1) Forums : Announcements : Test site for new design (Message 6238)
Posted 30 May 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
Looks really nice. I like the concept of the week on the front page. But then I\'m a sucker for science and education.
2) Forums : Technical Support : Reattachment Snag (Message 4834)
Posted 26 Jan 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
No wonder my ears were burning... I (or my crappy graphics hardware) was being talked about :-)



(also sorry for the derail... will go back into lurk mode)
3) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Article on DC and Cosmology (Message 4360)
Posted 29 Dec 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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But there is a mystery with it, the article says about a man and woman but is showing only Jeff\'s photo not Kathryn\'s photo (supposedly they should show both of them). Deep deep mystery! ;D


Better they not show my photo. I don\'t want to scare people away.

:-)

That and they\'d have to send someone to Korea to take it. Kinda expensive for such a little article.
4) Forums : General Topics : Happy Holidays! (Message 4333)
Posted 25 Dec 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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Happy Holidays from S. Korea!

This has been one of the most gratifying projects to participate in. I look forward to seeing what 2008 brings.
5) Forums : General Topics : Why do you participate in Cosmology@Home? Who is the \"most surprising\" participant? (Message 4186)
Posted 6 Dec 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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I\'m an ESL teacher with a psychology background, but I\'m really a scientist at heart. I enjoy most areas of science. I have an intrinsic thirst for knowledge. I\'ve always looked up at the stars and wondered where we came from and where we\'re going.

I enjoy a good challenge. Alpha testing both at the project and the client level give me all sorts of interesting challenges.

I love this project because of the responsiveness of the administrators and scientists involved. Communication can keep even the most demanding crunchers happy. It\'s a friendly community here. And the science really is interesting.

Oh yeah... I was pretty much technologically clueless when I started with BOINC. Now I\'m confident enough to try new things, including Linux and writing little scripts.
6) Forums : Technical Support : IMPORTANT - Testing for Stand-Alone CAMB Application Soon (Message 3631)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
Now, wu_102307_195958_3_1 is chrunching under CAMB 2.00 automatically with high priority.
Why is this wu working with high priority?
This is the first time that a wu has running with this status.


High Priority is the new designation for a result that is in deadline trouble. It used to be called EDF (Earliest Deadline First).
7) Forums : Technical Support : IMPORTANT - Testing for Stand-Alone CAMB Application Soon (Message 3625)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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First of all, I know it checkpoints and this is only cosmetic, so no jumping on me.

I have apps set to stay in memory. I don't know how far the result got, but it was at least 1:15:00 in because that's the last I saw of it.

Benchmarks ran.

Time reset to 0:00:00.

2007-10-28 19:28:25 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Starting wu_102407_110137_6_1 (initial)
2007-10-28 19:28:25 [Cosmology@Home] Starting task wu_102407_110137_6_1 using camb version 201
2007-10-28 20:45:39 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Preempting wu_102407_110137_6_1 (left in memory)
2007-10-28 20:46:12 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Resuming wu_102407_110137_6_1
2007-10-28 20:45:39 [---] Running CPU benchmarks
2007-10-28 20:45:39 [---] Suspending computation - running CPU benchmarks
2007-10-28 20:49:12 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Starting wu_102407_110137_6_1(resume)
2007-10-28 20:49:12 [Cosmology@Home] Restarting task wu_102407_110137_6_1 using camb version 201

(relevant messages only)

[edit]
But the CPU time survived a manual suspend and resume.

2007-10-28 21:53:11 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Preempting wu_102407_110137_6_1 (left in memory)
2007-10-28 21:53:22 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Resuming wu_102407_110137_6_1
[/edit]

[edit2]
But CPU time didn't survive a manual run of benchmarks.

