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1) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 43120)
Posted 3439 days ago by mage492
I'm still around. Things got really tight for awhile and I had to take a bit of a break, though. I'm finally back - hopefully to stay this time!
2) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 43104)
Posted 3439 days ago by mage492
Thanks for putting together a background for the stats image! Now I just need to work on putting some bigger numbers in front of it. Now that I've got PRPnet figured out, that shouldn't be a problem. :-)
3) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 33884)
Posted 3690 days ago by mage492
True - it was the second subdirectory within that one that confused me. Either way, it's up and running now, so all is well. :-)
4) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 33854)
Posted 3691 days ago by mage492
It took a bit more work setting up than I expected (For some reason, the start scripts for the MacIntel client expect things to be in a prpclient-#/prpclient-# subdirectory.), but I was able to get it working.

Now to see if I can hit the jackpot with a factorial prime... :-)
5) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 33624)
Posted 3694 days ago by mage492
All 3 of mine are. I got a bit of a late start (roughly half an hour or so), due to user-error (I suspended SoB but forgot to lengthen my queue, so the MacBook didn't pick up new WUs.), but all is well now. It looks like my first 2 should finish around 5:00, with the P4 finishing its first... hopefully before the challenge is over. :-)

Thankfully, I have my secret weapon - an unheated waterbed mattress makes an excellent laptop cooling tray! Keeps things from getting too warm (Heck, it's the only way my old computer could play World of Warcraft for more than 15 minutes at a time.)
6) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 33392)
Posted 3698 days ago by mage492
Sorry to hear about Iris. My sister also has rats and we're all very attached to them. It may be a long shot, but there's always a small chance, so here's hoping it all still works out somehow...

(On a side note, it didn't even occur to me to suspend the SoB tasks. Looks like I'm in for March 1st, after all!)
7) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 33261)
Posted 3700 days ago by mage492
Looks like I may have to sit this one out. Of my 3 cores, my fastest 2 (the ones in my MacBook) are currently crunching away on SoB. I don't think I'll be finished by then to switch them over. I may switch the P4 over, just for kicks.

On the plus side, these tasks should hopefully get me the SoB bronze badge. Then I don't have to come back to it until I'm ready to turn it to silver!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : validater problems? (Message 32665)
Posted 3713 days ago by mage492
This is the ultimate answer why PG has no or only short downtimes...
Thank you Rytis.

What rroonnaalldd said. If it wasn't for Rytis, along with the other volunteer forum admins/developers/testers, we wouldn't have this awesome project to crunch. Great work!
9) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 32411)
Posted 3715 days ago by mage492
Thanks for the welcome, everyone! I'm happy to have been invited to a team where the attitude is "every little bit helps" instead of a computer arms-race (Someday I might even have to get me one of those GPU-thingies. ;-) )

I'm looking forward to crunching for Aggie The Pew!

10) Message boards : Number crunching : validater problems? (Message 32407)
Posted 3715 days ago by mage492
One thing that I've seen suggested (and that I'm in the process of doing now) is to switch to longer-running projects to take some of the load off of the validator.

wolfemancs, I don't think validator WUs are possible (I would imagine that we would spend more time downloading and uploading than processing them. Someone would also have to validate them ;-) ), but I would definitely be willing to help crunch them if it was.

Are the slowdowns (when the validator falls behind) happening when the export files are generated that are used by the stats sites, etc.? If so, maybe one option would be to temporarily disable these - I would imaging that generating those must be a huge drain on the DB.

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