Posts by Gen_X_Accord

1) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Tablet computers and the future of Distributed Computing. (Message 74877)
Posted 10 Jan 2013 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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With the craze of tablet computers and consumers abandoning desktop and laptops by the droves, do you think that spells the end, or near end, of distributed computing? As difficult a time as laptop users have running any D.C. tasks because of the heat issues, I cannot see anyone ever seriously considering using a tablet to run any D.C. programs. Lets be honest, the tablet craze is happening because 90% of people who own computers would have no use for one were it not for the internet. And a tablet lets them all do the only things most of them do... surf, chat and check Facebook, in a small convenient package. How many people even buy or use an actual image editing program for their photos when they can have Instagram do it for them? Even these new \"Ultrabooks\" and the slimmest Apple laptop do not have any physical optical drives since \"everyone\" now gets all their programs, music, movies and t.v.s shows from the internet. The changes to the computer world at the consumer end are drastic and I am wondering what percentage of contributors to D.C. are consumers. And if the P.C. is really dead, can imagine a college computer lab full of iPads?
2) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : Rosetta@home and World Community Grid (Message 74692)
Posted 9 Dec 2012 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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What kind of problems is Rosetta having?
3) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : Rosetta@home and World Community Grid (Message 74671)
Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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So now that it\'s 5 years later, and Rosetta and WCG are further along, is it now worth the time to crunch for WCG as well, if not exclusively?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : About ready to REMOVE Rosetta@home (Message 71591)
Posted 11 Nov 2011 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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I believe I know why my boinc client doesn\'t download new work now, and why the original poster is having so many \"sluggish\" problems. Anyone looked at the system requirements lately? Last time I was crunching, 2 years ago, it was 512mb per core, now it\'s 1gb (I\'m assuming per core still.) I have 2 gb total on my computer, and a dual core processor. If that\'s how much Rosetta needs to run, per core, I\'d not be able to crunch any more than one core, and the way I do crazy tabbed browsing,(ADD like you wouldn\'t believe-50 tabs open as of right now) I use about 85% of my total memory and would have no room for Rosetta to run anything.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : About ready to REMOVE Rosetta@home (Message 71484)
Posted 24 Oct 2011 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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4 years ago Rosetta only used either 128kb or 256 kb of memory per processor core to run. Now it is 512 kb. per core. I don\'t run Rosetta now because for some reason Win. 7, and a few associated programs. use nearly 50% of my 2gb of memory just idling, I don\'t even want to talk about what happens when I have Firefox (memory hungry plug ins) running with over 20 tabs open. (That and the fact I am still running the \"test\" version of Windows 7 and it shuts down every 2 hours. Shame on me I know.)(And for some reason new work simply refuses to download when I \"allow new work.\")I will probably wait to crunch Rosetta full time again until Ivy Bridge comes out. As much as I like the underdog AMD, I want to crunch not only with a powerhouse but a very energy efficient powerhouse.

From the look of it, Rob\'s AMD computer probably has 3gb of memory installed and uses a little of it for onboard video. This is a dual core, so Rosetta is probably using 1 gb. alone, then Windows 7 could be using another 1 gb minimum, then whatever anti-virus, firewall, background programs he is running. Not to mention the fact that he could have spyware, adware, and other various assorted things running in the background that he is unaware of. \"qttask\" and \"ituneshelper\" anyone? He technically should have enough memory here. Rob, have you opened your task manager during these slow periods to see which programs are using the most memory?
His wife\'s computer is running XP, so not such a O.S.system hog there, but again, too much background stuff and it can build up fast.

Zone alarm and AVG anti-virus have really taken up a bit of room on mine. I\'m going to go to 4gb eventually with my current computer, and I won\'t even consider less than 8 gb when/if I build an Ivy Bridge computer.
6) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : When vital drugs run out, patients pay the price 150 medications in short supply so far this year; deaths, injuries have followed (Message 68221)
Posted 27 Oct 2010 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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This is a disturbing article, but important to read and understand.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39798646/ns/health-health_care
7) Message boards : Number crunching : When will cuda support be ready ? (Message 65590)
Posted 19 Mar 2010 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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What part of \"Never\" don\'t people seem to understand?
8) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Problems with latest version of Mozilla Firefox... (Message 64889)
Posted 10 Jan 2010 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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It seems more stable now, but every once in awhile it resets itself and I have to change all the option settings back to the way I want them. I do not know why they have it save passwords by default setting. I\'m my be old fashioned, but \"set it and forget it\" is a good way to never be able to log into your bank account web site again, as well as give your kids and anyone who may get access to your computer a way into areas you don\'t want them to go, like your personal e-mail and bank account.
9) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Problems with latest version of Mozilla Firefox... (Message 64841)
Posted 7 Jan 2010 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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My browser has automatically upgraded to version 3.5.7, from 3.5.6, and this new version is the biggest piece of crap I have ever seen. It resets any changes I make to security and privacy options when it closes, and when you load it anew it opens to the pages it normally opens to after a new install. And it will no longer save multiple open tabs, it just opens like a new install, and loses any changes I have made in the options section. I\'d love to find the previous version online for download because I am really HATING this piece of junk version.

