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21) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1683722)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I also reported to Avast
https://support.avast.com/Tickets/Ticket/View/WSJ-428-96444

I will not bother to fix the:
"McAfee - Artemis"
"TrendMicro-HouseCall - TROJ_GEN"
"Symantec reputation - Suspicious.Insight" (on [Additional information] tab)

... as I find them stupid (these show on almost anything)
22) Questions and Answers : Windows : Malware Alert from Avast AV Software on Win 8.1 (Message 1683658)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Link to the file:
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/download/setiathome_7.06_windows_intelx86__opencl_intel_gpu_sah.exe

It is 'False Positive' from Avast - Please send the file or the above URL to Avast and say to them: 'False Positive' (so they can fix the detection/signatures)

Also BitDefender is in fault - all Antiviruses that (Falsely) reported "Gen:Variant.Fosniw" are using the BitDefender engine/signatures:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/

(I use ESET-NOD32)


P.S.
I just reported to:

Ad-Aware / Lavasoft
http://lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/report_false_positives.php

BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Main/automaticSampleUploader/

G DATA
https://su.gdatasoftware.com/us/sample-submission/


The following:

http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/download/setiathome_7.06_windows_intelx86__opencl_intel_gpu_sah.exe False Positive - Gen:Variant.Fosniw.1 https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0e3e5d238a68c92965fe38ad7d881406b4f511455b2327f3964b6646c1d00165/analysis/ BitDefender is in fault - all Antiviruses that (Falsely) reported "Gen:Variant.Fosniw" are using the BitDefender engine/signatures



*** I get the links from this List of links to report to Antivirus vendors:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

Use Ctrl+F for Avast and you'll find:
http://www.avast.com/contact-us.php?subject=VIRUS-FILE
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1683647)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
System Protection is using 9 GB currently and is allowed to use 10 GB - so that seems like a default setting.

10 GB may be 1% of 1000 GB disk
So if you both have 1 TB HDD ...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-much-disk-space-does-system-restore-require

(It seems the default to be 1% on Windows XP - checked on a computer that I think I left this on default)
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Cl file build failure (Message 1683645)
Posted 24 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
-- My Bad!

Why "Your Bad"??

(I'm not in the course who 'invented' bool2 - if that was you: I think there was no way for anyone to know that NVIDIA will reserve bool2 in the future)
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Balancing CPU and GPU Downloads – How? (Message 1683407)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
the thing is: one account is SETi@home, another one has been BOINC_BAM account...which has not merged, evem though I have same emails on all accounts!

Both are SETI@home accounts (See the links? They 'look the same' except for the userid=)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989917
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=9989358

You can't "have same emails" on both SETI@home accounts - the server will not allow that.


another one has been BOINC_BAM account

"another one" is SETI@home account created (by mistake?) by using "BOINC_BAM"
I never used BAM (BOINC Account Manager (BAM!)) so don't know the details how it works.
But it for sure created another SETI@home account using another email


... which has not merged ...

There is no way to merge/combine/join the two SETI@home accounts - it is not allowed to prevent account steal.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Obtaining New GPU AP Apps for Linux ?? (Message 1683402)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I did a lot poking around and found the "AstroPulse_Kernels_r2751.cl" file in /usr/sbin/BOINC/projects

If that file was in "BOINC/projects" and not in "BOINC/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu" - it must be you that put it there by mistake.
I don't see any other explanation.

(Nor BOINC nor any app will look for or put any file in "BOINC/projects")
27) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU Usage (Message 1683377)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I'm also not seeing any work being routed to the GPU

Your computer now don't have tasks for GPU:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7514069&offset=0&show_names=0&state=1&appid=

- Enlarge (make wide) the 'Application' column on your screenshot, now you can't see which tasks are for GPU

- Check on SETI@home preferences 'Use ATI GPU' is checked
But since you have "Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU" it is very probably checked.

