Posts by Jonathan Brier

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Exit status -185 (Message 44705)
Posted 3 Jul 2012 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I'm running windows 7 64bit using BOINC 7.0.28 and a beta version of 12.7 of the AMD drivers to see if it resolves crashing when running Milkyway@home on the gpu. Though I noticed that a variety of projects are erroneous with the following messages:

"<core_client_version>7.0.28</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
couldn't start Can't link app version file: -108
</message>
]]>"

This particular message comes from rosetta@home:

Task ID 516873034 (http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/result.php?resultid=516873034)
Name T0533_1470.51511985438_t000__1_C1_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_51766_854_0
Workunit 470563233
Created 2 Jul 2012 2:42:29 UTC
Sent 2 Jul 2012 2:43:43 UTC
Received 2 Jul 2012 2:55:13 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Client error
Client state Compute error
Exit status -185 (0xffffffffffffff47)

These appeared after upgrading to 12.7 graphics driver. Some tasks complete but many more error out. I am 99% sure its the graphics driver as I rand 12.6 with the current configuration for many weeks already with no errors but for milkyway@home.

Thoughts to pinpoint the issue? Is this a BOINC issue or driver issue?
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Meeting others using BOINC on Google+ (Message 40281)
Posted 21 Sep 2011 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I did not chance to connect with other BOINC participants on Google+.

I'm offer up my profile for anyone who would like to connect and converse about participation, growth, marketing, or other topics. Let me know you're a BOINC Fan somehow so I add you to my BOINC Fan Circle.

Jonathan Brier - https://plus.google.com/101291101232846883299

(Google+ is not open without invitation)
3) Message boards : The Lounge : What is the origin of the Facebook page BOINC Info? (Message 35496)
Posted 29 Oct 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Oded Nov

Sure you spelled his name right? Not Oded Bendov, the developer of BOINCOID?


I am sure I did as he emailed me with the answer when I contacted the developers of the application. His website: http://www.poly.edu/user/onov
4) Message boards : The Lounge : What is the origin of the Facebook page BOINC Info? (Message 35444)
Posted 27 Oct 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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The origin of BOINC Info Facebook application has been discovered!

The application is part of an ongoing research project at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Oded Nov an Assistant Professor from the University is working with with David Anderson at the University of California Berkeley on this research.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : What is the origin of the Facebook page BOINC Info? (Message 35443)
Posted 27 Oct 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I don't know, but you have me curious now... I think I will investigate.
6) Message boards : News : Sony to bundle BOINC with new VAIO computers (Message 35411)
Posted 25 Oct 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I am pleased to read this. It is a major win for BOINC, but I am curious to see how this plays out. I wonder if it will help or hurt projects not part of the WCG.

Time will tell.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : All GPU WU failing after ATI Catalyst 10.8 upgrade (Message 34384)
Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Figured out the root of the problem... had 2 system changes and blamed the usual suspect when it was another. It is not the Catalyst update, but is dealing with monitor setup.

Situation where GPU Units function: Dual 5970 in non-crossfire or crossfire mode when 2 monitors are hooked up to one graphics card.

Situation where GPU Units do NOT Function: Dual 5970 in non-crossfire with 3 monitors hooked up. 2 on the 1st card and 1 on the second.

(crossfire does not work when using 2 cards and the 3 dvi connections for 3 monitors (card 1 x 2dvi, card 2 x 1 dvi hooked-up))

With a 2 monitor dvi setup on one card the WU work installing the 3rd monitor dvi on the second card dvi the work units do not progress.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : All GPU WU failing after ATI Catalyst 10.8 upgrade (Message 34383)
Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Seems like a problem with my machine as after reverting to 10.7 still having the issues... Why can't I have a simple problem for once.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : All GPU WU failing after ATI Catalyst 10.8 upgrade (Message 34378)
Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Thanks for the response Ageless.

I wanted to see if the issue was just me or a larger problem. I already planned to drop back to 10.7 if 10.8 was the issue as 10.7 works fine for me.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : All GPU WU failing after ATI Catalyst 10.8 upgrade (Message 34375)
Posted 26 Aug 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I just updated to the new 10.8 Catalyst drivers and apps for my ATI 5970's and now all GPU apps are failing. I have currently suspended GPU WU downloads, but thought you might someone may be able to tell me what is causing the unhanded exception... bad install, incomparability, or what.

The behavior is the WU counts down the minutes to completion, but never stops nor does the progress indicator move from the initial 0.000%.

One of the WU that failed:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/result.php?resultid=182384757

The collatz GPU WU fail in the same way as well.

Any thoughts?
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : Second GPU disappeared... need info how to force redetect. (Message 33895)
Posted 22 Jul 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I have two ATI 5970's i planned on using with BOINC and after the first two boots after installing BOINC on a fresh copy of Win 7 Pro the second GPU stopped showing up in BOINC, but windows still detects it fine.

Is there a way to force BOINC to redetect system hardware?


I never figured out how to redetect, but I did fix my issue.

I do not know the cause of the issue though. An uninstall/reinstall of BOINC and the drivers fixed the BOINC detection issue. Should have tried that first... It is a new build there are bound to be issues. :)
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Second GPU disappeared... need info how to force redetect. (Message 33840)
Posted 20 Jul 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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What do monitors have to do with BOINC detecting a coprocessor?
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Second GPU disappeared... need info how to force redetect. (Message 33829)
Posted 19 Jul 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I have two ATI 5970's i planned on using with BOINC and after the first two boots after installing BOINC on a fresh copy of Win 7 Pro the second GPU stopped showing up in BOINC, but windows still detects it fine.

Is there a way to force BOINC to redetect system hardware?
14) Message boards : Promotion : Boinc API for interested sites (Message 31568)
Posted 14 Mar 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Hi John,

Currently to my knowledge there is not yet a way to join from a website.

