Posts by Michael Goetz

log in
1) Message boards : Number crunching : Charity Engine apps (Message 9113)
Posted 25 days ago 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.
2) 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!!!!
3) 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
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) 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.
7) 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.
8) 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.
9) 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.
10) 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.
11) 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.
12) 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?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone use Charity Engine as an Account Manager? (Message 8956)
Posted 21 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
I don't think Charity Engine is a BOINC Project ...


While Charity Engine is a BOINC project, you won't get WUProp hours for it. It's primarily a BOINC account manager.


Are you sure?
I don't run it but it shows here:

https://wuprop.boinc-af.org/active_projects.py

Paul.


Yes.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone use Charity Engine as an Account Manager? (Message 8952)
Posted 21 Apr 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
I don't think Charity Engine is a BOINC Project ...


While Charity Engine is a BOINC project, you won't get WUProp hours for it. It's primarily a BOINC account manager.
15) Message boards : News : Project revival (Message 8869)
Posted 29 Mar 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
With my Androids, it's NOT the "10 tasks" problem. They're requesting tasks and never getting any. It's something in the plan class specification on the server that's preventing the host from getting tasks.

Here's a link to one of the hosts: http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=120394
16) Message boards : Number crunching : This computer has finished a daily quota of 10 tasks (Message 8863)
Posted 28 Mar 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
I'm getting it on all my computers, or will be soon.

The problem is that the tasks have switched from 6 hour durations to shorter periods (as short as 5 minutes), so instead of running 4 tasks per day it's running LOTS.
17) Message boards : News : Project end (Message 8815)
Posted 16 Mar 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
In the l'AF forum Sebastien has mentioned (in the public part of the forum) that PrimeGrid project admins have contacted him and proposed to take over the project.

Personally I think it is a great news that qualified admin(s) of a well-known boinc project express such an interest.

Hopefully a solution is found, I'm crying without my hours to stars !

Also let's not forget that WUProp is not only about stars, it's a wonderful technical database to have precious information on boinc ecosystem. And the fact that it gives stars encourages crunchers to attach their machines to boinc, and therefore feed the DB with up-to-date data all the time. It's a very clever positive feedback loop.


To be clear, we offered to help in any way possible. That includes taking over WUProp entirely, but also includes helping Sebastien with whatever he decides would be useful, collaborating with him and others, or anything else. We just want to help. What form that help takes is very flexible.
18) Message boards : News : Project end (Message 8797)
Posted 10 Mar 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Please continue the project or at least let me upload my last wu's. (feeder not running)

Also the xml export seems to not work anymore, so please enable it again and give the stats sites some time to get our most recent credits. Thank you.


When the project is shut down, all the periodic processes, including the stats export, are automatically turned off.
19) Message boards : News : Project end (Message 8742)
Posted 8 Mar 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
I have no time to manage correctly the project.
So the work generation has been stopped and the project will be offline in a few days.


Sebastien,

Thank you so much for all you've done! Many, many people have explored the great variety of citizen science projects that is BOINC because of you. In turn, the projects -- especially the new ones trying to get started -- have benefited from all the users that have "chased the stars" to those projects.

While I am sad that WUProp@Home is ending, I am so very grateful for all the enjoyment it has brought me over the years.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Regards and best wishes,
Michael Goetz
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Android apps failing with android app versions v5.09-v5.11 (Message 8729)
Posted 8 Mar 2022 by Profile Michael Goetz
Mine are failing as well.


Next 20

Home | My Account | Message Boards | Results


Copyright © 2022 Sebastien