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1) Message boards : Cafe : Rebirther is currently in hospital. (Message 9916)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile mikey
Get well soon Reb, we will all be here when you get back!!

mikey
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Shutdown - for Hardware Check (Message 9910)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile mikey
Should we expect a zero recent average credit?

I would think a restart would not be unexpected...


There is a delay in checking. The calculation in background is still running. Of course I need to check with memtest but will be noticed in news soon. Credits are normal as always.


Yeah I for one still have a few tasks waiting to finish up but hopefully mine will finish today.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Work available?? (Message 9722)
Posted 10 Mar 2024 by Profile mikey
Looks like all of the new uploaded work units got claimed right away. LOL.


yeah, was not much and old work, the new apps are counting nearly 0 estimated time as always, will try a bigger batch soon.


WOO HOO!!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Best CPU vs Price for Primes! (Message 9707)
Posted 3 Mar 2024 by Profile mikey
Glad to hear I helped you!

I use to give each core a task, but I found that giving larger tasks more cores really helped with completing them in a timely fashion.

You can find information on how to do that with this post: https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/forum_thread.php?id=6&postid=3795#3795

You can choose to give each workunit app a different value of cores to use and concurrent tasks to run.

I ended up giving all tasks 4 cores and limited the concurrent instances to (Number of cores/4)-1 so that the TF task would run on the GPU.


I do know about that but do you know about wuprop? wuprop.boinc-af.org/ is a boinc project that you one task per pc and it counts the hours you put in for each application at each boinc project, ie these are my SRBase hours since I started running it counting my SRBase hours:
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long 92,062.18 215.62
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base 60,467.38 0.00
SRBase TF 57,775.23 5.95
SRBase Riesel Base - short 55,398.58 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long3 54,583.10 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski Base - short 52,399.33 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long2 52,092.23 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average2 51,083.50 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski Base 50,964.62 0.00
SRBase Riesel Base 50,888.92 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average 50,772.85 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - short 43,424.43 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average3 38,794.68 0.00

You can see the app and after that is my total number of hours in each app and the last numbers are the number of hours for the last 24 hours.

I will also let my signature come thru this time so if you have them turned off turn them on so you can see the total number of credits I have right now and why getting credits faster isn't my goal anymore. And YES that is REALLY 1.6 Trillion credits!!

mikey


That is a pretty neat project. Thanks for sharing!

That is impressive amount of time on SRbase and the 1.3 Billion in credits is not bad either! :)

What is your current goal?


Thank you very much!! My current goal is to get each app up to 100K hours, the Long tasks got there today so I'm moving my pc's to a different Project, I still have them trying to get tasks here just not the Long tasks anymore. I did increase the number of gpu's to get the TF tasks though as I have a LONG way to go to get to 100K hours in them.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Work available?? (Message 9704)
Posted 29 Feb 2024 by Profile mikey
Everything from S79 is gone now, and this is the last S115 task still in progress. https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/workunit.php?wuid=126959241


Yeah, Iam back to home, sorry, working on the last batch now.


Last batch part1 is loading now.


Does this mean we are almost done with the SRB Long tasks and will move onto something else soon? I'm not complaining as it has been nice to run something besides 3 seconds tasks for awhile but something inbetween would be nice too, at least once in awhile. I think running only the short ones is partly why the website is so hard to connect to sometimes, too many of us all trying to return units at the same exact same moments in time.


We still have long WUs left.


Sounds good thank you
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Best CPU vs Price for Primes! (Message 9703)
Posted 29 Feb 2024 by Profile mikey
Glad to hear I helped you!

I use to give each core a task, but I found that giving larger tasks more cores really helped with completing them in a timely fashion.

You can find information on how to do that with this post: https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/forum_thread.php?id=6&postid=3795#3795

You can choose to give each workunit app a different value of cores to use and concurrent tasks to run.

I ended up giving all tasks 4 cores and limited the concurrent instances to (Number of cores/4)-1 so that the TF task would run on the GPU.


I do know about that but do you know about wuprop? wuprop.boinc-af.org/ is a boinc project that you one task per pc and it counts the hours you put in for each application at each boinc project, ie these are my SRBase hours since I started running it counting my SRBase hours:
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long 92,062.18 215.62
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base 60,467.38 0.00
SRBase TF 57,775.23 5.95
SRBase Riesel Base - short 55,398.58 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long3 54,583.10 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski Base - short 52,399.33 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long2 52,092.23 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average2 51,083.50 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski Base 50,964.62 0.00
SRBase Riesel Base 50,888.92 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average 50,772.85 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - short 43,424.43 0.00
SRBase Sierpinski / Riesel Base - average3 38,794.68 0.00

You can see the app and after that is my total number of hours in each app and the last numbers are the number of hours for the last 24 hours.

