Posts by Richard Walton

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1630037)
Posted 19 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Thanks for suggestion, JanniCash. I had been wondering the same thing due to an upgrade I remembered that I had not thought of as a possible issue and when I saw your post, I knew it was the solution.

I use, and have used for a while, with things uploading OK, a program called "Hide my IP". When I switched to the paid version, I was able to hide IP on any and all internet applications. But, doing this still did not cause a problem because when I made that switch initially, there was also an upgrade that was there that did not happen correctly, so those changes did not happen. Right before the upload troubles on BOINC, I re-tried a new upgrade to Hide my IP. This time it worked, and my changes were applied. The next time BOIONC tried to upload, that was when the trouble started. I think the few times I saw files go right after I re-booted, there probably was a slowdown in Hide My IP finding a suitable server, so BOINC was allowed to upload until that server was found and applied.

Yikes- Now all files are uploaded. And I have made changes to Hide my IP to allow BOINC to do its thing.

Thanks to all, for trying to help me. I am back in the Seti business.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1630028)
Posted 19 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Provided I did this correctly, it did not work.

Uninstalling both security programmes?


No. The xml file work around. But the security programs would have been next. See further down for my solution.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1629475)
Posted 18 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Provided I did this correctly, it did not work. But somehow before I tried, 3 of my 6 completed stalled uploads did finally go away.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1629205)
Posted 18 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Thanks for possible work around. Computer is off for now. I will try fix tomorrow.

I am not aware that comodo Internet security had an update at this time. I do use this as a firewall though, and have all along on this computer. It is also used in the other computer that still works. But I suppose there are differences in how the Vista and windows 8 versions do things.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1629171)
Posted 18 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.4.36 for windows_x86_64
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.39.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1j zlib/1.2.8
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Running under account richard
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) HD Graphics (driver version 10.18.10.3412, device version OpenCL 1.2, 1784MB, 1784MB available, 32 GFLOPS peak)
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 3558U @ 1.70GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 3.0.1.10878, device version OpenCL 1.2 (Build 76413))
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Host name: rwaltonlaptop
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 3558U @ 1.70GHz [Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1]
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt rdrandsyscall nx lm vmx tm2 pbe fsgsbase
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1: Core x64 Edition, (06.03.9600.00)
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Memory: 3.91 GB physical, 4.91 GB virtual
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Disk: 455.06 GB total, 420.14 GB free
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Local time is UTC -8 hours
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | climateprediction.net | URL http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID not assigned yet; resource share 100
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7409774; resource share 100
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 25-Nov-2014 15:08:53)
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Reading preferences override file
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Preferences:
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | max memory usage when active: 2004.01MB
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 3607.22MB
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | max disk usage: 100.00GB
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/17/2015 2:40:00 PM | | Not using a proxy
1/17/2015 2:40:02 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 2:40:02 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 2:40:02 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 2:40:04 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:40:09 PM | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
1/17/2015 2:40:09 PM | climateprediction.net | Requesting new tasks for CPU and Intel GPU
1/17/2015 2:40:12 PM | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:40:23 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 2:40:27 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 05:08:30 on upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 2:48:25 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 27ja13ag.1291.4975.438086664203.12.63_1_0
1/17/2015 2:48:25 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 26jl12aa.1254.5384.438086664203.12.180_1_0
1/17/2015 2:48:28 PM | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
1/17/2015 2:48:28 PM | climateprediction.net | Requesting new tasks for CPU and Intel GPU
1/17/2015 2:48:30 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 03:44:56 on upload of 27ja13ag.1291.4975.438086664203.12.63_1_0
1/17/2015 2:48:30 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 03:18:04 on upload of 26jl12aa.1254.5384.438086664203.12.180_1_0
1/17/2015 2:48:30 PM | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:48:35 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 2:48:35 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 2:48:35 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 2:48:38 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:48:40 PM | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
1/17/2015 2:48:40 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
1/17/2015 2:48:40 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 25-Nov-2014 15:08:53)
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | | Reading preferences override file
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | | Preferences:
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | | max memory usage when active: 2004.01MB
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 3607.22MB
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | | max disk usage: 100.00GB
1/17/2015 2:48:45 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
1/17/2015 2:48:58 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 26ja13ac.27945.10292.438086664204.12.8_1_0
1/17/2015 2:48:58 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.230_1_0
1/17/2015 2:49:02 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 04:07:19 on upload of 26ja13ac.27945.10292.438086664204.12.8_1_0
1/17/2015 2:49:03 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 03:06:58 on upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.230_1_0
1/17/2015 2:49:03 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 08se12ae.10899.11519.438086664201.12.69_1_0
1/17/2015 2:49:03 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 2:49:06 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 04:04:58 on upload of 08se12ae.10899.11519.438086664201.12.69_1_0
1/17/2015 2:49:06 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 04:57:37 on upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 2:50:39 PM | SETI@home | Fetching scheduler list
1/17/2015 2:50:40 PM | SETI@home | Master file download succeeded
1/17/2015 2:50:45 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 2:50:45 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 2:50:45 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 2:50:47 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:52:48 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 2:52:48 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 2:52:48 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 2:52:51 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:54:00 PM | climateprediction.net | update requested by user
1/17/2015 2:54:01 PM | climateprediction.net | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
1/17/2015 2:54:01 PM | climateprediction.net | Requesting new tasks for CPU and Intel GPU
1/17/2015 2:54:04 PM | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 2:54:35 PM | | Windows is suspending operations
1/17/2015 2:54:35 PM | | Suspending computation - requested by operating system
1/17/2015 2:54:35 PM | | Suspending network activity - requested by operating system
1/17/2015 2:54:47 PM | | Resuming after OS suspension
1/17/2015 3:07:28 PM | | Resuming computation
1/17/2015 3:07:28 PM | | Resuming network activity
1/17/2015 3:07:29 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 3:07:29 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 3:07:29 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 3:07:30 PM | | Windows is resuming operations
1/17/2015 3:07:31 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't resolve host name
1/17/2015 3:07:58 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
1/17/2015 3:08:00 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
1/17/2015 3:14:08 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 3:14:08 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 3:14:08 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 3:14:11 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 3:22:48 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 3:22:48 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 3:22:48 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 3:22:51 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 3:25:36 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 3:25:39 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 04:12:06 on upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 3:51:58 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 3:51:58 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 3:51:58 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 3:52:00 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 4:30:58 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
1/17/2015 4:30:58 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
1/17/2015 4:30:58 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: "no new tasks" requested via Manager
1/17/2015 4:31:00 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 417
1/17/2015 5:37:59 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
1/17/2015 5:38:04 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 03:11:14 on upload of 01jl12ad.31815.400013.438086664207.12.232_0_0
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1629087)
Posted 17 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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OK, I have aborted my final two work units before they got too far. I now have six completed work units that are stuck trying to upload.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1628688)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Good idea to disable anti virus and spyware. But that did not help. I have malwarebytes and comodo internet security pro. The same two are installed on my other computer with no issues. I disabled them one at a time, and still the files will not upload. (now three)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1628666)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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It is not BOINC. I went back to earlier version and the same upload issue persists.

