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 on: Today at 08:24:44 AM 
Started by WikiWill - Last post by Cruncher Pete
Powder~

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 on: Today at 08:08:22 AM 
Started by Cruncher Pete - Last post by Cruncher Pete
Shawn Gallaway - I Choose Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHpy_k_kMTU


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 on: Today at 07:59:22 AM 
Started by WikiWill - Last post by P . P . L .
~ keg

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 on: Today at 03:42:12 AM 
Started by WikiWill - Last post by Neil G
Beer ~   Cheers

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 on: Today at 12:44:38 AM 
Started by JugNut - Last post by Dataman
On the subject of credit, recently did a few more Sourcefinder Duchamp tasks and oh boy did they pay low, even lower than previously. CreditNew? Probably. Hopefully eventually Sam will become better informed and realise that Duchamp credit rate is currently very poor. Maybe Kevin from POGS could whisper in his ear and get him to set it to be about the same as POGS. That would help attract more contributors which they may need if they soon start to analyse oodles of ASKAP observation data. Hmm maybe not, just had a look and Kevin hasn't posted at POGS since February, hope he's OK.
I have been thinking much the same. Unfortunately, many scientists just treat crunchers as if they are grad students ... AKA "slaves". They might be brilliant in their field but complete imbeciles when it comes to marketing.  Big Grin Jester We are "volunteers" not indentured servants!

Crunchers are leaving GPUGrid in droves AND the admin's seem to have a deaf ear to the comments of their most loyal supporters. Go figure? I, for one, am not going to tie up a GPU for the better part of a day to run a wu.

I am a bit peeved at the lack of communication from POGS as well. I have not run any Sourcefinder yet but hope to do some when weather permits. Still too hot here to run much so I plug away at Asteroids, Collatz and NFS. Speaking of Asteroids, I am listening to a lecture series on the search for exoplanets and a whole lecture is devoted to shape and spin of planetary objects. Ties in nicely to what they are doing at the Asteroid project.

https://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/The-Search-for-Exoplanets-What-Astronomers-Know-Audiobook/B0159LVSNC

Well, enough griping for a Saturday morning. Cheers and crunch on.
 greet3

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 on: Today at 12:16:17 AM 
Started by JugNut - Last post by kashi
Haha, mozzed myself at Xansons by mentioning GPUGrid tasks running for so long. Going to the other extreme, Xanson tasks are so short and cache so small I keep running out. Looks like server can't keep up, it's like ancient history of MilkyWay server overload and task shortage when they also had ridiculously short tasks. Gave it a go as promised, will leave it running overnight and see if it keeps mucking up. At this stage looks like I may be heading back to GPUGrid soon.

The tasks run without problems at least. Like you I'm running 2 concurrently on my GTX 970 to avoid excessive thermal cycling. Thanks for app_config to do so.

Double jeopardy in mozz stakes, also mentioned Citizen Science Grid and they ran out of work too. Went to switch to DENIS but alas their server has gone kaput. Grr, this must be infectious, often happens on weekends too when project admins aren't available to fix things. Have settled on POGS on dual box and about to try Universe on Skylake. Edit: Aaaargh, Universe out of work too, this is getting ridiculous.

Hmm, excuse double post, it's a bit like talking to yourself, innit?  Crazy Dance

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 on: Yesterday at 07:05:14 PM 
Started by Cruncher Pete - Last post by Cruncher Pete
Please make welcome the following members to our Team:

Shinelon.  Crunching Asteroids for us.

Joel Perpetua.  Crunching GPUGrid for us.

Crackenback.  Crunching GPUGrid for us.

 Welcome to B@A


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 on: Yesterday at 04:05:44 PM 
Started by JugNut - Last post by kashi
Yes just about to give Xansons a little go. Had to do at least a token amount of GPUGrid first as I've been neglecting it and apparently they've been heavily shedding contributors. Possibly the very long GPU tasks which means slower cards no longer get the full bonus credit puts more people off than they realise. My GTX 970 barely makes it as it takes about 20 hours to complete the longer tasks. If I had a slower card and couldn't complete within the 24 hour period it would likely prevent me from contributing there as it would imply my GPU contribution was processed too slowly to be fully useful/appreciated. Actually GPU tasks running for 20 hours or longer is a bit much for many regardless of the credit rate.

Not sure if SWAN_SYNC still works but after adding it the first task of the same ADRIA 539,100 credit type completed 3.7% faster. So looks like it may still make a small difference.

Haha, yep CSG on CPU is still giving higher credit than many GPU applications. Travis responded a few days ago to the person complaining about it being too high and asked whether or not it should be reduced. Nobody has responded to him yet, so it's still make hay while the sun shines.

On the subject of credit, recently did a few more Sourcefinder Duchamp tasks and oh boy did they pay low, even lower than previously. CreditNew? Probably. Hopefully eventually Sam will become better informed and realise that Duchamp credit rate is currently very poor. Maybe Kevin from POGS could whisper in his ear and get him to set it to be about the same as POGS. That would help attract more contributors which they may need if they soon start to analyse oodles of ASKAP observation data. Hmm maybe not, just had a look and Kevin hasn't posted at POGS since February, hope he's OK.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:40:35 PM 
Started by FindersKeepers - Last post by FindersKeepers
It has been an interesting introduction to Linux. I have learned a lot about the intentional misgivings of windows not throwing exceptions to poorly formed data just to keep me happy. Sadly this means wasted space in not forcing me to keep house properly. Standardising to Linux found 60% saving in file size without loss of data before compression. The latest side by side result shows 3min 05s to do what Linux does in 1min 05s with matching results (finally!!).

I figure using windows is like giving smarties to kids. Sure it makes them happy for a while but it doesn't make them better people. My 20c is up.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:22:09 PM 
Started by WikiWill - Last post by Cruncher Pete
~festival

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