Posts by Ebola Bob

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Advice for an ultra-quiet system that can crunch? (Message 44453)
Posted 28 Jul 2007 by Ebola Bob
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I have a 4400 X2 running at 1.35v with an after market cooler and my own pwm circuit for fan control. Working very well under load its only 42C (Core temperature monitoring software)
HERE
and very quiet.
I was running at 1.45 with over clock and thought about dropping the core volts to reduce temperatures.


CPU-Z HERE claims 2420Mhz @ 1.35v, I have not tried more but it is stable at this. I can knock off one of the cores and run Oblivion on the other. Crunching and playing...

Wife: Are you playing on that thing again?
Me: Sorry love, just trying to find a cure for major human diseases, wont happen again.

Hope this is of use
2) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : World wide slow down (Message 43854)
Posted 18 Jul 2007 by Ebola Bob
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I have noticed a slow down on both rigs, the main one thats on all the time runs seti and mine runs R@H, and both have slowed.

One for Batman then.
3) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : World wide slow down (Message 43843)
Posted 18 Jul 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Is it just me or has every computer slowed down recently?
Five people in work said their computers (all running windows...) have slowed, some to a crawl.

My rac has dropped quite a bit also, with my cruncher that gets left on dropping from 150 to 120 ish, and my rig dropping from 350 to 280?

The people from work all have updates running from usoft. Maybe something from Billies bullies (edit sorry) buddies?
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta is unstable (Message 43583)
Posted 13 Jul 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Why not switch off the screen saver and set the os to put the monitor in standby anyway? If the screen saver is on your not in front of the monitor anyway.

Why not switch off the monitor when away from it? Standby used power too.

Reduce your carbon footprint!!

Save the power for crunching!
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Boinc stats (Message 43329)
Posted 6 Jul 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Back From work...

Sorted it out, I created a team in rosetta called exactly the same as in seti, job done :)
6) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Boinc stats (Message 43002)
Posted 1 Jul 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Thanks for the input, blasted 12hr shift work getting in the way of replying earlier!

Cheers!
7) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Boinc stats (Message 42808)
Posted 29 Jun 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Any ideas why when I click on Boinc Stats in the \'Your Account\' Page, then click on my team \'The Diseased\' that my work from Rosetta@home does not show up?
(Just the work from my cruncher that does not work well on Rosetta so is sticking to Seti)

Resident of United Kingdom
Position in Country stats 4,673
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41611)
Posted 29 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Bob, glad to hear you now have things running smoothly. For future reference, could you describe what you did to resolve the problem?? Was it a BOINC reload which reset things to normal?



Sorry for the late reply (work got in the way).

1 Finished off the last of the seti wu.

2 Uninstalled Boinc.

3 Deleted the Boinc folder C:\\Program Files\\BOINC.

4 Ran Cache cleaner, I used the issues scan.
HERE

5 Ran Abexo Free Registry cleaner.
HERE

6 Reinstalled Boinc & connected to Rosetta.

Job done.



I don\'t know if 4&5 are necessary but I was not going to take any chances!


Big thanks go to Anders n for finding this. (I love you man, but in a heterosexually, platonic, non penetrative manner). BTW I am also an electrician.

I am not sponsored by any software company but both are free and I think work well. I hope my joke does not offend anyone and is taken in the manner it is intended. Hope the BBCode works.

Bob (and I don\'t have ebola... yet)
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41497)
Posted 26 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Working Aok, massive thanks for all the help and time sorting this out. I was just about to give up!!!

Cheers!
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41464)
Posted 26 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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No new tasks it is then.

Thanks for your time and I will let you know what happens...


Oh dear, did the above and dl 20 tasks, I thought woohoo.
Every one has an unrecoverable error. :(
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41441)
Posted 25 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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No new tasks it is then.

Thanks for your time and I will let you know what happens...
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41419)
Posted 25 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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As you start BOINC, there are messages which indicate which venue this machine is considered to be located at. For example:

5/23/2007 8:44:40 PM||General prefs: from rosetta@home (last modified 2007-05-21 15:22:52)
5/23/2007 8:44:40 PM||Host location: home
5/23/2007 8:44:40 PM||General prefs: using separate prefs for home


Have you examined the General Preferences for the proper location?
What are the resource shares between Rosetta and Seti?



25/05/2007 10:26:14|rosetta@home|URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID: 502957; location: school; project prefs: default

Resource share
If you participate in multiple BOINC projects, this is the proportion of your resources used by Rosetta@home 200
Should Rosetta@home send you email newsletters?
Emails will be sent from Rosetta/BOINC Admin ; make sure your spam filter accepts this address. yes
Should Rosetta@home show your computers on its web site? yes
Default computer location school
Percentage of CPU time used for graphics not selected
Number of frames per second for graphics not selected
Target CPU run time 6 hours


Do work while computer is running on batteries?
(matters only for portable computers) no
Do work while computer is in use? yes
Do work only between the hours of (no restriction)
Leave applications in memory while suspended?
(suspended applications will consume swap space if \'yes\') no
Switch between applications every
(recommended: 60 minutes) 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 2 processors
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.6 and greater 100 percent of CPU time
Disk and memory usage
Use at most 100 GB disk space
Leave at least
(Values smaller than 0.001 are ignored) 0.001 GB disk space free
Use at most 50% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 500 seconds
Use at most 75% of page file (swap space)
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.8 and greater 60% of memory when computer is in use
Use at most
Enforced by version 5.8 and greater 100% of memory when computer is idle
Network usage
Connect to network about every
(determines size of work cache; maximum 10 days) 3 days
Confirm before connecting to Internet?
(matters only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection) no
Disconnect when done?
(matters only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection) no
Maximum download rate: no limit
Maximum upload rate: no limit
Use network only between the hours of
Enforced by versions 4.46 and greater (no restriction)
Skip image file verification?
Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example).
Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC. no

and its split 80% rosetta 20% seti.

