Posts by Jimbocous

1) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2053257)
Posted 13 Jul 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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And even after all that time, the last of my Valids haven' been cleared.

None of those stats have updated since 16 June
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 2052900)
Posted 29 Jun 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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. . I just thought I would keep this thread from oblivion ...

. . I miss the conversations that were so much a part of S@H, E@H is dead quiet by comparison. And it gets dead boring just humming along with my NVidia cards trundling along in OpenCL mode. Oh for the excitement of gurus making apps that lifted the productivity of those cards and the fun of tweaking them to get it right ...

Stephen

+1
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2050770)
Posted 1 Jun 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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i still seeing some flying spots here ... http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/kiosk/

Bogus, if I understand that cute little graphic correctly. The numbers sure don't add up.
Maybe a year ago ...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI orphans (Message 2049223)
Posted 15 May 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Some projects will only allow you to register via BOINC Manager
If this doesn't work, try to find an HTTPS version of the site

Yeah i was going through web browser on their website using https and it gave me a captcha, and after 15 "failed" attempts, I gave up on MW.

Captcha said I answered correctly, otherwise it wouldn't have given the green check mark saying "you are human and answered correctly," but then the MW website kept saying invalid captcha.

So..... MW doesn't get my CPU cycles. They obviously don't want them.

I had a similar problem. I think it doesn't like certain web browsers. Try a different one if you have another option.

I'm running E@H for GPUs and MW for CPUs on the few machines I have left running, since current BOINC workshare is borked.
I created the MW account via BOINC Manager after being unable to do so via Firefox. Don't recall why, but it was easier that way.
Have had no issues for over a month now.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2047902)
Posted 2 May 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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State: All (5188) · In progress (0) · Validation pending (0) · Validation inconclusive (10) · Valid (5091) · Invalid (85) · Error (2) 
6) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2047757)
Posted 1 May 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Looks like someone has messed with the back-off parameters again. Instead of a consistent 30 minutes, it's now 15 minutes for a couple cycles then bounces you out to 24 hours.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2047484)
Posted 29 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Brings back fond memories of using TheDraw to do ANSI graphics for BBSes.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2046807)
Posted 24 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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. . I recommend a Sci-Fi short story called 'The Marching Morons' by C.M.Kornbluth (also nicely subtle in the title 8-})

Stephen

:)


+1 I have always liked that story :)

Tom M

+1
Nice to see it's online now for free reading.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI orphans (Message 2046590)
Posted 23 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=13847&postid=95212

(facepalm)....

I'm starting to think if participants ever really realised how carelessly their computational resources and donated energy are used... BOINC would be turned off :/

Interesting that no one who responded to you actually addressed the point and question you raised.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2045516)
Posted 18 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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11) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2044422)
Posted 12 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Let the cleanup commence on Monday afternoon.

For the cleanup to commence do we not require tasks to timeout and then be re-sent?


It depends on "bunkering" hosts like this https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=8652081&offset=52360&show_names=0&state=1&appid=

Over 52K tasks in progress, with the oldest ones from 4th March !
And as far as GPUs, 1337 reported via spoofing, only 1 actually installed. What a special guy.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2043791)
Posted 9 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Just got notified of a Boinc Manager update for my Windows box. Downloaded the VM version. Maybe I will explore running Cosmology@Home which is a VM only project on it.

Tom M

Just FYI, if it's 7.16.5 x64 you've updated to, be advised I've been having nothing but trouble with that on my Win box with Einstein jobs, and after 2 trys I just fell back to 7.14.2. Seems CPU jobs just halt. Also apparently trashed the history, to the point where it''s saying I reached my max of 480 tasks per day and threw me into a 24 hour project back-off.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2043635)
Posted 8 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Well, the replica has finally caught up and is back in synch.

Meow meow meow.

Wee Haw meow!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2043615)
Posted 8 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Another system (from another thread).

In progress 25281
And it's been a week since last contact with the server.

And with the user being Anonymous, for all we know they could have several systems in the same state.

