Posts by dcdc

1) Message boards : Projects : Rosetta@home down? (Message 107991)
Posted 27 days ago by dcdc
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If you have VirtualBox installed and you're not getting python tasks then you probably returned some tasks with errors in. It happens on all of my machines regularly.

The project then turns the python tasks off for that computer.

To turn then back on you have to go into the computer's details page (and be logged in), and you should see an "Allow" button at the bottom of that page. Hit that and it should change to "Skip", allowing you to get python tasks again
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Controlling BOINC using IFTTT (Message 107952)
Posted 24 Apr 2022 by dcdc
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Ah yeah, that's probably easiest. I was thinking it would need to be something more complicated!

If I get a script working I'll post it back here, but it might take me a while.

Thanks :)
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Controlling BOINC using IFTTT (Message 107944)
Posted 24 Apr 2022 by dcdc
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Can anyone tell me if there's an easy way to control BOINC using IFTTT or something similar, presumably via BOINC's API?

What I'd like to achieve is to pause BOINC whenever the carbon intensity on the grid is high, and then restart it when it drops again.

I'm in the UK, so there's a few options on an API to find out the current carbon intensity - e.g. https://carbonintensity.org.uk/.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Win x64 VBox version 6.0.14 vs 6.1.12 (Message 106849)
Posted 22 Jan 2022 by dcdc
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Is there a plan to correct the text on the download button on the website for this? The error undermines confidence in the platform and leads to unnecessary confusion.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Do Virtualbox tasks run on Linux without login? (Message 106784)
Posted 15 Jan 2022 by dcdc
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Hi All,

As per the title, do BOINC Virtualbox tasks run as a daemon prior to user login in Linux? I know that Virtualbox tasks won't run as a service under Windows.

Thanks
Danny
6) Message boards : BOINC Manager : add Boinc to Microsoft store (Message 106535)
Posted 26 Dec 2021 by dcdc
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+1
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : VBox/Multi-process task issues; 0 CPU usage / 1 CPU usage out of 8 / 16. (Message 106241)
Posted 30 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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To clarify regarding Rosetta VBox tasks, they reserve 8GB of RAM but don't actually use loads.

Hopefully the Rosetta tasks are being remade to reserve less RAM so more can run in parallel.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Hybrid service and user install (Message 106154)
Posted 20 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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I understand that the current options for a BOINC install each have their limitations:

A service install means BOINC will run whether a user is logged in or not, whereas a non-service install (user install?) means the computer will be idle before a user logs in and after they log out, which can be significant proportion of the time. The downside to a service install is that BOINC doesn't have access to VirtualBox or GPU(s).

A non-service install means BOINC will only run when a user is logged in, but does then have access to VirtualBox and GPU(s).

Is it possible to have a hybrid model where BOINC could be installed as a service and non-service, with the service version always running, but allows the user-space version to run VirtualBox and GPU tasks when a user is logged in?
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106148)
Posted 19 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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Creating a second BOINC instance seems to have worked for me to receive some more python tasks. That's not going to be an option for 99% of installs out there though...
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106123)
Posted 18 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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That is not a problem. I use D:\ProgramData for Boinc and I have no problem getting LHC@Home tasks for VBox. I don't do Rosetta.

I saw that you use Remote Desktop to connect to your computer. I read somewhere it may interfere the operation of VirtualBox. Do you use the same method to connect also to the host that is able to get VB work?


Interesting. Yeah I do sometimes, but RD isn't running most of the time. I'll try a reboot without remoting in and see where that gets me.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106121)
Posted 18 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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Oooh, I've just realised, the machine that doesn't get any VB/python tasks has the BOINC data folder as D:\BOINCData instead of C:\BOINCData. Might that be an issue for VirtualBox tasks?
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106117)
Posted 17 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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So I guess the next question is what can be done about it? I like to think I know my way around a computer reasonably well, and I can't get it to work reliably, but there's no indication that there's anything wrong from BOINC Manager.

