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1) Message boards : Number crunching : System with problems (Message 154771)
Posted 269 days ago by Profile Bill F
If this system was posting a 10% success rate I would agree that they are still contributing to the greater good. As the system appears to have a 0% success rate this does not seem to apply.

Is there a detriment to the Prime Grid project in processing power and internet bandwidth in having to generate, distribute, monitor and then regenerate, redistribute and monitor the same work unit times the 1000's shown here ?

If no one in the Project cares I do not ... I am new to Prime Grid but old to distributive computing. I have had systems crunching since May 18. 1999 and I am very patient.

Bill F
2) Message boards : Number crunching : System with problems (Message 154763)
Posted 269 days ago by Profile Bill F
The following system has thousands of tasks assigned with over 1200 invalids and no valid results. It is making things hard on wing men. Can anything be done ?


Bill F
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Hardware accelerated gpu scheduling (Message 150125)
Posted 593 days ago by Profile Bill F
On Windows 10 version 2004 Hardware accelerated gpu scheduling was added if your Video card supported it and you had (NVIDIA version 451.48, AMD version 20.5.1 Beta) installed. Theory being off loading the CPU with the GPU scheduling that the GPU could do for it's self.

For the Gamer's it might add 2-4 frames ps if you had a newer card last year.

Has anyone played with it to see if it would help with computational work like what we do ?

Bill F
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated BOINC Clients 7.16.11 - Windows 64-bit and Mac OS X (64-bit Intel) (Message 143163)
Posted 813 days ago by Profile Bill F
Version 7.16.11 of the BOINC client software has been released for Mac OS and Windows.

Download at

Release notes at

Bill F
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated BOINC Clients (Message 139632)
Posted 962 days ago by Profile Bill F
Just updated, and my ongoing GFN16MEGA task is still running :)
Also noticed a speed boost.

There is no chance that Boinc client give you ANY speed boost, because boinc client doesn't do any calculation. Application that do calculation wasn't changed :)

Hmmmmm, well I guess Yves (or stream) somehow gave me a speed boost for GFN of 2 hours :) :P
(it originally ran for 8.5 hours now 6.5hrs)

Well depending on your CPU and how old your version was on your old client... over the past few versions of BOINC a few CPU related improvements have been inserted for newer CPU's and the Processor Features of some CPU's have been corrected or updated.

Here is my CPU Feature string from Client boot
Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm vmx smx tm2 dca pbe

So under some conditions a newer Client could have given you a boost.

Bill F

6) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated BOINC Clients (Message 139527)
Posted 967 days ago by Profile Bill F
Updated BOINC Clients for Win 64, Mac OS X 64 and Linux 64 have been released for public use

Bill F
7) Message boards : Number crunching : New MAC BOINC Client 10.7.3 64Bit on Intel (Message 118659)
Posted 1630 days ago by Profile Bill F
A patched release of the BOINC Client for MAC OS 64Bit on Intel was released on June 6th.

Version 10.7.3

Bill F
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