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Message 1382977 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 10:08:48 UTC
Last modified: 20 Jun 2013, 10:52:19 UTC

Hi,

I used the optimized versions of Astropulse and SETI@Home with this app_info file:

<app_info>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>603</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v6</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v6</app_name>
<version_num>602</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>


How do I have to modify this, so that it will also run v7 workunits?

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Message 1382991 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 11:28:10 UTC - in response to Message 1382977.

Unfortunately that app cannot process v7 work.

Currently you will have to run out your current work, shut down BOINC and delete/rename the app_info.xml file and then restart BOINC.
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Message 1382995 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 11:51:04 UTC - in response to Message 1382991.
Last modified: 20 Jun 2013, 11:52:37 UTC

I know that, but usually there is a way to add a string to the app_info that will recognize the v7 application and run it alongside the older ones (in case there are still some WUs around for v6, but AP 6.02 optimized should definitely work).

I tried it with this, but that did not work:

<app_info>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>603</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v6</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v6</app_name>
<version_num>602</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v7</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name>
<version_num>700</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>

</app_info>


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Message 1382999 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 12:09:18 UTC

You manually downloaded the app from the seti server? did you set the right permissions on it? What error are you getting?

I don't see an issue with the entry but I don't run on Mac.

If arkayn's response seemed a bit harsh - there are a few idiots around who try to process V7 with the v6 apps under anon. Either because there is no optimised v7 app for their platform or because v6 is 'faster'.
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Message 1383003 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 12:12:27 UTC

http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin

That is the link to the file.
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Message 1383006 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 12:34:41 UTC - in response to Message 1382999.

You manually downloaded the app from the seti server? did you set the right permissions on it? What error are you getting?

I don't see an issue with the entry but I don't run on Mac.

If arkayn's response seemed a bit harsh - there are a few idiots around who try to process V7 with the v6 apps under anon. Either because there is no optimised v7 app for their platform or because v6 is 'faster'.


The part which has me confused is why would you even need the old v6 app once your done with any work specifically assigned to it? My understanding was the v7 app will process any v6 resends it comes across.

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Message 1383009 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 12:39:54 UTC - in response to Message 1383006.
Last modified: 20 Jun 2013, 12:41:37 UTC

You manually downloaded the app from the seti server? did you set the right permissions on it? What error are you getting?

I don't see an issue with the entry but I don't run on Mac.

If arkayn's response seemed a bit harsh - there are a few idiots around who try to process V7 with the v6 apps under anon. Either because there is no optimised v7 app for their platform or because v6 is 'faster'.


The part which has me confused is why would you even need the old v6 app once your done with any work specifically assigned to it? My understanding was the v7 app will process any v6 resends it comes across.


Yes, I understood this. However, if there are any v6 WUs being resent and you still have the v6 app, that one is appr. twice as fast as v7.

Furthermore AP-optimized is also MUCH faster than the stock application.

@William: this is a known problem and I always reinstall BOINC after I do any manipulation in the SETI folder (otherwise it will give a permission-error).
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Message 1383010 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 12:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 1383009.

Ahhh, I get it now. Apparently there isn't an updated opti v7 for Mac yet.

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Message 1383024 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 13:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 1383010.

Ahhh, I get it now. Apparently there isn't an updated opti v7 for Mac yet.


Correct, Urs is currently focusing on GPU apps for Linux and OSX.
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Message 1383037 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 14:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 1383024.

Ahhh, I get it now. Apparently there isn't an updated opti v7 for Mac yet.


Correct, Urs is currently focusing on GPU apps for Linux and OSX.

Not quite correct anymore. See Applications, all variants of the 64bit Linux OpenCL GPU apps are now also available as a stock app.
So for Linux i can concentrate a little more on making a bigger variety of opt. CPU apps.


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Message 1383354 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 12:42:53 UTC

Works now! The mistake was that I did not download and install the v7 app locally.

