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1) Questions and Answers : Getting started : WUs for 1 project, but not another? (Message 1549439)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
Could you please post BOINC its start-up messages? The first 30-40 lines will do. CTRL+SHIFT+E for the event log.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.2.42 causing black screen even when screen saver is off, all power settings off. (Message 1545919)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
(mine says none but I know seti is there)

No, Seti won't be there as Seti is just a program running under BOINC. No one installs Seti, so Seti cannot add a *.scr file into the Windows directory: no permission to do so.
However, BOINC is the program one installs, so the screen saver that one has to enable here is BOINC.

But even then, fiddling with the screen saver preferences will not fix the fast switching between BOINC screen saver, background and Seti graphics program. This is a problem with the BOINC screen saver, one that crept in between 7.2.34 and 7.2.42, and can only be fixed by either going back to 7.2.33, going forward to development version 7.4.8, or disabling the screen saver.

Windows 7.2.33
- boinc_7.2.33_windows_intelx86.exe
- boinc_7.2.33_windows_x86_64.exe

Windows 7.4.8
- boinc_7.4.8_windows_intelx86.exe
- boinc_7.4.8_windows_x86_64.exe
3) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I get more than two tasks every five minutes? (Message 1545551)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
T4T is called vLHC these days, Charlie.
4) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I get more than two tasks every five minutes? (Message 1545541)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
7/21/2014 5:15:51 PM | | max disk usage: 0.10GB

That is only 100 MB that you allow there for storing of applications and work. I would increase that.
5) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia GTX 750 Ti (Message 1544205)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
And now to ask a favor of you: please explain (private message or here) how to get a link to another page with text of your own choosing as you did with your "Your system" and "another person's computer,".

[url=http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=11352749]your system[/url]
[url=http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=4555772]another person's computer[/url]
[quote=task 443819786]text[/quote]
6) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1544204)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
I blame Russia.

After MH17 shot down, video shows Buk missile launcher allegedly being moved from Ukraine to Russia

Ukraine released a video Friday it says shows the Buk missile launcher used to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines jet being carted toward the Russian border.

The footage was captured by a police surveillance squad at dawn Friday, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry claims. In it, one of four of the launcher’s missiles are missing, Ukraine says.

Too bad you go from allegedly to almost proven fact sentences. But anything released by any official in the region as being truthful and official, best take with several pallets of salt.

It's good most of the people here and on all the other (conspiracy) forums and places where one can comment on the news, aren't the same ones making politics.
It's quite easy to blab your mouth off and anger Russia, it's then quite difficult to fix that again.

Although a country as The Netherlands may have lost almost 200 of its people in one fell swoop in the plane crash, is that reason to not play it political, and instead anger Russia? The only thing that'll happen then is that Russia stops cooperating with lots of companies here in Europe/The Netherlands, income of several billions generated will cease to be, crisis will return, more people will be fired, etc.

So while the crash is bad and the aftermath thus far isn't going as 'the civilized world' would want it to, the best thing to do at the moment is keep calm, work the people in the region to get access to the site, gather all the bodies in a decent way and repatriate them to their loved ones, possibly see what can be gleaned off of the wreckage and try to work out what happened.

You say you pray for the people on board and the loved ones they left behind, yet at the same moment you desecrate them by posting propaganda as being the dogmatic truth.
7) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia GTX 750 Ti (Message 1543797)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
In the mean time, the wingman has brought the below task home as well.
Your system shows that you ran one BRP5-cuda32-nv301 task on the GTX 750 Ti in 15,768.14 seconds.

443819786 11352749 3 Jul 2014 15:26:39 UTC 4 Jul 2014 5:30:25 UTC Completed and validated 15,768.14 3,596.65 42.61 3,333.00 Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Perseus Arm Survey) v1.39 (BRP5-cuda32-nv301) 445987799 4555772 17 Jul 2014 10:08:53 UTC 18 Jul 2014 10:52:03 UTC Completed and validated 10,289.42 2,455.14 20.00 3,333.00 Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Perseus Arm Survey) v1.39 (BRP5-cuda32-nv301)

task 443819786 wrote:
Activated exception handling...
[07:26:11][3984][INFO ] Starting data processing...
[07:26:11][3984][INFO ] CUDA global memory status (initial GPU state, including context):
------> Used in total: 101 MB (1948 MB free / 2049 MB total) -> Used by this application (assuming a single GPU task): 0 MB
[07:26:11][3984][INFO ] Using CUDA device #2 "GeForce GTX 750 Ti" (0 CUDA cores / 0.00 GFLOPS)
[07:26:11][3984][INFO ] Version of installed CUDA driver: 6000
[07:26:11][3984][INFO ] Version of CUDA driver API used: 3020

task 445987799 wrote:
[22:27:17][8460][INFO ] Starting data processing...
[22:27:17][8460][INFO ] CUDA global memory status (initial GPU state, including context):
------> Used in total: 263 MB (762 MB free / 1025 MB total) -> Used by this application (assuming a single GPU task): 0 MB
[22:27:17][8460][INFO ] Using CUDA device #0 "GeForce GTX 550 Ti" (192 CUDA cores / 729.60 GFLOPS)
[22:27:17][8460][INFO ] Version of installed CUDA driver: 6000
[22:27:17][8460][INFO ] Version of CUDA driver API used: 3020
8) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Merging results - Same computer ID, different OS and another how to roll retired PC numbers into an active one (Message 1543531)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
I can't merge the LINUX cobblestones into the Windows cobblestones since it is the same box with another OS. Any suggestions on how?

