Posts by Bill Freauff

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Next new release? (Message 107909)
Posted 21 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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I am sorry for the false alarm below. Someone appears to have played a weak joke and I fell for it.

Thanks
Bill F
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : New BOINC Client released 17.20.0 Windows 64-bit (Message 107892)
Posted 19 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Yep egg on face ... fooled again.

Bill F
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC 7.18.1 doesn't work. (Message 107891)
Posted 19 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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17.20.0 for Windows 64 was released yesterday .... but it shows Windows only on Download page

Bill F
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Next new release? (Message 107886)
Posted 19 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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17.20.0 is here ....

See https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=14651

Thanks
Bill F
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : New BOINC Client released 17.20.0 Windows 64-bit (Message 107885)
Posted 19 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Just noticed

New BOINC Client released 17.20.0 Windows 64-bit

Release notes at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes

Download from standard BOINC download page.

Note VM version is still 6.0.14 regardless of what download page says. And release date was not updated.


Bill F
6) Message boards : Projects : The Ramanujan Machine (Message 107854)
Posted 14 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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New small project out of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. It has been running for about 5 months and has 429 users. Early bugs disappeared pretty quick. It has CPU only work for 64 bit Windows and Linux.

https://rnma.xyz/boinc/

Bill F
7) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 107718)
Posted 5 Apr 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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They originally said toward the latter part of April, but I don't remember the date. It could change in any case.
Yes but there was an update I can no longer find, all the transition is done, final testing "can start" as of a week ago.


The original date thrown up was Apr 22. But like all projects communications could be improved.

Bill F
8) Message boards : Projects : Project DENIS has restarted (Message 107572)
Posted 25 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Project DENIS down on the retired list has restarted and is in testing status with a fresh news article and reloaded systems

Here is the Project URL to add the project into your BOINC client
https://denis.usj.es/denisathome/

Bill F
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Wrong URL for Einstein (Message 107552)
Posted 23 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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If you use the BOINC Manager 'attach' wizard, it goes through a extra stage: it calls get_project_config.php to fetch the master_url and attaches to that.

If you use boinccmd to attach to the project, you are responsible for verifying that you have the up-to-date address, by following links link the one you've kindly posted.

If you are attached to a project by an Account Manager, you are in the hands of the administrator of that AM, who may or may not be keeping alert to changes and applying them in a timely fashion.

There's an open request to get this mess sorted out (#2642), but no progress.



I had taken the time about 2 years ago to test all of the new account attach addresses on that version of BOINC and make a list of projects that were going to http instead of https. I did this because I had noted that once the project was loaded the client continued to use an http even though the project had an https. The response that I got was kind of MYOB the cleint will take care of it and implied that I did not have enough experience with BOINC to be helpful. I shrugged my virtual shoulders and deleted everything. In May I will roll into my 23 year of distributive computing.
10) Message boards : Android : No jobs for android? (Message 107524)
Posted 22 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Another Project that has one application for Android is Yoyo@home. Their Cruncher ogr application has an Android application.

I am completing these tasks with the following system
ARM
ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l) [Impl 0x41 Arch 7 Variant 0x0 Part 0xc07 Rev 3]

Android
3.10.9-12390409 (Android 7.1.1)
11) Message boards : Android : No jobs for android? (Message 107523)
Posted 22 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Universe is just back online today. Was still offline yesterday, due to an SSD issue, the project manager sent an update about it a few days ago.

As far as Einstein, I have no success running it.
Occasionally I get Einstein WUs, but I think just like with Yoyo, or Moo!, they just end up with computation errors.

Ah, I see,
Einstein was set up to do GPU projects only.
What Einstein project runs on ARM?
Following projects are disabled on Einstein, because I don't need to run them on my Intel x86 CPU:

Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo)
Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1
Gamma-ray pulsar search #5
Gravitational Wave search O2 Multi-Directional
Gravitational Wave search O3 All-Sky



The only Application that Einstein has for Android is Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo) (BRP4). If you set your Android devices to be in a different location "Home or School" etc you can enable that application for only Android devices.
12) Message boards : Projects : WUProp@Home to END (Message 107486)
Posted 19 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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WuProp is gone forever unless Sebastien takes up one or more of the offers that was provided to him.

Also see original post on project website before it gets taken down

WuProp was science. It was a repository / database of BOINC projects, their applications and how popular they were by measuring the hours people who ran the NCI (Non Compute Intensive) project in tandem with their other projects.
Sounds like a trainspotting service to me. A slight piece of usefulness for someone to decide which project to run. No great loss.


