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    Talking Rally Apr. 17th-19th

    There is another barbeque in the planning stages.
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    April 17th - 19th.
    Rally to run on IB's server port 8000

    Any primes discovered, and there will be a lot of them i suspect, will be greater than 150,000 digits.
    Nearly all the primes discovered will be new.

    We will have another opportunity to stick it to ROLP and close the gap on them overall.

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    Cool, keep us up to date on the final planning, I'm totally in for this one!

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    Ditto!!!

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    Lauren, if you could join us with a few of your computers, it would be nice to see you there, like last time.
    I know it's only a couple days, but, I'm not asking for your whole pharmage... way TOO much work for that short a time frame.
    A handful of quads, or whatever you think you can spare from your current plans is more than enough I'm sure.

    Bok, care to jump on this one this time around?
    It's only a couple days worth of distraction from your main goals.
    It would be nice to see a larger participation of members this time around to.

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    I agree. Let's see if we can get IB's server warm and toasty.

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    Bring it, don't sing it

    More on the rally over there at NPLB
    http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthr...853#post168853

    Let me know if you need assistance setting it up...
    We have Linux, Winders and Vista/Winders 7 figured out...

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    I'll bring a few cores..

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    Perfect! That's all I'm asking of anyone and everyone for a Free-DC Team effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits View Post
    Lauren, if you could join us with a few of your computers, it would be nice to see you there, like last time.
    I know it's only a couple days, but, I'm not asking for your whole pharmage... way TOO much work for that short a time frame.
    I will see what is open and free on Monday Busy weekend here

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    Ok then it's on.

    If you dont have the client software or have never run llrnet before speak up, IB and myself can help you get going.


    Note:
    There is no long term commitment required here, you can participate for the duration of the rally, then go back to your regular projects.

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    I think I still have my clients installed, but can someone re-post what the server settings should be for this new rally?

    Also what happened to the NPLB stats we were using for the last rally?

    http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/nplbstats.php
    Last edited by IronBits; 04-11-2009 at 11:55 AM. Reason: Fixed stats page link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Parasite View Post
    I think I still have my clients installed, but can someone re-post what the server settings should be for this new rally?
    server = "nplb.ironbits.net"
    port = 8000

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    Bare bones llr-clientconfig.txt
    -- server location
    server = "nplb.ironbits.net"
    port = 8000

    username = "IronBits" ; change this to your UserId/Handle/Screen Name
    serviceName = "NPLB1" ; change this for as many cores on one computer

    GUIport = 6999
    GUImask = "255.255.255.255"
    GUIallow = "127.0.0.1"
    GUIpassword = "llrnet" ; don't think it matters, I never use GUI
    -- name of the file containing current job
    workFile = "workfile.txt"
    -- name of the file containing results to send to the server
    tosendFile = "tosend.txt"
    sendRetries = 0
    -- uncomment line below to work only once
    --once = 1
    WUCacheSize = 1

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    NPLB Care Packages for Linux and Windows

    Care Packages
    http://www.ironbits.net/files/llrnet-1core-linux.rar - for Linux, single core, make copies into another directory for mulit-cores
    http://www.ironbits.net/files/llrnet-4core-win.rar - for Winders - 4 core version ready to go
    http://www.ironbits.net/files/llrnet-8core-win.rar - for Winders - 8 core version ready to go

    For Linux, cd into each directory and run ./llrnet

    For Winders, cd into each directory and run llrnet.exe

    or you can use this script for Winders versions
    (assuming the location for the directories PATH is as follows C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\... )
    Put this script in C:\dcprojects\NPLB and call it Port8000nplb.bat
    @echo off
    start "NPLB-1" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB1 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-2" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB2 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-3" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB3 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-4" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB4 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-5" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB5 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-6" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB6 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-7" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB7 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-8" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB8 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe

    For Vista, you can use this script (Vista allows you to set affinity for your cores )
    Put this in C:\dcprojects\NPLB and call it Port8000nplb.bat
    @echo off
    start "NPLB-1" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB1 /AFFINITY 1 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-2" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB2 /AFFINITY 2 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-3" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB3 /AFFINITY 4 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-4" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB4 /AFFINITY 8 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-5" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB5 /AFFINITY 10 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-6" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB6 /AFFINITY 20 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-7" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB7 /AFFINITY 40 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe
    start "NPLB-8" /D C:\dcprojects\NPLB\Port8000\NPLB8 /AFFINITY 80 cmd.exe /C llrnet.exe

    Edit the above scripts for the amount of cores you have and directory paths etc.

