Posts by Ocean Archer

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Ver 7.0.25 and CUDA loss (Message 43495)
Posted 14 Apr 2012 by Ocean Archer
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Recently shifted over to BOINC 7.0.25. Things seemed to go smoothly, and I guess it's my fault I didn't check closer at the time. Apparently, this new version does not recognize my GPU settings, nor does it "see" my NVIDIA GPU. The various tasks I had running at time of changeover now report the following error --> "GPU missing, waiting to run (0.xxx CPUs + CUDA GPU (missing))". *NOTE* "0.xxx" is some value of CPU involvement, and is different for different projects.

I've taken time to clear and re-establish my system settings both for BOINC and the affected projects, but these tasks remain stalled. I'd be most grateful for some direction on this problem.

Oh yes, I'm running Windows XP on a dual-core Althon with a NVIDIA GT680 card ..
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : What did I do Wrong ?? (Message 26450)
Posted 3 Aug 2009 by Ocean Archer
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OK -- newest stable version is now up and running. Thank you for the help, although I still cannot figure out what went wrong. Oh well, chalk it up to my stupidity, or mis-typed instructions. Thanks again ...
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : What did I do Wrong ?? (Message 26443)
Posted 2 Aug 2009 by Ocean Archer
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Rich --

What you describe sounds like my problem, now all I have to do is locate the missing file (I guess). Where would I find the 6.2.18 ver installer files ??
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : What did I do Wrong ?? (Message 26438)
Posted 2 Aug 2009 by Ocean Archer
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Have run BOINC for several years now, and finally decided to upgrade from ver. 6.2.18. Stopped all processes and exited properly.

Clicked on current recommended upgrade and system appeared to load and set properly -- however, system will not upgrade. I looked back over the message board, but didn't see any comments about a problem like this -- any ideas out there?
5) Message boards : Projects : LHC Forums Inaccessible (Message 19774)
Posted 26 Aug 2008 by Ocean Archer
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At least - the web is now reporting. Granted, it's just a generic (CERN is down for maintenance) ... but it's obvious that they know it's broke.
6) Message boards : Projects : LHC Forums Inaccessible (Message 19714)
Posted 23 Aug 2008 by Ocean Archer
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Keck --

You are right, you CAN get to the Forums in that manner, but if you try to post to a thread, it won't accept it. Looks like some type of software FUBAR, and with all hands trying to meet the start date, I suspect we may have been pushed to the back burner, and left to simmer.

Hope they get it straight soon, but I'm hanging around regardless ...
7) Message boards : Projects : LHC Forums Inaccessible (Message 19686)
Posted 22 Aug 2008 by Ocean Archer
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Tried to connect to the LHC forums early Friday, only to find the link removed from all the Project pages. I'm posting a comment from a couple of days ago:



20.08.2008 09:20 BST -

Hi,
We're having database problems and we are trying to get them sorted. It is mostly affecting the forums. I'm trying to get this sorted but MYSQL is not my forte.

Sorry about this,
Neasan



It appears they are having more than minor problems, but hopefully the problems will be repaired soon ...
8) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Testing 5.10.x versions of BOINC (Message 10885)
Posted 13 Jun 2007 by Ocean Archer
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OK --

Working on a PC with XP Home for an OS
x86-based PC
x86 family 15 model 47 stepping 2 AMD
1024mb total physical memory
2.00gb total virtual memory
1.96gb avail virtual memory
2.33gb page file space

I'm currently using ver. 5.10.5 of BOINC, with a shift every 60 minutes.

My question is related to those of us who have several projects running in tandem on one computer. There are times when my system is bloated with several projects that have work which has reached the 90%+ state, and due to the 60 minute shift rule, they are left hanging for 6-8 hours until that project is again enabled. Is there a way to add a step in the BOINC manager that would look at the percent complete and the time to go fields, and if the percentage was 90% or greater, and the time to complete that specific project was less than the shift time (e.g. 60 min on my machine), that BOINC would hold that project to completion before the shift? It would seem to make the throughput a little bit more efficient.

Just a suggestion ...


9) Message boards : BOINC client : Shutting down XP (Message 8226)
Posted 14 Feb 2007 by Ocean Archer
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Hey there InYorFace--

Please excuse my question, but what exactly do you mean?? I'm using XP on my machine here, and I have never noticed BOINC holding up a shutdown request from the XP operating system. Can you explain/describe what's happening a little clearer, so a dummy like me can figgure it out and try to help??

