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1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get any more units (Message 1687927)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
Although I do not understand the "long weekend" ...

Maybe it is something on this list (but I don't know what was meant by "long weekend" either):
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/
2) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : [SETI] "Project has no [GPU] tasks available" (Message 1687893)
Posted 5 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
If you want only GPU SETI@home v7 CUDA (NVIDIA) tasks - it is easy:

1) Get:
setiathome_x41zc_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu_cuda60.7z

2) Uncompress it (have 4 files inside) in:
SETI@home directory (<BOINC_Data>\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\)

3) You may need to make files executable by:
chmod +x .....

4) Restart BOINC


If you ever want to revert to stock:
- Report finished tasks ([Update] button)
- Delete app_info.xml
- Reset project


P.S.
NOT needed reading ;)

The included app_info.xml have section for 'plain' CPU app.
It will just remain unused (automatically) if your web Settings are to not get CPU tasks.
<app_info> <app> <name>setiathome_v7</name> </app> <file_info> <name>setiathome_7.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu</name> <executable/> </file_info> <app_version> <app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name> <version_num>701</version_num> <avg_ncpus>1.000000</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>1.000000</max_ncpus> <file_ref> <file_name>setiathome_7.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu</file_name> <main_program/> </file_ref> </app_version> <file_info> <name>setiathome_x41zc_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu_cuda60</name> <executable/> </file_info> <file_info> <name>libcudart.so.6.0</name> <executable/> </file_info> <file_info> <name>libcufft.so.6.0</name> <executable/> </file_info> <app_version> <app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name> <version_num>704</version_num> <plan_class>cuda60</plan_class> <avg_ncpus>0.05</avg_ncpus> <max_ncpus>0.10</max_ncpus> <coproc> <type>CUDA</type> <count>1.0</count> </coproc> <file_ref> <file_name>setiathome_x41zc_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu_cuda60</file_name> <main_program/> </file_ref> <file_ref> <file_name>libcudart.so.6.0</file_name> </file_ref> <file_ref> <file_name>libcufft.so.6.0</file_name> </file_ref> </app_version> </app_info>
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : [SETI] "Project has no [GPU] tasks available" (Message 1687886)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
Thu 04 Jun 2015 05:17:30 PM EDT | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti (driver version 346.59, CUDA version 7.0, compute capability 5.0, 2047MB, 1655MB available, 1388 GFLOPS peak)
Thu 04 Jun 2015 05:17:30 PM EDT | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 750 Ti (driver version 346.59, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 2047MB, 1655MB available, 1388 GFLOPS peak)
.....
Thu 04 Jun 2015 05:17:30 PM EDT | | OS: Linux: 3.19.0-18-generic

Stock applications:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

on Linux:
SETI@home v7 - only apps for CPU and ATI AMD
AstroPulse v7 - apps for CPU, NVIDIA and ATI AMD (but no AstroPulse tasks at the moment)


P.S.
When you use Linux - it is better to stress this in the first words on the first post.
Else most people (including me) 'think Windows' by default ;)


P.P.S.
You may read here how to get custom apps ('optimized', Anonymous platform , app_info.xml)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77018&start=0

Link to apps is in this post by the author/programmer (jason_gee, Jason Groothuis)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77018&postid=1660631#1660631

Bottom of this page:
http://jgopt.org/download.html
4) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU jobs needing to be aborted (Message 1687729)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
Joe, was affinity pinning to single core tried before?

I did my tests on single-core CPU:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75617&postid=1577361#1577361

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75617&postid=1575843#1575843

"It happens in 30-40% at start/restart of tasks on my K6-2+ but only when it is booted in Windows 2000
When the same system runs in Windows 98 it never happens"

This K6-2+ have fixed clock (by jumpers) at FSB 95 * 5.5 = 524 MHz
No PowerNow! on this Desktop computer (Shuttle VIA MVP3)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_K6-2#K6-2.2B
http://www.anandtech.com/show/134
5) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU jobs needing to be aborted (Message 1687558)
Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
A month ago we discussed this in:
"Crunching appears to stop":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77279
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1687442)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
There isn't any rush to "reserve" your copy. The upgrade will be free for a year after it is released.

Also this page has all the details you would need about moving to Windows 10.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade

How to interpret:
"Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device"

Maybe:
If you have Windows 7 ("Genuine" = you have some number/code to 'activate' it) and you decide to get a new computer (e.g. 2 years from now):
- you can 'retire' the old Windows 7 install and again install + activate Windows 7 on the new computer using the same number/code?

- But you can't do the same with Windows 10 (which you get as upgrade to Windows 7)?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Best GPUs List (Message 1687433)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
You may want to read this short thread:
"Proposed Enhancement for TOP GPU MODELS Page":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75889

There are posts by Josef W. Segur and by David Anderson
8) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New Linux OpenCL App for AMD/ATi?! (Message 1687160)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Profile BilBg
Developers/programmers of GPU apps (CUDA, OpenCL) read and post in Number Crunching

You are not "the first to have" "Scheduler wait", e.g.:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75005

I don't know the cause of your "particular problem" (maybe because of only 256MB GPU memory or the driver version?) so better ask in Number Crunching
9) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : New Linux OpenCL App for AMD/ATi?! (Message 1686175)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
You can see the apps here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

Date for opencl_ati5_linux_nocal is 30 May 2013 but I don't know if it is correct.
It may be new plan_class (new for Linux)
(i.e. it may be old app but new plan_class)