Hope you can find the problem in there!

Bob
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41378)
Posted 24 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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how about the disk ?

Ány numbers on how much there are on it?


On the disk page of boinc manager:

Free space 215GB
Used by boinc 3.77MB
Used by other programs 17.49GB

Used by rosetta 0B
Used by seti 3.77MB

I have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. I dont want to run rosetta on the intel machine as it used twice the time for less than half the credit. I cannot see what else I can do. :(
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41373)
Posted 24 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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My settings are:

Use at most 100 Gbytes
Leave at least .001 Gbytes free
Use at most 50% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 500seconds
Use at most 90% of page file (swap space)
Use at most 85% of memory when computer is in use
Use at most 100% of memory when computer is idle

Whatever settings I use, it is always \"only 80-85MB free for boinc\"

my other machine will dl rosetta, but not the one I want to use.



15) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 41334)
Posted 23 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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I have tried every which way to download wu on the amd box and had no luck whatsoever. I always get:

23/05/2007 09:04:02|rosetta@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
23/05/2007 09:04:02|rosetta@home|Requesting 129600 seconds of new work
23/05/2007 09:04:07|rosetta@home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 509]
23/05/2007 09:04:07|rosetta@home|Message from server: No work sent
23/05/2007 09:04:07|rosetta@home|Message from server: (there was work but you don\'t have enough disk space allocated)
23/05/2007 09:04:07|rosetta@home|Message from server: Not enough disk space (only 81.8 MB free for BOINC). Review preferences for minimum disk free space allowed.

I have a 250Gig HD is this what is causing the problems? The other cruncher has a 6Gig HD and I have no problems with it. I am going to put the os on a 4Gig HD I have lying about see if the problem goes!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta v Seti times v credit (Message 41220)
Posted 20 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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What you have to do is to go to your general preferences when you log in on the rosetta website, then go to edit preferences at the bottom. Then on the \"disk and memory usage\" section, change the option which says \"leave at least(disk space)\" to a very small number. I set mine to 0.005GB of space, but the smaller the better, this way you don\'t have to worry about the problem again. I run BOINC from a memory stick so I had this problem before too.


I shall try this now, I have had no luck so far and am about to give up.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta v Seti times v credit (Message 41158)
Posted 19 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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It connects ok and seti and rosetta run fine on the celeron box and its 6GB HDD.

In the messages I get:

19/05/2007 10:29:39|rosetta@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
19/05/2007 10:29:39|rosetta@home|Requesting 172800 seconds of new work
19/05/2007 10:29:44|rosetta@home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 509]
19/05/2007 10:29:44|rosetta@home|Message from server: No work sent
19/05/2007 10:29:44|rosetta@home|Message from server: (there was work but you don\'t have enough disk space allocated)
19/05/2007 10:29:44|rosetta@home|Message from server: Not enough disk space (only 81.2 MB free for BOINC). Review preferences for minimum disk free space allowed.
19/05/2007 10:29:44|rosetta@home|Deferring communication for 1 hr 0 min 0 sec
19/05/2007 10:29:44|rosetta@home|Reason: requested by project

I have looked at other forums to try sort this but had no luck so far. any ideas?

18) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta v Seti times v credit (Message 41155)
Posted 19 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Thanks for the reply


Your Athlon should do quite a lot better than that here though as it\'s got more cache and a much stronger FPU.

Would you believe that the athlon is the machine I cannot get to download any wu\'s! I have adjusted the settings all over the place and not managed to get a single unit.

Cheers anyway.



19) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta v Seti times v credit (Message 41150)
Posted 19 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Ive crunched seti for a while now and opened up to Rosseta for obvious reasons.
Does anyone know why when I crunch seti I get 60+ xredit for 10.7k of work, but with Rosetta I get 25 for 10.7k? I was only granted 18!!
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : Crunching problems (Message 40957)
Posted 14 May 2007 by Ebola Bob
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Ebola Bob, I think you are just observing the initial calibrations that BOINC does. Rosetta\'s default runtime is 3hrs, and so the tasks are shipped to indicate they will probably take 3hrs to run. But they will ACTUALLY take approximately the length of time specified in your runtime preference. After BOINC has crunched a few tasks it will learn that 24hrs is your normal runtime. But before it has had that opportunity to learn, it\'s estimates are poor.

Do not presume that a poor runtime estimate is any indication of something going wrong with the task. Rosetta\'s watchdog will do the worry for you.

I see you aborted a task after 29,211 seconds, but that is nowhere near your 24hr runtime preference. Go ahead and let one run for the day you\'ve specified. By the end of that time it will mark itself complete and report the results back.


Willco!!


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