Month: February 2009

Nvidia Quadro FX 370

Have this video card on my main CAD workstation (Q8200 2.33Ghz Quad-core 8Gb RAM Vista 64bit). Updated the video driver to a nvidia 182.08 windows Vista 64 release after some windows vista problems with the 182.20 release. Seems to be working great. Ran POV-RAY 3.6.1 Benchmark version 1.02 Results Render averaged 103.58 PPS over 147456 …

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Microsoft Windows Azure…

Steps l took in exploring this technology. “Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform”  Click here for the Microsoft Website 1. Download the SDK – January 2009 CTP 2. Download Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio January …

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Nvidia cuda….

Wanted to take advantage of the CUDA from NVIDIA (a leading GPU manufacturer) – a system that uses GPUs for scientific computing. You also need a minimum of 256Mb Video card RAM to take advantage of CUDA. This will also increase my BOINC/SETI processing speed. My current nvidia driver for my PNY Quadro FX370 was …

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SQL Server error

Cannot insert the value NULL into column ‘owner_sid’, table ‘msdb.dbo.sysjobs’; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. If you get the above message, make sure you set the login correctly in the script you are attempting to run: For example, on my script that causes the error above, changing @owner_login_name=N’sa’, to @owner_login_name=N’stevesadminaccount’, Obviously logging in …

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