Posts by Keith Myers

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Only 1 out of seven projects reporting work (Message 113129)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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I am attached to seven projects:
GPUGrid.net
Rosetta@home

This is not what I signed up for. I want to see work in the other projects. They all have work available.

What is wrong here? What do I need to do?


I cannot remember the last time I got work from them.

https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/server_status.php
https://www.gpugrid.net/server_status.php

Nothing to send

Sign up to yoyo they have plenty

WCG comes and goes.

Climate is a waste of energy, CO2 levels drop any lower most life could end. We are about 417 and should be 10x that to turn everything green



I have no issues getting work from WCG and GPUGrid. All you have to do is ask for work and you shall be rewarded. Set up a cron job, watch command, Windows task scheduler, PowerShell script or whatever favorite script to ping each project with a update command every 5-15 minutes and you get rewarded with work.
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Only 1 out of seven projects reporting work (Message 113109)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Keith Myers
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GPUGrid is ONLY for modern NVIDIA gpus. You need at least series 525 drivers. The only work available is the ATMbeta application which means you MUST enable beta/test applications in your Project Preferences.

Read the limitations on this work in the main ATMbeta thread in News section.

https://www.gpugrid.net/prefs.php?subset=project

https://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=5379

You will not receive any direct response from the project admins, only a response in the ATMbeta thread I linked.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't see gpu's (Message 113001)
Posted 27 Oct 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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All those projects use OpenCL apps. So you don't have any OpenCL component loaded with your drivers.

Plus there are no gpu apps or work for Milkyway project.

So start with reinstalling your drivers to include support for OpenCL.
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : account missing (Message 112817)
Posted 6 Oct 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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If you just didn't forget your username and password for the project, likely then that the project lost or updated its user database and older records were dumped, lost or purged.

So you had to create a new account and get a new hostID. You should look in your host details page, check the function to look for hosts that haven't contacted the project in over 30 days and see whether your old hostID is still visible.

If that is so, you can merge your old hostID into the new hostID you just created and get back your missing host stats.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Manager memory saturation upon adding project (Message 112754)
Posted 26 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Code-signing has to do with certs. New client probably needs new certs. BOINC is constantly polling the server trying to update your certs.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : gstate.init() fails error code 192 (Message 112737)
Posted 23 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Post your boinc-client.service file contents at /etc/systemd/system/boinc-client.service.d/

Likely the service file is setting up the wrong read-write permissions.

Do you have this in the file? It helps with the newer distros and clients.
PrivateTmp=true
ProtectSystem=strict
ProtectControlGroups=true
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : 7.24.1: install dialog box blocks win11 taskbar search input (Message 112735)
Posted 22 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Problem with the password manager. I too have issues with a password manager which always grabs focus of any input box.

Solution is to copy the password for the account into the scratch buffer and paste into the desired input box.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU computing suspended Computer still downloads GPU tasks (Message 112719)
Posted 21 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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That's what I assumed the OP was posting about. I always tend to assume most questions come from Windows users.

Using the Activity menu in the Manager should be permanent as Richard states.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU computing suspended Computer still downloads GPU tasks (Message 112716)
Posted 21 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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I don't run Windows, but if I remember correctly, the Suspend activity for gpu work . . . . or cpu work for that matter extends for only 60 minutes. Then reverts to active again.

The only way to make that permanent on a project is to suspend the project or suspend currently cached gpu tasks for the project and set NNT.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU computing suspended Computer still downloads GPU tasks (Message 112714)
Posted 20 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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The BOINC client only does what it is told. You need to look at your settings for the project in the client, the project website and which venue the host is located to be sure you actually didn't ask for gpu work.
11) Message boards : GPUs : GPUs Missing after yum update Rocky 8 (Message 112713)
Posted 20 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Have you checked that you have OpenCL component available? Einstein tasks need that. Though Asteroids doesn't and has native CUDA apps.

Are you doubly sure that the drivers are installed?

~$ sudo dmesg | grep nvidia


~$ clinfo


Should see the discovery in the Event Log startup if the cards are seen by the system. Don't know if setting the Event Log coproc_debug would show anymore enlightening information.
12) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Boinc for Mx Macs (Message 112630)
Posted 3 Sep 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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There is a dearth of projects that support native Mx Macs. Only one I am sure about it is one OpenCL gpu application for Mx Macs at Einstein that was recently kludged. I think there is another one on some math project somewhere also that was the instigation for trying the same kludge at Einstein.

https://einsteinathome.org/content/native-apple-silicon-m1-app-available
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : NUCs and BOINC Projects (Message 112617)
Posted 31 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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You should stay away from Intel hybrid cpus for BOINC computing. No scheduler so far can figure out how to keep tasks off the efficiency cores reliably.
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : Client downloads Tasks and runs not by Deadline Date Priority (Message 112616)
Posted 31 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Boinc Client (Windows 10) Version 7.22.2 (x64)

Hello - Is there a way to set the Client process tasks by Deadline date priority?

I note that when a fresh batch of Asteroids@Home are downloaded, that no matter the Deadline date of Einstein@Home is set at, the newly downloaded Asteroids@Home tasks start immediately and places the existing Einstein@Home tasks on 'hold'.

I'd rather set the client to process tasks by Deadline date in chronological order to ensure that each tasks are completed at or before their Deadline date.

Thanks in advance, David

Yes, you can help out the credit rebalancing among projects that the client does to converge much faster if you change a default setting in the cc_config.xml file.
Change:
<rec_half_life_days>10.000000</rec_half_life_days>
To:
<rec_half_life_days>1.000000</rec_half_life_days>

This will shorten the averaging function timespan from 10 days to a single day. You would see the host return to Einstein work much faster after it has repaid its dept to the Asteroids project.
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : NUCs and BOINC Projects (Message 112600)
Posted 30 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Lots of reviews of mini-PC's. Seems to be popular choices for low-cost, low energy consumption for basically full power computing equivalent to the best laptops minus the screen.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mini+pc
16) Message boards : The Lounge : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 112586)
Posted 29 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Yes, the latest kernels have had lots of pruning done to them to remove old crud and speed them up. 6.5 kernel is even faster than the 6.2 kernel on my 7950X.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : Returning, now connection problem? (Message 112562)
Posted 20 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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I think the problem lies here.

8/19/2023 07:50:16 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/8.0.1-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.13
8/19/2023 07:50:29 PM | | [http] [ID#2] Info: schannel: disabled automatic use of client certificate

The host is not allowing the default project SSL certificate to be used and then falls back on trying to set a cookie which is disallowed.
18) Message boards : GPUs : "Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling" setting in Display settings -> Graphics -> Change default graphic settings. (Message 112458)
Posted 6 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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I turn off hardware assisted gpu scheduling in the browser. Both the cpus and the gpus are fast enough on their own where I don't need to give any app or browser gpu assistance.

Don't know of the tweaks and dials you can turn in Windows. You'll have to explore on your own.
19) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 112446)
Posted 4 Aug 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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Just watched it myself. Awesome is the right word. Always get a kick when a series show attempts a musical. Some pull it off and some fall flat.

I too liked the crossover episode especially when I had just started watching Lower Decks a night before the SNW crossover episode. The intro had me going WTF.
20) Message boards : Questions and problems : Strange Behavior - Even amounts of "Work done" credit/Slow validation/Low GPU usage (Message 112405)
Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Profile Keith Myers
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You need to uncheck "use cpu" in your project preferences. Not mess around with the cpu usage value. That should be left at 100%.
That way you won't be sent cpu tasks and will only get gpu tasks.
https://einsteinathome.org/account/prefs/project


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