Posts by Rabinovitch

1) Message boards : BOINC client : Linux BOINC manager 6.10.17 does not detect any useable GPU... (Message 38418)
Posted 14 Jun 2011 by Rabinovitch
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Rising this thread relating to the same but unsolved problem with Linux Mint 10 x64 KDE...
p.s. added xhost local:boinc &> /dev/null, evrthng is Ok now
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Binding each GPU to it's certain project (Message 37470)
Posted 12 Apr 2011 by Rabinovitch
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Ok, thank you for an answer. Once it will be very useful fore someone.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Binding each GPU to it's certain project (Message 37468)
Posted 12 Apr 2011 by Rabinovitch
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Well, it's not an elegant solution. Let it be another one item in BOINC's future versions "wishlist".

Btw, do you really think that OS will let me run two copies of boinc at the same time? I have a doubts here...
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Binding each GPU to it's certain project (Message 37461)
Posted 11 Apr 2011 by Rabinovitch
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Hi everyone!

Please tell whether it is possible to bind, for example, each of 2 GPUs (under Linux system, if any) to certain projects or not? I.e. more powerful - to gpugrid, less one - to collatz.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : 6.10: "No usable GPUs found" (Message 36513)
Posted 22 Jan 2011 by Rabinovitch
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5 seconds were always enough for me...
6) Message boards : BOINC client : Linux BOINC manager 6.10.17 does not detect any useable GPU... (Message 31203)
Posted 25 Feb 2010 by Rabinovitch
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My big question is how to make BOINC 6.10.17 (the system was openSUSE 11.2 (KDE, if any) x64) detect any "usable GPUs" at all. I did not found any trick or hack to make it, and BOINC itself, of course, won't.

Please somebody help me with openSUSE!
7) Message boards : BOINC client : No GPU found using Nvidia 190 driver (Message 31182)
Posted 23 Feb 2010 by Rabinovitch
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Don't know whether it corresponding to 190.x drivers, but exactly with this version (I did not install any previous versions) I found such a bug under openSUSE 11.2. No any attempts were found to fix it. Now I'm on Kubuntu, where the things are quite easily... At least in CUDA using for BOINC.

But I will glad to see if anyone could decribe me a way to make BOINC use GPU under openSUSE. Please....
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Not full CPU utilization (6.10.17, Kubuntu 9.10 amd64) (Message 31128)
Posted 20 Feb 2010 by Rabinovitch
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Hi all!

Please help me at least to understand the reason, and better to fix a bug (?) decribed below.

I found on fresh installation of Kubuntu 9.10 x64 (kernel 2.6.31-19-generic) that CPU load is laying between 70-90%, sometimes - 100%, while in BOINC Manager's settings said to use 100% of processors and 100% of CPU time.

I have tried a realtime kernel, but the situatuon was even worse on it - about 50% of CPU load sometimes, and not for short period... (Actually, I even don't know exactly, what is it maid for - it was just an attempt to fix this issue and to see, what will happen... :-))

Note that no other applications are not running when I observe CPU load...

What should I do to have a constant 100% load, as under Windows OS before?.. Because it seems that Kubuntu just allows CPU to be idle for a part of time while it's so needed by BOINC...

Thank you in advance!
9) Message boards : BOINC client : Linux BOINC manager 6.10.17 does not detect any useable GPU... (Message 31126)
Posted 20 Feb 2010 by Rabinovitch
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It's not a right way. :-)

My advice is to add a following thing in "/etc/init.d/boinc-client" script at first:

sudo nano /etc/init.d/boinc-client

***scrolling down***

case "$1" in
  start)
    sleep 4
    start
    ;;


sleep 4 means that boinc-client will make a pause for 4 seconds before it's start (because it can simply initialize before normal graphics subsystem initialisation. It's confirmed that this methoda does work for Ubuntu/Kubuntu 9.10 amd64 when no any other ways doesn't. It may be 3 or 5 seconds, but on my PC is working reliable with value 4.

In case of unsuccessful implementation of decribed above hack you should not change it back, but next your step is to add a boinc user to video group:

sudo usermod -a -G video boinc


It should then work (may be after rebooting system, (auto)ligin under your (or another necessary) account and autostartup of boinc). If not - try to add your account in video group too. :-)
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc 6.6.2 (Message 22631)
Posted 24 Jan 2009 by Rabinovitch
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I've just installed 6.6.2. Can't get new work at all with this new version:

24.01.2009 12:46:48|lhcathome|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
24.01.2009 12:46:48|lhcathome|CPU work request: 0.00 seconds, 0 instances
24.01.2009 12:46:48|lhcathome|CUDA work request: 398769.23 seconds, 1 instances
24.01.2009 12:46:53|lhcathome|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
24.01.2009 12:46:58|ralph@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
24.01.2009 12:46:58|ralph@home|CPU work request: 0.00 seconds, 0 instances
24.01.2009 12:46:58|ralph@home|CUDA work request: 518400.00 seconds, 1 instances
24.01.2009 12:47:03|ralph@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
24.01.2009 12:48:13|rosetta@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
24.01.2009 12:48:13|rosetta@home|CPU work request: 0.00 seconds, 0 instances
24.01.2009 12:48:13|rosetta@home|CUDA work request: 518400.00 seconds, 1 instances
24.01.2009 12:48:18|rosetta@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

How to do?
11) Message boards : BOINC Manager : BOINC 6.3.11 (Message 20464)
Posted 24 Sep 2008 by Rabinovitch
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Hi all!

