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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7296)
Posted 8 Aug 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
On Windows 10 you can also install Windows Subsystem for Linux, to run Linux apps directly on WIndows without VM. Recent BoincMgr versions supports this. Installation instruction for WSL is here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

BTW, install VirtualBox on your machines if you do not have it. Some projects require it.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7290)
Posted 6 Aug 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
I think more importantly the right kind of processors are needed to achieve the badges. An AMD GPU, NV GPU, a CPU to run each of them on Windows/Linux, Android device and miner to run BTC when it was running. Some apps are only available on certain devices can that can inhibit the # of. The number of processors can inhibit the badge level though.


As a minimum you need Windows and Nvidia GPU, this will cover projects which are Windows only and CUDA GPU apps. Linux also may be helpful. AMD GPU uses OpenCL which is also supported by Nvidia cards, so AMD-only projects are rare (if they exists). You also should get some Android device, and some ARM-based device like Raspberry Pi. Look for 64-bit ones (called ARCH64 or ARM64), as some projects have 64-bit ARM app only. After extra configuration you will be able to run 32-bit ARM apps on them too.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7271)
Posted 24 Jul 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Thanks for your advice, to be clear, both the routers I am using (Netgears) are hard wired to give out a maximum of 32 wifi addresses per channel. I know that if you are using ethernet cables then the limit as you say is 253. Yes, the range the Netgear routers run is 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.255, the other router I have is a TPLink which has an address of 192.168.1.1. I've run a few checks using IP scanner and this can see the Router but if I type in 192.168.1.1 then I can't access it to change anything. Now then, when my Internet was upgraded to Fibre To Cabinet this router no longer worked so I had to purchase the Netgear routers. The strange thing is though that I was able to plug it in to the new Netgear router and it worked just fine then when we had a power outage a few months ago it reverted to 192.168.1.1 and I've no idea how to get into the router to change the parameters. I also dug out an old Netgear WAP which should have an address of 192.168.0.227 but this shows up as 192.168.1.227 and I can't access it...As my wife made me remove all of my ethernet cables and hubs a while ago I started using Powerline connectors but since the power cut one of them no longer works, shrug.
One other option I have is to get a Hauwei internet box but these only support 10 connections and cost around £30 a month.

Pete

You can try resetting it to factory setting. First find factory reset button - it is in small hole, usually on back of device. Then plug in your router, and press that button (you will need pin or something like this to reach it). After this wait a bit and try to connect to it. Make sure you connect from "inside" network of the router, access from "external" network usually is disabled by default. You may also need to use cable connection, as access via WiFi also may be disabled by default.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7267)
Posted 24 Jul 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

Pete


Is it the bandwidth or your network, because if it's the network you can always get a cheap wifi router and add a 2nd network. OTH if it's the total bandwidth you are sorta stuck unless you live near a wifi hotspot or open one.

If you have problem with bandwidth of your home WiFi router and not connection to your internet provider, you can try connecting your Android devices by cable. I know that there are special USB-Ethernet adapters to do this like mentioned in this article, you can try using them: https://www.wirelesshack.org/how-to-connect-a-android-to-wired-ethernet-connection.html


Not the bandwidth but the fact that I've run out of IP addresses. I have a dual band Modem router and a triple band router. These are both limited to 32 channels per band. There's plenty of empty channels on the high speed band but I've used all 64 channels on the low speed bands. Not all to Androids but to a mixture of other wifi devices, I have tons of them like for example I have 2 wifi boosters, an alexa, 4 smart TV's 2 wireless printers, etc. I do have another dual band modem router but I haven't figured out why it always gets an IP address that isn't in the right range for me to access it. So, I can add more Androids but they have to be dual speed and not all of them are.

Pete

To be clear, IP addresses and WiFi channels are independent things - I am not sure if you are mixing them or not.

