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Message 121230 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:51:53 UTC

The computing power of Einstein@Home has exceeded 950 Teraflops for the first time since the project was begun in 2005. Based on the rate that our computing power has been growing, I am hopeful that Einstein@Home will pass the 1 Petaflop barrier before the end of 2012. Einstein@Home volunteers: please keep your computers running over the holiday season, and please sign up any new ones that you might receive as a gift!

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Message 121232 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 20:50:10 UTC - in response to Message 121230.

This may be hard since SETI is back in action and shares GPU-s :(

Mayby another power failure .... ;)


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Message 121233 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 21:40:29 UTC

We are working hard, in our challenge...

December maximum power is trying to increase the power of einstein@home and also try to finish the S6LV1 before new year...


But is very difficult because good computers compute bigger GPU data than CPU...We are crunching because is hard to get...


Greetings from Spain :))

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Message 121234 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 21:58:04 UTC
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Everyone has a friend or family member somewhere that might be interested in volunteering their computing resources.

I like to think my desktop computer helps keep my bedroom warm over the winter months as it crunches :)!

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Message 121236 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 0:31:07 UTC

Os little team adds another 4MM credits to the E@H cause today... 1 PF mark is a little closer.
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Message 121237 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 1:07:44 UTC

Adding a Radeon HD 7950 and two Radeon HD 6850s to help you reach that goal.

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Message 121241 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 8:19:45 UTC - in response to Message 121230.

Sorry I can't keep my pc running over the holiday season.

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Message 121242 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 10:30:53 UTC

Hello Bruce
I am as excited as you that the project has accomplished so much. If I had the money, I would place more resources in operation to do more work. I can assure you though, that I intend to keep the resources I do have working 24/7, as they do all the time. I think we are going to make the goal by the end of the year.
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Message 121243 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 11:07:03 UTC - in response to Message 121233.

We are working hard, in our challenge...

December maximum power is trying to increase the power of einstein@home and also try to finish the S6LV1 before new year...


But is very difficult because good computers compute bigger GPU data than CPU...We are crunching because is hard to get...


Greetings from Spain :))


Greetings and thank you!

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Message 121244 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 11:08:07 UTC - in response to Message 121234.

Everyone has a friend or family member somewhere that might be interested in volunteering their computing resources.

I like to think my desktop computer helps keep my bedroom warm over the winter months as it crunches :)!


Thank you for your support, and remember, if it gets too hot in the bedroom, you can always open the window (:-).

Bruce


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Message 121245 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 11:08:27 UTC - in response to Message 121236.

Os little team adds another 4MM credits to the E@H cause today... 1 PF mark is a little closer.


Thank you!

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Message 121246 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 11:23:51 UTC - in response to Message 121237.

Adding a Radeon HD 7950 and two Radeon HD 6850s to help you reach that goal.


That's the spirit!!!

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Message 121247 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 11:28:39 UTC - in response to Message 121245.
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Os little team adds another 4MM credits to the E@H cause today... 1 PF mark is a little closer.


Thank you!

Bruce

We will try to do our best and repeat/pass that mark today!

If only i know how to make the 590/690´s use more than 50% of it´s real power... as is easy to do with his cousins 560/580/670/680... 5MM will be a easy task... SNIF!!!

But still planning how to do that in the drawing board!!! Any help is helcome! (Yes, I allready increase the BRP factor...)
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Message 121248 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 11:39:21 UTC - in response to Message 121242.

Hello Bruce
I am as excited as you that the project has accomplished so much. If I had the money, I would place more resources in operation to do more work. I can assure you though, that I intend to keep the resources I do have working 24/7, as they do all the time. I think we are going to make the goal by the end of the year.
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Mark, thank you for the kind words, and for your support!

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Message 121250 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 13:48:09 UTC - in response to Message 121248.

Do you have any idea Bruce what we will compute after finishing S6LV1 ? Are there any other project ideas beside the BRP4 Arecibo pulsar search? And maybe you or anyone else can answer one more question: Is seti@home still doing serious scentific analysis on their data like einstein@home does?

Thanks for any answers, Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Greetings from Munich, Germany.

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Message 121251 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 13:55:52 UTC - in response to Message 121250.

I have been to the LIGO Observatory in Hanford this summer (great tour btw!), and it looks like It is going to take a long time until we get new data.

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Message 121252 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 14:08:28 UTC - in response to Message 121250.
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Do you have any idea Bruce what we will compute after finishing S6LV1 ? Are there any other project ideas beside the BRP4 Arecibo pulsar search? And maybe you or anyone else can answer one more question: Is seti@home still doing serious scentific analysis on their data like einstein@home does?

Thanks for any answers, Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Greetings from Munich, Germany.


The Einstein@Home project is currently testing an extension of S6LV1 to higher frequencies. Hopefully coming soon to a computer near you!

We'll continue with the BRP4 search indefinitely. First we need to catch up with the data backlog of about 13,000 beams (this will take a couple of months at the current rates) then we'll continue in the steady-state. PALFA is taking about 50 new beams of data per day, on the average, so this search will be running for some years, at least for as long as PALFA is collecting new data.

I don't have any inside knowledge of the SETI@Home project, but have always thought that the basic idea is outstanding. This is high-risk/high-value research, in the sense that the odds of success are not high, but the payoff is huge.

I personally am entirely sure that there is other life in our universe, but finding definite proof of this would be one of the most important discoveries ever for mankind. So personally I would be very happy to see SETI@home succeed in its goals.

Happy Holidays, and thank you for supporting Einstein@Home!

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Message 121253 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 14:08:35 UTC

I just added a cheap GPU to one of my less-capable crunchers. However, I set up new prefs for it to do GPU work only, and then I set it to no new tasks until it finishes all the CPU work it has on board. There is only one Einstein unit left, but a bunch of Seti. It should finish that up in a week or so and then I'll unleash the GPU for both projects.

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Message 121257 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 15:46:28 UTC - in response to Message 121230.

Fingers Crossed that we can Achieve That Goal. My 2 Computers are almost Running 24/7. I just put them in Hibernate or Sleep Mode for a few hours or overnight, each couple of days, just to give them a rest. I only Shut Down about once or twice a week. I'm not expecting any New Ones at Xmas, but hopefully will be getting my Old Computer Working Again, and if I do, I'll be Activating it as soon as I can. I currently Run 5 Projects on My Desktop: Seti@Home, Einstein@Home, Cosmology@Home, Rosetta@Home, Milkyway@Home. I also have Orbit@Home, but have not done any work as yet, due to its Inactivity. On my Notebook (Laptop), I only Run Seti@Home due to it only having 2GB RAM and if I Run too many things on it, everything either Slows Down or Crashes. Even without any Programs Open, The RAM Usage is between 60 and 90 Percent. I do quite a few Einstein Tasks on my Desktop, and My Laptop is always loaded with Seti@Home tasks (I have had 35 Seti Tasks on it at one time). I actually got involved in The (Other) BOING Projects through The S.E.T.I. Program.
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Message 121259 - Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 17:31:17 UTC

Today Ill add another 24/7 machine with Kepler GPU

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