I know BOINC lost funding some time ago, so I've just been through the "BOINC Project Governance" doc and found that the second of the six specified goals is:
Ensure that the BOINC software is modified as needed to work correctly with new versions of operating systems and virtualization software, new GPUs and other coprocessors, and new versions of server software such as Linux, PHP, Apache, and MySQL.


Making VirtualBox easier for users to install and manage fits that goal, but even if there's a feature requests thread somewhere that I haven't seen (other than the one on github), I wouldn't know what I'm requesting other than a vague "make VB easier to manage and make issues obvious via BOINC Manager".

Here's some suggestions as a starting point:
* Have BOINC able to say whether it can access VirtualBox. It can obviously do that already because it's displayed in the log at startup, but it's far from obvious.
* Have an optional test VirtualBox project installed by default if you choose the BOINC + VB installer, which tries to run a simple task and reports back how far it gets via BOINC Manager.
* Include some Virtualisation tests like the Leomoon app does: https://leomoon.com/downloads/desktop-apps/leomoon-cpu-v/

Any thoughts on these? Or is this already covered elsewhere?
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106114)
Posted 15 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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Yeah, that post is a year old and has been true, but I don't recall ever seeing a large queue and tasks ready to send, whilst also not receiving any work.

Whilst all of this conversation is interesting, and might be the answer, I'm not convinced that it explains why some of my PCs receive the rosetta python tasks (i.e. VirtualBox tasks) whilst others don't. Having quickly checked, I have three machines that are running python tasks, and the one that hasn't downloaded any for a while, still isn't getting any, and it's queue was empty until recently when it downloaded some 4.20 tasks.

To summarise the points made so far (please correct me/comment if you think I'm wrong or missing info):
1. The Rosetta server has a buffer that is small enough that it might get emptied quicker than the server refills it as that is an intermittent process. So whilst the Project status page shows tasks being in the buffer, that data might be out of date.
2. There is no easy way to see if BOINC (or the project?) is happy with VirtualBox
3. There might be a reason that one of my PCs isn't downloading VB tasks that isn't #1, but I can't tell because of #2.

Is that a decent summary?
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106107)
Posted 15 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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Understood. Does this process place much load on the server? It might be worth R@H increasing the frequency of that if it's not heavy.

