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1) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 8068)
Posted 17 Apr 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
I was assuming NanHub when I read it.

Me too at first. I guess Sergey simply wanted to spare some typings since I just saw that the other project name is also shortened.
I found nothing for Nano@Home (except a non-BOINC homepage) so I probably really thought a bit too far. ;-)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 8066)
Posted 17 Apr 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
Nano@Home

Can someone post the URL for this? I think I missed this if it's not nanoHub or one of the other nanocalled projects...
3) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 8058)
Posted 15 Apr 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
beef@Home got a new URL:
https://www.nodium.net/beefathome

Since this will probably lead to a new entry a merging will become necessary...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 8037)
Posted 7 Apr 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
OpenPandemics - COVID-19 - GPU is announced, but the hours worked are not counted

Sheesh, they should make selection of GPU apps easier. Took me a while to figure out how to only get GPU work, it's not in the normal project preferences at least...
CUDA does work so far:
World Community Grid OpenPandemics - COVID-19 - GPU 0.10 0.10
However, this was only one task so far.
Got nothing new since then, there seems to be no more work yet...
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8030)
Posted 4 Apr 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
Ding!

6 badges fully populated. That's 600 apps with 100+ hours.

And at least 100 of it with more than 100.000 hours.
Don't want to have your electricity bill... ;-)
Gratz for that unbelievable milestone!

I will be interested to see what happens with 620.

Unlike the graph badges probably don't have a limit - we can see that over at RakeSearch...
It will surely continue with one star at the 7th badge.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7942)
Posted 21 Mar 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
Just to bel clear, the "native" app requires that you pre-install a bunch of stuff manually. This includes Make, and dealing with dependency errors. And the intrusions are not on the dev project message board. They are the production project message board. And they are kinda out of date (2018). Not all of those instructions work with ubuntu 20. There is some trial and error, and searching around to make it all work.

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=4840&postid=36880#36880

This also helps:

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5616&postid=44485#44485

Good luck!

Damn, hoped to run the app without fiddling around anything but I remember once doing the same installation years before on openSuse - which went really well.
But since I'm running Ubuntu 20 now and as the first WU errored out I first searched myself for the stuff before and did exact the same - which of course isn't working.
Now I'm hanging on installing and getting cvmfs to work since there seem to be some errors but I have no clue what to do... :-(
If someone can or does want to help, you can PM me, this thread should remain a news thread for apps and not a problem solver for people. ;-)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7936)
Posted 19 Mar 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
only Linux and with VB

Without VB
It is currently native linux-only and a minimum of 4 CPUs is required.

Heck, yeah, you're right. I mixed it up with the BOINC message which said it needed the VB... stupid me. ;-)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7931)
Posted 18 Mar 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
ATLAS very long simulation (native_mt)

Damn, not possible to run this for me, only Linux and with VB. One less app in my list... :-( ;-)

ATLAS (long simulation) (native_mt)

Hm, this one isn't even deployed yet, but I guess it will be the same...
9) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7802)
Posted 23 Jan 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
Well, there we are... VDVN is back up again and giving out lots of shorty tasks.
Over 2 credits for a mere second. Not a bad gain I guess... ;-)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7755)
Posted 17 Jan 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
marmot wrote:
Wonder what the difference is between your Windwows 7 installation and mine that would allow yours to work?

Who knows... there could be a thousand reasons. ;-)
However, it's so different on other VBox-projects, it's just the opposite - Win 7 doesn't work, Win 10 goes...

mikey wrote:
If you just exit Boinc give it a bit and then restart Boinc the units will start back up again...

I tried that on my Win 10 machine also. Sometimes it did continue and even finished the tasks, but these were only a small bunch. Most of the time they either go to postponed again, crash with a "hypervisor" message, kept locked in the slot or whatever.
For the time being I only crunch on Win 7 and let it be on Win 10.

It's a pain with the VBox most of the time. Several years ago I had no probs at all, no matter what project, what version etc. it was, but in the last time it starts to get fussy with it again. ;-)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7747)
Posted 15 Jan 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
If you have Windows 10; go back to VBox ver 5.2.44.
VBox Version 6 has issues with their WU's.
...

Yeah, I can sing a song about that now.
Gave me a hard time the whole day to fix the issue my Win10 machine had with the project. Every wu went to postponed state after a while, and the more you have the more effect does this have to the system - it becomes sluggish and after a while it just doesn't work any more and a restart is necessary.
Don't know why but Win7 doesn't have this problem with VB 6, runs perfectly with it.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7746)
Posted 15 Jan 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
You're on that maximal star hunt with 1000 hours max per app?

