Posts by Jim1348

21) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107281)
Posted 5 Mar 2022 by Jim1348
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It seems that MilkyWay has been down for about an hour. I can't contact the website, or get new work.
22) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107204)
Posted 25 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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TN-Grid is down.

It is getting hard to keep computers busy.
But I do a lot of Folding too, both CPU and GPU, which can usually be counted on.
23) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107109)
Posted 16 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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SiDock is gone again. But I was able to upload my last set of work units.
Now I am zero-zero.
24) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107108)
Posted 16 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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SiDock is back.
25) Message boards : Projects : Need a new project (Message 107107)
Posted 16 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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MilkyWay works well on Windows, both CPU and GPU (with the right card, usually AMD).
26) Message boards : Projects : Need a new project (Message 107104)
Posted 16 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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If anyone is still looking for a new project, Gaia@home looks interesting. It is an astrophysics project using very precise data from the Gaia spacecraft.
https://sci.esa.int/web/gaia

It is not listed on the BOINC projects list, so you have to join from their website.
http://150.254.66.104/gaiaathome/

There is not much info on what they actually send you, but maybe someone with a knowledge of the subject can jog them.
I just attached an Ubuntu 20.04.3 machine and downloaded a bunch of work units, but they have not started yet.
27) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107100)
Posted 16 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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QuChemPedIA server are migrating to new data center and will receive some required updates. Benoit is expecting return to production sometimes next week. Fingers crossed all goes well.
Thanks. That is useful. Their communications with their users is not the best.
28) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107073)
Posted 14 Feb 2022 by Jim1348
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QuChemPedIA has been down for four hours, both website and server.
I have a bunch of stuck uploads.
29) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 106186)
Posted 26 Nov 2021 by Jim1348
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I can't get to the Universe website. I don't know about tasks, I am taking a break for a while to work on SiDock.
30) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can not get Rosetta Python (Vbox) tasks (Message 106033)
Posted 8 Nov 2021 by Jim1348
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When Python first came out, I got about 10 tasks.
Then all of sudden they no longer came to my system,
Nothing has changed in the setup. I have current Vbox since I run LHC ATLAS and never had any problems with Vbox in the past.

Re-posting the same issue on every forum you can find probably won't fix it.
More likely, freeing up memory and trying the other suggestions will. The BOINC scheduler is also rather particular, and won't download some work if you tie it up on other projects.
I would think you should have found that out already though.
31) Message boards : Projects : WCG OPNG sans OPN1 (Message 105989)
Posted 5 Nov 2021 by Jim1348
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You have too many machines. I have two Ryzen 3600's on WCG, one on MCM and the other on ARP. They never have that problem.

I am beginning to wonder though if it is like GPUGrid. They always have an unofficial block on too many connections at once. No one knows what it is, but it is speculated that it is a DDoS protection measure, probably instituted at the university network level that the project can't do anything about. I am not sure what the equivalent is here. But you are overloading something.
32) Message boards : Projects : WCG OPNG sans OPN1 (Message 105899)
Posted 29 Oct 2021 by Jim1348
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I go back and forth on this one. I had it set to 256 and just changed it to 16. Is there a safe 'n sane setting???
<max_file_xfers>16</max_file_xfers>
<max_file_xfers_per_project>16</max_file_xfers_per_project>

I use this:
<max_file_xfers>8</max_file_xfers>
<max_file_xfers_per_project>4</max_file_xfers_per_project>

The problem with setting it too large is that they seem to interfere with each other. Also, when first attaching, I want at least one work unit to start up early. If you set the transfers too large, you have to wait longer for the first one to finish downloading. But my maximum machine has 32 virtual cores. I don't know about more than that.
33) Message boards : Projects : WCG OPNG sans OPN1 (Message 105860)
Posted 26 Oct 2021 by Jim1348
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Yes, I misstated that. Aurum said that he wanted the other CPU projects, so he would have to set CPU to "yes".
But then he would get the CPU version of OPN also.

If you don't want any CPU projects, then you don't have to set CPU to yes.
34) Message boards : Projects : WCG OPNG sans OPN1 (Message 105844)
Posted 24 Oct 2021 by Jim1348
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One one of my NVidia systems, I set the venue "no cpu" and "allow nvidia" but have not received any tasks from WCG.
On a linux ATI system that is open for CPU and GPU I get a boatload of CPU tasks and a dinghy load of GPU.

I was guessing there are no NVIdia tasks available but a few ATI. Maybe the problem is linux ATI but no windows NVidia ???

Or is the problem getting the NVidia because I specified no CPU?

I poked around WCG but cannot find a list of applications. Their site is so different from other projects it is difficult to even find my own account. Is there a list of apps or even a server status page?


(1) You need to specify CPU in order to get GPU. And they have the same pile of GPU work that they send either to Nvidia or ATI (they are both OpenCl), so when they have work for one, they have work for the other. And when they are out (more likely), they are out for both.

(2) I am sure that they don't have a server status page; that is a known shortcoming, and I have never seen an app page either. I believe they were doing their own thing before BOINC, and never entirely adapted.
35) Message boards : Projects : WCG OPNG sans OPN1 (Message 105764)
Posted 15 Oct 2021 by Jim1348
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We had a long discussion on that right at the beginning of OPNG. You can't separate the CPU and GPU work units, so if you want 50, you will get 50.
I think that is total, though they probably won't send you enough GPU work anyway, so you will end up doing the CPU stuff.

It is a waste of everyone's time and resources, but that is the way they do it.
(I do Folding.)
36) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 105129)
Posted 14 Aug 2021 by Jim1348
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I have been caught twice now, once with a stuck download that I ended up aborting.
And now I have two N144 running, but they will complete tomorrow with no immediate prospects of upload.

But not all is lost. The ARP machine is running fine.
37) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 104575)
Posted 15 Jun 2021 by Jim1348
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Surprise!

Cosmology is back, and they even have camb_boinc2docker work units.
Wonders never cease.
38) Message boards : Questions and problems : running windows and linux clients at the same time. (Message 104568)
Posted 12 Jun 2021 by Jim1348
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Dave,

Have your tried this technique by reNeutrino (start at messaage 4565)?
https://universeathome.pl/universe/forum_thread.php?id=551
It runs Ubuntu under Hyper-V, and is very efficient.

I almost got it to work; you have to enable Hyper-V and disable WSL (and maybe also Virtual Machine Platform) in "Turn Windows features on or off" before creating the Ubuntu VM.

And I had to use the "Quick Create" option. I could not get the "New" option to work with my previously downloaded Ubuntu .iso.
That will give you Ubuntu 20.04, but after a "sudo apt update", you will be upgraded to 20.04.2.

The problem was that I could not get copy and paste to work between Windows 10 and the Ubuntu VM. That nixed the deal for me.
It might work for you.
39) Message boards : Projects : AI Projects (Message 104450)
Posted 23 May 2021 by Jim1348
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These are not exactly new:
https://www.mlcathome.org/
https://quchempedia.univ-angers.fr/athome/about.php

And Cosmology@Home was originally based on AI, but they are changing gears and out of work.
I don't know when it will be back, or if it will use AI.
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=7732#22631

EDIT: But the biggie will be trRosetta. You will have to search around for speculation about it. There is no official announcement that it will get to BOINC users, though they use it internally at Rosetta, and it might appear on Ralph first.
https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=14448
40) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 104232)
Posted 1 May 2021 by Jim1348
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MLC@Home is down.
I think they are changing their server, so maybe it is planned.

EDIT: Back up.


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