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21) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : ANDROID INSTALLATION (Message 1556664)
Posted 34 days ago by Profile Ageless
Yes. Google Play Store, find BOINC. There's a Berkeley version, should be up to 7.4.14 by now.
22) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : seti@home screensaver constantly restarting - BOINC 7.2.42 on Mavericks (Message 1556359)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile Ageless
I thought having the screen saver engaged would reduce the amount of work that could be completed?

Not by much. It is true that the graphics application runs on the CPU and that it therefore takes CPU cycles away from the science applications, but these cycles are minute in number. When you run the graphics application and check the amount of CPU cycles it takes in the monitor (or top, or Windows task manager), you'll see that it's perhaps 1 to 3 cycles every minute. Not much.
23) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : seti@home screensaver constantly restarting - BOINC 7.2.42 on Mavericks (Message 1554569)
Posted 38 days ago by Profile Ageless
Okay.

Then do know for the future, you were pointing to the so-called 'dl' site. This site has just about all of the Boinc versions in history. Bookmark and search through it next time, or look through the Boinc change log thread on the Boinc forums. :)

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/
24) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : seti@home screensaver constantly restarting - BOINC 7.2.42 on Mavericks (Message 1554489)
Posted 38 days ago by Profile Ageless
Here's a link to an older version of BOINC

Why point to such an old one? 7.2.33, which doesn't have the problem is the version that came before 7.2.42, so why not point to that?

Macintosh 7.2.33
- boinc_7.2.33_macOSX_i686.zip
- boinc_7.2.33_macOSX_SymbolTables.zip
- boinc_7.2.33_i686-apple-darwin.zip
25) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : trying to use my gpu (Message 1553817)
Posted 40 days ago by Profile Ageless
Is that statement wrong?

Shrug. I don't know who wrote that into Wikipedia, but not everything in Wikipedia is correct. I know from experience that the 3xx0 range of GPUs did not have OpenCL support, as I had a HD3850 at the time that wouldn't do it. Minimum was really a HD4xx0 GPU, and as I said it only had OpenCL 1.0 beta support.

That AMD only shows OpenCL 1.1 and 1.2 compliant GPUs on that list is because they would want people to develop and use at minimum OpenCL 1.1 because of its benefits over 1.0

It's like DirectX, where game developers add DirectX11 compliancy, so you're required to get a DX11 card. DX9.0c just doesn't cut it anymore, in terms of eye candy.

You may also want to install AMD APP SDK 2.7 at minimum.


Why, specifically? That's for software development. Is there some file or library I need from it?

Yep, it's for software development, which means that it has specific hardware support that isn't necessarily in the Catalyst drivers. It may add the needed beta support.

But as I started with, I doubt your GPU has OpenCL support, no matter what Wikipedia states. Then again, who am I? No need to believe me on my pretty eyes.
26) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : trying to use my gpu (Message 1553706)
Posted 40 days ago by Profile Ageless
Your GPU does not support OpenCL. See AMD OpenCL MD5 Checksums, System Requirements & Driver Compatibility. The minimum version of ATI/AMD HD GPUs that had OpenCL 1.0 support was the 4350, and that only had beta support, long since no longer available in the present day drivers.

I think 13.9 is one of the driver packages that dropped support for older than HD5xx0 GPUs, so you can try Catalysts 12.1 instead. But I don't think those work either.
You may also want to install AMD APP SDK 2.7 at minimum.
27) Questions and Answers : Windows : Classic Screensaver (Message 1553369)
Posted 41 days ago by Profile Ageless
It helps reading the thread you post in. See my message just two posts before yours.
28) Questions and Answers : Windows : Classic Screensaver (Message 1553039)
Posted 42 days ago by Profile Ageless
Where do I turn on the Screensaver itself that shows that globe-type graphic.

By the way, there are only two projects that have a globe-type graphic in their screen saver, these being Einstein and ClimatePrediction.net

These graphics only show when a task of Einstein or CPDN is running, not when Seti is running. Each project that has an own screen saver application, reacts on running tasks of that project. Not all projects have a screen saver application, which is why BOINC has a screen saver built in.
29) Questions and Answers : Windows : New User: Questions.. (Message 1552702)
Posted 43 days ago by Profile Ageless
I will be purchasing an Android Device next week and thus using NativeBOINC in order to utilize SETI@Home.

