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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1764602)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile BilBg
This ERROR should be the same no matter if original or patched version.
(I remember similar reports ("Unable to make copy") also for SetiPerformance)

On Expert tab:
- check if BOINC Data directory is found OK (if not - set it manually)
- make manually and set some other Temp folder, e.g.:
C:\eFMer\BoincScheduler\

Don't try [Run] before [Test] is OK
Better exit BOINC manually before using [Run] button


I changed Astropulse_V6 Astropulse_V7 in version: box.

I'm not sure if Astropulse_V7 will work, make it:
astropulse_v7


changes from V7 to 8 appear to have worked as it displays Seti V8

Again: the patch is only for SETI@home, it will not affect AstroPulse

So the next info is only for SETI@home v8 tasks (the first tab):

The "Seti V8" text is just the name of the tab, do not affect functionality.
The important part is to change the string setiathome_enhanced to setiathome_v8

BOINC Rescheduler searches for those strings (setiathome_v8 astropulse_v7) in client_state.xml

If all is OK - on the first tab using [Test] will show the number of tasks:
Total #
VLAR #
VHAR #

If you have SETI@home v8 tasks but all numbers after [Test] are 0 - the patch from setiathome_enhanced to setiathome_v8 was not done correctly.

As BOINC Rescheduler can be run from any directory it will be convenient to make some sub directories e.g.
C:\eFMer\BOINC_Rescheduler\Original
C:\eFMer\BOINC_Rescheduler\Patch-1
C:\eFMer\BOINC_Rescheduler\Patch-2

You copy the Original .exe to Patch-2 and try again if needed.

The resulting string should be setiathome_v8 - Not SetiatHome_V8
Must end with 00 byte, Not spaces (which will look as 20 20 20 ... <- WRONG)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1764150)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
now cannot open the application. Thanks again for your assistance.
The application isn't recognised by PC

You changed some byte in wrong place, or used Ctrl+V which changes the size of the file which is bad for .exe (use Ctrl+B instead)
I always compare the original to the edited file to see differences and if they are OK

Delete this bad .exe
Just unpack again the boinc_rescheduler_2_7.zip
3) Message boards : Number crunching : 30th January 2016 , workunits not recognized (Message 1763954)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile BilBg
I got shocked, first reaction was to detach the project, now the tasks are all ABORTED.

They are "Abandoned" which is different term.
What did you expect the detach will do? - it removes all traces of the project from computer

I'm not sure if BOINC tells the server you did a detach/Remove
If yes - then they are marked "Abandoned" at that moment
If not - they are marked "Abandoned" at the moment you attach/Add again the project
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Error download failed (Message 1763941)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Wireless connection, so no Lan cables

Wireless for all computers?


All the computers are on the same network, but only one have this problem since the release from the version 8 stockapp for NVIDIA GPU.

Try to Copy the files (all .exe that have 'cuda' in name) from another computer.
BOINC should see them and not try to Download again.
Do not reset the project. (as it will delete all files)


Bullguard internet security 2016 (version 16.0.314.4), all with the same settings.

Never heard of BullGuard - it is not used by VirusTotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/652a4c3ea58420c7ac3efce2df9df557f6f0bdaa60c66a7ee44764228b941a6b/analysis/

But I see "interesting" name - Key people: Nedko Ivanov (CEO) - this name is Bulgarian ;)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BullGuard

If the above "Copy the files" do not work - try to disable Antivirus for a few minutes until BOINC try again to Download those files (look in Event Log)


Another test - get this file (Lunatics_Win64_v0.44_setup.exe - 26 MB)
http://lunatics.kwsn.info/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=475

The file is clean installer (NSIS - based on 7-Zip compression)
It have inside all the CUDA apps (+more)
Scan it with your Antivirus - will it find something?
 
