Posts by Keith T

1) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 98831)
Posted 3 days ago by Keith T
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SETI forums are back.

FWIW :)
2) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 98828)
Posted 3 days ago by Keith T
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Well, I haven't been able to post on Beta, since my RAC dropped to 2.


I visited Beta recently, there are still >2200 Beta Tasks In Progress, including 1 AstroPulse.

Does anyone know if these are needed to complete the final complete data set ?

SETI Beta is currently running.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 98127)
Posted 28 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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SETI website is back.
4) Message boards : Android : App problems (Message 97692)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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I just found your phone specs here https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/blackview-bv7000-pro
It appears that you have 64 GB of internal storage, how much have you made available to BOINC ?


I left default settings: at least 0,1 GB free


That's almost certainly not enough !

Try allowing BOINC to use 3-4 GB maximum, but keep At Least 2 GB free

You might find this app helpful https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.advancedprocessmanager
5) Message boards : Android : App problems (Message 97689)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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I have 26GB free out on 54, no SD.
Anyway, prelude messages to fatal crash are always connected with battery or power problems, like ' Connect your charger to restart' (when it's connected) or Computation will restart whit 30% battery level (now 95%).


I have seen similar errors recently on this tablet :-(

Definitely try running Rosetta 1 task at a time

I've recently returned to Rosetta too https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/show_user.php?userid=150379 with mixed results !

What "Target Runtime" are you currently using ?

I would probably set 2 Hours max in https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/prefs.php?subset=project and No New Tasks until you find stable settings, that should allow you to meet your current task deadlines without having to abort tasks.

After that try minimum work fetch, on 2 cores, and see how that goes.
Don't forget to update Rosetta after changing web preferences
6) Message boards : Android : App problems (Message 97687)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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I just found your phone specs here https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/blackview-bv7000-pro
It appears that you have 64 GB of internal storage, how much have you made available to BOINC ?
7) Message boards : Android : App problems (Message 97684)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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Yes, it's correct.
Last installation just worked with Rosetta, anyway.


Your phone has 8 cores, but I would recommend trying Rosetta on 1 or 2 only, because Rosetta is very resourse intensive

How much free internal storage do you have (and external SD if you have it) ?

Rosetta appears to make use of some fairly large temporary files. Officially Android doesn't make use of Swap or Page files, but I'm not an expert on that, it's possible that it's trying to use more space than you have allocated to BOINC
8) Message boards : Android : App problems (Message 97679)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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It should be, thanks

I will take a look at both, and get back to you shortly

https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/results.php?hostid=4140916 appears to be yours, is that correct ?

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/results.php?hostid=10643148 seems to be yours at LHC
9) Message boards : Android : App problems (Message 97677)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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Hi,
I've tried both available versions of BOINC app (beta 7.16.3 and recommended 7.4.53) on my Blackview BV7000 Pro ( SDK:24 ABI: arm64-v8a and OpenCL GPU Mali-T860 (3812MB) driver: 1.02)+ Android 7.0, with Rosetta and LHC.
Both of them, after a while (few days for recommended, few hours for beta) and a lot of work done remains stuck on opening page. It happened after I set minimum requested battery at 0%. I did so because even if battery level was higher than minimum computation didn't restart, neither connecting charger (i set all options for working energy source).
Unistalled and installed again, several times.
What else should I do?
Thanks a lot
Mauro


Please could you post your Host details at Rosetta and LHC, it might be helpful.
10) Message boards : Android : Corrected Play Store BETA sign up instructions (Message 97669)
Posted 15 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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Bill,
I am signed up for the Beta, but I am still seeing 7.4.53. Previously it was showing 7.14.1. Is this a recent change?


I suspect that it is. How long have you been signed up ? And what version of Android are you running ?

As I understand it some of the newer Versions have had some issues with the 7.16.x roll out but I have no specifics.

Overnight about a week ago I was auto-updated to 7.16.5. But I have an older phone running Ver 7

Thanks
Bill


Hi Bill

7.16.3 was working fine for me on SETI, but when I attached to Einstein, it massively over fetched work (partly my fault), and the Tasks panel or tab went almost completely blank

See my detailed feedback in https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13490
11) Message boards : Android : Locked out of BOINC app (Message 97639)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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I have a fire 7 tablet, running BOINC. Well, it can't run it for more than a day - because when opening the app, it only shows the logo - for hours. I've tested - the only fix has been reinstalling the app... which harms the projects I'm crunching. I don't know how to fix it - I've played with every setting configuration, running less cores, etc - but nothing stops this from occurring.


Have you tried Force Stopping the app, instead of reinstalling ?

How many cores do you have allowed to run on BOINC, try restricting to 50%

How much RAM and storage is available ? You probably need to leave at least 2 GB storage free for temporary files

Try suspending BOINC if you are watching videos or playing games

Some projects, particularly Rosetta are very resourse hungry, try a few different ones
12) Message boards : Android : New Version 7.16.5 (Message 97620)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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My Android device is set on a venue which I've specified to cache 0.01 days only, and that seems to work. My desktop machines are controlled by local preferences, so there's no conflict.
Android BOINC uses local preferences only. Plus in 7.16.3 the user can set his own cache size, something that cannot be done in for instance 7.4.53, where the defaults are 0.1 and 0.5
So what cache size does Keith have set?


