Posts by Jim1348

61) Message boards : Projects : Does anyone know the status of ClimatePrediction.net? (Message 100710)
Posted 12 Sep 2020 by Jim1348
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I've noticed in the past that it only takes about half an hour for the lot to go when there's been no work for a while.

That is certainly true for Windows. But Linux is a lot slower. That is because many (if not most) machines don't have the 32-bit libraries installed, and spend months (or years) submitting errors.
It shatters your faith in the ability of Linux users, not to mention slowing down CPDN.
62) Message boards : Questions and problems : Client doesn't honor work queue setting (Message 100598)
Posted 4 Sep 2020 by Jim1348
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FWIW, here are my postings from a year ago. It was when I upgraded from 7.14.1 to 7.16.3 that the problem occurred.
I am quite sure the initial time estimates were not that far off to account for it.
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=41860

I included a link to an Einstein discussion about the change to the scheduler, but that is unfortunately no longer available.
Going back to BOINC 7.9.3 fixed it for me (or going to Rosetta worked too).

It is not very illuminating perhaps, but that is all I can troubleshoot.
63) Message boards : Questions and problems : Client doesn't honor work queue setting (Message 100586)
Posted 4 Sep 2020 by Jim1348
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I believe this contributes to a shortfall calculation and therefore additional work is requested. Am I looking at this correctly?

I wish I knew.
I noticed the problem (mainly on WCG, but sometimes other projects) when I upgraded to BOINC 7.15.x almost a year ago, and posted on it then. I know that they changed the BOINC scheduler in that version, and assumed that the server did not get the message. Eventually, the problem corrected itself.

I have not received any particularly useful responses, except one person said that if you have an app_config.xml limiting the number of tasks, that could trigger the problem. But that bug should have been fixed. Let us know what you find.

PS - I had the problem again a few days ago when installing BOINC 7.16.10 on a new OS install of Ubuntu 20.04.1. I got a week's worth of OPN, even though my buffer is set for 0.1 + 0.5 days (I added an app_config later to limit the number of MIP, but don't recall that I had it when the problem occurred). It seems to be possible for any new install.
64) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100358)
Posted 20 Aug 2020 by Jim1348
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QuChemPedIA is back up.
Work units are flowing, and website is accessible.
65) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100347)
Posted 19 Aug 2020 by Jim1348
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QuChemPedIA is down.
Work units are stuck, and website inaccessible.
66) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100156)
Posted 28 Jul 2020 by Jim1348
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Thanks... yep, it seems to be some kind of URL/DNS block happening on my end. Thank you.

I had something similar on Einstein recently, until I figured out that I had put their old IP address in a hosts file, and they had changed their IP address.
67) Message boards : News : New BOINC project studies machine learning (Message 100023)
Posted 20 Jul 2020 by Jim1348
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Too bad, this kind of project could gain so much traction if GPUs were used...

I was wondering about that. You could probably raise that point more effectively than I could on their forum.
Maybe some volunteers could help? It is a nice project.
68) Message boards : Projects : nanoHUB_at_home has failed every single task -- work time exceeded (Message 99950)
Posted 14 Jul 2020 by Jim1348
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The " Output file absent" error sometimes means that the disk drive is too slow to access that file. I don't see the problem on my SSDs. A disk write cache (PrimoCache) would also help.

Sometimes the newer versions of VirtualBox have similar problems.
I always use VBox 5.2.x.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_2
69) Message boards : Projects : MLC@Home (Message 99902)
Posted 12 Jul 2020 by Jim1348
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Thanks, to boboviz too, who is always on top of everything.
I have completed one, and running three others on my Ryzen 2700 (Ubuntu 18.04.4).
They are running well, at a little over 1 1/2 hours (and around 700 MB each).
70) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99245)
Posted 10 Jun 2020 by Jim1348
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Cosmology is back.
71) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99229)
Posted 10 Jun 2020 by Jim1348
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Cosmology has an unusual error:
An error occurred during a connection to www.cosmologyathome.org. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

I am not sure that there is anyone there to fix it.
72) Message boards : Projects : Seti@Home in hibernation (Message 99063)
Posted 3 Jun 2020 by Jim1348
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I thought you were trying to show they had achieved scientific results.
I have reached my conclusions, as stated before.

Otherwise, I am not interested in doing your research, any more than continuing a futile attempt to look for aliens. That was the whole point.

But at a time when you should be glad that the resources devoted to SETI are now freed up for other uses, you are beating a dead horse. Do it yourself.
73) Message boards : Projects : Seti@Home in hibernation (Message 98992)
Posted 1 Jun 2020 by Jim1348
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Did you look in the scientific literature?

I think you are trying to imply that there is something there. Go ahead and cite it. We will all be interested, I am sure.
74) Message boards : Projects : Seti@Home in hibernation (Message 98983)
Posted 1 Jun 2020 by Jim1348
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Great news. They have wasted enough electrical energy on an impossible goal, as I have posted in their forum a few times.
But they have good signal processing capability, if some astronomers can figure out how to make use of it.

SETI has done more than looking for aliens.
A lot of their data helped other astronomy research.

I doubt it. I have looked for that on their forum for years, and even asked about it, with no response.

But, they did have a great value. They developed BOINC, and introduced a whole army of people to distributed computing. That capability can now be used for a wide variety of purposes, including the current virus. I think Dave Anderson pulled the plug at just the right time. It was not a religion with him, just a science and technology, which is its proper place.
75) Message boards : Questions and problems : Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates (Message 98914)
Posted 30 May 2020 by Jim1348
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Thanks. I ran "sudo update-ca-certificates", and it shows that the "ca-certificates.crt" file (in /etc/ssl/certs) now has today's date.
But whether anything is changed in the file is not clear.
I will know at midnight UTC, or so it appears.
76) Message boards : Questions and problems : Unable to attach to Universe@home (Message 98847)
Posted 27 May 2020 by Jim1348
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At least it is an interesting problem. Not the usual run of the mill stuff.
It must be some protocol missing in Nano that can't send the right GUI stuff.
But after that, there is not much anyone (especially me) can do. Good luck.

EDIT: Your computer does not show up in your Universe account? That is different. Even worse. I thought you meant it did not show up locally in Boinc Tasks.
77) Message boards : Questions and problems : Unable to attach to Universe@home (Message 98839)
Posted 26 May 2020 by Jim1348
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I know nothing about the command lines, but I control10 Ubuntu 18.04.4 machines over the LAN with a Windows 7 64-bit machine running Boinc Tasks.
I have often attached to Universe.

You just install Boinc Tasks on your Windows machine:
https://efmer.com/download-boinctasks/

Then, there are simple instructions for what to do on the Linux machine:
https://efmer.com/boinctasks-connect-to-linux-machine/

Then, in the Projects tab of Boinc Tasks, you just select "Add a project", and you are off.
78) Message boards : Projects : GPUGRID (Message 98720)
Posted 21 May 2020 by Jim1348
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I think their servers are down at the moment. When they come back up, you will be able to detach from GPUGrid and start over.
You can just add the "s" to the address in the BOINC Manager window as the easiest way.
79) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 98702)
Posted 20 May 2020 by Jim1348
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It’s down again at the moment.

I just re-attached and got stuck in limbo. It won't do anything (but the website is OK).
80) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 98554)
Posted 16 May 2020 by Jim1348
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Einstein?
I can download work, but not get to the web page, even using OpenDNS.
But "Is It Down Right Now" says that it is up.
https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/


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