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1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Uninstalling (Message 10827)
Posted 14 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Start / Programs / BOINC / Remove BOINC <i>or</i> Start / Settings / Control Panel / 'Add or Remove Programs' / BOINC &amp; hit the [Remove] button.
2) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Insensitive parameter set... (Message 10799)
Posted 13 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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<a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/result.php?field=Temperature&amp;resultid=542938&amp;phase=AT#graph">Not a lot of change in temperature or precipitation with this parameter set</a> - I wonder if it had a cool equator toward the end of phases 2 &amp; 3..?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC CP.net website glitch... (Message 10685)
Posted 11 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Works for me in IE6 too now. :-)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC CP.net website glitch... (Message 10655)
Posted 10 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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When I try and access <a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/top_users.php?sort_by=total_credit&amp;offset=20">the second page of 'top participants'(21~40)</a> all I see is "can't read ../cache/5c/top_users.php_sort_by%3Dtotal_credit%26offset%3D20; lastmod 1110450629" - <a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/top_users.php?sort_by=total_credit&amp;offset=40">41~60</a> and higher seems to work okay though.
5) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : In pictures: How the world is changing (Message 10478)
Posted 6 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Amazing 360 degree panorama Jim, thanks. :-)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : seti project renamed as climate prediction (Message 10259)
Posted 2 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Try a manual update on the renamed projects under the 'projects' tab of the BOINC GUI - when this particular problem was rife with an older version of BOINC, that action fixed the problem for at least one user AFAICR.
7) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Servers (Message 10256)
Posted 2 Mar 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Thyme Lawn: <a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/show_host_detail.php?hostid=46215">That host you listed</a> has now downloaded a grand total of 88 models since 19th February without trickling once - one would have thought that programming a 'maximum number of downloads with no trickle' would fix that..? - ie. keep the 'four a day' maximum and add another limit that also looks at trickles..?

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Edit1: Looks like the host owner 'pete smith' may have finally noticed something amiss yesterday, March 1st......

Edit2: I wonder how that host managed to download over 20 models on 20th February..? I thought there was a 'four-a-day' maximum..?
8) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How to Remove an old Computer? (Message 9537)
Posted 19 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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This is now a little irritating - it would be really nice to be able to at least 'hide' machines that are no longer running. Eg. Only 8 machines, ie. 1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 14, 15 &amp; 16 are still running out of <a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/hosts_user.php?userid=156">my list of 20 computers</a>.

Automaticaly hide any machine if it hasn't trickled for two weeks would be good IMO...
9) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Four times as much energy is used to produce a PC as it uses during its whole lifetime (Message 8654)
Posted 5 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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"5 and 1/2 of 13" - Borg, yes..? ;-)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Just for fun... (Message 8566)
Posted 3 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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&gt; Hmmnnn, 6x 10~12 results/day + 2x circa 20 results/day (? output from dual
&gt; 3.3GHz 'Nocona' Xeons ?) = ~106 results/day -that's actually less than when I
&gt; last ran classic SETI@home (~120 results/day) but that was running 11
&gt; machines, not 8.......

Heh, my 20 results/day estimate from Nocona Xeon duallies 'Caroline Nova' &amp; 'Oony Nova' is a serious <i>under</i> estimate - they're both producing more like <b>34</b> results/day. (running the 'classic' v3.03 CLI client.)

NB: That 34 results/day is close approaching <i>three times</i> Emma's output of 12 results/day - thus Oony Nova (320Watts draw =&gt; 0.226kWh/result.) <i>beats</i> Emma's (128Watts draw =&gt; 0.256kWh/result.) energy efficiency - maybe CP-boinc needs to speed up the output from Intel CPUs even more somehow or other - 'Oony Nova' only produces roughly double 'Emma's' CP-boinc output whether she's running two or four models with HT enabled - two fast CPUs both chasing after the same memory bus and disk access I suppose...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh - go away Olga..!!!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4.19 (Message 8546)
Posted 3 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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:LOL: grumble, grumble, if I sold this lot down the river I could <i>afford</i> a flashy sports car... ;-)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Just for fun... (Message 8545)
Posted 3 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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&gt; "You have completed more work units than 99.876% of our users."
&gt;
&gt; Ha, bet thats true for CPDN as well ;-)
&gt;

Maybe, although DarrenofWestec has continued crunching Classic CPDN <i>as well as BOINC</i> and demoted me into third place in the classic CPDN stats. Oh well, I can't compete with a university full of computers. ;-)

I reckon I've completed <i>roughly</i> 180 models altogether now - the displayed classic CPDN total of 101 is incorrect by a fair number due to manual uploads - a manual count of the CP-boinc models I have completed now stands at 59...

