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21) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Why isn't my Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 ever used by BOINC? (Message 1652265)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
When you say the past days, do you mean the past couple of days? I honestly have not seen any GPU tasks processing until I added the use all gpus option.

The project still has trouble releasing enough work for all.
But other than that... http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7432317&offset=340&show_names=0&state=4&appid=11
That's your own tasks. Sent 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 March and received at those days as well. All those tasks called CUDA42 are running on your GPU.
22) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Show Graphic option is Greyed out Please help!! (Message 1652261)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
... or get as much credit for them as you will GPU workunits.

The credit for tasks done on the CPU and GPU is the same. What you may mean is that a GPU, because it can run tasks much quicker than done on a CPU, can run up the credit much faster.

E.g. if a CPU takes 4 hours on a task and a GPU takes 20 minutes, the GPU can run 12 tasks in that time. If then the tasks cost 120 credits per, the CPU only racks up 120 credit, while the GPU racks up 1440 credit in that same time.
23) Questions and Answers : Windows : Server script question. (Message 1652105)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Ageless
I think you mean the secure page certificate needed to load these pages in HTTPS.
HTTPS uses an encrypted line between the server and your browser. To be able to use that, the server needs to be certified.

Since security certificates cost a lot of money, it's also possible to self-sign these certificates, but then some browser balk at this and ask if it's OK to allow the certificate, if you trust the owner. That's what happens here.

For more on HTTPS certificates and what they do, see this page.
24) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Why isn't my Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 ever used by BOINC? (Message 1651922)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Ageless
Uhm, you only have one GPU, so adding <use_all_gpus/> does nothing.
The list of tasks running on your computer also shows that you were getting CUDA tasks the past days, like e.g. this page shows. You could even see from the RAC you have that everything worked as normal, as it's nearly impossible to have a Seti RAC of 10,000+ on a quad core CPU only.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Radeon R9 285 not detected as a GPU (Message 1651045)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless


Of course, if you do not read the blurb on the actual setting in the installer, you're not going to read any lines in the messages either.
26) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Questions about badge system (Message 1650825)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Ageless
I doubt it's working correctly at the moment.
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : Source Code for Windows (Message 1650456)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
(Also Number Crunching might be a better place to ask as a number of the developers and testers lurk there)

He can't at the moment. His RAC is zero. NC requires a RAC greater than 0.99
28) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : iMAC does not store 7 days of work as requested in preferences. (Message 1650391)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
Without a hint as to which system (hostID) it is, or without showing its messages (Shift-control-E), the only thing I can come up with is that a 7 day cache won't work here at Seti anyway. Seti has a 100 tasks per CPU and 100 tasks per GPU limit. It won't get more. By the way, that's per CPU, not per CPU core.
29) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Can't add Project (Message 1650300)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Ageless
Making sure we're talking about the same thing here, we call Seti@Home the project, just as there are ClimatePrediction.net, Einstein@Home, Primegrid and World Community Grid. Are you talking about those when you mean project?
If so, which project(s) are you trying to add? Have you checked at those projects their web sites/forums if there is information about their status?

Or do you mean that BOINC can't get work from seti@Home?
We call those tasks, or work units. The project has some problems with its database off late which results in it running out of work at times. Everyone running Seti@Home then has the problem that they can't get (enough) work.
30) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : GPU died? (Message 1650205)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
I think the 'CUDA cores' are the same silicon as 'Shaders' so they have to be used in games.

As far as I could find, that used to be the case, but these days in the modern Nvidia cards the CUDA cores are really for CUDA, not for rendering of OpenGL/DX3D. They can render graphics, but are primarily used for GPGPU calculations.
31) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get any more units (Message 1649999)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
THIS IS THE LENOVO.

3/5/2015 10:06:05 PM | SETI@home | Finished download of 08dc12ae.13510.2521.438086664206.12.90.vlar
3/5/2015 10:06:05 PM | SETI@home | Finished download of 08dc12ae.13510.2521.438086664206.12.65.vlar
3/5/2015 10:06:05 PM | SETI@home | Started download of 29my12ac.13942.1298.438086664208.12.64.vlar
3/5/2015 10:06:08 PM | SETI@home | Finished download of 29my12ac.13942.1298.438086664208.12.64.vlar

And it immediately showed it downloaded some work. Last night there were still problems with the database and people's computers couldn't fill up their caches. I understand it got better. Although I still see "No work available" messages on my BOINC.

