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Message 51277 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 0:32:42 UTC
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Fair enough.

I already asked Rom about that issue (where it first says "required", then it is actually "optional" and allows you to say "no" and the installer then says "skipped") a couple days ago. The way I understood, the wording is just how InstallShield works, there's not much he can do, and the intent was for it to be an optional install, as it is.

Regarding editing.. One day I might try to do that, but not just yet.

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Message 51278 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 0:39:06 UTC - in response to Message 51277.  

... there's not much he can do

It's almost year 6 that we're waiting for the open source installer to become the BOINC installer. I doubt it'll come this century.
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Message 51287 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 17:47:11 UTC - in response to Message 51276.  

So I have emailed the developers on this and asked for a clarification, and I am not going to update the RNs until I get an answer on that. For all we know, a new installer will be released which fixes the above and either make it both optional, or both required.


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The dialogs were all created by the InstallShield guys. All I had control over was the name 'VirtualBox
4.2.16 (x64)'.

I suppose I can go find the flag that will really turn it into a requirement instead of something that is optional.
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Message 51288 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 17:55:17 UTC - in response to Message 51287.  

So I have emailed the developers on this and asked for a clarification, and I am not going to update the RNs until I get an answer on that. For all we know, a new installer will be released which fixes the above and either make it both optional, or both required.


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The dialogs were all created by the InstallShield guys. All I had control over was the name 'VirtualBox
4.2.16 (x64)'.

I suppose I can go find the flag that will really turn it into a requirement instead of something that is optional.


Hmm, not sure if that's what we want, but I suppose I'll live with whatever gets decided.

If I had my way, it'd remain an optional install, even when using the bundled installer, so that a single installer could be used even on cases where the user doesn't want VirtualBox installed (which describes my situation).
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Message 51289 - Posted: 12 Nov 2013, 18:02:02 UTC - in response to Message 51288.  

If I had my way, it'd remain an optional install, even when using the bundled installer, so that a single installer could be used even on cases where the user doesn't want VirtualBox installed (which describes my situation).

Because you prefer to download a 90MB installer over a 9.5MB installer?

Anyway, I also asked if this was perhaps a preset to deprecating the installer without VBox included, but there was silence on that. 2 years ago --after T4T's start-- there was talk and hints that the future BOINC installer would include a VirtualBOx installment, that would do away with the sole BOINC installer. I suppose we'll see where this'll end.
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Message 51322 - Posted: 14 Nov 2013, 16:19:25 UTC - in response to Message 51289.  

Hi

Is this new version of BOINC meant to support the NVidia K520 GRID (CUDA 5.5)? It doesn't seem to work.

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DRIVER DETAILS:

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/download/driverResults.aspx/64621/en-uk

ERROR:

11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.2.28 for windows_x86_64
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Running under account Administrator
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | No usable GPUs found
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Message 51324 - Posted: 14 Nov 2013, 17:32:40 UTC - in response to Message 51322.  

Is this new version of BOINC meant to support the NVidia K520 GRID (CUDA 5.5)? It doesn't seem to work.

11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.2.28 for windows_x86_64
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | Running under account Administrator
11/14/2013 4:02:36 PM | | No usable GPUs found

The BOINC start-up log shows a lot more information than the lines you gave. You've made it more difficult to diagnose things.

Which Windows do you use?
Despite the other pages claiming the GPU is CUDA capable, it isn't on Nvidia's own CUDA GPUs list.
To be able to see if your GPU is an Nvidia GPU, BOINC looks for nvcuda.dll, so go on, is that somewhere on your system, and if so, where? Which version is it (right-click, properties, details)?
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Message 51445 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 8:46:24 UTC

7.2.31 is now recommended. It has the BOINC Manager crash fix. http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
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Message 51574 - Posted: 27 Nov 2013, 8:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 51445.  

Hi, I use an older version of BOINC, it must be the 7.2.15, but after the new release I couldn´t update the news feed.
After update it, the boinc manager chrashes, I´ll update it to 7.2.31 today, hope the problems are solved. :)
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Message 51577 - Posted: 27 Nov 2013, 12:39:29 UTC

BOINC 7.2.33 is now recommended. It contains the fix for the crashing BOINC Manager when Notices with images are sent. It also contains a fix to start using the exclusive applications immediately when added through the computing options, without needing to restart the client.
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Message 51611 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 8:29:43 UTC - in response to Message 51324.  

Here are the files on Windows Server 2012 R2 (this is the Amazon official Marketplace NVIDIA build):

Directory of C:\Windows\System32

07/01/2013 03:12 PM 9,243,440 nvcuda.dll
1 File(s) 9,243,440 bytes

Directory of C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvgr.inf_amd64_6f0a
e30f6e61c1a0

07/01/2013 03:12 PM 9,243,440 nvcuda.dll
1 File(s) 9,243,440 bytes

Directory of C:\Windows\SysWOW64

07/01/2013 03:12 PM 7,690,688 nvcuda.dll
1 File(s) 7,690,688 bytes


Here are screen shots of the properties.

(Not sure how to post pictures, so asked a friend to put the pictures on the internet:)


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387277511403095&set=pb.100003625495399.-2207520000.1385886420.&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387277508069762&set=pb.100003625495399.-2207520000.1385886420.&type=3&theater
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Message 51612 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 8:34:09 UTC - in response to Message 51611.  

Here is the log you wanted:


12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.2.33 for windows_x86_64
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Running under account Administrator
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | No usable GPUs found
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Creating new client state file
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Host name: WIN-
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz [Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7]
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes nx lm
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Standard x64 Edition, (06.02.9200.00)
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Memory: 15.00 GB physical, 21.00 GB virtual
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Disk: 29.66 GB total, 9.84 GB free
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Local time is UTC +0 hours
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | No general preferences found - using defaults
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Preferences:
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | max memory usage when active: 7679.80MB
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 13823.65MB
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | max disk usage: 9.74GB
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | don't use GPU while active
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Not using a proxy
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | This computer is not attached to any projects
12/1/2013 8:30:46 AM | | Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
12/1/2013 8:31:14 AM | | Fetching configuration file from http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/get_project_config.php
12/1/2013 8:31:27 AM | | Running CPU benchmarks
12/1/2013 8:31:27 AM | | Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
12/1/2013 8:31:44 AM | | Suspending network activity - user request
12/1/2013 8:31:58 AM | | Benchmark results:
12/1/2013 8:31:58 AM | | Number of CPUs: 8
12/1/2013 8:31:58 AM | | 2803 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
12/1/2013 8:31:58 AM | | 7204 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU

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Tried both 32bit and 64bit BOINC clients.
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