Posts by unixchick

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 7.16.11 for MacOS 10.7 and 10.8; BOINC 7.16.13 for MacOS 10.9 and above (Message 102951)
Posted 10 Feb 2021 by Profile unixchick
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I upgraded to 7.16.14 I'm still having problems. Boinc just exits. I have to manually restart it a couple times a day... thinking of writing a script to check if it is running and if not restart, but it just seems silly that it keeps exiting. My WUs are validating fine when they are finally finished. There is just lost processing time as I have to keep restarting it.

Any suggestions? log extensions to try? anything to try? this is so annoying.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 7.16.11 for MacOS 10.7 and 10.8; BOINC 7.16.13 for MacOS 10.9 and above (Message 102166)
Posted 15 Dec 2020 by Profile unixchick
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Running Big Sur 11.0.1
Boinc 7.16.11
Boinc just stops. no clue in the log file. It just says Exiting.

This is the bit where it stops and I later restart it.
14-Dec-2020 14:37:55 [World Community Grid] Project requested delay of 121 seconds
14-Dec-2020 14:37:55 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Deferring communication for 00:02:01
14-Dec-2020 14:37:55 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
14-Dec-2020 14:41:25 [---] Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
14-Dec-2020 14:41:28 [---] Exiting
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.16.11 for x86_64-apple-darwin
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, sched_op_debug
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.58.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.11 c-ares/1.13.0
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] OpenCL: Intel GPU 0:

I was thinking of upgrading Boinc but wanted to check here first .

I'll post more of the logfile in case there is something I'm missing.
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.16.11 for x86_64-apple-darwin
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, sched_op_debug
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.58.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0g zlib/1.2.11 c-ares/1.13.0
14-Dec-2020 17:05:59 [---] Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Iris (driver version 1.2(Oct 31 2020 00:23:56), device version OpenCL 1.2, 1536MB, 1536MB available, 352 GFLOPS peak)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Apple, driver version 1.1, device version OpenCL 1.2)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [---] app version refers to missing GPU type NVIDIA
14-Dec-2020 17:06:02 [SETI@home] Application uses missing NVIDIA GPU
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Host name: Mac-mini.local
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4278U CPU @ 2.60GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1]
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clfsh ds acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pbe pni pclmulqdq dtes64 mon dscpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 tpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt aes pcid xsave osxsave seglim64 tsctmr avx rdrand f16c
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] OS: Mac OS X 11.0.1 (Darwin 20.1.0)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Memory: 16.00 GB physical, 769.26 GB virtual
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Disk: 931.19 GB total, 746.31 GB free
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Local time is UTC -8 hours
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 21-Nov-2020 16:00:58)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] Host location: none
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] General prefs: using your defaults
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Reading preferences override file
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Preferences:
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] max memory usage when active: 8192.00 MB
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] max memory usage when idle: 14745.60 MB
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] max disk usage: 50.00 GB
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] don't use GPU while active
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 75%
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Setting up project and slot directories
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Checking active tasks
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8851224; resource share 100
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 6758799; resource share 1
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Setting up GUI RPC socket
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Checking presence of 196 project files
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 Initialization completed
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [---] Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
14-Dec-2020 17:06:07 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] Requesting new tasks for CPU and Intel GPU
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] CPU work request: 632110.11 seconds; 0.00 devices
14-Dec-2020 17:06:12 [World Community Grid] [sched_op] Intel GPU work request: 173664.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
14-Dec-2020 17:06:13 [World Community Grid] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 99249)
Posted 11 Jun 2020 by Profile unixchick
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Is it just me, or is the message board wonky?? The post order seems off.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 99231)
Posted 10 Jun 2020 by Profile unixchick
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I still check in daily at the seti boards. I miss chatting with everyone. As much as I loved to complain about seti's scheduled and unscheduled outages (outrages!!), I still think it did many things right. I'm having a hard time finding the community on any other project, and my interest is not as intense. I got my silver badge on WCG, but I've had to pause all crunching due to too much heat. Hopefully tonight I can fire it back up again.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 97942)
Posted 21 Apr 2020 by Profile unixchick
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I've lost track of what day of the week it is. The seti maintenance shutdown shook me. It is Tuesday! I'm here and I'm sorry to say that my alcohol stash is rather small at the moment, so I'll do more howling than drinking.

edit: belated congrats to Richard!
6) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 97596)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Profile unixchick
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Good Morning Seti friends! Some how I missed last weeks outage, but I noticed today's. I'll join you in drinking and howling as I'm having a hard time measuring time. So now I know it is Tuesday.