According to the task lists of both of your computers they now have work. However much that is depends on what their cache preferences are. Your Lenovo (whichever of the two that is) shows at least in the log snippet that it uses local preferences, and thus if you want it to have more work, you'll have to adjust the settings there (BOINC Manager->(View->Advanced view->)Tools->Computing preferences...->Network usage).

Do know that the help everyone here gets is from other users.

No. I didn't know.

Since we're all volunteers helping out people with problems, you're shooting yourself in your foot when you them call them names. Because of your earlier frolics, I thought long and hard before I returned to answer in this thread. In my opinion, since you're the one with the problem, you've got to be the most courteous. Telling people off will have them walk away, leaving you still with your problem. Plus it looks bad for others reading this forum, thinking of asking a question. It's not in anyone's interest.

Do also know that the moderators here are other users. They do not work at Berkeley, they cannot check anything at the server if need be
No. I did not know that.

Same thing with the moderators. They are chosen from the active users posting in the upper forums.

It doesn't matter how much you know about the software or your systems. Those of us who selflessly help around here know BOINC inside out, some more than others. We're not out to get you. When we ask specific questions about anything, we expect some form of answer back to then be able to help you further, or immediately tell you where you went wrong.

So, at the moment there is still a database problem. News about that can be found in the Technical News forum. Matt Lebofski (project administrator) made a new thread there explaining what happened this round of breakage and what they're doing to fix it. And giving a clue on how long this may take.
32) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get any more units (Message 1649803)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Ageless
Turning the firewall off is very insecure, you're inviting all free-living virii and Trojans out there onto your system now, so just turn it back on. BOINC is designed to go trigger the Windows firewall the very first time it starts up, so that's been done already.

So questions:
Is BOINC running?
What does Windows Task Manager->Processes tab say? Any boinc.exe in the processes list?
If it isn't running, make sure to start it (Start->All Programs->BOINC->BOINC Manager).

Again, if it doesn't contact the project, you can ask why not but all any of us can then answer is that we do not know. You may have a clue, as you can read BOINC its messages. The Event Log, remember? CTRL+SHIFT+E to open it, if need be post an excerpt of it here. Preferably from the start of the messages.

Sorry, I am not a volunteer moderator here. If you prefer to be only helped by the volunteer moderators, best say so and I'll drop out as well.
Do know that the help everyone here gets is from other users.
Do also know that the moderators here are other users. They do not work at Berkeley, they cannot check anything at the server if need be.
33) Message boards : Technical News : Marching on... (March 4, 2015) (Message 1649776)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Ageless
Here's me wondering, is it not possible to start a new Astropulse database for new APs, and have you guys work on the old one, then when that's finished, close it down until you have time to run Nitpicker over it?

Why does everything need to be in one (humongous) database?
34) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : GPU died? (Message 1649774)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Ageless
But CUDA test errors out immediately.

Seems to me that it is hardware. More precise, a problem with the CUDA cores in the GPU. As the name implies, these are the cores used for running CUDA. They aren't used for OpenGL or DirectX 3D rendering, so gaming can continue without problems.

Apropos, if you want to run work (when it's available) on the Intel GPU, that's also an option. The HD Graphics 2500 can do OpenCL calculations.
35) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get any more units (Message 1648152)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Ageless
There is something wrong with the servers, we all have trouble getting work.
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Problem when composing text for public viewing. (Message 1647929)
Posted 29 days 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.
37) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows Preview (9929) Unable to install Sete@home (Message 1647757)
Posted 29 days 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.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 & Boinc Problems (Message 1647559)
Posted 28 Feb 2015 by Profile Ageless
Ever heard of punctuation?
39) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows Preview (9929) Unable to install Sete@home (Message 1647543)
Posted 28 Feb 2015 by Profile Ageless
Please post the messages from BOINC Event Log (CTRL+SHIFT+E). Around 30 of them should do perfectly.
40) Questions and Answers : Windows : Windows Preview (9929) Unable to install Sete@home (Message 1647399)
Posted 27 Feb 2015 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.


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