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1) Message boards : News : Any remaining major credit or application problems? (Message 50565)
Posted 7 Aug 2011 by Chris
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It run ok it seemed for about a week but now its nothing but computation errors. Alright I'm suspending the project until further notice, like 6 months. I can spend my time helping with something else.
2) Message boards : News : Any remaining major credit or application problems? (Message 50019)
Posted 9 Jul 2011 by Chris
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Is this project back up to snuff again? Can I unsuspend it now?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Bad WUs (Message 49132)
Posted 31 May 2011 by Chris
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This is all my stderr log has:

Another instance of BOINC is running.
GLE: Another instance of BOINC is running.
GLE: Another instanc
Another instance of BOINC is running.
GLE: Another instance of BOINC is running.
GLE: Another instanc

stdou shows this, close as I can find to what looks like an error of some kind:

Milkyway@home] Application uses missing NVIDIA GPU
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_fix10_2_972656_1306603817_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_free_2_988335_1306606718_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_fix10_2_996742_1306608426_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_fix10_2_999750_1306609021_1
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_10_3s_fix20_2_1013524_1306611655_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_fix10_2_1013271_1306611655_1
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_fix20_2_1028094_1306614608_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task ps_test_4_234939_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_10_3s_fix10_2_1041085_1306617280_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_free_2_19404_1305927073_1
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_10_3s_fix10_2_1054720_1306620041_0
28-May-2011 16:50:53 [Milkyway@home] Missing coprocessor for task de_separation_13_3s_fix10_2_1061303_1306621268_0
28-May-2011 16:50:54 [Milkyway@home] URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 289220; resource share 100
28-May-2011 16:50:54 [World Community Grid] URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 1600368; resource share 100
28-May-2011 16:50:54 [Milkyway@home] General prefs: from Milkyway@home (last modified 09-Apr-2011 03:45:51)
28-May-2011 16:50:54 [Milkyway@home] Host location: none

4) Message boards : Number crunching : Experimenting with BOINC setting and what they mean (Message 49103)
Posted 29 May 2011 by Chris
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I have unattached from the Einstein@Home project and my system chunkiness has stopped. I'll repost this on the Einstein@Home forum.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Experimenting with BOINC setting and what they mean (Message 49102)
Posted 29 May 2011 by Chris
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After a system restore I'm reattaching to projects. My 3 are WCG, MW@home and Einstein@Home. Just today finished reattaching to Einstein. Now my system chunks up a bit when playing games as if things aren't quite getting out of the way well enough.

So I wanted to go over with the community what these BOINC settings mean and to get a better understanding of how they affect me.

On preferences I have:

Allow computing while:

Computer is at work YES

While GPU is at work YES.

Now these are getting out of the way after whatever I put in, say I started using 50% of the system?

Also have told it not to leave suspended tasks in memory.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Bad WUs (Message 49101)
Posted 29 May 2011 by Chris
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Where do you find these STDERR logs? I cant find them in the BOINC folder or in 'My Documents'
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Is Anyone Addressing This Constant Computation Error Problem? (Message 49100)
Posted 29 May 2011 by Chris
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I just noticed I now am getting computation errors on MW@Home. Not sure how to post the info or how toget it any more detailed than it shows in messages. Suffices to say at least ten tasks have went belly up that were going through the night. Not a single MW@Home success on the list. Other projects are having no such problem.

Going to withdraw support for a while until this gets ironed out.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : What different tricks do you guys use to optimize your system performance? (Message 49081)
Posted 27 May 2011 by Chris
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So what they mean is the program will not do anything with any of the BOINC projects as they do not keep an actual window open.


Thinking about this, it might not help BOINC directly, but indirectly it may well help. If you are running other programs that use an actual window the program may shift them to unused CPU cores thus freeing up the core that uses BOINC.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Requirements [OLD] (Message 49079)
Posted 27 May 2011 by Chris
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It would be nice to have these conveniently labelled(graphics card list) as to which ones are available with AGP or not. My roommate uses BOINC but has an older Motherboared with AGP and an AMD 3100+ in it and would be interested to know which were available for what style without hunting the internet. We could do that but it would be more convenient labelled for those in the future wondering the same thing.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : The latest AGP cards if any that can be used with MW@Home (Message 48916)
Posted 21 May 2011 by Chris
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Thank you. :)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : The latest AGP cards if any that can be used with MW@Home (Message 48909)
Posted 21 May 2011 by Chris
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Were there any AGP cards from ATI and/or Nvidia that supported whatever is needed on those cards for MW@Home to be able to use them?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.10.60 (Message 48148)
Posted 23 Apr 2011 by Chris
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I removed the new version and went back to 6.6.38. It has the option on install to allow all users to control BOINC, something the new version doesn't have.

It's still there, on the same screen that lets you choose rather or not to use the screensaver. Don't use the express install. If you want to use the newer features you'll have to use a newer client anyway. 6.12.22 is the latest and more bug free than any of the 6.10.xx clients IMO.


ok I found it. It wont let me use the old one anyways. :)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.10.60 (Message 48057)
Posted 20 Apr 2011 by Chris
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I removed the new version and went back to 6.6.38. It has the option on install to allow all users to control BOINC, something the new version doesn't have. I'll have to stick with this until they put that option in.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.10.60 (Message 48056)
Posted 20 Apr 2011 by Chris
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I just downloaded this update. I usualy use my PC and BOINC in a non-admin profile for which I do most of my web surfing and such from. Now this new BOINC is bitching and complaining about not being in a non-admin profile and wont let me manage boinc. I wish I had not upgraded.

Can someone give me the skinny on how to fix this as I took a poke in admin mode at the preferences etc but didnt see anything useful and I really don't have time to dance with this.

Thanks.

15) Message boards : News : Visualization/Screensaver Work (Message 47945)
Posted 17 Apr 2011 by Chris
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Another vote for this one! Option #2
16) Message boards : News : Visualization/Screensaver Work (Message 47944)
Posted 17 Apr 2011 by Chris
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I hope that also they can get some kind of cool images to use as the their BOINC icon rather than just the big boring 'B'. And some cool images to go by in the BOINC window like the Help Fund Childhood Cancer project does.

Why has this not been done a long time ago?
17) Message boards : News : increased WU limits (Message 47877)
Posted 15 Apr 2011 by Chris
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I'm waiting another week or so before I jump into this again.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Up & Down - Problems (Message 47870)
Posted 15 Apr 2011 by Chris
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The main BOINC page still has 6.10 for download so I'll stick with that for now. Seems other versions may be wonky from time to time.
19) Message boards : News : Milkyway Screensaver Testing (Message 47200)
Posted 9 Apr 2011 by Chris
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I tried both of your demos and while they work, I don't get it I guess. Maybe shooting for being too complex? Suggestion would be to simplify the graphics representation down to something that will fit entirely in the window. I realize my other suggestion I posted in the wrong thread. But this one is more of the same especially after toying with the cube demo and the other one.

My thoughts are perhaps there should be an option for a way more simplified view of it that still looks cool that passerbyes would stop and want to watch. As it is they are probably not there yet. Just my thoughts. :)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : How are you guys able to run so many diff project at once effectively? (Message 47198)
Posted 9 Apr 2011 by Chris
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Now that the board is back up, just wanted to let you guys know you have me running a bunch of diff projects now. I'm running MW@Home, WCG Help Fight Childhood Cancer and since the project crashed here I tried CFDN. Incredible program but shoved everything else out of the way. As much as climate prediction would be useful helping fight childhood cancer is way more urgent.

So I have suspended MW@Home and CFDN and have Help Fight Childhood Cancer going and Einstein@Home.


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