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Message 28261 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 16:15:21 UTC

Is the project working? I have a couple computers setup for LHC, or I used to, and they are not getting units to crunch. Is there a page that tells us steps to get this project crunching? I saw some posts for vbox, is that needed now?

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Message 28263 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 17:21:02 UTC - in response to Message 28261.  

All CERN programs use VirtualBox except SixTrack.
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Message 28264 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 17:55:55 UTC - in response to Message 28263.  

I installed VirtualBox and the extension pack and yet Boinc is still telling me that VirtualBox is not installed. Any suggestions on how to confirm VirtualBox is running properly?

9888: 27-Dec-2016 10:05:59 (low) [https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/] Master file download succeeded
9889: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:04 (low) [https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/] Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
9890: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:04 (low) [https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/] Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
9891: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
9892: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks sent
9893: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for SixTrack
9894: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for CMS Simulation
9895: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for LHCb Simulation
9896: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for ATLAS Simulation
9897: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for ALICE Simulation
9898: 27-Dec-2016 10:06:05 (user notification) [LHC@home] Message from server: VirtualBox is not installed
9899: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:23 (low) [LHC@home] update requested by user
9900: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:23 (low) [LHC@home] Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
9901: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:23 (low) [LHC@home] Requesting new tasks for CPU
9902: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
9903: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks sent
9904: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for SixTrack
9905: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for CMS Simulation
9906: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for LHCb Simulation
9907: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for ATLAS Simulation
9908: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (low) [LHC@home] No tasks are available for ALICE Simulation
9909: 27-Dec-2016 10:34:27 (user notification) [LHC@home] Message from server: VirtualBox is not installed
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Message 28265 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 18:07:00 UTC - in response to Message 28264.  

I installed VirtualBox and the extension pack and yet Boinc is still telling me that VirtualBox is not installed. Any suggestions on how to confirm VirtualBox is running properly? ...

Have you restarted your BOINC client?

You may start with "Theory Simulation" only (beside sixtrack) as it needs least resources.
If this works you may try CMS.
LHCb if you have a little more experience.
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Message 28266 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 18:11:57 UTC - in response to Message 28264.  

And I folloed these instructions and even that is giving me weird errors:

Troubleshooting
BOINC complains that VirtualBox is not installed, what to do?
BOINC client message: VirtualLHC@home: Notice from server: VirtualBox is not installed - What to do?

There is an issue with dependencies between VirtualBox and BOINC on some Linux distributions.

If you are running e.g. Ubuntu Linux, have already installed BOINC and VirtualBox, and still get a message from the BOINC client: VirtualLHC@home: Notice from server: VirtualBox is not installed

To get the BOINC-VirtualBox combo to work properly on Ubuntu, please proceed as follows:

If not already done, install BOINC and VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repositories (with apt-get). Then please execute:

sudo service boinc-client stop
mkdir -p ${HOME}/boinc
boinc -dir ${HOME}/boinc
boincmgr

With this setup, the BOINC client puts all the temporary files in a directory called boinc under your home directory, and it is easy to see what is going on and avoid permission issues or similar.


It's taking forever:

mtuckness@dvr:~$ lsmod | grep -i vbox
vboxpci 24576 0
vboxnetadp 28672 0
vboxnetflt 28672 0
vboxdrv 454656 3 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt,vboxpci
mtuckness@dvr:~$ sudo service boinc-client stop
mtuckness@dvr:~$ mkdir -p ${HOME}/boinc
mtuckness@dvr:~$ boinc -dir ${HOME}/boinc
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.6.31 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Data directory: /home/mtuckness/boinc
execv: Permission denied

27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] GPU detection failed. error code 3328
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] No usable GPUs found
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Creating new client state file
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Host name: dvr
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9]
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm epb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms xsaveopt dtherm ida arat pln pts
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] OS: Linux: 4.4.0-57-generic
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Memory: 31.38 GB physical, 15.96 GB virtual
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Disk: 212.85 GB total, 48.91 GB free
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Local time is UTC -7 hours
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] VirtualBox version: 5.1.12r112440
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] No general preferences found - using defaults
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Preferences:
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] max memory usage when active: 16066.09MB
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] max memory usage when idle: 28918.95MB
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] max disk usage: 48.81GB
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] don't use GPU while active
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
dir_open: Could not open directory 'slots' from '/home/mtuckness/boinc'.
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] This computer is not attached to any projects
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 [---] Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
27-Dec-2016 10:59:32 Initialization completed

dir_open: Could not open directory '/dev/input/mice' from '/home/mtuckness/boinc'.
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Message 28267 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 18:17:49 UTC - in response to Message 28266.  
Last modified: 27 Dec 2016, 18:18:31 UTC

