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Message 109731 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 15:21:28 UTC

Running Windows 11 Pro 64bit v 21H2 build 22000.918 with Boinc v 7.20.2(x64) wxWidgets v 3.1.7 with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. Tasks such as Milky Way and Climate Prediction are barely running. For example, Climate Prediction was running all night and only show 2 seconds processing time. Same for Milky Way. Never had a problem running tasks before as they ran very quickly, using a lot of the CPU cycles.

Any ideas? Copy of event log below:

8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.20.2 for windows_x86_64
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | log flags: sched_ops
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.84.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.12
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Running under account Bob
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (driver version 516.94, CUDA version 11.7, compute capability 7.5, 8192MB, 8192MB available, 9293 GFLOPS peak)
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (driver version 516.94, device version OpenCL 3.0 CUDA, 8192MB, 8192MB available, 9293 GFLOPS peak)
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Version change (7.16.11 -> 7.20.2)
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Windows processor group 0: 24 processors
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Host name: Bobs-PC
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Processor: 24 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor [Family 23 Model 113 Stepping 0]
8/31/2022 9:06:06 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 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 sse4a osvw wdt topx page1gb rdtscp fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 11: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.22000.00)
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Memory: 31.92 GB physical, 63.92 GB virtual
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Disk: 975.97 GB total, 230.12 GB free
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | No WSL found.
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | VirtualBox version: 6.1.34
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | General prefs: from http://dhep.ga/boinc/ (last modified 22-Sep-2018 11:18:24)
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Computer location: home
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Reading preferences override file
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Preferences:
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | max memory usage when active: 1634.48 MB
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 29420.59 MB
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | max disk usage: 239.38 GB
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | max CPUs used: 21
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | don't compute while active
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | don't use GPU while active
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 5%
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Setting up project and slot directories
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Checking active tasks
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Using account manager BOINCstatsBAM!
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 518418; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | Citizen Science Grid | URL https://csgrid.org/csg/; Computer ID 84533; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | climateprediction.net | URL https://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1463699; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | Cosmology@Home | URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 87459; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12801254; resource share 50
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | Enigma@Home | URL http://www.enigmaathome.net/; Computer ID 239997; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | GPUGRID | URL https://www.gpugrid.net/; Computer ID 526586; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | LHC@home | URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 10527792; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 706944; resource share 100
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8471421; resource share 35
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Checking presence of 892 project files
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Running CPU benchmarks
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
8/31/2022 9:06:38 AM | | FP benchmark ran only 1.890625 sec; ignoring
8/31/2022 9:06:59 AM | climateprediction.net | update requested by user
8/31/2022 9:06:59 AM | Asteroids@home | Fetching scheduler list
8/31/2022 9:07:06 AM | Citizen Science Grid | Fetching scheduler list
8/31/2022 9:07:07 AM | Citizen Science Grid | [error] No scheduler URLs found in master file
8/31/2022 9:07:12 AM | SETI@home | Fetching scheduler list
8/31/2022 9:07:13 AM | SETI@home | Master file download succeeded
8/31/2022 9:07:19 AM | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
8/31/2022 9:07:19 AM | climateprediction.net | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: not highest priority project; NVIDIA GPU: )
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request completed
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | climateprediction.net | Project requested delay of 3636 seconds
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | climateprediction.net | General prefs: from climateprediction.net (last modified 31-Aug-2022 09:03:57)
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | climateprediction.net | Computer location: home
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | climateprediction.net | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | Reading preferences override file
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | Preferences:
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | max memory usage when active: 1634.48 MB
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 29420.59 MB
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | max disk usage: 239.39 GB
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | max CPUs used: 21
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | don't compute while active
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | don't use GPU while active
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 5%
8/31/2022 9:07:20 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
8/31/2022 9:07:29 AM | | Running CPU benchmarks
8/31/2022 9:08:01 AM | | Benchmark results:
8/31/2022 9:08:01 AM | | Number of CPUs: 21
8/31/2022 9:08:01 AM | | 5294 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
8/31/2022 9:08:01 AM | | 16437 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
8/31/2022 9:13:32 AM | | Resuming network activity
8/31/2022 9:13:33 AM | Enigma@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
8/31/2022 9:13:33 AM | Enigma@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
8/31/2022 9:13:34 AM | Enigma@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
8/31/2022 9:13:34 AM | Enigma@Home | Project is temporarily shut down for maintenance
8/31/2022 9:13:34 AM | Enigma@Home | Project requested delay of 3600 seconds
8/31/2022 9:13:39 AM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
8/31/2022 9:13:39 AM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
8/31/2022 9:13:41 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP file not found
8/31/2022 10:52:26 AM | | Suspending network activity - computer is in use
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Message 109737 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 16:39:06 UTC - in response to Message 109731.  

8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 5%
That will do it. You essentially tell your system that as long as ANYTHING else runs on the system, including the operating system, that BOINC should suspend.

Up this value from 5% to something much higher. It shouldn't be used on a desktop (set to 100%).
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Message 109740 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 17:47:37 UTC

8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | climateprediction.net | URL https://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1463699; resource share 100
Though given that even us mods on CPDN have no idea when there will be more work, keeping your current settings might eke it out till there is more! ;)
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Message 109741 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 18:25:32 UTC - in response to Message 109737.  

I upped the value to 25% although the 5% has been the norm since I started BOINC 20 years ago and processing was great until lately. I'll reply again when BOINC has a chance to run.
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Message 109742 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 19:00:23 UTC - in response to Message 109741.  

Before you go to bed,

1) Check the Windows 11 power management settings, to make sure the computer isn't going to sleep when you do. (you weren't running either Windows 11 or BOINC 20 years ago).
2) There's a nasty little catch-22 on the BOINC preferences screens these days:

Website version:
Suspend when no mouse/keyboard input in last --- minutes
Manager version:
(my emphasis)

Read that carefully - yes, DON'T do any work when you're not working either. It sounds wrong from the perspective of someone like you, but it's there for a purpose. You should avoid it.
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Message 109745 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 19:30:33 UTC - in response to Message 109742.  

Upping to 25% seemed to work. Wonder if Win 11 is doing something in the background lately that wouldn't allow processing to proceed. Will set some logs to see what's happening.

Thanks for your wisdom everybody.
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Message 109747 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 22:04:21 UTC - in response to Message 109731.  
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One question that has me curious.
8/31/2022 9:06:06 AM | | General prefs: from http://dhep.ga/boinc/ (last modified 22-Sep-2018 11:18:24)
Where do you get those preferences from? What kind of site is that for you? Because to me it looks highly suspicious in its behaviour. it certainly isn't a known BOINC project. So how did you get that link? And shouldn't you just to be safe otherwise change it to a certified BOINC project?
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Message 109748 - Posted: 1 Sep 2022, 0:18:55 UTC - in response to Message 109747.  

Agreed, user need to change settings to a certified project that won't go away tomorrow.

dhep[]ga was a short lived BOINC project back in 2018. Currently it's a 'parked' domain for sale according to domaintools.com.

Below is a screen shot from 2018-06-10. You might have to sign into domaintools site to view image.
https://research.domaintools.com/research/screenshot-history/dhep.ga/#4
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Message 109751 - Posted: 1 Sep 2022, 1:51:41 UTC

I only see 4 viable projects with work and that are still running in his log output. He needs to remove all the extinct projects.


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