Not really, that's more or less a middle goal for apps usually.
Of course the 100 hours go first.
It depends on a lot of aspects if I push new apps/projects to 1,000 hours or more: availability of wus, badges, how I like the project and so on.
With only 2 computers it's hard to set priorities sometimes... ;-)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7718)
Posted 8 Jan 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
Is the project usable if you already have an account?

Well, it WAS usable - at least for a short while - four days ago.
I could login in my account and attached my host. Now I'm sitting on a bunch of wus which cannot upload and they will expire tomorrow evening if the database problem isn't solved before. Currently my account isn't there also like Steve's...
14) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7708)
Posted 4 Jan 2021 by Profile DoctorNow
Looks like VDVN got a little update. Most of the pages are working, I also could attach and got work. Huge progress! :-)

Edit:
Server status page still looks like a mess, and the short tasks can't get uploaded... :-\
15) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7694)
Posted 31 Dec 2020 by Profile DoctorNow
Well, a bit surprising to me that VDVN got back to life, had no clue about it since the reporting of the app here. Even had to search for the URL again since I completely got rid of it as it went offline after the "retirement"... ;-)
Wonder what they want to do now since the project obviously came to an official close.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7689)
Posted 30 Dec 2020 by Profile DoctorNow
Unfortunately missed when it happened but obviously I got a fifth emerald/green star for 100 apps with 2,500 hours a while ago...
17) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7687)
Posted 30 Dec 2020 by Profile DoctorNow
Can anyone add Van Der Waerden Numbers project? I can't sign in or recreate an account. Bunch of 404 errors on many of their pages.

This project is dead since 2016. The last news (taken from my team forum thread) was:
Paper Posted; End of Project
27 Oct 2016, 1:29:07 UTC
Sorry for my recent inactivity. A paper has been posted on arxiv for this project at https://arxiv.org/abs/1603.03301, and has been submitted for publication. I would like to thank all the volunteers who contributed their resources to this project. The project will no longer generate new work, but will incorporate any results received.

A bit wondering about the WUProp-report from the app. If the owner tries to revive it now then we simply have to wait until the site is fully back up probably, trying it now is surely a waste of time. ;-)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7668)
Posted 24 Dec 2020 by Profile DoctorNow
*sigh* up to 33 never-again-to-be-seen-under-100-hours-apps now.
(@Doctor Now, I feel your pain...)

LOL, not exactly sure what pain you mean, but regarding apps under 100 hours I have 73 if I have counted correctly now, which would mean 3 bronze stars more at least currently. :-O
That's much, but I guess, there could be people which have more.
Well, that's not really a pain for me, sometimes if you start the hunt you know exactly that you won't get the 100 hours but you do it nevertheless - don't know why it's just an addiction. ;-)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7637)
Posted 19 Dec 2020 by Profile DoctorNow
I'm running the GFN-16 tasks from Composite Grid and they are NOT being reported here: ...

Looking at the apps page of CG, the GFN-apps are all (relatively) new. If they are new versions in some kind, they probably will not go into the stats here - we had that several times already with other apps - will need a tweak then.
The wuprop results page shows, that all GFN-apps are listed so far.
Well, we will see...
20) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7601)
Posted 4 Dec 2020 by Profile DoctorNow
The problem with random, unaffiliated, users coming in en-masse is that we don't get any feedback. Just running the tasks doesn't help us any; we need to hear from you about your experience. Sometimes the output in the task is good enough, but often we want *your* feedback, not just the app's. The app can't tell us if it's causing screen lag, for example.

I already mentioned that in the original thread, but I can repeat that here:
I still don't understand why you/resp. the new team let the project open to the "public" the whole time instead of using invitation code or something similar and only invite users who can provide feedback if you only want that. Isn't that possible?
If not - probably because it's tied to PG somehow - just invent something to do so, that should be possible somehow...
As a former ATA I would have liked to do testing, but because of several reasons too long to explain (and some were already mentioned) I for myself cut CompositeGrid off my list a long time ago. I don't do it anymore.
It may change in the future but the whole thing needs to be cleared somehow first.

I have no knowledge regarding whether the hours will count here or not.

They are counted here, since over a year again I guess. The apps are all visible in the "New/intermittent apps"-thread - and if you check a few users here they do have hours of course.


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