The working app_info files is:

<app_info>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>603</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v6</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v6</app_name>
<version_num>602</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v7</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name>
<version_num>700</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>


I currently have WUs for all 3 in the works: astropulse_v6 6.02, setiathome_enhanced 6.03 and setiathome_v7 7.00
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Message 1383371 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 14:06:09 UTC - in response to Message 1383037.


See Applications, all variants of the 64bit Linux OpenCL GPU apps are now also available as a stock app.


OpenCL for AMD/ATi that is. For nVidia GPU's there is only an Astropulse GPU application available.
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Message 1383425 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 17:30:46 UTC - in response to Message 1383371.


See Applications, all variants of the 64bit Linux OpenCL GPU apps are now also available as a stock app.


OpenCL for AMD/ATi that is. For nVidia GPU's there is only an Astropulse GPU application available.

The Seti@home v7 app for NV GPUs will not use OpenCL, but will use CUDA. Not my responsibilty.
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Message 1384162 - Posted: 24 Jun 2013, 11:43:18 UTC - in response to Message 1383354.

Damn, it DID work, but today I receive this message:

Mo 24 Jun 12:57:51 2013 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:51 2013 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:53 2013 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 2 new tasks
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:53 2013 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for the applications you have selected
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:53 2013 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home Enhanced
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:53 2013 | SETI@home | message from Server: Your app_info.xml file contains no usable Version of SETI@home v7.
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:53 2013 | SETI@home | Your preferences allow tasks from applications other than those selected
Mo 24 Jun 12:57:53 2013 | SETI@home | Sending tasks from other applications


Any ideas how to solve that???
Thanks!

Works now! The mistake was that I did not download and install the v7 app locally.

The working app_info files is:

<app_info>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>603</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>seti_enhanced-i386-v8-xeon-nographics</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v6</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v6</app_name>
<version_num>602</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_6.02r561_OSX64</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v7</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name>
<version_num>700</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>


I currently have WUs for all 3 in the works: astropulse_v6 6.02, setiathome_enhanced 6.03 and setiathome_v7 7.00


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Message 1384415 - Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 1:03:25 UTC - in response to Message 1384162.

Did you restart BOINC client or only the BOINC manager ?

Which of your two Macs (probably the eight core host, as the 16 core got sah_v7 wus) ?

What do the first ca. 20 lines of event log look like ? Was the app_info.xml accepted without errors ?
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Message 1385358 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 11:05:36 UTC - in response to Message 1384415.

I restarted both. It's the 8-core machine that gives me trouble, the 8(16)-core machine is doing fine with the same app_info file.

The first lines read:

<core_client_version>7.0.65</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
too many exit(0)s
</message>
<stderr_txt>
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13


Any ideas?

Did you restart BOINC client or only the BOINC manager ?

Which of your two Macs (probably the eight core host, as the 16 core got sah_v7 wus) ?

What do the first ca. 20 lines of event log look like ? Was the app_info.xml accepted without errors ?


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Message 1385403 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 15:13:10 UTC - in response to Message 1385358.

I restarted both. It's the 8-core machine that gives me trouble, the 8(16)-core machine is doing fine with the same app_info file.

The first lines read:

<core_client_version>7.0.65</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
too many exit(0)s
</message>
<stderr_txt>
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
...


Any ideas?

Did you restart BOINC client or only the BOINC manager ?

Which of your two Macs (probably the eight core host, as the 16 core got sah_v7 wus) ?

What do the first ca. 20 lines of event log look like ? Was the app_info.xml accepted without errors ?


That were the first lines from your stderr, like it can be found in the results list. I meant the "Event log", which can be reached through BOINC manager in Advanced View, menu "Advanced/Event Log". That should open in a new window.