You cannot. Since you changed the operating system, it's become a different computer according to BOINC.

Also, I would like to merge the cobblestones from several retired PCs into an active one. All these PCs have different Computer IDs. Any suggestions how?

Also something you cannot do. HostIDs are pretty much unique, merging several different machines into one cannot be done.

What you can do is delete them. When any of them have an empty task list, you can delete the hostID. The credits it gathered stay with your account.
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to run BOINC as standard user (Message 1543388)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
OK, yes, I have just done a whole install-uninstall range to find a bug in the present BOINC (it won't remove the groups and accounts on an uninstall under certain circumstances).

I've ended up with a system with BOINC 7.4.8 running as a non-service, yet also no localgroup groupnames and usernames for BOINC. So it really only uses those on a service installation these days (7.4.8+), and thus it's no longer needed to tell people to add their users to any of the BOINC groups.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (88) Server Problems? (Message 1543336)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
And so it appears, that is also the date and time that the BOINC server goes down. It wasn't today.
11) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia GTX 750 Ti (Message 1543088)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
I see that you were running Einstein as well. At Einstein it has been proven that leaving one CPU core free per GPU speeds up the GPU calculations enormously and your system shows that perfectly:

- your system, Intel Core i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, number of processors 8, coprocessors [4] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (2048MB) driver: 33523, INTEL Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 (1297MB)
- another person's computer, Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, number of processors 4, coprocessors NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (1024MB) driver: 33523

Your system shows that you ran one BRP5-cuda32-nv301 task on the GTX 750 Ti in 15,768.14 seconds. Now compare that to any of the same tasks that your competitor ran, on a GTX 550 Ti: at average around 10,300 seconds. That's 5,000 seconds faster on a slower GPU.

That's what leaving CPU cores free to feed the GPU does.
With the OpenCL applications there it's even more striking, as those show a speed-up of 10 times when leaving a core free. So then tasks run in 3,000 seconds instead of 30,000.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to run BOINC as standard user (Message 1542833)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
True perhaps for the past BOINC versions, but 7.4 has the whole permission thing and user accounts stuff all redone. The BOINC groups are now only added when you install BOINC as a service, not when installing it as the normal user install.

Which is why I ask to test with 7.4.8, without manually adding any user to whatever group.
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : Unable to run BOINC as standard user (Message 1542804)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Ageless
Could you try to install BOINC 7.4.8 and see if that acts the same? If it does, the developers will want to know. You can post feedback in this thread.

BOINC 7.4.8 64bit
BOINC 7.4.8 32bit

7.4.8 is technically a development version, but at the same time a release client version. It's safe to work with.
14) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : I feel so foolish having to resort to asking here. (Message 1542244)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Ageless
It certainly would be nice if they developed a stable GPU app...

It has taken Apple a long time to release drivers for GPUs. Even now there is still trouble with certain Nvidia GPUs and their drivers, while maybe even the ATI/AMD GPUs' OpenCL capability is hampered.

All that doesn't make it easy to develop a sturdy GPU application. And even if there were good drivers available, then you'd still need someone who can port the application to OS X, compile it there and see what breaks when doing so.

With that said, GPU apps for Mac OS X are in beta test.
15) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : BOINC manager.. (Message 1542242)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Ageless
When you installed BOINC from the Berkeley download page, you have to manually start it using scripts. If it starts automatically anyway, you've done this yourself.

When you installed BOINC through repositories, it starts as a daemon, automatically, at system boot-up. Do know that these repositories are being maintained by the package maintainer of your Linux distro, not by anyone from Berkeley.

Without further ado, just check at the Ubuntu/Debian section of http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Stop_or_start_BOINC_daemon_after_boot to be done with that.
16) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : I feel so foolish having to resort to asking here. (Message 1542155)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Ageless
Sorry Ageless, was a little rushed at work when I wrote that. Thought it didn't look right but didn't have time to go through my other computers to look at the folders.

A very easy way is to look at the browser's URL. :-)
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Nvidia GTX 750 Ti (Message 1542018)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Ageless
So you go into your local seti client and if you have 8 cpu/cores (including hyper threading) available and you want to make 1 available to "feed" the gpu you would change that from 100% of muliple cpus to: 0.875

No, you change "On multiprocessors, use at most X% of the processors" to any number between 87.5% and 99%. The value is an integer, so even setting 99% will mean BOINC uses 7 CPU cores, and leaves one free.
18) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : I feel so foolish having to resort to asking here. (Message 1542014)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Ageless
Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support>BOINC Data>Projects>Setiweb.ssl.berkely.edu

So, this folder doesn't exist.

Aside from the typo in it, if all is well, this folder still doesn't exist on your system, as you will have added Seti using the http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ URL, thus the folder is called /setiathome.berkeley.edu/

@Zalster, the http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta address is used exclusively by Seti Beta, so that you can easily add both Seti and Seti Beta, without the BOINC client getting confused about which project you just added and where it should send work to. Those not beta testing applications at that project will add Seti, which is at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

When giving URLs or folder names, always double check you got all letters and that you have the correct URL or folder name.
19) Questions and Answers : Windows : Classic Screensaver (Message 1542010)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Ageless
BOINC Manager->Simple view->Task commands->Show graphics.
BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Tasks tab->Select a running task->Show graphics.

This works only on CPU tasks, not on GPU tasks.
20) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD A-10 7850K. (Message 1541644)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
I remember reading certain Radeon cards could be used in conjunction with the A-X series in "cross far" mode.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_CrossFireX


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