Posts by jon b.

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Exempt Project from "Compute only between" Setting (Message 86517)
Posted 9 Jun 2018 by jon b.
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Thank you for your response. Allow me to clarify my question: The project I wish to exempt from the "Compute only between" setting is a computation intensive project, so the dont_suspend_nci option is not useful in my case either way.

If this is not possible, I can easily create a scheduled task to just suspend and resume all projects, besides RNA World, at the appropriate times using boinccmd.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Exempt Project from "Compute only between" Setting (Message 86515)
Posted 9 Jun 2018 by jon b.
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I currently have BOINC set to compute only during the off-peak times defined by my electric utility company. However, I would like to add an exception to this rule for one specific project (RNA World). A single task from this project can take hundreds of days to complete, and I am not keen to extend this by about 40%. I understand that it is possible to exempt NCI from suspension, but I did not see a similar setting for specific projects in the BOINC documentation.

Does this feature exist in the current version of BOINC?
3) Message boards : News : BOINC 7.6.22 for Windows (Message 67088)
Posted 22 Jan 2016 by jon b.
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Unfortunately I upgraded to this version and now both of my RNA World are "Postponed: Detection of VM Hypervisor failed." They were showing up as aborted in VirtualBox, but I shut down the BOINC client and restored them to the last snapshot then restarted the BOINC client. I have successfully restored VirtualBox tasks this way before, but it doesn't seem to be working now.
4) Message boards : News : BOINC 7.4.36 released to the public (Message 59422)
Posted 8 Jan 2015 by jon b.
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When the BOINC manager is running in Windows, I cannot re-open the window from the start menu or the launcher. In order to open the window, I have to double click on the icon in the notification area. In previous versions of BOINC, I always opened the manager from the quick launch bar to check the status.
5) Message boards : News : RNA World (Message 48140)
Posted 10 Mar 2013 by jon b.
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At this point I would recommend only participating in this project if you have a computer that can run reliably for several weeks without rebooting, or you are comfortable with running BOINC inside a VM and saving a snapshot every day.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Top 100 Participants not updated (Message 47261)
Posted 15 Jan 2013 by jon b.
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I noticed that the "Top 100 multi-project BOINC participants" (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/chart_list.php) page says that it has not been updated since 24 Jan 2012. This is a very long time for a leader-board to remain out of date.




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