I presume it would be sensible for them to also increase the size of the VB task pool from 5 - are there any down sides to doing that?
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106105)
Posted 15 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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14/11/2021 22:33:37 |  | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
14/11/2021 22:33:37 |  | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.20 for windows_x86_64
14/11/2021 22:33:37 |  | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
14/11/2021 22:33:37 |  | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2s zlib/1.2.8
14/11/2021 22:33:37 |  | Data directory: D:\ProgramData\BOINC
14/11/2021 22:33:37 |  | Running under account danny
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | CAL: ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 5400/R5 210 series (Cedar) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 512MB, 479MB available, 208 GFLOPS peak)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | CAL: ATI GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 5400/R5 210 series (Cedar) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 512MB, 479MB available, 208 GFLOPS peak)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 5400/R5 210 series (Cedar) (driver version 1800.11 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11), 512MB, 479MB available, 208 GFLOPS peak)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 1: ATI Radeon HD 5400/R5 210 series (Cedar) (driver version 1800.11 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.11), 512MB, 479MB available, 208 GFLOPS peak)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Windows processor group 0: 16 processors
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Host name: DB-2700X
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Processor: 16 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor [Family 23 Model 8 Stepping 2]
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | 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 svm sse4a osvw skinit wdt tce topx page1gb rdtscp fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.19043.00)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Memory: 23.93 GB physical, 27.43 GB virtual
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Disk: 111.79 GB total, 98.44 GB free
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Local time is UTC +0 hours
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | No WSL found.
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | VirtualBox version: 6.1.12
14/11/2021 22:33:38 | Rosetta@home | General prefs: from Rosetta@home (last modified 02-Apr-2020 17:58:58)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 | Rosetta@home | Computer location: home
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | General prefs: using separate prefs for home
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Reading preferences override file
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Preferences:
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | max memory usage when active: 12253.76 MB
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | max memory usage when idle: 23282.15 MB
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | max disk usage: 55.90 GB
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | don't use GPU while active
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Setting up project and slot directories
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Checking active tasks
14/11/2021 22:33:38 | Rosetta@home | URL https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 3831501; resource share 100
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Setting up GUI RPC socket
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Checking presence of 8 project files
14/11/2021 22:33:38 |  | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
14/11/2021 22:33:38 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 22:33:38 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:33:40 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:33:40 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 22:33:40 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 22:35:45 | Rosetta@home | update requested by user
14/11/2021 22:35:46 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
14/11/2021 22:35:46 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:35:48 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:35:48 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 22:35:48 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 22:35:52 | Rosetta@home | update requested by user
14/11/2021 22:35:54 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
14/11/2021 22:35:54 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:35:55 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:35:55 | Rosetta@home | Not sending work - last request too recent: 7 sec
14/11/2021 22:35:55 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 22:36:30 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 22:36:30 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:36:32 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:36:32 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 22:36:32 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 22:38:59 |  | Resuming GPU computation
14/11/2021 22:44:09 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 22:44:09 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:44:11 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:44:11 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 22:44:11 |  | Remote desktop in use; disabling GPU tasks
14/11/2021 22:44:13 | Rosetta@home | Started download of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_graft2_bcov_flags
14/11/2021 22:44:13 | Rosetta@home | Started download of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w.zip
14/11/2021 22:44:15 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_graft2_bcov_flags
14/11/2021 22:44:15 | Rosetta@home | Started download of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w.flags
14/11/2021 22:44:16 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w.zip
14/11/2021 22:44:16 | Rosetta@home | Started download of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_graft2_bcov_flags
14/11/2021 22:44:17 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w.flags
14/11/2021 22:44:17 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_graft2_bcov_flags
14/11/2021 22:44:17 | Rosetta@home | Started download of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n.zip
14/11/2021 22:44:17 | Rosetta@home | Started download of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n.flags
14/11/2021 22:44:19 | Rosetta@home | Starting task epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w_2727364_2_1
14/11/2021 22:44:20 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n.flags
14/11/2021 22:44:22 | Rosetta@home | Finished download of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n.zip
14/11/2021 22:44:23 | Rosetta@home | Starting task nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n_2727638_2_1
14/11/2021 22:44:43 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 22:44:43 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:44:45 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:44:45 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 22:44:45 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 22:54:23 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 22:54:23 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 22:54:25 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 22:54:25 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 22:54:25 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 23:09:05 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 23:09:05 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 23:09:07 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 23:09:07 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 23:09:07 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
14/11/2021 23:47:13 | Rosetta@home | Computation for task nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n_2727638_2_1 finished
14/11/2021 23:47:15 | Rosetta@home | Started upload of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n_2727638_2_1_r1673915977_0
14/11/2021 23:47:19 | Rosetta@home | Finished upload of nkg2d_site2_4s0u_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_0vi0vs5n_2727638_2_1_r1673915977_0
14/11/2021 23:47:20 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
14/11/2021 23:47:20 | Rosetta@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
14/11/2021 23:47:20 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
14/11/2021 23:47:22 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
14/11/2021 23:47:22 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
14/11/2021 23:47:22 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 00:02:00 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 00:02:00 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 00:02:02 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 00:02:02 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 00:02:02 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 00:24:42 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 00:24:42 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 00:24:44 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 00:24:44 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 00:24:44 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 00:36:36 | Rosetta@home | Computation for task epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w_2727364_2_1 finished
15/11/2021 00:36:38 | Rosetta@home | Started upload of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w_2727364_2_1_r871168374_0
15/11/2021 00:36:42 | Rosetta@home | Finished upload of epha2_site1_3mx0_3h_1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_7ep4tl3w_2727364_2_1_r871168374_0
15/11/2021 00:36:42 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 00:36:42 | Rosetta@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
15/11/2021 00:36:42 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 00:36:44 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 00:36:44 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 00:36:44 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 00:48:22 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 00:48:22 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 00:48:24 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 00:48:24 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 00:48:24 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 01:03:02 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 01:03:02 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 01:03:03 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 01:03:03 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 01:03:03 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 01:28:44 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 01:28:44 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 01:28:46 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 01:28:46 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 01:28:46 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 03:12:46 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 03:12:46 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 03:12:48 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 03:12:48 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 03:12:48 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 06:41:13 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
15/11/2021 06:41:13 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
15/11/2021 06:41:15 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
15/11/2021 06:41:15 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
15/11/2021 06:41:15 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
15/11/2021 08:43:53 |  | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106104)
Posted 15 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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Ah ok, so you're saying that the task queue shown isn't live (makes sense), but also isn't re-filled very frequently?
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106097)
Posted 14 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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There's a section at the bottom of the "Server Status" aka "Project Status" page where it says:

