Posts by Coleslaw

1) (Message 3244)
Posted 22 Jun 2014 by Coleslaw

The Vault Admins have posted a list of projects to be added to, and removed from the Vault. Now is your chance to have your say on what is being proposed. Here are a couple of links to the public discussion about what the Admins have come up with.


2) (Message 2511)
Posted 7 Feb 2014 by Coleslaw
SETI BETA has an app that I can run right now. So far my first work unit succeeded.
3) (Message 2486)
Posted 1 Feb 2014 by Coleslaw
Berkeley released Android version of BOINC 7.2.39 which now supports x86 processors. Since more devices and virtual machines may start using Android as a platform, it would be nice to have a working app.

AMD will be adding ARM processors to Opterons in servers soon that will also support 64bit. It is only a matter of time before there is a 64 bit version of Android. Many may find this as an attractive option over other Linux installs. BOINC updates much easier in Android and can do so automatically.

I currently have Android 4.2 in a VM for testing and can confirm BOINC installed just fine as intended.

type x86-android-linux-gnu
4) (Message 1160)
Posted 26 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
Well...I'm thinking it has to be the computer. I went ahead and attached to more projects. So far, QCN and Rosetta have both also failed. So, I think it is just a matter of finding what projects do work. I would like at least a second project for this thing in case WCG goes down. The reason I think it is the PC is because the other P3 is running the work units OK. I can't do anything about the difference in OS's and such. But, thanks for the help.
5) (Message 1157)
Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
6.6.32 also fails.
610.60 failed to download. Said: 4/25/2013 4:00:13 PM Asteroids@home Giving up on download of input_5016_62: file not found

So, I went back to 7.0.64. I have no intentions in running a version 5 client. I have turned off AV and AM programs, but that doesn't seem to help. Maybe I will experiment more later.
6) (Message 1155)
Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
MarkJ, I will check when I get a free moment with CPU-Z. As far as I have read, SSE2 wasn't introduced until the P4 architecture. Upgrading to XP is not an option since the service packs cripple it due to low RAM. Yes that is why Win 2k was put on it. As you suggested, I may have to try older clients. I will start with 6.10.58 and then go back from there.

Edit: Checked CPU-Z and the instruction sets are MMX, SSE. They are identical except for clock speed. And according to the BOINC download page, 2000 is still supported by the 7.x.x series. However, I will install the previous generations just to eliminate possibilities.
7) (Message 1152)
Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
Well same model laptop with more ram, Win XP, and a 1200MHz processor (still P3) has completed a work unit and waiting for validation. It was using BOINC 7.0.62 and is installed as a service.
8) (Message 1149)
Posted 23 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
If it was problem with access rights, there should be an error in the windows security event log (presuming auditing is not completely switched off) can you check there if there is something? also check please other event logs if there isn't some message, when BOINC tries to start task.. (unknown error) isn't much helpfull ;)

But if it is able to start tasks from other project, it probably isn't the case...

seeing the pentium 3, it is pretty old machine... and pretty rare together with windows nowdays. so i just got one thought...

kyong, is it possible that you built the windows application with SSE2 enabled??

pentium 3 is only SSE capable

The SSE2 was one of the reasons I was asking if it was a compatibility issue. That is one reason why CPDN fails on the P3's. Since we don't have a minimum requirements page/listing, I couldn't just make a quick reference. I am however going to attach another laptop with the same specs except more ram and Win XP to see if it has the same result when I get home. (These laptops will most likely be given to needy families or students. I use BOINC to stress test the hardware and then ask if they are willing to leave it on there.)
9) (Message 1147)
Posted 23 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
couldn't start app: CreateProcess() failed - (unknown error)

This is after upgrading clients and also installing to run as user instead of a service. Again, it works fine for WUProp and WCG. It doesn't work for CPDN but that is a known incompatibility anyways.
10) (Message 1145)
Posted 23 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw

ok... I updated from 7.0.62 to 7.0.64 and installed as a local user. I will let you know if the trouble continues.
11) (Message 1142)
Posted 22 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
Are Pentium 3's (Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Mobile CPU 1000MHz) or possibly Windows 2000 not compatible here? The laptop only has 256MB of ram. Clean install of Win2k, Clamwin anti-virus, Malwarebytes, FireFox, and BOINC are the only things on it.

Host ID:

It seems to not be able to start any of its tasks.

WCG has successfully crunched HCC and HPF2
WUProp is successful
12) (Message 1055)
Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
Enric, I am not positive, but I don't think the 4250 was OpenCL compliant. I remember that AMD had it listed in one of their CCC driver updates for support, but don't believe it truly works. So, you may have to stick with projects that code AMD/ATI apps with CAL instead. Last I knew, the 4350 was the first attempt at OpcenCL and it was only BETA support. Some projects work but some don't. Most don't bother getting the older cards supported.

Your list should also include these for AMD apps: SETI, SETI BETA, Albert, Einstein, WCG (at least until HCC ends), and Donate.

And NOT all AMD/ATI capable projects require dual precision.

One further note, AMD/ATI works better so far on all GPU projects that use OpenCL as their programming choice. nVidia is way behind on their OpenCL support and drivers. This may change in the future.
13) (Message 1053)
Posted 10 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
Don't worry Enric, Dagorath doesn't scare me. He has his ways and is very verbal in them. He does have a lot of knowledge and some good points as well as inappropriate behavior. However, I just stop reading them when I get annoyed. If he doesn't want to see the badges or point totals, I don't care if he pukes. He has done what he normally does and that is to find a solution that works for him. Not everyone will go to those extremes, but he isn't afraid of the legwork. As far as his preference, that is all it is and he is entitled to it just as I am.
14) (Message 1046)
Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Coleslaw
Other projects include the badges under the team lists. I find this handy for seeing where my team members stand and when they accomplish upgrades. Could you include that option here?
15) (Message 404)
Posted 4 Dec 2012 by Coleslaw
Kyong...out of curiosity, are you looking at using OpenCL, CUDA, or CAL?