Thanx
10) Message boards : BOINC client : 5.4.11 x86 hang during benchmarks (Message 7698)
Posted 22 Jan 2007 by Ocean Archer
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Tabaluga --

No ideas come immediately to mind, but if you could, take a minute to stop your BOINC program entirely, using the FILE and EXIT commands (assuming Windows environment), then after waiting a few seconds, restart. That should trigger another attempt to run the benchmarks. another hang-up would warrant a careful review, but if things go through OK, it just might have been an errant hiccup on the power lines ....
11) Message boards : BOINC client : My Clock Got Messed Up.. Now Boinc Isn't Requesting New Work (Message 7697)
Posted 22 Jan 2007 by Ocean Archer
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Jeff --

Glad you got your machine straightened out, and a Happy New Year to you too ....
12) Message boards : BOINC client : 5.8.3 Intermittant Stops (Message 7626)
Posted 20 Jan 2007 by Ocean Archer
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Well, I'm not as well-versed as the rest of the people around here, but I'm going to try and describe what I'm seeing on my machines in the hope that someone can suggest a fix.

I recently changed 4 of my 5 machines over to 5.8.3. Three of the machines are PIIIs running W2K, and the other is an AMD64 machine running XP home. Each of my machines are set to run several different projects.

With 5.8.3, I find that when the BOINC program switches from one project to another, the program loses connection with the internet, and cannot re-hook unless I manually stop the BOINC program and restart it - at which time, BOINC picks up and continues until the next time to switch from project to project, when it all happens again. I've not cycled through all my different programs as yet, but I'm totally sure that this problem is present when running either SETI, SETI Beta or EINSTEIN.

I don't hide my machines, so you can observe the same reports that I see, and possibly recommend/suggest a course to follow - I'd be much in your debt ......

P.S. I'm still running 5.7.5 on my last machine as a "baseline", and it does not exhibit any of the problem mentioned above ....
13) Message boards : BOINC client : Frozen computer. Cold turkey? (Message 5142)
Posted 29 Jul 2006 by Ocean Archer
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I gave up on using the ScreenSavers months ago when I discovered that it appeared to slow down the processing times for the WU's. The default setting (blank) doesn't cause the slowdown.

Of course, using several machines in a "BOINC garden" environment helps too, and it's one way to keep the older machines performing useful tasks ...
14) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Why new projects (Message 5141)
Posted 29 Jul 2006 by Ocean Archer
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I cannot read their minds (collective or singular - whichever), but my IMHO they are simply announcing (making us aware) of new projects or worksites. Since each project is controlled separately, the decision as to the number of ALPHA testers lies with the controlling group, not with BOINC.

In ths respect, BOINC is more like a bus -- simply a way of getting to one workplace or another and back again, however, the bus company does not control the "hiring" of workers at the various sites ...


15) Message boards : BOINC client : Computation errors in BOINC 5.2.13 (Message 3532)
Posted 17 Mar 2006 by Ocean Archer
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I believe there is some issue with leaving the programs resident in your computer when switching from project to project. Rosetta is especially sensitive to this issue, and I have personally setup one of my older machines to run that project alone. Check your other setups, and make sure that you leave the programs resident when going from project to project ...
16) Message boards : BOINC client : Updating client (Message 3531)
Posted 17 Mar 2006 by Ocean Archer
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When updating it's not necessary to remove the older version of the client program - at least, it hasn't been on any of my computers. Please don't misunderstand, removing/uninstalling the older version is not wrong, it's just another way of getting to the same updated result ...
17) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC won't uninstall from Windows XP Pro Client (Message 3530)
Posted 17 Mar 2006 by Ocean Archer
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Another thought raises the possibility of the offending files being marked as "archived". While that shouldn't stop the uninstaller, I've found that some anti-virus programs have serious issues in this area. Ultimately, it might take a manual removal of the offending files and directories (which XP doesn't appreciate in the slightest), but you do what you have to do ...
18) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Lena Ward (Message 568)
Posted 27 Sep 2005 by Ocean Archer
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I'm just puzzled as to why she waited six months to raise the question ...




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