2007-10-28 21:55:48 [---] Running CPU benchmarks
2007-10-28 21:55:49 [---] Suspending computation - running CPU benchmarks
2007-10-28 21:55:49 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Preempting wu_102407_110137_6_1 (left in memory)
2007-10-28 21:56:20 [---] Benchmark results:
2007-10-28 21:56:20 [---] Number of CPUs: 2
2007-10-28 21:56:20 [---] 1299 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
2007-10-28 21:56:20 [---] 2718 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
2007-10-28 21:56:21 [---] Resuming computation
2007-10-28 21:56:21 [Cosmology@Home] [cpu_sched] Resuming wu_102407_110137_6_1

Plus I just noticed this captured in the daemon output

Age of universe/GYr = 14.477
>> Beginning Phase 1 <<
>> ----------------- <<
Om_b h^2 = 0.01691
Om_c h^2 = 0.14542
Om_nu h^2 = 0.00000
Om_Lambda = 0.48729
Om_K = 0.02783
Reion redshift = 9.871
Reion opt depth = 0.0507
tau_recomb/Mpc = 269.57 tau_now/Mpc = 13963.4
>> Recovering values from 6948 of 7720 integrations.


Similar messages after the first benchmark run

Age of universe/GYr = 14.477
>> Beginning Phase 1 <<
>> ----------------- <<
Om_b h^2 = 0.01691
Om_c h^2 = 0.14542
Om_nu h^2 = 0.00000
Om_Lambda = 0.48729
Om_K = 0.02783
Reion redshift = 9.871
Reion opt depth = 0.0507
tau_recomb/Mpc = 269.57 tau_now/Mpc = 13963.4
>> Recovering values from 5790 of 7720 integrations.

I just noticed these messages now because a) these don't print out in the manager (just in my boinc.log) and b) when I got the messages for this post initially I just grepped for Cosmology@Home to make life easier (or so I thought).
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8) Forums : Technical Support : IMPORTANT - Testing for Stand-Alone CAMB Application Soon (Message 3624)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
Could be a Linux problem then, I am using Linux Fedora Core 3 and 6 on my computers. After 1 hour 32 minutes still have a zero progress bar.

Do other projects show the progress bar? I'm checking if it's CAMB or BOINC 5.10.21


CAMB I think.

POEM@Home shows its progress bar with 5.10.21. Fedora 7.
9) Forums : Technical Support : IMPORTANT - Testing for Stand-Alone CAMB Application Soon (Message 3621)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:

Might be a Linux problem then?

It's working here on my Windows 2000 box. Ran 32 minutes and the progress bar is showing 50.400%. BOINC 5.10.27


I think you are right Jord. I have now had one 2.01 run right through on Win XP and the progress bar worked perfectly as far as I could see. I also have
28/10/2007 11:35:17|Cosmology@Home|[checkpoint_debug] result wu_102607_120232_2_1 checkpointed
so we should see project switching with the BOINC 5.10 series. Well done Scott.
Dave.


Yup. I just reattached my XP host and the progress bar is working fine. 14% after 5 minutes.

Linux host is still on 0% after 1.25 hours.
10) Forums : Technical Support : IMPORTANT - Testing for Stand-Alone CAMB Application Soon (Message 3616)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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The New CAMB 2.01 work units no longer work with the Progress Bar. After 40 minutes on my first one the progress bar is still at zero.


Same here. I've got one that's 45 minutes in and it's still at 0%

Host is an Intel Core CPU running at 1.66 GHz with Fedora 7 and BOINC 5.10.21.
11) Forums : Technical Support : Someone Please Kick The Server! (Message 3613)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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I've only just today attempted to attach myself to this project but something's not working apparently with the result that I'm not getting any WUs (account #2627). I'm on a Mac, if that makes a difference.



No Mac app is available yet.

See here.
12) Forums : Announcements : Beta testing! (Message 3521)
Posted 26 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
Awesome!

I'm so glad I was able to be a part of the project.

This has to be one of my favorite projects.
13) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 3206)
Posted 11 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
I have 3 stragglers that don't seem to want to go out. The newest is from 9/22

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=499016
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=511794
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=517323

Host (Intel Core/Linux)


Scott.

