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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Android smartphoneでの最適なsetting (Message 1505618)
Posted 16 minutes ago by Profile Ageless
While the single thread ARM CPU may take quite a while to run work, it at least finishes it without errors. Something that cannot be said for the 4 core ARM device, which is producing errors: process got signal 11. This is a segmentation error which can point in the direction of broken memory or virtual memory.

The tasks in question run to 40-49% before erring. Perhaps that you want to run a checker app, such as StabilityTest on that device. The link is to the Google Play store.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : a little lost (Message 1504552)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
Guys, the data directory is the root directory of the d: drive, something that Windows doesn't like. I have detailed before in another post how to fix that, but can't link to it as I swipe this from my phone.

Edit: thanks Arkayn.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Problems with getting Credits on Win8 (Message 1504174)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
It's BOINC, not bonic.
4) Questions and Answers : Getting started : HELP! Stats page not Showing My Team Membership (Message 1503544)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
Statistics pages only show accounts and teams with credit. Credits you had before you joined/made the team, will always be your credits, but you start from zero credits in the team. So your newly made team has zero credit. And thus it won't show up in the statistics pages.

You'll have to start crunching again for this project, get more credit, more RAC, and then the team will show up in the statistics pages.
5) Questions and Answers : Getting started : HELP: Merging Two Accounts: How? (Message 1503543)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
You cannot merge BOINC accounts. Simple as that.
What you can do, if you still can log in on the old account, is let it join your team.
6) Questions and Answers : Getting started : HELP! Created team but cannot find it to join. (Message 1502997)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
It takes up to 48 hours for the team made on the BOINC Wide Teams page to propagate to the projects. Longer even if projects don't have the team import set to automatic (not all do).

Once the team is imported here, you don't have to join it. If set up correctly, it'll show you as Team Founder. You can then administer it through your account at any of your projects.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.2.47 (Message 1500823)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Yes, and?
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.2.47 (Message 1500522)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
There is no 7.2.47 build

World Community Grid has its own BOINC client, with its own skin etc. The latest available is 7.2.47, which has a couple of extra fixes on board that are otherwise available in the present development range. Change Log in the normal place. :)

That a version isn't available in the BOINC download list, does not automatically mean that it doesn't exist. :-)
9) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Astropulse & other long computing tasks (Message 1500138)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
By telling BOINC to use 30% or 35% CPU time, you tell BOINC to run for only 18 and 21 minutes per 60 minutes. The way that BOINC uses CPU Time, the other 42 and 39 minutes it is suspended.

Which means that when we extrapolate that on the deadline, when running one task, on one CPU, it means that:
- for Multibeam v7 tasks you have 23 days to be able to finish them.
-- At 30% CPU Time, this means that you have 6.9 days (6 days, 21 hours, 36 minutes) to finish one task, when you run the computer 24 hours, 7 days a week.
-- At 35% CPU Time, this means that you have 8.05 days (8 days, 1 hour, 12 minutes) to finish one task, when you run the computer 24 hours, 7 days a week.

- for Astropulse v6 tasks you have 25 days to be able to finish them.
-- At 30% CPU Time, this means that you have 7.5 days (7 days, 12 hours) to finish one task, when you run the computer 24 hours, 7 days a week.
-- At 35% CPU Time, this means that you have 8.75 days (8 days, 18 hours) to finish one task, when you run the computer 24 hours, 7 days a week.

All these should be enough to finish the task, even at 30% or 35% CPU Time. If... BOINC is allowed to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When BOINC is not allowed to run constantly, the numbers increase exponentially. You can do the math from there.

65% of the processors of an i7-4700 means that you use either 2 CPU cores (without hyperthreading) or 4 CPU cores (with hyperthreading. The value for "Use at most X% of the processors" is an integer, meaning it will round down to the nearest whole amount of CPU cores.

On a 4 core CPU this means that any value between 0 and 24% will fall back on the "Use at most N of the processors" value, 25% - 49% is 1 core, 50% - 74% is 2 cores, 75% - 99% is 3 cores and 100% is 4 cores. You can calculate what that means for an 8 core (4 core with hyperthreading).

In the actual calculation time this doesn't matter much, as each core will only run one task.