I think it was on 5 days total at the time that it fetched 105 tasks,

I had that set in order to attempt to get a few more SETI tasks, and I forgot to change it before attaching to Einstein :-(

The tasks reported to Einstein so far are around 95,000 seconds or 26 hours

When the tasks on board dropped below 100, I tried Resetting Einstein on the device.because the Tasks Tab was still blank, the task count on the side bar was also 0
I tried restarting BOINC before resetting the project.

I got 12 tasks back out of my original allocation, still have NNT set.
Tasks Tab was back to normal.
I reduced the cores in use to 4 from 8 at some point, and everything appeared normal overnight.

This morning I decided to start aborting some of the unstated tasks that I thought would not complete before deadline
I managed to abort about 20 before I started to get more tasks downloading again !
NNT was still set, but these are from my original 105

When tasks on board reached about 32, the Tasks Tab contents disappeared again :-(

It appears from https://einsteinathome.org/host/12824479/tasks/1/0?page=2 that most of the remaining 79 are back on board.

I can still see the Event Log, and the Android Notification area also shows how many tasks are running
I'm probably going to allow the tasks currently running to continue for another 24 hours, which should allow up to 8 more to complete

I really don't want to continue with a blank Tasks Tab for the next 10 or 12 days, I suspect that 32 is probably the trigger point for this behaviour

Can I try switching to a different build of BOINC without losing work ?

Is there any way to abort unstarted tasks on the server side ?
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 97612)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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Does the SETI server status page usually freeze during a scheduled outage ?

The time that it occurred is also a bit earlier than usual, around 05:00 in Berkeley by my calculations, I thought that they were usually a few hours later
14) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 97588)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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Project down for maintenance! Is it Tuesday already?

And I'm getting twitchy on 199,999,798 credits - don't leave us now!


Well done Richard, I'm sure your pendings will push that over the line.

While SETI is down, please could you take a look at my recent report in https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13490 and point me in the right direction for Android feedback on a BOINC Beta problem ?
15) Message boards : Android : New Version 7.16.5 (Message 97561)
Posted 13 Apr 2020 by Keith T
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Hi
I've been running 7.16.3 on my https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8800543 successfully for several months.

When I ran out of SETI work a few days ago, I attached my tablet to Rosetta, LHC, and Einstein

Unfortunately I received over 100 Einstein tasks before I managed to hit NNT.

The Tasks Tab became completely blank apart from the options bar at the top of the screen !

I have tried restarting both BOINC and 2 system restarts as well.

All the other tabs are still visible, and the running tasks are also visible on the system notification area.

I still have 100 Einstein tasks in progress https://einsteinathome.org/host/12824479/tasks/0/0

Since this problem occurred, I have managed to return valid or pending tasks to SETI, Einstein and Rosetta, I can control projects and other preferences, but I can't see any individual Tasks !

I'm hoping that a couple more Einstein tasks will complete overnight, but if the Tasks Tab contents doesn't reappear once it gets below 100 tasks, I shall probably have to Reset or Remove Einstein from this device.

Help please ?
16) Message boards : Android : How to increase the task cache ? (Message 85807)
Posted 10 Apr 2018 by Keith T
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My Octa (Octo) Core, T95Z usually runs low on tasks during the weekly outage.

How do I change the Preferences in order to keep all the cores warm ?

I currently have 2 tasks in the low 80s %, BOINC version 7.4.53 has downloaded 2 more tasks that are yet to start, but if we get another long Outage like the recent ones, it is likely that a few cores will run out of work towards the end of the outage.

I would also like to know if there is an easy way to adjust the number of cores that are in use, I know how to manually switch from 8, to 4, or fewer if BOINC/SETI starts to cause slowness in non BOINC processes, but I would like a quick, preferably automatic switch, or a Snooze option like the one on Windows.
17) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 85515)
Posted 28 Mar 2018 by Keith T
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Next: a Whatsapp group of concerned Setizens wondering if Eric has Whatsapp and if so what his number could be. ;-)


I am not asking for hourly updates, just an occasional message when something unusual happens, e.g.

"We ran into a few snags during the weekly maintenance downtime, we hope to have the project back by xx:xx UTC yy:yy Pacific Daylight Time"

How long would that take to post ?
18) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 85500)
Posted 28 Mar 2018 by Keith T
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Why can't the Gurus inform us what they are doing why it 's taking so long and give a time frame what and when things will be back up?

With the site being down how would you suggest they communicate with us?


They Know the thread is here very easy if they considered our efforts!
I thought you would know this betreger!


I know Eric has a Twitter account, @SETIEric but he doesn't usually post much Project related stuff on there.

It's currently the middle of the night in Berkeley, hopefully we will see some news & activity in 4 or 5 hours.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html
19) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 85358)
Posted 21 Mar 2018 by Keith T
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Outage has started, just after midday UTC

5 AM local time, script? or is someone up really early?


11:30 < Back online. < 12 Hours

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_server_status.php
20) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 85316)
Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Keith T
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Outage has started, just after midday UTC


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