In fact the app (executable) is the same for all these plan classes (or maybe 2 variants for HD 4xxx and HD 5xxx+ ?):
opencl_ati5_linux
opencl_ati5_linux_nocal
opencl_ati_linux
opencl_ati_linux_nocal


Read some (5-10) posts here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77102&postid=1685088#1685088

The verdict/fix (28 May 2015): "Eric found a typo in the plan class specification file"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77102&postid=1685215#1685215
10) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Just plodding along, then ?????? what the?? (Message 1686170)
Posted 31 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
If you want to go 'optimized' get:
Lunatics Installer v0.43a (which have all the apps inside, creates app_info.xml)
http://lunatics.kwsn.info/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=9

Read the thread linked at 'Message 1596404'
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71867&postid=1596404#1596404

After you become familiar how 'things' work - you may then get some newer apps and 'install' them manually by editing app_info.xml
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1685919)
Posted 30 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
For reference - here is some history of the scans:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/1432470000/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/1432500000/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/1432600000/

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/1432900000/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/1432970000/

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685803)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Well, I'm pretty well certain that I found the widget that caused my problem, the BOINC widget. Sidebar.exe is right about where it was at yesterday after my reboot... without the BOINC widget running.

Now that you know the "BOINC Monitor gadget" is/was the culprit - can you change the name of this (your) thread? (i.e. do you know how?)

e.g. to something like:
Strange Memory Phenomenon When using "BOINC Monitor" gadget/widget
Strange Memory Phenomenon - Resolved: caused by "BOINC Monitor" widget by Igogo
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685379)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Why do you have that dumb Danasoft thing in your signature? ... especially with the picture of Clinton.

I don't know why you find it "dumb" ... and Hillary is the only woman they offer:
http://www.danasoft.com/


I don't remember getting the BOINC widget.

??? It can't appear by itself

You maybe got it from:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/addons.php

Or more probably from here:
Your post: (18 Jun 2013) "I just updated to v9.07 BOINC Monitor."
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71808&postid=1382483#1382483


You certainly seem to have found the location and got yours.

If "got yours" imply I'm using widget/gadget - I'm not using any


Why yours caused a virus warning, I don't have a clue. It did not cause one for me.

Did you check the VirusTotal link?
Only 10 Antiviruses (of 57) detect this file.

Only if you use AVG, Comodo, DrWeb, ESET-NOD32, GData, Malwarebytes (and some others) this ad-ware will be detected.
If you have any other (e.g. Avast, Avira, BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, Symantec, TrendMicro, ...) the file will be missed (Not detected)

From my previous post you can see I use ESET NOD32 Antivirus

(and again: I don't use "BOINC Monitor gadget", I only get it to scan it and then deleted the file (BOINCMonitorSetup.exe) without running it)

P.S.
"BOINC Monitor" gadget by Igor "Igogo" Bushin / myfavoritegadgets.info
is different program than BoincMonitor by eFMer (which is installed with BoincTasks)
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1685367)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
OK, BitDefender is fixed (which fixes also 6-7 Antiviruses depending on it)

If somebody uses one of the remaining (McAfee, Ikarus, Norman, ...) - you already have enough info to know what to do ...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1685050)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
What is this "BOINC widget" you talk about? (Link where you get it?)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1553919/users-beware-of-boinc-widget

I just tested to Download "BOINC Monitor" from:
http:// www.myfavoritegadgets.info/monitors/BOINCMonitor/update.html

... and it gives 'Orange warning' in ESET NOD32 Antivirus:

HTTP filter
http://cdn.myfavoritegadgetscontent.com/c?x=Mfgn...........cA==&downloadAs=BOINCMonitorSetup.exe&fallback_url=http://www.myfavoritegadgets.info/data/wrong.html
a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ZC potentially unwanted application
connection terminated - quarantined
Threat was detected upon access to web by the application: ...\Browser\IronPortable\Iron\chrome.exe.


https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/3c4854109324edbab08e7eba246da1fb8b8c07e978d2ef33b351b8857e36abb9/analysis/

P.S.
Why do you need any "BOINC widget" when there is BoincTasks

I use Ctrl+` as hot-key to look at BoincTasks
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1684996)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Avast fixed it:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/

Now to see when BitDefender will.


Submitted also to:

F-Secure
https://analysis.f-secure.com/portal/login.html

MicroWorld-eScan
http://support.mwti.net/support/index.php
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : I seem to have two accounts according to BOINC stats (Message 1684949)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
The first (stats/0/user) shows only the SETI@home stats
The second (stats/-1/user) is BOINC combined stats (sum of all your projects)
http://boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/user/detail/26369/projectList
18) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1683782)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
You also have very few tasks 'In progress' ('In progress' = still not reported as finished)):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7467930&offset=0&show_names=0&state=1&appid=

So You may want to:

Check/set the Local preferences for e.g.:
Minimum work buffer 3 days
Max additional work buffer 0.1 days

(don't use more than 0.1 days for the second value, big value will make BOINC ask for work much less often)
19) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU Usage (Message 1683779)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
No, the CPU is set to:

Use at most 100% of the CPUs
Use at most 100% of CPU time

You don't read or do not understand.
Read again my previous post - these 2 values set on web to 100 do not matter at all since it is clear you use Local preferences


Would a full re-install of BOINC perhaps solve the issue?

No
"full re-install of BOINC" do not touch any Settings/Preferences - they will remain as they are now
Un-install of BOINC also don't remove any Settings/Preferences
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1683724)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
"Where" means:
- in Computing preferences
- or in Local preferences

As you say "processor usage" this means Local preferences (so what you set must 'take' imediately)


Set both to 100


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