Work is not "routed to the GPU" - instead the task is marked/labeled 'for GPU' at the moment it is assigned (Downloaded) to your computer.
Despite the tasks are the same: Tasks assigned 'for CPU' will not be "routed to the GPU" locally


Work ... now it's hanging for a second or so every few seconds

If you talk about CPU load graph in some program (Windows Task Manager, Process Explorer, ...)
- this is clear sign you set:
Use at most XX% of CPU time
... to less than 100%

First read this my post to understand which preferences are/will be in effect:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77325&postid=1679909#1679909

You use Local preferences - I know because of this line:
5/23/2015 8:35:19 AM | | Reading preferences override file

So change the values in Local preferences

If you need to control temperature - don't use the BOINC Setting "Use at most XX% of CPU time" (= set it to 100%)
Use TThrottle instead.


5/23/2015 8:37:20 AM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
5/23/2015 8:37:22 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks

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)
28) Questions and Answers : Preferences : CPU Usage (Message 1682878)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
How many CPU tasks are running?
Only 3? (3/8 = 0.375)

How many CPU tasks do you have on board?
If more than 3 and they do not run - check Status column in Tasks tab
Also check in Event Log (Ctrl+Shift+E) for any 'strange' Messages

Did you changed any of this:
Use at most 100% of the CPUs
Use at most 100% of CPU time
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Latest NV driver - 352.86 (Message 1682611)
Posted 22 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Can avoid the thing (opencl 1.2 *bug) either by avoiding 350.12 driver or using a *fixed driver, if NVidia *fixed that in post-350.12 versions

You continue to talk about some "opencl 1.2 *bug" but there is no such thing.

It was only a name clash:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77133&postid=1665102#1665102
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2182&postid=53981#53981

Raistmer: "OpenCL 1.2 has little or no connection to this issue. AMD has OpenCL 1.2 support long ago and never complained about bool2. It's not in specification. But nVidia decided to reserve this type name."

'bool2' name was used in the SETI@home OpenCL apps but now "nVidia decided to reserve this type name"
So don't expect 'a fix' in next NVIDIA drivers as this is not a "OpenCL 1.2 bug"

P.S.
This is like:
If you make a new car in your garage and give it a name "Car2" you are free to do so.
Then some corporation decides to make its own line of cars under trade name "Car2" and reserves that name by patent/copyright

You will be forced to rename your "Car2" to something else as you can't expect the corporation to 'fix the name' in next release.

But this is not a bug.
And the issue is not because their "Car2" uses "Engine 1.1" or "Engine 1.2"
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Disk space error message (Message 1682557)
Posted 22 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
... while I figure out how to make the volumes talk to each other ...

Volumes/partitions don't "talk to each other"
The "data volume" (made by you? maybe visible as D:) it there for you to manually make directories and copy/save files on it.

There are ways to tweak some Windows Settings to automate this but I don't know how easy or safe this is:
https://www.google.com/#q=windows+8.1+move+user+folder

Redirect a folder to a new location:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/redirect-folder-new-location

Relocation of the Users directory and the ProgramData directory to a drive other than the drive that contains the Windows directory:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949977

! if there are large number/GB of files in current Users directory the above probably will take very long time - all the files will be copied from C: to D: (and then deleted on C: - which is the way 'move' works between different drives/partitions)

"Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive":
http://www.zdnet.com/article/dont-move-your-windows-user-profiles-folder-to-another-drive/


If you already "enlarged the program volume" (so you know how to do that without losing data) maybe it's best to do that again if needed instead of Windows "Redirect a folder"
 
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1681613)
Posted 20 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
... Processes tab. Where you can enabled various memory options for programs & sort by the size.

Uh oh, I forget that only a few columns are shown by default
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-task-manager-memory-columns-mean#1TC=windows-7

32) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1681607)
Posted 20 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Obviously you did not understand what I was saying in my post

You said the same as now: "since I updated to the latest version of BOINC ... abnormally larger amount of RAM is being used initially"

This statement I didn't / don't believe.
If BOINC was causing this you would easy see it is the culprit - as the size of BOINC / projects processes are visible and will be big (but you didn't say you see this)
BOINC is not some hidden system process.