I did a reboot:

mtuckness@dvr:~$ boinccmd --get_messages
1: 27-Dec-2016 11:14:56 (low) [] Starting BOINC client version 7.6.31 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
2: 27-Dec-2016 11:14:56 (low) [] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
3: 27-Dec-2016 11:14:56 (low) [] Libraries: libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
4: 27-Dec-2016 11:14:56 (low) [] Data directory: /var/lib/boinc-client
5: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:10 (low) [] OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon(TM) HD8800 Series (driver version 2236.5, device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (2236.5), 2033MB, 2033MB available, 355 GFLOPS peak)
6: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:10 (low) [] OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 1: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (driver version 2236.5, device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (2236.5), 2033MB, 2033MB available, 355 GFLOPS peak)
7: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:10 (low) [] OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 2: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (driver version 2236.5, device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (2236.5), 2033MB, 2033MB available, 355 GFLOPS peak)
8: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Host name: dvr
9: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9]
10: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm epb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms xsaveopt dtherm ida arat pln pts
11: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] OS: Linux: 4.4.0-57-generic
12: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Memory: 31.38 GB physical, 15.96 GB virtual
13: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Disk: 212.85 GB total, 48.91 GB free
14: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Local time is UTC -7 hours
15: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] VirtualBox version: 5.1.12r112440
16: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Config: GUI RPCs allowed from:
17: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [Einstein@Home] URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12476088; resource share 100
18: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [LHC@home] URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 10413354; resource share 100
19: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8122337; resource share 100
20: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] General prefs: from http://www.primegrid.com/ (last modified 18-Dec-2016 12:47:30)
21: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Computer location: home
22: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
23: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Reading preferences override file
24: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] Preferences:
25: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] max memory usage when active: 31810.85MB
26: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:12 (low) [] max memory usage when idle: 31810.85MB
27: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:13 (low) [] max disk usage: 10.00GB
28: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:13 (low) [] don't use GPU while active
29: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:13 (low) [] suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 99%
30: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:13 (low) [] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
31: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:13 (low) [] gui_rpc_auth.cfg is empty - no GUI RPC password protection
32: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:25 (low) [SETI@home] Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
33: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:25 (low) [SETI@home] Reporting 9 completed tasks
34: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:25 (low) [SETI@home] Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: not highest priority project; AMD/ATI GPU: not highest priority project)
35: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:35 (low) [SETI@home] Scheduler request completed
36: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:35 (low) [SETI@home] Project is temporarily shut down for maintenance
37: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:41 (low) [Einstein@Home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
38: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:41 (low) [Einstein@Home] Requesting new tasks for AMD/ATI GPU
39: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:49 (low) [Einstein@Home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
40: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:49 (low) [Einstein@Home] No work sent
41: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:49 (low) [Einstein@Home] (reached daily quota of 32 tasks)
42: 27-Dec-2016 11:15:49 (low) [Einstein@Home] Project has no jobs available
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Message 28268 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 18:28:58 UTC - in response to Message 28267.  

I think I might have got it working, will check in a bit after download:


54: 27-Dec-2016 11:26:55 (low) [LHC@home] update requested by user
55: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:00 (low) [LHC@home] Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
56: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:00 (low) [LHC@home] Requesting new tasks for CPU
57: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:03 (low) [LHC@home] Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
58: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:05 (low) [LHC@home] Started download of vboxwrapper_26196_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
59: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:05 (low) [LHC@home] Started download of CMS_2016_03_22.xml
60: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:08 (low) [LHC@home] Finished download of CMS_2016_03_22.xml
61: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:08 (low) [LHC@home] Started download of CMS_2016_10_31.vdi
62: 27-Dec-2016 11:27:09 (low) [LHC@home] Finished download of vboxwrapper_26196_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
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Message 28269 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 19:10:02 UTC - in response to Message 28268.  

Looks like I got it working, woot!


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Message 28270 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 22:29:37 UTC - in response to Message 28269.  

Looks like I got it working, woot!


Not yet.

Please check your firewall settings.
Theory and CMS need the following open TCP ports:
80
443
3125
3128
4080
9618-9623
9817
9818

and UDP 123 to get the NTP time.
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Message 28271 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 23:00:50 UTC - in response to Message 28270.  

I enabled those ports on the systems firewall, my networks firewall allows all ports out and its a stateful firewall so as long as the client initiates the connections on those ports it shouldn't have any communication issues.

I did notice it is getting the tasks, but they are erroring out. Does this project use GPU's to run the VMs? If so, that might be the issue. I have ATI cards in the system and ATI dropped support for most of their GPU's in Ubuntu 16.04 so I am seeing errors in tasks that are using the GPU's. I have installed the latest amdgpu drivers but I am not sure if they are functioning correctly or not.

I might try disabling GPU usage to see; it's unfortunate though as this is the only system I have the supports quad PCIe Video cards hence I slammed all my spare cards into it to have them crunch and I can't revert to 14.04 as this system runs Zoneminder for my security cameras.
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Message 28274 - Posted: 28 Dec 2016, 0:15:28 UTC - in response to Message 28271.  

This project does not use GPUs.
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