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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8406)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill F
Ok I have gotten my 8th star and it is all Coleslaw's fault (or credit) he got me started here 5 years ago in Sept 2016. Now I need to change some colors.

Bill F
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8398)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill F
Thanks everyone, on-wards to the next one, shouldn't take too long (I am taking a positive outlook here).

Conan


Yes congratulations.. !!!

I am right behind you... If you are viewing me with the Hubble telescope.

Bill F
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Android App Versions (Message 8357)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill F
I run Boinc version 7.18.1 and Wuprop version 5 on Android without problem.

But I do not use de Remote access setting for the client.

I think I remember from a remark on a other project that use of that setting could cause problems.


That's correct, if you don't use RPC, then it works. Of course, if you don't use RPC, then what's the point of using the newer BOINC client? You might as well be using the old client.


The point for using the newer version without RPC is to take advantage of additions that were added for the newer hardware in newer phones and for better support of the newer Android OS versions.

Bill F
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Android App Versions (Message 8355)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill F
Has anyone been able to figure out the changes that are blocking wuprop so it can get fixed?

The relevant stderr output lines for a couple of failure cycles in a failed Android task are:

<core_client_version>7.18.1</core_client_version>
01:20:17 (15127): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes
01:20:17 (15127): can't connect to Unix domain socket
01:20:17 (15127): Erreur reception active_result
01:20:46 (15127): Erreur reception build.prop
01:21:17 (15127): Mise en veille (derniere requete date de moins de 30 secondes
01:21:17 (15127): can't connect to Unix domain socket
01:21:17 (15127): Erreur reception active_result
01:21:46 (15127): Erreur reception build.prop

The specific problem is the "can't connect to Unix domain socket" line. Domain sockets allow data exchange between processes running on the same system, and my guess is WUProp uses a domain socket to collect information about the other tasks from the Boinc client.

Core client versions 7.16.* don't have that problem, so it must be related to the changes in Android Release 7.18.1. The change most likely to have caused this is the one allowing remote monitoring of Android clients (Android remote monitoring #1699), in particular #4233: Remote monitoring: Enable remote monitoring in client and Manager and the related #4231: Remote monitoring: Add checkbox 'Enable Remote Monitoring'.


I agree I am using 17.18.1 on two Samsung phones. One fairly old and one a little newer with different versions of Android OS and both are working fine with RPC disabled.

Bill F
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8322)
Posted 29 Aug 2021 by Profile Bill F
Just running a single desktop machine with an 8C/16T cpu always means that progress is slow: bronze to silver :) Next mission is probably to turn that silver into gold.

But more important to me than running many apps is to focus on the few apps/projects that really spark my interest and as such I am already looking forward to reaching my first 100k runtime hours albeit that's not a star update. Congrats to the others on their accomplishments!!


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

One thing I've been told is to concentrate on getting apps over the 100 hours mark so that I get badges for them, until you have 100 hours in an app you don't get a badge.


If you pick one App for each of the large projects to focus on Example Prime Grid until it gets to 100 hours or what ever limit you are reaching for it goes quicker. Once you reach your short term goal change to another App.

And Yes Congratulations
6) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Beta Test SETI@home v8 (Message 8316)
Posted 21 Aug 2021 by Profile Bill F
On my list of Apps and Hours SETI@home Beta Test SETI@home v8 Shows in BOLD Black like an Active App on an Active Project....

Since Seti@home primary and Beta projects are in long term "hibernation" I wonder why this App shows Black and not Red ?

Bill F
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8216)
Posted 26 Jun 2021 by Profile Bill F
Got my third star today, albeit a bronze one.


One Star at a time ... I remember mu first little cute Bronze star too..
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8187)
Posted 2 Jun 2021 by Profile Bill F
A special thanks today to Coleslaw for getting me interested in WuProp and all the new little projects that could use a starting boost.

Back in September of 2016 twenty App's seemed like a lot of App's but after awhile I got my first little bronze star. And last night, a little less than 5 years after joining WuProp I clicked over star number 7.

Bill F
Dallas TX
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Hardware accelerated GPU scheduling (Message 8084)
Posted 19 Apr 2021 by Profile Bill F
This?
https://developer.nvidia.com/gpudirect

I had seen an Interview between a Micron/Nvidia employees working with GPUDirect on a DGX system and the CPU load drastically reduced just from not having to feed the GPUs. 1st thing I thought of was the Nvidia apps that have a thread spun up just to feed the GPU but is mostly waiting.


Yep that seems to be the effort. The Win 10 help article that I saw said that unless you have all the basic requirements that the option will not be available under the Graphic's settings on Display. And some of the user comments from the Gamer's that had played with it indicated that some of them had to bump their Video drivers to the most recent version to resolve video artifacts.

Bill F
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Hardware accelerated GPU scheduling (Message 8079)
Posted 18 Apr 2021 by Profile Bill F
I asked the question below on the PrimeGrid forum, but since a lot of the power users with heavy experience frequent this project I will pose it as well.

On Windows 10 version 2004 Hardware accelerated gpu scheduling was added if your Video card supported it and you had (NVIDIA version 451.48, AMD version 20.5.1 Beta) installed. Theory being o off loading the CPU of the GPU scheduling that the GPU could do for it's self.

