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1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get any more units (Message 1648152)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Ageless
There is something wrong with the servers, we all have trouble getting work.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Problem when composing text for public viewing. (Message 1647929)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Therefore this window or box has to be made larger in size.

There is a resize option in the lower right corner of the answer box. I see that there in all versions of Firefox/derivations of the Mozilla engine and in Internet Explorer. It shows as an arrow made up of individual dots. Mouse over it and the mouse pointer changes to a double arrow. Left-click to grab. Then move the mouse to how big you want the answer box to be.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows Preview (9929) Unable to install Sete@home (Message 1647757)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
OK, that helps a bit better.
The messages here tell you that you have a preference enabled that's called "Suspend when computer is in use". This will kick in as soon as you hit the keyboard or move the mouse. This will mean that the BOINC on that system only allows the calculations to happen when the computer is not in use but still on and idle.

If you want it to run all the time, you have to disable this preference:
Depending on which preferences you use, you can either go to the global web preferences and change it there, or else it will be in the local Advanced View preferences (Tool->Computing preferences...->processor usage.

Do know that the local preferences override the web-preferences. The local preferences override this one computer only.

There's also another thing, you have CUDA capable GPUs in both machines, but aren't using them. Is this by choice, or by accident? Running work on the GPU runs all the much faster and may be preferable over running it on the CPU or CPU only.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 & Boinc Problems (Message 1647559)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Ever heard of punctuation?
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows Preview (9929) Unable to install Sete@home (Message 1647543)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Please post the messages from BOINC Event Log (CTRL+SHIFT+E). Around 30 of them should do perfectly.
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows Preview (9929) Unable to install Sete@home (Message 1647399)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
So what is the problem then? No tasks, or not being able to 'install Seti'?
You do not install Seti, period. You install and run BOINC, add the Seti project to BOINC and it's BOINC that then downloads applications and tasks.

Windows 10 preview has not much to do with it, it's a Windows version, BOINC recognizes that it's 64bit, so as long as there is work to be had applications and work will download to that PC.

According to a couple of posters in the Panic Mode, Server Problems? thread there is now a problem with work being delivered. Which is probably what you have a problem with as well.

And if not, please post the messages from BOINC Event Log (CTRL+SHIFT+E). Around 30 of them should do perfectly.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos IV (Message 1647396)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
One thing I hope people do not do when (well if, and that's a big question) the message gets onto these forums that I have died, is that they all just post RIP.

When I died, I died, I didn't rip. So either use the dots between the letters, type its abbreviation meaning out in full, or do something else and original. But just the impersonal and in my eyes wrong use of just RIP, YucK!

As if you were in such a hurry to quickly post there, or as if you're not really interested but post there to show others that you have read it. Then just don't post.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : hello!i am in china,and i have something to say (Message 1647330)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
You can only post in the upper forums if you have a certain amount of credits and a Recent Average Credit (RAC) of more than 0.99; this was done to make sure only active users can post there, and spammers and the like cannot.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Superfish (Message 1646664)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
Lenovo.comhas been hacked. Not the website itself, but apparently malicious people have hijacked Lenovo's domain record, an attack that would have given them the power to redirect the lenovo.com url to a new server under their control.

You can go to http://www.lenovo.com, but as soon as you click any of the top links here, you're at the redirect again.
More at The Verge, or any other news outlet who sports this news.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1645042)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
At the moment there is a lot of traffic happening onto the BOINC domain. This can cause you not being able to reach any of the sites. There is a simple solution for this, instead of using the HTTP protocol to contact the sites, use the HTTPS protocol. Then all pages, expect a few and except the front page, will load almost instantaneously.

E.g.
when http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/ does not load or gives time outs,
try https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/ instead.

Development is looking into it what's causing the load, and checking if it's HTC that gave the command to 1,000,000+ new mobile devices through Power-to-Give to go download the new client from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Superfish (Message 1644974)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Aside from Lenovo adding the uninstall instructions on their website, they'd also already disabled the servers that would send the adverts. I bought a Lenovo laptop for my mother in January and although I saw that app in the Add/Remove Programs listing, I noticed no extra commercial adverts coming in. So it's a bit of a storm in a teacup scenario.

It was long disabled before anyone found out about it and posted the first report about it.

If you want to feel secure, go online on your Xiaomi smartphone.
The first thing these phones do when you add a simcard and have loaded the battery, is secretly text carrier name, phone number, IMEI (the device identifier) plus numbers from address book and text messages back to Beijing, and continues to do this every month. Yet a lot of the people screaming murder about Lenovo happily use such a phone.
12) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Please dirct me towards some help with my account! (Message 1644933)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Normally when any of your devices is crunching on an account other than what you intended it for, you gave it a new account when you added Seti to it.

In all cases where you add a project, the email address is the unique identifier. So what you should do is check what email address you use on the account you're posting with (See https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php).

Next you best detach (remove) the Seti from the phone you have the problem with, and add it again. This time making sure that you fill in the email address as it shows on the account you're posting with plus the user name, plus the password.

