Posts by vlado101

1) Message boards : Promotion : BOINC in AWS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 (Message 89783)
Posted 24 Jan 2019 by vlado101
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Hi gms,

I was curious how many work units are you able to run using this setup? If you don't mind how much are your monthly bill if you set BOINC to run 100% all the time.

Thanks
2) Message boards : GPUs : Ability to stop CPU work while GPU is working and vice versa. (Message 84405)
Posted 16 Jan 2018 by vlado101
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Hi Richard,

Thank you for replying, I will take a look at that thread to come up with some ideas. I guess I will just have to keep doing what I am doing now, manually letting one project get all the Gpu one week and the other one get all the CPU time next week.

Perhaps one way to do it is maybe create a program or dummy executable that starts up when GPU work is running. I know that in the preferences options there is a way to let a program stop all BOINC functions if it detects that it starts. This could have the CPUs put on hold, but let the GPU work units continue, although I am not sure if it would be possible to have that all in one BOINC app. Seems like that would require a seperate program for CPU BOINC and GPU BOINC. This would also mean that there has to be some way to limit the number of GPU work units that boinc would pull on a daily basis (aka max 10 units per project) so that it would not just keep running and have all the CPU work stop.
3) Message boards : GPUs : Ability to stop CPU work while GPU is working and vice versa. (Message 84402)
Posted 16 Jan 2018 by vlado101
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Hello everyone,

Apologies is this question was asked before, but is there a way to set up BOINC to first run the GPU and CPU task separately after one or the other finishes? I have a laptop and if I run both CPU and GPU together it overheats.

Currently I have been suspending the cpu project and then the GPU project, but is there a better way to handle it?

Thank you for your responses
4) Message boards : The Lounge : A cool charging station for Android crunchers (Message 79534)
Posted 11 Jul 2017 by vlado101
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Hello all,

I found this little gem on Amazon. For those that have a good number of android devices running BOINC this could give you a way to organize them in one place:

https://www.amazon.com/Okra-Desktop-Universal-Charging-Smartphones/dp/B019D0KPSY

I don't have enough of them for that to be useful, but hopefully someone in this message board find it helpful.
5) Message boards : Android : BOINC shows 0 tasks, but it is running when charging (Message 79533)
Posted 11 Jul 2017 by vlado101
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Hi cristipurdel,

Good to hear that I am not having a weird issue. :)

The good thing is that at least it crunches, but yea my "new" solution is to just limit the number of space the work units can occupy. I moved it down to 10% and made sure that at least 2gigs of my phone are free (I have a samsung J7). That fixed it.
6) Message boards : Android : BOINC shows 0 tasks, but it is running when charging (Message 79217)
Posted 22 Jun 2017 by vlado101
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Since no one replied I just wanted to add what happened after a few days of seeing this.

I believe the issue was that there were by accident more than 100 tasks downloaded onto my phone. The work units (FightAIDS@home) were small and I usually give my phone a lot of space to use. After I momentarily stopped downloading new work units the number got down to 70 and all the tasks appeared as if there were no issues.

I am not sure if this is a bug, but if you experience it, just pause the download of new work units and let the workunits that are there finish.
7) Message boards : News : NSF funds new model for BOINC (Message 79123)
Posted 19 Jun 2017 by vlado101
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A little doubt. In which way the work queue are managed?
I mean: for example, there will be the "medical" section of TBD with 5 project/universities/research centers that partecipate. Which will have the priority of work? The others have to wait the finish of work of one project to "access" to our (volunteers) computers???
I predict furious quarrels :-P


Hi boboviz,

That maybe be true that proficient BOINC users such as yourself who join and research projects that they want to contribute might see this as a problem, but if you have someone who has not heard of BOINC before and has no idea of what projects are available (much less the scientific benefit) why would they care? To them they are contributing the medical research. I think the whole point of the new model is to get people who have never heard or thought about contributing their computing time to join. The sad fact of that is that a program would need to tailor to the lowest denominator, aka people who have not heard of BOINC or have done prior research on which projects exist. Would it not be better that those projects receive at least a little bit of this un-used computing power than none at all? The argument about how the projects would be weighted is beside the point for this type of user. They would need to be engaged, I am sure either access to papers or some new form of badges, but I see that the majority of people that this model is trying to attract would not do the same form of research. However, from my understanding the other model of joining projects (aka you choosing projects will exist). If the hypothetical initial user would then wonder which projects and how much of it is weighted he or she would then be able to join other projects that he or she would feel more of a connection to.

Please correct me if I am wrong, however I do feel that there is room for the new approach and the current BOINC model. I say all the more power to have people join and donate their computing time and it would be worth a try.
8) Message boards : Android : BOINC shows 0 tasks, but it is running when charging (Message 78388)
Posted 30 May 2017 by vlado101
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Hello all,

I noticed that when I look on the boinc app for my android phone I see that the number of tasks is 0. However when I drag the notification window I see that all the cores are working and the task names appear there.