The Process creation error points to a permissions or ownership problem. Stop the BOINC client and rerun the "BOINC installer.app" again. That should solve such problems.
Alternately you could set the permissions manually, using the Terminal.app (see Launchpad).
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Message 1386346 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 7:12:53 UTC - in response to Message 1385403.
Last modified: 1 Jul 2013, 7:41:05 UTC

Thanks for your help! I did reinstall the BOINC client several times and I repaired permissions - to no avail :-(
Here is the output of the BOINC client:

Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | No config file found - using defaults
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.65 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.26.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1c zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.9.1
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5472 @ 3.00GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6]
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Processor features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM PBE SSE3 DTES64 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM SSE4.1
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | OS: Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Darwin 12.4.0)
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Memory: 8.00 GB physical, 107.28 GB virtual
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Disk: 297.29 GB total, 107.03 GB free
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | No usable GPUs found
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 1217071; resource share 5
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | URL http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/; Computer ID 11852; resource share 15
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 1261330; resource share 30
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 16067; resource share 5
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Pirates@Home | URL http://pirates.spy-hill.net/; Computer ID 49667; resource share 10
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 4040549; resource share 25
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Cosmology@Home | URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 24739; resource share 10
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | URL http://www.primegrid.com/; Computer ID 143854; resource share 15
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 442209; resource share 5
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | General prefs: from PrimeGrid (last modified 16-Nov-2012 17:32:43)
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Computer location: work
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | General prefs: no separate prefs for work; using your defaults
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Reading preferences override file
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Preferences:
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | max memory usage when active: 4915.20MB
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | max memory usage when idle: 7782.40MB
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | max disk usage: 10.00GB
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | max CPUs used: 6
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | don't use GPU while active
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Using proxy info from GUI
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | Using HTTP proxy proxy2
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:16 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_944.0_301620_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 1
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:16 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1008.0_168520_0.0_1 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 0
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:16 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1072.0_43340_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 5
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:16 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1104.0_262680_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 3
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:16 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1104.0_96140_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 2
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:16 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1104.0_199100_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 4
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:27 2013 | Einstein@Home | update requested by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:32 2013 | Einstein@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:32 2013 | Einstein@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:32 2013 | Einstein@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:36 2013 | Einstein@Home | Scheduler request completed
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | Cosmology@Home | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | Einstein@Home | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | Milkyway@Home | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | Pirates@Home | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | PrimeGrid | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:07 2013 | rosetta@home | project suspended by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:09 2013 | SETI@home | update requested by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:11 2013 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:11 2013 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | No tasks sent
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home Enhanced
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | Nachricht vom Server: Ihre app_info.xml Datei enthält keine nutzbare Version von SETI@home v7.
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | This computer has finished a daily quota of 1 tasks


Does that give enough additional information?




I restarted both. It's the 8-core machine that gives me trouble, the 8(16)-core machine is doing fine with the same app_info file.

The first lines read:

<core_client_version>7.0.65</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
too many exit(0)s
</message>
<stderr_txt>
dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable (/Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/9/../../switcher/switcher) is setuid or setgid
Process creation (../../projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/setiathome_7.00_i686-apple-darwin) failed: errno=13
...


Any ideas?




Did you restart BOINC client or only the BOINC manager ?

Which of your two Macs (probably the eight core host, as the 16 core got sah_v7 wus) ?

What do the first ca. 20 lines of event log look like ? Was the app_info.xml accepted without errors ?


That were the first lines from your stderr, like it can be found in the results list. I meant the "Event log", which can be reached through BOINC manager in Advanced View, menu "Advanced/Event Log". That should open in a new window.

The Process creation error points to a permissions or ownership problem. Stop the BOINC client and rerun the "BOINC installer.app" again. That should solve such problems.
Alternately you could set the permissions manually, using the Terminal.app (see Launchpad).


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Message 1386379 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 10:57:59 UTC - in response to Message 1386346.

Thanks for your help! I did reinstall the BOINC client several times and I repaired permissions - to no avail :-(
Here is the output of the BOINC client:

...
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | No usable GPUs found

Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA

Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 09:08:15 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU

...
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:09 2013 | SETI@home | update requested by user
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:11 2013 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:11 2013 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | No tasks sent
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home Enhanced
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | Nachricht vom Server: Ihre app_info.xml Datei enthält keine nutzbare Version von SETI@home v7.
Mo 1 Jul 09:09:12 2013 | SETI@home | This computer has finished a daily quota of 1 tasks


Does that give enough additional information?
Yes, enough.
You have no usable GPUs on that host, but BOINC interprets the app version in your app_info.xml file as if you're trying to use a CUDA app, but the GPU is gone.