I will also let my signature come thru this time so if you have them turned off turn them on so you can see the total number of credits I have right now and why getting credits faster isn't my goal anymore. And YES that is REALLY 1.6 Trillion credits!!

mikey
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Work available?? (Message 9700)
Posted 28 Feb 2024 by Profile mikey
Everything from S79 is gone now, and this is the last S115 task still in progress. https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/workunit.php?wuid=126959241


Yeah, Iam back to home, sorry, working on the last batch now.


Last batch part1 is loading now.


Does this mean we are almost done with the SRB Long tasks and will move onto something else soon? I'm not complaining as it has been nice to run something besides 3 seconds tasks for awhile but something inbetween would be nice too, at least once in awhile. I think running only the short ones is partly why the website is so hard to connect to sometimes, too many of us all trying to return units at the same exact same moments in time.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Best CPU vs Price for Primes! (Message 9699)
Posted 27 Feb 2024 by Profile mikey
I bought a pre-built refurbished HP Z840 dual socket from a reseller.

Yes! It has been up and running for ~8 months now and has gotten ~63M credits.

A lot of the credits were from TF, but it definitely does CPU tasks well with dual E5-2698 v3 16-core CPUs.


You are doing GREAT with it!! Was it a local to you supplier or not? Either way can I have their name so I can check them out please? I am always looking for newer pc's to increase my crunching with less power than I am using now. I'm still using some older AMD 6 cores and some Intel I7-4??? series cpu's. I do have a few newer ones as well like an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 core pc but the older Intel Xeon pc's I have do need to be replaced with pc's with more cpu cores.


I wish it was a local supplier! I would definitely visit to pick it up directly.

Absolutely! The vendor is https://pcserverandparts.com/.

The only downside I have seen so far is they don't have a lot of post-commercial use Ryzens yet.


I wanted to give an update...I bought a dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz [Family 6 Model 62 Stepping 4] with 10/20 cpu cores on each cpu, so 40 cpu cores in the pc for $280 SHIPPED!!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for telling me about the place!! No it isn't the fastest pc but it sure does churn out 39 cpu tasks and 1 gpu task at a time!!! It's currently doing the SRB Long tasks like this on average:
25 Feb 2024, 20:30:53 UTC Completed and validated 156,990.60 156,990.60 2,800.00 Sierpinski / Riesel Base - long v0.42
9) Message boards : News : New TF multiGPU apps deployed (issues fixed) (Message 9654)
Posted 5 Feb 2024 by Profile mikey
Mr P Hucker wrote:

I don't understand what you mean. I wanted to run the same task on both GPUs at once. If the dodgy one gives a different result, there's something up.


This has never been allowed in any other Boinc Project so far, one task per gpu each running it's own task. It's not like gaming where you can double, triple whatever up on the gpu's to make the game perform better.

Unless you are talking about testing, then yes they often run the same task on each gpu, getting zero credits of course, to test the task on multiple gpu's.
10) Message boards : News : change for reporting primes at T5K (Message 9455)
Posted 3 Jan 2024 by Profile mikey
Or we don't run this project any more is another option.


Going anonymous still means SRBase will announce that YOU found one far and wide in the Notifications section of the Boinc Manager so EVERYONE will now you got one.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Best CPU vs Price for Primes! (Message 9441)
Posted 1 Jan 2024 by Profile mikey
I bought a pre-built refurbished HP Z840 dual socket from a reseller.

Yes! It has been up and running for ~8 months now and has gotten ~63M credits.

A lot of the credits were from TF, but it definitely does CPU tasks well with dual E5-2698 v3 16-core CPUs.


You are doing GREAT with it!! Was it a local to you supplier or not? Either way can I have their name so I can check them out please? I am always looking for newer pc's to increase my crunching with less power than I am using now. I'm still using some older AMD 6 cores and some Intel I7-4??? series cpu's. I do have a few newer ones as well like an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 core pc but the older Intel Xeon pc's I have do need to be replaced with pc's with more cpu cores.


I wish it was a local supplier! I would definitely visit to pick it up directly.

Absolutely! The vendor is https://pcserverandparts.com/.

The only downside I have seen so far is they don't have a lot of post-commercial use Ryzens yet.


I LIKE that place thank you very much!! I LOVE that their prices include shipping!!