Now the question: Why did you buy such a heavy machine, if you want to hamper it so much? Why didn't you go for an i3 or i5? The i7s have always been a hot series, ever since their first generation. Now with the 3rd generation, there are enough articles out there that you can research --just fill into Google "i7 hot" without the quotes-- that show that the CPU will get hot and therefore needs ample adequate cooling. And that it will get hot when you run 'normal' things as well, such as 3D screen savers, or playing games.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Letter to Professor Stuart Bale, Director SSL (Message 1498122)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
Sorry, sometimes I have time just to one single letter, and I not consider to fix BOINC as my daily job, I have another agenda. To me BOINC is just framework that helps SETI, nothing more. Some here for BOINC some for SETI, some for both. I'm for SETI.

And that's fine. I was just trying to say, that there are options available to get him to sway one way or another, when sufficient evidence has been brought to him. Although on the other hand, I have to agree that given the evidence he may just as well harden in his standpoint and blow you off for eternity.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Letter to Professor Stuart Bale, Director SSL (Message 1498117)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
How to influence on decisions on BOINC-level - it's another BIG question. And I would not pretend I have answer cause failed to do anything on that level too many times...

There's a very simple way to do so... just do not try to influence, or at least, do not make it one email using big words. Instead keep on sending evidence upon evidence over the duration of weeks/months, show him how what you see is wrong, or other than you perceived it to be.

And else, eventually, David will come to his own senses and retract stuff he added. It happens.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Warning when using 7.3.14 (Message 1498000)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
BOINC 7.3.14, the latest alpha, will trash all work here at Seti with similar messages as the one at the end of this post.

This is because this newest client will check the workunit.rsc_memory_bound value that the project has set as the maximum amount of memory that a task can use. The clients up till 7.3.14 did not check this value correctly. 7.3.14 does. And since all projects set this value to too low a value, your work will be aborted after a bit of a run.

If this client is one that is going to be released to the public, all projects will have to redo their workunit.rsc_memory_bound values to more correct ones. E.g. 1024MB of x64, 512MB on x86.

The project would have to set rsc_memory_bound to 1 GB. But then these tasks wouldn't be sent to x86 hosts with 512MB RAM.

<core_client_version>7.3.14</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
working set size > workunit.rsc_memory_bound: 36.82MB > 32.00MB
</message>
<stderr_txt>
Running on device number: 0
Priority of worker thread raised successfully
Priority of process adjusted successfully, below normal priority class used
OpenCL platform detected: Intel(R) Corporation
OpenCL platform detected: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
BOINC assigns device 0
Info: BOINC provided device ID used

Build features: SETI7 Non-graphics OpenCL USE_OPENCL_HD5xxx OCL_ZERO_COPY OCL_CHIRP3 FFTW AMD specific USE_SSE x86
CPUID: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz

Cache: L1=64K L2=256K

CPU features: FPU TSC PAE CMPXCHG8B APIC SYSENTER MTRR CMOV/CCMP MMX FXSAVE/FXRSTOR SSE SSE2 HT SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 AVX
OpenCL-kernels filename : MultiBeam_Kernels_r1843.cl
ar=0.443860 NumCfft=192145 NumGauss= 1064875014 NumPulse= 114535999999 NumTriplet= 15768471666688

Currently allocated 145 MB for GPU buffers
In v_BaseLineSmooth: NumDataPoints=1048576, BoxCarLength=8192, NumPointsInChunk=32768
Windows optimized S@H Enhanced application by Alex Kan
Version info: SSEx (Intel, Core 2-optimized v8-nographics) V5.13 by Alex Kan
SSEx Win32 Build 1843 , Ported by : Raistmer, JDWhale