As your second Mac can get work successful (i guess you have used an identical app_info.xml-section for setiathome_v7 on that host), the problem should not be server side.
Maybe some residue from earlier app_info experiments has been left accidentally on your host.
So, the setiathome project needs to be "cleaned" for proper work first. Your daily quota is down to 1, so there will not be (m)any wus left.

Copy the application files and the app_info.xml from your BOINC Data/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory to a safe place, so these do not get lost.
They will be needed again. Now open the "projects"-tab in BOINC managers advanced view and select the setiathome project. One of the buttons on the left says "Reset project", do it.
Now check that your "BOINC data/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu" directory is empty.
Next set the setiathome project to "No new work", as you want to use third party apps.

Now restart the BOINC client and check the first ca. 20 lines again. Are the messages about missing CUDA apps now gone for the SETI@home project ?
If so, you can quit BOINC client now and add the applications and files you stored in a safe place earlier again.
After starting BOINC, just to make sure, check the first ca. 20 lines again. Any sign of missing CUDA GPU in there, no,
then you should be good to start work fetch again.

Hopefully that works. (Pressing thumbs.)
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Message 1386399 - Posted: 1 Jul 2013, 12:17:17 UTC - in response to Message 1386379.

Hi Urs,

I did as you suggested. Then I reinstalled the BOINC client as well after copying the optimized apps back to the project folder. The first lines now read:

Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | No config file found - using defaults
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.65 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.26.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1c zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.9.1
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5472 @ 3.00GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6]
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Processor features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM PBE SSE3 DTES64 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM SSE4.1
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | OS: Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Darwin 12.4.0)
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Memory: 8.00 GB physical, 101.64 GB virtual
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Disk: 297.29 GB total, 101.40 GB free
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | No usable GPUs found
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | app version refers to missing GPU type CUDA
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | Application uses missing CUDA GPU
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 1217071; resource share 5
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Collatz Conjecture | URL http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/; Computer ID 11852; resource share 15
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 1261330; resource share 30
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 16067; resource share 5
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Pirates@Home | URL http://pirates.spy-hill.net/; Computer ID 49667; resource share 10
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 4040549; resource share 25
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | Cosmology@Home | URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 24739; resource share 10
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | URL http://www.primegrid.com/; Computer ID 143854; resource share 15
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 442209; resource share 5
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | General prefs: from PrimeGrid (last modified 16-Nov-2012 17:32:43)
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | Computer location: work
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | PrimeGrid | General prefs: no separate prefs for work; using your defaults
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Reading preferences override file
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Preferences:
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | max memory usage when active: 4915.20MB
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | max memory usage when idle: 7782.40MB
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | max disk usage: 10.00GB
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | max CPUs used: 6
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | don't use GPU while active
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Using proxy info from GUI
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:54 2013 | | Using HTTP proxy
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:55 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_944.0_301620_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 1
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:55 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1008.0_168520_0.0_1 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 0
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:55 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1072.0_43340_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 5
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:55 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1104.0_262680_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 3
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:55 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task LATeah0032U_1104.0_96140_0.0_0 using hsgamma_FGRP2 version 109 in slot 2
Mo 1 Jul 14:09:55 2013 | SETI@home | Starting task 09my11ac.14769.13493.7.11.99_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603 in slot 6


As you can see it does download and calculate a v.6.03 WU.

However, it still writes:

Mo 1 Jul 14:15:15 2013 | SETI@home | Nachricht vom Server: Ihre app_info.xml Datei enthält keine nutzbare Version von SETI@home v7.
Mo 1 Jul 14:15:15 2013 | SETI@home | Aufgaben für NVIDIA GPUs sind verfügbar, aber Ihre Einstellungen verbieten diese.
Mo 1 Jul 14:15:15 2013 | SETI@home | Tasks for AMD/ATI GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them
Mo 1 Jul 14:15:15 2013 | SETI@home | This computer has finished a daily quota of 1 tasks

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