BOINC 5.8.15 now recommended version

Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 5.8.15 now recommended version
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

1 · 2 · Next

AuthorMessage
Richard Haselgrove Project Donor
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 4 Jul 99
Posts: 14650
Credit: 200,643,578
RAC: 874
United Kingdom
Message 523729 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 19:36:07 UTC

Says it all. Thank goodness.
ID: 523729 · Report as offensive
Profile paul
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Jul 01
Posts: 42
Credit: 23,126,185
RAC: 0
United States
Message 523733 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 19:53:54 UTC - in response to Message 523729.  

Says it all. Thank goodness.


Cool. Anyone know what bug fixes this is for?
Team Starfire World BOINC
IRC- irc//irc.teamstarfire.net:6667/team_starfire

ID: 523733 · Report as offensive
Profile Dr. C.E.T.I.
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Feb 00
Posts: 16019
Credit: 794,685
RAC: 0
United States
Message 523739 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 20:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 523733.  

Says it all. Thank goodness.


Cool. Anyone know what bug fixes this is for?


v5.8.11 (i'd presume)
ID: 523739 · Report as offensive
Alinator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Apr 05
Posts: 4178
Credit: 4,647,982
RAC: 0
United States
Message 523743 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 20:12:13 UTC
Last modified: 26 Feb 2007, 20:13:25 UTC

LOL, it might be easier to ask which ones haven't been fixed yet. ;-)

Let's see, there were installer issues, screensaver display when using CPU throttling issues, application DNS caching issues, spurious log message issues, task control issues with near simultaneous science app exits with multiple cores, RDCF miscalculation issues. I'm sure I'm leaving a few out, since I personally didn't experience every one I read about.

Suffice to say 15 is the first one that really should have been called a recommended version (and even the jury is still out on that). :-)

Alinator

ID: 523743 · Report as offensive
Profile Keith T.
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 23 Aug 99
Posts: 962
Credit: 537,293
RAC: 9
United Kingdom
Message 523766 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 20:56:34 UTC

5.8.15 fixes "Task ... exited with zero status but no 'finished' file" for me.

First version since 5.8.11 that does. I've been living with this bug on .11 .12 and .14 for the last few weeks.

Keith
ID: 523766 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 65740
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 523890 - Posted: 27 Feb 2007, 0:52:42 UTC

I would like to see the bug that runs more WU's than one has cpu cores for fixed, If 5.8.15 does that I'll replace 5.4.11, otherwise I'll wait.
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 523890 · Report as offensive
John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24806
Credit: 790,712
RAC: 0
United States
Message 523904 - Posted: 27 Feb 2007, 1:37:04 UTC - in response to Message 523890.  

I would like to see the bug that runs more WU's than one has cpu cores for fixed, If 5.8.15 does that I'll replace 5.4.11, otherwise I'll wait.

Apparently not. I am still having that problem.


BOINC WIKI
ID: 523904 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 65740
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 523920 - Posted: 27 Feb 2007, 2:57:55 UTC - in response to Message 523904.  
Last modified: 27 Feb 2007, 2:58:10 UTC

I would like to see the bug that runs more WU's than one has cpu cores for fixed, If 5.8.15 does that I'll replace 5.4.11, otherwise I'll wait.

Apparently not. I am still having that problem.

Bummer dude. :(
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 523920 · Report as offensive
Profile Philadelphia
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 12 Feb 07
Posts: 1590
Credit: 399,688
RAC: 0
United States
Message 524649 - Posted: 28 Feb 2007, 19:53:21 UTC

I recently became a member and I have 5.8.11, can I just download the new version and install it without over writing what credits I received or do I need to do something else, many thanks in advance.
ID: 524649 · Report as offensive
Profile Blurf
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 2 Sep 06
Posts: 8962
Credit: 12,678,685
RAC: 0
United States
Message 524669 - Posted: 28 Feb 2007, 20:57:31 UTC

I upgraded all my machines to 5.8.15 and Chickens 2.2b and am having no difficulties.


ID: 524669 · Report as offensive
KB7RZF
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Aug 99
Posts: 9549
Credit: 3,308,926
RAC: 2
United States
Message 524670 - Posted: 28 Feb 2007, 20:57:49 UTC - in response to Message 524649.  

I recently became a member and I have 5.8.11, can I just download the new version and install it without over writing what credits I received or do I need to do something else, many thanks in advance.

Philadelphia,

Yes, you can download and install right over the top. Be sure to stop BOINC completely. Check your Task Manager and be sure there is nothing BOINC related running, and no WU's running. I would recommend making a back-up copy of your BOINC directory prior to installing the new version, just in case you have any problems. Install it into the same directory of course, and re-start BOINC. Your work units should stay with no problems.

