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Message 34992 - Posted: 14 Sep 2008, 23:49:34 UTC

From the Berkeley BOINC site, I downloaded the 64-bit boinc_client and boinc_cmd programs for my Linux architecture (ia64). First I started boinc_client:

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/BOINC/lib
[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_client -attach_project climateprediction.net $ACCOUNT-ID
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for ia64-unknown-linux-gnu
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 zlib/1.2.3
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Data directory: /usr/local/BOINC
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Processor: 2 GenuineIntel IA-64 Itanium 2 [Model 1 ]
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Processor features: branchlong
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] OS: Linux: 2.6.9-11.EL
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Memory: 3.88 GB physical, 11.98 GB virtual
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Disk: 21.11 GB total, 7.92 GB free
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Local time is UTC -8 hours
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Already attached to http://climateprediction.net/
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [climateprediction.net] URL: http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID: 904652; location: (none); project prefs: default
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1987.76MB
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 3577.96MB
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 7.83GB
31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Running CPU benchmarks
31-Dec-2001 16:04:46 [---] Benchmark results:
31-Dec-2001 16:04:46 [---] Number of CPUs: 2
31-Dec-2001 16:04:46 [---] 1522 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
31-Dec-2001 16:04:46 [---] 2623 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU

... which then just sat there, getting no CPU. Then in another window, I tried several boinc_cmd commands to see if I could see what might be wrong:

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_cmd --set_run_mode always

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_cmd --project_attach climateprediction.net $ACCOUNT-ID
Error -130: already attached to project

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_cmd --project climateprediction.net resume

... still no CPU activity on the boinc_client process.

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_cmd --get_project_status
======== Projects ========
1) -----------
name: climateprediction.net
master URL: http://climateprediction.net/
user_name: JimMcCarthy_BS82
team_name: Penn State
resource share: 100.000000
user_total_credit: 2925.837525
user_expavg_credit: 262.839486
host_total_credit: 0.000000
host_expavg_credit: 0.000000
nrpc_failures: 1
master_fetch_failures: 0
master fetch pending: no
scheduler RPC pending: no
attached via Account Manager: no
ended: no
suspended via GUI: no
don\'t request more work: no
disk usage: 0.000000
last RPC: 0.000000
project files downloaded: 0.000000
GUI URL:
name: Help
description: Get help for climateprediction.net
URL: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/quick_faq.php
GUI URL:
name: News
description: climateprediction.net News
URL: http://climateprediction.net/newsb.php
GUI URL:
name: Your account
description: View your account information, credits, and trickles
URL: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/show_user.php?userid=534954
GUI URL:
name: Help Desk
description: Get help from project staff and users with the experiment
URL: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_help_desk.php
GUI URL:
name: User Forum
description: Speak to other users about this experiment
URL: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_index.php
GUI URL:
name: Team
description: Info about Penn State
URL: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/team_display.php?teamid=1437

...

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_cmd --join_acct_mgr climateprediction.net JimMcCarthy_BS82 $ACCOUNT-ID
poll status: operation in progress
poll status: file not found

[boinc@localhost BOINC]$ ./boinc_cmd --get_file_transfers

======== File transfers ========
[boinc@localhost BOINC]$

... Any ideas what might be wrong ?

Thanks,

-- Jim
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Message 34993 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 0:18:19 UTC

Hi Jim. Welcome to the project.

There are 2 problems.
The first is that your computer clock is WAY out. This will cause lots of problems, as BOINC uses it to determine if work units (WUs, or, on this project, models), are in danger of being returned late.

The 2nd problem (and the \'biggie\'), is in the 3rd line from the client that you posted: 31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for ia64-unknown-linux-gnu

If you look at the download page here, then hover the mouse pointer over the computer type Linux, you can see the only Linux name that is available from this project.

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Message 34995 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:04:28 UTC - in response to Message 34993.  

Hi Les --

Thanks for the rapid reply. Yes, I know the clock is way off -- I need to run out and buy a replacement CR2032 3V battery for the motherboard, or remember to set time from the command line after booting this machine. I did the latter on an earlier attempt to start a CPDN project from this computer last week (and had no better luck then), due I\'m sure to the second problem you identified.


The 2nd problem (and the \'biggie\'), is in the 3rd line from the client that you posted: 31-Dec-2001 16:04:15 [---] Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for ia64-unknown-linux-gnu

If you look at the download page here, then hover the mouse pointer over the computer type Linux, you can see the only Linux name that is available from this project.


It says \"i686-pc-linux-gnu\" ... but I seem to recall reading elsewhere in the CPDN forums that the project will now give 64-bit tasks to machines running 64-bit BOINC clients. Is that true only for Windows (not for Linux) ? Granted my \"ia64\" Itanium-2 architecture differs from the more commonplace \"x64\" EM64T architecture, so even if 64-bit tasks are available for Linux x64, those still may not be applicable to this ia64 machine of mine.

From the URL you linked to above, I followed the link \"download from a third party site\" and from there the first 3rd party site (run by Lars Bausch) has the glibc v2.3 compatible programs boinc_client and boinc_cmd. I gather the prolem is not simply the \"name\" of my Linux install....

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If I can install and run an \"i686\" (32-bit) BOINC client for Linux using the
IA-32 Execution Layer which enables Itanium-2 machines to run 32-bit applications, am I still likely to encounter problems with the \"name\" of my Linux install ?

One way to find out is to try it, I suppose ... I\'ll do just that sometime this week, and report back.

Thanks again,

-- Jim

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Message 34996 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 5:53:00 UTC

This project only has 32 bit apps.
The \"64 bit\" models are just 32 bit, with some sort of \"wrapper\" on the server to enable it to send these models when asked for 64 bit work.

But the OS name is a different matter. The project has to be able to recognise this to determine which variety of software to send.

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Message 34998 - Posted: 15 Sep 2008, 7:31:04 UTC

This project does not support the ia64 architecture. It only works with the em64t architecture. If I am correct no project supports that architecture directly. However there may be 3rd party apps for some of the projects, I\'m pretty sure they are available for SETI.
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Message 36040 - Posted: 27 Jan 2009, 21:24:33 UTC - in response to Message 34998.  

However there may be 3rd party apps for some of the projects, I\'m pretty sure they are available for SETI.

Yes. SETI and SIMAP supports Linux on IA64.
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