Posts by KSMarksPsych
log in
1) Message boards : Number crunching : Conflict MW (ATI) & Aqua CPU (Message 29139)
Posted 10 Aug 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Check your DCF for Aqua. If the DCF > 90 the task will run in high priority. There's a thread on the Aqua forms about it.
2) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : milkyway & milkywayGPU makefile (Message 23831)
Posted 1 Jun 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
I have a 64 bit Linux machine with a CUDA capable card. Getting it to work with BOINC hasn't gone well.

If you can give a general idea of what you'd like me to do, I'd be happy to get compiling ;)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Losing my BOINC manager (Message 14704)
Posted 10 Mar 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Look in stderrgui.txt (I'm doing this from memory since I'm on a Linux box now) and see if there is a crash dump in there.
4) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : source v0.18 (Message 10834)
Posted 15 Feb 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Now I only need a few 'recreational' hours (plus a few, plus a few, hey it's IT...) to install *nix. Any recommendations for the flavour? I'm not a total newbie, did some AIX sysadm in my early days (and not only smitty). But I would also like to use some regular programs like a spreadsheet, mail, photoeditor and stuff.


I like Fedora. But Ubuntu is OK too. I use Open Office for word processing and spread sheet type stuff. GIMP is good for high power photo stuff. For simple resizing and cropping I use KolourPaint (included with KDE), which is more powerful than MS Paint.

And back on topic, I'm going to install the new beta app (32 bit) in a few minutes.
5) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : How to install the new optimised clients for Linux? (Message 9257)
Posted 27 Jan 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Typical, first computer takes a day and the second one 3 minutes.


That's the learning process.

:-)

A day, heh, that's nothing. There are things I'll work on for a week before getting it right.

Congrats!
6) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : Recompiled Linux 32/64 apps (Message 9240)
Posted 27 Jan 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Many thanks from me too!

I had the .14 SSE2 running on my Core Duo (Fedora 9). Times went down for about an hour and a half to just under an hour. I found out that PNI = SSE3 so I'm trying the .16 SSE3 version now.

Running well on my Core 2 Duo (Fedora 7) as well. I'm getting ready to upgrade to the .16 release.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Vote for the MilkyWay favicon! (Message 8182)
Posted 4 Jan 2009 by Profile KSMarksPsych
#3 for me.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : post milkyway_i686-pc-linux-gnu problems here (Message 7538)
Posted 8 Dec 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Running well for me.

Fedora 9 on an Intel Core Duo laptop with some random alpha build of BOINC. I really need to update...
9) Message boards : Number crunching : post milkyway_i686-pc-linux-gnu problems here (Message 7113)
Posted 1 Dec 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Just had one error out after 35 minutes.

Task ID 56879889
Name nm_stripe79_1_13099_1228123065_0
Workunit 57100851
Created 1 Dec 2008 9:17:50 UTC
Sent 1 Dec 2008 9:28:30 UTC
Received 1 Dec 2008 11:21:52 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Client error
Client state Compute error
Exit status 255 (0xff)
Computer ID 36872
Report deadline 4 Dec 2008 9:28:30 UTC
CPU time 2143.636117
stderr out

<core_client_version>6.4.1</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process exited with code 255 (0xff, -1)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
Unrecognized XML in parse_init_data_file: computation_deadline
Skipping: 1228379223.600000
Skipping: /computation_deadline
Unrecognized XML in GLOBAL_PREFS::parse_override: mod_time
Skipping: /mod_time
Unrecognized XML in GLOBAL_PREFS::parse_override: max_ncpus_pct
Skipping: 100.000000
Skipping: /max_ncpus_pct
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
APP: error writing checkpoint (closing checkpoint file) 0
Unrecognized XML in parse_init_data_file: computation_deadline
Skipping: 1228379223.600000
Skipping: /computation_deadline
Unrecognized XML in GLOBAL_PREFS::parse_override: mod_time
Skipping: /mod_time
Unrecognized XML in GLOBAL_PREFS::parse_override: max_ncpus_pct
Skipping: 100.000000
Skipping: /max_ncpus_pct
Error reading into stream_integrals

</stderr_txt>
]]>

Validate state Invalid
Claimed credit 5.05409120118583
Granted credit 0
application version 0.04



This was after detaching/reattaching to get the stock app.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : An interesting error... (Message 6561)
Posted 24 Nov 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
It's a sanity check in the work fetch algorithm of the core client. It pops up occasionally, but is totally harmless.
11) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : What's on the agenda? (Message 3567)
Posted 29 May 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Thanks for the update, but I don't think this paper qualifies to be there. Our paper wasn't to the point of using the Milkyway@home data yet as we were still in the process of getting it up and running while we did the work in the paper on a cluster. The next paper would definitely work though as a of the work should come from you guys.

Thanks again, and if I am misunderstanding what the qualifications for the papers page is please let me know.