Your routers are probably configured to use IP addresses 192.168.x.x with netmask 255.255.255.0 (may be also written as /24), what means that you have 253 IP addresses available (remaining 3 are used for network, broadcast and router addresses). If this is not enough for you, you can change your netmask to wider one, up to 255.255.0.0 (or /16) what will give you over 64K addresses.
If you are interested, here is more info about addresses reserved for private networks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network

Regarding WiFi channels, you may see too much interference from having multiple devices on the same channel. In such case another router with different channel number will help. This additional router should be connected via cable to your 1st router. By default it will be configured to have its own private IP range and use NAT (Network Address Translation) to connect to other network. If this is not right for you, look for option to switch it into bridge mode to make it part of the same IP range as used by 1st router. In this case also make sure you have DHCP server on one router only, two DHCP servers in one network is bad idea.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7260)
Posted 24 Jul 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Some years ago I was running 20+ PC's all with NVidia GPU's. From 2003 till 2007 I was running Folding@Home then late 2006 I started running Boinc. Massive electric bill around £600 ($900) per month. Started running Androids in 2015 and now have a huge farm of them. I only have 2 PC's running now plus a few laptops and of course the Androids and the bill is down to £115! I would add more Android tablets but I'm close to the limit on what my WiFi can handle.

Pete


Is it the bandwidth or your network, because if it's the network you can always get a cheap wifi router and add a 2nd network. OTH if it's the total bandwidth you are sorta stuck unless you live near a wifi hotspot or open one.

If you have problem with bandwidth of your home WiFi router and not connection to your internet provider, you can try connecting your Android devices by cable. I know that there are special USB-Ethernet adapters to do this like mentioned in this article, you can try using them: https://www.wirelesshack.org/how-to-connect-a-android-to-wired-ethernet-connection.html
6) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7240)
Posted 20 Jul 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
RakeSearch starts tests of new app - SAT-based search for orthogonal pairs of DLS of order 10. WUs should appear soon.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7144)
Posted 23 May 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
RakeSearch has passed 92%. All WUs from Rake10 search will be sent out in about 1 week. If you still need some hours, this is last change to get them. Make sure to install optimized apps too, they are about 3.5 times faster than official ones.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : ARM AArch64 app? (Message 7080)
Posted 12 Apr 2020 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
You can run 32-bit ARM app on AARCH64. Do do this, follow these steps: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=11411
9) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid hours not posting (Message 6860)
Posted 12 Sep 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Time for PPS-DIV is reported incorrectly. I ran it for last 24h hours on 32 core machine, so I should have at least 500 hours. However WUProp shows 87 hours only.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : How do you create an account here? (Message 6766)
Posted 26 Jul 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
I've had an account for a few years now, but I noticed that if you're logged out, there doesn't seem to be any way to create a new account here. There's no link on the front page to make a new account, and the log in prompt doesn't have a "Create an account" link either.

So if you didn't have an account here already...how exactly would you create one?

Please try creating account via BOINC Manager, as specified in "Participate" section on front page:

Participate

Read our rules and policies
Download and run BOINC.
Choose Add Project
When prompted, enter
https://wuprop.boinc-af.org/
If you have any problems, get help here.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6689)
Posted 27 May 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Crunching for RakeSearch app from RakeSearch project is coming to the end - recently it passed 95%. If you need more hours for this app, this is last moment to get them.

This project soon will start crunching for new app, RakeSearch for rank 10. Current plan is to perform only part of search for rank 10 squares using it, so it will be short living app - I expect few weeks to few months, it is hard to tell how fast it will be.

Project has also plans to introduce other apps, however there are no details about them now.

Source: https://rake.boincfast.ru/rakesearch/forum_thread.php?id=176
12) Message boards : Number crunching : LHC@Home Theory Native ??? (Message 6615)
Posted 8 Apr 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
This is not enough. Please follow instruction here to install extra software required to run them: https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=4971.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6562)
Posted 23 Mar 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
If you still have problem with getting WUs for Gravitational Wave Engineering run on LIGO O1 Open Data, mmonnin at Einstein@Home's forum wrote how to get them. It works for me too, although I got more non-eng tasks:

Sometimes I've gotten apps not available as a selection by selecting CPU only, the Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 (GPU) app and then checking test apps. It didn't work this time so I allowed the Open Data app and Allow non-preferred apps. I got mostly the Engineering app, 32 of 33 tasks.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC BETA version Android 7.14.1 (Message 6519)
Posted 14 Mar 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Edit: I also haven't seen the Android RakeSearch app mentioned above by mmonnin. I know Daniel made a Linux ARM app. mmonnin do you have the link? I'm assuming Android is what you meant since the OP was talking about BOINC for Android. If not, then please disregard.

