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Forum: GPU to 72 2021-06-16, 18:50
Replies: 9
Views: 118
Posted By chalsall
Yeah... The Colab Gods are acting mysteriously...

Yeah... The Colab Gods are acting mysteriously lately. Several of my instances are getting 6+ hours at a time; often a good twelve or so of runtime a day!

Don't know how long it will last for,...
Forum: Software 2021-06-16, 18:10
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By chalsall
But for the use case OF running mprime, I would...

But for the use case OF running mprime, I would argue you should optimize for that alone.

WRT Spot Instance and the significant cost savings... It's trivial to codify the automatic restarting of...
Forum: Software 2021-06-15, 22:39
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By chalsall
If I may... When you're "renting kit", have...

If I may...

When you're "renting kit", have you considered that possibly only retaining a single CPU attached to an instance might be "optimal"? Particularly when you take costs into...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-06-14, 23:39
Replies: 140
Views: 7,578
Posted By chalsall
This is a bit like watching a James Veitch video...

This is a bit like watching a James Veitch video backward (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaPbUvPOkD8).

Funny in its own quirky way... :smile:
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-06-14, 22:12
Replies: 227
Views: 14,126
Posted By chalsall
I hear you. Loud and clear. But there are...

I hear you. Loud and clear.

But there are many who welcome the comfort that this "display" gives. To share, Linda insisted I change out of all my clothes upon our return, to undergo a "hot...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-06-14, 21:32
Replies: 227
Views: 14,126
Posted By chalsall
Got my second "jab" today.

So, WMBO and I received our second jab today. No negative effects (yet; let's observe what happens over the next 48 to 72 hours).

The process was relatively well managed. Everyone was placed in...
Forum: mersenne.ca 2021-06-14, 14:44
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By chalsall
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Cloud Computing 2021-06-14, 14:05
Replies: 65
Views: 25,930
Posted By chalsall
Just a guess... Possibly scaling of the IPC...

Just a guess... Possibly scaling of the IPC between threads?

Because George codes so "close to the metal", empirical experiments are just about the only way to find "optimal" for a particular...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-13, 18:09
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By chalsall
LOL... Loved the clip, and you are ***so***...

LOL... Loved the clip, and you are ***so*** correct.

I know I will never be rich because I just can't think that way... 9-)
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 19:44
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By chalsall
Hey! That could be considered opinionated! ...

Hey! That could be considered opinionated!

NOPs have their place (for those who take timing seriously).
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 19:28
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By chalsall
And? :smile:

And? :smile:
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 18:49
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By chalsall
Agreed. How many can decode the Golden...

Agreed.

How many can decode the Golden Record (https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/golden-record/) using first principles?
Forum: GPU to 72 2021-06-12, 15:16
Replies: 5,180
Views: 339,218
Posted By chalsall
Hmmm... No, I didn't see that post. Thanks for...

Hmmm... No, I didn't see that post. Thanks for bringing this forward.

Somewhat ironically, I had brought it down to one at a time at the request of several Colab users. As you know, it's a...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-12, 15:07
Replies: 60
Views: 3,114
Posted By chalsall
You would have to tell us what "fuel adjustment"...

You would have to tell us what "fuel adjustment" is defined as by your provider.

Here in Barbados Fuel Adjustment is a way of passing on the cost of fuel to the consumer. It means Barbados Light...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-12, 15:01
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By chalsall
Excellent. That is absolutely the first critical...

Excellent. That is absolutely the first critical step.

Did you, by chance, also clone the software (likely binaries)? A full ZIP of the software's directory is ideal (of the full filesystem is...
Forum: Factoring 2021-06-11, 19:39
Replies: 319
Views: 7,938
Posted By chalsall
Cool. Just to share, I only had a little bit...

Cool.

Just to share, I only had a little bit of understanding of what you guys are doing.

But clearly, it was sane, based on who was playing... :tu:
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-11, 18:30
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By chalsall
Hmmm... Tricky... PII within an ancient...

Hmmm... Tricky... PII within an ancient format... This means you need to do this yourself, and not hand it off to "experts".

Knowing you, you already have many copies of the binary data.
...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-11, 18:05
Replies: 60
Views: 3,114
Posted By chalsall
IMO, that would be bad policy. You want to...

IMO, that would be bad policy.

You want to remove friction from all economies. Not increase them. How else do they come to proper equilibrium?

Having said that, I do agree with the idea of a...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-11, 17:54
Replies: 396
Views: 56,306
Posted By chalsall
For those who don't like reading... Or just...

For those who don't like reading... Or just enjoy a good bit of TED stand-up comedy as a mid-day break...

This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch...
Forum: GPU to 72 2021-06-11, 13:46
Replies: 5,180
Views: 339,218
Posted By chalsall
Damn. Sorry. SPE. Fixed. I would have...

Damn. Sorry. SPE. Fixed.

I would have *loved* to have seen that throughput! :sad:
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-10, 22:26
Replies: 195
Views: 26,337
Posted By chalsall
Don't you just all love the "pregnant pause"? ...

Don't you just all love the "pregnant pause"?

The test came back negative, so we can all then breathe again (or, manage the situation if the test was positive)...
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-10, 21:38
Replies: 195
Views: 26,337
Posted By chalsall
@kriesel. I see you. Please see me. I...

@kriesel. I see you. Please see me.

I always walk with a CentOS 7.9 "Live" USB in the hidden front pocket of my jeans.

There's a reason for this. :chalsall:
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-10, 20:30
Replies: 195
Views: 26,337
Posted By chalsall
Could you please expand on what you mean? ...

Could you please expand on what you mean?

I'm confused about the NICs, for example.
Forum: Hardware 2021-06-10, 19:56
Replies: 195
Views: 26,337
Posted By chalsall
Ummm... ewmayer does some *very* serious work. ...

Ummm... ewmayer does some *very* serious work. I would be very surprised if his source code relied on the operating system.

Underlying Compute, on the other hand...

But that's what...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-06-10, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By chalsall
Personally, I recommend deploying CentOS 7.9 if...

Personally, I recommend deploying CentOS 7.9 if you're using that (read: RedHat) path. Recommending staying back one major version of anything has served me well over my many years... :smile:
...
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