Posts by Brent

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 818)
Posted 21 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Same here! Invalids cancelled and no credit. I guess my electricity and computer time are "Gone With the Wind" just like last time the money greedy hackers attacked this website. Since I am sure these hackers will not offer to pay for my losses, the next time this happens, I will abort all Collatz tasks (even those that are 99% complete) and move to other projects.
2) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 792)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Same here! Invalids cancelled and no credit. I guess my electricity and computer time are "Gone With the Wind". just like last time.
3) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 753)
Posted 12 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Yea!!!

I finished running a task and it was validated and I got my credits. Now if I just get the credits for the invalid tasks.
4) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 732)
Posted 11 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Is it now safe to run this BOINC Project?


Slicker states, "I'm tempted to go back to the old validator source code and add in the new encryption as code since that worked OK. In the mean time, feel free to suspend or switch to other projects until I get this figured out."

Does this answer your question?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation error (Message 694)
Posted 8 Jul 2018 by Brent
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You may insert any name you desire into the blanks. As for me, we never had any hacker type issues with BOINC until the ........... hackers had the motive to cheat because they could made very little money by cheating. Now the ............... have ruined BOINC for everyone. They have caused us wasted electricity, computer time, and our time trying to clean up their mess. As far as AI am concerned, all of the ................ should be permanently banned from BOINC. LET THEM START THEIR OWN BLING SYSTEM AND LEAVE BOINC ALONE.
6) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 631)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Slicker (John) is aware of the problem -- which is a function of some outside miscreant trying to play games.

yeh? And we need to track down the miscreant and play games on this body and head!!!!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 606)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Ouch, I just had ~275 workunits go from validation pending to invalid

Me too, hope this gets fixed!!!
8) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 589)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Apparently, Slicker is gone for the 4th of July holiday. So we are all out of luck until he returns, Hope we don't lose any more credits!
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 587)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by Brent
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Apparently, Slicker is gone for the 4th of July holiday. So we are all out of luck until he returns, Hope we don't lose any more credits!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing the apps (Message 312)
Posted 12 May 2018 by Brent
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Well, I just deleted the config file and re-read the files to pick up the standard configuration, since I could see no improvement in performance.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing the apps (Message 284)
Posted 10 May 2018 by Brent
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Thanks for the help. I have tried this config file and while I can see no real sign of increased performance, nothing has crashed yet either.


DId you tell boinc manager to re-read the config files to pick up the changes?


Yes I did. I also just tried bumping up the lut_size to 17 and no apparent change in performance, but no crashes yet either (knock on wood!)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing the apps (Message 252)
Posted 7 May 2018 by Brent
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Thanks for the help. I have tried this config file and while I can see no real sign of increased performance, nothing has crashed yet either.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing the apps (Message 168)
Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Brent
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[quote]Thank you for this info. I am successfully running with the default values (no config file) and would like to optimize my settings. What would help greatly is if I knew what the default settings are to use as a starting point, since I have not been able to find any settings for my NVIDIA GT 730 GPU. While I fully realize this is not a powerful GPU, it is nevertheless better than nothing. Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated, since am not a developer or programmer.[quote]

BUMP
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimizing the apps (Message 125)
Posted 23 Apr 2018 by Brent
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This should help:

For Linux:
It may be in boinc-client in your home directory. It could also be in /var/lib/boinc-client

For Windows:
C:\program data\boinc\projects\collatz\...BOTH config files

"Here are some of my experiences per setting:

verbose=1 Leave on so you can check your results

kernels_per_reduction=48 Very little effect, maybe smoother desktop/video the higher the better I think. I have yet to cause a crash with this setting.

threads=8 this is the most sensitive IMO, can't go over 8 on ati, seems to be best for most Nvidias, you might try 9 on a new 900 series.

lut_size=15 2nd most critical, Adjust up until times begin to slow down. I believe nvidia (especially maxwell) can be rather high, i have 17 on 750ti and 16 on 7870

sleep=0 haven't touched it

cache_sieve=1 haven't touched it

reduce_cpu=0 haven't touched it

sieve_size=30 third most critical, 30 is pretty high for most cards. I believe my 7970 ran at 30, 7870 at 29, 28 for the 750ti and 26 for gtx560. If you crank this down to like 24 and run and see your GPU utilization is sub 99% turn this up until it you're at 99% or crash."


Thank you for this info. I am successfully running with the default values (no config file) and would like to optimize my settings. What would help greatly is if I knew what the default settings are to use as a starting point, since I have not been able to find any settings for my NVIDIA GT 730 GPU. While I fully realize this is not a powerful GPU, it is nevertheless better than nothing. Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated, since am not a developer or programmer.

Brent
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : Project now named "collatz" (Message 35)
Posted 19 Apr 2018 by Brent
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Yea, it worked but I lost 7 CPU and 3 GPU tasks.




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