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1) Message boards : News : Database change (Message 2728)
Posted 6 Aug 2016 by Profile jay
Hi,
Was asking about activity.
Found the answer under Number Crunching.

See

http://findah.ucd.ie/forum_thread.php?id=267&postid=2711#2711

Jay
Edit: Rewrite- found answer in different topic.
2) Message boards : News : 57,634,517 WUs (Message 2390)
Posted 21 May 2015 by Profile jay
no work to download and server status says 1 wu ready to send..
late 5/21 almost midnight gmt. (but 60000 in progress)

if releasing long work, is it possible to shorten deadlines to a week -
so no over-downloading??

thanks, jay
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Latest workunits have bad runtime esrimates (Message 2195)
Posted 1 Apr 2015 by Profile jay
hi there.

There is a problem with using app_config.xml as a solution.

If I use it with two projects -like findah and WCG:
- wcg gets 1 task
- findah gets 40

but - if max_concurrent set to 1, boinc crunches the 1 findah task afte WCG is done.

BOINC will get NO MORE WCG TASKS until all of the findah tasks are done.
Says not needed - even with findah set at 1% project load.
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If the findah estimated time is larger, then ** I assume ** less findah tasks will be downloaded, thus giving other projects a chance to run.

especially in a laptop where only 1 processor is allowed to run because of heat.
(I live in Florida.)

THANKS.
Jay

ps
I have computing preferences-> Network usage set to 0 (min work buffer)
and 0.01% of a day max additional buffer.

Still gets too may findah wu.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Latest workunits have bad runtime esrimates (Message 2111)
Posted 21 Mar 2015 by Profile jay
Greetings !!

Please bump the estimates up to 1.5 or 2 hours per WU.

With a short completion estimate, BOINC will fill itself with FiNDAH WU.
Then, FINDAH takes way more than its project allocation as it finishes
the WU that take 50 times as long as the estimate.
As a result. FiNDAH does not play well with others.


On the occasion that a WU does finish within a few minutes, BOINC can then get
more wu - maintaining a balance between projects - according to Resource Share.

Is there another alternative to allowing my other projects to run - other than the user drop Findah to less than 1.0% of resource share??


Thanks,
Jay
5) Message boards : Cafe : Should BOINC be viewed as a provider of cloud services? (Message 1878)
Posted 3 Feb 2015 by Profile jay
Greetings.

I would like your opinions....

In another post, Ben wrote that he has little choice about using the VINA tasks.
I understand his thoughts and VINA is fine with me.

But, the manner in which another project uses VitualBox irritated me.
Then, I sat back and asked why.....

With BOINC, I am a volunteer.
I do my best to find worthwhile projects by looking into the project's website that explains what it is doing.

I like BOINC, because it can limit the internet utilization and the CPU utilization and it allows me to prioritize projects.

Sometimes.

Some of the CERN projects use Virtual Box.
Virtual box does its own I/O on the internet and does not follow the
restrictions the user places through BOINC.
Virtual Box can run multiple tasks, (I believe sequentially) as a single WU.

What I find irritating is that project's work is presented to scientists as a cloud service.
The BOINC volunteer has little or no information of what the work is doing, other than it is a job for the CERN scientists.

I can't quite define why the virtual box approach is so irritating to me.

Perhaps it is my ego.

I might be spoiled by the transparency provided by World Community Grid.

I would like your opinions/discussion.

Questions:
-What do you think about using Virtual box and BOINC as a cloud service?
-Is that asking too much of volunteers?
-How much should a project tell their volunteers about the end results and the methods?

I welcome your responses.
Jay
6) Message boards : Cafe : Historical guide to websites needed (Message 1877)
Posted 3 Feb 2015 by Profile jay
Thanks for the reply - especially the alias part.
Jay
7) Message boards : News : New WUs (Message 1875)
Posted 3 Feb 2015 by Profile jay
Greetings!!

The 5-day limit is GREAT!
I love it.

(( Let there be more than one 'seen' cruncher who wants shorter times))

[start soapbox]
While I'm at it, I'll go ahead and stand on another soapbox.
I recommend setting the network usage - work buffers to 0.1.
BOINC will keep your CPUs busy.
You can 'allow work' for a set of projects if you want to fine tune.

With smaller day-limits there will be less hoarding and more
cpus actively crunching the WU.

This is one reason I choose Malaria control and FIND@home over SETI.
Many times I see hundreds of WU sent to clients where they sit for 6
weeks and then time out.

[end soapbox]

Thanks again for the shorter limits!!!!

Jay
8) Message boards : News : New WUs (Message 1805)
Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Profile jay
Hello all,

What are the pros and cons of having a shorter deadline for the new data - say 5 days?

Or, perhaps, a FAQ about changing the default Computing Preferences -> Network usage to 0.0 and 0.1?

Thanks,
Jay
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Getting "Exceeded Disk Limit" when running on Linux. (Message 1716)
Posted 13 Jan 2015 by Profile jay
Charlie,

Thanks for your reply.

I did not think to look further down in the 'News' forum.
Oooops. My bad.

Thanks again.
Will resume WU in Linux.

Jay

-- edit--

No queue on the linux side, so it should start up OK.

On the Windows machine, I had accidently left 'find' requesting WU while I grabbed enough SETI WU to last through their database maintenance day.
Got about 1/2 a day worth.

Only had 1 error there - so will let them crunch....
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Getting "Exceeded Disk Limit" when running on Linux. (Message 1713)
Posted 13 Jan 2015 by Profile jay
Greetings!!

