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dbdg
16th December 2004, 05:51
More of you need to run some specific software on your hardware.


Originally posted by Umfriend
I am somewhat concerned though that it's been quite a while since we had a new member. I thought that once we broke through #100, people would join in to support us further, but no. And we're #48 right now.
You will all obey (http://forums.murc.ws/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=17).

Umfriend
20th December 2004, 01:24
This is great, 94 views and no reply......

Still, we did get one new member who is crunching at high speed :up: Of course, _he_ did receive a warm welcome.

We seem to be no match for those higher ranked teams though. Not even ranked in the top 40 :cry: . But perhaps with your help, this small international team can teach those bigshots a lesson...

Marshmallowman
20th December 2004, 16:53
1x 1Gig pentium 3 nibbling away for ya, should get a result in week or two

High_Jumbllama
20th December 2004, 18:49
Does crunching for SETI help even in a detached way?

DirtFarmer
20th December 2004, 19:56
Thanks for the warm welcome. Don't know how much electricity I want to waste on all my vintage P3's. Is it worth crunching on anything less than a 1Ghz CPU??? I have an AMD 1700 I'll be putting Windows 2003 Server on shortly and I'll fire up the 1.7P4 at work too. Anybody crunching with Centrino powered notebooks??

Umfriend
21st December 2004, 00:23
DirtFarmer, we have a member in our team crunching on a Dual P3-450..... Any and all credits count. We want to play with the big guys.

AFAIK, they warn for heating issues with notebooks. There is a thing call threadmaster from cpdn to ensure it does not run continiously but pauses to let the machine cool off a bit. I don't know anything about centrinos, maybe they don;t run hot at all? Just be carefull.

@HJ, you're not part of the team yet, are you? Wanna join us? We'd love to have a guy as kewl as you with us!

dshumake
21st December 2004, 02:54
Originally posted by High_Jumbllama
Does crunching for SETI help even in a detached way?

Crunching for SETI also helps in the overall stats for BOINC teams.

The stats indicate we "Matrox Users" are 87th in the world for all Boinc participants.

http://www.boincstats.com/

and 85th here
http://stats.kwsn.net/users.php?proj=all

dshumake

SitFlyer
21st December 2004, 02:57
HJ is spaced out. He'll never compete with the hardcore CPDN crunchers. :p

Paddy
21st December 2004, 09:22
well.. give me a while to get my server delivered and setup and i'll donate a few cycles... after all what else is a quad CPU machine for? :D

az
21st December 2004, 10:05
With the help of my Duron 1300 we'll make #1 in no time ;)

AZ

Umfriend
21st December 2004, 11:51
That's the spirit!

High_Jumbllama
21st December 2004, 18:11
Originally posted by SitFlyer
HJ is spaced out. He'll never compete with the hardcore CPDN crunchers. :p

Certainly feels that way lately between work, family squabbles that I am in the middle of and this damn congestion in my head that won't go away quickly enough.

Aren't you supposed to be encouraging me? :p

I''m going to try to add a few machines at work. The server has an issue running the service. What accounts need full access to the BOINC folder besides my admin account of course in order for it to function?

Added:
This could get 28.0 ghz worth of interesting.

SitFlyer
21st December 2004, 22:17
Originally posted by High_Jumbllama
Certainly feels that way lately between work, family squabbles that I am in the middle of and this damn congestion in my head that won't go away quickly enough.

Aren't you supposed to be encouraging me? :p

I''m going to try to add a few machines at work. The server has an issue running the service. What accounts need full access to the BOINC folder besides my admin account of course in order for it to function?

Added:
This could get 28.0 ghz worth of interesting.

That was encouragement, in a daring, challenging, sort of way. (knowing full well that if you join, you'll probably pass most of us up)

It says here (http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/quick_faq.php) that BOINC run as a service needs to be set as Local System account.

Umfriend
21st December 2004, 23:54
Pah, he could pass ME up? If you or he thinks that, you must be as high as the spaceship in his avatar!

here's hoping

High_Jumbllama
22nd December 2004, 10:53
I was getting CreateService Failed messages and had to give my admin account full access to the Enum keys inside the "CurrentControlSet" keys. One 2.7ghz celeron added.

Umfriend
22nd December 2004, 12:21
Kewl :up: welcome to the team HJ. The challenge is to pass me by. Once you've done that, I'll stop belittleling you and you can go for the top ;)

High_Jumbllama
22nd December 2004, 12:24
It's running SETI not Climate Prediction. I've been on the SETI team.

Umfriend
22nd December 2004, 13:00
darn :( why Seti? MURC sucks at seti...

High_Jumbllama
22nd December 2004, 13:21
Can't days or weeks of work be lost if a machine crashes or has to be reformatted for Climate Prediction?

Umfriend
23rd December 2004, 00:05
Uhm, credits? no. Work? Yes, if a model crashes then you will not be able to finish it I guess. But you will have uploaded intermediate results as you upload each 1/72nd step of a model. Even if a model is not finished, the uploaded data is still valuable to them, or so I read in the forum. I guess this holds especially true for completed phases (=24 tricks).

Umfriend
23rd December 2004, 00:06
And it's really the model or BOINC that must crash one way or the other. In case of a reformat, a backup and resotre of the BOINC files should do (and I am so certain of that that I am holdojg of upgrading to boinc 4.13 until a model is done).

Umfriend
23rd December 2004, 00:12
And it's really the model or BOINC that must crash one way or the other. In case of a reformat, a backup and resotre of the BOINC files should do (and I am so certain of that that I am holdojg of upgrading to boinc 4.13 until a model is done).

VJ
23rd December 2004, 00:58
Have you upgraded to 4.13 ? How? Any benefits/downsides (speedwise) ?


Jörg

Umfriend
23rd December 2004, 10:35
No I haven't, too scared I'll mess it up.

SitFlyer
23rd December 2004, 11:32
I'm running 4.13 on all my machines. :)

High_Jumbllama
24th December 2004, 17:09
Originally posted by Umfriend
Uhm, credits? no. Work? Yes, if a model crashes then you will not be able to finish it I guess. But you will have uploaded intermediate results as you upload each 1/72nd step of a model. Even if a model is not finished, the uploaded data is still valuable to them, or so I read in the forum. I guess this holds especially true for completed phases (=24 tricks).

We understand.