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1) Message boards : Science : Misconfigured Machine? (Message 64408)
Posted 25 Aug 2021 by (Ryle)
Sadly it didn't help.
This host is over 6000 failures now:

Even astronomers can be neglective it seems :)

It looks like 2 cloud computers.
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Will start crunching with linux.. Advice starting up? (Message 64322)
Posted 10 Aug 2021 by (Ryle)
"boinctui" is probably the monitor application you'd want on linux commandline.
sudo apt install boinctui

and just

to start it in commandline.
Even though it is text based, it is still informative. I use it a lot myself, to monitor my rigs.

And of course
sudo apt install boinc-client

for the boinc application itself.

I dont know what people recommend for hdd size, here. I usually give it at least 100 GB to be safe. Maybe it's a bit much. Depends on amount of cores you run I guess. Maybe someone with more knowledge can answer more precise. I'm not familiar with vmware, so don't know if you can resize later on. It does work in Virtualbox fx, but that is different thing maybe.

I'd love to learn vmware some day, or some other virtualization. Virtualbox is user friendly, but maybe not as advanced.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Please fix the deadlines! (Message 63233)
Posted 31 Dec 2020 by (Ryle)
why protect root users instead of "normal" ones? It's the normal ones that will screw up.

You'd probably want to sandbox regular users, so they don't do system wide damage.

Macs are designed for kids, Linux is designed for geeks. Windows is a happy medium for normal everyday folk.

While I agree on this most of the way, I think some Linux distros have come a long way to make them easy to use, for a regular user. A regular user also often don't know how to install windows applications, or configure Windows if things break.
4) Message boards : News : project GDPR Compliance (Message 61049)
Posted 28 Sep 2019 by (Ryle)
Does that mean you will end the policy of renaming inactive users to "old_user12345" after this implementation (given we consent to the stats exports)?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60600)
Posted 5 Jul 2019 by (Ryle)
Billy Ewell: You can suspend network activity but only in Boinc Managers advanced view I think - I don't think there is that option in simple view.

But no communication is possible while network is suspended.

I've suspended my uploads until further notice, but try now and then to see if I can upload. So far no luck here - I've got a few uploads waiting, but no running work units now. Think I will wait the weekend over.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60209)
Posted 25 May 2019 by (Ryle)
I just remembered something from last year.

I got some cams (Central America), which seemed to run OK, but there were problems with the zip uploads. (cam and sam models go to a server in Mexico.)

With the first one, zip 3 refused to upload past about 30%. Then zip 6 did the same. I was wondering if zip 9 would be the same, but all of the others were OK.

Every time a new zip was created and I tried to upload it, first the stuck zip uploaded to the fail point, waited until it timed out, and then the new zip got to upload.
In the end I Aborted the model, on the grounds that it had been given enough chances, and if the researchers wanted that particular data set, they could just reissue it as part of a new batch.

The same thing happened with a second cam. There was only one zip failed, forget which. Same process - let anything that wanted to, upload, then Aborted.

A 3rd cam, on the other hand, was no trouble at all.

So, I'm guessing that it's Tullio's sam50s that are not uploading properly.
If so, then there's 2 answers:
1) Do what I did, and give them as much data as will upload, then Abort, or
2) Just Abort the problem sam50 now.

And, as with my cams, it may not be all of them that won't upload.

I've got a cam25 running currently around 78 percent done. It's got 3 zips that are not keen on uploading it seems. Zip 1, 6 and now 14. I think I will let it finish if it can, and then abort the uploads if they don't clear after some time.
7) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Holiday wishes - rewrite the CPDN code (Message 59257)
Posted 29 Dec 2018 by (Ryle)
Bernard does have a point though.

At least with respect to the 32-bit code. Eventually windows also will abandon 32-bit support. I don't know when exactly of course. I tried a quick Google search but didn't find a concrete answer.

I read somewhere on these forums, that Ubuntu Linux already ceased support of certain 32-bit libraries - or was it 32-bit distributions altogether?

5 million lines of code is a daunting task to rewrite, I admit.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Status (Message 56966)
Posted 26 Sep 2017 by (Ryle)
I don't understand this credit "thing"; it's not as if they have a tangible value, like Nectar points or airmiles. You can do nothing with them apart from "my total is bigger than yours" and then what.

This logic isn't true anymore, since it is now possible to earn Gridcoin while running Boinc-projects. This project isn't whitelisted though, most likely due to these issues it has with the credits not being distributed regularly.

This project may be one of the most important ones in Boinc, but sadly it hasn't run so well in a long time. Lately those linux tasks crashing the Boinc-client altogether, but that is another topic.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Total Credit (Message 53793)
Posted 24 Mar 2016 by (Ryle)

These WU are responsible for 70 to 95% of the power usage on any machine that they are run upon. It's not MARGINAL at all.

True enough, but in winter time you wont need to use the heaters so much, since the PC's heat your rooms :) And the research is valuable. I think it was marginal many years ago? Back when Athlon64's were the thing?