I haven't seen the "Exceeded Disk Limit" error posted yet.
All 24 WU that I run on Linux had failed.

Here are some entries from BOINC Event Log (of Linux Machine):
Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:07 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_959_22p2_2 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:08 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_959_22p2_2: exceeded disk limit: 0.15MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:09 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_885_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:09 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_1060_22p2_1_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:09 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_959_22p2_2 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:09 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_947_22p2_2 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:10 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_947_22p2_2: exceeded disk limit: 0.33MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:11 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_1060_22p2_1_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:11 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_959_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:11 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_947_22p2_2 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:11 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_949_22p2_2 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:12 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_949_22p2_2: exceeded disk limit: 0.19MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:13 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_959_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:13 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_947_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:13 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_949_22p2_2 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:13 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_939_22p2_2 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:14 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_939_22p2_2: exceeded disk limit: 0.21MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:16 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_947_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:16 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_949_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:16 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_939_22p2_2 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:16 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_1078_22p2_1 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:17 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_1078_22p2_1: exceeded disk limit: 0.18MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:18 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_949_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:18 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_939_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:18 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_1078_22p2_1 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:18 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_1009_22p2_2 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:19 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_1009_22p2_2: exceeded disk limit: 0.24MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:19 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_939_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:20 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_1078_22p2_1_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:20 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_1009_22p2_2 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:20 AM EST | FiND@Home | Starting task vina_216069_1022_22p2_2 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:21 AM EST | FiND@Home | Aborting task vina_216069_1022_22p2_2: exceeded disk limit: 0.25MB > 0.14MB Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:22 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_1078_22p2_1_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:22 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_1009_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:22 AM EST | FiND@Home | Computation for task vina_216069_1022_22p2_2 finished Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:25 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_1009_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:25 AM EST | FiND@Home | Started upload of vina_216069_1022_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:31:26 AM EST | FiND@Home | Finished upload of vina_216069_1022_22p2_2_0 Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:41:51 AM EST | FiND@Home | Fetching scheduler list Tue 13 Jan 2015 07:41:54 AM EST | FiND@Home | Master file download succeeded Tue 13 Jan 2015 08:31:12 AM EST | FiND@Home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks. Tue 13 Jan 2015 08:31:12 AM EST | FiND@Home | Reporting 24 completed tasks Tue 13 Jan 2015 08:31:12 AM EST | FiND@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: job cache full; AMD/ATI GPU: no applications) Tue 13 Jan 2015 08:31:15 AM EST | FiND@Home | Scheduler request completed Tue 13 Jan 2015 09:26:24 AM EST | FiND@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Tue 13 Jan 2015 09:26:24 AM EST | FiND@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU Tue 13 Jan 2015 09:26:26 AM EST | FiND@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks Tue 13 Jan 2015 09:26:26 AM EST | FiND@Home | No tasks sent


I had run Atlas - and had to get an excessive amount (100GB) of Disk for that -
so the limit isn't on my end.

Here is what BOINC says about my environment:
Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Starting BOINC client version 7.4.23 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Libraries: libcurl/7.37.1 OpenSSL/1.0.1f zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.28 librtmp/2.3 Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7700 series (Capeverde) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 2048MB, 1908MB available, 2048 GFLOPS peak) Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7700 series (Capeverde) (driver version 1526.3 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1526.3), 2048MB, 1908MB available, 2048 GFLOPS peak) Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | OpenCL CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor (OpenCL driver vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., driver version 1526.3 (sse2,avx,fma4), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1526.3)) Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Host name: pc-14-large Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Processor: 8 AuthenticAMD AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor [Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2] Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes xsave avx lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs xop skinit wdt lwp fma4 nodeid_msr topoext perfctr_core perfctr_nb arat cpb hw_pstate npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold vmmcall Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | OS: Linux: 3.16.0-29-lowlatency Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Memory: 11.64 GB physical, 13.67 GB virtual Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Disk: 147.52 GB total, 120.71 GB free Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | Local time is UTC -5 hours Mon 12 Jan 2015 12:14:54 PM EST | | VirtualBox version: 4.3.18_Ubuntur96516


Below is my userid in a URL that shows 24 WU that had this error:
http://findah.ucd.ie/results.php?userid=21156&offset=0&show_names=0&state=6&appid=

--
I have another PC running Windows Vista - It has 9 results OK and 1 with error:
(( I just suspended other projects on the Windows box to let FIND WU work through.))

http://findah.ucd.ie/workunit.php?wuid=6458406

I could not find a related message in the BOINC Event Log for this WU.

I hope this helps..
Any suggestions for me?? Stop asking for work on Linux Machine??

Thanks, Jay
11) Message boards : Cafe : Historical guide to websites needed (Message 1701)
Posted 13 Jan 2015 by Profile jay
Greetings!!

I have a wish-list of sorts - but a Cafe post may be more appropriate.

Could someone please make a list of the Different
"Fight Malaria" websites? A historical perspective would be helpful.
Yes, I can embrace change. I'm also interested in the history of the sites....

Fight Malaria @ Home
Fight TB @ Home
Find @ Home (Started March 2014?) (FIND == Find Neglected Diseases)

Thanks, Jay
12) Message boards : News : We're still chipping away at the data... (Message 1434)
Posted 2 Nov 2014 by Profile jay
Aurel,
Thanks for the update.
Jay
13) Message boards : Cafe : Eurocon in Dublin (Message 1415)
Posted 12 Jul 2014 by Profile jay
Greetings....
Any thought about a presentation or info-sheets in the Eurocon coming up in Dublin?

Or, for that matter, how about the World SF convention in London?

Jay




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