Given it's a spoofed GPU system on 7.16.7, shouldn't be too hard to figure out who it belongs to. Creative bunkering, anyone?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 2043471)
Posted 7 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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the ONLY problem I ever had was after running the coolbits command and writing an xorg.conf file, sometimes the bus ID gets changed of the GPU driving the monitor. ... just manually edit the xorg.conf file to return device/screen 0 to being the bus ID back to the GPU that shows the BIOS at boot.

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
--make changes to file in nano--
[Ctrl]+X to save changes
reboot

That's been the issue that's plagued me on my HP boxes since day 1. Can't ever count on where the desktop is actually going to show up. The times I tried to change the xorg.conf file I ended up unbootable, and had to go back to the backup.
Must be about time for me to tackle that issue again, now that SETI is wound down and most crunchers are turned off, and figure out how I'm doing wrong something that should be so simple.
For anyone who is interested, I finally figured out my problem with trying to modify xorg.conf, and it was a strange one.
When trying to sort out which GPU was which, as it turns out nvidia writes PCI bus ID numbers in xorg.conf as decimal numbers, but it reports them via nvidia-smi in hexadecimal. On the HP boxes, the dec numbers of one GPU match the hex numbers of a different one, so each time I was editing ID 28h I was changing 40dec, as opposed to 28dec which was of course 1Ch. Wasn't immediately obvious, given that the first 4 GPUs were devs 04-05-06-07, which of course are the same either way.
Always the little things ...
16) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2043468)
Posted 7 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Because of systems like this one.
Last contact, April 1
Tasks in progress, 14,409!
Something really messed up here, and I don't think it's the client, but rather the DB.
. Error tasks that timed out in 24 hours?
. MB tasks with a 14 day timeout?
. 14k tasks in progress on a machine with 1 GPU?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2043420)
Posted 7 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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31=4
1=1
2=4
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up Linux to crunch CUDA90 and above for Windows users (Message 2043283)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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Do you ever use the LInux box to remote into windows? I am having a heck of a time......
OK, so just for grins I checked this out.
At least on my 18.04, Remmina is part of the distributions and is ready to use. Near as I can tell, this has been around and included since Ubuntu 12 or so.
1) Open a terminal window.
2) Just invoke it: $ remmina
3) Pops up GUI window, offers choice of RDP, SSH and VNC connections. Select RDP. (Cute, I'll have to see how SSH does to another Linux box. Useful)
4) Enter Computer Name of remote Win box. ( You did enable remote access, right? Do select Network Level Authentication when enabling it in Windows Settings.)
5) Enter your username on that machine and, if needed, password.
6) You may need to adjust color settings if you'll get an error. The default H264 generated an error. I found 32 bit Truecolor to work.
7) Save this as default.
8) Connect.

If you're running BOINC on the Win box, you need to understand that GPU processing will stop during the RDP session. This is a Windows issue, in that the RDP handler has its own video driver, and shuts down the GPU driver while the RDP session is active. Always has, which is why when all my crunchers were still Win7/10 I never used RDP from the daily driver to do stuff on them.
There may be a way to save the connection info for the next session, but if so I didn't find it. Looks like the info can be found in remmina --help, though

Hope this is useful. Thanks for asking the question, glad I learned this for that one time I'll need it. :)
Later, Jim ...
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2043279)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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4 turned up here for the 31st UTC.
Ditto, so far ....
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 2043278)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Profile Jimbocous Project Donor
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It may have taken a PhD to write BOINC, but it shouldn't require one to configure it.
This thing load-shares like three teenagers and a dog in the back seat of the car.
Just sayin' ...
I suspect that when developing it they had no idea of the ways in which people would try to get things to run. And many of the options can conflict with other options, combined with Anonymous Platform support, the way Resource sharing is determined, variable processing times & hugely varying deadlines and hardware requirements along with incredibly small to ridiculously huge caches and people using ncpus & other such settings in ways the developers never imagined in their wildest dreams (worst nightmares?) results in things not happening in quite the way people might expect them too, and certainly not within their expected time frame- which generally seems to be immediately, if not retrospectively.

As I said, like 3 teenagers and a dog. :)


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