I have turned off getting new work units for this computer. If I cant get the finished work units to upload, is it possible to move them to my Windows Vista computer which seem to upload OK, and upload them from there?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1628616)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Thanks for suggestions. Odd that all was good before going to new BOINC version. Something must be different elsewhere that I was not aware had changed.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1628606)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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My bad. I thought someone had told me in the store when I got computer a few months ago that I had 8.2. It is in fact 8.1 as you say.

I understand the two stage process to upload and report. After I had upgraded the version of BOINC, the next three GPU units completed stayed in attempting upload mode for around three days. When I saw a regular completed work unit also stall in upload, I rebooted computer, and they then went on uploading successfully and reporting as well. Since then, two more GPU units have completed and neither of them wants to upload even if I do reboot.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1628588)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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I guess it must just be my issue then. I suppose I will re-install the new BOINC, and if that does not work, see if I can re do the older version.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload and Reporting issues on Windows 8.2 and BOINC 7.4.36 (Message 1628187)
Posted 15 Jan 2015 by Profile Richard Walton
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Since I upgraded to BOINC 7.4.36, when a work unit finishes, it will not upload and report as it had in the prior version. But, if I reboot the computer, BOINC will do what it has to do, almost. I say that because having just rebooted, a number of units uploaded and reported, but two which had been stuck before the reboot are still stuck. This impacts my regular and GPU work units.