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1763938)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Thanks TBar, this is a fraction too involved me I think I would crash the task. I am pleased this works for you

I successfully managed to change this task from CPU to my ATI card however in the process I lost a considerable amount of work from another project. I did exit Boinc before saving changes in the appropriate file

BOINC Rescheduler still works (I even patched it to work with SETI@home v8, but for AstroPulse it don't need patch)
Why not use it? (if you after all are already inclined to Reschedule manually)

A good question you raise. I was looking for this yesterday and was unable to find and download. Are you able to provide a download link

http://www.efmer.eu/download/boinc/scheduler/boinc_rescheduler_2_7.zip

"BOINC Rescheduler - How to patch for SETI@home v7"
http://pastebin.com/a635m8CW

Change 7 to 8 in:

setiathome_enhanced -> setiathome_v8
Seti Enhanced -> SETI@home v8
Seti EH -> Seti v8

 

Thanks for links. Could you please let me know what lines I need to change as I can't find the pacific lines I need to change. This is most likely because I can't read programming code. I'm using the problem recommended in the guide.

In regards to if I just wanted to reschedule APs will work without needing changes?

"what lines I need to change" - they are not lines

Get HxD (link in pastebin.com)
Open by HxD: BOINC Rescheduler.exe or BOINC Rescheduler64.exe
You will see bytes as Hex at left and the same bytes as Text at right - use [Tab]

1) Ctrl+F for setiathome_enhanced (which you Copy/Paste from here)
Type over _enhanced to become _v8hanced
use [Tab]
At left over bytes type 00 00 00 00 00 00 so hanced disappear at right

Cosmetic:
2) Ctrl+Home
Ctrl+F for Seti Enhanced
Ctrl+B with SETI@home v8

3) For the last line/string ("Seti EH" - which is the name of the tab) switch to Unicode
Ctrl+Home
Ctrl+F for Seti EH (check Unicode)
(you will find something like S e t i  E H)
Over E type v
Over H type 8

Ctrl+S


What means?:
"I can't find the pacific lines"
"I'm using the problem recommended in the guide"


For AstroPulse no need change in .exe - only change in BOINC Rescheduler (in the box on AstroPulse tab):
astropulse_v6 to astropulse_v7
 
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1763596)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
I still use Windows Media Player... I wouldn't trade it for another media player, at least as far as music is concerned.

Do they still use Ctrl+P for Pause and [Space] do nothing? (as is on XP)
I use Media Player Classic (K-Lite_Codec_Pack_710_Mega - 2011), VLC media player, Daum Potplayer (for video/movies) and Winamp 5.51 2007 for MP3
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1763594)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
They do Not update automatically as Chrome do (the auto-update was the main reason I stopped using Google Chrome years ago)

Although I don't often use Google Chrome, I do keep it on my system for those rare occasions when I run into a problem with Firefox on a particular web page. However, I have the Chrome update function disabled through the Task Scheduler. There seem to be two Goggle tasks in the Task Scheduler Library, "GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore" and "GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA". I've got both disabled.

Google Chrome still sits here on version 7 :)

It was not that simple to stop its desire to update (at any time, not asking for permission, even if not started for months)

It have 3-4 ways to start the Updater:
From "Run" in Registry (when the user logs-in)
By "Scheduled Tasks" - 2 tasks with multiple triggers
By Services
(?) When you start Google Chrome (not sure about that, was long ago) or looking in "About Google Chrome" (was window, not tab, if you remember)

If you forget to Disable one of them - the Updater is started and it "fixes" all places to re-enable again

I used Autoruns to Disable all


P.S.
Google Chrome was the first program I know of that intentionally circumvents the Microsoft protection of "Program Files" in Vista - only to be able to Update without UAC prompt.

The installation directory (chrome.exe, chrome.dll, ...) is:
E:\Users\A n L\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\7.0.517.44\

The "User Data" (Bookmarks, Extensions, History, ...) is:
E:\Users\A n L\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\

They may think they do good - to not bother the user lets do the Update in the background and he will not notice.
But it was very noticeable on 1 core CPU + 1 GB RAM for Vista - they installed new >100 MB package every 1-2 weeks - no matter what the user do at the moment - and the computer was almost unusable for 10-15 minutes because of HDD swaps/paging.

