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Where do I find global team BOINC stats? (or... 709 Views / 7 Replies  
Where do I find global team BOINC stats? (or member ranking, rather)

We'll see about that :D

Happy Holidays and good crunching in 2008 everyone! :)
Posted by halimedia, on Dec 14, 2007 at 03:32 AM, in Team MacNN
I have a G4 Digital Audio with a GigaDesigns Dual... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I have a G4 Digital Audio with a GigaDesigns Dual 1.33 GHz PPC 7455 upgrade card installed (2x 2MB L3), crunching full-time. With Alex' current worker (and MB-data), it struggles to reach a RAC of...
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:27 AM, in Team MacNN
In my experience, a T7400 can achieve a RAC of... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
In my experience, a T7400 can achieve a RAC of slightly over 2000 when crunching full-time.

HTH,

Ron
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 22, 2007 at 02:46 AM, in Team MacNN
Keep in mind that not all WUs are crunched with... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Keep in mind that not all WUs are crunched with equal performance. Some have a higher yield in credits/second than others.

HTH,

Ron
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 14, 2007 at 01:34 PM, in Team MacNN
I've been running v7 and v8 on a variety of... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I've been running v7 and v8 on a variety of different Intel Macs at 25 to 50 % CPU utilization - so far without problems.

/R.
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 11, 2007 at 03:09 AM, in Team MacNN
I've received the following error quite... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I've received the following error quite frequently as of late: 'SETI@home error -6 Bad workunit header' - could that be the same? (using BOINC 5.10.7 and .20 CLI here). There appear to be quite a few...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 10, 2007 at 05:03 PM, in Team MacNN
Interesting! May I suggest you let your G5 run... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Interesting! May I suggest you let your G5 run the way it is until you have a representative set of v8-results, and that you then temporarily remove the wisdom file to see how the situation changes?...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 8, 2007 at 08:37 AM, in Team MacNN
Interesting! Yesterday, I've benchmarked v7.1mb... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Interesting! Yesterday, I've benchmarked v7.1mb against v7.1 on G4 and G5. As opposed to the Intel MB-builds, there was a slight difference between the two: the MB-builds were 2 to 5 % slower. I ran...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 8, 2007 at 06:48 AM, in Team MacNN
Hang in there, all of you! :) v8 will be coming... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Hang in there, all of you! :) v8 will be coming to a Mac near you real soon now...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 7, 2007 at 02:25 PM, in Team MacNN
I can vouch for the fact that Alex' current Intel... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I can vouch for the fact that Alex' current Intel MB-apps are identical to their LF-predecessors with regard to performance. This means that they crunch identical WUs in the same amount of time. Of...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 6, 2007 at 01:55 PM, in Team MacNN
Makes no difference, really. The only major... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Makes no difference, really. The only major difference between the two is an adjusted multiplier, allowing for correct credit claims when computing MB-data. Their performance characteristics are...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 6, 2007 at 11:48 AM, in Team MacNN
There isn't at this point. The optimizations in... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
There isn't at this point. The optimizations in v8 for Intel focus primarily on features exclusive to the Core2Duo-platform. However, there are some more general improvements in the v8-code that will...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 6, 2007 at 09:06 AM, in Team MacNN
See my post... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
See my post (http://forums.macnn.com/72/team-macnn/349370/alexkan-any-news-ppc-app-v8/#post3497020) in your thread on this topic....
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 2, 2007 at 03:32 PM, in Team MacNN
E.T, did you ever try that? I'd be curious to... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
E.T, did you ever try that? I'd be curious to know...

Thanx for any feedback!

Ron
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 2, 2007 at 03:27 PM, in Team MacNN
In absence of a reply from Alex (he's very busy... 858 Views / 5 Replies  
In absence of a reply from Alex (he's very busy with other stuff lately), I can say this much: v8 for PPC is coming, it's looking good, but it's not yet MB-ready. I obviously can't speculate about a...
Posted by halimedia, on Oct 2, 2007 at 03:18 PM, in Team MacNN
No worries, it will :) My max was 60k, and... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
No worries, it will :)

My max was 60k, and I'm down to 49k as of this writing. I installed the updated workers a little less than two days ago.

Cheers, Ron
Posted by halimedia, on Sep 5, 2007 at 09:52 AM, in Team MacNN
Kudos to Alex for releasing this fix so quickly!... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Kudos to Alex for releasing this fix so quickly! :thumbsup:

Since installing these new builds, my pending credit is decreasig instead of increasing. I'd highly recommend anyone install these new...
Posted by halimedia, on Sep 5, 2007 at 01:59 AM, in Team MacNN
Optimized SETI Multibeam Worker 1,564 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi all!

