Posts by SolarSurfer

1) Message boards : Android : Computing will (not) resume (Message 76258)
Posted 6 Mar 2017 by SolarSurfer

QCN tasks wait indefinitely for the battery to reach low enough charge? o.O What's up with that?

Hardware: ZTE Z660G

Android 4.1.1

BOINC v 7.4.53
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : [Discussion] 4th Generation BOINC credit system (Message 75571)
Posted 31 Jan 2017 by SolarSurfer
Monetrising the credits system would be fraught with many problems, not the least of which are not all participants are US taxpayers, and not all projects are based in the USA.

A credit system that fitted every project, and gave a "level playing field" across both projects and hardware would be a great thing. The trouble is that some projects are "determined" to give very high credits for their work, with no regard to the hardware being used, while others "play by the rules" and attempt to grant credit in line with the "real" work done, and I doubt that you will ever convince either group to significantly change course (more's the pity - I would love to see the level playing field.)

Well the 501c part was just an afterthought really and I was assuming that it could be done on an international basis as with big charities that operate globally. I should have left it out of the post because it is not germane to the basic idea and confuses the issue.

The rest of the idea is not about monetization. It's about merely using the economics of the IT cloud services industry, or colocation industry, or the supercomputer industry, or whatever the applicable nomenclature is, as a template for a non-monetary credit system.

As for the likelihood of resistance from certain projects, I have no idea whether or not that can be overcome or how much leverage could be applied or by whom. I do know that if enough people express their desire to get something done, the likelihood of it happening increases.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : [Discussion] 4th Generation BOINC credit system (Message 75547)
Posted 29 Jan 2017 by SolarSurfer
Do we want to be fair to participants and projects alike by promoting credit parity between projects? If so we need a standard which all projects could adhere to in calculating their credit schemes.

Is there some reason that monetary value has not been discussed as a basis for Credit 4? Or maybe it has and I didn't see it.

Monetary value, after all, is the obvious common denominator among all the various non-cryptocurrency projects' service requirements, and the cryptocurrency projects also.

Why not use the fair market value, in US dollars probably, of the diverse processing, storage, bandwidth, etc, donations of the non-cryptocurrency projects' participants, calculated the same way that professional providers use to bill their customers, as a base for crediting them in a fair and equal way?

Cryptocurrency donation projects would need only to base their credits on actual donated dollars, or whatever currency the donation is made in converted into dollars.

Although this idea might shake things up a bit and take away some of the freedom that projects currently have in making up their own credit regimes, it does seems as though that freedom is being rather liberally interpreted by certain projects.

Projects would still be free to award bonus credits for things like fast completion of time-sensitive work units like GPUGrid's or successful completion of very long and fragile work units such as Climate Prediction's coupled models.

Maybe we could even found a 501c organization through which receipts could be issued to crunchers for tax deduction purposes.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Create a preconfigured BOINC server in the Amazon cloud in five minutes (Message 65865)
Posted 7 Dec 2015 by SolarSurfer
Is this exercise still needed? I got to the point of searching for BOINCServerTemplate but received message saying "No AMIs found matching your filter criteria."
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slots - usage (Message 63751)
Posted 20 Aug 2015 by SolarSurfer
It's not that when a task suspends that it releases the slot it's in, because we only have 4 or 8 slots. There's no real limit to slot directories that can be made and used/be in use. So tasks stay in their own slot from their start to their finish, no matter how many times you suspend them in between.

Thanks for the enlightenment!
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Slots - usage (Message 63642)
Posted 15 Aug 2015 by SolarSurfer
Both single and multi-core jobs run from a single slot. One slot per job, doesn't matter how much resources the job uses.

So does that mean that when task x is suspended in favor of a higher priority task, task x has to wait until its original slot is available again in order to be resumed?
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Copy data folder to another PC? (Message 63641)
Posted 15 Aug 2015 by SolarSurfer
Well the sneakernet connection seems to be working quite well and even downloading fresh work to copy back onto the Athlon machine :)
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Copy data folder to another PC? (Message 63543)
Posted 12 Aug 2015 by SolarSurfer
No, they're both x64
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Copy data folder to another PC? (Message 63528)
Posted 11 Aug 2015 by SolarSurfer
Thanks, Jord!
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Copy data folder to another PC? (Message 63520)
Posted 11 Aug 2015 by SolarSurfer

My Athlon machine has developed a seemingly irreparable network controller problem so I can't upload my completed work (or download new work). Unless someone knows an alternate way of connecting to the internet, can I temporarily rename the data folder on my A8 machine and copy the Athlon data folder over there to upload the work?

The Athlon box is running Windows 8.1 x64 and the A8 is running Windows 7 x64. They are both running BOINC 7.4.42.


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