21) Message boards : Cafe : Fan competition (Message 6211)
Posted 22 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Who has the most fans in total on their computer equipment? You can include air conditioning fans, power supply fans, CPU fans, graphics cards fans, any fan connected with cooling the computers.

I have 67:

3 extractor fans on the window.
1 PC PSU powering the window fans.
6 fans cooling a shelf with two xeon server boards.
1 desk fan blowing air over some rather hot 12V 400A connections.
3 PC PSUs for normal function.
1 PC PSU to power SSDs and fans for server boards.
2 on two 2.6kW HP server supplies for GPUs.
8 on two 1.3kW HP server supplies for GPUs.
1 on a 1kW 12V LED lighting supply for GPUs.
1 laptop fan.
10 CPU fans.
35 GPU fans.
4 case fans.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Gpu App? (Message 6209)
Posted 21 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Asteroids shows two windows apps that show "(cuda55)" in the Name / version. Is this an indication of a NVIDIA Application ?Bill F
Yes, but those who have run it find it no faster than a CPU. Why use a more expensive and power hungry GPU to achieve the same, when that GPU could be going 50 times faster in another project like Einstein?
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Forum webpage broken (Message 6206)
Posted 20 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
It's my main windows machine, it's broken. In trying to fix this problem, I deleted and recreated the network bridge and now that didn't work either. I had to manually input the IP address, it was no longer sending DHCP request to the router. It's a miracle Windows works at all, they seem to screw everything up, quite how it's managing to very slightly adjust what goes into a browser I don't know. I'll just have to live with two websites not working right. I can resize the ..... oh! I just blocked your footer with adblock and it's working now. Gumtree searches I'll just use another machine for.

My network is:
Internet router ----- Main PC using Windows network bridge across two ethernet cards ----- switch in garage with 7 PCs on it.

I've done it like this so I can monitor the total internet traffic going to/from the internet from all PCs using software on the main PC. When running the LHC project, it tends to max out my 6.5Mbit uplink so I have to be careful how much of it I do at once or it makes the tasks sit waiting and not processing.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Forum webpage broken (Message 6204)
Posted 20 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
It looks like your browser make a mess as I can't reproduce what you show.
I'm using FF on Win10.
I got it in Opera and Firefox, so I assumed it wasn't me. However recently Gumtree search is blank on any browser on this machine, yet ok on another machine.

Did you try refresh page with ctrl-shift-r?
Doesn't help.

Seems to be something really weird on this PC (Windows 11). All the browsers do it so it's not the browser or any extensions (I have extensions only in Opera). My other Windows 11 PCs are fine, so it's not my internet connection. I use a VPN occasionally but that's off, I wonder if that could have left something in the network stack? I've rebooted since I last used it though. Maybe virtualbox is tampering, who knows? I've asked in elevenforum.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Forum webpage broken (Message 6201)
Posted 20 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
The black banner at the bottom now scrolls with the page, covering the button to post this message, I have to resize this field to find the post button.

26) Message boards : Number crunching : Gpu App? (Message 6200)
Posted 20 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Are we using Radeon GPUs here yet? Been awhile since I've been here and trying to catch up.
Only place to use those for astrophysics is Einstein I think, since Milkyway has finished seperation as of today. Nvidias can also run Asteroids, but no faster than a CPU so a waste of time.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6196)
Posted 18 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
With milkyway now ending. I hope this handle the lloaded.....
Milkyway GPU is ending, this is a CPU project. There will be no change. GPU projects, probably Einstein, will get all the Milkyway users.

Milkyway CPU is continuing.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6191)
Posted 17 Jun 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Not this crap again. Couldn't we just turn the https nonsense off? It never works.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6149)
Posted 17 Apr 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Double post...
Edit it and replace with two spaces and nothing else, it will vanish like magic.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6093)
Posted 29 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
BOINC Manager is open source.
Feel free to add auto-update functionality to main application for all supported operating systems.
Not possible, as I wouldn't have access to the servers holding the updates. And if it was to autoupdate, it would overwrite my addition.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6090)
Posted 28 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Or have a 3rd party app handle updates for a large number of popular programs.

https://ninite.com/
I shouldn't have to do that, and as you said it's not for every program.

