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Forum: Software 2021-09-23, 20:37
Replies: 446
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Posted By chalsall
I would argue that for future readers it might...

I would argue that for future readers it might have been more valuable for you to quote my message to yours in a new post, rather than editing your post speaking to my subsequent post.

I deeply...
Forum: Software 2021-09-23, 20:11
Replies: 446
Views: 46,535
Posted By chalsall
All I can do is give you my empirical. [Work...

All I can do is give you my empirical.

[Work thread Sep 23 09:30] M27430621 stage 1 complete. 2997862 transforms. Time: 2750.641 sec.
[Work thread Sep 23 09:30] Starting stage 1 GCD - please be...
Forum: Software 2021-09-23, 19:35
Replies: 446
Views: 46,535
Posted By chalsall
Let's... :wink: You are working at the...

Let's... :wink:

You are working at the extreme edge. I understand the reasoning, but I would argue this should not inform "general policy".

My P-1'ers (using mprime...
Forum: Software 2021-09-23, 18:36
Replies: 446
Views: 46,535
Posted By chalsall
Time is the fundamental currency. Perfect is the...

Time is the fundamental currency. Perfect is the enemy of good. Much like a poem, software is never finished. Simply abandoned. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0nmHymgM7Y)

George /might/ have...
Forum: Software 2021-09-23, 18:09
Replies: 446
Views: 46,535
Posted By chalsall
Coordination of the concurrency of processes is a...

Coordination of the concurrency of processes is a non-trivial problem space.

There are cases where it simply makes sense to go single-threaded. Particularly when IOPS are involved.

Computers...
Forum: Data 2021-09-23, 17:50
Replies: 760
Views: 102,184
Posted By chalsall
I sometimes wonder just how many Pixar movies...

I sometimes wonder just how many Pixar movies could be rendered with the compute being brought to bear for this project (or the overall GIMPS project in general).

Admittedly, this takes longer to...
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-22, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By chalsall
First big "ARG!!!" moment...

So, other than the usual tweaking of the GUI (mostly bringing in Fonts), things are going quite well with the new Ubuntu Desktop environment.

I have found that the "Software Boutique" is a cute,...
Forum: Software 2021-09-21, 20:33
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By chalsall
Please forgive me for this. But there is a...

Please forgive me for this. But there is a reason why many hate M$.

My own opinion... Their software has been shit for years. They used market manipulation to become dominant just when the...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-21, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By chalsall
Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, et...

Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, et al. These three offer free trials, but only the latter two's trials provide enough resources to be useful for this project.

Depending on how much...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-21, 01:39
Replies: 2,344
Views: 246,706
Posted By chalsall
Please forgive me for this. But some call it...

Please forgive me for this. But some call it Agile Development...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-21, 01:22
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By chalsall
Alternatively... Rent some kit "in the cloud". ...

Alternatively... Rent some kit "in the cloud".

Seriously. Unless you're working with PII or other seriously sensitive knowledge, leveraging on someone else's CapEx makes the most sense for...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-21, 00:22
Replies: 96
Views: 34,273
Posted By chalsall
Excellent. Thanks, George. Ken... Would...

Excellent. Thanks, George.

Ken... Would you be able to bring resources to bear, to test if this fix works for the cases being reported?

I'll trade you a bit of Canadian humour...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 23:59
Replies: 2,344
Views: 246,706
Posted By chalsall
OK. We're just trying to figure out what isn't...

OK. We're just trying to figure out what isn't working in the various workflows. As has been reported here.

Are the "humans getting into the loop when they shouldn't" the problem? Manually...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 21:59
Replies: 2,344
Views: 246,706
Posted By chalsall
OK... I was thinking about splitting the AID...

OK... I was thinking about splitting the AID into different work types to run in parallel, and then not having IPC between the workers to ensure the first to report doesn't set the DONE flag.
...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 21:38
Replies: 2,344
Views: 246,706
Posted By chalsall
Non-conformant to the API specs.

Non-conformant to the API specs.
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 20:47
Replies: 96
Views: 34,273
Posted By chalsall
OK. So we now have a very well-documented bug...

OK. So we now have a very well-documented bug report / change request. Excellent.

Programmers appreciate detailed "tech debt" reports. It helps focus the refactoring work.

As I understand...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 19:53
Replies: 96
Views: 34,273
Posted By chalsall
As I understand it, Mersenne.org manual...

As I understand it, Mersenne.org manual submissions implicitly include the "DONE" flag.

Thus, Primenet correctly then assigned the Candidate to Mr. Delo's cluster to work (based on its...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 19:32
Replies: 96
Views: 34,273
Posted By chalsall
Ah... So this might actually be an error caused...

Ah... So this might actually be an error caused by gpuOwl. And/or whatever system you used to get the assignment, and then report the results.

The Primenet API...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-09-20, 19:15
Replies: 96
Views: 34,273
Posted By chalsall
Possibly because one of his various instances was...

Possibly because one of his various instances was assigned the candidate by the Primenet server.

I don't know Ben. But I know he runs a swarm of automated AWS instances which simply communicates...
Forum: Software 2021-09-20, 18:32
Replies: 446
Views: 46,535
Posted By chalsall
This is very likely a misconfiguration. You are...

This is very likely a misconfiguration. You are "pushing the edge case" too close to the edge; leave some margin.

How much virtual memory do you have available? Are *any* other programs running...
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-19, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By chalsall
Making the transition to Ubuntu...

So, I find myself in a situation where I'm having to stand up a bunch of "public-facing" LAMP stacks. The usual routine; can't be hacked. Maintainable by others. Etc, etc, etc.

I recently...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-18, 19:15
Replies: 1,473
Views: 149,661
Posted By chalsall
Hospital staff must swear off Tylenol, Tums to...

Hospital staff must swear off Tylenol, Tums to get religious vaccine exemption...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 22:35
Replies: 1,473
Views: 149,661
Posted By chalsall
+1 also. Very rational. To share some data...

+1 also. Very rational.

To share some data points from my own set... My own mother is an extremely rational person. Within her domains of education.

For reasons I won't go into, she has...
Forum: GPU to 72 2021-09-17, 21:55
Replies: 5,215
Views: 366,498
Posted By chalsall
Please forgive me for this, but I'm *really* busy...

Please forgive me for this, but I'm *really* busy at the moment.

Wayne et al... Could you please take this on?

Documentation is always the last thing a developer does... :smile:
Forum: Data 2021-09-17, 21:28
Replies: 760
Views: 102,184
Posted By chalsall
Excellent. [/Burns] And, it's of course a...

Excellent. [/Burns]

And, it's of course a function of the compute you have available. But, likely, no... Not long in the temporal domain.
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