1) Message boards : Number crunching : Atlas WU does not start (Message 33136)
Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Yavanius
Post:
I discovered the problem is the 7.8.3 client. I had a similar issue with a different project on Linux Mint (although a non VB app).

I noticed that some cores weren't being used for other projects even though Atlas wasn't running. I had paused Atlas and the cores became available.

I downgraded to 7.6.33 because I had run LHC VB tasks before. As soon as I launched the client, Atlas started running.

I've reported it to the Alpha list.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Atlas WU does not start (Message 33135)
Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Yavanius
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My Atlas WUs aren't starting. They just stay at Ready to Run. I'm not seeing any VMs show up in VirtualBox.

VirtualBox is 5.1.30 with matching extension pack. BOINC 7.8.3 on Win10.

I know VB is okay because I can run SourceFinder VB WUs just fine. It's like BOINC isn't passing over to VB that I have Atlas tasks. I tried shutting down BOINC and restarting it. I even paused every other WU in BOINC just in case something was stopping it from starting... nyet.

I'm not seeing any error messages.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : VirtualBox 5.2 (released 2017-10-18) (Message 32915)
Posted 28 Oct 2017 by Yavanius
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Since LHC heavily utilizes VirtualBox, I wanted to see if anybody was having issues having upgrade to 5.2

On SourceFinder, we've discovered that it does not work properly. I tested it after a couple others reported having problems and saw that Headless tasks were taking up cores fully and making BOINC think the computer was busy. It'd eventually come out of that state, restart at the same checkpoint, and repeat this 2-3 more times before BOINC thought there was an error while the tasks were still running in VirtualBox.

It looks there's some odd behavior occurring over here too...
4) Message boards : Sixtrack Application : Inconclusive, valid/invalid results (Message 31123)
Posted 27 Jun 2017 by Yavanius
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Maybe you just need to boot the servers... what size shoe do you wear? :)

(Hey, it worked for Chief O'Brien on DS9... maybe the Cardissans were running Windows...)
5) Message boards : LHC@home Science : ALICE (Message 28926)
Posted 19 Feb 2017 by Yavanius
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Ah, it's merely a placeholder at the moment. I was wondering why we hadn't heard anything about it.


On that topic, are there any plans or ideas about any other of the CERN projects coming aboard? Just curious.

Thanks.
6) Message boards : LHC@home Science : CERN 60 and CERN Public Computing Challenge 2015 (Message 28925)
Posted 19 Feb 2017 by Yavanius
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Do you know of anyplace I can read about the results? I'm most curious to see how the events turned out.

Thanks.
7) Message boards : LHC@home Science : CERN 60 and CERN Public Computing Challenge 2015 (Message 28917)
Posted 18 Feb 2017 by Yavanius
Post:
I stumbled across mention of the CERN 60 and after some time the challenge page finally loaded up.

I was curious what the results of the challenge were but I can't tell if the information on that page was available as the site doesn't seem to be loading very well...


Additionally, I see that the challenge was run using different software than the BOINC systems. What was the reasoning for that? I realize that you have different projects running in their own little universes, but couldn't the data still been applied?

Finally, will CERN have another such challenge this year possibly using the new combined LHC project instead of a separate system?
8) Message boards : LHC@home Science : ALICE (Message 28916)
Posted 18 Feb 2017 by Yavanius
Post:
Old-school LHCer here from back of the days of the 'fireflies' (which I miss I might add ;) ).

Congratulations on the integration of the various sister projects. I was catching up over on the development board and that seems to have been quite a whiles in the works.

One thing I took notice is there is no info on ALICE as with the other projects. The best I could find was this overview page:
http://home.cern/about/experiments/alice


However, that doesn't have any mention of simulations of ALICE... is there anything that could be created to elaborate some more on the simulations being studied?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance (Message 27567)
Posted 12 Jul 2015 by Yavanius
Post:
BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance...
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10370


David Anderson wrote:

BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
This funding supported me, Rom Walton, and Charlie Fenton.
We're now working on other things, although we'll stay involved in BOINC at some level.

The BOINC project will continue, and will be run according to a community-based model rather than centrally.
In essence, the people who contribute to BOINC now make the decisions about it.

This model is summarized here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectGovernance
and described in detail here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6pU5RqidYBxk9oyAevm1yH1tn4Hw27oM8YpvsnR-gg

There will probably be little visible change.
The BOINC software will continue to work.
The translation system, Alpha testing project, BOINC web site,message boards, and email lists will continue to operate.
However, any new development and major bug fixes to BOINC will need to be done by volunteer programmers.
I'm confident that the BOINC community will meet the challenge.

I welcome your feedback.
Please post it to boinc_admin@googlegroups.com, a new email list for discussions about the BOINC project as a whole.

-- David
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC v5 Not Supported (Message 10643)
Posted 8 Oct 2005 by Yavanius
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Rosetta supports it too.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC v5 Not Supported (Message 10404)
Posted 24 Sep 2005 by Yavanius
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BOINC client v5.x cannot get work from LHC@home. Keeps insisting I need to have major version 4. Other projects don't seem to have an issue with this though.



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