Boinc is a product of its generation. How many programs written 25 years ago are (a) still around and functional, and (b) have auto update functionality written in that era? The developer pretty much abandoned active support for the program some time ago.
But it's being actively developed now (if only by three people).
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6088)
Posted 27 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Shouldn't Boinc autoupdate like every other program nowadays? I feel like I'm back in the days of DOS with this stuff.

No. It's up to you to to keep ALL the software on your computer up to date.

And for your information:
NOT ALL "MODERN" SOFTWARE AUTO UPDATES ITSELF.
Decent stuff (I'd say 95% of what I have, including freeware) does, I prefer not to live in the last century. Boinc is the product of lazy programming.

Why make a million people check for updates, when 1 programmer could have written the code to do it once?

A human is not a suitable entity to check for updates anyway. How often do you check? Every day? Week? Month? Year? Every single program you have? Or the program can do it in the blink of an eye.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6086)
Posted 27 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
If this is the computer in question it's running an outdated version (7.16.11) of BOINC with an expired certificate file.

Solution: Download & install the latest Windows x64 version 7.20.2 from the main BOINC site.
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php
Shouldn't Boinc autoupdate like every other program nowadays? I feel like I'm back in the days of DOS with this stuff.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6084)
Posted 26 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
And we're back again after being MIA for a few hours.
Fill out a full report for me by oh eight hundred hours. You may omit places beginning with red.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6036)
Posted 16 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Believe there is only one server. All the processes run on it. The server is located at 148.81.25.80
To perform the test I mentioned, I'd like to try to get the file Boinc is trying to get. Probably only possible if it's doing a download which has stuck, as a browser can download the file in the same way.

Although it's all one server, there will be different processes running on it to perform all the different things Boinc requires. One could be overloaded or busted.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6034)
Posted 15 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
He already wrote "project servers may be temporarily down" from the event log. Sounds like Boinc can't connect. Never heard of a firewall doing that, it should be popping up a warning, but it can't harm to check the firewall logs. A new version of Boinc could possibly fix an SSL problem, but that was a long time ago.

The usual test for this is to try to download the file Boinc is trying to get, but in a browser.
Does anyone know the actual server Boinc gets new work from for Universe? He could type that address into a browser and see what he gets. I can't see what it is in my event log because it's working here. Maybe turning on a debug option would show it (on his computer or someone else's which is working).
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6032)
Posted 15 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Did that. Got no new ones.

Event log says project servers may be temporarily down.
I couldn't get into this forum once in the last three tries. I think something may be overloaded.

Try pestering the server every so often with a project update.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6030)
Posted 15 Mar 2023 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Shut down BOINC and restart the host.
Indeed, Boinc gets it'self in a muddle very easily. I've often seen it not bother to start GPU tasks after I changed a setting, usually the one to start doing GPU work. Restarting it changed it's mind.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5947)
Posted 17 Nov 2022 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
I got the uploads working by deleting the ca-bundle.crt file in my BOINC directory but still cannot access the site via https so there appears to be a certificate issue somewhere.
I can access it fine with https. Something is wrong up your end. And since it happens in your browser aswell, better start googling it!
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5939)
Posted 9 Nov 2022 by Mr P Hucker
Post:
Maybe Poland is different, but even if a substation breaks in the UK (like the one across the road from me), they lift a new one in with a crane (live) and sort it in hours.
That's if the problem is a transformer at a substation. The issue they had was with the power supply to & distribution in a building.

Whatever the issue was, the Scheduler is accepting processed work and handing out new work again.
Yeah I guess depending on the contract with the power company, those transformers could be university property and take longer to get sorted.


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