IRC logs of #boinc for Tuesday, 2010-03-23

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06:16 <Romulus> wdsmia: Weather for Des Moines, IA; Temperature: 38.2°F / 3.4°C | Humidity: 70% | Pressure: 29.68in / 1005.0hPa (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Today - Sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. High in the upper 50s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph; Tonight - Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s. North wind 5 to 10 mph; Wednesday - Partly sunny. (1 more message)

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06:16 <Romulus> wdsmia: High in the mid 50s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph; Flood Warning for Polk County in effect until 10: 59 PM CDT on March 29, 2010

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08:53 <quail> 'evening

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16:50 <loopodoopo> Hi all, is this the "official" boinc volunteer computing and destop grid computing IRC channel?

16:51 <MTughan> As official as an unofficial channel can be.

16:51 <MTughan> Although we do have a BOINC dev drop in from time to time.

16:52 <loopodoopo> Perfect!

16:52 <loopodoopo> I trie to compile the server of boinc, but I have an error when I run "./_autosetup" I dont know if it is a bug or if I should create one

16:53 <loopodoopo> This is the auto put of my shell

16:53 <Romulus> Title: :~/source/boinc$ ./_autosetup - Anonymous - 6fjMqsBE - (at

16:55 <loopodoopo> You guys have any idea?

16:55 <loopodoopo> / I did a checkout from this link "svn co"

16:56 <MTughan> Better channel for this would be #boinc_dev although I can't tell you what's going on right now.

16:58 <loopodoopo> I will also try on the dev channel! tnx!

17:24 <wdsmia> re-hi

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19:40 <obiwan_> hi i'm having a hard time making my boinc client work any help?

19:41 <obiwan_> i read the log and nothing seems wrong

19:42 <obiwan_> i get "Error" while it reckons my current status

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20:40 <zeleftikam> Could anyone help me get nVidia GPU processing going on my Mac?

20:49 <Tank_Master> zombie67

20:49 <Tank_Master> zeleftikam, what video card do you have?

20:50 <zeleftikam> 9400GT

20:51 <Tank_Master> then i think all you need is the latest vid drivers and latest BOINC

20:51 <zeleftikam> hmm

20:51 <Tank_Master> what project are you trying to run?

20:51 <zeleftikam> okay

20:51 <zeleftikam> Einstein@Home

20:51 <zeleftikam> BOINC recognizes the CUDA driver and card

20:51 <Tank_Master> sometime you need to enable GPU apps in your preference

20:51 <Tank_Master> oh

20:51 <zeleftikam> it downloads work for the GPU

20:51 <zeleftikam> but it doesn't start

20:51 <zeleftikam> and it downloads it over and over

20:51 <Tank_Master> einstine's gpu app doent work

20:52 <zeleftikam> :(

20:52 <Tank_Master> I though hey pulled it

20:52 <Tank_Master> thought*

20:52 <zeleftikam> which project should i try in order to verify CUDA is working?

20:52 <obiwan_> hey is there anybody using the technion?

20:52 <obiwan_> supperlink@technion

20:53 <Tank_Master>

20:53 <Romulus> Title: Collatz Conjecture (at

20:53 <obiwan_> i can't make it work i'm not sure if its my fault or server's fault

20:53 <zeleftikam> ok

20:53 <zeleftikam> i will try that

20:53 <Tank_Master> if you look at the apps, it has one listed for mac (cuda)

20:54 <Tank_Master> obiwan_ - Results to send none

20:55 <Tank_Master> they dont have qny work atm

20:55 <Tank_Master> any*

20:55 <obiwan_> ok Tank_Master so it's ok i get that error right?

20:55 <obiwan_> "Error" while it reckons my current status

20:55 <Tank_Master> yes

20:56 <Tank_Master> my dinner is ready, ill bbl

20:56 <zeleftikam> :)

20:56 <obiwan_> great, the word wrong made me think it was my fault

20:56 <obiwan_> great enojoy

21:34 <zeleftikam> Tank_Master, collatz runs fine on my GPU :)

21:34 <zeleftikam> i wish Einstein would

21:37 <zeleftikam> so now i want to buy more GPUs

21:37 <zeleftikam> but all my computer has left are old school PCI slots (not express)

21:37 <zeleftikam> would it still be worth it?

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21:43 <Tank_Master> you can get a geforce 9500 for about $85 USD that will get about 7k RAC

21:44 <Tank_Master> thats standard PCI not PCI-e

21:44 <zeleftikam>

21:44 <Romulus> <> (at

21:44 <zeleftikam> how about that?

21:44 <zeleftikam> will the performance suffer a lot because it's not PCIe?

21:44 <Tank_Master> hella slow

21:44 <zeleftikam> or does the work load into the card and then process there

21:45 <zeleftikam>

21:45 <Romulus> Title: - EVGA 01G-P1-N948-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (at

21:45 <Tank_Master>

21:45 <Romulus> <> (at

21:46 <zeleftikam> thanks

21:46 <zeleftikam> and CUDA should pick up multiple cards automatically?