Manual installation of optimized apps on Android is tricky, it can be done on rooted devices only. Because of this I did not create apps for Android.

I know that NativeBOINC app allows to install such apps. However it is no longer maintained. I did not check if it still work or not.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6422)
Posted 21 Jan 2019 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
If it hasn't aborted let it go. They can take many months. Mine sat at 99% for months so yeah the ETA just kept climbing. The one I completed had quite a few millions of seconds already attempted on it before I became the wingman as it had been created in 2013. 3.9k hours for my 1 task.

Some of these tasks are really long. I crunch one for over 400 days now, and have no idea how much long it may take.


I highly doubt that Wu will ever finish, mine reached 100% maybe 100 days ago & then dropped back to 98.65% & hasn't moved off that since ... Other than running them for the Hr's there's no reason to run them ...


Yes, these WUs behave in this way. They hit 100% and immediately drop back to ~98%. Then they go up and drop again. On RNA forum there is thread about such "monster" WUs, you may take a look there.

Some people collects projects for their signatures, so they would have to complete successfully at least one WU from project to add it there.


RNA WU finally did error out at some time in the last few days, I just noticed it was gone this morning. I did get over 5100 Hr's on it & 56k in credits to put me over 500k for the project so all wasn't lost anyway ...


My RNA WU finally completed successfully yesterday! It took 38,529,700 secs to complete it - it is about 446 days, or almost 15 months. This WU and another one which I could not complete because of hardware failure gave me 16,120.28 hours in WUProp.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6389)
Posted 12 Dec 2018 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
If it hasn't aborted let it go. They can take many months. Mine sat at 99% for months so yeah the ETA just kept climbing. The one I completed had quite a few millions of seconds already attempted on it before I became the wingman as it had been created in 2013. 3.9k hours for my 1 task.

Some of these tasks are really long. I crunch one for over 400 days now, and have no idea how much long it may take.


I highly doubt that Wu will ever finish, mine reached 100% maybe 100 days ago & then dropped back to 98.65% & hasn't moved off that since ... Other than running them for the Hr's there's no reason to run them ...


Yes, these WUs behave in this way. They hit 100% and immediately drop back to ~98%. Then they go up and drop again. On RNA forum there is thread about such "monster" WUs, you may take a look there.

Some people collects projects for their signatures, so they would have to complete successfully at least one WU from project to add it there.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6386)
Posted 11 Dec 2018 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
If it hasn't aborted let it go. They can take many months. Mine sat at 99% for months so yeah the ETA just kept climbing. The one I completed had quite a few millions of seconds already attempted on it before I became the wingman as it had been created in 2013. 3.9k hours for my 1 task.

Some of these tasks are really long. I crunch one for over 400 days now, and have no idea how much long it may take.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6304)
Posted 25 Sep 2018 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
New project dbnupperbound is available: http://anthgrid.com/dbnupperbound/
19) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 6272)
Posted 20 Aug 2018 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Does anyone know the requirement for receiving tasks at Prediction? I can't seem to get any.

http://uspex-at-home.ru/prediction/forum_thread.php?id=19


You need Windows and Virtual Box. I am not sure if last VB version was supported by project, so check app list on project's page to see which versions are supported and install one of them.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Message 6202)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by Profile [B@P] Daniel
Is the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going to stop this BOINC Project as well from working?

Are there any other BOINC projects which are closed because of GDPR? I heard about some issues with stats exporting, but not about project closing.

Anyway, BOINC people are well aware and working on this - see link below:
https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+GDPR

Another point is that project admins would have to pick up these changes and install them on their servers, this is responsibility of each project out there.


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