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1) Message boards : Number crunching : New Machine i just bought to crunch (Message 1707815)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Ageless
EVERYTHING BOINC related is DOWN.

Not everything BOINC related is down, the source code is still available, so if in need you can always compile it yourself. The source code lives at Github these days: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707777)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Ageless
I have already adjusted the settings on my system, to my liking.

The thing is, you shouldn't have to adjust anything if you put your privacy first. Why does a setting like this have to be on by default, and do you have to search through multiple tens of menus to turn it off?

What is the use of anyone in your address book being able to get onto your Wifi when they are in the neighborhood of your house? Remember, they don't even need to be in your house here to use this function, they could do it from their car parked in the street. Do you know everyone in your address book? Do you know everyone in their address books? It doesn't matter that the password isn't visible, the connecting occurs automatic, and any slightly bad person on either list can then park a van in front of your house and tap your wifi without you knowing it.

From your own FAQ link:
Automatically connect you to open Wi‑Fi networks it knows about by crowdsourcing networks that other people using Windows have connected to.


And further along:
What determines if Wi‑Fi Sense will automatically connect to open Wi‑Fi hotspots?
Wi‑Fi Sense will automatically connect you to suggested open Wi‑Fi hotspots if you have Connect to suggested open hotspots turned on in Settings > Network & Internet > Wi‑Fi > Manage Wi‑Fi settings. This is turned on already if you did either of these:

* Selected Use Express settings when you first set up your PC with Windows 10.

Know how many people use the Express install?
Know how many people do not read what the blurb says and just click OK?
Know how many people do not really know how their computer works or what it all does?
They should all give up their privacy just because Microsoft says so?

It's all right to be a Windows 10 fanboy, but do give others the right to advocate against it, without burning them and their posts down at every opportunity you have.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1707703)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Ageless
The last 4 'tapes' are being processed now. At least, if I don't get any more tasks, I have 50 APs in cache.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc Down (Message 1707445)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
They thought I could do a weekend without supervising Mark and so took everything down. :)
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : 100% of CPU not used? (Message 1707426)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
You're not saying what you run and we can't check with your computers hidden.
There are Astropulse tasks available, these take quite a long time on a CPU. Multiple hours.

Then there are various Multibeam tasks, where it depends on the angle range that the task is recorded at how long the task takes. VHARs (very high angle range) run fast, VLARs (very low angle range) run slow, anything in between depends on the angle.

And not all take 100% CPU all the time.

Are you using the built-in R7 for calculations? Only Multibeam, or also Astropulse? Stock applications, or Lunatics?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707422)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Last time around I saved an .iso to hard drive, that took about 15 minutes total (downloading, verifying and actual writing). Now I am downloading a separate version to a USB thumb-drive. It's at 3% and taken 15 minutes to get there. At this rate, it's going to take 8.5 hours to finish and that's just the download.

It's going a bit faster. Started at 17.45 local time, it's now at 75%, 22.25h. So going to take another 2 hours or so. For the download. Not the verify or the actual write. ;)

Edit at 22.45h: No, at 76% the USB light started flashing rapidly, and progress ran fast up to 100%. It's now finished.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : 100% of CPU not used? (Message 1707401)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
But where did you check and set these? There are two places you can set them, aside from 'locations' (default, home, work, school).

On line preferences?
Or BOINC Manager(->Advanced view->)Tools->Computing preferences.
If set at the latter, these override the preferences from the web site. So when you next go edit the web-preferences, BOINC will still be using the local preferences, until you either edit those as well, or clear them.

Also, make sure settings are really at 100%, not at zero, because of a bug in 7.4.42 which thinks zero isn't 'no limitation', but really zero.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1707400)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
The BOINC User Wiki has the most spectacular message, I now see.

This is a cached copy of the requested page, and may not be up to date.

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.

Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.

(Can't contact the database server: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) (localhost))
You can try searching via Google in the meantime.
Note that their indexes of our content may be out of date.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707389)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
There seems to be the old Windows 7 option still available as well. It doesn't work for everyone, but maybe it does for you.