I read somewhere that a search on google uses as much electricity as a 60 watt light bulb does for 17 seconds.

Now back to topic :)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel I7 Woes....No successful completion since April 2015 (Message 53692)
Posted 19 Mar 2016 by (Ryle)
Hello Art, out of curiosity how hot does your cpu run? And is there well enough airflow inside your case?
Is it a stock cpu cooler? I dont use windows myself anymore, but there do exist some apps for temp measurements. If your cpu is higher than say, 65 degrees Celsius, it could interfere with stability IMO. Mine is just under 50 (its an older i7 i admit), but seems rock stable.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : HadCM3 short - errors galore (Message 50461)
Posted 10 Oct 2014 by (Ryle)
For the record, mine seem to run well on 32-bit Lubuntu inside VirtualBox. I admit i've only completed 2, and 2 more are underway, but it seems stable. Just as an uplifter among all those failing ones :)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload Failure (Message 44364)
Posted 11 Jun 2012 by (Ryle)
The servers are probably being hammered from all people uploading. That's what I'm guessing. We must be patient, they will surely get things on right track again.
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : MD5 errors on all downloads (Message 41679)
Posted 26 Feb 2011 by (Ryle)
Thanks Thyme.

It still occurs for my pc's, but managed to get 1 unit on the vista pc. So not proxy related here.
Maybe the servers need a check up?
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : MD5 errors on all downloads (Message 41665)
Posted 25 Feb 2011 by (Ryle)
Same problems here, on a Vista64 and a XP32 machines. Found that it also happened on cosmology, so I suspected it had something to with using a proxy on my firewall. I set the boinc clients to not use the proxy, and i managed to download a unit from climate. Sadly my quota for today is used up, so I don't know if it is just a fluke that this one unit succeeded. (It was the xp32 machine that got it.) I will know tomorrow if there are more coming, then it will be safe to assume that the proxy somehow corrupts the units md5 checksum. (It's a linux based firewall, and i use the setting http_1_0 in cc_config).

I don't know if it helps you guys, but I thought it was worth mentioning. Will return tomorrow, if there are still problems or not.
15) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc on ubuntu server (Message 35617)
Posted 29 Nov 2008 by (Ryle)
I have a new ubuntu server, server running in 64bit and I have made several attempts at running boinc, and boinc installs and runs fine but the work seems to come in zip and my server can\'t unzip them.

This then causes my server to report the work done, and I am left with no work crunching.

Is there something I can do about this, or have I missed something somewhere?

Do you need the IA32-libs?

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

that works for me, otherwise models crash immediately i found out.
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : lost of hunderts of work after system crash (Message 21961)
Posted 9 Apr 2006 by (Ryle)
It only takes a minute and a half to do it manually :)
Just suspend boinc and copy the entire folder to an external drive for example. Surely you have a minute and a half a few times a week? ;)

Note: it may be wise to disallow fetching new work, or in some cases it\'ll download a new model when suspending.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Periodic sluggishness and message boxes (Message 20566)
Posted 21 Feb 2006 by (Ryle)
Hello CWangersky, I have a machine that closely matches those machines you wish to set up in your schools lab, an A64 3200+ with 32-bit windows XP, and have never experienced this sluggishness while it checkpoints.
There is sluggishness at the end of a phase of course, but that is to be expected.

How much ram do you have in your current system? I recommend at least 512 Mb, but 1 GB really helps a lot while running cpdn and other apps at the same time.

I wonder if what you see now could be pertaining to windows xp 64-bit, drivers, or perhaps faulty ram, too little amounts of ram, etc. Cpdn takes quite a bit of ram.

Edit: By the way my cpu is the old model with 1MB of L2 cache, don\'t know how the new 512kb versions react, if there\'s any noticeable difference.
18) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC Manager is not able to connect to a BOINC Client (Message 20483)
Posted 19 Feb 2006 by (Ryle)
Have you tried this: go to the File menu, and then select computer. A dialogbox should appear with two dropdown boxes. Click the top one and select localhost. The lower box you type in the password for your local machine, but on mine it comes up already filled in, when selecting localhost.

If you don\'t know the password, it\'s stored in a file in the boinc main directory, in a file called \"gui_rpc_auth.cfg\"

If this doesn\'t help, or I misunderstood your question, then just ignore this post.
19) Questions and Answers : Preferences : cellphone status not working (Message 20108)
Posted 10 Feb 2006 by (Ryle)
The link is working for me. The php.file is generating a xml-file with the latest result and credit informations available. To view this file on your pc and not your cell phone you have to save and open or open directly the downloaded file (depends on your browser) by editor ie. notepad or something else.

I have the same problem as Shane. Our cell phone stats do not work on the phone, but does in the browser. Does it work for anybody? My error on the phone says \"Unknown answer\" directly translated, as though it can\'t reach the site.
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : benchmark problem (Message 18801)
Posted 28 Dec 2005 by (Ryle)
Do you have the latest version of Boinc? If not, please upgrade to 5.2.13 in the downloads section

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