[email protected] News Vol. 118 (02/01/2011)

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So they are, nice one BaBa :D

Here's my smaller effort

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:eek::eek: Tiffy Nation!! Well done Mr Picnic Mr BA and Mr Halz....now i am fed up because i know i wont be getting anymore in the immaediate future :(
 
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S'pose I should post my latest as well - 14 seems to be quite a popular number at the mo...

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Its going to slow down slightly as Rosetta and Einstein are going to get more of my CPU cycles this year...
 
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Well then......

After mucho testing I have come to the conclusion that when running SETI there is no better OS to use than WinXP (32bit).

Tried:

WinXP (32Bit - Home Edition), WinXP (64Bit - Professional), WinVista (32Bit), Win7 (32Bit - Home Edition) & Win7 (64Bit - Home Edition) - the best I found was good old trusty WinXP.

So, hust ordered another WinXP Home Edition and will remove WinXP Pro from my Asus RE3 when it arrives (after completing any outstanding work from SETI & Climate Prediction).
 
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Well then......

After mucho testing I have come to the conclusion that when running SETI there is no better OS to use than WinXP (32bit).

Tried:

WinXP (32Bit - Home Edition), WinXP (64Bit - Professional), WinVista (32Bit), Win7 (32Bit - Home Edition) & Win7 (64Bit - Home Edition) - the best I found was good old trusty WinXP.

So, hust ordered another WinXP Home Edition and will remove WinXP Pro from my Asus RE3 when it arrives (after completing any outstanding work from SETI & Climate Prediction).

Thats interesting to know Mr Loudbob sah, while i never tested to a great extent i allways seemed to get that bit more with xp 64 bit than 7. If you could put it down in percentage terms what king of increase would thgere be using winxp 32 bit as opposed to win 7 which i am using now?:)
 
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As stated Win Xp (32bit - Home Edition) is the best for running SETI.

But as an esitiame I would say:

Win7 < 20% to 30% < WinXP Pro < 5% to 10% < WinXP Home

Thus the reason I could nearly keep up with TBag when he was running the GPU Farm:

2 rigs with 4 x 470's v's 2 x 250's, 2 x 460's & 2 x 470's

My set-up now is 2 x 250's, 3 x 460's & 2 x 470's and expect to be pushing +120k when RAC settles (assuming I can keep everything stable)
 
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Hmmmm probably have to rethink my setup after that, thanks for taking the time to research it Mr Loudbob sah.
Oh 'eck like, 32bit win xp home means 3 gb memory limit doesn't it arghhhh.
Then there's the joys of trying to marry an sr2 with xp and oh noes.

--------------Back to the drawing board----------------
 
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As stated Win Xp (32bit - Home Edition) is the best for running SETI.

Must be a seti/boinc GPU thing, doesn't seem to affect folding from my tests.

Out of interest loudbob whats ort of Elapsed time are you seeing for your 250's? I think they are like posh 9800's aren't they?

I'm getting between 20 and 30 minutes per WU on my 9800GT's on XP 32bit

Hmmmm probably have to rethink my setup after that, thanks for taking the time to research it Mr Loudbob sah.
Oh 'eck like, 32bit win xp home means 3 gb memory limit doesn't it arghhhh.
Then there's the joys of trying to marry an sr2 with xp and oh noes.

You wouldn't bother using a SR-2's cpu's for seti though, output would not warrant it I would think.
 
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Ive got 2x250's 4x460's 3x8800gts 512's a 8800gt 512 and a 260 running seti and dont think i will get to 100k:(

Would be nice to know the WU times from each card, i could swap some of the smaller rigs back to 32bit XP if it is that good.:eek:
 
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