    On the *-win.rar files, just be sure to edit each llr-clientconfig.txt at the following line 'usename=', for each core/directory you use, everything else is good to go

    username = "LaurenU2" ; put your LoginID/UserName/Screen Name here

    It don't get any easier than that folks. Join in the fun, it's only TWO days, then back to what you were doing

    For Linux folks, here is a setup I use for starting the clients using screen

    You need to change LoginID to your LoginID, create a nplb directory, then inside that directory, nplb1, nplb2, nplb3, nplb4 (for 4 cores etc)
    Edit the llr-clientconfig.txt for you LoginID/UserName/Screen Name

    Create a script called start8000, make sure you chmod 775 start8000 and put it in the root of your home directory
    #!/bin/sh
    screen -O -S clients -c ~/.screenrc-8000

    Create another file called .screenrc-8000 and put it in the root of your home directory (note the . character at the beginning of the filename (makes it hidden))
    startup_message off
    autodetach on
    hardstatus alwayslastline
    hardstatus string '%{= kG}[ %{G}%H %{g}][%= %{=kw}%?%-Lw%?%{r}(%{W}%n*%f%t%?(%u)%?%{r})%{w}%?%+Lw%?%?%= %{g}][%{B}%Y-%m-%d %{W}%c %{g}]'

    #chdir
    #screen -t shell 0

    chdir /home/LoginID/nplb/8000/nplb1
    screen -t 8000-1 1 ./llrnet

    chdir /home/LoginID/nplb/8000/nplb2
    screen -t 8000-2 2 ./llrnet

    chdir /home/LoginID/nplb/8000/nplb3
    screen -t 8000-3 3 ./llrnet

    chdir /home/LoginID/nplb/8000/nplb4
    screen -t 8000-4 4 ./llrnet

    Done
    See you there!

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    What time on the 17 th Does this begin like 00.00:01 Hrs or 12:00:01 Am

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    Start 19:00:00 April 17th GMT,
    Ends 19:00:00 April 19th GMT.
    Last edited by IronBits; 04-14-2009 at 11:41 PM. Reason: Updated start/End times

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    Lauren
    start 2pm Friday
    finish 2pm Sunday
    Chicago local time

    Of course your welcome to start earlier

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    And stay longer

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    Might whack my i7 on this...I'll have a little play with setting it up today/tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits View Post
    And stay longer
    MMMM what big bright teeth you have IB

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    Got it running on my Xeon @ work (out of the office until Mon/Tues) - but can't see how to set the team...

    Showing on the stats: http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?p...=nplb&name=pfb but not for Free-DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfb View Post
    Got it running on my Xeon @ work (out of the office until Mon/Tues) - but can't see how to set the team...

    Showing on the stats: http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?p...=nplb&name=pfb but not for Free-DC
    You need to post in the Teams thread at the NPLB forum. As soon as AMDave or IronBits catches it, they'll get you added to team Free-DC in the database.

    In the meantime, your points will be credited to team "-" (no team), though this will be retroactively corrected when you're added to your team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfb View Post
    Might whack my i7 on this...I'll have a little play with setting it up today/tomorrow
    Excellent!
    Assuming you are using Vista 64, be sure to read the 'how to get started' thread where I show you the scripts to run it optimally.
    I think you'll like how easy it works.
    If running under Vista, don't worry about the icons in the systray being wrong, it's normal to be abnormal in Vista (bug), and haven't found a working solution for that yet.

