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Message 97473 - Posted: 11 Apr 2020, 2:18:07 UTC

I've used BOINC for a long time but haven't been able to enjoy running LHC@Hme projects due to lack of VirtualBox. I just set up a high-end PC with Windows 10 Pro and installed BOINC and VirtualBox. I set them up separately because I was following instructions to run Ubuntu as a VM as a separate project. Unfortunately, I am much more familiar with Linux than Windows.

When I started up BOINC it downloaded a few LHC projects but then stopped and ran other projects despite LHC being top priority. I can't see that BOINC is using the VirtualBox, nor does VirtualBox show any new VM from boinc. The only connection I see between BOINC and VirtualBox is that during startup, BOINC reports "VirtualBox version: 6.1.4" to its log.

I expected to see BOINC download a virtual machine, install it in VirtualBox, download compatible LHC projects and run those in the VirtualBox. Why isn't this happening? And how can I troubleshoot?

Thanks for reading.
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Message 97476 - Posted: 11 Apr 2020, 7:00:27 UTC - in response to Message 97473.  

Could you please post your BOINC startup messages? (CTRL+SHIFT+E)
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Message 97482 - Posted: 11 Apr 2020, 10:06:09 UTC - in response to Message 97476.  

4/11/2020 3:03:44 AM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
4/11/2020 3:03:44 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
4/11/2020 3:03:44 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
4/11/2020 3:03:44 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
4/11/2020 3:03:44 AM | | Data directory: D:\BOINC
4/11/2020 3:03:44 AM | | Running under account cwjen
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (driver version 445.75, CUDA version 11.0, compute capability 7.5, 4096MB, 3547MB available, 9062 GFLOPS peak)
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (driver version 445.75, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3547MB available, 9062 GFLOPS peak)
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 7.6.0.0814, device version OpenCL 2.1 (Build 0))
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | Host name: DESKTOP-TASP7P9
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | Processor: 16 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz [Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13]
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx smx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | Memory: 31.85 GB physical, 36.60 GB virtual
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | Disk: 4.96 TB total, 4.93 TB free
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | Local time is UTC -7 hours
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | No WSL found.
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | | VirtualBox version: 6.1.4
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | climateprediction.net | URL https://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1502078; resource share 100
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | GPUGRID | URL http://www.gpugrid.net/; Computer ID 538267; resource share 100
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | LHC@home | URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 10643884; resource share 1000
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | Rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 4038618; resource share 100
4/11/2020 3:03:45 AM | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 6734904; resource share 10
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | General prefs: from https://bam.boincstats.com/ (last modified 26-Jul-2018 09:30:44)
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Host location: none
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | General prefs: using your defaults
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Preferences:
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | max memory usage when active: 19566.65 MB
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 29349.98 MB
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | max disk usage: 100.00 GB
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Setting up project and slot directories
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Checking active tasks
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Using account manager BOINCstatsBAM!
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
4/11/2020 3:03:50 AM | | Checking presence of 321 project files
4/11/2020 3:04:01 AM | GPUGRID | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/11/2020 3:04:01 AM | GPUGRID | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
4/11/2020 3:04:14 AM | Rosetta@home | Computation for task hgfp_dimer_5x_262_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_906997_914_0 finished
4/11/2020 3:04:19 AM | Rosetta@home | Starting task Mini_Protein_binds_IL1R_COVID-19_design5_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0zs8dt4x_909079_1_0
4/11/2020 3:04:20 AM | Rosetta@home | Started upload of hgfp_dimer_5x_262_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_906997_914_0_r651632791_0
4/11/2020 3:04:21 AM | GPUGRID | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/11/2020 3:04:21 AM | GPUGRID | No tasks sent
4/11/2020 3:04:21 AM | GPUGRID | This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress
4/11/2020 3:04:22 AM | Rosetta@home | Finished upload of hgfp_dimer_5x_262_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_906997_914_0_r651632791_0
4/11/2020 3:04:36 AM | Rosetta@home | Computation for task rb_04_10_20979_20755_ab_t000__h001_robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_07_05_908000_16_0 finished
4/11/2020 3:04:38 AM | Rosetta@home | Starting task Mini_Protein_binds_IL1R_COVID-19_design5_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_5rt5ms1d_909079_1_0
4/11/2020 3:04:39 AM | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/11/2020 3:04:39 AM | climateprediction.net | Requesting new tasks for CPU
4/11/2020 3:04:40 AM | Rosetta@home | Started upload of rb_04_10_20979_20755_ab_t000__h001_robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_07_05_908000_16_0_r1205627109_0
4/11/2020 3:04:41 AM | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/11/2020 3:04:41 AM | climateprediction.net | No tasks sent
4/11/2020 3:04:46 AM | LHC@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/11/2020 3:04:46 AM | LHC@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
4/11/2020 3:04:47 AM | Rosetta@home | Finished upload of rb_04_10_20979_20755_ab_t000__h001_robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_07_05_908000_16_0_r1205627109_0
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | No tasks sent
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for SixTrack
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for sixtracktest
4/11/2020 3:04:54 AM | Rosetta@home | Computation for task rb_04_07_20547_20401_ab_t000__h001_robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_09_19_905447_68_0 finished
4/11/2020 3:04:55 AM | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/11/2020 3:04:55 AM | Rosetta@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
4/11/2020 3:04:55 AM | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
4/11/2020 3:04:56 AM | Rosetta@home | Started upload of rb_04_07_20547_20401_ab_t000__h001_robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_09_19_905447_68_0_r2138299968_0
4/11/2020 3:04:56 AM | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
4/11/2020 3:04:58 AM | Rosetta@home | Started download of Mini_Protein_binds_IL1R_COVID-19_design5_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_8zj4xc7p.zip
4/11/2020 3:04:58 AM | Rosetta@home | Started download of Mini_Protein_binds_IL1R_COVID-19_design5_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_8zj4xc7p.flags
4/11/2020 3:05:00 AM | Rosetta@home | Finished download of Mini_Protein_binds_IL1R_COVID-19_design5_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_8zj4xc7p.flags
4/11/2020 3:05:01 AM | Rosetta@home | Finished upload of rb_04_07_20547_20401_ab_t000__h001_robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_09_19_905447_68_0_r2138299968_0
4/11/2020 3:05:01 AM | World Community Grid | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
4/11/2020 3:05:01 AM | World Community Grid | Requesting new tasks for CPU
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Message 97483 - Posted: 11 Apr 2020, 11:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 97482.  

4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | No tasks sent
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for SixTrack
4/11/2020 3:04:49 AM | LHC@home | No tasks are available for sixtracktest
Looks like you may have the VM tasks switched off through project preferences at LHC. 'Sixtrack' is their normal CPU application - you would normally only see these message if you were requesting CPU/Sixtrack only.
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Message 97556 - Posted: 13 Apr 2020, 16:28:19 UTC - in response to Message 97483.  
Last modified: 13 Apr 2020, 16:29:18 UTC

Looks like you may have the VM tasks switched off through project preferences at LHC. 'Sixtrack' is their normal CPU application - you would normally only see these message if you were requesting CPU/Sixtrack only.

Thank you! This was the problem. I went to my LCH@home account and saw that, under project preferences, I hadn't checked CMS Simulation, Theory Simulation or ATLAS Simulation under "Run only selected applications". After checking these three boxes, synchronizing to BOINC Manager and updating the LHC@home project, BOINC started downloading Theory Simulation tasks and running them as virtual machines.
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