Did anyone else experience something like this? Is the only solution to finish all the apps and then uninstall and re-install the app?

Thank you
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Raspberry pi 3 worth it? (Message 69839)
Posted 31 May 2016 by vlado101
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There's quite a bit of discussion about Pis on the Einstein@Home boards. You may want to wander over there.


Thank you KSMarkPsych. I will check it out :)
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : Raspberry pi 3 worth it? (Message 69809)
Posted 30 May 2016 by vlado101
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Hello all,

I was considering of buying raspberry 3 to have it run Boinc 24/7. Since this model is faster than version 2 and 1 did anyone try to see if it's worth it. I really like the price and the low energy usage, however is the output worth the time and price of running it 24/7.

Thanks in advance.
11) Message boards : Android : Unable to add projects not on "THE LIST" (Message 66784)
Posted 12 Jan 2016 by vlado101
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Boinc 7.4.41
Andriod 5.0.1

But what kind of device is this on?
What do those triangle, circle and square buttons do?

Having that bit of basic information would be nice, so someone could possibly go look it up.

It's a tablet, the triangle is "back", the circle "home" and the square brings up images of the applications I've recently used, that I can then scroll like a flip book through and just tap to re-open.



Hello, if you are trying to add a project that is not on the list then I believe you do this:

Go to Project > then click on the three buttons to the right of the plus sign, that should bring up Add project by URL > After that add the url of the project as if you are adding it through your BOINC program on you desktop.

I think I had an issue like this before where I was not able to see the Citizen Science Grid project. After I did that it shows up on my BOINC android app.

Hope this helps :) I actually have the opposite problem where a lot of the projects on that list do not run Android apps, but still show up. Hopefully the android app will get more work.

OK, so how do I get project to appear from wherever it is?


Ahh, I see what you mean. I think the trick would be to actually attach to one of the projects that you see on that list. After that you would be taken to the menu that allows you to follow my directions above. Not perfect, but then you would be able to add your other project and you can always remove the "default" projects that are on the list after you add the one you want. Hopefully they will fix that issue in future updates.

Let me know if that works for you.
12) Message boards : Android : Unable to add projects not on "THE LIST" (Message 66778)
Posted 11 Jan 2016 by vlado101
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Boinc 7.4.41
Andriod 5.0.1

But what kind of device is this on?
What do those triangle, circle and square buttons do?

Having that bit of basic information would be nice, so someone could possibly go look it up.

It's a tablet, the triangle is "back", the circle "home" and the square brings up images of the applications I've recently used, that I can then scroll like a flip book through and just tap to re-open.



Hello, if you are trying to add a project that is not on the list then I believe you do this:

Go to Project > then click on the three buttons to the right of the plus sign, that should bring up Add project by URL > After that add the url of the project as if you are adding it through your BOINC program on you desktop.

I think I had an issue like this before where I was not able to see the Citizen Science Grid project. After I did that it shows up on my BOINC android app.

Hope this helps :) I actually have the opposite problem where a lot of the projects on that list do not run Android apps, but still show up. Hopefully the android app will get more work.
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : New Cruncher "Switch between tasks every ____ minutes" Question (Message 65390)
Posted 12 Nov 2015 by vlado101
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Hello everyone,

I am hoping to find out what is the optimal setting for this field. I am currently crunching for three projects (WCG, Citizen Science, and Universe@home) and I previously had it set for 120 minutes, which I believe was the default.

Should I change this value, especially since WCG and Universe@home have larger work units? Or is there a better setting that I should try to use?

I have decided to change this value to 640 minutes thinking that then each core (I have 4 cores running tasks) would spend more time crunching on each work unit. So far it seems to be working fine, but I am worried that I am loosing out due to me setting this up being inefficient.


Thank you
14) Message boards : News : Tell the White House about BOINC (Message 64315)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by vlado101
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Commented :)
15) Message boards : Projects : Citizen Science Grid has wrong project URL (Message 62951)
Posted 8 Jul 2015 by vlado101
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Hello all,

I have recently run into an issue where if I try to add the Citizen Science grid through the BOINC client I get the following error:

Project not found. The URL you supplied is not that of a BOINC-based project. Please check the URL and try again.

The reason for this is that the url address that BOINC automatically shows is wrong:

http://csgrid.org/

What you need to do is replace that url address with this one:

http://volunteer.cs.und.edu/csg/

I found that the url that is listed in the Project list tab in BOINC was different from the one that the BOINC client was showing.

Hope this helps anyone that has been having an issue trying to connect to the Citizen Science Grid project.
16) Message boards : Projects : Is Citizen Science Grid down? (Message 60042)
Posted 29 Jan 2015 by vlado101
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Nevermind, it seems the project is already working.
17) Message boards : Projects : Is Citizen Science Grid down? (Message 60041)
Posted 29 Jan 2015 by vlado101
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Hello all,

Has anyone heard if Citizen Science Grid is down? I had tried to log into the account page, but the page does not load and the work units are not being updated.

Sorry if this is the wrong page to ask this question.

Thanks in advance.




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