Posts by Falconet

21) Message boards : Documentation : Installing boinc client on Google Cloud Platform (Message 98324)
Posted 4 May 2020 by Falconet
Post:
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.
22) Message boards : Questions and problems : Certain Projects Hijack Boinc (Message 98291)
Posted 2 May 2020 by Falconet
Post:
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.
23) Message boards : Questions and problems : Certain Projects Hijack Boinc (Message 98289)
Posted 2 May 2020 by Falconet
Post:
No hijack at all.
It's the BOINC Manager that simply decides it has to run those projects first because of deadlines, etc.
24) Message boards : The Lounge : Found the old Boinc download that Lars Bausch developed, Boinc 6.10.34 version (Message 98288)
Posted 2 May 2020 by Falconet
Post:
Dotsch is still around by the way.
He recently (April 2020) compiled the Mac version for the TN-Grid Project.
25) Message boards : Documentation : Installing boinc client on Google Cloud Platform (Message 98122)
Posted 28 Apr 2020 by Falconet
Post:
I use preemptive instances. Still have some credit.

Running 32 E2 Cores (2 instances, Intel Haswell and Broadwell, 2.3 GHz and 2.2 Ghz respectively) at about $0.22/hours
They get stopped a couple times a day so I check the Google Cloud app every now and then to restart them.

E2 is the cheapest in preemptive instances from what can tell from their pricing. Slightly cheaper than the N1 preemptive and basically the same performance.
26) Message boards : Documentation : Installing boinc client on Google Cloud Platform (Message 97847)
Posted 19 Apr 2020 by Falconet
Post:
It appears in certain regios (LA) they have E2, basically a dual core CPU) at $0.5 less per cpu), and is a great deal!



They are very slow though.
27) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 97308)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Falconet
Post:
It already exists and was developed by members/former members of the Forli Lab, who are the people behind the OpenPandemics project, so hopefully within a few months, it's up and running.

https://twitter.com/ForliLab/status/1246284648528797698
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,42191_offset,75#623203
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,42230_offset,15#623215
28) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 97306)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Falconet
Post:
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.

If you remember, the HCC (Help Conquer Cancer) project, a predecessor to MCM, had a GPU app.
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=210&post=-21035002_210&language=en_US


I do, although I had no capable GPU's at the time.
Hopefully GPU app comes soon after launch.
29) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 97301)
Posted 5 Apr 2020 by Falconet
Post:
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.
30) Message boards : Projects : Folding@Home on BOINC (Message 97000)
Posted 23 Mar 2020 by Falconet
Post:
Since there's not many developers reading here by default, I have forwarded your post to the BOINC developers list, with a link to this thread.


Thanks Ageless. I hope both BOINC and Folding@Home take a good look at this.
31) Message boards : Projects : Folding@Home on BOINC (Message 96958)
Posted 21 Mar 2020 by Falconet
Post:
I know there was an attempt many years ago to get Folding@Home on BOINC but it was eventually abandoned.

At Folding@Home Reddit AMA, when asked by a volunteer about Folding@Home running on BOINC, Greg Bowman said:

"In principle, it should be doable. Once we get the new open source client out there, want to take a stab at it? We'd love to empower folks in our community to see and seize opportunities like this."

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/flgm7q/ama_with_the_team_behind_foldinghome_coronavirus/fl0gbxd/

Just throwing this out here. Folding@Home has gained an insane amount of computing because of SARS-CoV-2.

Cheers
32) Message boards : News : Welcome Distributed Hardware Evolution Project (Message 87366)
Posted 29 Jul 2018 by Falconet
Post:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/ebe1c6cc5b8689d96feb5fd3712cdd008e3bd832604f15d723f3c3ab24446251/detection

I wouldn't worry. Probably some false positive.
33) Message boards : Projects : Hiast@Home (Message 48207)
Posted 14 Mar 2013 by Falconet
Post:
Fairly sure that the BOINC software always starts in the year of 2004. Plus, if you would take a look at the bottom of the page you would see the copyrights say "2013"...
34) Message boards : Questions and problems : How to run 2 tasks in a single core? (Message 35090)
Posted 3 Oct 2010 by Falconet
Post:
Thansk it worked
35) Message boards : Questions and problems : How to run 2 tasks in a single core? (Message 35084)
Posted 3 Oct 2010 by Falconet
Post:
Hello all.

A few months ago I read a ost by Ageless(I think) at the einstein@home forums.

He said that it was possible to run more than a task per core.How do I do that?

Thanks


Previous 20

Copyright © 2021 University of California. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.