Do know that NativeBOINC is no longer being developed or updated.

Berkeley does have its own client for Android as well and it is actively being updated and produced. Downloads available through the Google Play Store and through the BOINC download all page.

Any questions about that can be asked on the BOINC Google Test Group listing.
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : Threats in setiathome_7.03_windows_intelx86__opencl_ati5_sah.exe ? (Message 1552686)
Posted 43 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, it can always have happened that it got infected on your own system. It's neigh on impossible it happened on the Seti server, as they run Linux, and compile the applications even under Linux. So, 99.9999999999999% chance it's a false positive.

If you want to be sure, though, download the executable again and run it through Virus Total, which will scan the file with 50+ up-to-date virus scanners. If it won't find anything there, it's a safe file and your AV is overreacting. You can manually download the file from http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.03_windows_intelx86__opencl_ati5_sah.exe

Therefore, always, really always exclude the BOINC Data directory from being actively scanned by anti virus programs and anti-malware programs.
31) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU running severely over speed??? (Message 1552677)
Posted 43 days ago by Profile Ageless
Your CPU has a built-in feature called SpeedStep, which will throttle down the speed of the CPU when it's idle, or not doing much. This to conserve energy and that it won't get as hot.

As soon as you allow Seti to run, SpeedStep will increase the processor speed, thus increasing the energy usage, which results in heat. Which will probably be interfering with other things your laptop has set up, as laptops are notorious when it comes to heat.

Settings in preferences you certainly should check are:
Suspend work when non-BOINC CPU usage is above 25%, set this to higher or disable it (set it to 100).
Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last X minutes, this will allow BOINC to suspend when the computer goes into low power mode, which will probably happen when you've not touched the keyboard/mouse(pad) for several minutes.

You can try to disable Speedstep in the BIOS, but this will normally only allow the CPU to then run in the low speed. What you want to check is the Power Options in Windows, though, and change the behaviour of your CPU's power usage there.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/power-management
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9090/learning-windows-7-manage-power-settings/
32) Questions and Answers : Windows : Classic Screensaver (Message 1552674)
Posted 43 days ago by Profile Ageless
The flickering of the screen saver (fast switching between the BOINC screen saver and the project screen saver) is caused by the BOINC 7.2.42 client. something (unknown) changed between 7.2.34 and 7.2.42 that made it do this. It can only be fixed by either going back to 7.2.33, going forward to the latest development version --at the time of writing this post, that's 7.4.12-- or by temporarily disabling the screen saver.

- BOINC 7.2.33 for Windows, 32bit version
- BOINC 7.2.33for Windows, 64 bit version

- BOINC 7.4.12 for Windows, 32bit version
- BOINC 7.4.12 for Windows, 64bit version
33) Questions and Answers : Web site : Trying to Create New Team (Message 1552328)
Posted 44 days ago by Profile Ageless
I got word from the administrators that they updated the Team page software. This should now be fixed, so can you try again, please?
34) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Cant quit team? (Message 1552327)
Posted 44 days ago by Profile Ageless
I got word from the administrators that they updated the Team page software. This should now be fixed, so can you try again, please?
35) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Cant quit team? (Message 1552235)
Posted 44 days ago by Profile Ageless
I forwarded this to the admins.
36) Questions and Answers : Web site : Trying to Create New Team (Message 1552234)
Posted 44 days ago by Profile Ageless
I forwarded this to the admins.
37) Questions and Answers : Windows : Transient HTTP error ... for more than a month? That is a long transient! (Message 1551981)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile Ageless
You can add the Boinc data directory as an exclusion: see this FAQ on how to do that (used for FAQ: Avast 2013 Free Edition)
38) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC Manager Can't Connect to localhost (Message 1551008)
Posted 47 days ago by Profile Ageless
But do know 7.4.8 is a development version. We're up to 7.4.12 already with testing, so do keep an eye out for the recommended release version.
39) Questions and Answers : Getting started : WUs for 1 project, but not another? (Message 1549439)
Posted 50 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.
40) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 7.2.42 causing black screen even when screen saver is off, all power settings off. (Message 1545919)
Posted 57 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


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