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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Since when did BOINC stop... (Message 1704390)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
I've asked David (also through alpha email list) if we can have the true application name in the properties of the running task.


I don't mind nosing in directories, but can understand that not everyone dares doing that. And especially on a day such as today, with new Lunatics applications, it's a good idea to see somewhere in BOINC which application it was using already. To then decide if you want to update.

In the mean time, anyone with the stock applications running on a post-5.8.2 BOINC, let us hear from you. :)
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Since when did BOINC stop... (Message 1704385)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
not that the name of the exe I manually put in there matters to me personally, but could be a useful feature request.

It's a bit easier if it showed somewhere in BOINC Manager, than that I have to go look in the programdata\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\ directory between a lot of stuff I haven't deleted in almost ever.

It doesn't even say it in the properties of the running task.
Maybe because of the anon platform? Anyone around with stock application that can check what it says for them?

Edit: if it is user-friendly app names, it's been here since 5.8.2, yikes!
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Since when did BOINC stop... (Message 1704378)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
Since when did BOINC stop showing the application name that's starting a task?
E.g. 23/07/2015 22:55:04 | SETI@home | [cpu_sched] Restarting task 20fe12ab.26162.14791.438086664206.12.122_2 using setiathome_v7 version 703 (opencl_ati5_cat132) in slot 0

Why doesn't it show the actual application used (MB7_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATi_HD5_r2929.exe in this case), has it ever done that (I cannot remember), and if it has done it in the past, anyone know when it changed and why? Has this something to do with the 'User friendly names'?
24) Message boards : Number crunching : New cruncher problems (Message 1704310)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
One other option to look at is how the fan is attached to the radiator. Is it sucking air from the outside in through it into the case, or pumping air out of the case out through it? The latter will (of course) heat up the cooling fluids even more.

Does your H80i have just one fan, or two? If two, are they both turning 'the same way'?
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1704133)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
LOL, today looking on the TV server - the only system I allowed those updates for W10 on thus far - I found it's running a process called GWX.exe, one you cannot easily stop.

It's the Get Windows 10 ad-spammer, which includes that white button.
People have found ways though to get rid of it. Although version two will make sure I think that you won't get Windows 10 at all.

But, just so you know that in case you do want all updates on your computer, but do not want W10, there's ways.
26) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Not performance using ATI GPU (Message 1704042)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
The OpenCL application for Seti uses quite a bit of CPU, so the CPU should be a bit powerful as well. A P4-Prescott isn't exactly powerful anymore as compared to more up-to-date hardware.

Aside from that, your AMD HD54x0 has only got 2 OpenCL compute units. That won't speed calculations up either.

So I think that the times you see are good enough for the hardware you have. If you want more performance, get better hardware.
27) Questions and Answers : Getting started : My screensaver shows nothing in the main graphics box (Message 1703939)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
You can try if the last post in this thread works for you as well, but otherwise it's something in the Intel GPU drivers and you'll have to wait for an update from Intel.
28) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : macbook pro, i7-4850HQ, no GPU/astro tasks (Message 1703786)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
As you can see in the Applications list there is only an OpenCL application for the Intel GPU for Astropulse on the Macintosh.
When you then look at the server status page you can see that at the moment no Astropulse is being split or sent out.

APs are usually only split when new 'tapes' are added. They are split from the same data that the Multibeam tasks are split from.
29) Questions and Answers : Windows : Error in initialize BOINC. (Message 1703760)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ageless
21/07/2015 08:28:19 | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Failure when receiving data from the peer
21/07/2015 08:28:22 | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
21/07/2015 08:28:24 | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

Unless you were caught out by Seti's maintenance - every Tuesday the project goes down for several hours for backup and maintenance - and it's still happening at this time, it's most probably something of a firewall or proxy blocking access.

Are you behind a (company) firewall or proxy?
What this says essentially is that BOINC can send information to the project but anything that the project sends back is not received back.