That then adds that phone to the correct account.
Any work done with it with credit, well too bad but accounts cannot be merged, credit cannot be merged.
13) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Only want to run cuda tasks (Message 1643738)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Two things against that:

Nvidia started releasing videocards that could do CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) calculations in June 2007. The first were the Geforce 8x00 series GPUs. BOINC/Seti adopted it by releasing the first capable applications in December 2008.

The GTX 460 SE is a DirectX 11 card; DirectX 11 was first released in 2009.
14) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Need help to install and run SETI@home on Solaris 11.2 (Message 1643539)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Does it mean I am out of luck and would have to install different OS on this machine? Is there a chance Solaris 11.2 will be supported by SETI in the future?

I think your best option is to install another OS on that machine.
Unless a third party goes out of his way to compile Seti and Astropulse v7 under Solaris, I don't think the project will be doing it. They don't have the man power to make versions of science applications for all OSes out there.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1643490)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Frickin' slow around here. HAve helped who I could, hope all posts got through the slowness posting cycle. I'll be off to the ESO PTS then.
16) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia Tesla (Message 1643488)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
The main things:
Install correct drivers, from Nvidia.
Do not install BOINC as a service.

After having installed the drivers from Nvidia, and in case you haven't done a reboot, restart BOINC. It should detect the GPU as being an Nvidia Tesla.

Go to https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php, click Details on your host, make note of the Location.

In https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project
Edit preferences on the correct location for that computer (default ---/home/school/work)

Check
Use NVIDIA GPU

Run the selected applications:
SETI@home Enhanced: Uncheck
SETI@home v7: Check
AstroPulse v6: Uncheck
AstroPulse v7: Check (by choice)

If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? Check.

Save changes to the preferences page with the "Update preferences" button.

Now open BOINC Manager->(View->Advanced view->)Projects tab->Select Seti@Home->click Update. This makes sure that the client has these new preferences as well.
17) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Need help to install and run SETI@home on Solaris 11.2 (Message 1643484)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
I don't think you can, because although there are third party BOINC clients compiled for Solaris, neither Seti itself nor those third parties have an up-to-date Seti or Astropulse v7 science application that can run on it.

The old v5 and v6 applications will no longer get work around here.
18) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1643481)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
/points right. Him over there. He's annoying anyway. ;-)

It looks like the Linux buffs aren't much around here.
So instead, seeing how you seem to have a BOINC problem, what you can do is come over to the BOINC forums and post your plight there. About BOINC being frozen, that is. You do need to register separately on the forums there, if you haven't done so already. Since it isn't a project, your BOINC is in no way attached to it and thus you do not have an account there by default. (the spammers do, but I kick them off daily. :))

That way I can email some of the Linux buffs and ask them to come over and possibly offer you some advice.

My knowledge of BOINC is great, but of Linux is about as much as you can find in the third drawer of the sock cabinet.
19) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Only want to run cuda tasks (Message 1643455)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
And on this website i do not know why it shows my GC is a 1gb card as it is a 2gb.

BOINC queries the drivers what kind of videocard they say is installed. It's the videocard drivers that then report to BOINC what is installed, and how much memory there's on it. Mind, this is just memory as it is physically on the GPU, any memory extra appointed to it through BIOS/UEFI or software will not be taken into account.

I custom build this pc, not a manufactured machine. IT is possible my GC is getting too old to run these tasks being nearly 9 years old

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SE was first released November 15, 2010 (source).
The AMD FX-6300 was first released October 23, 2012 (source).

So not that old. :)
20) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Only want to run cuda tasks (Message 1643407)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Go to https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php, click Details on your host, make note of the Location.

In https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project
Edit preferences on the correct location for that computer (default ---/home/school/work).

Uncheck
Use CPU
Use ATI GPU
Use Intel GPU

Check
Use NVIDIA GPU


Run only the selected applications
SETI@home Enhanced: Uncheck (this was for now deprecated v6 Seti tasks *)
SETI@home v7: Check
AstroPulse v6: Uncheck (this was for now deprecated v6 Astropulse tasks *)
AstroPulse v7: Uncheck


If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? Uncheck

* That these entries are still in the list is just because the administrators haven't had time yet to clean them up. Some day they will.

Save the changes to the preferences page with the "Update preferences" button.

Now open BOINC Manager->(View->Advanced view->)Projects tab->Select Seti@Home->click Update. This makes sure that the client has these new preferences as well.

**

As you have been told, tasks running on the Nvidia GPU will usually have CUDA in their name. You have a lot of tasks with CUDA 42 and CUDA50 in the name. These run on the Geforce GTX 460 SE.

All tasks just called v7.00 with nothing behind it run on the CPU.
When you open BOINC Manager->(View->Advanced view->)Tasks tab, you can order the tasks by application name. Click on the "Application" bar. This will split all v7.00 together, all v7 7.00 (cuda42) together, all v7 7.00 (cuda50) together and anything other as well.

If you followed the first steps in this post, you should now have the correct preferences for wanting to receive only work for the GPU. So next you can select all the tasks where the application has only got v7 7.00 in the name (those for the CPU), click on the first one, then while holding SHIFT scroll to the last one and click that one (only part of the tasks should be selected in BOINC Manager, not all of them), then click Abort and confirm.

At any next scheduler request, be it automatically or done by you (Update), BOINC should report these tasks and possibly ask for more work, but this time for the GPU only.


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