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1) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9800)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Michael Goetz
Anybody know why GoofyX Monkeys v1 is showing as active? I don't see anything in the auto news about it being active.


Active or not active depends on whether there's been recently run tasks in that app, as reported by the WUProp tasks.

That leaves just two possibilities:

1) A bug at WUProp. I consider this unlikely since it's only affecting that one app.

2) Somebody, somewhere, either restored a backup of their BOINC directory, or booted a long-inactive disk drive which havened to have a BOINC installation that was running GoofyxGrid. When BOINC started up, it resumed running the long-orphaned task, which the next WUProp task reported to the server. The server then marked the application as active.

There's problems with both theories. Pick whichever one you like best.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : couldn't start app: CreateProcess() failed - (unknown error) (Message 9571)
Posted 18 Jan 2023 by Profile Michael Goetz
Sorry Link, but Rosetta does not run on XP anymore. I have XP and was blocked from Rosetta over a year ago.
However Asteroids, Numberfields, TNGrid all do run on 32 bit XP but no hours will be recorded on this web site unfortunately.

I will have to see what data is essential to keep and maybe change that computer to Linux 64 bit which will run heaps of things, however that AMD Phenom is now around 10 years old (80GB hard drive still going strong) so hoping it will run a bit longer.

Conan


Run linux in a VM, and you can use the VM to attach to projects which can no longer support XP. For CPU Linux apps, at least.

And, yes, it definitely can be done. I was using VMs on XP back when XP was the current version of Windows. Specifically, I was running 64 bit Linux in a VM under 32 bit Windows XP (on a 64 bit CPU, of course.) It's possible it requires a CPU with hardware virtualization. At that time, some CPUs had it, some didn't. And, no, I don't remember the details. My guess is you would need a really old version of VMWare Player.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : couldn't start app: CreateProcess() failed - (unknown error) (Message 9566)
Posted 17 Jan 2023 by Profile Michael Goetz
We ran into the same problem developing apps at PrimeGrid: it's close to impossible to develop apps that will run on current versions of Windows as well as XP, so 32 bit XP had to go. 64 bit XP was harder still, and was dropped years ago.

I don't speak for Sebastian, but it wasn't that we didn't want to support XP but rather that it became prohibitively difficult to do so.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9533)
Posted 7 Jan 2023 by Profile Michael Goetz
Will boycotting a project because the people there happen to have been born in a country whose leaders are behaving badly make the world a better place?

Probably not, but it might make you feel better because you're "doing something". It's very frustrating to see injustice and be powerless to set it right.

Conversely, will playing nice with those same people make the world a better place? Probably not today, but someday things will get back to normal, or at least more normal than they are now. When and if that time comes, having good relations with people who might be seen today as the "enemy" but are as blameless as you or I might be a good thing.

It should be noted that even today Russia and the US continue to cooperate in operating the International Space Station. Both sides not only see it as mutually beneficial, but also it's one GOOD thing that's happening in that relationship. That good will has always been thought of as a good thing in itself that can help thaw otherwise frosty relations. (Yes, I know Russia is threatening to pull out of the ISS, but they always do that, and it's an empty threat. That would leave them in a far worse position than they are now, and in a far worse position than the US.)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9464)
Posted 16 Dec 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Parlea@Home URL?
15.5k tasks returned according to WUProp


http://parlea.ru/boinctest/

Note that he doesn't have an SSL certificate, so no https.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 9462)
Posted 16 Dec 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz


11th star!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9443)
Posted 6 Dec 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
GGGGAAAAAAAAA ... Was lucky enough to get 1 of the RNA Wu's yesterday but it erred out immediately after starting ....


Me too. After many, many years of trying to snag one of those.

The computer that got it? A 10+ year old Atom-powered netbook. The task lasted 11 minutes before erroring out. I got 0.20 hours. Oh joy. If I can just get 499 more of those, I'll get a star. LOL
8) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9231)
Posted 14 Jul 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
That is a bit of a bummer, I thought I had a new one.

Oh well I will increase my hours maybe get a different colour.

I can't check anything at the moment as the site is down and I can't report results.

Conan


It appears to be back up.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Charity Engine apps (Message 9113)
Posted 4 Jun 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
I have an account with Charity Engine how do I get those tasks to work with Boinc so I get credits for the hours I put in over there?

Current tasks from Charity Engine are:
ce11, ce22 and ce23


If you're looking for WUProp hours, it won't work. Don't bother knocking yourself out trying to make it work.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Android (Message 9103)
Posted 29 May 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
For the last couple of months, my Android Fire tablets (3 of them) have simply not been getting any WUProp tasks. The logs show they request tasks from the server, but the server doesn't send any.

