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Message 33324 - Posted: 9 Jun 2010, 22:15:28 UTC - in response to Message 33323.  
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As Einstein (the second most popular BOINC project, I believe) does not yet use web site code which gives you the option to set this throttling function as you like, or disable it, you have to do so from SETI or another project which does.

Einstein does use the updated web code. It has done so since the 8th of June. See Einstein global preferences.

See also Web code update and the news on their front page:
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We (finally!) updated our web code. Don't hesitate to comment on this post in the "News" forum if you find something broken. 8 Jun 2010 15:39:16 UTC ·


...then when my host updated preferences from the Einstein site (as it must, since the freshness date is now newer), the undesired (to me) 25% returned. In other words, setting 0 for this parameter at SETI does not currently propagate to Einstein (and most likely any other project running too old a version).

It's the other way around. Your preferences only propagate to other projects as and when your BOINC makes contact with that project's scheduler. It doesn't do it on its own.

So if you change something at the Einstein project and then do an update, before BOINC has had a chance to report work for instance, it'll download the new preferences from Einstein, since those are the ones you changed last!
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Message 33520 - Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 10:20:01 UTC
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I've noticed that since updating to v6.10.56 that BOINC is constantly resuming tasks every 1 to three minutes. Moreover, all its processing is done in 'high priority' mode. Furthermore, it was switching between all tasks for which WU's exist, i.e., ten different projects. Each WU was processed for about 2 minutes and it would switch to a different WU. Messages indicated that tasks exited with zero status but no finished file. Looking in the error files per project indicates no heartbeat.

To address this issue I set all projects to NNT and then suspended every project except the one with the most urgent deadline, i.e., Virtual Prarie due 6-28 and estimated time to complete ~2.5 hours. It finished in about 2 hours and sent result to server.

I then resumed all the tasks and then allowed work for all the projects. Within 20 minutes I received another Virtual Prarie WU and the whole shenanigans started up again. Until the Virtual Prarie WU was downloaded no task switching occured and no messages were generated concerning exit with zero status. Moreover WU processing occured in normal priority mode.

The problem began again two hours after Virtual Prarie downloaded a new WU. At that time task switching began anew, it has switched tasks about 60 times in the last 80 minutes. However, there have been no indications of zero exit status. It is only switching between the WU with the most urgent deadline and the one with the oldest deadline, i.e., due 7-8. That WU (Cosmology) is estimated complete in 34 hours with 41% complete. The most recent Virtual Prarie is 10% complete with 10min on the clock.

This is highly unusual based on previous experience.
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Message 33523 - Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 20:23:21 UTC - in response to Message 33520.  

Well, since I posted that, it appears that BOINC has settled down significantly. Since I posted he began resuming tasks about every 2.5 hrs, albeit all processing is still at high priority.

Perhaps this was an 'initial state' issue where the new scheduler inherent the lastest versino of BOINC was confronted with all the WU's that the previous version of BOINC (6.10.43) had just downloaded prior to updating to 6.10.56.

Hopefully he'll begin normal priority of WU processing soon.
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Message 33558 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 12:03:44 UTC

Since installing 6.10.56 starting boinc_mangager works but I get the following error message after downloading tasks and attempting to run them.
12:54:39: Error: Memory VFS already contains file 'webexternallink.xpm'!
12:54:39: Error: Memory VFS already contains file 'nvidiaicon.xpm'!
12:54:39: Error: Memory VFS already contains file 'atiicon.xpm'!
12:54:39: Error: Memory VFS already contains file 'multicore.xpm'!
I am going to try reverting to the older version to see what happens.

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Message 33559 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 12:14:59 UTC - in response to Message 33558.  

Tried resorting to previous version, now I get the same thing. I need to work out what I am doing wrong. System is Mandriva 2010 on duel core Intel 2.4Ghz.

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Message 33560 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 12:37:22 UTC - in response to Message 33559.  

Sorry should have done this before posting. - Prime Grid seems to work though I still get the error messages in a terminal, the wu's still start. In CPD nothing happens.

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Message 33565 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 13:54:02 UTC

I really don't know, so I have forwarded that to the developers. Hopefully they can make cheese of it. :)
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Message 33567 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 14:20:11 UTC - in response to Message 33558.  

OK, according to the developer it's a harmless error thrown by wxWidgets.

wxWidgets doesn't expose a way to see if the images are already in the virtual file system, so the only reliable way to make sure they are there before displaying the project list control is to create them if they are not or replace them if they are already there. wxWidgets throws that error if they are already there.


So you can ignore it. It doesn't harm the way in which projects run their applications or data.
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Message 33580 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 18:59:38 UTC - in response to Message 33567.  

