Posts by boboviz

1) Message boards : News : Web site makeover (Message 101062)
Posted 10 days ago by boboviz
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But, if i'm not wrong, i remember that SU receives funds from NSA....
I think that was presented as NSF, but you may be right.

Maybe you're right. But the point is: "follow the money" and money is for SU and not for Boinc.
But please, reintroduce the button for download boinc client.
2) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 101050)
Posted 10 days ago by boboviz
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MLC@Home is down.

It's online, with new server
3) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 101042)
Posted 11 days ago by boboviz
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MLC@Home is down.
4) Message boards : News : Web site makeover (Message 101034)
Posted 11 days ago by boboviz
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I would expect to find a big download BOINC button on the BOINC front page, just as it used to be. Go to any other website which is for its own (named, brand) product, will you find when you get there that it advertises a completely different thing with a small link to the actual product? No. So why that need here?

I agree. The link to boinc client is too small.
But, if i'm not wrong, i remember that SU receives funds from NSA....
5) Message boards : News : Web site makeover (Message 101029)
Posted 12 days ago by boboviz
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Apparently BOINC has been killed.

?? The link to boinc client is still on home page. And Science United uses Boinc client.
So, why turn off our computers?
6) Message boards : BOINC client : WSL2 starts to support gpu computing (Message 100576)
Posted 3 Sep 2020 by boboviz
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WSL2 on Win10 is ready to support OpenCl and OpenGL and, now, it's starting to support for CUDA.
7) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100436)
Posted 24 Aug 2020 by boboviz
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Boinc@Tacc is down for maintenance.
But i don't know how long
8) Message boards : Documentation : Old pages to update (Message 100165)
Posted 31 Jul 2020 by boboviz
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Some times ago i found old pages to refresh (this, for example).
But i think this page is the new record: "WARNING: currently (2003/08/28) BOINC requires....."
Please, someone could review alla mysql documentation (or mariadb)??
9) Message boards : News : New BOINC project studies machine learning (Message 100164)
Posted 31 Jul 2020 by boboviz
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The source code of the project is open.
So, if someone wants to help the development....
10) Message boards : API : How should my server app send WU to the Boinc Server? (Message 100150)
Posted 27 Jul 2020 by boboviz
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Have you read this??
11) Message boards : News : New BOINC project studies machine learning (Message 100032)
Posted 21 Jul 2020 by boboviz
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Too bad, this kind of project could gain so much traction if GPUs were used...

We are at the beginning of the project...
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates (Message 99034)
Posted 2 Jun 2020 by boboviz
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I don't want to use beta versions or versions from other source than Play Store.
Please, update the official apk (it's 4 years old)
13) Message boards : GPUs : Microsoft WSL 2 will support gpu acceleration (Message 98716)
Posted 21 May 2020 by boboviz
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But, i repeat, take a look on this could be interesting

Seems something related to gpgpu, not games

There is a single usecase for this: WSL2 developer who wants to run
machine learning on his GPU. The developer is working on his laptop,
which is running Windows and that laptop has a single GPU that Windows
is using.

Since the GPU is being used by Windows, we can't assign it directly to
the Linux guest, but instead we can use GPU Partitioning to give the
guest access to the GPU. This means that the guest needs to be able to
"speak" DX12, which is why we pulled DX12 into Linux.
14) Message boards : GPUs : Microsoft WSL 2 will support gpu acceleration (Message 98714)
Posted 21 May 2020 by boboviz
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CERN, in particular, have invested a lot of effort over more than 10 years in developing a VM image which can communicate direct with the CERN servers in one direction, and can also communicate with the BOINC client on your machine, and hence with BOINC Manager, to keep you up-to-date with what's going on. VMs don't usually communicate with software running on the host machine, so that was non-trivial.

As i said, may be i'm too hasty.
But, i repeat, take a look on this could be interesting
15) Message boards : GPUs : Microsoft WSL 2 will support gpu acceleration (Message 98713)
Posted 21 May 2020 by boboviz
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Even if BOINC had just 1% of those numbers, we'd be cutting off a lot of potential users just by stating they need a Windows 10 requirement because of WSL2 support for just two or three projects. That's not worth it.

Ok, i understand. Maybe i'm too much tranchant to propose the complete drop of VirtualBox.
But starting to analyze this possibility, for me, it's important.

BOINC supports Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, as long as they're using 64bit versions.

Still Vista?? :-O
16) Message boards : GPUs : Microsoft WSL 2 will support gpu acceleration (Message 98709)
Posted 21 May 2020 by boboviz
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Virtualbox doesn't just run on Windows, but also on Mac OS and Linux.

I cannot understand why use Vb linux on linux machine. But it's my limit.

And what about older Windows versions that don't have wsl?

Whit 1 billion of Win10 machines, seems not a big problem.

I think it's a big step for vm use in boinc environment. IMHO.
17) Message boards : GPUs : Microsoft WSL 2 will support gpu acceleration (Message 98681)
Posted 20 May 2020 by boboviz
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WSL 2
It's time, for boinc projects, to abandon virtualbox??
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : RPi 1 B+ Not Getting Work (RE: Science United Message 488) (Message 98542)
Posted 16 May 2020 by boboviz
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It's possible that the projects have updated their applications, so they no longer work on those computers.

Maybe.
New app of Rosetta@Home, for example, runs only on Rasp4 with 64bit os.
19) Message boards : Projects : Citizen Science Grid, offline... (Message 98541)
Posted 16 May 2020 by boboviz
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I guess we can consider it a 'dead' project?

Months and months without work
No answer on forums.
I think it's dead time ago
20) Message boards : News : BOINC workshop cancelled (Message 98321)
Posted 4 May 2020 by boboviz
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You're better off posting that question to the BOINC development list, as I don't think David reads these forums.

Ah, ok, i did not know.
I'll post on the group.


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