Posts by Falconet

1) Message boards : News : Android client version 7.18.1 released. (Message 104968)
Posted 6 Aug 2021 by Falconet
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Release Notes for 7.18.1
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Zooniverse quests (Message 104908)
Posted 31 Jul 2021 by Falconet
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Hello,

Hubble Asteroid Hunter is back but this time it's hunting for satellite trails.

The results page has also been updated - looks like volunteers identified over 300 known asteroids but a whooping 1400 unknown asteroids/objects:

"Therefore, our data contains 1,400 unknown objects or objects with very large orbital uncertainties. This is not surprising, since most of the apparent magnitudes of our trails are fainter than magnitude 22 (see a distribution of brightnesses below), which is the approximate limit for the asteroid discovery surveys performed with ground-based telescopes. Most of these objects will correspond to main-belt objects with sizes <1 km, thus will help us characterize the distribution of small size asteroids in the Main Belt, a population poorly explored by current studies."


Cheers
3) Message boards : Projects : AI Projects (Message 104446)
Posted 23 May 2021 by Falconet
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That's up to whoever wants to start an AI-related project.

I haven't seen any new projects on that field.
4) Message boards : Promotion : Is it ok if I put the BOINC logo on my car? (Message 103601)
Posted 19 Mar 2021 by Falconet
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Looks good!
5) Message boards : BOINC Manager : boinc manager key in email issue (Message 101682)
Posted 21 Nov 2020 by Falconet
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Not a clue.

What BOINC Version?
Have you tried uninstalling and installing again?
6) Message boards : News : Welcome QuChemPedIA@home (Message 100778)
Posted 17 Sep 2020 by Falconet
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Go the website, copy the invitation code you see on the main page (this one: 3VwMu3-eTCg32), register an account, then log in via BOINC.
7) Message boards : GPUs : Any projects still run on ATI Radeon HD 2300/2400/3200/4200? (Message 100611)
Posted 5 Sep 2020 by Falconet
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I don't know.
You should try all AMD GPU projects and see if it downloads work from any of them and if it validates correctly.
8) Message boards : News : Rosetta@home studies coronavirus (Message 99952)
Posted 14 Jul 2020 by Falconet
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I'm running an Intel i9 8-core, 16 CPU iMac with 40 GB of RAM and a decent GPU (AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8 GB HBM2 VRAM). Folding@Home only uses the CPUS. Any way for me to deploy my GPU as well, via a different service?


OPN1 (COVID-19) at WCG will have a GPU version. Folding@home should work with your GPU, I think.
9) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99928)
Posted 13 Jul 2020 by Falconet
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Asteroids@home is down.
10) Message boards : GPUs : Client not using GPU (Message 99753)
Posted 8 Jul 2020 by Falconet
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OPN1 at WCG will have a GPU app. The techs already received the code.
AutoDock (the software OPN1 is using) is available in both CUDA and OpenCL form, so if we are lucky, both versions will be deployed.
11) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 99415)
Posted 23 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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Just tried the your link, and accessing the WCG forum directly - it looks as if they are having some issues just now as it's not possible to access them just now :-(



No idea but it's working now :)
12) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 99411)
Posted 23 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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WCG also only runs CPU-only jobs.
WCG runs the computing platform, but they don't provide the science. They host other people's science.

If the Scripps Institute - who are the science partner for this IBM/WCG effort - code a GPU application, WCG will be ready and willing to host it.

https://www.scripps.edu/news-and-events/press-room/2020/20200401-OpenPandemics-covid19.html



Correct, and Juan Hindo from WCG has said that they hope to get the GPU version of AutoDock (OpenCL) sometime in the future but there is no ETA.


"4. The researchers have been working on a GPU version of AutoDock, and their initial testing has gone very well. WCG's tech team will now begin their own testing and will provide more information soon. No ETA yet--stay tuned!"

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,42561_offset,0#631065
13) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99356)
Posted 18 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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Ibercivis has been down for several days now.
https://boinc.ibercivis.es/ibercivis/



Back with this message:

"We are working on physically optimizing the cooling of the data center where the BOINC servers of the Covid-Phym project are hosted. To undertake the cooling works it has been necessary to cut the electricity of the entire data center. The work is expected to be completed this Friday, June 19. Once completed, all services will be raised. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused More information on the Ibercivis website"
14) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99353)
Posted 18 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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Ibercivis has been down for several days now.
https://boinc.ibercivis.es/ibercivis/
15) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99213)
Posted 9 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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WCG is down/extremely slow.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : No Running Tasks (Message 99200)
Posted 9 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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So which is it? Dead or hibernation?



Hibernation. As in no work available and data analysis is underway.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc screen saver (Message 99198)
Posted 9 Jun 2020 by Falconet
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I can't really help but disabling the screensaver saves a few CPU cycles and solves all kinds of problems :)

If you really need/want it, best wait for someone who know
18) Message boards : Documentation : Installing boinc client on Google Cloud Platform (Message 98324)
Posted 4 May 2020 by Falconet
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Preemptive instances are instances that run for only 24 hours, at which point they stop running (all data is saved on the disk) unless they stop running before, which does happen.
Stopping them and starting them up again resets the 24 hour clock.

https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/preemptible

I just had 2 whole days where they didn't even stop other than at the 24 hour mark. I feel like a preemptive E2 instance stops less than the preemptive N1 instances I had before.

They are much, much cheaper than regular instances. I'm spending like 5 dollars a day for 32 cores Intel Haswell 2.3 GHz (sometimes it's Broadwell or something else but mostly Haswell). So around 0,11 cents/hour each.


I've got 2 instances with 16 cores each and 8 GB of RAM. For comparison, an N1 custom instance with 16 cores and 14.5 GB of RAM (can't select less than that) costs 42 cents per hour.


Note: To run them, the Google account has to be upgraded from a normal account to a full/paid whatever account. And then you can you the free credit for these.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Certain Projects Hijack Boinc (Message 98291)
Posted 2 May 2020 by Falconet
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The manager doesn’t decide anything. It’s just a GUI. The client is doing it all. But either way it’s BOINC doing it yes.


Yes, I meant the client.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Certain Projects Hijack Boinc (Message 98289)
Posted 2 May 2020 by Falconet
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No hijack at all.
It's the BOINC Manager that simply decides it has to run those projects first because of deadlines, etc.


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