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Message 28667 - Posted: 11 Nov 2009, 3:36:06 UTC

Designed from the ground up for monitoring AND controling your BOINC Crunching Farms.
XP, Vista, Windows 7. Sorry.. No linux version.
X86 and 64 bit.
Lots of features.. tons of color settings.
Slick and Easy to use 'Point and click' GUI.
Auto Network Computer Locator... Finds your hosts for you. Enter a password and click Add.. your done.
Color Coded Rows based on WU state. Colors can be set.
Color Coded Buttons for each host.. Also can be set.
Form Text and Backgound color settings. Almost anything that has a color can be set to your taste.
Not just colored but TEXTURED Data Grids, Main Control Menu, Context Menus and The Control Panel.
Control over what columns are visiable on the Data Grids along with, their widths and positions. Dual column sorting.
ALL THESE SETTINGS ARE SAVED AUTOMATICALLY!
Boinc.NET will look exactly as it did when you left it last.
A few images....
UI Settings Tab With a Blue 'Motif' Setting.. More options have been added sice this pic was captured..


With a Red 'Motif' Setting.. Showing some column data:


The Control Panel: Gray Motif..

Totally Free to USE !
Just join the Support Forums to gain access to the download area.
Comments are welcome.. Please post at the Support Forums!
Thanks for your time and......
Happy Boincing!
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Message 30588 - Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 21:54:45 UTC

Bump..
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Message 32853 - Posted: 17 May 2010, 21:49:00 UTC

Some updates;
3D graphs of your history. Not silly sorta 3D looking crap but real 3D models including Opengl lighting. You can spin, rotate, zoom..
Has mouse over 'miniSpheres' and they rotate and show info. It Better to see it then read about it.

The up-down arrows flip the pages (animated).. If you mess it up.. Press 'R' and the display point of view is reset. You can shift the eye center and zoom right up on any part of the models.
The text is all 3D.
This is a new feature to BDN. Its fully fuctional but some things may change.
Now that Opengl is integrated in to Boinc.NET, many new and cool things are on there way!
Opengl is required.
No worries.. There are very few video chips/cards that dont come with OpenGL support.

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Message 33254 - Posted: 4 Jun 2010, 17:12:01 UTC
Last modified: 4 Jun 2010, 17:28:49 UTC

More Addtions to Boinc.NET!
Yep.. Im working on this all the time :)

Boinc.NET now has remote temperature monitoring thanks to Core Temp and a little wrapper program called 'TempSender' I wrote.

How it works:
Core Temp is a free program that grabs the temperature of your cores along with load and some other information.
Core Temp is setup to allow shared memory and thus, other apps can grab the information Core Temp has grabbed.

My Program, TempSender, Grabs this Info and when requested by Boinc.NET, sends this data. TempSender is, in all reality, a self contained server application of my own design. Its safe and wont listen to any program BUT Boinc.NET.

TempSender is a Multi-Threaded application and uses VERY LITTLE CPU. Core Temp and TempSender, together dont even register as using 1% of the CPUs usage in Task Manager.
TempSender can connect with up to 10 Boinc.NET's running as masters on other machines. This allows temperature monitoring from more than one location within your Farm.
TempSender is a set and forget app. Once started, It will connect and disconnect Boinc.NET apps as needed.
This is TempSender:


Under the Host Settings Tab, you can decide if you want to connect to TempSender, what Temperature to trigger a suspend at and if you want it to even trigger a suspend cycle for cool off.


It also has an ALARM SOUND

Yes.. It can control your nodes temperatures by suspending the clients until the temperature is under the Tmax setting.

The Temperature History Graphs show a 100 sample history of the CPUs hottest core. ( I decided to NOT list all cores because its CPU expensive).
These History Graph windows also have a right click context menu that allows setting them the way you wish. You can also double click them to make them the same width as Boinc.NET's client area.
Here's a few images of the new 'CPU Temps' Tab




[You can see the temperature drop and start to heat up after Boinc.NET suspended and resumed the AMD3500's client in this next image.
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Message 33388 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 5:45:52 UTC

I wish I had those temp ranges. Dang, to me, normal is 84c.

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Message 33424 - Posted: 17 Jun 2010, 14:29:50 UTC - in response to Message 33388.  

Hi Mike,

You've been busy, keep up the good work.
It should be quite easy for you to include TThrottle users.
As you can read the temperatures over tc/ip remotely and locally.

TThrottle The way to control your CPU and GPU temperature.
BoincTasks The best view of BOINC.
My other activities
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Message 33632 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 14:51:41 UTC - in response to Message 33424.  

Hi Mike,

You've been busy, keep up the good work.
It should be quite easy for you to include TThrottle users.
As you can read the temperatures over tc/ip remotely and locally.

Hey Fred :)

I could of used it but I'm one of those 'My Way' types that does every thing from scrach. Mostly because I want to learn how it all works.
Remote temp monitoring was something I wanted to include from the start but got side tracked with getting every thing else added. A user of BDN created some tools for this but the CPU useage was strangely high. TempSender is a threaded app and the only time you see it use CPU is when Boinc.NET connects to it. Core Temp uses near nothing of the CPU as well. A good combo for nodes on a farm.

BoincTasks seems to have a fairly large user base. Congrats :) I downloaded and played with it a bit. Its pretty cool. Im so used to Boinc.NET, I was trying to use the UI like BDNs and obviously, that didnt work.. lol

Happy Coding !

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Message 33801 - Posted: 17 Jul 2010, 12:17:58 UTC - in response to Message 33388.  
Last modified: 17 Jul 2010, 12:18:30 UTC

I wish I had those temp ranges. Dang, to me, normal is 84c.



Try an after market CPU fan and heatsink.
do read reviews because some of the cheaper models actually cool better then the more expensive ones. You also have to be care that the fan/heat sink will fit.
this is a good one
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-7PROV2&title=ARCTIC-COOLING-Freezer-7-Pro-Rev-2-92mm-CPU-Fan-For-Intel-AMD-CPU
MAKE SURE THE ONE YOU GET... FITS!!!
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Message 35085 - Posted: 3 Oct 2010, 15:05:11 UTC
Last modified: 3 Oct 2010, 15:06:48 UTC

Well..
In the mean time of waiting for the servers to do the Phoenix thing... I worked on Boinc.NET.
Not that the servers being confused is a reason, mind you.
Anyway...
Lots of things have changed in BDN since its birth over a year ago.
The last bit of changes includes new custom buttons everywhere. New Speed Graph bars. A new Texture set for the Motif. Some transparent code improvements.
This Image shows a lot of the changes in one screen shot.
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