Posts by Coleslaw

1) Message boards : News : Voice/chat channel for team founders announced (Message 90746)
Posted 19 Mar 2019 by Coleslaw
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Did they disband already? That email doesn't appear to work and the Discord server I was on apparently I am no longer on. I cannot DM the person that invited me as he was not yet on my friend's list and his settings are to only receive messages from people on his server or friend's list.
2) Message boards : Projects : PreK-12 BOINC Machine Question (Message 90134)
Posted 15 Feb 2019 by Coleslaw
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To get an idea on BOINCTasks and how it looks and works, check out this thread in my teams forums - https://hardforum.com/threads/efmer-boinctasks.1848989/
3) Message boards : Android : Fire Stick runs on Android 5, could we use for BOINC? (Message 88441)
Posted 13 Oct 2018 by Coleslaw
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I would be worried about their cooling capabilities. Probably a lot of throttling due to thermal issues even if you get it side loaded.
Chromecasts don't allow for installing apps directly to it. You would have to find some way to actually hack it just to side-load the BOINC software.
4) Message boards : Projects : Are there projects that require vast memory? (Message 88090)
Posted 17 Sep 2018 by Coleslaw
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I know the ECM subproject at YoYo@home can eat a lot of memory at times. Last time we ran that for a challenge, we were seeing up to 11GB RAM required for many of the work units.

Other ideas would be to run the projects that use Virtualbox. Some of those can use 3+GB RAM as well.

And of course as mentioned above, setting up a Ramdrive and having your BOINC data directory in it to speed up processing on projects that may have high IO would be a good option as well.
5) Message boards : Android : App missing from the Play store (Message 87845)
Posted 28 Aug 2018 by Coleslaw
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And yes I had to enable the device to install unknown source but I'm assuming that is a given these days.
6) Message boards : Android : App missing from the Play store (Message 87842)
Posted 28 Aug 2018 by Coleslaw
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I used Chrome browser to download it. However, I used the file explorer to navigate to the downloads folder and ran it from there. This was on an Android v6.0.1 https://boincstats.com/en/bam/host/747047
7) Message boards : Android : App missing from the Play store (Message 87832)
Posted 28 Aug 2018 by Coleslaw
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The web address I posted above is the apk file provided from the Berkeley download page.
8) Message boards : Android : App missing from the Play store (Message 87819)
Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Coleslaw
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I noticed over the weekend when I was trying to add 2 more phones to my BOINC phARMY that the app is no longer showing up in the Play Store. Was this planned? Is it going to return? Any details other than telling people to download it diretly? https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.4.53.apk
9) Message boards : Android : Problems with Android device (Message 86726)
Posted 27 Jun 2018 by Coleslaw
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I can confirm what Ageless says because my Huawei Sensa's had the same issue and this is what I did to solve mine.
10) Message boards : Projects : Distributed Hardware Evolution (Message 86560)
Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Coleslaw
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One of my teammates just reported this to me:

Their site appears to contain a trojan, per my ESET NOD32 anti-virus software. I get the following message when trying to access the site:


ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Threat found
This web page contains potentially dangerous content.

Threat: HTML/ScrInject.B trojan

Access to it has been blocked. Your computer is safe.


I'm hoping it is a false positive, but people need to proceed with caution.
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : Help needed for BOINC please (Message 86498)
Posted 8 Jun 2018 by Coleslaw
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For BOINCtasks take a look at post 4 here - https://hardforum.com/threads/boinc-useful-tools-and-download-locations.1768577/ You will see some screen shots and a brief introduction to the program. That is my teams forums where one of our members took the time to do some screen shots.
12) Message boards : GPUs : Application doesnt use missing NVIDIA GPU msg after installing Boinc 7.8.3 (Message 84808)
Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Coleslaw
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You gave the updated log entries that now detect OpenCL which before it didn't. So that is progress. However, we would also need to see the rest of the logs where the projects state there is a problem or missing component. Please copy the first 50 or so lines from a fresh BOINC startup.
13) Message boards : GPUs : Question on installed GPU (Message 84806)
Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Coleslaw
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It also will not work with Milkyway@home as that project will need Double Precision capable cards. Some projects it "may" still work with off the top of my head would be:
SETI
SETI BETA
Collatz
PrimeGrid - PPS Sieve sub project
Moo! Wrapper

It has been too long since I attempted Einstein or Albert.
14) Message boards : Projects : Which projects, if any, use CUDA but not OpenCL? (Message 84805)
Posted 16 Feb 2018 by Coleslaw
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You asked about AMD, well... Moo! still has CAL capable work available that AMD cards can typically run. I have a few really old non-OpenCL capable devices here and there that sometimes runs it.
15) Message boards : Android : BOINC Android App on F-Droid (Message 84559)
Posted 26 Jan 2018 by Coleslaw
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Are you not able to download it directly from here? https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php or https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.4.53.apk

I ask because I'm not sure why it isn't recommended unless your phone is talking about installing from 3rd parties AKA side loading. It should work just fine.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Is there a "device_nums" for app_config? (Message 84477)
Posted 22 Jan 2018 by Coleslaw
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You could also try using multiple clients. However, someone else would have to chime in on the best way to configure the GPU's for each client as I've not done that one yet.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Moo! Wrapper can't create account (Message 84476)
Posted 22 Jan 2018 by Coleslaw
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Have you tried using an account manager such as BAM! from www.boincstats.com ?
18) Message boards : Projects : Project for Earth Science? (Message 84339)
Posted 10 Jan 2018 by Coleslaw
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Have you reached out to WCG? https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=529
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : Silent operation issue. (Message 83765)
Posted 11 Dec 2017 by Coleslaw
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There is actually various applications out there designed to do a "clean state" on a scheduled cycle. Many universities, libraries, kiosks, etc... have setups to prevent the garbage that accumulates from resulting in constant maintenance. If they have a true IT staff, they can install BOINC and have their "solution" included in the base "image" or exclusion list. However, it would be best that you were NOT the one doing the installs but rather have the IT staff do them.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Silent operation issue. (Message 83692)
Posted 8 Dec 2017 by Coleslaw
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The last generation of CPU's where it made sense to run DC projects due to power concerns was the Pentium 4. After that, processors got significantly more efficient when they hybernated or went into sleep mode. So, it used to be an easy "sell" because most places didn't see an increase in power draw. Nowadays, they can see a large bump. Especially if they have a large number of systems.

The problem with security is that someone from the IT staff will have to continuously monitor BOINC and the projects chosen to guarantee that something bad doesn't happen because of it. There is no real world benefit for them to do this. They really do have better things to do. I have seen BOINC/projects run flawless on some systems and terrible on others. I've ran it on a large variety of hardware and software configurations. I've seen it work differently on clean installs on the same machines. There is a lot more to it that the IT staff will have to deal with. They will also have to dig in and learn BOINC and the projects chosen in depth to know how to tweak it properly and to maintain it as things change. Additional security audits will have to conducted on a yearly basis.

If these Macs are 10+ years old, do you happen to know if they are running on Intel CPU's or still PowerPC's? If Power PC's, then you will find them to have very few projects still supporting them.


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