My older computer running Windows Vista and same BOINC version 7.4.36 is working flawlessly. So, it may be this version of BOINC with Windows 8? But it doesn't seem possible I would be the only one with Windows 8, so I am at a loss as to what is causing it.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 10 year club (Message 905902)
Posted 10 Jun 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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Yes! I have finally passed the ten year mark. Congratulations to all who have been here since the start, or at least just after the start as I was. . . Speaking of which, whatever happened to that ten year anniversary t-shirt contest? Whatever the design, I want one or two or three. For that matter, I would not mind another of the original Seti@Home t-shirts. Mine are a bit old looking now a days.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Mark your calendar for the Seti 10th anniversary party (Message 894802)
Posted 14 May 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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I wish I could get there- I had planned to, but found I have another prior commitment, and I am around a 6 hour round trip- I have not been to Tilden since my time at Cal a different life ago-
15) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED** SETI/BOINC Milestones (tm) XVII **CLOSED (Message 888887)
Posted 27 Apr 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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Somewhere when I was not looking, I must have passed 100,000 total for BOINC. Not bad for a laptop running part time.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc 6.6.20 - How's it shaping up? (Message 883518)
Posted 8 Apr 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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I did the upgrade early because I was only using one cpu for SETI if I got an AP unit. This was because the estimated time for the AP was so high, I could not get scheduler to give me any more work even though I had an idle cpu to do it. That works fine in the upgrade. Within a short time of upgrade, scheduler had sent more than enough- I guess I should have turned the "days on hand" back down before starting up.

One thing I noticed is that I saw the old message that 'BOINC could not contact server due to no internet connection and no default connect was set up' - message. I have not seen that for ages back when I had a dial-up connection, and there actually were times I had no connection. But, now I am on connected all the time, and that message was a bit strange since just after it popped up, I did an update, and connection was fine.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : AP units initial time over 400 hours- How to get additional SETI work? (Message 882907)
Posted 6 Apr 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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You don't necessarily have to join Boinc Alpha testing to use the alpha versions. You could just join the mailing list to stay current (I don't have the URL handy), but be ready for a lot of mail especially when a new version is put out for testing. If you would prefer you can just report problems to the Boinc Message Boards. You will need to register to be allowed to post.

The latest Boinc version can found on the download page from All versions or from Download Index page which also list past versions.


Thanks. I just downloaded version 6.6.20, and within seconds of restarting computation I got an additional 15 tasks. So far, so good. . .
18) Message boards : Number crunching : AP units initial time over 400 hours- How to get additional SETI work? (Message 882896)
Posted 6 Apr 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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I am on BOINC 6.4.6

I do not mind AP. It would just be nice if I could get other SETI work on the idle processor when I have a new AP unit come in at over 400 hours that continues to take only a bit over 100 hours to do when it gets down to it. Why not even two AP units? I can do two in the same time it takes for one. It just seems that since the new improved AP, once I get one, that is it until I get a few days into the AP unit.

I don't know if you're adverse to beta testing.

I understand that a big change in the current development versions is to do scheduling on a per-core basis instead of a per-system basis.

In other words, BOINC would recognize your overworked core, and your idle core, and get more work.

This has nothing to do with the science application, by the way, one of the major BOINC features is that the science application may completely ignore scheduling.


How do I sign up? I mean, sure- I could do this, but are there requirements other than downloading a test version of BOINC and telling someone if I have a problem?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : AP units initial time over 400 hours- How to get additional SETI work? (Message 882815)
Posted 6 Apr 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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Mixing APs and MBs on the same system, especially if there is CUDA running, will throw the DCF way off, and the estimates will be all wrong.


Now that you mention it, I don't understand why the problem isn't worse. I just checked the DCF on my CUDA machines. It is as low as 0.02. The same machines run AP on the CPUs, but the cache doesn't get out of control. Is BM (6.6.20 in my case) smart enough to remember the time CPU tasks actually take and schedule downloads for the cache appropriately?

It would seem the long term solution would be to have two DCFs, one for CUDA and one for the CPU(s).


No CUDA here. I would like to, but just have a lowly CUDA free laptop- Maybe I should go back to pre-CUDA Boinc version? But, I thought the "works" were the same except for the addition of CUDA choice.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : AP units initial time over 400 hours- How to get additional SETI work? (Message 882808)
Posted 6 Apr 2009 by Profile Richard Walton
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I am on BOINC 6.4.6

I do not mind AP. It would just be nice if I could get other SETI work on the idle processor when I have a new AP unit come in at over 400 hours that continues to take only a bit over 100 hours to do when it gets down to it. Why not even two AP units? I can do two in the same time it takes for one. It just seems that since the new improved AP, once I get one, that is it until I get a few days into the AP unit.


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