It have to be some process or driver that uses "abnormally larger amount of RAM initially"
I really don't know how to check the RAM used by drivers

Do you see all the processes? (and in which programs?)

E.g. many Services run in svchost.exe ("Generic Host Process for Win32 Services")
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-is-svchost-exe#1TC=windows-7
33) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not 100% even though number of tasks per core (Message 1681465)
Posted 19 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Which 'limits'?
And where you "tried setting" them?
And why "to 0"?
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Memory Anomaly Caused by BOINC Monitor Gadget -(modified by request)- (Message 1681151)
Posted 18 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
If anyone has any ideas about this "problem" ...

'Problem':
You see 50% of memory (4 GB) is used when Windows starts?
Later (minutes?) the used RAM is less (35%)

Your 'Solution':
You think that RAM chips may be bad? (Why??)


If you find it strange that your RAM is used and then freed:
It's obvious that some program uses RAM at start.
I guess it is some Antivirus (making startup scan)

Check which process uses RAM
("Show processes from all users" - most probably will be process from the 'User': 'SYSTEM')
 
35) Questions and Answers : Preferences : work units (Message 1680722)
Posted 17 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
Mine says ...

Where?
36) Message boards : Number crunching : NV GPU - AP bench test run (e.g. @ GT730) (Message 1679950)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
I chose the GT730 in GPU-Z and looked to 'GPU Load'. The 2nd and 3rd try the GT730 was loaded.
At the 1st try I didn't looked to the Intel iGPU

Use SIV instead - it shows all GPUs in the main window, no need to choose
http://rh-software.com/

Direct:
http://rh-software.com/downloads/siv.zip

If 'Version 5.00' do not work use older:
http://rh-software.com/index_arc.html

'Version 5.00' may not work because of:
"Migrated from the SHA-1 to SHA-2 code signing. This has no real impact on most systems, but to use SIV V5 on W7 you need KB3033929 installed and on Vista x64 to disable Driver Signature Verification."
37) Message boards : Number crunching : NV GPU - AP bench test run (e.g. @ GT730) (Message 1679939)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
If I would like to execute both simultaneously,
I could make a .bat file?
How should look it?

Just like this in a .bat file (?) :
"C:\bla\bla\bench01\APbench211.cmd"
"C:\bla\bla\bench02\APbench211.cmd"

... and both bench test runs start simultaneously?

Not exactly, use "Start CMD /C ":
(but in fact a few seconds difference between starts don't matter so manual start is OK)

Put the file in:
C:\bla\bla\


@Echo OFF

CD bench01
Start CMD /C "APbench211.cmd"
CD ..

CD bench02
Start CMD /C "APbench211.cmd"
CD ..
 
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Crunshing suspended when computer's running on battery (Message 1679924)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
... but I'm not able to uncheck the correct box. Any ideas?

To be able to check/uncheck anything - use 'Edit preferences' at the bottom of page.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Crunshing suspended when computer's running on battery (Message 1679923)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
You can do it Locally from the BOINC ...

But mind this will 'freeze' the Preferences to Local (until you use [Clear] button):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=77325&postid=1679909#1679909
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel® iGPU AP bench test run (e.g. @ J1900) (Message 1679922)
Posted 15 May 2015 by Profile BilBg
In ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_Intel.txt: -cpu_lock -instances_per_device 1
in ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_NV.txt: -cpu_lock -instances_per_device 3

The same result in Task-Manager:
1 Intel iGPU app at Core#0
1 NV GPU app at Core#0 and 1 NV GPU app at Core#1

I think Raistmer means -instances_per_device 3 for both apps

You can just set (for both apps) -instances_per_device 8
-instances_per_device don't control how many apps (.EXEs) are started
It only tells the already started apps (started by BOINC, or by (several) benchmark tests) to really 'work' (use the GPU to compute and not wait for it to become free)


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