[plans] distributed.net .plan update

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Wed Nov 24 19:00:04 EST 1999


.plan updates in the last 24 hours: 
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vetere :: 24-Nov-1999 01:24 (Wednesday) ::

Well, there she be - the new design for the web site. 

A total content rewrite and reorganization is coming. Stay tuned. But
this is the look. I'm still weeding out some bugs in the new display,
and the other languages will be switched over as the sidebars are
constructed in native tongues... 

Send flames, criticism, and commentary to vetere at distributed.net . 


vetere :: 24-Nov-1999 03:20 (Wednesday) ::

The following is a development bitslicing AltiVec G4 core. 

Benchmarking CSC ... 100.00% done                                               
Completed in 0.00:00:16.30 [2,251,498.52 keys/sec]


moose :: 24-Nov-1999 03:23 (Wednesday) ::

k news on several clients that have been updated lately.

The following clients can be found at the clients page.
http://www.distributed.net/clients.html

-dnetc-linux-alpha-glibc21.tar.gz
-dnetc-linux-alpha-glibc2.tar.gz
-dnetc-netbsd-x86.tar.gz
-dnetc-netbsd-arm32.tar.gz
-dnetc-netbsd-alpha.tar.gz


These clients along with clients updated on Nov/16/1999 all support
CSC. For more information on CSC please visit
http://www.distributed.net/csc/

Have Fun!


moose :: 24-Nov-1999 03:23 (Wednesday) ::

k news on several clients that have been updated lately.

The following clients can be found at the clients page.
http://www.distributed.net/clients.html

-dnetc-linux-alpha-glibc21.tar.gz
-dnetc-linux-alpha-glibc2.tar.gz
-dnetc-netbsd-x86.tar.gz
-dnetc-netbsd-arm32.tar.gz
-dnetc-netbsd-alpha.tar.gz


These clients along with clients updated on Nov/16/1999 all support
CSC. For more information on CSC please visit
http://www.distributed.net/csc/

Have Fun!


nugget :: 24-Nov-1999 04:32 (Wednesday) ::

Well, statsbox is still extremely unhealthy.  We're seeing some very strange
behavior in Sybase, with cpu utilization far in excess of what we should be
seeing.  Decibel and I are both at a loss as to the cause of the problem.

I guess at this point we're seeking some peer review on the problem.
If you have practical experience in Sybase database administration and
transact-sql coding, please drop me a line.  We'd like a few more sets
of eyes to take a look at this situation.  I suspect mssql 6.5 experience
would be equally valuable.

We've gotten to the point where we're not even sure if we can trust what's
coming out of sp_sysmon.



moose :: 24-Nov-1999 06:29 (Wednesday) ::

Yes i know i just updated a few clients, but here are a few more
updates.

For those of you who wanted the cow back in the win32 client, well its
back!

The following clients have been updated

- dnetc-win32-x86.zip
- dnetc-freebsd-x86-elf.tar.gz


The win32 self-installer will be uploaded shortly 

So happy down loading




decibel :: 24-Nov-1999 15:30 (Wednesday) ::

Here's some more info on what we're seeing on statbox.

The problem that we're running into is that as soon as we enable any
httpds, Sybase's CPU load goes through the roof. With 5 httpds running,
we're seeing CPU usage of 90% on a dual PII-300. Access to the database
is slow as hell, either from the web or locally.

The interesting thing is that this suddenly started after importing the
04 or 05 rc5 log yesterday. After doing some cleanup, the CSC run last
night was fine until the 07 CSC log, when things ground to a crawl. We
were seeing BCPs of ~50rows/sec, where they're normally 1000s of
rows/sec.

So, the only theory I can think of is that the database has grown to a
size where we're suddenly overflowing some cache or memory structure.
Unfortunately, sp_sysmon is of little value because it won't run except
under the lightest of loads. With anything close to a normal load, it
just sits there, never returning from the call. When we do run it, we're
seeing rather odd results, such as:

  Task Context Switches Due To:
    Voluntary Yields                 10.0        1809.0        1809      47.3 %
    Cache Search Misses               1.0         176.0         176       4.6 %
    System Disk Writes                0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    I/O Pacing                        0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Logical Lock Contention           0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Address Lock Contention           0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Log Semaphore Contention          0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Group Commit Sleeps               0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Last Log Page Writes              0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Modify Conflicts                118.4       21323.0       21323     557.9 %
    I/O Device Contention             0.0           0.0           0       0.0 %
    Network Packet Received           1.5         265.0         265       6.9 %
    Network Packet Sent               2.4         439.0         439      11.5 %
    SYSINDEXES Lookup                 0.0           6.0           6       0.2 %
    Other Causes                   -112.1      -20196.0      -20196      -528 %


moose :: 24-Nov-1999 18:22 (Wednesday) ::

Ok more additions to the clients list

- dnetc-netbsd13-x86.tar.gz netbsd 1.3.x for x86 v2.8002.446
- dnetc-win32-x86.exe       win32 self installer v2.8002.447


Enjoy!

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