"Tasks by application"

"Rosetta" refers to 4.20 non-VB tasks, of which we're expecting lots in the near future.
"rosetta python projects" are the VirtualBox tasks.

I picked up a few 4.20 tasks a few hours ago, but we're back to only having VB tasks available, which that machine won't pick up.

I've uninstalled VirtualBox from it and reinstalled the version that comes with the latest BOINC, but that hasn't helped. VirtualBox send quite happy though - no complaints about CPU virtualization or anything like that when I load it.

For reference, this is the PC that won't pick up VB tasks:
https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/results.php?hostid=3831501
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106094)
Posted 14 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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To be clear, I don't want to pick and choose sub-projects. Some details might be missing from the conversation though:

Rosetta used to only run normal Rosetta 4.20 (non-VirtualBox) tasks. They recently started sending out VB tasks too. Some of my machines would run them and others wouldn't, usually because most of my BOINC installs were as a service. I have been slowly going around to change them to run under a local account so they can run VB tasks too, which is not ideal but there doesn't seem to be an alternative at the moment.

Today, Rosetta ran out of 4.20 tasks, but still had 2 million+ VB tasks. Some of my computers that run the 4.20 tasks were not picking up the available VB tasks, so their queues were completely empty. That was my issue, and the issue that a lot of people are having on that project at the moment. BOINC is not very helpful in displaying whether it can see VirtualBox, and whether a project is likely to be able to use that VirtualBox.

Does that make sense?
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106092)
Posted 14 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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Apologies, I wasn't clear. I do not want to be able to choose sub-projects. I am happy to run whatever the project throws my way. But some of my machines do not download the VirtualBox tasks and I cannot work out why - that is my issue.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106090)
Posted 14 Nov 2021 by dcdc
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I'm having the same issues. One machine is running a few Rosetta Python tasks and the other's queue is completely empty. Neither have any other projects enabled - only Rosetta.

PC 1: 3700X, 32GB RAM, Win 10, BOINC 7.16.11, VirtualBox 6.1.12, local account install.
PC 2: 2700X, 24GB RAM, Win 10, BOINC 7.16.20, VirtualBox 6.1.28, local account install.

I'm going to try uninstalling VirtualBox on PC 2 and then installing 6.1.12.

My first conclusion is that BOINC isn't currently sufficiently helpful when trying to run VirtualBox tasks - is that a fair assessment? It would be very helpful to have it show clearly whether VirtualBox is accessible. For example, on a service installation it would show that VB isn't available, or if virtualisation is disabled in the BIOS. Same for the GPU I guess.

As I'm typing this, Rosetta has downloaded a full queue of Rosetta 4.20 tasks (so non-VirtualBox tasks).


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