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Questions / 317 days left?
May 22, 2013, 10:48:05 PM
Look at the bottom of the image.  PrimeGrid WUs...Time Left column... 317 days left.  Deadline 6/5/2013.
Is this a new math?  Time travel?  I'm confused!
Sorry if I put this in the wrong folder...

Wish List / Re: Report all completed tasks
May 13, 2013, 01:31:43 PM
Did you mean NOPE?  I do not understand NOP.

Wish List / Report all completed tasks
May 13, 2013, 11:22:06 AM
Is there an option in BoincTasks to direct the Projects > Report all completed tasks to automatically report when the accumulated  completed WU count reaches a designated number?


Wish List / Re: BoincTasks I/O Read/Write Bytes
May 12, 2013, 02:30:48 PM
Done.  That was easy and it didn't even hurt.  Thanks.  Gandalf
I've noticed that your BoincTasks do a lot of I/O Read and I//O Write Bytes to the hard drive.
Is there any way to redirect them to a RAM Drive?
Should I reinstall BoincTasks onto the RAM Drive?

Wish List / Re: CPU % + GPU %
May 09, 2013, 08:22:28 AM
I never said it would be easy.  :-X Determining what Project is using the GPU should go into the equation as to how much of the GPU should be being used.  My problem is, while I can put one of these system monitors on each of my computers, I can't monitor them from one location.  I had one GPU stop crunching and it took me half a day to realize it.  It turned out ok, because apparently Propriety CPU WUs will out rank GPU WUs.  I didn't know that before.  I was running around like the proverbial chicken until I understood what was happening.


Wish List / Re: CPU % + GPU %
May 08, 2013, 02:52:04 AM

Take a look a the AMD System Monitor. Does this not represent what I was talking about for your GPU%?

Questions / [Resolved] Linux laptop
May 03, 2013, 10:00:47 PM
My laptop is running Linux.

The repo version of BOINC is always behind the curve.  However, your BoincTasks keeps posting Notices that the laptop is not running the latest revision.
I think you have a conflict of interest here.  I'll be happy to upgrade the laptop's BOINC software as soon as it's available on the repo. Please desist from creating the Notices of old software versions, if that is not the case.

Wish List / [Resolved] 8.8 threads out of a quad
May 01, 2013, 09:52:52 PM



Can someone one explain to me how I can get 8.8 threads out of a quad computer?
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 0.2 + 0.2 + 0.2 + 0.2 = 8.8 active threads.  Is my math wrong?

Wish List / Re: CPU % + GPU %
April 13, 2013, 10:42:04 AM
I've already set the multiprocessor systems to 87.5.  Since this picture was taken, a member of XtremeSystems gave me that word.  I must admit the more I communicate with you the less I understand.  I'm just a simple wizard.  You've heard of the saying one step forward two steps back?  That's where I feel I am right now.  That is why I try to get you Grand Wizards to just tell me what to do.  Every time I ask why, I start feeling the quicksand pulling me under.  I'm retired.  Retirement isn't suppose to be this hard.   :'(

I've just figured out how to get Milkyway@Home to run with WCG on this computer.  For right now, I'm still running WCG HCC1, but when HCC is completed, I'll be letting M@H use the 2 GPUs while WCG will have to rest of the computer to crunch with.

I think if I keep reading your posts to me I'll eventually understand some of it.  They do say repetition is the best way to learn.

Thanks for the instruction.  ;D
Wish List / Re: CPU % + GPU %
April 13, 2013, 09:01:44 AM
Quote from: fred on April 13, 2013, 08:53:05 AM
It does, it should mean 0.5 Cpu. On an Intel you get 1 tasks / thread. 4 Thread = 0.25 Cpu each, so 0.5C isn't possible.

If it isn't possible, then please explain this... (sorry to use your own tool against you  ::) )

Wish List / Re: CPU % + GPU %
April 12, 2013, 06:02:57 PM
I've added a CPU-Z in my Signature so you can best identify the components of my computer.

Question:  An Intel CPU has cores and threads.  Does that not effect what a 0.5C means?
Wish List / Re: CPU % + GPU %
April 12, 2013, 04:08:15 PM
The concern for me is not its temperature, but its productivity.

A CPU does many things, but you provide a percentage for its utilization.  Even if the GPU percentage is not absolutely accurate, an approximation would be better than what we have now (which is 0).

If I set the app_config.xml to 0.5C + 0.5ATI GPU, is the GPU functioning within 50% of its capability for that task.  I need to know if I need to increase the GPU percentile or decrease the percentile in order to improve the time based rational.  Example:  If I am seeing Elapsed Time as 00:10:00 (00:01:00), then something is not being very productive, but WHAT?  How do I answer that question?  I have one Project now that reports Elapsed Time as 00:10:00 (00:09:30).  This tells me to keep my hands off its settings and let it do its thing.

I have no idea how you guys do what you do, and if I am insulting anyones intelligence, my apologies.
I am the one here who is mentally challenged.
Wish List / CPU % + GPU %
April 11, 2013, 03:15:45 AM
The BoincTasks Settings > Tasks provides for CPU %, but does not provide for GPU %.  With the advent of the app_config.xml file, more and more attention is being paid to the efficiency of how the GPU is working.  WCG's HCC1 tasking is being completed years ahead of time partially do to the setting of the GPU configuration.  Displaying the GPU % could go a long way to improving the app_config.xml settings.

Wish List / Re: Expanding/Contracting Applications
April 10, 2013, 02:50:12 PM
Quote from: fred on April 10, 2013, 06:19:55 AM
Quote from: Gandalf on April 09, 2013, 04:27:20 PM

Question:  Why do I not get an email notifying me of a posting to my threads?

I just noticed that Extra > Filter (combine) tasks on provides for this collapsing ability.  You just have to enable the Running option.
I don't know if the previous versions had this or not, but if it is new, then thank you.

Even I sometimes forget, that it is already implemented. :o
The server sometimes emails, sometimes it doesn't, I may have to check that....
Well, at least it was a good idea.  ;D

My error, Fred.  I didn't realize I had to activate the Notify button.  Forums tend to very in how they work.  Some automatically notify you if you created the thread.  Obviously, yours doesn't.   I'm learning.  Slowly, but learning.