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21) Questions and Answers : Windows : There are no works that we can do (Message 1445979)
Posted 23 Nov 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
There's nothing to do. Both your computers have downloaded new tasks today, at 23 Nov 2013, 14:18 UTC and 23 Nov 2013, 14:24 UTC respectively.

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Gundolf
22) Questions and Answers : Windows : View preference (Message 1445274)
Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Two additions to OzzFan's post:

You can view the graphics by opening BOINC Manager, selecting the Tasks tab, then selecting a Task that is currently running and clicking on the button that reads "Show Graphics".

Not all SETI applications have the graphics part included. So, that works only with the CPU applications (AFAIK).

NOTE that the graphics have changed slightly to look more "3D" and wobble back and forth so as to prevent screen burn. There is no way to change the graphics back to the old one you used to see in SETI@home Classic.

That's right, but you can suppress that wobbling in your preferences.

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Gundolf
23) Questions and Answers : Web site : Work unit cleanup (Message 1444087)
Posted 19 Nov 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
No, it's about the entries in the database. They can't be deleted as long as there are (stuck) work units in their task list.

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Gundolf
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Running BOINC as a service (Message 1443775)
Posted 18 Nov 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
If you install BOINC as a service, you can't use your GPUs for crunching.

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Gundolf
25) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Wallpaper? (Message 1439585)
Posted 7 Nov 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
You'll have to click on (select) a running task first, in order to enable the 'Show graphics' button.

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Gundolf
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #6 (Message 1435123)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53:
And the winner is aka_Sam with "Manufacture's warning: sudden stops may result in involuntary vasectomy."

I had a good laugh at that too, but shouldn't that read "orchiectomy" instead of "vasectomy"? ;-)

(I know, I know: the joke suffers if you have to to look up a word to get the punchline.)

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Gundolf
27) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Credit in other projects I didnt know about? (Message 1435113)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Where do you see those work units from other projects? In your account overview, only SETI@home and Spinhenge@home are listed as projects.

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Gundolf
28) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED - SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVI - CLOSED (Message 1434973)
Posted 28 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Have you been peaking then Julie?

Peaking or peeking? ;-)
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #6 (Message 1431483)
Posted 21 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Did anybody count the legs of that poor spider in Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53?

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30) Message boards : Number crunching : Stability problems in Windows 8 (Message 1430831)
Posted 19 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Now I added another 670 to the stack and over time I get some DPC stalls again.

Is the PSU up to par?

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Gundolf
31) Questions and Answers : Windows : 100% Computation Errors Since Installing Version 7.0.64 (Message 1430091)
Posted 18 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Recently started using User Account Control set at the default level.

Are you sure that BOINC still is allowed to write in its own (data) directory?

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Gundolf
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer shuts down or hibernates when not in use. (Message 1429805)
Posted 17 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Yes, I'd like to run BOINC as a service. Would I have to re-install it to do so?

Yes, but that's a pretty simple affair. You just have to stop the BOINC client and then uninstall BOINC. That's a non-destructive process, so the data is not touched. Install again in service mode and after rebooting, BOINC should start where it's left off.

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33) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer shuts down or hibernates when not in use. (Message 1429605)
Posted 17 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
I already discovered, to my dismay, that logging out of the admin account stops BOINC...

Since you are not using a GPGPU for computing, you could install BOINC as a service (FKA Protected Application Execution). Then BOINC would even run when nobody is logged in. However, you'd still have to prevent windows from hibernating (energy saving settings?).

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Gundolf
34) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Global Setting - Default, Work, Home --> Setup unstable (Message 1428898)
Posted 15 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
I find it very complicated to understand which file overrides the other.

It's just that global_prefs_override.xml overrides global_prefs.xml (as can be inferred from the name ;-).

As ageless wrote in the other post, these files are implicated:
"....files cc_config.xml, global_prefs_override.xml, gui_rpc_auth.cfg, and remote_hosts.cfg.."

The file cc_config.xml doesn't have any effect on the preferences, it just sets some options and/or log flags for the core client (cc_config); gui_rpc_auth.cfg and remote_hosts.cfg just enable controlling of remote clients.

and then there's the global settings, with can be set up different between projects.

No, that's wrong. They are called 'global preferences' because they are the same on each of your projects. The actual (newest) set is distributed by BOINC automatically. Only the project preferences (where you can set the resource share for example) and the community preferences can be different from project to project.

