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by crashtech
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021

Right now it is somewhat difficult to receive tasks. I was heating the home with TN-Grid lately. I'll tweak my setup now and check back tomorrow whether or not I will have to switch to some other project. This would indicate that we may not need the entire TeAm to participate. If you wish to contin...
by crashtech
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: [TN-Grid] World Gene Expansion Challenge 2021

It overlaps slightly with the Sierpinski Birthday Challenge, I think. I'd want to learn about whether enough work will be available, and what the task deadlines are. But I am tentatively in if the TeAm want to join. Edit: Looks like 5 day task deadlines, so that would be when to start "bunkering," o...
by crashtech
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 7184

Re: Low power video card

Oh, in that case, I'll take 2. :)
by crashtech
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 7184

Re: Low power video card

@Fardringle, I'll get to the back of the line for one of those. I don't really have a use case for one atm, but would not mind having one in the drawer.
by crashtech
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Somewhere I had read that the EU spent more time negotiating price than some other countries, and this affected its place in the queue for vaccines. I don't know if there's any truth to that.
by crashtech
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: MLC@Home Cuda app is CPU limited

So something odd has popped up for me now that I have had time to look at what MLC@Home is doing. It looks like I can get better max GPU utilization in Windows(!) Linux seems to top out around 80% with no CPU going, but Windows can exceed 90%. Can anyone corroborate this?
by crashtech
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 7184

Re: Low power video card

I struggle to envision just what the point would be.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

Did we not eradicate polio?
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Remote access of networked machines

@Skillz, I'd be interested to know if you can alter resolution when accessing a Linux box.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Remote access of networked machines

@Skillz, are you simply using SSH or do you use remote desktop software? Typically what you will get without a dummy plug is 640x480 resolution if you remote into the dektop.
by crashtech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Broke my phone pretty badly...
Replies: 25
Views: 5601

Re: Broke my phone pretty badly...

The dark side of 2FA. I don't have any plan in place to recover that stuff...
by crashtech
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Remote access of networked machines

Anydesk is the same re dummy monitor plugs
by crashtech
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Remote access of networked machines

The only real problem I have had with AnyDesk is that sometimes it is really laggy, especially at the login screen. Often I have my Mint boxes reject my password because I'm typing too fast. I have to literally type no more than one character per second when this occurs. It's only that bad at the lo...
by crashtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th

@crashtech The i7-8700K only has 12MB of L3 cache. Each DIV task currently requires 3.5MB, therefore its not able to run all tasks from L3 cache alone. Try running 3 tasks of 4 threads. Great job in the challenge by the way ;) Aww, crap. I forgot about the stupid anemic cache! Thanks, and thanks! :)
by crashtech
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Distributed Computing News
Topic: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: [PrimeGrid] Good Riddance 2020! Challenge starts January 14th

I'm not sure if this is a good place to put this, but I am wondering why this computer: http://www.primegrid.com/show_host_detail.php?hostid=533260 Is taking 8 hours to finish WUs! It is a little underclocked, to 3.6GHz I believe, and running 6 tasks of 1 thread each. If this keeps up, I'm going to ...
by crashtech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

StefanR5R wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:25 pm
Every percent counts. ;-
In drag racing they call this "stacking tenths," referring to arriving just a tenth of a second faster at the finish. One small change may not seem to make a difference, but many small changes do.
by crashtech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

Thanks for being patient with such elementary queries, Stefan. I don't think I can understate how valuable your advice has been over the years.
by crashtech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: Linux: How to disable mitigations for CPU vulnerabilities

I did not rtfm but I skimmed it, and didn't find how to put more than one command in that line. Some of my PCs have this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet vsyscall=emulate" I'm not sure how to add that in, it looks like just put "mitigations=off" into the quotation marks...? For instance: GRUB_CMDL...
by crashtech
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Greetings

most of us run it now because of its performance advantage Well, you were right! Don't know what circumstance I was remembering regarding the GPUs, but I'm seeing about a 15-30% on Collatz work depending on card. Hope to see the same or close on the CPUs. The performance advantage varies by project...
by crashtech
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Remote access of networked machines

Right now I am using AnyDesk. It connects fairly consistently to Linux and Windows machines, but I have had some bad artifacting problems with it. It doesn't nag me about having too many computers, and has proven to be the path of least resistance for me so far. I'd like to graduate to something mor...
by crashtech
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: F@H Challenge thread, 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 5948

Re: F@H Challenge thread, 2021

I used up all my hardware money for Q1 doing crazy stuff in December. Hopefully by spring, GPU availability will be better.
by crashtech
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Running Linux VM under Windows, performance hit?
Replies: 24
Views: 3579

Re: Running Linux VM under Windows, performance hit?

I impetuously fired up an old existing Mint VM in Windows 10 based on some hints that running Numberfields in it might be worthy. Then Boinc manager quit working in it for some reason. Now I have installed boinctui and am manually aborting hundreds of NF WUs, apparently the client was set to downloa...
by crashtech
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Family affairs...New son-in-law vs daughter
Replies: 11
Views: 2027

Re: Family affairs...New son-in-law vs daughter

Wow... Not sure what to say here. While it's not expected that any son-in-law of mine be proficient in auto repair, what he MUST be proficient in is taking care of my daughter. Trying to kill her with a botched brake job would not fit the bill, at all. Acting nonchalant about it would probably earn ...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Greetings

Greetings, and welcome to our humble abode! Really glad you've decided to join us! I am a hunt and pecker as well. Wish I had known how valuable being able to type would be when I was younger! I think you will find plenty of excellent and friendly help with your Linux-fu her if you so desire, most o...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 4331

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

My plan was to simply meld a power strip with a 220V plug, and paint danger warnings all over it. Point taken about surge protection, though. Honestly to be safe (well, less dangerous :lol: ), an integrated circuit breaker should be included that has a more appropriate amperage rating. For instance,...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 4331

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

It was anticipated that there would be an efficiency regression going to the higher clock speed. I will need to re-shuffle the positions of my computers since for a while now I have had access to a second circuit. That, or cobble together a way of supplying 220V since there is a 220V outlet near a c...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 4331

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

I'm certain they will put out more. 4 more threads per CPU, and an additional 400MHz at full load, and a reported ~5% IPC uplift. At this point I would be comparing between two different systems, but I would be happy to do some checking, especially if you can think of something quick and dirty that ...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 4331

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

Is it possible your PSU is the problem? I see you have both 8 pin connectors plugged into the MB so that's good. I see in the manual on p 2-18 that it won't post if there's not enough power. I know this is a stretch but I can't think of anything else to try. E5-2690V4 is 135 W TDP E5-2680V3 is 120 ...
by crashtech
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8
Replies: 28
Views: 4331

Re: Help With Asus Z10PC-D8

I did inspect the sockets again with more emphasis on CPU 1, they looked great. Updated to a newer BIOS. Nothing helped. BUT, they work in my X10DRL with the one bad channel. So they are humming away now, but with less than 1GB per thread which I don't like. I think I am probably done spending a lot...