1) Forums : General Topics : OSX app? (Message 10812)
Posted 18 Apr 2012 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Any chance we could get an OSX app?
2) Forums : General Topics : Does the app checkpoint? (Message 10751)
Posted 14 Apr 2012 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Thanks everyone!

Hi zombie,
it does but there are not many. Leave app in memory and all will be fine.


But that doesn't help when one needs to reboot (stupid windows updates). ;)
3) Forums : General Topics : Does the app checkpoint? (Message 10746)
Posted 14 Apr 2012 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
It's been a while since I crunched here. I can't recall, does this application checkpoint?
4) Forums : General Topics : Error while editing User-Profile (Message 9368)
Posted 4 Apr 2011 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Bump. Still broken.
5) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 4867)
Posted 28 Jan 2008 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
I read over on the BS shout box that Cosmo, RS and QMC are all lowering credits. As far as I can tell, only QMC has made any sort of official statement confirming this. Is this true for Cosmo? If so, how exactly will the credits be changing?
6) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 4555)
Posted 22 Jan 2008 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
I wonder if the great variation in run time for the P4 is due to HT. Since the FPU must be shared between the two threads, the performance of the cosmo task could vary greatly depending on what kind of task is running on the other thread.
7) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 4537)
Posted 21 Jan 2008 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:

You can tell by the various issues that crop up and the lack of a mac app where we are at...as the sign says BETA (middle)


Then to follow up on what Zombie asked, do failed tasks get included in the exported stat? I would tend to think that it doesn\'t. If it doesn\'t, then what is the current failed task rate project-wide?


Remember it is the credits \"per CPU second\" that DA is counting. So it\'s not the failure *rate* that maters, but instead the number of CPU seconds that get crunched, but not counted because the WU fails, or fails to validate. For some projects/apps/WUs, the WUs fail (if they fail) in the first second. For others, it may go 23 hours before failing, or even complete but not validate.

I believe the stat sites count only validated points, and therefore miss all the un-validated seconds.

And I believe that is unfair to projects with higher failure rates.
8) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 4530)
Posted 20 Jan 2008 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
DA is comparing credits \"per CPU second\" here against a standard (S@H).

We know that credits here are a bit high, to offset for failed results, with the idea that everything will average out. Thus freeing up Scott from having to manually fix credits of those failed credits.

Question: Does that master comparison table include the failed results with zero credits? Or is it counting only the successful results with credits? If the latter, then it is overstating the actual credits, because it is not taking into account the wasted crunching time that occasionally happens.
9) Forums : Wish list : OSX (Message 4324)
Posted 23 Dec 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
I think almost 6 months is not too soon for me to ask again, right? Please?
10) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Thread (Message 3883)
Posted 15 Nov 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
My tasks just uploaded! Sweet.
11) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Thread (Message 3878)
Posted 15 Nov 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Ooo neat! Because of the messed up clock, posts are going back in time, and in mixed order.
12) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Thread (Message 3870)
Posted 15 Nov 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
11/14/2007 6:10:19 PM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Started upload of file wu_110507_180043_1_0_3
11/14/2007 6:10:20 PM|Cosmology@Home|[error] Error on file upload: can\'t open log file
11/14/2007 6:10:20 PM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of wu_110507_180043_1_0_3: transient upload error

I am getting the same error messages, trying to upload WUs crunched during the down time.

The error message follows: Error on upload. can\'t open log file.
13) Forums : Technical Support : CMB 126, minor issue (Message 3418)
Posted 24 Oct 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Dang! =;^)
14) Forums : Technical Support : CMB 126, minor issue (Message 3397)
Posted 24 Oct 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
PS- It is nice to see:


CES-Mac? Running cosmology?
15) Forums : Technical Support : Is that a bug? (Message 3112)
Posted 4 Oct 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
It works fine for me, with Safari on OSX.
16) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 3102)
Posted 4 Oct 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Discuss Cosmology@Home credit here. Please keep discussion along the lines of "your 50 credit scheme goes too far" or "your 50 credit scheme doesn't go too far enough". Please do not discuss credit philosophy and grand credit schemes over which I do not have any control.

Nice Futurama reference!
17) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 3043)
Posted 2 Oct 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
1) ...This will probably slightly increase the invalidation rate, but it should create too big a problem.
Not a problem for YOU, but nobody likes running a 6-hour WU just to get a validation error that results from two computers not agreeing with each other. I predict that if this happens folks will look elsewhere to more fruitfully spend their cpu cycles, especially if they are interested in credits as most people are (IMO).


Credits are already artificially higher here, to account for issues like this.
For now, but eventually -- if the kinks aren't worked out properly when we move away from alpha/beta -- people will come here to test the waters and decide to swim somewhere else. Not a good way to build a large host base to support the project objectives.

Well sure, but no one said that this kink won't get solved eventually. If all the kinks were all already fixed, it wouldn't be called alpha. For now, while it *is* alpha, the project is being very generous with the points. With most other projects, loss of points is to be expected, *without* any kind of offsetting credits.
18) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 3041)
Posted 1 Oct 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
1) ...This will probably slightly increase the invalidation rate, but it should create too big a problem.
Not a problem for YOU, but nobody likes running a 6-hour WU just to get a validation error that results from two computers not agreeing with each other. I predict that if this happens folks will look elsewhere to more fruitfully spend their cpu cycles, especially if they are interested in credits as most people are (IMO).


Credits are already artificially higher here, to account for issues like this.
19) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 2991)
Posted 29 Sep 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
Well, that wasn't it. I am also getting the "work committed to other platforms" message with my Pentium M/Xp machine.
20) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 2990)
Posted 29 Sep 2007 by zombie67 [MM]
Post:
I'll attach my old Pentium M 800mhz XP laptop.


Next 20