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Message 1049659 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 18:54:43 UTC

I downloaded and installed the program. Now I have no idea of what to do next.

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Message 1049660 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 18:57:35 UTC - in response to Message 1049659.

After you install BOINC, you need to attach to a project such as SETI@Home. The wizard should have automatically prompted you to attach to a new project on first launch of BOINC.

Once you attach to SETI@Home or another project, then BOINC takes care of the rest. Since SETI@Home has been down since Oct 28 due to two severs failing and won't be back up for at least another two weeks, I would strongly suggest joining a second project as well. This way you have redundancy if one of the projects ever goes down again.

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Message 1049661 - Posted: 19 Nov 2010, 19:02:12 UTC - in response to Message 1049660.

Thanks for your quick reply. I had attached to seti@home but wasn't sure if something was supposed to happen after that.

I guess I will look for another project to join.

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Message 1055502 - Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 22:28:45 UTC
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Hi, i've download and install the bionic program and i added :

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu

in my url project, it's ok ?


Here is a part of my messages log :

http://nsa20.casimages.com/img/2010/12/12/101212111339929617.png


how can i start calculs ?

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Message 1055507 - Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 22:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 1055502.

Welcome Elthib,
Everything looks like it is set up okay, you are requesting tasks. The problem is on the server side. Something went down over the weekend and should be repaired tomorrow morning California time when the staff get back in to work. Once work is being sent out again your BOINC manager will automatically request and download work units and you will start crunching numbers. Do be patient though, everybody is low on work right now so it may take a while to get through to the servers.
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Message 1055534 - Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 23:54:14 UTC - in response to Message 1055507.

oh, okay thanks

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Message 1063683 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 16:35:18 UTC

Heya, I just started as well and choose SETI@home for a project. Now it says loading Astropulse 175 hours remaining? Is that installing the project or running calculations?
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Message 1063705 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 17:43:58 UTC - in response to Message 1063683.
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thats an estimated time. It should finish much faster than that estimated time. perhaps 30-40 hours with the standard app

that is calculation time only
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Message 1063706 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 17:46:46 UTC - in response to Message 1063683.

Heya, I just started as well and choose SETI@home for a project. Now it says loading Astropulse 175 hours remaining? Is that installing the project or running calculations?

That´s the estimated time of crunching, based on previous collected data. In most cases the time needed to finish a task is less, depending on what kind of resources your PC has, like x CPU´s or GPU´s.
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Message 1063725 - Posted: 5 Jan 2011, 18:39:27 UTC - in response to Message 1063706.

Awesome! Thanks!
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Message 1064755 - Posted: 8 Jan 2011, 21:12:51 UTC

I downloaded BOINC and ran it, but it will not attach a project. The BOINC manager says SETI@home is attached once I follow the steps, but after I click Finish, the Manager window still says nothing's attached. What gives? I registered my account manually, because the Manager wouldn't do that either. When the website window opened after entering my account and password, it just said, "No such account." And it still says it, even though I can log in!

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Message 1064762 - Posted: 8 Jan 2011, 21:24:57 UTC - in response to Message 1064755.

What's your operating system?

Are there any messages in the Messages tab/window?

After creating your account, did you attach as returning user?

When the website window opened after entering my account and password...

You have to enter your email address and password.

When attaching your computer, you have to enter your email address too.

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Message 1064833 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 2:24:11 UTC
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You appear to have work onboard. BOINC appears to be sending and receiving work. You appear to already be signed in. Im not sure that you're having any problems since you can post and have work
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Message 1065111 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 23:43:32 UTC

There are two different attachment points.

1) Between the Manager and the daemon (UI and controller).
2) Between the daemon and the projects.

If you are getting and receiving work, you are probably OK on @2. Possibly the problem is with #1.

The way to distinguish is by switching to the advanced tab and looking at the messages tab. If there is nothing there, then you have a problem with the connection between the manager and the daemon.
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Message 1079434 - Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 16:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 1065111.

Hey everyone

I just installed boinc and added seti, but I can't seem to get work. the messages show this:


19-02-2011 15:45:11 Starting BOINC client version 6.10.58 for windows_x86_64
19-02-2011 15:45:11 log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Running under account JCSO
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz [Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2]
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Processor: 256.00 KB cache
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt pbe
19-02-2011 15:45:11 OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, (06.01.7600.00)
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Memory: 3.86 GB physical, 7.73 GB virtual
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Disk: 452.97 GB total, 279.82 GB free
19-02-2011 15:45:11 Local time is UTC +0 hours
19-02-2011 15:45:12 ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD5x00 series (Cedar) (CAL version 1.4.467, 512MB, 120 GFLOPS peak)
19-02-2011 15:45:12 No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
19-02-2011 15:45:12 Preferences:
19-02-2011 15:45:12 max memory usage when active: 1978.25MB
19-02-2011 15:45:12 max memory usage when idle: 3560.85MB
19-02-2011 15:45:12 max disk usage: 10.00GB
19-02-2011 15:45:12 don't use GPU while active
19-02-2011 15:45:12 suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
19-02-2011 15:45:12 (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
19-02-2011 15:45:12 Not using a proxy
19-02-2011 15:45:12 This computer is not attached to any projects
19-02-2011 15:45:12 Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
19-02-2011 15:45:54 Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
19-02-2011 15:46:22 Running CPU benchmarks
19-02-2011 15:46:22 Suspending computation - running CPU benchmarks
19-02-2011 15:46:54 Benchmark results:
19-02-2011 15:46:54 Number of CPUs: 4
19-02-2011 15:46:54 2027 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
19-02-2011 15:46:54 4585 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
19-02-2011 15:46:55 Resuming computation
19-02-2011 15:46:59 SETI@home Master file download succeeded
19-02-2011 15:47:04 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
19-02-2011 15:47:04 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
19-02-2011 15:47:08 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
19-02-2011 15:47:10 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe
19-02-2011 15:47:10 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS
19-02-2011 15:47:14 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:47:14 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe
19-02-2011 15:47:14 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:47:14 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS
19-02-2011 15:47:14 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_COPYING
19-02-2011 15:47:14 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_COPYRIGHT
19-02-2011 15:47:15 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_COPYRIGHT: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:47:15 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_COPYRIGHT
19-02-2011 15:47:19 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_COPYING: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:47:19 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_COPYING
19-02-2011 15:47:54 Suspending computation - CPU usage is too high
19-02-2011 15:48:14 Resuming computation
19-02-2011 15:48:19 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe
19-02-2011 15:48:19 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS
19-02-2011 15:48:23 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:48:23 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe
19-02-2011 15:48:23 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:48:23 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS
19-02-2011 15:52:13 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
19-02-2011 15:52:13 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
19-02-2011 15:52:16 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
19-02-2011 15:52:16 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
19-02-2011 15:53:24 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe
19-02-2011 15:53:24 SETI@home Started download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS
19-02-2011 15:53:25 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:53:25 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_windows_intelx86.exe
19-02-2011 15:53:25 SETI@home Temporarily failed download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS: HTTP error
19-02-2011 15:53:25 SETI@home Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_AUTHORS
19-02-2011 15:57:21 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
19-02-2011 15:57:21 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
19-02-2011 15:57:34 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
19-02-2011 15:57:34 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
19-02-2011 16:02:39 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
19-02-2011 16:02:39 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
19-02-2011 16:02:45 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
19-02-2011 16:02:45 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
19-02-2011 16:07:50 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
19-02-2011 16:07:50 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
19-02-2011 16:08:06 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
19-02-2011 16:08:06 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
19-02-2011 16:08:09 SETI@home Resetting project
19-02-2011 16:08:11 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
19-02-2011 16:08:11 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
19-02-2011 16:08:20 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
19-02-2011 16:08:20 SETI@home Message from server: Not sending work - last request too recent: 24 sec
19-02-2011 16:13:25 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
19-02-2011 16:13:25 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
19-02-2011 16:13:28 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
19-02-2011 16:13:28 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent


don't know what's wrong, never had connection issues. Can anyone help me?

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Message 1079473 - Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 18:21:16 UTC - in response to Message 1079434.

...don't know what's wrong, never had connection issues.

Those aren't your issues but SETI's. The download server is swamped with requests after a long outage.

Just be patient. :-)

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Message 1079483 - Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 18:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 1079434.


And don't expect to get SETI tasks for your ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD5x00
- there is still NO standard SETI app for ATI GPUs (maybe in the future).


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Message 1100913 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 1:40:26 UTC

I too am new to BOINC. I started the SETI project, and now what? Where do I look for radio signals in space? All I see is a task that is running. Where are the instructions on what to expect when you start a project? How can you see real time data coming from the satellite dish?

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Message 1100931 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 3:24:28 UTC - in response to Message 1100913.

I too am new to BOINC. I started the SETI project, and now what? Where do I look for radio signals in space? All I see is a task that is running. Where are the instructions on what to expect when you start a project? How can you see real time data coming from the satellite dish?


SETI@Home records the data from a dish after paying for "observing" time. The data is then shipped to the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley.

The SETI Project Administrators then pre-process the recordings and divide them into chunks to be downloaded by volunteers.

Once the volunteer's client downloads the workunit, the CPU or GPU begins to mathematically process the recorded sounds looking for some form of repetitive signal that would indicate something sent out by an intelligent being(s). Sometimes our own intelligent signals get caught in the recordings and have to be thrown out.

Once the volunteer's client has finished processing or "crunching" the workunit, the result is sent back to the server and waits to be verified for accuracy. This is done by matching the results with that of another volunteer's computer. If they match, credit is granted.



The human at the computer does not manually search for signals, and the data is not sent in real time.

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Message 1100938 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 4:05:15 UTC - in response to Message 1100931.

Thank you for your help!

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