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1) Message boards : AP26 - AP27 Search : New app v2.08 live, CPU MT / AMD Navi support (Message 142290)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
Does PG automatically download new app when it fetches work?


Yes, unless you're running tasks under app_info.xml. If you're using app_info.xml, you're in charge of downloading all of the applications, but very few people have reason to do that. For most people it's automatic.

Note that this only applies to app_info.xml and does not apply to the much more common app_config.xml.
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Cross project certification doesn't show stats for WCG (Message 142255)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
WCG = WorldCommunityGrid. It has everything but that. Would be nice if you guys added it, thanks.


That's because you haven't given permission for WCG to export the stats.
3) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 142176)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
I removed the app_config and set to 50% of cpus. Overnight I did 40 tasks on that machine with an average time of 4-5 hours per task. This definitely sped things up but now my machine is bogged down running three "Do you feel Lucky" tasks on my GPUS. I will most likely will add the app_config back for GPU tasks only once the challenge is over. The room with the computer is pushing 90 degrees, nothing like a space heater in July.

G


Just use app_config for the GPU tasks. Don't include any information for CPU tasks. It is not like app_info, where it's all or nothing. You can use app_config for the just the tasks you want.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Katherine Johnson Memorial Challenge (Message 142074)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
"Hidden Figures" is a top book! I bought the Audible version (11 pounds) using my monthly subscription credit, so it ended up only costing me 6 pounds. Well worth it. :-)


It is truly an excellent book! I read it a few weeks ago.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Katherine Johnson Memorial Challenge (Message 142034)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
About 8 hours in, we're knocking it out of the park!
...
15533 tasks have been sent out....

How many tasks are normally sent out ?


The better number actually comes from the monthly chart, which isn't shown unless you know where to look for it. That goes far enough back to see the steady state for TRP before people started running it more in the run up to the challenge.

We were doing two hundred to three hundred tasks per day before people started moving to TRP for the challenge. Right now, we're doing thirteen thousand tasks per day.

Kind of ridiculous, isn't it?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Katherine Johnson Memorial Challenge (Message 142012)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
About 8 hours in, we're knocking it out of the park!
...

1 (0%) were invalid. [1 (0%) / 0 (0%) / 0 (0%)]
0 (0%) are inconclusive. [0 (0%) / 0 (0%) / 0 (0%)]

Who had the invalid task? Not me I hope!


There's a LOT of failed tasks that stopped after a few seconds but for some reason were reported as "successfully completed". They won't pass validation, of course, so they'll show up, eventually, in the invalid column.

Normally, with a wrong result, a second task comes in, and both are marked inconclusive until a third task matches one of the first two. Bad tasks like these, however, are immediately marked as invalid as soon as the validator sees them because there's no result at all.

I'm sure you would have noticed if your tasks were finishing in 5 seconds, so you can be pretty confident this wasn't you. Besides, you don't need me to tell you if you have any tasks marked invalid. You can see for yourself in your task list.

Note: The leaderboard software is pretty good at filtering out obviously bad results like these, so don't worry too much about bad results (or bad actors) temporarily getting an unwarranted high position in the standings.
7) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 141950)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
REMINDER: If you have any Windows 10 computers that are going to participate in this challenge, now would be a good time to set those computers to pause Windows Updates until after the challenge ends.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Katherine Johnson Memorial Challenge (Message 141949)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
REMINDER: If you have any Windows 10 computers that are going to participate in this challenge, now would be a good time to set those computers to pause Windows Updates until after the challenge ends.
9) Message boards : Problems and Help : RSS Feed (Message 141920)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
There must still be a problem because when you open the thread, no news appears.
http://www.primegrid.com/rss_main.php


Interesting. The RSS code doesn't show news threads that are marked as sticky.
10) Message boards : Problems and Help : RSS Feed (Message 141914)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
Recent changes? None in this decade (the 2020s). Pretty sure there were none in the 2010s decade either. So, no, there have been no recent changes.


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