1) Forums : Technical Support : Vbox not working here (Message 22099)
Posted 25 Feb 2019 by Profile Coleslaw
The 3 boxes that I upgraded to vbox v.6 all fail. Most likely needs an updated vbox wrapper like in previous versions. Marius can you confirm?
2) Forums : News : camb_legacy tasks temporarily suspended (Message 21818)
Posted 20 Jul 2018 by Profile Coleslaw
Thanks for info.
But because legacy WU validator is off, you exclude a lot of people to participate at the sprint on Formula !!!
In fact you exclude all who do not want (or can not) install Virtual box !

I do apologize for that, but at the same time there's not much I can do when the sprint chose to run C@H despite that we had had a notice up for a few weeks stating that camb_legacy was currently broken.

Thanks anyways Marius. You now see part of the frustration many of us have with the admin of Formula-BOINC.
3) Forums : General Topics : Formula BOINC sprint at Cosmology@Home, July 2018 (Message 21795)
Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Profile Coleslaw
Yeah cause F1 runs on equal ground when every car ends up a lap down except for the top 3 teams. And when the leader can lose 160HP and still no one can pass him.

If projects don't want to participate they can ask to not be included. FB is NOT NEW. It's been running for over a decade.

Another way of looking at it is that projects should be asked if they wanted to be included in the first place... Some projects know they cannot handle the extra attention without notice or with super short notice. It is a sign of respect to approach them first.
4) Forums : Technical Support : Aborted By Server (Message 21404)
Posted 5 May 2017 by Profile Coleslaw
mmonnin, are you disabling your network adapter or are you disabling network transfer from within the clients themselves?

And these were Linux boxes right?
5) Forums : News : C@H a BOINC Pentathlon project! (Message 21362)
Posted 30 Apr 2017 by Profile Coleslaw
All apps are allowed for the Marathon event of the Pentathlon. Only Planck work units will qualify you to be up for the running to be included in the paper that may get published.
6) Forums : Technical Support : Low memory (Message 20543)
Posted 2 Nov 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
Thanks for the idea, but whatever it was "waiting" for seems to have resolved itself without any changes. CAMB 2.16 Status now "Running" at 94.746% on Win10 with hundreds of GB more than necessary, at 50% in use & 90% idle.

When you say hundreds of GB more than necessary, are you talking Hard Drive space (virtual memory) or are you referencing RAM? The settings we are talking about are for RAM in this case. I don't believe the BOINC settings for memory are looking at virtual memory. I could be wrong though.
7) Forums : Technical Support : Download errors on camb_legacy jobs (Message 20514)
Posted 25 Oct 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
To be fair, this project has had this download problem since its beginning days. Not saying it is the same exact issue now that the server was updated, but it has been an ongoing problem since pretty much day one.

Edit: My post from a year ago here http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=865&postid=13710
8) Forums : Technical Support : Low memory (Message 20371)
Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
What are the memory settings you have set in BOINC manager? Under the computing preferences you should have a disk and memory tab. What do you have for the settings for memory? If you computer runs low on memory, it will pause the work unit until enough is freed up. If you have the setting for "When computer is in use, use at most" to a low number, this would be an easy solution to raise the amount. If it is set at 100%, then you need to give us more details on your system and what all you have running.
9) Forums : Announcements : Beta testing the new C@H (Message 20341)
Posted 3 Oct 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
Try contacting Zombie67. I believe he has a ton of them. http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_user.php?userid=797 or here http://www.cosmologyathome.org/show_user.php?userid=193

You may even want to go to some of the teams official forums and post a request. Some of the larger teams tend to have a lot of resources to toss around. You may also want to go to the BOINC forums and put out a post requesting testers. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/

Perhaps putting a news post on the front page of the project requesting it as well. Then there is also the notices function in BOINC Manager that could be used but only if you have new enough Server software to support it.
10) Forums : Wish list : Badges (Message 20294)
Posted 27 Aug 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
Since there is new life, there is an opportunity to get word out quickly. Here is how. A lot of crunchers are badge hunters. Many of us add them to our signatures at each project we participate in. When others see new badges pop up, they get curious as to where they came from. When they find out Cosmology@home has created a badge, it will alert them that the project has new life and new potential. This will reach beyond these threads here at the project and easily spread to almost all BOINC threads as many of the badge hunters reside all over.

Thoughts on the idea?
11) Forums : Technical Support : Marked as invalid (Message 20222)
Posted 22 Mar 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
lugal, that is ok. I only check in here on occasion myself as I hit my personal goal here months ago. The project really is lacking greatly and has been this way almost since the beginning. I live about an hour away from this University and am really surprised that they run it this way.
12) Forums : Technical Support : How to fix C@H Admin (Message 20213)
Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
It would be nice to see a valid candidate, but for $15/hour...? A student with those credentials even in that area could make more than that elsewhere. Low level help desk jobs in that area make almost that and they don't require experience or degrees to work...
13) Forums : Technical Support : Marked as invalid (Message 20212)
Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Profile Coleslaw
lugal, the name difference is because the first workunit that ended in 0 was the first copy to be sent out and the work unit (yours) ending in 1 was the second copy sent out. Since the project requires two copies for validation, that explains why the names are slightly different. You will find this on all work units.

As far as why it failed, you aren't giving enough info to help us help you. If you click on the task id details of the failed work unit, you will find an stderr out with info that helps explain things. It doesn't always have the info needed but that is about the best we have for not being admins/scientists with access to more.
14) Forums : Technical Support : 8 Cores, only 4 get used at one time................ (Message 20143)
Posted 18 Sep 2014 by Profile Coleslaw
I do not have a recommendation for background programs that simply kills apps when you are away other then just manually killing them yourself.

As far as damaging your equipment, it isn't likely unless you are having heat issues or have over clocked your system beyond what some of the hardware can sustain. A solid state hard drive isn't even likely to wear out before its life cycle, so I wouldn't worry too much unless it is getting too hot.
15) Forums : Technical Support : 8 Cores, only 4 get used at one time................ (Message 20139)
Posted 16 Sep 2014 by Profile Coleslaw
Try posting the first 20-30 lines of your event log from a clean BOINC startup. That gives us most of the information we need to help you troubleshoot.
16) Forums : General Topics : DC-Vault Ongoing Challenge for Multiple Projects (Message 20105)
Posted 22 Jun 2014 by Profile 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.


17) Forums : General Topics : Suggestions, Concerns, and Requests (Message 13710)
Posted 2 Jan 2014 by Profile Coleslaw
How about fixing the Download errors issue that has been going on for 4 years now? As I have stated in another thread, more and more people are on tiered internet services and this just wastes bandwidth/data limits. Please put more effort into fixing this problem.
18) Forums : General Topics : Download error. (Message 13691)
Posted 23 Dec 2013 by Profile Coleslaw
So, 4 years later, we are still getting several download failed work units. Some of us have tiered internet usage and would really not want to waste it on this junk. Please take this issue a little more serious.