For the Gamer's it might add 2-4 frames ps if you had a newer card last year.

Has anyone played with it to see if it would help with computational work like what we do ?

Thanks
Bill F
11) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 8078)
Posted 18 Apr 2021 by Profile Bill F
The URL is definitely https://boinc.nanohub.org/nanoHUB_at_home/ and I'm running units to get my 100k credit now.


100k hours???


What did you just say about learning to read? Your own words. The hours are easily visible to anyone and its not a new project. Also mentioned "running to get" aka not there yet.


And for nanohub@home it too may seem new as it has only this week started putting out tasks for the second time in 11 months. Small credits and frequent errors.

Bill F
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Android App Versions (Message 8048)
Posted 11 Apr 2021 by Profile Bill F
Pretty close ... it did 3 cycles wrong then right swapping back and forth then did 6 correct versions back to wrong version and now another 6 with the correct version.

Bill F
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Android App Versions (Message 8044)
Posted 11 Apr 2021 by Profile Bill F
My Android device is receiving two versions of tasks. The 507 version runs correctly but the Data collect version 5 v5.03 (android_arm_non_pie) tasks always fail. I am trying to understand why the older version tasks are being generated and distributed unless it is for different versions of Android OS.

If it is for different versions of OS then why are incorrect versions of the tasks being distributed to my device ?

Can someone help me out a little here ?

Thanks
Bill F
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Private GFN server (Message 7985)
Posted 30 Mar 2021 by Profile Bill F
Under Settings do you have this box checked?
Should PRIVATE GFN SERVER show your computers on its web site?
If not it won't export the stats and you won't get credit in wuprop for them


this option is local, it has nothing to do with exporting
old server, no support for GDPR Compliance

your pc (Xeon + nVidia) is active on GFN server after march 23
last WUprop contact on march 21 and no active tasks


Well I found my error ... major Face Palming Moment.

Thanks for your response.

Bill F
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Private GFN server (Message 7981)
Posted 29 Mar 2021 by Profile Bill F
I have added a system to the Private GFN Server project and Bok at Free DC stats says that he can see the work being run for the project, but I am not seeing any Private GFN Server activity on my WuProp account.

Does anyone have any suggestions ?

Bill F
16) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7950)
Posted 25 Mar 2021 by Profile Bill F
PRIVATE GFN SERVER - GFN-1x Small Primes (gfn1x_small)


Sebastien hasn't listed these yet, been running them since yesterday ...


At this rate, the GFN-12 project may be over before we see the statistics on it
sad, though :o(


GFN-12 ??? I don't see them listed, I'm running the 1x Small Prime Wu's, Sebastien listed them awhile ago & I should Have my 100 Hr's in a few Hr's ...

1x Small Prime is sort of an umbrella to search for primes smaller than those offered by PrimeGrid (GFN-15 & up). Currently searching GFN-12. That's my understanding anyway...


Okay


Has there been any update on Sebastien listing the app's off of PRIVATE GFN SERVER yet ?

Thanks
Bill F
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7842)
Posted 5 Feb 2021 by Profile Bill F
Well some Dell laptops have a built in motion sensor so maybe you have one of those.

Bill F
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 7828)
Posted 26 Jan 2021 by Profile Bill F
Thank you for all that you do. Encourages me to do more.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7792)
Posted 23 Jan 2021 by Profile Bill F
VDW is up, at least atm. I can see forums, my account. Can't post on forums but I can read. Tasks I still had reported and I can DL more.

They are all super quick, just a couple of seconds. Still seeing that if too many start at once they error out.


Try something like this:

<app_config>
<project_max_concurrent>1</project_max_concurrent>
</app_config>

It will work for any project and limits EVERY kind of task the project sends so be careful if you use it at projects where you routinely get different kinds of tasks.


The Server Status page shows 3 members "registered" in the past 24 hours. I don't see how to register a new user ?

Bill F
20) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 7741)
Posted 15 Jan 2021 by Profile Bill F
i did get Kryptos to run on 1 of my Linux Box's but won't run on the other one. I went thru the same procedure to install V-Box for both of them & their running the same Ubuntu Version 20.0.4. Only difference in them is the one that works has a Intel 3700 & the one that won't run them has a E-5 1620 XEON ...


I don't think it's the Xeon because I have a few Xeons running Kryptos and they work fine, of course they are all running Windows not Linux.

GenuineIntel
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
(16 processors) running Win 7

71099 60382 14 Jan 2021, 13:03:23 UTC 14 Jan 2021, 13:18:21 UTC Completed and validated 878.40 758.65 3.48 Kryptos Plato: Searching for Hill cipher solutions v0.05 (vbox64_mt) windows_x86_64

Here's another running Win 10
GenuineIntel
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5530 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
(16 processors)

23378 20330 12 Jan 2021, 13:39:01 UTC 12 Jan 2021, 13:57:56 UTC Didn't need 1,089.32 885.77 6.59 Kryptos Plato: Searching for Hill cipher solutions v0.05 (vbox64_mt) windows_x86_64

They aren't the fastest but they do finish the units without any problems


If this is a contest for the oldest weakest Xeon that will run the project I will add mine. GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2] (4 processors) running Win 10 on 16GB.

Bill F


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