Cheers!
7) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 97065)
Posted 26 Mar 2020 by Profile unixchick
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just stopped by to say hi. HI !
Seti is still sending me work, but the status page is wonky...
The world is wonky right now. Stay safe everyone.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 96106)
Posted 25 Feb 2020 by Profile unixchick
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One of the good things when you use the spoofed client is you could wait until the servers are back and stable. By doing that we actually help the rest of the users by not asking work while all are asking at the same time. Now is close to 6 PM here, my host will only start to ask for new work after 11 PM. So you guy's could fill your caches first. I could take some more rounds on the pub without any problem. When i return, if by 11 PM the system still not stable (14 hours after it stop to ask new work at 9 AM or about 15 hours of outage) i will set it to NNT and wait until tomorrow morning.

Did anyone knows where is the moon? ... Just in case.


I do this too. (without having to spoof, since I have a slow machine), by taking 2 days worth on Monday night, and that has worked every time... so far. This time my grab has gotten WUs that are taking on average an hour less time than the server estimated. No biggie, just me whining. I could grab 2.5 or 3 days next week. I do hope that my not hitting the server during the recovery period is more helpful, even though I'm increasing the db size (which is only an issue recently).
9) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 96099)
Posted 25 Feb 2020 by Profile unixchick
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I've started the chorus of kitties to howling in hopes that it will help.

Seti has also misjudged how long my cache of WUs would/will take. I usually am able to weather these longer outages and even delay reporting and asking for more to allow others to "feed" first, but this time I might have to jump in there and fight with you all for a few when it comes back up.
10) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95970)
Posted 20 Feb 2020 by Profile unixchick
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is seti having issues??

Thanks for the book recommendation about teaching cats. I thought the best thing to teach my group was to howl at the moon, but now I see I have to teach them gun safety too.

looks like the server is ok... just a hiccup
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95571)
Posted 29 Jan 2020 by Profile unixchick
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I hope the Bloom County's Steve's hair burning sacrifice helps :-) How long as it been so far? 7 hours?? The announcement on the web page no longer gives an estimated length for the outage. The moon should be up soon, so I can get the kitties to howl then to help.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95565)
Posted 28 Jan 2020 by Profile unixchick
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Big earthquake near Jamaica. 7.7 Not sure if they felt it in Puerto Rico. First I hope all are safe and well, but I also hope all is good for our Aricebo .
Caribbean earthquake of 7.7 triggers tsunami warnings suggests it's far enough away (other side of the Dominican Republic) not to be too damaging and the Tsunami shouldn't reach that high. Not good for the people and infrastructure of Puerto Rico, though - bang goes the power supply again, I expect.

And not many days after they just recovered from the last earthquake swarm which started on Dec 28th, with the strongest one on Jan 7th, as can be seen from the telescope schedule:

http://www.naic.edu/vscience/schedule/image/Jan_01_20.html
and: http://www.naic.edu/vscience/schedule/image/Jan_15_20.html

And also this page: https://www.space.com/arecibo-observatory-puerto-rico-earthquake.html


Thanks for posting this. I didn't think to check the Aricebo schedule. great idea!
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95557)
Posted 28 Jan 2020 by Profile unixchick
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Big earthquake near Jamaica. 7.7 Not sure if they felt it in Puerto Rico. First I hope all are safe and well, but I also hope all is good for our Aricebo .

p.s. Thanks for the drink. I need some C vitamins, so I'll make mine a mimosa
14) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95550)
Posted 28 Jan 2020 by Profile unixchick
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I'm here to party and help in the howling later. I'm sorry you guys had such bad outages while I was gone.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94709)
Posted 5 Jan 2020 by Profile unixchick
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I was hoping all our New Year's libations would have been sufficient for a while, but it seems not. It is too early here, so no moon to howl at yet, and I'm still drinking coffee. I'll have to see what I have in the house to put into my coffee :-)

I think it has been out of communication for about 5 hours at this point.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94548)
Posted 25 Dec 2019 by Profile unixchick
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it's up?!?
17) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94546)
Posted 25 Dec 2019 by Profile unixchick
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it is after 5pm on Christmas Eve, I hope all Seti people are home and not fussing with the server.
18) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94527)
Posted 24 Dec 2019 by Profile unixchick
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almost 9 hours and I was hoping the seti team would be done and on the way home for family celebrations. Hopefully soon.
Good hair burning choice. I love that movie.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94517)
Posted 24 Dec 2019 by Profile unixchick
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Well, let's hope that's the backup done. Now to put it all back together again...

Fingers crossed.


+1
edit: it is hour 5 and I too hope they got a good backup, and are now on to fixing things.

Merry Christmas Eve
20) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 94513)
Posted 24 Dec 2019 by Profile unixchick
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it is hour three. I've got some pretty cookies to add to the festivities. I burned one batch in offering though.


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