Click Start button and select Control Panel. Navigate to System and Security > System > Advanced system settings. Click the Hardware tab, click Device Installation Settings, and select the "No, let me choose what to do" option. Select "Never install driver software from Windows Update."
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707388)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Last time around I saved an .iso to hard drive, that took about 15 minutes total (downloading, verifying and actual writing). Now I am downloading a separate version to a USB thumb-drive. It's at 3% and taken 15 minutes to get there. At this rate, it's going to take 8.5 hours to finish and that's just the download.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Cache (Message 1707384)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Which preferences did you set, those on the web site, or in BOINC Manager?
What do you mean with every time I disconnect and come back things have changed, what things are you talking about?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1707357)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
You have to pick a better password Jord! :).

Going to lengths to show Cruncher Pete I truly do not have database write options. :-D
Although this looks like a server needs a kick. What is it with the BOINC database servers that fall over all of a sudden?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1707331)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
No, it wasn't me who took the BOINC forums down. Was it you, Mark?

Warning: mysql_pconnect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) in /mydisks/a/users/boincadm/projects/dev/html/inc/db_conn.inc on line 46 Project is down The project's database server is down. Please check back in a few hours.
14) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Astropulse 7 resuming at 0% (Message 1707327)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
To run OpenCL applications on the Nvidia GPU you have to free one CPU core, as else you get the problem you see. In BOINC preferences set On multiprocessors, use at most N% of the processors to 99%. Since this value is an integer, anything above 75% and less than 100% on a quad core means BOINC will use 3 cores and leave one core free for the GPU to use.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : 100% of CPU not used? (Message 1707325)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Make sure your Use at most N% of CPU time preference is set to 100%.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (99) Server Problems? (Message 1707324)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
As far as I can see, you were caught in a twist with only erroneous returnees.
Aside from this person who does manage to return some good work on CPU and GPU, all the others only return faulty results and then almost nothing but.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707323)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Hush. If you want to watch this show, you'll have to live with the plot holes, the bad acting, the wrong futuristic technology, and icons as Tigerman

and Pantherman

And of course Princess Ardala on her disco bed:

No, really:


But I think I've brought this thread off topic far enough. Moderators, I am sorry. I'll be back on topic later on helping Jeff further.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707182)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
EDIT:
Nothing else to do on this blue moon day. :)

So, the docs for BOINC 7.6.6 are all done, then! ;^)

Those were long done, and I should stop trying to make them look better. So for the past hour I've been sitting here watching some Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, spandex, plastic, micro-mini-skirts on some of the girls (check what Maya and Vionne wear in Buck's Duel to the Death if you don't believe me), really cheesy fight scenes (stuntmen who don't look like Gil) and Twiki. What more do I wish for? :)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707158)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
The "Number of Processors" wasn't selected for Boot, so I assume the default is 1. Just for the heck of it, I set it to 2 (the only other option) and rebooted. No difference, though. Anyway, I think that's just a way to get the second processor active earlier during the boot up process and doesn't really affect how many the OS actually ends up using.

It does to other people having had that problem of Windows running on less cores than they actually had. For me the number of processors I can choose goes up to 4, which is correct on my i5-2500K: also a quad.

So for you, if everything would be all right, it should've given you the option to choose 1 to 8 processors.

Can you disable one of the two CPUs in the BIOS, to see what that does in Windows?

Thanks very much for all your digging and suggestions!

Nothing else to do on this blue moon day. :)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1707101)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
Sorry, dinner happened. ;-)

I found that the chipset for your board is the nForce 3600 and nForce 3050, both deprecated a long time ago. And so their latest drivers from 2008 are probably the same you got.

Looking around the net I see options are:
1. Update BIOS. But since your board is so old, I doubt that's an option.
2. Not sure if this is still available in Windows 10, but do Start->Run->Msconfig->Boot->Advanced options. Is the Number of processors set here, and then set to 1?


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