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1) Message boards : General discussion : Who is JTFranklin on Seti.Germany? Kudo's for 839,065,497 in the last 7 days. (Message 147235)
Posted 882 days ago by 10esseeTony
THAAT really does look suspicious, so, on behalf of TAAT, please allow us to add TSBT's lost 7 PG points back to the FB 2020 overall standings...

2) Message boards : General discussion : Who is JTFranklin on Seti.Germany? Kudo's for 839,065,497 in the last 7 days. (Message 147234)
Posted 882 days ago by 10esseeTony
THAAT really is impressive!

Just over 1 Billion points in 16? days? Dayum!

Must have been popping coins in the power meter like:

3) Message boards : Problems and Help : Suddenly "error while computing" (Message 132504)
Posted 1370 days ago by 10esseeTony
Glad the reboot fixed your problem AT Hiker.

I had the same problem but on a fresh Linux install, and yep, it was a lack of OpenCL Libraries.

The cure for Linux is: sudo apt install ocl-icd-opencl-dev

Didn't even have to reboot. :)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Conjunction of Venus & Jupiter Challenge (Message 124106)
Posted 1612 days ago by 10esseeTony
Thank you Roger.

As for the rest of the challenge series for 2019, the duration is far too long (as is this one). 3-7 days should be the norm, less those who only participate in your project to be a team player for their team get burned out, or just ignore the challenges altogether.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Winter Solstice Challenge (Message 123594)
Posted 1629 days ago by 10esseeTony
That is good to know, which I would have already known, had I read just a bit.

///insert big red embarassed face emoticon here/// :D

I want to say something about the large number of errors.

We need to consider the GPU and CPU tasks separately.

The 4326 GPU errors are mostly what I call "3 second errors", i.e., the task fails before it can even start. By far, the most likely cause for this is a Windows 10 update which updated the Nvidia driver with one that doesn't support OpenCL. Without OpenCL, the GeneferOCL (aka GeneferOpenCL) can't find a useable GPU and immediately fails. Rinse and repeat every two or three seconds, and a single computer with a borked video driver can easily rack up 1000 errors in an hour. Meanwhile, a correctly running computer will correctly complete one of these tasks in several hours or days.

Even though there's about 50% errors, that represents only a handful of bad computers.

On the CPU side, there's 1999 errors. We don't see "3 second" failures on CPUs that much. For the most part, most computers are able to at least start running LLR. The large number of errors here has a completely different cause: these tasks were aborted by the user. There's two common reasons for doing this. The first is that BOINC downloaded way too many tasks, for whatever reason. The user then cancels the extra tasks. The second is that the user set the computer up for multi-threading, which will cause BOINC to download extra tasks at the beginning. Many people cancel those extra tasks. Put it all together and over 75% of the CPU tasks with "some sort of error" were in fact aborted by the user.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Winter Solstice Challenge (Message 123590)
Posted 1629 days ago by 10esseeTony
Thanks Honza, and xii5ku (who replied via other means), for the link. Hmmm, where IS my coffee? Ah, there it is, still warm too!

After day 3 of 10:


Of those tasks that have been sent out:

8497 (46%) came back with some kind of an error.......

Is it safe to assume these errors were nearly instant, within seconds or minutes, or have thousands of hours of compute time been lost?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Winter Solstice Challenge (Message 123588)
Posted 1629 days ago by 10esseeTony
Where does one find the current Overall Points standing for 2018?

The challenge page for 2018 shows little, the link takes you to an external site which only shows 2016 and older.

The 2017 page works correctly though, linking to a spreadsheet.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Winter Solstice Challenge (Message 123290)
Posted 1634 days ago by 10esseeTony
Winter Solstice Challenge warm-up lap: a new CPU record!?
Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7980XE CPU @ 2.60GHz - 17 threads
27,416 sec = 7 h 36 mn 56 sec

9) Message boards : Number crunching : World Cup Challenge (Message 118548)
Posted 1817 days ago by 10esseeTony
I often ask for help with configs myself, so I am no expert.

Max concurrent means how many tasks will you allow the machine to run at one time?

I personally would try changing both '16's to '8's and max concurrent to two. This will allow you to run 2 tasks at a time, each using 8 threads. Probably... :D

10) Message boards : Number crunching : 2018 Tour de Primes (Message 113546)
Posted 1960 days ago by 10esseeTony
I didn't see a start/end time, except 00:00 UTC for the Mountain Stage over at the stats page.

So since the start time is possibly open, I simply must suggest 00:02 UTC. ;)

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