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Heh, 'more than 99.91% of all users'. :-D With the current 'number of users' and 'number of hosts trickling' it looks as though you can hit a fairly high 'percentage of all users' by trickling just <i>once</i> - same as at Classic SETI actually, lots of folks sign up &amp; download the software but never manage to complete a single work unit.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4.19 (Message 8446)
Posted 2 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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&gt; &gt; (I do wish they'd clean up the directory structure a bit though - all
&gt; those
&gt; &gt; extra language folders are plain irritating; 'projects' and 'slots' are
&gt; the
&gt; &gt; only two sub-directories <i>required</i> for BOINC to run.)
&gt; &gt;
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; They don't seem to be used on an installation with an English Language
&gt; locale.
&gt;
&gt; I just delete them when I get sufficiently irritated....

No problem if you're only running one machine but more than a little irritating when you're updating a 'farm'...
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Just for fun... (Message 8412)
Posted 2 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Heh, <a href="http://setiathome2.ssl.berkeley.edu/fcgi-bin/fcgi?email=nmvs@dsl.pipex.com&amp;cmd=user_stats_new">I've crunched a few WUs for SETI@home.</a> ;-) I haven't even got that many <i>cobblestones</i> under SETI-BOINC......
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Just for fun... (Message 8397)
Posted 2 Feb 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Purely for fun of it I've reverted to crunching SETI@home classic for a few days whilst it's still alive - I do know it's mostly 'make work' averse to serious scientific processing but I do wonder what the turnover of my current farm will be.. :-)

Hmmnnn, 6x 10~12 results/day + 2x circa 20 results/day (? output from dual 3.3GHz 'Nocona' Xeons ?) = ~106 results/day -that's actually less than when I last ran classic SETI@home (~120 results/day) but that was running 11 machines, not 8.......

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Not that it has anything much to do with my temporary defection back to SETI@home classic but it <i>does</i> feel a bit odd to see my No.1 speed machine (AMD XP-M at 2.6GHz.) right down in 91st place in the 'top computers' list... :? 'Emma' <i>is</i> a bit 'previous generation' now but she's been dedicated to CP-boinc since it's inception. Methinks AMD XPs must lose out more than I originally thought running CP-boinc instead of classic CPDN... (Oh well, at least she's only munching 128Watts whilst she's crunching models, unlike my new Nocona Xeon duallies which are munching 320+Watts each........)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4.19 (Message 8176)
Posted 30 Jan 2005 by Profile old_user156
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All 8 machines (14 models running.) are now upgraded to v4.19 without any significant problems.

(I do wish they'd clean up the directory structure a bit though - all those extra language folders are plain irritating; 'projects' and 'slots' are the only two sub-directories <i>required</i> for BOINC to run.)
17) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : What would be a 11c warming conscequences? (Message 8172)
Posted 30 Jan 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Super hurricanes in the tropics &amp; sub-tropics that circle endlessly around the mid-ocean high pressure areas........ I saw a Japanese weather bureau movie made from satellite data over a few months and some of the typhoons came rather close to circling back around through the tropics in that particular season - I don't have a URL I'm afraid...

18) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Real Climate on 11C warming (Message 8171)
Posted 30 Jan 2005 by Profile old_user156
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One thing I'd be concerned abourt with using results from this slab model is; Are there any positive feedback effects in the <i>warming</i> direction..? I've seen many models that cooled in control phase 2 but then were relatively stable after warming in phase 3. So, <i>is</i> there any effect that would cause 'runaway feedback' warming in certain areas of the world during phase 3 that wouldn't show up at all in control phase 2..?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Merging "unmergable" hosts (Message 7970)
Posted 28 Jan 2005 by Profile old_user156
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Carl Christensen effectively fixed a similar problem with Classic CPDN by allowing selective 'hiding' of hosts that folks no longer wanted to see in their stats - a similar function in BOINC's 'Your Account / My computers' page would be rather nice to have; I use that page to check on which computers are still running efficiently and <a href="http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/hosts_user.php?userid=156">it's gotten rather confused</a> with all the changes I've made recently - I only have 8 machines online at the moment but <i>18</i> are listed. :-( I already have quite a few 'unmergeable' machines (eg. host 61912 &amp; host 61968 which are exactly the same machine except 61968 has SP2...) and doubtless I will end up with even more during the switch to BOINC v4.19 although 'Alison' (Host 42174) <i>has</i> transitioned her processor name change okay. :-)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4.19 (Message 7967)
Posted 28 Jan 2005 by Profile old_user156
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"AuthenticAMD Unknown CPU Typ" instead of "Unknown CPU Type Pentium" which is a definite improvement but not quite there as yet.

To be fair even the BIOS of my desktop boards doesn't recognise XP-M CPUs, CPU-Z v1.26 manages to read it correctly somewhere though; "Processor Name: AMD Athlon XP-M" (Although that may be a 'cheat' conversion from "unknown CPU typ", I dunno. )


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