I thought I'd share an interesting excerpt from yesterday's SETI Tech News thread (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=41420):

So it's out in the wild! Has anyone...
Posted by halimedia, on Aug 9, 2007 at 02:07 AM, in Team MacNN
Just noticed this thread - been very busy lately.... 439 Views / 4 Replies  
Just noticed this thread - been very busy lately. Thanks for the laurels, zombie67 :D

Since then, I also managed to beat the former #2 Swiss SETI cruncher - that was a long uphill battle. See this...
Posted by halimedia, on Jun 16, 2007 at 03:02 PM, in Team MacNN
Shame! At least the backend seems to be humming... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Shame! At least the backend seems to be humming along, if the updated server status page (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html) is to be trusted. Work is currently being gnerated at a rate...
Posted by halimedia, on May 13, 2007 at 05:04 AM, in Team MacNN
On closer examination of my logs, I'm seeing a... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
On closer examination of my logs, I'm seeing a number of download errors. In most cases, the WUs that reported dl errors have been at least partially downloaded to the client, so I assume that the dl...
Posted by halimedia, on May 13, 2007 at 05:00 AM, in Team MacNN
I've received 44 WUs since yesterday, and most of... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
I've received 44 WUs since yesterday, and most of them have been crunched and reported again. In other words, I don't see the problem you're seeing. Using 5.4.9 CLI.
Posted by halimedia, on May 13, 2007 at 04:16 AM, in Team MacNN
Update: I've received work on about half of my... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Update: I've received work on about half of my clients by now, but most have run out again - no wonder, considering the pent-up demand. Looks like my SIMAP WUs will be done just about when SETI...
Posted by halimedia, on May 13, 2007 at 02:45 AM, in Team MacNN
I don't think you can currently trust the server... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
I don't think you can currently trust the server status page - see Matt Lebofsky's recent rant about python (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=39391). The above network graph...
Posted by halimedia, on May 12, 2007 at 03:19 PM, in Team MacNN
Indeed! The WUs are flowing! Clicky...... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Indeed! The WUs are flowing!

Clicky... (http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/newcricket/grapher.cgi?target=%2Frouter-interfaces%2Finr-250%2Fgigabitethernet2_3;view=Octets)

Happy RAC-recovery,...
Posted by halimedia, on May 12, 2007 at 02:14 PM, in Team MacNN
Looks like we're getting to the edge of the... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Looks like we're getting to the edge of the woods! I just got about 20 S@H WUs on different boxen. Yay! :)
Posted by halimedia, on May 12, 2007 at 02:08 PM, in Team MacNN
Thanx for the hint! I joined SIMAP and am merrily... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Thanx for the hint! I joined SIMAP and am merrily crunching along. I was surprised by the size of the WUs, though - consumed a good chunk of my monthly traffic quota :\

Longing for SETI ;)

Ron
Posted by halimedia, on May 10, 2007 at 03:37 AM, in Team MacNN
Thanx! Are there any 3rd-party optimized apps for... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Thanx! Are there any 3rd-party optimized apps for Folding, or is simply stock from Stanford? If so, am I assuming correctly that the SMP-beta would be the right choice for Xeon-based Macs?

TIA,
...
Posted by halimedia, on May 4, 2007 at 04:50 PM, in Team MacNN
Good news! From the SETI home page... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Good news! From the SETI home page (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/index.php):

Thank you, Sun! :) Meanwhile, I'm still looking for an alternate project with highly efficient intel Mac workers. Any...
Posted by halimedia, on May 4, 2007 at 04:07 PM, in Team MacNN
Hi all! I like to use SETI for... 3,458 Views / 104 Replies  
Hi all!

I like to use SETI for stress-testing new hardware, and there's nothing like Alex' code to tickle every bit of silicon in a machine. :)
With the current outage continuing and the need to...
Posted by halimedia, on May 4, 2007 at 02:30 AM, in Team MacNN
Nope, for any boinc client version since 5.5.4,... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Nope, for any boinc client version since 5.5.4, these are the correct user and group settings, AFAIK - at least if you're running in 'sandboxed' (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/sandbox_user.php) mode. I'm...
Posted by halimedia, on May 2, 2007 at 02:30 AM, in Team MacNN
The option of creating boinc-specific users and... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
The option of creating boinc-specific users and groups was only introduced with v5.8.x of the client, correct?

TIA,

Ron
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 28, 2007 at 03:07 PM, in Team MacNN
Sounds like you guys might be having permission... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Sounds like you guys might be having permission issues, preventing certain files to be written. I'm running v5.4.9 of the CLI-client, and by manually setting permissions of my boinc directory, I have...
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 28, 2007 at 02:33 AM, in Team MacNN
adrian - your problem may be related to... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
adrian - your problem may be related to insufficient shared memory available. See this page (http://www.spy-hill.net/help/apple/SharedMemory.html) for details.

