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Does help a little i suppose. 1,147 Views / 9 Replies  
Does help a little i suppose.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jun 23, 2009 at 07:56 AM, in Team MacNN
Congrats beadman. As Arkayn has said, Travis... 1,147 Views / 9 Replies  
Congrats beadman.

As Arkayn has said, Travis is working on it for [email protected] The app is slowly moving forward.

Seti will be years away.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jun 22, 2009 at 11:46 AM, in Team MacNN
Make sure it is OSX compatible. I did the same... 1,763 Views / 7 Replies  
Make sure it is OSX compatible. I did the same thing about 3 years ago when I bought my first iPod. The most difficult part was actually tracking down a suitable card.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jun 18, 2009 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry guys, I'm out for a while, GPU unit... 923 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry guys, I'm out for a while, GPU unit deciding to be PITA. The Pro is current;y in London being fixed by Amsys. Won't be for a couple of weeks before I have it back up and running again.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jun 5, 2009 at 05:19 PM, in Team MacNN
Cheers Billy, now to get 2,000,000 for Milkyway. ... 923 Views / 4 Replies  
Cheers Billy, now to get 2,000,000 for Milkyway.

When Seti decide to get OSX Cuda going i'll come back properly.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 19, 2009 at 02:27 PM, in Team MacNN
Beabman, your lucky you could get some work, I... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Beabman, your lucky you could get some work, I haven't received any units in a while, just about given up on the project.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 1, 2009 at 01:19 PM, in Team MacNN
I'm not going to bother with Seti anymore. To... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I'm not going to bother with Seti anymore. To much bollocks going on and thats just the testing and progression of the apps. I notice you have vanished from MilkyWay?
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Mar 5, 2009 at 01:39 PM, in Team MacNN
Arkayn, have you actually ran any of the apps? ... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Arkayn, have you actually ran any of the apps?

Because they are taking twice as long as Windows machines.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:13 AM, in Team MacNN
You will also find our V8 is about 20% slower... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
You will also find our V8 is about 20% slower than the PC mod the guys made.
:censor::censor::censor::censor::censor:
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Feb 21, 2009 at 08:03 PM, in Team MacNN
The real time increase of CUDA is 2 or 3 times... 2,910 Views / 9 Replies  
The real time increase of CUDA is 2 or 3 times from a 2.8GHz CPU. The shorter tasks take about 6 minutes with CUDA and the longer normal units take approximately 20 minutes. CUDA also over claims is...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Feb 17, 2009 at 02:15 PM, in Team MacNN
There is something wrong with your systems, not... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
There is something wrong with your systems, not Seti.

I had Seti running full time on 8 cores for 4 months without any lagging.

If you have any third party extensions or plug-ins, they are more...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jan 12, 2009 at 02:04 PM, in Team MacNN
Billy, on Windows it is about the same at the... 613 Views / 3 Replies  
Billy, on Windows it is about the same at the 14/17 credit units, it is a lot faster though at the 55 + units. The longer units take 20 minutes where as they would take 1 hour on my Mac Pro. When the...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 24, 2008 at 09:05 AM, in Team MacNN
Billy, you need to update, any units you do with... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Billy, you need to update, any units you do with 4.28 wil not validate.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:59 PM, in Team MacNN
I've tried Folding for the past couple of days... 2,598 Views / 61 Replies  
I've tried Folding for the past couple of days through BootCamp, constantly crashing the card. I've given up. Hopefully things will become a bit more reliable in the future. Most of the units seemed...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 20, 2008 at 12:39 AM, in Team MacNN
Shaktai, I would trust your figures on the... 839 Views / 14 Replies  
Shaktai,

I would trust your figures on the other projects though. I only know my Seti figures are reasonably accurate from the months of proving that who was a blatant liar when it came to the...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 18, 2008 at 03:43 AM, in Team MacNN
Shaktai, your maths is up the spout. At stock... 839 Views / 14 Replies  
Shaktai, your maths is up the spout. At stock speeds the new chips are only going to give a 15% increase in performance over the penryn based systems.