If these don't go out in the next week or so, you have my permission to put them out of their misery.
14) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 3128)
Posted 6 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
I have 3 stragglers that don't seem to want to go out. The newest is from 9/22

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=499016
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=511794
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=517323

Host (Intel Core/Linux)
15) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Literature recommendations? (Message 3050)
Posted 2 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
There is an other very good book:
"The fabric of the Cosmos", written by Brian Greene
in German:
"Der Stoff aus dem der Kosmos ist; Raum, Zeit und die Beschaffenheit der Wirklichkeit", published by Pantheon-Verlag.
This one is the best book I ever read about cosmology. Brian Greene describes the universe in best words, so everybody can understand it.

With best regards
MSE29


Brian Greene also has another book I enjoyed.

"The Elegant Universe"

PBS's Nova also did a three hour series with the same title. It used to up for viewing on the Nova website. And you can get it outside the US because I watched it the last time I was in Korea.


I read and enjoyed part of Lisa Randall's book, Warped Passages. But it's tough. Unfortunately someone else wanted the book from the library before I was finished with it.
16) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Literature recommendations? (Message 2945)
Posted 26 Sep 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
About the universe you should readt A brief history of time by Prof. Stephen Hawking.The man is a living legend and his book proves it
Also BANG! A complete history of the universe by Brian May,Patrick Moore,Chris Lintott offers a very-accesible way of understanding the big bang


I second A Brief History of Time, it's great book.



I'll third it. It was an excellent read.
17) Forums : Technical Support : Science app keeps running (Message 2904)
Posted 23 Sep 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
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Upon checking the manager this morning, I saw that one of my Einstein results was running very slowly. Checking with `top` showed that it was only getting half of a CPU. I had anywhere from 50 to 100% of a CPU going to a nonexistent Cosmo result. It had finished almost 5 hours ago (it's almost 9:00 am).

2007-09-23 04:01:58 [Cosmology@Home] Reason: Unrecoverable error for result wu_092107_090357_0_1 (process got signal 11)
2007-09-23 04:02:04 [Cosmology@Home] [error] Can't rename output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_0
2007-09-23 04:02:10 [Cosmology@Home] [error] Can't rename output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_1
2007-09-23 04:02:16 [Cosmology@Home] [error] Can't rename output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_2
2007-09-23 04:02:22 [Cosmology@Home] [error] Can't rename output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_3
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] [error] Can't rename output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_4
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] Computation for task wu_092107_090357_0_1 finished
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] Output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_0 for task wu_092107_090357_0_1 absent
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] Output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_1 for task wu_092107_090357_0_1 absent
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] Output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_2 for task wu_092107_090357_0_1 absent
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] Output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_3 for task wu_092107_090357_0_1 absent
2007-09-23 04:02:28 [Cosmology@Home] Output file wu_092107_090357_0_1_4 for task wu_092107_090357_0_1 absent

Result
Host
top Screenshot
18) Forums : Announcements : New Website Design, Part Deux (Message 2845)
Posted 19 Sep 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
P.S. Sorry I do not use them only because my wife thinks I am wierd for doing BOINC projects. Women. (They can't all be like you Kathryn) :)


LOL. I'm not your typical woman. That's for sure.

I'm using the one with the gray background on my Fedora box. Trying to decide if I want to switch away from the Astronomy Pic of the Day I've got in Vista.
19) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 2833)
Posted 19 Sep 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
I've got some that have been pending 2 weeks.

Not an unusual CPU/OS combo I would think. Intel T2300 (it's a Core) and Windows or Linux (same computer, dual boot).

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=437104
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=432806
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=418926

And a couple that the wingman didn't return (deadline was only a few days ago, so probably no big deal)

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=429058
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=429053
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=429053
20) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2605)
Posted 9 Sep 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Post:
SETI says server version 511... ;)


:)

Maleria say 601

9/10/2007 6:04:50 AM|malariacontrol.net beta|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 601]


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