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Message 707917 - Posted: 4 Feb 2008, 3:06:46 UTC

Hello, one of my computers, 3019008, died. Tech support said my motherboard is basically beyond repair. The good thing is, I backed up most of my stuff, however, I'm sure my projects that were being processed on BOINC are now gone forever.

1) How do I 'delist' that dead computer from my "My computers" list on my SETI account?

2)How do I let the powers-that-be know that this computer is dead, so the files it was working on needs to be re-routed to another computer to meet the processing deadline?

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Message 707928 - Posted: 4 Feb 2008, 3:34:28 UTC - in response to Message 707917.
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Hello, one of my computers, 3019008, died. Tech support said my motherboard is basically beyond repair. The good thing is, I backed up most of my stuff, however, I'm sure my projects that were being processed on BOINC are now gone forever.

1) How do I 'delist' that dead computer from my "My computers" list on my SETI account?

Once the WU have timed out and removed from your list, you will have an option to delete the system from the list. This could take a while since the WU will need to be reissued and processed by someone else.

2)How do I let the powers-that-be know that this computer is dead, so the files it was working on needs to be re-routed to another computer to meet the processing deadline?

Thanks!

-DavID

Don't worry about it. These things happen. I had my older system die two weeks ago. Nothing you can do, the WUs will be reissued automatically when they get past the due date.
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Message 724622 - Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 13:49:00 UTC - in response to Message 707928.

Hello, one of my computers, 3019008, died. Tech support said my motherboard is basically beyond repair. The good thing is, I backed up most of my stuff, however, I'm sure my projects that were being processed on BOINC are now gone forever.

1) How do I 'delist' that dead computer from my "My computers" list on my SETI account?

Once the WU have timed out and removed from your list, you will have an option to delete the system from the list. This could take a while since the WU will need to be reissued and processed by someone else.

2)How do I let the powers-that-be know that this computer is dead, so the files it was working on needs to be re-routed to another computer to meet the processing deadline?

Thanks!

-DavID

Don't worry about it. These things happen. I had my older system die two weeks ago. Nothing you can do, the WUs will be reissued automatically when they get past the due date.


I got a similar problem except mine isn`t dead yet,it`s auto shutting down all the time and i`ve still got 3 more workunits to do in my workload,can see if it holds out long enough i`ll have to transfer the work over to another computer.
Any tips,help or advice would be very much appreciated right now.
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Message 724623 - Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 13:59:09 UTC - in response to Message 724622.

I got a similar problem except mine isn`t dead yet,it`s auto shutting down all the time and i`ve still got 3 more workunits to do in my workload,can see if it holds out long enough i`ll have to transfer the work over to another computer.
Any tips,help or advice would be very much appreciated right now.


Copy the entire \\BOINC tree to a USB drive, then copy it to the new system you plan on using and then install BOINC right over the top of that copy on the new machine and it'll pick up right were it left off.
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Message 724636 - Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 14:36:46 UTC - in response to Message 724623.

I got a similar problem except mine isn`t dead yet,it`s auto shutting down all the time and i`ve still got 3 more workunits to do in my workload,can see if it holds out long enough i`ll have to transfer the work over to another computer.
Any tips,help or advice would be very much appreciated right now.


Copy the entire \\BOINC tree to a USB drive, then copy it to the new system you plan on using and then install BOINC right over the top of that copy on the new machine and it'll pick up right were it left off.


Cheers for the heads up OzzFan,it`s already shutdown twice while trying to type this message,fan seems to be stuck on and i could fry an egg on the heat coming out the vent. does this sound terminal? i`ll do what you said but just going to finish workunit then shut it down for a while before attempting to transfer BOINC over.
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Message 724646 - Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 15:06:56 UTC - in response to Message 724636.

Cheers for the heads up OzzFan,it`s already shutdown twice while trying to type this message,fan seems to be stuck on and i could fry an egg on the heat coming out the vent. does this sound terminal? i`ll do what you said but just going to finish workunit then shut it down for a while before attempting to transfer BOINC over.


It sounds normal for a machine running BOINC since it runs your CPU at 100% all the time. You said you have a Via CPU? Those are usually designed for low heat situations; I doubt the system was built to cool off an overheating CPU.

I don't know about terminal, but you can try using BOINC's CPU throttling to see if the problem goes away. Too much longer and I'm sure something will fry. I'd try out 80% CPU usage to see if that helps. If not, try a lower percentage.
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Message 724692 - Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 21:32:20 UTC - in response to Message 724646.

Cheers for the heads up OzzFan,it`s already shutdown twice while trying to type this message,fan seems to be stuck on and i could fry an egg on the heat coming out the vent. does this sound terminal? i`ll do what you said but just going to finish workunit then shut it down for a while before attempting to transfer BOINC over.


It sounds normal for a machine running BOINC since it runs your CPU at 100% all the time. You said you have a Via CPU? Those are usually designed for low heat situations; I doubt the system was built to cool off an overheating CPU.

I don't know about terminal, but you can try using BOINC's CPU throttling to see if the problem goes away. Too much longer and I'm sure something will fry. I'd try out 80% CPU usage to see if that helps. If not, try a lower percentage.



Thanks OzzFan. My Comp is behaving weird these days and have had this problem before,hardrive fails to start,only starts after 7 or 8 restarts. Comp can be switched off just by lifting the comp up being nowhere near the power button and i`ve lost one of the colours in my display. Have taken the machine apart to look for anything loose but without taking out the motherboard i can`t get access to the keyboard area,basicly i think my hardrive is on it`s way out another reason why i`ve been thinking of replacing my laptop. it seems ok for now but if i ain`t around then you know somethings gone pop and transfered the remaining workunits to another comp (which i can`t get online) :-( but will do until i can replace this one.

Thanks for all your help ;-)
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Message 736336 - Posted: 9 Apr 2008, 3:33:43 UTC
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i'm wondering if anyone can tell me why i have a red dot with yellow inner on BOINC icon in taskbar....is this a bad thing ?? i'm not sure if it's effecting mack's performance.....cheers John

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Message 736594 - Posted: 9 Apr 2008, 22:14:34 UTC - in response to Message 736336.

i'm wondering if anyone can tell me why i have a red dot with yellow inner on BOINC icon in taskbar....is this a bad thing ?? i'm not sure if it's effecting mack's performance.....cheers John

That symbol means that the BOINC Manager cannot communicate with the BOINC Daemon. The Daemon actually does the work. If BOINC.exe is actually running, then you are actually doing work, even if you cannot see what or control anything. Too see what is running, you can open Task Manager. You can do this either by right clicking on the task bar at the (usually) bottom of the screen, or you can hit CTRL-ALT-DEL. You should see BOINC.exe and the executable for whatever task is running among a long list of other things.
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