Anyone else having any issues with the \"update?\"



This is strange...my computer crashed, and on it\'s startup it ran the check disk utility, and now the browser is running fine. It must have fixed whatever was wrong. Weird.
10) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Problems with latest version of Mozilla Firefox... (Message 64840)
Posted 7 Jan 2010 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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My browser has automatically upgraded to version 3.5.7, from 3.5.6, and this new version is the biggest piece of crap I have ever seen. It resets any changes I make to security and privacy options when it closes, and when you load it anew it opens to the pages it normally opens to after a new install. And it will no longer save multiple open tabs, it just opens like a new install, and loses any changes I have made in the options section. I\'d love to find the previous version online for download because I am really HATING this piece of junk version.

Anyone else having any issues with the \"update?\"
11) Message boards : Number crunching : do you NOT overclock? (and crunch 24/7) (Message 63994)
Posted 10 Nov 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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What Modsense said is true, that chart averages out all processors attatched to the project, even from people who no longer crunch, or only crunch for a little bit in the day. That is why my processor is so far down on the list, around 200 last time I checked, and my personal average is quite good with a mild overclock.
But...that 905e is high on the list with very few users and this is not a processor that is overclockable. This is not a processor you buy to overclock, it\'s an undervolted model meant to save on power.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : do you NOT overclock? (and crunch 24/7) (Message 63974)
Posted 7 Nov 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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Based on this chart, go with the AMD Phenom X4 905e, best bang for your buck compared to the AMD\'s that are that high on the chart.
http://boincstats.com/stats/host_cpu_stats.php?pr=rosetta&teamid=&st=0&or=10

It\'s an undervolted processor already, and has been tested to be stable at the lower voltages, and saves you some on electricity as well.
It goes for $209 on Compusa...
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4695459

And $169 on Newegg...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103682

Looks like Newegg is the way to go for this one,and they have reviews on it too.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.98 (Message 63722)
Posted 16 Oct 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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I just found a Rosetta Beta workunit with frozen graphics covering the whole screen again. They wouldn\'t go away when I used the mouse and keyboard.

Two Rosetta Beta 5.98 workunits could have been running on that machine at the time of the graphics freeze; not enough evidence left to tell which one was responsible for this:

Rossmann2X3_001_14908_12080_1

Rossmann2X3_027_15080_10154_0

Both had just a little less CPU time than in the frozen graphics after I rebooted.

That machine has 64-bit BOINC 6.10.3 under Vista SP2; that BOINC version is recommended if I want to continue using the GPU on that machine under GPUGRID. That version often displays the graphics for any workunits in progress, even if I don\'t ask for any graphics.

One of those workunits is now running again; the other one is waiting for its turn on a CPU core.

The frozen graphics showed Model 2, Step 287738, with CPU time 0:24:07.

Is there an option to disable Rosetta Beta workunits on that machine, but continue running minirosetta workunits? Or would it be better to just discontinue Rosetta@home participation at all until this 5.98 problem is fixed?


It would be better to disable the graphics and not allow Boinc as your screensaver. Set your computer to no screensaver and have the video power down after 10 minutes or so, and shut the monitors off when you are done. No only will you save a little on power, but you will no loger have a problem with frozen graphics. Rosetta doesn\'t need the graphics to run the work unit.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Facebook App for milestones posting (Message 63692)
Posted 15 Oct 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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Another 100,000 for Rosetta, or another 100,000 for all you combined project credit. I\'ve had it only post for those two for me.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 6.10.11 not fetching work? (Message 63619)
Posted 6 Oct 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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You pretty much have to let it update on it\'s own. When I try the work fetch manually, all it did was request new work for the gpu. It just has to work fetch for the cpu on it\'s own. When I tried to overclock a little too much, my computer crashed while loading Boinc. Boinc disconnected from the project and lost all the work it was working on and had downloaded. After I reconnected to the project, it took half a day for it to request work for the cpu and not the gpu. I wasn\'t too happy but what can you do? I just downloaded some work from WCG and waited for some Rosetta work.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : bаd WUs (Message 63557)
Posted 2 Oct 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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The first computer was mine. Why doesn\'t it show this credit on the \"Tasks for Computer\" results page? That is the only one I really look at to see my claimed and granted credit.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : bаd WUs (Message 63554)
Posted 2 Oct 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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This is why credit is given even for failures.



I\'ve never been given credit for the failure/error WU, they just say \"computer error\" or \"validation error\" and there is no granted or claimed credit. That\'s why I saw it as a waste of good computing time.
http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/workunit.php?wuid=258549295
18) Message boards : Number crunching : bаd WUs (Message 63507)
Posted 29 Sep 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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Does running them, even if they have too many errors to get granted credit when validated, still help the project team figure out what the real problem with them is?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : bаd WUs (Message 63493)
Posted 28 Sep 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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And I would like to mention that I had one histone that did get some granted credit, but it also ran for a very short period of time.
http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/workunit.php?wuid=258264335
20) Message boards : Number crunching : bаd WUs (Message 63492)
Posted 28 Sep 2009 by Profile Gen_X_Accord
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32 bit


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