21:46 <Tank_Master> yeah

21:46 <zeleftikam> bomb

21:46 <Tank_Master> boinc can handle more than one card easly

21:47 <zeleftikam> well if i feel like blowing my tax return i'll buy a pair of 9 series

21:47 <zeleftikam> probably that EVGA model since that's exactly what i have in PCIe now

21:47 <zeleftikam> might as well match

21:47 <zeleftikam> 9400GT

21:47 <Tank_Master> the 4x0 series geforce cards should be coming out on the 6th of april, though i dunno how easy itll be to upgrade the macs...

21:48 <zeleftikam> ah

21:48 <Tank_Master> the 9500 is 2x the speed of the 9400

21:48 <zeleftikam> oh it is? hmm

21:48 <zeleftikam> ok

21:48 <zeleftikam> 9500 it is then

21:48 <Tank_Master> 2x the # of shaders

21:48 <zeleftikam> i can't afford the latest and greatest

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21:49 <Tank_Master> boinc wont have an issue with mixed cards from the same vender type if they are similer

21:49 <zeleftikam> ok, you mean, i could have a BFG and EVGA or whatever, and as long as they have the invidia chipsets, it should be ok?

21:50 <Tank_Master> as long as its the same gpu chip series

21:50 <zeleftikam> ok

21:50 <zeleftikam> so i could do a 9400GT and two 9500GTs

21:50 <Tank_Master> so mixing 94xx/95xx

21:50 <Tank_Master> yeah

21:50 <zeleftikam> gotcha

21:50 <zeleftikam> thanks for all this information

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21:51 <zeleftikam> i can see that the GPU is outprocessing any one core of my 3.2Ghz Q9550 by more than 200%

21:51 <zeleftikam> this excites me

21:52 <Tank_Master> my ATI 5770 is getting me about 80k a day on its own

21:52 <zeleftikam> incredible stuff

21:52 <Tank_Master> yep

21:53 <zeleftikam> do you have any clue what the deal with Einstein is?

21:53 <Tank_Master> hte ati 5970 can get upward of 225k a day :P

21:53 <MTughan> On Milkyway, no? Which overcredits WUs IIRC.

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21:53 <zeleftikam> i am quite loyal to Einstein only because my university created it

21:53 <zeleftikam> and i'm on their team

21:53 <Tank_Master> they never got the gpu app to perform well

21:53 <Tank_Master> probabaly their work isnt ewasly paralizable

21:53 * MTughan runs all World Community Grid now

21:54 <zeleftikam> yeah

21:54 <Tank_Master> gpu suck at non parallel work

21:54 <zeleftikam> Tank_Master, any other projects work well on mac with cuda?

21:54 <zeleftikam> i'm not really interested in helping some math nerds prove some useless thing

21:55 <Tank_Master> i know others that have work for min/linix and cuda, but i dunno about the mac

21:55 <zeleftikam> i'd rather fold proteins or cure aids or something

21:55 <zeleftikam> ok

21:55 <Tank_Master> SETI might though

21:55 <zeleftikam> heh yeah seti, speaking of useless projects i don't want to participate in ;o)

21:55 <Tank_Master> milkyway is making the sky or something like that

21:55 <zeleftikam> i'll check them out

21:55 <zeleftikam> <3 astronomy

21:56 <Tank_Master> wont work on your cards though

21:56 <zeleftikam> :/

21:56 <Tank_Master> need a double presision GPU which is only the ATI 48xx, 58xx, and geforce 260 and higher

21:56 <zeleftikam> ahh i see

21:57 <Tank_Master>

21:57 <Romulus> Title: MilkyWay@home (at

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22:02 <zeleftikam> hmm so i'd be $213 to load up my machine with three 9500GTs

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22:07 <aodsfh> damn

22:08 <aodsfh> two cosmology tasks failed to meet the deadline, after the deadline they were still at 30%

22:08 <PovAddict> then abort :)

22:09 <aodsfh> and climate prediction keeps time to completion keeps rising over and over

22:09 <PovAddict> CPDN is very slow, yea

22:10 <aodsfh> began with estimated time of 740 hours, after one week it's over 850 hours

22:10 <PovAddict> but the deadline is like 1year

22:11 <aodsfh> just unregistered from all projects, my PC never meets any deadline

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22:46 <Romulus> wdsmia: Weather for Des Moines, IA; Temperature: 51.0°F / 10.6°C | Humidity: 74% | Pressure: 29.83in / 1010.0hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 3.0mph / 4.8km/h ; Tonight - Partly cloudy until early morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph; Wednesday - Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. High in the (1 more message)

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22:46 <Romulus> wdsmia: lower 50s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph; Wednesday Night - Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain through midnight. Breezy. Low in the mid 30s. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph; Flood Warning for Polk County in effect until 3: 00 AM CDT on March 30, 2010

22:48 <efc> Lovely

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