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1) Message boards : Number crunching : It tells me that i do not have a usible version of seti at home. (Message 1456309)
Posted 118 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Unfortunately I have not gotten enough training to do what you guys suggest. My ubunto knowledge is very minimal due to lack of time to read the docs.
I did get one machine running by a total uninstall and then re-installing but the other one is still messed up.
I can't even figure how to do anything on the one machine. it is so different that i can not even find how to start programs. i thought i found it but all what i found is how to uninstall or install.
Don
2) Message boards : Number crunching : It tells me that i do not have a usible version of seti at home. (Message 1456093)
Posted 119 days ago by Profile donaldjj
I deleted the version i was running and re-installed using the version in the ubunto repository and this is the version that is still not working. is there a better place to go to get it.
Don
3) Message boards : Number crunching : It tells me that i do not have a usible version of seti at home. (Message 1455746)
Posted 120 days ago by Profile donaldjj
I just upgraded my machine to the latest version of seti. It will not accept tasks. What is wrong.
I tried upgrading my second machine that had the same problem to a newer version of ubunto and that really messed me up. I can not even find where to run the programs. It keeps trying to reload them new and I am unable to even find bonic.
is anyone able to help me.
4) Message boards : News : Network routing problems have been fixed (Message 1176871)
Posted 861 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Now to see if the thief is smart enough to turn off seti or just let it run in background and get tracked to their new homes :-)
5) Message boards : Technical News : Codex Alimentarius (Nov 09 2011) (Message 1171375)
Posted 885 days ago by Profile donaldjj
I had a mitts 680B but never had a monitor or keyboard on it to play games with it as only had 512 BYTES of memory in it. 24 switches and leds for output. It did work for about 20 years though as a house alarm.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1170080)
Posted 890 days ago by Profile donaldjj
I got it back to 4 cores by disabling milky-way. so now it is running on all 4 cpu's. funny how now that all 4 are running the average number of units on the daily log is lower than when only 1 was running. Weird as one would expect it to go up.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1166564)
Posted 901 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Using the system monitor or task manager is what I use to determine how many cores are being used


It looks as if I need to do some learning about the flags etc. unfortunately no tome at present. I did note that when the system drops to 1 cpu , if i suspend the working task (always milky way) it starts 4 new tasks or picke up and continues previous work units on all 4 and keeps on all 4 when i unsuspend the task that i stopped.

I believe that others have said that the current MilkyWay application is multithreaded, using all four cores for a single task. If so, it should show something about (mt) in the application column in BOINC Manager, and tell you how many cores are being used in the Status column when Milkyway is running.

Apart from that, Boinc only shows you haw many tasks are running - use operating system tools like Task Manager or third-party utilities to check CPU usage.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1166376)
Posted 902 days ago by Profile donaldjj
It looks as if I need to do some learning about the flags etc. unfortunately no tome at present. I did note that when the system drops to 1 cpu , if i suspend the working task (always milky way) it starts 4 new tasks or picke up and continues previous work units on all 4 and keeps on all 4 when i unsuspend the task that i stopped.
Free memory is about 77% I reloaded the seti client and for the present I have 4 cpu's running. now to see why this vista machine is only getting about 100 a day. my XP machine gets at least 500 a day.

The logging flags that have to do with how BOINC decides what to do might be helpful in troubleshooting. There is a full listing of them here. With the right ones enabled you would be ableto go back through the history and see when things started going wonky. I would think <cpu_sched>, <cpu_sched_debug>, <sched_op_debug>, and/or <state_debug>.

Unfortunately, the logging flags don't work restrospectively - they only control what is logged, from the point where they are enabled, going forwards.

If the problems are ongoing, they can be a great help in analysing what's going on each time a problem - especially, any repeat of the earlier problems - happens from here on, but you won't see any more about the past than you can see already.

Speaking of which, the message/event log in BOINC Manager only displays events since the last time the BOINC core client was restarted. But there are files, stdoutdae.txt and stdoutdae.old, in your BOINC data directory which hold old messages going back before the last restart - up to 2MB by default, which for a standard installation can reach back several weeks or months. That may be enough to help you track things down. But if you need to enable the extra flags HAL9000 suggested, some - especially the _debug ones - are very verbose, and you would probably need to increase the size of the log files. Instruction for doing that are in the same listing HAL linked.

Unfortunately I knew what I meant, but it didn't all come out right. EBKAC it would seem. lol Good thing you pointed that out.
I had meant once they were enabled and BOINC restarted that once the behavior was occurring again that it could be scrolled back through to hopefully find the cause.
With the standard limit of 2MB like you mentioned it could need increased with the <max_stdout_file_size> option. If 2MB wasn't enough I would hope something like 10MB would be enough.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165748)
Posted 905 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Free memory is about 77% I reloaded the seti client and for the present I have 4 cpu's running. now to see why this vista machine is only getting about 100 a day. my XP machine gets at least 500 a day.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165692)
Posted 905 days ago by Profile donaldjj
This is all the messages in the q since I rebooted this morning
to answer the other question about version
You are using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx - released in April 2010 and supported until April 2013.

Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Starting BOINC client version 6.10.17 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8k zlib/1.2.3.3 libidn/1.15
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11]
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Processor: 4.00 MB cache
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT OS: Linux: 2.6.32-34-generic
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Memory: 1.96 GB physical, 5.75 GB virtual
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Disk: 323.15 GB total, 295.47 GB free
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Local time is UTC -7 hours
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT No usable GPUs found
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:57 AM PDT Not using a proxy
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT SETI@home URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5861230; resource share 100
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT Milkyway@home URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 273415; resource share 100
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 23-Oct-2011 21:18:40)
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT SETI@home Computer location: home
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT SETI@home General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT Reading preferences override file
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT Preferences limit memory usage when active to 2011.86MB
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 2011.86MB
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT Preferences limit disk usage to 32.31GB
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:20:58 AM PDT SETI@home Restarting task ap_10jl11ab_B1_P0_00178_20110913_25929.wu_3 using astropulse_v505 version 506
Wed 26 Oct 2011 05:15:47 AM PDT SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
Wed 26 Oct 2011 05:15:47 AM PDT SETI@home Reporting 1 completed tasks, not requesting new tasks
Wed 26 Oct 2011 05:15:52 AM PDT SETI@home Scheduler request completed
Wed 26 Oct 2011 09:27:07 AM PDT SETI@home Starting ap_02ap11ad_B2_P0_00135_20111009_15263.wu_0
Wed 26 Oct 2011 09:27:07 AM PDT SETI@home Starting task ap_02ap11ad_B2_P0_00135_20111009_15263.wu_0 using astropulse_v505 version 506
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:17:38 PM PDT SETI@home Computation for task ap_10jl11ab_B1_P0_00178_20110913_25929.wu_3 finished
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:17:38 PM PDT SETI@home Resuming task ap_02ap11ad_B2_P0_00135_20111009_15263.wu_0 using astropulse_v505 version 506
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:17:40 PM PDT SETI@home Started upload of ap_10jl11ab_B1_P0_00178_20110913_25929.wu_3_0
Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:17:46 PM PDT SETI@home Finished upload of ap_10jl11ab_B1_P0_00178_20110913_25929.wu_3_0
11) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165424)
Posted 906 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Where do I find the controls for memory in bonic for linux
12) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165387)
Posted 906 days ago by Profile donaldjj

In my case I've seen similar issues as the OP and in fact they were due to my settings being too low for memory usage by BOINC, but it never told me that it was waiting for memory. Boinc just used as much cores as the memory allowed to run and all other tasks were just "waiting to run" with no details about why it was not using the other cores (using BOINC 6.12.34 Windows)[/quote]

This sounds like my problem I have 2 gigs of ram and running the defaults yhat were setup except setting all to 100%
13) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165297)
Posted 907 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Yes in the past I have seen milky way take over all 4 cpu's in 1 task but at the present it is not doing any milky way units though there are some in the q to run. there are about 10 milky way and 30 seti jobs in the q and i setu task running on 1 cpu
14) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165296)
Posted 907 days ago by Profile donaldjj
I have sufficient tasks waiting to run. somewhere around 25 or so, a full page and more. task manager says 1 cpu running and it swaps about every 2 min between cpu's.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : problems keeping system crunching on all 4 cpu's (Message 1165279)
Posted 907 days ago by Profile donaldjj
I keep trying to get my system running on all 4 cpu's in it. It keeps dropping down to 1 core after a week or so. Anyone have any idea why this occurs. All the setups i see say 100% on cpu use.
Don
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : error message not loged in (Message 143054)
Posted 3189 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Does it give you an error code?


no, it gines no error codes. it just sits there amd does nothing.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : error message not loged in (Message 142865)
Posted 3189 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Is this puter attached to a Proxy?

Then it won't be able to connect until you define the proxie's address in "Extras", "Options", "HTTP-Proxy".

That's what I had. And keep having, because I always forget :-D

:-)= Greybeard



explain proxie?? just connected to my dsl line like the old version that stoped working several months ago. finly got new computer and ols one would not run so got the new version and it is giving me problems
18) Questions and Answers : Windows : error message not loged in (Message 142864)
Posted 3189 days ago by Profile donaldjj
Your acct shows 37 WUs, of wich 35 are completed or pending and 2 due the 8th of Aug, are you trying to attach a new computer or is this one having the problems?



The computer is the same one that i did the first one on. i have nothing showing in my computer as having been done. i do not see how 37 could have been done as it only worked about 3 days then the big change.
19) Questions and Answers : Windows : error message not loged in (Message 142368)
Posted 3190 days ago by Profile donaldjj
at the end of my first unit i got the message not loged in. also bonic keeps turning itself off.
I have at least 4 times restarted bonic and then ran the add new project but it never runns. aborts itself and just sits there


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