This is how you work it out. We'll use...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 13, 2008 at 01:48 PM, in Team MacNN
So much for a huge increase in performance. Only... 839 Views / 14 Replies  
So much for a huge increase in performance. Only another 10% - 15%. I guess the marketing was a load of rubbish yet again.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:03 PM, in Team MacNN
SSSE3 Only 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Arkayn,

We have only got SSSE3 in the Xeon App, I just looks in the results rubbish produced by the Mac results.

Anyone heard if Alex is okay?
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Dec 3, 2008 at 07:02 PM, in Team MacNN
I think JD and Jason added the SSE4.1 into the... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I think JD and Jason added the SSE4.1 into the new app, would be nice for Alx to hime in and confirm if we do have or don't have the SSE4.1 instructions set utilised.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Team MacNN
Has Ale vanished, I thought he may have released... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Has Ale vanished, I thought he may have released a SSE4.1 App by now. Maybe someday in the future if he ever gets any spare time.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Nov 7, 2008 at 11:51 AM, in Team MacNN
Well this is happening on almost all AP nits,... 1,075 Views / 16 Replies  
Well this is happening on almost all AP nits, after months of this supposedly being usable this is something that should have been sorted. No wonder there are such a limited number of people who...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Nov 6, 2008 at 07:10 PM, in Team MacNN
Cheers arkayn. Hopefully not a day wasted. 1,075 Views / 16 Replies  
Cheers arkayn.

Hopefully not a day wasted.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Nov 3, 2008 at 08:20 AM, in Team MacNN
Well i just wasted 22 hours crunching a unit for... 1,075 Views / 16 Replies  
Well i just wasted 22 hours crunching a unit for 0.00 credit, very pissed off at the minuted.

If the other three i've returned go the same way, seti can take a run and jump.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Nov 2, 2008 at 07:04 PM, in Team MacNN
Gulliver, when I was running mine 24/7, same... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Gulliver, when I was running mine 24/7, same machine, it got 10,800 as it's highest RAC. If you now factor in the recent reduction in multiplier, you'd probably average just over 9,000 RAC. Just be...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Sep 12, 2008 at 01:14 PM, in Team MacNN
No Billy the machine is staying, just will be in... 1,108 Views / 22 Replies  
No Billy the machine is staying, just will be in sleep mode when not being used.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Sep 9, 2008 at 01:49 PM, in Team MacNN
I'm out for now guys, we've just started to feel... 1,108 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm out for now guys, we've just started to feel the pinch of the latest electric price rises. If we ever get a drop in prices i'll come back.

It's been fun though.

Will still stay a member of...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Sep 8, 2008 at 03:28 PM, in Team MacNN
What do people have against them enjoying the... 1,562 Views / 54 Replies  
What do people have against them enjoying the money they've gathered over the years. So what if the album sounds like they used to, thats what they wanted. St Anger was the crappest of all their...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Sep 5, 2008 at 03:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well it took over 500 days for the last true... 5,010 Views / 54 Replies  
Well it took over 500 days for the last true update to occur. Since the Intel change the mac rumours guide is a crock.

January at the earliest.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 29, 2008 at 08:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Gorbag, when the claim parity, they mean reducing... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Gorbag, when the claim parity, they mean reducing the credit multiplier used.

It has nothing to do with the number of hours crunched on Seti. That would be stupid and would result in everyone...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 29, 2008 at 04:54 AM, in Team MacNN
Gareth Johnston, Just seti at the moment... 1,108 Views / 22 Replies  
Gareth Johnston,

Just seti at the moment although am looking into other projects, no longer full tie crunching due to energy costs, although would like to go back one day.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 28, 2008 at 05:49 PM, in Team MacNN
Who knows, they have been claiming that since MB... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Who knows, they have been claiming that since MB was introduced, we've been getting 15% more than we should. Yet I noticed since I cam back at the beginning of the August, credit is down about 25%...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 28, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in Team MacNN
In the end, they'll just continually reduce MB... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
In the end, they'll just continually reduce MB till it equals Ap. The one thing I have noticed in the two years i've been crunching, is the guys never move things up to correct them, they are always...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 27, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in Team MacNN
This adjustment in credit is slightly more than... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
This adjustment in credit is slightly more than 15% or is it just me.

I was tinkering with number last night and it works out to be between 24% and 28% depending on the units.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 27, 2008 at 05:48 AM, in Team MacNN
Billy, it's a Early 08 Mac Pro, 2.8GHz, 8 core... 904 Views / 19 Replies  
Billy, it's a Early 08 Mac Pro, 2.8GHz, 8 core with 10GB, 320HDD etc.