I test built a pc with dual Intel Xeon E5-2697 12/24 core cpu's, 128gb of ram, 250gb SSD, a generic 128mb gpu and an 850 watt psu for $310!! I think I could run SRBase out of tasks pretty quickly with one of those, or at least keep Rebirther on his toes!!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Best CPU vs Price for Primes! (Message 9436)
Posted 1 Jan 2024 by Profile mikey
I bought a pre-built refurbished HP Z840 dual socket from a reseller.

Yes! It has been up and running for ~8 months now and has gotten ~63M credits.

A lot of the credits were from TF, but it definitely does CPU tasks well with dual E5-2698 v3 16-core CPUs.


You are doing GREAT with it!! Was it a local to you supplier or not? Either way can I have their name so I can check them out please? I am always looking for newer pc's to increase my crunching with less power than I am using now. I'm still using some older AMD 6 cores and some Intel I7-4??? series cpu's. I do have a few newer ones as well like an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 core pc but the older Intel Xeon pc's I have do need to be replaced with pc's with more cpu cores.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Best CPU vs Price for Primes! (Message 9396)
Posted 21 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
Thanks!

GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2698 v3 was my latest buy!

Good to know those stats are accurate!


Which MB did you buy or did you buy a pre-built system?
I too have been looking at these cpu's for my next build.

ALSO have you had a chance to run a some tasks yet?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Work available?? (Message 9395)
Posted 21 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
Need more CPU tasks please


I must wait until only a few tasks are left.


Okay they are all gone now.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Sierpinski Base - short 39,342 19,734 (Message 9389)
Posted 18 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
Applikationer unsent in progress avg runtime of last 100 results
Sierpinski Base - short 39,342 19,734 0.30 (0.06 - 5.36)

Why can't I get these unsent WU ?


I have stopped sending them for a while because of S79.


Is S79 gpu tasks only?


CPU, I will switch the 2 last WUs to my host, then after this we can add a new batch, takes some time.


Okay I'm ready for tasks!!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Sierpinski Base - short 39,342 19,734 (Message 9385)
Posted 15 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
Applikationer unsent in progress avg runtime of last 100 results
Sierpinski Base - short 39,342 19,734 0.30 (0.06 - 5.36)

Why can't I get these unsent WU ?


I have stopped sending them for a while because of S79.


Is S79 gpu tasks only?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Sierpinski Base - short 39,342 19,734 (Message 9384)
Posted 15 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
Applikationer unsent in progress avg runtime of last 100 results
Sierpinski Base - short 39,342 19,734 0.30 (0.06 - 5.36)

Why can't I get these unsent WU ?


I have stopped sending them for a while because of S79.


Are you able to say "Do not send these work units until these other work units are finished"?


Not finished but nearly all WUs sent out, its only a backup. S79 has priority.


Not complaining but there are zero cpu tasks ready to send out right now, there are 110k gpu tasks though.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Over 54,000 tasks done and no primes? (Message 9365)
Posted 9 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
I noticed that the Hall of fame list was updated earlier today, but the first post at https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/forum_thread.php?id=157 shows that I haven't found any primes yet.

This seems a bit strange since my profile at https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/show_user.php?userid=3161 says that I've done 54,646 tasks. Those tasks did not include TF credit.

Am I just unlucky, or is it common to test 54000+ candidates and not find any primes?


I would say somewhat unlucky but probably not that much since there are ALOT of numbers we go thru!! As you can see by my own stats I have probably done ALOT more tasks here than you have but have only found 3 I think. Yes it's fun to find one but to me it's also good to go thru the chaff too.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Work available?? (Message 9355)
Posted 4 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
I am not sure how we are going to complete the goal for S79 with 42K of the n range uncompleted.


I have discussed this yesterday with the CRUS admin. I dont think that we can finish this. Its nearly 3 times longer in the 50-100k range. The deadline is 1d and we have over 7M WUs left. We could complete it up to 80k. This is more realistic.


Sounds good
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Work available?? (Message 9345)
Posted 1 Dec 2023 by Profile mikey
Is this thread dead? Because it seems to be either ALOT of people crunching here lately or there aren't alot of tasks available right now. I mean it seems every day or so a project with lots of tasks all of a sudden has none for several days to a week or more.


S66 batches are small. We can finish them in 1-2d per batch. If a new batch is loaded the weight will be set to 0 for 1-2 apps to get all hosts to S66. Its possible to process S79 this year too. Sometimes the feeder cant load enough work so it takes some time.

weight 0 = dont send out work for a specific app


Okay that makes sense, thanks!!


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