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    Using the dl/script on my work quad and will be on the i7 and one of my quads for the rally...as long as I get in the team

    Was going to ask about the tray icons but won't now

    /edit - may have double posted over on the team page; been a long day and may have missed something
    Last edited by pfb; 04-15-2009 at 09:03 PM.

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    Added you to Free-DC and the mailer so when you find a prime! , you will be notified

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    Thanks

    I'll see if I can maximise my output during this

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    Cool!

    I just added an I7-920 @ 3.5GHz running under Windows XP-64.
    Let's see what that adds to my daily output over the next day or two.

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    Just fired up all cylinders over here. 5 hrs early, but better than being late to the party

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    Got 3 quads and a dual core winding down on BOINC atm for the rally...see if that helps

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    Trying to get this setup on a Linux (Ubuntu) box but having problems...

    x@x:~/NPLB/nplb1$ ./llrnet
    Running 'init.lua' ...
    Loading library 'basic' ...
    Loading library 'client' ...
    Loading library 'client_server' ...
    LLR network client 0.9b7 started
    Based on LLR version 3.5.0
    Loading library 'win32' ...
    unknown host nplb.ironbits.net
    LLRMain started
    server dialog thread started ...
    and then it just sits there...not sure why it can't find the host when the Windows ones are fine

    /edit - right, if I do a PING nplb.ironbits.net it resolves and if I use the IP address instead, it can logon and run fine...just doesn't work if it has a hostname in the config. Hopefully using the IP address is ok for the rally...
    Last edited by pfb; 04-17-2009 at 11:54 AM.

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    Linux client does have issues with DNS resolution.
    A reboot will fix it usually.

    Or just carry on using the IP it's not likely to change in the next 48hrs.

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    I have 7 cores up and running since this morning and I'm showing up in the FreeDC stats so I guess I'm good to go.

    Jeff.
    Last edited by Digital Parasite; 04-17-2009 at 03:57 PM.

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    I seem to recall putting the IP for nplb.ironbits.net in each Linux /etc/hosts file to get around the problem, however, as PCZ pointed out, using the IP in the config file is not a problem because the IP for the server is static and it won't change in the foreseeable future.

    Nice! We are kicking some booty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits View Post
    I seem to recall putting the IP for nplb.ironbits.net in each Linux /etc/hosts file to get around the problem, however, as PCZ pointed out, using the IP in the config file is not a problem because the IP for the server is static and it won't change in the foreseeable future.

    Nice! We are kicking some booty!
    Think for this rally I'll leave it using the IP address; for future ones may change it

    Any idea why Linux clients have this problem?

    And yes - saw we have gotten off to a good start

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    You can watch all the carnage right here on the spiffy stats that AMDave makes for this project.
    http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/nplbstats.php
    Great gauntlet stats AMDave

    We are beating all teams combined by a very large margin. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I just use the IP addresses myself
    I do not know why the Linux clients have problems with dns.

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    Man Oh man are we cruising . Almost 2X the power of the next team

    Now who can we

    Do we need to bring out the BIG Guns Yet

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    you,ve got something in your dns setup borked as you shouldn't have any linux dns issues with llrnet. I use linux exclusively with zero dns issues....

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    on Team Free-DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    Man Oh man are we cruising . Almost 2X the power of the next team
    Now who can we
    Do we need to bring out the BIG Guns Yet
    Well, you guys are definitely beating everyone else quite easily for this rally; a swamping victory seems almost assured. However, another target (and quite a stretch at that) would be to try to take back the lead in the all-time stats from Raiders of the Lost Primes. They just crossed the 5-million mark in # of points and Free-DC is only at 2.77 million. (To put this in perspective, Free-DC's cranked out 27799 points in the slightly <24hrs so far on this rally.) Granted, it's a huge undertaking, but if you're looking for a place to bring out the big guns, you've found it.

    C'mon guys--you're being showed up by a little upstart team that nobody's even heard of outside of NPLB! You can do better than that!

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