Yesterday I have installed 6.3.11 BOINC Manager version. Here is it's messages after startup:

24.09.2008 0:06:50||Starting BOINC client version 6.3.11 for windows_x86_64
24.09.2008 0:06:50||This a development version of BOINC and may not function properly
24.09.2008 0:06:50||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
24.09.2008 0:06:50||Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3
24.09.2008 0:06:50||Running as a daemon
24.09.2008 0:06:50||Data directory: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC
24.09.2008 0:06:50||Running under account boinc_master
24.09.2008 0:06:52||Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ [AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 2]
24.09.2008 0:06:52||Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2
24.09.2008 0:06:52||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x64 Editon, Service Pack 2, (05.02.3790.00)
24.09.2008 0:06:52||Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 3.88 GB virtual
24.09.2008 0:06:52||Disk: 9.53 GB total, 1.63 GB free
24.09.2008 0:06:52||Local time is UTC +7 hours
24.09.2008 0:06:52||Not using a proxy
24.09.2008 0:06:53||CUDA devices found
24.09.2008 0:06:53||Coprocessor: GeForce GTX 260 (1)
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Version change (6.3.10 -> 6.3.11)
24.09.2008 0:06:54|rosetta@home|URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID: 889198; location: (none); project prefs: default
24.09.2008 0:06:54|Einstein@Home|URL: http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID: 1028244; location: (none); project prefs: default
24.09.2008 0:06:54|lhcathome|URL: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID: 9640875; location: (none); project prefs: default
24.09.2008 0:06:54|QMC@HOME|URL: http://qah.uni-muenster.de/; Computer ID: 71074; location: (none); project prefs: default
24.09.2008 0:06:54|PS3GRID|URL: http://www.ps3grid.net/; Computer ID: 7721; location: (none); project prefs: default
24.09.2008 0:06:54|World Community Grid|URL: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID: 339073; location: (none); project prefs: default
24.09.2008 0:06:54||General prefs: from QMC@HOME (last modified 28-Jul-2007 09:07:47)
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Host location: none
24.09.2008 0:06:54||General prefs: using your defaults
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Reading preferences override file
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.69MB
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.65MB
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Preferences limit disk usage to 1.16GB
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Running CPU benchmarks
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Suspending computation - running CPU benchmarks
24.09.2008 0:06:54||Suspending network activity - user request
24.09.2008 0:07:25||Benchmark results:
24.09.2008 0:07:25|| Number of CPUs: 2
24.09.2008 0:07:25|| 2333 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
24.09.2008 0:07:25|| 5107 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
24.09.2008 0:07:26|World Community Grid|Restarting task R00144_03ac858068a1cb394f76d5792e3cac6d_01_1 using rice version 617
24.09.2008 0:07:30|Einstein@Home|Restarting task h1_0500.55_S5R4__138_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604
24.09.2008 0:07:30|PS3GRID|Restarting task Ars6767-GPUTEST3-5-10-acemd_1 using acemd version 645
24.09.2008 0:07:30|QMC@HOME|Restarting task one_bench20b_s22-ecp2-QZ.2276_0 using Amolqc-preRC1 version 501
24.09.2008 0:07:37|World Community Grid|Restarting task ly482_00101_7 using hpf2 version 603
24.09.2008 0:07:37|World Community Grid|Starting ly491_00015_14
24.09.2008 0:07:37|World Community Grid|Starting task ly491_00015_14 using hpf2 version 603
24.09.2008 0:07:37|World Community Grid|Starting faah4379_000014_MC_xMut_md16150_03_0
24.09.2008 0:07:38|World Community Grid|Starting task faah4379_000014_MC_xMut_md16150_03_0 using faah version 606
24.09.2008 0:07:38|rosetta@home|Starting hombench_mtyka_foldcst_boinc_test1_foldcst_simple_t302___4499_270_0
24.09.2008 0:07:45|rosetta@home|Starting task hombench_mtyka_foldcst_boinc_test1_foldcst_simple_t302___4499_270_0 using minirosetta version 134
24.09.2008 0:07:45|Einstein@Home|Starting h1_0500.55_S5R4__137_S5R4a_0
24.09.2008 0:07:45|Einstein@Home|Starting task h1_0500.55_S5R4__137_S5R4a_0 using einstein_S5R4 version 604

8 tasks are running (!!!), including PS3GRID WU on nVidia graphic card. So strange... I think it's a serious bug, and now I'm using BOINC 6.3.10 again.
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't install BOINC client 6.2.6 x64! (Message 17754)
Posted 10 Jun 2008 by Rabinovitch
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During installation attempt process it says that "The feature you are trying to use (which feature?!) is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package "BOINC.msi" in the box below." So I am searching for fileneme "boins.msi", entering founded path "c:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Installations\{C1034FAD-D4EF-4A25-AE4D-AC7FD8254F05}\BOINC.msi", i.e. I am searching for boinc.exe on this path, but it doesn't work! "The file C:\WINDOWS\bla-bla-bla\BOINC.msi" is not a valid installation package for the product BOINC. Try to find the installation package "BOINC.msi" in a folder from which you can install BOINC." Of cource, in the folder from which I am trying to install BOINC there is now such file.

What to do?




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