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Forum: Hardware 2010-11-16, 00:35
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By dans
AMD hardware level debugger cracked

Link to the full article. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/15/amd_secret_debugger/)



I wonder if this could be used to further optimize the Prime95 client on AMD machines?
Forum: Software 2009-12-31, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By dans
Monitoring multiple client machines?

How are you tracking all of your client machines to make sure they are up and running properly?

Has anyone cobbled together a simple monitoring tool that you can glance at and see that all of your...
Forum: Hardware 2009-12-30, 08:22
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dans
Thanks for the leads!

I had a bit of time yesterday to fiddle with the settings all around.

Looks like a BIOS update to the motherboard resolved most of the problem, the system used to reboot within minutes of starting...
Forum: Hardware 2009-12-21, 08:56
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By dans
Hard reboot

I updated my CPU & motherboard a while back to an I7 965 CPU w/an ASUS motherboard.

After upgrading I suffered from constant hard reboots (read: All good, blink, BIOS reboot screen).

After some...
Forum: Hardware 2008-08-24, 07:16
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By dans
Running the numbers

I’ve inadvertently setup a prime monster.

After being idle for over a year due to traveling overseas I’ve just started building a few prime-crunching machines. After browsing the local “used...
Forum: Lounge 2007-06-14, 08:33
Replies: 36
Views: 1,393
Posted By dans
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Forum: Software 2005-07-26, 04:16
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dans
That makes sense

Ah, that all makes sense. I looked into the log file and it has reported the same error 4 or 5 times and recovered each time, I just happened to see it on screen that one time.

I also searched...
Forum: Software 2005-07-25, 07:56
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dans
Oddball error message

One of my client machines reported this error to the "on screen" portion of Prime95.

Iteration: 29079118/34605073, ERROR: ROUND OFF [0.4375] > 0.40
Continuing from last save file.
Resuming...
Forum: Hardware 2005-05-21, 06:07
Replies: 847
Views: 158,911
Posted By dans
Windows x64 release version benchmanrks

Using the x64 version of 24.11 I benchmarked a cheap-o Frys (ECS motherboard, AMD Athlon x64 3000 combo) with 512mb SDRAM, using the release version of Microsofts Windows XP 2003 x64 SP1. Here are...
Forum: Software 2005-04-11, 05:49
Replies: 113
Views: 14,616
Posted By dans
SSE2 option under new version

According to my benchmarks, don't use that option anymore!

Benchmark WITH the "CpuSupportsSSE2=0" option set
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
CPU speed: 1994.68 MHz
Prime95 version 24.11,...
Forum: Software 2004-08-12, 07:56
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By dans
Arrgh! Of all the silly things...

I've been adding a few machines to my prime crunching pool over the past couple of weeks. I put together a fairly quick machine, a 2.8 GHz P4 box with plenty of RAM, loaded the software and fired it...
Forum: Hardware 2004-05-12, 04:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By dans
Nothing fancy

It was just the local OfficeMax, I think they are national.

They have the APC 1000VA Back-UPS XS on sale for $99.99, they run about $130-180 elsewhere.

(Here is the local flyer ...
Forum: Hardware 2004-05-11, 23:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By dans
Power consumption

The local "OfficeMegaMartSuperStore" has a sale running on APC UPSs so I nabbed one for about half price. One of the features is a software package that shows the real time power usage of your...
Forum: Hardware 2004-05-09, 07:45
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By dans
Using the GPU on video cards for GIMPS?

There is a current discussion on /. (Here: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/05/09/039204) regarding "alternate" uses for the GPU capability of modern video cards. Several references...
Forum: Math 2004-03-15, 07:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By dans
That did the trick

Perfect, thank you!
Forum: Math 2004-03-14, 06:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By dans
Idle curiosity: How to covert a huge prime to acutal digits for viewing?

How would one go about converting the formula 2^33219278-1 (Or any huge power for that matter) into the actual digits?

I understand the basic mathmatics, I also understand that it will be 10's of...
Forum: Hardware 2004-02-25, 10:53
Replies: 847
Views: 158,911
Posted By dans
My turn: Athlon 64 (Shuttle XPC setup)

You've gotta love new hardware, picked up the following setup for just under $1k on NewEgg:

Shuttle SN85G4 motherboard/case
(2) Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200
Athlon 64 3200 1mb L2 cache...
Forum: Hardware 2003-09-10, 08:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By dans
*Groan* Back to the drawing board!

Excellent feedback from all, I really appreciate it!

#1. Power consumption is a data point but not a "deal breaker" between the two setups, I am just trying to be realistic about the true costs...
Forum: Hardware 2003-09-08, 23:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By dans
Best bang for the buck? Athlon XP vs. P4

I’m in the process of building out some diskless prime clients and I have a few bucks to spend on additional hardware for the cluster.

To date I have been a firm AMD proponent, I really like the...
Forum: Hardware 2003-08-23, 23:55
Replies: 13
Views: 4,535
Posted By dans
Easy solution

Plug the machine into a modern UPS. I have a few APC UPS Backup Pro units, they log the load being used as a percantage of their capacity.

My server is running at "42.3%" according to the data...
Forum: Hardware 2003-08-23, 23:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,106
Posted By dans
Diskless client setup?

I have a number of clients that I am running Prime95 on and I would like to move to a headless/diskless/server setup to save on noise (of all things) the power savings will be an additional bonus.
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