Sorry Nate, I misunderstood what you said. Once you get the MW@H data published, definitely put the paper(s) on that page.

:-)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with new W/Us (Message 3544)
Posted 28 May 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
I killed one on Fedora 7 x64 after it had run 9+ hours.
13) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : What's on the agenda? (Message 3541)
Posted 28 May 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Nate,

Please consider adding the paper to the ProjectPapers page in the Wiki.

If you don't have an account, I can add it for you. Just let me know.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational error with fedora 9 (Message 3480)
Posted 14 May 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
HELP every task gose this way with fedora 9


Ouch... and I was about to upgrade my 64 bit machine to F9.

Maybe I'll hold off on it for a bit.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Weak Account Key (Message 3008)
Posted 4 Apr 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Also, this change requires a scheduler update which i'm not sure actually happened. So if anyone else wants to give this a try and tell me what happens for them i would be greatly obliged.


I got the same.

2008-04-04 19:45:46 [http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/] Fetching scheduler list
2008-04-04 19:45:50 [http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/] Master file download succeeded
2008-04-04 19:45:55 [http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/] Sending scheduler request: Project initialization
2008-04-04 19:45:55 [http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/] Requesting 1 seconds of new work
2008-04-04 19:46:01 [Milkyway@home] Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
2008-04-04 19:46:01 [Milkyway@home] Message from server: Invalid or missing account key. Visit this project's web site to get an account key.
2008-04-04 19:46:01 [Milkyway@home] Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
2008-04-04 19:46:01 [Milkyway@home] Reason: no work from project

I can PM you the xml file if you'd like.

[edit]
Simply replacing the weak auth with the account key and resaving the file works.

2008-04-04 19:50:47 [Milkyway@home] Requesting 5958 seconds of new work
2008-04-04 19:50:52 [Milkyway@home] Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
2008-04-04 19:50:52 [Milkyway@home] New host venue: home
2008-04-04 19:50:52 [Milkyway@home] Deferring communication for 7 sec
2008-04-04 19:50:52 [Milkyway@home] Reason: requested by project
2008-04-04 19:50:54 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file astronomy_1.22_i686-pc-linux-gnu
2008-04-04 19:50:54 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file parameters_generated_1207353568_678056
2008-04-04 19:50:56 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Finished download of file parameters_generated_1207353568_678056
2008-04-04 19:50:56 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 945 bytes/sec
2008-04-04 19:50:56 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file stars_convolved_82_simulated.txt
2008-04-04 19:50:59 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Finished download of file astronomy_1.22_i686-pc-linux-gnu
2008-04-04 19:50:59 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 310524 bytes/sec
2008-04-04 19:50:59 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file parameters_generated_1207353568_678057
2008-04-04 19:51:00 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Finished download of file parameters_generated_1207353568_678057
2008-04-04 19:51:00 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 3008 bytes/sec
2008-04-04 19:51:00 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file parameters_generated_1207353567_678037
2008-04-04 19:51:01 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Finished download of file parameters_generated_1207353567_678037
2008-04-04 19:51:01 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 2297 bytes/sec
2008-04-04 19:51:01 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file parameters_generated_1207353502_677919
2008-04-04 19:51:02 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Finished download of file parameters_generated_1207353502_677919
2008-04-04 19:51:02 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Throughput 3554 bytes/sec
2008-04-04 19:51:02 [Milkyway@home] [file_xfer] Started download of file parameters_generate

So it's not the way I named the file or the structure of the file.
[/edit]
16) Message boards : Number crunching : GECCO2008 paper accepted (Message 2288)
Posted 16 Mar 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych
good news everyone!

the paper we submitted to the GECCO 2008 conference was accepted, this paper is all about results we've gotten using the genetic search/simplex hybrid on BOINC -- so we couldn't have done it without you :)

for more information on the conference: GECCO 2008

and here's a link to our paper so you can all read it :)

An Asynchronous Hybrid Genetic-Simplex Search for Modeling the Milky Way Galaxy using Volunteer Computing



Don't forget to add it to the Trac page.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Outages (Message 1458)
Posted 13 Jan 2008 by Profile KSMarksPsych

If you turn off the "auto reboot", you should get a BSOD that
gives you some more information what it could be that causing it.



Maybe if it ran Windows... But BOINC software runs under Linux.
18) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Post preview (Message 1177)
Posted 26 Dec 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
That's part of the new-ish forum software. A server software upgrade will bring that... and probably break 33 other things too. :-)
19) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Milkyway@Home 1.07 (Message 203)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
Is running fine on my Fedora 7 host. I'm finishing them in roughly 90 seconds.

Great Job!
20) Message boards : Number crunching : News RSS broken (Message 104)
Posted 4 Oct 2007 by Profile KSMarksPsych
I just subscribed using Google Reader and all looks well.

Yay!


Next 20

Main page · Your account · Message boards


Copyright © 2017 AstroInformatics Group