Posts by Julian Opificius

1) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102878)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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For completeness, if a host is blacklisted it will when you look at the page for that computer show

Maximum daily WU quota per CPU -1/day
Instead of

Maximum daily WU quota per CPU 0/day

When he has time, Andy is looking to write a script to automate this for machines crashing tasks with the missing 32bit libraries message though given the lack of posts on the CPDN boards from those crashing everything, I don't expect a flood of complaints about no tasks being sent when it happens.


"-1/day" a bit cryptic, don't you think??? I wouldn't have guessed that that meant I was blacklisted.

Anyway, thank to you, to Andy, and all of those who help make the world a better place.

Julian.
2) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102875)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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With the 32bit libraries CP blacklist hosts where they notice that the libraries are not installed and you may have to post a request on the forum for them to clear that.

The other possibility is one that stopped me from processing CP for 8 months, check you cc_config to make sure no_alt_platform is not set.


I removed the project and reconnected. cpdn immediately downloaded and app, aa work unit, and started crunching. As of this moment I'm 20 minutes in, and only 24 days, 9 hours and 30 minutes to go :-)

Thanks, once again for your help; you too, Les :-)

Julian.
3) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102874)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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But you cannot have different profiles per project anyway. Things like %cpu, memory allocation, etc are machine based, not project based.


Yeah, that should have been blindingly obvious to me :-)
4) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102873)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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I have two Linux boxes, two Windows boxes and a 2013 iMac running or logistically capable of running BOINC projects. At present I can't get work units for CP on either the Windows or the Linux boxes; I don't know why. The messages in the event log tell me that nothing was downloaded, but they offer no explanation - and certainly nothing related to configuration issues.

By "preference" I'm only referring to machine configuration; I am totally happy with the organizations running whatever projects they wish on my machines; and that goes for CP and WCG. Thanks for guessing about how my deranged mind might work, though :-)

So only Linux projects for CP? That explains the empty WU list on my Windows boxes. Thanks for that info :-)

So... on to the 32-bit Linux issue: in my investigation I saw this morning that I needed to install 32-bit libraries on my Linux boxes (the upgrade from 32 to 64 was one of the changes I was talking about having made relatively recently). I've just done that earlier this afternoon, so it may be that I simply need to wait for the server to notice.

Thanks again for your help.

With the 32bit libraries CP blacklist hosts where they notice that the libraries are not installed and you may have to post a request on the forum for them to clear that.

The other possibility is one that stopped me from processing CP for 8 months, check you cc_config to make sure no_alt_platform is not set.


So, "no_alt_platform" is not in /etc/boinc-client/cc_config.xml; I take it that it shouldn't be. (The file only contains settings for log flags). In fact, the file is date-stamped Feb 23 2016, along with gui_rpc_auth.cfg and remote-hosts.cfg. Only global_prefs_override.xml is recently changed, and that's because I made the configuration local this morning.

I'll post a message on the forum, as you suggest.

Thanks.
5) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102866)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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I have two Linux boxes, two Windows boxes and a 2013 iMac running or logistically capable of running BOINC projects. At present I can't get work units for CP on either the Windows or the Linux boxes; I don't know why. The messages in the event log tell me that nothing was downloaded, but they offer no explanation - and certainly nothing related to configuration issues.

By "preference" I'm only referring to machine configuration; I am totally happy with the organizations running whatever projects they wish on my machines; and that goes for CP and WCG. Thanks for guessing about how my deranged mind might work, though :-)

So only Linux projects for CP? That explains the empty WU list on my Windows boxes. Thanks for that info :-)

So... on to the 32-bit Linux issue: in my investigation I saw this morning that I needed to install 32-bit libraries on my Linux boxes (the upgrade from 32 to 64 was one of the changes I was talking about having made relatively recently). I've just done that earlier this afternoon, so it may be that I simply need to wait for the server to notice.

Thanks again for your help.
6) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102863)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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Yes, Les, that's what I think I'll have to do, and that's no problem.
As you have a lot of experience with this project, maybe you can answer another question. I'm having trouble running it now - I don't get work units. I've made various changes to my computers and their respective project allocations over the years - nothing surprising there - but I haven't got a CP work unit on any machine for a couple of months now. Any clues?

Additionally, I just tried subscribing to it ona 2013 iMac, and received the warning that "this project may not have work for your type of computer. Do you still want to add it anyway?" The Mac icon shows up on the list of supported systems, however. Any clues there?

EDIT: Oh never mind on that last question. I got the notice that the x86_64-apple-darwin architecture isn't supported.

Thanks for your advice.
7) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102860)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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Thanks, Bryn Mawr. Yes, location-based profiles would indeed limit me that way, so I'll have to have per-machine profiling. The only issue there is that I can't customize per computer AND per project, but that's OK: Climate Prediction is the only project I run that has different recommendations to the others, so I'll probably run that on a machine that doesn't get disturbed much; that'll resolve the suspend issue.

Thanks for your response.
8) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102859)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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Thanks, Les. My request wasn't simply about locations; in fact it wasn't about location at all: it was about executing different profiles for different machines and projects on those machines. The concept of profiles in BOINC is implemented as locations, but that's only one criterion: different machines and different projects are also valid reasons for wanting different configurations IMO.

Climate Prediction expressly isn't the same as all other projects. It explicitly states that all machines on that account use the same profile. MilkyWay is the same - in fact it uses the same page layout for editing "locations" (profiles).

I can - and it looks like I will have to - configure each machine separately, but that still doesn't solve the unique recommendations of the CP project.
9) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102853)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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Thanks for that, Richard. I found the information of which you speak for World Community Grid, but for Climate Prediction and Milky Way all machines on the same account use the same profile. I guess that's just the way they do things? I notice the Climate Predictions project has some other recommendations regarding processor usage, conditions for suspending computing.

Thanks again.
10) Message boards : Projects : How to assign profile to project on a specific machine (Message 102843)
Posted 7 Feb 2021 by Julian Opificius
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I have several machines running BOINC projects. They are all at my home, but they have different purposes, OSs and hardware configurations and I wish to use different computing profiles to them. I see that there are default, home, school and work profiles available (rather quaintly constrained and unimaginative thinking, but that's a conversation for another day), but I cannot see where to assign a particular profile to a particular machine. Where do I do that, please?
11) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Feature request: run till currently running tasks complete (Message 73369)
Posted 17 Oct 2016 by Julian Opificius
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I would like to request a feature that causes the manager to not start new tasks for each project when that switch is enabled for each project. This would be similar to the current "No New Tasks" switch, but would simply allow for a tidy completion and reporting of open tasks without starting new ones, even if there are projects in the buffer. An additional option would have the manager shut itself down when all projects with this option enabled are in this state.

The "Do Not Start New Tasks" switch, then, would be a per-project switch, while the "Shut down manager on completion of processing" switch would be a manager level switch.

Comments, amendments, improvements welcome; derisive scoffing... not so much:-)
12) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Suggestions For New Or Updated Features (Message 59550)
Posted 11 Jan 2015 by Julian Opificius
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Could we please have a "Completion Time (estimated)" field in the Task tab in addition to (or as an option to?) the "Remaining (estimated)", populated once a work unit is started?

Rationale:
Sometimes I have to shut down one of my machines. When I restart it it is challenging to calculate estimated completion time for a block of work units to see if they will complete before the deadline, or if I have to abort them.

Thanks.




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