GridRepublic http://www.gridrepublic.org a nonprofit working on generating public interest and involvement in volunteer computing with BOINC is looking into creating something as you describe to allow people to join projects without leaving a website. I suggest expressing your interest and inquiring about this at http://www.gridrepublic.org/contact.

You could also direct people to GridRepublic's Facebook Application as people can join BOINC projects through Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/progressthruprocessors

Also you may consider adding a button or banner for GridRepublic at http://bit.ly/cmpae4 to entice people to join projects.
15) Message boards : Promotion : Use Facebook to promote BOINC projects (Message 30699)
Posted 27 Jan 2010 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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In case you have not heard GridRepublic Intel and the BOINC team worked on creating the Progress Thru Processors application and Fan Page to let people learn AND join via Facebook.

You can find the site at http://www.facebook.com/progressthruprocessors

Progress Thru Processors highlights three projects currently, but all projects available through GridRepublic can be joined and managed through the application. The Progress Thru Processors distributes a custom BOINC install to streamline joining for new users.

Current BOINC members can display their stats via the application by creating an account and linking to their BOINC account.

I have been volunteering with GridRepublic and the Progress Thru Processors project and the more BOINC community behind GridRepublic's efforts the faster we can accomplish making volunteer computing more mainstream.

Help is needed in creating content on the GridRepublic site in the community section. Check it out. http://www.gridrepublic.org/community

GridRepublic is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit.
16) Message boards : Projects : Progress Thru Processors (Message 29402)
Posted 13 Dec 2009 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Progress Thru Processors is a Facebook application which is linked with GridRepublic the account manager working to promote interest and involvement in BOINC volunteer computing.

Progress Thru Processors is designed to make it simple and easy to get started with BOINC projects, manage them, and share with their friends.

New users can benefit through the quick login to join, discover, and manage projects and from the automated program and manager setup.

Current BOINC users gain the ability to manage and join projects from Facebook and be able to share with their network their support and contributions.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Gridrepublic, Ubutnu and Firfox Problems (Message 27128)
Posted 7 Sep 2009 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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I have been volunteering when I can with GridRepublic filling out information etc. There are a lot of things which need to be done and we are always looking for more people to help. See more in the GridRepublic Community Advocacy section as to how to help. http://www.gridrepublic.org/community

Regarding the display issue. I have not seen any problems with the GridRepublic page with Firefox on Ubuntu. Could you describe what problems you are seeing/experiencing? What version of Firefox are you using? You can submit the bug and description to GridRepublic at http://www.gridrepublic.org/contact so they can try to resolve this issue.
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Gridrepublic, Ubutnu and Firfox Problems (Message 26863)
Posted 29 Aug 2009 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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GridRepublic does not offer a branded download for Linux at the current time. The directed instructions are to add the BOINC client and then to attach GridRepublic as the account manager.

If something is not working it may be a bug and we would like to know... where is this occurring? What version of Ubuntu and Firefox are you having these issues?

These are the current Linux instructions to add a computer to GridRepublic:


1. Install BOINC for Your Distribution...

There is no customized version of GridRepublic Desktop for Linux, but you can use any of the Linux versions of BOINC with our site. Follow the instructions below appropriate to your distribution:

7.10+ Ubuntu users: Click here. When asked, please click "yes" to install boinc-manager and boinc-client.

Other Ubuntu or Debian users: Install the boinc-manager and boinc-client packages through your favorite package manager. (apt-get install boinc-manager boinc-client)

Gentoo users: Install the boinc package through your favorite package manager. (emerge boinc)

All other users: Check your distribution and see if BOINC is available. If it is not, download it here and follow their instructions.

2. Connect Your BOINC Client to GridRepublic...

Run BOINC Manager.

Note: Upon first run, the Manager will launch an "Attach to Project" wizard. You must "cancel" this wizard.

Change to "Advanced View". (the "Advanced View" button is in the lower right of the "Simple View" layout)

Click on Tools -> Attach to account manager. This will launch an "attach" wizard.

When asked, enter http://gridrepublic.org/ then the email and password you used to register at GridRepublic.

That's it--you should now be connected.


Essentially it says download the normal BOINC client and attach GridRepublic as the account manager.

For future questions about GridRepublic I suggest posting in their community forums. http://www.gridrepublic.org/community

19) Message boards : Projects : Progress Thru Processors (Message 26501)
Posted 5 Aug 2009 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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For those not on Facebook you can check out the page about the application here http://www.facebook.com/progressthruprocessors
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Facebook (Message 26500)
Posted 5 Aug 2009 by Profile Jonathan Brier
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Ageless is correct by saying that you miss out on new features and security updates, but it not being our place to tell you to update.

Can I leave it like that to save the hassle of starting over?

In the long run, will this arrangement survive the inevitable software updates (apparantly I'm already out of date...)?


The PTP application and GridRepublic support older clients version 5.4.11 and up.

You can leave it but once the information is there when you update you need not reattach as the information transfers. So your choice.

Finally (it may be another topic), you recommend we install a software security application. I'd like to know if GridRepublic / Boinc users make themselves more vulnerable than normal. The point may be important because life is already complicated for people who just want to use their computer. Potential volunteers may be dissuaded by recommendations to download what they could fear might become an unending stream of auxiliary applications.


A bit off topic but, The Secunia PSI in my signature was a piece of software which has no affiliation with BOINC, GridRepulbic, or PTP.

My recommending of Secunia PSI is my personal opinion as a way to help keep programs up to date on Windows computers for personal use and is not a reflection to the security of BOINC. I have since removed this link to keep things clear and replaced it with a link to the PTP Facebook page.


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