Posts by dag

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Minirosetta 1.80 (Message 62151)
Posted 9 Jul 2009 by Profile dag
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I'm getting this many times per day now... never had it before this batch:

7/9/2009 10:49:34 AM|rosetta@home|Task picker-L1-sssim-1bk2A_13839_593_0 exited with a DLL initialization error.
7/9/2009 2:03:14 PM|rosetta@home|Task lr10_seq_score12_rlbd_1elw_IGNORE_THE_REST_DECOY_13841_116_0 exited with a DLL initialization error.
7/9/2009 2:05:31 PM|rosetta@home|Task 1sn6_NN_DISCONTROL_BOINC_ABRELAX_SAVE_ALL_OUT_13840_1231_0 exited with a DLL initialization error.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.98 (Message 54997)
Posted 8 Aug 2008 by Profile dag
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I'm getting multiple errors:

3) Message boards : Number crunching : Account deletion - Not possible, so... read this (Message 50740)
Posted 16 Jan 2008 by Profile dag
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guys, i dont believe there is the need to delete your account, if you just do the same as above, your account is just an empty shell, it only contains your posts in the message board and the statistics of the things you crunched in the past. but there is nothing left to relate it to you.

I did some crunching for a project that was so crummy, I didn't want it to show up in my combined statistics so anyone could see it.

There are reasons.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Computers without internet (Message 44231)
Posted 25 Jul 2007 by Profile dag
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Darn. Now I'm going to have to find an RS232 to USB converter. ;-)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta v Seti times v credit (Message 41256)
Posted 21 May 2007 by Profile dag
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According to the stats site, Seti provides 1.084 times the credit Rosetta provides, comparing 22000 computers that are crunching both.

That's not a large difference, but if your computer is light on FPU and cache, you will do worse on Rosetta.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Hide computers (Message 41027)
Posted 15 May 2007 by Profile dag
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I still don't understand why people do this.

I could tell you, but then I'd have to .....
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Why do I receive much less credit than my client claims? (Message 40451)
Posted 6 May 2007 by Profile dag
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strange - i posted last night but it's not here...

Feet1st - it looks like your benchmarks are very low - my 1.33GHz P3 gets higher benchmarks than your 3GHz P4. (Mine's using the stock 5.8.16 client)

Are you running two jobs hyperthreaded? I would have thought HT would give the same benchmarks but just cause the time to increase more slowly...


From my experience with the Rosetta project and HT cores (I have a couple 2-core Xeons with HT so they each appear like 4 processors), allowing 4 "cpus" to crunch Rosetta results in a 10%-15% gain in RAC compared to only allowing 2 "cpus" to crunch. So apparently Rosetta bottlenecks on some other (shared) resource, probably the FPU. And no, it's not L1 and L2. I decided the small gain was not worth the extra heat generated. BTW, there is another project which I won't name were allowing 4 cpus comes close to doubling the RAC compared to 2 cpus. Different needs, etc.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Claimed/granted credit (Message 39772)
Posted 23 Apr 2007 by Profile dag
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...
The downside is that if a lot of people with high specs machines crunch the first units of a batch, the slower computers that follow will get less credits/decoy because they're not able to create as many decoys/hour as the others.


It may be that the system is biased to do that. My four-core mega-cruncher will pull down four times as many WUs as my one-core wimpy cruncher.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 5.8.8 Released to ALL (Win & Mac) (Message 36175)
Posted 5 Feb 2007 by Profile dag
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I don't even want to repeat what I had to go through to get this new version of Boinc to work on computer. Suffice to say, to anyone who is thinking about installing the new Boinc, use the "No New Work" function on your current client so the client doesn't get any new work. Let what is running run till it is finished, let it report, then close the Boic client. Then install the new one. Then restart your computer, and make sure you look very closely at the selections under your "Activity" button at the top, to make sure it is not set on "Suspend" and "Network Activity Suspend."
I lost a work unit that was 4 hour in because the new client didn't want to restart it. Or connect for new work after I aborted it. I had to restart my computer twice because it wouldn't fetch new work. What a pain. And the basic view of the client looks like crap.