It's as if the plan_class_spec for those specs is requiring something on the host that these tablets don't satisfy. I can run real tasks (WCG, Einstein, Yoyo, etc.) just fine, but I can't get tasks from WUProp. These tablets *used* to work just fine, but something changed on the WUProp server.

Here's the three tablets:

http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=120394
http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=154759
http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=154103

I fixed a problem with plan specifications.


That worked. Thank you!!!!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Android (Message 9084)
Posted 27 May 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
For the last couple of months, my Android Fire tablets (3 of them) have simply not been getting any WUProp tasks. The logs show they request tasks from the server, but the server doesn't send any.

It's as if the plan_class_spec for those specs is requiring something on the host that these tablets don't satisfy. I can run real tasks (WCG, Einstein, Yoyo, etc.) just fine, but I can't get tasks from WUProp. These tablets *used* to work just fine, but something changed on the WUProp server.

Here's the three tablets:

http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=120394
http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=154759
http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=154103
12) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9042)
Posted 14 May 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
My first task pulled a 195 error unknown on one of my Win 10 systems. Git installed with default options.

Bill F


Make sure to run a few tasks before deciding it doesn't work. If it's using GIT, it's relying on the Internet and external servers, and those outside parts could have temporary problems.

LODA has to be installed by GIT, so this caution applies. I don't know if this has to be done for the first task, or for every task.

EDIT: I've seen the first task(s) fail, only to have subsequent identical tasks work fine.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : News of Projects and Apps Starting and Ending... (Message 9037)
Posted 14 May 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Getting nothing but errors even with GIT Insttalled.


It’s working for me on both Win 10 and Linux Debian Buster.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Badge upgrades thread (Message 8978)
Posted 25 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz


Gaia is Linux only


A 2nd hard drive in your machine would solve that problem for you.


Running a Linux VM under Windows is a much simpler and more convenient way of solving that problem since you can have Windows and Linux running simultaneously. That's what I do for Linux apps. Chances are you've already got VBox installed on your computer courtesy of BOINC. It's capable of running normal VMs that you set up as well as the BOINC VMs.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Not accepting requests from this host (Message 8972)
Posted 23 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Since the restart of the projects, 25% of returned results were invalid.
To prevent too many invalid results, I introduced a temporary ban for hosts which returns too many invalid results.

An host which returns 12 or more invalids results in 24 hours will be banned for 24h. In case of recidive, bannish time will be longer.

You can know the ban time limit visiting host details. For example: https://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=154599

For information, a result is invalid if only wuprop project runs on this host. Running only NCI applications is allowed.


The problem (from the perspective of gathering data about projects with a low availability of tasks) is that a computer which is set to run only projects with intermittent work will find itself locked out of WUProp. Then when those intermittent tasks are run, WUProp isn't running.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Not accepting requests from this host (Message 8966)
Posted 22 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
After about two days, it started working again all by itself.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Not accepting requests from this host (Message 8965)
Posted 22 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Yep, those tasks w/o a compute task used to be invalid. Now they seem banned.


If that's true, anytime you are running just one project and it runs out of work, your computers will get banned.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Not accepting requests from this host (Message 8961)
Posted 22 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Michael are you running the Radioactive app? It is not nci but takes almost no cpu time since their is no 'detector' attached, and bonus you get wuprop credits for running it but of course zero Radioactive Project credits.


I am not running it.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Not accepting requests from this host (Message 8959)
Posted 22 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
The host is banned. WUProp doesn't allow clients running only NCI apps. Otherwise we could setup 100s of clients to get 100k hours on the NCI apps. You'll have to run something w/in the 1 hour window of a WUProp task. Could even setup a schedule if needed to run 1 task for 5 minutes.


I know about that. This is why I mentioned that I've been doing this for years.

Does the host show up in the "Hosts running NCI apps W/O sensors" link on your My Account page?


No it does not.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Not accepting requests from this host (Message 8957)
Posted 22 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
4/21/2022 8:24:58 PM | WUProp@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
4/21/2022 8:24:58 PM | WUProp@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
4/21/2022 8:24:58 PM | WUProp@Home | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
4/21/2022 8:24:59 PM | WUProp@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/21/2022 8:24:59 PM | WUProp@Home | Not accepting requests from this host


This is my main system. The errror started happening within the last 24 hours.

This week, to see how much power I can conserve, I stopped running computational tasks and am only running NCI tasks. I do this every summer when the weather gets warm. I've never had a problem before.

Any ideas about how to correct this?


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