HTH,

Ron
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 27, 2007 at 06:37 PM, in Team MacNN
Actually, this reminds me of a hoax screen saver... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Actually, this reminds me of a hoax screen saver that was going around in the OS 9 days. It looked like the standard seti screen saver at first, but then a signal was found, the aliens were directly...
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 26, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in Team MacNN
Great! Finally a post about what SETI is all... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Great! Finally a post about what SETI is all about! :thumbsup:

LOL! :D
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 26, 2007 at 04:50 PM, in Team MacNN
My mini is now gaining again - almost back to... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
My mini is now gaining again - almost back to normal. For a few days, I had been running boinc manually on this box, whereas I normally use a launchd script to launch boinc after startup and to start...
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 22, 2007 at 04:47 AM, in Team MacNN
Yes, I've seen the same issue with a Mac mini I... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Yes, I've seen the same issue with a Mac mini I modded with a T7200 C2D CPU. I assume it is due to a variety of issues that currently plague the S@H server back-end. Why it does affect C2D-machines...
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 20, 2007 at 03:30 AM, in Team MacNN
Congratulations to E.T, Bad to the Bone and of... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Congratulations to E.T, Bad to the Bone and of course to alexkan for the new high scores. Staggering improvement over PPC, I must say! :thumbsup:

I suppose an 8-core 3 GHz Mac Pro would easily...
Posted by halimedia, on Apr 12, 2007 at 03:04 PM, in Team MacNN
E.T's V8 has just passed the 8000 RAC mark!!... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
E.T's V8 has just passed the 8000 RAC mark!! Congratulations - very impressive performance! :thumbsup:

Top computers (http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php)
Posted by halimedia, on Mar 28, 2007 at 08:16 AM, in Team MacNN
Hmmm... Currently, his WU-times are far worse... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Hmmm... Currently, his WU-times are far worse than those on a 1.42 GHz G4 mini. What gives? :confused:
Posted by halimedia, on Mar 4, 2007 at 04:45 PM, in Team MacNN
Thanx, Gecko_r7! Who would have thought... In S@H... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Thanx, Gecko_r7! Who would have thought... In S@H Classic, I was struggling to stay among the top 10'000.

BTW, those minis have really helped with this regard. Of particular interest may be my...
Posted by halimedia, on Feb 22, 2007 at 03:26 AM, in Team MacNN
Excellent, thanx! No worries then - glad about... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Excellent, thanx! No worries then - glad about that. Will try to elevate the mini to reduce these temps a bit...

/ron

Edit: elevating the mini off the surface it was standing on by about 6 mm...
Posted by halimedia, on Feb 7, 2007 at 12:13 PM, in Team MacNN
I'd like to add something to my post above: I'm... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I'd like to add something to my post above: I'm interested in CPU temperature values from _any_ Core 2 Duo-equipped Mac (i.e. iMacs, Mac Books and Mac Book Pros included) while crunching SETI on both...
Posted by halimedia, on Feb 7, 2007 at 05:07 AM, in Team MacNN
As I hinted at in my previous post, I've just... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
As I hinted at in my previous post, I've just modded one of my Intel minis, installing a T7200 C2D (2 GHz). The mod went smoothly, and all seems well and stable. The only thing that concerns me a bit...
Posted by halimedia, on Feb 6, 2007 at 01:50 PM, in Team MacNN
My congrats, too, E.T! :thumbsup: I wonder how... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
My congrats, too, E.T! :thumbsup: I wonder how high the RAC will climb...

BTW: what ever happened to your C2D-modded mini? I just ordered a T7200 to beef-up one of my minis, and I was wondering...
Posted by halimedia, on Feb 4, 2007 at 05:37 AM, in Team MacNN
I have a similar situation with an Intel mini I... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I have a similar situation with an Intel mini I started crunching with a couple of days ago. Its cache hovers between four and five WUs (including those currently crunching).

I'm guessing that the...
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 9, 2006 at 10:02 AM, in Team MacNN
I think your problems have to do with the... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I think your problems have to do with the inability of BOINC or the worker (don't know which) to allocate the shared memory it needs. I got the same errors on certain short WUs on my Quad once I...
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 5, 2006 at 05:34 AM, in Team MacNN
Yup, I'm still using the superbench-version of... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Yup, I'm still using the superbench-version of the BOINC 5.4.9 client. Not that there's any benefit in that when crunching SETI-enhanced, but it works fine, so I didn't revert to the stock client.
...
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 4, 2006 at 03:54 AM, in Team MacNN
BTW, as I mentioned before, reaching a RAC of... 124,514 Views / 1,309 Replies  
BTW, as I mentioned before, reaching a RAC of above 1200 is possible with a dual-2.5GHz G5 under v7.1. But it probably won't be sustainable - in my experience so far, RAC varies between 1220 and...
Posted by halimedia, on Nov 3, 2006 at 01:02 PM, in Team MacNN
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