Posts by Bill Freauff

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Removed MilkyWay as requested by notification -- now can't reconnect to project (Message 114268)
Posted 1 day ago by ProfileBill Freauff
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Are you selecting from the Add menu or using the direct address ?

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/

Bill F
2) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 114267)
Posted 1 day ago by ProfileBill Freauff
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Latin Squares has been down since June 22. Does anyone have any insight ?

Bill F
3) Message boards : News : BOINC client 8.0.2 released (Message 114245)
Posted 6 days ago by ProfileBill Freauff
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The 8.0.2 version of the BOINC client has been released for all platforms. Download it <a href=https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>here</a>. Release notes are <a href=https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/wiki/Client-release-notes>here</a>.


And the Release notes for 8.0.3 have been posted so it is a mystery no longer.

Thanks to all....
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : 8.0.0 Development version (Message 114232)
Posted 10 days ago by ProfileBill Freauff
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A Development version of 8.0.3 has been released does anyone have the version change information on what has changed from the released 8.0.2 version ?

Bill F
5) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 114205)
Posted 18 days ago by ProfileBill Freauff
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I wish someone would fix Cosmology as well!!


The most reasonable thing for Cosmology is to turn it off in the Statistics sites.... The Project Web site is 404 Gone.
6) Message boards : News : BOINC client 8.0.2 released (Message 114178)
Posted 25 days ago by ProfileBill Freauff
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Windows 8.0.3 is up on the Test Level as being available but the Version Release notes has not been updated with the changes since 8.0.2

Bill F
7) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113999)
Posted 7 May 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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Latinsquares has been completely down for about a day
8) Message boards : Projects : The Ramanujan Machine news (Message 113969)
Posted 1 May 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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From a Discord posting

Hello from the Ramanujan Group!

Over the past couple of months, we have been collaborating with the Scientific Software Engineering Center at Georgia Tech (https://ssecenter.cc.gatech.edu/), following a grant awarded to us by the Schmidt Futures’ Virtual Institute for Scientific Software (https://www.schmidtfutures.org/our-work-old/virtual-institute-for-scientific-software/). This collaboration aims to enhance our use of the BOINC infrastructure.

We have largely automated the process that translated our algorithm into the BOINC application, including compilation, cryptographic signing, and QA testing. Additionally, we have upgraded how we generate jobs and collect results.

Notably, we will now have significantly improved visibility into the status of workers, common bugs, and issues. This enhancement will enable us to iterate more rapidly and respond more effectively to common problems.

As part of this upgrade, we have changed the cryptographic key and revamped the devops processes surrounding the signing procedure. You will be prompted by the BOINC client to remove and re-add the project.
Please follow these instructions.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The first application and associated jobs created through the upgraded process are already operational, running a new algorithm. For more details on this algorithm, including the approach and results from a small-scale experiment involving 1.5 million formulas, please refer to our latest paper below.
9) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113967)
Posted 29 Apr 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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The Validation issue for The Ramanujan Machine project hs been resolved and the backlog cleared.

Bill F
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : 8.0.0 Development version (Message 113909)
Posted 18 Apr 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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The new Development version 8.0.0 enabled AVX-512 Detection. Does anyone know of an Project App that utilize the resource if detected ?

Bill F
11) Message boards : Projects : Anything and Everything to do with (WCG) World Community Grid (Message 113609)
Posted 14 Feb 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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OBTW Mac Users....

BOINC Version 7.24.3 Recommended version (MacOS 10.13+)

Was released on 30 Jan 2024

This version fixes a problem that causes GPU apps to fail after a Mac OS upgrade to Sonoma

Bill F
12) Message boards : Projects : Known potential evil applications of some BOINC projects? (Message 113583)
Posted 11 Feb 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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- Many years ago there was a password cracking project possibly up to no good. It was shut down probably because it relied on Rainbow Tables, which someone thought made the project gay.
- I'm not too sure about Prime Grid. It probably helps the NSA to some extent.
- The leaders of the SiDock project are from Russia and Slovenia so it's gotta be sketchy. <= Disclaimer / Joke: I don't believe this & crunch it.
- Einstein@Home calculates data for the next generation of nuke weaponry.


The Last entry ....- Einstein@Home calculates data for the next generation of nuke weaponry.

I believe is totally false considering that the only work that Einstein@home does is Astronomical research related.

Bill F
13) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113395)
Posted 19 Jan 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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Hmmmm....

If they pulled the plug on the server it would be an act of mercy. Being an old Techie I had never considered an Ungraceful Shutdown in a positive way before, but there it is.

Bill F
14) Message boards : Projects : Anything and Everything to do with (WCG) World Community Grid (Message 113378)
Posted 15 Jan 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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From the BOINC client side everything looks normal for WCG. Site can be accessed and Windows client can communicate with Project.

Bill F
15) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113346)
Posted 7 Jan 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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Thank you I have sent off an email we will see what happens next.

Bill F
16) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113339)
Posted 4 Jan 2024 by ProfileBill Freauff
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LODA project site is still completely off line. Does anyone have a contact point with the Admin or Staff on the project ? It is a project for a programming language "LODA" but I have not found a web location other than the GIT Hub

Bill F
17) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113335)
Posted 31 Dec 2023 by ProfileBill Freauff
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LODA has been down for a number of days. Does anyone have any additional information regarding the outage or the project ?

Thanks
Bill F
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows interupted installation (Message 113086)
Posted 13 Nov 2023 by ProfileBill Freauff
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Thank you... that moves me forward.

Bill F
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Windows interupted installation (Message 113065)
Posted 12 Nov 2023 by ProfileBill Freauff
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I have a Windows system that had an interruption doing installation of a BOINC upgrade. Now when I try to run the installer I get an Error 1500 Installation already in progress ..... and it wants the original installation finished. How do I close out the old installation ?

Thanks
Bill F
20) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 112883)
Posted 11 Oct 2023 by ProfileBill Freauff
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Murphy definitely stuck his head my way.
Looking at Amazon, their price for a charger was £8.30 & probably with a "nice" delivery charge as it's only 1 small item.
Apple OTH sell it for £9.00 & without delivery charge & will arrive 12th.
While writing the previous post, get another delivery. Another Amazon 1, 1x13th.
Have they lost the plot?
None of the deliveries were Prime. :-)
Decided to order a USB-C to 3.5 jack adapter from Apple.
Mr Murphy don't like me this week.
Not a valid card number - WTF?
Just ordered one of their chargers earlier. :-(



You have lot's of reasons to scratch your head. Hope your hair holds up.


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