Respectfully in disagreement with your opinion. Many small science based projects have gotten their user jump start because of WUProp. The competitive nature of WUProp encouraged users to create accounts on every new Project and every add on Application to existing projects. When Einstein would create a new application usually WUProp would be showing the application in Beta status before it was listed on the Einstein project. I went from a cruncher of about 8 projects to a cruncher of over 121 projects / applications in excess of 100 hours of computation. To Distributive Computing in general a significant loss.

Bill F
13) Message boards : Projects : WUProp@Home to END (Message 107366)
Posted 14 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Here is on forum discussion of this terrible news. There is some intentions and will to keep the flame (on table: volunteering, picking up, forking, remaking, and blame campaign (in order of effort required)). But no signs of resolution yet.


Your Signature is why WUProp is important. It gets the little new projects noticed.
14) Message boards : Projects : Projects where you can get your name in research paper/article. (Message 107365)
Posted 14 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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The GPUGRID lists contributions per article. I have one but some users have a lot of mentions

Bill F
15) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 107298)
Posted 7 Mar 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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I am proud of you guy's ... doing what is right. Before you completely stand down from your current Active Volunteer status please fill some water proof containers and send some of that moisture to us here in Northern Texas. We are currently well under our annuals and getting ready to move into the dryer months.

Thanks
Bill F
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Let's talk politics (Message 107137)
Posted 17 Feb 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Perhaps if the USA, the EU, and the UK would stop interfering in wars that are none of their business, using our tax dollars, the world would be a quieter place.
Who gets to [decide] if it is or is not their business?
We should take a leaf out of the Swiss book. Military is to defend yourself. Why should we pick sides on other people's wars? If you see a fight in the street, you don't pick a side and join in!



That's my little sister getting beaten up...


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17) Message boards : The Lounge : Let's talk politics (Message 107113)
Posted 17 Feb 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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PS: quotes start with the {quote} tage and end with the closing {/quote} tag. (exchange square brackets [ ] for squiggly brackets { } )
Pity somebody couldn't make this forum user friendly instead of us having to type code like back in the days of DOS.

MilkyWay works well on Windows, both CPU and GPU (with the right card, usually AMD).
I think it works on Nvidia (they can run OpenCL), but slower. I don't have any Nvidias to try, because they're rubbish.

I didn't mean to imply that Putin himself would bother with my computer. But there's an army of Russian miscreants out there who are wreaking cyber havoc on governmental, commercial and private networks.
Perhaps if the USA, the EU, and the UK would stop interfering in wars that are none of their business, using our tax dollars, the world would be a quieter place.


Who gets to if it is or is not [their business ?/]
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Win x64 VBox version 6.0.14 vs 6.1.12 (Message 106851)
Posted 23 Jan 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Is there a plan to correct the text on the download button on the website for this? The error undermines confidence in the platform and leads to unnecessary confusion.


I would not really expect them to... When they released 7.16.20 they basically refused to update the release notes (a whole lot of "It's not my Job" ) and since "documenting" changes is one of the golden rules of programming they have lowered the bar significantly recently. Of course I am not involved at that level and there may be other issues and considerations as to the why and how things get done or reasons why they don't.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory, Corona and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 106850)
Posted 23 Jan 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Glory:

After the saga of going round three post offices before being able to apply to renew my driving license, new one arrived after one week.


Congratulations
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : how lower the impact BOINC on startup ? (Message 106845)
Posted 22 Jan 2022 by Profile Bill Freauff
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Hi

Is there a way of lowering the impact of having active BOINC startup apps?

BOINC manager for windows: High impact
BOINC system tray for windows: medium impact

Having them on makes the startup 5-10 minutes longer.

Using Windows 10 version 21H2 with Dell something with intel core i7 vpro 8th gen

So right now I am not running any projects because of the daily hassle at startup.

Why do they even have to be running at startup?
Can't they load at first time screensaver runs?

Yours,
Johan



Johan,

Your experience of a 5 - 10 minute delay at startup impact is quite unusual from my experience. I am also running Win 10 but with older slower CPUs i5 or older Xeon chips and from the time I see the BOINC icon hit my tray to completion is 90 to 120 Seconds. Do you have some form of Antivirus that is trying to validate BOINC at every start up ?

Bill F


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