For firewalls, make sure that the BOINC client (boinc.exe) can pass through the firewall on TCP ports 80 and 443.
For proxies, you'll have to get permission from whomever set up the proxy and then add that information in the Tools->Options->HTTP or SOCKS proxy tabs.
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : Communication deferred (Message 1703563)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Please open the Event Log (CTRL+SHIFT+E) and copy part of it where BOINC talks to the project, then post that here. According to your tasks list you already have work, so there's no need to open any further ports (in your firewall, never in the router). It's possible that BOINC is asking for work in groups, and that the communication deferred is just the timer going down from the previous connection. There will be 306 seconds between normal non-forced connections. Force a connection (Update, or 'do network communications') before this timer is up and it'll just restart.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Bad News on BOINC funding (Message 1703562)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Stressing that according to David Anderson None of that money will go to BOINC, but a little of it might help SETI@home. Before people start to believe that BOINC will be paid out of this, which it will not.
32) Questions and Answers : Preferences : One task only (Message 1703497)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Depends on whether you used local preferences, or web preferences.
Web preferences are in your account -> computing preferences. Don't forget to save changes to the web site with the "Update preferences" button at the bottom of the edit page.

Or if you set them in BOINC Manager, it's BOINC Manager -> (Tools->Advanced view) -> Tools->Computing preferences... -> Network usage. These settings are called Minimum work buffer and Max additional work buffer in BOINC 7.4.42

Local preferences override web preferences.
33) Message boards : News : Big boost for SETI@home from Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Listen Initiative (Message 1703488)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
And all of you who have been crunching for 16 years were REALLY trend-setters!!!

I hope that doesn't make us hipsters then. 0.o

Just you, with your wooden pipe, flip flops and your Highland Wool Plaid Quilted Vest. :P
34) Questions and Answers : Preferences : One task only (Message 1703416)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
To set BOINC to download the bare minimum tell it to:
Store at least 0 days of work and Store up to an additional 0 days of work. That will at minimum give you one task per CPU core and one for the GPU.
35) Questions and Answers : Windows : Display of triplets in the graphics. (Message 1703130)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Is that the answer to my question, Ageless?

Probably not, but then I never read your posts completely because of the amount on nonsense in them. So I just saw triplets and screen saver and linked to the description of that.
36) Questions and Answers : Windows : Display of triplets in the graphics. (Message 1703092)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/data_analysis.html
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos IV (Message 1702905)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
My gripe of the day is that USB is no longer a universal standard because of the wide variety of connectors that it uses these days. I just bought a cable with 4 separate adapters, but it appears there are way more. Really wonder what the 'universal' is in Universal Serial Bus and what the 'standard' is in describing it.
38) Questions and Answers : Windows : Needs more disk space. How to? (Message 1702830)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
16-Jul-2015 14:40:13 [---] Reading preferences override file 16-Jul-2015 14:40:13 [---] Preferences: 16-Jul-2015 14:40:13 [---] max disk usage: 1.00GB

All right, the above excerpt from your start up log shows that you are using local preferences which override the web preferences, and that you set there to use a maximum of 1GB for BOINC to use as disk space.

You'll have to check what the other settings for disk space are here.
Open BOINC Manager -> (Tools, Advanced view) -> Tools, Computing preferences... -> Disk and memory usage

Use at most X Gigabytes disk space: Sets the maximum disk space BOINC is allowed to use.
Leave at least X Gigabytes disk space free: Minimum space BOINC should leave free on the disk or partition.
Use at most X % of total disk space: Sets the maximum amount of total space that BOINC is allowed to use.

The first we know, you set this to 1GB, but what of the rest of them?

If you do not want to use the local preferences, but the web preferences instead, make sure you clear the local preferences.
39) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : consolidate (Message 1702160)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
The reason behind not being allowed to combine identities is that some years ago a number of rather unscrupulous people hijacked accounts not belonging to them by merging other folks accounts with their own...

News to me. As far as I know, both under Seti Classic and under Seti/BOINC accounts could never be merged, although the admins have manually merged a handful in the beginning.

I think what you're confused with is the credit situation. Under Seti Classic, all credit gathered by you for a team would move with you when you switched teams. That way people with large amounts of points could virtually hold teams hostage, threatening to walk out if the team didn't do what the big gatherer said they should do.

So with BOINC that's changed that any credit you earn for a team stays with the team when you move away, starting from zero for the new team you go to. All credit always stays with the user's account.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Astropulse v6 (Message 1701862)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Ageless
I use Notepad++ for this as it'll tell if I miss something. Had to do Cliff's version twice as even I got lost, his was huge. :)


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