1) Forums : Technical Support : Unit Verified But Status is Still Pending (Message 4138)
Posted 3 Dec 2007 by arcturus
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How is this thread different from the thread HERE where that guys seems to have a similar issue and you mention a fix?
2) Forums : Technical Support : Unit Verified But Status is Still Pending (Message 4136)
Posted 3 Dec 2007 by arcturus
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Any update?
3) Forums : Technical Support : Unit Verified But Status is Still Pending (Message 4051)
Posted 23 Nov 2007 by arcturus
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You have an Athlon XP CPU, right? Are you overclocking it (or anything on your machine, for that matter).


Yes, it\'s an overclocked XP but why *only* those units submitted 1:39:26 UTC on the 16th? All other units submitted subsequent (and previous) have received points and the pc remains untouched so it seems unlikely the oc is relevant in this case.


4) Forums : Technical Support : Unit Verified But Status is Still Pending (Message 4041)
Posted 22 Nov 2007 by arcturus
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ok fine when can we expect points to be granted or not?
5) Forums : Technical Support : Unit Verified But Status is Still Pending (Message 4035)
Posted 22 Nov 2007 by arcturus
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http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=732100
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=724700
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=723981
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=723887
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=722973
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=722910
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=722891
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=719822
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=717999
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=717236
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=716501
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=715030
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=713611
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=711137
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=708313
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=707925
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=670314
6) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 3962)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by arcturus
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I would construe the last part of Scott\'s post while the Project was down as a request that people would come back to the Project once it was up again.


Most would interpret it as simply an expression of hope ... or a wish. Where on the comology site does he say this?
7) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 3960)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by arcturus
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... but what is the point in requesting participants to come back to the Project just to run into more problems in a short period of time because nobody\'s monitoring the situation ... ???


Where is this request?
8) Forums : General Topics : Longer Work Units (Message 3303)
Posted 17 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Yes, of course I'll be increasing credits. We set up a new parameter file generator, but I was unsure as to how the WU run-time would change.


Interesting, if credits are to be increased does that mean the end, or reduction in, short work units? As it stands 50 granted on a wu taking 4600 seconds is quite generous.

9) Forums : General Topics : Longer Work Units (Message 3281)
Posted 16 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Hell0
I think you must adjust credits proportionaly with the lenght of WU.
I have had claimed more than we are being granted. Look at the longest time of one WU!
CPU Time - Claimed - Granted
23,576.20 56.29 50.00
5,628.06 13.57 50.00

Please admin will you address this soon?


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Your 5,628.06 unit - how much LESS should the granted be?


10) Forums : General Topics : Longer Work Units (Message 3280)
Posted 16 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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LOL you guys crack me up.

Where was the clamoring for FEWER points on SHORT wu's? Now that some are (GASP!) longer all of a sudden there's 'concern' or a call for credit adjustment? Sorry, can't have it both ways.

Let's face it, this project has been more than generous over the past few months. Pretty stable too with few hiccups. It's high time Scott either keeps the units longer or drops the granted to a value that at least makes some attempt at meaningful comparison cross project, imperfect as it is.

The excuse of awarding disproportionately higher points to participants for a project in late alpha/early beta is over. It's chugging along just fine.
11) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 3270)
Posted 16 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Computer is OK and no throttling in place.


The facts aren't adding up. Your system should run 2.6 ghz yet your primary wingman, host 4357, continues to complete 25% - 30% quicker even on the new ones. This could be explained by an extreme overclock on his system which is hidden,

but,

let's look at other wingman.

Here's a Sempron 3000 (stock 1.7 ghz approx) that nearly beats you:

http://www.cosmologyathome.org//workunit.php?wuid=444590

Here's one that runs 2.0 ghz stock:

http://www.cosmologyathome.org//workunit.php?wuid=568391

2 running at 2.4 ghz stock:

http://www.cosmologyathome.org//workunit.php?wuid=559990

http://www.cosmologyathome.org//workunit.php?wuid=567619

Finally one running at 2.6 ghz stock:

http://www.cosmologyathome.org//workunit.php?wuid=577979


All complete more quickly and by a substantial margin. While there's a chance that all wingmen examined here are overclocked I believe this to be unlikely.

Any explanation for this?
12) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 3245)
Posted 15 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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My last statement about getting less short Wu's dropping granted credit has come true.


Your completion times seem unusually long, more in line with an Opteron at 1.8 ghz vs stock of 2.6 on your Opteron 285. I would take a close look at other running processes to see what's going on unless you're deliberately underclocking.

edit: perhaps there's some cpu throttling enabled like C&Q in bios.
13) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 3219)
Posted 13 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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56

wish I had as few as others seem to be concerned about, lol.
14) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 3187)
Posted 10 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Common hardware/software hosts seem to be validating promptly.

Try this for size though running Linux:

AuthenticAMD
Unknown CPU Typ [Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0]

These are overclocked Athlon XP processors, mainly XP-M (mobiles) but not exclusively. My host (3330) and host 3683 are the ONLY wingmen for each other.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him :)
15) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 3157)
Posted 8 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Interesting how well the Semprons did.

22/hr on opteron 170 at 2.7 ghz (76 results) - Windows
27/hr on Sempron 3100+ @ 2.33 ghz (64 results) - Linux
26/hr on x2 4200+ @ 2.75 ghz (60 results) - Windows
27/hr on Sempron 2800+ @ 2.33 ghz (64 results) - Linux
19/hr on AthlonXP @ 2.25 ghz (29 results) - Linux
23/hr on opteron 165 @ 2.7 ghz (75 results) - Windows

vs 17/hr for Einstein (blend of all)

and

13/hr for Rosetta (blend of all)


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Then there's always this, the credit comparison matrix:

http://boinc.netsoft-online.com/e107_plugins/boinc/get_cpcs.php

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Fill in the blank for the % reduction needed to be on par with other projects if this is the intent.
16) Forums : General Topics : uptimes (Message 3155)
Posted 8 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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How is this relative to Cosmology@HOME at all?


Projects like Cosmology can be a hard test for a computer's hardware and to a lesser degree software. Unstable systems usually don't have long uptimes while stable ones might. There's other reasons for short uptimes (energy savings, habits) but many do run 24/7 and the results might prove interesting, cross OS and hardware platform. Uptimes is an often discussed topic on various forums.

While not the primary focus it might elicit a few help requests from people having pc instability. As a 'general' topic there's an indirect association.

Windows users can find their uptime by typing 'systeminfo' (without the quotes) from a command prompt.
17) Forums : General Topics : uptimes (Message 3145)
Posted 7 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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For you linux guys a good way is to paste the console command: uptime.

arcturus[~]$ uptime
12:19:52 up 23 days, 21:25, 1 user, load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

^
|

My overclocked AthlonXP box, 2.6.20 kernel.
18) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 3139)
Posted 7 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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I'm happy to GET credits, it's still alpha phase as far as I know. I wouldn't worry too much Scott, they can always come back when it's mainline.



Is receiving credits a big issue in your situation? In looking at your active hosts all but 2.5% of completed units have been awarded credit which doesn't seem like much.
19) Forums : General Topics : uptimes (Message 3136)
Posted 6 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Arcturus are you talking high speed internet connectivity or cpu? My ISP 14 days 9 hrs 3min


uptimes = how long since last pc reboot

thanks, your time is a bit more descriptive than 'last kernel update', lol

there's been a number of kernel updates this past year I believe, just looking for a site which lists them
20) Forums : General Topics : uptimes (Message 3134)
Posted 6 Oct 2007 by arcturus
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Hey ok great they're limited by kernel updates.

So what's your uptimes right now?


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