thorough testing.

Judging by the lack of volunteers for the BOINC tests, [...]

I'm usually only frequenting the forums if I need something or if someone points me to a certain posting or thread. I have just now found this one by chance.
Also, I don't like fiddling with config files too much. Regarding this the Boinc client's GUI is so limited. Could be much nicer, but instead of implementing it we have a Boinc wiki with a lot of complicated stuff. Well, not a PrimeGrid, but a Boinc issue.
So, for both reasons I'm not the ideal guy to do manual testing. ;-)

But, I've told Boinc to get test work from about any project that might want to send some to me. I'm certain other people did this as well. Afair it is possible to send individual test work to individual users or machines.
Can't this feature be used in the future?

Else:
Might it be useful to setup a beta project just like Einstein, Rosetta and Seti did?

Btw.:
Can you deduct the app_config.xml's settings from the work-unit's output?
If so, it should be possible to run test work accordingly.
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Preferences vanished (Message 131113)
Posted 396 days ago by Profile gemini8
Hi.
Thanks for your answers.
I've been using BAM! for quite a while now (in fact, some years) without any problems other than having to deal with
a) Boinc Managers that are too old,
b) Einstein.

For a) the problem is that the older Boinc clients don't act on the features that BAM! uses as originally intended by Boinc, so the only preference BAM! propagates that I can use properly is the default one. For all newer Boinc Clients I can have other preferences, so I use one for each machine and the default one only for my Debian system that uses Boinc version 7.6.33.

Talking about b) now, Einstein went to ignore my generic, home, school and work preferences some weeks ago. This wasn't the first time they sent me work for Nvidia GPUs or CPUs although I had told the server to only give me AMD GPU work, and now I posted this on their forums as this repeatedly happened. One of the moderators told me it might have been some other project's or BAM!'s fault, but then a fellow cruncher added that this behavior might occur due to killed preferences. I investigated this (well, I had a look at my preference pages) and saw that this was the same that seemed to have happened to my prefs, as they disappeared after saving them - again and again. While I did not receive a message that there were no preferences for the generic set of prefs the settings also changed themselves.

Now I'm here, and my home, school and work preferences are gone although it was no problem to use them since about the beginning of this year.
On BAM! I don't use home, school and work prefs, only the default set and sets for each machine that are called after each machine and did not temper with home, school and work on this project.
To me this seemed to occur only after Einstein again messed with my prefs.

Thanks for reading.
3) Message boards : Problems and Help : Preferences vanished (Message 131097)
Posted 396 days ago by Profile gemini8
Hi guys.
I just noticed that my home, school and work preferences have disappeared.
It was only this year that I introduced this system to my machines, and after I took them all out of other preferences than the standard one I now haven't any of them anymore.
Is there a reason for this, or is this behavior incorrect?

Thanks in advance.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Hans Ivar Riesel's 90th Birthday Challenge (Message 130551)
Posted 419 days ago by Profile gemini8
Thanks, PrimeGrid team and Eudy Silva!

Seeing forward to the next round. ;-)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : how many gpus do you have and the model (Message 130034)
Posted 440 days ago by Profile gemini8
The ones in regular use:
Asus GeForce GTX 970 Mini, 4 GB, on Windows 7 or Debian,
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4 GB, on Debian,
Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4 GB, on Debian,
Palit GeForce 9600 GT, 1 GB, on Ubuntu,
MSI Radeon HD 7700, 1 GB, on Windows 7 (mainly running Einstein).

The one on the shelf (which has seen heavy use before):
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 'Phantom', 1280 MB.

My newer Mac Minis have Intel Iris or HD graphics, the older Minis and MacBooks GeForce 320m or 9400 GPUs. While the former aren't of any use on PrimeGrid the latter ones did run PPS-Sieve until I took them off it.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Winter Solstice Challenge (Message 128420)
Posted 504 days ago by Profile gemini8
Thanks a lot!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : 2019 Tour de Primes (Message 127570)
Posted 532 days ago by Profile gemini8
Thanks to the PrimeGrid team for hosting the TdP.
And congrats to anyone who contributed to a prime, be it as finder or double-checker!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : 2019 Tour de Primes (Message 127515)
Posted 533 days ago by Profile gemini8
Omedeto watashi!

Is it your birthday (then the western astrological sign is not Gemini, but the other sign consisting of two like individuals, namely Pisces). /JeppeSN

Nah - it ain't.
Didn't mention tanjoubi. Just congrats to myself for finding a prime. ;-)

I'm an Aquarius btw.
Gemini is a desktop for Atari 16/32 machines.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 2019 Tour de Primes (Message 127468)
Posted 534 days ago by Profile gemini8
Yeah - made it onto the DC list. :-)

And on the prime list as well!
Omedeto watashi!
There's this year's badge!
That's some nice award now that I want to keep crunching down to reduce my energy costs.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : 2019 Tour de Primes (Message 127407)
Posted 536 days ago by Profile gemini8
Yeah - made it onto the DC list. :-)


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