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Message 973723 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 12:08:29 UTC
Last modified: 25 Feb 2010, 12:20:45 UTC

hi,
i have done the setup for boinc on a solaris sparc system
and on the terminal i getting this


# ./boinc_client --no_gui_rpc &
[1] 19106
# 25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.10.17 for sparc64-sun-solaris25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 zlib/1.2.3
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Data directory: /opt/boinc
ioctl(SIOCGLIFCONF): Invalid argument
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Processor: 24 SUNW,Sun-Fire sparcv9+vis2
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Processor features:
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.10
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Memory: 48.00 GB physical, 2.00 GB virtual
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Disk: 10.42 GB total, 1.72 GB free
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] No usable GPUs found
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Not using a proxy
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID not assigned yet; resource share 100
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 24576.00MB
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 44236.80MB
25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 1.63GB
BOINC initialization completed, beginning process execution...


iam think that the problem is on line 5&6
but the folders have allready the permissions to write and read
the client have already downloaded some WUs and i think that it works but...
how will i see if it really work on the WUs?

anyone knows an issue?

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Message 973725 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 12:26:34 UTC - in response to Message 973723.

Seti doesn't have a native Solaris application, you will have to install it by hand using the anonymous platform.

But first things first, did you check the readme file that's in the \.opt\boinc\doc directory inside the tar? It'll show you how to set the required library path.

Exit BOINC before doing the following.
You will have to download and unpack the Seti application for Solaris. (scroll down to Solaris/OpenSolaris Binaries)

Again read the readme's and the install.seti text file in the \.opt\boinc\doc\ directory inside the tar file.


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Message 973728 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 12:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 973725.

yep, i have install the solaris sparc version

# 25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.10.17 for sparc64-sun-solaris25-Feb-2010 13:

and some wus have already downloaded,
but the client does not work on the WUs ,I think, becouse the prozessors are nearly in IDLE ...

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Message 973760 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 14:59:44 UTC - in response to Message 973728.
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Just so you know, BOINC doesn't do any science, that's up to the science applications. BOINC is the managing program, which takes care of the server communications, caching of work and switching of applications per CPU. So pointing out you have the BOINC client installed, doesn't say you actually have the Seti science applications available for the OS.

I see that Seti does have a Solaris application, sorry for that. If tasks aren't starting, you will have to check what your computing preferences are set to. More specifically the setting for "Suspend work while computer is in use?" .. having set that to Yes, any time you touch the keyboard or move the mouse, BOINC will suspend the science application.

If you want to use the option only when the computer is idle, also check the options for:

- 'In use' means mouse/keyboard activity in last 3 minutes

- Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last --- minutes
(Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers)

Make sure the first option is set to a reasonable amount of time. The latter option is there if you want to hibernate the computer. If not, don't use the option and set it to --- or 0 (zero).
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Message 973762 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 15:08:49 UTC - in response to Message 973760.

what you mean, ive already checked before.

Processor usage
Suspend work while computer is on battery power?
(matters only for portable computers) no
Suspend work while computer is in use? no
Suspend GPU work while computer is in use?
Enforced by version 6.7+ no
'In use' means mouse/keyboard activity in last 3 minutes
Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last
(Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers) --- minutes
Suspend work if CPU usage is above
0 means no restriction
Enforced by version 6.10.30+ 25 %
Do work only between the hours of (no restriction)
Leave tasks in memory while suspended?
(suspended tasks will consume swap space if 'yes') no
Switch between tasks every
(recommended: 60 minutes) 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 80 processors
On multiprocessors, use at most
Enforced by version 6.1+ 100 % of the processors
Use at most
(Can be used to reduce CPU heat) 100 percent of CPU time


i think i have a general problem with the configuration of my boinc task (the boinc_client works in commandline mode and in the background)
i will ask my admin one more time, if something wrong with the prozessor usage config^^ then 24 dual prozessors will be enough (or not?)

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Message 973765 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 15:13:55 UTC - in response to Message 973762.