And the setup in BOINC Manager (windows) overrides "Global" settings on the account/website/ e.g. SETI/Asteroid

No, the BOINC manager overrides the global preferences only locally on the computer where the changes are made (by creating the file global_prefs_override.xml).

What I really need is a little piece of software or a service on the net, which shows me the status, results, setup, etc. etc.

That software would be the BOINC manager. You even can manage remote hosts with it. You just have to be careful to always 'Cancel' the preferences window if you just wanted to see the preferences. Otherwise the file global_prefs_override.xml is created and all subsequent online changes are overriden/suppressed. If you have accidentally created that file, just delete it or press the 'Clear' button in the preferences window of BOINC manager, which does the same.

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Gundolf
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Broken CUDA host - lots of incunclusives few seconds run time (Message 1428895)
Posted 15 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
I don't like hidden computers. I agree with Rob, a viable e-mail addy should be a must.
Then again, the Admins set the rules.

And the admins can see all email addresses, even those of users with hidden computers. Just we 'normal' users can't see the addresses, even if the hosts are not hidden.

Only users with expired or invalid email addresses aren't reachable, but those would just have to ask on the fora if they see their hosts being cut off.

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Gundolf
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Broken CUDA host - lots of incunclusives few seconds run time (Message 1428707)
Posted 14 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
In the same vein I would like to see the automatic banishment of "anonymous" account as they appear to be disproportionately represented in "WU Trashers League".

(The most of) those aren't anonymous accounts, they are just named such by the server if the non-anonymous user has his/her computers hidden (otherwise the hiding wouldn't work;-).

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Gundolf
37) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Global Setting - Default, Work, Home --> Setup unstable (Message 1428627)
Posted 14 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Is there a global_prefs_override.xml file in the BOINC data directory of that computer? If yes, you have somehow managed to set local preferences for that computer, which always override the global preferences.

However, that wouldn't explain why changing the default setting to 100% did work. That should also be suppressed by the local preferences, unless you meanwhile had deleted the global_prefs_override.xml file.

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Gundolf
38) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : LINUX Command Boinc-client --> show %CPU used + repository ppa:costamagnagianfranco/boinc (Message 1428003)
Posted 13 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Those two files are located in the BOINC data directory (at least one of them; global_prefs_override.xml is only cretaed when you use the local preferences of the BOINC manager - which you don't do ;-).

I'm not sure if there's always a separate data directory with linux, but if you find the file client_state.xml, you've found the correct folder.

And yes, VI is fine, as is any text-reading tool (cat, tail, head, grep, ...), since the BOINC XML isn't a "real" XML anyway.

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Gundolf
[edit]Ach, und ich habe nicht auf Deutsch geantwortet, damit alle anderen Interessenten es auch verstehen können. ;-)[/edit]
39) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : LINUX Command Boinc-client --> show %CPU used + repository ppa:costamagnagianfranco/boinc (Message 1427949)
Posted 13 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
#1 I'm running linux/ubuntu on my computers and all computers are running the boinc-client only. Therefore I'm using the command line tool "boinccmd" to comunicate with the computers..
Does anyone know a command to check the current CPU time % setup? (e.g. Use at most: 50% of CPU time)

If possible, the command to check the other 2 fields as well.
On multiprocessors, use at most: --- processors
On multiprocessors, use at most: --- % of the processors

AFAIK, there's no command for that, but you can check in global_prefs.xml and global_prefs_override.xml for the <cpu_usage_limit> parameter. The other two are <max_cpus> and <max_ncpus_pct> respectively.

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Gundolf
40) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : After 7 days of GPU crunching AMD driver crashes... (Message 1426732)
Posted 10 Oct 2013 by Profile Gundolf Jahn
Seit dem Update auf 7.0.64 hatte ich auch die Fehlermeldung mit dem wiederhergestellten Anzeigetreiber. Es wurde eine Berechnung gestartet, und kurz darauf kam die Fehlermeldung. Gestern hab ich den Grafiktreiber aktualisiert:
Datum 30.08.2013 Version 13.152.0.0. Jetzt wird eine Berechnung gestartet, und nach ein paar Sekunden kommt die Meldung: Berechnungsfehler.

Hast Du zwischen dem letzten Treiber-Restart und dem Berechnungsfehler den Rechner neu gestartet? [edit] Mit Strom abschalten (Stecker ziehen)[/edit]

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Gundolf


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