Jeremy


ID: 524670 · Report as offensive
Profile jeffusa
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 21 Aug 02
Posts: 224
Credit: 1,809,275
RAC: 0
United States
Message 524705 - Posted: 28 Feb 2007, 22:38:32 UTC

Wow! This looks a lot different from 5.4. It looks more dummy proof? :)

I went ahead and installed it on my new Vista Ultimate machine.
ID: 524705 · Report as offensive
Profile Philadelphia
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 12 Feb 07
Posts: 1590
Credit: 399,688
RAC: 0
United States
Message 524970 - Posted: 1 Mar 2007, 15:59:01 UTC

Thanks KB7RZF, I will double check to insure nothing BOINC related is running and will definately back up the directory as well.

Thanks for the advise.
ID: 524970 · Report as offensive
Aurora Borealis
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 14 Jan 01
Posts: 3075
Credit: 5,631,463
RAC: 0
Canada
Message 525017 - Posted: 1 Mar 2007, 17:56:17 UTC - in response to Message 524970.  

Thanks KB7RZF, I will double check to insure nothing BOINC related is running and will definately back up the directory as well.

Thanks for the advise.

These are good precautions for the 'paranoid', no insult intended. :)

In the past, I've stopped everything and did backups. I have used most versions including the alpha test versions. I do a single user installation and have started to get lazy. I don't even bother to stop Boinc anymore when I upgrade. I haven't encountered any real problems except for when a 'bad installer' version was posted. I guess I just like to live on the edge. Besides, someone has to test that the installer behaves properly if someone forgets to stop Boinc before installing.

Boinc V7.2.42
Win7 i5 3.33G 4GB, GTX470
ID: 525017 · Report as offensive
Boinc_Master_2
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 20 Aug 05
Posts: 131
Credit: 689,756
RAC: 0
United Kingdom
Message 525328 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 10:47:18 UTC

From what I can see, most crunchers using optimised apps are mostly running the latest versions, such as 2.2B from Chicken etc. But there seems a wide discrepancy on the versions of the Boinc client being used, ranging anywhere from 5.4.9 right up to 5.9.0

Does using the lastest client, say 5.8.15, make any real difference to RAC or crunch times, or will any client do, provided you have an optimised app?
ID: 525328 · Report as offensive
Pepo
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 99
Posts: 308
Credit: 418,019
RAC: 0
Slovakia
Message 525364 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 13:42:27 UTC - in response to Message 525328.  
Last modified: 2 Mar 2007, 13:45:34 UTC

Does using the lastest client, say 5.8.15, make any real difference to RAC or crunch times, or will any client do, provided you have an optimised app?

Usage of any correct client should not make any remarkable difference. At most seconds per hour (or day?) with help of CPU affinity, less client overhead (because of optimized thus a bit faster client code (not client's benchmark code!)) and similar tweaks.

IMO.

Peter

[edit]Consider any changes on the latest clients be made towards stability, usability, compatibility, versatility, user friendiness etc. but do not expect any remarkable gains in crunching times. This is a playing field for the applications.[/edit]
ID: 525364 · Report as offensive
Boinc_Master_2
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 20 Aug 05
Posts: 131
Credit: 689,756
RAC: 0
United Kingdom
Message 525384 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 15:24:58 UTC - in response to Message 525364.  

Does using the lastest client, say 5.8.15, make any real difference to RAC or crunch times, or will any client do, provided you have an optimised app?

Usage of any correct client should not make any remarkable difference. At most seconds per hour (or day?) with help of CPU affinity, less client overhead (because of optimized thus a bit faster client code (not client's benchmark code!)) and similar tweaks.

IMO.

Peter

[edit]Consider any changes on the latest clients be made towards stability, usability, compatibility, versatility, user friendiness etc. but do not expect any remarkable gains in crunching times. This is a playing field for the applications.[/edit]


Ok, thanks for that Pepo. I just thought it odd that some guys are running Conroes etc, with the very latest apps, but are still running 5.4.9 etc. I just wondered if they knew something I didn't!!

ID: 525384 · Report as offensive
Pepo
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 99
Posts: 308
Credit: 418,019
RAC: 0
Slovakia
Message 525392 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 15:39:34 UTC - in response to Message 525384.  

I just thought it odd that some guys are running Conroes etc, with the very latest apps, but are still running 5.4.9 etc.

Some are doing it because of connectivity issues. Others... Who knows?

Peter
ID: 525392 · Report as offensive
Profile Dirigo Software, LLC

Send message
Joined: 21 Aug 01
Posts: 36
Credit: 7,564,744
RAC: 0
United States
Message 525400 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 16:03:44 UTC

Yeah, I'd love to update to the 5.8.15 but the installation can't seem to keep track of the BOINC.MSI file and won't install. When I search and find it myself I'm told the file isn't a valid installation file.

Anyone have a clue?
ID: 525400 · Report as offensive
Astro
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 16 Apr 02
Posts: 8026
Credit: 600,015
RAC: 0
Message 525405 - Posted: 2 Mar 2007, 16:26:45 UTC

yep, I have a couple ideas, both of which will work.

1) you can reinstall the same version you're using now, then install the new version.

OR

2) Read about and use this MS tool

I'm guessing someone "cleaned up" the older msi files, perhaps with add/remove programs, or some other means.

hth
tony
ID: 525405 · Report as offensive
1 · 2 · Next

Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 5.8.15 now recommended version


 
©2024 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.