I'll just stick with Enhanced for now, hopefully when things become a bit more stable i'll give AP another go.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM, in Team MacNN
All Ap units have failed so far. Just wasted... 904 Views / 19 Replies  
All Ap units have failed so far. Just wasted another 6 hours of CPU time for it to compute error. I think Seti needs to shove Ap up it's backside at the minute.

Yet again the guys are trying to do...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 25, 2008 at 05:56 PM, in Team MacNN
Well I got one during my machine having another... 904 Views / 19 Replies  
Well I got one during my machine having another hissy fit. Typical
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 21, 2008 at 01:31 PM, in Team MacNN
Yikes, maybe I don't want one after all. But... 904 Views / 19 Replies  
Yikes, maybe I don't want one after all.

But as there aren't any around I guess i'll have to wait and see.

So i'd be looking at around 70 hours per unit. Ouchies!

Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme!
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 21, 2008 at 01:12 PM, in Team MacNN
Wish I had one, would like to see how long this... 904 Views / 19 Replies  
Wish I had one, would like to see how long this machine would take.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Aug 21, 2008 at 07:25 AM, in Team MacNN
I've been away for three weeks so turned the... 880 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been away for three weeks so turned the machine off.

Came back on Friday and decided to just crunch on 1 core, with electric here costing £1.00 a day and an expected increase of 40% due, we...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jul 6, 2008 at 02:50 PM, in Team MacNN
When the G5's were new we had a different credit... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
When the G5's were new we had a different credit multiplier for Seti, not sure if it was 3.25 or 3.15 but that has gone down to 2.85 at present. If your using the new PC optimised apps then you are...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Jun 2, 2008 at 05:46 AM, in Team MacNN
There is no bottle neck, that is about right, the... 140,097 Views / 1,309 Replies  
There is no bottle neck, that is about right, the difference in architecture is what has made the difference. the Core 2 chips are just stunning, the wipe the floor with anything we have from the old...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on May 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM, in Team MacNN
When you can get it for $209 + free shipping, you... 488 Views / 3 Replies  
When you can get it for $209 + free shipping, you want far to much for a second hand monitor, especially as the warranty is up.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 19, 2008 at 05:26 PM, in Marketplace
Poll: Honours degree in Mapping & Cartography. 2,987 Views / 130 Replies  
Honours degree in Mapping & Cartography.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 18, 2008 at 03:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well you can find the CPU's but good luck on... 947 Views / 9 Replies  
Well you can find the CPU's but good luck on finding a decent heat sink, to match the Apple one.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 17, 2008 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, neither of those machines you linked are... 1,033 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, neither of those machines you linked are not running at 2.40GHz, they are 3.0GHz and 2.66GHz respectively. Msattlers Penryn is running at 4.581GHz or so, so where did you get this 2.4GHz figure...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:54 AM, in Team MacNN
VO, don't take this the wrong way, but do you... 1,033 Views / 9 Replies  
VO, don't take this the wrong way, but do you really think we care? Anything which improves the speed of crunching data is great news.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 16, 2008 at 01:26 PM, in Team MacNN
Hope so, need a challenge at the rop of the... 1,033 Views / 9 Replies  
Hope so, need a challenge at the rop of the boards, it's getting boring having the top 8 machines macs all the time. Bring on a little friendly competition.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 10, 2008 at 01:05 AM, in Team MacNN
THe trouble is Jd has done all of this with the... 1,033 Views / 9 Replies  
THe trouble is Jd has done all of this with the trial licenses, so his work is brilliant how ever he can't as yet let it loose on the Pc world.
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:34 PM, in Team MacNN
the server page indicates that machines are not... 784 Views / 9 Replies  
the server page indicates that machines are not running, the boinc dat base is offline, so it may be some time before things get back to normal
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Apr 3, 2008 at 11:40 AM, in Team MacNN
QSilver, you are most probably right. The best... 963 Views / 4 Replies  
QSilver, you are most probably right. The best thing now, is it seems that if anyone posts something that shows they haven't get their head up Who?'s backside it gets removed for no valid reason.
...
Posted by Gareth Johnston, on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:23 PM, in Team MacNN
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