1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Virtualbox and Mac Silicon (Message 47033)
Posted 17 Jul 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
Its more a question to the BOINC developers, there is not really infrastructure in BOINC to work with another VM solution.

The point of the VM solutions were to make it easier for the scientists, not having to port the code to different architectures. Since Apple hasn't finished Rosetta for VMs to emulate x86 on Arm then it would be significant work for the scientist to port.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks stuck at 99.99% with run time of 1 day+ (Message 46873)
Posted 11 Jun 2022 by Toby Broom
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I do get a few per week, I don't really know how to fix it and overall its less than 1%, so I just abort them.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : SUDDEN LOSS OF TASKS (Message 46828)
Posted 28 May 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
Thomas, yours seems to be OK, the Vbox version is quite old. I assume maybe you didn't want an 8 core WU, so you can lower this in the settings.
4) Message boards : ATLAS application : Problem of the day ATLAS (Message 46823)
Posted 25 May 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
5) Message boards : ATLAS application : Problem of the day ATLAS (Message 46810)
Posted 23 May 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
6) Message boards : Number crunching : How to adjust server options - asking on behalf of Milkyway@Home (Message 46804)
Posted 19 May 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
How about:

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectMain

or the main person davea [at] berkeley.edu

https://groups.google.com/a/ssl.berkeley.edu/g/boinc_projects
7) Message boards : ATLAS application : app_config.xml parameters question (Message 46803)
Posted 19 May 2022 by Toby Broom
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I use the --memory_size_mb one, since I force atlas to use 1 WU and unlimited on the web settings this tells BOINC each WU use 10 GB, since BOINC thinks its using 10 GB anyway I just let it go with 10 GB.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : No Tasks Available (Message 46777)
Posted 15 May 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
I'm getting some ATLAS at the moment, maybe the project doesn't have enough priority?

ATLAS Long only works on Linux if you run native so, as a windows user you'll never get these.
9) Message boards : ATLAS application : 20 minutes remaining to 2 days (Message 46774)
Posted 14 May 2022 by Toby Broom
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I think if you have don't done many tasks then there is error in how the remaining time calculated, it should get better over time.
10) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : 22.04 Ubuntu issues (Message 46700)
Posted 29 Apr 2022 by Toby Broom
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Hi All,

I updated to 22.04, as per normal the permission for the boinc directories are wrong.

Also here there was change to the permissions with the pre-release version of BOINC so to revert you can follow these instructions:

https://quchempedia.univ-angers.fr/athome/forum_thread.php?id=166&postid=1681#1681
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Is this normal? (Message 46641)
Posted 14 Apr 2022 by Toby Broom
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The reporting of data in windows is due to how virtualization works in windows.

For the CPU, its actually one of the VBoxHeadless.exe processes.

For the ram you can see it in a tool from Sysinternals called VMMap, its sort of hidden since the virtualbox driver allocates so its allocated to the driver not to the process like it would be normally.
12) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Viewing tasks (Message 46528)
Posted 23 Mar 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
If "boinc" is the username of your BOINC account you may try this:
su - boinc -c VirtualBox


I tried this but it asks me for a password which I never set and couldn't find any documentation on
13) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Viewing tasks (Message 46520)
Posted 22 Mar 2022 by Toby Broom
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How do I su to the boinc account? I could see anywhere how actually log in.
14) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Viewing tasks (Message 46517)
Posted 22 Mar 2022 by Toby Broom
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Like this

15) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Viewing tasks (Message 46495)
Posted 21 Mar 2022 by Toby Broom
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How can I see the tasks that running virtualbox since it runs with the boinc account?
16) Message boards : ATLAS application : Bad WUs? (Message 46458)
Posted 18 Mar 2022 by Toby Broom
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I'd say its there side all of my computers are very low utilization
17) Message boards : CMS Application : Network issue? (Message 46352)
Posted 24 Feb 2022 by Toby Broom
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I'm not sure what fastest is but its running on this computer Xeon Platinum 8249C.

It running WUs at the same time though so there is performance loss there.
18) Message boards : CMS Application : Network issue? (Message 46333)
Posted 24 Feb 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
Thanks for looking.

I'm not sure what I can do about the network, I have the fastest connection that is available to me at up to 10 GB/s, the connection from the squid server in my house is only 1 GB as is most of the computers so I could upgrade the NICs so that all are running on 10 GB all the way though.

It seems sort of regular pattern

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19) Message boards : Theory Application : Problem of the day (Message 46296)
Posted 20 Feb 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
Theory_2390-1121999-236_1
sft.cern.ch: waiting for the delivery of SIGUSR1.......
grid.cern.ch: waiting for the delivery of SIGUSR1.......
cernvm-prod.cern.ch: waiting for the delivery of SIGUSR1.......
alice.cern.ch: waiting for the delivery of SIGUSR1.......
20) Message boards : CMS Application : Network issue? (Message 46280)
Posted 18 Feb 2022 by Toby Broom
Post:
Great thanks, will look around

360 jobs for my computers, 12 fails 3%

47% 60307, 18% 8016, 134, 50115, 99999 all 12%

what are the cost maybe I could bring down?


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