And now Who's MIPs are off. How is he going to win the Golden Chromosome Award?

One would have to want to update pretty badly to do all of that and still lose.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : RAC dropping, BOINC dropping comms (Message 32821)
Posted 17 Dec 2006 by Profile dag
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I'm not having WUs crash, probably because I only use the graphics to see if Rosie's still alive, but in the last week, there've been two days where the daily credit is down by 50% or so, at least according to theBoincsynergy web site. EG, the 12th should have had around 2k and it had ~800. The 16th should have had around 2k and it had 1k. They're pretty easy to pick out when you expect around 2k every day. And I went to the individual results for each computer and the ones with 8hr jobs are turning in 3/day and the ones with 12hr jobs are turning in 2/day/core, etc., and their values are all ballparkish. Everything looks smooth from that POV. So, is it Rosetta/stats or Boincsynergy that can't add?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : 20,000,000,000 Credits across ALL BOINC Projects (Message 32710)
Posted 15 Dec 2006 by Profile dag
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...The milestone itself is great one, isn't it?

I agree, dispite what the Grinch says.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Advance copies of the soon-to-be-released executable (Message 32651)
Posted 14 Dec 2006 by Profile dag
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"Pain dosen't hurt, when it's all you have ever felt".

Yes. That particular genetic problem was discussed yesterday on NPR.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Putting Servers back to work (Message 32094)
Posted 5 Dec 2006 by Profile dag
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I have gained about 2000 RAC since first posting this..

I feel better now. Of course.. Dag had better watch out... :-)


I've tried and I've tried, so take this.


14) Message boards : Number crunching : Putting Servers back to work (Message 31830)
Posted 29 Nov 2006 by Profile dag
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Just nobody poke Bob_B and I'll be OK... well mangled, but better than I could be.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Putting Servers back to work (Message 31766)
Posted 28 Nov 2006 by Profile dag
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I had pulled some servers into another project. The project was causing me a lot of issues, so I moved them back to here. It should be a decent bump in RAC over the next day or so.

Damn! There goes my chance to sneak away from you.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Your computer has only 469221376 bytes of memory (Message 30923)
Posted 10 Nov 2006 by Profile dag
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BOINC is awesome.


Agreed. BOINC has replaced the TV as primary babysitter at my house. It also occassionally cooks dinner and does the laundry when I run out of socks.

Sounds like there've been improvements--maybe I'll upgrade. I don't know, though, I've been running rev 3.x for so long I'm really attached to it.
OSF
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Report problems with Rosetta version 5.36 (Message 30922)
Posted 10 Nov 2006 by Profile dag
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watchdog can't kill an app that has already died for any other reason.

We call these "stopped clock" errors, or "cpu frozen", etc. What has really happened is that the app has gone to meet its maker but has been nailed to its perch by the client which has not noticed its death, early demise, etc. Perhaps we should call this the Norwegian Blue app ;-)
R~~

Why don't you call them zombies?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Report problems with Rosetta version 5.34 (Message 30256)
Posted 29 Oct 2006 by Profile dag
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http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/result.php?resultid=44151269
1hz6A_BOINC_NATIVEJUMPS_CLOSE_CHAINBREAKS_VARY_ALL_BOND_ANGLES_SAVE_ALL_OUT__1306_26796_0

sin value out of range [-1,+1]
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Low Scores Anyone? (Message 30142)
Posted 27 Oct 2006 by Profile dag
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How much L1/L2 cache do you have? I've seen some whopping big WUs recently.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc on VMWare? (Message 29951)
Posted 24 Oct 2006 by Profile dag
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Has anyone ran the BOINC client on a VM Windows Server?



Hi Jaxom1: I am. Contact me via the team BB.

dag


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