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1) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.14 vs. 7.16 Differences. Better - worse? (Message 152105)
Posted 77 days ago by Profile bill1024
Thanks Mikey I thought that was what it was.
I guess it makes the most difference is in GFN tasks where you want to be first returned.
Really don't want a tasks sitting waiting to start.
LLR2 it does not matter since you will be first anyway.
Seems it did it with 7.16 and rolling back to 7.14 stopped it.

But again if I remember right it did not do that on every system, some did some didn't.

Thanks for the reply.
Bill
2) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.14 vs. 7.16 Differences. Better - worse? (Message 152097)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile bill1024
I seem to remember there being an issue with the newest client 7.16
And I think I read it here in an old challenge thread buried somewhere.
May of seen it somewhere else too, just going by my memory.
Something about the new client can over ride our settings and it does things the way it wants to.
Could be down loading a new task before the one running finishes OR DL too many tasks,
more than you want it to and ask for??
I just can't remember what it was, it was enough to have me roll back to 7.14 from 7.16 though cause mine was doing "it". Though I can not remember what "it" was now.

So any one have any reasons to stay with the older client(7.14 vs 7.16) and not upgrade?
Pro's and cons?

I did a forum search and nothing came up.

Thanks for any input in advance.
Bill
3) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's 16th Birthday Challenge (Message 150638)
Posted 219 days ago by Profile bill1024
Happy Birthday PrimeGrid!
You can say it back to me today:)


Happy Birthday Yodap and PG
Although I have a feeling one is a wee bit older!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Good Riddance 2020! Challenge (Message 147606)
Posted 369 days ago by Profile bill1024
Congratulations Scott and tng, nice finds!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Good Riddance 2020! Challenge (Message 147581)
Posted 370 days ago by Profile bill1024
That computer has not gone crazy again down loading hundreds of tasks.
Not sure what went wrong, but it seems fine now.

The challenges are fun, why I do it.
Thanks to PG for doing them. I believe the best run challenges there are.

I heat my house in the cool/cold weather and shut down most systems in the hot weather
At least two boxes in every room. Except the kitchen, that's off limits!!
My wife thinks I am crazy, and I have to agree with her.
Started with folding at home 15 years ago, I got "The bug"

I think rented servers are ok. You want to play you have to pay, one way or another.
I would do it but then I would not get the heat output to heat my house.
Seems like a good option for those who live in warm climates who don't need the heat.
Or if you live in a small apartment and don't have room for a DC farm.

I don't do this for the points or to place first. I do it for the badges!
Well and the few primes I have been lucky enough to find.

Thanks again for putting these challenges together, much appreciated.
Happy New Year everyone. Stay safe and healthy.
Now lets find some primes.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Good Riddance 2020! Challenge (Message 147553)
Posted 370 days ago by Profile bill1024
and did not change the app_config to use 4 core per task.

You know you can set "Multi-threading: Max # of threads for each task" on https://www.primegrid.com/prefs.php?subset=project as described above? /JeppeSN


It was a new OS install too and I C & P the config file from another system.

I have to use the app_config file because I have 4, 6, 8 core CPUs and dual socket boards.
So using the universal preference setting would not work. I am running 15 systems @home.
Going to try to get a couple more running today.

I guess I could put all the 4 core on default, 6 cores on home 8 on school...AMD,Linux on...
Its just easier to use app_config
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Good Riddance 2020! Challenge (Message 147542)
Posted 371 days ago by Profile bill1024
I had one computer NZXT8600K, had downloaded 560 or more tasks. oh no Mr.Bill
It is set to 0 and 0 cache.
I did change the i5-8600k 6 core to an i7-9700k 8 core and did not change the app_config to use 4 core per task. It was still set to use 3 so two cores were idle for a while. Fixed.
I don't think that was why it DL all those tasks. I deleted them and will keep an eye on it.

EVGA z370MB, i7-9700k, Corsair vengeance 2x8gb DDR3000, onboard graphics,
BOINC ver 7.14.2 win10 pro 2004.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Great Conjunction Challenge (Message 146771)
Posted 398 days ago by Profile bill1024
Hello, is there anyway to MT the GFN tasks on a CPU or is it just LLR that can MT?

MT is only available on GFN21 which is not part of this challenge.


Dang, that's too bad. Thanks for the reply.

Good luck everyone!
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Great Conjunction Challenge (Message 146759)
Posted 398 days ago by Profile bill1024
Hello, is there anyway to MT the GFN tasks on a CPU or is it just LLR that can MT?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Tour de Primes 2020 (Message 138493)
Posted 690 days ago by Profile bill1024
Congratulations to all those who found a prime. Big congrats to the Jersey winners.
And a big thank you to everyone involved in running PG and putting the challenges together.
Was fun, see you next year. Hopefully.
Thanks again.
Bill


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