Posts by Keith Myers

1) Message boards : News : BOINC client 8.0.2 released (Message 114141)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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The 8.0.2 version of the BOINC client has been released for all platforms. Download it <a href=https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>here</a>. Release notes are <a href=https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/wiki/Client-release-notes>here</a>.

So why no Linux ARM64 packages available? Just for amd64?
2) Message boards : News : BOINC client 8.0.2 released (Message 114139)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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So no ARM64 versions of Boinc 8.0?
3) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 114097)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Einstein scheduler is back up and running
4) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 114094)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Bernd posted in News, that he was shutting the project down for the weekend likely.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : How to run the Client on a QNAP or Synology NAS ? (Message 114086)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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Don't know what NAS software he runs, but one of my teammates runs his homeserver NAS on BOINC Docker.

So likely it is possible depending on your NAS repos.
6) Message boards : GPUs : WIndows 11 Nvidia Geforce GT730 (Message 114035)
Posted 15 May 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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That would involve a lot more coding for the schedulers to figure out if an app is capable of running on the Boinc reported hardware. And Boinc does not report gpu hardware correctly or in enough depth to know what's on a host. For gpus it only reports the most capable gpu in multi-gpu hosts. And unless you are running very up to date Boinc clients, the client doesn't even report the correct amount of VRAM on Nvidia cards.

So to answer your question, no you are in fact naive about Boinc's capabilities.
7) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113988)
Posted 5 May 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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Numberfields has been up and down since the start of the Pentathlon. Down again now.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Invalid client RPC password. Try reinstalling BOINC (Message 113947)
Posted 24 Apr 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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I am not enthusiastic about running software downloaded from a random site I never heard of especially with no documentation or description.

Then don't use it and continue to try and wrangle the distro repository versions of Boinc into submission. My previous posts tell the documentation and description of the AIO.
I think the AIO is a valid, no hassle choice. Just giving you more options that is all.
9) Message boards : GPUs : How can i disable the iGPU? (Message 113933)
Posted 22 Apr 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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I assume you mean disable the usage of the igpu for Boinc? You will have to be more specific if the igpu is the only video output for your AIO or whether it also contains a discrete gpu for monitor driving.

If the igpu is the only video device you can't disable it in the BIOS because it drives the monitor of the AIO.

If that is the case, then you must have to either configure every gpu project compute preferences to NOT use the igpu of the AIO, whether being Intel, AMD, or Nvidia flavor in the settings.

You can also suspend use of the gpu in the Boinc Manager via the Activity menu. But that is for just the current session and will reset to enabled upon reboot of the AIO and restart of Boinc I believe.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : 8.0.0 Development version (Message 113912)
Posted 18 Apr 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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Yes, Asteroids@home project utilizes an avx512 application for period_search.
https://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/apps.php

I run their app on my two AMD 7950X hosts.

Primegrid is another.
https://www.primegrid.com/home.php

There are probably other math projects also.
11) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113886)
Posted 12 Apr 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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Or just install Noble alongside your existing installation instead of upgrading in place. I haven't broken an existing upgrade in place so far. Knocking on wood now. Ha ha LOL.

I"ve even managed to snag two required dependencies from Noble that I needed to upgrade to the latest 6.9.0-rc kernels from the Mainline PPA in my Ubuntu 23.10 installations without breaking anything. A complete kludge fix that has worked out.
12) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113866)
Posted 6 Apr 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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https://asteroidsathome.net/ is apparently down right now.

Looks like the downage was brief.
13) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113865)
Posted 6 Apr 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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https://asteroidsathome.net/ is apparently down right now.
14) Message boards : BOINC Manager : GPU tasks being crowded out by CPU tasks (Message 113757)
Posted 11 Mar 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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No, you could use a max_concurrent statement separately for each task type in an app_config.xml file. Just put in two separate <app_version> statements.
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration#Application_configuration
15) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 113741)
Posted 8 Mar 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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Asteroids has a expired SSL certificate. No connections possible until they renew.
16) Message boards : Projects : TN-Grid (Message 113716)
Posted 3 Mar 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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That project notice was from over two weeks ago. Those tasks lasted about 3 days. Been out of work for over a week now.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Suspend not working properly (Message 113695)
Posted 28 Feb 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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You just weren't using the BOINC Manager and client correctly. Boinc is rather difficult for beginners to use and navigate all of its idiosyncrasies,

If you had suspended either the project or the tasks in the Manager, Boinc would have been truly suspended and not interfered with your actual work.

The Boinc gadget in the task bar or whatever Windows thingy is called only suspends Boinc and tasks for an hour and then resumes processing.
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't get virtual work. (Message 113654)
Posted 22 Feb 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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For LHC VBox tasks to work, I also had to change something in the bios. I can't remember exactly what off hand. It was in addition to allowing virtualisation.

From Google AI answer you also need to enable IOMMU in the UEFI along with virtualization to get Oracle VM Virtual Box to work.

Yes, you need to enable IOMMU and virtualization extensions to enable PCI passthrough in Oracle VM VirtualBox.
PCI passthrough allows a virtual machine to use a host device as if it is directly attached to the VM. An IOMMU hardware unit is required for PCI passthrough support to be fully functional. An IOMMU is required if the device uses bus mastering. For example, if it performs DMA to the OS memory on its own.
19) Message boards : Questions and problems : New Mini PC Kamuri AM08Pro (Message 113645)
Posted 20 Feb 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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That machine is certainly more than capable of running VB tasks. Amateur radio isn't going to be that demanding on the machine. I would check whether the projects you intend to run have VB tasks. If they do install the version with Virtual Box otherwise leave it out.

+1
20) Message boards : BOINC Manager : new HD error (Message 113629)
Posted 15 Feb 2024 by Profile Keith Myers
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After I installed new HD using the clone feature iI get the error msg
2/14/2024 9:36:24 AM | | Unrecognized tag in cc_config.xml: <options>
2/14/2024 9:36:24 AM | | Error in cc_config.xml options
2/14/2024 9:36:24 AM | | Missing end tag in cc_config.xml
2/14/2024 9:36:24 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.24.1 for windows_x86_64

It seems to boot and run OK, but the error annoys me.
Any help for the technically challenged user?

TIA RWP

Copy the contents of your cc_config.xml file and parse it through the XML Validator here:

https://www.xmlvalidation.com/index.php

The validator will tell you the error and where the missing tag is.


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