Thanks, still doesn't explain why I cant get climate prediction models to run any more though? I will keep playing and see if I can find any more information that might help someone who knows more than I to track down the problem if I don't solve it through playing........

Great to get such a quick response though!

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Message 33581 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 19:08:06 UTC - in response to Message 33580.  

Thanks, still doesn't explain why I cant get climate prediction models to run any more though?

You can ask at the CPDN forums, here for help. You don't see any error messages, do you? The model you have is just sitting "Waiting to run"?

If that's the case, it may just be that BOINC deems it has run enough for the time being and is giving your other project(s) time to catch up. If it doesn't restart within the next 24 hours, you can either post back here or at the CPDN forums.
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Message 33589 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 8:44:20 UTC - in response to Message 33581.  

Thanks, seems to be running OK now. I only started the prime grid units as a diagnostic, I normally only run CPDN. Now that things seem to be working there remains only the curiosity to find out why.

Thanks again for being so willing to help.

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Message 33640 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 10:58:54 UTC - in response to Message 33589.  

Just reporting an update issue with Boinc 6.10.56.

Following a rare system freeze (XP x86), I restarted the system and saw that communication to all projects had been deferred for about 3500hours. I did a manual update, of course, and things are now working normally, but I think a 5 months communication deferral is a bit long!
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Message 33641 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 11:13:02 UTC - in response to Message 33640.  

You sure it said hours, not seconds?
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Message 33642 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 12:32:06 UTC - in response to Message 33641.  

Yes. Actual example,
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The 12 is minutes and the 46 is seconds, and ticks down.
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Message 33643 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 12:33:56 UTC - in response to Message 33642.  

And the system clock is/was okay?

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Message 33647 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 13:56:29 UTC - in response to Message 33643.  
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Actually No, it was out - by about 5 months! Of course the time was almost exactly correct; just the date was out! Just bad luck there. I expect the system froze due to a power issue and the BIOS went back to its manufacturing date.
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Message 33996 - Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 9:44:19 UTC
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BOINC 6.10.58 is now the recommended client on Windows and Macintosh.

Change Log 6.10.56 -> 6.10.58:

  • New: Enable the ability to automatically join teams from installer scripts (Win, Mac)
  • Fix: Elasped time tracking issue
  • Fix: Fix crash condition that would happen if drivers for ATI/Nvidia were installed incorrectly or clashed with other drivers in the system. (Win)
  • Fix: Cleanup accessibility items (Mac)
  • Fix: Display both OS version and kernel version on startup (Mac)
  • Fix: Fix bug that caused a new CPID to be generated at startup (Mac)

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Message 33998 - Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 11:07:21 UTC - in response to Message 33996.  

BOINC 6.10.58 is now the recommended client.

Change Log 6.10.56 -> 6.10.58:

  • New: Enable the ability to automatically join teams from installer scripts (Win, Mac)
  • Fix: Elasped time tracking issue
  • Fix: Fix crash condition that would happen if drivers for ATI/Nvidia were installed incorrectly or clashed with other drivers in the system. (Win)
  • Fix: Cleanup accessibility items (Mac)
  • Fix: Display both OS version and kernel version on startup (Mac)
  • Fix: Fix bug that caused a new CPID to be generated at startup (Mac)


That may well be the case, but for Linux still not seeing this version on the /dl page and when navigating to the official download page being offered 6.10.56.

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Message 34004 - Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 20:00:03 UTC

I am new to Boinc and matter of fact this is my first post here. After reading this thread on the information about the upgrade with the backup project, I have easily upgraded to 6.10.58 with no problem and I see info now about my nvidia GPU. I am sure the projects will finish quicker when running at night. However, I am having trouble finding out where to add a backup project. I would like to be able to run SETI@home with Folding@home as the backup project if possible. However, I seem unable to figure out how to even setup the "backup project" feature?
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Message 34006 - Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 21:22:02 UTC - in response to Message 34004.  

However, I am having trouble finding out where to add a backup project. I would like to be able to run SETI@home with Folding@home as the backup project if possible. However, I seem unable to figure out how to even setup the "backup project" feature?

You can only use BOINC projects as back-up for other BOINC projects. Folding isn't a BOINC project.

To set up a back-up project, select one of the projects listed in this post in this thread and set its resource share to zero. You can set the resource share in the project preferences in your account on the project's web-site. You cannot set it in BOINC itself!

Then BOINC will only get work from this project when your other project or projects cannot get work. Mind, it will fill the cache to the amount of additional days worth of work that you set up. E.g. if you set a connect to of 0.1 days and additional days of work to 3 days, then BOINC will try to get 3.1 days worth of work from the back-up project.

When your other project(s) manage to get work again, BOINC will cease working on the back-up project and leave that project's cache alone until it's in deadline trouble. It'll then switch to running those tasks only.
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