Check local preferences as well. if you can't go through BOINC manager, check in your BOINC Data directory (/opt/boinc) if you have a global_prefs_override.xml file and post its contents. Else, post the global_prefs.xml file's contents, please.
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Message 973812 - Posted: 25 Feb 2010, 17:58:31 UTC - in response to Message 973723.

25-Feb-2010 13:44:14 [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID not assigned yet; resource share 100

I don't think that there are any tasks downloaded yet.

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Message 974999 - Posted: 1 Mar 2010, 9:44:47 UTC

dont know how, but it works^^

Total: 82 processes, 341 lwps, load averages: 4,64, 17,14, 17,33
# ./boinc_client &
[1] 25834
# 01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.10.17 for sparc64-sun-solaris
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 zlib/1.2.3
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Data directory: /opt/boinc
ioctl(SIOCGLIFCONF): Invalid argument
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Processor: 24 SUNW,Sun-Fire sparcv9+vis2
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Processor features:
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.10
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Memory: 48.00 GB physical, 2.00 GB virtual
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Disk: 10.27 GB total, 1.56 GB free
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] No usable GPUs found
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Not using a proxy
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5314405; resource share 100
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 23-Feb-2010 00:16:47)
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Host location: none
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] General prefs: using your defaults
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 24576.00MB
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 44236.80MB
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 1.00GB
BOINC initialization completed, beginning process execution...
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.7264.11115.10.10.43_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.66_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.3_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.127_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.56_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.7264.11115.10.10.51_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.20_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.7264.11115.10.10.2_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.114_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.9_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.7264.11115.10.10.5_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.124_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 08mr07ab.18062.3344.12.10.105_4 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.30_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.36_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.117_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.21_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.7264.11115.10.10.8_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.67_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.42_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.12_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12ja07ac.31410.12342.9.10.93_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 21fe07aa.1002.16023.13.10.203_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Restarting task 12dc06ab.22627.22976.4.10.160_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 512
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
01-Mar-2010 11:19:02 [SETI@home] Not reporting or requesting tasks
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [SETI@home] Scheduler request completed
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [SETI@home] General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 25-Feb-2010 13:12:18)
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [SETI@home] Host location: none
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [SETI@home] General prefs: using your defaults
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 24576.00MB
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 44236.80MB
01-Mar-2010 11:19:08 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 1.00GB


i think i must start boinccmd first, and then start the boinc_client.
now are 24x (2x 1,2Ghz) CPUs more working on SETI ;)

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Message 990093 - Posted: 18 Apr 2010, 12:05:43 UTC

I have downloaded Dotsch's boinc client and SETI app on my OpenSolaris running as guest OS on my SuSE 11.1 Linux via VirtuakBox. The only problem is that my two core Opteron 1210, SSE3 enabled, is seen only as a PentiumPro-mmx and the app runs slowly. Dotsch says that is VirtualBox that sees it as a PentiumPro, but I am not convinced.
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Message 996661 - Posted: 17 May 2010, 13:38:00 UTC
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My Solaris Virtual Machine has just uploaded a WU processed with setiathome enhanced 6.03 by Dotsch. I am starting BOINC 6.2.19 also by Dotsch by the command ./boinc_client & in the opt/boinc directory. My CPU is an Opteron 1210 with 2 cores but VirtualBox (or BOINC?) sees it only as Pentium_Pro+mmx and it is slower than the Linux version I am using on the host OS, SuSE 11.1.
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Message 996892 - Posted: 18 May 2010, 5:21:22 UTC - in response to Message 996661.

Why you would like to ran SETI within a VM ? - Every VM solutions has a impact to the CPU/Memory/IO performance. So I am not wondering about the worser performance.

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Message 996910 - Posted: 18 May 2010, 8:19:07 UTC - in response to Message 996892.

Why you would like to ran SETI within a VM ? - Every VM solutions has a impact to the CPU/Memory/IO performance. So I am not wondering about the worser performance.

I was just trying to understand the working of a virtual machine, since at LHC@home they are thinking of virtualizing the project in order to make it run on several architectures and OS. Dr.Ben Segal of CERN was very interested in my attempts and asked for my private E-mail address. So I gave him what information I had gathered.
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