Posts by zombie67

1) Message boards : News : Android client version 7.18.1 released. (Message 104964)
Posted 6 Aug 2021 by zombie67
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What's new/fixed?
2) Message boards : Android : BOINC for BoincTasks on Android (Message 104768)
Posted 11 Jul 2021 by zombie67
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This is awesome! Using it now and it works great with BOINCtasks! Thanks!

The only problem is getting the password to work. I turned password off and all is good.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Apple M1 & BOINC (Message 103134)
Posted 23 Feb 2021 by zombie67
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Update: The M1 took 3 hours and 53 minutes per task, running 8 at a time.

For comparison, I started 8 tasks on my iMac with a i7-4790K (4c/8t), and they are still running. It looks like those will take about 12 hours.
4) Message boards : The Lounge : Apple M1 & BOINC (Message 103131)
Posted 23 Feb 2021 by zombie67
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Thanks for the heads up!

My M1 Mac mini is running 8 tasks now. FWIW, it seems to be running a wuprop task properly too.
5) Message boards : The Lounge : Apple M1 & BOINC (Message 102812)
Posted 5 Feb 2021 by zombie67
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Any new news?
6) Message boards : The Lounge : Apple M1 & BOINC (Message 102422)
Posted 5 Jan 2021 by zombie67
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Are there any projects that have actually produced native apps for the M1?

I have one now and would be happy to help develop either BOINC or apps.
7) Message boards : Projects : BitcoinUtopia charging 100% fees (for admins personal profit) (Message 69524)
Posted 9 May 2016 by zombie67
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Right. In the past the project took a % cut of each campaign, to fund their overhead. Now they separated the overhead support, from the campaign support completely. Crunch for a campaign 100%, and/or crunch for the overhead. Completely your choice. Nothing nefarious here, and more controllable by the volunteers.

If you agree, it would be nice to have the subject of this thread changed to something more accurate and less misleading.
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : [Discussion] 4th Generation BOINC credit system (Message 69523)
Posted 9 May 2016 by zombie67
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Quoted from mikey (message 69486):
You're right, the BOINC credit system doesn't have any responsibility to change its system(s) to suit the needs of Gridcoin; it does however have a responsibility to continue improving/developing its system(s) to address the needs of BOINC users/projects as a whole.


Is there any BOINC development funding any more? I thought that ended recently?
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Inability to attach to project (Message 52849)
Posted 27 Feb 2014 by zombie67
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I am having the same problem with the linux x64 7.2.39 version. Can't attach to yoyo. Is there a work around for that?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55884901/choose.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55884901/result.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55884901/event2.png
10) Message boards : BOINC client : Not requesting tasks: some task is suspended via Manager (Message 48678)
Posted 19 Apr 2013 by zombie67
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Ugh.

That may be an okay thing when attached to multiple projects. Other projects can still send tasks.

But for MT projects like BURP/renderfarm/yafu/milkyway/SimOne/etc, it really does not work to be attached to multiple projects. You end up with many idle threads while BOINC winds down all the single thread tasks, when it is time to switch to a MT task. This is especially a problem when some of the single thread tasks are the kind that do not checkpoint, so the continue to run to completions (as they should). So if you are running, say, BURP and RNA, you can end up in a situation where a single RNA task will run for a month, while the other 7 threads sit idle because a MT task is up next.

That is a long way to say when running MT applications, they really need to be run without running other projects as back-ups. An in that case, if you suspend a task, you should be able to get more work from that same project.
11) Message boards : BOINC client : Not requesting tasks: some task is suspended via Manager (Message 48676)
Posted 19 Apr 2013 by zombie67
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I have a BURP task suspended, because I think it's defective, and I'm waiting for the admin to confirm if I should abort.

So now BOINC is idle, because when it asks for more tasks, it returns with:

Not requesting tasks: some task is suspended via Manager

Since when does a suspended task prevent getting new tasks? Is this something new? Surely this is not intentional by the developers....

This is with 7.0.62.
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot load request into XML Document (Message 47608)
Posted 2 Feb 2013 by zombie67
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The admin at that project had the solution (even though it had nothing to do with his project).

That machine has invalid global prefs - unclosed xml tag. (from wcg@home, poem@hme or sat@home)
Move global prefs on that machine to Einstein@home or MilkyWay@home.
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : Cannot load request into XML Document (Message 47602)
Posted 2 Feb 2013 by zombie67
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I have just one machine our of several, that cannot get work. All the same, win7 64, same version of BOINC, etc.

This is an error I have never seen before. I can't even tell if this a server error or client error. Help!


2/1/2013 6:30:28 PM | | Fetching configuration file from http://gerasim.boinc.ru/get_project_config.php
2/1/2013 6:30:47 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
2/1/2013 6:30:47 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Fetching master file
2/1/2013 6:30:49 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Got master file; parsing
2/1/2013 6:30:49 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Found 1 scheduler URLs in master file
2/1/2013 6:30:49 PM | gerasim@home | Master file download succeeded
2/1/2013 6:30:54 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
2/1/2013 6:30:54 PM | gerasim@home | Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
2/1/2013 6:30:54 PM | gerasim@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA
2/1/2013 6:30:54 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] CPU work request: 1.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
2/1/2013 6:30:54 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] NVIDIA work request: 1.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
2/1/2013 6:30:56 PM | gerasim@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/1/2013 6:30:56 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Server version 707
2/1/2013 6:30:56 PM | gerasim@home | Cannot load request into XML Document
2/1/2013 6:30:56 PM | gerasim@home | Project requested delay of 86400 seconds
2/1/2013 6:30:56 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Deferring communication for 1 days 0 hr 0 min 0 sec
2/1/2013 6:30:56 PM | gerasim@home | [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
14) Message boards : GPUs : Ivy Bridge HD 4000 graphics (Message 45177)
Posted 7 Aug 2012 by zombie67
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At least one project is trying to write an app for this now. How is the BOINC development coming along, to "see" the GPU inside the CPU? I don't recall seeing it identified in the start up messages, like with the other GPUs and CPUs.
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU tasks cause MT tasks to sit idle (Message 44955)
Posted 19 Jul 2012 by zombie67
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Nothing?
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : GPU tasks cause MT tasks to sit idle (Message 44901)
Posted 15 Jul 2012 by zombie67
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http://yafu.dyndns.org/yafu/forum_thread.php?id=106

Has this been brought up before? Is there a solution (other than running the MT tasks in a VM)?
17) Message boards : GPUs : Ivy Bridge HD 4000 graphics (Message 44576)
Posted 21 Jun 2012 by zombie67
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OK, when Ivy Bridge is on the market, development will get one for one of their systems and start implementing OpenCL support for Intel GPUs. Possibly that Sandy Bridge (HD2000/HD3000) graphics are supported then as well.


So here we are with IB on the market. How is the development coming along?
18) Message boards : BOINC client : Xeon Phi (MIC): Will it crunch? (Message 44558)
Posted 20 Jun 2012 by zombie67
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Not really sure where to post this, so I'll try here. Will BOINC be able to use these, assuming the app was written accordingly?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6017/intel-announces-xeon-phi-family-of-coprocessors-mic-goes-retail
19) Message boards : GPUs : Ivy Bridge HD 4000 graphics (Message 43783)
Posted 25 Apr 2012 by zombie67
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Great! Thanks for looking into this.
20) Message boards : GPUs : Ivy Bridge HD 4000 graphics (Message 43728)
Posted 24 Apr 2012 by zombie67
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Ivy Bridge includes HD4000 graphics on the chip. It is OpenCL. Will BOINC 7.x recognize that as an OpenCL GPU available for crunching?


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