(now also µTorrent installs to %AppData% since ~year ago - but it is small and do not automatically update - there is a Setting as should be)


P.P.S.
!!! Just noticed: Sysinternals seem to intentionally ban Windows XP now!
New minor versions released which claim on site "Client: Windows Vista and higher"
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/processexplorer

e.g. I have:
Autoruns 13.5 (October 26, 2015) (Windows XP and higher)
Autoruns 13.51 (January 4, 2016) (Windows Vista and higher)

Process Explorer 16.05 - 2015.03.09 - I use it on Windows XP
Process Explorer 16.1 - 2016.01.02 (Is it still for Windows XP and higher?)
Process Explorer 16.12 - February 2, 2016 (Windows Vista and higher)
 
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1763581)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Thanks TBar, this is a fraction too involved me I think I would crash the task. I am pleased this works for you

I successfully managed to change this task from CPU to my ATI card however in the process I lost a considerable amount of work from another project. I did exit Boinc before saving changes in the appropriate file

BOINC Rescheduler still works (I even patched it to work with SETI@home v8, but for AstroPulse it don't need patch)
Why not use it? (if you after all are already inclined to Reschedule manually)

A good question you raise. I was looking for this yesterday and was unable to find and download. Are you able to provide a download link

http://www.efmer.eu/download/boinc/scheduler/boinc_rescheduler_2_7.zip

"BOINC Rescheduler - How to patch for SETI@home v7"
http://pastebin.com/a635m8CW

Change 7 to 8 in:

setiathome_enhanced -> setiathome_v8
Seti Enhanced -> SETI@home v8
Seti EH -> Seti v8

 
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Error download failed (Message 1763578)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
This topic is started in topic: Notes on Nvidia driver bloat [361.60 Hotfix] with post 1761949 .
See there for more info and the two answers.

"The two answers" are correct (even before reading them I was intending to say the same they say)

Antivirus - check logs and quarantine - the most probable culprit

Net - restart Router, check/change LAN cables, swap them to different socket, clean socket, ...
Try a VPN (as a test) like SecurityKISS - in case the file is blocked in transit e.g. by your ISP using some Antivirus scan on transmitted files/packets

(video driver is irrelevant)


... using the same AV program

And the name/version of this AV program is?
Same Settings?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1763498)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
Thanks TBar, this is a fraction too involved me I think I would crash the task. I am pleased this works for you

I successfully managed to change this task from CPU to my ATI card however in the process I lost a considerable amount of work from another project. I did exit Boinc before saving changes in the appropriate file

BOINC Rescheduler still works (I even patched it to work with SETI@home v8, but for AstroPulse it don't need patch)
Why not use it? (if you after all are already inclined to Reschedule manually)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1763482)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
... until after the Superbowl weekend is over.

Forgive my ignorance ... but what is Superbowl? (it must be some kind of sport I guess)
I can Google it of course but ... why not make you a "pleasure" to tell me ;)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.6.23 for Linux Recongnizes OpenCL AMD/ATi GPU via MESA, But No Apps From SETI? (Message 1763472)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
I still don't understand how to use the plan class specs.

If you write your own app_info.xml the plan_class will not matter
The only thing hard to find is the name of the executable (and any libs that may go with it if any)
Someone with Linux have to tell the executable names for Linux ATI AMD OpenCL apps
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel HD Graphics 530 - Keeps "Postponing"... (Message 1763466)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
I gave up on Farragut and ... ... Prometheus with a GTX-750 TI SC...

You always use computer names like "Farragut", "Prometheus" (and maybe others - I don't remember)
We can't see them, we see only ID: 7301566 and ID: 7440554

Even if you tell me now which is which I will not remember them for the next your post.

Maybe use this way:
Farragut
Prometheus
... which is this "code" (you can Copy/Paste to Notepad and reuse):
[url=http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7301566]Farragut[/url] [url=http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7440554]Prometheus[/url]

Or use Popchrom and make abbreviations (e.g. farr) which will expand to the full url= line
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73694
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Curious about CPU vs GPU tasks. (Message 1763461)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
This is my first time posting to the boards here.

Not really, this is a re-post (Copy/Paste) from here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79040

But you maybe did not like my answer?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1763452)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
Chrome has started giving warnings that it will no longer be supported in vista.