SETI7 update by Raistmer

OpenCL version by Raistmer, r1843

AMD HD5 version by Raistmer

Number of OpenCL platforms: 2


OpenCL Platform Name: Intel(R) OpenCL
Number of devices: 0


OpenCL Platform Name: AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Number of devices: 1
Max compute units: 20
Max work group size: 256
Max clock frequency: 1000Mhz
Max memory allocation: 536870912
Cache type: Read/Write
Cache line size: 64
Cache size: 16384
Global memory size: 2147483648
Constant buffer size: 65536
Max number of constant args: 8
Local memory type: Scratchpad
Local memory size: 32768
Queue properties:
Out-of-Order: No
Name: Pitcairn
Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Driver version: 1268.1 (VM)
Version: OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1268.1)
Extensions: cl_khr_fp64 cl_amd_fp64 cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_int64_base_atomics cl_khr_int64_extended_atomics cl_khr_3d_image_writes cl_khr_byte_addressable_store cl_khr_gl_sharing cl_ext_atomic_counters_32 cl_amd_device_attribute_query cl_amd_vec3 cl_amd_printf cl_amd_media_ops cl_amd_media_ops2 cl_amd_popcnt cl_khr_d3d10_sharing cl_khr_dx9_media_sharing cl_khr_image2d_from_buffer


Work Unit Info:
...............
Credit multiplier is : 2.85
WU true angle range is : 0.443860
Used GPU device parameters are:
Number of compute units: 20
Single buffer allocation size: 64MB
max WG size: 256
period_iterations_num=20
GPU device synched
Termination request detected or computations are finished. GPU device synched, exiting...

</stderr_txt>
]]>
13) Questions and Answers : Getting started : MB Exchange (Message 1497802)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Ageless
So, set a maximum that the project can download then. In your computing preferences, you can set Transfer at most X Mbytes every Y days. Set the value to well below your data limits, and you should be good to go.

Example given, you have a data plan of 1000 megabytes a month, then you set the value there to 600MB per 30 days.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1496661)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
I suddenly find myself with 48 APs

You're Welcome. :-)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1496311)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
Oh, let's hope the APs go elsewhere. My download is maxed out as I'm downloading my ESO copy, all 45+ GBs of it. Just survived a hiccup in the download. So please Seti, send the APs elsewhere. :)
16) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Switched to Mint and cannot get 3rd GPU to run... (Message 1496281)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
Is the AMD GPU in the same machine as the two Nvidia's?
Did you install drivers with OpenCL capability for the AMD GPU? If so, which ones, where from?
It's a physical card, not one built into the CPU?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1495857)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
Can't upload.

27/03/2014 02:56:01 | SETI@home | Started upload of 25au13ab.7791.10292.438086664198.12.178_1_0
27/03/2014 02:56:01 | SETI@home | Started upload of 24au13aa.19783.24198.438086664207.12.199_0_0
27/03/2014 02:56:01 | SETI@home | Started upload of 24au13aa.24616.23789.438086664208.12.198_1_0
27/03/2014 02:56:24 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 24au13aa.19783.24198.438086664207.12.199_0_0: connect() failed
27/03/2014 02:56:25 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 25au13ab.7791.10292.438086664198.12.178_1_0: connect() failed
27/03/2014 02:56:25 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 24au13aa.24616.23789.438086664208.12.198_1_0: connect() failed
27/03/2014 02:56:28 | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
27/03/2014 02:56:30 | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

So, let me put PC in hibernation and go to bed myself. :-)
18) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : seti@home screensaver constantly restarting - BOINC 7.2.42 on Mavericks (Message 1495851)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
why??

If only it was that easy. The developers know about this and are trying to fix it. I tested one of the latest incarnations last night (on Windows) and although it was now steady --no more flickering, or switching to and fro desktop-- it still had another bug.
19) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : "The URL you supplied is not that of a BOINC-based project" (Message 1493578)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
BIONC Manager is not blocked

BOINC consists of two main parts: a client (can be called just boinc, or boinc-client) and BOINC Manager (boincmgr or boinc-manager). BOINC Manager is just a graphical user interface making it easier to control and command the BOINC client. The BOINC client does all the command decisions, contacts with projects, etc.

So it's the BOINC client that you need to give access to the internet, on TCP ports 80 and 443.
BOINC Manager and the BOINC client need separate access to each other on localhosy 127.0.0.1 through port 31416. This is not an internet access.
20) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : nvidia GT640 not detected by boinc (Message 1493577)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Ageless
I want to stress that just uninstalling BOINC won't do it, you'll have to gather the BOINC files and directories and put them in an actual folder, before reinstalling. Uninstalling BOINC won't remove these files.


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