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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Conflict MW (ATI) & Aqua CPU (Message 29139)
Posted 10 Aug 2009 by ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
#3 for me.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : post milkyway_i686-pc-linux-gnu problems here (Message 7538)
Posted 8 Dec 2008 by ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
Nate,

Please consider adding the paper to the [trac]wiki:ProjectPapers[/trac] 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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:

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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
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 ProfileKSMarksPsych
Post:
I just subscribed using Google Reader and all looks well.

Yay!


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