There are other Chromium based browsers - I use Slimjet and SRWare Iron (Portable versions - No installation, all Preferences/Bookmarks/Extensions... are written in unpack directory)
http://www.slimjet.com/en/

https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php
https://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8855

They have more Settings
(e.g. to:
Disable WebRTC
choose Minimum SSL Version
Custom cache size
Automatically optimize memory usage
Confirm when closing browser window with multiple tabs
Automatically check newer version [Never]
...)
They do Not update automatically as Chrome do (the auto-update was the main reason I stopped using Google Chrome years ago)


I still use the ones based on Chromium 35 & 40 (with disabled "Check for updates")
Older versions are here:
http://www.slimjet.com/release/archive/

https://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8004
http://download1.srware.net/old/iron/win/portable/


Maybe I will try the newest IronPortable 48.0.2550.0 (on Windows XP)
 
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti has dissapeard from myBoinc client (Message 1763126)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Seti appears to have completely disappeared from my boinc client.

Try to 'Add' SETI@home project again


I did try to download a file to upgrade the lunatics app but couldn't open it.

Use 7-Zip
http://www.7-zip.org/


I have looked in boinc - projects and the seti folder is still there.

Maybe the account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml file is corrupted (which should be shown in the first 40 lines of Event Log (Ctrl+Shift+E))

Instead of 'Add' SETI@home project again you may try to copy this file from another of your computers
All account_*.xml files of projects are in BOINC Data directory
17) Message boards : Number crunching : something wrong? (Message 1763109)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
that's what I ended up doing.

And which program/Antivirus blocked the download?

Till now for the current (new) apps we had reports about Avast and AVG
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=78984

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=78888
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=78877
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=78880
18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Curious about CPU vs GPU tasks. (Message 1763080)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
If I were to only allocate 1 core and 1 GPU to run SETI, would that increase my contribution?

No


am I assigned different tasks based on the hardware(CPU vs GPU) I use?

No, all tasks are the "same", any task can be done on any supported (have app for it) Hardware or Software/OS:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

The only exception - vlar tasks are not sent to GPUs for "practical" reasons - GPU can do them but they make too much lag (mouse stutters)

Click in "Work unit" column of your tasks list - you will see the same WU (same file) that you do by one app will in many cases be done by different app on another computer
(every WU is sent to at least 2 computers)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7915162


What does it mean when a GPU task shows it as using CUDA 36, 42, or 50?

Versions of CUDA (The same way like there are versions of DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCL, ...)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUDA

(CUDA 4.2 app can run on GPU/driver that support CUDA 5.0 like DirectX 9 game can run on system which has DirectX 11)

Server try which app will run fastest on your system - should be CUDA 5.0 for your GPU
The server will learn in time to send mostly tasks for the best app
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/host_app_versions.php?hostid=7915162
19) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD Dual Graphics. Logical choice?... (Message 1763012)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't mean "After driver restart"
For ~3.5 years using Radeon HD 6570 I don't remember any driver restart caused by apps.
During that time I had only 2-3 driver restarts caused by very old or misconfigured games.

I mean if the app runs normally but I want to stop the offline test before it ends (e.g because of too much lag)

What undesirable effects killing the running GPU app may have?
Probability if those bad effects may happen? - if you can estimate "by eye"

(E.g. if you stand on the ground and touch an AC 230 V wire for 1 ms there is Probability of maybe 10-15% that you May not be electrocuted because at that moment the voltage may be around +50...-50 V - I didn't calculate it, just looking by eye at sinusoid; and considered my skin/body resistance - not some kid wet by salt water

Of course I don't intend to try this "Russian Roulette" ;) - 17 volts shown as dangerous in worst scenario:
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/direct-current/chpt-3/ohms-law-again/
)


Process Hacker have "Terminator" - do you see any method that is "nice"?
http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

20) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD Dual Graphics. Logical choice?... (Message 1762999)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
And for offline test try PG0009 from PG set. It's VLAR, that is, hardest case for GPU PulseFind.

Is if safe for the state of video driver to kill the offline run of app (any GPU app)?
By "kill" I mean in Windows Task Manager, Process Explorer, ... (I also have System Explorer, ProcessHacker, Process Lasso)
In Process Lasso there is "Terminate" and "Force terminate" but I don't know the difference

Is it possible outside of BOINC to "nicely" tell the app "Exit"?


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